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WANRAS SparkPoints: (0)
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1/22/13 11:17 P

I agree. I have had my favorite Chinese food for dinner and watched the scale skyrocket. I know that it is just MSG and water weight talking, but still I don't like the language.

CSROBERTSON621 SparkPoints: (202,019)
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1/22/13 9:50 P

What BRITOMART said. Totally water, or some other temporary condition.

I know it's hard to ignore what the scale says, but try not to let it bum you out. Totally understand the mind games it plays on you, though. I've been on meds recently that can cause 5 or more pounds gain or drop in a single day -- and even though I KNOW what's going on, I still feel bad when I see the scale go up and better when it drops off again.

Hope the mystery 3 lbs. is gone soon...

BRITOMART Posts: 8,147
1/22/13 9:44 P

1. water
2. salt
3. alcohol
4. t.o.m.
5. constipation

you cannot gain 3# of real weight overnight. Bodies don't do that.

MALA77 SparkPoints: (8,357)
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1/22/13 2:01 P

Yeah to what Maritimer3 said. I agree. It's not muscle for sure, muscle doesn't grow like that over night! LOL And it's not fat because it's just not. You can't gain 3 lbs of fat over night either. Check what you ate that day. Sodium is in many, many packaged foods. Did you drink enough water??? And try only weighing yourself weekly, some even just do it monthly!!!

AFCANTRELL SparkPoints: (27,473)
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1/22/13 2:00 P

My guess would be that you consumed a lot of salt yesterday that made you retain more water. It is nothing to freak out about. I believe I read somewhere that if it is more than .4 of a pound fluctuation day-to-day then it is not a true weight change. So many things are happening on the inside that we are just not aware of. If you really want to see a comparison on the amount of salt and how it affects your weight changes day-to-day, start tracking everything you eat and make sure you are tracking sodium also. I used to try to stay under 2300mg of sodium a day, but here recently I've lowered that to try to be under 1500mg of sodium every day. When I consume more sodium... the next day my weight is always 2-3 pounds more than a previous low sodium day. It's okay. It's how your body works. Just try not to consume excessive sodium regularly.

Edited by: AFCANTRELL at: 1/22/2013 (14:01)
MARIHELEN SparkPoints: (179,198)
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1/22/13 1:57 P

Me too! So bummed - telling myself it's period weight/bloat because I was PlanTastic this past week : (

MARITIMER3 SparkPoints: (209,766)
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1/22/13 1:34 P

It isn't "real" weight. You're probably retaining water, especially if you had salty foods the day before. Personally, it doesn't work for me to weigh myself more than once a week because it's very frustrating to see these natural ups and downs.

RKING10 Posts: 152
1/22/13 1:15 P

I wouldn't be too stressed about could be muscle,it could be due to your menstratuation cycle or just natural fluctuation...try avoiding weighing everyday.itll ease the panic!

125ISMYGOAL SparkPoints: (917)
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1/22/13 12:41 P

How is that possible?! Mega annoyed!

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