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KATHRYN131428 Posts: 2
10/15/17 12:29 P

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Thanks everyone! I appreciate the responses. I'm sticking with it and went down a few pounds, but still haven't truly lost weight since starting. My measurements are making progress though! I'll stick with it for sure, since exercise and eating well, holding myself accountable and setting a good example for my kids are all important to me. Thanks again for the support!! :)

10/11/17 4:33 A

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If you didn't change anything at all, I wouldn't worry too much. It could be anything, food has a lot of weight so if you don't have regular bowel movements (something I suffer from), that could be a reason. Also, if you're just starting a new exercise routine, your muscles have to get used to the new movements and they could retain a little water as well. Just wait it out, don't change anything, don't undereat and overexercise and try not to become too obsessed by the numbers. Instead, judge by how you feel. You know best what is good and what isn't good for your body.

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10/8/17 6:09 P

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What you're experiencing is perfectly normal. While a safe weekly weight loss would be 1-2 pounds per week, there will be weeks you don't lose. there will even be weeks you gain ! and that doesn't mean you're doing anything wrong. the weight doesn't magically drop off just because we've decided we want to lose weight.

There are many different legitimate reasons your weight could go up. Ever notice your weight goes up during TOM ? Most women tend to "gain" weight during their menstrual cycle. Is that a fat gain ? Nope, it's nothing more than a temporary water weight gain that passes in a few days. Also, not to get TMI, did you weigh yourself after a bowel movement ? Food has weight. Water has weight. So, if you don't do a poop in the morning, the physical weight of all the food and water you ate the day before is still in your intestines. My weight can vary as much as 3-4 pounds in a day just because of a shift in my water weight.

The truth is this,"if it took you years to pack on the weight, you can't expect it to be gone overnight". Losing weight takes time. So, don't assume something is wrong because the scale might go up. this is a normal part of the losing process. Like I said, you didn't gain 35 pounds overnight, it's not coming off overnight.

Patience, it's a virtue.

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10/7/17 7:48 P

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There are lots of reasons it could be:
* Time of Month
* Perhaps a higher sodium intake this last week
* Food still in your digestive tract (I always weigh immediately after going to the loo)
* Time of day you weighed (I always weigh at the same time, after breakfast but before lunch, and my b/fasts are generally pretty much the same)
* You may be developing muscle and for that your body will retain fluid.

As far as measuring is concerned, and altho' it is recommended, my Dietitian discovered that altho' I had lost 50lb, my waist measurement was still the same. BUT having said that, I had gone from a NZ sizse 20-22 to a 14. I was just 'softer' and 'squishier'. Now after maintaining for a few years, my waist is finally starting to get smaller :-)

Just remember, there are many ways apart from the scales which indicate success:
* Quality of sleep
* Energy level
* Fitness level
* Condition of skin and hair
* How your clothes fit
* Blood and BP results if they were problematic
* People telling you that you look good, but haven't clicked why (it happens a lot)

Those are the most common ones.

I wouldn't worry about one weigh-in, however if the trend continues to go up, then you need to look into it.


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10/7/17 6:52 P

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Took me six weeks to lose my first pound.

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10/7/17 4:48 P

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Hi everyone, I've been tracking my calories and exercising regularly for a few weeks now. I dropped 2 lbs. as of last week, but at my weigh-in this week I've gained 3lbs. I haven't gained (or lost, for that matter) any inches though. My calories have been within range, I've been doing great with my workouts ... not sure what the deal is! I have plenty of weight to lose (a good 30-35lbs.) and drink plenty of water. Could something else be happening that I'm not aware of? Any insight would be greatly appreciated! And I will keep up my routine in the hopes that this was just some weird one-off week. Thanks in advance!

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