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I rarely step on the scale anymore. My measuring tape is a much better indicator of my progress. Since muscle weighs more than fat in one's body and takes up less space, inches reduced tells a better story than a simple weight number. If the scale hasn't budged *and* I've lost a few inches, obviously I'm shedding fat and gaining muscle. So ditch the scale and get out your measuring tape once a month.

- Submitted by ELLENSUN 4/3/2011 in Weight Loss | 3 Comments
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BICKEY11 4/4/2011 10:07:00 AM

    I am constantly posting this on people's spark pages and message boards. Chuck the scale grab the measuring tape. As we ALL have been told a million times, 1 lb of muscle is smaller than 1 lb of fat, so even if we haven't lost the weight, we are likely much smaller when exercising regularly.
JOELEVENACIOUS 5/7/2013 2:35:00 AM

    You made me into a believer but I want to get started with a tape measure that karen in bluejeans spoke about on a podcast. You motivated me to ask her about it and get the details.
JUNEBUG1979 4/4/2011 10:00:00 AM

    That's good to hear because I don't have a scale but I do and measuring tape. emoticon

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