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I must admit, I puzzle myself a bit when I calculate that my "lean mass" is not much less than my "goal weight" (or the weight I used to be before getting overweight). It doesn't always compute, because back when I WAS that weight I certainly had an average BF% and yet if I keep my current "lean mass" and get to my "goal weight" I'll have like 7%BF! (It would have been about 20% when I was younger at that weight).
So yeah, I think maybe just focussing on losing a pound at a time (or a kilogram in my case, being metric and all) is not a bad way to travel.
I'd definitely agree with that, I've not really had a goal weight (I would like to get down to normal according to BMI - yes I know it's a bad measure for at least one day).
Basically when I started my primal journey I knew I was fat and needed to lose weight. I never paid attention to my lean mass just focused on slowly losing weight and now for me it's about losing my little podge at the bottom of my belly, not fussed if I don't lose any more weight.
Quelson -- YOU'RE AMAZING!!!
quelsen, have you given thought to getting your body comp done again to see if your lean mass weight has changed with your weight loss?
Quelsen - Just amazing. And no goal weight is just fine. I myself started my journey at 300 pounds as a 5'5" female and I couldn't even begin to guess what I was naturally supposed to look like underneath my many layers of excess weight. You have no idea until you get closer and even then - who cares? You're not 500 pounds anymore. You can live your life how you want to and be healthy and that's the ultimate thing. Congratulations! You must feel amazing.
I posted these on my journal too, but here you go:
Pre-primal, probably the heaviest I've ever been in my life, about 190 lbs.
About 4 months into doing primal and Crossfit. About 175 lbs.
That's me now, after a couple of years of primal. Last weigh-in, 153 lbs.
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