Wednesday, 27 November 2013

WW Week #6

Good Morning!

I bring you this weekly weigh-in from the warmth of my cozy bed. Since I have to be at work in just a few short hours, I'll get straight to the point:

Weekly Change: -4.2 pounds (whoa! best. week. ever.)
Overall Change: -13.9

Anddd bonus for this week: I stumbled across 2 (!!) articles that make me happy with my progress, like really really happy!

I started taking body measurement over the summer, but then quickly forgot about it/couldn't remember where I put my tape measure (such is life).  BUT after reading this article by Dr. Oz, I let curiosity get the best of me.

From the article:
"A waist size over 35 inches in women and over 40 inches in men greatly increases the risk of chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and more. The ideal waist size for women is 32 ½ inches and 35 inches for men."
My waist size on May 20th, 2013: 37 inches (unhealthy)
My waist size today: 32.5 inches (ideal!)
Victoria's Secret model waist size: 23-24 inches (hah, I wish!)


Yesterday morning as I was catching up with the daily headlines*, I came across this article on Plan-B, also known as the morning after pill.

Here's a direct quote:
the drug is completely ineffective for women who weigh more than 176 pounds and begins to lose effectiveness in women who weigh more than 165 pounds.
So that means...
  • Me before weight watchers: Plan B is completely ineffective
  • Me at current weight: Plan B is completely effective (!!)

And just because I can totally see your face as you read this, I would like to clarify that I have never had cause to take this nor do I plan of needing it anytime in the near (or far) future.  Got it? Phew, okay glad that's cleared up...

The article goes on to give some statistics:
  • The average weight of American women 20 years and older is 166.2 pounds
  • The average weight of non-Hispanic black women aged 20 to 39 is 186 pounds
  • Well color me impressed because while I've been above average in both categories, I am now below the average {insert happy dance here}

*a big thank you to the Skimm for making me appear to be a well-educated young professional

Okay, I'm done. Sorry if this was obnoxious, I just had to share my excitement with someone.

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