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bmkess 07-03-2011 07:31 PM

Gained a pound....confused.
 
So my daily caloric intake is somewhere around 1250-1400 and I've been walking 2.5 miles every day (except one) in 30 minutes, so pretty brisk. I keep my heart rate up during that workout. I've been doing this for two weeks straight now, the past week I lost 10+ pounds. But now I gained a pound back this week. Is it possible that it is muscle? Or should I change something?

handcycle2005 07-03-2011 11:02 PM

Most likely, you were dehydrated.
You should weigh yourself once a week at the same time to even out flucuations.

mecompco 07-03-2011 11:47 PM


Originally Posted by handcycle2005 (Post 49815)
Most likely, you were dehydrated.
You should weigh yourself once a week at the same time to even out flucuations.

Exactly. Weigh once a week at most. I see day-to-day fluctuations of several pounds sometimes, it's nothing to worry about. An extra salty meal one day can pack on a couple pounds of fluid the next day. The day after, it's gone.

Regards,
Michael

bmkess 07-04-2011 12:01 AM

That's the thing though, I do weigh myself every week, not every day.

handcycle2005 07-04-2011 12:15 AM

It can still be a normal variation.

As mecompco pointed out, a little extra salt, a lot of extra water and you're up a pound.

01gt4.6 07-04-2011 12:19 AM


Originally Posted by handcycle2005 (Post 49820)
It can still be a normal variation.

As mecompco pointed out, a little extra salt, a lot of extra water and you're up a pound.

This. It would be nice if we could gain a pound of muscle in a week but that's not gonna happen.

bmkess 07-04-2011 02:35 AM

So what do you suggest I do? Nothing?

01gt4.6 07-04-2011 02:47 AM


Originally Posted by bmkess (Post 49825)
So what do you suggest I do? Nothing?

yes, just keep on keepin' on.

mecompco 07-04-2011 10:24 AM


Originally Posted by bmkess (Post 49825)
So what do you suggest I do? Nothing?

Exactly, just keep on keepin' on. Look you KNOW what your deficit is, and it's been working. Trust the numbers and your losses will even out. There WILL be plataues and normal fluctations along the journey. You need to focus on the averages and keeping on your plan.

I'll wager that your weigh-in next week will be more to your liking.:)

Regards,
Michael

bmkess 07-04-2011 05:40 PM

Alright sounds good.


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