Weight Check - Up, Down or the Same?

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I am finding it a little more difficult to maintain the same weight as pre pandemic. I am exercising about the same as prior to the pandemic and I am also eating about the same quantity of food. While I have not gained any weight yet it seems like I gain more weight on bad days than I lose on good days. In a way, my change in weight seems to be negatively convex

Are you Up, Down or the Same?

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May 5, 2020

Down. I haven't weighed myself, but looking at the mirror, I can tell I've lost a lot of muscle.

May 5, 2020

Down roughly 7-10lbs, although I doubt it's all good weight loss. My shirt sleeves are feeling a bit looser these days. I never really wished I had a home gym before. Definitely a goal of mine now.

I have been eating MUCH heathier. Not eating out alone has been a godsend. I've been drinking a lot more than usual, or if not more, at least a lot more often though - so that's hardly a good thing weight-wise.

May 5, 2020

Muscle is less but I weight the same. Fat gains incoming

May 5, 2020

I'm down about 12 pounds since early March. I think it's pretty much all fat and water weight from fat cells because I've been doing bodyweight exercises and getting a little stronger from that. Eating healthier food and being less stressed has played a big role

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May 5, 2020

was 170 now 165

May 5, 2020
EatClenTrenHard:

345 squat, 455 deadlift, 265 bench

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May 5, 2020

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May 5, 2020

First few weeks of the lockdown I was eating a lot of junk (comfort foods, snacks, ordering from Door Dash) and I gained about 5 lbs in the process. I have been eating healthy and working out the last 3 weeks and lost the 5 lbs I gained, so overall it's a wash.

May 5, 2020

You guys are doing great! I should have realized that the comments would be skewed towards people losing weight. Some people who gained some weight, might not want to comment.

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May 5, 2020

5'11" mid 30's male, lost 20lbs+
Starting weight (March 4 2020): 196 lbs
Current weight: 175 lbs

Like CRE, been eating a lot healthier. Had been lifting / bulking pretty heavily in the gym prior to corona, and I also don't have any gym equipment at home except, thankfully, a pull-up bar. Have switched to a full regime of bodyweight exercises and really happy with the transformation thus far. I don't really know why I was bulking so hard before but I feel loads better with 20lbs+ off.

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May 5, 2020

In addition to cardio, I have only been doing body weight exercises for many years. I lifted when i was younger.

May 5, 2020

Yeah that was smart. I didn't take exercise or my health very seriously until I hit 30.

Bodyweight exercises just make me feel so much better. I mean, my deadlift and bench surely have declined with my weight drop, but before I couldn't do many simple things like planks, Turkish getups, burpees, etc. and my pull-ups have gone through the roof now that I've lost weight. Snoring at night has gone away and I'm sleeping better. All in all a great move.

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May 5, 2020

Oh my gawd. I am dead meat if I need to wear business attire. NOTHING would fit. I am definitely not my usual sexy hot mama right now. It's gonna take a summer's worth to get this off. I might need to wear a one-piece, and I don't own any. But, no beach, right?
UP.

May 6, 2020

Neutral. Started doing cardio and hope to drop 10 pounds to get really ripped.

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May 6, 2020

lost muscle and replaced that weight with fat. Breakeven and weaker pound for pound. pretty dependent on barbells and key lifts

May 6, 2020

Almost exact same situation. Brutal.

Will be a rough, long climb back to get the strength gains back...

May 6, 2020

I'm pretty much strictly running and doing some bodyweight exercises at this point, so losing muscle. I have a 35 lb kettlebell and I've been meaning to get into some sort of routine with that.

May 6, 2020

I was already cutting Pre-Covid. Down 20 pounds total and 10 of that has been since Covid/ WFH. Probably another 15-20 to go, had originally planned to lose 30 total but once you starting dropping weight you always realize you weren't as lean as you thought.

Lucky to have a full home gym with 1,000 pounds of weights and have been setting PRs even while in a deficit. Much easier to track macros when WFH as you don't need to plan as far in advance. More time for cardio as well.

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May 6, 2020

My lifetime goal is to get a lake house and have a separate home-gym-house with fucking amazing views and air conditioning and AMAZING EQUIPMENT.

May 6, 2020

Words only fail to describe my jealousy of the home gym setup

May 6, 2020

Gained like 5kg and all of it fat. Some nice little lovehandles I got there :(

Vincet Voluntas - Will shall win

May 6, 2020

In the same boat as many others on here. I was pretty lean prior to COVID (5'11'', ~150lbs) while having low body fat and had pretty high strength to weight ratio. With the gym closed, I've definitely lost a lot of muscle (expecting a harsh reality when gym opens), but have somehow gained 3-4lbs, which I'm assuming is all fat.

May 6, 2020

Adjustable bench and rack in my garage so I've been lifting a lot more at home. On a cut after a 9 month bulk, so lost 3kg so far. ideal if you ask me

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May 6, 2020

Up, with the bad combination of muscle loss and fat gain

May 6, 2020

I'm down ~10lbs from the start of my state's stay-at-home order. Definitely some muscle loss; man I'd kill to touch weights again.

I figured I'm just going to roll with it and cut really aggressively. At first I was getting takeout a lot to support my local restaurants but they seem to be doing fine as everyone else has the same idea so I've been cooking a ton of low cal / high protein meals. Upped the cardio a lot and am doing more bodyweight exercises.

Hoping to come out of this shredded as fuck for a nice slow bulk when the gyms are back. Maybe run 5/3/1 BBB or something.

May 6, 2020

I'm 6 foot and weigh around 140 lbs. Stayed about the same. Was hoping I would finally gain a little weight during quarantine.

May 6, 2020

mate pleas eat food

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May 6, 2020

Down about 5lb, drinking less too. I normally don't really drink during the week and on weekends now I drink less since there's no reason to get as plastered if there's nothing to do. Looking to stay that way for a bit. Been trying to eat better in general too, but sometimes I feel like demolishing a whole pizza so it's not ideal. Doesn't help that the gym is closed and there's no space in my apartment to build one, or even a yard for that matter.

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May 6, 2020

Echo the drinking far less than you previously were. I'm really enjoying the level of productivity I've kept up, both mentally and physically. When I grab for the bottle in the evenings (usually in excess), I'm liable to be in a shit mood without a spark the next day. The state of my mood is compounded several times over due to COVID-19 isolation and a ton of my usual distractions having disappeared. In my opinion, there's never been a time more critical to get right with yourself. And maybe I'm get older, but one of the best parts of my day is at 5:00AM, crushing a bowl of oats + flax oil + blueberries + blackberries with a staunch coffee in my hand while watching an episode of The Last Dance / Peeky Blinders. Reallllly gets the fucking TEST going!

I'm down 10 pounds. My yoga studio shutting down really sucked; yoga was my sanctuary. It was back-to-basics with Beach Body: Insanity but then I fucked up my patellar tendon on a long run. That incident took my cardio for two weeks. It's been boring-ass food (pinto beans, pasta, fish w/ rice, PB&J) and floor workouts that has powered me through. It took a while to find this groove but now that I've found it, I'm cruising. I think with a couple of strategically placed extended vacations towards the end of 2020, this will turn out to be a pretty damn good year.

We ain't ded boys, it's time to fucking eat!

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May 6, 2020

DOWN, IM GETTING LEAN LIKE A MOTHERFUCKER.

Doing hell lot of cardio these past weeks and not that much weight training with the limited equipment SO PROBABLY ALSO LOST SOME FUCKING MUSCLE. Also bought 4 kettlebells already I think I'll manage to get myself a whole fucking set before the gyms open again. Fuck me I'm ready to get back in the gym let me tell you that.

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May 6, 2020
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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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