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NEWME70 Posts: 833
1/24/13 1:40 P

I usually gain 2 or 3 lbs...which seems like the norm from this thread. It's frustrating, but it usually does go away within a week.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 14,487
1/24/13 12:14 P

One month I gained ten pounds. I usually gain two pounds. Sometimes my weight stays the same

TOMSGIRL9 Posts: 211
1/24/13 11:58 A

I skip the weigh-in then. It's not accurate. Why even look at it? LOL emoticon

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1/24/13 11:32 A

Same here, I gain about 2-4 lbs that week. But it comes right off the next week.

1/24/13 11:27 A

I have noticed over the last 6 months that I usually gain 2lbs the week before my period.


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MWOODS21 Posts: 505
1/24/13 11:26 A

I guess I have never paid attention to that at that time of the month. I weigh myself weekly and I may weigh myself once in the middle of the week but I have never noticed any difference. I never thought about gaining weight due to that...

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1/24/13 10:18 A

Use to be about a two pound gain/loss during that time but lately I haven't seen much of a change since I've been eating better and exercising more and staying consistent on my water intake.

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CYND59 Posts: 7,691
1/24/13 9:46 A

Most of the time. I just know not to feel bad if I am up a few, it will be down the next week!

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1/24/13 9:43 A

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KAITLYNN51 Posts: 762
1/24/13 9:21 A

I've been weighing daily, but only record the weight weekly.
Lately the only thing I've noticed was last month I didn't lose any weight at that time of the month. The entire week the scale stayed the same! I've been losing fairly quickly over the last several months so that was I suppose big difference.
I had a doctor tell me that the average woman "can" gain about 6lbs the week before or week of her period! I don't think I've ever gained that much at least not just because of the time of the month!

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1/24/13 8:33 A

I weigh in every week but don't give myself a hard time if it goes up a little or stays the same when it is that time of the month. I am not on any kind of hormones so I know that my period will change the weight but I just don't let that stop how I workout and eat (for the most part). I do allow the start day as a day to give into cravings a little but not a crazy amount, typically it is a day I don't have a calorie deficit but I definitely don't go over the calories I have burned for the day!!

GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
1/24/13 7:31 A

I generally gain between 10-24lbs of water a day before my period and it generally stays on me til a couple days later. It SUUUUCKS but that's my life.

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1/24/13 2:12 A

I check my weight quite often, but now that I'm not looking for huge weight loss, I really only look at the week after my period to tell if I'm losing weight.

This reason for this is because I'm on hormone therapy (aka, birth control) to control ovarian cysts and my body slowly retains water over the course of the month, and then it all goes away during the off week. The difference from the heaviest of the month to the lowest of the month is often not one set number but can vary from 2-4 lbs depending on my diet (sodium, potassium, and water intake mostly). It is typically on the lower end, but 4 lbs sometimes shows up especially if I have had an excess of fiber Of course, I'm little- 122 lbs at my last weigh in (this Monday). From what I've heard, bigger women see a more exaggerated scale rise and scale drop.

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1/24/13 1:30 A

If you do weekly weigh ins, do you weigh in the week before your period? If so, how much weight do you usually gain?

Thanks in advance!

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