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  • I came here with the same issue and similar...

    I came here with the same issue and similar limitations so thanks OP!
  • I had a similar argument with a friend that...

    I had a similar argument with a friend that claimed something like "It's all really noisy anyway" and thought once a month was fine. I'm like "What if that one day you weigh yourself is a wild...
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    So I see it's been 6 weeks total also. You're...

    So I see it's been 6 weeks total also. You're targeting about a 1lb / week deficit. Is that correct? So if you're consistently down 3 lbs and just not the 6 on average you were expecting that...
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    Depending how far along you are in your lifting...

    Depending how far along you are in your lifting that could be impacting the scale weight somewhat. Don't stop doing it, but it can be a factor on your scale weight especially when your body is...
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    ^ Yeah, I've had whole weeks where I'm up in...

    ^ Yeah, I've had whole weeks where I'm up in weight despite my trend being a long slow downward one. You can always force the issue with a little extra deficit, but you'll probably just see leap...
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    Going to reply to your last thing, but wanted to...

    Going to reply to your last thing, but wanted to say what Thatdarndragon said up there is good stuff ^. I'm a strong believer in making it all come from within and be about you when it comes to...
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    ^ Yeah, what they all said. Judgement at the gym...

    ^ Yeah, what they all said. Judgement at the gym is really not something to be too concerned about. The thoughts going through my head usually involve being tired and thinking about how much of my...
  • I similarly lost weight a bunch again and again...

    I similarly lost weight a bunch again and again for about 15 years. The important thing that will hopefully quell some of your anxiety (but not all of it!) is that metabolic damage from years of...
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    That all sounds like you're doing just fine. If...

    That all sounds like you're doing just fine. If you're in a position where lifting is just really not something you're able to do then you can focus on losing weight and you can make up the...
  • My face gets thin to match my body for the most...

    My face gets thin to match my body for the most part and, weirdly, if I start a new diet it seems like after the first few days I see an early impact on my face and then it evens out again.

    I have...
  • It's possible for most people. If you're...

    It's possible for most people. If you're starting from relatively low muscle overall you're a good candidate for being able to recomp and to simultaneously do fat loss and muscle gain. Does being...
  • Yeah, I like that top one for the long term...

    Yeah, I like that top one for the long term doldrums. Try to frame it in terms of things you're looking forward to or doing positively. Worst part about dieting is that it takes away the quick,...
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    ^ All of that. There isn't really a way around...

    ^ All of that. There isn't really a way around calorie restriction if weight loss is your goal.
  • ^ More or less what they all said. I feel like...

    ^ More or less what they all said.

    I feel like the best answer to these kinds of questions is kind of 'both kinds of exercises are burning calories, but usually don't worry too much about it'.
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  • Tips on Psychological Aspects of Weight Loss?

    Let's face it, life long change and ongoing success can be hard. Heck even short term success can be hard. What mental strategies have you all used to reach your goals? I'm currently in that...
  • Whatever you advise be careful to tailor it your...

    Whatever you advise be careful to tailor it your friend's mental situation. That may require compromising to easier, simpler steps. (like abandoning the ideal and just going with calorie...
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    Starting Weight: 177lbs (back in october) 170.5...

    Starting Weight: 177lbs (back in october) 170.5 (January 1st)
    Goal Weight: 160 lbs (End of March) ~155 lbs (Final goal June 1st)

    (actually weekly averages to avoid spamming a million weights ;-)...
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    Actually if it helps for targeting 155. I'm also...

    Actually if it helps for targeting 155. I'm also 5'8"/5'9". Also targeting 155. Currently 166. Currently bench about what you do and have every intention of being able to do that at 155. I do...
  • ^ What they all said. Sometimes people form...

    ^ What they all said. Sometimes people form short term goals or 'rules' in their head that don't necessarily end up jibing with the reality of the situation including mental state. Just, per the...
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    Yeah, Weight lifting, particularly if you're...

    Yeah,

    Weight lifting, particularly if you're early on, can make the scale extremely deceptive. I remember contemplating if I should slow or desist because I just wanted to see the scale go down...
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