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Feb 9th '14, 17:49 PM  
Jeans
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Taking measurements - question

Hi guys.

I do measurements, which I rely more on than weight, and I was wondering what, if any, areas are you tracking?

I measure around the fullest part of my chest, the small part of the waist, the fullest area of the hips, and around my thighs. I have tried, and failed, with trying to measure around my upper arm. It's hard to do using one hand!

Does this about sum it up? Am I missing anything?

So far, when I add them up, I have lost a total of about 6 inches from various areas.
 
Feb 9th '14, 18:14 PM  
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I think this pretty much sums up everywhere to measure


I always struggle with measuring my waist as I'm never quite sure where to measure, and moving the tape measure just a tiny bit can give such different results each time!
 
 
Feb 9th '14, 19:21 PM  
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I do around my calves too even though that number never seems to change.

How often do you all do your measurements? Some days I wake up feeling thinner for some reason and I do it. Other than that, I usually do it every week, sometimes every other week.
 
Feb 9th '14, 20:25 PM  
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I do calves, thighs, fattest part of my bum, hips, belly, waist, under bust, fullest part of bust and arms I don't measure that often though now, I used to do it every 10-14 days!
 
Feb 11th '14, 18:46 PM  
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I do chest, waist, stomach (due to the bloat issue which is still on going), hips, thighs and that is it. I have yet to check my measurements lately though. I last did this about a 2 weeks ago. I want to go 3 more weeks (so I have four full weeks on the program I am doing now) before I check for any results. I am not worried about the back side, it needs to get a little bigger.
 
 
Feb 11th '14, 20:19 PM  
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I wish we could choose where the inches come off or do some creative rearranging. Take a few from over here and put them over there...

I don't know why I am so uncoordinated, but I have such a hard time measuring my arms!
 
Feb 12th '14, 13:24 PM  
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I kind of hang the tape over, hold it with a finger and then catch the loose bit and pull it up! It's a right faff though!

I'd love to be able to choose where the inches came off, I'm feeling really uneven ATM!
 
Feb 12th '14, 16:27 PM  
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To measure your waist, you should wrap the tape measure across your belly button. Princess Pikachu, I know what you mean about feeling uneven! Everything comes off the top half rather quickly, but I have quite a battle with the bottom half.
 
Feb 13th '14, 08:28 AM  
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I measure my waist at the smallest part, it's a couple of inches abovey belly button!

I'm evening out a lot now, but still don't feel right! It's my hips and lower stomach now, whereas I used to be very top heavy! My boobs have practically disappeared now but it does make me look smaller in general! I always hated having big boobs cos being short, they just took over my body!
 
 
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