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    Just had some numbers done...


    5'11, 185lbs, 11%bf. I think I look pretty good but fully clothed, people are telling me I look too skinny. I guess you can't really see the muscle under business attire...


    Has anyone else run into this issue as the progress in the primal/paelo lifestyle?


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    Ugh...I run into this constantly with my Granny. 5'10, 165lbs, and pretty low body fat (probably low double digits), athletically built but not overly so. Unfortunately most people don't know what you look like underneath your clothing. If they want, I could show them my near 6 pack abs and my bat wing lats to prove to them that it's more muscle than anything!


    If only my granny could see my twitter pic to prove it.

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    They're just jealous -- and probably have a warped perspective. Fat, after all, has become "normal."


    The annoying comments I tend to get are things like:


    "Salad for breakfast? That's why you're so skinny." (Umm, yeah. Said salad has 900 calories and 45g of fat...how's that fit with your CW dogma?)


    and


    "You're not going to turn into one of those really buff women, are you?" (Hellooooo? It's food and iron, not steroids. Besides, this is what a really buff woman looks like, naturally. Push-up contest, anyone?)

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    How about a renegade row or pistol contest.


    Saw you do those in another post... you're probably the only female I know who even knows what they are... let alone does them


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    @barbey - That's what I was telling my wife. Most people are used to overweight folks...so now 'normal' looks skinny.

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    5'10 177 M


    ...and yeah I get that. Really annoying. Its sad how some people equate "fat" with "healthy".


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    As I've been losing the weight, people have been poking fun about me disappearing. "Don't let him turn sideways, you won't be able to see him." I'm sure it's all in good fun or whatever, but after a while it gets on your nerves.


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    @ arthur -- LOL A renegade row contest would be perfect, particularly since they look much easier than they actually are!


    As for pistols, I had a guy friend tell me just the other day "Oh, I can do those."


    "Oh yeah? Let's see."


    "Umm...ok. Show me how you do it first, so I make sure my form is right."


    No problem. I do a few.


    He tries. Falls over before even hitting 90 degrees.


    *evil snicker*

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    LTC - it certainly is a warped version of normality out there.


    I'm speaking as a short, "sturdy" (ahem) female with an ample belly; yet because I wasn't as morbidly obese as a friend, I was too thin and needed feeding up. With Dominos pizza.


    Ewww.


    How do fit people react, e.g. at gym / crossfit...?


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    Seriously... I killed some guys at my office fitness center with the renagade rows using 15 pound dumbells... it was great.


    It's funny how even people that workout using "traditional" methods, die when they do a set of 10 burpees with the knee tuck... or a hill sprint.


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