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Old 09-16-2010, 06:33 PM   #1
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I tried searching this without much luck. My weight stalled at 263 approximately 2 days prior to TOM--which btw is acting very strangely (start-stop-start) so I think my body is shocked by my recent behavior/feeding of it. And my weight has not budged. Does it start to move again after TOM is over? I know everyone is different, but I'd like to hear others' experiences.
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Old 09-16-2010, 07:13 PM   #2
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My weight has a two week stall before and a two week whoosh after TOM, so yeah it certainly affects me. As for the start stop behaviour I've found that when I've done this before it tends to get a bit lighter. So just wait and see what happens with you I guess. I've moved to weighing once a month after TOM because otherwise I get annoyed
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Old 09-16-2010, 07:24 PM   #3
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Just keep at it, TOM usually makes me bloat a bit until after it's over but then it would be a decent drop.

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Old 09-16-2010, 07:27 PM   #4
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I'm not really annoyed or bothered by it so much as I am curious. I do hope my weight "whooshes" down after it's over though! haha
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Old 09-16-2010, 07:35 PM   #5
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I make sure to drink my water...sometime extra right when I'm ending and I 9 times out of 10 get that whooooosh! I started on 9/6 and was 231...today I'm at 226...whoooshing away in Washington! HEHEHE
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Old 09-16-2010, 07:43 PM   #6
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Wow! I want to whoooooosh away like that in a couple of days! I'm drinking around 100 oz. of water per day so hopefully that'll whoosh me away too!
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Old 09-17-2010, 03:28 AM   #7
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When I got TOM (I'm officially "past it"! ), I'd get a stall or a gain,usually, a couple of days before hand; this would continue throughout but just drop off a couple of days after it was all over. I stayed bloated during each TOM.

If it doesn't worry you, I would suggest carrying on weighing and noting ~ that way next month it won't take you so much by surprise. The thing I've done differently This Time, is learn to weigh daily, and log those weights whatever they are. For me (I know others feel differently) it's helping to take away the fear and mystery of losing weight. I know that the calories and exercise I'm doing Will produce weightloss, so I know, although sometimes I really have to remind myself still, I know that any hold or gain is something beyond my control, so I don't beat myself up about it. I'm Gradually learning to see the pattern.
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Old 09-17-2010, 12:14 PM   #8
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I think I accidentally took your advice before I even got it Rosinante! I've been weighing daily (sometimes even twice per day) whereas I was previously a weekly or monthly weigher. Daily tracking is really helping keep my head in the game. I'm much more conscious about daily fluctuations and since it consistently goes back to the same weight or below, I'm starting to figure things out. It's actually kind of interesting.

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Old 09-17-2010, 02:20 PM   #9
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I don't weigh during TOM, because I'm irrational and don't react well to a gain, however temporary/justified. TOM gain=self pity--too many potato chips--grumpy Chrissy. I just hop on the scale again a few days after I finish.
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Old 09-17-2010, 02:26 PM   #10
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I continue to weigh during TOM, but if the number shows gain or stall, I just chalk it up to TOM, and don't let it get to me. Towards the end of it for me, there's always a 2-3 lb loss seemingly overnight.
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Old 09-17-2010, 02:43 PM   #11
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I know what you mean about weighing in at TOM. I will always show at least a 3 -5 lb gain a few days before and then a few days after I will be back to where I started.

I used to get really discouraged, but now I can take it in stride. I know that is just my body hanging on to that water. I keep weighing daily though, I NEED to have that daily reminder of where I am at, even during my TOM.
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Old 09-18-2010, 04:46 AM   #12
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I understand what you mean by TOM, but what does T-O-M stand for?

I've said it before... there should be a glossary of 3FC jargon handed to every newbie... haha!
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Old 09-18-2010, 06:13 AM   #13
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Old 09-18-2010, 11:49 AM   #14
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I keep weighing. I know I'll gain up to 6 lbs, and it takes a few days after TOM for it to disappear. No biggie. I'm sure it serves some biological function instead of being simply annoying.
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Old 09-18-2010, 01:09 PM   #15
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I do weigh during that TOM however I know I go UP 3-5 pounds just before and stay there... losing it all PLUS some after I'm done. That's just how my body works.
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