weigh-in, weight gain

Weigh-in #44: October 29 2013

+13.2lbs (?!?!?!)
-30.3lbs since Jan 1 2013
356.4lbs

 

I honestly don’t believe this is a correct weigh-in. Is it even possible to gain almost 14lbs in a week?

I’d like to think not, but that’s what the scale said. And last week, the scale did say 343.2lbs. So what the hell happened?!

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My weigh-in verification photo for DietBet.

I don’t even know. It’s not like I spent the week eating junk. I ate a pack of Pringles over four or five days and a pack of Starmix. That was my junk for the whole week. We didn’t even have dessert at Mum and Dad’s on Sunday.

*sigh*

I just don’t even know. I suppose I’ll wait and see what the scale says next week. But for now, I’m just… confused.

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5 thoughts on “Weigh-in #44: October 29 2013”

  1. Do you weigh yourself in the same place every week? Could be a change in surfaces that you place the scales on? e.g. Carpet one week, hard wood floor the next.

    I wouldn’t fret about it too much. The number on the scales isn’t what defines your progress, it’s how you feel. I much prefer progress photos as a way of measuring my progress, or using a tape measure and tracking that way.

    1. Yeah, I keep my scales in front of my bookcase, on a (very, very thin) corduroy carpet. I did used to weigh myself in the bathroom, but the floor’s all uneven in there.

      But yeah. I don’t feel as though I’ve gained 14lbs: I’m not more out-of-breath. I’m not sorer. My pants aren’t tighter. I’ve gotta do progress photos tomorrow, and I suppose I’ll see how I look then. (And with that comes measurements. :))

      Thanks, Peter. I needed that wee reminder.

  2. Ye gods! 13 lbs in a week is just absurd. The most I have ever managed was about 8. I’m actually impressed with your powers of water retention. Seriously, that is all it is, I promise. If I stop with the carbs and push through the withdrawal, I can lose a half stone in 4 days, just peeing it away. Then that pack of Pringles (powdered potato, flavourings, sweeteners and probably that all time fave, mono sodium glutamate) would suck water back up like a sponge.

    I’m beginning to think that water retention is my body’s way of diluting the chemicals – sort of like wrapping broken glass up in newspaper before you put it in the fat deposit bin.

    In my case, the weight loss/gain would have more to do with carb/preservative/flavouring/sweetener intake than with calories . It is like the actual fat gain or loss is hidden in the background behind the water bags sloshing about

    Did any of that make sense?

    J

  3. Ye gods! 13 lbs in a week is just absurd. The most I have ever managed was about 8. I’m actually impressed with your powers of water retention. Seriously, that is all it is, I promise. If I stop with the carbs and push through the withdrawal, I can lose a half stone in 4 days, just peeing it away. Then that pack of Pringles (powdered potato, flavourings, sweeteners and probably that all time fave, mono sodium glutamate) would suck water back up like a sponge.

    I’m beginning to think that water retention is my body’s way of diluting the chemicals – sort of like wrapping broken glass up in newspaper before you put it in the fat deposit bin.

    In my case, the weight loss/gain would have more to do with carb/preservative/flavouring/sweetener intake than with calories . It is like the actual fat gain or loss is hidden in the background behind the water bags sloshing about

    Did any of that make sense?

    J

    1. Mmm, MSG. Fun fact: my Dad and his supervisor were trying to make Square Sausage when we were living in Oregon, and it didn’t taste right until they added MSG. 🙂

      I don’t think the whole 13lbs was water retention. Some of it must have been actual weight gain, but I’m still not sure how. It was really annoying, because even after all this time, I’m still trying to figure out what, particularly, makes me gain/lose weight.

      (So yes, that made sense. :))

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