I agree with Renata - it is a common response when you start/increase working out for your muscles to retain water. It takes 3 water molecules to bond to each glycogen molecule, and this helps deliver energy to your muscles more efficiently, and helps them cope better with the new demands you are making of them.
In the short term, this one-off increase in your lean mass can lead to little change (or even an increase) in the scale, even as you are burning fat. Over the long term, you can expect your longer term weight loss to outstrip this.
However, muscle and water are considerably denser than fat, and typically this will show up as inches lost, even if the scale is being unco-operative. The tape is a much better means of tracking your progress than the scale.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
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