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ERRYBERRY_87 Posts: 13
2/23/10 2:18 P

DOn't give up! I have the same problem. My first week I started out great. Then, the next few weeks I haven't really lost anything but 2 pounds in about 5 weeks. I felt like giving up many times but it always leads to the same cycle of gaining back weight and trying to lose it. Maybe you have gained some muscle and lost inches! You can do it!

Edited by: ERRYBERRY_87 at: 2/23/2010 (14:19)
NE_RITZY Posts: 26
2/23/10 2:05 P

I can gain 6 pounds in 3 days. I can lose it in 3 days. I think it's just water weight. Don't get discouraged. Just keep on tracking and exercising. And be forgiving of yourself. emoticon

SAMANDME1 Posts: 44
2/22/10 11:05 P

Please do not give up. That is the worst thing you could do because then the 5 weeeks would be wasted. My mom has the same problem as you and I told her that someone can not do the samething over and over again and see different results. So I told her to add something to her work out. Do that thing for two weeks and then do something different. The thing is that you have to trick your body and change what you are doing so your body is always working on one part at a time. My mom has seen results. If you want some help I would be glad to help you.

DRUSILLA56 Posts: 961
2/22/10 10:45 P

HECK I CAN GAIND 6 LBS IN ONE MEAL. SERIOUSLY!
BUT IF YOU EXERCISE YOU CAN WORK IT OFF.
DON'T QUIT. WHEN I QUIT I REGAIN ALL I'VE LOST, PLUS MORE. THEN I HAVE TO START ALL OVER WITH EVEN MORE
TO LOSE. YOU CAN DO IT! JUST KEEP DOING THE RIGHT THINGS, IT WILL COME OFF.

LAMBIERABBIT Posts: 346
2/22/10 9:40 P

H there! Please, please don't feel discouraged. I've been on the Spark program for 3 weeks and have not lost any weight--but I fit better in clothing and I think my stomach looks less swollen than it used to. When over 40 it's really tough to lose that weight--our metabolism changes dramatically. I've been exercising every day for 3 weeks, too, and keeping my calories within the range of what SPARK suggests for my weight loss goals--still no dice. If I can keep plugging with all of this, so can you. The causes you are making right now are inconspicuous but eventually they will become conspicuous!
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FELLE442 Posts: 804
2/22/10 9:36 P

double up on your water....and it should oss,,,,,

JAZZMINE Posts: 1,017
2/22/10 4:51 P

My weight can vary greatly on any given day. I weigh daily and then calculate the average. It helps !

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JOHNSONTREE Posts: 200
2/22/10 4:26 P

Look back at everything you ate and drank and make this a learning experience. I am always going through this and can usually figure out what happened and then I am able to learn from it. Don't give up! Weight loss is not easy and is definitely a learning process.

LITTLELADIE27 Posts: 970
2/22/10 3:34 P

Don't give up sweetie! WE all fall down but it matters that we get up dust ourselves off and continue the fight. I'm proud of you!

DKARTCHNER Posts: 2
2/22/10 3:23 P

Thanks. It probably is a combination of muscle gain and water retention. I think for a while I'll not look at my scale and just know that if I'm eating right and exercising then the weight loss will happen eventually. I feel like I need results on the scale to stay motivated, but really, the bottom line is that I want to be healthy and feel good. Looking good is just a good side effect, right?

LIZSTALEY SparkPoints: (22,760)
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Posts: 906
2/22/10 1:55 P

I gain a lot right before my period too. Or when I have too much salt. You'd have to eat a lot extra to really gain 6 pounds of fat. This is most likely temporary water weight, so don't give up!

LETOVERN Posts: 2,603
2/22/10 1:36 P

10 lb down in 5 weeks is pretty fast. Sometimes the body needs to balance a big loss and will go up a little. But 6 lb. in a week is a lot--did you drink a lot of water before weigh in? Eat a salty meal the day before? Was it a rainy day {I retain when it rains]. Lots of things can cause a temporary gain--try not to worry or give in. It'll be better next week.

LUVIN2BEME SparkPoints: (0)
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2/22/10 1:31 P

Are you using weights? You are surely building muscles just from working out and that could be the reason for the gain. That and water. Don't give up, it takes time and as my doctor said you didn't just wake up one day overweight, you're certainly not going to wake up another day skinny.
Don't give up. Make some changes in your work out. Sometimes it just takes some tweaking

JUNETWO68 SparkPoints: (0)
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2/22/10 1:23 P

I don't think it's possible to gain 6lbs in a weeks time. Do you know how many calories you would have to eat? Perhaps it's water weight? The body can hold extra water for a variety of reasons.

LINDAWANDA Posts: 625
2/22/10 1:01 P

I feel for you; I'm having the same problem just on a smaller scale. I hope you get some helpful replies!

DKARTCHNER Posts: 2
2/22/10 12:55 P

I've been eating right and exercising for 6 weeks. During the first 5 weeks, I lost a total of 10 lbs, and I've been so excited! Today was my weigh in day after week 6, and I gained 6 pounds!!! In one week!!! I'm so frustrated and feel like the first 5 weeks were wasted. Probably the hardest part is that I didn't do anything differently during this past week. I'm ready to quit because I'm feeling like all this hard work hasn't gotten hardly anywhere. Can anyone shed some light on why this would happen?

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