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Gaining instead of losing

Thursday, August 20, 2009

So I've been carefully counting my calories and monitoring my activity with Bodybugg. I know I have been eating way less than I burn, but I've actually gained weight this week! I may have overdone it by a bit (ok, a lot) on the sodium this week, so I'm thinking that is where I screwed up. If that's the case, I'll lose it as I improve things. Or it could be hormones. Anyway, I'm not going to let it get me down. Stuff happens. I took my measurements this week so that I can re-check in a month just in case the scale is still playing tricks on my head.
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    You're doing everything right, except maybe for sodium, so don't panic. It's likely water weight; or it could mean that you've built more muscle mass. Just keep eating right and exercising and you'll get there! If you're concerned that you're eating too much sodium. you can track it separately in your nutrition tracker. You might want to try that (if you're not already) for a few weeks just to see how much you're eating. Whatever you do, DON'T lose your positive attitude! You're doing great!

    2618 days ago
    I never trust the scale more than measurements for reasons like this :) It most likely just is gaining muscle, or water retention, since your being so careful with your calories and you are exercising. Keep working hard!
    2618 days ago
    Keep up that good attitude! Never ever ever give up!
    2618 days ago
    Do forget that muscle weighs more than fat and if you are exercising you couldbe adding muscle. This is a good thing because muscle burns more calories. I'm sure you will start to see positive results soon. Keep up the positive attitude.
    2618 days ago
    Sodium can really mess things up and I've found that it takes 2-3 days of eating lots of fruits & veggies and drinking 8 or more glasses of water to flush the sodium out. Stay on track and you will see positive results.
    2618 days ago
  • JAMIEW3700
    I like your postive attitude!!! Keep at it and the results will show up soon enough. Its how you feel that counts most. emoticon
    2618 days ago
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