About a week and a half ago (Monday, July 30) the scale read 108.6. However, now this morning I weighed myself and I'm up to 113.6 lbs (my lowest was 103 lbs sometime in mid July). This past week I have eaten between 3500cals and 4000cals and dancing about 5 hours per day for 5 out of 7 days (I'm the middle of a 3 week ballet summer intensive). I'm 5'8" and 17.5 years old.
I'm really scared that I'm gaining far too quickly and that I'm getting too big in my stomach. Is this unhealthy? :/
Thanks in advance! :)
I'm certainly no expert, but based on what I've read previously in the forums, everything sounds A-OK! Good for you that you're maintaining what sounds like a fun and exciting exercise regime, and coupling it with the calories you need to do/feel your best!
If you're concerned about gaining weight (I do not know if you have been in recovery for eating disorder, or what your history is) 113.6 is by no means troublesome, and even if it did upset you, please note that such a drastic change on the scale is likely do to water retention.
I am going through ED recovery myself, eating at least 2500 calories a day, and I avoid the scale like the plague! A number is just a number, don't let it define you - and remember your body needs the fuel you're giving it!!
Good luck, friend!
Water weight and weight fluctuations and scale error.
Yes, I understand that some of it might be waterweight, but the scale keeps on going up and up and up (like this morning I was 115lbs) and it never seems to slow down! I can also feel and see my weight gain, although my mother and ballet instructor say they can't see much of a difference.
I just don't know what to do! It's really scaring me... :/
Your metabolism will speed up and you won't be gaining as quickly - your body needs the kcal for repair and all that dancing (which is likely straining your body).
Most of it is probably just water weight. In your picture you are so, so tiny so I don't actually think it would matter how fast you gain. The sooner you get back to a healthy weight then the sooner you can get the gaining out of the way and then start maintaining. :)
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