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Old 07-09-2008, 04:29 PM   #1
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I'm getting a tad frustrated I lost a ton of weight last week and weighed in at 210 on Sunday well now its Wensday and I weighed in at 211 I dont get it I'm eating healthy exercising drinking plenty of water. I don't get it!

Ok that was my vent sorry I'm just frustrated.
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Old 07-09-2008, 04:37 PM   #2
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Weight loss is frustrating!!
You've just gotta keep plugging along and know that you're doing the right thing.
Maybe you lost too much too fast. 1-2 lbs per week is a good healthy, maintainable weight loss. You are going to have ups and downs though. Maybe try only weighing once per week. ??

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Old 07-09-2008, 04:43 PM   #3
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John, breathe! There will be day to day fluctuations on the scale - water weight (not just for women!) due to sodium, heat/humidity, or the planets lining up! Also, if you are exercising, you may retain fluids, while your muscles repair themselves. Are you weighing in every day? In the morning, or when the mood strikes? Some here weigh in every day, others weekly, while others wait for a month before stepping on the scale. Give it time, and allow your body to adjust to that loss you just had.

Congrats on your progress!!! Like anything worthwhile, it will take time.
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Old 07-09-2008, 06:04 PM   #4
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John -- One of the first things that it helps to realize about weight loss is that the scale fluctuates!

Remember that you are trying to lose FAT, but the scale weighs ALL of you. It's an imperfect tool to measure fat loss.

Please check out the sticky at the top of this forum about all the reasons the scale can fluctuate!
Fluctuations in Scale Weight and Water Weight

So, please don't get frustrated, you're doing great and things are progressing normally!
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I think the sticky that Heather mentioned should be required reading for EVERYONE who weighs in regularly. Read the sticky and embrace all of the wonderful reasons the scale can mess with your mind.
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It is normal for your weight to fluctuate. Weighing just once a week keeps you from seeing the fluctuations.
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Old 07-09-2008, 06:23 PM   #7
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Thanks guys I knew all this I just needed to vent.
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Old 07-09-2008, 06:24 PM   #8
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John,

I agree with the 'Breathe!' suggestion.
Don't despair. The scale is a tricky little sucker and it will try to play tricks with your mind. Very recently, my weight went up during a single day by a whole number of pounds, regardless whether I ate or not. This was an exceptional thing, because normally I don't pull the scale out until the end of each month.
Can you perhaps try weighing yourself less often? It can be VERY frustrating.
I did not not lose almost anything during my first month at all, only then the number started to move south.

You will get there - just give yourself time and mainly, persist with your exercise and good eating habits.
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Old 07-09-2008, 08:50 PM   #9
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John -- The real answer is that your scale is evil. It is messing with your head. It wants you to fail. You cannot give it that satisfaction! Be strong!!
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