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    Platinum Phenster dumbfox's Avatar
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    One pound of muscle and one pound of fat are NOT the same size.

    If I place one pound of muscle on a scale and one pound of fat on a scale, they will both weigh one pound. The difference is in total volume. One pound of muscle may appear to be the size of baseball; one pound of fat will be three times the size and look like a squiggly bowl of Jell-O.



    Why is it that we can lose sizes, yet the scale remains the same? Because muscle weighs more than fat...

    Muscle is a denser tissue and thus takes up less room than an equal weight of fat. That's why it's possible to lose inches but show no changes in scale weight. Having more muscle means you have a more desirable body composition, or fat-to-muscle ratio. You may still weigh the same, but your body will look different, smaller, better and tighter. Though it may take you a few weeks to see measurable changes, you begin to put on muscle and burn calories from the moment you start exercising.

    The muscle weight you gain also beefs up your metabolism which in turn, helps you to burn off more fat. Talk about a win-win situation! (You won't jiggle as much at your ideal weight, either.)







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    Gold Phenster lairkeeper21's Avatar
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    Picture says a thousand words.....

    Thanks dumbfox

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    Height: 5' 10"
    High Weight: 282
    Start Weight: 267 (7/02/2005)
    9/29/2005 247
    1/17/2006 244
    3/3/2006 238
    Current: 236
    1st Goal: 230
    2nd Goal: 210
    Final Goal: 190

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    Interesting! Thanks for sharing that.

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    Very, very informative. Thanks!!!

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    Thanks!
    HW:1/1/05~230
    2/1/05~225
    3/1/05~220
    4/1/05~215
    5/1/05~212
    S.W.6/1/05~207
    7/1/05~195
    8/1/05~182
    9/1/05~170
    9/19/05~Break from Phen
    10/1/05~162 11/1/05~158
    12/1/05~147
    1/1/06~141
    3/1/06~138 GW:~130


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    I've always heard it....now i've seen it! Wow- i had no idea it would look that different! Thanks for the info

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    Gold Phenster Eternity's Avatar
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    Great post! Thanks.








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    SW-256 (10-07-05)started phen
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    CW-244 (11-8-05)
    CW-240 (11-29-05)still lost after 2 turkey days yahooo!
    CW-246.2 (01-03-06) gained some and bought new scale=weigh more *sigh*
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    CW-239 (2-01-06)Finally made it out of the 240's Yahooooooo!!


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    Silver Phenster Dawn01's Avatar
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    Thanks..wow!
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    Silver Phenster nynavae's Avatar
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    What a great visual, Dumbfox! Thanks for posting that. I know it takes up less space from my own past, but seeing it really makes a person take notice. Long ago when I started dieting, I think if I had focused on building muscle and losing inches instead of that @#$!! scale, I might not have had to fight the weight gain over and over. You've posted an excellent example, and one I hope some of those trying to starve themselves with phen will take heed to.
    Ht - 5'9"
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    257 (1/20) off phen cycle, 251 (2/03) back on phen, 249 (2/10), 248 (2/17), 247 (2/24),246 (3/03) on phendimetrazine, 246 (3/10) Plateau , 244 (3/24), 240 (3/31), 237 (4/7), 236 (4/20), 232 (5/5), 228 (5/19), 227 (6/9), 221 (6/30)
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    Silver Phenster Tanya in CA's Avatar
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    That's a powerful visual... i should print it up and put it on my fridge! I bet it would make me think twice with my food choices!
    33 years old, 5'3"
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    Short Term Goal: 142
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    Thanks for the visual Dumbfox-I think we all need that!!! (especially those of us who are addicted to the scale!)
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    Bronze Phenster miss lambert's Avatar
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    Thank you so much for that visual. I am usually addicted to the scale, but i will think twice before i get upset the next time my scale hasn't registered much of a loss..
    height 5ft7
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    sw 240lbs 12/31/05 started phen
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    cw 210lbs 29/04/06
    gw 160




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    I love that visual and have never seen it before. I think its a great addition to the fridge too! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    Wow! That was so interesting to find out! Thanks Dumbfox! I will never get upset either when I don't see the scale move!
    ~Rosalinda
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    Dumb Fox there you go again with great info. You should be a teacher or something on this board. Wait you already are in your own little ways. I tried to pm you back but your box is full

    hw 279
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    cw 255.5 11/30/05
    week break from phen 12/05/05
    cw 251.5 12/16/05
    cw 247.5 01/02/05 YAH
    cw 246.5 FINALLY moved 01/15/06
    big break
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    06/10 243.5 Finally moving

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    Silver Phenster BusyChic's Avatar
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    Dumb Fox there you go again with great info. You should be a teacher or something on this board. Wait you already are in your own little ways. I tried to pm you back but your box is full

    hw 279
    sw 268
    cw 264 11/02/05
    cw 255.5 11/30/05
    week break from phen 12/05/05
    cw 251.5 12/16/05
    cw 247.5 01/02/05 YAH
    cw 246.5 FINALLY moved 01/15/06
    big break
    05/15 253 starting again
    06/10 243.5 Finally moving

    GW 155 ISH

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    Thank you so much. I was starting to get discouraged because the scale has not moved in 3 days. But I have been going to the gym 5 days a week since mid November so I had to have packed on a little muscle.I feel alot better now!
    Christy
    almost my heaviest

    mid goal



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    11/17/05-12/25/05 22 pounds lost
    12/26/05-1/29/06 17 pounds lost
    01/3/06-3/05/06 9 pounds lost (big break from phen)






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    Default where did you get that picture?

    Dumbfox, could you please let me know where you got that picture? Do you know where i could find an actual physical represenation like that? How accurate is that? Thanks.

    Tim

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