(Closed) i’m stuck!

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m sure you know this already, but just the positive reinforcement:  You always retain more water when you have your period, and you also retain more water when you do more strenuous workouts.  It’ll all adjust!  It just matters that you’re exercising and going in the right direction! 

I try the 30DS all the time and give up around day 3 or 4 because I get bored.  I wish I could get through it!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@mrstilly:  AF is probably to blame! Water retention and bloating– don’t fret!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Sounds like you’ve got your bases covered.

Don’t worry about small ups and downs. 3 pounds seems like a lot when you’re celebrating every pound, but your body can really fluctuate.

When I was seriously losing weight I used to weigh myself more than necessary just because I found the fluctations so interesting and strange.

I swear sometimes I would weigh myself, go to the bathroom, weigh again and get a higher number the second time! What the heck!

Some of it might be your scale or how you’re standing. Som of it might be just the way your body is handling the change.

As long as the general direction is down, don’t lose heart

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

There is a reason they say not to weigh yourself everyday. I don’t listen and do it anyways, but you must remember- weight fluctuates A LOT with water retention. It would be almost impossible for you to gain 3 pounds of fat within a few days- you’d have to eat like 5,000 calories! I weigh myself daily knowing this but I just can’t stop. I put on 2 pounds overnight and cried. It was gone the next day but it still sucked.

Oh, and my scale sucks too. I’ll take it from the bathroom to the laundry room and weigh myself and somehow in the walk from one room to another I’ve gained a pound.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@mrstilly:  I do the exact same thing! 

I agree that it’s probably just water retention. I got quite an education on how much water your body actually carries when I had the stomach flu in January.  I lost about 10lbs in a week and gained it all back after I could keep things down. 

EDIT: I also hear conflicting opinions on eating your exercise calories, but if you are running than I think you need it. 

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@mrstilly:  As others have said, it sounds like water retention and will resolve itself in a few days.  Make sure you drink lots of water and if you want to speed things up, try eating some diuretic foods like asparagus, which will help reduce water retention.

Another thing to keep in mind is that all calories are not equal.  Even if you keep to your calorie limit, make sure you are eating the right foods.

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