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Old 01-07-2009, 11:41 AM   #1
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I am curious to know if I am alone in this.

One week I lose 2.6 nest wek I gain 1.2 and the next week I gain .8 and then lose again and so on and so forth. I feel like the weeks when I really feel like I did everything just perfect don't work out on the scales. It is as though the scale is teetering and it won't let me just stay down.

Now I know you are all wondering "well are you following your guidelines are sticking to your points" and so on, the answer is yes.

Over the Holidays I gained 2.4 but I expected this. I weigh again on Saturday and I am expecting to lose something as I have been really focusing on filling foods and counting everything. My ultimate goal is 55 pounds and I am 19 pounds in....I just want to break 25 pounds for Godsake. I am being patient as I know when ever it does come off it will be gone forever so I am trying not to complain but other people just seem to lose consistently and not even focus as hard as I.

Am I alone in this? Any helpful tips?
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Old 01-07-2009, 12:03 PM   #2
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I'm not doing WW, but yes, my scale is a seesaw, for sure. I often find that my clothes fit better and I can even see changes in my body ... ahead of when the scale moves. Then the scale catches up without my body seeming to change.
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:09 PM   #3
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Yes, yes, yes...I call it two steps forward and one step back. It does seem that when I step up the exercise the losses are less but the inches go down. Then it seems the weight catches up to the inches. I try not to stress about it and just stick with the program. Hang in there!

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Old 01-11-2009, 03:56 PM   #4
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Do you weigh yourself around the same time with the same conditions? If I'm doing the weighing (as opposed to my official WW weigh in), I always try to weigh my self in the AM, nekid (every ounce counts!), and pre-shower. I try to keep consistent with the type of clothes I wear on weigh in day and how much food/water I take in before the weigh in. That way I know whatever gain or loss I have is more likely to be accurate....
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Do you weigh yourself around the same time with the same conditions? If I'm doing the weighing (as opposed to my official WW weigh in), I always try to weigh my self in the AM, nekid (every ounce counts!), and pre-shower. I try to keep consistent with the type of clothes I wear on weigh in day and how much food/water I take in before the weigh in. That way I know whatever gain or loss I have is more likely to be accurate....
Amen!! Totally Agree

CakeBatter-Please try not to stress too much about it, just remember your body is trying to adjust to all the good things you are doing. I know the scale is not always our best friend, but honestly the scale is just a small part of your journey.

One other thing I don't do the night before weigh-in is, eat anything with salt, that is for me, will always give me a gain.

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Old 01-12-2009, 03:30 PM   #6
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Amen!! Totally Agree

One other thing I don't do the night before weigh-in is, eat anything with salt, that is for me, will always give me a gain.

Hang in there
Yeah I just learned the last time.

And I am pretty anal about eating the same things on weigh-in day but I guess the night befores plays a factor too. I don't weigh at home because I know I will be weighing everytime I see the dang thing. Well I weigh again on thursday. I have been watching every morsel and got some Turbo Jam in so hopefully it will reflect.

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Old 01-28-2009, 09:54 AM   #7
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I gained half a pound in one day. I didn't even eat all my points. I am wondering if the beef bullion cubes have too much salt and it is water retention. I even exercised yesterday morning.
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Old 02-05-2009, 06:34 PM   #8
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You are NOT alone! I have had major fluctuations in my lbs lost. I think the responses above are very good advice. The only thing I'd add is that if you're exercising, try eating your activity points. I mentioned this in another thread, so sorry if anyone has already read that! But I just talked to my leader about this very issue, since I also have been extremely diligent about tracking, staying within my points, and choosing filling foods. She said that because I run, my body could not be getting enough calories and could be going into starvation mode, so she told me to try eating my APs this week. It may be worth a try!

Congratulations on your 19 lb loss so far- you should be really proud of yourself!
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Old 02-11-2009, 04:43 PM   #9
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I did weight watchers for 3 months and had a lot of fluctuations like this, but no real weight loss. I followed the rules. I tried to eat all my flex points. I tried only eating some of them. It didn't work for me. I'm now suspecting that I have insulin resistance. I'm working with my doctor to figure out why I'm not losing weight.
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I'm not on weight watchers but I am so happy I found this thread. I've been working out pretty consistantly and eating correctly about 99% of the time but the scale just wont go down and stay down. I seem to go down some high amount like 7 or 8 lbs....then 5 or 6 lbs comes back...then another big drop. It is really frustrating. My family says they see a huge difference in how I look and how my clothes fit but when the numbers don't show it I start feeling depressed.
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