So I’ve been working out for two weeks. The first time I weighed in I was 144. The next two times I was 142. Today I weighed in 143.6. These were only like a day or so apart. Is it possible to gain that quickly. I’m embarrassed because my friend lost weight and I gained a pound. Are clothes a factor?
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It could be water weight. Also, are you weighing yourself at the same time each day? If not, you should be.0
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Clothes can be a factor, so weight yourself naked or wear as little as possible. Also, weigh yourself at the same time each day.10
Yes, water weight can be ~ 3 lbs depending.13
Weight does varry slightly from day to day.0
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When weighing yourself, it's best to do it naked and at the same time of day; first thing in the morning for instance. And ideally, don't do it daily. Do it weekly.
However, you really shouldn't only be going off of weight alone when tracking progress because lean muscle is much heavier then fat. You can loose size while weighing more.
It's very common in women who don't often workout. Their initial results get skewed because of beginner muscle gains. You'll often see women gain a couple pounds on a scale but loose an inch around their waist during the first week or two.
The best way to track progress and not become demotivated by a scale is to track your physical dimensions with a tape measure and compliment it with progress photos; in addition to the scale.