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.
So there it is. Make of what you will, and wish me luck!