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LARK37 Posts: 27
5/9/14 2:55 P

So glad I found this topic, as I've put 4 lbs back on since the weather is finally nice enough in the Chicago area to get out on my bicycle. I have been getting out on the bike trail near my home 3-4 times per week for 35-60 minutes. According to the fitness tracker on this site, that has increased the amount of calories I'm burning signficantly over what I was burning this winter and I have not changed my diet at all. I was getting so discouraged til I read these posts. I'll hang in there with the bicycling and maintain my healthy diet, and hopefully the 4 lbs I put back on (and hopefully more) will drop back off in the next couple of weeks.

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6/1/13 10:49 A

I notice that too when I up my weights for ST. Totally normal and natural, so just keep doing the awesome work that you are!

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5/31/13 4:26 P

Thank you Jen.
I did 15 miles on my treadmill in 3 days and I am up.

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5/31/13 1:14 P

Absolutely. In fact, it's a common enough problem that there's an experts' answer for it!

www.sparkpeople.com/community/ask_the_expe
rts.asp?q=68


SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 64,469
5/31/13 12:19 P

Any time you start a new exercise program, your muscles tend to retain water which can cause a temporary increase on the scale. That should go away in a few weeks, so hang in there!

Coach Jen

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5/31/13 11:50 A

A few years ago when I decided to start exercising, I had been maintaining my weight for a while. And when I started with Jillian's Banish Fat boost metabolism I too ended up gaining weight for the first 2 months!!!! I did take a closer look at my foods, and started to measure instead of guess at amounts. And that is when the scale started to drop.

Beckie

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5/31/13 10:53 A

Good morning sparkers! I've started kicking my workouts in high gear this week doing jillian michaels dvds. I am obsessed with her. The scale says i have gained some weight even though my diet has basically not changed. Could that just be from water retention from workouts? Thanks!

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