I've never been small (skinny). I worked off & on at a grocery store for many years, then did a few other jobs, some heavy lifting involved in all of them. So I built up some rather large muscles.
Then I bacame a SAHM, did that for 6 years. Never tried too hard to lose weight or anything, but I got fatter because my muscles got soft & I gained fat.
So now I'm working again - only for 6 weeks now, but it involves a lot of lifting, quite a bit that's heavy, and a lot of turning while holding heavy things. So my muscles are getting toned again, and I'm melting fat rather quickly. The scale isn't budging, because of the muscle, but I've lost 2 pants sizes & have been getting tons of comments, so I know I'm slimming down. However, I'd like the number on the scale to go down too. Is there any way to lose muscle? Or do I just tone it to the point that it get smaller? Or how does that all work? Because I really want the scale to go under 200, even though I only look like I weigh 150. (I'm about 220 currently.) Or am I going to be stuck at this weight, just toned & with less fat?
Asked by Anonymous at 1:31 PM on Feb. 18, 2011 in Diet & Fitness
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