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Clothes Don't Lie!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Well, after sitting for so long in what I thought was maintenance, I started to see the scale go down. I never thought anything of it, really. I had changed the batteries in the scale, and when DH said his weight was down a bit too, my initial excitement dampened and I just kind of figured the scale must have recalibrated itself somehow.

But clothes don't lie!

And my clothes are getting bigger on me again.

Not that I've gone down a whole clothing size or anything. But I have kept a couple of pairs of size 8 jeans, mostly for when I have to change into street clothes after a workout. I don't want to be struggling in the change room to stuff my sweaty body into something too close-fitting. But now, the bigger jeans are actually quite baggy on me, whereas before they just went on easily without being tight. The size 6 jeans that used to feel like a second skin now fit comfortably.

I think if I could stand to go back to eating less than 1600 calories a day, I might be able to lose that final few pounds and officially be a healthy BMI.

I have to decide if I would be willing to cut back again for what would basically be less than a ten pound loss. (This sounds a lot like what most people think of as "dieting".)

The answer might actually be NO.
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  • no profile photo CD14253479
    I agree...the answer is NO! I want you to be healthy and you are already doing great on the weight front. Don't do anything drastic just for a few vanity lbs. They'll come off anyway on their own just keep doing what you are doing. Congrats! I'm jealous.
    2731 days ago
  • RHYMESWITHBABY
    Note, that's North American sizes. I don't know how many people reading this it makes a difference to, but in British sizes I would be a 10/12.
    2731 days ago
  • STRONG_SARAH
    I'm wondering what's wrong with the BMI scale that you could be a size 8 (or six) and NOT be in the healthy range already? That sounds wrong. Remember the BMI range has limits and it doesn't take into account whether or not you have muscle.
    2731 days ago
  • LADYJ6942
    Woo hoo, go get'em
    2731 days ago
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