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Day 663- I Just Don't Get It!!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

So after a gain because of a wedding this weekend, I decided to get right back on track yesterday. Tracked my food and drank a ton of water. Weigh in at night to see if I'm seeing some downward movement, and the scale reads 187! WHAT THE HECK. This morning it said 184.2. That's up a pound and a half after a day around 1300 calories. Is there some magical bloating process I have to have before I drop all the sodium and fatty foods weight from this weekend?

The only reason it is frustrating is that usually, on a day where I closely track after a bad weekend, I'll see a nice loss to remind me why tracking works.

A 1.4 pound gain is terrifying after a very healthy day of food. What the heck is going on??
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GRAMPIAN 11/18/2013 6:13AM

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ALIDOSHA 10/11/2013 5:31PM

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EFFRAYECHILDE 10/9/2013 1:00PM

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CLPURNELL 9/26/2013 7:17PM

    It just takes time for your body to adjust give it a couple days.

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MRSRIGS1 9/26/2013 3:28PM

    Don't get frustrated (albeit probably said a bit late)! I've given up on weighing myself but every week (sometimes every two weeks). I won't weigh myself when I've 'strayed' because it will frustrate and discourage me. It reminds me that I can work so hard at this and the scale will move very little. I have a 'bad' day and the scale moves up - a lot! The important thing to remember is to get up, brush yourself off and place one foot in front of the other. You know what you need to do. You've made so much progress, you certainly don't want to throw in the towel. Hang in there and keep on pushing!

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KAREN608 9/26/2013 2:53PM

    I can go up 5 lbs at night so just do your weigh ins in the morning like everyone is saying. I know it is stressful to see the weight go up! It'll be fine in a few days.

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CAKEMAKERMOM 9/26/2013 2:28PM

    From morning to evening, you must expect a gain. In the morning, you are the most empty. Then you start eating and drinking, and your body will show that retention in food and water mass during the day, but by morning, you should see it gone again. Even day to day, you can fluctuate on a daily basis depending on how much water and sodium you've taken in. I wouldn't worry about the evening weigh in because it will show up as higher than your morning one.

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ROCKYCPA 9/25/2013 9:54PM

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JAMER123 9/25/2013 9:48PM

    A great blog!! Don't let the gain throw you off your game!! Keep working at it and you will make the goals you have set. We all have days or week's like this. Good luck & best wishes!!!
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CICELY360 9/25/2013 8:43PM

  Good blog

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JSEATTLE 9/25/2013 8:23PM

  It is probably more water weight gain than anything else. Keep it going and watch your progress!

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NONNAOF2 9/25/2013 6:15PM

  We all have differences in our weigh- -ins from day to day, it is natural. Just continue doing what you did before in tracking everything. Weighing in at the end of the day is the worst time, do it in the morning after you get up! Hang in there, it isn't the end of the world,.....really!! :-)

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IAMAGEMLOVER 9/25/2013 6:07PM

    You are more than a number on the scale. emoticon

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DIANNEMT 9/25/2013 5:47PM

    WAter--so don't worry about it!!

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SIMONEKP 9/25/2013 5:16PM

    You weighed at the end of the day when your body mass is generally greater because it takes into account the mass of food you recently consumed and water. That's why weighing in at the same time each day under the same conditions is the best way to really compare.

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NEWTINK 9/25/2013 5:01PM

    The mysteries of the scales eludes us all ... just tell it to kiss off and go for a walk .. that is what i do lol ...

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SUSIEMT 9/25/2013 4:21PM

    Okay! This is why you do not weigh every day or when you do something like you did! I get frustrated with people that say why why why!! If you have been reading your nutrition and fitness articles you know that your weight fluctuates daily! And at every second of the day it will change! I feel so much better having gotten that out.
Now! When you can handle the fluctuations then you can weigh in daily.And never step on the scale at night! Depending on what you ate or drank it may take a week before your real weight will show up. I weigh daily every morning after going to the bathroom. Even when I have had a not so good day before because I like to note what I weigh so I know the fluctuations that will happen. Besides that I always know what I did to deserve that weight! LOL life is sometimes not fair. Oh Wait! this is weight we are talking about! It is what it is! You have done so well on your journey! Remember this is a lifestyle change!

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CHARTHESTAR 9/25/2013 2:16PM

    All I know is sometimes it takes longer than others to get back to normal
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You will succeed!

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LIVELYGIRL2 9/25/2013 1:28PM

  I can see why you feel bugged, but it seems for some reason, it is one number at night and the next morning something else. I also don't think it reflects changes in one or two day of doing the right thing.

Just do the things you know to do and it will catch up. Hang in there! emoticon

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BKNOCK 9/25/2013 12:22PM

    No big deal, it will change! emoticon

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MARYJEANSL 9/25/2013 12:03PM

  Yes, in addition to our bodies' regular fluctuations with water, hormones, etc., some scales also fluctuate. I had one - digital - that could change by up to two pounds when I just stepped off and stepped on again. Drove me crazy, so I quit using it.

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JOANNHUNT 9/25/2013 11:34AM

    JUST LOVE YOURSELF, DON'T STRESS ON IT AND MOVE FORWARD. IT WILL ALL COME TOGETHER IN THE END. YOU GO GIRL. YOU CAN DO THIS. YES YOU CAN. ENJOY YOUR JOURNEY.

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KARRENLYNN 9/25/2013 10:49AM

    Could be lots of things, stress, extra salt, hormones, and sometimes it takes a few days to level out. If you keep eating and exercising properly, than it will go down. Just remember that it's a speedbump in your journey, not a finite fail. Frustrating yes but not an epic fail.

Stay with it you can do it!

Karen

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GREGGWEISBROD 9/25/2013 10:40AM

    Yeah... what everyone else said. ;-) Our bodies are fickle machines, just keep greasing the wheels and pushing ahead, everything else will take care of itself... but you totally already know that! :-D

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PATRICIAANN46 9/25/2013 10:16AM

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SCRAPBECCA 9/25/2013 10:03AM

    just hang in there! emoticon

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SANDYCRANE 9/25/2013 9:59AM

    If it is an electronic scale I would not be too concerned. My scale changes by a pound or a half a pound if I stand on it again. The other day I took a 25 pound weight and stood on the scale and it only went up 24 pounds. Just a suggestion.

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IDICEM 9/25/2013 9:56AM

  I won't repeat all the other comments. Don't worry about it and stick to your plan.


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HAPPYMENOW58 9/25/2013 9:54AM

    Hang in there....You will drop!

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BESSHAILE 9/25/2013 9:47AM

    Fear not. Believe in the program. Not the scale.

Just say. La La La La. I can't see you.

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DJSHIP46 9/25/2013 9:25AM

    So sorry for your gain, but one bad weekend and one less than successful day should not discourage you... Just look how far you've come and emoticon emoticon

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NEWMOM20121 9/25/2013 9:24AM

    Breath. just water weight. We all hate to see the number go up.

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GOOSIEMOON 9/25/2013 9:08AM

    It's the water and salt balance. Breathe...it will even out.

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MIMIDOT 9/25/2013 7:59AM

    I t always takes me a couple of days to get rid of the extra salt I ate. I add a little lemon to my water and it helps. Don't be discouraged. You can do it!

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CHERYLHURT 9/25/2013 7:40AM

  Completely normal! emoticon

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GARDENCHRIS 9/25/2013 7:32AM

    left over salt... drink more water.

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JANEMARIE77 9/25/2013 7:19AM

    Girl breath you have been on this coaster ride long enough after a week of getting back on track weight yourself long slow steady the scale is not always your friend breath all is well and so are you

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WATERDIAMONDS 9/25/2013 7:16AM

    Everyone else has said it so well that I feel a bit redundant when I mention that we all learn every day, and perhaps what you've learned here is that scales are, basically, a very unreliable way to measure yourself.

I wish you the best of success in your efforts to regain your health.

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SHERYLP461 9/25/2013 7:03AM

    You probably ate 'heavier' food or drank a lot of water. If you weigh yourself after being good, eating healthy dense products and drinking all that heavy water, you sill see it at the end of the day. Weigh your self first thing in the am for the truest number

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PENOWOK 9/25/2013 6:40AM

    Don't stress!! It could easily be the water you drank that day. You are supposed to weigh more at night than the morning. In my case, it sometimes takes a day for the extra to show up and then another day for it to disappear...and don't forget about hormone bloat... Could be lots of things, but a 1 day thing does not need to be a stress inducer...

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NASFKAB 9/25/2013 6:30AM

  its OK so many reasons why it went up focus on the main thing to get healthy

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TRYINGHARD54 9/25/2013 5:54AM

    don't worry so much. you know how weight changes all the time.. emoticon

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111BUTTERFLY111 9/25/2013 4:28AM

    I read a study once that stated that people weigh their heaviest at 7 p.m. Made me have a new appreciation for the folks who were astonished at their higher weights when they came in to weigh at an evening Weight Watchers meeting and had been down a couple of pounds in the morning, but up those same pounds in the evening. I keep this "fact" in the back of my mind when I need to weigh in the evening and don't let the scale number play with my head.

Keep the big goal in mind! You're doing a GREAT job! emoticon

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BETHIEBOOPS 9/25/2013 3:50AM

    Just to echo what someone else said, at night you are holding onto the physical weight of the water you've drank, the food you've eaten etc and you will weight more. In the morning, hop on that scale and see what it tells you then ;)

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JIBBIE49 9/25/2013 1:31AM

    Great to see you blog featured in the Spark Mail. emoticon

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ONLYTEMPORARY 9/24/2013 9:13PM

    You NEVER weigh in at night. You are packing the food you ate and things you drank. It's only reasonable the scale will be up. Do a test, before you void, weigh yourself then after you go, weigh yourself again and see how much you lost just doing that. Another test, weigh yourself just before you step in the shower, then again right after you dry off. You can see as much as a 3 pound difference because your skin has soaked up a bunch of water.

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