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January 18th, 2011, 08:42 AM
Mega Super Mommy
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I've been doing the shred video for 7 days and counting calories (1500 a day), drinking water and have gained a pound. What am I doing wrong?
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January 18th, 2011, 09:04 AM
redbirds's Avatar Blessed Again!
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That can be very frustrating, I know! Here's the logic (but it doesn't help take the sting out)...

Shred really helps build muscle, so sometimes, people don't see the drop in the scale right away (just the way some bodies are, mine included... which is why I got discouraged and quit through the holidays )

So, muscle weighs 3x more than fat, but takes up less space, so often, people who are working on building muscle will see the loss in size before they see a lower weight on the scale. This is also why the BMI and tables aren't accurate, because someone who's exceptionally muscular will weigh more and be exceptionally fit, but the table or BMI based on weight may say "overweight"!

Your body may also be on that weight plateau, and the week has been a shock to it, so it gained a pound (muscle, my guess) and didn't release any loss of weight YET because it's used to where you are. Usually, when I see this, the next week is a loss of more than expected because the body usually gives in and the muscle really starts burning that fat off, too.

((HUGS)) Commit to another week and don't get discouraged. You're doing great!
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January 18th, 2011, 09:09 AM
~SavedbyGrace~'s Avatar ~Nichole~
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^^ Ditto!!! No matter what kind of exercise I do, even if it's just cardio, not really any muscle building workout, my weightloss slows down. ALWAYS!! I lose more weight with no exercise, but I surely don't tone! It's always hard for me to not see that scale budge, even if I know I'm gaining muscle.

Keep at it.....it will be worth it in the end!! Sometimes, for me I just don't even weigh myself but once a month...to avoid that frustration.
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January 18th, 2011, 09:12 AM
Platinum Supermommy
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Same problem here! I am just saying that my muscles are growing.. lol
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January 18th, 2011, 09:47 AM
Mega Super Mommy
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Thanks ladies! I'm glad it's normal. I'm not going to give up.
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January 18th, 2011, 09:56 AM
white.house's Avatar Kelli
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I agree with the pp! Keep at it girl

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January 18th, 2011, 10:05 AM
AtomicMama's Avatar CopperBoom!
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I've also heard, and when I did WW, I noticed this, too, that it takes about a week for your body to register gains/losses. So, when I did WW I would have a really good week, and I would see the loss the next week, or if I had a horrible week, I didn't see the gain until the next week. It got really frustrating sometimes! Especially when I had a bad week followed by a good week and the good week showed that I gained
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