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10-20-2005, 10:10 AM
My mirror is slowly showing a difference in inches but my numbers on the scale are staying the same. I do low impact exercises and drink my promangrante juice and water, I eat fresh greens and juice them with bananas and celery and I limit my avocadoes.
Tell me did anyone else go through this where the numbers on the scales didn't change but the body shape did?
I am excited but I wonder is it in my mind or is it real, my clothes are beginning to fit a little better. OH JOY!
I have had the same experience--my scale went low a bit but my clothing size showed the most progress. To me, a scale cannot measure muscle mass etc....My advice is to go by your clothing size and shape. When I see muscles growing/toning and that wiggles wiggle less, I do not worry about the scale. I know that yoga helped elongate my body even more --- a better posture is slimming too!! Keep up the good work--listen to your body it will show you what you need.:)
10-20-2005, 01:16 PM
Oh boy, Blessed many of us have ( are still ) where you are with your mirror.
My scale says I've only lost about 15lbs, but I keep shrinking body fat and building a lot of muscles ( so there! to those who don't believe live food can make proper muscle mass )
We keep circling this thing called BODY DENSITY. We're more dense - and will continue to be as our bodies reflect the nutrtion its being given, but poundage is so relavant.
I know.. I know.. so many have massive losses on the scale, but they're building inwardly also, its just their bodies are also expelling fatty toxins more quickly.
Helen mentioned in another thread and so did SweetGoddess ( recently ) that when our bodies go through inner healing, the scale might not move much either. I'm more excited about that now than I was frustrated at the lack of loss. I've gained, alright....
my life back!
10-20-2005, 01:29 PM
I can relate to this in a way: I look a lot different eating optimally than I do weighing the exact same eating poorly. There is no comparison.
I have more muscle definition and no jiggly or hanging parts :).
As someone who has been running for years, that last bit of fat on and around the lower tummy was always the bane of my existence, lol. It's gone now, and that's pretty unusual to get tighter in that area as you get older :)
I'm the same as jaurequi... my body has been two steps ahead of my scale. Although I have been losing weight, the last time I wore the size I'm in now, I weighed 20 lbs less.
10-20-2005, 02:09 PM
Thank you my friends,
I just printed out seven blank documents and placed them on the refrig. It says raw food only, then it says breakfast, juice, midmorning snack,lunch,afternoon snack and evening meal before 8:00 pm. I have heard that it is very important to write down what you eat when you are working toward losing weight. So I feel that if I read it before I go into the fridge I will not eat the wrong things. You all have inspired me and you have given me strength to go all the way. I am going to try it one week at a time.
Thank you, thank you, thank you so much!
10-21-2005, 12:47 PM
I am convinced Scales are evil things.
My regular size pants are getting lose so I dragged my smaller size pants that are reserved for the month before and after a Physigue Show (my weight drops 10 pds for a show). They are snug in my "off season" so I hang them in the back of the closet...so I am wearing them now and I am not even in a contest diet mode...far from it.
So I think 2 months raw I better weigh in..my cals have been low and I obviously lost weight. AND due to my busy schedule less time in the gym.
So I step on the scale ...and to my surprise not a oz lost. I was the exact same to the OZ from my last weigh in....now I am shocked. I could never wear the contest size pants at this weight before. How odd.
10-21-2005, 10:22 PM
You know I stepped on the scales this morning, yes I know it's only been two days but hope reins eternal. You know what you said is very encouraging, thanks. Now I won't be a slave to the scale anymore I will use my clothes as a guide as you and others have said.
Thanks so much
10-21-2005, 10:34 PM
Me, too.. after a month raw - I am a full size smaller in pants and only four pounds off the scale. I am thinking it is a good thing to care more about how you look and feel rather than numbers.
10-22-2005, 02:35 PM
That happened to me, too, when I was at 80% raw in Jan/Feb. Scale showed me at 127 lbs for two months straight but I was finally able to get into my size 5 jeans (that I thought I'd NEVER get over my hips!) without even losing a single pound. And then, finally, in June, the scale started to move downward again...downward to 105 lbs as of two weeks ago and a size 0 in jeans. The scale hasn't budged since but body fat continues to disappear off my tummy and thighs. (and I'm off the scale for a month now)
10-22-2005, 03:03 PM
When you do all that exercise you have to eat more or your body will think your trying to starve it, and it will hang on to all it can. I know that for sure the Days I just eat and eat and eat some more I lose the most. So maybe you might give that a try. Many times I have looked in the mirror and saw inches gone but then there was no matching loss on the scale. But soon the scale will go down. Just keep it up it will happen for you too. Slow and steady, keeps it off for good. DougLas In Calif... :D :) :eek:
10-22-2005, 03:10 PM
Well It just might be the exercise your doing too. To lose weight you need to do Cardio Walking biking arobics. Some exercise will just make you gain muscle which is ok, but you won't see the numbers go down as fast. But for every pound of muscle you put on, your Body burns 50 more Calories a day. So somewhere down the line the numbers will catch up with the inches Douglas In Calif......... :) :D :cool:
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