I read a lot of blogs, and I talk to a lot of people…yah, it’s true. 😉 And I’ve heard a lot of talk about forgetting the scale, and I respect those who choose do it. But I’ve got some serious weight to lose so I can’t/won’t do that because the scale is the easiest way to gauge my progress from week to week.
But does the scale say it all? Absolutely not! Another way I track my progress is through measurements. I’ve been weighed and measured every month since I began working with a trainer on April 22 of last year (twenty days after I began changing my life.)
And after my latest measurements Friday, I looked back at the log at the gym and liked what I saw. I’ve lost 48.5 inches around my body (arms, chest, hips, abdomen, waist, and thighs) to date. Watching these measurements change a little every month is nice, but when it’s all added up it’s just fantastic. I only wish I had been measuring my calves from the beginning because those have gotten smaller too. I can see a noticeable difference in my ankles, neck and wrists and feet and hands too though I’ve never been measured in those areas.
If you’re goal is to lose weight then I suggest that you have someone measure you each month too. It’s an easy way to track your progress, and it comes in handy during those weeks when the scale isn’t moving as much as you’d like.
Do you measure your inches? How do you gauge your weight-loss when you’re not on the scale?