Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Today's weigh in

Back into the 70's. Whew! Barely - 179.8, but glad to see the 7 again.

Here's Denise Austin's Fitness Flash

Is Your Scale Stuck?

Many times, people who start my plan become worried when they notice a weight gain instead of a loss after their first few weeks of exercising. Or they're concerned because they've added plenty of movement to their day, but the pounds just aren't dropping off.

If you're exercising and eating right, the most likely explanation for why you don't weigh less is actually good news: your increased activity is building muscle! Don't panic: Additional muscle mass can cause you to weigh more, but it looks much more trim and fit! Muscle tissue also uses more energy than fat, meaning you'll be burning more calories even when you're not exercising.

So try to focus on more than just the scale! Don't forget to measure lost inches with a tape measure and the Inch Tracker, and remember that even if you're gaining muscle weight, you're increasing your fat-burning potential and reshaping your figure at the same time. Be proud — you're working hard and your body is changing for the better. Keep it up!

8 comments:

Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

Way to just nose that finish line. It sure is fun to drop into another 10-place, isn't it?

Sheryl said...

It's a great feeling when you get down into the next set of 10's ...

Cheers!

Juls said...

thank you for your kind words. It means so much...more than I can put into my own words at this time. :)

Ro said...

Whooo hooo 170's....way to go!
I dont care if it said 179.999999..that's 170's all day :-)

Rebeca @All Vegged Out said...

Inches and the way clothes fit is the way to go... You're doing so well... Keep it up!

tas said...

Thanks for stopping by. Way to go getting into the 70's. It sounds like you've had a lot going on. Good for you for staying on track through it all!

Hanlie said...

This is so true! My weight is not really moving, but my body is changing by the day! I'm not worried...

Actual Scale said...

Congrats - that has to feel great!

Hope your fridge gets fixed today!