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CHEETARA79 Posts: 3,915
4/8/12 10:11 P

Maybe the matza ball soup was extra salty and you're retaining a bit of water? 0.6 pounds is a fluctuation, not a real weight gain.

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4/8/12 6:39 P

Dont beat yourself up when you struggle. Remember God is always with you!!

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4/7/12 3:05 P


.6 pounds is equal to roughly 3 glasses of water. Don't assume you ate too much at Passover or any other holiday because the scale went up. Unless you overate at least 2,000 extra calories, you did not gain a half a pound of fat. In order to truly gain one pound of fat, a person needs to eat an extra 3,500 calories on top of their normal intake. So, if you didn't eat at least 5,000+ calories, you didn't gain fat.

However, it is extremely easy to retain water. I can easily gain 3-4 pounds in a day ! Is that a fat gain ? Nope, it's nothing more than a temporary water weight gain that passes in a few days. Ever notice your weight goes up during TOM ? Most women tend to gain weight during their menstrual cycles. Is that a fat gain ? Nope, that too is nothing more than a temporary water weight gain that passes in a few days.

And not to get TMI, but did you do a poop this morning ? If you didn't do a poop, the physical weight of all the food and water you ate the day before is still in your intestines. Your waste products have weight. So, if you don't go pee or poop, that too will cause the scale to go up.

As Coach Nancy noted, our weight is not a static number. It really does go up and down during the day and week for many different reasons. So, don't assume something is wrong. Nothing is wrong. You're perfectly normal. It's just a temporary water weight gain that will pass in a few days.

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4/7/12 11:21 A

Hi Ruthie,

Know that our weight is not a static number, but more like a vital sign--it can and will vary throughout the day. Your weight at that moment in time, is your weight at that moment in time. Just like your blood pressure, heart rate and body temp will vary throughout the day, same is true with your weight. Because our bodies are largely made up of water (the fitter we are the more water we retain), any deviation in our diet, hydration, workouts, even hormones can lead to a shift on the scale.

Hang in there!

Coach Nancy

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4/7/12 10:39 A

I just don't get it. I worked out like usual this week. I went over my minutes. Last night at Passover, I was very proud of myself. I had tried to calculate things I knew I would be eating. I saved 200 hundred extra calories. I let myself have a little of everything but did not go overboard. So this morning, I weighed in as usual. I gained .6 pounds. Since I have been doing this since January 7, I have never once seen a gain in my weekly weigh in. I have also never gone over my calorie range this entire time. I am frustrated. I have 1 more Seder to go as well as Easter . Now I am afraid to put anything in my mouth. I have 2.6 pounds to go before I can maintain. Help!!!! Please!!!

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