(Closed) Gaining Weight?

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
967 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@kw948103:  I believe that I’ve heard you retain some water in the beginning (I can’t recall the reason). Just be sure to stay hydrated!

Post # 4
1686 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013


If you’ve been working out for a couple weeks it could be muscle. You can put it on fast in the beginning, especially if you didn’t have much. Or you could be retaining water or something. (I always, always go up in weight in the week before my period.) If you aren’t monitoring your diet, you could also be eating more (and more than you need) because you’re hungry from the exercise.

Also make sure you use the same scale and weigh yourself about the same time of day. That can easily make a difference of 2-3 pounds.

Take your measurements and use that for comparison. If you’re getting smaller, but your weight isn’t changing  or is going up, then it’s probably muscle. 

Post # 5
3720 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I find that when many people start working out they end up eating back their calories (most dieting websites say you can do this). However, the calorie estimates are way off and people end up eating a lot more than they burned. I normally eat about 1900 calories and figure that to include up to an hour of exercise. On days I run 10+ miles, I’ll add in an extra 400 calories or so.

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