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2/23/08 8:46 P

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Excellent advice from all these responses Lulu! And remember, our weight can fluctuate from day to day and even hour to hour, which is why it really is best to weigh in first thing in the morning on the same scale.

Also, when the scale isn't cooperating, focus instead on other changes - are your clothes fitting better? Do you FEEL better? Are you sleeping better? Have you lost inches? There are LOTS of ways to gauge your progress - not just the number on that silly scale.

Hang in there!

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2/22/08 1:18 P

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Sometimes during the week in between my "official" weigh in, I step on the scale before I go to bed. I should learn never to do that. It seems I gain 3 pounds a day. But when Friday morning rolls around and I step on the scale for my login weight, it has come off. I have no idea where those extra pounds go, but the weight loss seems to catch up with itself. Just don't stress about it. That could just make it worse.

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2/22/08 9:08 A

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hi lulu i agree weigh in once a week drink your water and watch you sodium you would be surprised at the sodium in things don't get discouraged keep up the hard work

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2/21/08 6:00 P

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Hi Lulu, question -- could it be hormonal as in PMS or Aunt Flo's actual visit? I always gain once a month! Like the others said, watch your salt intake, drink your water... and oh yeah, weigh at the same time each day using the same scale.

I know they say only once a week, but I am not so good at sticking with that ;o)

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2/21/08 4:07 P

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I too was going to suggest weighing once a week, morning right after you get up is best, but at least the same time to make sure its more accurate. I noticed when I first started that my weight varied quite a bit during the day and during the week, but on my weigh in day, I still had a loss.

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I'm not sure what program you are following, but are you eating enough? Since I have started working out I try to reach the upper range of my daily calorie allowance and so far it still seems to be working. Drink LOTS of water and watch the sodium; it's AMAZING how much sodium is in the things we eat every day. ALSO, don't stress about the scale. How do you feel? And how are your clothes fitting? And did you measure and compare inches lost? Slow but steady wins the race. Hang in there. You'll be okay!

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2/21/08 10:55 A

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Relax LULU, Weigh once a week on the same scale. Are you drinking all your water, and logging your food and measuring? Also If you have started excising you and me building muscle, muscle weighs heavier the fat. Hang in there,your body will make the adjustments. emoticon

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Hi Lulu, its hard to give advice right now as I don't know what your food or exercise programme is like. Sometimes its handy to make your food and exercise logs public when in need of this kind of advice.

However, I do recommend that you only weigh in once a week, on the same scales. For most accurate results do it on the same day, when you get up, after you go to the toilet and naked. This help eliminate any variation. I am also particularly careful about my sodium intake and getting my water in the day before so as not to be put off by water retention.

All that said, you are making a major change to your life style and sometimes it takes a little while for our bodies to get used to whats going on. Don't loose heart, keep on going!





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OKAY GUYS I'M LOSING IT. I WEIGHED A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO AT WORK AND THE SCALE SAID I'VE GAINED TEN POUNDS. I THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE WRONG SO I WEIGHED AGAIN YESTERDAY WHEN I WOKE UP. THE SCALE DIDN'T SAY THE SAME BUT IT WAS STILL TELLING ME THAT I'VE GAINED 6 POUNDS. WHAT'S HAPPENING? WHAT HAVE I DONE? HELP PLEASE!! ANYTHING I CAN DO TO LOSE MORE WIEGHT? emoticon emoticon emoticon

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