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MEOWMEEEOW SparkPoints: (32,812)
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10/6/13 5:23 P

I'm not sure precisely what you mean by "out all night". If that means you didn't sleep much, it's possible that could be another factor. I find that being disciplined about resting makes a huge difference in my journey.

I also wonder, is weight really the goal? What a wonderful miracle that you were able to be so active! What a blessing that you made progress at home, and spent time with family! If you're not ready to celebrate your strength, I will do it for you! I'm not able to paint a house or stay out to decorate for fall. I'm glad that you're able to do it! Wishing you further progress and expressions of still greater strength!

JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (80,279)
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10/6/13 5:15 P

The more you exercise or active you are, the more fluid your muscles retain (glycogen stores). Nothing to worry about, it's just fluid retention.

Take your focus off the Marshmallow.

"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. It doesn't happen, what does happen is you get results. Lifting Barbie weights does nothing but waste time.
SEVERINA418 SparkPoints: (53,066)
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10/6/13 3:24 P

I think women's bodies are just weird like that. Mine does that, too.

Teresa in Georgetown, Ohio
LOTUS737 Posts: 2,033
10/6/13 2:00 P

Yep- your muscles hold on to more water after an extended workout/more activity than normal. Track your patterns if you're going to weigh yourself frequently- it'll spike 1-3 days post more activity but should drop right back down after.

Current goal:
-8 pounds (32 total) by October

Healthy choices and actions have positive impacts, even if the scale doesn't move!
IGNITEME101 Posts: 6,228
10/6/13 1:44 P

Water weight gain, THOUGH TEMPORARY, could be a contributor. (Watch salt content.)
Also, building muscle weighs more than fatty tissue.
Don't get discouraged.
If we continue to do what is right, we will loose eight and inches!

10/6/13 1:27 P

I have been doing well with my diet and exercise. I have a very busy life, especially with work. So on the weekends I try to cram a lot of housework, yardwork, or just fun in with my husband.

so, WHY IS IT that when I am more active then ever (ie:go for a hike, walk a lot at an amusement park) I GAIN WEIGHT? Its not because I am eating more or less, or drinking differently. Its just after being busy ALL day doing something.

I would think walking 21,000 steps a day vs 8,000 would burn more, but it doesn't.

ANY IDEAS? I am so frustrated.

(This happened yesterday after we painted our house all day, and then stayed out all night decorating the yard for Halloween) I GAINED 4 pounds!!!!!! emoticon

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