It takes time to lose weight. Our weight is not a static number; it's a vital sign, like your blood pressure or your body temperature. It will shift based on your activity level, the amount of sleep you get, hormones, sodium levels, and more! That's why you look at your progress over the course of weeks, not days; individual days can show gains/losses of as much as 10 lbs in a single 24 hour period, but that's not fat gain/loss.
It takes 3500 calories to make a pound of fat. You didn't gain 2 lbs of fat in 3 days unless you ate 7000 calories OVER maintenance!
If you're gaining weight, likely your body is holding on to extra water to compensate for the extra activity you're throwing at it. This is normal, and temporary: www.sparkpeople.com/community/ask_the_expe
It can take as much as 6-8 weeks for healthy lifestyle changes to show up on the scale. Give it time, and trust the process. If you are looking and feeling better, why in the world would you stop caring just because the scale isn't perfect? It's the least important measure of progress you have.
I am wondering why you're eating only 1200 calories if you're exercising that often, though. That may not be enough for your activity level!
Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 5/3/2013 (09:10)