Waist Is Getting Smaller

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    Dec 08, 2009 7:00 PM GMT
    The belts need an extra hole or two to pull them in tighter. The abs are bigger and more defined. I have no stomach anymore, I have abs. Shirts are fitting looser in the waist area but tighter in the chest/shoulder area. The thighs and butt are feeling very snug in jeans.

    And yet I notice I am gaining a few pounds. This is good right? It probably means I'm loosing body fat and gaining lean muscle (which would explain the slight weight gain.

    Right? Its pretty amazing when you read about it and then actually see it happening to yourself.
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    Dec 08, 2009 7:02 PM GMT
    That's excellent. I once got the chance to ask a nutritionist a few questions. She said how your clothing fits is a much better indicator of progress than overall weight.
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    Dec 08, 2009 7:23 PM GMT
    Pianist saidThat's excellent. I once got the chance to ask a nutritionist a few questions. She said how your clothing fits is a much better indicator of progress than overall weight.


    I think she (and you) are right. Most of us have become fixated on the weight scale as an indicator of fitness.
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    Dec 08, 2009 8:56 PM GMT
    That's inspiring!

    Thanks for sharing.
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    Dec 08, 2009 9:19 PM GMT
    Its doubley surprising because I always thought that as I got older no matter what I did, my body would start to look old and not respond as well to exercise etc. but the reverse has happened....my body looks younger and I've never been in better shape.

    I guess its because of better diet and exercise I've learned over the years as well as a holistic approach that includes the quest for mental and spiritual happiness as well.

    But its also scary.....almost freaky......like some kind of Faustian curse, or "The Picture of Dorian Grey"........I mean, I bet I will wake up one morning and it will all be gone, like some dream. LOL.

    Enjoy it while it lasts, right?

    Anyway, my point is that sometimes it takes slow steady progress and then BAM, you see it. Its never too late to start improving your body or improving on what you're already doing to keep in shape.

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    Dec 08, 2009 11:46 PM GMT
    Thank you for sharing, KissingPro, because I'm experiencing something very similar and my mind is having a difficult time believing it.

    It's just as you describe, except my weight loss and muscle building seem to be keeping pace with each other, so that I can't "seem" to shake off those last pounds.

    I read about other guys here my height weighing 20 pounds fewer and wonder if my body type is soooo different.

    But I agree with you. I've never looked better physically or been able to look at myself as an athletic person before, and I feel like I'm turning someone from one of my dreams. Will I wake up and be disappointed?
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    Dec 08, 2009 11:51 PM GMT
    This is exactly why I joined this site, great motivation. Nice work, KissingPro and Drypin.

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    Dec 09, 2009 12:03 AM GMT
    Nice work!!
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    Dec 09, 2009 12:24 AM GMT
    Well done
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    Dec 09, 2009 1:24 AM GMT
    KissingPro saidThe belts need an extra hole or two to pull them in tighter. The abs are bigger and more defined. I have no stomach anymore, I have abs. Shirts are fitting looser in the waist area but tighter in the chest/shoulder area. The thighs and butt are feeling very snug in jeans.

    And yet I notice I am gaining a few pounds. This is good right? It probably means I'm loosing body fat and gaining lean muscle (which would explain the slight weight gain.

    Right? Its pretty amazing when you read about it and then actually see it happening to yourself.


    It is good, yes.
  • jeffreyr

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    Dec 09, 2009 4:20 AM GMT
    Congrats! That's great news!