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Hi I am new to this community. Currently working on losing a substantial amount of weight. I have mastered the concepts of healthy eating and portion control, but now the final block is the exercise regimes and maintaining fitness.

A quick question though; Since I have started exercising, (mixture of stationary bike, weights and walking) I have been getting a lot of comments about how much thinner I look and my clothes are starting to hang down which is a good sign, and thing like my chest is starting to broaden and the weight doesn't sag off my chin as much. I had an initial burst of weight loss, but now the raw numbers don't move on the scales when I weigh-in. I can only assume that I am building muscle as a result but I just get so down that the numbers aren't moving.

How do you guys stay motivated??  because after three weeks its starting to annoy me, and I have started to notice a few little gains.


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Nov. 22nd, 2008 01:07 am (UTC)
Hey man I know exactly where you are right now I myself have lost around 160 pounds. Even though now I am still having quite a struggeling with my weight a few gains here and there but hell it happens. I work out about 2 hours a day when I can.
to stay motivated I just think about how good it feels after a hard workout knowing you're one step closer to that goal you've had.
Jan. 13th, 2009 12:35 pm (UTC)
Years ago when I was at the weight I am now, I was two dress sizes bigger. Hell, when I was twenty pounds lighter I wore the same size jeans that I do now. And I know if I lost that twenty pounds I would not be the same size.

It's been happening to me more in the last year. Lost a few inches everywhere but have stayed the same weight. I don't use numbers on the scale so much as I used to. I judge by the the way I look, the way my clothes fit. And muscle is so much more comfortable than excess fat. It just feels better.
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