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TASNIM81 SparkPoints: (0)
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3/5/12 2:50 A

Don't give up, sure the gain is only temporary.. emoticon

TONSERS SparkPoints: (37,991)
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3/5/12 2:08 A

You did the best you could with the situation you were handed. If you can't exercise, you can't exercise. At least your eating was still good. Keep with it and it will happen!

I had a bad cold in February that kept me from exercising for about 8 days. I felt horrible because I had been in such a good routine and felt like I will totally falling off track. But you know what? I got right back into it when I was better, and at my next weigh in I dropped 3 pounds. Look at the bigger picture... we'll hit bumps in the road but as long as we make the best choices we can, we will continue to make progress.

3/4/12 11:36 P

The only thing any scale ever developed or sold can do is to measure the force of gravity on you at that given moment in time. This can vary not only day to day but as the poster said what time of day you check it. Since it does not assess body composition, the relationship between bone, muscle and body fat it is essentially a worthless assessment.

To assess progress you need to use your measurements and the change in them as you progress toward fat loss. Another tool is before and after full body frontal and side view photographs. I would also mention changing in clothing sizes except may partner has told me there is no uniform sizing from manufacturer and a 8 can be a 10 or a 6 .

Bottom line,lose the scale, let it do a Tony Soprano and go swim with the fishes.

JADOMB SparkPoints: (134,622)
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3/4/12 11:07 P

Also, did you make sure your time and body situation was identical to the other times you weighed in? It really doesn't take much for a couple lbs. fluctuation. I sometimes mess around taking weight at different times of the day and before and after I go bathroom, etc. and find the range to be pretty wide. Even if I don't think I've eaten that much during the latter part of the day, my evening weight is usually always higher than my morning weight.

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3/4/12 9:48 P

It's probably just water retention fluctuation. I doubt that you could even manage to eat enough food during an illness to gain much if anything. Being sick is hard work, you're probably burning more than you think during an illness. Don't worry about it.

This may sound like heresy - but you might avoid the scale for longer periods and just go by how your clothes fit. Maybe weigh yourself once a month at most to see how things are going, unless you see a big change in the way your clothes fit. Then you can check the scale just to check on it. But really, weight can easily fluctuate several pounds from day to day, depending on how much stuff is "in transit" in the GI tract and on water retention and how much water you've drunk recently. That's why daily weigh-ins are especially pointless, but even weekly can be pointless. The advantage of paying attention to the fit of your clothes is that it also reflects fat loss that can be countered by muscle gain and thus not show up properly on a scale. If you only know your proper "flabby weight" from yesteryear, you don't have a clue about your proper weight if you're now regularly exercising.

REDII2LOSE94 Posts: 177
3/4/12 12:55 P

let th number motivate you to keep going

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (60,906)
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3/4/12 11:33 A

If you've eaten less, that could be the cause. Your body may be swelling from fluid retention, or it may be trying to bolster your immune system.

This is a marathon... not a sprint. Week to week weight isn't indicative of how much progress you're making. Some weeks you will lose, some weeks you will gain... both are normal.

Think long term. Get well, and don't worry about the weight loss. You'll get right back on that horse!

MARATHONDAD SparkPoints: (28,046)
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3/4/12 10:00 A

Hang in there it was only a bump in the road take that number and let it motivate you to work harder.

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3/4/12 9:40 A

emoticon Stick with WILL happen. I get discouraged too when the scale doesn't move as fast as I want. As you start to get back on your feet and get more exercise the weight will start to drop. We're here!!

Edited by: PROGRESSFORWARD at: 3/4/2012 (10:02)
BRONXBABE SparkPoints: (162,107)
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3/4/12 9:09 A

I feel your pain. I have been sick this week, and was not able to exercise because I can't breathe. Yesterday was WI, and I was up, too. I'm not giving up, though. I have worked very hard, and I know this is just a little blip on the radar. We can and will get the scale moving back in the right direction. Hang in there!


SNUGLBUNIE SparkPoints: (55,160)
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3/4/12 8:27 A

Don't give up. It could be anything at all that has given you that weight gain. I don't believe that you would have eaten that much food in order to gain 4 lbs. Weigh ins can be frustrating, but the scale will move as long as you do what you are suppose to do. I felt that way when I first started my weight loss in June 2010, but I did loose the 30 lbs. I wanted in time. It can be done.

HMILLY2020 Posts: 587
3/4/12 8:24 A

Somehow this week, I gained 4 lbs! I've been sick with allergies and congestion all week and haven't exercised as much as normal but I certainly didn't eat more, in fact, I ate less sometimes because I couldn't breathe while eating. I am so frustrated!

I just get so upset when the past 3 weeks, I've lost 1 point something and then I weigh in today and its like I just want to give up.

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