gaining instead of loosing

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diana06

Joined: Jan 11
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Posted: 24 Jan 2011, 17:19
well started good lost about 4 lbs now iam totally gainging weight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
1 lb a day for 2days straight

can somebody tell me if i am not eating enough to loose or what!!!
help very discouraged today and just want to give up and binge and eat everything in sight
Sad
LdyJ

Joined: Jan 11
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Posted: 24 Jan 2011, 17:34
First, Diana, you're not alone. Second, of course you don't want to eat everything in sight LOL! And, finally, even if you do weigh everyday (or, like me, twice a day at least) you have to really factor weight gain or loss over weeks or months. I've been on WW for a bit over a month, I lost 8 lbs. in the first 4 weeks and today I am up almost 4 lbs! I've followed the program as I know it and I've got to believe the program works, so I'll just wait and see what happens. Let's hang in there together, OK!
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Fat P

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Posted: 24 Jan 2011, 18:45
Hello Diana,

let me start by greeting you on your effort and commitment.
Now, I have to agree with LdyJ, its too soon to get discouraged, you only gave it a couple of days. Try to think of it as a long way. If you start running you will get tired somewhere in the middle. Just go one step at a time slowly, but firmly... results WILL come believe me, try to be consistent and don´t obsess over how much you weigh today!
Now, enough with the motivational speech...
IMHO you are eating too little to keep up with all your exercise. You will hold on for 1-2 days, but then you will break and... well, thats what happens to me Smile
I am setting my goal on losing 100g-200g a day. I try to eat a little below my daily target, but I try not to starve.
I understand that my body is a smart machine and it will adapt to the new conditions. I have to trick him once in a while.
I understand that I gain weight from working out, but that is muscle, not fat.
If I binge today, it's not the end of the world, tomorrow I will be back on track.
Time will tell, only time will tell...

Best of luck to you and DON'T GIVE UP!
confusedange...

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Posted: 24 Jan 2011, 19:14
I do have to say, just from a quick scan of your diet calendar, if you're really eating 800 calories a day, you are probably not eating nearly enough. Your body NEEDS fuel. (Will you lose without fuel... yes. Your metabolism will slow to a crawl... like when there's no actual wood left on the fire, but the embers are still glowing... and it will eat the muscle first, saving the fat for later... but you can technically lose.) Just like your car, it's not going to get far without gas.

Secondly, 4 pounds or 3 pounds, either one, in 5 days is GREAT. But the reality is, its a result of water, and your body shedding some of the crap it's been carrying. The first week or so, you get shock therapy if you change your eating habits. Just like for the first 5 minutes of my jogs, I feel like I could go 100 miles an hour forEVER. After that, reality sets in. The whole reason 1-2 pounds a week is a healthy goal is that it's what your body can handle. It's not, sadly, a sprint. If we could really lose a pound a day, get healthy, and keep it gone... there wouldn't be a multi-million dollar weight loss industry. (I know, sucks! I'd be 3x's lower than my goal weight if I could have kept up my pound a day pace that I started at last year!)

Thirdly, scales suck. According to my scale, I gained 0.2 pounds last week, despite definite calorie deficits...and then lost something like 2.5 pounds between yesterday morning and today. And yes, I do weigh myself every day - I'm not saying the scales don't serve a purpose... but it really helps if you focus on the trend, instead of the actual number. Even beautiful warm summers have a few yucky rainy days. And it's normal for the human body to fluctuate up to (and i actually think it's higher) 2 pounds a day, in either direction. (I KNOW it's higher, cause I've tested it...but 2 pounds is what my reading taught me, so I'll go with it.)

Check around the forums, find some people who you think are doing well, or doing it like you want, send them buddy requests. Check out other peoples food histories. Get an idea of whats gonna work for you, for the LONG RUN, and then try to stick with it.

I know when I got too strict with myself (about -10 pounds ago...) I stopped completely. Took 2 months of trying to get back into my routine (and plus 20 pounds...half of which is gone again) before I figured out what wasn't working in my routine that had made me go so completely the other direction... and am still working on figuring it all back out again. =)

it's a science based completely in theory, guesses, and trial and error. =)

Keep with it! =)
diana06

Joined: Jan 11
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Posted: 24 Jan 2011, 19:55
thanks so much
i was thinking it was the lack of calorie intake
which i was not trying to deny myself but i thought i was eating healthy enough to compinsate for eating so much in a day because i am not starving on the less of calories
but....i am a firm believer in the fuel the fire aspect for sureSmile
thanks again and i will check out other peoples profiles
diana
laydeedonrae

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Posted: 24 Jan 2011, 23:30
IT HAS HAPPEN TO ME TOO... DON'T GET DISCOURAGE.... YOU WILL LOOK UP AND IT IS GONE... SOMETHING HAPPENED TO ME THIS WEEKEND. I LOST 3 AND THE NEXT DAY I WAS UP 3... SO I AM BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD. CONSTANTLY CHANGING HOW AND WHAT I EAT. SOMETIME YOU JUST HAVE TO TAKE A BITE OF THE BAD STUFF... ENJOY THE MOMENT... THE BACK TO REALITY....YOU WILL BE OK....
Sherylrx3

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Posted: 25 Jan 2011, 05:47
I think you are right about the calorie intake Diana. Your body will get used to operating on less and therefore it won't lose. Try to put yourself at the high end of calories and work yourself down. we didn't get as big as we are by living on 1500 calories even! So technically anything under what we are used to eating should make us lose (right?)even if we were eating 5000 calories a day and maintaining then 4500 we should start losing (just examples), slowly take your body down so you don't throw it into shock. and u wont feel as deprived either. good luck to you
gnat824

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Posted: 25 Jan 2011, 08:56
I'd try to avoid the daily weigh-ins. They're misleading because 1) weight loss is not necessarily fat loss and 2) your weight fluctuates for a number of reasons that are not within your control. It's too easy to manipulate the scale by dehydrating yourself or scare yourself into thinking you're failing when your body is just retaining a bit more water than usual or you weighed in earlier in the morning. If you can cut back to every other day, then a couple of times a week, then the times when you do weigh yourself will be more reflective of your progress. Alternatively, I really like the True Weight app for iphone - if you have to weigh yourself daily, you can record them and and it will calculate your "true weight" that only moves very slowly, so you see the trend and not the anomalies.
- Natalie
magloady

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Posted: 05 Feb 2011, 11:28
I have been trying to lose for years. this website has helped alot but it took me awhile to really use this site. I think committing myself to this site and recording as much as possible has made me accountable. I even went out and bought an Android phone so I can record things while at work and on the go. Fruits, veggies, protein and water, water and more water. Oh yeah...and don't forget to move!




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