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Old 03-13-2014, 11:51 PM   #97
lisa32989
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Originally Posted by AmberLS View Post
Thanks, I have been reading some things about how being sick makes your weight go up because of inflammation and water retention. It just seemed like a lot in a day. But I'm not gonna let it get me down, just really hoping to reach my under 200 goal before my trip the second week of June! GOtta keep up the momentum!
It is pretty common to fluctuate up to 2 lbs throughout a normal day due to many factors. Add in an illness and a temporary increase is expected.

This is why the scale is only ONE measure of our progress and we should only chart our WL once/week (even if we look more often, only one data point per week, to show the true trend).

JLUS is right. The stress we cause ourselves can slow weight loss (cortisol the stress hormone wreaks havoc on diets!)
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