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Old 01-08-2009, 02:18 AM   #1
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So I'm technically supposed to weigh for my weekly and also my first official monthly weigh in tomorrow- but I'm smack dab in the middle of my menstrual cycle- and I' know I'm bloated and have probably gained a few lbs- I don't want to be discouraged by seeing the scale go up.. should I just weigh in anyways or should I wait a day or two after it's over?
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Old 01-08-2009, 06:53 AM   #2
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I just weigh in and know its TOM causing the problem. Do whatever you feel comfortable with.
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Old 01-08-2009, 07:33 AM   #3
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There's no hard or fast rule, but I just weigh, too.

If you're going to do this long term, I believe you're going to have to get used to your body's fluctuations at some point. Weight loss is NOT linear. Some weeks you'll do everything right, but won't see it on the scale -- maybe it's water retention, who knows? Other weeks you won't have been so good, but the scale might go down! (Maybe from that water retention from the week before!)

So, you have to expect fluctuations. You're trying to measure fat loss, but that darned scale weighs all of you, so it gets complicated!
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Old 01-08-2009, 10:41 AM   #4
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If weighing every day doesn't work for you for a variety of reasons, then nevermind this advice - but weighing every day was the only way I learned what my weight does during TOM. Unfortunately, what I learned is it varies a lot . But it is fairly consistently up about 2-3 pounds on around day 4 or 5.
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I find that when I weigh during my TOM or even before, I get obsessive about the numbers blinking back at me.

Last month I gave up when it said I weighed 289 and low and behold, two days after my TOM it went down to 280. This month I'm showing a 4 pound increase thus far and I have YET to start. *kicks her body* GOOOOOOO! lol

I agree though that weighing every day for awhile did teach me about my body and water weight. I mean some months I'm 4-5 pounds more and others I can be a whopping 7-9 pounds more. It just depends...I'm very fussy, apparently, in that regard lol.
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:54 AM   #6
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I actually hold more weight during the week before TOM, and start to lose it during TOM, even if I'm feeling all bloated and stuff. Then, by the week after, I have usually lost the amount of weight for those 3 weeks that is normal for me- which usually means
I lose 0 the week before
I lose 1 the week of, maybe 2
and I lose 4-5 the week after.

Such a weird, weird cycle. I only have one normal week a month! Being a woman definately has disadvantages.
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Old 01-10-2009, 01:45 PM   #7
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I usually gain a pound or two whilst on period but it usually goes away a day before the period stops.

Heather is right; we all weigh of different things, not just fat. I'm 238 lbs but I probably weigh 20 lbs of the good stuff and 220+ lbs of goo


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Old 01-10-2009, 01:59 PM   #8
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I wait until 2-3 days after the last day. I find that is more accurate. It gives me a couple days to flush out with water too. I just don't like that psychological disappointment by seeing a higher number. But it is really up to you!
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Old 01-11-2009, 12:04 AM   #9
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I waited the day after and I had only lost a few ounces but at least it was loss and not gain! and who knows maybe in a nother day or so it will show that I've had some real loss!
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wait a day or so, chug some water, do some peeing and then try again LOL :P
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2-3 days for me to pee it all out lol
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