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  • I used an online calculator. I honestly don't know or really care what the actual number is. But people kept asking so I put the number in my signature so they would stop.
    Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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    • Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
      I used an online calculator. I honestly don't know or really care what the actual number is. But people kept asking so I put the number in my signature so they would stop.
      Okay, I understand. The online calculator's are way off in most cases. I doubt very much you are 25% body fat. Anyway it doesn't matter since its not important to you.
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      • Is it shallow? Hell yea. We live in a shallow world where looks got weight (no pun intended).
        Do I treat like this to myself as well? Unfortunately, yes. I'm a perfectionist, obsessive person. Many people are.
        I don't hate fat people. It is just impossible for me to look beyond their flaws and try to get to know them.
        No one is perfect and I'm sure they are wonderful people.
        I know my attitude is wrong but I just can't change my mind about seeing a fat person and not thinking he's given up on himself.
        Well, that answers your question about concern over fat loss- your attitude. I don't want to be seen by you as a fat disgusting pig. I don't want you assuming I treat my body like a garbage bin. That's why I have spent the past 15 years doing everything and anything I can to lose the fat. I am tired of being lumped in with the heifers at McDonalds even though I eat primal. Just like when I did a marathon- I was tired of the assumption I was a couch potato.

        There is absolutely nothing wrong with your attitude and assumption, and nothing wrong with my focus on losing fat above all other points of health. For me, I am VERY lucky in that I am healthy otherwise. I just carry around lard on my thighs and arms. I've always felt pretty good and any additional well being is just icing on the cake.

        And you are right- people only see fat. They don't see great skin and a person that is aging well with shiny hair. They don't see someone who can run a marathon or hike for 2 hours up a steep trail. They don't see someone who hasn't been sick in years. They just see fat.

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        • Our bodies are always striving for perfection but we keep throwing up roadblocks. Stress, poor, unnatural diets and lack of the right kind of exercise prevent us from reaching our potential. Each person's potential is different and we should try to stop comparing ourselves to others and simply strive to be the best we can be. Eat right, exercise properly and over time your body will adjust accordingly. Focus on the process, the results will take of themselves. Your inner health will shine through in your skin, hair and attitude even if you don't reach society's perception of the perfect figure or physique.
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          • Originally posted by canuck416 View Post
            Okay, I understand. The online calculator's are way off in most cases. I doubt very much you are 25% body fat. Anyway it doesn't matter since its not important to you.
            I guess I don't really care because the number has never been a frame of reference for me. I never knew what the numbers were for people or thought about it like I have for pounds on the scale or inches around the waist.

            25% might be spot on for me. Parts of my body appear to me to be around 15% (my legs) and parts around 50% (my arms.) All I know for sure is nothing seems to move it permanently to a more visually appealing place.
            Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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            • Originally posted by magnolia1973 View Post
              And you are right- people only see fat. They don't see great skin and a person that is aging well with shiny hair. They don't see someone who can run a marathon or hike for 2 hours up a steep trail. They don't see someone who hasn't been sick in years. ...
              I DO! Sure I see fat, but I also sometimes wish I had her sense of style, glossy hair, or infectious smile.
              my primal journal:
              http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...Primal-Journal

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              • Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
                I guess I don't really care because the number has never been a frame of reference for me. I never knew what the numbers were for people or thought about it like I have for pounds on the scale or inches around the waist.

                25% might be spot on for me. Parts of my body appear to me to be around 15% (my legs) and parts around 50% (my arms.) All I know for sure is nothing seems to move it permanently to a more visually appealing place.
                25% is not that much for a woman right? I always thought like between 18 and 22 or something was pretty "skinny" for a woman
                well then

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                • I just read this over the weekend - it is so spot on why we should not rely on the scale. Read if you have the time:

                  http://everydaypaleo.com/2011/06/22/attention-scale-addicts-part-2/
                  Height - 5'8"
                  SW - 191
                  CW - 162
                  GW - 155

                  Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

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                  • That was a good article, catholicchick, thanks.
                    please be patient with me, i'm a newbie.

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                    • I think weight is an easy thing to measure which is why it is so frequently talked about. In addition, when you lose obvious weight and people notice, one of the first questions you are asked is "you look great. How much did you lose?" Going on a long diatribe about how weight doesn't matter and it's not as important as X, Y and Z is just annoying in my opinion. I would rather say I lost X by eating what my body needs, and getting an opportunity to talk about Primal.

                      Also, while perhaps not the best measurement, weight is still a useful bench mark. My basic premise is that if the scale is going down or remaining constant (easy to measure) and my lifts are improving (easy to measure) than I am doing it right and moving in the right direction. Over complicating this with measurements, body fat % or other factors, while all important, are too burdensome i feel for most people, myself included.

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                      • Yup. Half the men and three-quarters of the women would see you that way. And one big-mouthed idiot would tell you all about how you deserve it and you're a fat slob, too.
                        Don't worry, if you are all that, but trying hard to be fit, eat well and gods forbid tell the truth, the same people will tell you that you are obsessive, anorexic and should gain weight so men can like you.

                        Yeah, good screaming folks, I like and want the legs on the left. I told the truth and told you why. I understand that in your opinion I should express gratitude for your flurry of judgment, insinuations and home-spun psycho-analysis. I am not expressing this gratitude. Neither I experience humbleness, humiliation, a moment of sudden healing and immediate acceptance that my views of a healthy &fit female body are inferior to some other posters'. I know better what's good and right for me. I also do not require a universal or personal approval from anyone to assess my self-worth.
                        Last edited by Leida; 08-21-2012, 09:07 AM.
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                        • I was skinny fat on CW but weighed 160 lbs.
                          I went primal and even though I lost 20 lbs (average weight now 140-143 lbs) initially, I gained a lot of muscle tissue, grew bigger boobs (from 34D to 34 DD) and have a bigger butt and upper thighs.
                          2.5 years of primal and eating whatever and however much I want including raw dairy, my weight has stayed a constant 142 lbs. It doesn't matter if I stuff my face or if I do IF, my weight won't budge.
                          On CW I wore about a size 10...and on primal I now wear anything from size 7-11 depending on the maker.
                          My waist size hasn't changed but I bulked up quite a bit, rendering all tops too small and most pants too tight around my ass.

                          I no longer obsess over a number on a scale or on a piece of clothing. My feet have also grown, I used to wear a size 9.5 and since primal my feet grew to a 10.5 / 11.

                          I don't care. I know with all this 'bulking' up since going primal surely my bones have grown, too, and gotten thicker and more sturdy...this is what I was after.

                          So I carry around 10 extra pounds of fat in the right places, I don't care anymore and I actually laugh at those who ruin every day of their life by obsessing over food portions, calories burned or carbs consumed.
                          I found homeostasis and I'm happy as hell that I did.
                          Would've never happened on CW.

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                          • My waist size hasn't changed but I bulked up quite a bit, rendering all tops too small and most pants too tight around my ass.
                            Way to grow some junk in your trunk!

                            Yeah, I love the primal/paleo afters- they usually show great bodies. I see so many other pics of CW loss and people look like deflated jelly fish.

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                            • Originally posted by magnolia1973 View Post
                              I see so many other pics of CW loss and people look like deflated jelly fish.
                              so true!

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                              • Originally posted by Leida View Post
                                Don't worry, if you are all that, but trying hard to be fit, eat well and gods forbid tell the truth, the same people will tell you that you are obsessive, anorexic and should gain weight so men can like you.

                                Yeah, good screaming folks, I like and want the legs on the left. I told the truth and told you why. I understand that in your opinion I should express gratitude for your flurry of judgment, insinuations and home-spun psycho-analysis. I am not expressing this gratitude. Neither I experience humbleness, humiliation, a moment of sudden healing and immediate acceptance that my views of a healthy &fit female body are inferior to some other posters'. I know better what's good and right for me. I also do not require a universal or personal approval from anyone to assess my self-worth.
                                Ehh I like the legs on the left too and I don't care whether men prefer them or not! (Sad fact... my legs will most likely never be those legs... I've had enormous thighs forever no matter what I've weighed in the past).

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