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7/30/08 12:57 A

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Seems like an awfully big jump in relatively short amount of time. Did you have the same person measure your body fat each time? Each person can do it differently, which makes a difference. Best thing you can do is get back into the swing of things and MTC will definitely do that for you. I stopped doing MTC for like a little over 3 months and I'm just getting back into it this week and I feel like I lost all the strength I gained! Its amazing how if we don't keep on these things are body goes back to comfy mode...

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7/28/08 10:51 P

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Totally makes sense.

Rest assured that you WILL NOT be soft after MTC. It will tighten and tone places you didn't even know were possible to tighten and tone.

I think MTC will be just the jolt your body needs!!!

I wouldn't worry about your starting point for MTC. Listen to your body - use weights that challenge you, but not so heavy that you can't do the exercises. Take a little extra rest if you need it. Go at your own pace. And very important: fuel your body. You will be working very hard - reward yourself with healthy, hearty foods!!

Have fun!!!

Edited by: BRUIN2 at: 7/28/2008 (22:50)
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7/28/08 10:43 P

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Something awful happened over the past month to six weeks. I had stopped tracking my food and was struggling with evening binging. I was still exercising plenty. I gained weight, about 8-lbs which I understand. I was still tight though. And no one would ave guessed I gained that much weight.
Two weeks ago I went on vacation. I was eating well and exercising. Then I got sick, wasn't working out and wasn't eating.
I was planning to start MTC on August 1 so I weighed myself and had my body fat measured (with calipers).
I lost the weight I gained while I was sick but my body fat went from 19% to 28% in about six weeks. Is this possible?
I'm guessing that between not working out, I got soft. Not eating my body started to use whatever it could for fuel including breaking down the muscle.
Does any of this make sense?
I'm concerned because, feel like I am starting MTC way behind and out of shape.

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