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JANEY102482 Posts: 387
5/17/11 10:00 A

On days when I have more than 6 glasses of water, I will "gain" anywhere from 2-4 pounds, depending on how much I've drank. I don't "lose it" until maybe 24 hours after. Maybe it was all the water you drank while you were playing tennis?

TONKA14 Posts: 4,947
5/17/11 9:24 A

Be sure you rule out the obvious -- if your period is due and still hasn't come and you have a larger weight gain than typical... be sure you are not pregnant.

Otherwise, consider it a blip and keep on making positive choices and trust it is nothing significant but simply hydration related.

Coach Tanya



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5/16/11 11:08 P

My weight can up and down up to 5 lbs over the course of a few days. I don't worry about it unless I have a gain over about 2 weeks: then I will tweak my program.

One weird things about water weight - you need to keep drinking water to help flush out the extra water. If you try to "dry out" to lose the water weight, your body will start conserving the water and not be as willing to give it up.

Little things like this can be so discouraging, so it's important to look at everything that is changing with your new diet, not just the numbers on the scale.

Like one person mentioned, check out how your clothes are fitting. SparkPeople lets you track measurements as well as weight. Notice if you have more energy, can move about more comfortably, or are getting comments about losing weight.

Don't do what I did once and, in panic and frustration, have a meal from Sonic that, by itself, is more calories than you should have had for the entire day! LOL I'll never do THAT again!

JONESINATOR Posts: 1,837
5/16/11 9:21 P

It's water weight and can take 3-4 days to go down. You cannot gain 4 pounds of pure fat unless you OVER-ate by 14,000 calories. Which, suffice to say, is pretty darn impossible considering what you wrote.

So, ignore the scale and just focus on measurements and your clothes fitting differently.

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5/16/11 9:20 P

Did you weigh at a different time than normal? Weight fluctuates throughout the day.

MZTENDERHEART02 Posts: 370
5/16/11 8:31 P

I have been doing SO well the last couple months, and I lost 15lbs. Though I know most of that is water weight, it's still nice to see a lower number on the scale for the first time in years.

My concern is... I've been eating healthy, and about 1800 - 2000 calories per day, and have been steadily losing weight, however, about four days ago I noticed that the scale went up four pounds from my most accurate morning number, and I have no idea why. I tried remembering what I may have done differently that day to deserve such horrific results...

I played tennis with my boyfriend for the first time in 4 years, but I kept hydrated. I had a bunch of steamed veggies with teriyaki sauce, so I thought it could be the sodium, but I've never had such drastic results from teriyaki before (I eat it a lot), and like I said, I've been keeping hydrated. Then I thought maybe it could be that time of the month cause I'm due for my period and haven't gotten it yet, however... I've never noticed my weight go up so much before my period... I STILL haven't started it yet, so I don't know. I'm confused and disgusted and losing motivation. I know there's no way I could have gained 4 pounds in a day, but the number hasn't gone down yet so I don't know what it could be.

Does anybody have any advice, personal experience with something similar?
For the women: how far in advance before your period does your weight go up? Mine usually doesn't go up until a day or two max, until a day or two after, so I don't even know if that's what it is.

Help!?

Thank you all in advance.
Much Love and Alohas,
Ihilani Kapuniai

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