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Working out, but no weight results

I need some advice. I have been working out for a month (2 weeks exercise videos, 2 weeks gym). One hour each day, 6 days a week. I see my waist getting thinner, but the scale shows nothing! I know muscle weighs more then fat, but shouldn't I be seeing some type of results by now? Does anyone have any thoughts or personal experience to see me through?

Tue. Feb 28, 8:52pm

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You could be retaining water if you've been drinking a lot more (which you likely have if you've been exercising).

Personal opinion, don't sweat the numbers on the scale. They mean nothing. No one can see them. They simply see you- a smaller you is what you really want. Excess fat is the health concern, not the weight. It's just most of us are overwiegh because of too much fat. If you're working out, you're probably not losing muscle, which means you're losing fat, so don't sweat the scale, enjoy the thinner, even if ever so slighty, you.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006, 8:56 PM

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if your waist is getting smaller then CONGRATS! the previous poster is right, don't concern yourself so much with the number-it will happen, SOON if you keep it up. muscle definitely weighs more than fat-and you may have gained enough muscle to not show a difference on the scale. keep up the hard work, i'm sure in another week or two you will see those numbers going down :)

Wednesday, March 01, 2006, 1:33 AM

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I had that problem too and I got discouraged. I took the advice of someone here where they told me to vary my workout routine. I was doing the same routine on the treadmill everyday, so I changed it a little a couple of times a week and the numbers are moving.

But like the above posters said, the numbers don't tell the whole true story of your weight loss. You feel better, look better and clothes fit better. If you ever figure out how NOT to look to the numbers to judge your progress...let me know!

Wednesday, March 01, 2006, 9:15 AM

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I agree with everyone above - don't sweat the number...if you can see your waist getting smaller, that's fabulous.

That aside, I had a somewhat similar experience - my weight plateaued for almost 4 months. I stayed the same weight, might have lost a little bit in inches, but nothing too noticible. Then I decided to add weight lifting to my workouts. I've been lifting once or twice a weekfor about an hour each time (I'm not super-consistent yet...) for the past 5 weeks, and I've lost 3 pounds. That might not seem like a lot, but to someone who had been at the same weight for months, it was a huge break through. So maybe you want to try it?

Wednesday, March 01, 2006, 9:28 AM

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Forget the scale as the others have said. Get a trusty soft measuring tape. If your waist is getting smaller you know you are doing it right. Keep up with your measurements -not lbs. You also can tell the way clothes fit. Great job!!

Wednesday, April 05, 2006, 12:49 PM

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