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Weight Fluxuation

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Sure would like better insight into what causes weight fluxuation and how to combat it. I was so excited last month when I ended the month with my biggest weigh loss in years: 10 pounds. But within a week or two, I had gained most of it back. As of today, I need to lose 4 pounds to get back to my total 10 lost initially.

If anyone else has experienced this and found ways to combat this flip-flop of weight gain, please share your experience with me. Any helpful hints would be appreciated, too.

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GUINEAHEN6 7/10/2011 1:38AM

    Yes I have the same problem but don't worry too much about the scale. Take your measurements, I'm definitely losing inches. I also tried on clothes that would fit last month, but lo and behold they fit now! I had dresses I wanted to wear last year to my oldest daughters wedding and couldn't fit into them. Tried them again this year at the beginning of diet, couldn't fit into them. Tried again this weekend and Wow, almost perfect for some and perfect for others! So go figure!

If you need to up your exercise by sweating and pushing a little more this week than last week. Drink plenty of water in this heat, no soda! Ice tea can help with water retention, But not sweetened. Congrats on losing the ten and hanging onto 4! It's all water my dear!

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HOTMAMAJB 7/6/2011 9:05PM

  Thanks to you nice people for your comments. All of you gave me something that I needed to hear and that I can use!

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SETAGOAL1 7/6/2011 7:18PM

    Don't give up on yourself. You are the only one that can make it happen for you. You have the power to succeed or fail. Choose to succeed.

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CATARATA17 7/6/2011 1:08PM

    Sometimes it's just water weight. I know that hormones can cause me to retain up to five pounds of water. It's crazy. Or eating too much sodium can cause the same thing. If you just added exercise then that can cause water retention as well.

If it's true weight though, you may just need to be more consistent with your food tracking. How many calories are you eating? How much are you exercising?

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KWHITEHEAD9 7/6/2011 12:41PM

    I have the same issues. I know with it being hot I seem to have more problems with the fluctuations. I think I am retaining more water than normal. I have decided to weigh in a couple of days a week but not worry about it and I am only inputting it when I lose. The thing is I feel better and sometimes the scale doesn't reflect how I feel so I stopped worrying about it. I try to stay in my calorie range and make sure I exercise plenty. I am going by how I feel and not what the scale says so I don't have a set back and decide eating is the answer.

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