View Full Version : The scale says no but the tape says yes
02-01-2010, 02:16 PM
Well, I've completed my first month high raw! Not NEARLY as raw as I WANT to be, and I'll work on that this month, but definitely more raw than I've ever been before! The scales say I haven't lost weight but according to the tape measure I've lost at least an inch off each of my measurements! I'll wait until I can really SEE a difference to post pics, but I was SO happy to see this this morning (which is especially nice because I was feeling really down last night, unnecessarily so by the looks of it too :rolleyes:, I need help). I am going to really work at it this month and hopefully next month I'll see some REALLY noticeable results :D
02-01-2010, 05:30 PM
Congratulations on your success. You are improving yourself with RAW foods. If you give yourself the best of nutrition, the scale will go where you want it to go. Try to limit your scale visits and you will find it a more positive experience when you do. I have found I have the greatest weight loss when I don't worry about the scale. Best wishes,
02-01-2010, 05:45 PM
Good start. Stay the course.
I was just reading an article on Yahoo news http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100201/ap_on_he_me/us_med_fighting_obesity about a teen fighting to keep her weight under control and as I read her story I wondered if maybe she was high cooked or maybe even all cooked ? I think it would be an eye opening experience for her to experiment with eating more raw foods as you are doing.
Keep up the good work and have fun.
02-01-2010, 07:03 PM
congrats! i've realized measuring is important - i thought i wasn't accomplishing weightloss once, and then i measured and saw the result.
02-01-2010, 07:10 PM
My wife says to watch more how your clothes fit, when the scale doesn't change. If you exercise, I know you can loose as much weight in fat as you gain in muscle and be perplexed over it, yet you are smaller and more toned. You're doing good!
02-01-2010, 08:00 PM
Oh yes, I'm not too concerned with the scale, I know it will go down eventually, but I've been working out more this month too so I knew I'd be gaining muscle (I beat my son at an arm wrestle the other day :D LOL, first time in quite a while!) I'm finding I have to use belts now to keep my clothes fitting too, so it's quite exciting :D (and I've made myself a deal, I weigh and measure once a month and don't even PEAK between times, that in itself is liberating!)
02-01-2010, 09:04 PM
Exciting! I gotta follow your example and not be married to the scale! I actually checked my measurements from a few months ago and am down a few inches on my waist, and a few inches on my hips, so I should be happy!! (and more patient too!) HAHA!
02-01-2010, 09:36 PM
Congratulations, this is fabulous news! Keep up the great living. :)
02-01-2010, 09:53 PM
Brava. So proud to see so many people making real strides!
02-02-2010, 07:34 PM
Forget the scale - I bet if you could take a picture of your liver's before and now you'd see a huge difference! :) Know that your cells are happier and you'll see more external shifts as time goes on!
02-04-2010, 04:48 PM
scales are very unreliable. body weight can fluctuate for a lot of different reasons (increased/decreased muscle mass, water and food intake, menstruation) so they're not always the best indicators of fat loss. also scales can just be buggy. I say forget about em. there's an inner knowing that accompanies healthy weight loss, and you just know when the pounds are going.
02-09-2010, 10:39 AM
Even inches can be unreliable, if you exercise, because as muscles build, fat might shift to different places, and some places might get bigger temporarily(untill the fat is released.)
02-09-2010, 10:58 AM
Way to go! Rah, Rah, Rah.....I'm cheering you on!
02-09-2010, 01:08 PM
Yes I know that the scale (and even the measuring tape) isn't going to be 100% reliable, but it's enough to make me happy and feel motivated to keep going :D
Going to increase my raw over this month and I'm planning to join the 30 day challenge starting March 1 :D. I'm REALLY looking forward to that!
02-09-2010, 10:36 PM
Good for you RawPilgrim!!! Sounds like your head is in the right place.
I'm with you on not relying on the scale very often. I don't even schedule it. I just get around to it now and then, except for milestones like 1 month, 6 month or 1 year raw anniversary :D. Then I make a point of stepping on the scale and I am always happy with the results. Lately when people ask how much more I plan to lose, I reply that I am just letting my body decide. Everything I have read tells me that sooner or later my body will stop releasing and will maintain where it needs to be. As long as I keep up the green smoothies and give my body what it needs, that is.
02-10-2010, 07:48 AM
What I'm REALLY enjoying is my clothes falling off! (ok, that just sounded wrong :rolleyes: ) I mean stuff that was really really tight a few months ago are now so loose I have to keep pulling them back up LOL *does the happy dance*
02-10-2010, 07:52 AM
good for you!!!!! I've never weighed myself..go by clothes & how I feel.
02-19-2010, 11:21 PM
I'm with ya!
I've also tried going mostly raw (at least 75%) and I've incorporated a vigorous workout for at least the last two weeks, but the scale hasn't moved one pound! I've heard that If I quit going to the scale and trust how I'm starting to feel (healthy and vibrant) the weight loss would just begin to happen! So, I will be a support to you and that will be encouragement to me! Way to go on the inches lost!!!
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