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Fat vs Muscle weight

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Life's conundrum , pretty much like which came first the chicken or the egg?

Ultimately we always talk about having other ways to measure our progress other than the scale and it is just as well. For the past month I have sat at the same weight. I cannot budge that darn scale...however, today I fitted into 3 (unforgiving style) dresses I made for myself 7 YEARS AGO and they fitted well with a tiny bit of room to spare.
When I last wore the dresses, I was - in weight - lighter than I am now.
So while I know that 1 kg of fat = 1 kg of muscle........????

I am in no way complaining, I love the progress I have made and plan to still make.
I saw this on face book and LOVED IT.

I saw this email and photo from my nephew AND REALLY LOVED IT.
The email comment was short and sweet, all it said was "good girl"
Girl ???? emoticon
I'm 53 years old and he's 34 years old.....I'll take the compliment if its all the same to anyone.

I can't wait to see the original photo's taken from the back view on day 1 of the first weight loss challenge compared to this photo.

Ah well, time ticks on and progress is slow, but it is progress all the same. The scale shows that I not only have stayed the same, sometimes even gained a little, but the clothes tell a totally different story. Not going to let that phase me because Im working entirely to the scale. From Monday I will be taking my body measurements again and then seeing that number compared to the scale also.

Hoping you are all having a good weekend and making great choices.
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    Your progress is awesome! Keep up all the great (and hard) work!
    1916 days ago
    Slow progress IS progress, you go girrrl!

    I alos found out a long time ago that numbers on scales don't mean much. If I weight myself, on the very same day, on different scales, there is to 4kg difference between my scale at home and some of my doctors'. The at home scale is the less unforgiving, I know a doctor whose scale will immediately take off at least 4kg off my weight - best diet ever!

    So body measurements, done regularly like once a week are much MUCH more accurate than the scale. And close fitting clothes also tell the TRUTH.

    Scales are such lousy liers. emoticon

    1917 days ago
    You are looking good from the back Girl! Hope you have practised your swagger to go with that small butt!
    1918 days ago
    You're so right...any progress IS progress and we need to remember that when we start to doubt ourselves. When the scale is not cooperating, it's good to focus on other measurements of progress. WTG...fitting in those dresses is a great indicator of your success! emoticon
    1919 days ago
    Thank goodness the clothes can prove to us that we are doing something right or we may be more liklye to give up. You're doing great!!
    1919 days ago
    right on

    the clothes fit and that is what counts not the numbers

    so true

    1919 days ago
    Progress is progress and it's always great to see.
    1919 days ago
    I love that quote and think it sums things up nicely. I get caught up in the slow progress is no progress as well. I just know quitting isn't an option so I try not to go there. Congrats on fitting into those dresses too!
    1919 days ago
  • GINA180847
    It stands to reason that as we drop the lbs. it will all slow down and take a bit longer. Fitting into clothes that sat in the closet a long time or even in a bag to take to the Goodwill and never quite made it there is awesome. I am so thrilled that I am strong enough to hoist bag after 40 lb. bag to walk a 10 ft. path again and again and there is no pain at night. I am stronger now than I was as a young woman. You are doing so well Celest!
    1919 days ago
    Your progress pic/comment fits me perfectly. I don't work as hard as you at this project, but even with extremely slow progress..things are happening. Scale occasionally surprises me with a pound or two down...clothing fits...or fits differently. I can do things better than I did at other times, or my health in general is better. How can you NOT be delighted with each little sign that you are doing things right!!!

    I've watched your efforts (been amazed!) and watched your progress. REALLY PROUD of you Celeste'!! emoticon
    1919 days ago
    You are on the right track, non scale victories are the best.


    Hugs Mary
    1919 days ago
    I really relate! I have a dress that only fits me at a certain weight. When I got back down to that weight, it was too big!! Also too out of style to wear - think 1980's shoulder pads - but the point is that I learned to use my tape measure. Sometimes gaining muscle makes you smaller!!

    Great Blog!
    1920 days ago
  • DEBANNE1124
    You just made my weekend better b doing this blog.
    1920 days ago
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