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Why is walking making me bigger?
Bluesheep8 · 01/08/2019 11:29
Am doing WW, only have 1 stone to lose and have upped my walking. Lost 5.5 pounds yet my calves are getting bigger, noticeably so and I'm struggling to get my jeans up, plus when I asked someone's honest opinion they said I looked as though I had GAINED a bit of weight! Grrrrr
Siameasy · 01/08/2019 11:46
Exercise can cause water retention especially in this weather. Could be that?
Bluesheep8 · 01/08/2019 12:51
Hmmm, interesting thank you, I didn't know that
RiaOverTheRainbow · 01/08/2019 12:52
You've probably gained a bit of muscle.
sofato5miles · 01/08/2019 12:56
How much walking are you doing? Have you actually measured your calves?
I walk about 12km a day (as well as other sports) and no way have my calves bulked up
Sharpkat · 01/08/2019 13:02
I have been walking 20 miles a day and my calves have definitely bulked up. Cannot get into my skinny jeans anymore.
I would also say the water thing is true. Have been drinking 6-7litres a day and am not losing anything.
However, on the whole my clothes are less tight.
sofato5miles · 01/08/2019 14:36
What size clothing are you?
Bluesheep8 · 01/08/2019 16:54
I'm a size 10. When I say walking, I mean 30 mins at lunchtime and 30 mins in the evening. I weigh 10 stone and am 5 ft 6.
Bluesheep8 · 01/08/2019 16:55
And I drink about 3.5 l of water daily, I do a desk job.
Bluesheep8 · 01/08/2019 17:13
Haven't measured my calves but I can't get a pair of wellies on which I last wore in March
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