I haven't posted any pics, but I have gone down from a size 10 to a size 6. (I'm a female) HOWEVER, i have stayed at 170 lbs, and am 5'8. I do CrossFit 4 days/ week-- should i be losing weight or am i good where i am? i know i am gaining muscle, but the scale never moves, and i have been strict paleo for 2 months (80/20 for about 7 mos).... i guess i get discouraged because everyone tells me not to look at weight but how clothes feel (the decrease in clothing size), but then i see everyone on the "Before and After Paleo" here who has dropped WEIGHT. thoughts?? It's just difficult, especially as a female, to not see the scale go down, even though I know I am stronger and smaller in clothing size, ugh!
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on February 19, 2013
at 04:56 PM
Norms regrading being 'female' need not dominate you, nor the a number on the scale. If you're healthier then must those things matter?
on February 19, 2013
at 05:41 PM
No answers, but I'm right there with you. Female, 5'5", 160 lb, been paleo for 3 years. My first few months on paleo 80/20 I dropped 30 lb, FAST. Scary fast. And I was even still eating some bread! The next 2.5 years I've gone increasingly more paleo (been 100% the last 6 months). CrossFit about 8 months. ZERO weight loss. I've dropped 3 more pant sizes, gained tons of muscle, but no weight loss. I've even had people say, "you look great, no way you need to lose more weight!" But I'm still overweight for my BMI. Now I know BMI isn't everything, but I'm not such an athlete that I think I shouldn't even be within RANGE. Even the upper end of the range would be fine.
My best thought is that this IS my healthy weight, and really I just can't overcome the brainwashing. :) I literally cannot eat any healthier. And I feel great! I just mentally need to make progress. I think I am going to go have a professional body fat measurement done next month, and then do it again in 6 months and measure my progress that way. I have a layer of fat I would really like to see go away, and I think I'm just going to have to be VERY patient and have a long term view. And not get so frustrated that I go all eating-disorder on myself.