I guarantee you I could gain 10 pounds in 5 days! However, some of it would definitely be pure fat and other would be water retention from all that sodium I'm sure I would have eaten to gain those 10 pounds. Good luck!
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I've actualy gained a pound this week and got a bit discouraged, but could this possibly be because I have just started strength training??
I am using the same scale when I weigh in - but I am not always doing it at the same time of day. I will do that - and record my weight along with my TOM - and I'll probably know exactly when TOM will arrive, simply because the weight won't go away and might even go up.
Thanks everyone - I feel a bit better. Nothing is as discouraging as doing all this work (I spent the better part of today making lunches for the rest of the week - I even missed my sister's Canada Day BBQ because I was making lunches all day, and I didn't want to over eat at the BBQ).
I'm going to throw that lying scale out the window if it doesn't start co-operating!!
No - actually I am working out less. I know I should exercise more but that's the hardest part of this journey for me. I will be walking to and/or from work starting tomorrow (my first day on the job) so that will take care of the cardio. I hate my lying scale!!!
Have you started exercising harder lately? When I exercise more and eat more fiber (salt does it too), more water gets stored in your body. I technically gained 4 lbs this week, but I think it's because I'm working out more and your muscles store some extra water when they're growing.
Edit: Ps. I don't know if this happens to other people, but a high fiber diet adds an extra pound or two for me in....um..."bulk" because it absorbs water. I'm not sure if this is very common, but it's something I noticed....
Thanks!!! You have no idea how relieved I am to hear that it's probably my scale and not what I've been eating. I don't feel a size bigger!! I will cut back salt and see if that helps. Do women gain weight at any particular time of their cycle? Could it be hormonal?
I think my scale is wrong. It says I have gained nearly 10 pounds since last Friday. I don't get it - I know I haven't eaten the best but the vast majority of my meals have been healthy. I was out of town, staying with family last weekend and, as far as I know, I only had one really bad meal (poutine!! French fries, gravy and curd cheese). Since I've been home, the scale keeps going up. One pound of weight gain equals 3500 calories eaten and not spent and I think it's virtually impossible that I've consumed an extra 35,000 calories over the last five days.
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