I know that for many people they OVER focus on the scale!
Our weight loss is about much more then the number on the scale.
When I weigh in the scale comes 4th in the order of importance to me.
My order of success goes like this:
- How My Clothes Fit: I can tell in my jeans, they button easier and there is less going on over the top of them. My shirts may lay a little flatter too. Let's be honest who doesn't like to feel their clothes get baggy! I think that is more gratifying then the scale. The scale tells us and our clothes show us!
- Measurements: I try and take measurements monthly so that I have a chart of changes. 1/4" is a loss! I get excited about any move in measurements.
- Body Fat: Testing our body fat is a great tool to use it shows us a fat loss %. I will tell you in the last month I have not lost a pound! I am running like crazy, hitting the gym hard, and eating VERY clean. The scale hasn't moved but my body fat has.
- The # On The Scale: If you are weighing more then 1 time a week STOP. It's not healthy to do so, nor are the scale mind games fun to play. Make sure you always weigh at the same time of day. NEVER reweigh yourself later in the day. The number on the scale fluctuates from 2-4 pounds during the day! When I weigh it is first thing in the morning. I jot that number down and don't think about it or really even care about it. The scale is JUST A NUMBER.
Do you abuse the scale?
What tools do you use to measure your successes?
PS Tomorrow is my 1st 5 mile run!!!!
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