Stop. Take a deep breath. Relax...
You know you didn't eat an extra 12000 calories over the weekend, so it absolutely is not fat gain. What it most likely is, is water weight.
Eating a higher level of sodium than you're used to can cause water retention.
Menstruation can cause water retention.
High temperatures and dehydration can cause water retention.
Changes in hormone levels (such as starting on a new birth control pill) can cause water retention.
As far as I can tell, just about anything can cause water retention. I've actually had a 9 pound fluctuation in my weight during the course of a single day (was drinking a ton of water to try to flush out some CT scan contrast).
The good thing about it, is that if you drink a little bit of extra water (seems counter-intuitive, but it really does help) and give it a day or two, then your body will adapt and flush the extra fluid out.
As for feeling that sad, please contact your doctor to see whether you might be having a side-effect to the birth control pills. You might need to try a different prescription or a different method. Please make sure that you explain fully how you are feeling, and that you might self-harm, so that you can get in to get some help right away.
Stay strong, and know that you've done nothing wrong! The water retention will pass, but please call for help with the sadness.
Afraid of a colonoscopy? Believe me - they are much less frightening than surgery and chemotherapy.
Colonoscopies allow polyps to be removed before they can become cancer, or let cancers be found before they are too widespread. If you are 50 or older, or have any symptoms, please don't let fear stop you from covering your butt.
| current weight: 167.2