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LISS741 SparkPoints: (27,095)
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5/3/13 8:57 A

Thank you all so much! I feel better knowing this isn't just me! Sucks being a women sometimes lol but every other time during the month it is great :) I appreciate all your help and feedback. This was exactly what I needed to hear!

RENATARUNS SparkPoints: (4,367)
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5/3/13 1:06 A

Except for once, every month since I started this I've gotten a gain of 2 or 3 pounds right in the middle of my cycle. And then it sticks around for a while so that the next week's weight is still not below what it was before the gain (if it's gone down at all; a couple of times it didn't for yet another additional week). It's just water and doesn't bother me.

(Edit: for me it's not during my period or right before -- I lose weight well then. It's a week or two after. Very consistent, though, and everyone's different. Regardless of the timing, it's common.)

Edited by: RENATARUNS at: 5/3/2013 (01:09)
5/2/13 11:47 P

Definitely a YES. I started my diet a week before my hormones started fluxing. I had lost 7 pounds & then the next day I plateaued....& then I started gaining a pound a day until my cycle started. If came off as quickly as it came on. Thankfully, because I was still sticking to my plan I never felt bloated. But of all my attempts at dieting, I've never noticed the weight flux until now. It's hard to stay true to your diet plan when water weight is playing games with you.

Hang in there! And plan for it next month so it doesn't sneak up on you.

SAMZA83 Posts: 241
5/2/13 8:55 P

This 100% happens to me. I only weigh myself once a month and this is done only four days after menstruation completes, I have found my most accurate weight is during this brief period (pun intended :) )

ARCHIMEDESII SparkPoints: (197,206)
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5/2/13 11:24 A


Most women tend to "gain" during their menstrual cycle. And this is actually quite normal. What you're experiencing is nothing more than a temporary water weight gain as a result of your fluctuating hormones. Remember, this is weight gain because we've eaten too much. It's nothing more than a temporary water weight gain (bloating) that will pass in a few days.

During my cycle I can easily gain or lose as much as 5-7 pounds that week. So, don't assume something is wrong because the scale went up. It really is nothing more than water retention and it does pass in a few days.

nothing to worry about.

SOCCERTAZ SparkPoints: (32,168)
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5/2/13 10:16 A

I know the more I exercise, the better I feel during that time of the month. I don't really notice any weight gain or blotting. Exercising also helps with the cramps also.

COANNIE SparkPoints: (9,512)
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5/2/13 10:14 A

Absolutely, no doubt about it, and then add in the PMS and you feel so bad about it!

I do know that exercising defintely helps with the water gain and the crabbiness.

And then the week after, I usually see the scale move quite a bit, which makes up for the "bad" week.

LISS741 SparkPoints: (27,095)
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5/2/13 9:30 A

Does anyone else have issues with it being that time of the month and gaining weight? The week before you get your menstrual cycle do you see yourself either staying the same weight or even gaining? I have been on SP for almost two months and I think this happened last month too. Just want to see if anyone else out there has any insight on this. It's tough being a girl sometimes lol

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