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03-22-2008, 05:33 AM
So, I guess I'm just hoping for some confirmation on things that affect weight loss because I have been stuck between the same 5 lbs. for a couple weeks.

As of this morning, it is my TOM. I know that has to have something to do with it. Also, I have been under a bit more stress than usual lately. To top it all off, my allergies have been extreme since we moved so I've been cutting my workouts shorter that normal because I can't breathe.

I have still been eating well, and proudly, haven't binged or overate.

So, usually, I would be somewhat frustrated at this sort of standstill, but I know my TOM is definitely a factor.

Maybe I just needed to vent. Hehe...Thanks for listening. :)

03-22-2008, 08:47 AM
Hey! Do you take an antihistamine? That can sometimes help your symptoms. See what your doctor has to say.

TOM is always a factor for women, darn it! Well, until menopause is done.

I would also look at your food more closely. Do you write down what you eat? Do you track the calories or the points (WW)? Do you measure portions? I ask because sometimes it's easy to eat more than one thinks.

Hang in there! :coach: Don't you give up now! :cheer2:


03-23-2008, 01:08 AM
I FINALLY got a Rx for my allergies yesterday so hopefully they will really help. And although i pay close attention to what i eat, i never count anything. Maybe I should start! :)

Thanks so much for the input!

03-23-2008, 01:36 AM
Just want to second really paying attention to the food. It's amazing how those calories can just sneak up on you!!!!

03-23-2008, 04:16 AM
Salty food can really affect my weigh in. I always see a blip on the scale the day after eating at Chipotle (how much salt DO they put in the rice? I don't want to know!)

03-23-2008, 05:07 AM
Things that can cause you to retain water and impact weight gain/loss:

Eating foods that are higher in fat or sugar than you normally eat, or eating larger quantities of food than you normally eat
Changes in your exercise routine
Sore muscles
Some medications (I'm convinced Ibuprofen makes me retain water)
Changes in the weather (particularly if it is exceptionally warm or humid)
Illness (also probably allergies)
Eating foods that are high in salt/sodium (I swear, I once gained 3 lbs from a single bowl of miso soup)
Getting dehydrated
Who knows what else, the list goes on and on...

03-23-2008, 10:22 AM
Who knows what else, the list goes on and on...

you can say that again! lol

i know for me, i can gain a couple(maybe more than a couple:dizzy: ) pounds right before and during TOM. i just ignore it and wait it out. drink plenty of water and watch your soduim intake, but mostly just keep up your healthy routine and wait it out.