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Is this common? 9 months ago, I was the EXACT same weight as now (weight doesn't really fluctuate), however, at that time, I was 2 sizes smaller, and my Bra size (hadn't changed from High School) suddenly shrunk a cup size, clothes were baggier, arms/stomach/butt were skinnier. Basically VERY skinny, but fit/healthy (no flab).

Now, I'm noticeably bigger, with stomach pooch (a donut is accumulating around my waist line) skinny jeans are now butt-squeeze too tight, upper inner thighs are rounder, bra size is back to the size it was.

My diet and activity level has been the same....! How is it possible,  I could gain so much flab in 9 months, without the scale budging an ounce?? I've been maintaining my usual cardio, weight training and sculpt classes 3xper week at gym. Have I just lost muscle and gained twice as much fat or something? How can I tone/slim back down again? WTH happened to my shape?

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22 hours ago, Blahblah said:

  My diet and activity level has been the same....! How is it possible,  I could gain so much flab in 9 months, without the scale budging an ounce?? I've been maintaining my usual cardio, weight training and sculpt classes 3xper week at gym. Have I just lost muscle and gained twice as much fat or something? How can I tone/slim back down again? WTH happened to my shape?

@Blahblah, I'm not an expert on the subject, but it definitely does seem you have gained some fat.

However, since you have not gained any actual weight, the logical assumption would be that you have lost some muscle mass somehow.......Although if your diet/exercise routine has truly not changed at all, I'm stumped as to why this happened.

You could try eating less carbs, and eating more protein?......Maybe increasing your exercise routine to 4-5 times a week?

I'm just as puzzled as you are........Have you told your PCP about it?....Maybe he/she could recommend something.

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22 hours ago, Blahblah said:

Is this common? 9 months ago, I was the EXACT same weight as now (weight doesn't really fluctuate), however, at that time, I was 2 sizes smaller, and my Bra size (hadn't changed from High School) suddenly shrunk a cup size, clothes were baggier, arms/stomach/butt were skinnier. Basically VERY skinny, but fit/healthy (no flab).

Now, I'm noticeably bigger, with stomach pooch (a donut is accumulating around my waist line) skinny jeans are now butt-squeeze too tight, upper inner thighs are rounder, bra size is back to the size it was.

My diet and activity level has been the same....! How is it possible,  I could gain so much flab in 9 months, without the scale budging an ounce?? I've been maintaining my usual cardio, weight training and sculpt classes 3xper week at gym. Have I just lost muscle and gained twice as much fat or something? How can I tone/slim back down again? WTH happened to my shape?

Im a gym/nutrition freak 

 

how often do u weigh urself

 

whats ur activity level in genersl

 

do u track csloriescalories

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@looking for answers I'm a health-nutrition freak too!!! Haha. Its a bit overboard really, I've always been fit and skinny. I think I'm a bit obsessive sometimes when I notice my clothes/jeans fit tighter, I freak a bit....I also get panicked about meds causing belly fat gain.

Honestly, I've been slack about tracking every morsel on MyFitnessPal...perhaps my eating has changed a bit. I might be taking in a few more carbs at night when I should stop at dinner... I eat average 1200-1500 cals per day. As far as exercise, I walk 4-10k steps everyday in general, I typically go to the gym 3 days per week, and do 1-2 40 minute jogs on the weekends. Now that I think about it, I am actually not doing jogging now, because it's rainy and too cold out and i dislike the treadmill.

I think I might need couple small tweaks. But I'm not sure how I can boost my "sculpting" - Like I don't want to LOSE any weight/pounds, I just want to trim off the pudge (around waist/belly and upper thighs mainly). I also am trying to reduce my carb intake. Any other ideas to achieve my goal QUICKLY?  what exercises achieve the above??

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Not sure about your age, but I can say hormonal changes can tweak you like that. Could that be a factor?

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