To 3.6 pounds lost! Also my measurements have gone down also!

Measurement            Before (July)            Now (August)
Neck                               13.5                           13.25
Waist                              38.0                           37.0
Natural Waist                  36.0                           34.0
Hips                                 43.0                           42.5
Bust (fullest)                    41.0                           40.0
Bust (under)                    38.0                           36.0

I also looked into my frame. According to my wrist measurement (5.5), I have a small frame. Good to know because I should weigh between 117 and 130. 130 is my goal. 🙂

I have never been a fan of weighing daily (I’m more a fan of how clothes fit/look & how you feel) but I am aiming for at least once a month or maybe weekly. Weighing yourself does have some benefits. I finally bought a scale so I should be able to do so. We will see.

I can also tell the difference in my clothes. Items are starting to get looser. I’m not feeling “stuffed” into skirts or pants. And I moved over a hook set on my bras! 🙂

I also feel full more often with this new diet. And I am also not craving junk. I feel so much happier already.

I am also running again! Not as fast or as far as I was but it will come in time. Yesterday I did a mile without walking. I then walked two minutes and ran another half mile. I might have been able to go farther but I have time restrictions at my current gym.

I am setting goals, both small and big. I want to lose five pounds by labor day, 30 by Halloween. I want to be able to run a 5k in a month from now. If I make them, I will reward myself with a treat (that shirt I want at anthro or something for the home). If not, I’ve at least made progress and can set a new goal.

How are you coming toward your goals? Have you set both short and long term goals?


Jenna Volden has a degree in business and has spent the last 10 plus years working for others. She believes it is time to start her own photography and writing business. She enjoys running, coffee and helping others achieve their goals. Gluten-free foods are a lifestyle, not a choice, for her due to celiac disease. She is currently based in Phoenix, Arizona.