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Wanting to Cry

Sunday, April 01, 2012

I have stayed on track this week. Done all my exercises and some, tracked all my food, even though some wasn't the best choices. Stayed within or slightly under my calorie range, which is 1500-2000 roughly and never went below 1300. But still I gained 6 lbs!!!!! And it's not only the scale that's going the wrong way its my measurements too. I either stayed the same or gained in all areas. I just want to give up. I have better things I can do with my time then think about what I will eat that day and other things I can do instead of 30 minutes of exercise. I just want to be able to go to the doctor and not have them tell me I need to lose weight or go shopping and not have to try on everything because very few things look right or are in any way flattering. I want to not be known as "The Fat Girl" or "The Fat Friend" Now I'm thinking it is just not meant to be. That I will always be fat.
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CHATELAINE19 4/2/2012 11:29AM

    Everyone has given you some great info. I just want to add "Don't give up". They're right. There are several things that can be happening. When I first started, it took me just over 2 months to see my numbers begin to decrease. I thought I was going to go crazy!! For me, I do have to watch my sodium. I can gain 3-5 pounds in fluids if I eat high sodium, and "YES" I had to increase my exercise just a bit to see a difference.

So good luck. Don't give up on yourself.

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LUPE001 4/1/2012 6:07PM

  Hi I am new to the team but I would like to tell you not to get discouraged. Trust me keep your faith, stay focused and stay positive no matter what. I was 254 lbs and I felt tired all the time, depressed because of my weight ( I am short). I felt like no matter what I did it just wasn't good enough. But I stayed focused, determined and I stayed with a positive attitude even when it seemed as if I was gaining more weight than I was losing. When I gained weight I just worked harder and changed my meals around. It paid off; I am now 119 lbs. Take it from me, you are not alone. We are all here to support you through your journey. emoticon

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MRSKEASLING 4/1/2012 1:15PM

  Don't give up! It can be so much on why you gained, do not let it get to you. Do what the others have mentioned, watch the cards as they can be mean little terds. We are here for you just keep at it =)

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KANOE10 4/1/2012 9:37AM

    Hang in there. You might try eating eating on the lower carb side of your calories. Also..maybe increase your exercise. You can do it. You can lose weight and be healthier.

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ROSIEB1213 4/1/2012 9:08AM

  Don't be hard on yourself and don't get discouraged. The comments before mine really have some great explainations as to what may be going on. These 'setbacks' make us stronger when we push through them. Just stick with it and you'll be glad you did.

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SYZYGY922 4/1/2012 2:37AM

    Okay if you gained six pounds in a week while eating the way you describe either it's water weight (which would cause bloat) or there's an underlying problem. There is no way you've gained six pounds of fat.

I gained six pounds in a week once, and (as I suspected) it was just water and it was gone in two or three days. It happens a lot to women during certain times of the month and it can happen to anyone if you eat too much salt or something.

Keep at it! It will come off if you're consistent.

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JULESJ1OK 4/1/2012 2:11AM

    Aww, hang in there... Ya know it could be a couple of factors. Ok I'm not a Doctor but it's been my experience and other women I know can retain fluid too. Although you may be working hard to lose, sodium is a sneaky saboteur, I especially have to watch out when eating out at Chinese restaurants. Of course us ladies have issues with retaining fluid during our monthly cycle too... so it's like a double whammy. But if you are working out a lot and have water weight gain and building muscle six pounds could very well make sense. I usually can tell when I am retaining extra fluid and I steer clear of my scale on "those days" because why put yourself through the added aggravation. I keep hydrated and add a grapefruit here and there because they are a natural diuretic. Please above all don't give up! You are worth it, you can do this!

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