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What the HECK?!?

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

I weighed in this morning and I am UP from yesterday, about 5#!?!!?! I am so confused. Why does it change so drastically in 24 hrs.? Yes, I had alcohol, yes I ate badly, but also kept water intake up. Saturday's weigh in better be correct, or I will lose faith and confidence.

So do I use this new higher weight to calculate my 4% or use the old weight and basically lose 1/2 a week of progress? Aaaaghh!

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    I'm BACK .... and gonna lose some weight. It's crept up instead of down!!!! so frustrating! Let's reconnect and encourage each other! We can do this!!!
    1854 days ago
    Raelene - that is so frustrating - I get fluctuations - usually not that much - but I agree with all the other posters - you DID NOT gain 5 # overnight.

    Good luck with the scales later in the week.
    1873 days ago
    Same thing happened to me Raelene! "Only" 3 pounds over from yesterday....but really???

    Don't change your ticker. It's got to be temporary. And base the 4% on your previous weight, because I have to believe that's the true one.

    C'mon now....we've got this!!
    1873 days ago
  • JANET552
    You did not gain 5# in one day. Those fluctuations are really a pain-in-the-you-know-what. It's just a blip. Keep drinking the water and eat well and you will see the number fall. I think you should use whatever number you want for the 4%. The important thing is to see a downward trend. Use the number that makes you feel good. It'll happen. Be kind to yourself.
    1873 days ago
    Isn't it crazy how much water weight can get out of whack. I've always been the same way -- too salty binge and look out scale. It usually takes me a couple days for things to sorta normalize again. Hang in there. It's good that you kept up on the water intake. Hang in there.
    1873 days ago
    You did NOT gain 5# in one day. Just give it a couple days to calm down, then do another weigh-in. And don't get hung up on the 4% number. We really just need to get the scale moving down. Just work on being your best today. Eat in moderation and get your exercise. Oh wait, that's just what I need to do too. We can do this.
    1873 days ago
    Not sure what the 4% is but here's what I know:

    A. You didn't gain 5 pounds of fat. You'd have to have eaten an ENORMOUS amount of food to pull that off. Over 17 thousand excess calories. That didn't happen. This is mostly water weight and food in the digestive tract.
    B. You learned something about scale fluctuation. There can be big swings based on food intake that has nothing to do with gaining fat.

    I have big swings from time to time like this and it is always water retention.

    Track it, learn from it and keep drinking water.

    The water weight will go away.

    And hey...

    Make it a great day!
    1873 days ago
    Fluid, fluid, fluid, my friend. I did not even get on the scale this morning because we had our traditional ham on New Years's Day. Give yourself a break and a day or two to get back on track. You are a winner!
    1873 days ago
    I'm with you.....I mean really with you...the scale is up and I am bummed but not going to change my ticker cause I know that this kind of rise cannot be real. Not sure of exactly which factors caused the elevation but I know it is something...in my case probably carbs...my cold has had me hitting the carbs hot and heavy and the salt....and even though I really got my fluids I know I have to be hanging on to too much of the fluid. Hang tough friend!
    1873 days ago
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