I only weigh once a week and even so I have unaccountable ups and downs. Like this week I lost 3 pounds but I won't be at all surprised (just sad and mad ) if I get on the scale next week and find it's all come back. That happens to me a lot.
your weight will fluctuate each day... somedays it will be 1 pound, some times it is more. It is mostly water weight. That is why they say it is best to weigh yourself in the morning and to only weigh yourself once a week.
It is a great frustration, and I used to get so upset about these "impossible" gains.
Very good advice, has been given here. It is quite a problem. You will get through this and succeed in reaching your goals.
Edited by: GDY2SHUZ at: 12/4/2010 (22:00)
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I know the frustration, and have had it with as many as 5 POUNDS! Yes! I got on the scale and was 5#'s heavier than 3 days before. They all came off though once I got back to watching my intake, upping my water and stressing a bit less about it. Also made sure I got some good sleep and reduced my alcohol intake
And don't forget! If you are doing good strength training that can do it too - IN THE BEST WAY!
"He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough." -- Lao Tzu
"All great achievements require time." -- Maya Angelou
Weight can fluctuate from a pound to as much as three daily. It's influenced by how much sodium we consume, our hormonal levels, weightlifting activity, Mars in retrograde... (that last one is a joke).
Keep doing all of the right things, faithfully and consistently and you will be fine! The goal is a permanent lifestyle change to healthy eating and exercise that will help you maintain a RANGE of acceptable weight.
Save your tears for the plateaus... Now those always drove me crazy!
may just be a good thing as you also add muscle when following a workout routine. Don't get too caught up in the pounds but how your body is changing and how your clothes are fitting ...that way you'll stay on track and not loose focus.
Hugs - Cynthia
Pounds lost: 13.0
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So apparently I gained one pain in a day , but I do not know how. I counted calories and worked out yesterday and ended the day at -650 calories. I am so confused and I drank 136 oz. of water. I am on the verge of tears.
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