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So THAT'S why...!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

From June 15 to July 14, I lost a total of nine (9) inches. But, I didn't lose any weight. I just couldn't figure it out. Until today, when I read this Spark People article:

Definitely an eye-opener. It explains that your body must adjust to your new-found exercise regimen.

EXCERPT: "When you start doing more exercise, your body begins storing more fuel in your muscle cells, where it can be used easily and quickly to fuel your workouts. The process of converting glucose (carbohydrates) into fuel that your muscles actually store and use (glycogen) requires three molecules of water for every molecule of glucose. As your muscles are building up glycogen stores, your body has to retain extra water for this purpose. That's what causes most of the initial weight gain or lack of weight loss. This is a good thing--not something to worry about."

Now I feel so much better about the scale's lack of movement. I AM burning fat. My body is simply adapting to the burning of fuel.


I can't tell you how motivating this feels. I AM making progress!!! My own body knows it!

A few NSVs today:

I can fit very comfortably behind the steering wheel now. No more pushing the seat back until only the tips of my toes reach the accelerator.

I can fit into ALMOST every booth at a restaurant.

I do not need a seat best extender any longer.

I see my Doctor in Mid-August for my 6 month checkup. I am HOPING for a reduction in my cholesterol meds and HBP meds. I hope to be at 259 (getting under 260 is a short-term goal).

I am going to print out several SP reports to take to him. I want to show him visible proof of the changes and progress that I'm making.

Aside from the sheer pain in my fingers and hand today -- I am feeling great! :)

I pray that of you are also doing well and I wish you all the very best of success on YOUR journey!
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    Yes, the scale doesn't tell the whole story,, so we must'n dwell on just that.
    1795 days ago
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    Good going.. I am sure your short term goal will be met and the fact you are looking at a short term you will be there and maybe a little less.. Do you have Arthritis also.. I have started to knit and crochet and my hands and fingers can move much better.. I am now on Infusions and pain free as until it starts to wear off.. every two months I go.. Take care and nice of you to share with everyone.. In His Love and Grace Just Me emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1796 days ago
    Yeah, exactly. Hard to remember when we're getting frustrated with the scale, but so true! Woohoo on your new NSVs!
    1796 days ago
  • FRIDA11
    Good luck to you too
    Muscles do weigh more than fat
    so you are becoming a super-woman
    1796 days ago
    Wow, that really is an eye-opener! I have often found myself on plateaus and the temptation to just give up has been strong at those times. I also use a measuring tape to track progress, since my old analogue scale is definitely not accurate to the ounce like the new digital ones. When I see big jumps in my weight for no apparent calorie reason, I suspect water (either retaining or dropping it quickly). Now I know why, when I'm exercising and seem to be doing things right, my weight does not always change. Slow and steady,and durable and sustainable weight loss is my goal. Best of luck to you with lowering your cholesterol and impressing your doctor in August!!
    1796 days ago
    9 inches and didn't lose weight? Talk about a body transformation. ..that is so awesome! !!!!!!!! That's a bodybuilders dream and exactly what I'm trying to do...great job!!!!
    1796 days ago
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