I'm soooo glad I've just found a printable measuring tape on the Diet page of Spark. I've been looking for a flexible one (not the metal ones) for a while and just wanted to go get one today. No I have now more excuse not to get my measurements! Cheers to you all!
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I rarely step on the scale anymore. My measuring tape is a much better indicator of my progress. Since muscle weighs more than fat in one's body and takes up less space, inches reduced tells a better story than a simple weight number. If the scale hasn't budged *and* I've lost a few inches, obviously I'm shedding fat and gaining muscle. So ditch the scale and get out your measuring tape once a month.
Scale numbers that jump up or remain the same week after week discouraging? Print out SparkPeople Printable Measuring tape. Cut & Cover with tape. Using “Sharpie” “dot” body part measurements on tape. Date at top. A visual! My body IS CHANGING! 9
Use 4 different colored Sharpies. Label each dot Waist Hips Thigh Arm in corresponding color. Use same color for each body part monthly. Tack to motivational saying on wall - beside treadmill.244231
"Somewhere Under This Rainbow My W/H Ratio Never Lies..."
Print SparkPeople Printable Measuring tape. Don't cut out. “Sharpie dot” waist & hip measurements on tape. Punch 3 holes in the left margin. Label right Margin DATE & W/H RATIO. A new visual! My HEALTH is CHANGING! 244224
Use 5 different colored Sharpies. 2-Label Waist Hips measurements with dots of different colors. Use same color for each body part monthly. RED for Tack to motivational saying on wall - beside 192292
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