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4 Signs of Weight Loss Not Using The Scale

By Jenny Craig

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As you lose weight, it’s easy to turn to the scale to gauge your weight loss, however there are so many other areas where you can measure your success! Let’s look at other ways to measure your weight loss success.

Looser clothes

Are you starting to notice that your clothes seem looser and baggier? This is one of the easiest ways to gauge that you’ve lose weight. See if your belt loop has gone down a notch or two. You can also grab clothes that have been hiding in the back of the closet to try on. Try those jeans that seemed a bit snug a few weeks ago and give them a try – you might be pleasantly surprised.

Measurements

If you still want to view numbers to measure success, you can also take your body measurements.  Do this at the start of your weight loss journey so that you have a benchmark.  You can find measuring tape (the soft kind) at many stores with healthcare sections, crafts outlets or online. Here are some areas you can begin with:


•    Waist: Measure at the narrowest area close to the navel.
•    Hips: Measure around the widest part of the hips
•    Upper thigh: Measure around the fullest part of your thigh
•    Bust: Measure all the way around, and be sure to line up the tape measurer for an even measurement.

You’ll want to measure yourself every few weeks in order to see how many inches and centimeters you’ve lost.

Take a selfie

Measurements and scales show a lot, but seeing is believing! Comparing pictures of yourself before and during your weight loss journey allows you to see the progress you’ve made over time, and you can celebrate how different you truly look from where you started to where you are now.

Overall feeling

The expression of getting some “weight off your shoulders” absolutely applies to weight loss. Not only are you literally feeling lighter, you may be feeling more energetic during the day, have more stamina when walking up stairs and feeling less stressed overall. Feeling great about these changes is another way to motivate you toward your goals.

 

Jenny Craig would love to be a part of your weight loss journey. We celebrate our members as they reach their goals, and love to be part of their success. Check out these inspirational stories, then call 866-706-4042 or schedule a free consultation at your local neighborhood Jenny Craig center to find out how Jenny Craig can help you with your weight loss. 
 


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