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  • Some Inspiration: Change Your Body, Not Your Wieght! Please Add Your Story!

    Since going primal I'm down almost two pants sizes, I can lift more than ever, and I look and feel better than ever. However, the scale has barely moved. It's taken me a while to get beyond the fact that I am not 'losing weight' but I am indeed changing my body for the better. I wanted to post something for all the newbies who might be a bit frustrated that the scale hasn't been moving:

    STOP WORRYING ABOUT THE SCALE! IT'S JUST A NUMBER

    Now, everyone else who has seem positive changes without any scale movement, please post your story!

  • #2
    I've posted mine too many times here to even look.... Short and Sweet Version:

    Went from a tight 10-12 pants to Size 0-2 pants ( jeans)
    Scale weight: loss of 10 scale pounds

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    • #3
      Although I've lost a good bit of weight (about 70 lbs at this point) i've noticed that as my weight loss has started to go slower (i was at 5lbs a week, then less and less and less) my waist has continued to go down at a steady rate. So even though it looks like im plateauing if you look at the scale, im still getting smaller.
      Starting Weight : 338lbs 6/11/2010
      Current Weight: 266lbs
      High-school Weight: 235lbs
      Goal: ????

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      • #4
        Originally posted by PrincessGrok View Post
        I've posted mine too many times here to even look.... Short and Sweet Version:

        Went from a tight 10-12 pants to Size 0-2 pants ( jeans)
        Scale weight: loss of 10 scale pounds
        Whoa..

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        • #5
          I love this thread! Ditch the scales! I started last year (Jan 10) doing CW, around June learned about this site and kept cleaning my diet up more and more. Oct 10 I hit 30 lbs lost (169). In Jan 11, I went 100% primal. My strength has increased very quickly, my energy has gotten much better, I'm more positive and alert, I LOVE the food I get to eat. The scale has moved 4lbs in the last month, but I've lost .5" off my waist, 1" off my butt, 1" off my mommy gut.
          Heidi

          33yo, 5'6", 158lbs, size 10 jeans

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          • #6
            Im down 16 lbs total since starting and my waist size hasnt "officially" changed to anything smaller (yet). However, I wear my belt on a notch smaller than when I started Paleo and my clothes & pants are all fitting looser (I have kind of a really strange build anyway. Im kind of built like a cinder block-short and wide-so I expect my waist will be last for where I see changes).

            The good news is my energy level is through the roof! And I am EXTREMELY strong in my workouts. I definitely can see and tell a difference there. Its addicting....

            I have been Paleo since 1-4-11. Plan on remaining Paleo for the rest of my life....regardless of what the stupid scale does!!!!
            If you can just get your....mind together....then come on across to me.....
            James Marshall (Jimi)Hendrix

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            • #7
              Originally posted by PrincessGrok View Post
              I've posted mine too many times here to even look.... Short and Sweet Version:

              Went from a tight 10-12 pants to Size 0-2 pants ( jeans)
              Scale weight: loss of 10 scale pounds
              That's incredible!

              My story - I lost 50 pounds from my highest weight but barely 2 pants sizes. I've only lost ~8 pounds (and now have gained back about 4 of those, probably water weight from carbs or bloating of some kind) since October, but lost 2 inches off my waist and 3 inches off my lower abdomen. Even the measurements don't fully encapsulate what's going on with my body; I can feel and see that the fat is disappearing from the back fat-forwards.

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              • #8
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                HANDS OFF MY BACON :: my primal journal

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                • #9

                  Hey Batty...speaking for some of us Groks....Me like Cave-Woman with curves!!!!! Cave Woman that is "strong as bull" is
                  sexy!!!!Dont give me a waif (she will remind me of a raw vegan!)

                  But seriously, I think women are MUCH harder on other women about their weight & self image.
                  If you can just get your....mind together....then come on across to me.....
                  James Marshall (Jimi)Hendrix

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                  • #10
                    Although the scale can be a useful tool, it's all about two words: body composition. Pick up a full length mirror and track your results that way (in addition to compliments from others saying how good you've been looking lately)
                    --
                    http://runningwithdummies.tumblr.com/

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by nachobrawler View Post
                      But seriously, I think women are MUCH harder on other women about their weight & self image.
                      The only time I really notice women is when they look so thin that the you'd think the wind would break them in 2. To me that is the scariest thing ever.
                      Georgette

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                      • #12
                        this will help my hubby!! He went Primal, to join and support me, in December 2010. (I began in November and had inevitably been altering what we ate by how I cooked, but he gave up all his non primal extras straight after Xmas dinner, bless him).

                        He has lost hardly any weight at all - maybe 7lbs. BUT in the past 2 weeks he lost 4% BF!!! (according to scales at gym, good ones the instructors weigh you on - though I know none are perfect). I think he is slimming down - I can see it sometimes. BUT its gradual - very gradual and he is used to the CW way when he could drop 7lbs in 2 weeks no problem. Til it all came back of course. He does get discouraged I know, but hes a sticker so he keeps going!!

                        I will show him this thread when he gets home from work tonight.

                        Oh - and it helps me too! I never weigh and have no idea where my body is in terms of size. BUT I feel good and thats a lovely change from "normal" Would like to also metamorphose into a slim, fit, toned person though!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by geostump View Post
                          The only time I really notice women is when they look so thin that the you'd think the wind would break them in 2. To me that is the scariest thing ever.
                          I sometimes play a game when I am in airport or a cafe - people watching. I look for the woman I would like to look like. Now sometimes its about how she dresses - and i realise what I aspire to is elegant and sophisticated, not trendy or fashionable. But sometimes its about her size/shape.

                          Now I used to fantasise about being "ethereal", a light wisp of a thing with long slender limbs. Ain't gonna happen! I am too short and I am muscular. BUT I would still crave that shape and size and batter my body with CW diets and chronic exercise patterms to try to achieve it. I didn't - I just got skinny and looked awful.

                          Then I realised, whilst playing the game in an airport lounge one long boring wait for my plane, that the frail creatures walked in a stooped way, had no tone, looked - well, they looked a bit sick. Not one of them was someone I wanted to look like. (Maybe they needed lighting. post production and lots of make up to look good in a mag and become what women try to be?)

                          What I really sat up and smiled at was an amazonian woman, all strong limbs and muscle definition who prowled past us, strong, lean and fit. Great posture, smooth gait. I realised - THAT was what I actually wanted to be.

                          Now I hope I have found a way to get there. Of course, i am still going to be 5'5" but hey, you can't have everything!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by denise View Post
                            What I really sat up and smiled at was an amazonian woman, all strong limbs and muscle definition who prowled past us, strong, lean and fit. Great posture, smooth gait. I realised - THAT was what I actually wanted to be.

                            Now I hope I have found a way to get there. Of course, i am still going to be 5'5" but hey, you can't have everything!
                            Love this! I was a total tomboy growing up, and have always found lean and strong the most aesthetically appealing body type in women. And definitely the one I would always wish for myself.

                            I am only 5'3" (and a half, never forget the half" LOL) so even less likely to metamorphosize into Sheena of the Jungle, but at least now I'm headed in more of the right direction!
                            "If man made it, don't eat it." ..Jack LaLanne
                            "It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are.
                            If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." ..Richard Feynman

                            beachrat's new primal journal

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by beachrat View Post
                              I am only 5'3" (and a half, never forget the half" LOL) so even less likely to metamorphosize into Sheena of the Jungle, but at least now I'm headed in more of the right direction!
                              we will be short but fabulous!

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