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Training For a Marathon and Still Gaining Weight

Losing weight is no easy feat, and the worst part is that even though you're working hard exercising and eating right, you may not see changes happening as quickly as you had hoped. FitSugar reader Leilanic1 took on the Get Fit For 2010 challenge, and she's having a hard time with her results after 12 weeks. Can you offer her any advice or encouraging words to keep her motivated?

Week 12 and I feel fatter than I have ever been in a long time. I'm running three times a week plus cross training on two other days. I am doing good towards meeting my goal of running the half marathon in June but I have also been steadily gaining weight. I'm up four pounds since I started training. I don't feel like I'm eating any more than I used to so it's incredibly frustrating. I went to the doctor a week ago and had them check my thyroid, cholesterol and hormones and according to the doctor everything looks great and to keep on doing what I'm doing. I know I should be proud of my accomplishments with running especially since I ran 6.55 mi outside last weekend without walking and I'm healthy. But I'm also trying to lose 15 pounds and not gain weight so I'm just not sure what I'm doing wrong.

Many of you can probably relate, so I'm sure she'll appreciate any insight you have. And if you're on your own quest to lose weight, check out the Weight Loss Support group. You may also be interested in learning new recipes to try, so be sure to pop in to the Healthy Recipe Group.

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