How is clothing fitting?

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Since there is no scale where I live, and I don't really want to have one, I usually evaluate my size based on how my cl9othing fits.  When I start feeling as if I need to go up in size, I start being more mindful of what I eat and change my activity level.

Do you think this is a good way to control weight gain?

If you didn't have a scale, what would you use to evaluate your wieght or size?

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Let Clothing Tell You

When I first started my diet that helped me lose so much weight, I didn't really want to know my full weight. I thought it would depress me, as it had for all the other diets I had tried.

I only used my clothing to know if I was losing anything. I used a pair of "designated" jeans that fit me OK and I stayed with those jeans until they totally fell off me and I had to buy a much smaller pair.

I also had a rain coat that I had bought years ago that was a very expensive coat and that never fit me. I used that as an over all way to know that I had lost weight because that coat went from not getting on me to getting to be totally too big for me!

I think that using clothing to see if you are losing weight is better than going on a scale. The scale has its ups and downs if you retain water, and it sometimes doesn't move even if you get smaller. But the clothing always stays the same and will let you see how well you are doing.

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The mood that stepping on

The mood that stepping on the scale can ruin, could be the reason so many don't even start a weight loss program, whether they can permanently change their eating and activity habits or not!

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as I just posted on the

as I just posted on the 'weighing in' thread, I use two criteria for keeping track of my 'weight'

1. How I feel physically
2. How my clothes fit

We do have a digital scale, but I use it very seldom

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Scales, schmels

How your clothes fit and how you look in the mirror are the BEST ways to judge weight loss. If you are working out at the same time, scales may scare you into thinking you are not doing as well as you are, particularly because that muscle you are building weighs more than the fat you are losing...and the muscle burns more calories to boot. It is a great deal!

If how your clothes fit and how you look are not enough, measure the inches. Add up your waist, hips, thigh and arm inches and watch them go down.