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bbavender
06-18-2011, 05:34 AM
I weighed in this morning and gained 2.4 lbs since last Saturday. I upped cals by 200 this week since I had stalled a little. Tape measurements stayed the same. Should I back off cals?

WonderPug
06-18-2011, 05:37 AM
That much of a gain is likely mostly water weight and thus I wouldn't back off on calories yet, especially since there's no negative visible change.

I'd suggest using both scale weight and the mirror/tape, with more reliance on the mirror/tape.

psychodiver9
06-18-2011, 06:03 AM
That much of a gain is likely mostly water weight and thus I wouldn't back off on calories yet, especially since there's no negative visible change.

I'd suggest using both scale weight and the mirror/tape, with more reliance on the mirror/tape.
This. I've managed to stay the same weight on a cut with more visible definition. Scales are lying bastards

WonderPug
06-18-2011, 06:07 AM
Scales are lying bastards

They mean well, but have incomplete information to work it.

bbavender
06-18-2011, 06:11 AM
I just was shocked when I saw the number

psychodiver9
06-18-2011, 06:13 AM
They mean well, but have incomplete information to work it.
They are evil. But i am addicted to their evil ways

WonderPug
06-18-2011, 06:14 AM
I just was shocked when I saw the number

Ironically, the more shocking the weekly delta, the less significant it like is.

By the way, what's your caloric intake and macronutrient composition looking like this past week?

bbavender
06-18-2011, 06:20 AM
4200 cals 525g cho 250g pro 122g fat. Up from 4000 cals 500g cho 250 pro 111g fat

PhiSig2298
06-18-2011, 06:36 AM
4200 cals 525g cho 250g pro 122g fat. Up from 4000 cals 500g cho 250 pro 111g fat


Congrats on the extra fat intake!!




Don't worry about the scale unless it keeps going up. Water weight is easy to lose if you drop Cho down for a couple of days. Also, depending on what your extra fats are, it could be extra sodium.. I upped my fats, had some extra bacon and Was bloated for a couple of days. Im willin to bet you'll have a "whoosh" and get rid of the water weight in no time


I'm jealous of your calories!

WonderPug
06-18-2011, 07:24 AM
4200 cals 525g cho 250g pro 122g fat. Up from 4000 cals 500g cho 250 pro 111g fat

Wow, you've come a long way. Congratulations.

That said, your total caloric intake is high, given your bodyweight. How active are you?

wowbob396
06-18-2011, 07:27 AM
do you weigh yourself at the same time everyday? There are plenty of factors that can cause a jump in the scale and I wouldn't think about it. Water weight happens to be one of the more common factors for scale jump so it is most likely that.

bbavender
06-18-2011, 07:28 AM
Wow, you've come a long way. Congratulations.

That said, your total caloric intake is high, given your bodyweight. How active are you?
I'm pretty active 4 days in the gym. Plus I detail cars for a living 5 days a week.

bbavender
06-18-2011, 08:08 AM
Wow, you've come a long way. Congratulations.

That said, your total caloric intake is high, given your bodyweight. How active are you?
If I didn't gain but 1.2lbs in 4 weeks at 4k calories wouldn't it make sense to bump by about 200?

JValjean724
06-18-2011, 08:09 AM
You would answer your own questions if you waited longer than a week to make decisions. Not gaining for one particular week does not necessarily mean you are stalling, nor does an excessive gain mean you're overdoing it, especially considering you're only weighing once a week. You should sit back and relax at a particular intake and then gauge after at least three weeks so that you can actually see a trend. If not, you might as well weigh yourself everyday and change your intake as often based on your weigh in for that day.

WonderPug
06-18-2011, 08:10 AM
^ He's waiting 4 weeks before making an adjustment in caloric intake.


I'm pretty active 4 days in the gym. Plus I detail cars for a living 5 days a week.

I imagine your job results in a dramatic number of calories expended.


If I didn't gain but 1.2lbs in 4 weeks at 4k calories wouldn't it make sense to bump by about 200?

Absolutely.

You're doing it the right way. I was just being a bit extra cautious with my prior post's comment.

JValjean724
06-18-2011, 08:13 AM
^ He's waiting 4 weeks before making an adjustment in caloric intake.


Must have read over that part. I was assuming based on his daily threads and implications of the OP. Still, 1.2 pounds in a month is not bad, considering

bbavender
06-18-2011, 08:23 AM
Must have read over that part. I was assuming based on his daily threads and implications of the OP. Still, 1.2 pounds in a month is not bad, considering
I agree. I am giving it some time. Not gonna overreact over little things. I guess the perfectionist in me wants progress to be linear when in reality I know it isnt

bbavender
06-18-2011, 10:27 AM
Thanks for everyone who responded