Tuesday, 3 January 2017

3 Ways to Visualize Your Weight Loss

Hey Guys and Gals,

This post is about how I measure my weight loss.

So weight loss can me measured a number of different ways below I list the 3 that I use personally.

1- Measurements.

When taking measurements I like to use a simple chart like the one below so that I know I am measuring the same areas and that it is consistent.



Bust - Measure in a straight line around your back and bust in line with the nipples.
Chest - Measure under your bust as high up as possible.
Waist - Measure at the narrowest point.
Hips - Measure around the widest part of the hip bones.
Midway - Measure in between the waist and hips measurement.
Thighs - Measure around the fullest part of the upper leg whilst standing.
Calves - Measure around the fullest part of the lower leg whilst standing.
Upper Arm - Measure around the fullest part of the upper arm.
Forearm - Measure around the fullest part of the forearm.

You should have two measurements for Thighs, Calves, Upper Arm and Forearm both left and right side.

2 - Visually Tracking Lbs Lost

The second way I like to track my weight loss is with a visual Lbs tracker.

This can be done a few ways some people have 2 glass jars one containing beads, stones or other small objects of the quantity of weight they wish to lose (1 stone = 1 Lbs) and the other jar empty and when they lose a Lbs they will move once item from the 'To lose' jar to the 'Lost' jar.

The tracker I user can either be in digital format or printer off into a paper format.


The idea behind this is that when you lose weight you are able to colour in the box of your new current weight and the more weight you lose the more colourful the tracker becomes and you can see how far you have come.

3- Photos

Lastly, a way to visually measure your weight loss is using photos.

Taking photos of yourself on a weekly or bi-weekly basis allowing you to see the difference in your body shape, you may see things like your arms look slimmer or that your stomach looks flatter even though you only lost 1 or 2 lbs.

I hope you like this post and find my suggestions useful.

Please feel free to comment below your suggestions.



Keep on Keeping on!!!

Leanne XOX








3 comments:

  1. Photos are my inspiration. I have them everywhere. Also mirrors all over the house. Its hard to lie to yourself when you are looking at yourself in the mirror.
    I think, she'd be really pretty if she lost weight.
    Motivates me to get off my ass.Even if its just to do 5 or 10 squats at a time every time I ho to the bathroom...or while Im waiting for the kettle to boil.
    Double duty...no time wasted.
    X Elena

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  2. Photos are my inspiration. I have them everywhere. Also mirrors all over the house. Its hard to lie to yourself when you are looking at yourself in the mirror.
    I think, she'd be really pretty if she lost weight.
    Motivates me to get off my ass.Even if its just to do 5 or 10 squats at a time every time I ho to the bathroom...or while Im waiting for the kettle to boil.
    Double duty...no time wasted.
    X Elena

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  3. Yes, I was feeling a little down lately over my weight loss and decided to take a look at some old photos and now I don't feel so bad.

    Also I once read some about if you want to over eat then you should do it stood in front of a mirror.

    Keeps going I would love to hear about your progress.

    Leanne x

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