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March 3rd, 2010, 04:12 AM
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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!

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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!

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March 3rd, 2010, 05:36 AM
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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.
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March 3rd, 2010, 06:15 AM
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Ditto to water weight... sodium does weird things to your body.

Also, where are you at in your cycle, could it be from that too?
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March 3rd, 2010, 06:58 AM
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also - what about the scales? Maybe it's not really that much if you are weighing yourself on a different scale.

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March 3rd, 2010, 07:20 AM
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I definitely agree, that sounds like a majority of it is probably just water retention. Plus women's weight fluctuates during the month with our cycles, so that could have an impact too!

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March 3rd, 2010, 07:33 AM
dream2bemommy22's Avatar and baby makes 5
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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.
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March 4th, 2010, 07:50 AM
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March 4th, 2010, 08:01 AM
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I knew it was just bloat/water retention. Glad to hear that it's coming off quickly. Keep up the good work! You're an inspiration to me!

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March 4th, 2010, 08:05 AM
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glad the weight is coming off again!!
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March 4th, 2010, 08:41 AM
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As much as we know better, those numbers on a scale can be upsetting to see. I'm glad your focus is on how you feel! Darn water retention!
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