Post # 1
So I had what I thought was a pretty good WW week.
Got a fair number of activity points, didn’t use all my weekly points.
Wasn’t sure if I’d lose much because my body can be very finicky about letting weight go, but I was confident I’d at least stay the same.
Much to my surprise I gained 5.6lbs this week!
NO idea how I could have gained that much. I was good with drinking water, didn’t have a lot of alcohol, had a few dinners out but was conscientious of my lunch and breakfast choices.
I’m going to keep on trucking forward, but I basically gained back ALL the weight I’ve worked so hard to lose in the past 2 months, and it only took ONE WEEK to put it all back on.
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
@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 # 8
@EagerBeever: Unfortunately not, had that last week and still lost over 1lb.
@ejs4y8: I know it’s pretty impossible to gain 5.6lbs of “true” weight in 1 week. But seeing that on the scale felt like a punch in the stomach.
Post # 9
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 # 10
@DesireeAnne: Thanks. I’m really hoping that I’ll see a nice loss next week.
Post # 11
@Linz1231: WW is kind of like a calorie counting program, but you could “points” instead of calories.
I cook and do take out mostly (don’t do the pre-packaged frozen meals). I also eat a lot of salad and sushi.
Post # 12
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
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 # 14
The scale lies.
I would also suggest taking some measurements of yourself because
Post # 15
@lefeymw: I did take original measurements a month ago. I’ll take them again this weekend. Hopefully that will make me feel better.
@tee22: I have had a lot of stress lately, so maybe that plus the bout of sciatica I had (too LOTS of Advil) might have something to do with the gain.
Post # 16
@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!