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    Well it hasn't been hard to stay committed to the program, it is hard however to see results. I mean, my face is smaller, my waist has even gone in a little... Griff says I'm losing, he sees the difference, but I suppose I don't see it fast enough. I mean if some of you lost 25 pounds it's a tremendous change. For me, it's just been... subtle.

    I suppose I should be happy with the way I feel, the urges not being there. And after all it has only been 29 days since I've started. And come on, starting a food program during the holidays? What kind of freak am I?

  • #2
    I certainly understand what you are saying! When you have alot to lose 25 pounds really does not make a big visual difference, and it can get discouraging. Its important to find other motivators and measuring tools. I, too , have lost more than many people set out to lose all together, and hard to tell that I have lost anything. But we have to hang in there!

    Keep up the good work
    Redflame
    Started PB Aug 9, 2010 then let 'stuff' get in the way
    Back to start and make a fantastic 2012
    Goal of Significant Weight Loss
    15 pounds down! with more to go!

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    • #3
      I know where you are coming from. I've been at this a few months and have lost a little over 30 lbs. Others have commented that they notice. I notice in that clothes are feeling loose but I'm still BIG. I feel tons better though and that is plenty of incentive to stay with it. I commented the other day that I can lose another 150lbs and still be considered obese according to the BMI chart. Just keep plugging away and know that the weight will come off and you'll be healthier and feel better each day.
      Start weight 403 09/29/2010
      Current weight 335
      On my way to becoming half the man I used to be...

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      • #4
        I think of it like this. When you have a little beach bucket of sand and you take a cupful of sand out, it will show. But when you have a whole sandbox full of sand, one cupful doesn't make a difference that shows. Even so, you've still removed a cupful of sand. A loss of 25 pounds is a loss of 25 pounds. You're doing well, hon. Keep it up.
        Primal eating in a nutshell: If you are hungry, eat Primal food until you are satisfied (not stuffed). Then stop. Wait until you're hungry again. Repeat.

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        • #5
          Yeah dude, Griff's analogy is a very good one. Keep up the hard work, even for us smaller guys patience is important. The smaller you get the slower everything is so yeah, keep plugging away and enjoy life. You're lucky to have a guy like Griff by your side for guidance and support.
          I used to seriously post here, now I prefer to troll.

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          • #6
            That's almost a pound a day, man. Wow! I would try not to think in terms of any less than 6 months before really "assessing" where you are at. 29 days will not make or break anyone's health.
            If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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            • #7
              I try to think of it this way:
              No matter the weightloss method (short of amputations), even with stomach surgery, you lose weight one pound at a time. You have to pass through 25 pounds lost to get to 50, then 100. You're travelling in the right direction, and even if it doesn't feel like much, yet, it will be in time.

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              • #8
                25 lbs. is a huge accomplishment, congrats! Keep it up, consistency is the key.

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                • #9
                  mate i think 25lbs is a great outcome so well done ...
                  keep with it
                  ive also found ive noticed my weight loss, which has been consistent and gradual, less than others around me ...

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                  • #10
                    I've had extremely slow changes as well. They don't show up on the scale at all. I see more definition in hands and feet and now knees. It can be so maddeningly slow, and I just hope it's really in the right direction. (Or is the wasting of subcutaneous fat more an indication of stress from Miller Fisher Syndrome which I went through last spring?) If the scale doesn't change at all, but I see veins and tendons and dents I'm not used to seeing, hopefully this means that I'm replacing the muscle I lost from illness.

                    Some people get huge changes in just a few weeks -- others don't. That doesn't mean that the old way of eating will bring anyone anything but misery.

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                    • #11
                      Don't forget the paper towel theory of weight loss: http://www.peertrainer.com/LoungeCom...ThreadID=15480

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                      • #12
                        25 pounds off is better than 5 or 10 on. and in that amount of time, it's fantastic.

                        Its working for you so that's what counts. Keep it up!

                        Let's grumble when you hit a plateau: that's when the effort for reward ratio starts to suck.

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                        • #13
                          A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

                          You have made a HUGE step in the right direction. Good for you!

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                          • #14
                            Go go go, you're on the right path!

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                            • #15
                              I was losing only about 6 or 8 lbs a month. At first I thought, ah, big deal. What the hell difference does six lbs make? Fast forward a few months down the road - those six lbs each month have added up and suddenly I am two pants sizes smaller. Still have a little to go, but I am really a happy with the progress. All without hunger, counting calories, or feeling deprived.

                              Don't sell your accomplishment short. Just build on it and be patient. Good things come to those who wait
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