Will i notice a difference in my physical appearance after losing 2 stone?

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    Nov 30, 2010 4:48 AM GMT
    will i notice a difference in my physical appearance if i go from 154lbs to 133lbs? will i notice much difference? im male 20, 5 ft 6
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    Nov 30, 2010 1:40 PM GMT
    Went from 215 pounds (U.S) down to 198. That's when I started to see the definition at the sides of the abs. Did this slowly--like about a pound a month, and I didn't obsess about it either. What I did obsess about was getting into the gym for a good workout 3 - 4 times a week.

    Keep your focus on your workout, not your weight. As the muscle builds, it begins to consume more calories, even in the resting state. After a while, the stuff just seems to start melting away naturally.

    Didn't diet, but I do eat healthy. After all that pain and effort in the gym, junk food just seems repulsive.

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    Nov 30, 2010 2:30 PM GMT
    WhatsMyName saidwill i notice a difference in my physical appearance if i go from 154lbs to 133lbs? will i notice much difference? im male 20, 5 ft 6


    You might do if you can still be seen with the visible eye. 133lb is VERY VERY thin. Why would you want to go from being thin to being painfully thin?
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    Nov 30, 2010 8:03 PM GMT
    Have you considered that you might have an eating disorder?

    standard_weight_chart_for_men.jpg

    Being 130 probably won't hurt you, but, you won't look like a guy anymore. You'll be extremely thin / mostly bones, devoid of most male characteristics.

    The weight chart above is for sedentary folks. Athletes / Real Jocks will weigh considerably more from having lean muscle mass. As you can see, you'd be off the BOTTOM END, at 5'6" and 130#.
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    Nov 30, 2010 8:14 PM GMT
    Yes you will notice a big difference and NOT a good one.
    Go ahead if you want to be called Skeletor
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    Nov 30, 2010 8:18 PM GMT
    Actually Im your height and I weight 130-135 and Im pretty thin. Yeah you will notice a huge difference, but losing that much weight you might end up with some extra skin. Dont diet, work out and do some cardio and weight training so you can turn that fat into muscle. At my weight at the moment, I can see my abs but my chest is relatively small. Im pretty skinny, but hitting the gyms next week icon_twisted.gif for sure!
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    Nov 30, 2010 8:23 PM GMT
    chuckystud saidHave you considered that you might have an eating disorder?

    standard_weight_chart_for_men.jpg

    Being 130 probably won't hurt you, but, you won't look like a guy anymore. You'll be extremely thin / mostly bones, devoid of most male characteristics.

    The weight chart above is for sedentary folks. Athletes / Real Jocks will weigh considerably more from having lean muscle mass. As you can see, you'd be off the BOTTOM END, at 5'6" and 130#.


    I was about to say that chart must be for women or something.
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    Nov 30, 2010 8:31 PM GMT
    chuckystud saidHave you considered that you might have an eating disorder?

    standard_weight_chart_for_men.jpg

    Being 130 probably won't hurt you, but, you won't look like a guy anymore. You'll be extremely thin / mostly bones, devoid of most male characteristics.

    The weight chart above is for sedentary folks. Athletes / Real Jocks will weigh considerably more from having lean muscle mass. As you can see, you'd be off the BOTTOM END, at 5'6" and 130#.


    damn, i should be 180.
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    Nov 30, 2010 8:50 PM GMT
    WhatsMyName saidwill i notice a difference in my physical appearance if i go from 154lbs to 133lbs? will i notice much difference? im male 20, 5 ft 6


    Are you planning to have something amputated?

    No, seriously. I can't think of another safe way to lose that kind of weight from that kind of frame. As other commenters have mentioned, 133 lbs is probably unhealthy for anyone your height who doesn't have a naturally slender build.

    Remember, the number on the scale includes everything in and on your body - not just the fat - so it can fluctuate even from hour to hour. Remember also that muscle is denser than fat, so adding a little muscle and shedding a little fat can actually make you weigh more.

    You're much better off setting a different goal for yourself. Try aiming for a particular waist or chest or arm measurement to start; you'll be better able to track your progress that way.
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    Nov 30, 2010 10:15 PM GMT
    jim_stl said

    You're much better off setting a different goal for yourself. Try aiming for a particular waist or chest or arm measurement to start; you'll be better able to track your progress that way.



    Jim's right. When it comes to working out and changing what you eat your weight should never be your goal.
    And if you have body dysmorphia (which your idea of losing 10kgs of a fair weight could suggest) you won't be able to see any difference. Only other people will.

    Why do you want to lose that much weight? To get friends, a boyfriend, become famous?
    Guessing that your answer will be "To become skinny/thin" and then my follow up question is "Why do you want that?".
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    Nov 30, 2010 10:26 PM GMT
    I don't think a focus on losing weight would be to your benefit, just as other posters said, but it'd probably be a good idea to lose fat from where you think you could lose it.

    I'm ~ 5'7" and 135 lbs (sometimes dropping to 125 lbs in the summer when I'm biking a lot), work in a fairly physical job, and tend to eat a lot and often so I don't get where some of the comments about being unhealthily thin at that body size are coming from.
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    Dec 01, 2010 8:09 AM GMT
    metatextual saidI don't think a focus on losing weight would be to your benefit, just as other posters said, but it'd probably be a good idea to lose fat from where you think you could lose it.

    I'm ~ 5'7" and 135 lbs (sometimes dropping to 125 lbs in the summer when I'm biking a lot), work in a fairly physical job, and tend to eat a lot and often so I don't get where some of the comments about being unhealthily thin at that body size are coming from.


    Yeah same here, however im naturally thin. Ive been thin throughout all my life and people thought I was anorexic at one point. I use to drop to 115 pounds when I was back in high school and sick. At the moment Im still thin, planning to bulk up, but I dont think its unhealthy to be thin. If your not born thin, then dont get thin since it might be unhealthy for you! Also, I eat ALOT, but I dont ever get fat or gain that much weight, maybe 1 pounds after consuming 3,000 calories.
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    Dec 21, 2010 4:56 AM GMT
    My doctor has told me to get down to 250. I want to try for 220. According to that chart I'd still be obese at 250 and overweight at 220.

    I think in the end it depends on the individual.