Fitness Minutes: (120)
2,171 1/10/13 11:37 A
I always weighed, mainly because I didn't think to start measuring when I started, so if I started later on I didn't have much to compare it to. I also could go by how my clothes fit to an extent, although I only went down a 2-3 pant sizes even after losing 43lbs.
I would rather lose inches than pounds. Who cares what the scale says if I look thin and how I want to look, you know? As long as I'm the size I want, the number's kind of irrelevant. Plus, muscle can skew the scale's number of course, as well as how much water you've retained that day.
I think how your clothes fit can be a good measure of progress. One reason to consider taking measurements is that sometimes, you'll see a loss of inches even if the scale isn't moving. Smaller measurements are what people notice- not the number on the scale. Just something to think about :)
Fitness Minutes: (6,835)
610 1/10/13 6:49 A
I started Spark People back up again. I don't mind stepping on the scale but am not comfortable getting out the tape measure. I let my clothes tell me if I am gaining extra in all the wrong places. Guess I am old school and go by the scale.
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