Weighed and measured. Being a witchy woman, I am have done this in a charming sort of way, making myself a talisman of my measure — I took a skein of my hand spun yarn, and measured out three lengths that are as tall as I am, then braided them together. Then I wrapped this comforting reminder of my skill about various bits of my body, and marked the measures off with knots. I put a Japanese coin that was a gift from a friend on one end, and have rolled my talisman into a coil for future use along this particular journey.
(Side note – this method of taking ones measure is where the phrase originates, and has been used by sympathetic magicians and tailors since time immemorial.)
And here are the numbers – we’ll take it from the top down.
Biceps – 17″
Bust – 45″
Waist – 40″
Hips – 51″
Thigh – 29″
Here’s what I look like – these are older pictures – the wooded one is from ’03, and the pack on one is from ’05 (I couldn’t find last springs pack-on shot – I take that trip every year). It’s okay though – my weight has been steady for about 6 years now. The big change is that darned body fat — before this winter (when I’ve been quite sedentary due to illness), it ran around 44-45%, so I’m probably a little puffier now then I look in these pics, though my weight is the same.
Weight – 246, with a body fat percentage of 50% (eeek! – that’s gone up over the winter).
So there it is. Make of what you will, and wish me luck!
Thanks for taking the plunge with me! We CAN do this.
We are knitters.
Knitters Can Do Anything!
Good luck! I have no doubt that you can do this.
You are so smart. Mind if I snap up that wool idea. Way to go and remember…….Knitters can do ANYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!
I love the way you took your measure.
Good luck with your weight loss. I know there are a lot of us out there giving it a try again. My biggest thing is that I want to feel better. I hate when evening comes around and I’m so exhasuted from work that I can’t knit. I figure that if I lose some weight that may help.
Okay I want to join you in this travel.
I have seriously gone off the deep end with my weight over the holidays and with being ill and sedentary.
I took my measurements and I just topped your numbers.
P.S. I looove the way you took your measurement.
I had forgotten that method of taking measure.
I wish you a great journey on your new path.
Good Luck… More power to ya!