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ALICIA214 SparkPoints: (397,965)
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6/23/14 10:16 P

Do you exercize? That builds the muscles that drop the inches.

LAYA2008 SparkPoints: (5,225)
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6/23/14 7:21 A

I am doing circuit training and counting calories through spark people. As far as my knowledge, I am doing everything right but except one. I am sleeping in the afternoon more than an hour. My weight loss efforts go in vain for the past four months. I was advised by my physician not to sleep more than half an hour b'cos the weight will get surged up.

Any experience and advise. pls help.

DANAG22 Posts: 741
5/20/14 4:05 P

And I'm achieving the opposite, losing inches through strength training and cardio.
The lbs are slowly coming off argghhh.

CAMEOSUN SparkPoints: (86,617)
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5/20/14 11:07 A

Inches decrease as you get toned muscles. A brisk daily walk works. Push-ups ... Squats do wonders.

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (589,563)
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5/19/14 11:45 P

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You need to lift weights!!!

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (108,021)
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5/19/14 9:26 P

Losing inches means you at tuning fat into lean muscle. IYou achieve this through cardio and strength training.

ANDILH Posts: 1,543
5/19/14 6:12 P

Interestingly I'm having the opposite problem. I'm losing inches, but my weight has stayed the same. I think mine is related somewhat to the fact that my primary form of exercise is Pilates, which is great for so many things, but not numeric weight loss. I'm happy with shedding inches though. Good luck! I think everyone's body responds differently and everyone has different hopes and goals. That makes it hard to know. But if you're losing weight, you're doing something right. Maybe try more sculpting exercises? I know that when I up my swimming (pretty much only cardio I can do), I tend to see a big difference on the scale. So probably the opposite would be true if you increase strengthening exercises?

ETHELMERZ Posts: 20,779
5/19/14 1:29 P

It's a standard question, anyone's guess is as good as yours, really. And it will happen each time you try a different eating plan, there is no special reason. Ask your dietitian, maybe she has some answers. Just keep losing, and don't over think it all.

GARDYLOO Posts: 118
5/19/14 12:25 P

I've had that happen, and recently as a matter of fact. I was baffled because I'd lost quite a lot but all my measurements were the same. Then I tried on a dress that a few weeks ago wouldn't even zip up and now it fits perfeclty! So my theory is that the weight had come off some odd place like my back where the standard measurements didn't reflect it. Hang in there! You're not hollow! lol

JLAMING263 Posts: 4,707
5/19/14 9:57 A

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LAYA2008 SparkPoints: (5,225)
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5/19/14 9:44 A

I need a clarification that with hypoglycemia(low blood sugar) is it difficult to lose weight and will there be a weight gain?

Pls help.

NIRERIN Posts: 14,302
5/19/14 9:18 A

weightloss can be like taking a sheet off a roll of papertowels. when you start out with a full roll, a sheet might only be half of that first layer of paper towels. as you lose more [take off more sheets] taking off that next sheet actually starts to make a noticeable difference.
the last place you gain also tends to be the first place you lose. the first place you gain is the last place you lose. and for a lot of people, the big measurement areas like the waist are the first place they gain. so it takes a little more time to see the effects of loss on those areas.
there isn't a wrong way to lose in this case. some people lose inches before pounds, others lose pounds before inches. over time, they balance out.

LULUBELLE65 SparkPoints: (37,106)
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5/19/14 4:35 A

I started losing weight, but my clothes, particularly my pants, did not really seem to fit any differently. Then I was Skyping with my mom one day she she mentioned how much thinner my face and shoulders were. As someone else said, who measures their face?

Now that I have started exercising more, my weight loss has slowed, but I am dropping inches like crazy. It would be nice if these happened at the same time, but hey, as long as the scale is dropping in the right direction, and the numbers on the tape are getting smaller, I don't really care what order they happen in.

LAYA2008 SparkPoints: (5,225)
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5/19/14 2:56 A

when I first started the jillian michaels dvds, for the first 3 months i lost a bunch of inches. for the past 2 months i don't know whether i am losing or not losing inches bcos i am confused. All the more, my scale is not budging. I am at 95 kgs. I am tracking my calories but i doubted that I am taking too much carbs. Now I changed my diet with lot of veggies. I am a south indian. I am 41. Pls help.

SINGERA9 SparkPoints: (4,308)
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6/13/13 4:58 P

You haven't lost any inches at all, or just not what you'd expect to see? I agree with all the PPs, especially about the strength training, and also losing where you're not measuring. Like me, for instance, I ALWAYS lose the weight in my face first. Who measures their face? LOL

I guess the only thing new I have to add is related to my question. If you're losing inches, but not at the rate you'd expect, just remember that an expectation is a planned resentment or disappointment. Rejoice in the fact that you have lost, and trust the process. emoticon

6/13/13 3:11 P

Using weights is key. Doing strength training really does help the muscle define and tone...and a toned healthy muscle also burns more calories. Try to incorporate some into your workouts at the gym. emoticon

SHERYLDS Posts: 17,487
6/12/13 8:26 P

do all your measurements for an accurate reading.
I have trouble losing around my waist ...and I'm an obviously that's a problem. But everything I read indicates I need to watch my diet even more.
Starchy carbs and sugars keep me from losing in that area more so

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ANNEMARIE001 Posts: 697
6/12/13 7:13 P

I'm losing inches but not ANY weight. emoticon

AZULVIOLETA6 SparkPoints: (0)
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6/12/13 6:12 P

It sounds like you need to do more weight training and/or start lifting heavier weights.

It certainly IS possible to lose weight from areas that you don't measure--I've lost a full shoe size and many ring sizes, for example. But after 30 pounds your arms, waists or hips should be somewhat smaller.

STRONGERLEANER SparkPoints: (172,241)
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6/12/13 3:36 P

Could you also be losing from an area you aren't measuring?

Maybe you're losing girth just above or just below where you measured. Also, if you're not measuring in the same place as you measured before, even going up or down (just a tiny bit) on an area, your measurements may skewed.

Like DRAGONCHILDE said, strength training can make a big difference. Also, make sure the foods you eat include ones that support muscle health and repair.

*edited for spelling

Edited by: STRONGERLEANER at: 5/19/2014 (10:06)
DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (61,458)
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6/12/13 11:10 A

Are you doing adequate strength training? The biggest benefit to inches is going to come from strength training. As you lose weight, as much as 25% of your weight loss can come from lean muscle tissue... unless you strength train to prevent that!

Strength training will help the fat you do have look better. Everything will be a bit perkier, a bit firmer, than it would if you weren't doing it.

BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,433
6/12/13 11:05 A

Well what I first noticed is that my fat rolls started to get more squishy, less "full of fat" feeling to them, but my external dimensions didn't change immediately. I guess there's just a little bit of lag between dropping the weight and having your body/skin "catch up." Don't worry, the results will come. Many people seem to lose "inches but not weight" in some weeks and "weight but not inches" in others.....

Take your measurements 1x per month, that way you have a better chance of seeing a noticeable result on the tape measure.

BEACHES20 Posts: 82
6/12/13 9:55 A

I work out everyday. I walk 2 miles per day in the morning then hit the gym in the evening. I am focused on being a healthier me. But I am concerned that I am loosing the weight and not the inches? Does anyone have an answer?

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