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GODDESSNRG
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3/8/09 2:31 P

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It's all about how the jeans feel when you put them on!!! And if they have been worn once, they always feel lose if you put them on again the next day ... but those clean, fresh out of the dryer jeans. When you work out, you are building muscle and muscle weighs more than fat so sometimes it can appear that you actually gain weight when you are actually gaining muscle and burning fat... but the most important thing is how you feel. The more muscle you have the more calories you burn anyway... hope that helps.



GRASMUSS
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3/6/09 3:27 P

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How I feel and how much energy I have! The best indicators of how I'm doing of all.


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EBLOOMING
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3/5/09 3:40 P

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Stretch band, Waist & attached band, WATP DVD,Weights, Stability ball, Computer,
OMRON HJ-720 ITC Tape Measure.emoticonTreadmill,

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"Be ye also patient, establish your hearts; for the coming of the LORD draws near." James 5:8


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ALICERIEGER
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3/4/09 8:08 P

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My clothes and a tape measure.

Hope is here-Perfection isn't

God Bless


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AUTUMNLOULOU
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1/14/09 1:58 P

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computer, tape measure, the honest opinion of my best friend


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PESTOPANTS
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1/13/09 10:36 P

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I use the scale and a measuring tape and the fit of my jeans.

Take only what you need.


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WILDGOBLIN
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1/4/09 5:02 P

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Tape measure, clothing fit, and my wedding ring.

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LISAPIZZA70
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12/30/08 1:07 P

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I don't even own a scale. It can be very discouraging, because at times us women retain water or gain muscle. I go by how my clothes fit and how I feel.

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference


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GETTINGFITNW
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12/30/08 11:14 A

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I journal a bit, use my clothes, review my goals.



DARBOUSKI
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12/30/08 2:28 A

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I use tape measure (I love seeing inches come off), but also clothing, and my rings (my highschool ring finally fits again!)

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-117--Drivers License Goal. Lost: December 2009. Then again: 12/08/10
-114--Final Goal


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SPLASHONE
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12/29/08 2:31 A

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I use my wedding ring too. Haven't been able to wear it for almost 2 years now. I'm almost to a weight where I can wear it again and not have it hurt because it's too tight. I also judge by how my clothing fits.

Cindi




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ONLYTEMPORARY
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12/28/08 10:14 P

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My clothes. If I weren't allergic to metals, I could wear my weding band but haven't been able to wear it for close to 30 years now. Even had it resized and it still makes my finger swell to put it on.

It's Only Temporary

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'It's only Temporary'

Water is very important for us. We may, and I do, require more than the 8 glasses a day. The link goes to a water calculator I use to see what I need for my current weight. Mt requirement has dropped 9 ounces due to weight loss. Yipee!
fitnessgear101.com/fitness-calculato
rs/water-requirement-caculators.aspx


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ROKNBOP
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12/28/08 8:01 P

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I use paper and pen. If I write down everything I eat, I am more aware. So if I write down how many calories I am eating a day, then i do better the next day.emoticon

Edited by: ROKNBOP at: 12/28/2008 (20:02)

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SJIVERSON
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12/28/08 10:41 A

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I have some jeans I really like. When I fit in them comfortably I know I'm there!

Stay focused!


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ICYCREEK
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12/27/08 11:23 P

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measuring tape.


 
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CHAS1949
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12/27/08 9:30 P

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I wear 4 rings. Some I hadn't been able to get off for 20 years. NOW all of them can come off.
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My clothes are another indicator....I have some I had saved for years. I didn't get them out in time...now they are too big.



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GAYEMC
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12/27/08 12:02 P

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I don't have a scale at home so I rely on how my clothes fit and the tape measure.

~Gaye
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HERBKAT
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12/27/08 11:16 A

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The wedding ring is a good indicator, along with my watchband - it's not the stretchy kind.

I use a home blood pressure monitor, too. When my BP is consistantly up, something is "off" in my diet and exercise routine, and it's time to re-evaluate.

Kat ~ Willamette Valley, Oregon

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KEAKMAN
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12/27/08 10:57 A

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I recently realized that my wedding ring is another indicator of how my weight is doing - especially water-weight gain. If the ring is immovable, I'm "puffy". If it slides up and down pretty easily, I'm improving. (Can't wait until I have to get it resized!)

I've used this short-hand method to judge how I'm doing when away from a scale, and was wondering what some of the rest of you use as a guage.

Kate

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NEF - No excuses, finish!

You are better than you think you are, and you can do more than you think you can.

Portland Marathon 2009 - 10/4/09 - 6:38 - I DID IT!

Portland Marathon 2010 - 10/10/10 - 7:25 - I DID IT AGAIN!


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