How to measure your weight loss without a scale

A scale is a device to measure weight . The scale does not measure hard work, commitment, discipline, cheat days or how strong you are getting. The number on the scale does not define the person you are, so stop chasing the  number.We are allowing the number to define us and how we feel about ourselves. Please don’t let the scale control you.

My advice is when he or she starts a weight-loss journey,  step on the scale because you need to know the number. After the first weight in,  do it weekly or monthly; just not every day. Don’t depend on only the scale as measuring tools. You can take before and after pictures weekly or monthly.  There are times in my weight journey I was doing everything right, but I was not seeing the  results on the scale which was driving me crazy till I compared my pictures and I saw it differently.  In the after picture  I have gained some muscle. I was leaner but the number on the scale was higher. You know muscle weighs more than fat. Also,try to  use your favorite pants or  favorite outfit to help you track your weight loss. It’s very important to focus on how you feel about  your health. Also, using a measuring tape to track your weight loss and put it on a paper and track it every month. You will be surprised at your weight loss and inch loss.

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For a precise method for weighing yourself, please check out the InBody 720 scale, it’s a special scale that measures body composition and it’s more accurate than regular scale. With the Inbody 720 scale it’s able to measure body composition  which includes intracellular water, extracellular water, dry lean mass and body fat mass.  With the InBody 720 scale I see more than one number because this scale shows me a big picture of my body. I am not focusing on the number on the scale, but lowering my body fat percentage. I got my results at my doctor , he has inbody720 scale. Go to inbody.com , when you reach Inbody website, click on the contact us and on the nearest testing center and then fill out some questions and in a couple of days you find an available location for testing.

This is not my result from Inbody but a sample.

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Strength grows in the moments when you think you can’t go on but you keep going anyway”. I have realized that working nights have made my weight go up and down like a roller coaster. I have not given up because my focus is not the number on the scale, but being healthy inside and outside. During the coronavirus pandemic  I was active because that was one thing I can control which created a balance for me in the chaos. My diet is not perfect. Some days, I love to eat chocolate and other days I limit my sugar and eat my salad. I normally eat a balanced diet and workout regularly. 

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