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8/31/11 12:42 P

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Yes, I understand about ignoring the scale in regards to fat loss; my concern is my feet. I have mild plantar fascitis and it prevents me from increasing my cardio much past the present level. I HAVE to lose scale weight soon to heal them and make more improvements, so the scale does matter.

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8/31/11 8:56 A

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Muscle ways more than fat, you may not be losing fat but u are losing inches which is amazing.Plus look at how your clothes fit you do they fit loser? Focus on the inches never mind the scale.

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RHONDALYN10's Photo RHONDALYN10 Posts: 7,375
8/21/11 4:32 P

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I agree - it seems to happen overnight - like being hit in the head! LOL!

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8/21/11 1:15 P

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Muscle weighs more than fat... Whatever you do do not cut back your food intake. You are working hard and your body needs the fuel. It will take 6 weeks before you really notice any change. Just wait for it! You will be amazed. You will wake up one morning and POW! You will be more than pleased with the results.
As far as the cardio goes, your body will tell you what will work for you. I have gone from anywhere from 20 minutes to 90 minutes. For me 45 minutes works. I have worked out now for 18 years and have gone form being amazing to chubby and now on my way back to being amazing at 46. Tosca Reno is a great motivator. I have currently lost 17 lbs. and working on 10 more. Now to get back to the weights!
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Edited by: LINDA2BLITTLE at: 8/21/2011 (13:16)
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77TERRI's Photo 77TERRI Posts: 44
8/20/11 10:47 P

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That info helps. I started the 5-6 meals a day about the same time I really upped the weights, about 6 weeks ago. Before that, I was overtraining and undereating, I think. While it has been clean for many months, the diet wasn't as often as now. I will keep hitting it!

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8/20/11 7:54 P

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I can tell you from personal experience last year, I started P90X and didn't lose any weight the first month but lost inches, the second month I lost 2 lbs and more inches and the 3rd month I lost 6 lbs and more inches. It just took time. During this time I also started to eat clean and eat 5 - 6 x a day which I truly believed helped. I also think my body was thinking what the heck just happened here.....

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77TERRI's Photo 77TERRI Posts: 44
8/20/11 6:56 P

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Rhonda, thanks! I just wondered if anyone else had the fat loss and muscle gain cancel out...and how long it took, or what else I should be doing. Perhaps I should see a personal trainer with a nutritional background?

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8/19/11 6:31 P

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Just remember some change is better than none and that it still takes time. I am sure that once all the tweaking is done you will start to notice more changes.

Rhonda, Simpsonville, SC

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77TERRI's Photo 77TERRI Posts: 44
8/19/11 6:16 P

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Yes, I'm measuring, but either I'm looking through rose glasses (entirely possible) or losing from areas other than measured. I do hips, waist, calf, thigh, arm and chest. No change last week to this, and little change (like half an inch) since I started measuring over 8 weeks ago. I was eating way too few calories for a few weeks before starting this one and felt tired all the time (around 1200-1300); now it runs anywhere from 1200-1700, but more on the high end. Exercise, according to Spark trackers, runs about 300-600 a day, depending on if it's a weight day or if I go for longer cardio.

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8/19/11 1:39 P

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You also have to remember that your muscles will hold some water too when first starting out, measurements will be your friend

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8/19/11 1:24 P

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Not sure I will be of much help but I don't necessarily equate fat loss to weight loss. I equate that to inches lost.....are you doing measurements? Best wishes!

Rhonda, Simpsonville, SC

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77TERRI's Photo 77TERRI Posts: 44
8/19/11 12:49 P

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Hi, all! Hope you can help with this; I've done two weeks of this plan (from the last Abs issue), and not seeing much change. However, I'm still relatively new to weight lifting (2-3 months), and so am still building muscle. The plan says it's meant for moderate exercise, but I don't know what that means; some fitness folks are doing an hour or two of cardio a day plus weights! I'm doing about 30-60 minutes cardio a day x 6 days, plus 30 min weight circuit 4 days. No weight loss yet, a good bit of muscle change - could the muscle be cancelling the fat loss on the scale? Should I reduce the overall calories on the plan? Any help is appreciated!

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