20-Somethings - How much do you gain during TOM?

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09-24-2008, 02:45 PM
I am so sensitive to sodium and seem to gain at least 3lbs during TOM. I'm curious to know how much others are retaining during this time.

09-24-2008, 02:50 PM
5 pounds on average...of water weight and bloatedness and those darn cravings.

09-24-2008, 02:57 PM
Anywhere from 6-10lbs. I don't eat nearly enough salt so my water weight gains/losses are really severe.

Once it's over I usually spend the two days after peeing every 10 minutes, and usually end up a pound or so below where I started. It's always surprising since I gorge on sweets during my TOM. I bought a key lime pie last TOM and spent the whole week just pulling it out of the fridge (not even cutting a slice! Oink oink, I know...) and going at it with a fork until I got sick of it. It lasted 6 days and didn't seem to have any ill effects.

God forbid I eat a friggin' steak or something though. I'll gain three pounds that night and never lose it. :mad:

09-24-2008, 03:01 PM
I have always been really lucky in this area and never notice a change in weight! I have always been told that my clothes would feel tighter and I would feel bloated and might gain a few lbs, but never have.

My mood on the other hand, that's a different story......

09-24-2008, 03:04 PM
im TOM this week....
it doesnt affect me....
im just keep moving down and down....
hopefully it will continue....

09-24-2008, 03:19 PM
TOM came to visit today... and I'm up about 2 pounds... Usually that goes away after the first couple days, and then I actually go down a pound or two... because I do my best to stay on track as much as I can during TOM.

I haaatteeee iiitttt!!!!

09-24-2008, 03:28 PM
I can't help but snicker at calling it TOM, lol.

Honestly though, I don't know how much I gain during my period as I've never really tracked it through one, hopefully this time around when I'm more dedicated I'll notice!

i am still trying
09-24-2008, 03:41 PM
TOM came to me on Tuesday and I gained 2lbs but I haven't weighed since. I'll wait to weigh in a week. I dont have intense craving during though.

09-24-2008, 03:55 PM
I'm lucky - I usually gain between .4 and .6 pounds and am rewarded with a decent loss the next week, as well.

I never really felt the bloat, even though I do get the mad munchies.

09-24-2008, 04:12 PM
about 2 lbs, thats how I can tell its on its way, I get the weight gain first. At that point I just don't weigh myself again till I'm in the clear.

09-24-2008, 04:39 PM
I usually gain around 7lbs or so. It does come off very quickly they next week though

09-24-2008, 05:08 PM
2lbs usually.

09-24-2008, 05:26 PM
I absolutely avoid the scale at the time so I don't even know if I gain it or lose it or what. But I know I must gain some water weight because i pee like crazy for the next 2 days after its over.

09-24-2008, 05:57 PM
5 scale lbs, but feels like 10! Even my face looks fat.

09-24-2008, 06:20 PM
i gain and average of 5.5-6 pounds. It does come off quick but i have to be even more cautious of what i eat to make sure it all comes of and then some after the TOM!

09-24-2008, 09:48 PM
i gain around 5 puonds but it feels like fifty! i cant STAND TOM. but yay TOM has left the building as of today yipee!

09-24-2008, 10:30 PM
so thankful to say that I'll either stay the same or sometimes even lose....I just try to avoid a lot of high sodium foods and drink TONSSS of water!

09-24-2008, 11:30 PM
I've been tracking daily weights, so I can say that since I've started, my TOM gains were: 1 - 2.5 - 1 - 0 - 1.5 - 2.5. So, it varies, but I don't seem to gain as much as some people.

09-25-2008, 09:30 AM
I've never gained more than 1lb, but usually I just don't lose.

09-25-2008, 11:42 AM
4 lbs this time!