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Weight Gain?

Sunday, May 11, 2014

So I went from 163 to 164 and it wasn't a big deal, I could live with that. But then my uncle went to the hospital and I became very stressed out and worried. I began to lightly snack on mixed nuts, peanut butter, and Quaker popped chips which aren't really all that unhealthy. I weighed in yesterday at 165.6 and I became alarmed and slightly mortified. I weighed myself today and I'm now 167 and feel completely lost and horrible. I'm really down and hard on myself and truly do feel as if I have failed. I've felt like a failure my entire life and now I see this 4 pound weight gain as another example of me failing. The negative self talk is loud and clear today and it being Mother's Day isn't helping any.

I'm unsure if the weight gain is due to me consuming too many calories, not working out enough, from constipation, stress, or because I should be getting my monthly soon. I don't want to sound like I'm making excuses for 4 pounds in 1.5 weeks is alarming and scary. I don't know what to think of this huge gain and I don't know what to do to fix it and lose the 4 pounds I some how gained.

I have been working out as much as possible during this tough time and I've been sick with a cold making it difficult to have any energy to do anything but I've been pushing through it. I'm trying my best not to freak out but I am :(

I wasn't able to go to the bathroom for a week and finally was able to go yesterday. I'm now left feeling in pain, stomach is in knots, and I have absolutely no appetite. The smell of food this morning literally made my stomach do flip flops and I have some slight nausea going on.
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    At least you are aware of the gain. Now is the time to reflect on what you can do to turn it around. Stress does pay a large factor. Take some "me" time. Drink more water and make healthier food choices. You will be fine. You CAN do because YOU have done it!

    2279 days ago
    Don't stress yourself out more about the weight gain!! It's all stress related!! So don't beat yourself up!!
    2279 days ago
    It's definitely stress, and actually I think your body might be going into maintenance. When you sort of slow down with the dieting and calorie restriction your body thinks your maintaining and gains back the water weight you first lose in the first week. I read about it on It's called glycogen weight I think. That's why they tell you to lose an extra couple of pounds after your goal weight so you don't mind that extra water weight back. After you gain the water weight back you maintain as normal so don't worry too much!
    It's probably a mixture of stress and your body going into maintenance mode. If you don't like that weight you can always go back to dieting mode and get to a lower weight but know that when you go to maintenance you'll gain that water weight back again. It's a survival thing, hope you feel better, try to relax!!

    Oh just looked it up, it's Here's the link if you're interested:

    2280 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/11/2014 4:45:07 PM
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    Take care. Try to relax if you can. Stress is hard on us. emoticon emoticon
    2280 days ago
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