Weight: 135 pounds
This is the first time that I've measured my body parts as part of a diet. But I know that a lot of weight-loss experts recommend measuring because it's another way of showing progress. Plus, if you're exercising--and gaining muscle mass/losing fat--at the same time as you're dieting, you may not see as much movement on the scale, but will see improvement on your body measurements.
Even if you don't measure yourself with a tape measure, every who's ever gained or lost weight knows the experience of having a pair of pants that's too tight, or too loose in the waist. Just the other day, I went out to dinner with a friend who commented that my shirt was gaping a little between two buttons. This is a shirt I've had for a couple years--and love--but never experienced a gape before. Looking in the mirror, I realized that it was too tight across the bust, because I've gained some weight.