Post # 1
I worked out every.single.day this past week (my weigh in day is Wednesday). I walked/ran with the dog. I did Zumba. I biked for over an hour on the trail with FI twice. I’ve been feeling great. I did great on my points with the exception of Saturday, we had a BBQ with my dads side of the family and I didn’t track, but I had saved all my weekly points for that day.
I gained .5 pounds.
I’m so, SO discouraged right now. This is the first time I’ve gained since I started WW in March, and I was doing EVERYTHING right. I just feel like I’m never going to get to my September goal at this point (I want to lose 50 pounds by the end of Sept, I’m down 22), which means I definitely won’t get to my 70-lb loss by our wedding.
Bees, what do you do to pick yourself up when this happens? Seriously all I want to do right now is stuff my face. I managed to stay strong and eat a small lunch to save plenty of points for dinner, but I’m just so sad 🙁
Post # 3
Dont be discouraged, you could be building muscle, trust me, sometimes when you lose weight it is because you are gaining muscle.
Post # 4
I feel your pain all too well!
Are you getting your period? Are you drinking enough water? Also, are you taking measurements?
The scale said I gained 2.5lbs over the weekend but I bet I’ll be down those 2.5lbs when I weigh-in tomorrow…it’s just bloat…the scale can’t tell the difference. A scale is just ONE tool…take measurements…I think it’s a much better predictor of progress!
Post # 5
Please disregard .5 lbs. A person can very easily gain and lose that all within the course of a day. Weight isn’t a 100% stable number. And .5 gain or loss is simply a part of being human and could very easily be muscle. 🙂 Keep up all your hard work and keep your chin up.
Post # 6
.5 lbs is so little, it could be bloat or a natural fluctuation. Also, for women sometimes weight varies at different times of the month. Don’t get discouraged! It may just be a plateau…keep at it and hopefully you’ll see some results in the next few weeks!
Post # 7
@Miss Orchard: I’m drinking a TON of water. I stepped that up a lot this week too. I had a diet Coke last night and one on Saturday, but besides that it’s all water. At least 8 glasses a day.
My period is wonky but I’m not supposed to start for another 5 days.
I haven’t taken measurements. I know I should have when I started, but I never did and now I don’t even know how to start LOL.
Post # 8
Rather than weighing yourself, you should be measuring inches. If you’re working out and doing weight-bearing excercise, you will likely be gaining muscle mass. Don’t let the scale get you down, because your body composition is likely changing for the better!
Post # 9
@AriaAmante: I advise taking your measurements…I start working out in Oct and only down 20lbs, but I am way down in inches…helps motivate when scale doesn’t go down. Also, try increasing your water intake
Post # 10
To quote my doctor-friend, a half a pound is just one trip to the bathroom. He says that we bounce around about 2 pounds on the scale every day. It could be that you were dehydrated last week or hadn’t gone to the bathroom. I would just try to relax and then see what happens next week.
Post # 12
.5 could be the result of any number of things…hormones, sodium, muscle…any given day I fluctuate around 2lbs depending on whether I just woke up, just ate, drank 5 cups of tea… Try not to stress too much about it!
Don’t overdo the water. You get a lot of water from the foods you eat so going overboard with extra fluids can actually be counterproductive. Drink when you’re thirsty, not because you think you should.
Get yourself a measuring tape and Google a diagram on how to take your measurements accurately, or get your FI or a friend to help. I’ve lost inches before while the scale doesn’t move!
Stay positive and don’t let a tiny fluctuation get you down. 22 pounds down is nothing to sneeze at, you’re kicking butt, lady!
Post # 13
Thanks everyone for the responses. I know .5 isn’t a lot to freak out about, but I’m just so super motivated to finally get healthy, for me, for my FI, and for our future kids that any small stumble feels like a huge step backwards.
I’m going to have to get some measuring tape and see if FI will help me measure every week. Do most of you measure every week or every other week? I also just went and grabbed another glass of water. I’m feeling a little better 🙂
Post # 14
Keep doing what you’ve been doing!!!! As a lifetime member of WW, this happens a lot…next Wednesday you will most likely have a great weight loss!!! Keep us posted!
Post # 15
You have probably lost fat and gained muscle!
Post # 16
It takes many girls more than a week to see the scale move at all, or to lose inches either. Put your scale away, keep up your routines, start actually measuring your food (you’d be shocked how small a serving of cereal is really meant to be), then check again in a month.