shmiller's Journal, 03 May 2010

Somehow I gained .6 pounds back. I'm confused. I'm following the plan religiously, working out every day (in fact, I still hurt all over from Saturday's mulchspreading extravaganza!). Water, check. BM, check.

I have been late getting started on this cycle of my birth control. Could that do it?
198.4 lb Lost so far: 29.6 lb.    Still to go: 62.4 lb.    Diet followed 100%.

Diet Calendar Entries for 03 May 2010:
1344 kcal Fat: 23.99g | Prot: 113.59g | Carb: 173.96g.   Breakfast: special k low fat granola, skim milk, activia light vanilla, Sugar. Lunch: canned tuna, egg, lettuce, mayo, lemon juice, celery, hot sauce, broccoli. Dinner: zucchini casserole. Snacks/Other: pear. more...
3024 kcal Activities & Exercise: Yard Work (gardening) - 1 hour, Sleeping - 7 hours, Resting - 5 hours and 10 minutes, Desk Work - 8 hours and 50 minutes, pedometer walking - 1 hour and 30 minutes, wii fit - 30 minutes. more...
on diet shmiller's own diet   gaining 2.1 lb a week


Muscle is more dense than fat. What happens is that when you start working out, you build up muscle mass. But that happens before the muscle mass has a chance to start burning up fat. So you initally see an incr in weight. But stick with it, it will even out. 
03 May 10 by member: AmyCoulon
In addition, if your muscles are still sore, they are still using the extra water to heal. That could account for the very slight increase. Look at your progress! You've been doing a great job! Don't get frusterated on a mere half a pound when you've come so far. 
04 May 10 by member: tglenna
Thanks, ya'll. That's good perspective. (And I didn't think about the water/sore muscle connection, but that makes sense, too.) This is why I love FS! 
04 May 10 by member: shmiller
My WW leader once told us that our body's don't know when our weigh in day is so they don't always perform the way we want on the scale. You naturally go up and down, up and down, so what you want to look at is the overall trend. rock!! 
04 May 10 by member: tamstahl
I've been told over and over and over again... don't stand on the scale every day!!!It will make you frustrated... I'll be honest, I am indeed tempted to stand on it every time I pass it!!!.. ( I too have gained .6 lbs in one day.. I'm just not recording it...) I figured Its not real weight!! good luck!!!  
04 May 10 by member: amy1flite
Thanks, again. I have a terrible time not weighing in everyday. In fact, I started a forum post about that exact topic for that reason. I do weigh everyday. I probably shouldn't, but I need positive reinforcement. (It drives my husband crazy!) I know it means I'm going to go up and down sometimes, but like TA said, I try to look at the big picture (though I sometimes fail at that too!). Who knows.  
05 May 10 by member: shmiller


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