I gained ten pounds, but I look the same. Normal? - Page 2 - 3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community

Weight Loss Support Give and get support here!

Thread Tools
Old 04-03-2013, 01:19 PM   #16  
Dropweight Diva
Song of Surly's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: VA, USA
Posts: 305

S/C/G: 245/ticker/160

Height: 5'6"


Originally Posted by CherryQuinn View Post
I notice like a lb and im 196lbs and 5'7 . I carry most of my weight on my love handles on the front of my stomach so I notice a lb right away cause I will look bloated there. If I get my TOM or eat too much salt I notice I'm larger there. But it works the other way too if I lose a lb its noticeable cause its most likely from that region. everywhere else on my body the weight is very evened out so I dont notice loses or gains from those areas.
Are you describing me? I'm the same way. I always see it in my lower stomach area/love handles the next day if I'm retaining any water.

I think I would most certainly notice a ten pound gain, and I'm not a little girl. I'd at least make sure your scale is accurate, though you don't know if your first weight was correct either. If you have no reason to think it's inaccurate, then it is what it is. You may just gain weight with an even distribution.
Song of Surly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 01:54 PM   #17  
Senior Member
celigirl88's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: CT
Posts: 285

S/C/G: 165/137/120

Height: 4'11''


This is the complete opposite for me!!!! Since Jan 1 - I've lost about 15 pounds. I still feel like I look the same. All my clothes still fit me the same, none of my clothes are even baggy or falling off of me yet a lot of people are like your gaining muscle but I just feel like at 15 pounds I should be shopping for the next size down!
celigirl88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 03:23 PM   #18  
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 364

S/C/G: 160:(/see ticker/125

Height: 5'4


Lucky you!! I gained 10lbs last year (lost them before getting pregnant) and EVERYONE could tell. My clothes didn't fit properly, I looked like a complete different person with just 5lbs extra on me...
CIELOARGE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 03:47 PM   #19  
Senior Member
Dreamer2012's Avatar
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 772

Height: 5'1


Maybe your weight is evenly spread on your body? I also wonder could height have something to do with it. For me, when I gain, I gain on my stomach. I've gained 12lbs since December and boy can I see it. I think a lot of this is down to my height because I'm very short.

Last edited by Dreamer2012; 04-03-2013 at 03:48 PM.
Dreamer2012 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 03:51 PM   #20  
Senior Member
elvislover324's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 3,689


Originally Posted by newleaf123 View Post
I don't think I look any different 10 pounds up. But I didn't think I look any different 50 pounds up, either, for that matter. Body dysmorphia plays a huge roll for me.
This was me too...so scary. I gained and gained, of course my clothes fitting changed, but in my mind...I looked the same even after gaining 100+ pounds.

In a new way of life for me, the scale is going to guide me the rest of my life. When I get to my goal weight (undetermined right now), I am going to follow the lead of others around here with a certain leeway to fluctuate (say 5-7lbs) and when I get near the danger zone for me, it's back strict on plan and back in the safe zone.

I can't mentally allow 10lbs to turn into 25, 50, 100 (gulp) again. And not feeling the 10lbs even in your case makes my heart pound. I would get a false sense of security and then it would get ugly....
elvislover324 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 05:26 PM   #21  
Senior Member
Cali Doll's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 840

S/C/G: 216/180.6/160

Height: 5'8"


Originally Posted by CherryQuinn View Post
if thats you in your avatar picture you have my exact body shape lol

That is me at about 160-165. Right now I'm in the low 180s and trying to get back there. But yes, we are the same. lol!
Cali Doll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 05:52 PM   #22  
Senior Member
valalltogether's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: NJ
Posts: 442

Height: 5'2"


Sorry..I just glanced over the rest of the replies so I don't know if anyone mentioned this. What's your workout routine (if applicable)? Maybe you are building muscle.

Case in point..pic taken from MyFitnessPal, a woman at 202lbs on the left and 203lbs on the right. Just saying...sometimes the scale can be deceiving!

Last edited by valalltogether; 04-03-2013 at 05:53 PM.
valalltogether is offline   Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I don't always know how to be supportive (rant) Elladorine Weight Loss Support 14 10-17-2012 11:44 AM
I Yam What I Yam Jennelle 100 lb. Club 14 09-18-2003 10:53 PM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:46 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.