You may not be doing anything wrong. You don't say how long you have been working this and whether you are weighing daily, weekly, or what. What I can tell you is that weight fluctuates as much as 10 pounds in a single day - it goes up and down and back up and down a lot. One time I weighed myself hourly and found that my weight fluctuated 10 full pounds throughout the day. Having said that, daily weights also go up and down and don't mean a whole lot - it is one reason a lot of experts suggest weekly or even monthly weigh ins instead of daily - at least until you stop obsessing about the scales. There are so many OTHER measures of success that work even better - how your clothes fit, how much easier your workout becomes (as you can do more and more and increase your intensity, time, etc.), how much energy you have, how you sleep, your measurements, etc. On many teams we talk about NSVs - non-scale-victories. These are the things that keep us going as our weight slowly decides when and if it is going to finally leave. Many people find it takes weeks before they start to see weight losses - it DOES take time.
Now, IF YOU ARE DOING SOMETHING WRONG - try to switch things up - eat less than normal or more than normal for a few days (at bottom and top of your calorie range), don't do the same exercise routine every day, add something different, get enough sleep (tough to lose unless you are getting the necessary 6-8 hours each night), make sure you are taking time for FUN and RELAXATION as well as working your program. Don't eat too little - slows your metabolism. Don't eat too much - excess stores as fat. Don't overdo the exercises and do give your muscles a chance to rest - try doing strength training on alternate days or upper body one day and lower body the next.
BE PATIENT - weight doesn't really accumulate very fast and it doesn't go away fast either.
With love and caring from Nancy ... wishing all of you a wonderful, blessed, and precious day.
| current weight: 238.0