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Old 01-21-2004, 10:11 PM   #1  
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Question Belly Fat First?

I know I'm a million questions lately.

However, I'm just curious if this claim to drop the belly fat first is actually what you all are experiencing.

I weighed myself and after 11 days on the phase 1 the scale says 16 pounds down. Yes - I'm shocked too. However, normally such a weight drop would make me believe that my pants that were retired would again fit.

Maybe someone could offer experience. I mean great if my ear lopes are slimming down - but I'm just curious if everyone had lost it in the belly as the book suggests.

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Old 01-21-2004, 10:52 PM   #2  
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Hi Pebbles

Yes....your waist will reappear. I am new to this group as well. This is my first posting. I started my SBD just before Thanksgiving....is that nuts Anyway I was really committed and stuck to Phase 1 which was really the pitts. I love my desserts and my coffee with 1/2 & 1/2. The weight came off slow because I only had about 12 pounds to shed. Lost 4 the first week and I noticed it in my waistline. I could finally button some of those pants that I could barely squeez into . Since then I have lost about 1/2 pound a week...slow going but I am thrilled with my progress. I realize that my eating habits will change forever. It's not just a diet but a life change. Hang in there...you will definitely see a change in your tummy.
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Yes, I did see a change in my stomach, but not to the degree that my pants fit again at the same weight as when they did before - I lost some stomach weight, but not 'all of it' was in my stomach. My stomach is still bigger than it was last time I weighed this amount. I guess it doesn't always come off in the same order it went on!

Soon you will see more belly fat loss.
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Old 01-22-2004, 07:51 AM   #4  
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Yep belly fat first then for me my thighs started shrinking.
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Old 01-22-2004, 08:33 AM   #5  
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yes I have lost about 7 lbs and it is in my stomach-- which is where I need it.

congrats on your loss!! keep going it will come off!!
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I'm so glad to hear that - most of my weight has settled in my hip/butt area this time. I'm hoping the stomach will go too, I'm tired of playing losing at tug of war with my pantyhose, but if the hip/butt area go, that will help too - I'll take anything I can. Today is Day 4 and the scale was down 2 pounds.
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Thank you everyone - Jennifer specifically I'm experiencing the EXACT same thing. I'm looking at the scale and thinking, Hmmm, last time I weighed that amount these fit.

I would like to blame this on being out of the country. My fat just didn't know where to go. (My most recent gains were a result of getting married in Europe, and taking a 14 day honeymoon, Italy, Greece, France, Spain) Clearly the fact that I was on another continent was a sheer shock to all the fat and it just ran for cover in a new place.

What's Italian for 'My fat went to the wrong place'?
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My DH has lost 15 pounds and it is all in his belly, and in his face. Mine is in my belly and around my chest area. I hope that you are right sflake I hope you are right and my thighs will be next the place I hate the most.
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This really good to know. My husband is also on SBD. His extra poundage is only around his middle. I figure after 2 weeks he'll be done.

I must say that I am wearing a pair of jeans today that would have been to uncomfortable to wear last week. They're still a little snug but it I don't beathe to deeply I should be fine.
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I've been losing slowly...thanks RealtorRose for your encouragement, you helped me because you said you don't have alot of weight to lose and are losing slowly but happy with your progress, I needed to hear that

My belly is slowly shrinking, pants are still tight, but it is smaller.

I work with a lady who is doing SBD and told me she lost 10 pounds the first week, I felt discouraged because I have lost about 6 in 3 weeks but it makes sense to lose more quickly when we weigh more. My 20 pounds to lose is big to me, very big, but I will be patient now. This SBD feels like a very healthy way to lose so I like it.

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Don't give up, Tracy. I had only about 10 pounds to lose, and I only lost about 5 those first 2 weeks. Then I gained back some over the holidays(I started SBD last Sept.) and am now in the process of trying again.
It is a wonderful WOE but it has to be a lifestyle change. I feel healthier than I ever have. Keep up the good work!
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Yep, losing belly fat as well. I think my tummy is like on of those star trek shape changers. It morphs from one shape to the next every day! seriously, I can see it is shrinking a little here and a little there.

I have not lost all of my weight in my tummy, I can see the weight loss in my face and collar bone area (which is typically where I see mine first anyway). Hang in there and keep up the good work!
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