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Old 05-06-2013, 07:18 AM   #1
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It's normal...

...to fluctuate 1-2 pounds a week, right? I'm up two this week, but have been following OWL very closely. I'm just trying to fight off discouraging feelings. What do y'all think?
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:43 AM   #2
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I go up or down two or three pounds daily.
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:29 AM   #3
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I go up or down two or three pounds daily.
ditto

i weigh myself daily, but i aim for the weekly number to be lower than the previous week's, except for during that TOM, which is always 5-7lbs more. some people weigh monthly only, but i must keep a closer eye on things or my weigh blossoms.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:37 AM   #4
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:04 AM   #5
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I go back and forth....it's better for me to weigh once weekly instead of daily. It seems that I can gain weight some weeks for eating too little....then eat a little more for a couple of days and lose 3 pounds. To me, weight loss is crazy.
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:10 AM   #6
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:15 AM   #7
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...to fluctuate 1-2 pounds a week, right? I'm up two this week, but have been following OWL very closely. I'm just trying to fight off discouraging feelings. What do y'all think?
Yep. Normal for me anyway.
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:18 AM   #8
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I only weigh myself once a month or so because I fluctuate so much I will be completely upset by gains as often as I have seen them. I tend to try to go more by how my clothing fits and how I feel, than by the scale.
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:22 AM   #9
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Shoot, I fluctuate by more than that! I weigh daily, measure monthly, and my weight is up and down every day. As long as it's generally moving in the right direction, and the measurements are down every month, I know I'm on the right track. I typically fluctuate by 3-5 pounds on any given day. Today I'm up seven pounds, but I know exactly why it's even more than (my) normal.

The thing is that as long as you know how your body loses (or maintains) you'll get used to it and not freak out. If you don't want to see the daily fluctuations, weigh less often (or not at all). Everyone's weight fluctuates, and women much more than men. It's the nature of the human body.
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:57 AM   #10
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I only weigh once a week (Mondays) and I was up two pounds. I still consider myself a "newbie" so I thought I'd ask. After losing 17 you think I'd be ok with just two baby lbs! I only measure once a month, and my numbers were fantastic last time, so I imagine I'll see some more progress there as well.

Hopefully things continue downward...
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:09 PM   #11
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I'm up & down & all over the place. I weigh daily.
Here is my chart for the past month:
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:22 PM   #12
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Oh, but Pami, your trend is overall a downward trend! Way to go!
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:33 PM   #13
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Oh, but Pami, your trend is overall a downward trend! Way to go!
So is yours! Don't let two pounds derail you!
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:45 PM   #14
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And here's mine from a couple of months ago, the most recent I have in my iPhone. You can see how much I fluctuate, but I still lose. That's the point.
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Old 05-06-2013, 02:50 PM   #15
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I weigh almost every day and what I've noticed is I'll have a day or two where I am 2-3 pounds down, and then the next 3 days I am back up to where I was. Then 3-4 days on the low number again. I hold there for up to a week and then the cycle starts again. So over a week I see loss, but day by day Im up and down and all over the place
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:33 PM   #16
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Where do you guys get the fancy chart? That has to keep you pretty sane. To answer OP's question...Yes, I fluctuate all the time. Totally normal.
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:38 PM   #17
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Where do you guys get the fancy chart? That has to keep you pretty sane. To answer OP's question...Yes, I fluctuate all the time. Totally normal.
I do mine in Excel. Some of the tracking sites provide them as well.
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:38 PM   #18
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I make my chart (and others for the measurements) in Numbers, which is like Excel. I have my old charts and graphs from all the way back to the first time I did Atkins, in 2002!
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:39 PM   #19
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I bounce between 2-6 pounds a day depending on the amount of sodium and red meat I've eaten. It's made me really conscious about my intake of those items.

I have an app in my iPhone that charts for me, but I also keep an excel spread sheet on the computer too. Just look up weight tracking or something similar in the App Store and you'll find tons.
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:36 AM   #20
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I do an excel sheet as well. So far, mostly downward trend. I'm not discouraged enough to eat like garbage again. I just feel so much better on this WOE. It's so nice not to have indigestion every night. Thanks for such nice feedback and helpful support.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:48 AM   #21
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ditto

i weigh myself daily, but i aim for the weekly number to be lower than the previous week's, except for during that TOM, which is always 5-7lbs more. some people weigh monthly only, but i must keep a closer eye on things or my weigh blossoms.
for a three day example, yesterday i was up 0.6lbs from sunday and today i'm 0.2lbs down from sunday which puts me at the same weight i was on apr 1 so my overall gain/loss this month so far is 0lbs. i keep track of only my monthly weight.

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I do mine in Excel. Some of the tracking sites provide them as well.
i never thought of using excel, this is perfect for me! i don't like posting a lot of personal info on websites i can't control, which is all of them.
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