(Closed) gained more weight than I thought

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
  • poll: Does jumping on the scale depress or inspire you?
    depressed : (43 votes)
    53 %
    inspired : (16 votes)
    20 %
    I dont weight myself...who cares? : (15 votes)
    19 %
    Other (please explain) : (7 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    2104 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I’m a chronic emotional eater with binge tendencies.
    I totally do that.

    I’m currently using myfitnesspal.com for calorie tracking and am NOT weighing myself at all. NO SCALE. The scale always causes me to binge…either because I gained or I feel I didn’t lose enough. Right now my pants are my only indictor and it’s really been working for me.

    Good luck!

    Post # 6
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    7293 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    sometimes its water weight and especially if you have worked out , due to glycogen restoration.

    Or perhaps your gaining some muscle?

    Regardless, keep working at it! eventually your numbers will change for the downward. Your body is a magnificent thing!

    Post # 8
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    951 posts
    Busy bee

    I rarely, rarely weigh myself whereas my Darling Husband weighs himself several times a day (I know, I know!).  I have found through the years that my clothes are a much better gauge on how I am doing with my nutrition and exercise than a number on a scale. 

    Post # 9
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    1664 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    spotting can totally cause you to fill icky and bloated, and even cause you to gain a couple of pounds. I was actually spotting for 3.5 weeks because I tried to “skip” my period on the triphasic pill (completely fine to do ona monophasic pill) Because of this, I weighed more, and felt disgusting for almost a full month.

     I’ve been doing really well though and I too, use fitnesspal. I have cheated a couple of times.. Like yesterday I went and had a double burger and fries at Wendy’s hehe… but I totally have the belief that it’s okay to do that every once in awhile. On days where I cheat, I go to the gym. So I’m always under the calories that I’m allowed within a day.

    So far it has worked.. I’ve only been using my fitness pal for 1.5 weeks and I’ve already lost 2.5 pounds πŸ™‚

     

     

     

     

    Post # 10
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    951 posts
    Busy bee

    I rarely, rarely weigh myself whereas my Darling Husband weighs himself several times a day (I know, I know!).  I have found through the years that my clothes are a much better gauge on how I am doing with my nutrition and exercise than a number on a scale. 

    Post # 11
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    81 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    In answer to your poll – once you step on the scale and weigh yourself…u can accept the number and try to make a change

     

    I don’t understand the people who don’t weigh themselves because they are scared of what the number will be. Just bc u don’t step on the scale doeant mean the number isn’t changing. A scale allows for you to keep ur weight in check.

    Post # 12
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    408 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’ve lost 25 lbs since last September and I weigh myself every dang day. I never allow myself to go a day off, even with bad meals/cheats whatever…daily. It keeps me focused and when I don’t weigh myself for periods of time I find I eat more. However, if you’ve been on a path of eating healthy and exercising you could definitely have gained muscle and I *always* gain when I’m ‘around’ my period. No matter how great I eat lol πŸ™‚ It doesn’t work for everyone though, so do what works for you. The trick is finding your own sweet spot and rolling with it. I’m a habitual person, I like things the same every day. Every once in a while I shake it up a bit, but not often. I hope you know that you are more than a number, though, and it has no placement on your self worth. ALSO you didn’t even weigh in the morning you had already eaten! The scale isn’t even accurate unless the last time you weighed, you weighed the exact same time after eating the same meal. So don’t fret πŸ™‚

    Post # 13
    Bee
    2362 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

    I had this experience last October (2010) when I joined weight watchers online and had to weigh myself to start. Well, it was much higher than I anticipated (I knew I had gained but it was startling to see really how much). WW online really works for me, as it forces me to write everything I eat. I used that high number as a resolution to see it for the last time! It was and continues to be my inspiration to stick with it. You have to find what works for you, though.

    Post # 14
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    2822 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I’ve lost 25 pounds since October 2011. I use My Fitness Pal religiously to log my daily food and exercise. I also weigh myself daily. For me, weighing myself daily helps keep me on track. So if I get on the scale and see a difference, I can immediately get back on track and fix it. I find if I don’t weight myself regularly thats when the weight will start to creep back up. I really think its personal preference though.

    Post # 15
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    5475 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I don’t weigh myself.  I’m really active so I can tell when my endurance suffers that maybe my nutrition hasn’t been the best.  Also, when I have to stop using the dryer to dry my jeans and I have to hang them up instead, yeah then it’s time to watch my intake a little bit!

    Post # 16
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    388 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I weigh myself multiple times a day (I know it’s overkill, lol).  I like knowing where I’m at.  I’ve also been taking the circumference of my theighs, waist, hips, bust, and arms daily and recording it.  

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