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Dealing with unexpected gains

matt9210

Full Member
S: 17st2lb C: 9st6.5lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 21.1 Loss: 7st9.5lb(44.79%)
#2
Try not to let it get you down :) I haven't had an unexpected gain, but recently on a week I was really good, I only lost half a pound when the lowest I'd lost at that point was 1lb, and that was in a couple of weeks with bad days!

It's a new week now, and you may get a result which makes up for the gain. Following my half a pound loss, I lost 3 and a half pounds the next week, something I hadn't done since my first few weeks of Slimming World. I don't know what was going on, but who knows, maybe something similar happened with you. Or you weighed in different conditions e.g. jeans? ate a meal beforehand?

I deal with it by just being extra focused the following week, and it's worked well so far!

I know the feeling of it feeling like a big task. It still does to me, but trust me. Soon you'll be looking at how far you've gotten, which will just push you more to get to the finish line :)
 
S: 15st8.5lb C: 15st1.5lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 30.3 Loss: 0st7lb(3.2%)
#3
That's true. Thanks for taking the time to reply. It's so disheartening when it happens but I suppose you have to try and look at the bigger picture. Hopefully I'll have a good loss this week (although I may have sabotaged myself from the offset as I ate quite a few syn in rage, something I need to stop doing if I've to change my ways)
 

Ponytales

Silver Member
S: 16st1.6lb C: 13st0.5lb G: 12st7.0lb BMI: 29.9 Loss: 3st1.1lb(19.1%)
#4
It's tough isn't it.

As was said above your body might catch up next week with a good loss. Try and believe that putting the work in will pay dividends eventually.

Are you still keeping a diary? If not maybe go back to keeping one this week which will make sure those little extras that "won't hurt" don't start sneaking in, and it will give your consultant something to work with on the off chance you don't do as well as you hope this week.
 

flashharry

Silver Member
S: 19st1lb C: 13st6lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 32.3 Loss: 5st9lb(29.59%)
#6
As others have said please don't be too disheartened. Our bodies are just odd, and like to keep things challenging! It could be water retention, are you drinking enough? Hopefully you will see the loss come out next week.

I definitely lose more, and more steadily, when I keep a food diary. I still keep one religiously, it helps keep me focused as well as tracking my daily intake if I know I have to fill it in.

I also (and this is going to sound really sad!) give myself a little smiley face sticker on my food diary sheet every day that I stay on plan haha...believe it or not it helps as it's such a feeling of achievement as I stick it on :D

Just take one day at a time, one half pound at a time, rather than focusing on the whole 4 stone. My goal at the moment is just 6lbs, whether it takes me two weeks or two months. I'll worry about the next bit after that!
 
S: 20st2lb C: 10st13.5lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 22 Loss: 9st2.5lb(45.57%)
#7
I try to take gains on the chin.
It is especially irritating if you have been 100% on plan and nothing happens or you gain.
Try to turn it around and use it to spur you on, it helps me to stay motivated - my body tried to push my face in the mud and make me feel bad about the gain so I'm fighting back!

Keeping a food diary can make you conscious of what you are doing and eating which may actually highlight any behaviour you need to nip in the bud.
For example; I am someone who eats when bored. Really stupid of me to do but I actually caught myself eating some energy-rich cheese-flavoured snacks this morning.

I have been to the gym today so I am frustrated as this has essentially undone some of the work I have done today as I had busted my butt on various machines.

I have allocated Syns and calorie allowance for the slip up and still have about 300 calories which I have not planned out for today so I am determined to make the most of what I have left, those dumb snacks are NOT going to take any more of that away from me!

Exercise has also made me acutely aware of how much energy and effort is required to burn energy off so it helps me to steer more towards the low-energy dense speed foods rather than the rubbish I used to eat in large amounts.
 
S: 15st8.5lb C: 15st1.5lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 30.3 Loss: 0st7lb(3.2%)
#8
Aw thanks folks. Trying to keep my spirits up. I'm aiming for 6 lbs in 6 weeks hopefully I'll manage that xx
 
#9
I was 100% on plan this week. Didn't go over my syns, lots of water, lots of speed foods and I've gained a lb. I lost 3 last week so I wonder if it was that? Who knows.

But next week I will get rid of it. And more. :)
 
S: 18st12lb C: 18st12lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 43.9 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#12
I think it's definitely worth looking at your loses over the month rather than week to week. Our bodies do strange things over the course of a month so I look at the monthly big picture and try noto to get demotivated by a maintain or a small loss.my goal is to try and get 5lbs a month anymore is a bonus :)
 

jogirl

Silver Member
S: 15st2lb C: 9st6lb G: 9st9lb BMI: 21.3 Loss: 5st10lb(37.74%)
#13
I think it's definitely worth looking at your loses over the month rather than week to week. Our bodies do strange things over the course of a month so I look at the monthly big picture and try noto to get demotivated by a maintain or a small loss.my goal is to try and get 5lbs a month anymore is a bonus :)
I absolutely agree with this. Weight fluctuates for all sorts of reasons, but if you are sticking to plan, then over a month the overall trend will be downwards. Also (and I think I have posted this on the boards before), my old consultant once said "there is no downside to exercising and eating healthily". Even if you have a small gain, you know you are changing your lifestyle for the better.
 
#14
I get weighed every Monday and this Monday I joined curves I have been to class 6 days this week and swimming today so exercised 7 days this week, was 100% on plan and couldn't help but have a sneaky weigh today and I'm a lb heavier than last week?? Anyone any ideas y this could be?? Xx
 

broadsbean

Gold Member
S: 28st12lb C: 25st11lb BMI: 60.1 Loss: 3st1lb(10.64%)
#15
I retain water very badly at times and had 3.5 lb gain on what was my first official weigh in :eek:
I had been 100 % on plan and overdosed on speed foods for nothing. in the past i have let this derail me but not this time. i have remained 100% this week too, don't think the fluid has shifted yet but hopefully i will have a maintained. when it does i will hope fully have a huge loss.
Its very hard to do it this way and has led to me giving up in the past, but common sense tells me i must be losing somewhere and eventually it will show.
As others have said look at the bigger picture, weight loss over the month and you will see the difference x
 
S: 20st2lb C: 10st13.5lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 22 Loss: 9st2.5lb(45.57%)
#16
I get weighed every Monday and this Monday I joined curves I have been to class 6 days this week and swimming today so exercised 7 days this week, was 100% on plan and couldn't help but have a sneaky weigh today and I'm a lb heavier than last week?? Anyone any ideas y this could be??  Xx
Muscles do retain water when you start to exercise so you need to ensure you are sufficiently hydrated.
Did you exercise much before you joined Curves?
Going to the gym so hard so fast may lead to injury and exhaustion and you could fall off the wagon after needing a rest. You need to ensure you aren't pushing yourself too hard too fast and actually give your muscles time to rest and regenerate.
Building muscle tone actually causes pain as the tissue gets stretched, new muscle tissue is created and new blood vessels grow, that is one of the reasons why you get the sustained muscle pain rather than just the cramping after the exercise took place.
You need to give the body time to build the tissue so it is not advisable to keep doing the same kinds of classes every day as it will just lead to muscle damage.

If you really want to do classes every day, maybe go on a very active class such as body combat or body pump and then a day where you have a lighter class focused on stretching and light work such as Yoga the following day, then back to an active class the day after.
 


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