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Old Fri, Mar-15-02, 12:30
Natrushka Natrushka is offline
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Plan: IF +LC
Stats: 287/165/165 Female 66"
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Progress: 100%
Default A picture is worth a thousand words

I've been scouring the web trying to re-find this. A kind member of L&S (a BFL BB) was able to help me out. I thought I'd share it with you. The next time you're wondering why the scales haven't changed and yet those smaller sized jeans fit, remember this.



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Old Fri, Mar-15-02, 13:03
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Plan: AHP&FP
Stats: 197/125/137 Female 5' 6"
BF:42%/22%/21%
Progress: 120%
Location: Dallas, Texas
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heh Darn Nat.

I thought you were posting a before/after picture of yourself...I was about to woohoo you. (and I ment by the title of this thread NOT the photos posted!)

Instead.....I don't know whether to skip dinner or just be icked out for the rest of the day

Thanks for sharing I think.

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Old Fri, Mar-15-02, 13:10
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Plan: Atkins / Somersizing
Stats: 194/184/160
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Progress: 29%
Location: British Columbia, Canada
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Wow!! That's pretty harsh!!
That makes me think of another question. When we are eating the required amount of protein/fat and burning our fat reserves, is it possible that we won't lose scale weight or inches but be changing the 'make-up" of our bodies? For example, I carry most of my excess weight in my stomach area and I noticed that when I layed down on my side it was really flabby and loose. I have noticed lately that I feel much tighter and not so uncomfortable when I lay on my side. The muscles in my legs also feel firmer to me as I stretch and I can't attribute this feeling to exercise at this point!! Could I possibly be feeding my muscles more of what they need and "growing" more just by diet alone?? Hope this makes some sort of sense!!

SS!!
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Old Fri, Mar-15-02, 13:39
Natrushka Natrushka is offline
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Originally posted by BCBabe
Could I possibly be feeding my muscles more of what they need and "growing" more just by diet alone?? Hope this makes some sort of sense!!


By eating more protein, you're definitely feeding your muscle what they need. And yes, if they have been protein deprived for a long while then it's possible that muscle is being grown. It is more likely that you are exercising w/o knowing it - any weight bearing activity will promote muscle growth. This includes walking, so unless you've been hovering around for the past few months, you're building muscle

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I thought you were posting a before/after picture of yourself...


I guess in a way I was! *lol*

Nat
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Old Fri, Mar-15-02, 13:47
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I saw this picture on another board about a month ago. I now have it as my wallpaper on my computer to remind me that this woe works. It also helps me stay away from the scale!
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Old Fri, Mar-15-02, 15:33
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 050/029/000 Female 5ft, 8 1/2 inches
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Location: Pennsylvania
Default Gross!!!!!

It almost turns my stomach to think that now I'm trying to eat 70% fat!

I always heard that the comparison people could most readily understand that if a softball was fat, then a baseball of the same weight would be muscle.

My friend is a surgical nurse and she said it is really disgusting to see how fat some people are inside. (It can deposit on organs as well as just under the skin)

Thanks Nat. It's almost time for dinner and now I'm not hungry! How will I ever get all those calories you told me I need?
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Old Fri, Mar-15-02, 16:42
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Plan: ATKINS
Stats: 164/130/132
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Location: Gulf coast, Florida, USA
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Boy Nat!!
That fat is pretty disgusting looking!! It looks bad enough with skin covering it!!!

I'd like to think that there isn't a whole lot of that left on me now!!

I'm going to keep working out and build those muscles. I'm so close to goal now but have lost more inches!!! If I continue to lose inches, maybe I won't have to drop those last pounds.(???)
Things are looking pretty good but definitely still need to tighten things up.... and that will make them smaller???
Ellie
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Old Sun, Jun-09-02, 18:33
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 232/212/130 Female 5foot 7 inches
BF:44/38/20
Progress: 20%
Location: Midwest
Wink WOW thanks..........

Nat , it is nasty to look at but helped me so much. Thank you so much. Lynn
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Old Sun, Jun-09-02, 20:15
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Plan: Atkins for now.
Stats: 135/?/115? Female Short. 5"3
BF:Don't wanna know.
Progress: 15%
Location: RI
Talking I agree!

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Old Sun, Jun-09-02, 20:39
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Plan: THM
Stats: 230/176/130 Female 5' 3"
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Location: Northern California
Lightbulb WOW Nat, what a ... ummm ... picture.

Sure got my attention! I like the idea of using it [until I just canít stand to look at it anymore] as wallpaper on my desktop... Hey I agree three... gonna REALLY get with the program now... Thank you soooo very much! Just what I needed!
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Old Mon, Jun-10-02, 06:23
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 224/206/140
BF:47%/45.5%/29%?
Progress: 21%
Location: The Netherlands
Default Thanks!

Thank you so much for this picture, it is just the way I feel at this moment. I have forwarded the picture to all my friends who are not losing pounds, but inches!!

Thanks again!

Bye!
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Old Tue, Jun-11-02, 08:49
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 293/288.2/199 Female 5 foot 11 inches
BF:38%/??/25%
Progress: 5%
Location: Milwaukee
Default EEWW

I always cringe at the picture!! Whenever someone asks why they lose inches but not pounds I know Nat will post that pic so I always escape before I have to see it!!!LOLOLOL I really also thought it was a before and after pic!!

Sonja
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Old Tue, Jun-11-02, 09:00
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Plan: lowcarb .
Stats: 160/141/127 Female 5'6"
BF:it"s for SALE!
Progress: 58%
Location: Canada
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I think that is all I needed to see ....I vow to start exercsing and to exercise for the rest of my life.

Thanks for the inspiration.

cin
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Old Tue, Jun-11-02, 16:41
Natrushka Natrushka is offline
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Plan: IF +LC
Stats: 287/165/165 Female 66"
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Default I think I've figured it out

I am always curious as to the reaction this picture gets.

I think it's a case of the glass being half full as opposed to being half empty. I love this picture - I see the muscle and I see it replacing the fat; who'd have thought I was an optimist?

Nat
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Old Fri, Jun-28-02, 09:22
Natrushka Natrushka is offline
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Plan: IF +LC
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A wee little bump for all of you out there who are not seeing any scale progress and yet are losing inches.

Nat
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