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Friday, January 25, 2013

I woke up this morning feeling pretty fit and trim, so I decided to do a quick measurement. What I found was that I was nearly half an inch around the waist slimmer than the day before, which means one of those readings were wrong. Averaging the two out, I'm still way lower than I was at the start of this thing. My clothes feel a lot better, and I can finally breathe a sigh of relief.

That's progress.

I hate the scale. I remember earlier in the year getting angry about how much it would fluctuate day in and day out. One day I'd weigh 196, and the following day I'd read 203. I don't get why it fluctuates so much, but I do understand and accept that it does.

Not to say that measurements don't also fluctuate. Hell, I read a half an inch difference between today and yesterday. What did I do differently? Maybe it was the intense workout session I had last night that slimmed me down a bit. What if I had gone out drinking with friends? Would it have been half an inch higher? Who knows?

All I know is that today my measurement was X, and yesterday my weight was Y. As long as I continue to see a steady drop in both, I'll be happy. On some days X will look better than Y, and vice versa, but as long as they both don't trent upwards, I'll be happy.

And, that's a rant.
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    Measuring around the waist is easy for me since it's always a little below the belly button. There might be a tenth of an inch difference here and there, but for the most part it's been a great indicator.
    1846 days ago
  • KMM1123
    I'm SOOO bad at measuring. My measurements change every 5 minutes. I can't seem to measure in the same place every time. I try and go to the largest area but it still doesn't work. I wish I had some tattoos or something that could help me out here. Oh well, I have to mostly rely on the scale for numerical evidence that what I'm doing is really working.
    1849 days ago
  • CC3833
    I know what you mean. The variations drive me crazy. But that's great that you are seeing progress! Keep up the great work!

    And thanks for the tips on the juicer. My mom has one so I think I will give it a try but I'm pretty sure I'll be the same as you and not want to clean up all that mess.
    1849 days ago
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