Group photo
Author:
SHELLYL74's Photo SHELLYL74 Posts: 265
6/3/10 11:29 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Elynnie - I don't count calories. I only count carbs and protein. So I can't say one way or another on that. I do however need to start counting my sodium intake. I'm pretty sure I'm all over the board on that one and it makes it difference in me getting lightheaded immediately following an intense workout.

 current weight: 135.0 
181
169.5
158
146.5
135
ELYNNIE's Photo ELYNNIE SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (4,647)
Posts: 44
6/3/10 10:24 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I see the same sort of pattern - but hopefully the general trend is downward!

I also notice that my calorie intake (though within the target calorie range) tends to veer towards the low end of the range one day and to the high end of the range the next. I'm thinking that as I get more practice at eating within my target range I'll fluctuate less.

Do you see the same thing with your target calorie range?

Edited by: ELYNNIE at: 6/3/2010 (10:24)
 current weight: 147.0 
156
151.75
147.5
143.25
139
SHELLYL74's Photo SHELLYL74 Posts: 265
6/3/10 9:51 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
By weighing myself everyday I am seeng a pattern. In a week it goes like this:

lose 2 lbs
gain 2 lbs
gain 1/2 lb
lose 1 1/2 lbs
no difference
lose 4 lbs

Its almost like my body fights losing and then finally lets go. I'm sure its all normal just based on the other posts but it is annoying. lol I have not measured myself and I need to do that. I know just from the fit of my clothes that body parts have shrunk and that's a great feeling.

 current weight: 135.0 
181
169.5
158
146.5
135
ELYNNIE's Photo ELYNNIE SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (4,647)
Posts: 44
6/3/10 8:24 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I notice that if I had a salty meal for dinner (even if it was healthy other than high salt content) I weigh more the next morning. I think the salt makes me retain a bit more water weight in the short term.

I also find if I've had a hard exercise day the day before I'm also a little heavier the next day. I think this is also somehow related to retaining water, but I couldn't explain why I think this :).

Do you find that the fluctuations are + or - 5 pounds? I think this is explainable variation from retaining water due to exercise, salt intake, or menstrual cycle.

I do the same, I get on the scale daily or every other day, but pick an average number from each week to record.

Hope this helps!

Edited by: ELYNNIE at: 6/3/2010 (08:25)
 current weight: 147.0 
156
151.75
147.5
143.25
139
56_PICKLES's Photo 56_PICKLES Posts: 597
6/2/10 8:08 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
and maybe, DD, you're gaining muscle emoticon

I would encourage everyone to take their measurements - that is where you'll see the real difference. I need to do that myself just got to find that darn tape.



Edited by: 56_PICKLES at: 6/2/2010 (20:10)
Merry Christmas!




 current weight: 203.0 
210.5
191.625
172.75
153.875
135
DDS_DOIN_IT Posts: 1
6/2/10 6:44 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I am very frustrated by the scales. I weigh myself everyday. It jumps all around like a yoyo. At one point I was down 2 pounds but on my official weigh in day I was only down a pound. I was hoping for a much bigger weight loss for my first week. I'm happy with one pound when I get further into it. And I was so good this last week staying within all the nutrition guidelines and exercising 6 out of the seven days. Maybe the body is just in shock. It can't take all this healthy living.

 current weight: 159.4 
182
174
166
158
150
56_PICKLES's Photo 56_PICKLES Posts: 597
6/2/10 1:44 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Ladies! Hide the scale except for once a week! You'll get discouraged. This is a lifestyle change and long range is the goal. Once a week is plenty to see the trend. In your reports section there is even a chart that tells you where you should be and the red line is where you are. Just my humble opinion. Oh, and I don't always follow my own advise; I just don't let it get to me.
emoticon
~Zoe

Merry Christmas!




 current weight: 203.0 
210.5
191.625
172.75
153.875
135
SHELLYL74's Photo SHELLYL74 Posts: 265
6/2/10 10:17 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks! I got on the scale this morning and I dropped those 3 lbs that I had put on so I am back to my 163. I don't understand. It doesn't concern me. Its just annoying. I'm a control freak like that. LOL

 current weight: 135.0 
181
169.5
158
146.5
135
MITCHELL-B's Photo MITCHELL-B Posts: 111
6/2/10 7:08 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Ohfrrfitness is right, there are several reasons for weight fluctuations. You should weigh yourself always at the same time every day (or week, too!) because what you sweat out, drink and eat and errr... what leaves the body has of course also influence on your bodys weight. If you already do that and still see fluctuations that could be because you ate salty food, as ohgrrfitness mentioned, but water retention also plays a role in the hormonal cycle that women undergo each month! I have for example water retentions and weigh more before I get my period.

GW 90 kg - spa visit
GW 87 kg - JM - Making the cut


 current weight: 193.0 
224
209.25
194.5
179.75
165
OHGRRFITNESS's Photo OHGRRFITNESS SparkPoints: (7,716)
Fitness Minutes: (6,597)
Posts: 468
6/1/10 4:07 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
There are a number of reasons your weight fluctuates but I think the big one is just the amount of water stored in your body:) It is completely normal:) Mine always edges up if I eat salty food (water retention) or lift weights (lactic acid I believe). As long as the overall trend is downward don't let it discourage you!

Formerly known as lorddaeos! Time for a change!

Life is like a sexy sports car --- live it like you stole it!


 current weight: 360.0 
360
332.5
305
277.5
250
AUNTRACHEL's Photo AUNTRACHEL SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (539)
Posts: 258
6/1/10 3:33 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I got too discouraged when I weighed myself every day so I am just doing weigh-ins when I go to my TOPS group on Thursdays. Keeps me from getting down on myself when I have been working so hard.

Rachel

Leader SP Class of MAy 23-29, 2010


 current weight: 356.0 
359
344.25
329.5
314.75
300
CALLIEMAE4 Posts: 11
6/1/10 3:12 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I have found that if I weigh myself once a week I don't get discouraged by the daily fluctuations.

SJP2010's Photo SJP2010 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (195)
Posts: 74
6/1/10 2:26 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I am not sure what causes that but I noticed it when I weighed in every day and I got to discourage so I quit doing that.

Goal Weight: 125
Mini Goal 1: 170
Mini Goal 2: 150
Mini Goal 3: 130


 current weight: 188.2 
190
173.75
157.5
141.25
125
SHELLYL74's Photo SHELLYL74 Posts: 265
6/1/10 2:24 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I confess I am a scale watcher. I weigh myself every single day but don't actually commit to the number but once a week. I have always noticed a weight fluctuation. Today the scale was 3 1/2 lbs higher than yesterday which is a HUGE difference for me. For the month of May I haven't fluctuated more than 2 lbs up.

For example:
Day 1 - 165
Day 2 - 166
Day 3 - 167
Day 4 - 163

See the slow gain up and then I drop suddenly? This has been the norm for me for the past 4 weeks. Any ideas as to what causes this? Is it my body just trying its darndest to hold onto the fat? Or am I not drinking enough fluids or eating enough fiber? I keep losing so I'm not too concerned, but I am annoyed. emoticon

Edited by: SHELLYL74 at: 6/1/2010 (14:25)
 current weight: 135.0 
181
169.5
158
146.5
135
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other SP Class of May 23-29, 2010 General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics:
Last Post:



Thread URL: https://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41788x34516579

Review our Community Guidelines