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AUBREY_25_99 Posts: 75
11/18/12 12:40 A

Yes, this is perfectly normal. I don't recommend weighing yourself every day for just this reason. If you must, then at least make sure you weigh-in at the same time every day, do it naked or at least wear the same outfit every time, and make sure you go to the bathroom first.

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11/17/12 1:12 P


What you're experiencing really is perfectly normal regardless of your age. A person's weight does fluctuate from day to day for many different reasons. The most likely cause is water retention. Even if your post menopausal and don't get your periods anymore, that doesn't mean your body doesn't retain water and get bloated.

Also, not to get TMI, but did you do a poop this morning ? Your body's waste products have weight. If you don't have a bowel movement in the morning, the physical weight of all the food you ate the day before (or whenever you last bowel movement was) is still in your intestines. Your waste products have weight. Water has weight. Food has weight. All of these things and others can cause a person's weight to go up any day.

I can easily gain or lose as much as 3-4 pounds in a day because of fluctuations. I don't let those ups and downs freak me out anymore because I know they are temporary.

Don't let these normal ups and downs freak you out. You may even want to consider taking a break from the scale for a few weeks.

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11/17/12 11:33 A

I am in the same position! I weighed myself 2 weeks ago and was down 8 lbs. Now, I weighed myself, same day, same time, same place, and was back up 6 lbs. What kills me is that I was fasting for 4 days of this so I know that I didn't eat enough to gain 6 lbs!! It makes it very hard to stay motivated to continue! Good Luck to you!!

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11/17/12 11:11 A


Remember our weight is not a static number...because our body is made up of well over 60% water any slight deviation in our diet, workouts, hydration, even hormones can lead to a shift on the scale.

It isn't uncommon to see a slight upward shift in weight when we start exercising and eating better. For one the muscles are making more mitochondria which allow for extra glycogen-stored glucose in the cells- therefore, your body hangs on to more water to help with the cooling off process for exercise and for helping process energy. Your muscles will also have an increase in blood volume in order to have better availability to oxygen and removing waste, especially lactic acid. These things coupled with eating higher fiber foods, such as fruits and veggies can show a gain, when in all reality it is just a shift in fluids.

Hang in there and know that you are changing your body “TRUST THE PROCESS."

Coach Nancy

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11/17/12 10:32 A

yes I weight myself on sat mornings. Right after I wake in the morning with a empty bladder. I will not let this ruin my day. I am going to keep repeating that being healthy is not about being perfect 100% of the time. and that to lose the weight real fast is not healthy either that it will come off if i keep it up. Just have to remind myself, just hard when you want to be there already.

SHAY1KM Posts: 615
11/17/12 10:15 A

I think everyone has ups and downs like that. It could be water weight, or muscle gain. But if you are really concerned or it keeps going up, you may want to talk with your doc.

It looks like you know what to work on, so just keep plugging along. You are doing a great job so far - keep it up!

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11/17/12 10:14 A

Are you weighting yourself at the same time of day each time? You can have a weight difference of up to 5 pounds from morning to night.

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11/17/12 9:53 A

Hi all,

I have been tracking everything I eat in a journal i carry with me. Its easier than coming on here because I never know when i will have the time.
I was just wondering is this normal. I noticed last weekend when i weighed myself that I was about 147.5 and when i went to weight myself today i am back up to 149.6. Now i know that i did not eat enough to gain 2 lbs. But i do now that my carbs have been higher in intake and protein less, i am working on getting a better balance.

Is this normal as you lose weight, especially for someone who is considered post-menapasal . I had both ovaries removed a year ago do to ovarian cancer. I do take HRT, but i dont get the time of the month anymore so i don't get the water retention. However you can retain water from other things right? ahhh i know i shouldn't fret that its only 2 lbs...but its just discouraging . I will work on cutting back on carbs( they are my go to food, especially toast) and getting a little more protein.

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