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When you're on your weight loss journey, it's easy to get trapped in the game of numbers. And while scales are a valuable tool to measure your progress, they're only a part of the whole picture.

 

So instead of focusing solely on the number on the scale, look for other signs that you’re moving in the right direction...

 

🏆 Clothes fit better

 

If your clothes are looser or fit differently, you're losing fat. Especially if you weight train, lost inches might not be reflected on the scale as much, because along with losing fat you're gaining muscle. So even if your dimensions are shrinking, your bodyweight might not follow suit as quickly.

 

🏆 Stronger in the gym

 

Are your lifts in the gym getting bigger or are you able to get through a fitness class easier than when you started? You're progressing!

 

🏆 More confident

 

You went out with friends and felt good in your dress. You've just bought the first swimsuit in years. You're comfortable to have photos of you taken. You feel more at ease interacting with the opposite sex. The quality of your relationships has improved.

 

🏆 Better sleep

 

Falling asleep, staying asleep, and waking up feeling rested is another way to measure your health.

 

🏆 Everyday tasks getting easier

 

Walking up the stairs at work without having to take breaks, wrestling your dog into a bath, playing with your kids on the weekends, being able to carry luggage around when you travel, managing your shopping bags with ease. These all are signs that you're getting fitter.

 

🏆 Better relationship with food

 

You've eliminated the term “cheat” from your food vocabulary or stopped classifying food as good or bad. You've learned to make sensible, balanced choices most of the time, but you're also allowing yourself to occasionally eat the foods you crave without feeling guilty.

 

🏆 More energy

 

You used to take a nap after work and now you can't wait to get out on a bike. You used to drink litres of coffee just to get through the day and now you're fine even if you have no coffee at all.

Seeing an improvement in your energy levels throughout the day is another victory!

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