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Guess i'm the April Fool!

Sunday, April 01, 2012

I weighed myself this morning after a month where I logged 91 miles jogging and eating to my plan, thus resulting in a calorie deficit of 16,000. Instead of loosing 4 lbs, I gained 4 lbs!!

I thought my scale was playing a mean April Fool's joke on me. While it, is certainly possible I underestimated my intake somewhat ,...i can not fathom how this could happen. I weigh myself on the first on the month.

After venting and whining to my wife for an hour, I have resolved to weigh and measure every morsel I consume and weigh myself every Monday morning.

I even had a moment when I wished I was a young woman instead of an old man so I could blame it on water retention!! pathetic is that?


Has anyone ever had a similar experience? Advice?
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    Anyone can retain water. Perhaps you had a meal higher in sodium before you weighed yourself. Or by increasing your workout intensity, you've caused your muscles to hold onto water temporarily as a defense mechanism. Or you've just gained muscle.

    While frustrating, remember that weight by itself is only one measurement. How do you feel? How do your clothes fit? Are you excited about the future? The scale doesn't measure any of these.
    2174 days ago
    been there, done that! There is a scale virus running through Sparkpeople, scales are under the misapprehension they can tell us whatever they please rather than what will please us!
    Bear with it, it's not a life sentence, although it's a "kick in the teeth" you will record a weight loss if you are eating within your calorie range, drinking water and getting the exercise. I'm sure you will see a change before too long. It might be worth getting weighed at your doctor's to get another perspective.
    best wishes, Sandra
    2181 days ago
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    Agreed with the muscle point here, when I started running, I didn't lose for a while until my body adjusted.
    2181 days ago
    exercising makes muscles! muscle weighs more than fat! the scale is not always the best way to measure! You can do it! I know you can!
    2182 days ago
    Weigh naked, after your morning toilet time, before eating or drinking anything; lean forward and back, side to side and see where the scale is kindest to you; reset the dial a couple of times; get off and back on a couple or three times; exhale mightily; spit.

    I know *all* the tricks to get the smallest number possible to show on the scale. Even so, sometimes I've gained when I was sure I had been losing. I think it's just cruel fate!
    2182 days ago
    I have gone up 2-3 pounds the past 6 weeks or so. Am stuck at 165-166. Still hanging in there.
    2182 days ago
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