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Sami1601Sami1601 Member Posts: 50 Member Member Posts: 50 Member
I do not know what I am doing wrong.

I have been tracking my weight consistently for 5 weeks now and I’m gaining weight.

I have a Garmin Vivoactive 3 which is telling me active and resting calories I am burning between 2,000 to 2,100 a day. I am eating 1500 a day.

I started off at 145.8 pounds and now I am weighing at 147.8. In female 5”4.

I do not know were I am going wrong.

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  • yirarayirara Member, Premium Posts: 5,918 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5,918 Member
    Have you set up the website here correctly, with an appropriate weight loss goal of 0.5 to 1lbs per week? Are you using a food scale for all your food and checking database entries for acuracy?
  • L1zardQueenL1zardQueen Member Posts: 8,415 Member Member Posts: 8,415 Member
  • Sami1601Sami1601 Member Posts: 50 Member Member Posts: 50 Member
    Yes I weigh and track absolutely everything
  • springlering62springlering62 Member, Premium Posts: 2,446 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,446 Member
    Have you just begun exercising, or taken up a new type of workout? If you’ve been sore from working out, it could be water weight. Your body retains water, which it directs to the sore spots to assist in healing.
  • springlering62springlering62 Member, Premium Posts: 2,446 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,446 Member
    Also, if you are a female, your monthly cycle can carry a lot of temporary water weight, which feels more apparent because you’re so absorbed in studying the scale.
    edited January 14
  • Sami1601Sami1601 Member Posts: 50 Member Member Posts: 50 Member
    All I do is I try and do 10,000 steps a day but some says I dont get to do the full 10,000
  • nanastaci2020nanastaci2020 Member Posts: 840 Member Member Posts: 840 Member
    Are your weighins consistent? What I mean is, for the 145.8 (5 weeks ago) and 147.8 (now) were both taken at the same time of day, some level of clothing, same process? For example it is normal to weigh less in the morning after you have used the bathroom than a couple of hours later after you have eaten breakfast and had something to drink. The food, drink in your body and clothing/shoes on your body factor into the # on the scale. So you need to weigh in consistently, same time of day and routine and same amount of clothing (or none). Otherwise it is a little like looking at 2 different watches set by different people and wondering why they are a minute or two apart.
  • wunderkindkingwunderkindking Member Posts: 164 Member Member Posts: 164 Member
    also where in your cycle, if you have one, were you at the previous weigh in vs now.
  • Sami1601Sami1601 Member Posts: 50 Member Member Posts: 50 Member
    I weigh every morning at the same time, same clothing and take an average over the week.

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