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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A real wake -up call for me was taking my measurements. I had my husband help me. So that I would get them right. WOW!! It was embarassing. It made me VERY aware of how big I REALLY WAS. When I need motivation. I think of the day We took my measurements.
I have a tendancy to not want to weigh myself . . I get frustrated if the number doesn't go down when I think it should go down 20 So I have started taking my measurements. I weigh myself only once a month, and measure myself twice a month. The measurements change and it gives me a little confidence boost! 104 I like seeing the measurements go down.
I have learned that taking my measurements is just as important if not more important than what the scale says. Losing inches is far more motivating than the pounds on the scale because when you lose inches, you lose fat, and drop clothing sizes! Also take weekly progress pictures, you'll be happy to SEE the fat (and inches) melt away even when the scale is stuck or up! 9
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