Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Weights and Measures

The weight is coming off more slowly now. Although I can't say that I'm happy about it, I know that it's to be expected. So, along with the scale I've added a tape measure to my motivational tools arsenal. Now I have two sets of numbers to motivate me: one in pounds the other in inches.

I love reading weight loss success stories and advice tips. Somewhere along the line I read that it's a good idea to take body measurements. The reason for this is that as you build muscle your body becomes leaner even though your body weight may not change...or it may increase. I've only lost 8lbs all summer, but I've lost about 2+ inches overall. I suspect that's the reason why I can now wear a size 10 (cough) even if it's still a little snug around the middle. So if the scale is not moving fast enough for you, then break out the old tape measure. You might be pleasantly surprised.


  1. Excellent suggestion! I only weigh myself like 1 time a week, if that, because I do not have a scale. I have been using my parents the entire time. Jessica took my measurements at the first place for health bible study I did like 10 months ago..I should re-do them and compare!!

  2. Do it! I'm sure you will see a difference.



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