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9/27/10 11:37 P

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I agree it's most likely muscle. Measurements are a really good way to see how you're progessing. All the best emoticon

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9/19/10 7:30 P

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Exercise alone is not enough. Make sure you are staying in your calorie range. Weigh and measure. Leave nothing to chance. If you have been eating a little more salt or have been working in hot weather, drink more water for a few days and see if things don't improve.

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TECHLADY Posts: 446
9/19/10 4:03 P

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I can't believe that NO ONE said...that muscle weighs more than fat so blah blah blah!! lmao

Having said that...I totally agree with what RIPPEDPAUL1 said.

Measure your waist for a month..if its getting smaller....then its muscle...if not..back up, take a deep breath and regroup!

I had to learn the hard way that exercise alone won't do it...AND the smaller we get, the less calories we need...YIKES!!

Good luck...and may you be less...real soon.... :)

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9/19/10 3:41 P

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It could be muscle. Try to calm yourself down and not panic. Are you weighing yourself in the same clothes, same time of day, same scale, etc.? Are you retaining water? There are many factors that can make your weight fluctuate. If you know in your heart that your watching your food intake and walking properly then just give it time. Scales are funny (NOT) things. Be patient and love yourself :-)

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9/19/10 12:40 P

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That 4 lbs. could very well be MUSCLE!!! Are your clothes any loser? Have you done measurements. IMPORTANT , when the scale is not moving down, that you measure. You shrink when you are strength training, though the scale may increase. Muscle also retains some water, so be sure to DRINK more water to help get rid of excess!!!

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9/19/10 12:00 P

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If you recently started strength training or if you are feeling sore, your body could be holding extra water to help repair tiny tears in your muscles.

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9/19/10 9:34 A

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Hang on, recheck your eating records it can be off if measurements aren't accurate. Also if you recently had a salty meal or a period, water weight gain can to a temporary side effect that will give you a false reading. I recommend that you start a monthly waist measurement if it's getting smaller, and your are maintaining or gaining weight, likely you are gaining muscle, if your waist is getting larger, well it's time to regroup.

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9/19/10 9:21 A

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I have been walking and walking and walking some more! Every other day I walk at least 30 minutes or more, plus I do some strength training afterward. I just weighted myself and I have gained 4lbs!!!! I have been watching what I eat as well. Could it be gaining muscle and not fat?? I hope so.

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