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.
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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