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I weigh in at work on Fridays for the Biggest Looser Challenge. Of course this is fully dressed. But I also weigh in at home on Wednesdays (as kind of a mid week check in...no surprises please!) and Fridays on the wii, and when I do, I'm naked so I can't tell myself that it's the clothes.
When I weighed in today, it said I'd GAINED 5.5 lbs from Friday?!?!?! How can that be? I know I cheated a little over the weekend at Maya's b-day party, but I didn't binge. I didn't graze, I just had a little bit of pizza and chips and cake. Not tons, just a small dish. That can't possibly be 15,000 calories.
So what gives? This isn't a half pound of weight gain. This puts me back at square one! I've been working out every day too. I just don't get it!
Ok, you ladies are genius! I weighed in this morning and Iím already back down 2 lbs. I havenít changed any of my eating habits and it WAS just the one meal I cheated on. It looks like itís that time of the month because Iím super crampy today. I havenít been doing a really good job tracking since I donít actually get a period because of my condition, but I still ovulate, etc, and with that comes the cramping and the bloating
I have to say that as much as I like being part of the BL challenge at work and it keeps me motivated to stay on track, the weighing in part is a stress I just donít need. I KNOW Iím eating well and busting my butt. Christaís nutrition post has been my mantra from the get-go. Iím seeing results. Iím fitting into clothes I havenít fit in forever. I feel better than Iíve felt in forever. Iím sleeping better than I have in forever. So stepping on the scale is really an afterthought for me.
Thanks again for all the support ladies! Youíre all awesome and keep me motivated!
Last edited by Mama Theo; March 4th, 2010 at 07:49 AM.
Have you been working out in the past week, MORE than usual? Did you just eat thsoe foods the one day or all weekend?
I honestly think I'd blame at LEAST half of that, maybe 3 or even 4 pounds on water retention. I know that I can lose up to 2 pounds of water weight overnight if I'm NOT eating salty foods and not on my period... so if I ate a bunch of stuff that my body isn't used to, I can only imagine how that would affect me. So.... if you really clean it up this week, you might see that 5 pounds disappear by Friday, bc honestly, that is the only explanation I can think of.... if you have really been exercising & eating right, you shouldn't see a 5 pound GAIN in so few days. It has to be water weight.
when i first read it my thought was water weight. If you are getting close to AF, you might be getting bloated.
i agree that even if you ate a little bit of pizza at a bday party, that it isnt going to make you shoot up that much. Also, is it possible you are gaining some muscle now? Muscle does weigh more than fat.