OK guys this is getting to be a pain in my butt! More weight gain!

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amberrozell

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Posted: 21 Sep 2012, 07:44
So two days ago I ran 13.1 miles had 1450 calories and woke up gaining 1.2 lbs. Now last night I did 75 minutes on the elliptical and 30 minutes weights and gained another 2 lbs. This pattern has been going on for a week now! I am up 7 lbs from last week even though I have uped my working out and extra 20-30 minutes a day. I stick to under 1500 calroies each day too. somewhere between 1300-1500. 5"8 and 135 now! Last week was 128! what the heck! how discouraging! Help me please before I lose my mind lol!
apatrick1

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Posted: 21 Sep 2012, 08:17
Have you recalculated the calories you should take in with the additional exercise? Also, when was the last time you measured yourself?
If you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon, and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired.-George W Patton
apatrick1

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Posted: 21 Sep 2012, 12:26
I just took another look at your food diary and a lot of the days you are logging a high amount of sodium. Most days over 3000mg. With the amounts of cardio you are doing, you might not be taking in enough water to come close to counteracting the sodium. I would watch your sodium intake (stay away from the soups, lunch meat, etc) and increase your water. Try that for a few days and see if it helps
If you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon, and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired.-George W Patton
caroken

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Posted: 21 Sep 2012, 15:29
If you build muscle while exercising you may put on weight as muscle is denser than fat.
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suremeansyes

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Posted: 21 Sep 2012, 16:48
Also, I've heard a lot of people stall out on sugar substitutes, so all the "sugar free" stuff you're eating (which I'm sure has a sugar substitute in it might) might be counter-productive.
Tanya World

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Posted: 22 Sep 2012, 09:26
Hey, do not worry! when you start to exercise, the muscles retaisn water, therefor the weight gain. But it is only temporary. You are burning fat, and that is what matters, the water lever will soon go down again : ) Good luck, and keep up the training...
jeremyadams

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Posted: 22 Sep 2012, 17:03
I am going through the same problem- I've been steadily gaining weight with a calorie deficit every day. At first it didn't make any sense and was frustrating until I started taking measurements of my thighs, biceps, belly, waist and chest. While I am fifteen pounds heavier, My waist is down three and a half inches, my belly down four, my biceps thighs and chest are bigger. So, weight has become an afterthought to my health and measurements are what I go by now. Does that help you any?
Poohbear5517

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Posted: 22 Sep 2012, 17:29
I know for two months, I busted my behind in the gym and ate right and didn't lose a pound. So I stop working out and just had my calorie deficieny from eating less calories. And the weight begin to come off. Take a break from exercise or either change up your exercise routine. If running is all you are doing, try an aeorbics class or Tai boxing. Something different. Your body just may be use to the running. You need to shock your body. Also, adjust your RDI. 1500 seems high for your weight.If you are weight lifting, make sure you are doing it for toning and expect to gain some weight.
Let's Do This Girl!
NCNOLE

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Posted: 22 Sep 2012, 18:06
At 5'8" 135 lbs is normal. Maybe your body is trying to tell you something. You will have a hard time losing weight at that size. My suggestion would be to focus on toning/ weight training if you are not happy with your body. Find a trainer and work it! Also, sodium, hormones, TOM can all make you lose/gain water weight. I would only check your weight weekly so that those fluctuations don't upset you.

There was a post somewhere about a science nerd girl ( I think) that lost some weight and then decided to do weight training and she gained a little weight but dropped a dress size and looked much better despite the higher weight. Sorry about the sketchy info, but maybe you could google it.
Ok, I think I found the link here. I've read this one and honestly can't remember if this is the one, but it's worth looking at. http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2011/07/21/meet-staci-your-new-powerlifting-super-hero/
Deathwish238

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Posted: 23 Sep 2012, 19:06
amberrozell wrote:
So two days ago I ran 13.1 miles had 1450 calories and woke up gaining 1.2 lbs. Now last night I did 75 minutes on the elliptical and 30 minutes weights and gained another 2 lbs. This pattern has been going on for a week now! I am up 7 lbs from last week even though I have uped my working out and extra 20-30 minutes a day. I stick to under 1500 calroies each day too. somewhere between 1300-1500. 5"8 and 135 now! Last week was 128! what the heck! how discouraging! Help me please before I lose my mind lol!


You need to eat real food. Looking at your food diary, you eat a lot of what I would call empty calorie junk. You especially should be avoiding processed food.

Try something like:
-Salad w/ 1 tbsp of salad dressing or a cup of green veggies of your choice
-1 Chicken Breast or 2 Chicken Thighs or 6 oz of pork loin
-1/2 cup to 1 cup of rice or equivalent amount of bread or pasta

All processed food is only hurting you. Things like: White Bread, Goldfish Crackers, Campbells Soup, American Cheese

Instead: Wheat Bread, Wheat Crackers, Make Your Own Chicken Soup...take chicken, celery, carrots, onions, egg noodles and boil it, Cheddar/Swiss or any other non processed Cheese

I see no veggies or fruits in your diet. You want some in every meal. Veggies have like no calories and your body loves them. My favorite is broccoli. Take a zip lock bag, put a cup of freshly cut and washed broccoli, put a bit of salt and pepper, shake it up, put a bit of water, make a few holes in the bag and microwave for 90 seconds.

If you're going to have a shake, put fruit in it. I use 1 cup of Frozen Organic Blueberries from Costco or just use a whole banana in a shake.
holfraz

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Posted: 24 Sep 2012, 07:18
It's called muscule edema. When we exercise very intensly our muscles retain water while they repair themselves. I would follow the suggestions above about measuring yourself. Also, eating foods high in potassium helps eliminate water retension, like bananas and dried appricots. Cherries are particularly good for this problem. And be sure to stay hydrated and drink lots of water. Before I became pregnant, I could gain 4 lbs. overnight from running 10 miles the day before, even if I only consumed 1000 calories that day so I know this problem can be frustrating.



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