Alright, here are my "official" measurements, for all to wince at - and keep in mind that this is not the biggest I've been. I was able to wear a shirt this morning that I haven't been able to wear since pretty much this time LAST year. Here we go:
Bust: didn't actually measure this, but it's around 54". My rack tends to be the last thing to shrink when I lose weight (much to my husband's relief...haha)
Ribs under bust: 48"
Belly above waist: 55"
Waist: 49" (I was up to 52 earlier in the winter, which was a huge psychological OMG for me. So happy to be back down below 50!)
Hips / spare tire: 65". Again...not as big as it used to be. Pop your eyes back in their sockets, kthanks.
Upper Arms: 22"
I'm tall - 5'10" - but I'm also...broad, for lack of a better word, so even doctors often don't believe how much I weigh until I step on a scale. Everyone in my family is broad like this, even the non-overweight ones. My mom is the shortest person in our family at 5'7". We're seriously a bunch of Amazons. I don't know if that means anything from an evolutionary standpoint or not. I just felt like putting it out there.
So, Leptin Reset Day 7 (yesterday) went like this:
Breakfast (around 8am): 5oz cooked ground beef, two eggs cooked in coconut oil, decaf coffee with coconut milk (canned, not the carton kind)
No Lunch - started getting a little hungry around 4:30pm.
Dinner (around 6pm): Pork chop (did not weigh), half a bunch of asparagus (probably about a cup and a half) with a tablespoon of coconut oil, 2 cups of home-made beef broth.
Bed @ 11pm, which was kind of a fail, but I got wound up in Carl Sagan's "Cosmos" on Netflix and couldn't shut it off.
I'm finding it a lot easier to not eat lunch, now. I don't even bother to pack a "just in case" lunch anymore. I have some whey protein powder in my desk drawer for a situation in which I become so hungry that peoples' lives are in danger, though. Boy Scout motto and all that. Even though I'm not a boy. I don't think the Girl Scouts had a cool motto though, did they? I kind of failed at Girl Scouts. Well, except the cookie-selling part. I was a cookie-selling (and eating!) MACHINE.
Leptin Reset Day 8:
Breakfast: 1 ground turkey patty (label reckons 25g of protein) and two eggs cooked in coconut oil, coffee w/ coconut milk and a tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder (just for extra added fanciness. It was gooood.)
No Lunch, unless something goes terribly awry (it's only 10:15 now)
Dinner: We're going to be out playing nerdy card games tonight so I won't be home to eat. I'm going to go to the pizza joint near where we play cards and get a big chef salad or something similar. Bread holds little appeal to me anymore, so I'm not worried about slipping and falling face-first into a pizza or a sub, which is a nice feeling.
Half-assed Primal on and off for a couple years. Started back in earnest in January 2012.
Leptin Reset started 2/29/12
5'11" - Female - 32 Y/O
HW: 410+ SW: 375 CW: 340-ish
goals acheived thus far: Have ditched high-blood pressure medicine, was able to comfortably fit into a plane seat for my vacation in August 2012.