When I weigh myself I always try to do it first thing in the morning - just as several other people mentioned I can gain 5 pounds during the day because I drink so much water...
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4,985 2/13/13 10:19 A
Remember that it takes 3500 calories ON TOP OF YOUR BMR to make you gain a single pound! To gain 3, you would have had to overeat by 10,500 pounds. That didn't happen. My weight can vary by 5# in a single day based on hydration, etc.
Stay away from the scales for a while and focus on non-scale victories. How are you feeling? Do you feel healthier? Shake up your diet a little. Eat on the lower end of your scales on one day and higher on the next. Know, too, that muscle weighs more than fat- the good news is that it takes up less space and burns more calories!
Keep pressing on--you will notice cycles that you will pass through day by day..and eventually you come to know them and what to expect--generally--there is always potential for surprise. I am often up a little on the day after an intense workout, but back down a few days later--that's my pattern--you will find yours. Sorry you are frustrated--that can be really hard. Believe in yourself, and you will reach your goals!
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2/13/13 9:07 A
Keep on doing the right things for the right reasons and the results will follow!
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4,231 2/13/13 8:23 A
Sorry about your frustration. Sadly our bodies don't drop in a straight slope and I know how disappointing it is not to see that loss each week. Just press on and it will eventually show up. You are on the right path!
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Press On! Suzanne
Fitness Minutes: (2,215)
2/12/13 1:30 P
broke my workout record today in cals used, never exceeded my cals eaten, really pleased with my weight loss, then it goes back up3 pounds and I haven't eated anything extra!! still determined just frustrated!
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