(Closed) weight goes up before down?

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
1664 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I know that when you gain muscle, you gain weight..so that’s probably what happened with that pound. I wouldn’t worry about it ! If you keep working at it, you will eventually see results 🙂


Post # 4
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

This just happened to a friend of mine -she went up 7 pounds when she started working out and eating right.  It took her about a week (after the increase) to see it drop (it dropped pretty quick) and a total of 3-4 weeks for the entire process.

Hang in there!  You should see it change soon!

Post # 5
1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

If you’re just starting back with intense workouts, your muscles are likely retaining water. This always happens in the beginning. Stick with it. That number will come back down eventually.

Post # 6
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

this is so normal! stick with your exercise, and it will go back down.

Post # 7
870 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yup! I start a pretty intense running regimine, and the first 2 days my weight dropped like a rock, but then I put on all that weight and then some. I’m coming down now though–it’s your body reacting to the increased demand by storing glycogen which needs water. It’ll come off!

Post # 8
62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Yes, you are building up muscle and getting stronger — hoorah! I am almost the same as you, 5’4″ but 143. I do want to lose weight, but I’m focusing on getting stronger and in better cardiovascular shape. Make that your first priority and you will look so healthy and beautiful!

Post # 9
952 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

When you build muscles you actually are tearing them, causing swelling therefore increased weight gain. Absolutely normal! Also when you build muscle you increase your capillary density within the muscle causing the increase in muscle size. Don’t be discouraged!

Post # 10
7 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012


This happens to me too. I normally eat healthy and work out regularly, but when I want to drop weight for whatever reason – I lose lbs one week, gain all back and maybe more the next and lose slowly after that. i don’t understand it. Why is weight losss sucha mystery!!! so frustrating.

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