Did anybody take measurements before their weight loss journey began?

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issysmom

Joined: Jul 08
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Posted: 03 Aug 2008, 09:56
Interesting how the scale can stand still, but your measurements can still decrease and increase. Any stories? Thoughts?
randajane

Joined: Oct 07
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Posted: 03 Aug 2008, 10:44
YES EVERYONE SHOULD MEASURE!!!! I was at a scale stand still for almost 2mths and sooooooo discouraged, but ppl kept telling me 'wow you're looking great' and i'd say 'i havent lost anything in weeks', so i decided to measure and had lost over 10 inches overall! and i'm finally off the plateau and losing again, but that couple of monthes where I was really just tightening/toning up really helped(even though it IS frustrating to not see numbers going down!)
amryk

Joined: Jun 08
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Posted: 03 Aug 2008, 10:48
I didn't take them at my highest weight, and wish I did. This time around, I did take them but haven't checked for changes yet. I was going to wait until the end of summer vacation. I agree, the scale is not the only measure of success!
evelyn64

Joined: Jan 08
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Posted: 03 Aug 2008, 12:09
I didn't take my measurements right at the beginning but I did take them after I'd lost about 10 lbs. So I have a pretty good indicator of how far I've come. I'm actually about due for another round with the measuring tape as I believe I've lost a bit of weight since the last time.

I do find that the measuring tape is more accurate in showing the weight loss than the scale since it doesn't flucuate as wildly when there is a little water retention or constipation, which are all too common when losing weight as we all know.

I also have a pair of jeans from when I was at my heaviest that I've kept on the top shelf of my closet to pull out and try on when I want to boost my self esteem and remember just how far I've come. Not only can I pull them on without undoing the button and zipper, but I can stick both my arms inside with room to spare! And this with only being just over halfway to my goal. It seems so much more concrete to be able to see with your eyes rather than just a number on a scale.

I also take the measuring tape and put it around me to the measurements I had when I started and compare my various body measurements to the old marker and see how much room there is inside the tape now. That is another huge indicator of progress.

So I recommend measuring to anyone whether you are just starting out or are already well into your weight loss. It's never too late to benefit!

IT NEVER GETS EASIER - YOU JUST GET BETTER.






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