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Something new
02-28-2015, 01:33 PM
Post: #21
RE: Something new
Hmmmmm

How do you become ok with tighter clothes?

I mean...we are trying to not measure our success by the scale. I get that logic...even though I know I'm not going to be 185 and at the size/health I want ....I'm guessing I'll get to 140ish....but maybe not on the timeline that I thought. I'm working on being ok with that. After all, we know that scale weight loss does not always mean FAT loss. Ok....but

We are trying to use measurements like inches and clothing to better assess our progress. So if they continue to be tight for me, doesn't that mean that I need to adjust some things?
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02-28-2015, 03:11 PM
Post: #22
RE: Something new
If you are in reset, your clothes WILL get tighter. Reconciliation with that fact is a big part of the process, IMO. Its not forever, its just part of the process. Reconciliation with the temporary reality of snugger jeans is not the same as a resignation to a lifetime of feeling sausage-like. Your weight will go up, in large part due to water, and clothes will fit tighter, and then once you've stabilized and your body realizes it will actually be fed, you can work on losing that water/any extra fat.
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02-28-2015, 08:46 PM
Post: #23
RE: Something new
Another thing to remember regarding the way your clothes are fitting: if you are strength training, you may never get back into those skinny jeans you have in the back of your closet. Squats will build a booty into a different size and shape, so you may even see measurements going up, as muscle mass grows and builds in new areas. As your booty gets higher and tighter, don't be surprised if your hip measurement goes up (and that's not a bad thing!). Chest, shoulder and biceps may grow in a way that makes shirts fit tighter, but that also gives a beautiful shape as that V-taper is created with bigger shoulders and a smaller waist.

So, remember, your clothes may simply fit differently as you go through body recomposition. Measurements, although helpful, can be deceiving, and you may find photos to be your most valuable (and encouraging) tool...

Anitra Soto
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03-01-2015, 07:49 AM
Post: #24
RE: Something new
Well I am technically not resetting. I am cutting at 15% of TDEE according to BMF.

So i'm hoping the tight clothing thing is over.

Also, Anitra, thanks for popping in. These are just the jeans I wore before the cruise. I have been lifting for 18 years....the last 2 1/2 years I have been following a full body 5x5 program so I understand the logic...however I did that while losing 75 lbs and going from a size 22/24 to a 12 (and some 10's). So I lost inches and scale weight.
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03-01-2015, 11:15 AM
Post: #25
RE: Something new
And so of course I couldn't stay off the scale. LOL

This mornings weight was 185.2. Which is the same (virtually) as Wednesdays. So I'm holding steady here on over 2k a day. And Friday was over 3k (bday party).

So....I'm holding steady at 2k goal daily for another week and will report back on Sunday of next.
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03-01-2015, 11:32 AM
Post: #26
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Yup, with getting older I'm much more okay with things taking longer. I also have less f's to give. Good on you!
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03-01-2015, 05:03 PM
Post: #27
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LOL. I just had a weird epiphany in the shower this morning.....I figured....do I care about being this size right now while I try this out? If I stopped worrying about what other people are saying/thinking,etc....do I care? Just me/??

And the answer is NO. I don't care. I'm ok with this. I'm ok with where I am right now and I know I won't be here forever. I have no event that I feel like I need to be XYZ size/weight so why not try it? What do I really have to lose??

Let's say....the others are right...and it's too many calories...what's the worst that will happen? I'll maintain this weight and size. That's it....no big deal.

OR....it works and I'm able to continue on my path to a smaller, healthier me at a comfortable calorie level.

Those are the choices. Either outcome is fine so....I'm riding it out.
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03-01-2015, 07:05 PM
Post: #28
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Great epiphany! (High five)
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03-01-2015, 09:07 PM
Post: #29
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Great thoughts!
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03-01-2015, 10:34 PM
Post: #30
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You are doing amazing happy

No old roads lead to new destinations.
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