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A 2 lb gain

Friday, July 16, 2010

I am getting a little discouraged. Yesterday, I did not do my WATP, but I ate just under 1,000 calories. It was low carb, I felt full and satisfied. When I weighed myself this morning I was up 2 pounds. This does not seem fair.
I know that the scale is right, because the day before I weighed myself for my team challenge weigh in. Yesterday I weighed myself again because I had a doctors appointment and I wanted to see if her scale matched ours - it does. So this extra 2 pounds is a real live 2 pounds.
I am usually a cheerful person who really tries hard to lose weight. Admittedly part of the reason I finally went to the doctor is because I can't seem to lose weight despite my best efforts.
The doctor did feel a bump on my thyroid. I did have some thyroid problems many, many years ago during college. The doctor did requisition some lab tests. I really hope that there is some reason the weight is not coming off, but right now it's just a bit discouraging.
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    Unless you are under 5 feet tall eating only 1000 calories a day will slow your weight loss. You need a minimum of 1200 or your body thinks it is in starvation mode and your metabolism will slow.
    3983 days ago
    Two pounds today could be too much sodium yesterday - relax and see what tomorrow brings. I do think you should stick with Spark calorie recommendations though - less than 1200 calories is not a good thing

    3984 days ago
    There are many reasons for fluctuations in weight. Two pounds, unless consistent isn't unusual. I have been reading on Spark and various other health resources that sometimes when we don't get enough calories we actually gain. I am having difficulty with this, but sometimes when it seems I am going way overboard on the eating I actually weigh less the next day.
    Take care of that thyroid, as it affects many aspects of health.
    Hope you level soon.
    Best wishes as you continue your journey.
    3984 days ago
    no,Shirley-we should not eat less than 1200 cals.We gain the weight that way.don't lose hope-We are all here with you!
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    3984 days ago
  • CATH5109
    Shirley. I think it might be a good idea to try and meet the minimum calorie requirement for women (1200 calories) I am 5'9" and unless I eat between 1300-1500 I end up overeating at some point. I think my body just starts craving nutrition and starts asking for "more" Also, I wouldn't discount water retention either. I find that I tend to retain water if I do not get enough fiber, or if I need to take ibuprofen or aleve for my arthritis.
    3984 days ago
    You know, sometimes the scale is like a drunk uncle who will give you a left-handed compliment trying to encourage you (or put you down); or in this case, an insult to spur you on.

    Stop weighing yourself. Follow your plan; we'll get there.

    Spark Baby!

    3984 days ago
    How many times have we been making progress and then hit a gain or a plateau and give it all up? I know I have done this many times. You hang in there and keep up the good fight. You are not alone (I gained one pound last week)......I am DETERMINED not to go back to the old habits any more!

    Thinking of in n texas emoticon
    3984 days ago
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    I was up almost two weeks in a row and FINALLY lost something! So I certainly know how this is... I know it'd be great to have an explanation for why you aren't losing but I certainly hope your health is fine :)

    Just keep it up and keep us updated!!

    3984 days ago
    I"m not giving up. It's just that even eating less than 1,000 cals/day I am gaining weight. Am I supposed to eat 500 calories daily????
    3984 days ago
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    Shirley, Don't give up. Just be determined to work that much harder. Maybe have more water. Get back to the exercise. Watch the sodium.
    3984 days ago
  • LISA611
    I know exactly how you feel! This morning I was up too. Very discouraging! But the only difference is, this time I am not going to give up! If it means only a 5 pound weight loss per month, I will take it. That would mean it would take me 20 months to lose 100, but so what? It probably took me 20 months to put it on! Don't give up, we are going to do this thing!
    3984 days ago
    I gained 2 pounds also, and I don't understand how. I hope it gets lined out for you.
    3984 days ago
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