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What's more important to lose inches or pounds?

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#1 Jenn3878

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    Posted 12 June 2008 - 05:50 PM

    Ok girls hope I can get some imput from others on this! What's more important to lose inches or pounds? I started Curves 3 months ago today and have only lost about 4 lbs in total and a total of 17 inches so far. Am I doing ok or am I doing something wrong? Any tips??

    Thanks :)

    #2 Hartyt509

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      Posted 12 June 2008 - 05:54 PM

      I don't think it matters as long as you do it in a healthy way and you are happy with the results. I can go from 9st to 11st and still fit in the same clothes - its just how I feel that matters

      BTW that is amazing amount of inches lost well done you

      #3 Martha

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        Posted 12 June 2008 - 05:55 PM

        Inches for sure!!!

        The pounds may not decrease because of muscle and water retention!

        17 inches is awesome! I bet your clothes feel loose!

        #4 jajajaja

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          Posted 12 June 2008 - 05:55 PM

          INCHES!! Muscle takes up less space than fat, but it weighs the same. This means you are replacing fat with muscle and that's a very good thing!

          Congrats on the weight loss! How exciting!
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          #5 Chiquita

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            Posted 12 June 2008 - 05:56 PM

            I think inches but I'm no expert. Pounds can be deceptive because you may be loosing fat, but gaining muscle so maybe your weight won't change that much.

            #6 Yvette

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              Posted 12 June 2008 - 05:57 PM

              i agree about the inches.

              #7 Jacilynda

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                Posted 12 June 2008 - 05:59 PM

                definitely inches... if you're working out you're going to be losing fat and turning fat into muscle which weighs more.... so you'll lose a couple pounds but really its your BMI that matters most.

                #8 alex

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                  Posted 12 June 2008 - 06:01 PM

                  Inches for sure!!
                  Congrats on all your hard work!!!!

                  #9 Davematthews16

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                    Posted 12 June 2008 - 06:10 PM

                    Remember this: Muscle weighs more than fat does. You are turning your fat into muscle, WHILE losing inches. Therefor your weight may not fluctuate a lot but your inches will melt away! WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!

                    #10 Jen_S

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                      Posted 12 June 2008 - 06:21 PM

                      I think inches your weight can change quickly up or down.
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