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  • How to handle the slower weight loss?

    It's tough to eat so much and wonder how i am going to lose any weight like this? I'm eating so much fat it's making me wonder. I get it and I get it but I don't.

    Trust me, I love the new found "energy" I have but it's the weight loss I am also after. I know I got to be patient.

    I got a good 15 or 20 pounds to go and I am so use to FAST STARVATION DIETS that give me quick results but obviously short term which is why I am not going that route anymore!!

    I know I got to chill and I am committed to this forever.....I guess I should just forgetaboutit and move on....My weight loss is just so darn turtle pace slow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! sorry, just venting...I need to be patient...it's tough.

    Day 19 tomorrow, here I come!!

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    the way to look at it is that you're eating so much food and not gaining weight,

    that's something to celebrate

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    • #3
      Originally posted by plato yogi wogi View Post
      the way to look at it is that you're eating so much food and not gaining weight,

      that's something to celebrate
      well, I get that part and agree it's nice to eat all these wonderful foods...BUT....I rather wear a slim jim bikini too this summer and have the weight come off faster than at the end when summers over!! lol

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      • #4
        Originally posted by tinacristina View Post
        well, I get that part and agree it's nice to eat all these wonderful foods...BUT....I rather wear a slim jim bikini too this summer and have the weight come off faster than at the end when summers over!! lol
        you gotta squat

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        • #5
          Originally posted by plato yogi wogi View Post
          you gotta squat
          Does that mean squatting will help get the LB's off faster? It is the largest muscle mass I got...hmmm, something to consider. Thanks!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by tinacristina View Post
            well, I get that part and agree it's nice to eat all these wonderful foods...BUT....I rather wear a slim jim bikini too this summer and have the weight come off faster than at the end when summers over!! lol
            Well, why don't you just eat less then? Smaller portions.
            Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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            • #7
              Don't just go by weight. Go by measurements too. Biceps, chest, waist, hips, thighs.

              In 2 weeks, I'd lost almost 10# and about an inch from each of the above measurements.

              I say about, because I decided to only make "official" measurements about once a month. I've already lost about 3 more # or so this week also.

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              • #8
                19 days? Settle down.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by tinacristina View Post
                  I got a good 15 or 20 pounds to go and I am so use to FAST STARVATION DIETS that give me quick results but obviously short term which is why I am not going that route anymore!!
                  How many times would you like to lose the 20lbs? Lets make this the last time!

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                  • #10
                    Are you tracking? Maybe you're just eating too much overall. I know primal is intended to be satiating with high fats but you can certainly overdo it, and high fat doesn't work for everyone.

                    And secondly...19 days. Be patient.
                    F 28/5'4/100 lbs

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                    • #11
                      News flash- when you lose 20 lbs in 20 days, you lost water, probably some bone mass, a lot of muscle and some fat. You do that often enough and you'll be skinny and saggy.

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                      • #12
                        I've been losing at an average of just over a pound a week for the last 8 months. some weeks it doesn't change, some weeks it actually goes up and some weeks goes down a couple or three. I've kept on track by tracking my weekly weight and printing out a graph. It actually shows a much steadier downward trend and fewer/shorter plateaus than I think I've had. Every time I wonder why the scale hasn't changed I look at the graph on my wall and think, okay, that's damn good so far, I just have to keep doing what I'm doing.
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                        • #13
                          Patience! How long did it take you to add all those pounds you want to lose? You probably took multiple years to get "up" there, give yourself a little while to get down. Your body is used to being heavy, give it some time to adjust. Eat when you are hungry, quit eating when you aren't hungry. Don't eat by the clock. Follow Mark's exercise recommendations, primarily the walking. Since last July I (male) have lost about 40 lbs. I've been flat-eaued since November, but still losing inches and firming belly and thighs, more weight will probably drop soon, but I'm happy with what's been done so far. The scale isn't the be-all, hopefully you are finding that you feel better.
                          The Buck stops here. I am responsible for my past and my future. So for today: I choose to be happy. I will seek wisdom. I will be a servant to others. I will greet this day with a forgiving spirit.

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                          • #14
                            Well thanks everyone, you all have an awesome way to keep things in perspective. Besides changing the way I eat I also have to change the way I do things which in the past, were about more instant gratification. I have learned more about patience since 2008 when some dramatic life changing experiences happen to me but the weight was not included in them...until now which I am working on now.

                            It's true, I have a ton more energy eating this way. I feel mentally better. I can see some inches lose in the mirror and my skin is tightening up from working out. I started working out again consistently in the last 5 months but I have seen the biggest transformation in the last few weeks since starting this program...I got to admit, it's fun to see more muscle definition again, like I use to have in the early 2000's on...

                            I still need to tweak here an there...For lunch I ate this salad filled with chopped macadamia nuts, fresh blue cheese, avocado, tomato on roman lettuce with olive oil and Apple cider vinegar...I never eaten such a fat filled salad in my life!! I am very, very full...I am positive it will be late until I can eat anything again.

                            Thanks for your support and words of wisdom...I share carry on....

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                            • #15
                              to tweak your diet (if need be), you might consider going dairy and nut free for 30 days and see what happens.

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