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Weighing up! Feeling confused but determined!

Folkes, I thought I’d share a little blip with you. I’m hoping others may have some advice.

After my victorious W2R1 yesterday and feeling fabulous, I went to the gym for a steam. Having done so well with my runs and exercising at home, I’ve actually put on 4kg (checked again & edited from 6kg, 2kg makes a difference! Lol) since I joined the gym, after changing jobs and losing a daily 45 minute walk to and from the station at my work destination. I’m not one to delude myself about what I eat. I’ve been eating healthy for a couple of years now and I don’t have a sweet tooth. So, the only thing I can do is reduce my portions and or I could walk to my home station.

I don’t usually weigh either, so I doubt I’m going to do that again! It’s just hard to get the number on the scale out of my mind now. It’s not changing my mind about what I’m doing, so I’m trying to smile! 😬 see???

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U can gain weight on the scales but lose inches, I have been told fat turns into muscle and muscle weighs more. so keep running and you will notice changes in your clothes and things. Xx

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Thank you Rachey! I do think my shape is changing and my waist is becoming more shapely. I’m definitely going to keep on running and I’m ditching the scales. I did give them the evils yesterday!! Somehow it shrunk my height too! Certainly got everything the wrong way around! The “%!^*#” ! Lol ❤️

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Your doing the right thing binning the scales, mine were binned along time ago 😂😂

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Hi Rachey80 I'm afraid the "fat turns into muscle" is incorrect.

It's physiologically impossible to turn fat into muscle because they're two entirely different types of body tissue with different types of cells (fat is made up of adipose tissue, while muscle is made of proteins). So fat is fat and muscle is muscle.

Muscle is more dense than fat and so takes up less space, hence losing fat = losing inches. But a pound of muscle weighs the same as a pound of fat.

Fabulous450 Exercise makes micro tears in the body which fill with fluid during the repair (and strengthening) period which helps account for weight gain over the short term, as does food in transit, daily fluctuations, humidity is another strange one that can affect our weight too. Best advice (for me) is just go by how your clothes feel or measuring various parts of your body, not just the usual ones. I lost from my neck! I can sympathise with the height thing - I recently mislaid a cm and I didn't have that many to start with!

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Thanks Annie! The mission is locked! So I’m in it for the life changing long haul. It helps to share and I appreciate all the support so much! I find it’s better out than in! Thank you so much ❤️

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Don't worry about the scales, just go by how you are feeling (fabulous!) and see if you are losing inches/ whether your clothes fit differently. I noticed my waistbands getting looser after only a couple of weeks, which surprised me as I'd assumed it would take far longer to see any effect. The best thing though has been feeling like I have so much more energy. Keep on feeling fabulous and enjoy the journey :-)

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Yes, the fit of the jeans is the only scale I need! I’m still pumped and I’m doing it, no matter what! I’m gonna show them scales who’s boss around here! Taking 2cms off my height too! Tut! 😉

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No, losing 2cm from your height is not on! I'm 5'3" so I appreciate that every cm or inch is precious :-)

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Ooops meant inches, but you get the drift! Lol ❤️

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Try slimming world. It’s fab!

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Thanks Tasha, I know a lot of people who find it fantastic. I’ll keep going for now and see how it goes. ❤️

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I have lost a few lbs but my shape has changed the most and like you my clothes fit loads better

So running is defiantly here to stay

😊🏃‍♀️

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Right there with you! Thanks so much! 👍🏽❤️

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Love this forum so much positivity 😁

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