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Weight loss and inches

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Yes, I've been complaining a little about the scale this week. One smart Sparker reminded me to go measure myself. Guess what! I'm down a full inch everywhere!

So despite the scale not listening to me, the tape measure tells me a different story. Obviously I'm still doing something right to lose the inch in the hips and waist. My pants have been loose again.

Sometimes muscle is being built while fat is still losing, but the difference in the two is huge when it comes to size. A pound of fat is much bigger than a pound of muscle. Sometimes the two are evening out at the same rate of weight, so sometimes we're seeing inches lost when weight is stable.

As long as you're eating within your ranges and still moving, then you are likely to be building muscle. When you're building muscle, the rate of loss may slow, but your body is still getting stronger. As long as you're incorporating that exercise into your day, your body is changing. You are becoming leaner and more fit than you were.

Next I just need to work on getting the "apple" shape (and anyone looking at my picture may dispute the machine's claim also) away from my mid-section. Apparently a 40 inch waist to a 46 inch hip makes an apple. I'm so close to "avocado".

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TANYA602 1/28/2013 7:00PM

    Wahooo! I'm so glad someone suggested pulling out the tape measure - what a great boost!

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SUNNYWBL 1/28/2013 5:35PM

    I'm an avocado for sure, but we are making changes slowly but surely!

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CC3833 1/28/2013 3:48PM

    Congrats! You're doing an amazing job.

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HOLLYM48 1/27/2013 7:18PM

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Keep on pushing for those inches. You are doing great!

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FRAN0426 1/27/2013 4:54PM

    The scale is not always the number 1 thing with weight loss, just an indicator tool for us. Congrats on losing the inches.

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KANDOLAKER 1/27/2013 3:04PM

    Way to doubt the scale!! Excellent inches lost! All the best on all your future successes.

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CATTUTT 1/27/2013 1:24PM

    You are so right about the inches. Congrats on the NSV!

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OUT-OF-ASHES 1/27/2013 12:47PM

    Woohoo! I love NSV's!!

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DIANN111 1/27/2013 12:17PM

    Congratulations on the inches lost! I'm glad I took my measurements on Jan 1, in addition to weighing on the scale. Some days I just want to throw the scale out the window. Your success is a great reminder that it isn't all about the number on the scale. I especially love your reminder that "You are becoming leaner and more fit than you were". That's great motivation to keep going. Thank you and "way to go" on the inches gone for you!
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CATHEMARIE 1/27/2013 11:59AM

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JULIETTECAKE 1/27/2013 11:48AM

    Muscle weighs more than fat, but is more compact. So, even a maintain with inches lost IS fat gone. Yup, you've lost pounds.

You are awesome and hearing about your success makes my day.

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