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Confused But Okay With It

Monday, November 25, 2013

I don't know if I did something right, and I don't know what I've been doing wrong (if I have? maybe just a big adjustment to a new level of exercise???).

Anyhow, *yesterday*, I weight 246 ...upsetting.

This morning, I weighed 243.

Here's the thing: I took a long nap yesterday and then at dinner I ate a crazy-big amount.

Now I know that usually I go *below* my calorie-intake. And I know I'm normally prone to over-exercise and that I'm still recuperating from this new upgrade in exercise.

I'm curious what this week will bring, because yes, it's Thanksgiving, and there's also still a lot of planned physical activity.
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KAYWEB555 12/2/2013 10:30AM

    I'm not pro, but I'm thinking you have lost fat, and gained muscle ! Muscle weights more than fat ! So it is all good ! You are not doing anything wrong and you are doing everything right. And as others have told you getting on that scale more than once a week is way to many times to have that chance that you will not see what you want. So stay off that scale unless it is a weight-in day ! Set that day and then put the scale on vacation for another week !
Keep up the great job that you are doing for yourself ! Love yourself Unconditionally !

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LVZ617 11/30/2013 8:48PM

    The nutrition tracker tracks sodium. You can look up an individual food and click on nutrition information to get an idea, without all the detail of tracking everything you eat.
Hidden culprits are some diet sodas and some water softeners add a lot of sodium to the water. I judge my fluid retention by how tight my wedding ring is, and don't weigh myself if I have extra fluid.

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MRS_TOAD 11/27/2013 9:31AM

    I don't know if you are, but as tempting as it is, try not to weigh yourself everyday. It puts too much emphasis on the scales. You are doing the work and your body will respond.

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CINDYAST 11/26/2013 11:16AM

    A lot of things can cause a big change in weight, where you are in your monthly cycle, as well as what others said, salt intake, water retention, time of day you weigh, etc, etc. You may want to consider not weighing every day but just on a set schedule, weekly or even monthly. When I first started "sparking" I weighed once a week and refused to weigh the week before my period, I knew that would be a bad idea for me. Because what the scale says has such a big impact on how I feel about myself, I don't weigh very often now. The closer I get to my goal the slower the weight comes off and I really don't need the discouragement! Keep on with the program and you'll get to your goal!
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WRITEAWAY 11/25/2013 7:43PM

    Teach me about sodium y'all~

(and thank you thank you for the encouragement)

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NPDSLEUTH 11/25/2013 7:12PM

    Ahh, the mystery of weight gain and weight loss. I agree with Linda, it will likely even out. And even though you eat little processed food, it still sounds like sodium might be the culprit here. I know it often is with me. .As you know, water weight can pile on very easily -- UGH -- one of the most annoying things, isn't it?

Hang in there!

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WRITEAWAY 11/25/2013 7:04PM

    Sodium? I'm confused.

I'm pretty much vegan and eat very little processed foods and because I have Meniere's Disease I have to eat as little sodium as possible.

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LINDA! 11/25/2013 6:50PM

    I think the physical activity, that you have planned, will help you. It often will help you not gain weight. You may see an initial increase, due to sodium. But a couple of days later it normally levels out.

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