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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Okay, no fair

Okay, I realize that when you work out, especially weight training, you can gain weight.  I get it.  I don't LIKE it, but I get it.  But damn, when you work your butt off and exercise, the last thing you want to see is a gain of two pounds on the scale for the next couple days.  How defeating.  :(

I keep trying to look up how to combat that.  Though I know some weight gain (or lack of weight loss) can come about due to muscle weighing more, since I've just worked out within the last few days, it's more likely a fluid retention issue.  How one goes about keeping that from happening, though, I have no idea.


  1. I've had times like this: I exercise and then.. kabam! up goes the scales.. its both disconcerting and strange and it can do our head in. Just give it a few days: if it's water weight then you WILL drop again. If its muscle.. well, maybe not..but you will look better for it :)

  2. You can't stop it, but, if you keep working out, you stablize and the scale goes down again.

  3. I keep telling myself this. lol Yet the scale KEEPS staying or bobbling at a certain weight.

    I am now a month in to my workout regimen at the gym. And though I've been stressed (need to read and find out how much cortizone really plays a part in this), I've been eating really well. In other words, I haven't been stress-eating like I normally might.

    I keep trying to tell myself tha if I keep doing the right things, the right things will happen. It can just get SO discouraging when things don't happen the way we expect them to.