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BUBBLEJ1 Posts: 2,981
7/15/12 12:18 A

Count it! I weigh everyday (it works for me), so I record a loss the morning I see it. If it shows up on the scale, it is real, it happened, and you should be proud of it.

SCTK519 Posts: 2,086
7/14/12 11:34 P

I'd count it as a loss. The 3 lbs you gained on vacation was most likely water retention and now a week later, you're back on track and have lost a lb. Like you said you fluctuate, so I don't think counting it is a big deal.

7/14/12 7:31 P

I personally would count it as a 1 lb loss.

I weigh every day (first thing in the morning, before getting dressed) and it's fascinating to see the trends, how it goes up a pound, then down three, the next day it goes up one... It's just interesting! I mark it every day because I like to see the chart and look for trends. I don't stress about the details though.

But congratulations on your loss!

UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
7/14/12 5:08 P

Since you've seen it consistently go down, the blip up is most likely a blip and gone. That increase wasn't real 'fat weight', but something else that you've now dealt with.

But ultimately - shut your whining and weigh on weigh-in day! :)

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7/14/12 4:50 P

Yeah, I usually don't weigh this often, I was just kinda curious how it would go, since this is the longest break I've had from exercise/eating right since I started last fall. :)

I generally weigh weekly, or occasionally, biweekly if I"m not feeling like it.

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7/14/12 4:43 P

BELIEVE IT!!!! Me personally, I weigh myself almost every day...just is what I have always done no matter how big or small I am. But when I started with Spark I wouldn't record the weight loss until it registered the same for 3 days...then I believed it. Which is silly because it would be the same weight for those 3 days.
If I have a bad week of going over my calories...I have found that I will lose more weight the following week and all still averages out over the month to be about 1 to 2 pounds a week. When I started maintenance I ended up losing and additional 5lbs after about 8 weeks of maintenance. I think bumping up your calories every once in a while is a good thing and benefits weight loss. Congrats!!!! Maybe you were on vacation but your body wasn't.

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7/14/12 4:41 P

Your post is the very reason I weighed in once a MONTH while losing.The 1st along with taking my measurements. Your slight vacation gain was most likely half water and the other half from a little overindulgence with no exercise. Now that your on your game again it's gone. Congratulations !! I would keep to my official weigh in day, just my opinion .

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7/14/12 4:15 P

Okay, this is an interesting (and good!) problem to have, so I figured I'd put this question to the cloud for your thoughts.

My normal weigh-in day is Monday or Tuesday, depending on whether or not I remember. However, thanks to a beach vacation trip, I put on a couple extra pounds (some of which was almost certainly sodium/water retention/bloating.

Before I went on vacation, I was 188.6. After, 190.6. I've been weighing out of curiosity every other day this week, and have seen a steady downward trend.

This morning, I weighed in at 187.6. This was a post-morning-constitutional, pre-dressing weight. I weighed several times (digital scale) and I double checked at the gym - there, it said 189, after dressing, so that's about right for the amount of clothes/shoes I was wearing. It's usually a couple tenths of a pound higher than my home scale, I use it for confirmation only and curiosity's sake, I always weigh in "officially" at home.

So, here's my question (and it's a silly one.) I don't really want to count a 3 lb, 1 week lost if it isn't "real". My brain is telling me that the gain was probably just water from the overeating I did (I didn't track at all, but I know I went over by a bit, and didn't exercise at all.)

But my pessimistic side doesn't want to trust this loss. So, here's the question I want to ask you guys: Should I? I normally don't weigh daily at all... don't care to, I fluctuate too much.

So, what would you do? Record it and start cheering? Wait until my official day? Shut up and quit whining because OMG 3 LBS? ;)

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