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SmallSteps
01-10-2013, 01:57 PM
I stuck closely to plan this week, I drank more water than the fishes, I cut out soda "almost" completely and I am still gaining weight. I am going to step back this weekend an reevaluate my plan and see if shaking it up will get me moving in the right direction.

Hoping not to let this weeks adventure on the scale discourage me. :dizzy:


lovedancelive
01-10-2013, 02:04 PM
Hmm, what else do you eat? Do you weigh stuff or count calories?

chubbiegurl
01-10-2013, 02:08 PM
I had kinda of a bad week, took me five days to lose a lbs. sometime it just happens. I was eating right and exercising more. But I guesss reevaluating can't hurt.


SmallSteps
01-10-2013, 02:14 PM
Thank you chubbiegurl, I am going to hope for a great number next week :)

April Snow
01-10-2013, 02:17 PM
Didn't you say you had watched The Biggest Loser while eating a bag of chips and a bowl of onion dip? Do you journal your food? Perhaps you weren't quite as on plan as you think?

But the other thing is that you've lost a large amount of weight already and your body is adapting to that - almost at that 15% mark! Your resting metabolic rate is going to be lower because it takes fewer calories to keep a 256 body going than it does for one that is almost 300. So it may be necessary to change things up - either eating a little bit less/differently or ramping up the activity level. I always find that increasing my activity will break through a plateau.

SmallSteps
01-10-2013, 02:22 PM
I did say I ate chips and onion dip (far from a bag and a whole bowl though) while watching the biggest loser on Sunday Night. I have been completely on plan since Monday morning and have gained almost 3 pounds since Monday morning. I can't imagine something I ate Sunday night is causing my weight to be creeping up all week.

baker23
01-10-2013, 03:21 PM
Prehaps the sodium from the chips? I don't eat them very often, but when I do, I bloat like a balloon for a few days after...I agree with checking your bmr again, and readjusting your calories/uping the intensity of your workouts since you may have become accustomed to what your doing, making it less effective

When I'm at a plateau sometimes, I eat at maintaince or SLIGHTLY above for a few days and that usually works for me to bust through it

SmallSteps
01-10-2013, 03:53 PM
Hmm, what else do you eat? Do you weigh stuff or count calories?

I count calories, I journal, I weigh everything I eat, and I dabble with weight watchers. I think my body is just trying to adjust to getting back on a healthy diet and I am sure I am still experiencing the affects of TOM last week.

SmallSteps
01-10-2013, 04:06 PM
Prehaps the sodium from the chips? I don't eat them very often, but when I do, I bloat like a balloon for a few days after.

Very good point and possibility especially with TOM happening.

mkroyer
01-10-2013, 04:15 PM
3 pounds in 3 days is NOT weight gain

Its water fluctuation

YOu can drive yourself mad trying to figure out what in a million reasons is causing it, or accept it, ignore and continue on.

Theres no need to adjust your diet or exercise over water weight

:)

ASaladandaDream
01-10-2013, 04:26 PM
Id say give it some time. It's SO frustrating to get a bad number on the scale when youre doing well but it's probably a hiccup! You'll be down next week. Stay motivated b/c youre doing a great job!

misspixie
01-10-2013, 04:32 PM
Sometimes I can eat something and it won't show up on the scales for 3 or 4 days. Hang in there!

lunarsongbird
01-10-2013, 04:44 PM
Oh drat. I haven't been here for 20 days, so I can't link. Google- Dr. Oz, the Anti-Diet: The Plan.

It was about how even healthy foods can be reactive to our specific body chemistries and cause weight gain. Nutritionist Lyn-Genet Recitas says the following on her website:

"There are 4 basic variables for weight gain/poor health- not enough water, consuming too much sodium, eating reactive foods and overtraining. When you eliminate foods that are inflammatory for your body you can increase your caloric intake because your body is no longer having an inflammatory responses which ******s digestion and causes you to put on anywhere from .5 to 2 lbs in inflammatory response. This inflammatory response is NOT water weight. Water weight can be reversed within 24 hrs. Reactive response can easily last for 72 hours and causes more than just weight gain-it kick starts whatever our chronic or latent health issues are. It also affects our digestion (IBS, constipation, Crohns). In fact 70% of our immune system is in our gut so whenever there is a disturbance this affects us on many levels."

Also-
"Examples of highly reactive foods based on my research are- salmon, all shellfish with the exception of scallops, turkey, pork, eggs, Greek yoghurt, roasted nuts, asparagus, green beans, cauliflower, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, beans, oatmeal….the list goes on. This does NOT mean these foods are bad for you- there is no good, there are no bad- this just means there is a high possibility that these foods will not work with your chemistry!"

linJber
01-10-2013, 06:35 PM
I'll link it for you. I have no idea what it's about - I didn't watch it.

http://www.doctoroz.com/episode/anti-diet-plan-weight-loss?video=16293

I think we "over think" too often. If you have had success eating and exercising a certain way in the past, there's no reason it shouldn't keep on working. Stick with it and things will turn around.

Lin

misspixie
01-10-2013, 08:27 PM
I personally dont trust much of what Dr. Oz promotes these days.

lunarsongbird
01-10-2013, 09:01 PM
I personally dont trust much of what Dr. Oz promotes these days.

I've never watched Dr. Oz before. Although I do think people react different to different foods. I think some foods cause me to be anxious the next day...I just need to figure out which ones.

April Snow
01-10-2013, 09:53 PM
I did say I ate chips and onion dip (far from a bag and a whole bowl though) while watching the biggest loser on Sunday Night. I have been completely on plan since Monday morning and have gained almost 3 pounds since Monday morning. I can't imagine something I ate Sunday night is causing my weight to be creeping up all week.

Glad it was far from the bag and whole bowl - I'm sure there are many of us who have eaten that much at times, though!

At least for me, I do often see a lag on the scale, and it can be a few days later when I have an unexpected change - sometimes higher, sometimes lower. It would be great if weight loss really was a mathematical equation and we got to see the numbers on the scale move in direct proportion to what we track for calories in and calories out!

It does seem as if this is just an annoying long reaction to the foods that were likely higher in salt and fat than your normal food. Just hang in there, keep drinking lots of fluids to help counteract that, and you will hopefully see those lbs whoosh off very soon!

sassyangies
01-10-2013, 10:25 PM
I agree it seems like in the beginning Dr. Oz was legit, but lately I feel like he's just trying to make a buck and be on every tv channel and magazine promoting something different. I would just stick with what your doing and keep on keeping on.. Your body will work it out.

SmallSteps
01-10-2013, 11:58 PM
I am going to keep doing what worked in the past and just wait for that whoosh I know it is coming soon :)

sluggerbean
01-11-2013, 10:15 AM
Belinda, remember that you have bombarded your body this past week with healthier eating & more water. You have probably thrown in some exercise as well. Add to that TOM and the stress that your job has and you have the perfect scenario for your body going "WHOA, NELLIE!!!"

Cut yourself some slack; let your body adjust; that WHOOSH! is coming!!

Remember "I AM healthy; I AM beautiful; I AM successful!!" Repeat this to yourself every hour on the hour or every 5 minutes, if needed, until it becomes the dominant self-talk in your head!!

:hug: Love ya!!