Inch by inch


I don’t keep alcohol in the house, if I did I’d certainly be filling up on a few large medicinal single malts (black market) or at the very least a pint of Guinness before sharing with you the hideous reality of my measurements in inches. However, having now lost 51 lbs in 5 months exactly, and now that none of my measurements go beyond the length of the tape measure, I’d like to share them with you because I know there will be someone out there who will gain a little hope that shrinkage is possible, even when all seems hopeless….

At 299 lbs

Chest: 59.5 inches

Waist: 56.5 inches

Hips: 62 inches (the tape measure only goes up to 60 inches)

Thigh: 27.5 inches

Upper arm: 16.5 inches

B/P: 176/88 at rest

Pulse: 89 at rest

At 248 lbs

Chest: 50 inches

Waist: 45 inches

Hips: 53 inches

Thigh: 25.5 inches

Upper arm: 14 inches

B/P: 125/69 at rest

Pulse: 62 at rest


If my calculations are right that’s 9.5 inches from my chest, 11.5 inches from my waist, 9 inches from my hips, 2 inches from each thigh, and finally 2.5 inches from each upper arm. My heart now only has to pump 62 times a minute (27 times less than before) and my blood pressure is within a normal level.

This makes me MUCH healthier than I was 5 months ago.

YOU can do it too, you can, you really can!


On that note I so very much want to share this video with you today. This young man has sunk to as low as anyone can feel about themselves and their life. It broke my heart listening to him and also broke my heart knowing that he will undoubtedly receive some hateful comments from ignorant, cruel people who have never, ever been in his situation..

I do hope he gets the help he needs..

Please can I ask you to share or leave a comment on his video

Thank you- C xxxx

2 thoughts on “Inch by inch

  1. Carolyn as you know – the desire to be healthier and shed weight needs to come from within and you have to keep on keeping on, it needs to become a way of life.
    You are doing brilliantly, I hope the young man in the video finds the personal volition and support from others to become more healthy.

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