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Old 10-17-2009, 08:51 AM   #1  
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I'm posting this question under Weight Loss Support and the Exercise forum in hopes of getting some responses.

I've been gaining weight. Too many calories in, not enough calories out.

I don't need an answer why I am gaining, that I do know.

I've increased my speed on the treadmill to 4.0. While at this speed I interchange jogging and walking.

The plus is: My thighs are shrinking, my thighs are shrinking!

That's a good thing.

How can my weight increase on the scale, but my thighs shrink?

HELP!
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Old 10-17-2009, 12:16 PM   #2  
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what is your question?
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Old 10-18-2009, 10:42 PM   #3  
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Have you actually measured your thighs?
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You are probably gaining muscle, and muscle weighs more than fat
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Old 10-19-2009, 07:08 AM   #5  
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muscle weighs more than fat
sorry this is a bugaboo for me!

a pound is a pound, it is the beauty of measurement, BUT muscle takes up less room than fat, like a pound of feathers and a pound of bricks, both weigh a pound, one has more volume.
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muscle takes up less room than fat
But a square inch of muscle takes up the same amount of space as a square inch of fat!

(I'm just playing devil's advocate here... since nearly everyone who critiques the "muscle weighs more" people on this board then post something equally erroneous... but I'm pretty sure we all know what both "types" of people are talking about.)

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Old 10-20-2009, 08:54 AM   #7  
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But a square inch of muscle takes up the same amount of space as a square inch of fat!

(I'm just playing devil's advocate here... since nearly everyone who critiques the "muscle weighs more" people on this board then post something equally erroneous... but I'm pretty sure we all know what both "types" of people are talking about.)
Don't you mean a cubic inch? xD
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lol..thought this thread was about me!

Congrats on thigh shrinkage! My guess is that you are building muscle. It could also be that you are retaining some water from muscle repairation.

I can honestly say though that my thighs were the last place to lose circumference and I have been a runner for year now. You may be different though.

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Old 10-20-2009, 09:12 AM   #9  
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I cannot believe anyone would bother to argue the muscle/fat thing. I think we all know what the addage means without the discussion.
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Don't you mean a cubic inch? xD
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LMAO... I can't believe I screwed that up...
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