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November 24, 2012 2:29 PM
I choose not to log my food for Thanksgiving. I was going to enjoy myself to a limit and be mindful. I feel like I did that having small portions of everything I wanted. I went for 2 45 minute 3 mile walks that day. I show a 5 lb gain from the morning of thanksgiving to this morning. Freaked me out. I know since i didnt log, I shouldn't have expected anything but a gain. But 5 lbs? I drank quite a bit of water that day. Is it possible that I ate more than I usually do and my body is adjusting? My normal daily calories aren't ever over 1300. Should I expect in the next week ir so for weight to level out?

I think ill take some time to enter in my food for that day just to see how bad I was. Maybe I have really underestimated.
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November 24, 2012 2:31 PM
5 X 3500 = 17500 calories. I seriously doubt you ate that much extra. You maybe gained 1/2 a pound. The rest I'm pretty sure is water weight and will get flushed out.
  23906415
November 24, 2012 2:32 PM
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5 X 3500 = 17500 calories. I seriously doubt you ate that much extra. You maybe gained 1/2 a pound. The rest I'm pretty sure is water weight and will get flushed out.


^^This.
November 24, 2012 2:32 PM
It is not humanly possible for you to have gained 5lbs of fat in one day. You'd need to consume 3500x5 to equal that many pounds(not including what your body normally burns off). It is water and other matter retention, in a day or so, if you eat right and continue to work hard, it will be back to where it was pre-gobble day.

On this note: People, you need to look at weight loss very logically. Try to remove your emotional baggage from the analysis. It might not be an exact science for everyone when figuring out how much you will lose over X amount of time, but Science is involved in this. What I'm saying is: Stop freaking out over these huge numbers fluctuating on the scales after one binge day(like Turkey day), it isn't possible for fat to be created that fast or with only eating 1000 calories over your goal.
November 24, 2012 2:35 PM
there is a lot of sodium in holiday foods. Water weight is the only plausible answer.
  5092031
November 24, 2012 2:35 PM
I think it's to late to worry about shoulda, coulda's. Just move forward and learn from it. Remember you have Christmas coming and you have to decide what your going to do for that day. We usually have sandwiches and cheese balls and crackers. And banana pudding and chocolate pies for dessert, but no huge meal which is going to be worse for me..I'll have to stay away from the snacking but I will log just to be accountable to me.
  20634412
November 24, 2012 2:35 PM
After 2 days of thanksgiving I gained about 2 pounds on the scale, but it's almost gone already. I wouldn't worry too much, just get right back into the swing of things.
November 24, 2012 2:36 PM
I had the same issue the morning after Thanksgiving.... but turkey is full of sodium, and on top of that it also makes me very thirsty!! So I am guessing I retained fluid because of the sodium in the turkey, then added to the mix by drinking alot of water. I did log what I ate that day and was still within my calorie goal. I remember last year at Thanksgiving I did the same thing and in about a week it was off again. Just takes a while to get rid of all the water retention. I am still kind of puffy today. It will come back off...just be patient!!
November 24, 2012 2:37 PM
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I choose not to log my food for Thanksgiving. I was going to enjoy myself to a limit and be mindful. I feel like I did that having small portions of everything I wanted. I went for 2 45 minute 3 mile walks that day. I show a 5 lb gain from the morning of thanksgiving to this morning. Freaked me out. I know since i didnt log, I shouldn't have expected anything but a gain. But 5 lbs? I drank quite a bit of water that day. Is it possible that I ate more than I usually do and my body is adjusting? My normal daily calories aren't ever over 1300. Should I expect in the next week ir so for weight to level out?

I think ill take some time to enter in my food for that day just to see how bad I was. Maybe I have really underestimated.


you ate a lot of food. it is going to take a few days for your body to process it and eliminate what it doesn't need. I swore I was not going to weigh in the day after Thanksgiving, but being the *sick* person that I am, I did anyway. I had gained a pound. I know even with all the desserts I ate, there is NO way that I ate 6,000 calories on Thursday. I'll get back on the scale on Monday, and most of the weight ( if not all...or more) should be gone.
  9724253
November 24, 2012 2:37 PM
I'm up 500gms on yesterday for no reason, we don't even celebrate thanksgiving here . It's just normal body fluctuations.
  3970743
November 24, 2012 3:36 PM
Thank you. I was really trying not to freak out. I knew it wasn't possible to gain that much weight, I guess i just needed to hear it from someone else. I've been at this for 5 months and haven't ever had a cheat day, so I wasn't sure what kind of fluctuation I would see.
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