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PRAIRIE_MUM
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11/11/12 11:34 A

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Thanks everyone! I'm due to check in with my doctor again in a couple of weeks so I'll talk to her about it then.
Hope you're all having a great weekend!

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CINDYWAGNER1
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11/11/12 9:41 A

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Check with your doctor since you are not attending meetings to get feedback. Another suggestion may be to take a fluid pill when that happens and see if that helps. But, other than that I think you are doing great! Keep it up!


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11/10/12 12:06 P

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Yes, foods heavy with sodium can do it, and remember, just because it doesn't taste salty to you, it can still have extra sodium in it.

It can also be due to more intensive exercise (running instead of jogging or walking, lifting heavier weights, etc.). You can tell if you're sore the next day or next couple of days.

I'm sure there can be other causes, too, so if salt or your workouts aren't the cause, you may want to see your doctor.

Other than that, if you really need to step on the scale every day, don't let the weights in-between get to you. Watch how you do over the course of the full week and full month. As long as you're trending downwards, you're good!

Carol ~ Retiree January 1, 2011

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I'm working to become a healthier grandma!


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IRISHEI
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11/10/12 10:00 A

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I realized that after I sent the message through to you, whoops. Maybe your doctor can advise you on this. When I had my checkup, my doctor suggested a few things that are really helpful to me. All the best to you. Hope it all works out in time.


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PRAIRIE_MUM
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11/10/12 8:07 A

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Thanks IRISHEI, but I don't go to meetings. My budget will only stretch to an online membership. I try to be careful about salty snacks...I do indulge in baked tortilla chips and salsa sometimes but I've reduced my serving size because I noticed that I was over my sodium allowance on Spark a couple of times on days when I had it.
I'm doing my best to stay away from processed foods and I've only been slightly over my sodium limit about twice a week - I set the sodium amount for a low-sodium diet too. I wonder if I might have some wacky hormones at play too...

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IRISHEI
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11/9/12 9:14 A

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All I know is, for me, I cannot have any snacks anymore that have HIGH --sodium in them. I found it does make me gain. I stopped buying diet pop for this reason (sodium and artificial sweeteners in it) and crystal light (artificial as well) no chips, or pizza (unless WW or lean cuisine) and it is amazing now. No swelling in my ankles and I don't crave like I used too. I don't eat many of the packaged boxes either, just on occasion, since it is processed food.

I do eat the Jolly Time Healthy POP (94%fat free) popcorn with 0% trans fat a few times a week in the evening for a snack. One bag microwaved is: 3 PP.
I would show your tracker to the leader at your meeting and see what she advises. We all need to do what works best for us. Good luck. You can do it! Don't give up.

Edited by: IRISHEI at: 11/9/2012 (09:15)

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PRAIRIE_MUM
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11/9/12 8:34 A

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I've been doing WW Points Plus online for 7 weeks now. It's working really well for me overall, but it seems like at some time during each week I have a weight gain and it takes me 3 or 4 days to get rid of it. Over the years I have found that I need to weigh myself every day in order to keep myself in line, so I step on the scale at the same time each morning. Sometimes the amount that I gain is small (half a pound or so) other times it's as big as 3 pounds.
I track everything on WW, I drink 6-8 cups of water a day, I eat my activity points but not my weekly allowance and I exercise regularly. I also enter my food intake on Spark three or four days each week so that I have an idea how I'm doing nutritionally. I'm occasionally a little bit over on my sodium, but not by any huge amount.
Extra salt is the only thing that I can think of that would cause this kind of a temporary gain. I try to drink extra water when it happens but it always takes at least three days to recover. Does anyone have any insight about this? Am I missing something?
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