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AIMLESSAM
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1/3/14 12:45 P

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It's like this post was created for me! I stepped on the scale and it read SIX pounds heavier than last week! And because I know that everything everyone has said is true and that it probably does not really reflect six pounds of weight gain, I'm trying to shake it off. But, oh, it was so de-motivating to see that this morning! But we're consistent, hard-working, and healthy, so the scale can't beat us, am I right?



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ANGELCITYGAL
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1/1/14 9:32 P

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Agreeing with the others: It's unlikely you actually put on 6 lbs of body weight in one week. More likely, it is as ArchimedesII suggests.

I know for myself, when I am heavy, or engaging in weight-adding behaviors, I don't weigh myself. I have no idea how my weight fluctuates normally.

When I'm trying to lose, I weigh myself often and it's easy to attribute every change on the scale to what I ate or didn't eat. When in fact, it's easy for one's weight to vary due to all kinds of factors. I suspect that although you're not happy with all your behavior this week (you said you ate some splurges), you're not so off track that you consumed 21,000 calories. Rather, you're experiencing a scale-bobble due to a combination of factors.

Don't give up. Keep plugging away at it, and you'll see that 6 lbs go away and then some.

~Jennie ~

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Lost 40 lbs total and reached goal weight on 10/23/2013.

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MAMA_CD
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1/1/14 9:16 P

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Time to forgive and forget. Forgive yourself for whatever slipups and forget about it, move back on track, and you will reach your goal. Perseverence and consistency is the way to go.

MAMA_CD...count your blessings!
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12/31/13 4:40 P

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The exact same thing happened to me, but mine was over the course of 2 days. I know it is the load of cookies I ate Christmas night and a little of what I ate the next day. My jeans were a little tighter, too, but just around the belly (as far as I could tell) which indicates that I just got bloated up. Serves me right after inhaling so many homemade cookies!



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ARCHIMEDESII
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12/30/13 2:16 P



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ALLIBEAR77,

What you're experiencing is perfectly normal. Ever notice your weight goes up during TOM ? most women tend to "gain" weight during their menstrual cycle. Is that a fat gain ? Nope. it's nothing more than a temporary water weight gain that passes in a few days. I can easily gain or lose as much as 3-4 pounds in a day because of a shift in my water weight.

In order to truly gain 6 pounds of fat in a week would have required you to have eaten at least 21,000 extra calories on top of your normal intake. Even if you did eat a few too many treats this week, I doubt it added up to 21,000+ calories.

Why did you gain weight ? you're retaining. Also, not to get TMI, but have had a bowel movement recently ? food has weight. water has weight and if you don't do a poop in the morning, the physical weight of all the food and water you ate the day before is still in your body.

So, don't beat yourself up because the scale went up. As you lose weight, you're doing to see many ups and downs. And that's perfectly normal.





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12/30/13 10:08 A

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Probably water weight from the excess sugar and salt. Continue to exercise and make healthy choices.

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Everything in moderation.


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12/30/13 10:00 A

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First do some math: one pound is about 3500 calories. So do you really think you ate an extra 21000 calories over the past week? ;)

Our weight can fluctuate by as much as 5 pounds a day due to hormones, TOM, water retention from excess sodium or alcohol, bowel movements, etc. What you're looking for is an overall trend. Go back to healthy habits for a week and the 6 pounds will disappear as quickly as it appeared.



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ALLIBEAR77
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12/30/13 9:46 A

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6 pounds in one week! That is insane. I didn't even feel like I was being too "bad". Yes, I had some drinks and desserts, but I never over-stuffed myself, and I continued to exercise. Now, my new pants are starting to feel tight and I'm feeling really "blah". emoticon



 
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