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Old 01-17-2008, 09:21 PM   #1
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Question Difference between your AM and PM weigh-in's?

Quick question.. For those who weight themselves daily, or several times a day - what do you find is your normal fluctuation between AM/Empty-Stomach weight and PM/Apres-Dinner weight?

For me, in the morning after I've peed out my gallon of water weight from all my salty soup, I'm about 216, but in the evenings, I can go up to 222 or more. I do drink a lot of water (sometimes 10 glasses or more) and eat salty things like soup, but 6lbs?!? Seems absurd!

So.. What's normal?
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Old 01-17-2008, 09:25 PM   #2
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For me it usually ranges between 2-5 lbs. This assumes similar clothing and no shoes for both weigh-ins. Thus, although I seem to be a scale-a-holic, I try to weigh only in the morning.

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Old 01-17-2008, 09:27 PM   #3
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I can easily fluctuate 5lbs throughout the day. It's one of the reasons that I like to keep myself below a certain cutoff. Eg. Right now as long as I am at least 2lbs below 220 I don't worry about the weight.
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Old 01-17-2008, 09:29 PM   #4
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I can fluctuate from 1 to 6 pounds depending on what I've put in my mouth that day. I know for me that salty foods make me shoot up more than anything else.
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Old 01-17-2008, 10:14 PM   #5
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My usual fluctuations are 2-6 lbs. However, I've even seen a few fluctuations at 8, but those aren't too common.
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Old 01-17-2008, 10:17 PM   #6
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I am 3lbs, dead on, every single day. So, whatever I weigh last thing at night, I KNOW I will be 3lbs lighter first thing in the morning. It's a good measure.
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Old 01-17-2008, 10:18 PM   #7
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Mine is usually 5 lbs, although it varies from 2 - 6 pounds.

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Old 01-17-2008, 10:22 PM   #8
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2-3 unless I binge, then more like 6 or more.
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Old 01-17-2008, 10:42 PM   #9
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I'm always 2 pounds more in the evening than in the mornings.

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Old 01-17-2008, 10:42 PM   #10
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Saw this on the main page (latest forum posts) and wanted to reply, too. I'm usually 2-3 # heavier at night than first thing in the morning, though there have been times where it's been 5# (usually after eating out...hmmm...).

I guess it's pretty normal.


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Old 01-17-2008, 11:08 PM   #11
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Generally 3lbs, but it's been as high as 8. I weigh every morning and I really only care about the morning weight, but I weigh at night too, (just for entertainment).
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Old 01-17-2008, 11:18 PM   #12
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I've been as high as 10lb over at night ... but that's depending on what I've eaten, if I've worked out, if I've gone to the bathroom, etc.

usually it's 3-5lb
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