It happens! It happened to me and I had a good week the following week! There can be all sorts of reasons. Make sure you are drinking enough and getting your fruit and veg. Having your clothes fitting well is a good sign that all is going in the right direction. Don't let it get you down - keep on going!!
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I totally agree with your feelings. I also had several weeks where I was losing whether it was a pound or even .5; I was still losing. Then I started gaining two weeks ago and this past week and have gained almost 2 pounds. But like everyone else is saying; my clothes fit differently in fact I had to buy new jeans one size smaller; I feel stronger so whatever the scale is saying to me is not going to beat me down. I am also about to TOM so that could be an issue. So I say look at all the positives you have and dont rely so much on the scale. I know it is easier to say but it really is the truth. You will be back on track in no time!
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Bummer, I have had experiences like that and it really puts a downer on things. Dont let it get you down, just keep going and I bet next week you will see a good loss again!
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I agree. There are other ways to measure how you are doing. You said your jeans are fitting better. Take your measurements monthly. Give it a couple more weeks. The weight gain can be hormonal. They say you should weigh yourself first thing in the morning after your first pee.
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Are you weighting at or close to the same time? Our weigh can change throughout the day. I HAD three scales in the house one in each bathroom and one in the basement and they all had a different weight then went to the gym and got another one !! I now just weigh at the gym. it weighed the lightest Are you eating salty foods? are you getting your 8 glasses of water in ? and if you are working out remember that muscle weighs more than fat i had to be reminded of that when i had a gained weight at first. we depend on the scales way to much and this is hard to remember i still have a hard time with it but are you feeling better able to walk longer without having to stop and rest and get your breath ? are you cloths fitting better ? these are just as important as watching the number go down each week these are things we all need to remember.
Have you been working out a lot? perhaps that can account for some of it or lots of sodium, or TOM? there are lots of things that could affect it. I wouldn't worry about it just yet...keep on doing the right things and keep looking at the non scale victories, like better fitting jeans. :)
Trying not to be bummed out because I did all the right things this week and figure the scale is in a bad mood. But I am up 2 lbs after two weeks in a row of 2 pound a week losses. On the plus side, my jeans are once again comfortable enough to wear. :)
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