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Gained a little muscle, didn't lose any fat

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

I gained about a pound of muscle mass in the last 6 weeks, but my total body fat stayed about the same at 23%. This tells me that I need to avoid longer breaks in my exercise routine as the ones I had to take because of tendinitis in my arm and then soreness in my shoulder to make more progress. I decided to give it about 3 more months or until just before my half-marathon to do another check. My doctor thought I would not have to cut carbs any more to see results if I can keep from getting injured and continue strength training 3 times/week and running 3-5 times/week. This is unless my H A1c levels has not improved, in which case I may have to cut carbs a little more. I will get blood work done tomorrow and it will take about a week to get the results of that.
Given that I'm not really interested in cutting carbs all the way down to 20 grams/day I will probably just make progress very slowly.

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RUSSELL_40 12/12/2012 6:19PM

    I think you will see a significant improvement in your A1C, since it was a huge drop in grams of carbs. If not, it would be very interesting. Maybe you only get a benefit from going very low, like I did with Atkins? I know I dropped when I lowered my carbs to 150 grams on the " diabetic diet ". Problem was, I didn't lose any weight. However my A1C dropped, as it should with a reduction in carbs. Have you been testing daily, and if so, are those lower?

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-LINDA_S 12/12/2012 6:03PM

    Well, gaining the muscle is great! Maybe your body doesn't want to be much lower in fat. Sounds like you're really working hard.

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ERIN1957 12/12/2012 12:23PM

    awesome keep going you are doing wonderful!

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KACEYSW 12/11/2012 9:25PM

Keep up the great work!

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