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I was banded on July 18 & although I've only lost 26 lbs....my clothes fit way looser. I'm noticing I'm shrinking in inches and not in pounds.

Can anyone relate?

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Logically, I know I should prefer inches, but the truth is I prefer to lose pounds. The reason is completely illogical, too. If I lose inches but not pounds, I start getting moody because mentally I really need to see the scale go down in numbers. If I lose pounds but I don't notice lost inches, I really don't care because I'm so happy to see the numbers on the scale fall and I know the inches will come eventually.

I know, it's totally foolish if not backwards thinking on my part, but it's the honest answer.

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Logically' date=' I know I should prefer inches, but the truth is I prefer to lose pounds. The reason is completely illogical, too. If I lose inches but not pounds, I start getting moody because mentally I really need to see the scale go down in numbers. If I lose pounds but I don't notice lost inches, I really don't care because I'm so happy to see the numbers on the scale fall and I know the inches will come eventually.

I know, it's totally foolish if not backwards thinking on my part, but it's the honest answer.[/quote']

It's understandable!

I prefer to see the numbers drop too but I admit it feels awesome when I can slide on work pants without unbuttoning them.

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Theoretically we should be happier with inches. Inches are what take up the space, pounds are just a number on a scale that shows our relationship with gravity, but I think we all want that number to be as low as possible and we fixate on it.

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Theoretically we should be happier with inches. Inches are what take up the space' date=' pounds are just a number on a scale that shows our relationship with gravity, but I think we all want that number to be as low as possible and we fixate on it.[/quote']

Doctors fixate on them too! They want us to lose 10% of our weight....not 10% in inches

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Ummmm you say you ONLY lost 26lbs??? You do realize that can be at least 2 clothes sizes right? Awesome job!!!!!!!!!!

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And I know we've all heard this but muscles weighs more than fat. Since you've probably increased your physical activity level, you are gaining muscles tissue which is more dense than fat. Great job for you though because it's lean muscle tissue that will help burn more fat even after you're done working out! Congratulations on the loss so far!

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I can relate! I'm having trouble keeping my panties up LOL weird huh?!?! It's the worse thing because they are falling under my clothes and I'm trying to secretly pull them up. This girl is going panty shopping ;)

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