Worth recording measurements?

previous topic · next topic

Joined: Aug 12
Posts: 9

Posted: 29 Aug 2012, 15:33
I measured my hips, tummy, thighs and upper arms today to hopefully be able to see the cm's decreasing (note the positive thinking!)
Do you all record this and note the changes sometimes more than weight?

Joined: Sep 09
Posts: 197

Posted: 29 Aug 2012, 15:57
Yes! I take my measurements monthly and have been very pleased with the results. My thinking is as I lose fat and gain muscle I will become leaner and that difference might not always show on the scale, but will show with inches decreasing.
Visit my Avon store at www.youravon.com/skirchhoff

Joined: Jul 12
Posts: 62

Posted: 29 Aug 2012, 16:02
Hi, Ie I record my Neck, Bicep, Forearm, Chest, Waist, Hips, Thigh & Calf. I record it via LibreOffice Calc. I have a pretty little graph that shows how much I'm shrinking.

Cymru Rydd

Joined: Aug 12
Posts: 15

Posted: 29 Aug 2012, 17:46
I weight and measure belly every morning but I only recorded every 1- 2 weeks......

Joined: Dec 08
Posts: 28

Posted: 29 Aug 2012, 19:04
Yes, I find measuring very helpful as a tracker over time, but I only measure every 1-3 months. I personally feel that measuring more often than that will take away the "wow factor" for me.

Donuts never taste as good as they look...

Joined: Aug 12
Posts: 15

Posted: 06 Sep 2012, 09:02
I think this is a great idea. I took my measurements as a size 8 but now that I am a size 14, I think once a month can help me in this journey even if the outlook is bleak.

Joined: Jun 12
Posts: 657

Posted: 06 Sep 2012, 09:39
I measure my waist size as that's what my mini-goals are measured by.

42" jeans(25/01/2013) 40"(28/02/2013) 38"(20/03/2013) 36"(25/05/2013)
Down from 60" waist jeans since June 21st 2012.

Still keeping to my 26" jeans, but they are too tight for comfort. too many tasty things in the US, and over Xmas.

Onwards and Downwards! Smile

Forum Search
Advanced forum search

Latest Posts

Why you don't lose weight?
well said!
by Cavawilson on 23 Oct 16 08:51 PM
with you having your food journal set to private, nobody can have a look to possibly see where you may be going wrong..... also, if you aren't losing on the scales try using the tape measure, sounds ...
by Halo Kiwi on 23 Oct 16 08:02 PM
Getting close to my revised weight goal
I began at 170 lbs and followed South Beach phase 1 for the recommended 2 weeks. Then I switched to a whole food plant based diet. I reached my goal weight of 154 lbs in 6 weeks. I reset my goal to 149 ...
by Northfreedom on 23 Oct 16 12:29 PM
Do what you did for the 11 pound loss. I'm guessing that not only did you lose pounds, you also felt better, achieved a better sense of well-being. Embrace that. The pounds will take care of thems ...
by dcwalker on 22 Oct 16 05:29 PM
Incorrect weight entry
yes, but why are you asking 'if'? you have already inputted it incorrectly or you are thinking of doing that
by Halo Kiwi on 22 Oct 16 02:51 PM