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#1 Old 09-08-2007, 04:48 AM
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Not that I'm complaining, but the scales haven't budged an inch - yet my trousers are falling down!



I've been exercising, but haven't integrated weights just yet due to time constraints. I've been watching what I eat, but more so just cutting down on portion sizes - I haven't deprived myself of anything.



As I said, I'm not complaining - but what could be the explanation?



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#2 Old 09-08-2007, 05:03 AM
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Not that I'm complaining, but the scales haven't budged an inch - - but what could be the explanation?



I think I can see your problem: Your scales can't measure inches as they tend to be used more for weight / mass - like kilos and stuff.
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#3 Old 09-08-2007, 02:50 PM
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All I want to say is... don't watch scales, watch yourself.

Eventually, a number can not tell you whether you are at a weight that is good for you... there is not a specific number you should be, only a certain feeling of health and happiness with your physique and psyche.
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#4 Old 09-08-2007, 05:11 PM
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I'm switching to veganism, and I've lost a whopping HALF LB., yet I've gone down a clothing size. I know what you're saying. I think it's the difference of reducing mucusy bloat from meats and dairy and eggs.
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#5 Old 09-08-2007, 06:17 PM
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If you've been exercising you're likely gaining some muscle mass, and muscle weighs more than fat. You're probably building muscle in your arms and legs (but would depend on the exercises you are doing) and losing fat around your abdomen/waist. That could explain why your pants are falling down but the number on the scale is the same.



Or else your scale is just broken





ETA: Congrats, btw
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#6 Old 09-08-2007, 09:37 PM
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congrats!



you are definitely gaining lean muscle mass and losing fat which is awesome because muscle burns calories more efficiently than fat does.



just like everyone says people should go by their measurements and not their weight but i too am guilty of weighing myself every week to see if i've lost anything.
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#7 Old 09-09-2007, 03:06 AM
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Thanks all!



*Cyr gets out the tape measure...*



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*nitpick* a pound of muscle and a pound of fat weigh the same. Muscle is more dense. think of it like lead and feathers. a pound of lead and a pound of feathers are botha pound, but there are a lot more feathers than there is lead in a pound.
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*nitpick* a pound of muscle and a pound of fat weigh the same. Muscle is more dense. think of it like lead and feathers. a pound of lead and a pound of feathers are botha pound, but there are a lot more feathers than there is lead in a pound.



I was thinking about that as I typed it. But didn't think it was relevant because a given volume of fat weighs less than a given volume of muscle. And we were talking about volume here
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#10 Old 09-11-2007, 04:49 AM
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hi losing weight is not an easy task. But if you want to loose weight quickly, you can have weight lose in one week and its true. i lost approx. 14lbs in 1 week
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#11 Old 09-11-2007, 06:02 AM
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It is always better to measure yourself by inches and not scales. The way you feel and how your clothes fit is a more accurate stat. If you keep doing what you are doing though you will start seeing the weight come off. Muscle weighs more than fat. So you could actually show you gain weight before you lose.
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