How can my weight keep changing up to four pounds? Last week I was down and I just weighed myself and I'm up four pds. Very depressing when your tryn to lose wt.so how do you know what you really weigh?
I think it's normal to fluctuate up to five pounds (currently I range from 146 to 151). And make sure you weigh yourself in the morning, before eating or drinking, and after going to the bathroom. That scale is kind of touchy.
Oh how I feel your pain! Same thing for me this morning. I know it is "normal" and happens to pretty much everyone but it is so frustrating to see that! Just don't let it get you down (so much easier to say!), don't give up; use that nasty number to refocus in on your goals.
Is it the scale itself? I had one that varied by 4-5 lbs depending on absolutely nothing. It drove me crazy, I could never trust it. I finally got smart and weighed myself several times in an hour and got a variety of readings. I gave it to goodwill and bought a digital scale that's reliable. I don't always like the number but it doesn't wander all over.
Thanks everyone. I weighed this morning right after doing jackie warners weight workout and I think My cycle might start to but its been so unpredictable these days. I just think 3yrs ago I was 124lb and now I have been fluctuating between 133and 137 the most ive ever weighed! Yikes!!!! I am only 5 2 1/2. I felt great at 124, hell Id be happy at 128 at this point! I wont give up, just gotta find what will work for me and my changing body, turned 41 this year and it's getn harder to maintain. Thanks again!
Lately the numbers have been doing nothing but pissing me off so I gave up on them for now.
I judge my progress by how I look in the mirror and how my clothes fit and I must say...the result is the exact OPPOSITE of what happens when I jump on the scale, use my omron handheld or pull out the measuring tape!