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Old 01-15-2006, 03:50 PM   #1
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Smile How often to you do your measurements?

I forgot to do my measurements until today. Never done it much. Just curious how often you all measure? I was thinking like once a month. I know, silly question! Just wondering.
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Old 01-15-2006, 03:54 PM   #2
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I have always done it once a month.
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Old 01-15-2006, 04:51 PM   #3
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I forgot to do any measurements.

Out of curiosity...what do you measure?
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Old 01-15-2006, 04:54 PM   #4
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I do mine every 8 weeks. Upper arms, forearms, thighs, calves, hips, abdomen, waist. It's really motivating, especially when the scales aren't playing!
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Old 01-15-2006, 05:10 PM   #5
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I'm a once a month girl!
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Old 01-15-2006, 05:38 PM   #6
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I try on my "skinny jeans" at least once a week, and I measure my arms a few times per week, but that is to reassure myself that I am not LOSING too much size on them.
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Old 01-15-2006, 06:56 PM   #7
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I never think about taking my measurements. I will start next month and do it every 8 weeks. It is difficult when you know you're doing everything you are supposed to and it is not evident on the scale. I do try on old clothes too and that lets me know.
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Old 01-15-2006, 06:56 PM   #8
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I forgot to do any measurements.

Out of curiosity...what do you measure?
I know, I forgot until today also! I measured lots of places - but the main numbers were:
bust: 45
waist: 41
hips: 48
Pretty blah, huh!

My arms will be a special challenge! I have HUGE upper arms. Way out of proportion. Even on an obese person, I think. They measure 18 and 19 inches! Which happens to be the same number on my calves.

What were your numbers?

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Old 01-15-2006, 07:04 PM   #9
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I check the clothes in my closet that have gotten too small. I can pretty much figure right now what I weighed when I wore them so I try them occasionally if I am getting closer. My green sweater looks better after only 6 pounds.
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Old 01-15-2006, 08:30 PM   #10
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Nori,

I have super duper upper arms, too. At my highest (around 213 pounds), they were 17 1/2 inches in diameter. They were, by far, my biggest hang up about my body. I hadn't been sleeveless in public since about the age of 6.

There's good news, though! At 168 pounds, they've shrunk considerably. They measure about 13 3/4 inches now. Still considerably bigger than average, but I went to a formal Christmas party wearing a sleeveless (and backless! ) halter dress this year, and it was a big victory. Hang in there, girl!

As for me, I measure whenever I think about it, usually once a month or so - or if I'm feeling particularly skinny

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Old 01-15-2006, 08:39 PM   #11
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I have super duper upper arms, too. At my highest (around 213 pounds), they were 17 1/2 inches in diameter. They were, by far, my biggest hang up about my body. I hadn't been sleeveless in public since about the age of 6.
I do not do sleeveless. Only in bed, with the lights out! HUGE HANG-up! Actually I do 3/4 sleeves almost all the time. When I got down to 172 about 7 years ago and had my body fat measured with calipers--they were the fattest part (%-wise) on my entire body! But yes, they did shrink nicely. Hopefully they will again. I got married in a sleeveless dress in '99 and it looked fine. Heck it looked "hot" compared to what I've gotten myself back up to! Oh well, here's to sexy arms all around!
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Old 01-15-2006, 08:39 PM   #12
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I do it once a month too. I started every week, but didn't see the point..once a month shows more change
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Old 01-15-2006, 09:58 PM   #13
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Monthly here too. I mainly watch the measurements of my bust, abdomen, hips, and thighs. The rest (arms, calves, etc) don't bother me.
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Old 01-16-2006, 01:54 PM   #14
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I used to do them every month, but I've got out of the habit. I occasionally do them when I'm looking at the websites of clothes shops to see what size I am, but I tend to go more by the fit of stuff I try on than the numbers on a tape measure.
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