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Friday, May 26, 2017

Stepped on the scale this morning for my weekly weigh-in. I had expected to either stay at the previous weight from last week (173.4) or gone down a little. I went UP! 177.4! I don't understand how either. I worked out at the gym 4 times this week (I still need to go today), I track my food meticulously and made sure to stay under my calorie count, I've been especially careful not to eat carbs - I just don't understand it.

How do I gain 4 lbs ? I know that muscle weighs more than fat - but then I would also see a concomitant drop in my fat percent which hasn't really budged off of 20% for the past few weeks! This is really frustrating. My goal is to get down to 160lbs - but I just don't know what else I can do. I walk 3 - 6 miles per day, I go to the gym and lift, I watch my food diligently (and on top of that I'm a vegan). When my hamstring starts to act nice I plan to reintroduce running to the mix (I've gone from a 25 mile per week runner to 0 because of my right hamstring). I just don't know what I'm doing wrong!
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    I know it's frustrating! Have you tried taking your measurements each month? I've had months were I lost inches (chest, waist, hips) but no lbs. Sometimes it happens when we plateau. (Or some of us just lose slowly.)

    665 days ago
    Hang in there!
    665 days ago
    Are you getting enough rest? Are you stressed? Check out articles here on SP. Hope you find the answer. emoticon
    665 days ago
    If most of your exercises walking and lifting weights then yes you will gain more muscle mass from this short post it sounds like you need more cardio like high intensity interval training
    665 days ago
    Good morning. Just keep at it, and love yourself, it will work. May God bless you abundantly.
    665 days ago
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    Unfortunately it happens, next week will be better
    665 days ago
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