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# Exercise like crazy, eat right, GAIN weight? Keep at it, here's WHY (I got proof in PICS)

### Saturday, January 15, 2011

Hi all

Like most of you, I have blogged or questioned the above frustrations!
WHAT THE HECK!!!???

SP-Friends Response:
Keep at it, Scale will soon follow, Muscle weighs more than fat,
Focus on non-scale victories
Do you take pics or measurement?

ANY of these sound FAMILIAR?

Well I kept at it, took pictures, started believing them.
I start to commenting the same verbage when confronted by a fellow sparker in the same shoe!

UNTIL today I realized! Why say all this when I got PROOF!!

My SP-Friends know all the answer, but why not play along ;p

PIC #1:
Question: What is the difference in lbs?

ANSWER: 1 lbs! 171 vs 170! Seriously, no joke!

PIC #2:
Question: Which me weighs less? By how much do you think?

ANSWER: Left one (black tank), 2 lbs, 159 vs 161! I kid you not!

PIC #3
Question: How much more lbs do you think I weigh more than them?
How much do they weigh?

ANSWER: left to right, 109, 160 (me), 118!

PIC #4
Question: What is the difference in lb in these pic?

PIC #5: piece de la resistance
Question: What is the difference in lbs in these pic?

ANSWER: "Zero, Absolutely NOTHING!", 1...6... Freaking 0!!!! since halloween, last is last week!

Getting the picture yet?
Keep at it: regardless on what the DARN scale say!

Scale will soon follow: Pic 4 is a difference of almost 3 month, 159-165-159

Muscle weighs more than fat: I think my pics proves that no?

Scale is not your friend: HECK yeah, it don't tell the WHOLE truth

Do you take pics or measurement? yes and yes

Focus on non-scale victories...........

If that is not prove enough, I got more!!!

SO I started my journey at 180 a size 14 (truthfully, but squeezing into 12)

@160 I got into old size 10s!!

@160, went from 10 to 8!!!

@160, went from 8 to 6!!!

@160, went from 6 to almost 4 (today)??!!!

I would really CRY if
@160 I am a 2

BUT that is another blog!

so let's not obess with the scale!

YEAH I am having big issues with the scale! I need to read this blog too!
HECK that's why I am writing it!

BUT hope you get more out of it than me ;p

cheers!

Spark on!

• CHRISTALEE77
This was great. I tend to check the scale daily. Sometimes seeing that you've gained 5lbs in two days is discouraging. Scale is put away. Thank you.
1785 days ago
• LAKESHIAS
I wanted to say thank you. I have always weighed myself every morning and since I have working out and logging my food, it just keeps going up and it makes me want to give up. Now I realize I need to step away from the scale and just keep doing what I am doing and in time, I will see the same results.
1873 days ago
• DEC1GOAL
This blog is still helping people to this day. I read and re-read it, I have shared it with people, shown it to friends, It is awesome.
Thank you!
1977 days ago
• JOANJETT
Thank you so much for posting this blog ! I've been down in the dumps as I've been logging calories and exercising more than I have in the past 3 years and my scale has gone down and now back up ! I've been feeling really depressed that none of this is working, so I guess I need to start taking selfies myself and get out my measuring tape. You've done a great job and I would have not guessed that you could weigh 160 and still tone up that much ! Thank you thank you thank you !

2004 days ago
• BUSY91
Thank you for this post. I know the scale is evil, but it still bugged me that it didn't move and in some cases increased. I feel more fit, but the numbers tell me differently. I'm going to start taking pictures, I think that is also a great way to tell. Thanks again.
2229 days ago
• SCHWAYTHIN
Thank you so much for this post. I have been so DEPRESSED today because the scale has been holding out on me for weeks. This post is the first thing that made me feel a little bit of hope.
2230 days ago
• KELLYODELL
Thank you thank you thank you....
2311 days ago
• PJACALA
Thank you so much for this post. I really appreciate you documenting this, because I thought it was only happening to me and I was getting so discouraged. I am so emotional because it has been so frustrating, because I have been eating right and exercising twice a day 5 days a week without losing any weight.

I am so grateful to have found this - it has renewed my motivation.
2314 days ago
• CFLYORK
this blog gave me lots of hope. I keep gaining weight even after I workout and eat right. So now I have some hope in my life that I will lose the weight! Thanks for this!
2348 days ago
• RAKRHYME
cant tell you how extremely glad i am that i found your blog just when i needed it!
I had my weigh in and found i have gained 2 lbs.the scale got me soo depressed that i was struggling to find my motivation back.I can see more defined muscles on my arms and thighs but they werent doing anything to get me perky again.Your blog did!
Thanks a tonne!
2399 days ago
• MARY0706
Thank You ! I am having my first weekly weigh in since joining SP which the scale is up . Your blog was just what I needed to see and read this morning.
You are so right I feel great now. I am looking better and just because the scale is a little up now does not take over all that I am working hard at. You look so great ! Thanks so much for sharing.
2401 days ago
Thank you. I needed that!
2441 days ago
• RISINGBLUESTAR
Very inspiring! Thanks for sharing! :)
2443 days ago
• BEFIT019
WOW! What a difference in pix! You look great! Somehow it's more visual in pix than just posting in words.
2448 days ago
• OJ_2_OK
This blog is very inspiring. And just what i needed in the middle of my scale acting up. Thank you again :)
2449 days ago
• CANDOK1260
great blog
2449 days ago
• CTMOM2KIDS
What an amazing, amazing blog!!! Thanking my friend Littercathy for referring me to you!! You don't know how much I need this today. Fantastic!!

I added you as a friend. I hope you don't mind!

Congratulations!
An
na
2449 days ago
• PLITIN
wow.. thanks... so I'm not the only one who's fighting the scale ;)
2449 days ago
• JUSTBEATGENO
Wow, wow, wow! I have been fighting with my weight forever. This page is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring us all.
2552 days ago
• TAALMA1
Just like everyone else who responded, I exercise everyday eat right and still the scale will not budge. This blog has helped me and I will continue with my daily regimen and not get discouraged. Thank You!!!
2558 days ago
• SCHOOBMOMMY
Thank you so much for posting this! I needed the encourgement this week, and your pictures just made it "click" for me. Much appreciated!
2569 days ago
• FUNCUBE2
This is my problem. My clothes fit great and I look and feel great. The only problem is that my weight will not budge. I work out everyday. My workouts are bike riding, interval on the treadmill, jump rope and cardio workouts. I figured I was gaining muscle. This post made my day. I am going to keep working out and eating right. It is discouraging that the scale won't budge but I am willing to wait. Thanks APIRLRAIN888. Your post was very inspiring.

2578 days ago

Comment edited on: 8/25/2012 12:36:45 PM
• IMLUNA
just what i needed to read today, thank you soooo much! now i wish i'd started taking pictures (and measurements) at the beginning of my journey. what a great inspiration you are! congratulations on your success!
2579 days ago

Comment edited on: 8/22/2012 7:22:49 AM
• KANDKFAM1
Thank-you! Just what I needed. Been losing weight very slowly (and some weeks not at all). I keep reading that losing slowly is the best way to lose. I guess so, but it is sure going to take forever to get to my goal.
After my last weigh in, I wanted to do an extra push to get over a hump and get to that magic 20 pounds lost. So, I stepped up my exercising: longer, more challenging walks...and more often. I watched calories and ate smaller meals. I wanted a victory, so I busted my butt.
Lo and behold, weighed in this morning looking forward to reaping the benefits of my hard work...and I GAINED a pound. I was shocked and depressed. Thanks for blogging this. I can pick my head back up now.
2586 days ago
• SCARLETCURLZ
Oh my gosh! So glad I found this! I had just searched Spark People for "Still gaining weight" and this blog post was the first to show up! This is encouraging, because I started SparkPeople March 27th, and by May 8th, I had lost 10 pounds. And I haven't lost anything since. In fact, I've put on a pound or two here and there and then lost it again. So this last couple of weeks, I've been really working at it and stepped on the scale this morning and...+1! So imagine my confusion. But seriously, this helps. So thank you. :)
2620 days ago
• NDGAGNON
Wow I REALLY REALLY needed to read this today. I had just writing to my BF saying I was discouraged that I was gaining although working out really hard. Then I decided to Google my predicament and found your article. I feel sohhhh much better thank you VERY much. You are awesome for having taken the time. I have forwarded this to many of my friends.! :)
2626 days ago
• THAYNASH
I really needed to read you story today, with that said I will still continue to work out....congra's and thank you
2633 days ago
• DACARIA
You are awesome! Same thing is happening to me right now. I'm eating right, I've been excersing, cardio and strength training 3-4 times a week, but the scale is going up! People tell me I'm losing weight, but the scale was saying something diffferent. So, I decided to hide the scale and keep on working out. Glad to see your hard work paid off, hope to say the same for myself in a few months.
2699 days ago
• NEELIK9
Thank you, you have no idea how much I needed to see this today. I am getting frustrated because I am doing everything right and gaining weight! I did buy a size smaller in jeans yesterday, but that happy feeling was lost when I got on the scale and saw ANOTHER gain!
2707 days ago
• MRSBROWN0915
Thank you for posting this- I really needed this today, because I am exercising, eating better, drinking my water and still gaining weight. You helped to put things in perspective for me. Thank you!
2721 days ago
• HOPE541
Thank you AprilRain, i just restarted my exercise programme and I had eaten healthy and even increased my exercise time for a week and I'm gaining. I was feeling so discouraged but thanks for the reminder. Thanks and great job!
2721 days ago
• AMYYY32
i also have problems with this issue about weight. I started exercising very intensely about 60 min. per day for 6 days per week, but about a week before i started exercising a lot i was still gaining and not seeing results, but i don't think i have muscle either since i look the same. I just started taking all measurements and see after time decreases, i sure hope so. I was just 160 2 weeks ago and now i'm up to 174 so i have no idea what is going on, it keeps going up and up and i even bought a bmi scale that also reads water weight. I started drinking a lot of water since yesterday 8 - 8 oz like it recommends as says should help lose weight, not working yet just going bathroom every few minutes which sux. How long did it take for you to notice any results? Was curious since i haven't noticed any and been exercising since last summer but just started doing intensely since last wknd.
2781 days ago
I'm going through this problem currently, so thank you for uplifting my spirits. I have felt so much better, but I'm just not seeing it on the scale. Keep up the good work and thanks for inspiring!!!
2782 days ago
• BIKERBABE76
Thank you thank you thank you!!! I have been working really hard the last two weeks. First I was down six pounds now I'm back up two. I feel good and even my boyfriend told me I look like I"ve lost weight. I actually had to go buy bigger pants to. Don't understand...but I"m going to take your word and pictures at face value and keep working. If I'm at size eight and still weigh the same who cares!! I still would love to be a size eight!!
2801 days ago
• XION66
Thank you for posting this. It was very uplifting & helpful. I been exercising for everyday for 3 weeks and scale has only gone up. This gives me hope. Thank you
2854 days ago
WOW! You look fantastic! Thank you for posting your pictures.
2864 days ago
• LITTLEMY2
You cannot even imagine how happy I am now. I see the difference in a mirrow but not on my scale. I got so depressed about it. Thank you so my I got my hopes back and HIGH again.
2876 days ago
• WILLPARKINSON
You have no idea how badly I needed to hear this today. Thanks very much.
2882 days ago
• LILLI56
I haven't taken any pictures of me lately because the scale says I hover around the 210 mark, but I see that taking pictures/measuring would show the actual loss. I have gone from totally nothing to walking 1.5 - 2 miles most days. Thanks for the pictures and your blog!
2891 days ago
• DDEAN79
You're blog really blessed me today. I've been at it for two months, gained 5 pounds and lost a dress size...I don't understand...
2896 days ago
• TRAVLNWOMAN
10 months later and your blog is still inspiring! I took a few before pictures, but I love that you had the same outfit on in most of yours. It inspires me to do the same thing. Thank you for writing it.
2902 days ago
• LOSINGITINMO
Thanks so much for your blog and pics. I had been eating well and exercising, but the scale actually went up a pound! Argghhh. But I can see I have lots of company with that problem. I'll keep going and ignore the scale. Thanks!

2937 days ago
• JULESRINCON
Thank you so much for this post! Last stint with exercise my scale didn't budge, my measurements increased... but I knew that my heart was doing better, and my resistance was increasing too, now I know that regardless of what the scale says, I should focus on other goals!
2962 days ago
• JULESRINCON
Thank you so much for this post! Last stint with exercise my scale didn't budge, my measurements increased... but I knew that my heart was doing better, and my resistance was increasing too, now I know that regardless of what the scale says, I should focus on other goals!
2962 days ago
• ANGELWENDYMAMA
Thanks! Just went away for a week's vacation, ate very healthfully and exercised a lot more than usual - several walks a day on the beach and through the woods and up and down three flights of stairs 6 times a day. Thought I'd lost at least 5 lbs, but came home to find just 1.5 lbs down. WTF? Even my husband thought I'd lost more weight and could see it. Ah well. I must have gained muscle. ;) YOU sure did!!! You look great!!!
2979 days ago
• CHEEKY1000
Fantastic blog!! I'm not seeing any changes yet, but you give me hope that I will...someday. lol Thank you for sharing!
2983 days ago
• 2HOTKITTY
I was just telling my sister and some friends this is what Im going through. The scale is going to get kicked like rocks! I have workout buds and folks at home telling me I look smaller but the scale says nope, no your not, ut uh, fat chance. Well, this was inspiring to know! Thanks for helping me feel better about my efforts, because I thought I was doing all this working out for not, blaming my age, stress, etc.
Congrats, too on your success! Keep us posted!
3037 days ago
• FITFABJENN
Thank you so much for posting this blog and pics! You've proven that the scale is not your friend and can be misleading. You look amazing! Keep it up!
3049 days ago
• HISARTIST
Thank you for that. I'm having the same problems right now, and even though I know the scale doesn't tell the whole story, it has a lot of power, if you let it have that power. I think I really need to burn the darn thing and just go by the tape and the picts and the calipers.
3049 days ago
• SUNDRAGON56
You are my new role model...especially because it looks/seems like we have similar body types!

Thank you for posting the photos and your blog :)
3105 days ago