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SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 58,958
1/23/12 2:12 P

You are correct that it's too soon for the weight gain to be muscle. What's happening is that anytime you start a new exercise program, your muscles tend to retain water. It's a temporary thing, but will cause an increase on the scale.

Hang in there! You're on the right track!

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
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1/23/12 1:43 P

I started out almost a year ago weighing 151 pounds and prior to exercise I got down to about 132-134 depending on the day. I just started adding exercise to my diet and instead of losing to try and get off the last few pounds I stepped on the scale today and I have gained 5 pouonds! I've only worked out 4 days so far in 6 days since starting. I have read that after a few weeks you can gain muscle but it's to soon for me to do that right? Can anyone explain what's going on because it is very discouraging and seeing even a little weight gain is causing me too panic and want to quit.

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