Sucker Punch to the Kidneys: My Muffin Top Has Grown!

So much hard work, and NOT the results I was looking for.

I was so upset that written words just wouldn’t do….


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  1. What a huge bummer!!! Hang in there – you’re doing the right stuff and your body will come around. Keep working hard! You’re such a HUGE inspiration and one of the reasons I have started (attempting) to run myself. Keep going keep going keep going!

  2. Jeanette Dickau says

    Donloree, you are so amazing. Our bodies sometimes get tired and take a restbit and then our minds have to stagger and catch up. Don’t get discouraged. Life is a series of peaks and valleys and you just have to keep putting one foot in front of the other. Hang in there.

  3. Justin Dickau says

    Donloree, sorry to hear that you had a setback. Seriously though, your shoulders and biceps look amazing! I am sure that you will make all of your goals! I’m proud of you.

  4. Leanne Dickau says

    Hey! Keep your chin up! If you are having skinfolds taken with calipers there is always a degree/chance of tester error in regards to landmarking, pinching the skin etc. For example, if you saw a decrease the week before and then an increase it could be due to error of the measurement. To determine if there has been a significant change either way, the values need to lie outside the margin of error that is normal with taking these measurements. As well, I am not sure taking skinfolds is that sensitive of a measure that you would be able to see changes after only one week. (Though other than taking a DEXA each week I am not sure there is any better way). Any calculation of body fat % is determined from equations that are based on cadavers, so it is an indirect measure and may be inaccurate by +/- 10 %. Lastly, remember the measurements are in millimeters!!!

    • Thanks Leanne! Who knew I would care so much about millimeters?! I need you to come back to Edmonton so that you could do weekly assessments on me. Perhaps I should be your new project! 😉

  5. You are so awesome. You say exactly whatever body is going through that isn’t said. I have been on a diet and training regiment for 6 weeks and have not lost a single pound. I actually went up 2 the 1st week and have spent the last 5 getting rid of them. I have noticed a body fat loss and a muscle build so something is going on, it’s just not happening on the scale. Keep up the great work and I am positive it will all come together in the end.

    Thanks for your inspiration!


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