CommunityBrowse groupsBlogEtiquetteInvite Your friendsSuccess Stories


How do you measure progress

There are the obvious ones - pounds lost and clothes getting baggy, but then there are those other signs that maybe this will really be the time I beat the weight.

Things like these.

Taking a bite of one of my "trouble" foods and not liking it. Taking a bite of fresh fruit and loving it.

Walking up a flight of stairs with a co-worker without that embarrassing wheeze at the top.

Putting on those smaller pants I ordered online, convinced that they won't even zip, and they look great! I think I even see a curve "in the right place" that wasn't there before.

And so forth ...

How do YOU measure progress?

Tue. Jul 17, 2:38pm

Add comment  
Well obviously the scale and just how I look in the mirror. But also realising that I don't really like a lot of the junk food that I used to be addicted to. Wanting to try new foods instead of always ordering a burger and fries. Enjoying taking a walk with my husband and dog.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007, 3:12 PM

Add comment
For me, it's actually looking forward to eating a healthy meal (and how good it's going to taste) as opposed to dreading it coz it's "not what I really want."

Wednesday, July 18, 2007, 2:14 PM

Add comment
Desire to do things I never dreamed possible. Like hiking a mountain.

Loose waist bands.

More energy.

People NOT recognising me....I mean friends.

Favorite clothes from last year not fitting because they are way too big.

And later....favorite clothes from last year fitting because I haven't gained weight.

Enjoying slight soreness as progress....enjoying windedness knowing I am working hard AND I can keep going.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007, 2:24 PM

Add comment

Related Content:

How To Lose Weight- The Basics
Weight Watchers Points System
The Fat Smash Diet
The Eat To Live Diet
The Beck Diet Solution
How To Get The Motivation To Lose Weight


How To Be Successful Using PEERtrainer

How To Burn Fat
Online Weight Loss Support- How It Works
Does Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?
Tips On Using PEERtrainer
Visit The PEERtrainer Community
Diet and Fitness Resources


Weight Watchers Meetings
Learning To Inspire Others: You Already Are
Writing Down Your Daily Workouts
Spending Money On A Personal Trainer?
How I Became A Marathon Runner


Preventive Health

How To Prevent Injuries During Your Workout
Flu Season: Should You Take The Flu Shot?
Are You Really Ready To Start PEERtrainer?
Super Foods That Can Boost Your Energy
Reversing Disease Through Nutrition

New Diet and Fitness Articles:

Weight Watchers Points Plus
How To Adjust Your Body To Exercise
New: Weight Watchers Momentum Program
New: PEERtrainer Blog Archive
Review Of The New Weight Watchers Momentum Program

Weight Loss Motivation by Joshua Wayne:

Why Simple Goal Setting Is Not Enough
How To Delay Short Term Gratification
How To Stay Motivated
How To Exercise With A Busy Schedule

Real World Nutrition and Fitness Questions

Can Weight Lifting Help You Lose Weight?
Are Protein Drinks Safe?
Nutrition As Medicine?

Everyday Weight Loss Tips

How To Eat Healthy At A Party
How To Eat Out And Still Lose Weight
The Three Bite Rule
Tips On How To Stop A Binge