There are many reasons you could have "gained" 6lbs in a week, and most of them are temporary.
If you have eaten lots of salt/sodium this week, or changed your fitness routine, it could just be water retention.
You could be about to start your period- Especially since you said you skipped it last month. Hormones can wreak havoc with your weight.
Make sure you are drinking plenty of water and eating plenty of good for you foods, like fruits, veggies, lean proteins, etc. The weight will likely go down soon.
Don't let your weight get you down. Do you have other markers for your healthy lifestyle? For example, do you do measurements? Have you had your body fat percentage measured? Do your clothes fit better than they did? Do you exercise at a high intensity level than 3 months ago?
Weight is only marker for success when it comes to healthy living, and it really isn't the best one, either.
Keep calm and exercise on!
Edited by: WHOLENEWME79 at: 3/14/2013 (13:30)
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3/14/13 12:53 P
Take a BIG deep breathe !!!
What you're experiencing is perfectly normal. It's nothing more than a temporary water weight gain. Ever notice your weight goes up during TOM ? Most women tend to "gain" weight during their menstrual cycle. Is that a fat gain ? Nope. it's nothing more than a temporary water weight gain that passes in a few days. This too shall pass !!
And well, not to be TMI, but did you have a bowel movement before you weighed yourself ? The fact is, our body's waste products have weight. So, if you don't do a poop in the morning, the physical weight of all the food and water you ate the day before is still in your intestines. Try it some time. Weigh yourself before and after a bowel movement. Did you lose weight ? YES ! Did you lose fat ? Nope....
Which is the point. These types of fluctuations really are perfectly normal. I can gain or lose as much as 3-4 pounds in a day because of water fluctuations or bowel movements. Once again, not to get TMI.
3/14/13 12:46 P
I gained 6 pounds in one week! How can this be happening?! I *KNOW* I haven't eaten an extra 21,000 calories. I am so discouraged and I want to cry!
It's also not my TOM, although I did skip my period last month. Maybe that could be it. I DON'T KNOW but I am really really depressed.
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