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Old 05-11-2015, 10:19 AM
 
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I've been using an analog scale, and I've been at 162ish for what seems the longest time. Every day, I step on it, and I'm not 160, the magical, glorious 160, makes me wonder, why, why, why.

I know I must await my whoosh, since I have been pretty good with keeping in my budget, and I have been walking for the past 10 days. I guess I feel like it should have definitely gotten to 160 by now with all the walking, but nooope.

So discouraging. But I will tread on.

That was the vent, here's a question, for good measure.

I've read that exercise causes your body to hold on to a couple pounds of water. OK, fine, so if I just continue to eat right and exercise, then I'll eventually burn fat, and that fat that has gone away will make the scale go down? Yet my body will still be holding on to that water?

Would drinking half my body weight in water help with that whole water holding thing??
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Old 05-11-2015, 11:03 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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If you're female and still have periods, sometimes the time of month can make you retain some water and keep your scale from showing results. If your weight doesn't change for an entire month, then that's a sign that you need to change your calorie intake or the amount of exercise...sometimes a person is eating too much to lose weight but sometimes they're eating too little.

Drinking a lot of extra water will just make you pee more, it won't help you lose water weight. Cutting back on sodium can help you keep from retaining water.
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Old 05-11-2015, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Leaving fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada
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Do you regularly drink enough water? Those days that I don't get enough water, the weight seems to hang on. When I drink enough, it doesn't. Seems counter intuitive but it works for me. It also helps keep you full.

Protein is also helping me. When I eat more protein, the weight comes off.
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Old 05-11-2015, 12:43 PM
 
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Do you regularly drink enough water? Those days that I don't get enough water, the weight seems to hang on. When I drink enough, it doesn't. Seems counter intuitive but it works for me. It also helps keep you full.

Protein is also helping me. When I eat more protein, the weight comes off.
Thanks, yeah I'm probably pretty dehydrated overall. I am hearing more and more to eat more protein. First thing I think of though, is bacon, steak, cheese. But I've done some research and see that the focus should be more on eggs, chicken, turkey, chia seeds, nuts, tuna and tilapia. (those are the ones I like and would eat)
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Old 05-11-2015, 03:03 PM
 
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Thanks, yeah I'm probably pretty dehydrated overall. I am hearing more and more to eat more protein. First thing I think of though, is bacon, steak, cheese. But I've done some research and see that the focus should be more on eggs, chicken, turkey, chia seeds, nuts, tuna and tilapia. (those are the ones I like and would eat)
I eat lots of eggs, chicken, fish, beef and pork for protein. Bacon and cheese are more fat than protein.
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