I weigh myself once a month, measure BF% once a month, inches once a month. I do not focus on numbers too much. I focus more on how I feel and what I look like. That's how you truly can tell changes are happening, well that and blood test too!
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I bought a piece of ribbon 60 inches long. It hangs by my door, unrolled to the length of the number of total inches I have lost so far. I keep unrolling it as I lose more inches. You could write on it, but it is a great visual of how much you have accomplished. It helps focus on what you have done...not on how far you still have to go. 207134
I rarely step on the scale anymore. My measuring tape is a much better indicator of my progress. Since muscle weighs more than fat in one's body and takes up less space, inches reduced tells a better story than a simple weight number. If the scale hasn't budged *and* I've lost a few inches, obviously I'm shedding fat and gaining muscle. So ditch the scale and get out your measuring tape once a month.
I use the scale for one part of my weight loss success. I also use a tape measure to look at my inches. I check my body fat percentage with my trainer as another measurement.
Since I had hypertension, I checked my blood pressure. Another person I know, checked his blood sugar readings. I'm off my medication. Now that how I measure my success and keeps me motivate.
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