Saturday, October 13, 2012
Good Morning to all my 's. My weigh in was this morning and was so positive with all the hard work this week of and strength but guess what I gained 4 lbs .
So I went out on line to see if I could find anything relating to my problem, so it is not my thyroid I take medicine for that and I have a clean bill of health so I am thinking after reading this article that I am not going to weigh again until Nov 3rd.
This is the article I found on line and it was actually an article from Spark People which I thought was Fantastic.
I just started exercising to lose weight, but I've gained weight. Why did this happen?
It's true that many people either gain a little weight or don't see any change on the scale for as long as 4-6 weeks after making a significant change in their level of exercise. This is often explained as "gaining muscle while losing fat" but that isn't quite accurate. This extra weight is usually water.
When you start doing more exercise, your body begins storing more fuel in your muscle cells, where it can be used easily and quickly to fuel your workouts. The process of converting glucose (carbohydrates) into fuel that your muscles actually store and use (glycogen) requires three molecules of water for every molecule of glucose. As your muscles are building up glycogen stores, your body has to retain extra water for this purpose. That's what causes most of the initial weight gain or lack of weight loss. This is a good thing—not something to worry about.
However, despite what the scale says, you are actually losing fat during this time. The extra water retention will stop once your body has adjusted to its new activity level. At that point, the scale should start moving down. You'll end up with less fat, and muscles that can handle a larger amount of work.
That is the link above if you would like to see it. Talk about wanting a cigarette this morning lol but I have not.
Yeah! to me...I hope this article helps anyone that is going thru the same as me.
Lots of Hope you all have a beautiful weekend
My newest addition of exercise games for my ps3
and of course I am doing Mel B on the ps3 too.
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