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Postby rivenriver » Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:10 am

I'm really confused just now. Can someone give me some ideas about what's happening?

I keep putting on weight. Like, not just a little bit, but really quickly. I weighed myself this morning - 112.1. That's 2.5kg in 12 days. Now I know I can't loose that much in that amount of time, so how can I gain that much?

To make things worse, I haven't been eating that badly. I really haven't. True, I haven't expected to loose any weight over the past few days, but I really haven't expected to gain any. Last holidays, I was eating worse and moving less, and I gained 0.4 over more than 3 weeks.

I have been eating badly. A bit of slice here, and handful of nuts there, even a bowl of icecream, twice. But I am DEFINITELY eating less than I was at this time last year. FOR SURE. There is no question in my mind about that. But I'm also pretty certain I didn't put on THAT much weight last year, either! Sure, I wasn't paying attention, but I mean, I don't think I've ever been above 120kg. I certainly didn't loose any weight before I started trying, anyway. So I can't have gained that much either, can I?

I don't know, I'm really confused. Coupled with a bad streak (I start out the day good, and by the end my resolve is in tatters), I really feel like rubbish at the moment. But even on the days when I do better, even good, I still gain weight. I'm really starting to feel hopeless here.

Does anyone have any ideas? How could I gain that much???
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Postby SarahC » Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:31 am

That is confusing indeed! With any luck it's just a freaky fluid thing, and it will disappear soon!! I will be very interested to see what ideas others have, because the same thing has happened to me... I put on 2.5kg in the space of 2 weeks not so long ago, and the weight is still here, it hasn't gone! So, I know how you feel :(
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Postby hysterical_oliver » Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:33 am

Try not to be too discouraged, if you get back into it you'll soon right the wrongs :D

Could the bad stuff you've been having have caused you to hold water?
Have you kept your water intake up to keep your body in top shape?
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Postby candycane » Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:22 am

i agree with the fluid retention. Are you sure your scales are right? We have two sets, and i figured out one was broken (ie, weighing myself twice one after the other there was a 2.5 kilo difference) and the other one was a lot better at weighing me consistently.

Sodium makes you retain fluid so maybe cut back a little on that. Stay on track, it doesnt matter if you have a bad day as long as it doesnt turn into a bad week. Acknowledge that you had a bad day and let it go :)

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Postby Siana-leah » Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:07 am

not sure whats going on....
all i can tell you is that if i dont exercise my weight shifts really slowly if im eating well....and i continue to gain weight even if i only eat bad things once or twice that week....
i know everyones body is different....
maybe a doctor could tell you....
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Postby rivenriver » Tue Dec 11, 2007 8:19 am

Well, it turns out that those who guessed fluid retention were bang on the money. I don't really understand what fluid retention is, so I never really thought about it as a possibility. But yesterday I dusted off calorie king and was really strict, kept myself around the 1000 calorie mark not including dinner, cos I have no way to measure dinner but I would guess 700-1000 calories. I kinda forgot to drink much water, but I noticed I was at the loo very often. Then when I got up this morning, I went again, bigger than normal (yeah, like you wanted to know that!). I got on the scales, expecting a smaller gain or maybe even a small loss. Well, as it happens I'm back down to 109.7.

Now if that isn't stupid body behaviour, I don't know what is.
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Postby SarahC » Tue Dec 11, 2007 8:33 am

Phew, that must be a relief! :D You must have OD'd on salt, or not drank enough water or something...

You are very lucky, my body did the exact same thing, and the weight still hasn't gone! Now that's confusing!! :roll:
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Postby grey » Wed Dec 26, 2007 10:16 pm

hi, my names jess, to help you try to understand what is going on with yourself, i'm going to tell you about me( i hope it helps or at least lets you know your not alone). i'm 23 yrs old, i litrally just signed up to this web site.your the first forum/thing i've seen. i've suffered from post virual fatigue syndrome for twelve year (as of june'07). i'm glad of this as i have learnt so much about myself and am a stronger person, i have clear goals for my life because of it!, my problem i am facing as i finally start to get better is i'm fat, i'm the fattest i've ever been, i am only 100kg and i'm so very gratefull i'm not bigger, because even when you add just one kilo, thats ONE more you have to lose. and that in its self for me can be all it takes to make me depressed and all i want to do when i'm depressed is sleep, which always means more weight. because of my illness i have health problems that are going to stay with me for ever, fat or thin. i've found that if i eat less i put on weight, you can eat less of the crappy food that does you no good . and feel like you'r being so much stronger with your self. but your bodys not getting what it needs form that food, so eating less of the crap food sends ur body into survial mode, were it stores that fat. survial mode sounds silly when yor big. saying this stuff to you may make me sound self serving, and you may not want or except my thoughts or advise, which is ok i'm just putting it out there. the one thing i really want to stress is, SOY ISULATE is toxic to your thyroid (your prob thinking what has that got to do with anything?) almost every meal replacement drink has soy isulate in it. when you are over weight you have at least minor thyroid problems, if you do lose weight with drink that has soy isulate in it , yes you may and prob will lose weight but you will gain health problems. if your still putting on weight while eating better and the food your eating is good for you, i would strongly erge you to see a thyroid specialist doctor. because if your thyroid isn't working properly there is a great chance your going to gain more weight (like myself) no matter what you do! i hope i've help and havent been too confusing
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