I use both the scale and the measuring tape to record my progress. This can be useful especially if you ar working out as muscle weighs more than fat, and so weight loss can seem slower, but the inches keep melting away as you tone up.
Just like most everyone else... a lot can be said about "how my jeans" feel... but I love that little extra bump in inspiration I get when I see that confirmation on the measuring tape.
Starting Weight: 145
Goal Weight: 120
Current Weight: 130