Frustrated runner

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Frustrated runner
Sun, 08-01-2010 - 3:15pm

So, I have never really been a physically active person.

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Tue, 08-03-2010 - 9:54am

I know how it feels to get discouraged when

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Tue, 08-03-2010 - 10:35am

"I am feeling slightly discouraged, however. This morning when stepping on the scale I discovered that I had gained weight...and A LOT more than I think I should have. I should mention that I also am doing weight watchers in order to help me maintain a healthful diet. "


Weight can be very frustrating. Are you retaining water at all? Are you weighing yourself the same time each day in the same manner (nude if you've always done it nude, in a towel if always in a towel, with your shoes on if always with your shoes on), on the same scale?

If you're aware of all that and still seem to be gaining weight, I'd look into your WW points and whether it's the right point figure for you. Sometimes, my body needs a kick so I'll lower my calories for a day or two. Or I'll exercise harder for a day or two. Your body does adjust to what you're doing, so it could be that you're in a lull right now.

But yay! on loving the jogging! That's really awesome.

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Sat, 09-18-2010 - 11:48pm
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Sat, 10-23-2010 - 1:49pm

Yes, it happened to me when I started running on the treadmill. I truly believe it has to do with your body building muscle. Running is a tough activity on your body, but it definitely builds a lot of muscle. My thighs are larger than I'd like them to be,

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Mon, 10-25-2010 - 10:49pm

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Sat, 02-05-2011 - 7:21pm
Wow, I actually had this happen to me this morning. I'm following the couch to 5k training, not much of a runner but also following south beach in order to lose weight.

So last night I finished week 5, day 2, which has you walk 5 mins, run 8 mins and then repeat. When I got on the scale this morning I assumed atleast a lb lost for the week only to find I had gained 4lbs!!!!

Needless to say I felt devastated but I'm realizing that running is really building muscle that I've never had and that I'm losing it in other places.

Keep up the hard work and hopefully we'll both be running far and feeling slim!
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Sun, 04-10-2011 - 5:08am

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Thu, 03-27-2014 - 7:36am

Jogging and running and other related exercises are cool activities. One thing you take to consider is when will do you these exercises. If it is before meal, it is good but you muscles will be developed after your exercise and your meal. But if it is after meal, 3-4hrs after a meal, it is much better. You pretty sure lose weight.

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Thu, 03-27-2014 - 7:39am
You always take consideration about your muscle mass. Muscles are heavier than fats. You lose fats but you also gained muscles.