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Friday, October 26, 2012

I'm doing good, exercise and healthy diet. The scale continues to show higher numbers just the same. I wasn't too concerned when it crept to 3. It happens.

At four I was getting a little concerned. I attributed it to the sweats and socks I was wearing. The bathroom is much too cold in the morning to weigh in with skimpy clothing on. Not to mention doing new exercises involving previously underused muscles. Ok, that could account for a bit.

6 lbs up. This is concerning. Was it the meds I took? Did I remember to take my slippers off when I weighed? (every ounce counts, ha ha) I feel bloated and things aren't fitting right.

Yes I'm counting my veg and fruits. Yes I'm getting adequate fiber and plenty of water. Yes I'm in calorie range. Yes, I stay active every waking hour. I walk in place doing dishes for crying out loud. I even find myself mindlessly doing knee-ups when the political commercials come on.

Seasonal storage. I truly believe our bodies are designed so we store up for winter like any other animal. That, to me, would be refusal to let go of the weight, not gain.

Granted, I was off track for a few weeks but not overly so. I can see a few pounds to maybe 4.

Yesterday I showed a gain of 9 lbs, today it hit 10. Alarms are sounding.

This has not happened over several weeks. This is in about 2. I'm going to monitor. Come Tues I will get an official weigh and consultation with my doc.

***I will continue in healthy ways, even during this glitch***

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    I ALWAYS lose easily during winter but much harder during summer.

    Usually when the weight goes up it's b/c of the starches, sodium or new exercise routine.
    1455 days ago
    Going to the Dr is a good idea! Hope it al works out!
    1459 days ago
    I wish you weren't having any problems. I am praying for you. Let us know how you are doing.
    1459 days ago
    Glad you're going to the doctor. Hope all is well. Keep up the great work with all your healthy eating and exercise. It can't hurt. Blessings to you and take care. Keep looking up! - Kelly
    1460 days ago
    How puzzling and frustrating! Glad you are going to see the doctor. Take your food and exercise logs with you so he/she can see them.

    Best wishes on getting to the bottom of the mystery.
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    1460 days ago
    glad you are not giving up
    you can do this
    1460 days ago
    That is concerning! Something isn't right somewhere it sounds like to me. If you think you might be retaining water, drink some green tea. I agree that in the winter and fall your body tends to want to hold on to fat. Glad you are going to the doctor Tues. If nothing else you know you are healthier and I'm proud of you for sticking with this no matter what!!

    Sending you big hugs and love across the miles!!


    P.S. Check out my last blog with x-ray pics. ;-)
    1460 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/27/2012 12:01:31 AM
  • KATI5668
    I did the same thing when my thyroid went kaplowie..

    glad you are checking with a sure to get your tsh tested.

    won't go into long story..but was eating right..exercising & working as a waitress,,lots of steps a day...still gaining.. so happens!

    1461 days ago
    I know your pain. Mine too started to go up. I changed some macros around based on Perfect Health Diet for weight loss, and it is moving in the right direction again!! Hope you find what works for you again!!


    Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
    Melinda (gopintos)
    Dr Oz Show Fans Team
    Perfect Health Diet Team
    1461 days ago
  • DEBBY4576
    I am glad to see you are going to the Doctor. Flucuation is normal. But that much when you are really trying isn't. If you are on a new med you can discuss this with the doctor. I would show him the weeks entries and logs of your food eaten. That way, he won't think you are really eating more than you are telling him.
    1461 days ago
  • DAISY443
    Check the hidden sodium in your food, Make sure your elimination system is working. Try weighing the clothing you wear when you weigh in and subtracting that, so you'll be able to approximate your weight. Weigh at the same time every day. I prefer first thing in the morning. Whew, that really sounded bossy, just meant them to be suggestions! Good luck!
    1461 days ago
    It sounds like your body is holding fluid. Have you checked for hidden sodium? emoticon
    1461 days ago
    Maybe your sodium is too high?
    1461 days ago
    I'm glad you're going to your doctor. It could be a number of things, from medicine to water weight to thyroid to the dreaded winter extra poundage. It is aggravating and frustrating. I hope things get figured out soon for you.
    1461 days ago
    God luck with it! emoticon emoticon
    1461 days ago
    Good luck!
    1461 days ago
  • 1935MARY
    Weight is a funny thing. When I first started this,I couldn't understand, any of it. I wasn't over eating to start with. I was only eating 900 to1000 calories in a good day. I never ate breakfast and I hardly ever ate lunch. And I kept gaining. I did not understand, I needed to eat 1200 a day, I though that didn't make sense,until I understood my body was in starvation mode. I can still get on the scales in the morning and be down and latter get on them and be up......Water weight I guess.What keeps me going is I feel better and I can feel the changes,and when I measured myself I found inches gone. My stomach is getting smaller ,toning up maybe. And all my doctors scales weigh different, so I go by just mine.I have compared my scales with a lady's house I clean and ours weigh the same ,so I figured mine is right. Hang in there . You may get on there one day and drop allot. Ask you doctor about water gain. emoticon emoticon
    1461 days ago
    that does sound like a big jump. I hope you find out what is happening soon. I would be talking to your doctor. Good luck
    1461 days ago
    I would be alarmed as well. That is a lot of weight to suddenly put back on when you are exercising and eating in range. Something is up. You are smart to get that doctor's appointment and to continue with your healthy ways. I read in a dieting book recently by a girl who did WW and lost 200 lbs that asparagus is great for getting rid of the bloat...if it is truly bloat that is getting you (and it sounds like it could be since you're eating in range). It would be worth a shot. She did it at the end of her weight loss when she was taking off the final few pounds and it really did the trick. Wishing you well. Hope everything is okay. Keep up the good work. Spark on! emoticon
    1461 days ago
    good luck. maybe it is your thyroid or another medical issue. I hope you do better
    1461 days ago
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