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06-25-2008, 01:59 PM
I was just wondering if any of you have figured out how much you gain around that time of the month? I haven't really kept track of this myself, but now, I'm interested in finding out what most ladies find as their pattern. Thanks!

06-25-2008, 02:01 PM
Well I"m starting my new three month plan bloated and with pms, I'm thinking there's an extra few lbs on the scale. Maybe 2 for me, more if I eat carbs and salt.

06-25-2008, 02:02 PM
3-5. I gain it before and it doesn't drop until 2 days after it ends, which is really quite a bit of time for the scale to be high, when you consider it. Irritating, but now that I've tracked my pattern, I try not to let it bother me.

Everyone is different, that's for sure.

06-25-2008, 02:06 PM
3-5 lbs.

06-25-2008, 02:21 PM
2-3 lbs or less if I really watch my salt intake, drink extra water, and keep up with exercise.

06-25-2008, 02:27 PM
I find that it's not so much that I gain, but rather than my water weight fluctuations are huge. So if I make a small mistake on my diet, I pay big time. If I'm pretty honest with myself, still work out, at most I'll go up a pound.

06-25-2008, 02:32 PM
i go up to 5 lbs and it stays until a week after period ends.
Also, i still work out, just always feel full in stomach (probably because of all the extra water) so i usually eat less (still gain though).

06-25-2008, 02:56 PM
I don't know, because I don't weigh myself, but I feel bloated and my jeans usually feel a lot tighter.

06-25-2008, 02:59 PM
4- 5 lbs, and generally the weight goes on the day before TOM and stays until the end, which is a bit depressing, but i just keep reminding myself its TOM ! Generally I wont even get on the scales around TOM as it depresses me to see the increased weight even if it is water retention.

06-25-2008, 03:08 PM
For me, some months I don't gain any water weight, some months it is 2-3 pounds. I am certainly not predictable LOL

I don't let it bother me, I know that if I am eating according to plan and the scale shows a gain, that it is only temporary.

06-25-2008, 03:09 PM
Mine is usually about 6lbs, where it creeps on a couple of days before TOM, and isn't totally gone until about a week after. I usually cave to salty food during my TOM, so I'm sure that doesn't help out. One month I saw an 8lb increase, freaked out, and posted about it. But a week later it was gone. Whew!

just keep swimming
06-25-2008, 04:22 PM
0 - 5 pounds, depending on my diet and exercise around that time. If I exercise a lot the next week, it comes off much more quickly.

06-25-2008, 04:45 PM
Im usually around 7lbs... ugh. Usually gain a few days before I start when im pms'y and then goes away a day or 2 after its over. Yuck but ill deal with it

Bonita Applebaum
06-25-2008, 05:40 PM
I was flipping out earlier this month because I gained about 2lbs right around that time of the month. I dropped it like a week later.

06-25-2008, 06:08 PM
Usually around 5 lbs. Sometimes a little more, sometimes a little less. I usually get a good post-period "whoosh" about 2 days after it ends.


06-25-2008, 08:17 PM
Usually 4-5 lbs.

GR8 2B48
06-25-2008, 08:52 PM
I usually have a water weight gain of 5 lbs. Once I actually had a 10 lb. gain. It was gone after a week though.

06-26-2008, 06:34 PM
Around 5 lbs.

06-26-2008, 06:41 PM
I haven't really noticed any gain tbh.:?: