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Holy cats, has anyone measured themselves in inches instead of pounds? I am using the app Baritastic to log my food and for fun I took my measurements at right before surgery and then at the two week post op and now today. If anyone gets caught up in the scale I would highly suggest keeping track of measurements. The scale has slowed down a tad this last week, its still trending down ward but not as swiftly as the last few weeks but the I have lost 18 inches in two weeks!

I thought that must be an error so I tried on some clothes because clothes don't lie right?? I mean the last two weeks have been stretch pants, sweat pants and PJs most of the time and you really do not notice much in them so I got out some blue jeans and tops and I can say that the measuring tape does not lie either!!

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I never tied actual numerical measurements to my measurements.. BUT... the day before my surgery I pulled out some string and wrapped it around my belly, hips, thigh, arm, etc. and cut them exactly to the size.. I attached masking tape to each piece to label what was what measurement and keep them all in my backpack. I pull them out every now & then and can re-wrap around each place and see the MAJOR difference in size. Though I've never actually measured, I still can compare so easily.

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30 minutes ago, FindYourFire said:

I never tied actual numerical measurements to my measurements.. BUT... the day before my surgery I pulled out some string and wrapped it around my belly, hips, thigh, arm, etc. and cut them exactly to the size.. I attached masking tape to each piece to label what was what measurement and keep them all in my backpack. I pull them out every now & then and can re-wrap around each place and see the MAJOR difference in size. Though I've never actually measured, I still can compare so easily.

Its out right shocking. I actually used an old string out of a pair of sweat pants and then measured it against a tape measure when doing the measurements and logged them into the app but I was shocked. It gives you a reason to push away from the table and do something when everyone else is enjoying their dinners and such. With the holidays and all the big food events coming up I was starting to have a little pity party about not being able to join everyone with all the goodies but this made me realize that its is worth it and it paying off big time. Summer will be here and I will be at my goal weight and be able to wear those cute summer outfits without trying to hide behind big baggy t-shirts and such. @FindYourFire it will all be worth it in the end!!!

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I wish I had taken pre-op measurements!! Great idea to track progress!!

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Its super nice when the scale is stalling to see the progress in another way.

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1 hour ago, pdc1605 said:

@findyourfire....that was a very clever idea! I am presently in the process of getting approved for surgery. When I do, I am taking your thunder! Lol

@pdc1605 Yes!!! Seeing this post reminded me to pull them out and check progress as I haven't in a couple months. I was screaming "WOAH, I WAS BIG!!!!"

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Just now, FindYourFire said:

@pdc1605 Yes!!! Seeing this post reminded me to pull them out and check progress as I haven't in a couple months. I was screaming "WOAH, I WAS BIG!!!!"

WAS being the key word.......the progress is insane!!!! it makes it all worth while :)

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I never measured myself but use to laugh when i put on a pair of shorts and if i could shake them off would crack myself up. I had a huge leaf garbage can in my closet, Every time something would fall off or look like a tent it went into that can. Bag upon bag was filled as i laughed and flipped the Fatty clothes into it. To this day the last can is still sitting in there and cracks me up just looking at it. Now i do still have one pair of 50 shorts and One 4xl shirt hanging to remind me how close I came to killing myself. So since I have a suit receipt from Pre Op i just measured myself. WOW is the understatement. Thanks for the great idea made my day

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So true, we need these Non-Scale Victories (NSV) and ways to measure our progress other than the scale.

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I took my measurements every Wednesday during weight loss phase since starting the 2 week pre-op diet, without fail. I actually looked forward to it, LOL (I have since stopped the weekly measures and only measure probably once a month, if I remember to...just to do a spot check)

I kept track of chest, waist, hips, Right Thigh, Right Calf & Right upper arm.

I wish I had kept track of neck and wrist as well, though....

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[mention=391345]pdc1605[/mention] Yes!!! Seeing this post reminded me to pull them out and check progress as I haven't in a couple months. I was screaming "WOAH, I WAS BIG!!!!"
That was then, this is NOW!!

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