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    Don't focus on the scale.....

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    I am 5'6" 165, about 15lbs from my goal. I eat around 1650 NET calories most days with a nutrient ratio of 50-70% Fat (healthy natural fats), and low carb (all of which come from non-grains). When I took measurements at mid month I was 166lbs, I'm down 1lb and about .5% bodyfat in the last 2 weeks. I lost .25" off waist and arm, and .5" off gut right below belly button.

    I was a little upset at working so hard and only losing one lb.--actually up about .5 lb since the beginning of the month before getting really PB. I'd MUCH RATHER have my measurements move than a silly scale! Friends can tell more that you've gotten smaller than they can tell you lost such and such number of lbs!
    Heidi

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    I've found it's a lot easier to lose weight when I'm not obsessing over it.

    It's just like when, for whatever reason, you're watching the clock to wait for the minute to change: it becomes the longest minute ever. If you keep at it and keep noticing what foods and habits help you, then just focus on how good you feel. You WILL make progress.

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    I have to agree. At first I could see the weight just coming off very easy and I went to the gym this morning and didn't lose anything. Oh well. Have to keep going. STAY PRIMAL!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nutritionut View Post
    I've found it's a lot easier to lose weight when I'm not obsessing over it.

    It's just like when, for whatever reason, you're watching the clock to wait for the minute to change: it becomes the longest minute ever. If you keep at it and keep noticing what foods and habits help you, then just focus on how good you feel. You WILL make progress.

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    This is so true. And yet, I can't help measuring every day!

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    I weigh everyday...but "try" not to get worked up over short term fluctuations. Every now and then, I swear at the scale. For me, I use the possibility of seeing a higher number as motivation day to day. If I were to consider eating something I've said I wont eat...I will think of the consequences the next morning.

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    Just remember: The people you see every day don't see the number on your scale, they see YOU. If you stick to your guns, they will want you to divulge your ninja secrets soon enough
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    I am scale obsessed. I weigh every day and that number on the scale irritates the crap out of me. I actually haven't lost any weight in about a year, but things have shifted. My sister swears I keep losing weight yet I haven't lost anything. I know I shouldn't care what the scale says, but I do.

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    I weigh every day because I know that when I do not I tend to fall off the wagon. Weighing is like a morning meditation. I largely ignore what it says though...I've trained myself to see the "range"

    My numbers havent been going down and my tape measure is being stubborn as well, and yet I still think things have shifted. I must not be measuring the right body parts.
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    i dont own a scale any longer my parents do so if i need a check up i just use it!!

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    Tossed mine out too. Now it's just the tape baby!

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