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Running, Lifting -- and Gaining??

Hi,

I recently moved and joined a new gym, about a month ago.  I had gained 2-3 pounds during the weeks prior to our stressful move, but nothing major.  I'm 5'4" and my weight always topped out at 125, max.  I go to the gym five times a week, for at least an hour to an hour and a half.  I alternate days: cardio, weights, etc.  I also *always* keep track of my fitness goals and daily calorie goals with livestrong.com - that's part of what has always kept me in check.  However, in this last month, I have hit the scales at 134!  I have gained muscle in my legs and arms, but my stomach - which was never flatflat but always made me proud - is a jiggly mess now.  What gives?  Anyone with any advice or tips, I'd greatly appreciate it, because this weight gain seems to be completely unaccounted for and is wreaking havoc with my mood :(
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649848 tn?1534633700
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You might want to get some blood tests done to make sure your thyroid is functioning properly, or that you don't have insulin resistance.

Med Help also has an excellent food tracker, might be good to check it out.
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I've heard that some machines can either keep you at your weight or not do anything for you. Have you tried walking/jogging/running? And if so do you know how to run correctly? Also, what kind of weight machines do you use? Targeting the entire body will help you more vs. spot targeting. Another thing that will throw off your hard work is your calorie intake, find a calorie calculator to see what is the appropriate number of calories for your body specifically and use caloriecount.about.com to track what foods have what amount of calories. Try to not take in a lot of saturated fats. And don't starve yourself. that is definitely not healthy and will hurt you more in the future.
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I'm having the same problem! Gaining weight despite eating healthy and doing tons of exercise. If anyone can answer this post, please look at mine too.
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