I finally found my old measurements. I lost the ones I did in 2009 just before starting my journey but the ones below represent my highest weight ever. I was 3 years post baby #1 in 2007. Between 2007 and now I had 1 miscarriage and 1 full term baby among 5000 other things. Even with the pregnancy, my weight never went higher than 232. I had lost about 10 pounds before the pregnancy and about 10 more during the first 3 months.
Upper (u.) chest is around the armpits, not the biggest part of the chest. Upper waist is about 1 inch above my belly button and lower is 2 inches below my button. The hip measurement includes my saggy belly. Upper leg is the meaty part of the thigh, the inner thighs (saddlebags included), about 9 inches above my knee. Lower (l.) is the thigh about 6 inches above my knee. I have my calf measurements but they were not done in 2007 so I didn't list them.
OK so I lost 33 inches. Wow really! Part of me says it can't be true, it's too variable on how you are measured, etc. On the other hand I should believe it. I took 35 pounds off my body, I had to shrink somewhere. As for the where's. Considering I had another baby between the measurements I am not surprised by the lack of inches lost in my waist. What I can't believe is the inches lost in my legs, 8 inches from my upper and lower thigh (combined). Seriously! I have bird legs, I have always had bird legs, why can't I drop 8 inches in my stomach first. I know this is a true number purely for the fact that I can wear skirts / dresses now comfortably with almost no rubbing / chafing.
P.S. It took me for bloody ever to figure out how to get a nice pretty chart on blogger.