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3/26/13 12:23 P

I gained three pounds magically last night too, even though I exercise and eat far less than I would need to actually put on three pounds of fat.

Don't worry. It's water weight. Our bodies are amazing machines, that often have strange quirks. Learn your body's quirks, and stuff like this won't worry you so much in the future.

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3/24/13 10:36 P

I don't know how new you are, but if it makes you feel any better, when I first joined I actually gained three pounds too. And they were from eating too much, but I was relearning some healthy habits. I hadn't been eating all three meals before, was drinking too much soda, and hadn't been paying attention to making sure I got fruits and vegetables and so I started eating more and I gained weight..

..that isn't where it all ended though.. I am happy to say that I started in January 2013 (this time.. I've been a Spark dropout before taking it seriously this year) and I've dropped 21.2 pounds from that point now. so I started at 247, climbed to 250 (my heaviest), and then dropped to 228.8 .. It just takes time.. and like the others said it could be water weight too.. but everyone deals with short setbacks, be patient with yourself and keep at it! Keep pushing! You'll get there! No one can perfectly perform all the time.. You are getting some phenomenal results! Just pick yourself back up.. There's a proverb that says that the virtue is not in never having fallen, it is in picking yourself back up after you've stumbled.

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Edited by: 123456789100 at: 3/24/2013 (22:42)
HEIDISUE1 Posts: 41
3/24/13 9:58 P

Same thing happened to me recently over several very stressful weeks while my mom was in the hospital twice. But I'm back down again--in it for the long haul! Don't worry, you'll come back down again, too. Just keep on keepin' on!

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3/24/13 2:18 P


There is absolutely nothing to be disappointed about. What you're experiencing is perfectly normal. it's nothing more than a temporary water weight gain. Ever notice your weight goes up during TOM ? Most women tend to "gain" weight during their menstrual cycle. Is that a fat gain ? Nope. it's nothing more than a temporary water weight gain that passes in a few days.

I can easily gain or lose as much as 3-4 pounds in a day because of a shift in my water weight.

So, don't beat yourself up ! Unless you ate an extra 10,500 calories worth of food on top of your normal intake, you did not gain 3 pounds of fat. it really is nothing more than water weight. These kinds of ups and downs on the scale are normal. No need to worry.

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3/24/13 2:08 P

Hey Sassy - no disappointment necessary. Just work on the next meal. I've been maintaining my weightloss and been on the whole lose/maintain journey for almost four years. The number on the scale will go up and down but persistence in changing small habits on a daily basis and working towards your goals is what helps you succeed. One number on one day on the scale is not going to really impact over the long haul as long as you realize that and move on.

You're body can fluctuate in water weight as much as 7lbs on any given day so I don't weigh very often. Keep working out and eating healthier and you will get to your goals.

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3/24/13 1:48 P

I'm disappointed in myself. I ate too much & gained 3 pounds. I've got to work harder on my diet. emoticon

Edited by: SASSYUNICORN69 at: 3/24/2013 (13:49)
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