Fed up

I've lost over 2 stone, I do zumba 5-6 times a week & eat properly. But my scales tell me I've put on 4lbs since last Friday....??? Even if I was building muscle...4lbs ?!

They're new scales & I used a spirit level to make sure I put them in a good place.

Maybe I need to add another, different type of exercise to my routine ? I shan't give up, but I just feel disheartened :(


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  • Hi and welcome, ZumbaNan :)

    Don't panic, if they're new scales, the difference is in the scales, not your weight! All scales will weigh differently, when I changed mine, there was a difference of half a stone! :)

    Take a look at the Pinned posts section to the right of your screen (bottom if you're using a mobile), or in the drop down on the 'Posts' page (it says 'arrange by'). Read the Welcome Newbie thread, then move through to the challenges, where we hope you'll find at least one that will appeal to you.

    Move down to the Topics, to find a variety of threads, collated into specific topics for ease of access and we ask that you also 'file' your own threads, so that others won't miss your important news.

    Take a look at the NHS 12 week plan, as a lot of people have been successful with it, making sure to enter your details into the NHS BMI calculator, to get a calorie allowance tailored to your personal requirements. Don't forget to take your starting measurements and a 'before' picture, as they can be very motivating on days that the scales refuse to co-operate.

    To the right of the HOME page (bottom on a mobile), you'll find Events. In there, you'll find links to our daily Weigh-in's (you will choose just one day per week), our Daily Diary, where we post our menu and exercise plans, for accountability, advice and support and our “What's happening today” thread, where we pop in for a chat.

    Be aware, that the HU app doesn't give you access to all of our important features, so we advise that you use the full website page.

    We've found that to get the best out of this community, we need to be active on the forum, as it's where we exchange information, get motivation and inspiration and make friends. We hope that you'll join us here, regularly, too.

    It's only left for me to wish you well on your journey :)

  • Thanks 😁

  • new scales plus exercise that's adding muscle!! this isn't that you've done badly, your doing great, keep going!!

  • Thanks ! I didn't word my post very well to be honest..... the scales were new at the start of my 'get fit & lose weight' campaign, so I can't blame them 😕

  • But zumbe x 4 per week is still loads and it's going to make you add muscle. What about something like yoga or Pilates?

  • I have thought about substituting another type of exercise a couple of times a week. I'll do some research & see what I find. I've come too far to give up !

    Thanks for your encouragement :-)

  • What we really want isn't weight loss but 'fat' loss and 'inch' loss . . . Far more reliable is how your clothes feel and if you can climb stairs etc 😊

    Hope you are enjoying the forum ZumbaNan

    Best wishes


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