Saturday, April 01, 2006

What is THIS all about?

Ok, you exercise, weight loss pros out there in blogosphere...when you have started to exercise, like 30 minutes every day and more on some days, and eating healthy....should you really be gaining weight? I heard that some weight gain is normal as muscle weighs more than fat, but just how much is some weight gain? What would be a normal amount? I gained 3 pounds and it looks like I have gained another pound or two now, and I am being very good with my eating, drinking my water, and exercising daily! Will this stop soon? I hope, I hope! I would rather tone up the muscles than have the flab bouncing around all the time, but come on, I need to lose a lot of weight! Should I really be happy about gaining? Help!


Anonymous Scott said...

Do not pay too much attention to the scale. This can be a non-motivating factor when trying to get into shape, which I would suggest be both of your goals. You could be gaining muscle, which is more dense than fat. You could also be retaining water.

Your main measuring sticks should be how your clothing fits and how you look in the mirror.

Remember, to be truly successful this needs to be a lifestyle change, not a quick diet or temporary diet. Find healthy food you like, most of all stay active. Good luck girls!

April 02, 2006 5:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is great that you are doing this and doing it together! And I think blogging will help! It helps keep me sane!

I gained 30 lbs in the year and half after my wedding. And gained another 80 with my son. I have lost most of the weight and finally feel comforable with me again.

If you do not mind may I make a suggestion? Hoodia Gordonni Dex L10 in a green bottle (not the red) at GNC. I am totally against diet pills. They have landed me in the ER and the doc said they are the same as taking speed. But Hoodia is different. It is a cactus that grows in Africa. They chew it there to suppress their appetites since food is not in the abundance it is here. The pill is stictly cactus and nothing else. It is great at controlling hunger. It makes it so much easier to eat right when you are not always hungry. There are many diet pills with Hoodia in them.But the one I mentioned is the only one that is strictly the cactus and nothing else. And it has no side effects whatsoever! I would never recommend any diet pill, but I don't consider this to be one! It has helped me ALOT! It may not be for you. But if you try it and like it, let me know!

April 02, 2006 7:15 PM  
Blogger ...jus me said...

Scott...thank you so much for the encouragement! I am aware of the evils of the scale! I have done all my measurements and have lost quite a few inches which I can rely on more than the scale! But it was just kinda concerning me when it seems to be JUST going up now. Wasn't sure how much was a normal gain for muscle weight. I will continue eating balanced and lower in carbs and also balancing my carbs with proteins as I am diabetic. I am trying to stay away from processed sugar and white flour. I know I need to eat whole grains. I will be doing that again after a bit but just felt like I needed to cleanse my body right now so I went back on Prism for 6 weeks. After that I will add in some whole grains other than brown rice. I know where my temptations are and hopefully will be able to control those better. Thanks again!

April 02, 2006 9:27 PM  
Blogger ...jus me said...

Mimi...I think I may try that! Thank-you! I don't like diet pills either. I am struggling with portion control so an appetite depressant would be real helpful! Thanks!

April 02, 2006 9:29 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Sometimes it takes a while for weight to catch up with you. So even though you have started doing so well, this could be weight from the weeks before. This weight also leves just as fast once your body realizes that you are reducing intake and increasing energy out. No worries, it will soon disapear. I agree, worry more about they way your clothes feel rather than the number.

April 03, 2006 7:27 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

It's a common misconception that muscle weighs more than fat. The difference is in density and the normal person shouldn't experience that much of a difference. I know that when I started working out, I thought I could eat more, hence why my weight went up. I would try writing down everything you eat if you aren't doing that. Even better, count calories because that's all it really boils down to. Best of luck!

April 03, 2006 5:54 PM  
Anonymous Scott Buffington said...

It is not a misconception. Well, not exactly ... I mean a pound of muscle weighs a pound AND a pound of fat weighs a pound. So why do you always hear muscle weighs more than fat? Think of it this way - A pound of muscle is denser, firmer and takes up less space. Isn't that really your goal ... to be firmer and take up less space?

So perhaps the wording is a trick, but people get the right idea. :)

April 16, 2006 7:11 PM  

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