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PATTISWIMMER Posts: 4,763
9/16/13 10:02 A

my weight is usually down after swimming and sauna... dehydration... I try to weigh myself at same time everyday in the morning for consistency.

DMJAKES Posts: 1,608
9/16/13 9:11 A

I agree with the previous posters....step away from the scale and weigh yourself once a week, max. You're giving it WAY too much power.

JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (77,176)
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9/16/13 7:24 A

Weight is not a static number and is really not the best indication of fat loss. Our weight fluctuates usually due to level of hydration since our bodies mostly consist of fluid. That's why weekly weigh-ins are generally recommended over daily weigh-ins, to see a trend. I can step on my scale 3 times in a row and get a slightly different decimal point depending on how I stand. It's so fickle. A couple of weeks ago, I lost 5 lbs in a day.. it certainly wasn't fat loss because I hadn't created -17 500 cal deficit in 24 hours. I have also had times where I only lost about 1 lb over 2 weeks but lost a crazy amount of noticeable fat and suddenly had a 6 pack.

Don't put much stake in the scale, especially over a few decimal points because it can just as easily bend the other way, not in your favour.



Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 9/16/2013 (07:26)
NIRERIN Posts: 12,038
9/16/13 7:06 A

two weight numbers aren't enough to tell the general trend of your weight, which is what you should be paying attention to. moisture [and water is heavy] also leaves your body through sweat and moisture in the air when you breathe and talk and less than a half pound of water is less than a cup difference, which seems pretty reasonable. and some of what you ate should have been converted to energy and used, thus only leaving the waste in your system.

DASHKATH Posts: 861
9/16/13 5:18 A

Weight naturally fluctuates durning the day. You should weigh yourself at the same time for a more accurate reading.

LDAVENPOR4 SparkPoints: (25,521)
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9/16/13 2:54 A

Good for you. Weight loss is the goal no matter now small. emoticon

IAMEGGMAN Posts: 3
9/16/13 2:38 A

I weighed myself this morning and I was 118 lbs. I stepped on the scale this evening and the scale now said 117.6. I've been eating all day and drinking lots of water. Could my scale be malfunctioning? I donít know how I lost weight from this morning, but Iím not complaining! (IF I really lost weight lol.)

PS. Sorry to give a little too much information .... I didn't go to the washroom so there couldn't have been any weight loss from that haha ;)

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