I gained three pounds since I woke up today

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Martine...

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Posted: 07 Aug 2011, 13:27
I have only had 500 calories today and since this morning (I weighed in at 196.5) and now I am weighing in at 199. Can you make suggestions, give words of encouragement or fuss at me?
kaheisel

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Posted: 07 Aug 2011, 13:33
I actually think if you take in too few calories your body thinks it's starving and starts slowing everything down. I would try eating close to your recommended calories every day and drink a lot of water. Good Luck! Smile
shaz7140

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Posted: 07 Aug 2011, 13:35
I really wouldn't worry. Our weights fluctuate so much every single day. I could weigh myself then have a cup of coffee and have put 3 pound on! I strongly believe it is better to just weigh once a week on the same day and at the same time


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Knitterchick

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Posted: 07 Aug 2011, 13:37
I know this sounds personal, but have you had a bowel movement lately? I find that if my weight hasn't changed and I check after a BM, it has gone down.
kstubblefiel...

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Posted: 07 Aug 2011, 13:41
A gallon of water weighs over 8 lbs & the amount of fluid in your body varies throughout the day. It's difficult to control or predict that since it's so sensitive to things like the amount of sodium or carbs you take in & your rate of digestion, which itself is sensitive to things like how much fiber you eat. If you weigh a pound less next week than you did when you woke up this morning, does it really matter what you weigh at 3:00 this afternoon? Longer term trends are much more meaningful when it comes to weight loss unless you're training for a MMA fight or something. This isn't a big deal.

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Martine...

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Posted: 07 Aug 2011, 13:44
How often do you suggest weighing in? You seem to have been having great success on your diet, I am very impressed. I joined here Friday and I think this website is wonderful for motivation
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Posted: 07 Aug 2011, 13:51
maybe it is the weather today!! I woke up 3 pounds heavier today too!
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Posted: 07 Aug 2011, 14:01
I weigh first thing in the morning after going to the bathroom and without clothes on and before eating or drinking anything. I usually weigh every Monday but if I didn't have a BM on Sunday (sometimes I have problems with this so I try to eat a lot of fiber) or if I ate really late Sunday night, I'll wait until Tuesday. Sometimes I will weigh myself again in the middle of the week if I ate really low calories the day before or had a big BM after a few days. I always know the weight will be low then and it makes me feel good and keeps me motivated! Smile
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kstubblefiel...

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Posted: 07 Aug 2011, 14:58
Martine Marie wrote:
How often do you suggest weighing in?

It's different for everyone. Some people weigh daily & I think that's a good thing as long as you don't freak out about fluctuations & view it as a tool to learn how your body responds to choices you make with food & exercise. I was a daily weigher for the first 40-50 lbs or so. If you think you'll obssess about that scale number, then save yourself some stress & put the scale away somewhere. Your gravitational weight from day to day can fluctuate as much as 5 lbs or more but that's nothing to be alarmed about. These days I only weigh once a week or so, & typically only log it here if it's a new low. Higher weights in between are pointless to log in my opinion, since it's the overall trend I'm trying to track.

If you haven't already, take some measurements & make note of them somewhere. Get a piece of goal clothing if you don't already have one & try it on every couple of weeks, even take a picture of yourself in it. Measurements, goal clothes & progress pictures are a great way to keep yourself motivated, even if you never let anyone else see them!

Appreciate the compliment about my progress so far. Stumbling across this site has been the best thing that has ever happened to my health. Very Happy

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fatdragon50

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Posted: 07 Aug 2011, 15:17
I agree with the above post. I weigh myself everyday, but there is about a 5 lb difference day to day. I think it has to do with water retention, how late you ate the day before and those types of things. I only record it when I hit a new low, I know that I will vary those pounds and don't sweat it. I am fairly new to this site, but it has been so helpful, especially with the droid app. I can be anywhere and put my exercise in, or out to eat and put my food in. I love it.
pp1969

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Posted: 07 Aug 2011, 16:22
I weigh myself once a week--but I also go by how my clothes fit. I thought I was being stagnant--went to the store and I had dropped two sizes. There is daily fluctuations that you should not worry about, it will up your stress level, which will up your cortisol level and cause you to retain fat and water.

Good luck and keep up the good work!!!!!
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dmpizza

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Posted: 07 Aug 2011, 18:16
I am sure its water and food that you need to survive and not added fat. Don't sweat it so much. There really is no reason to weigh yourself in the morning and then later that day. People retain water in different cycles so weighing yourself too often doesn't tell a meaningful story. You should probably only weigh yourself every three days.


Best of luck.
krystynecar

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Posted: 07 Aug 2011, 20:25
I weigh my self every morning when I get up but only record it once a week - I had a chili from Tim Horton's yesterday which I know is very high in salt! - so I am totally not stressed - if it starts going up and keeps going up then I'll start to worry!
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KK89

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Posted: 07 Aug 2011, 20:46
My weight fluctuates about 5 lbs from morning until night. We both weigh ourselves too often! Lol. Don't let it get to you. Fluctuation is normal and is most likely water weight anyways. If the 3lbs really does bother you then maybe you can make it a motivation thing and maybe you will have a better workout?
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badmammaj

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Posted: 07 Aug 2011, 21:30
While you weight will fluctuate throughout the day, if you are only consuming 500 calories, I have to ask is this all at once, or spread out over the day. If you only had one meal for the day, you could trigger a message to your body that you have to store what you ate because it doesn't know when it getting more food. So instead of losing the weight your body is storing it because it thinks its starving. If you are active then 500 calories may not be enough, thus further stunting your weight loss.
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