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Shrinking, but no weight loss?

Thursday, June 04, 2009

So, I've been having this weird phenomenon where I am definitely shrinking, but the scale hasn't moved at all. I have less weight around my face and arms; I can fit into pants that I once couldn't; and I've lost an inch from the widest part of my waist.

But then I stepped onto the scale for the first time in ages and found I'd only dropped one pound? I haven't been doing a lot of weight lifting, so it doesn't seem likely the muscle gain would be offsetting the loss of fat. I don't care, cause as long as I look smaller, I could care less how heavy I am, I'm just starting to wonder if I'm going to always have to be classified as "overweight" according to my BMI. That seems so ridiculous.

Does anyone else's body act like this? Where it just picks a weight and refuses to budge?

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DARKCHILD 6/4/2009 6:57PM

    Same here, although I have only lost 7 pounds since I began in Dec/Jan (only been consistent the last 2 months) I am definitely smaller. Like you, everything is smaller but the numbers are barely moving on the scale. But that's okay, my clothes are fitting better, clothes I couldn't wear, I can wear now. Sometimes I take clothes out of the closet just so I can try them on, especially when I don't see what I want to see on the scale. So, just know, You are not alone!

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LEE2151 6/4/2009 5:33PM

    Your not alone!! It happens, don't know the medical/physiological reason why but I've had the same thing happen to me. No weight lost but inches gone and like you said you can SEE that you are getting smaller and the clothes fit looser. Hang in there, the weight will start to come off again. Just keep that measuring tape handy for the weeks the scale doesn't move! Lee2151

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