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    RE: body changes and body fat

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    For as long as I can remember, I have thought I was fat. Then later, when I was even fatter, I would look back at pictures and think "wow, I was really thin back then".

    Since starting PB, I have lost enough weight that I am now a comfortable size 8 and I am pretty comfortable with my size. What is surprising to me though, is that I still have quite a bit of body fat. In my mind, I though at this size I would not have very much fat, but I still have plenty I am sure this is why when I was younger and a size 4-6 I still felt fat. I was skinny fat!

    I am not complaining or worried about this. I'm only 5'3'', so it's not like a size 8 is that small. Plus I am still losing weight, don't do very much formal exercise, don't count calories or restrict fruit or nuts....so there is a TON I could still do if I want to get a rockin' body. I just find it interesting

    Anyone else surprised by the changes in their body?

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    Yes. I have been on a weight loss journey since Oct 09. Weirdest changes have been shrinking shoe & bra size. Discovered PB right around Christmas, and committed a month later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
    Yes. I have been on a weight loss journey since Oct 09. Weirdest changes have been shrinking shoe & bra size. Discovered PB right around Christmas, and committed a month later.
    Funny - my bra cup size is the one thing that hasn't changed! I was hoping for a little shrinkage in that area, but alas, it has not happened yet My feet have shrunk, but I think that is related to remission of my arthritis.

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    I'm surprised and pleased when I discover that I actually have muscle tone!

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    I've been hardcore primal for about 3 weeks...about a week ago, I think I went into ketosis. My spare tire rapidly has changed to "squishy" fat and after some internet research, I've found that means that it's about to break up.

    I've had a buddha my entire adult and adolescent life. Even during the intense initial stages of military training when I could see the top two abs, I still had a stomach roll. I really think that I'm about to lose it...and that's amazing to me. I'm leaning out incredibly, and there are places all over my body that I previously thought were pretty solid...turns out they must have had a pretty nice layer of fat under them, because now I can feel that they're granular and squishy.

    I'm taking my body fat measurements again in about 4 days, and we'll see what kind of progress I've made. This new way of eating has been a breakthrough for me. Thanks Mark!

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    I've been at this for roughly 2 months, and I am a sz 16. Started out as a true 16 and am now a loose 16. Hips and stomach are a lot smaller and the bands on all my bras are loose on the last hook now. I'm not measuring body fat at all and I haven't been a scale since December. I've always had muscle tone and put it on fairly easily.
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    Me too! Did NOT expect my feet to get smaller, as they didn't seem to have any fat on them before. But my shoes are definitely looser.

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    OP thats exactly how i felt! Back when i was like 21 i thought i could still lose a few pounds, maybe get some more muscle tone - i was a size 4. i looked back at my 21st birthday photos of me in a bikini on an island, and holy crap i had some nice abs. i cant believe i thought i should still lose weight. i was a comfortable size 8 too before getting pregnant. i can still sort of shove on my size 8 jeans, depending on if they are a pretty stretchy style lol, im so over wearing maternity jeans. i hate that stupid thing that sits over your stomach (it shows thru some shirts...) though it is heaven not to have a button digging into your lower stomach on top of bubs. so if i can still put on my size 8 jeans while being almost 35 weeks pregnant....i cant wait til this baby is out of me!!!
    i swear its the primal living style that is keeping me from gaining excessively, and my husband even says that i lost a lot of weight in my hips and i look slimmer from the back, im all baby in the front =D
    oh but my feet got a size bigger - curse you relaxin! they were already size 9 >.<

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