False Accomplishment.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Gained a whopping 4lbs in the last week and a half. GAINED I didn't loose that "safe" 1 or 2 lbs. I GAINED 4. Yesterday was the first day I really worked on weight training. Most everything else has been cardio. I have watched (and even tracked most) of my food intake. I slipped up maybe twice at dinner.

Yesterday I felt soooooo freaking good, and just "knew" I've lost atleast 1 & 1/2lbs because I've working so hard. I've been trying to encourage my husband too. HOW CAN I BE SO ENCOURAGING WHEN MY HARD WORK ISN'T PRODUCING ANY RESULTS. WHAT SO EVER? I didn't drop measurment size, not a millimeter. I haven't dropped an ounce.

I know weight can fluctuate, but 4 lbs. Really? Isn't that a little much?
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    Also, did you know that it takes up to 2 weeks to actually SEE your progress??!! Plus, we all know that muscle weighs more than fat! You can do it! Keep going!! Put an x on your calendar and then check back in 2 weeks and see what a change there has been....keep us updated!
    2563 days ago
    Everything others have said is right on and agrees with what I've read on SparkPeople. It happens to me but my wife has bigger swings than I do. We're all different and our bodies react differently. Remember, this journey isn't a sprint - it's a distance run.
    2563 days ago
    It can absolutely spike up that much -- as Cyndi said, up to 5 pounds (and my husband, bless his little heart, fluctuates more).

    Between water retention from sodium and The Hormonal Tidal Wave, I have wanted to kick my scale through the wall more times than I can count.

    Small comfort, but you're not alone.
    2564 days ago
    Did you track your sodium intake? I find that some days I will gain 5 pounds if I've gone way over on my sodium. The other thing that I found out is that sometimes when I've worked hard with weights my weight goes up for a few days and then really drops. I hope this is the case with you too. Remember that you are building muscle and it initially is heavier than the fat it replaces. After a while it will all even out. Just stick with your program and remember that the scale is not the only measure of success. Look at how great you felt after your workout. I'll bet your clothes will soon be loose too! Keep up the good work!!!
    2564 days ago
    I have heard it can fluctuate up to 5 lbs a day depending on water retention and what not. Muscle weigh more so I know some gains can be attributed to that. I have no answers for you but I understand your frustration. I believe the majority of us can.

    I myself have lost 17 lbs so far. My sister has lost over 20. I am working my fanny off exercising 6 days a week and eating super healthy. She stopped drinking regular pop and eating in the middle of the night. THAT'S IT! I am happy for my sister and all but talk about unfair. lol

    But what you are doing-eating right and exercising is so healthy for you overall. Don't give up. It is all worth it in the end. Some of us just have to work harder for it.

    2564 days ago
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