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HINOTO
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5/1/10 1:07 P

Nah, I'd say I look about right.



TINAROG1
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5/1/10 11:58 A

I think I do...but then again I could be delusional.



ADIE1221
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5/1/10 11:56 A

I think I do, atleast I have been told I do



IMMABE6
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5/1/10 11:55 A

hope so haha!



JILLTBNAGART
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5/1/10 11:45 A

I think I do. My exercise allows me to wear a size 6. I weigh more than most women who wear a size 6.



ADELAIDE97
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5/1/10 11:43 A

No, I look about the size the scale says.



NANY51688
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5/1/10 11:42 A

No,not really,My scale says I have lost about 8lbs,but I can't see it,about how much weight do I have to lose to be able to tell? I'm 5'4 180- the 8lbs I lost :) so 172



VCWHITE
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5/1/10 11:21 A

I hope so!



PRESHA911
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5/1/10 10:41 A

No, but I've been told I looked liked I lost weight when the scale hadn't moved.



TJMIK22
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5/1/10 10:35 A

i used to think so because i think i was in denial... but i think it is pretty accurate now



MFLEESAK
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5/1/10 10:27 A

Yes



LITTLEBRICHIZ
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5/1/10 10:25 A

not sure



RANSPAZZO
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5/1/10 10:18 A

I think I do.



BUBBLES1541
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5/1/10 10:17 A

I don't think so.



MYUTMOST4HIM
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5/1/10 8:56 A

yes, I am told that alot



FIXIN-TO-THRILL
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5/1/10 8:55 A

I think so. I never though I had looked the "200lbs" I was when I started.



SCHANSEN2010
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5/1/10 8:51 A

I sure hope so!!
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MARSHA48
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5/1/10 8:49 A

I think I do. & I feel thinner than what My scales say.



SCRIBBLIN
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5/1/10 6:49 A

No, I don't think so. I think the scale represents how I look.



TRUDYMAC1
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5/1/10 6:47 A

Others seem to think so. I am still focussed on the end result though =)



GROEDER
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5/1/10 6:45 A

I must, according to the comments I get from others.



PEDAL-PUSHER
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5/1/10 1:01 A

Yes. I am wearing jeans I wore when I was 35 pounds lighter.



MALUQUINA
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5/1/10 12:48 A

Maybe...I think they are both fairly in sync.



MLAN613
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5/1/10 12:08 A

Yes. I have more muscle than fat.



RED_RIDING_HOOD
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4/30/10 3:23 P

My husband would say yes, I say no, but than again I am very critical of myself.



FOXYTROT72
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4/30/10 3:21 P

yea i'm at a state where my numbers haven't changed but i can def see a dif



SLUGGER17
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4/30/10 2:56 P

My sister is amazed I weigh almost as much as her. I exercise; she doesn't. So, I guess I have more muscle weight.



MOMMYOFONEBOY
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4/30/10 2:50 P

Yes, no one can believe that I weigh what I do, they think I weigh less. I think I look huge though.



SPARKIE1964
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4/30/10 2:49 P

SEEING DEFINITION THAT THE SCALE DOESN'T REFLECT



NEWAGOTAN
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4/30/10 2:47 P

yep...no one believes I'm 190 lbs



ARCHIMEDESII
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4/30/10 2:43 P

It's true. A person can look thinner than what a scale says. Remember, a scale can't determine your lean body fat percentage. Someone who carries a lot of muscle will be heavy on a scale, BUT they look and be lean.

A body builder is considered morbidly obese by BMI standards. However, a body builder with 5% body fat is hardly overweight.

Another point, some people carry their weight differently then others. If your friend carries all their weight in their hips, they may look fat. However, someone with fat that is evenly distributed over their body may look thin.



Edited by: ARCHIMEDESII at: 4/30/2010 (14:44)


CODYPOCO
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4/30/10 2:21 P

My doctor always says I carry my weight in my shoes.



RENA1965
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4/30/10 2:11 P

Dunno, if it starts talking to me I will let you good folks know lol..
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PARKERB2
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4/30/10 12:06 P

No



JILLIEWILLE1
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4/30/10 10:12 A

no



THINKNEES
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4/30/10 10:11 A

yes i think that what helped me gain while the numbers were high i didn't look it but now with age and the shall we say shifting its a different game. emoticon



HEATHERRSMITH
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4/30/10 10:00 A

yes I think so.... people tell me I have lost weight and then when I get on the scale it hasnt changed much. I try and rely on my clothes and how I feel



KRICKET57
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4/30/10 9:48 A

Yes, the scale isn't moving but the inches are coming off so I must be doing something right.



KKKAREN
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4/30/10 9:35 A

no



SUSIEPH1
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4/30/10 9:29 A

I think so!



LETOVERN
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4/30/10 9:27 A

133 isn't ridiculously high for a short female [unless you mean under 5' short--I'm 5'2"]. I'm shooting for 137. I've been there and I look and feel really good at that weight.



DAYANAND1
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4/30/10 9:13 A

Yes! emoticon



FAIRVIEWBONNIE
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4/30/10 9:12 A

yes



BLEEDINGROSES
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4/30/10 9:12 A

I mean no the scale doesn't lie, necessarily it says what it says. But there's a reason why people at different heights have healthy ranges. My range for my height is 118-150, but because I'm medium boned I'm actually supposed to weigh 133, which seems ridiculously high for a short female, but the doctor has spoken lol.

I've always been told at 185 that I look 150 and now at 135 that I look 120... who knows.. people's perception changes too



BARNFISH
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4/30/10 9:08 A

it's hard for me to judge, but I'd say no, the opposite is true.



SUNRISE14
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4/30/10 9:06 A

No alot depends on how you carry your weight! I thing size is more dependable and how your cloths fit! emoticon



FCASTELO
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4/30/10 9:05 A

about there



LETOVERN
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4/30/10 9:05 A

Scales do lie. What we weigh isn't the be all and end all. I think I look thinner than the numbers on the scale say. Others seem to think I do, too. I'm healthier and fitter than a lot of thinner people. so the numbers on the scale don't tell the whole story.



BLUEYEZ18
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4/30/10 9:02 A

all the time when i tell people my weight they dont believe me, tell me there is no possible way, and i carry my weight so well. Like you said though the scale doesnt lie



DEBKINS65
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4/30/10 9:00 A

I was wondering about this......

I was talking to a coworker the other day. She's the same height as I am (5'6") and she is maybe 4 years younger than I am.

She was complaining on how fat she is. I looked at her and told her that she was crazy, and I wish I was "fat" like her (lol).

Well, she told me how much she weighed and I told her my weight, which is 40 lbs heavier than she is!

She said that she couldn't believe it, that I don't look like I weigh that much (well thank you)...but the numbers don't lie.

So, have you been told you look thinner that what your scale says? emoticon



 
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