I am new and also recently joined a "Biggest Loser" weight loss challenge at work. I have lost 6.6 pounds so far with a 2.4 pound loss this week. We officially weigh on paydays, biweekly...but I weigh myself at least weekly, if not daily. I think it helps me stay on top of trouble spots before they get out of control.
I have a question though, if I am steady losing weight by eating well and exercising almost daily, why does my fat percentage go up or stay the same rather than to go down? We use a Tanita( I think??) scale that we get from the health club my boss also owns, so it should be accurate and good quality equipment. I just don't understand how that works at all. Any thoughts?
Also, as I watch the scale, the numbers change alot up to 5 pounds or more up and down, for no real reason I can see. If I counted what I have gained and lost more than once during this competition, I would be way ahead of everyone else, lol! I weighed in the first day, went up during the week 5 pounds and still managed to lose 4.4 pounds during that period, and while I didn't go that high, I did gain again and lose again this time too. I want to stay on a steady downward slope, how do I do that?
I use an elliptical trainer, dumb bells, and do lunges and squats for lower body strengthening. I use portion control as my weight loss method, but do try to make good low calorie choices for most of my meals and snacks. I do no do well with depriving myself of any food, so I just try to make sure it's worth the extra effort I will need to compensate for it.
Anyway, thanks for reading...I'd love any input on what anyone thinks might be helpful to me in this journey to be the best me! Looking forward to cheering for everyone, too.
Sorry, got a little excited there for a minute!!