There is more than one way to measure success on a weight loss program such as the SLIMQUICK 25 Pound Challenge. So many times, the scale becomes such a fixture that many of us will weigh ourselves once a day when really you should be weighing yourself only once a week. ((This is better for you psychologically.))
So when I get messages on the message board about time passing and the panic that ensues because weight isn’t coming off, I like to ask if you have taken other “measurements for success”. What I mean is that no one actually inherently know what 5lbs or 10lbs really LOOKS like, nor does it take into account how much of those pounds are water, fat or muscle for that matter.
More importantly, just because it is the 25 Pound Challenge does not mean you shouldn’t be mindful of the following factors when determining how successful you are on the plan!
How do you feel? Do you have more energy, less energy? How is your motivation level… confidence? All of those emotions count towards your success in achieving a weight loss plan and seeing it through.
Take before (and after, and after) pictures. Sometimes pictures can tell you what the scale cannot. I know it is cringe-worthy, but take the time to take selfies in the mirror as another measurement as to how your body is changing. Sometimes it may not show on the scale, but it will show in pictures.
Take measurements of your hips, thigh and waist (around your belly button). Although fat and muscle weigh exactly the same, muscle takes up far less space and so if you do measurements to see where your progress is then it will be a bit more telling.
What other ways can you think of that will help measure success while on the SLIMQUICK Challenge? I would love to hear your thoughts!