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Frustrated, but pressing on.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Last week, I stepped on the scale and was a little disappointed that I had stayed the same as the week before, but figured that's ok, I'll keep on with what I was doing. So I kept tracking, and this time I added in a little exercise. I've been walking around 7 miles at work, but figured I am going to have to go above and beyond that also, because those 7 miles are the norm. So I thought for sure I would lose this week. And I was totally stumped when I saw that I had actually gone up a half a pound. Some of you reading this are like, "What? Upset about going up a half a pound?" Well yeah, because I feel that I did everything that I should have done to lose and instead it went up.
So I'm not sure what to do. I'll tell you what I'm not going to do. I'm not giving up. I'm going to keep going. I'm going to keep tracking, and I'm going to keep getting exercise in and I'm going to keep drinking lots of water. And hopefully, the number will be lower next week.
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DRAGONCHILDE 4/18/2013 11:26AM

    Remember that your weight is not a static number, and losing weight isn't a linear process. If you increased the intensity or duration of your normal exercise routine, or added exercise, that can trigger a temporary weight gain as your muscles retain water to compensate for the extra demands placed on them.

We don't hold the same weight all the time. Based on the time of the month, the amount of sleep you get, the food you eat, hormones, and more, we can shift as much as 5-10 lbs in a single 24 hour period!

It takes 3500 calories to make a pound of fat, either a 3500 calorie deficit to lose one, or a 3500 calorie surplus to gain one. So unless you ate 1,750 calories OVER maintenance last week, then no, you didn't gain a pound of fat.

Comment edited on: 4/18/2013 11:26:25 AM

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PENNYSAVER2 4/18/2013 9:47AM

    I'm glad that you have decided NOT to give up. Keep sparking. The numbers on the scale will go down eventually.

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JENSTRESS 4/18/2013 9:11AM

    I wish I could tell you why it went up. Maybe you were retaining water that day, maybe your body is just fighting the loss process (it won't last long) or maybe it was just that day!

I hope you get results you need soon, because it can really be frustrating.

I tend to ignore the scale. I don't even own one. I need to start weighing myself, but I usually just go over to the mall, walk to GNC, put 50 cents in and get my weight. I will be buying a scale soon, but I'm afraid I would weigh myself far too often.

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SNS1968 4/18/2013 8:28AM

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