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Confusion sets in

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ok, I have been working out hard since I started this, have lost minimal amounts of weight. Last Friday I was exhausted after having a rough night with the kids so I didn't work out. Saturday I was exhausted from having 2 kids keep me up all night. I get on the scale, hadn't worked out on Friday, and I lost .7 lbs emoticon I didn't work out Saturday either, Sunday morning the scale said a weight loss of .6 lbs emoticon Didn't work out Sunday, weighed Monday morning and lost 1.1 lb. emoticon Now, 3 days in a row makes it more than a fluke. I was scared to work out yesterday but I did anyway. Worked out for 75 min, light aerobic and strength.

Lo and behold, this morning, after working out yesterday, get on the scale, I've gained .2 lbs. Now WHY am I gaining when I'm working out!! Makes it difficult to keep working out when that happens! I've just started a fun new challenge, I don't want to drop out, but I also don't wanna keep holding onto this weight!

And for the record, I've had NO supply issues with my nursing.
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    Thanks for all the comments. Yes, I am a scale watcher, I always have been and it keeps me on track. I've gone a week without getting on it and my weight skyrockets. It keeps me on track. Also, with doing it daily, I can see my pattern. When that pattern gets on center a bit then I look at why, what did I do or didn't do the day before. When it continues off kilter for a few days, than I try to repeat whatever I've been doing, or haven't been doing.

    And the tape measure, It's also not a good guide for me. I must be losing in places I'm not measuring because in 10 lbs lost I've only lost 3/4" all over: chest, waist, hips, thighs and arms. I did lose 1/4" around my neck, but that was in the first 2 weeks. It's been the same since. So I'm not sure where I'm losing it, honestly, can't tell a difference in my clothes either.

    But I do thank you for the comments! keep them coming, even if I do appear to be stubborn about the scale :)
    3313 days ago
  • -WISPY-
    I was a scale watcher too. Well truth to tell I still am at times. I think I must be addicted.

    But I know now it is not a good guide to anything.

    It just drives me nuts. When I lose Im excstatic and when Im up it puts me in a low mood for the day.

    I am going to put them away altogether, because I am now focussing on eating healthy, drinking my water and doing the exercising I am able to.

    I am feeling good about myself because these are things I can do daily. emoticon
    3313 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/24/2009 6:47:31 PM
    Oh no! You are watching the scale. I know you want this more than ever. But if you watch that scale like that it will bum you out big time. Measurements is better. You should only weighing yourself once a week.

    The key is to get all the nutrients your body needs, keeping up with the water. Water aids in weight loss by the way. Most important is exercise consistanly yeah if you watch that scale it will jump up and down till your droven insane and give up. We don't want that, so revisit what your doing. The weight will come off that is the added bonus in this. You are concentrating on getting healthy.

    Let me know if you need to ask anything I am here if you need me.

    3313 days ago
  • KITKAT1982
    Also consider if you are getting enough calories. Recently I've increased my calories, and now finally my weight is dropping. Before I was in a plateau that lasted for ever(or so it seemed). I was dropping only minutely, or gaining. Very frustrating, I know. Your body might be clinging onto everything you are giving it, including fluids at the moment. Try revisting your nutritional and fitness goals, and see if it helps. And yes, tape measures are so great. I would rely on one for a bit, and put the scales away. Hope things improve for you soon. Be well, Kate emoticon
    3313 days ago
    I agree with wendy she gave you good advice. Our weight does jump around and I am talking from experience, get that tape out and measure because with exercise you are also toning and you will lose inches.
    3314 days ago
    I did the same thing this past week. I couldnt believe that I was going down when I wasnt working out or anything. I think part of it may be your body needs the rest and allows things to catch up. I know that for me when I work out I retain alot of fluid. My fingers and legs swell, sometimes a little sometimes alot. This is why when I have a weigh in for the competion I am in I dont work at least the day before if not two days before. Just a thought, may be water retention.
    3314 days ago

    Forget the scale for awhile and try taking your measurements. My weight jumps around when I exercise a lot too. BUT the tape measure doesn't lie! :) It's not a number that should make us happy. It's how we look and how we feel... can you tell the difference?

    Keep going...

    3314 days ago
    Don't beat yourself up. You CAN do this! Don't forget that muscle ways more than fat. That is probably why you are gaining instead of losing. Don't weigh yourself so much. Just weigh in on the same day of the week at the same time. I find it easier for me to weigh in once a month. I was driving myself crazy worrying about every little fluctuation in my weight. I started LOSING weight when I stopped stressing about what was on the scale. Take it all in stride. You can do this! Good Luck! emoticon
    3314 days ago
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