- First of all, congrats on starting to get more physical! That is definatly a start!
Your weight gain *could* be muscles - how long have you been into your exercise routine?
The gain could be water related, if you're not drinking atleast 64 ounces a day, your body could be retaining what water that it finds. In order to get rid of the excess water your body is holding onto, you need to drink more of it.
The gain could also be that you really haven't started a healthy eating plan either. I guess it just depends on each person though. I know I've been trying to exercise everyday, but I still eat the same as before, and I'm still gaining a little.
And the gain could also be the scale in which you use everyday
How often do you weight yourself? A lot of people are addicted to the scale, and get on it atleast one a day, sometimes more. Trying to designate a certain day will help, and you won't see the scale flucuate so much.
I wish I could be more helpful, but these are just a few things that could have caused the gain. I'm sure you'll work off that extra 5 lbs in no time!
Keep up the great work!
~ Kari ~
Date Started - January 3rd, 2005
LBS Lost: 5
From a column in Dear Abby:
There is an old Japanese proverb: "Fall seven times, get up eight." Who knows? The road to success may be just around the corner. Wouldn't you be dismayed to realize that it was right in front of you, and you had stopped before you reached it?