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Gain weight in the shower?

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Read this blog on a maintainer's [NELLJONES] page:

"I was telling my son, the Registered Dietician, about how much my weight bounces every day. I'm at maintenance so not trying to lose, yet my weight just pops around. He told me to weigh myself before and after a shower. I gained .6 pounds just from the shower and body lotion! That is how much water my skin absorbed in just a few minutes. And, of course, it came off by morning. I know I swell in humid weather, but who knew from a shower??"

I know I hate to weigh at the Dr's. It's always fully dressed, after a shower and breakfast. Sometimes after lunch too. You can't win. Last weigh in at the Doc's was 215Öa week later, before my shower with only a few sips of coffee in me, it was 206. So the clothes can't weigh 9 pounds can they? Must be the shower!!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
COACHPENNY 9/19/2012 12:33PM

    I teach water aerobics....damn.....I knew I was holding fluid.

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ROSALIEESTHER 9/17/2012 4:10AM

    That's interesting! To me it just points out again how the scale its not the most useful of measurements.

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LYNNRODRIGUEZ 9/16/2012 11:24PM


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MISSDAISY23 9/16/2012 7:18PM

    I didn't know that you can gain weight in the shower. Interesting indeed! emoticon

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REXTINE1 9/16/2012 1:50PM

    That's news to me. I knew that drinking a lot put temporary weight on you, but just showering is new (strange) news.

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AQUAGIRL08 9/16/2012 11:39AM

    I swim several hours per day. I wonder how much water I absorb every day!

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ALICERIEGER 9/16/2012 11:09AM

    Almost makes you want to give up showering! LOL

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123ELAINE456 9/16/2012 5:50AM

  Thank You for posting this on your blog. This is very interesting. God Bless you and Have a Wonderful Week.

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CCHEF1 9/16/2012 2:04AM

    Thanks for posting this in your blog. I think it is true. I think one's hair weighs more wet and so I don't wash my long hair just before weighing.

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EWL978 9/15/2012 11:11PM

    I"ve heard of "heavy water".....must be so!! (rofl)


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DIET_FRIEND 9/15/2012 10:32PM

    That's an interesting phenomenon!

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JTREMBATH 9/15/2012 9:15PM

    I have never weighed myself after a shower so will do next time I have a shower.

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1CRAZYDOG 9/15/2012 8:57PM

    Holy water retention! That's unbelievable!

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HELEN_BRU 9/15/2012 8:35PM

    Interesting! emoticon

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KNEWMETODAY 9/15/2012 8:17PM

    Who would think it would fluctuate that much? Come to think of it, I always shower before I go to the doctor, but I probably won't quit doing that.


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CARRAND 9/15/2012 8:12PM

    I'll keep this in mind!

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BUBBLEJ1 9/15/2012 7:55PM

    I used to have very long hair, and it is very, very thick. That held heaps of water!

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BARCLE 9/15/2012 7:19PM

    Interesting emoticon

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LADYJAKE1 9/15/2012 7:12PM

    Interesting...I never knew that could happen....kinda funny

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CHANGING-TURTLE 9/15/2012 7:09PM

    emoticon I throw my scale away, i use other thing to keep track of how I am doing, like that i went from a size 20 to a 12

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DIETER27 9/15/2012 6:50PM

  Body weight can fluctuate at times. Keep up the good work emoticon emoticon

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