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ConnieM

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Posted: 26 Nov 2012, 14:28
I have a question and am hoping to hear from those that this happens to, or maybe I am the only one. So weight loss was like .5 lbs every 2 days which I guess is okay because at least it is a loss. I have been watching my food and am very pleased becasue I have been following the guidlines of the Diet but then when I stood on the scale 5 days ago it was up 3.5 lbs, in one day it went up 3.5 lbs auuuuggghhh! Now after day 5, it is still up those 3.5 lbs no loss. I have been very carful with my food intake and have not cheated and have been walking 2 miles a day. This is very frustrating and I keep asking myself why dont I just grab that back of cookies off the pantry shelf and eat them. Thanks in advance for any input or your own experiences.
Diablo360x

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Posted: 26 Nov 2012, 15:46
Water weight plain and simple. Patience.
Love your food or risk failure. No quick fixes, this is a lifestyle change. No extremes are needed just consistency.
kingkeld

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Posted: 27 Nov 2012, 02:59
Yup. I call water weight too. I see that happen all the time. I will also go the other way now and then. Crazy weight losses FTW!
"Losing weight is never about eating as little as possible"
- Kingkeld.
"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.
― Eleanor Roosevelt
"Do. Or do not. There is no trying."
- Master Yoda.

From October 4th 2010 to April 3rd 2012 I lost half my body weight - 80 kilos/170 lbs. Since then, I have had two cosmetic surgeries to remove excess skin. I have now quadrupled my strength, gained several kilos in muscle mass, and today I focus on building muscle, optimizing my diet, and living healthy. I am stronger, healthier, thinner, happier!
paperiniko

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Posted: 27 Nov 2012, 04:05
if you feel you are following your plan consistently just avoid weighing every day. Every couple of weeks is more than enough and leaves most of the fluctuations out allowing you to see a real trend.
kingkeld

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Posted: 27 Nov 2012, 07:56
Here's a thought on gains like that:
To gain - or lose - a pound of body fat, you need to consume/burn about 3500 calories. It's common knowledge around here.
So, if you were to gain 3½ lbs of body fat in ONE day, you'd have to consume about 12,000 calories more than you burn in that one day. If you had done that, I'm pretty sure you would have noticed. Right? Smile
"Losing weight is never about eating as little as possible"
- Kingkeld.
"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.
― Eleanor Roosevelt
"Do. Or do not. There is no trying."
- Master Yoda.

From October 4th 2010 to April 3rd 2012 I lost half my body weight - 80 kilos/170 lbs. Since then, I have had two cosmetic surgeries to remove excess skin. I have now quadrupled my strength, gained several kilos in muscle mass, and today I focus on building muscle, optimizing my diet, and living healthy. I am stronger, healthier, thinner, happier!
NCNOLE

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Posted: 27 Nov 2012, 08:02
Because eating those cookies will do what for you? Set you back even further. I don't understand why people say that they are just going "off" plan when they don't lose - it's a marathon. You need to learn to make adjustments and stick to something you can do forever. If you don't see a loss, then just keep at it b/c eventually it will work itself out. Or maybe you need to change the foods you are eating or the amount of sodium or fluid intake. No reason to overindulge b/c that will surely create more of a long term problem then losing weight slowly.
Blondy2

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Posted: 27 Nov 2012, 17:30
That happened to me too... But last week I really cut out as much carbs as possible and added more protein.
Lost 4lbs. Just hopping it keeps up. Hope it helps.
paperiniko

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Posted: 28 Nov 2012, 03:43
and that again will most likely be water weight loss rather than fat loss and it is highly unlikely to be kept off long term
riocaz

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Posted: 28 Nov 2012, 12:08
kingkeld wrote:
So, if you were to gain 3½ lbs of body fat in ONE day, you'd have to consume about 12,000 calories more than you burn in that one day.


Or to quantify that a little more... That's just under 5 large "full house" pizzas from Dominos, or 17.9 whoppers.

ON TOP of your RDI!

42" jeans(25/01/2013) 40"(28/02/2013) 38"(20/03/2013) 36"(25/05/2013)
Down from 60" waist jeans since June 21st 2012.

Still keeping to my 26" jeans, but they are too tight for comfort. too many tasty things in the US, and over Xmas.

Onwards and Downwards! Smile
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jonnybadback

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Posted: 28 Nov 2012, 18:08
Seems my post was wiped
eKatherine

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Posted: 28 Nov 2012, 19:54
There is no way to ever know if the number you get is a "true" reading, due to factors out of your control. What you are looking for is a long-term trend.

I read about a guy who weighed himself and found he was 10 pounds lighter than the day before. Of course, the next day he was where he should have been. You can't take any day's reading too seriously.



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