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ugh I give up.


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I gained almost 2 lbs! I have been eating 1300-1400 cals a day, doing cardio 30 mins 4x wk, and weight training2-3x wk.

I have deff been doing more weights than cardio recently, free weights to be specific. Am I gaining weight because of muscle? I am still fat! I feel like I've gotten fatter. Plus my leg muscles are getting kinda bulky and I don't want that.

Any idea what is going on?

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If you're lifting a lot, you're going to store water. That's what muscle tissue does when it's worked hard. Along with retaining water, your muscles will appear larger. This all equals 1...weight gain, and 2...increase in muscle size.

Additionally, like you, my leg muscles grow big when I lift. I have to back off a lot lest they get kinda "freaky" big...It's genetics. Got any "stats" you can share so we can help further?

Original Post by pinegrovedave:

If you're lifting a lot, you're going to store water. That's what muscle tissue does when it's worked hard. Along with retaining water, your muscles will appear larger. This all equals 1...weight gain, and 2...increase in muscle size.

Additionally, like you, my leg muscles grow big when I lift. I have to back off a lot lest they get kinda "freaky" big...It's genetics. Got any "stats" you can share so we can help further?

Okay, well I just do workout videos, and a lot of them incorporate lunges etc, my legs are just really sensitive.

Ugh I really hope this weight doesn't stick around.

I want to lose 15lbs.

I'm 5'3, 124lbs, 22yrs old. I have hypothryoidism, but it hasn't been an issue....but lately I'm thinking I need to get my levels checked again. They were checkes 3 wks ago and we're fine.  I have always gained weight super fast, and now with University, in class I'm always hungry!

Original Post by beskinny1234:

Ugh I really hope this weight doesn't stick around.

I want to lose 15lbs.

Well, before we go any further, is it only about losing weight? Is the losing 15lbs that important? What I mean to say is if you're lean and muscular...does it really matter what you weigh?

Here's why I ask...2 months ago, I had lost all the weight I was going to lose. I was down over 40 lbs from 220lbs to 176lbs. I then "changed up" my regimen and I'm back up to 194lbs...but it's mostly lean body mass. I'm looking quite lean and quite muscular now. I'd like to lose a bit more BF and I'm still working on that, but I'm happy.

So there you have it...Is it just what the scale reports to you, or are you looking to be lean and muscular?

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124 lbs, 5'3 - you are not fat.

The gain is probably water retention, I would be patient. But also, at that weight, you might see loss slowly.

 

 

I am almost the exact same as you beskinny1234! I run/walk fast for 30 minutes and weight train 4x a week and yesterday I weighed 158 and I weighed myself this morning and the scale said 160! I could break that stupid scale. I feel so friggin fat right now..I wanted to lose atleast 5 pounds before this weekend because I'm going swimming and I didn't want to look fat in my bikini, now I'm gonna look like a lard ass!

How long have you been doing this?  It just takes time.  It took me 3 months to lose 7 pounds....and I work out at least 5 times a day and watch my calories as well.  I really believe it's harder for us short people, especially when we don't have a whole lot to lose.

Don't stop weight training. 

A fit, more muscular body looks smaller than an un-fit, flabby one that weighs less. I just started seriously weight training about a month ago and the shift in my body composition is amazing. 

BTW- I'm 5'3" and 114 lbs, only 10 less than you and I am in no way, shape or form fat. 

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Original Post by beskinny1234:

Ugh I really hope this weight doesn't stick around.

I want to lose 15lbs.

Well, before we go any further, is it only about losing weight? Is the losing 15lbs that important? What I mean to say is if you're lean and muscular...does it really matter what you weigh?

Here's why I ask...2 months ago, I had lost all the weight I was going to lose. I was down over 40 lbs from 220lbs to 176lbs. I then "changed up" my regimen and I'm back up to 194lbs...but it's mostly lean body mass. I'm looking quite lean and quite muscular now. I'd like to lose a bit more BF and I'm still working on that, but I'm happy.

So there you have it...Is it just what the scale reports to you, or are you looking to be lean and muscular?

I just want to drop 15lbs, even 5lbs makes a difference because of my height and where I carry my weight.

I wanna cry, I'm up another lb today, granted it's the end of the day and I ate but still.

I went to a cardio step class today and stayed within my calorie limit. My arms and waist are not where I want them to be. I seriously don't know what is going on. I'm so mad!

You need to pick a time to weigh yourself and only do it at that time.  Weighing yourself throughout the day is not accurate because the food you consume adds to your weight.  Even just a glass of water will make the scale say you've gained weight.  It's not fat, its the weight of the food and drinks you consume.  Weigh yourself first thing in the morning wearing the same outfit (or nothing) every single time to get the most accurate results.  Also keep in mind that your weight fluctuates from a day to day basis and this is normal as well. 

I have been weighing myself when I wake up. I am deff up 1.5lbs for sure.

I did the elliptical today for 40mins....

I also went to the Dr.'s and am going to have my thryoid levels checked again and see if maybe that is contributing.

Otherwise, I have no clue.

Maybe I need to go on an actual diet for a bit to get the initial few lbs off...

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