Thanks for the feedback guys I actually just wrote a blog about my feelings on the whole scale issue. I've decided to just keep going and do what I'm doing and put the scale away for the next month. It's sometimes very hard to change those old habits.
current weight: 288.2
Fitness Minutes: (10,303) Posts: 272 5/15/12 8:35 P
Don't be misled or disheartened by your scale. It has done a number of us in more than once. I highly recommend taking body measurements. You will be shocked. I was left utterly speechless when I saw the difference. Even when the scale doesn't move. If you feel like the scale is making you lose confidence or motivation - HIDE it! Don't let it rule you. You are so much more than just a number. Go by how you feel, how your clothes fit and by inches. Don't give up and keep on moving! Chris
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Pounds lost: 5.0
Fitness Minutes: (155) Posts: 130 5/15/12 7:23 P
You have to balance food and exercise. If you haven't adjusted your calories to meet the exercise you could be slowing your metabolism too much and another point is that muscle weighs more than fat so you could be building more muscle to burn the fat and that will make the scale rise instead of fall. Be patient, it will all work out
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current weight: 261.0
Fitness Minutes: (6,944) Posts: 193 5/15/12 8:38 A
Okay I'm probably not the only one this happens too but I feel like the diet gods are just messing with me. I've been staying within my food points and drinking water for the last 3 weeks and lost 14lbs. So I figured I should start adding in exercise. In the past if I just restricted my food intake it slowed my metabolism to a snail's pace. So I started walking over the last few days. I have been doing about 3 miles a day, which is a push for me being 280lbs. I weigh myself everyday. I have GAINED 3 pounds since exercising??? How can this be? Talk about a bit disheartened
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