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What nobody tells you about losing weight

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  • rossbaker2_scrossbaker2_sc Posts: 35Member Member Posts: 35Member Member
    chelny wrote: »
    3. Finding out when you get close to goal weight you can’t depend on your bathroom scale because we are mostly water, so now I get InBody 570 measurements:( fat, muscle, and water percentage measurements

    Could you explain this a bit more? Why can't I trust the bathroom scale at goal weight compared to starting weight? I get that InBody is probably more accurate or techinical, so is this because you have some specific goal? Do you do bodybuilding?

    I think he's trying to track his gains but since he appears to be mainly focused on recomp just following the number on the scale doesn't really show the progress like he wants to.
  • jarobyjaroby Posts: 96Member Member Posts: 96Member Member
    marianlyn wrote: »
    jaroby wrote: »
    This is a little backwards, but I think it still applies :smile:

    And after 4yrs of being grateful (I truly do love breastfeeding!!) I am so READY to finally be able to eat in a deficit + lift heavy things and SEE results. I was unprepared for how weary my mind would be as I felt “trapped” in this body, grateful to be breastfeeding, then guilty for feeling “trapped” when this such a special time. I always was “shoulding” on myself. It was a real mental battle! “You should be more grateful for this special privilege instead of wishing for the time when it can be done and you’re ‘free’ to ‘be yourself’ again” bllahhhhhhh.

    My body and my mind are ready for a break! And I wish there were more stories of mamas like me out there so when we’re discouraged we can more easily find out that we’re not alone. <3

    Well count me as another mama like you! I have carried 3 pregnancies since 2014 and nursed two babies. I’m still nursing the 16 month old. I think I had 2 months off between 1 & 2. (Weaning and then pregnant again). It is exhausting. For me, just wearing a sports bra affected my milk supply! I can’t leave those on any longer than necessary.
    We do give up our bodies and make the baby that we are growing—inside our outside our body—first priority. And it’s ok to feel both frustrated and grateful that we are able to breastfeed and give up our bodies for so long. I’m sure that when I’m old and looking back this will seem like a much shorter season of life than it seems right now.

    Yess!!! I had a long break between 1 & 2 but a short break like this between 2 & 3.

    I have often thought the same thing! This is SUCH a short time in the grander picture of life. I’m surprised at how weary my mind had become over the last 4yrs of encouraging myself with that reality. It’s like I reached a point a few months ago where I just couldn’t think positively about it any more :smiley: I’m in a much better head space right now. Thanks for sharing your experience!
  • bjdavidson964bjdavidson964 Posts: 259Member Member Posts: 259Member Member
    I carry a lot of weight in my cheeks, and I'm starting to look a little bit bobblehead-y because everywhere else is shrinking, lol. I'll take it, keeps the wrinkles at bay.

    I agree about the face fullness! My neck especially is a wrinkly mess from not only age but weigh loss! Ugh!
  • hlr1987hlr1987 Posts: 54Member Member Posts: 54Member Member
    I carry a lot of weight in my cheeks, and I'm starting to look a little bit bobblehead-y because everywhere else is shrinking, lol. I'll take it, keeps the wrinkles at bay.

    I agree about the face fullness! My neck especially is a wrinkly mess from not only age but weigh loss! Ugh!

    I have the opposite problem-my passport problem from my lightest weight makes me look ill, or like I abuse drugs. Anti-wrinkle creams are now a staple in my bathroom
  • kenyonhaffkenyonhaff Posts: 1,154Member Member Posts: 1,154Member Member
    I carry a lot of weight in my cheeks, and I'm starting to look a little bit bobblehead-y because everywhere else is shrinking, lol. I'll take it, keeps the wrinkles at bay.

    Ugh - wish I had this problem. Overall I do look better 40+ pounds lighter, but my face doesn't have the fullness it used to. It looked good full...not as gaunt. Not that I want to go back but.... *sigh*
  • bjdavidson964bjdavidson964 Posts: 259Member Member Posts: 259Member Member
    A real catch-22. I agree with the 'sigh'! Anti-wrinkle creams are a staple for sure...lol!
  • Roza42Roza42 Posts: 165Member Member Posts: 165Member Member
    ceiswyn wrote: »
    I love wrapping my hand around my wrist to check how much weight I've lost in a traditionally "bony" area. Used to be I could only just barely touch finger to thumb, but now I can easily get a grip around my wrist. I kind of obsessively do it when I don't have something else to do with my hands and I wonder if my coworkers think I'm weird during meetings haha.

    OHMYGODS

    ...I have just experimented and discovered that I can wrap my thumb and pinky finger around my wrist. Easily.
    I had no idea that was a thing.

    Along related lines, definitely nobody told me that my necklaces would become unwearable with half of my outfits. I've somehow gone from needing extension chains on some of them to having even 16" chains dangling irritatingly low on most clothes. Who knew that you could store that much fat on your neck?!

    I never knew some people couldn't do this with ther wrists.

    I can still barely touch my middle finger to my thumb and I have long fingers and large palms.
  • RelCanonicalRelCanonical Posts: 2,450Member Member Posts: 2,450Member Member
    Roza42 wrote: »
    ceiswyn wrote: »
    I love wrapping my hand around my wrist to check how much weight I've lost in a traditionally "bony" area. Used to be I could only just barely touch finger to thumb, but now I can easily get a grip around my wrist. I kind of obsessively do it when I don't have something else to do with my hands and I wonder if my coworkers think I'm weird during meetings haha.

    OHMYGODS

    ...I have just experimented and discovered that I can wrap my thumb and pinky finger around my wrist. Easily.
    I had no idea that was a thing.

    Along related lines, definitely nobody told me that my necklaces would become unwearable with half of my outfits. I've somehow gone from needing extension chains on some of them to having even 16" chains dangling irritatingly low on most clothes. Who knew that you could store that much fat on your neck?!

    I never knew some people couldn't do this with ther wrists.

    I can still barely touch my middle finger to my thumb and I have long fingers and large palms.

    We all have different body shapes. (: I am def a dress size up from most people my height and weight because my shoulders are, on average, wider than the average woman's.
  • Roza42Roza42 Posts: 165Member Member Posts: 165Member Member


    We all have different body shapes. (: I am def a dress size up from most people my height and weight because my shoulders are, on average, wider than the average woman's. [/quote]

    I hear you there. I carry my weight in my tummy and legs, but I wear a size larger shirt than pants.
  • linsey0689linsey0689 Posts: 752Member Member Posts: 752Member Member
    People wanting to give their opinion or get my opinion more.

    Giving me their opinion- like I think you have lost too much weight even though I haven’t, that I ate too much/too little, or the I’m surprised you eat blank and lose weight type comments.

    Get my opinion- do you think I should this? Or what do you do to lose weight? Eating healthy and exercise is never good enough.

    Also buying clothes and shaving is a lot different
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  • tess5036tess5036 Posts: 924Member Member Posts: 924Member Member
    linsey0689 wrote: »
    People wanting to give their opinion or get my opinion more.

    Giving me their opinion- like I think you have lost too much weight even though I haven’t, that I ate too much/too little, or the I’m surprised you eat blank and lose weight type comments.

    Get my opinion- do you think I should this? Or what do you do to lose weight? Eating healthy and exercise is never good enough.

    Also buying clothes and shaving is a lot different

    I've lost a lot, but I find more people want to tell why of how I have done it wrong, or how I couy improve. Usually it's people who have not been able to loose weight themselves.
  • BattyKnitterBattyKnitter Posts: 502Member Member Posts: 502Member Member
    kenyonhaff wrote: »
    I carry a lot of weight in my cheeks, and I'm starting to look a little bit bobblehead-y because everywhere else is shrinking, lol. I'll take it, keeps the wrinkles at bay.

    Ugh - wish I had this problem. Overall I do look better 40+ pounds lighter, but my face doesn't have the fullness it used to. It looked good full...not as gaunt. Not that I want to go back but.... *sigh*

    Are you still in a deficit? I have heard that the face looks less gaunt after maintaining for a while with glycogen replenishing at maintenance calories.
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