Why I measure myself
Thursday, April 02, 2009
I was constantly looking at my scale when I would start an exercise program and get FRUSTRATED if I wasn't losing. It would always lead to forgetting about the "stupid" diet! Just ask my husband how many times he has heard me rant and rave at the scale in the morning!
I am in love with the show on Fine Living Network, "Last 10 pounds"! I love that not only do they weigh the dieters; they measure their bust, waist and hips. It is always interesting to me, because even if they only lost 3 or 4 pounds in 2 weeks at their mid-week weigh in, they would be overjoyed to see they had lost 5-7 inches!
Last Thursday, I decided to keep a measuring journal, along with my weekly weigh ins! Last week, I was a little surprised at my measurements, mostly at just how many inches were there! I had my work cut out for me!
This morning when I did my measurements, I lost 1" off each area for a combined 3" loss! This was much more encouraging than seeing my 1.5 lb weight loss!
Measure yourself! It will keep you on track, especially when the scale isn't moving!