Yeah, I always have that issue too. For example, I got to goal weight and took about a year off exercise in 2010 due to some issues. Now in 2011 I am back on and want to drop the weight I gained back.
I started March 14th and dropped 6 pounds within 2 weeks - my scale was reading lower fat % and higher muscle %, so I was happy. Then over the last week I shot up 3 pounds...yet the scale is showing slightly higher fat like .2 difference and same muscle % and same water %...so not sure where these extra 3 pounds are coming from!
I have taken progress pictures and everything looks exactly the same as it did on the 14th!
YET, I put on a hoodie yesterday I haven't worn in a month and it felt looser around my hips!
I was surprised.
I am eating within my SP range - higher side because I am weight training and get hungry at the lower end - and am doing my planned exercise. Maybe my foods are saltier than they should be, but that's what I am going through too.
I am not even a month into this and already plateauing somewhat - lol. So, keep pushing through it. Your body may be adjusting itself to your exercise.
My own weight loss always goes in spurts, so it may seem like a stall, but if you look at the overall long term trend, it will be going down if you keep eating well and exercising.
I try all these plateau busters, but my body never responds to tricks - it just does things when it is good and ready and all I can do is just be more stubborn and keep pushing through even if results stall for a while. Your body eventually gives up and drops pounds in spurts.
It's annoying and maddening, but that's just the way it is. Change up exercises, weigh lift with different techniques and tempos and it will all catch up.
Just don't stop exercising and don't get discouraged...also take measurements every month. You may be surprised at the readings.
Edited by: TOTALREDO2013 at: 4/2/2011 (13:23)
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