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TidalWave TidalWave 7 years
chloe bella: Definitely. When I started running I dropped some pounds (I wasn't trying) and it made me really really nervous! Then my body adapted and now my weight stays the same no matter what. But, just as you, all I do is run (it's cheap and easy) so I know I'm just working the same muscles over and over
nicklover nicklover 8 years
Leilianic1- I dont know much about this but you may be working out too much.
Leilanic1 Leilanic1 8 years
i'm super frustrated with my weight loss efforts. i've been counting my calories, ensuring to eat the right fats, carbs, etc. am taking a diet pill and workout 6-7 days a week for over an hour each time...i do different workouts every day of the week and still not a pound lost. super frustrating. i just want to lose ten pounds but seriously my butt and body are holding onto them like a life raft!
fashionplate525 fashionplate525 8 years
I know that I don't drink enough water, and wonder if that is hampering my weight loss, as well?
wackdoodle wackdoodle 8 years
oops - I meant to write (muscle is denser than fat) as you wrote.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 8 years
Thank for stating that muscle does not weigh more than fat (and that muscle is dense than fat). So many people still push the myth that 1 pound of muscle weighs more than 1 pound of fat which is totally illogical. Anyway, another reason people might not be losing weight is NOT getting enough sleep. The body needs time to recover, rest and reorganize in order to show progress on the weight loss front. Wearing yourself out and skipping sleep has no advantage in weight loss.
chloe-bella chloe-bella 8 years
LoveandRockets - I'm glad it's not just me! A lot of people say "oh it's almost impossible for women to gain that much muscle," but since I started working out regularly, I've gained about 10 lbs but my body fat has decreased or stayed the same.
cg130 cg130 8 years
Good slideshow! It was a good reminder for me to help break out of my current plateau!
LoveandRockets LoveandRockets 8 years
No. 4 = story of my life. For every pound of fat I lose, I really do gain a pound of muscle. I only wish I would've discovered this earlier! I wasted so much time trying to get the numbers on the scale to go down, instead of focusing on how my clothes fit. Silly me.
shiningeyes shiningeyes 8 years
chloe bella - If you do the same type of activity over and over, your body definitely adapts and you hit a plateau. But if you're training for a marathon, I think it's pretty inevitable that your leg muscles are going to bulk up. Good luck to you! I'm in awe of marathoners.
chloe-bella chloe-bella 8 years
I've always been a naturally skinny person, but I've started to kind of "struggle" with my body/weight since I started training for a marathon. I'm nearing the end of my training, and I've found that I actually had to go up a size in pants, because I've gained a lot of leg muscle. This slide show is really interesting. I'm wondering if my current issues also stem from eating too much after long runs when I'm ravenously hungry and also due to the fact that I don't have time for other forms of exercise now that I have to run so much. Running used to make me drop weight quickly, but now my body seems immune to it. Has this happened to anyone else?
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 8 years
duh. but a good reminder :)
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