Post # 1
I have been on WW for a month now. It has been great! I have dropped 15 lbs total so far. I am definitely viewing this as a lifestyle change and not a diet which means that it is something I will be able to maintain long after I hit my goal weight. In other words, I am approaching this from a healthy standpoint and mixing in exercise with healthy eating. My sodium intake is down, my water intake is up, I am balancing carbs, fats, and proteins well, I feel like I am doing everything right and the scale ‘confirms’ it for me.
Now, I understand that for a variety of reasons the scale can ‘lie’. I also understand that sometimes the body hits a plateau and weight won’t drop but inches and such will. For me, I am having the exact opposite problem: I have lost 15 lbs but not a single centimeter! In fact, I have actually gone UP in clothing sizes. What gives?
Post # 3
you are gaining muscle
congrats on the weight loss though
Post # 4
Hm… you may be gaining muscles, your weight is shifting in any case – I would recommend keeping track of various measurements – waist, hips, bust, biceps, thighs and calves, to get a more accurate picture of how your shape is changing.
Post # 5
While I appreciate that you guys think I am getting all buff, I do not believe that I am gaining muscle. For one, my measurements have increased as opposed to decreasing. For two, my increased activity has been walking. I haven’t been doing any intense cardio or weight training. I forgot to mention that I am in really bad shape! lol
Post # 6
Anyone else have any thoughts?
Post # 7
Hmmm, sometimes this happens to me. (I’ve been losing weight since May. I’m up to 50 pounds lost now!).
I think the more I stress over it, the harder it is to move beyond. I’m a huge fan of “positive affirmations”. Whenever I go walking I repeat (in my head of course) “I AM A FAT BURNING MACHINE!” “I AM WALKING OFF THE INCHES”.
I know it’s not a scientific method, but it can’t hurt. If you’re really concerned about it, perhaps your doctor would be able to advise you on your body’s mysterious ways.
Post # 8
That’s really odd! When I lost weight, it was definitely disproportional but I never actually went UP in sizes (expect for my shoes, for some reason my feet got bigger!). So for example, I weigh less now than I did in college, but wear a size bigger in jeans. Darned butt and hip fat!! The only thing I can think of is maybe you are drastically losing in some areas while others are retaining water weight or something? That might account for the scale # to go down and your clothing size to go up.
Post # 9
That has happened to me before too! You think..ok where is all of this weight going if my clothes still fit the same :/ Unfortunately, everyone gains/loses from somewhere different. If there is a specific area you are talking about, I say find some kind of workout you can do targeting those areas for the next month and then see where you are. Good job for losing 15 already!!