Cheat Days, And My Chest

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    Mar 14, 2011 3:22 PM GMT
    Ahoy there jocks.

    My name is Matt and recently, I started to do my absolute damnedest to slim down again. I'm hitting the gym five times a week, with a trainer one day a week, am a spin class junkie and am even going to start teaching soon, and everything was going absolutely splendidly. After my initial weight loss spurt, I had lost another six pounds.

    Then I had a cheat day

    I had one bottle of wine (Hahaha) and four slices of pizza with some friends at a night out. Cue the day after, where I still hit the gym and ate healthy and got right back into my routine. All good. I wake up this morning and weigh myself and I've gained... four pounds. Like, four entire pounds. From one cheat night apparently. Was what I ate/drank that drastically bad that it pretty much diminished most of the work I had put in? It was painful to see - I want a flat stomach again. I guess cheat days are a bad idea for this stage of working out, yes or no?

    Also, let's not beat around the bush. I have moobs. I hate them. A lot. As my stomach shrinks it seems like they're even bigger. It's probably my most self conscious area. Is there anybody here who has had that problem who can tell me what you did to get rid of them? I'm constantly crossing my arms over my chest in embarassment. =(

    Thanks so much for any and all hints!
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    Mar 14, 2011 5:53 PM GMT
    Stop putting so much faith in your bathroom scale. You still need to eat to lose weight and a good dump or two can take care of a couple of pounds. My weight can swing 3-5 lbs daily in either direction.
    About those man boobs.. some guys are just predisposed to having them and all the exercise in the world isn't going to do much. That's where lipo comes in. However you haven't had enough time yet working out to see if they will go away on their own.
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    Mar 15, 2011 1:31 AM GMT
    Like beneful said, use your scale as a guide but don't think that the world begins and ends with the scale.

    Ok so you had a cheat day. Big deal. Just pick yourself up and move on.
    Your weight had something to do with your cheat day, but it could be the time of the day that you weighed yourself or even the day of the week.
    You might gain weight as you gain muscle, so you'll weigh more but be more fit.
    It's ok to set a goal on your scale, but look at things that are more important. Are you stronger? Did you waistline shrink? Do you have better endurance?

    If you got the moobs with the fat, then you should lose them as you lose the fat. The moobs won't disappear overnight. Even after you lose all the fat you want, it will take some time for the skin to shrink back.