Looped's Journal, 22 April 2018

I don't get it. I spent the entire day cleaning house, then I have one glass of wine and I gain more than a pound. Why are the gains so large and the losses so small. I'm feeling seriously discouraged.
221.4 lb Lost so far: 18.1 lb.    Still to go: 83.4 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.
on diet LCHF: Low carb, High fat / Ketogenic Diet   gaining 4.2 lb a week

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Don't get discouraged! Your weight will go up and down each day, which is why people say not to weigh every day. So don't focus too much on the gain. You'll lose it in another day next time you weigh! Haha. It's just like you weighing more at the end of the day then you will at the beginning. Just stay positive and keep working hard. You can do this! 
22 Apr 18 by member: crimsonvixen13
You'll probably be fine. I weigh myself daily but would like to just do it weekly. Just for a test I weighed myself before drinking any water. Then I weighed myself after drinking 4 12 ounce glasses of water over a couple of hours. I was exactly 3 pounds more than before the water. I know 16 ounces equals a pound. So if I retain any water, the scale will show a gain.  
22 Apr 18 by member: Fritzy 22
What Crimson said. 👍😁 
22 Apr 18 by member: JackieSpahr
Hang in there as perseverance pays off!  
22 Apr 18 by member: Gingerk65
how big was your glass of wine?  
22 Apr 18 by member: judystout
The first weigh may have been on a day that you were not retaining fluid. It is possible something you ate made you retain extra fluid on the day you weighed after drinking the wine. Give it time to process. I have weighed before, stepped off the scale and then got back on the scale and weighed a half pound more than I did a second ago. I have also ate terribly (doughnut , cake and ice cream in a 30 minute time frame) and some how lost a pound the next day. Your body takes time to process what is put into it. Some foods take longer to process than others. Weigh in the morning before you eat or drink anything with the same clothing. If you weigh more than once a week anticipate it to be affected by water retention and pay it no attention good or bad.  
22 Apr 18 by member: Virg1962
I’m not sure if my answer is correct but when I did WW they told me not to be alarmed if that happened (gaining for no reason). I am personally going to take what I learned in WW and only weigh once a week. I drove myself crazy weighing everyday. And since my doc is close I might just weigh in their scale. I don’t know if that’s helpful. 
22 Apr 18 by member: Roschelle McGowan
Looped I’m posting mine soon, same as yours ....... up up tomorrow is a new day back on track  
22 Apr 18 by member: skinnyminny54
It's the alcohol. I've been tempted, but I know it'll send the scale in the wrong direction. 
22 Apr 18 by member: JasperBuddy
I'm committing the wine to history and any afternoon caffeine. I know my adrenal glands are tired and I'm insulin resistant. I also have hypothyroidism. I've heard that I should both increase and decrease the 20 carbs daily. At this point I am where I was 10 weeks ago!  
27 Apr 18 by member: Looped
The alcohol does make a person retain fluid. Good luck. I am getting where I was two years ago so I know how you feel. 
27 Apr 18 by member: abbadabba

     
 

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