I am 39, only began a regular exercise routine this week and can easily gain 10 lbs in a week. I don't even eat fast food or drink soda, but if I eat a lot of bread, pasta (so, yeah, mainly carbs) & nuts/peanut butter, 10 lb.s is too easy! And yet, take 10 times as long to lose~ No two bodies are alike.
3/21/09 9:47 A
Yes and most is probably water rentention. Try cutting back on your salt intake.
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1,800 3/21/09 9:34 A
I gained 5 lb over a weekend a few weeks ago. I had eaten a lot more than usual. It really was not 5lb of fat, it was fluid, the extra waste, etc. By the following Friday I had lost 4 of it. So keep doing what you know is right. The counting calories, measuring and logging food is a boring, but it does work. The other thing I do is eat the same foods over again, and then I do not have to think about the calories, etc. Logging the food is easy because you can copy the meal to another day. Don't give up, because you have made so much progress so far. Keep yourself busy with whatever you can and everyone here knows that you will be successful. You need love and support around you, if you do not have that try to find a spark buddy or join a few of the teams that offer support to one another.
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2,925 3/21/09 8:37 A
I agree. See a doctor. It sounds like a lot of fluid retention.
I just gained 14 pounds in 2 weeks from stress eating. I swear I was eating everything in site and none of it was to healthy.
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103 3/20/09 5:30 P
First off, good for you to be able to talk about it.
Secondly, when you fell off the wagon, did you eat a lot of salty foods, They do retain water, which will go away after a while.
We all give you hugs (( )) keep hanging in there.
3/20/09 5:22 P
Ten pounds in a week would be excessive - you would have to eat 35,000 calories above your daily limits to gain that much. I guess in some ways that's possible - but really not likely.
Could your scale be broken or out of adjustment? If its battery operated, need a new battery?
It sounds like you've reached a dreaded plateau. It's no fun - but the easiest way to break through a plateau is to increase your exersise levels. Are you exercising three days a week? Try four or five. Or instead of 30 minutes, go for 40 or even 50. You can also switch it up - if you've been doing the same exercises all this time, you would benefit from trying something new.
65 pounds is amazing and awesome! Don't give up now - get mad and try harder!
I guess that anything is possible, but 10 lbs in a week sounds like a bit much. A lot of factors can contribute to such a fluctuation in the scale. Like you said possible water retention, that time of the month, and maybe weighing in at a different time of the day could cause. irregularities. I also agree that it could be something medical, possibly a thyroid problem.
I know that all seems lost right now but please don't give up! Try not to get overwhelmed by the numbers on the scale and focus on eating right and exercising. Take it one day at a time and I know you can turn things around.
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