• Cyn

    Hi, in a condensed version.
    My son passed, grief, 15 lbs gain over a year. Now I’ve been running and working out with weights again. I’ve always been a runner and weight trained.
    I’m 5′ and 160 and 51 years old. Been back to my running schedule for 15 weeks. I run 3.5 miles 3 to 4 times a week. Train upper and lower body on the opposite days and take a day or 2 to rest.
    I have not dropped a lb or an inch on the tape measure!!

    September 13, 2015
    • Marie D.

      Hi Cyn. I am so sorry for your loss. My son is 17 and I can’t even imagine your pain.
      I am a yoga instructor and am 50. I also box and work out with a trainer 2 times a week. I am also struggling with my weight.
      As you get older sometiems your body needs something different. Mostly, you need to change your eating habits. I’m sure you will get a comment from someone trained in nutrition on this post that can give you that guidance.
      You also have to remember that grief is a stress on the body. If your body is under stress, whether you are concious of it or not, your body will try to protect itself. One thing the body does is hold onto fat and convert calories to fat easier. The body doesn’t know we don’t have to hunt for food anymore so it will store the calories. If you haven’t tried yoga to relieve stress, that might be something to try. I started yoga at 40 so it is never too late!
      Also, give yourself time to grieve. It is ok if it takes years. During that time be kind to yourself and not be so hard on yourself. Visit with friends more.
      I am on my way to Mass in an hour. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. -Marie

      September 13, 2015
  • […] One pound of muscle burns 6 calories per day, while one pound of fat burns only 2 calories per day (3). […]

    August 19, 2015
  • jeff sutherland

    Fantastic article.
    In short – age 25, 13.5 stone, very fit and muscular. Age 56 18 stone very unfit and fat. October 2014 went on diet by March 2015 had lost 2 stone and decided to go back to the gym and do a combination of 3 days a week weight training and 2 days cardio. For the past 2 months my weight has stayed the same. Your article confirmed my thoughts so no problem there, however, I figure that my ideal weight at 57 will possibly be 14.5 stone ( of course only visuals could confirm this). Question. If I continue this program for another year or so, will I be 16 stone of muscle with about 15% or less body fat, when I think 14.5 stone would be my ideal weight? How am I going to lose that extra 1.5 stone?
    Best wishes,

    August 16, 2015
  • Thanks for finally talking about >One Pound of Fat Versus One Pound of Muscle:
    Clearing up the Misconceptions @ Bamboo Core Fitness <Loved it!

    August 14, 2015
  • Amanda Anderson

    I appreciate this blog. I’m 5’2 and normally weigh 133 lbs but many people didn’t believe it! I recently had recovered from alcoholism and I put on almost 25 lbs during that time. I’ve been working out and living my active lifestyle again but it seems as if that weight has seem to stick. Since I read your article, I’ve taken measurements and photos and have seen more leaner muscle. I still way the same but my waist is thinner and I feel more active. I’ve noticed the water weight differences the most during pre menstrual times. Thank you for this article.

    August 04, 2015
    • Hi Amanda, thank you for following my blog and for sharing your story. Congratulations on your recovery – that is fantastic news! Don’t give up – keep doing what you are doing and remind yourself of how far you have come and all the successes you have made in your life lately!!

      August 05, 2015
  • […] Again, I did gain 1 pound this week. Why? Either from me eating all that Peruvian food or per my measurements I gain lean muscle mass and lost 1% of body fat. From my understanding muscle weighs more than fat. And I read a great article by Bamboo Core Fitness on ONE POUND OF FAT VERSUS ONE POUND OF MUSCLE: CLEARING UP THE MISCONCEPTIONS […]

    July 24, 2015
    • Hi Gwen! Thank you for sharing my article with your readers. I took a look at your blog – what an inspiring concept. :) Keep up the great work and good luck with your weight loss journey!

      July 26, 2015

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