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Friday, May 11, 2012

To get up and weigh 1.5 pounds more than yesterday after eating only 1000 calories yesterday. Yep, I know it was the low calorie but heavy in salt jarred jalapeƱo peppers, the Light Newman's Sesame Ginger dressing, oh and not salt but sugar in the one cup of delicious green grapes. I never use a salt shaker and never put salt in my food....but just indulge in processed food and there is so much salt it makes a difference. I will continue to drink lots of water today and flush it out and get rid of it. I guess I just wanted more flavor to my food yesterday. I keep telling myself as well that it is just a number and not to let it ruin my day but this maintenance thing keeps me focused on that blasted number. I guess that is better than ignoring it and all of the sudden you are up 10 pounds with a real challenge a head. I know there are pros and cons to weighting daily but for me it just keeps me thinking about eating right each day when I start out weighing myself. the old me, by the way would have seen a 1.5 gain and given up and would go on a binge thinking it's not worth the efforts. Instead the stupid number just gives me more strength to adjust today's eating. Do any of you have such big fluctuations in weight when you think you are being "good"?
Hope all my buddies are doing just great today.
Happy Friday!
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  • ROCKMAN6797
    You need to continue with whatever process works best for you Sallie! Some might think the alarm we show for the weight gain is silly but it can be a slippery slope and one needs to be vigilant! I weight myself daily but only use my weekly Saturday weigh-in for tracking purposes. I find that daily weigh-ins provide me with insight as to how different types of foods impact my weight. Knowledge is power!
    2202 days ago
  • LIS193
    Maintenance can be harder than the losing phase. Sodium is so hard on the body - lots of water today and big salads (no jarred dressing!) and you'll be fine.
    I'm up 5 pounds from the holiday season and they decided to stick no matter what I do - very frustrating as I was already higher than I wanted to be.

    2202 days ago
    I could have written this blog..... we definitely go through the same type of weight flucuations due to water weight. My body gets so desperate for salt, that when I have something with a lot of sodium in it, I can gain up to 2 1/2 lbs. overnight in water weight.
    2202 days ago
    I have not been friends with the scale lately.
    2203 days ago
    That processed food will get you every time. I try to stay away from it but occassionally I just have to give in and eat something that I know I should not. But it is no longer an every day thing
    2203 days ago
    I have found that I have little control over the short
    term fluctuations in my weight, while I have observed
    that I have significant control over the long term
    changes in my weight. Therefore, I have decided
    that torturing myself with TMI about my daily
    scale aberrations is far too stressful.

    I choose to weigh only two or three times each
    month. This keeps me focused on my eating and
    fitness plan while minimizing the power of the
    scale to ruin my day.
    2203 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/11/2012 5:28:45 PM
    Absolutely. I have sodium fluctuations of even 3 or 4 pounds without going over my calorie limit, and much more if I do. I try to focus on my lowest weight of the week and consider that to be my current weight. When I was losing, I tried to keep focused on my lowest weight of the month because that always showed progress whereas my weekly weight often did not. The number on the scale should just be feedback, but it is very, very hard not to let it affect how I feel about myself.

    You'll be down tomorrow or at least by the next day. Drinking the water and limiting the sodium will do it. Take care, Sallie. Regards, Marsha
    2203 days ago
    One thing i dont weigh myself..i dont have a scale and when i did i was driven crazy but the numbers..! so i did away with it and just eat healthy.. i cook my own foods and eat more fruit and veggies.! and i keep going.. working out.. walking.. running.. anything to keep going.. and soon i am losing.. and i try on my clothes that are a little tight.. that helps me judge..! so dont weigh yourself too much but pay attention what your eating..
    2203 days ago
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