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I was 150.8 today. Not as bad as I was expecting. So far today Iíve had two string cheese and a Mountain Dew all of which had 330 calories. For lunch I had the least calorie dense item I could find at Jimmy Johns that wasnít an unwich. That had 320 calories. Dinner is going to be a lean cuisine at 340 and then Iíll probably have some yogurt at 140 and it will equal to around 1,130.
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I was 148 today. For breakfast I had a small coke and a yogurt parfait with no granola from McDonaldís. That had 280 calories. For lunch I had a baked chicken Stouffers TV dinner that had 230. For a snack Iím going to have some potato soup and some yogurt that will have 430 calories. Then dinner will be a Lean Cuisine at 260 calories. It all adds up to 1200 calories.
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I rounded down to 155 this morning. I ended up with 16 grams of sugar yesterday and I am at 20 today. Pretty much right on 1500 calories each day; I may go over tonight with more hummus in a bit. The amount of protein and fat I have eaten the last couple of days seems crazy. Another day of it tomorrow, and then an apple on Thursday to start the slow re-introduction of sugar. I am not sure I will explicitly follow the whole long drawn out process of slowly bringing other stuff back in. I felt like I was just getting out of hand with recent sugar based splurges. A couple of incidents in particular were just too much like my old troubles. I had 3 donuts one morning last week. I ended up doing a lot of exercise the following night and was close to maintenance as an average across the two days. Still, the behavior was worrisome.
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Maybe this is a dumb question, but is actual water worse for water weight gain then other liquids? I sometimes will drink 64oz in diet sweet tea and I wonít have an issue with water weight gain but today I drank a 1.5 liter bottle of Fiji water which is only 50oz and Iím kind of concerned about water weight gain. I donít know if it works that way or not.
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Pretty much any liquid that is mostly water is about the same. Even the thing about coffee/caffeine as a diuretic is mostly myth; technically true, but such a weak one that you can still hydrate fine. In fact, when they tested people who drink coffee regularly there was no difference in the hydration value of coffee and plan water.

152 this morning. I didn't expect that drop, but speaking of water I do feel like the change in diet the last couple of days (almost no sugar and not many other carbs) is dehydrating me.
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I am due a weigh in and a catch up with the diabetic nurse next wednesday.I haven't lost that much more weight.My waist is only down half an inch since last month.My blood sugars aren't as low as I wanted them to be by this check in.I will have to make better progress by next month.Get my blood sugar down to 144 on every reading and lose at least another stone, 14 pounds in weight.That is my goal for the next month.
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I was 147 yesterday and I had one bad day and now Iím back to 150. Itís frustrating that it takes 2 days of hard work to lose 3 pounds but a couple bad meals can get you right back to where you started.
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I was 147 yesterday and I had one bad day and now Iím back to 150. Itís frustrating that it takes 2 days of hard work to lose 3 pounds but a couple bad meals can get you right back to where you started.
Your talking about fluctuations in water retention. To lose 3 pounds of fat requires a calories deficit of 10,500. So even fasting you would have to do enough exercise to burn around 4,000 extra calories each day to do it in 2 days. A marathon burns less than 3,000 calories.

What your weight is on a given day is really only useful in the context of several days to see the trend of highs and lows going up, down or staying about the same.

Went to the gym this morning and didn't weigh first. Only did about an hour at the gym, but nearly all cardio.

Avoided sugar and did low carbs again yesterday. I got to have an apple today - the re-introduction of sugar.
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Your talking about fluctuations in water retention. To lose 3 pounds of fat requires a calories deficit of 10,500. So even fasting you would have to do enough exercise to burn around 4,000 extra calories each day to do it in 2 days. A marathon burns less than 3,000 calories.

What your weight is on a given day is really only useful in the context of several days to see the trend of highs and lows going up, down or staying about the same.
I know. Itís just frustrating to see that big of an increase on the scale.
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The way I look at it, if you know you are eating below or around maintenance calories, the low swings are more accurate than the high ones. I have no idea how to decide what level of hydration to consider normal or how to know if you are at that level. Unless the dehydration is so bad it is giving me a headache and I gulp down more than a glass of water after weighing, I consider my weight reasonably correct at the lower end of swings.
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