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RIKRALF
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7/25/12 9:35 P

got distracted



SNEVIL1
Posts: 1,720
7/25/12 9:25 P

Lol 13,000 calories would be like eating the entire cheesecake factory lol. That makes sense. Ill wait it out and see what happens. Ill also try to intensify my exercising more. Right now i do yoga, pole dancing, and zumba, but im not running as much as i was before. Im also doing more strengthening than before. Thx everyone for ur help:)



PRIM8PHD
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7/25/12 8:56 P

If I were to hazard a guess I'd say that boosting your exercise (or adding new exercise) may cause muscle recovery-related water gain due to minor inflammation. It'll go away once your body adjusts. Unless you somehow forgot to log 13,300 calories that you added to your diet, the weight gain certainly isn't fat, and since you're trying to lose body fat, I wouldn't worry about it, and wait for things to even out. Stay the course.



DRAGONCHILDE
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7/25/12 7:47 P

You've been really lucky to maintain a 2 lb weight loss this long... remember that as we get closer to our goal weights, it slows down, sometimes quite a bit. It may be time, too, to adjust your goals to a more reasonable 1 lb or week, and then as you get even closer, .5 or less.



SNEVIL1
Posts: 1,720
7/25/12 7:18 P

Yeah, i meant ive been losing 2 lbs a week. Not gaining lol.



DRAGONCHILDE
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7/25/12 6:11 P

Don't be afraid to change your goals to meet your new levels of exercise. If you find that you can't sustain the more intense amounts, simply change them back again when you cut back. :) Easy!



SMERRIMAN7
Posts: 296
7/25/12 5:28 P

Did you mean to say you've been gaining or losing 2 pounds per week steadily, and gained 3.8 this past week? Guessing you meant you were losing.

You had an extra active week last week. Your body is likely holding extra water. Keep going, avoid excessive sodium, and check again in a week or two.



RSONYA
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7/25/12 3:19 P

Hi, this happened to me also before--but before I give any answer can you let me see your food tracker---don't wont to jump the gun or anything lol emoticon



SNEVIL1
Posts: 1,720
7/25/12 2:51 P

I am exercising a little more than usual. My ranges are 1450-1800. I am usually around 1450. This is based on burning 1500 cal a week. Last week i burned close to 3000, but i am afraid to permanently change my fitness goals to that in case i cant maintain that level of exercise every week. I can consistently do at least 1500. Perhaps sodium or sugar is a factor. It is just strange because i have been eating pretty much the same stuff since feb and seeing results. I would say that the intensity of my workouts are as intense or more intense than they were initially. I use a heart rate monitor now for a more accurate count of calories burned.



SPARK_COACH_JEN
Posts: 54,129
7/25/12 1:21 P

Have you changed anything about your exercise routine? I'm assuming you meant you've been losing 2 lbs per week since Februrary. What is your SP recommended calorie range and how many calories do you typically consume? Does your calories burned goal reflect the amount of exercise you're doing?

Coach Jen



STDWYNWEN
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7/25/12 11:50 A

Hi SNEVIL1

It might be time to look a little deeper than calorie ranges.
How are you doing on sodium ranges?
Start keeping track of how much sugar (added and natural) you're consuming.
See if there are places in your day where you can replace something high sugar/sodium with a better choice. (example 2 servings of soup with 1 serving, swapping out the more cheesy dishes)
Did you just start exercising or increase the intensity?

There's a balance for you which will work, you just have to tweak until you find it.

Good luck!!



CHIHAYA
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Posts: 434
7/25/12 10:55 A

You can't tell if you actually keep gaining weight or it's just bloating by hydration level or caused by period unless you weigh-in everyday.

But if you strongly believe you are gaining weight, your diet is not working. When you hit wall or on plateau, you wouldn't lose weight but wouldn't gain weight either. Gaining weight is no no sigh, unless it's obvious weight spike by hydration level, or you're experiencing constipation.

You may need to count calories again and increase exercise intensity (not minutes).



ANARIE
Posts: 12,141
7/25/12 9:05 A

Sometimes it just happens. Weight loss doesn't happen in a straight line. There are hundreds of things that can affect your weight in a given week, and at least half of them have nothing to do with anything you ate or any exercise you did. You've been lucky so far if this hasn't happened before, but it's normal to have weeks when you "gain" for no apparent reason. It's annoying, but it's not necessarily a problem unless it goes on for several weeks.

Even though it's not your TOM right now, count back 28 days and 56 days anyway and see if those were "small loss" weeks. Some of us get that little weight spike in the middle of the month, not at the end. Also, the weather can have a big effect. Has it been unusually hot where you are? That can cause water retention, especially if you're outside exercising a lot. It doesn't mean you should stop, just that you might temporarily see the opposite result from what you're expecting.



SNEVIL1
Posts: 1,720
7/25/12 8:56 A

I just added u. My trackers shld be available. If not let me know. Thx!



PARISAPRIL1
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7/25/12 8:53 A

If we could see what you're eating it would help to answer your question.



SNEVIL1
Posts: 1,720
7/25/12 8:18 A

So ive been back on SP since feb and ive gained an avg of 2 lbs a week. However, last week i gained a significant amount. As of today i was 3.8 lbs lighter a week ago. Last week i burned close to 3000 cal (according to HR monitor). If im not eating enough i thought that would cause a plateau... not a huge gain. I did not do anything "bad" last week so what is the deal? How could i be gaining? Everything is tracked very specifically and i am always on the low end of my calories. It is not my TOM, so any other ideas?? Thanks for your help.



 
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