will lose only like 0.2 of a lb one week, and then at the next weeks weigh in they will lose like almost 2 lbs or more?
Weight loss isn't exactly linear and I've had this happen to me before. Just weighed myself and only lost 0.2 of a lb so I'm really hoping it will happen again where I lose more next weigh in but I guess what I really need is simply a little reassurance o_o;; I don't want to get sad and mess up this week or I'll never find out!!
So personal experiences, yes/no? :o
Reason: Moved to Weight Loss
Happens to me all the time. I'll go a couple weeks with little or no weight loss, than bam, 2 or more pounds lost. Drives me absolutely nutters. I find it hard sometimes to stay positive those weeks. I always try to remember that even though I haven't lost much (or any), I haven't gained any either, and that is always a positive!! Hang in there!!
No, it's not linear at all! My weight log looks like a cardiogram - up and down, back an forth. Watch the green trend line - if you are moving in the right direction, it is going down steadily.
Yep ^-^ I had been losing consistently up until my 5th week, then I stayed at 204 for over a week (I'm a daily weigher). Today I was down 1.5 lbs, so it's all good. Like others have said, just enjoy the ride and watch the trend.
From what I hear this is normal. I know someone who teaches aerobics. She said that one week she taught two classes a day for five days and had no change on the scale. The next week she lost 4 pounds. I think it takes time for our bodies to catch up. Recently, I gained 1.4 pounds and then the next week I lost almost 5 pounds. I have a feeling all the gain was muscle mass I am building through a boot camp I joined.
It's not exactly muscle mass - it doesn't work as fast as that. Gaining 1,4 pounds of muscle would take months. But while intensive training our bodies need more water for the intensity of biololgical processes within it increases. So, the body takes and keeps more water for those periods. Then you lose it again.
Oh yeah, totally, all the time. It's one of those aspects of weight loss that really beat up one's psyche.
I have a couple of methods that I use to cope with this to prevent it from driving me nuts - for example, on the days that I drop 2 pounds, I only count it as 1. Then the next day, if that second pound is still gone, I count it then. That helps me spread out the losses and gives me more "celebration" days. And there is nothing worse than counting a lost pound and then seeing it go right back on the next day.
Also, I only count in whole pounds, I don't worry about fractions. So if my scale says 230.2 then I count it as 231. And then when I do lose a pound, I like to see it 2 days in a row before I log it.
The perils of being a daily weigh-er I guess!