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PARKERB2 SparkPoints: (129,515)
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5/28/12 9:38 A


KEITHA39 SparkPoints: (28,261)
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5/28/12 12:19 A

Inches here.

BUSYGRANNY5 SparkPoints: (319,649)
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5/27/12 10:54 P

pounds = inches and inches = pounds

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5/27/12 10:50 P


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5/27/12 10:47 P

I am happy when both numbers decrease, but what makes me happy is how I feel in my clothes, so i guess that would be inches.

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5/27/12 10:39 P


ALLISONAZ SparkPoints: (22,823)
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5/27/12 10:26 P

Pounds takes less effort for gratification. But inches mean so much more!

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5/27/12 8:23 P

I thought lbs before, but since you have to measure once a month I am starting to respect the inches!! emoticon


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JUSTDOIT011 Posts: 1,433
5/27/12 8:23 P

Pounds down! It means I've been eating within my calorie range & exercising, and all that is paying off on the scale.

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FITWITHIN Posts: 21,802
5/27/12 8:21 P

I'll take either one of those they both equal success my body.

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LADYGSC Posts: 7,372
5/27/12 7:07 P

I would prefer to see the weight go down - but I love to see the inches disappear in my clothes, so I have to say its an equal thing for me!!

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5/27/12 6:50 P

Hmmm....This question really made me think. I want to say pounds, because I love to see the number go lower but...I really think the feeling I get when I put on something and it looks better than last time I put it on, well that's got to be it. Inches!

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5/27/12 6:37 P


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5/27/12 6:20 P


5/27/12 6:20 P

Inches. Definately

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5/27/12 6:10 P

For me it's lbs because I need that visual reinforcement right now. I know as I lose lbs that I've got to be losing inches too...LOL!

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5/27/12 6:10 P


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MOOSETRAP Posts: 202
5/27/12 5:36 P

When I first started, I was solely focused on the pounds. I suspect I still am to a certain extent, but I can't beat the elation I felt when my clothes starting fitting more loosely. So I'm psyched about the inches, too, especially when I realize that I've lost eight inches on my waist!

SLUGGER17 SparkPoints: (90,356)
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5/27/12 5:27 P

Inches, but I go by the pounds

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5/19/12 4:06 P

For me lbs

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5/19/12 3:50 P


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5/19/12 3:49 P


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5/19/12 3:47 P


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5/19/12 8:49 A


TENNISJIM Posts: 11,750
5/19/12 8:15 A

Both otherwise it's not working for me....

HAPPYWRITER7 Posts: 9,720
5/19/12 7:51 A

unfortunately pounds, but I think that has a lot more to do with the conditioning Ive been exposed to growing up. It's a difficult mind switch.

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5/19/12 5:14 A


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5/19/12 3:35 A

Like others, I know I should say inches, but my brain insists on pounds. I think it's those pesky BMI categories that influence me there; I'm just not going to be satisfied til the numbers on the scale say I'm a healthy weight.

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5/19/12 1:48 A


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5/19/12 1:41 A

Sine Ive just started Im focusing on the pounds, things may change in the future

EOWYN2424 Posts: 6,656
5/19/12 1:39 A

inches! Definitely! My clothes fit better now but for some reason, I've gained 3kg! I strongly suspect I have more muscle now as my clothes are all loose!

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5/18/12 11:42 P



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5/18/12 11:04 P


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5/18/12 11:02 P

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5/18/12 10:03 P

Definitely, inches!

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5/18/12 10:02 P

at first it was pounds but now the inches excite me too!

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5/18/12 8:48 P

either one makes me happy

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5/18/12 5:55 P


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5/18/12 5:53 P

I prefer to lose pounds to inches.

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5/18/12 5:49 P

I like lbs. Jump on,jump off.

5/18/12 5:45 P

Lbs! I have scale issues that I'm trying to work on. I know inches are more reliable but there's something about seeing a lower number on the scale...

5/18/12 5:35 P

Oh goooosh! Really, I know I should say inches but I really do like that scale going down. It's a reaaaally tough choice! I don't think I can choose. Haha.

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CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
5/18/12 3:30 P

I'll agree with the majority - having my clothing fit better (or having to replace it with new, smaller versions) is far superior than whatever it says on a scale.

As egotist and selfish as it sounds - it's also something others notice, as well

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5/18/12 2:49 P

emoticon inches

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5/18/12 2:44 P

Definately inches.

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5/18/12 2:42 P


FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,866
5/18/12 2:30 P

what do you get more excited about although i know both are just as good , but i seem to be more excited when i feel the difference in my clothing so i'll say inches!

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