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Maintaining Weight But Gaining?

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So I've been maintaining my weight for almost a year now but I seem to be going through this cycle of losing and gaining 3-4 lbs and was wondering if any of you guys experienced this in maintenance? I weigh in every week at the same time and eat roughly 1500 calories a day my eating habits haven't changed much since losing the weight so what gives? Is this normal?

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  • cwolfman13
    cwolfman13 Posts: 41,865 Member
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    natural body weight fluctuations can be 3-5 Lbs day to day easily...
  • ronnie786
    ronnie786 Posts: 24 Member
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    cwolfman13 wrote: »
    natural body weight fluctuations can be 3-5 Lbs day to day easily...

    Hi there thanks for the reply I know weight fluctuates daily. Thats why I weigh in weekly but I never get an accurate reading :\
  • LivingtheLeanDream
    LivingtheLeanDream Posts: 13,342 Member
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    absolutely! I have the same fluctuations, due to TOM, due to sodium, due to loo issues (sorry tmi!), but month on month I maintain within a 2-3lb range off my goal.
  • TavistockToad
    TavistockToad Posts: 35,719 Member
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    ronnie786 wrote: »
    cwolfman13 wrote: »
    natural body weight fluctuations can be 3-5 Lbs day to day easily...

    Hi there thanks for the reply I know weight fluctuates daily. Thats why I weigh in weekly but I never get an accurate reading :\

    you shouldnt have a single number as your maintenance figure, it should be a range (probably around 5lb unless you are particularly sensitive to fluctuations) to account for these fluctuations...
  • bunnypy
    bunnypy Posts: 109 Member
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    Yes, mine fluctuate like crazy 106-112, to keep things on tract I fit my non-stretch tight old jean every week, as long as it fits they way it should I'm happy :smile: !
  • SergeantSausage
    SergeantSausage Posts: 1,673 Member
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    ronnie786 wrote: »
    cwolfman13 wrote: »
    natural body weight fluctuations can be 3-5 Lbs day to day easily...

    Hi there thanks for the reply I know weight fluctuates daily. Thats why I weigh in weekly but I never get an accurate reading :\

    And you never will. What makes you think skipping 6 days and weighing on the 7th will magically stabilize random fluctuation?

    Correction: It's probably pretty accurate, just not *consistent* from week to week.

    Get used to it.

  • dopeysmelly
    dopeysmelly Posts: 1,390 Member
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    ronnie786 wrote: »
    cwolfman13 wrote: »
    natural body weight fluctuations can be 3-5 Lbs day to day easily...

    Hi there thanks for the reply I know weight fluctuates daily. Thats why I weigh in weekly but I never get an accurate reading :\

    And you never will. What makes you think skipping 6 days and weighing on the 7th will magically stabilize random fluctuation?

    Correction: It's probably pretty accurate, just not *consistent* from week to week.

    Get used to it.

    ^This.

    I know some people aren't happy with daily weighing, but it might help understand what you're fluctuations normally are, even if you only do it for a few weeks.