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Feb 21, 2009 - 17 comments

OK..I did great all week...Ate very healthy and not too much.  Exercised 4 days this week.  My weight went UP!  Can it be the exercise?  It makes absolutely no sense to me.  What should I do?

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by 1nana, Feb 21, 2009
Yes, I think it is the exercise!

I started in with pretty intense exercising a couple of weeks ago, and I gained almost 1.5 pounds!

I have not changed my eating habits, so I'm really curious to see what my weight is this Monday.

Keep up with whatever you are doing, and I'm sure you will see a drop in weight very shortly.

DO NOT GET DISCOURAGED!

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by suzi-q, Feb 21, 2009
Thank you, wannabenana.  It is just so crazy!  It totally takes away your motivation to do anything....I am aggrevated...but I will stick it out...something HAS to work!

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by PrettyKitty1, Feb 21, 2009
suzi,

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?

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by spade22, Feb 21, 2009
Its probably water weight.

Muscle weighs more than fat but you wouldnt have built up much muscle in less than a week.

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by 1nana, Feb 21, 2009
I agree!

I'm sticking with the exercising and know that I will see progress soon enough, as you WILL, too!

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by suzi-q, Feb 21, 2009
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!

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by suzi-q, Feb 21, 2009
Spade, I said the same thing....NO WAY can it be muscle...for gosh sakes....only 4 days!  I hope it is just water!!!  

I WILL STICK TO IT, GOSH DARN IT!!!

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by PrettyKitty1, Feb 21, 2009
I know what you're saying, but 2 lbs is very normal. :)

Don't get discouraged. You'll lose those 2 lbs in a heartbeat. You're lucky heh heh..my weight usually, most of the time, fluctuates (+-) 6 lbs. Are you lucky or what? ;)

Keep it up girl. You're obviously not doing anyting wrong. You didn't gain weight. Weight is just not a stable number..it can't be.



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by spade22, Feb 21, 2009
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.


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by suzi-q, Feb 21, 2009
Thank you ladies!!!  I am NOT going to let this get me down!  

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by twehner5, Feb 21, 2009
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!!!  

GO, GIRL!

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by suzi-q, Feb 21, 2009
Thank you for your post!  I checked out your profile and see that you have been really doing great!  You are an inspiration!  Thankyou!

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by teko, Feb 21, 2009
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. :)

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by jimi1822, Feb 21, 2009
Its water weight, your probably hydrating more stick with the program and in a week or two after your body adjusts
the weight will be flying off  


                                                                                                                                  =0)

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by jollyman069, Feb 21, 2009
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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by suzi-q, Feb 21, 2009
Thank you all for your insight!  You all made me feel much better!  I am going to keep it up, not rely on my scale as much, but more on my clothes, and not be so hard on myself!

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by twehner5, Feb 21, 2009
That's the spirit!  Believe me, half the battle is believing that you CAN and you WILL do it.  I believe in you.

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