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9/11/12 10:06 P

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I find that if your body has a habit of gaining muscle faster than you lose fat, the scale doesn't really show you any solid proof that what you're doing is actually working. I find that a better indicator is tracking the inches lost and how you feel.

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8/19/12 5:11 P

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I like to track weight as well as measurements. Water weight can give us a false impression at times. Plus, if you strength train you may not see the scale move much yet your body will tighten up and lose inches. Fit/lean can weigh more than thin does.

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8/12/12 6:34 A

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It's important to measure progress in many ways. Many people measure only weight, but this is not good. Measuring inches is good too. Measuring body fat, body water, energy, and how your favourite pair of pants fit is great too!

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8/10/12 3:27 P

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I just added a ticker to my signature and saw they have an "inches lost" option. Sounds good! I'd still like to know if anyone has done that successfully.

Christie, mom to three little guys-- 7, 5, 3 yrs.


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8/10/12 3:21 P

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I joined the YMCA because I have three little boys and can not exercise unless someone else is watching them (imagine doing planks with a 2 yr. old on your back :-)

Most of the classes I have attended over the past few weeks include weights along with aerobics so I would think that I'll be adding pounds of muscle at the same time I'm losing pounds of fat.

Any know how that works? I was thinking it might be better to measure my tummy and see how that is changing instead of stepping on a scale each week. Does that sound right?

Christie, mom to three little guys-- 7, 5, 3 yrs.


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