For my fitness class we have to make concrete and measurable goals, but we aren’t allowed to count pounds because it isn’t always a very accurate measure of fitness because muscle weighs more than fat. Anyway I would like to lose some inches off my thighs, hips and stomach. And I wanted to know how many inches I should realistic try to lose in 10 weeks.
I’m with Janet & Harris – number of inches lost is a shaky way to gauge your progress. Body fat % is probably the best for what you’re looking for but even that has error & small, incremental improvements are hard to measure. Maybe go with “dress size” or something – just keep exercising & don’t get hung up on numbers. You’re actually better off going with the “mirror test” – that rarely lies! Good luck Tara.