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Today is the start of week 6 for me and this morning was my weigh in for week 5! It said that I actually gained 1 and 1/2 pounds!!!!!How can this be? I have NOT cheated. I did start adding exercise in last week but only 3 or 4 days a week. I just read over a post about why the scale lies...that helped a little, but, I still feel a little bummed too. You feel,like after everything you put into this diet all week (weighing and measuring everything) you deserve to see a drop on that scale! Does this happen a lot? I would love to hear something encouraging! Thanks for listening.....


Comments (6)

It happens, yep. It does. Don't let your mind play games with you on this, just focus, and dedicate. It works, if you don't let your body's need to lose weight in it's own way - a healthy way - convince yourself that somehow it's not fair, and you DESERVE to lose weight in the manner/timeline you've set for yourself..

I'd suggest that (if you haven't all ready) you read the Beck Diet Solution, and embrace the phrase: Oh, Well...

Comment #1

Thanks Starbunny! are deffinately someone who knows this plan (wow! You have lost a lot of weight this past year)...Good for you! And, no I have not read the book...maybe I will just have to get myself a copy!.


Comment #2

I didn't lose any weight around my TOM (IE period) even went up a few days, and then bam! lost a bunch after it was over. It could be your body holding on to water. but no matter what, stick on the plan and the scale will move...

Comment #3

Jenny don't let the scale fool you! Medifast is working and sometimes your body does these little quirky things. Did you have a little more sodium the day before. Either way if you stick to the plan you will lose. Remember we are in this for the long haul!!!.


Comment #4


Lots of things influence the scale. Instead of trying to control the fluctuations I decided to have faith in my wise choices and focused on working the plan, fine-tuning it as I went. Making sure to exercise, reducing salt/carbs and limiting condiments(to none) has worked for me, but each person is different. The numbers on the scale are no longer how I judge my success. Even without focusing on the scale, it has continued to go down 125 pounds. On Green Team (Ready, Set, Go Challenge Board) I posted a Beck strategy today, and also post another each Thursday if you want to check them out.


Comment #5

Well I did a really stupid thing..........

When I started Medifast two weeks ago today, I was afraid to get on the scale. I didn't want to know what I actually weighed ! So I began, very OP,( doing a mile on the treadmill every day that I could get to the gym before work).

For 10 days I continued with my 5 shakes (most days only 4) and a lean and green meal. I must admit, I didn't weigh anything, but, it was a piece of beef or chicken, a vegetable and a nice big salad. This, I might add, was WAY fewer daily calories than I would normally take in !.

On Day 11 I finally weighed myself. The scale read 200 lbs. and that told me nothing except that I was really overweight ! So now, 4 days later, I hop on the scale again and I am still at 200 lbs..

If I had only weighed myself before I started, I probably would have seen some success in the first week and wouldn't be so discouraged today! For all I know, I could have started at 210!!! So, just a lesson for anyone starting.........WEIGH YOURSELF before you begin no matter how scared you are to get on the scale!!..

Comment #6

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.


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