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blmamma42 blmamma42
Thu, Aug 18, 2011 20:08
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HELP!! What am I doing Wrong?
I started working out 6 weeks ago! with a pearsonal trainer 3 times a week for 2hrs a day and then cardio 2 other times!! I have not lost any weight! I have actually gain 2 lbs....I am o a strict diet and write down everything I am eating 4-5 times a day 1200 cal or less...i am so fustrated do ot understand!! I weigh 182lbs ad dont know why i am not loosig!!HELP can someone give me advise??

TimeToFly TimeToFly
NU
Thu, Aug 18, 2011 22:08
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Hang in there
If you're weight training then you are building muscle, which weighs more than fat, so don't stress about the number on the scale. You should be starting to notice your clothes are fitting more loosely. Did you take your measurements before you started? If not, do so now. If you are eating no more than your daily requirements and working out, then the weight will come off. Just hang in there!

konasulit konasulit
Thu, Aug 18, 2011 23:08
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When building muscle you retain fluids within those muscles.
Which is why you may weigh heavier. It's the lactic acid, so they are swollen. For me it lasts a day. I don't weigh myself after weights because of this, especially if I am sore. Drink, drink, drink water. Now the more muscle you build and the stronger you get the more fat your body will burn. I had to have surgery and would not be able to exercise for 6 weeks. this was something I was told by nutritionist/personal trainer. So I upped my weighlifting. I hit it hard about two months before surgery. I did NOT gain a lb. Weightlifting is so good for you. Keep it up!

konasulit konasulit
Thu, Aug 18, 2011 23:08
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One more thing...
It is common for exercisers to lose fat and gain muscle without a change in body weight so its understandable the feelings of frustration. This is just the beginning. One common myth is muscle weighs more than fat, but a lb of muscle is the same as a lb of fat. The difference being density. Fat taking up more volume. A lb is a lb. You just started it sounds like so your body is adjusting and your muscles are holding onto the fluids for now. Just flush your system, drink water, eat good calories, good protein and keep exercising.

freakfreeloader freakfreeloader
Edmonton AB
Fri, Aug 19, 2011 08:08
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Great advice
Good job on the advice from all.

rmatt06 rmatt06
Fri, Aug 19, 2011 09:08
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Muscle does not weigh more than fat!
ONe pound of muscle = one pound of fat. One pound is one pound.

1144 1144
Desert Hot Springs CA
Fri, Aug 19, 2011 11:08
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Eating Enough Calories
Make sure you are eating enough calories for all the exercise you are doing. If you don't your body will go into starvation mode and you won't lose weight.

Muscle and fat weigh the same, but muscle is denser and takes up less room than fat.

If you're blasting fat and building lean muscle you inches will go down.

jjswbs2 jjswbs2
Pittsburgh PA
Fri, Aug 19, 2011 12:08
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good advice
I agree with 1144! Not getting enough calories when dieting is a common problem. Many people (including myself) have fallen into that trap. Finding the right balance of food and exercise is a challenge but really necessary.

donnasim donnasim
Baton Rouge LA
Fri, Aug 19, 2011 17:08
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Advice
Best of luck with all this GREAT advice!!

freakfreeloader freakfreeloader
Edmonton AB
Sat, Aug 20, 2011 08:08
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Yes muscle does weight more
Put 6 oz piece lean beef on a scale then put the same amount of fat from the trimmings see what pile is bigger.

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