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The picture on the left came up on my memories from a year ago. I was 234 in that picture. The picture on the right is from today and im 235. I knew i wanted to build muscle, but the the thought of building muscle and watching the scale go up scared the hell out of me. But this is why pictures are important for us. I would much rather look like the 235 i am now, rather then the 234 i was a year ago. I know for me, i was so obsessed with the number on the scale, that i was starting to drive myself insane. Luckily i have an amazing nutritionist and life coach, who made me give up the scale and just take pictures once a week and trust her. I reluctantly did just that, and i couldnt be happier. YES the number on the scale is higher then it use to be. My low was 208 and ive now been between 225-235 for 4 months now. My waist is now smaller at 235 then it was at 208. My waist fits in a 32 size jean. Muscle really does weigh more. I just wanted to post this because i know i am not a lone. The scale can be scary, but it doesnt have to be. Building a healthy relationship with food and the scale have been difficult, but rewarding. Slowly but surely.

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Has anyone ever told you that you resemble boxer Canelo Alvarez? LOL 😁

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11 minutes ago, Jaelzion said:

Has anyone ever told you that you resemble boxer Canelo Alvarez? LOL 😁

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lol this is a first but i see it hahaha

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So looking forward to when I will start some weight training (I am one of those who is going to wait until I am mostly to goal -- when I am actually putting more food in my body to sustain the extra energy output). I don't care if I gain a few pounds from it. Those pounds will take up less space :) I always like the visual of a pound of feathers takes up a LOT more space than a pound of Iron.< br />
Looking great, man!

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1 hour ago, Jaelzion said:

Has anyone ever told you that you resemble boxer Canelo Alvarez? LOL 😁

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I always think of a younger Tormund Giantsbane whenever I see a pic of Jake...LOL, its the red hair and beard. Love it.

Winter is coming....

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51 minutes ago, GivinItMyALL said:

So looking forward to when I will start some weight training (I am one of those who is going to wait until I am mostly to goal -- when I am actually putting more food in my body to sustain the extra energy output). I don't care if I gain a few pounds from it. Those pounds will take up less space :) I always like the visual of a pound of feathers takes up a LOT more space than a pound of Iron.< br />
Looking great, man!

Thank you!! Yeah thats exactly what i did. I got down under goal and I was running a lot at the time. i did a half marathon and then switched my focus to crossfit. Im loving the process. Im sure you will enjoy it too!!

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8 hours ago, JAKE H said:

The picture on the left came up on my memories from a year ago. I was 234 in that picture. The picture on the right is from today and im 235. I knew i wanted to build muscle, but the the thought of building muscle and watching the scale go up scared the hell out of me. But this is why pictures are important for us. I would much rather look like the 235 i am now, rather then the 234 i was a year ago. I know for me, i was so obsessed with the number on the scale, that i was starting to drive myself insane. Luckily i have an amazing nutritionist and life coach, who made me give up the scale and just take pictures once a week and trust her. I reluctantly did just that, and i couldnt be happier. YES the number on the scale is higher then it use to be. My low was 208 and ive now been between 225-235 for 4 months now. My waist is now smaller at 235 then it was at 208. My waist fits in a 32 size jean. Muscle really does weigh more. I just wanted to post this because i know i am not a lone. The scale can be scary, but it doesnt have to be. Building a healthy relationship with food and the scale have been difficult, but rewarding. Slowly but surely.

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Muscle does not weigh more. A pound of butter weighs the same as a pound of sugar and weighs the same as a pound of flour. You look more fit because you are more fit, and if you hadn’t built lean muscle you would still look like the first picture. Good job!

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50 minutes ago, Neller said:

Muscle does not weigh more. A pound of butter weighs the same as a pound of sugar and weighs the same as a pound of flour. You look more fit because you are more fit, and if you hadn’t built lean muscle you would still look like the first picture. Good job!

Lol yes you’re right! I should say that a pound of fat takes up a lot more space then muscle.

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Hot! Hot! Hot! Jake. Look at that definition. 😁

Such a good story to tell too.

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First - you look great. Congratulations on not only the loss, but the gain :)

Thanks for the great visual and reminder for all of us. The scale is only one part of this journey and it is more important to focus on how we feel. My goal for 2021 is to focus on building strength, stamina and flexibility (and I'd like to lose those last 10 lbs but that will be secondary).

Lori

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