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Don't use the scale solely to check your weight loss progress. Scales can go wonky on you and don't always give the right measurement. Measure yourself with a tape measure and reverify one month or two after. Also, use clothing to check how you are doing. When the weight comes off, your clothing fit so much better because you have been exercising and watching your food intake.

- Submitted by YICHE12 3/29/2011 in Weight Loss | 4 Comments
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RCDOW1101 3/30/2011 7:48:00 PM

    The scale isn't the best indicator. The tape measure is better and especially you clothes. When you gain muscle you may put on some weight but look thinner. Muscle takes up lest space than fat. For instance, a pillow is large and light and takes up a
lot of space. Then you can have a small 1"x 6" inch pipe that weighs a lot more but takes up very little space which represents muscle while the pillow represents fat. emoticon
LYDICKERSON 3/29/2011 10:05:00 PM

    I totally agree, because if I focus on the scale it drives me crazy when it does not seem to match my efforts. Then I become a little stressed and may be headed toward a setback. So, I work on getting the time in for my workouts and the fit of my clothing. This was great to share. emoticon
LIZABETT 3/29/2011 2:18:00 PM

    I'm finding that the scales can be very fickle. My clothes are fitting better and I'm feeling much better because I look better... I still use the scales, but not as often as I used to...it seems to make me more accountable. Thanks for the tip. emoticon
NOTEWORTHYBANDZ 3/30/2011 6:57:00 AM

    Good idea

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