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Old 10-07-2009, 09:52 PM   #1
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About a week and 1/2 ago I weighted myself. 249. About 4 days after that I weighed myself and I was 241. Today I weight myself and I am 253! How in the world can I gain 12 lbs. in like 4 days???
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:58 PM   #2
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Do you deal with alot of stress? It is known that stress can cause weight gain in some people.
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:01 PM   #3
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Or could your scale be needing a battery or is it time for a new one?
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:02 PM   #4
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Or could your scale be needing a battery or is it time for a new one?
I got the scale 2 weeks ago..and I usually deal with a lot of stress, but not lately. What a bummer
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:08 PM   #5
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Make sure the feet of the scale are all tightened well. Make sure you are positioning the scale in the same place every day of weighing.
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:08 PM   #6
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Scale fluctuations are normal. Did you consume a lot of sodium recently? My scale jumped 19 lbs one time after I ate Chinese (fried wontons!) for dinner when I was at a much higher weight.
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:11 PM   #7
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Well---hopefully tomorrow morning when I am 'suppose' to weigh in its not as high. I had a turkey club today, yogurt, egg whites with broccoli and ham, a coffee, and water.
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:27 PM   #8
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Sodium can kill you- I'll eat out and then be three pounds higher the next day!
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:32 PM   #9
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I just did not think I was eating a lot of sodium.
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im with these gals, sodium, other water retention. obviously you did not gain 12 lbs of FAT in 4 days. im sure itll go back down.
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:37 PM   #11
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Thanks everyone I will have hope!
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Just for the heck of it, about a year ago, I weighed myself at home and at work, with a medical scale, about 10 times a day, for a week. I did this just to see how much it would vary at any given time on any given day.

My weight varied up to 10 pounds a day. OMG!

Anywhere from first thing in the morning, pee'd and nekkid to dressed, and just ate lunch, weigh, drink 32 oz of water, on purpose and weigh again in an hour.

Weight loss, as many will tell you is not linear. Weight fluctuations are normal.

As long as you're trending down, don't worry about it.
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Old 10-08-2009, 12:51 AM   #13
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Just for the heck of it, about a year ago, I weighed myself at home and at work, with a medical scale, about 10 times a day, for a week. I did this just to see how much it would vary at any given time on any given day.

My weight varied up to 10 pounds a day. OMG!

Anywhere from first thing in the morning, pee'd and nekkid to dressed, and just ate lunch, weigh, drink 32 oz of water, on purpose and weigh again in an hour.

Weight loss, as many will tell you is not linear. Weight fluctuations are normal.

As long as you're trending down, don't worry about it.
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Old 10-08-2009, 01:13 AM   #14
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I just did not think I was eating a lot of sodium.
Do you log your foods anywhere that tracks sodium? When I started logging my foods it was a real eye opener for me. I never add salt to anything and yet I was usually over the reccomended 2,300 mg a day. I really started paying attention to the amount of sodium in things and I was shocked.

Anyway, you definately did not gain 12 lbs of fat in 4 days so it must be water retention. It sure is frustrating but hang in there, and I bet you see that number go down real soon.
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Old 10-08-2009, 07:26 AM   #15
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Please remember that salt may make you retain water and thus raise the scale number, but in dieting it's fat weight that's important, not water weight. I see too many folks trying to restrict salt to weigh less, and unless someone has high blood pressure, there's no reason to do that.

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