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Edema, Inflamation, Water weight, and Success

Saturday, January 07, 2012

So... my goal in January was to lose 5 lbs.

I'd gained 13 lbs from Halloween through the New Year... talk about depression/holiday eating!! So yeah, it's the 7th and I've already lost 6 lbs!! WHOOO emoticon

I know that most if not all of it is water weight and some folks would be like "yeah, it's just water, it's not REAL weight loss"... but -

The deal is, if I reduce the water in my body (while still maintaining perfect hydration through drinking plenty) it means I'm reducing my edema and inflamation as well... and inflamation causes pain (and I have plenty of that thanks, don't need any more!!)

So... I'm thinking... WIN WIN!! ;D
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  • MISSA9
    WAy to go!! 7 pound is great!! I am aiming to loose 5 pounds this month too..
    2325 days ago
    Congrads!! Woo-HOO we are DOING IT!! I lost 5 lbs this week too, eating more fruits and veggies and drinking a LOT of water, and I feel really great. This time next year we are going to feel so much better!!
    2325 days ago
  • RFJSJ50
    I don't quite understand when people say water weight is not "real" weight - water weight lost is weight your body is no longer carrying around - and that seems pretty real to me.
    My goal for January is to lose 5 pounds, too. Tomorrow is weigh day and it's not going to be a good one! I've made poor food choices too many times and had to cut way back on my exercise.
    Oh, well - Next week will be better.
    2325 days ago
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