100 lb. Club - ARGH 3 lbs??

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10-11-2007, 12:36 PM
I'm a little frustrated this morning.

Yesterday morning I weighted 238.8 lbs

Yesterday I ate:

Breakfast: 1 yoghurt
Lunch: 3 tbsp hummas, 1 carrot stick, 1 celery stick, and 1 strip each of green and red pepper. Half a whole grain pita.
Supper: 1 bowl fat free cream of mushroom.
Dessert - shared a piece of chocolate cake with Todd. Mine was about 150 calories.

I only drank water througout the day.

I walked 4 km yesterday.

Last night I weighted 240 even.

I woke up (did my morning duties) and weighed in at 242!!!! I'm kicking myself for eating that chocolate cake. I dont' think the food thoughout the day was even 3 lbs!

10-11-2007, 12:43 PM
Your 150-calorie cake did NOT lead to a 3-lb weight gain! Say it again - Your 150-calorie cake did NOT lead to a 3-lb. weight gain.

There are so many things that cause the scale to fluctuate. Both the hummus and the soup could have a lot of sodium in them, which could cause water weight gain. Also, I don't know if this applies to you right now, but TOM often causes weight swings. If you're recently started weight training, that could also cause water weight gains initially. Plus, you don't say what you ate the day before yesterday, which could certainly have impacted the scale this morning as well.

Just stay on plan, allow yourself to eat enough nutritious food to fuel your body, and the scale should start behaving itself. If you think sodium is a problem, increasing your water intake for a few days could help your body release some of the water it's retaining.

10-11-2007, 12:46 PM
I would take a deep breath, sometimes the scale plays tricks with us, you sound like you are eating fine( I love hummus), just keep it up and you will loose, I am sure of it. It might be TOM, PMS, salt , water, lots of things, don't sweat it , just keep to your plan and I am sure you will see a downward change asap. cheryl

10-11-2007, 12:46 PM
I'd blame the soup more than anything. Looking at your menu, it looks like you were really low on calories so it isn't that you gained fat. Could be something physical or sodium but I wouldn't call that a real gain.

10-11-2007, 12:54 PM
If you strained yourself exercising recently (if some of your muscles feel sore), that could also account for the gain. Your body will retain water to help those muscles if they are sore!

The scale can fluctuate for lots of reasons. It may be something you ate 2-3 days ago! I wouldn't fret. Just keep on track and don't let something like this bother you!

10-11-2007, 01:13 PM
The scales are evil. They do that to me ALL the time. Ill be up 3 one day and back down the next. I even went out and bought a new set of scales cause I thought mine were wrong.. its just my insane body. lol. Dont stress out. ((HUGS))

10-11-2007, 01:36 PM
I'm sure you enjoyed the cake...don't fret....your obviously concious of trying to eat healthy. Just keep focused. Patience...patience....

10-11-2007, 01:58 PM
No, the cake didn't cause a three pound gain. Things fluctuate for a variety of reasons; there's a great sticky about it. Unfortunately, it's inevitable.

However, eat some food! I don't know if this is a typical day for you but that really isn't enough calories. It just simply isn't enough nourishment. I only take in 1200 calories a day and even I'd be starving on that.

10-11-2007, 02:07 PM
Robin got to it before me.
That is not a lot of food. Maybe it was a light day for you, but hopefully that is not an average day. If you go into starvation mode that can affect things too, I understand.
Don't stress the scale. Sometimes it does wierd things. I think mine just likes to mess with my head. In the end it will have to pay you back if you are doing things right.
I also try to keep my weighing to once a week just so I'm not freaking out over these little bumps. Yes, I do peek more often sometimes, but twice a day is a lot.

10-11-2007, 02:51 PM
You will drive yourself crazy weighing that often. Try to weigh once a week or longer, you will be less stressed, I promise. But........sometimes I can't stand it and have to take a peak. I usually wish I hadn't.

10-11-2007, 04:06 PM
Everyone is right...you did NOT gain 3lbs of fat since yesterday. I'll bet it's just water. ;)

10-11-2007, 04:32 PM
Hmmm I quit smoking a few days ago as well.... Been trying to drink more than anything (because if I eat I crave nicotine, If I don't smoke I crave food)

Miss Lili
10-11-2007, 04:37 PM
Ditto to everyone's response here. Hang in there - this is a stumble, not a disaster! The good news is if that 3 lbs is not true wieght gain, (which is very doubtful) then it will probably disappear as fast as it came on.

Cuter w Curves
10-11-2007, 08:09 PM
Weigh in no more than once a week. Always wearing the same thing (if anything), always the same time of day.

That's it. No more... It will only freak you out.

After 2-3 months you will see it is cyclical. It is not uncommon that it would rn like this either:

Week 1 down, week 2 down, week 3 minor up, week 4 up a bit more, week 5 way down (ties into week 1 and is the start over).

I weighed in 3 days in a row once. Day one to day two I lost 5 lbs (kinda scary amount), then day two to day three I gained 2 lbs.

P.S. Breath - It is NOT the cake.

10-11-2007, 08:47 PM
I'll just reiterate what everyone else is saying because it's sooooo true.

Definitely weigh only once a week at the same time/day (preferably naked, first thing in the morning after you use the restroom). I weighed myself everyday for awhile and it was driving me nuts. My weight will fluctuate 2-3 pounds during the day but when I weigh myself on that Sunday morning...in my birthday suit etc...I usually see a weight loss for the week.

Don't be too hard on yourself, it wasn't the cake it's just normal things our bodies do but we didn't notice until we started tracking our weight more closely.

Take care,


10-11-2007, 11:29 PM
the body is a crazy crazy thing! don't let it get ya down :) I try to only weigh max 1 per week to avoid crying fits i'd have heheheheeh

ps. that menu wouldn't be enough for one MEAL for me! LOL

10-11-2007, 11:53 PM
Just to add a different perspective, I weigh in every day (though Monday is my "official" WI when I change my ticker), and it is an essential part of my accountability. When I first started, I tried to only weigh once a week, then only once every two weeks. But it just didn't work for me at all. So, for about a week, I weighed myself every time I passed by the bathroom. Since I work from home, I ended up weighing myself about fifteen times a day. And I think that was the best thing I've ever done to deal with the scale fluctuations. Now, I have a better idea of how erratic it is, when I can expect it to go up, when it normally goes down, etc. Now, I only weigh once in the morning, but it is incredibly important to my weight loss plan that I do weigh every day.

10-12-2007, 10:45 AM
Well as an update - I weighed this morning and was 237 LOL

Wow my body IS crazy

10-12-2007, 05:23 PM
That's probably confirmation that it was just some water weight gain from the sodium, which you then flushed from your system. Congratulations! Nice to see those huge drops, though.

10-12-2007, 05:48 PM
It's almost freaky LOL. I wonder if tossing and turning all night had something to do with it (just couldn't get comfortable). I'm absolutely beat right now - I'm afriad if I close my eyes even for a second that I'll fall asleep right at my desk (at work). I can just picture myself... head on keyboarding drooling and snoring away!

That's one thing I've noticed about my weight loss. It's SO HARD to get comfortable at night time with less padding in certain areas. I'm surpised hubby hasn't moved me to the couch. He's such a trooper LOL. Either that or a dead sleeper.

10-12-2007, 05:53 PM
Like LaurieDawn, I started off weighing just once a week. However, the scales would call to me constantly and I was expending so much energy and time just trying to avoid the temptation to get on them. So, I compromised. I now get on them once a day.....first thing in the morning (right after "potty" break!) and before getting dressed. Yes...sometimes they do fluctuate by as much as 2-3 pounds. When this happens, I can usually determine if my feet or hands are a bit swollen or if I worked out a little harder the day before...or, if I ate something very salty. My morning weigh-ins provide me a perfect opportunity to be accountable with myself and re-commit to my new life....am I straying off-plan a bit with my eating? Am I eating too many calories each day? Am I working out hard enough to really burn calories or am I strolling? Is what I'm doing working?

Shy Moment
10-12-2007, 07:06 PM
I only weigh in twice a month. The scale would drive me nuts and the doc said not to fall into the trap of getting tied to the scale. Weight fluctuates. I go to the docs office every two weeks. Do a weigh in and enjoy the loss.

This works for me. Other need to see the scale everyday. Some I have read, weigh in several times a day. Sure glad I don't have a scale in the house.

10-13-2007, 12:42 PM
It really can mess with your head to see ups and downs like that and try to figure out "why." Sometimes there is no "why." Like some others on here I am a daily weigher. I used to try and weigh once a week but I would invariably drag out the scale and weigh after a few days, and if I was not losing like I wanted to, I would flip out and binge. So for me, I got control by weighing every morning when I get up, and NO other time. I log that weight on *********** every day. It really takes the emotional reaction out of it for the most part, plus I can look at the weight loss chart on the site, and see that even with little ups and downs there is an overall downward trend. I can also see that my ups and downs are part of my monthly cycle and I have come to know what to expect. Last time I saw a 4 pound gain, I just kept on going and within 2 or 3 days it was gone and I kept losing. Good luck!!

TWENTY FOUR pounds gone!
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10-13-2007, 12:59 PM
I guess you can say I'm a scaleaholic! Lol

Weighed in this morning at 236.8 lbs :)