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    Unhappy So discouraged-need some advice!

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    I have been Primal for 5 weeks now and 9.5 pounds lighter. My husband and I went to Seattle this last weekend for a long weekend. I was Primal the entire time. We walked at least 6 miles per day up and down the Seattle hills and stairs. I was so proud of myself for staying primal and all the walking I did. When we returned home I weighed myself and had gain FOUR pounds. WHY? I am so religious about my eating habits and my movement. I am so discouraged. Could I be starving myself, but not eating enough? Does someome have any ideas....HELP! Bummed in Central Oregon.

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    Don't be discouraged. Good job on the walking! But be careful using the scale as a guide to your progress. Your body measurements will be a much better indicator. So many factors go into your weight: time of day, fluid retention, clothes you're wearing, etc...

    If you must use a scale, be sure to weigh yourself once a week, on the same day, same scale, same time of day, and under the same conditions.

    For instance.. I weigh on Monday morning, first thing after going to the bathroom, completely naked, and on the same scale every time.

    But I think the best thing is to just discard the scale altogether.. get a nice measuring tape.

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    I can fluctuate 4 pounds in ONE day. Forget about it! You ate well and were active: to hell with the scale! (I'm gonna put that on a bumper sticker, I think....)
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    I agree with what the others said. The only reason I use the scales every day is that it shows hydration. I have mild congestive heart failure and sometimes retain too much water. But I get upset when my weight is up. Totally irrational. Oh well.

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    I quit putting so much stock in the scale (I know---it's hard). I gained 4 pounds after losing a lot. I measure myself and see that it's got to be muscle, as I keep losing inches. Probably the same for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericfoster3 View Post
    If you must use a scale, be sure to weigh yourself once a week, on the same day, same scale, same time of day, and under the same conditions.
    Those were going to be my exact same recommendations! I always weigh only once a week at the same time on the same day of the week before shower after going to the bathroom right after waking up.

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    I find that when I travel, I retain water. I'm not sure why, but it always happens.

    Also, are you having your period? That puts on 3-5 pounds for me every month.
    Melodious

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    Yeah... the scale is the devil. But if you can't wean yourself completely off of it and count on measurements, than the above recommendations (once a week... same time of day, etc) should count.

    I can go up and down 5 or 6 pounds during the course of a day, and always have done that (even when i was in my teens). Stepping ont he scale constantly was the worst thing I could have done for my self-esteem. I'd feel the same and my clothes would fit the same, but that scale said 4 pounds more and so I'd feel like crap all day. Just say no!
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    Quote Originally Posted by melodious View Post
    I find that when I travel, I retain water. I'm not sure why, but it always happens.
    Agree!

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    It may be a female thing! I gain 3-4 pounds every month in the week prior to my period.

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