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  • Im baffled!

    Im a lurker,might have posted 1 or 2 times, but i really am baffled as to why my scales wont budge, i dont use them regularly and have always hated them , anyway been primal since jan i've gotten smaller and lots comments like "gosh what happened to you", last time before today i went on scale was around feb i think, i just finished whole 30 which i followed religiously, tum looks way flatter and abs visible, face thinner,bum and thighs too, can fit in jeans i havent in years so i got excited thinking finally have lost weight but nop! not even a pound.

    my bf made me stand on scale while he looked because he thought i was joking that i havent lost anything while he lost 12lb in 30 days

    anyone in similar situation? i sprint, am very strong,lht and crossfit 2x a wk, i know muscle weighs more than fat but why not even a lb or 2 ?

    come on people talk to me

  • #2
    It sounds like you've lost fat and gained muscle. If you're looking great and now have visible abs, then why does it matter what the scale says?

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    • #3
      thanks Vega its just that weight lose being what brought me here, and reading about most people have lost i'm just wondering why no scale movement even a bit, yes you are right i have lost soooo much fat i like how i look those who have seen me in a while wants to go on my "diet"

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      • #4
        It is easier said than done, but ignore the scale and pay attention to your measurements instead! You are getting lean, by your own admission - glory in that. Good job so far! Concentrate on whether you are getting stronger and leaner and happier and healthier. It really sounds like you gained muscle as you dropped the fat - hooray for strong chicks!
        I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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        • #5
          For me, whether it's fat or muscle, the scale moves relative to my size. In other words, I don't buy the whole "you have muscle so you weigh more" thing. I know it works for some people but not for me. If my muscle turns to fat, I don't get lighter, I get heavier. If my fat turns to muscle, I don't get heavier, I get lighter. If I get bigger the scale goes up. If I get smaller the scale goes down. So I'm on your side: if you were me, the scale should have moved down.
          Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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          • #6
            The fact is, you don't mention your height or weight. This is usually because you are not overweight to begin with, but like to think you're fat. It's too early in this thread to cry "eating disorder", but if you can SEE YOUR ABS then cheer up. You've already won the war. Pick something else to worry about now.
            Crohn's, doing SCD

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Knifegill View Post
              The fact is, you don't mention your height or weight. This is usually because you are not overweight to begin with, but like to think you're fat. It's too early in this thread to cry "eating disorder", but if you can SEE YOUR ABS then cheer up. You've already won the war. Pick something else to worry about now.
              you made me laugh loud im over weight must lose good 20lb but will be happy with 15lb, i've never really had a huge tummy even at my fattest, always bum and thighs

              Thank you all

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              • #8
                I lost only 3 lbs but took 3 inches off of my waist and added a bit of ab definition. That was enough for me realize the scale is only one factor and not enough for me to worry about.

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                • #9
                  I agree with the others, ignore the scale! What is your height and weight if you're so adamant you need to lose? I know I have at least 15-20lbs I need to lose because I'm 5'4" 180lbs. If you're a similar height but weigh 130lbs, you don't need to lose weight. Focus on getting strong and the other benefits of Primal living.

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                  • #10
                    If you can see you abs then you do not need to lose any more weight. Period.

                    Knifegill said it was to early in the thread to cry eating disorder, and it was till you said you want to lose 20lbs even though you are already very lean.

                    If you have 20lbs of fat on your thighs and a 6-pack you are a medical abnormality - seek help.
                    You know all those pictures of Adam and Eve where they have belly button? Think about it..................... take as long as you need........................

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by seng View Post
                      you made me laugh loud im over weight must lose good 20lb but will be happy with 15lb, i've never really had a huge tummy even at my fattest, always bum and thighs

                      Thank you all
                      Overweight according to what?
                      Most people don't realize how much energy it takes for me to pretend to be normal.

                      If I wanted to listen to an asshole, I'd fart.

                      Twibble's Twibbly Wibbly

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by seng View Post
                        tum looks way flatter and abs visible
                        Originally posted by seng View Post
                        im over weight must lose good 20lb but will be happy with 15lb
                        It is nearly impossible that both of these things are true about the same person. It is overwhelmingly more likely that you have a body image issue than that you are simultaneously overfat and have visible abs.

                        Please either:

                        1) post your height, weight and measurements
                        2) post a picture of yourself in tight clothing or swimwear
                        3) stop saying you are both fat and ripped at the same time

                        Gods, I hate it when people get so obsessed with a damn number that they can't accept they are healthy and fit.
                        Today I will: Eat food, not poison. Plan for success, not settle for failure. Live my real life, not a virtual one. Move and grow, not sit and die.

                        My Primal Journal

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                        • #13
                          I get frustrated everyday and don't get it. I am a 5'3" female and I weigh 211 pounds. I eat less than 50 grams of carbs a day exercise daily even incorporate some Crossfit and the scale has not moved at all. I do have hypothyroidism and I am on medicine but I do see a change in my body and clothes so that's good. It's frustrating weighing 211 pounds as a woman. I have been told I don't look like I weigh that much. Maybe I am a man trapped in a woman's body!!!!!

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                          • #14
                            @ Lucy - Excersising daily is probably too much unless some days it's just walking or other move slowly stuff, dial it back a notch. If you have got smaller and not lighter you have lost fat and gained muscle, weight loss will likely follow soon. If you have thyroid probs then you may need to count calories to make sure you don't over eat, just being below X numer of carbs is not a magic spell that makes you skinny.
                            You know all those pictures of Adam and Eve where they have belly button? Think about it..................... take as long as you need........................

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                            • #15
                              Thanks Rob, I never really count calories but I will give that a shot. I don't think I eat extra calories but they can add up quickly.

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