Losing lbs but not inches?



  • SarahDavs
    SarahDavs Posts: 161 Member
    You could be losing visceral fat as well.
    I admit, i didn't know what visceral fat was and had to google. I'm an apple shape and according to what I read people with my shape tend to have an excess of visceral fat. So it's very possible that I'm losing it. But, so it wouldn't change how I look on the outside though? Sorry if that's a dumb question. Happy to lose any kind of fat as long as it's healthy!
  • Joehenny
    Joehenny Posts: 1,222 Member
    Is it normal to be losing pounds but hardly any inches? It seems like I'm very SLOWLY losing inches and feeling a bit frustrated by it. I weigh in and measure once a week, and usually lose between 1/2 and 1 inches on either my waist, hips, arms, legs, or chest. For example, in about 3 months I've lost about 3 inches around my waist. It seems like I should be losing more. I started at 244 and now I'm at 221 pounds. I'm 23 pounds down but can't really see any difference in the mirror or by the way my clothes fit... yet. :3 Are my expectations for how quickly I should be losing inches too high, maybe?

    You could be losing muscle mass which sucks *kitten* :(
  • LauriePar
    LauriePar Posts: 239 Member
    I lost inches by doing Jillian Michaels 30 day shred. However, I am 5'10 and have lost 19 pounds, but have not gone down in pants size yet. Probably because my current size was soooo tight on me to start with! :)
  • nxd10
    nxd10 Posts: 4,571 Member
    For me, at the beginning I lost lots of pounds and few inches. Now that I am very close to where I'm supposed to be weight loss is slow and inches are fast.
  • kcoftx
    kcoftx Posts: 765 Member
    Sometimes you lose in the strangest places at times, internally or externally or places that you aren't measuring. I would keep it up. I appear to lose scale weight before inches as well and I know lots of people who report the opposite. Eventually it all evens out and you will see it. I vote you take pictures as well. Take some private ones that show more skin. I found I was losing in places I wouldn't have seen otherwise. It is an interesting process really, especially if you treat it like the adventure it can be.