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    Red face Im baffled!

    Im a lurker,might have posted 1 or 2 times, but i really am baffled as to why my scales wont budge, i dont use them regularly and have always hated them , anyway been primal since jan i've gotten smaller and lots comments like "gosh what happened to you", last time before today i went on scale was around feb i think, i just finished whole 30 which i followed religiously, tum looks way flatter and abs visible, face thinner,bum and thighs too, can fit in jeans i havent in years so i got excited thinking finally have lost weight but nop! not even a pound.

    my bf made me stand on scale while he looked because he thought i was joking that i havent lost anything while he lost 12lb in 30 days

    anyone in similar situation? i sprint, am very strong,lht and crossfit 2x a wk, i know muscle weighs more than fat but why not even a lb or 2 ?

    come on people talk to me

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    It sounds like you've lost fat and gained muscle. If you're looking great and now have visible abs, then why does it matter what the scale says?

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    thanks Vega its just that weight lose being what brought me here, and reading about most people have lost i'm just wondering why no scale movement even a bit, yes you are right i have lost soooo much fat i like how i look those who have seen me in a while wants to go on my "diet"

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    It is easier said than done, but ignore the scale and pay attention to your measurements instead! You are getting lean, by your own admission - glory in that. Good job so far! Concentrate on whether you are getting stronger and leaner and happier and healthier. It really sounds like you gained muscle as you dropped the fat - hooray for strong chicks!

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    For me, whether it's fat or muscle, the scale moves relative to my size. In other words, I don't buy the whole "you have muscle so you weigh more" thing. I know it works for some people but not for me. If my muscle turns to fat, I don't get lighter, I get heavier. If my fat turns to muscle, I don't get heavier, I get lighter. If I get bigger the scale goes up. If I get smaller the scale goes down. So I'm on your side: if you were me, the scale should have moved down.
    Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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    The fact is, you don't mention your height or weight. This is usually because you are not overweight to begin with, but like to think you're fat. It's too early in this thread to cry "eating disorder", but if you can SEE YOUR ABS then cheer up. You've already won the war. Pick something else to worry about now.
    Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knifegill View Post
    The fact is, you don't mention your height or weight. This is usually because you are not overweight to begin with, but like to think you're fat. It's too early in this thread to cry "eating disorder", but if you can SEE YOUR ABS then cheer up. You've already won the war. Pick something else to worry about now.
    you made me laugh loud im over weight must lose good 20lb but will be happy with 15lb, i've never really had a huge tummy even at my fattest, always bum and thighs

    Thank you all

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    Quote Originally Posted by seng View Post
    you made me laugh loud im over weight must lose good 20lb but will be happy with 15lb, i've never really had a huge tummy even at my fattest, always bum and thighs

    Thank you all
    Overweight according to what?
    Most people don't realize how much energy it takes for me to pretend to be normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seng View Post
    tum looks way flatter and abs visible
    Quote Originally Posted by seng View Post
    im over weight must lose good 20lb but will be happy with 15lb
    It is nearly impossible that both of these things are true about the same person. It is overwhelmingly more likely that you have a body image issue than that you are simultaneously overfat and have visible abs.

    Please either:

    1) post your height, weight and measurements
    2) post a picture of yourself in tight clothing or swimwear
    3) stop saying you are both fat and ripped at the same time

    Gods, I hate it when people get so obsessed with a damn number that they can't accept they are healthy and fit.
    Today I will: Eat food, not poison. Plan for success, not settle for failure. Live my real life, not a virtual one. Move and grow, not sit and die.

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    I lost only 3 lbs but took 3 inches off of my waist and added a bit of ab definition. That was enough for me realize the scale is only one factor and not enough for me to worry about.

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