April 10, 2014

Ignoring the Inches

Wow... when I got rid of the whole scale and tape measure circus, I didn't realize that I was going to trade one show for another.

I'm all about ignoring the inches right now. I know the weight loss game drives me crazy.

I'm also trying to ignore the inches game... which is a bit harder.

We want to see progress.... put work in, get results out. Sometimes our bodies don't work that way. Or sometimes they do, just on a time delay that we aren't prepared to accept.


  1. Greetings. I shall follow your A to Z challenge. I understand on ignoring inches or whatever, but it sounds like you are aware and working toward goals as you approach 40. As someone past 50, believe me - best to start early and maintain. Stay positive and have fun in April

  2. It is so much better, I think, to go by how you 'feel' - how comfortable you are in your own shell, how your clothes feel. I did the whole - scale, measurement nightmare, and finally got freed from that merry-go-round. I haven't weighed in months, even though I have put on a little, I just don't need the condemnation right now. I am on the road to good health. That has to be my focus. Staying positive here.

  3. Yay for you! I am still weighing in, but that's only because I go to TOPS group each week and they have us weigh in. But for my own sanity, I just have been taking progress pics each month - because little by little, I see a difference, whether or not the scale is actually going down as fast as I want it to or whatever. So awesome that you are able to figure out what works for you - and not obsessing about the scale or the tape measure - well, that's something soooo many struggle with and it's great to be able to be objective about it and ditch it! Way to go!


  4. What ever works for you but I have to say I have had to return to the scales as I need an incentive to lose the weight that has steadily crept back on over the past three years since my last weight loss program participation. But I think I need to take some measurements as well as you are quite right that our bodies don't always work in the way we think they will. (Over from A to Z Challenge)

  5. It is soooooooo hard. I just seen the pounds and the inches piling on. Maybe when my life changes I will be able to do something about it

  6. As we get older, it's even harder. I'm in need of firming up the sides...love handle areas, and have no clue what exercise is good for that.
    Traveling Suitcase A-Z Challenge

  7. Following from Blogging AtoZ.
    I'm writing "Things My Husband Has Broken" A to Z at http://AMomsPointOfView.com
    Come by and check it out.

  8. I'm so tired of the yoyo.
    Nice to meet and connect through the atozchallenge. http://aimingforapublishingdeal.blogspot.co.uk

  9. Stopping by from the A to Z. :) How do you feel, and how do you feel about how you look? So much more important than the numbers!

  10. Congrats on your new outlook! I'm rooting for you!

    You know my background (anorexia for the rest of you who don't) so there's no scale, no tape measure, no diet plan. It's eat when you're hungry, stop when you're full. Full is the hard part. Full comes a lot quicker once I start looking for it...sigh. BUT! If I do it, it works. Currently in the smallest size jeans I own (I have four sizes, I know that's against the rules, feel free to sue) and feeling good. My clothes are the only measurement I have, and I don't let myself try the next size down very often.
    Just like I don't allow myself to look at my blog stats very often. What can I say, I'm a numbers girl, and numbers that make me happy are good. It's the numbers that make me sad I need to avoid whenever possible.

    Tina @ Life is Good
    A to Z Team @ Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2014