My crazy weight

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Rockiesfan

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Posted: 05 Sep 2013, 09:21
Damn,
I watch what I eat and workout hard and gain 1.8 lbs in two days WFT?
ClassicRocke...

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Posted: 05 Sep 2013, 09:24
Fluid. Every time a body does a hard workout, it's fluid accumulation. It happens to all of us. Just keep with it. Don't give up. You'll see results. And remember, that muscle weighs more than fat. Take your measurements. And let your clothes be the judge.
Gilly Fizzy

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Posted: 05 Sep 2013, 09:32
Same thing has happened to me, been trying to juggle now with less carbs and more protein, have lost 1.5 pounds this week which means I'm back at my starting weight again!!! It's tough!
Nimm

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Posted: 05 Sep 2013, 10:30
Remember that weight on the scale includes a lot more than just body fat - and the goal for probably everyone here is to lose body fat, not "weight."

The scale can be higher than it was the day before, even though you have less body fat - water weight and solid mass (semi-digested food working its way through your system) can and often will cause daily fluctuations in your weight, even as much as 10 lbs worth. It is this "noise" in weight measurement that can make tracking changes in actual mass difficult.

By way of example, if you don't eat much carbohydrate for a while or are particularly active, you may lose a few pounds of glycogen and the affiliated water. Eat a big meal with a decent amount of carbohydrate, and you can add several pounds of weight literally overnight through glycogen replenishment (and the affiliated water), even though you may have less body fat than you did 24 hours ago.

It's important not to read too much into daily weigh-ins; changes in actual fat mass usually happen much slower than the changes in transient mass. The trend over the course of 2-3 weeks is a better indicator.
Rockiesfan

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Posted: 05 Sep 2013, 16:23
Thanks all of you for the support I appreciate it.
mrspackrat

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Posted: 05 Sep 2013, 16:43
First, keep in mind that the exercise journal overstates calories burned. To me that gave me an artifical sense that I could eat more to compensate for my great workout. That may not be your issue though.

If you continue on this trend you may want to revisit what you eat. I took a quick look at your food journal and saw high sugar fruits and popcorn for lunch and ice cream and other sugary snacks. Once I started incorporating protein at every meal, fresh produce, limit the types of foods that spike insulin levels, the weight dropped off. Just a suggestion.
Rockiesfan

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Posted: 06 Sep 2013, 09:34
Thanks I apprieciate it
trailridenla...

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Posted: 06 Sep 2013, 13:05
I have found that I might gain weight or not lose but I have lost inches. It is very important to measure yourself too.
Muscle weighs more than fat so if you are gaining muscle you will gain weight too.
In your corner,

Donna Simon
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Rockiesfan

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Posted: 06 Sep 2013, 13:54
Thanks Trailridenlady, I do know my clothes fit better but soemtimes that evil scale is just frustrating
erika2633

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Posted: 06 Sep 2013, 23:30
Sometimes it's easy to lose sight of the big picture and get caught up in daily weigh-ins.. keep your chin up! As long as you are keeping an overall downward trend, you're doing just fine! Smile Also, I've noticed that when I have sore muscles from a particularly tough workout, my mean scale shows a higher weight from the fluid retention, so I just don't get on the scale with sore muscles! Smile


Someone who is busier than you is working out right now.
There will come a day when you can no longer do this. Today is not that day.
trailridenla...

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Posted: 07 Sep 2013, 07:26
Thanks everyone, I have never felt better about my weight loss progress, and I have done a few diets after the age of 40. Getting older makes it harder for sure. Knowledge it a key factor in it also. Down another 2 lbs this morning by just following the plan.
In your corner,

Donna Simon
http://donnasimon.automaticbody.com
erika2633

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Posted: 07 Sep 2013, 10:00
Congrats on the loss! Smile


Someone who is busier than you is working out right now.
There will come a day when you can no longer do this. Today is not that day.
Rockiesfan

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Posted: 09 Sep 2013, 08:54
Well I don't know whether to be happy or sad or just stuck, I am back to my starting weight of 220, and yes I do know a little about fitness and the human body but sometimes it is just very frustrating. I know I am lighter than when I was 18 and after I retired from the Army I shot up to about 270 lbs, with a 44 inch waist and I guess I should be happy at six foot 220 lbs with a 36 inch waist, I know they say your waist should be half your height. Have a great day everyone.



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