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Posted by: Rex, Friday, August 6, 2010, 11:59am
For a long time I maintained the weight of 126 lbs...which was perfectly ok with me...recently, I have noticed that I'm down to 120 lbs.  My height is 5' 3/4".  I waited for a few weeks to post this because I was thinking that it was just a temporary change.  But now, I'm convinced that this is my new weight.   I feel fine & haven't been doing anything different.  My body has undergone this adjustment all on its own.  I'm very happy about my new low weight and also about fitting into a size 8 dress.  I remember weighing 135 lbs. at the age of 7 years old and 175 lbs. at the age of 13 years old.  Is it customary for one's body to make this type of adjustment on it's own after being at a stand-still for so long (since 2007)?  Initially, when I startet here in 2007 I weighed 136.  Almost immediately, I went down to 126 and have stayed at that weight until now.  Is there an explanation for this change?
Posted by: Rex, Friday, August 6, 2010, 12:31pm; Reply: 1
Oh, I made a mistake...my height is 5 feet 3 and 3/4 inches.
Posted by: Tea Rose, Friday, August 6, 2010, 12:42pm; Reply: 2
Rex - I am 5'  1/2" and I thought you had a 1/4" on me there until you revised!

Not sure why you lost weight.  Maybe it is a summer thing?

Tea Rose
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Friday, August 6, 2010, 3:20pm; Reply: 3
Have you changed anything in your diet? Are you exercising more? What's happening with you hormonally- are you entering or exiting menopause? Your age isn't listed so I have no clue if I'm way off base here.
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, August 6, 2010, 4:16pm; Reply: 4
ruthie,

As I recall, Rex is ~retirement age...

Rex,
I know the body continues to adjust, heal, and change.  I know you say you feel good, so I assume you think you are eating enough, so maybe the body decided it didn't need the extra 6 pounds hanging around.

If you haven't been eating enough since it has been rather warm in most of the country this summer.  The body could have used some extra for energy...

I also don't know if the loss is due to a change in exercise level...  
Posted by: DenverFoodie, Friday, August 6, 2010, 4:23pm; Reply: 5
It wouldn't take much water loss to equal the 6 pounds.  I wouldn't be too concerned over a short period of time.  As long as you feel good just wait and see.   :)
Posted by: Lola, Friday, August 6, 2010, 4:26pm; Reply: 6
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I'm very happy about my new low weight and also about fitting into a size 8 dress.


good for you!
my best friend finally succumbed to a swami.....she was in perfect shape, does a lot of exercise, and overall healthy .....she however was noticing certain hormonal changes going on, once she turned 50.....in less than a week, she had lost all those pesky love handles appearing from nowhere, by simply following her swami report guidelines..

all the lady friend of hers are calling in, marveled at her body change

note she was in fact in perfect shape already
but she calls me daily to brag about her perfection now!!! :)
Posted by: 10161 (Guest), Friday, August 6, 2010, 4:44pm; Reply: 7
Rex, one thing you need to be sure of is that you haven't lost lean muscle. The best way to preserve lean muscle is to 1) Eat enough Lean Protein (according to your protocol's requirements) 2) Weight Lifting/Resistance at least 3 times a week. I am sure that if you have eaten according to protocol then you haven't lost lean muscle. One way to know this is by checking in the mirror - I think that the fact that you can now "fit into a size 8" is a good sign. Usually losing fat would correlate to a smaller waist and hip size. Not many people are aware of this, however, it is very rare to lose "only" fat without losing any muscle(Actually almost impossible). Even the genetically superior - will lose muscle together with fat, and will gain muscle together with fat when on a "muscle bulk". A 50% muscle /50% fat ratio (gain/loss) is a good one. If you are not doing any strength training I would highly recommend it! It will boost your metabolism and protect you from losing lean muscle. If you wish to gain muscle you need to eat more than maintainance. For most women this is approx 1800-2000 calories daily. Additionally, you really need to use weights that are heavy enough to put you at an effort. Being an O type you will feel wonderful after a strong weight resistance session.
Posted by: Victoria, Friday, August 6, 2010, 5:12pm; Reply: 8
Rex,
My body has gone through a similiar routine after starting the Genotype diet 2 1/2 years ago.  I couldn't lose my surplus fat on the BTD, even though it was only about 15 to 20 pounds.  I immediately lost 15 pounds when I started the GTD (over a 3 month period) which brought me down to 128.  I leveled out and maintained at that weight for a couple of years, but I have noticed that on the genotype diet, my body is continuing to refine.  My skin has lately improved a lot and during the past few weeks, I have dropped another 5 pounds.  Along with that weight loss, my energy is increasing and I am sleeping better than I have in decades.  So I'm pleased about it!
Posted by: Lola, Friday, August 6, 2010, 5:42pm; Reply: 9
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it is very rare to lose "only" fat without losing any muscle(Actually almost impossible).

not in these cases I mention when following their swami guidelines.....
my gf hasn t lost weight, she did however loose that particular fat which was bothering her.....she has been training all her life, she s very athletic
Posted by: Rex, Saturday, August 7, 2010, 12:38am; Reply: 10
Thanks to all.  Now I'm certain that I'm doing everything that I should be doing.  The only different thing that I am doing is that I'm following my Swami now...very strictly as is usual with me.  There is a strong detox focus now that wasn't there before...this may be what my body is responding to.  At any rate...at 71 years of age...I'm in better shape than I ever dreamed I'd be at this age.  I look forward to get better with each year that the good Lord grants me on this earth.
Posted by: Captain_Janeway, Saturday, August 7, 2010, 2:22am; Reply: 11
Quoted from Rex
Thanks to all.  Now I'm certain that I'm doing everything that I should be doing.  The only different thing that I am doing is that I'm following my Swami now...very strictly as is usual with me.  There is a strong detox focus now that wasn't there before...this may be what my body is responding to.  At any rate...at 71 years of age...I'm in better shape than I ever dreamed I'd be at this age.  I look forward to get better with each year that the good Lord grants me on this earth.


It sounds like you are aging like a very fine wine ;)
Posted by: Cristina, Saturday, August 7, 2010, 4:25am; Reply: 12
Quoted from Rex
Thanks to all.  Now I'm certain that I'm doing everything that I should be doing.  The only different thing that I am doing is that I'm following my Swami now...very strictly as is usual with me.  There is a strong detox focus now that wasn't there before...this may be what my body is responding to.  At any rate...at 71 years of age...I'm in better shape than I ever dreamed I'd be at this age.  I look forward to get better with each year that the good Lord grants me on this earth.


and Rex may I add, you look fantastic!!!   ;) ;) you do not have anything to worry about!!! Got SwamiX working for you to the dot!!! Give Rex a pat from me!!  :)
Posted by: Possum, Saturday, August 7, 2010, 10:15am; Reply: 13
Quoted from Rex
Thanks to all.  Now I'm certain that I'm doing everything that I should be doing.  The only different thing that I am doing is that I'm following my Swami now...very strictly as is usual with me.  There is a strong detox focus now that wasn't there before...this may be what my body is responding to.  At any rate...at 71 years of age...I'm in better shape than I ever dreamed I'd be at this age.  I look forward to get better with each year that the good Lord grants me on this earth.
Fantastic & I bet He will grant you quite a good few more yet to come too!! ;)

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