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Confused

Saturday, August 28, 2010

So I have been taking my measurements and weighing myself for the past 3 months and I am confused. I was losing in weight and measurements; but this month my measurements r more. I just dont know what is going on; its blowing my mind.

Is it muscle or am I gaining weight?

Please let me know what your thoughts are, thanks
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    I'm not a very handy measurer, myself! Sometimes I guess I just hold the tape measure differently. Don't worry about that too much. Like SlimmerKiwi says, try doing it a few times and see how it changes. I also found out as I lost weight that there are certain areas of my body bound to stay "larger" than I wanted them to. My calves, for example, stayed almost the same - even after losing 55 lbs!
    3564 days ago
  • SLIMMERKIWI
    I wouldn't worry about it! I lost just over 23kg and I can tell you that my waist measures the same as prior to any weightloss! BUT I can fit into much smaller clothes:-)

    It may be that you haven't had as much bowel motions last couple days, OR you are retaining a bit more fluid.

    Try this:
    Measure your waist and record it.
    RE-MEASURE your waist as soon as you have recorded the precious one.
    THEN RE-MEASURE again! Mine can come up different each time. The reason?? Well, each time you measure you COULD just be holding it a bit more, or less firm than the previous time! Even the Dietician has noted this!

    If the tape-measure is worrying you that much, I wouldn't worry about measuring - be guided by how your clothes fit and your general health and fitness level. Just like the scales, a tapemeasure is only PART of the story!

    Kris
    3565 days ago
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