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Gained 2.4lbs = FRUSTRATED!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

2.4lbs, WTH?!? At least that is how I felt when I stepped on the scale this morning. I just couldn't believe it. I don't know why I would gain that much in a week. I've been doing lots of cardio, watching what I eat diligently - errrrrr!

I don't know if I'm retaining water, gaining muscle, need to take a big dump - I just don't get it. I know it will probably equal itself back out next week and I'm truly trying not to stress about it, but it is a bit disconcerting to see even a small tick up on the scale after having lost so much. I don't want to start that slippery slope back the other direction.

So logically I know I shouldn't panic quite yet, but that doesn't keep me from freaking out when I see the #s in front of me. Anyway, for the time being I'm going to keep plugging away and try not to change up too much just yet. I want to see if my body is just adjusting before I change a bunch of things around.

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SPARKCHANTAL 1/24/2013 11:47AM

    if you've just started trying to lose (and you aren't fooling yourself), gaining a bit at the beginning is normal. good sign, actually. you're building muscle-- which will burn fat faster later on.
stay cool, stay on track!

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OJ_2_OK 1/24/2013 11:25AM

    Don't freak out. There was one week that I was doing everything right and my scale said I had my first gain of two lbs. the next week I randomly dropped four. So I doubt that the 2.4 is a real gain. Keep up the great work and your scale will figure it out soon! :)

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JCEDIT89 1/22/2013 5:52PM

    Salty/or highly processed foods help you retain water and weight. I can gain 5# just from eating pretzels! Drink up your water; continue to eat well; and only write down one weigh-in a week, no matter how often you step on the scale. My 'official' weigh-in day is Friday; that's the weight that gets recorded.

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BROADBRUSH 1/22/2013 2:13PM

    it is such a familiar scenario for me too. i made up my mind that even though i weight myself every morning - same time with just panties - i take only the saturday morning number. what ever it is i put it on a calendar i have on the wall. sometimes i will comment - ' like feeling bloated' or 'ate less than i should have' etc on the dates i feel it applies.
but there is no rhyme or reason - sometimes i am down when i would swear i was the same or up - and other times when i feel 'thinner' i get on the stupid thing and i am up!!!
i have had every reason, excuse - medical and non medical - that has ever been stated - but nothing really explains it.
so i would say - just keep on doing what you feel is the most correct for you, make sure you are feeling pretty good and not getting sick - and in the grand scheme you will be lighter by the end of a month.
for me i KNOW WITH OUT RESERVATION carbs count more than anything - i do not do well with good carbs - and i don't eat the bad ones.

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KATHRYNLP 1/22/2013 1:07PM

    Try measuring yourself everywhere... then compare the inches lost every week, and only weight yourself once a month. The goal is to get slimmer, right? I found out the The Scale God wasn't as trustworthy as my Tape-measure Friend. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CORTNEY-LEE 1/22/2013 12:15PM

    I am thinking that it is most likely water retention and needing to take a big dump.

My trainer told me it is a common myth about the muscle weighs more than fat. She said that a pound of fat and a pound of muscle weigh the same, but a pound of muscle takes up less room than a pound of fat.

I weigh myself every day and I record it. I am starting to notice trends in my weight. I always weigh 1-2 pounds more the day after strength training if I am sore because my muscles are holding water. I always weigh more the day after eating beef jerky for a night time snack... you get the point.

I think we all live in fear of gaining our weight back. We have worked so hard to take it off! If I have a piece of candy, or a small piece of birthday cake, I am scared to death that I will wake up the next day fat again!!

Anyway, sorry for rambling. Don't sweat it. Keep doing the right things!


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