I took mine on April 15 and decided to check them every other month so today was the day.
I've lost 11 lbs. since the last time I checked my measurements (about 1.2 lbs. per week) and 9 total inches not counting the inch I gained in my bicep. Can't tell if I'm measuring in a different place on my arm (which is hard to measure when you're doing it yourself) or if the weight lifting does that.
The most surprising losses were my hips (3 inches) and waist (3 inches). In the past I usually lost most in my bust, but that was only an inch. Damn, those hooters must be here to stay! After nursing two kids and turning 50, I don't think I'll ever see 36B again.
Anyway, I'm convinced that taking measurements is a good idea. Still don't like to see the actual measurements, but the losses look so good!