Do you think you may be retaining more water than usual? You gained weight by how much? If you gained by up to 5 lbs then don't freak out! Weight fluctuates a lot, especially in us women. Don't give up. What you're doing is definitely worth it. I know how you're feeling. I am a big fan of running if there are no health conditions that can prevent this exercise from being achieved. Have you tried that?
I have terrible shin splints...even fast walking kills the front of my calves....I would LOVE to run, but my legs can't do it. I gained about 2 pounds...I know it isn't a lot of weight, but when you are working so dilligently and doing the right things and then you GAIN it is just very discouraging.....UGH!
Also, do you weigh yourself at the same time of the day? That is important as weight will typically fluctuate by a few pounds throughout the day.
Like the others say, try not to be discouraged. It will probably take about 1 month of working out to start seeing results but it will be worth it. Dont just look at the scale either - look at your waist line measurements.
I saw all the comments in the sidebar and had to check it out. So glad I did!
So relieved that you're going to stick it out!!! You've got the spirit, and you've been given good advice. Hang in there, it is so normal for weight to fluctuate. I didn't read EVERY comment, so didn't read whether or not you're weighing at the same time/same conditions every day. If not, that's part of it.
I'm only a little older than you and running isn't an option for me as I have a bad knee (5 surgeries), but I do a pretty fast walk (3 miles in 42 mins, 15 secs), cycling, step aerobics, [careful] aerobox occasionally, and strength-training. If you keep up exercise and eating sensibly (I don't diet - never dieted, and lost 70+ lbs), you WILL WIN!!!
When you exercise alot, it is normal to gain weight as muscle is heavier than fat. I would say stay off the scale and pay attention to how your clothes are fitting. After all its not how much you weigh but how you look at that weight. :)
suzi.. i am on dialysis so i know alittle anbout fluid gain...it is not unusual for the body to gainup to 2 kilos in two days in fluid and that equals 4.4 lbs...so you have nothing to worry about its fluidplus woman do have more fluid then us men...
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