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  1. Frumpster

    Frumpster Becoming Un-Frumpy!

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    Hi everyone

    I have recently started calorie counting after several unsuccessful attempts at CD790. I am having between 1400-1500 cals per day and using weightlossresources to track my food and exercise.

    Last Tuesday I attempted running (on the spot in my kitchen!!) and managed 30 seconds befre feeling sick and having to stop. I have persevered and upped my running each day and have this morning managed to run non-stop for 15 minutes :D I feel so proud of myself, sorry if that sounds big headed, it's just I have never been able to run, and for the last few years have been out of breath just walking around the block, or climbing the stairs. Anyway. I weighed myself this morning expecting to see a good loss and I have lost 0.25 lb.

    I am 16 st 1.25 lb so I have plenty to lose. Could it be that I am gaining a little muscle weight? I would have thought that running helped shed the pounds quickly.

    Has anyone got any advice please? I'm not giving up as my clothes are alreadt getting loose, but I feel quite down about it.

    Thanks

    The Frumpy One
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  3. girlygirl

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    You could be gaining muscle. You could also be retaining a bit of glycogen cos your muscles need it to function properly and they are not used to 'running'!

    Don't get downhearted, just give it time.
     
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    Frumpster Becoming Un-Frumpy!

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    Thanks GG

    I know you are right, just waiting for that overnight miracle to happen :)
     
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    Muscle weighs heavier than fat , or so we get told . if your clothes are feeling looser then id judge things by that .
    Have you taken measurements from around different areas of your body ?
    Its amazing how many inches you can lose even if the wieght is staying the same .

    Well done on your 15mins thou !!! Excellent !!!!
     
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    Hi Frumpster,

    Have you done body measurements as your bound to be losing some inches.:rolleyes:

    It is amazing how forgiving the body is...15 minutes is WOW!

    Well done.

    Love Mini xxx
     
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    How much water are you drinking? I'd be willing to bet that you're retaining water. It's not going to be extra muscle weight - I'd love it if I could build enough muscle in a week for it to show on the scales but without some very serious weight training it's not going to happen.

    Also, the person who mentioned glycogen retention - I think you're getting confused with water retention. It's surprising how much extra water you need to drink when you're exercising!
     
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    Hmmmm...

    I was told that one should not exercise vigorously when SS-ing because, and I quote, 'there isn't enough glycogen to fuel the muscles'.

    So it would appear that muscle tissue does retain glycogen - except when one is SS-ing!
     
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    Frumpster Becoming Un-Frumpy!

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    I'm drinking around 2ltrs water a day. Not going below 1.5 ltrs. Do you think it's worth increasing this?

    I have checked my measurements this morning and have lost 1" from each thigh, 0.5" from bust and 0.5" from hips.

    A girl on wlr site told me about My Virtual Model you input your height, weight, and few more details and you get a 3d picture of yourself!! I did myself now and then again at 11st, it really spurs you on to see a computer graphic that kind of resembles you looking so slim :D I've put my 16st image as my avatar!

    Thanks everyone

    Frumpster.x.
     
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