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Should I be freaking out???

Monday, July 15, 2013

So... I have been weighing in on Monday mornings every week since March 11 when I joined SP. No matter what my week has been like, no matter what I have eaten, no matter how many minutes of exercise I have done, I weigh in on Monday mornings. Even after vacation, I weigh in on Monday morning.

Until this morning, every week when I weigh in I have seen a loss or stayed the same. Not so today, today for the first time in more than 120 days here the scale showed a gain. Oddly, I registered the gain said a brief "what the heck" and went on with my day.

I know that I stayed within my calorie range everyday last week and I worked out every single day too, so it seems a bit odd to have gained but I am not freaking out about it. Should I be?

One thing that I will do differently now is to finally take some body measurements. Until recently I didn't even own a tape measure but a couple of weeks ago after reading another Sparkers blog I went and bought one, just haven't used it yet,. But I'll break it out this week and get some measurements down so I can have someway besides the scale to measure my progress. How often so you all take measurements? As often as you weigh?

So glad to be on this journey with all of you!

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    good job not freaking out. We all have weeks like that.
    1528 days ago
    I agree with the other comments. My normal culprit is salt. I can "gain" 3 or 4 pounds overnight, then drop it in a day or two.

    1528 days ago
    I weigh and measure weekly.
    1528 days ago
    Something else to keep in mind is that you might have gained muscle weight.
    1528 days ago
    No, you definitely should not freak out. Instead, you should be celebrating that you had 4 months of showing weight loss or staying the same. We all want to see the pounds drop off, but being human it doesn't always work that way. Could you be retaining water (the heat/humidity or salty food)? I agree that noting a decrease in your measurements will help to reassure you. emoticon emoticon
    1528 days ago
  • DIETER27
    You can weigh once a week and take measurements once every 6 weeks if you want. it is entirely up to you how comfortable you feel with this. Sometimes it is better not to put too much emphasis on the scale . the scale can fluctuate from morning ad night weight and day to day. various reasons for that so don't be upset. Keep working your plan and you will see results. Good luck.
    1528 days ago
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