Post # 1
Does anyone else do this? I don’t even own a scale…I am contemplating if I should even buy one. I am trying to focus on inches lost–not necessarily pounds–but wonder if this is even a good idea.
I should probably weigh myself..ha
Does anyone else focus on just inches lost? I feel like if I weigh myself and am not ‘losing pounds’, but have lost inches, it might make me feel upset or depressed that I didn’t lose X amount of pounds.
Do you set a weekly/monthly weight loss goal?
Post # 3
I think inches are far more motivating than a number on a scale, becuase inches affect how your clothes fit you. I used to work as a weight loss counselor, and clients would regularly be really upset if they didn’t lose much weight on the scale, even if the inches lost were HUGE! I’m talking a size or two here!
I only get weighed when I go to the doctor. I think your system is a great idea!
Post # 4
I do a combo of inches lost and pounds. I have very little healthy fat my body can lose (maybe 5 pounds max) so I do focus more on the inches.
That being said, I use my scale to measure my body fat once a week. It has those cool sensors that send an impulse through your body to determine you body fat percentage. By default I know what I weigh every week because I have to weigh myself to figure out my body fat percentage.
While I think inches are way more important that weight, I do think weight is important. If you are quite a bit overweight than the number on the scale DOES matter to a point. You can only replace so much fat with muscle, you know? That is why I think a combo approach is best, making sure to weigh yourself less often so you don’t focus so much on pounds lost.