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BUBBLEJ1 Posts: 2,979
3/24/13 2:08 A

I measure monthly.

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3/23/13 7:33 P

I weigh once a week (at most 2 times)

measurements I take every 3 months. I'm pretty close to my goal, so changes can be slow

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BIERMA Posts: 836
3/23/13 6:34 P

I like to weigh once a week.

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3/23/13 5:25 P

Thank you guys!!! :D

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3/23/13 3:41 P

Depends on how fast you are losing. If you are significantly overweight and losing pretty fast, you may see results in a week in inches lost. But if you are not so far away from your target weight (assuming it is the weight that corresponds to a healthy, normal body fat %), you won't be losing so fast and you won't be able to detect inches lost if you take measurements every week. Generally I think it is better to take monthly measurements.

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DOUGLYE Posts: 1,541
3/23/13 1:10 P

My preference is to have a weekly weigh-in and monthly measurements.
I THINK the idea behind that is the possibility to measure slightly different each time (did I loose a 1/8 of an inch this week or did I just pull the tape tighter?) but if you measure once a month, a 1/2 inch to an inch loss is easier to see.

However, nothing is written in stone. Do what YOU would like.
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3/23/13 6:44 A

It's up to you.

Some people measure once a week. Others measure once a month. Some people will see dramatic changes quickly. In other people, change may be more subtle. You can track weight and measurements with the Spark software.




PJBRADLEY2008 SparkPoints: (1,043)
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3/23/13 6:12 A

do your measurements weekly or monthly? I know there's a weekly weigh in, but does that include measurements?

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