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GZELLEFRO SparkPoints: (42,952)
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3/5/13 11:20 P

Your muscles may just be retaining water. Coach Jen would be a good person to ask. She answered a similar question a couple of days ago. That's what she said.

No matter your age, you can lose weight if you're burning more calories than you're consuming. It is true that your metabolism slows as you age, but you can get it picked back up again with consistent exercise.

I agree with Dragonchilde, you should consult a physician. They would be able to tell you more. Hope this helps!!

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (57,027)
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3/5/13 9:00 P

Have you spoken to your doctor about your exercise program? If not, head in and have a chat.

As for the weight gain, that's common, normal, and will even out eventually.

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I will preface that with the comment that this is dependent on your diet; even if you're exercising, you can still gain weight if you eat too much. You can't out-exercise a bad diet!
Weight loss is about eating less than you burn... not the exercises you do.

DONNASTRAND1 SparkPoints: (425)
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3/5/13 6:49 P

I have Osteoporosis of the spine,and 2 knee replacements. I bought a recumbent bicycle and ride it every night going 15 to 18.5 miles every night for 90 minutes. I would like to know what gives because I gain weight!!! I can't do weight anymore of fracturing or breaking my spine. I have done walking at a med pace but after 10 minutes it gets painful for either my back or my knees. It is getting old but I would like to find out what am I doing wrong not to loose any weight. I am gaining weight. Sometime 5 to 7 lbs.than in 3 or 4 days it is gone . Doing the same thing. I have heard that after you reach a certain age you can't lose any more, but I don't believe that, or at least trying not to believe it. Can anyone give me some positive advise?
Thanks

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