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March 31, 2009 3:33 PM
I know this was a thread not too long ago, but the question was never answered...so please don't yell at meohwell

If someone says they lost a total of (let's say) 10 inches .....What body parts are you supposed to be measuring and are you to add up the inches lost on each arm and each leg?? Ive just been calculating the total of my Chest, One Arm, Waist, Hips, One Leg and Belly.

Thanks!!flowerforyou
  26851
March 31, 2009 3:44 PM
Good question. I would also like to know in additon to the ones nikii14 mentioned above:

When we measure our stomach/waist, are we suppose to suck in our stomach and measure or not?

For me, especially on days I feel bloated, makes a big difference.
March 31, 2009 4:01 PM
Good ?, I'd also like to know how to measure stomache. I got two measurements 4 inches different. Do you suck it in or push it out? and where do you take the measurement to begin with.
  172823
March 31, 2009 4:05 PM
QUOTE:

Good ?, I'd also like to know how to measure stomache. I got two measurements 4 inches different. Do you suck it in or push it out? and where do you take the measurement to begin with.

I just measure doing neither, and I always measure at the belly button so I know exactly where I measured the last time.
March 31, 2009 5:03 PM
I think everyone does it differently. I measure:

Chest
Bust
Waist
Stomach
Hips
Upper Arm
Thigh
Calf

Actually, I measure both arms and both legs but now that they aren't really that different from each other, I just report the one measurement.
  159717
March 31, 2009 5:25 PM
I think the measurements are personal. waist I do the smallest part, everything else the widest.
  119490
March 31, 2009 5:31 PM
This should clear things up for you:

http://yourtotalhealth.ivillage.com/diet-fitness/how-do-take-my-measurements.html
  16476
March 31, 2009 6:57 PM
Thanks so much!!!
  26851
March 31, 2009 7:00 PM
Dr. Oz told me it's okay to suck it in... so I always suck in laugh

but I often have difficulty figuring out the spot on my upper arm to measure- I try to identify my certain freckle that will be "the spot," but then I always forget which freckle (among the millions of them) it is.
  115737
March 31, 2009 7:24 PM
Just last Friday, I had a trainer take my measurements for me as part of a reevaluation and she had me suck in my stomach as much as I could and put the tape right on my belly button. She also took measurements at my hips (with the tape about 1 inch below my belly button. She did one arm and one leg and my chest. She told me that you always measure the side you write with because that is your dominant side. So, I'm right handed, therefore, my right arm (upper and lower) and my right calf and thigh were measured. Your dominant side is usually worked more/stronger than your non dominant side.

Hope this helps!

prerana
February 21, 2013 5:42 AM
I take my measurements at these spots.

Chest at nipples
2"above belly button
At belly button
2"below belly button
Hips widest part
Top of each thigh, thickest part
Middle of thigh
Arms widest part, not flexed

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