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    Who else hasn't lost this week?

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    I'm a bit annoyed because I haven't lost weight this week. However, and this before you all jump on me , I have read in another thread your soothing advice that this is for life and not to sweat over a week! Pretty right guys, I'm in this for the long haul and just have to stay on track and motivated. Feel great, lots of energy and sleeping like a log.

    I lost loads over past 2 weeks (14lbs) and this week nada. Guess my body needs time to catch up too ? I'll keep exercising and eating well. Took a look at fitday - I'm in the 1,500 cal region with 44%fat, 41% protein and 15% carbs from veg. Any comments?

    I'm 5ft 3 ,female,and currently weigh 163lbs down from 177lbs.

    I'm cutting the milk in my tea, that might help.

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    Cut back on the carbs some, and if all else fails IF
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    If you've just gone primal, the first week or two is a LOT of water weight, usually. It's easy to get excited about the initial *whoosh* of "weight" loss and then frustrated when you "stall."...which isn't a stall, you've just dumped the majority of water you can lose and you're back to having to lose actual weight/fat to see the scale move.

    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/water...n-weight-loss/

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    Fat? Yes. Weight? Don't necessarily wanna.

    My waist is looking more like a waist these days, though.
    Most people don't realize how much energy it takes for me to pretend to be normal.

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    Someone posted a great thread about how she lost fat but her weight stayed the same. The pictures were striking -- size 8 to a size 2.

    I didn't lose any weight this week but I'm not worried about it. Probably just going to ditch the scale. It's just not a great measure of body fat. I started out at 231 on January 4 and dropped to 217/219 as of a few days ago and it stalled. However, all of my stuff fits way better. My bench press is up to 225 and still going up. I can do two pullups as opposed to 0.

    I think in the past that's been my problem -- if I wasn't losing weight fast enough I would drop calories way too low. This time around I want to focus on overall health, weight lifting, and fitness. Not 'weight' loss. I mean, the quickest way I know to lose 'weight' would be to cut off an appendage, but that isn't progress.

    Best of luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavemanj View Post
    Someone posted a great thread about how she lost fat but her weight stayed the same. The pictures were striking -- size 8 to a size 2.
    ... and here it is. Pay attention, this may be the best bit of advice you get around here.
    Last edited by NourishedEm; 02-08-2011 at 05:35 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NourishedEm View Post
    ... and here it is. Pay attention, this may be the best bit of advice you get around here.
    I think you meant this:

    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...llow-grokettes...

    That's the thread!

    My second year of law school I lost a good bit of fat from biking around town and (although I didn't know it at the time) eating a semi-primal diet. I remember the same thing -- my weight only fluctuated by about 15lbs but people were like "damn dude you look like you lost 40lbs!"
    Last edited by cavemanj; 02-08-2011 at 05:34 AM.

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    Doh! Forgot to delete the duplicated Http! I fixed it now. Thanks

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    Just trust that your body is working on something. I have plateaued for the last couple of weeks in the inches department (I don't own a scale so I don't know about the weight right now). But other awesome things are going on though. My feet are getting stronger and my balance is improving, my left hip is loosening up and starting to move freely, general flexibility has improved, and upper body and core strength have improved. So my body is improving in noticeable ways, it just doesn't happen to be at my waist line. I'm ok with that.

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    Thanks people, great to hear your point of view. I will definitely be focusing on the overall picture of inches, fitness, clothing size etc. I hate the scales in fact. It's so hard to break out of 'the mould' when you've been doing diets off and on for years and watching the scales. I'm treating this as a lifestyle change, as it should be.

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