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marjorie
Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 10:11pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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So, I have a quick question regarding how much a person body weight fluctuates and how I can get a better handle on my eating.

I worked out last night, one hour cardio, had a salad with chick ( little salmon) and lots of veggies.

Then went home, had kale chips, pear and some pineapple.

when I weighed in today after my workout, I was 5 pounds heavier... I wonder if I was eating too much olive oil during the past week... and I think canola oil was in the veggies and salmon.

Is it possible that my swami is off? It appears when I follow the portions I gain weight?

everytime I eat any carbs, I gain weight...  

I am almost 5'4 and weigh 118-120 which feels very heavy to me. I want to lose five pounds. The other problem is I am eating late at night and then going to bed.... I want to work on eating a light dinner even if I workout at night. Any thoughts on how I can do this? Seriously need some insight on getting out of the habit of gorging down a heavy dinner even if it is salad with protein.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 10:39pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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My weight will always go up when I eat carbs. Olive oil doesn't seem to effect it at all but nuts and seeds do over a little time of eating them everyday, even if not alot of them. I stay constant on veggies, fish and olive oil, everything else is a gamble but carbs are definately going to make it go up.


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Thursday, May 17, 2012, 12:29am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Fluctuations of 5 lbs out of about 120 in a short period of time are mostly water.
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Thursday, May 17, 2012, 12:36am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Are your clothes tighter?  If not, it could be you are adding muscle with the exercise and that can weigh more.

I left my scales the last time I moved, too heavy to carry.  I have no idea what I weigh.  
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Thursday, May 17, 2012, 12:57am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I absolutely refuse to go on a scale. The fit of my clothes give me all of the information I need.
Past obsessions with weight are not welcome into my life; I am happy to be so much healthier.
So many other thoughts & things to enjoy and pursue.  
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Thursday, May 17, 2012, 3:42am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Quoted from Dianne
I absolutely refuse to go on a scale. The fit of my clothes give me all of the information I need.
Past obsessions with weight are not welcome into my life; I am happy to be so much healthier.
So many other thoughts & things to enjoy and pursue.  


Thanks for the reframing. I hope to get that point someday in my life.
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My weight can fluctuate 4-5 lbs over the course of the day. It's usually lowest first thing in the morning (after using the toilet, before eating or drinking anything) and highest mid-day with a full tummy. On a few separate occasions, I weighed myself 5+ times in one day to see the pattern.

The only weight I "count" is the first-morning one. If I weigh myself at night right before bed, I know I can safely subract 3 lbs to get my "real weight." Generally I just weigh myself in the morning and not bother the rest of the day. OTOH, if DD1 wants to give blood and doesn't weigh quite enough, she can get on the scale after eating while wearing heavy clothing.


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Friday, May 18, 2012, 12:08am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I am same as ruthiegirl and I have read that early morning (especially after moving your bowells) is when you weigh the least.  And your height is also taller. End of day you can see a few pounds fluctuation. I agree also with Lloyd and have read that water is a huge factor when you see a change of 5 lbs.  Water retention can also be caused by eating foods that don't agree, gluten/wheat if a biggie.
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Talking of weight variations - yesterday was the first day I actually made a concerted effort to consciously drink half my body weight in ounces of water/liquids!!

Don't think I have actually gained weight, although as I have been being so good lately re avoiding carbs, I may have lost some but replaced it with water weight, as I am a whole inch more on my waist!!!  

The "half yr body weight" is a recommendation I have read here, but have had a problem in the past feeling bloated on that much liquid Is it really necessary to drink THAT much?

Seems like a heck of a lot of liquid (for me anyway) especially as before my evening meal, I drank 3x 8oz glasses of water & then after tea had 4 more!!! I went to bed swimming & had to get up in the night to pee
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Once you regularly drink half your body weight in oz. of water, things will even out and you won't need to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night and the weight will come off, not on. Of course it matters what you are eating as well, salty foods are going to cause your body to hold on to the water so the electrolytes won't be out of whack.

Llyod is right, 5 lbs of fluctuation is more than likely water.

At 5'4" and 120 lbs. your BMI is in the low normal, if you lost 5 lbs you'd be getting close to unhealthy. If you are really concerned, find someone (who knows what they are doing  ) to measure your body fat percentage. It really is important to have a healthy weight, a healthy amount of fat for healthy hormones, and not be so wrapped up in the numbers! Lose the scale, go by how you feel and how your clothes fit.


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Quoted from grey rabbit

At 5'4" and 120 lbs. your BMI is in the low normal, if you lost 5 lbs you'd be getting close to unhealthy.


I'm 5' 4 1/2" and consider 123 my ideal weight.  When I get down to 121, I feel skinny.



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In the past I have always felt 'enlarged' after exercise. I know friends of mine would only workout two days before a party to give them a day or two to 'deflate'. Swimming has this effect especially!
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Just read your first post..

A)       food is not what adds weight if it is on the super/diamond and beneficial list..



B)      Working out will always add weight, but over a long time span it will keep MORE weight off you.. so its a trade off..

Your weight is perfect  for your hight.  You can try and fight the body and try to drop some pounds, but to what end?  The body has on average hight and weight for a reason, so that you can be average.. Average is not a bad word, it is only in this crazy and often sick society that we fight it at all cost, financially, happiness, and sanity.

Yes being healthy is one thing, eating right is a good thing, and drinking enough water will not hurt, but there is no great need to drink more than you are thirsty for... and a glass before sleeping..

Most important is getting enough sleep, like 8 hours at least.. since we adjust out weight only by the second day of similar activities.. overnight fluctuations ore of no importance..

Exercising one hour might be ok, but you will most like build up muscles but not get rid of inches where you wish to, the body does not work that way..

eating normal for you is what is most important. not what some list said.. make your own list, as it will change from age to age and situation to living life and happiness measured by who is in your life..  


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Quoted from Goldie
Just read your first post..

A food is not what adds weight if it is on the super/diamond and beneficial list..



Working out will always add weight, but over a long time span it will keep MORE weight off you.. so its a trade off..

Your weight is perfect  for your hight.  You can try and fight the body and try to drop some pounds, but to what end?  The body has on average hight and weight for a reason, so that you can be average.. Average is not a bad word, it is only in this crazy and often sick society that we fight it at all cost, financially, happiness, and sanity.

Yes being healthy is one thing, eating right is a good thing, and drinking enough water will not hurt, but there is no great need to drink more than you are thirsty for... and a glass before sleeping..

Most important is getting enough sleep, like 8 hours at least.. since we adjust out weight only by the second day of similar activities.. overnight fluctuations ore of no importance..

Exercising one hour might be ok, but you will most like build up muscles but not get rid of inches where you wish to, the body does not work that way..

eating normal for you is what is most important. not what some list said.. make your own list, as it will change from age to age and situation to living life and happiness measured by who is in your life..  


Thank you for your support. I went on a different scale this am and it read 117 and my bmi was 17.4. so, I guess I am ok. What is difficult is to let go of the past when I weighed 110 and maybe that was too skinny!

I will focus on health everyday and just let my body fall into place naturally.

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Quoted from Niagreen
In the past I have always felt 'enlarged' after exercise. I know friends of mine would only workout two days before a party to give them a day or two to 'deflate'. Swimming has this effect especially!


Interesting thought. I never considered this. Thank you.
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Quoted from Victoria


I'm 5' 4 1/2" and consider 123 my ideal weight.  When I get down to 121, I feel skinny.


Hi!

Thank you for the comparison, this helps. I try not to compare to others but it does help to get insight from someone who is so health conscious and can relate to my situation as far as height and weight.

A tape measure might be useful to help me measure inches versus weight.
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We're all unique individuals. A Warrior or Hunter is likely to be healthy at a lower BMI than a Gatherer or Explorer. IMO, you're "overweight" if you're carrying more weight than is healthy for your body, and you're "underweight" if you're carrying less weight than is healthy for your body. That may or may not correlate with height/weight charts based on the total population.

My "healthy ideal weight" (as measured by some fancy machine of Andrea's as well as based on how I looked/felt at that weight in the past) is about 133 lbs. At my "maximum adult height" of 5'2", that puts me right on the outer edge of the "normal weight" categry. At my "current height" of 5'1", that puts me at the bottom edge of the "overweight" category.  If I weighed 130 lbs, I'd be in the "healthy weight" category but really be underweight! And even if I were to reach my healthy weight, I'd still be "overweight" on that silly chart.

Meanwhile, somebody else with a slight build might have a "healthy weight" of 110 lbs at 5'2". If she weighed 130 lbs, she'd be 20 pounds overweight- but still fall into the "healthy weight" category!

So go by how you look and feel, not by the weight charts that are not individualized. Also bear in mind that your "healthy weight" at age 37 may be higher than your "healthy weight" was when you were 20.


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One way to change your eating habits is to eat a really rich meat and veg based breakfast.

My typical day is: heaviest meats and veg to complement for brekafast, fruit snak, fish and veg lunch, beans or grains with an egg for dinner.


My weight loss goal: 220 lbs.  A 6'4" dyslexic oddball: the size of a line-backer, the silhouette of Winnie-the-Pooh.
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Quoted from ruthiegirl
We're all unique individuals. A Warrior or Hunter is likely to be healthy at a lower BMI than a Gatherer or Explorer. IMO, you're "overweight" if you're carrying more weight than is healthy for your body, and you're "underweight" if you're carrying less weight than is healthy for your body. That may or may not correlate with height/weight charts based on the total population.

My "healthy ideal weight" (as measured by some fancy machine of Andrea's as well as based on how I looked/felt at that weight in the past) is about 133 lbs. At my "maximum adult height" of 5'2", that puts me right on the outer edge of the "normal weight" categry. At my "current height" of 5'1", that puts me at the bottom edge of the "overweight" category.  If I weighed 130 lbs, I'd be in the "healthy weight" category but really be underweight! And even if I were to reach my healthy weight, I'd still be "overweight" on that silly chart.

Meanwhile, somebody else with a slight build might have a "healthy weight" of 110 lbs at 5'2". If she weighed 130 lbs, she'd be 20 pounds overweight- but still fall into the "healthy weight" category!

So go by how you look and feel, not by the weight charts that are not individualized. Also bear in mind that your "healthy weight" at age 37 may be higher than your "healthy weight" was when you were 20.


Hi
Thank you. All really good points. I have a small- medium build and I guess that is why I still believe I would feel better at a lower weight, not so much the number, but I know what is right for me like you said.

Charts really do not mean anything in general.

I will keep focusing on health and how I feel overall. So far, I think my obstacle was overeating on portions and I am gaining more control over that now
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