Hello, I'm new to the group but need some encouragement. I'm a paraplegic and have only sporadic access to wheelchair scales. I don't have one at home, nor do most of my doctor's offices. I was last weighed back in February before I had surgery, and before that it had been two years! I find it hard to stay motivated about my weight loss when I have no way to weigh in. I know many people go by measurement or clothing fit, but this is complicated for me too. My waist measurement seated vs. lying on my bed is about a three inch difference. Seated I can barely button my jeans, lying down I have so much room I could fit my entire arm in there! As well, I have a feeling the loss of muscle tone will make my waist measurements change more slowly. After all, in the six weeks I was hospitalized immediately after becoming disabled, I went from a size 16 to a 22 just on lost muscle tone. So does anyone have any advise to help me stay motivated and stick with my weight loss plans? I've spent my entire teens and twenties overweight, and having turned 30 last week I'm determined not to spend another decade the same way. My husband needs to lose weight too; at 6'2'' and 325 he's built just like his dad, who was a diabetic and died of a heart attack at 44. Unfortunately though, he hasn't been as motivated to change yet, and I'm tired on waiting for him to be ready for me to improve my own health.