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Monthly Measurements: February 2015

FATGIRLslim | The Measure Of A (Wo)Man

  • Neck: 16″
  • Upper arm R: 19″
  • Upper arm L: 19″
  • Wrist R: 7.25″
  • Wrist L: 7.25″
  • Bust: 60″
  • Bra band: 53.25″
  • Waist: 64.5″
  • Hips: 70″
  • Upper thigh R: 35″
  • Upper thigh L: 34.5″
  • Calf R: 20″
  • Calf L: 21.5″
  • Ankle R: 11.25″
  • Ankle L: 12.5″


Welcome back, constant and occasional readers!  Hope you didn’t get too bored in my absence.  If you did, however, you certainly wouldn’t be the only one.

I’d love to say I’m surprised, but… well.  I supposed I’m just far too used to having FATGIRLslim, now, to not have somewhere to come to talk about food thoughts and weight and health issues.

First thought?

Wow.  WOW.  Ouch.  I obviously realise that I’ve put on weight, but I didn’t realise that it was going to make such a difference to my measurements.  For comparison, here are my measurements from October 2014:

  • Neck: 15.75″
  • Upper Arm (R): 20″
  • Upper Arm (L): 19.5″
  • Lower Arm (R): 13″
  • Lower Arm (L): 13″
  • Bust: 60″
  • Under Bust: 49″
  • Waist: 56.5″
  • Hips: 69.5″
  • Thigh (R): 34.5″
  • Thigh (L): 34.5″
  • Calf (R): 20″
  • Calf (L): 21.5″
  • Ankle (R): 11″
  • Ankle (L): 13″
  • Wrist (R): 7.5″
  • Wrist (L): 7.75″

The absolute biggest difference is my waist, which is almost 8″ bigger?  I mean, I might – as usual – have measured it in a slightly different place, and considering my waist has to contend with back fat and such, it’s a difficult place to keep the same, but that’s… HUGE.

Same goes for my underbust/bra band size – that was one that I KNEW had changed, because some of my bras were really uncomfortably tight.

I actually forgot to weigh myself this morning, though, which I’m going to take as a good sign.  Also a good sign: the Breville Personal Blender that I bought with my Amazon vouchers has been shipped by Amazon (I purchased it from a seller, originally, on Jan 16, and they ended up having A ZILLION AND ONE FEEDBACK left for them saying that nobody had received their items, despite the seller saying the items had been shipped; that meant the seller was taking the money but not sending the items. I had to claim my gift voucher back via Amazon.  *grumble*) so it should be here this week.  Which means that I can start having smoothies for breakfast again!  I’ve already got some kale and mango and avocado and frozen fruits all ready to go.  Got a few recipe books on my tablet.  Now I just need my effing blender, haha!

And that’ll mean that my breakfast’ll be much healthier – I realise that granola, even if it IS oats and dried fruits cooked in palm sugar and fried in coconut oil instead of vegetable oils and cane sugar, still isn’t healthy healthy.  But it’s filling, and it means I don’t eat between my meals.  And because I have it with Greek yoghurt, it also means more protein than with milk – and it tastes better, too.

I’ll still be able to incorporate the yoghurt into the smoothies.  Or, some of them, at least.

My kingdom for a Nutribullet, though.