I'm in week 6 of my transformation, but after an initial drop of around 10lbs, I actually weigh 3/4lbs more this week than last week! I haven't missed a training session, I've had my 6 small clean meals a day. The one thing I've not done by the book is have my 'bad' day, but I have allowed myself one or two meals a week which border on the unhealthy.
I'm not actually sure of my body fat % when I started, but my wife tells me I've 'lost weight'. I can't believe I've built more muscle than I've lost fat, so Tuesday night I went for a 5k easy run and was going to do that in the evenings on my weights days.
Just to be clear, are you saying you gained three fourths of a pound or three to four pounds? Yesterday I was at the doctor and I saw my weight was 227. Today I was at the gym and my friend was there with me and I stepped on the scale to show her my weight loss and it said 225. In the time in between, let's jus say I was overdue to drop the kids off at the pool....and there were a lot of kids. LoL sorry! But that kind of stuff can impact what the scale says. If its a pound or two, I wouldn't be too worried. But 4 pounds gained in a week... I would write down absolutely everything I eat (soda and coffee with sugar/cream too) and what time I ate, and then ask for an opinion on it.
Hi Caity, I mean 3 or 4 lbs roughly. No, I wasn't due to drop the kids off ;o). I'm rigorous with watching what I eat, having done Weight Watchers in the past. No crafty sodas, sugar, etc. I drink water and black coffee only, and once a week, allow myself a few beers or glasses of wine. I guess I'll see how it pans out over the next couple of weeks; I know enough to know that the scales can sometimes do funny things, and as I say, my wife thinks I've lost fat. I'll post some pics, maybe at week 8....
That makes me think of this picture I saw in OnFitness magazine. Sometimes the scale can be like that when you are gaining muscle!
What your talking about is the story of my life, literally. People who haven't seen me in a while say "oh my god, how much weight have you lost?" I always tell them the total from when I started until the day they ask. That number right now is about 80. However, it should be more like 120 due to the yo-yo ing that I swear happens to me. Two weeks ago I went on a business trip, when I got home, scale said I gained 9 pounds. This week I'm back to before those 9 pounds plus a little more lost. There is no rhyme or reason, the body is weird. I weigh daily (yes yes..I know people), however I only document and truly put credibility in my start and finish of a program, otherwise your not seeing the big picture. If your wife says you've lost weight/fat, then you have.
Thanks Caity; I'm a little way off the right hand pic yet, but working on it!
Thanks Texas Brez. I've just finished week 6 and looking forward to the next 6.
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