Gained weight today :(

  • I was feeling great yesterday because I thought I was going to hit 11 pounds lost since I started ignite but when I stepped on the scale I had gained two pounds :( I'm following ignite and not cheating. Has anyone else had this happen?

    nrgill   by: nrgill
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    JoeyP  5 months ago by: JoeyP

    A few things you're going to have to know so this won't drive you crazy ...... Try if you can to step away from the scale especially if this is the first time you are starting out on a fitness regimain
    You're weight loss is going to have fits and starts so it you are checking it every few days you're bound to be dissappointed at times
    The other thing is if you are just a few weeks in .... a lot of the initial weight that you lost would be some water .... as you go on that water will come back That's why many people see a plateau or an actual weight gain at about the two to three week mark
    So my advice is to use the scale very infrequently and instead use a mirror and a tape measure .... you'll be A LOT happier with your results

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      nrgill 5 months ago

      Thanks so much. I feel a lot better! Going to cut back on the scale for a while. :)

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    shano42  5 months ago by: shano42

    Not to get too personal, but if you are female, it might be related to your cycle. I also gain a pound or two of water weight the week before, and the week after, it and a little extra is gone. Keep up the great work and no scales for the week!

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    SHANTAE334  5 months ago by: SHANTAE334

    Actually, you really have LOST weight. The increase you saw is really from muscle mass. When I first joined the military, I was already slim but I gained about 10 pounds in muscle mass. You will loose fat but gain muscle. Its normal.

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      nrgill 5 months ago

      Thank you so much! I hope you are right. I was afraid my workouts were getting too easy & my body wasn't responding anymore or I was maybe eating the wrong foods and not realizing it.

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      SHANTAE334 5 months ago

      No, your body is still responding but if you are doing them correctly then yes, you will gain weight. A way to show your progress if you really are worried is to buy a measuring tape and measuring your waist. If you are a male then measure your neck too. Get a chart of it. This is how the military measures people who weight more than their standards according to the scales. Good luck on your progress!

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