Tuesday, October 08, 2013
I would like to know if any of you can relate to what I am experiencing. About 2 months ago, I began weighing myself daily in order to see how my daily behaviors affect my weight. I felt that my weight was constantly yo-yoing within the same range and I wanted to take a closer look at what I was doing. I had always avoided daily weighing due to the psychological issues inherent with trying to lose weight and being too connected to the scale. I decided to set those aside, not expect miracles and give this a try. What I am finding is that my weight varies wildly from day to day. I'm not talking about a pound or fraction of a pound. I am talking POUNDS! In addition to recording my daily weight, I also record what variables I think might have had a positive or negative impact on each day.
Here is an example of what I have seen just over the past few days:
From Friday to Saturday my weight jumped 3.8 pounds. I reviewed the day and noted that I ate lunch out (though only ate a half portion of the Vietnamese Hotpot), I had a beer that night and I had had too little sleep for several nights. My calorie count was slightly over my range. I did my usual amount of exercise.
From Saturday to Sunday I dropped 5.2 pounds. Fearing that sodium had been the previous day's culprit, I kicked up the water intake (I ALWAYS drink more than 8 cups of water, so this day was 13 cups), added several potassium-heavy fruit servings, and stayed at the low end of my calorie range and got a good night's sleep. Again, I did my usual amount of exercise.
From Sunday to Monday I gained 2.5 pounds. This one blows my mind. I stayed in my calorie range, pushed fluids and pushed myself. I did 20 minutes of ST and then 100 minutes on the treadmill. I ate lots of veggies and fruits and had very minimal sodium.
I just don't get this extreme fluctuation and am wondering if any of you have and answers or suggestions. Help!