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Still hopeful (I think)

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Okay, so I have absolutely no problem getting my fitness minutes in. I almost always get 1000 minutes/month and have done so for the last 3 years. With my fitness tracker I am already at 647 minutes for the month of May - and it's only the 7th! I was hoping to start getting 2000 minutes/month and it is looking good.

The problem is instead of losing weight I keep gaining! I haven't eaten greasy junk food in a very long time - I've had french fries twice in the last year. I take my own snacks to work, which consist of fresh fruit and veggies.

I was talking with one of the girls I work with who has lost over 80 pounds in the last year. She said something about when you start exercising there is more water to protect your muscles, which causes water weight. She said she was told this when she first started her weightloss program.

So, it is hard to get on the scale since the number is moving in the wrong direction, but there is no denying that I feel better. I've finally (I think) figured out what foods my body likes and I have more energy during the day so there are changes. I really wish my clothes would start to fit better and/or the scale would start being my friend, but I'm still making a difference.
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    The girl at work is right. I read an article written by a fitness trainer and he said that one you start strength training, water is retained and will show up as a gain on the scale because the water is being retained to help protect excessive bruising around the muscles. I'm going through this cycle right now since I recently started added in strength training with dumbbells and a kettlebell the last couple of weeks. Good luck!
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