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02 August 2015 @ 11:40 am
The scale doesn't tell the whole story...  
So I want to share something with the group and I thought that making a new entry would be the best way to do so...

As you may or may not know, I've been doing the Focus T25 workout program off and on for quite a while now. Well Friday i officially finished it and so I had to take my measurements and I used the fancy settings on my scale(buying a fancier scale to replace my simple scale was the best decision ever!).

On February 18th, I weighed 121 lbs and yesterday i weighed exactly the same! I was like wait a second, I know I do not look exactly the same as I did in February because others are noticing.
Here's what changed...
Body Fat %: 21.9% to 20.4%
Muscle: 54.8 lbs to 56.8 lbs.

I basically replaced 2 lbs of fat with two lbs of muscle!!!!
I also lost a 1/2 inch here and a inch there. My quads have shrank, but then they grew almost a inch each.

So don't rely on only the scale number...
take measurements and progress pictures because even if the scale doesn't show it, you could be losing fat and gaining muscle!

And I'm always open to adding more people to my journal, if you are interested...
Ashleykitegirl24 on August 2nd, 2015 08:00 pm (UTC)
that is awesome :) always good to keep in mind that the numbers aren't the only measurement of progress!
Ashleykitegirl24 on August 2nd, 2015 11:36 pm (UTC)
also, I'm adding you :)

I don't talk much about my T25'ing lately, because I've been focusing on kiteboarding and wakeboarding, and doing a lot of walking and some running, and actually trying to take it easy for a bit... but I'll probably be T25'ing again soon :)
redheadedrebelredheadedrebel on August 2nd, 2015 11:59 pm (UTC)

I'm actually starting Insanity Max 30 tomorrow, but I did love T25!!!
Ashleykitegirl24 on August 3rd, 2015 12:05 am (UTC)
Awesome, good luck!

I sometimes do the P90x workouts too, and some Jillian Michaels to the extent I can find it on youtube lol
Lianachupaperwiings on August 3rd, 2015 12:22 am (UTC)
Great post! I am definitely more focused on measurements these days than the number on the scale. In my experience, measurements have changed more than weight as I've gotten closer to goal.
jesseaslant on August 3rd, 2015 02:29 pm (UTC)
That is such a good point. And a pound of muscle is so much smaller than a pound of fat!
redheadedrebelredheadedrebel on August 4th, 2015 07:56 pm (UTC)

I was trying to find a good visual for myself online to compare it in a way that I could use as a reminder for myself, but I didn't like what I could find. But I'm going to keep looking... I'm hoping to find a way to use two common household items to compare the difference in volume of the two.
vahryvahry on August 4th, 2015 01:28 pm (UTC)
So true and yet so easy to be derailed by the lack of scale progress (speaking personally, anyway).

Very nice going!
redheadedrebelredheadedrebel on August 4th, 2015 07:48 pm (UTC)
Oh I still get derailed at times when the scale fluctuates(and I had a ton of weeks in my journey where I knew I did everything right and the scale didn't show progress)... even now when I'm not actively trying to "lose weight" anymore. Its one of the biggest reason I wanted a new scale... I wanted another way to measure my changes.