Thursday, February 19, 2009

I just weighed in yesterday and I'm heading the wrong direction!! I gained 5 pounds and I have no idea why!! I have been exercising and eating within my guidelines so what is happening? Has anyone gained weight for no apparent reason??? I am down to a size 12 from a size 14 so I must be doing something right!! I'm not giving up just feeling a little frustrated but I will just continue to do what I have been doing and see what happens when I weigh in again next week. I'm in it for the lifestyle change so this is only a minor setback but I can't help feeling confused and more than a little frustrated....would appreciate some comments or suggestions if anyone would like to share.
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    i am there too! i understand the fustration. my skins even looser, but the evil scale won't give me any credit. hang in there we can do it!
    4465 days ago
    HI you. Just hang in there , you'll be fine. It's normal to fluctuate. You need to celebrate going down a size, thats great !! You have to keep that in mind, your doing great....
    4466 days ago
    Keep up the good work! Like others have said, it's probably just water. It's annoying, but believe me, it happens to most of us at some point. If it was easy, weight loss wouldn't be a billion dollar industry. Hang in there, you're doing great!
    4466 days ago
    I have found that weight is not a 100% accurate measure of how you are doing. You should take measurements too.
    It could be as simple as being 'bloated'. I gained 6 lbs just after starting strengh training but I lost an inch overall. Then my weight dropped all of a sudden also. ST rocks.
    It is awsome that you are down a pant sized.
    Dont let the scale get you down. I prefer to go off how my cloths feel and how often I now have to go pant shopping.

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    4466 days ago
    Although, I like you have a goal weight in mind, we need to remember what so many of the Spark Coaches have been writing lately. Weight is just a number on a scale. What really matters are the changes that are going on inside your body that the scale can't measure. I think your change in size is a case in point. If you were going the "wrong way" you'd see that number go up as well.

    Keep eating right, staying within your ranges for fat, protein and carbs as well, and you'll see that weight come off. It's proven. But don't just focus on the weight. Get your numbers checked, BP, cholesterol, and triglycerides. Get a body fat analysis. Take a look at the big picture. You'll be encouraged by what you find.
    4466 days ago
    Oh my gosh-yes! It happens to me fairly often. I fluctuate up and down about 4 pounds. I have learned to not let it get to me, especially if the clothes are still fitting good. Like the other commentors have said, most of the time it is just water. Hang in there and don't get too shook about it. It sounds like you're doing great.
    4466 days ago
  • DAWNO64
    Saw your shout for help on the huddle. I've been there; I know the frustration you're feeling!! If your pants size is going down, you're headed in the right direction. Building muscle adds a little weight, but the muscle is more dense than fat is, so you're still slimming down. Muscle also ups your metabolism.
    Some of the times I went up in weight were due to PMS, others because I wasn't accurately tracking my nutrition. Just hang in there and keep tracking your diet and exercise; next week you'll most likely go down again.

    4466 days ago
    Oh how frustrating! I stopped in b/c I saw on the huddle that you needed support. Any chance it's PMS? (PMS + sushi = 5 lbs easy :)
    I will say I had a similar experience early on, and it was temporary weight.

    And of course, down a size is pretty wonderful, so I'd say let your pants do the talking, and if it is PMS, this too shall pass. If not, this too shall pass. Hang in there, you're doing all the right things.

    Just in case, you may want to double check your portion sizes and all that (blah blah blah) just to be sure something isn't sneaking in a bunch of calories. When I was pregnant, I had a blaster day on the scale, and turns out DH had been making this FAB pizza with homemade pesto... to the tune of 1/4 cup of olive oil for me each time! YIKES!!!!!



    4466 days ago
    Hi Panders!

    I saw on my morning huddle that you said you needed support, so I came to your page and found your blog. I don't blame you for being upset; five pounds is a lot to put on if you are doing your exercise and eating within your calorie range. However, I think at one time or the other this happens to most of us, and you may find that it isn't a permanent weight gain. You are right to consider it only a minor setback.

    I had a period when my weight wasn't moving down and some days I was actually up several pounds. I too became discouraged. I went and read my reports and found that I wasn't getting enough protein and fiber, and I was slightly heavy on carbohydrates. Instead of dropping my calories, I made those changes in my diet and the weight started moving down again. I lose about a pound a week. Slow and steady, but it works for me.

    Also, I read that it is good to mix up your exercise routine so your body doesn't get use to one thing. When that happens your body doesn't have to work as hard so you don't get the results you want.

    I hope this will be of some help to you. Just keep plodding along, sooner or later that scale will move in the right direction! RubysNana
    4466 days ago
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    Don't sweat it! Resist the impulse to jump on the scale every hour - it will just make you crazy.

    Weight just fluctuates. Bodies hang on to water for whatever reason. I know when I'm under a lot of stress, that will happen. You are doing all of the right things - so just keep moving forward!

    emoticon Congrats on the new size!! Focus on the positives - you ARE doing it!!

    4466 days ago
    Hey there! Looks like you are doing great. I have been struggling myself. I am having to deal with some emotional stuff. Grrrrr.... Just when you think things are good...

    Any way. Make sure you are getting enough water. Not too much sodium. Not experiencing your "womanly time", and keep doing your exercising. From what I can tell, most everyone has some type of plateau or set back that seems to correct itself over time (if you are are eating healthy, exercising, drinking water, and handling stress). Hang in there--You are an inspiration to me! Hugs, Jenn
    4466 days ago
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