Post # 1
Ok, the title of this post should really have been cheeseburgers + mac and cheese + wine + chocolate = weight loss.
I have been making a real effort the last few months to lose weight get fit fit by this summer (hopefully the time I’ll be getting engaged!). The last few weeks in particular I have been exercising every day and eating very healthily. Well, this last week was a write off– I didn’t exercise one bit and ate whatever I wanted. Somehow I ended up losing .5 whereas in other weeks I haven’t lost anything!! Somebody wiser than me please explain what is going on! Don’t get me wrong, I am happy I lost this week but it is so hard to predict how my body will react each week it makes me feel like I am not in control of the progress!!
Post # 3
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You are tracking .5 lbs? That’s like… Going pee. aside from that, though, the work you do today shows off a little later, so you can expect to lose weight after eating poorly, but it might catch back up to you later. If you are having trouble losing weight, you might be over dieting or only doing cardio ( which will break down your muscles and cause you to burn fewer calories at rest).
Post # 4
I know it’s not very scientific-y of an answer, but sometimes your body just needs a change. When you’ve been dieting, eating the same (healthy) foods, it gets into a routine. Eating crap shakes it up. It always has for me, which is why I have 1 day a week where I don’t care what I eat (but portion size is still a factor). I always lose weight after that day.
Post # 5
I can fluctuate like 2-5 pounds every week or so…I wouldn’t put too much stock in half a pound. :/ I don’t mean to downplay the loss, but I wouldn’t keep up with a menu plan that includes meals like that on a daily basis, just up your workout intensity and really watch your calories in vs. out and you should see some loss/toning.
Post # 6
Eating greasy junk might have cleaned your system out, if you know what I mean:)
Post # 7
It’s likely water weight ie-dehydration. If you are eating a lot of sodium and salty foods, and not drinking a lot of water to compensate you become dehydrated and will see it on the scale. Not healthy, and not long lasting weight loss unfortunately.
Post # 8
Because there’s a ‘delay’ in weight loss, it’s not overnight. The benefits of your prior work is just now showing up and in about a week or so the backlash from your week of relaxtion will also show up. Believe me, I know first hand. I would go for weeks just barely losing weight and then eat like crap for a weekend (usually ones like this past weekend where I’m hanging out with my fiance), see the numbers shoot down and think “yay! I can eat cheeseburgers and still lose weight” only to see the numbers creep back up a week or so later. Very depressing. Actually, for this entire month I’m trying to *not* weight myself, scary right? I’m attempting to use measurements (hips, waist, chest) to record my weight loss because that’s really what I’m going after anyway. Good luck and sorry I don’t know all the ‘science’ behind what is going on but I do speak from experience…
Post # 9
Yeah sorry but I agree with PP…half a pound is easily part of my daily weight fluctuation. Make sure you are weighing yourself at the same time of day every time. For instance I weigh myself immediately after I get up and go to the bathroom, before I eat or shower, etc.
Post # 10
Thanks for all your responses! I am well aware that .5 lbs is not a great loss, or even a loss at all. I just couldn’t believe I didn’t gain weight during this past week. Thanks again for keeping me in check and I’m happy to report that I am back on my plan as of yesterday 🙂
Post # 11
That fatty food can take a day or two to be stored as fat. Also, high sodium could mean that it was a fluctuation of your water weight. You also probably made it harder to lose weight for the next week by slowing your metabolism.
Post # 12
You could be cleaned out from the grease, dehydrated, delayed showing of weight loss (which usually wont budge because you begin to retain water weight), OR your increase carb intake has jumped your metabolism. What were you eating previously? Water intake? Caffine intake?