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Old 03-09-2014, 03:25 AM   #1
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First week results

I am starting week 2 of induction today, and I am down 4.2 pounds. It is not as much as I would have liked but I will take it! My scale has gone up and down this week and I am finding out the little things that affect it, so I can alter them this week to see if that moves the scale down more consistently. The Atkins bars/treats are not going to work for me at this phase anyway, so I cut them out and started to lose again. Weight training also makes my scale go up. I realize this and am going to continue to use weights for health benefits, but not weigh myself for a few days afterward so I don't get discouraged! I know the scale causes a lot of people grief, so I am not weighing every day anymore. I think once a week will be good enough! I have appreciated all the information and support this week!
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Old 03-09-2014, 03:42 AM   #2
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I suspect that you think you're not losing 'consistently' because you were weighing daily. We all experience daily fluctuations in 'weight' that are due to water in our bodies and have little (or nothing) to do with fat loss.

Your decision to weigh weekly is a good one, IMO, because during weight loss, seeing those fluctuations can be disheartening for many people (me!).

I've found that weighing weekly keeps me more focused on my daily eating (on plan) rather than the scale number.
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Old 03-09-2014, 04:51 AM   #3
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I noticed the same thing about weight training... After a workout your muscles are repairing and hold water. It can be frustrating for people who are expecting a workout to result in weight loss. I increased my cardio time and decreased weight training to two or three times a week.
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Old 03-09-2014, 06:39 AM   #4
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the water weight you lose the first week is so different than when you actually start losing fat weight... I don't think you can draw any conclusions from it. it is your Atkins Loan that you get to keep as long as you stay in ketosis...
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Old 03-09-2014, 10:25 AM   #5
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4# is pretty awesome. Just look at it as it's better than where you were. I think it's important that you learned a couple of things....to weigh once a week instead of daily and that the bars aren't going to work for this stage of your weight loss. That's great.
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