5 November 10 Measurements: Why We Hate to Love ThemAs we journey toward our weight management goals, we often stop along the way to look back and see from how far we came, and we do this by recording and noting various measurements. Some of us are more methodical about our measurements, and some just prefer to let the mirror be the judge, or their smaller dress or pant size, or faster posted time in a race.
The point is that there are many ways to record progress and success toward your weight goal, so don't feel like you have to get stuck on the numbers while missing the bigger picture. With that said, however, sometimes it's hard to break our gaze when the scale puts up a bigger number than we hope for. It makes us think, "Where did I go wrong? Why did this happen?" But as we all know, we have good weeks and we have bad weeks. But it is hard to always maintain that perspective, and that's why we hate to love our measurements.
The most common measurement we all record is our weight, and then perhaps our BMI, waist size, chest, hips, and the list goes on and on. In fact, if you use MyNetDiary to record your measurements, the list is exactly 20 measurements and recordings long, which are:
- Body Weight
- Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)
- Body Mass Index (BMI)
- Blood pressure systolic/diastolic
- Resting Pulse Rate
- Hip Size
- Waist size
- Chest size
- Thigh size
- Calf size
- Bicep size
- Neck circumference
- Body fat percentage
- Bone weight
- H2O percentage
- Lean muscle percentage
- Lean muscle mass
- Total hours of sleep
- Total hours of work
- Daily Steps Count
- Body Fat Testing through Bioelectrical Impedance (BIA)
- Understanding Body Composition and Testing for It
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- Losing Weight - Step by Step
- Weighing In on Weighing In Regularly
- Setting a Healthy Target Weight
This article can be found at https://www.mynetdiary.com/measurements-why-we-hate-to-love-them-as-we.html