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LOST 3 LBS IN A DAY? HOW?

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Okay, I have to admit that my sparkfriends saved whatever little sanity I have left. (smiling)
Yesterday's blog pondered how I could gain 6 lbs in two days. Whew, great feedback by all. And very helpful in reality-basing me.

Now, one day later, 3 lbs down. What have I learned? NOT TO WEIGH-IN DAILY! (which I have never done before) As sparkfriend JLITT wrote, daily would indeed drive me crazy.

So, I'll be back to weekly weigh-ins and have set the date for a week from Monday. Starting June 18 weigh-in, there will be weekly only.

Thanks to all for your supportive responses. Have a happy weekend.

  
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SUEJENN 6/20/2012 7:14PM

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FLORIDASUN 6/19/2012 10:05AM

    I'm a daily weigher...and a daily obsessor..sigh! emoticon emoticonI know that fluctuations occur so I've taken a "the scale is a big fat lier' and move on.

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NANCY- 6/12/2012 8:37AM

    Yikes What a roller coaster ride for you, I wish I could view the numbers on the scale like other numbers, but somehow that scale imposes self worth into those numbers. It is amazing that hidden salt can cause temporary gains.
You are doing great in taking care of you no matter what the scale says.

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MEETSADMAMA 6/10/2012 4:14PM

    Something to think about, when you weigh in weekly - Do you always weigh yourself around the same time of day?

Weight fluctuates so much throughout the day. If you're always keeping it around the same time it helps make a better comparison.

I always weigh myself in the morning, after I go to the bathroom lol. This way it's always the same time with the same amount of food in my and hopefully the most comparable time of day for myself =]

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CATLADY52 6/9/2012 9:54PM

    It can be rather frightening to have a daily up or down of several pounds. Try to make the weekly number crunching something to look forward to. emoticon emoticon

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1_AMAZING_WOMAN 6/9/2012 5:52PM

    Congrats on the 3lbs down already; and the other 3 will soon follow!

I weigh in daily due to directions from my doctor, due to my having heart failure. And, for me it seems to work really well; mostly because I have a bio-impedance scale that shows how much water vs fat I have on board. I know when I don't weigh in regularly that it gives me 'permission' to live in denial and eat anything I want. Even having the scale I regularly eat the wrong things, but the scale is a constant reminder to 'keep myself in check'.

Amber

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YELLOWDAHLIA 6/9/2012 12:30PM

    I agree! Do not weigh daily...it will drive you crazy..lol.

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JLITT62 6/9/2012 11:59AM

    Some people like to weigh daily & don't get thrown for a loop by the fluctuations . . . but they really are normal. Which is why I got rid of the scale so long ago . . . but I've become really sensitive to how my clothes fit.

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NATPLUMMER 6/9/2012 11:21AM

    Weekly weighing is a good plan.

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GAINED 6 LBS IN TWO DAYS? HOW?

Friday, June 08, 2012

My eyes nearly fell out of my head this morning when I got on the scale. Not in a good way.

On Wednesday, which is my weekly weigh-in day, I saw that I've maintained my recent 10 lb loss. Today - a mere two days later - the scale shows I'm up 6 lbs!!!!! How can that be? I'm blown away.

Has my return to sugar and caffeine cost me 6 lbs? And in two days? I've continued daily exercise and calorie counting, and can't figure out where these lbs came from.

  
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1_AMAZING_WOMAN 6/9/2012 10:18AM

    Sugar (as well as salt) causes the body to hold water. Get rid of those and you will rapidly (lose) those pounds again.

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JLITT62 6/8/2012 6:37PM

    This is why I don't have a scale - just weighing once a week can drive you nuts!

If you're going to weigh daily, you have to accept the fluctuations.

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KO1215 6/8/2012 2:55PM

    I'm voting for water weight. Try again tomorrow!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 6/8/2012 12:13PM

    hope you figure it out....if you do....let us know what you figured out is the cause.

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FITNESSBENDER 6/8/2012 11:58AM

    Probably salt. There is no way it is real weight.

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EGALITAIRE 6/8/2012 11:31AM

    I have weighed myself almost daily for 5 years and have regularly found fluctuations as high as 5 pounds in one day, the cause of which I have not been able diagnose.

Could be water weight, could be a lot of things, but I also find that within a day or two or five, the scale goes back down. I'm always amazed at people who are in maintenance mode and report the scale not moving more than a pound or two - that's not me.

It's actually a good reason for weighing more often than once a week. If I have these kinds of fluctuation, how would I know if I wasn't on an extreme high or extreme low on weigh-in day. Then the next week if I was on the opposite extreme I would think I was doing something weird.

Always a good idea to try and figure it out, but you may not - if you are generally getting healthier and weights moving in the right direction - stay the course.

Stay Strong

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NATPLUMMER 6/8/2012 11:17AM

    Too much salt and sugar

These are common causes of water retention. Salt affects your kidneys and blood pressure. The sodium in salt makes your kidneys hold on to water instead of excreting it.

Eating too much sugar raises levels of the hormone insulin. High insulin levels make it hard for you to excrete sodium. As sodium accumulates it causes water retention so people who indulge a sweet tooth can be prone to water retention.

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SHOOTIN4STARS 6/8/2012 10:02AM

    I doubt it's due to the sugar or caffeine. Here's a few things to consider:

1. It could be due to hormone issues. I retain water during a certain time of the month and puff up like a balloon.

2. If you have a digital scale, the battery could be going bad. My scale goes willey nilley when the battery is dying.

3. If you've had a lot of salt lately, that could cause water retention.

My advice-- keep tracking calories and exercising. If it's water weight; it will go away quickly.
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VIVERE 6/8/2012 9:39AM

  It might be a salt issue. A high level of salt will cause you to retain water. Either that or aunt flow is about to visit. Keep pushing through, it will pass.

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Learning to do "some" Rather than "none"

Sunday, June 03, 2012

I was off sugar and caffeine for over four months. So I know I can do it. But now I want to learn moderation, which might be an even harder thing to do than the "none" concept.

I've re-introduced sugar, in moderation. And caffeine, in moderation. We'll see. I am determined to learn; life with none of this and none of that is too restrictive and unrealistic for me.

  
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JUDI_CUTIE 6/21/2012 2:45PM

    I have never done well with moderation. I do better with none, but lately I cannot seem to get back to that. Time for some serious thinking for me.

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IDLETYME 6/6/2012 1:06PM

    That will be great if you can do that. Then, you won't feel deprived. Best wishes on getting it figured out!!! emoticon

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 6/5/2012 6:51PM

    I think it's all a learning process...
Hugs,
Kay

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NANCY- 6/4/2012 11:14AM

    When it comes to moderation, guidelines helps me. :)
Example: One cup of coffee per day or no coffee after 9 am.
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HIKINGSD 6/4/2012 4:49AM

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DEBBY4576 6/3/2012 7:11PM

    I agree that doing without is possibly easier than doing in moderation. That's why I think it's easier to quit drinking then it is to diet. You have to eat. It will be interesting to see how you do. Good luck. Great job on going so long without sugar and caffeine btw.

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JILLYBEAN25 6/3/2012 5:52PM

    I think moderation would be a good challenge for you (and anyone struggling in that area). Keep up updated and I know you can do it!!!

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NATPLUMMER 6/3/2012 4:39PM

    Moderation is a good thing.

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JLITT62 6/3/2012 1:43PM

    I know I'd be even healthier not eating any sugar . . . but life is too short!

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AUTUMNBRZ 6/3/2012 12:54PM

    The "none" concept has catastrophic consequences for me. Instead of none I have tons.

Moderation works for me as well. Kudos to you on going 4 months without!

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SHOOTIN4STARS 6/3/2012 10:59AM

    I live by the saying: "Everything in moderation, including moderation."


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ALEXIEEE 6/3/2012 10:23AM

  yes i agree
doing things in moderation is much better

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Size 10 Need Not Apply

Saturday, June 02, 2012

I recently read an article on the MSN website about a singles dating group on the East Coast that didn't want any potential members that are a size 10 or above. Except for these past few years, I have always been thin but never a size 10. This society is totally unreal!

  
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MEETSADMAMA 6/3/2012 3:47PM

    That's crazy!! I've actually become more confident after getting back out on "the playing field" a while ago. I was very self conscious about my weight. After talking to a few people on a dating site, I found out that most men that are looking for a real relationship had given up on "skinny" women. Too bad more men weren't open-minded. I think it's slowly catching on but not to enough people.

In high school I was 120lbs and I was between a size 10 and 12. Some of us are just not meant to be small!!

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ERINMARIE424 6/3/2012 11:14AM

    Wow. Maybe the rest of us are better off if the shallow people all join that club!

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SHOOTIN4STARS 6/3/2012 11:00AM

    Seriously . . . isn't the average woman a size 14? That's CRAZY!

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NANCY- 6/3/2012 8:21AM

    Maybe that's why they are single!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 6/2/2012 10:27PM

    I wouldn't want to looking for a mate at a website where the men were so shallow that they were only interested in size 8 and below women.

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 6/2/2012 9:23PM

    I have to agree they are unreal!! Then there's the people that feel that when a fat person loses weight and they get closer to goal weight more and more people speak up criticizing them about getting too thin even when they are still overweight.

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Too Much Exercise Bad for You?

Friday, June 01, 2012

Just heard a news report that some people experience the opposite effects than those intended when they overdo exercise. Some of these include higher blood pressure and cholesterol.

As for me, I've been overdoing exercise for a couple of reasons, not the least of which to try to jumpstart weight loss after a very long plateau. However, whether I do a little or a lot, all exercise does is tire me out.

  
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 6/1/2012 4:55PM

    It tires me out too....isn't it a nice kind of tired?

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LUVSBULLDOGS 6/1/2012 3:53PM

    Those are exceptions, not the rule.

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NATPLUMMER 6/1/2012 1:16PM

    You are overdoing it if you are getting tired out by your exercise. It should give you more energy. Over training may be the reason you are on your plateau for so long.

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JLITT62 6/1/2012 11:59AM

    Too much of anything isn't good.

Exercise actually energizes me . . . most of the time.

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NANCY- 6/1/2012 11:51AM

    Must have been a slow news day. Now some folks hearing that will take it to the other extreme.

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