(Closed) Weighed in today….so not happy

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
250 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Dont be discouraged, you could be building muscle, trust me, sometimes when you lose weight it is because you are gaining muscle.

Post # 4
2414 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
2892 posts
Sugar bee

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. πŸ™‚ Keep up all your hard work and keep your chin up. 

Post # 6
2580 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

.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 # 8
853 posts
Busy bee

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
539 posts
Busy bee

@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
3729 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

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 # 11
1223 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

throw away your scale.

Post # 12
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

.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 Fiance 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 # 14
483 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
1414 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

You have probably lost fat and gained muscle!

Post # 16
3885 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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.

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