These Photos Can Prove That Your Weight Is Meaningless.


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The numbers on a scale don’t tell us anything about your muscle density, awesomeness potential and unique body composition. So your weight is meaningless. Think about the amount of calories in a meal will never tell you the whole picture about what that meal is doing for your body.

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Eating 400 calories of candy/fast food/frozen dinners. Is it going to fuel your body the same way eating 400 calories of ground buffalo, avocado, quinoa and asparagus? That’s CRAZY talk.

These photos show that you can maintain your weight and still look stunning. Some people did choose the other path and their results are inspiring nonetheless. Different physiques require different choices!

Scroll down to see how incredible these women. And you will believe weight is meaningless.

 

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    SCREW THE SCALE || I figured it was time for a friendly, yet firm reminder.🤗 YOU GUYS. PLEASEEEEEE STOP GETTING HUNG UP ON THE NUMBER ON THE STUPUD SCALE! PLEASE STOP THINKING YOUR WEIGHT EQUALS YOUR PROGRESS AND FOR THE LOVE OF EVERYTHING PLEASE STOP LETTING YOR WEIGHT HAVE ANY AFFECT WHATSOEVER ON YOUR SELF ESTEEM, like I used to. To any of you who are where I once was, please listen to me. I am 5' 7" and weigh 140 lbs. When I first started #bbg I was 8 weeks post partum and 145 lbs. I weighed 130 before getting pregnant, so based on nothing besides my own warped perception, I decided my "goal weight" should be 122 and to fit into my skinniest jeans. Well after a few months of BBG and breastfeeding, I HIT IT and I fit into those size 0 jeans. Well guess what? I HAVE GAINED 18 POUNDS SINCE THEN. EIGHT FREAKING TEEN. Also, I have gone up two pant sizes and as a matter of fact I ripped those skinny jeans wide open just the other week trying to pull them up over my knees.😂 My point?? According to my old self and flawed standards, I would be failing miserably. THANK GOODNESS I finally learned to start measuring my progress by things that matter -- strength, ability, endurance, health, and HAPPINESS. Take progress photos and videos. Record how many push-ups you can do, ect. And if you can, your BFP -- there is only a 5 lb difference between my starting and current weight, but my body composition has changed COMPLETELY. I have never had more muscle and less body fat than I do now. I have never been healthier than I am now. I have never been more comfortable in my own skin than I am now. And if I didn't say #screwthescale long ago, I would have gave up on my journey. So to the little teeny tiny voice in the back of my head that still said "😳wtf is this- not 140!?😭😩" last week when I stepped on the scale, I say SCREW. YOU. And I think you should probably say the same to your scale too. #byefelicia 👋🏼🚫⚖ . . #bbgprogress #transformationtuesday #fit #fitness #workout #fitmom #fitchick #fitfam #fitnesstransformation #beforeandafter #sweat #mysweatlife #girlswithmuscle #girlgains #strongnotskinny

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    Quinta é dia de #tbt né?! 👀 . Será que composição corporal importa?! Está aí o exemplo do porque não deve-se prender apenas a balança! 😔 . 2012 = falsa magra! Foi uma das fases que eu consegui diminuir meu peso com algumas dietas malucas e treinando de vez em quando. Meu foco era o peso na balança ... se diminuiu eu tava magra 🙄 mas nitidamente a realidade era outra .. ALTO PERCENTUAL DE GORDURA E POUCA MASSA MUSCULAR. E óbvio que esse peso não se manteve porque eu fazia tudo errado e vivia no efeito sanfona. . 2018 = foco na composição comporal (verdadeiro emagrecimento). Comecei minha mudança de estilo de vida em 2016 e tive uma evolução de 83kg pra 67kg em 1 ano com dieta e treinos individualizados pra mim, focando em diminuir percentual de gordura e aumentar a massa muscular. Processo lento porém duradouro! Melhorei MUITO minha composição corporal. . Então é fato né gente .. muito mais importante que o peso é a COMPOSIÇÃO CORPORAL. . . MARCA A AMIGA AÍ QUE É A LOUCA DA BALANÇA 😂😂😂😂 . . OBS: antes que perguntem .. nunca fiz lipo ou outra plástica a não ser a prótese mamária que coloquei há 3 anos quando ainda era fofolete. Não alterou muito com meu emagrecimento porque eu já não tinha muita coisa mesmo (da pra perceber na foto de 2012). Então se mantiveram no lugar, de boa ✌🤙😎😍😂 é isso, infelizmente seios não aumentam com a musculação! Muito pelo contrário, a tendência dos seios naturais é diminuirem 😩 . . . #boraficarfortinha #fitnessmotivacion #fitness #bodyfitness #musculacao #antesedepois #antesedepoisreal #medicinaesportiva #nutrologia #nutrologiaesportiva

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    Now this is a very common question I always get asked. “How much weight have you lost since the start of your fitness journey?!” Uhmmmm. The truth is that I have stayed almost the exact same weight as when I started. As weird as it may sound, my weight has not fluctuated and if anyone were to ask me just how many kg’s I have lost.... the truth is none. This is living proof that the number on the scale is not an accurate measure of progress. Although I may have been the same weight in both the pictures, it is pretty clear that I certainly do not look the same. You see, this is why I find the scale to be so problematic. It does not take into account SO many factors, like for example how much of your weight is actually muscle and how much is fat, the time of the day you are weighing yourself, the time of the month, whether or not you have eaten etc etc. at the start of my fitness journey, I remember placing so much emphasis on that number on the scale. Losing a few kgs meant the world to me and gaining was a terrible fear. These days my approach could not be more different. I hardly ever weigh myself, and if I do it’s in hope that the scale will actually go up ( muscle gains 💪). How do I measure my progress? Besides taking progress pictures, my main benchmark is according to how I FEEL. I feel energetic, full of energy and confident- these are my main pointers of progress! So ladies, don’t let a pesky number on the scale dictate to you your self worth. It is not accurate, and can often hinder your progress. ⭐️⭐️

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    Would you care if your weight stayed the same, if your body composition completely changed? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What’s your actual goal? If it’s actually body recomposition, I hope this visual helps you realize how pointless it is to let a number have any power over you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To further expand upon my last post about why we shouldn’t give the scale so much damn power, I wanted to show you two times in my life I weighed around 130lbs. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Clearly, my body composition is much different in these two pictures. If the scale was the only metric I used to determine my progress I, undoubtedly, would have let discouragement win and thrown in the towel long before I accomplished my goal. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So how the heck do you stay motivated when the scale isn’t moving? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You throw that POS away and instead double down on your behavior-based goals such as: ⁃Reduce weekend binges ⁃Consistently train 5 days per week ⁃Get in bed by 10pm every night to ensure 7-8hrs of sleep ⁃Drink 1 gallon of water daily ⁃Push outside my comfort zone when training ⁃Manage anxiety better…Meditate/Journal ⁃Etc.. If you consistently focus on improving your behavior, and celebrating those improvements, you’ll be surprised at how much your body does actually begin to change. #LostBodyFat #GainedMuscle #WeightRemained #BodyRecomposition #Shevolve

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    ⬆️And this is why the scale should not be the main measurement of progress or health. The scale does not differentiate between muscle, fat, water, and organs. I am the same weight between these two photos, but my body composition and health is a whole lot different. ◀️Picture on the left was taken over 12 years ago. At the time I was doing only cardio; eating a diet high in processed carbs, and not nearly enough protein or healthy fats. Remember the Special K Diet? Yeah that was me at this point. I was drinking alcohol and making those ihop runs at midnight. 😲I was suffering from mad digestive issues. ▶️Picture on the right is now. I do mostly strength training and a total of about 30 minutes if hiit style cardio a week. I don’t drink alcohol and I eat quality protein, healthy fats, complex carbs and veggies at every meal and snack. 80-90% my diet is nutrient dense foods, but I do leave a little wiggle room for a treat here and there if I want it. However, I have come to find out I rarely want those foods. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 💥💥💥Ok so lets talk about how I got from picture on the left to picture on the right. Contrary to what some people say, you cannot turn fat into muscle. It is a two step process. I first lost the fat, (and actually got myself wayyy to skinny for a long time; leading to lack of a menstrual cycle but that is for a different Post). And then over the past few years with the introduction of counting my macros and prioritizing strength training have gotten my hormones back up and running and built up my lean muscle mass while keeping my body fat at a healthy level. ⬆️The scale is just a number, and will not be how I will measure my progress or health. #transfornariontuesday Questions?!

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    I get asked all the time, "how much do you weigh?" ⚖ I understand the question and the desire to know the answer, because I used to be the same. I would look at celebrities who had a similar body shape and height to me and then I'd Google their weight 👀 Of course I would think, "okay if I can get to this weight, I can look like her". It just makes sense. Like 1+1=2 ✅ But it wouldn't work like this. I'd get to my goal weight and I'd be dissatisfied. I'd find another reason to hate my body. My legs were too short, my arms were too long, my boobs were too small, my knees were too big (I'm serious), my torso was too long, my skin was to pale, my butt was too big. I remember telling this to my boyfriend and he just looked at me like I was crazy 👹 He didn't realise that women dissect their body parts into little pieces so we can find fault with every part. He would just look at me and tell me I'm beautiful ❤️ All well and good and nice and all but you are your own worst critic. The number on the scale is just another part of your body that tells you to change, tells you you're not good enough. I don't weigh myself anymore. I still struggle to love my body just the way it is, as a complete package, not bits that I wish I could exchange. But as I started working out, I started to love my body more and more. My physical changes weren't drastic but I grew to develop a deeper love for my body. I could appreciate the curves I would develop, I started to like having a bigger bum, I loved feeling strong and fit, I live for the feeling I get after a workout 😅 Of course I still have days when I wish I looked like @iza_goulart 🙄 but mostly I feel pretty good 🌻 The scale only tells you a small part of the story, there's so much more to be told than a number 💫

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    I'm reposting this because it's been going around a lot lately and I've been getting tons of messages about it. There's so many comments going around like "ew she should of stayed in the before picture" "she went from healthy to anorexic" "somebody give her something to eat" "this is ugly, don't people realize men like more meat" "why are people promoting starvation?" First off, I'm used to reading those things and It really doesn't bother me, that's not why I'm making this post 😂 People like to think that I'm unhealthy now, little do they realize the girl on the left wasn't healthy at all. She barely ate, fainted all the time, would get light headed just from making the bed, and most importantly, she was not happy. I've said it many times before but for all my new friends following me, in the before photo I ate around 800 calories a day which usually consisted of candy and top ramen. I now eat 1800 calories a day of healthy, whole foods. The last thing I want is for girls to look at my transformation and think starving yourself is the answer because its absolutely not. The biggest transformation between the photos is not something you'd be able to see, which is exactly why I don't let those comments bother me. The girl in the right may be skinnier, but she is also stronger. She has learned self love and acceptance of herself with all flaws included. She's learned to love healthy foods and taking care of her body. Shes learned that she's a lot stronger physically then she ever thought she could be. And she's learned to be happy. Don't let your goal be skinny. Let your goal be happy and healthy. Nourish your body with healthy foods and challenge your body everyday with no end goal. A lot of people were confused by the numbers, "how could she be skinnier but weigh more?" that is because muscle weighs more than fat. I've always been skinny, in the first photo I was just what people like to call "skinny fat" I had no muscle or tone. It was never my goal to be skinny, I've been trying to gain weight. It took me 8 months to put on just those 2 pounds of muscle but I am dang proud of gaining those 2 pounds 😊 everyone's journey is different - CONTINUED IN COMMENTS

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    Transformation 🙌🏼🙌🏼 #ScrewTheScales

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