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.
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.
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.
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.
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