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SUSANBEAMON Posts: 11,333
9/6/12 12:11 A

forget the scale. only step on it once a month. I'm still trying to loose the water I retained as a result of the surgery I jave earlier last month. until my seet look loke feet, i'm not going near a scale.

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9/5/12 11:47 P

losing inches and gaining muscles

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9/5/12 9:50 P

I noticed the other day that a couple of my pants shorts are almost falling off of me. But then today I put on a pair if capris and they are too tight!

Maybe the one shrunk??

It was just odd...

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9/5/12 9:53 A

Actually, it's a pretty common response when starting/increasing a workout program for your muscles to retain water. This increase in your lean mass can lead to little or no change in the scale, even as you are burning fat.

However, muscle and water are considerably denser than fat, and typically this shows up as lost inches, even if the scale is being unco-operative.

If you are losing inches, you ARE losing fat.

Keep up the great work!


MPLANE37 SparkPoints: (78,802)
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9/5/12 9:45 A

I just replied to a very similar question in another thread. Basically when you increase the intensity of the exercise, your body in general needs more water and retains more water to cope with it. If you had been in caloric deficiency, you were losing fat, but since you store more water in your body than you lose fat, you may even show weight gain. But mostly it is in the form of +/-2lbs all along. The fact that your clothes fit more loosely is the proof that you lost fat.

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9/5/12 9:18 A

Loosing inches but not pounds is a good thing. Don't worry about the scale, worry about getting a healthy you.

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9/5/12 8:50 A

Sometimes the scale doesn't move. There are many reasons. But is sounds like you are losing inches. Measurements are often a better indication of progress than the scale. You may have some water retention from implementing a new workout plan. I wouldn't worry about it. Also, keep in mind that 80% of weight loss has to do with your nutrition. So make sure you are eating well. No matter how much you work out, if you are eating poorly you will not see results. There must be a calorie deficit and you have to eat the right foods.

9/5/12 6:54 A

i started exercising and health eating since 2 weeks, treadmill for 30-40 min 3 times, 3o days shred circuit training , i noticed that my clothes fit me more and the pants are easily to be up without stucking on my hips , but today i decided to see the changes in weight , still the same weight ??
i was disappointed ,how come .

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