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Default 04-01-2006, 10:30 AM





Hello there. I am new to this. I thought I would join a forum to help
me out with transitions. I have always been big exerciser and I have a
lot of knowledge. I work as a physical therapist and currently
certifying i n Pilates. I have a hard time staying in the realistic
world of my expectations. So, I need help.





I have got heavier in my exercise and workouts over the last 4 months
(I had knee surgery last summer so it has been tough). I just
tested my body fat with a caliper 3 times and found that I have about
20% body fat. Not too bad for 33, but to me not too great either. I am not too extreme I guess. I wear
between a size 4 and a 6 depending on my time of the month I guess.





One of my goals was to have some of my tight dress pants to feel
looser. But, I also have noticed this morning that some of my pants I
hoped would start fitting better would be and they are not!!! If
anything they feel a little tighter. I am confused!





Do other women experience changes in their body that clothing from 3 to 4 years ago will just not fit right anymore?





This may all seem stupid, but I feel unsuccessful and I feel like I
need to starve myself to lose any weight. (I already don't eat a lot.)
Can anyone respond

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Default 04-01-2006, 07:52 PM

Well, I will respond since I am not a woman but weight loss knows no gender. All I can say is eating right and doing cardio is the only thing that will really bring you down to the size you want.


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Default 04-03-2006, 04:58 PM



I agree with Mac - but starving yourself is most definitely NOT the answer you are looking for. You know (I'm sure - you remember this from human physiology) that you need to eat to get energy (ATP does not just happen) - so that you can burn fat. So, if you eat RIGHT as Mac said, continue to exercise, you will achieve your goals - it just takes time.


Also - perhaps some of the tightness you are feeling in your dress pants is muscle tissue beginning to tone. Remember that while you are building muscle AND loosing weight that the adipose tissue is still there - it is just shrinking. With that said - give it a month or two and see if the problem subsides. If not - you may be expanding the muscle cells more than you want - at which point you can alter your exercise program KNOWING that this is the issue.


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Default 04-08-2006, 09:29 AM

Thanks Madman.

Yeah it can be hard to keep things in perspective. And like all things,
I think time is a virtue. Your thoughts help one keep on the right
track.

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