Don't just use the scale to measure your progress. Take notice of how easy it is to buckle your seat belt without lifting your body, your ability to walk further without getting winded, how loose your clothes are getting, the fact that you leave food on your plate when you are satisfied, etc. It all adds up and it all counts towards your goal!
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I did not take any "before" pictures. I guess I really did not have faith in myself that I would have success. Now, 100 lbs later, I wish I had taken measurements and pictures so I could see how far I have come. So, if you are just starting out, make sure to take measurements and pics!!
So many of us relate scale loss to weight loss success. I am a person whose scale does not move on a consistent basis but my inches do. I have chosen to only weigh in once a week, and measure myself once a month - my measurements are more reflective of my success than my weight!
In a year's time - I have only lost 10 pounds, but I have lost 25 inches and 4 dress sizes, having gone from a size 14 to a size 8. Additionally, the health benefits of my weight loss and my waist loss have been astounding. My A1C is back to normal as is my cholesterol and blood pressure!!!
Take your measurements at the beginning of your weight loss journey. On the weeks you're not losing weight check your measurements again. Chances are that you may not have lost weight but you may have lost inches.
I really regret not taking my measurements. I know I've lost inches but I always wonder how much I've lost.
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