|03-11-2013, 02:41 AM||#1|
Junior LCF Member
Join Date: Jun 2011
I've GAINED weight!!!
I've been back on the low carb wagon, without cheats, for the past two weeks.
I'm feeling good and I think I look better, too. My stomach isn't bloated anymore, bum feels smaller, and so on.
I finally decided to weigh today and I've gained three pounds since two weeks ago, putting me at my all-time highest weight ever.
I know that the scale is mean and I should just focus on the fact that I feel better and my clothes fit better, but I'm just so terrified of continuing to gain weight! I'm really scared that low carb might not work for me anymore, and by eating meat and so on I'm just a total fatty deluding myself into having bacon!!! Maybe I only THINK I'm losing weight and in fact am piling it on???
I lost the weight I wanted to lose (15lbs, taking me to normal BMI) in two weeks the first time I did low carb. Every day the scale went down a bit. This time... I'm tearing my hair out! I WISH I hadn't turned my back on low carb in the first place- I gained back all my weight in two weeks and have since added more!!!
I was so proud of myself for getting back on the low carb wagon as well...
I'M SO SCARED LOW CARB WON'T WORK FOR ME ANYMORE
Please help! Any words of encouragement?
|03-11-2013, 02:47 AM||#2|
Major LCF Poster!
Join Date: Nov 2012
Stats: 192/143/?? 5'2"
Start Date: 12/28/12
You'll have tp post a menu so we can see what may be causing the issue.
Goals for 2015
Remain food-sane 1 day at a time
Do not allow myself to undo all that was done
|03-11-2013, 05:53 AM||#4|
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: S.E. Texas Gulf Coast
It could be your scale, too.
Moving a scale around, dropping it, low-battery, etc can cause it to give you different readings.
https://www.supertracker.usda.gov/default.aspx <--FDA tracking tools
http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ <--FDA nutritional counts
http://www.onlineconversion.com/ <-- cooking and other conversions
Need to contact LCF?
Everyone has an opinion. Take what you need and leave the rest.
|03-11-2013, 06:36 AM||#5|
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: The Library
WOE: JUDDD for WL/5:2 IF for maintenance
|03-11-2013, 06:52 AM||#6|
Senior LCF Member
Join Date: Mar 2010
Stats: (250) 236/172/150 5'8
Start Date: Restart: 2/18/13
How much do you have to lose? If it's a small amount, your body may be turning fat to muscle and the scale's reading would be deceptive. Are you taking measurements? They give you a clearer picture of what's going on with your body than the scale.
March - 12 hours | April - 7 hours
Callanetics goal for May: 10 hours
So far: 0/10
|03-11-2013, 07:16 AM||#7|
Join Date: Mar 2000
WOE: N.K.=vlc/hf/moderate protein & organic/pastured
Start Date: Restart Oct 18 2009
Scale issues, tom, water retention, exercise, natural fluid fluctuations... all these can mess with weight loss. And don't forget you are seeing body composition improvements. As others have suggested, provide more details....
Original start - Feb. 2000 180/125
"The energy content of food (calories) matters, but it is less important than the metabolic effect of food on our body." Dr. P. Attia
“Eat animals. Mostly fat. Enjoy!
"I resist insulin" Hyperlipid
|03-11-2013, 09:06 AM||#8|
Junior LCF Member
Join Date: Mar 2013
Stats: 234/219/189 6'0"
Start Date: feb 26, 2013
It might also matter as to when you weighed yourself the first time and second time.. I find I am usually 3-4 lbs lighter in the morning as oppose to later in the day.
|03-11-2013, 09:14 AM||#9|
Senior LCF Member
Join Date: Feb 2013
Start Date: Hcg 1/5/13, LC 2/10/13
It could definitely be a scale issue. I can't go by the scale because, for example, this morning I weighed and it said 313.6, I was so excited! Then I weighed a second time, because I like to get two consistent readings, and it said 318.4, then 320.2, then 322.6. Thats a 9lb fluctuation in minutes! I was gaining weight by the second! lol. So I just go by measurements and my clothes because the scale is a liar! Keep doing what your doing and I'm sure you will continue to lose the weight!