What is the best way to measure yourself?

April 21, 2007 6:55am CST
To see if you are becoming more toned and losing weight? Which parts of your body should you measure and where? For example which part of your stomach do you measure? Level with your belly button? Any help would be appreciated!
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
22 Apr 07
Actually you can gain weight as you become more fit. Muscle weighs more that fat. Curves which is real reasonable could help you with this and then you would gain a support group to boot. I don't tend to measure me, it all rides on how my clothing fits. Our bodies change over the month and so that is needed to be factored in. Good luck with this!
22 Apr 07
I'm unsure of the answer myself. I would find this interesting to know as well, I think googling it may help just in case you don't find out the answer this way. Goodluck, ~Joey
@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
22 Apr 07
Sometimes, when you get on the scales you haven't lost any weight, but if you keep a note of your measurements, you will see that you have lost inches. Measure your neck, upper arm, bust, under the bust, waist, hips (widest part), thigh, and calf. Weigh yourself weekly, and also check your measurements weekly; you will notice a difference. Hope this helps.
@check12 (15)
• United States
21 Apr 07
A scale is the best way to see if you are losing weight. To measure aspects of toning you want to use calipers. measure front and back of upper arm, below the shoulder blades, and on the love handle area. A personal training professional can do this for you.