(Closed) Just SO discouraged

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
423 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

That sucks! 🙁    I wouldn’t get too down about it for at least another week, though.  There are so many other factors that could result in a temporary 5 pound gain. 

Wait and see what you are at next week – if all or some of the weight is still there, or if you’ve gained more, then I’d re-evaluate what you are doing and make some changes, but until then just keep doing what you are doing!

Post # 4
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

theoretically speaking, 5.6 pounds in ONE WEEK is almost impossible. It’s probably water weight and water retention. You’d have to eat so many calories to gain that much weight, it’d be near impossible. Have you been working out? you may be gaining muscle. Are you going to start your period anytime soon? i went up nearly 5 pounds two weeks ago (what a WTF moment) and now it’s all gone.

Post # 5
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I feel your pain, don’t let it get to you though! Could it be everyone’s favorite monthly visitor? Mine can affect my weight up to 7 pounds if I step on the scale a few days before.


Stick with it, maybe go for a long run today and really push yourself.

Post # 6
565 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

there are different reasons for the 5 pound gain.  could you possibly be retaining water? or stresed out?  or around your period?  i’m pretty sure that can affect it.  just keep doing what you’re doing, and weigh yourself next week, if you’ve gone down, great then keep it up!  if you’ve gone up, i would suggest talking to a doctor about a different plan.  good luck!

Post # 7
5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@ejs4y8: I was thinking the same thing.  6 pounds is an additional 18,000 calories in a week. Damn near impossible!

My guess is also water weight.  I am not super familiar with Weight Watchers though.  Are they pre-packaged meals or do you cook your own food using their points system?  If it is pre-packaged, my guess would be all the sodium in the food.  I should look up some WW info…

Post # 9
3012 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

It’s the water weight.  My weight constantly fluctuates because I drink so much water.  No worries girl.  You’ll see results in no time.  =)

Post # 12
1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Gaining and little setbacks are a normal part of the process.  Like the others said, it’s probably just water retention or something. I doubt you gained back that much weight in one week.

Don’t let it discourage you! Just keep moving forward. Eventually, it’ll all add up.

Post # 13
284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The hardest thing about weightloss is getting through those little gains and plateaus. I really do think it’s water weight, and maybe some stress/muscle. Bottom line, as discouraging as it is, keep doing what you’re doing. You’ll see results soon enough!

Post # 16
2786 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@KatNYC2011:You mentioned you were doing a fair bit of activity-anything new there? I ask because I just did a boot camp, and in the first two weeks I gained 7 pounds, holy freakout! I talked (freaked out) to my instructor and she explained that something about the way women’s bodies gain muscle means that sometimes when you start a new workout you’lll gain weight for the first few weeks, and then flush it all out….she was right, because I kept going and after 4 weeks I’d lost the 7 as well as an additional 5 from where I started 🙂

Keep your chin up, it sounds like you’re doing all the right things!

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