Water weight! Seriously?

Thursday, March 14, 2013

First off I want to send out a possible TMI alert...

I've always put on a little water weight every month right before my period starts but I'm finding over the last year that the amount of water weight gain is quite something. I took a vacation day on Monday and my husband and I decided to go across the border to the outlet mall and go shopping.

I knew I'd put weight on and that my clothes aren't fitting quite as well as they were but shopping on Monday got a little depressing. I didn't find anything that I liked aside from...yes, another pair of shoes. I didn't spring for another pair of Cole Haan's this time. I settled for a lovely pair of coral, peep-toe, Ivanka Trump heels. But I digress...

In the morning when I put my jeans on I couldn't believe how tight they were! That kinda set the mood for the day. That evening my period arrived and when I weighed myself on Tuesday morning, my weight was down 6 lbs! 6 lbs!!! That's so NOT normal for me. I usually fluctuate by maybe 2 lbs.

My diet wasn't particularly high in sodium over the weekend so I can't chalk it up to that. Whatever water weight gain I've had always drops as soon as my period starts but I can't figure out how I managed 6 lbs worth of water.

Does anyone else experience that kind of water weight gain?

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    I have 2-5 lb swings due to TOM, which is maddening. And it's never the same twice lately either. Perhaps our bodies are changing things as we get older? Keeping us guessing and all that.

    Thanks, as always, for stopping by and the support. I realized, after my little dust-up in my blog, that the exact same thing/feelings/eating happened this time last month. Guess what time of the month it's getting to be for me?

    Hang in, toots! Bet those are some cute shoes.
    3053 days ago
    I do. If I go off track, I can "gain" 5 pounds in a day or two, and as soon as I eat the way I'm supposed to eat, it goes away. I guess the trick is to know this will happen and not give up. Anyway, glad you are back to normal. emoticon
    3053 days ago
    No not that much.
    3053 days ago
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