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GAINED A POUND by burning 2,000 calories the last 2 days????

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So, I burned 2,000 calories in the past 2 days and this morning the scale said I gained a pound. HOW/WHY IS THAT???! One workout was jumping rope and the other was a boxing type workout I made up where I held weights in my hands and threw punches. (sore from that one right now.)

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  • Lucylaser
    Lucylaser Posts: 94 Member
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    Same thing happened to me last week.... I really don't get it.
  • HMonsterX
    HMonsterX Posts: 3,000 Member
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    Your muscles are sore.

    They are repairing.

    They need water to repair.

    You are holding that water.

    Ergo, you gain a pound. That's it! :)
  • TMcBooty
    TMcBooty Posts: 780 Member
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    hard to tell because you aren't tracking your food and water :( may not have to do with exercise or it could be you burned a lot of calories but you didn't eat enough of them back
  • jessicasloan91
    jessicasloan91 Posts: 184 Member
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    Why are you so annoyed about one pound!??

    You could go to the toilet today and lose it again lol

    Its so trivial!
  • 500lbs2marathon
    500lbs2marathon Posts: 542 Member
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    Dude, take a breath and chill!

    I ran a half marathon Sunday and gained a pound the next morning, did I freak out over it?? no
  • jgic2009
    jgic2009 Posts: 531 Member
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    Your muscles are sore.

    They are repairing.

    They need water to repair.

    You are holding that water.

    Ergo, you gain a pound. That's it! :)

    This.

    Also, start taking measurements if you haven't already.
  • tbudge
    tbudge Posts: 114
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    I would have to say water too, you shocked your body a bit, and it held onto some water...it will be gone by tomorrow
  • Teliooo
    Teliooo Posts: 725 Member
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    All of the above.
  • ZombieKillaPrincess
    ZombieKillaPrincess Posts: 404 Member
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    All of the above.

    This.
  • raven56706
    raven56706 Posts: 918 Member
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    you will be fine... your body just worked out really hard and was grasping onto anything in the body... you will take a piss and most likely all of it will go... no worries
  • chrisdavey
    chrisdavey Posts: 9,834 Member
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    Weight loss is not linear.

    Don't weigh in everyday.
  • UsedToBeHusky
    UsedToBeHusky Posts: 15,228 Member
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    Your muscles are sore.

    They are repairing.

    They need water to repair.

    You are holding that water.

    Ergo, you gain a pound. That's it! :)

    This
  • adrienne0906
    adrienne0906 Posts: 43 Member
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    Water retention--wait a few days! You'll see all your hard work pay off : )
  • alyssamiller77
    alyssamiller77 Posts: 891 Member
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    You're body doesn't loose weight instantly just because you have a calorie deficit. Additionally as others mentioned, with that much exercise in a couple days your body is probably holding additional water. Give it a day or two and weigh again and you will likely be happier with the results.
  • dannylives
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    Thanks.