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Old 06-25-2013, 02:54 PM   #1
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How often does everyone take their measurements ? I have just restarted Medifast after many other failed attempts at other plans. In all the years that I have been dieting (and that is my whole life) I have never bothered with measurements, but this time is the last time, so measurements were in order ! I have just finished my first full week OP, and was wondering when I should take measurements again ?
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:00 PM   #2
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I never take my measurements. I know a lot of people advise measuring rather than (or in addition to) weighing, but I think the margin of error is just too great. And while the scale may occasionally mislead due to fluctuations in water weight, it doesn't lie over the long term.

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Old 06-25-2013, 04:09 PM   #3
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I take tape measurements every 15 days. Equals to twice each month, and you have all that time to make a big impact! I measure bust, waist and hips because those are my big problem areas and if those go down, I know everything else is, too. I also take progress photos every Saturday, then look through from beginning to end to see how I'm doing. For weighing myself, I have an obsession with it but I'm trying really hard not to do it every day, so I aim for twice a week or just on Saturday when I take my photos. Every little bit helps me stay focused!
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:40 PM   #4
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I take measurements once a month, on the 1st.
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:45 PM   #5
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I don't measure at regular intervals, but I sometimes check my measurements against manufacturer sizing online. Hoping to be a David's Bridal 10 by having to order a bridesmaids dress in August!
Started - 12/25/11 at 265 lbs.
ONEderland - 2/16/13 at 199 lbs.
Goal - Normal BMI! - 7/17/13 at 155 lbs.
Refocus - 1/29/15 - 185 lbs.

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Old 06-25-2013, 10:00 PM   #6
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I personally take measurements on the 1st and 15th of each month. To make sure I am measuring the same spots I took a 8x10 photo of myself and marked the spots on my body on the photo. Each time I take measurements I refer to my photo.

This has been a much easier way for me to make sure I am maintaining the range I want to stay in compared to the up and down adventures of the scale (water weight, TOM, slight gains from lifting etc.)
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:55 AM   #7
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I don't take measurements...I go by how my clothes are fitting and what the scale says....I know the scale fluctuates but I KNOW for example that if it fluctuates up to 188 with my period that it's still not the 230 that I started from or the even highest weight of 270....right now i'm aiming for getting into the 170s and I fluctuate from 182-186 regularly/daily and hit as low as 180 and as high as 188...as long as my lowest weights keep getting a bit lower, then I know i'm in the right direction
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Old 06-26-2013, 03:28 AM   #8
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I take measurements every 4 weeks. I love that even though my weight loss has stalled for the last 6+ weeks my measurements have gone down during that time period. It helps knowing that even though the scale isn't being my friend I am still doing things right.
2nd Restart @84.7 kg- Mar 1, 2018
Hopeful Goal Date: July 29, 2018 (5th anniversary)

1st Restart @96kg-Nov. 1st, 2012
93.6 (11/22/12) 91.3 (12/10/12) 89.0 (12/30/12) 86.8 (2/12/13) 84.6 (03/07/13) 82.5 (03/20/13) 80.4 (04/24/13) 78.4 (05/16/2013) 76.4 (07/18/2013) 74.5 (12/29/2013) 72.6
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:59 AM   #9
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Thanks everyone ! Didn't want to measure to soon, be disappointed and lose my motivation, so think I won't measure again until I am 4 weeks OP. Have a great day !
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Old 06-26-2013, 02:12 PM   #10
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I measure and weigh myself every Monday. I measure bust, waist, hips, thighs (individually), and upper arms.
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