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6/19/13 11:25 A

Yeah, it's kinda funny but I've noticed sometimes before I drop to a new low my weight goes up a pound or two for no reason. Very strange.

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6/19/13 8:59 A

I too weigh myself envy day, but give myself a range, depending on sodium etc. I just like to see that some days it goes to a new lowest number, but don't fret about it going up again the next day, because a few days later I might be at a new lowest number.

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6/17/13 7:26 P

Story of my life girl. In contrast to most people I like to weigh daily BECAUSE of this and it's definitely a case where knowledge of your own body helps. Once you step on the scale long enough you'll get a better sense of how much your weight fluctuates. For me it's 5 lbs and I keep a buffer zone of 6 lbs or 2 days of bad eating. From experience I know if I go more than about 1500 calories over my target in one day while dieting I will be physically ill, which is no more than a pound per "oops." I just make an adjustment for human error on my weight the next morning by writing it in red in in my weight journal. Focus on how eating better the next day makes you feel better and you'll recover.

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6/17/13 12:27 P


Ever notice your weight goes up during TOM ? Most women tend to gain weight during their menstrual cycles. Is that a fat gain ? Nope. it's nothing more than a temporary water weight gain that passes in a few days.

In short, you're just experiencing water retention.

And well, not to get TMI, but did you weigh yourself after a bowel movement ? If you don't do a poop in the morning, the physical weight of all the food and water you ate the day before is still in your intenstines. Food has weight. Water has weight and both can cause the scale to go up.

try this some time. Weigh yourself before and after breakfast. Did you gain weight ? YES ! Did you gain fat ? Nope.

What you're experiencing really is perfectly normal. It's nothing more than a temporary fluctuation. there are many different reasons the scale can go up that have nothing to do with the number of calories you eat.

6/17/13 10:45 A

some people just have bodies that retain fluids a lot more than others, leading to huge swings in weight. i have struggled for a LONG time with a mild addiction to the scale, and through multiple weighing throughout the day, i have been amazed to see my weight fluctuate by more than 12 pounds up or down in a day on a regular basis... i'm now trying to consistently weigh in at the same time once a week to get a more accurate (and less compulsive!) gauge of where i'm at :)

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6/17/13 10:27 A

I couldn't say it any better than PerfectVelvet, she is EXACTLY right.

I don't weigh every day, just once per week, at the same time of day on the same day of the week. That is a much more true look at your weight loss and gain. I also recommend measuring. Some weeks I don't see a change in the scale, but I always see a change in the measurements. I LOVE measuring my waist and hips and seeing that number go down, down, down. Try it!


Edited by: COANNIE at: 6/17/2013 (14:31)
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6/17/13 9:59 A

You didn't gain any weight, trust me. An actual pound is the equivalent of 3,500 calories, so unless you ate over your range by that much, you didn't gain weight.

It could be caused by many factors in your body. You drank extra water last night. You didn't drink enough water last night. You ate too much sodium. You haven't emptied your bowels. You're getting close to starting your period.

I strongly suggest you don't weigh yourself daily -- weekly is sufficient. Look for trends in your weight. I can weigh myself this morning and at night, and I can "gain" 4 pounds. It's not real weight gained. Remember, the scale doesn't tell you the weight of your fat; it tells you the weight of your fat, organs, how much water is in there, etc. It's everything.

Deep breaths, friends! Don't give up; this is not an easy journey, but it is a fulfilling one!

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6/17/13 9:12 A

Oh my gosh.....thats exactly whats happening to me right now! cant wait to see what kind of advice is given! I am not giving up!! Today is a new day!

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6/17/13 7:42 A

I made some not-so-healthy choices last night and went over my calories allotment by about 200. It's the only time in the week that I went over my calorie allotment so I didn't feel miserable about it... until I stepped on the scale this morning. I gained 1.5 pounds since my last weigh-in a couple of days ago! Surely that's because the food, which surely weighed something, is still in my system, right? Perhaps this is just the negative reinforcement I need to remind me to make better choices. How do you deal with unexpected (or somewhat expected) weight gain?

Edited by: IVYSUE72 at: 6/17/2013 (09:21)
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