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royalsfan1
03-01-2007, 06:00 PM
So today I went and bought a tape measure. If I thought the number on the scale was appalling then OH BOY! I can't believe the numbers I saw today! I can't even imagine what they would have been 6 weeks ago...and I don't want to imagine it. So getting to my question...how often do you measure? weekly? monthly?

Thanks


sharonrr
03-01-2007, 06:02 PM
I try to wait one month between measurements. It's like the scale I try not to do it too often so I won't feel frustration. Good luck

GirlyGirlSebas
03-01-2007, 06:08 PM
My official measuring is every 4 weeks. I have been known to sneak off to the bedroom for a measuring session when I'm feeling frustrated or having problems staying on plan. Re-confirming that I am smaller is very encouraging to me....especially when those scales won't budge!


jtammy
03-01-2007, 06:58 PM
I don't have a schedule for measuring. I just do it whenever the feeling strikes and when I feel especially small. :)

Edited to correct a typo: I weigh everyday, measure occasionally.

RitzyFritz
03-01-2007, 07:09 PM
I weigh weekly and measure monthly (the 5th day of the month is my anniversary day of starting this new lifestyle, so I just use that date every month for measuring day).

shelby897
03-01-2007, 07:52 PM
Okay, I'm ready to get into the whole measuring thing -- my question -- where do you measure, I mean I know your legs, chest and waist, but where exactly do you put the taper measure (across your belly button, under, over??)

jennylou
03-01-2007, 07:57 PM
I do:

Underbust (this would also correspond to the proper band size that you sould buy in a bra)
Bust (around the fullest part - it also helps to measure in the same bra, preferably a well supporting bra)
waist (around the belly button)
Hips (widest part)
Thighs (widest part)
upper arms (widest part)
calf (widest part)

Lifeguard
03-01-2007, 09:45 PM
Wow - some of you have great self control!

I am on the scale several times of day (I know it's not great but I find it comforting in a way). I measure once a week (ok the lady at herbal magic does but still...)

Measurements:
Neck - right where your adam's apple would be if you had one
Shoulders - around the outside of shoulders on above bustline
Bust - across the widest part
Ribs - right around where you bra band would be
Waist - where I bend to the side
Mid Section - at belly button
Hips - 2 fingers below belly button
Thigh - where fingers reach when arm is to your side
Arm - on bicep 2 fingers above elbow

pantry raider
03-01-2007, 09:55 PM
My husband and I are working on these changes together and we measure once a month. Now the scales are a totally different story! I probably weigh everyday, even though it goes against my husband's best advice:) I think the suggestions given so far have been accurate (waist: around belly button, hips: widest part, etc.) If you measure too often, you might get discouraged, but once a month seems to be just enough time to see a difference.

RitzyFritz
03-01-2007, 10:43 PM
My areas are slightly different than those already listed, but many are the same. I promise you one thing, when the scales have not moved and I come to measurement day, without fail I can see that I AM doing some good even if the scales are not budging much. My list is below.

Waist:
Hips above "pones": (by pones, I mean I was blessed with these pointed looking deals on the outside of my hips about 4 inches below the groin. Make sense? LOL. When I take this measurement, it takes in the cheeks as well as these pones.)
Legs around "pones":
Right and left legs 2" ABOVE knee:
Left arm 4" BELOW shoulder:
Right arm 4" BELOW shoulder:
Lower/stomach back 1" BELOW belly button:
Bust:

SexyRevealed
03-01-2007, 11:01 PM
I measure my waist and hips every two weeks and the rest once per month.

Shrinking Daisy
03-02-2007, 12:06 AM
royalsfan1 ~ I just did my measurements for the first time today and I was shocked too! I plan to measure again on the 22nd and then the 22nd of every month after that.

Angihas2
03-02-2007, 12:12 AM
I measure on the last day of every month.

Bust, I take 3 measurements
Under boob<bra band>
fullest part of breasts
I also do just under the armpits, you know, the EXTRA boobs stuff?

Waist, smallest part between bottom of rib cage and top of hip bones.

Hips, widest part

Butt: lift the meat apron, measure the butt and around the front

Thighs, halfway down

Calves, halfway down

Arms, halfway down

Neck, where the adams apple would be, if I was a dude

royalsfan1
03-02-2007, 07:52 AM
royalsfan1 ~ I just did my measurements for the first time today and I was shocked too! I plan to measure again on the 22nd and then the 22nd of every month after that.

Hey Daisy....let's just make sure that's the LAST time we see those numbers! Right?

:hug:

GirlyGirlSebas
03-02-2007, 09:41 AM
Here's where I measure....

My arms - halfway between shoulder and elbow
Chest - under the "girls" where the bra strap goes.
Waist - where I bend
Hips - right across the belly button
Butt - I stand sideways in front of a mirror and measure the biggest point.
Thighs - again, I stand in front of a mirror and measure the biggest point.

Shrinking Daisy
03-02-2007, 01:24 PM
Hey Daisy....let's just make sure that's the LAST time we see those numbers! Right?

:hug:

Exactly! There's no turning back this time :cheer2:
:dust: for everyone.

shelby897
03-02-2007, 11:34 PM
Okay took my measurements today -- thanks for all the tips -- I honestly think my thighs are as big as my waist used to be :( but it's nice to have somewhere to start from. I've never measured before -- but I do know I used to fit in my husband's 32 or 34 inch jeans and I'm looking forward to uncovering that waist again (or something close to it!!)

Have a great day.

crazynette826
03-03-2007, 04:15 AM
I don't have a set day to measure. I only write it down when I meet milestones, usually every 10 lbs or so. However, if the scale hasn't moved for a few days, and I know that I've been good, I measure my waist, hips, and bust. Usually there's some decrease, especially in my waist. It helps me stay on track that even though the scale doesn't always move, somethings happening!