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05-31-2009, 01:04 PM
In my entire journey I've NEVER experienced a 5 lb jump up overnight. Never ever ever. Well last night my hubby and I went out for our anniversary... for sushi... completely calculated in my calories. BUT for the first time I DIDN'T watch sodium content AT ALL.

O. M. G.

So I had Miso soup, TONS of soy sauce etc...

And this morning? I'm 263.8!!!

I KNOW it's water weight and since I'm on my period I'm so much more likely to hold on to it but that was a huge shock.

Wish me luck today as I drown my sorrows in MULTIPLE bottles of water ;) lol!

05-31-2009, 01:07 PM
I repeat what I've just typed on the solstice challenge - the 5 won't hang around long and you've still lost an astounding amount of weight! woohoo!

05-31-2009, 01:09 PM
Eek. At least you have a level head and aren't freaking out about it.

Good luck with all that water -- hope you're staying home today!

05-31-2009, 01:11 PM
Hey! It was your ANNIVERSARY! Totally worth it. As you said, it is water, but even if it WASN'T, you would lose those 5lbs again in no time! You are on fire girl.

05-31-2009, 01:15 PM
I NEVER get on the scale the day after eating sushi (or Chipotle).

05-31-2009, 01:34 PM
I did that last weekend...5lbs is a huge shock whether it's water weight or not, but mine came back off in two days, then took another 4lbs with it so it worked out pretty well.

Oh, and Happy Anniversary!

05-31-2009, 03:04 PM
That happened to me this week too. I ate off the 'healthy Mex' menu. The calories etc. weren't bad but the salt was SOOO high. I gained 2 pounds overnight. Then, I started weight training the next day and put on some more! Sadly, mine still hasn't come back down. I guess I need to down even more water. It does suck to have had a good week and record a gain but that's the way this game is played. Score one for the bod.

Glad you aren't freaking out about it. I TRIED not to freak out but when it didn't start coming back down after 2 days, I started freaking out- even though I KNOW it isn't a real gain and I'll probably see a big drop on the scale in the near future, it's hard to see the numbers go back up and feel like you have to lose that weight all over again.

05-31-2009, 03:12 PM
thats what happened to me Tammy but then I dropped again the next day...and certainly when Im on my moontime I will gain water weight...so give it a day or two and you will see it change....

05-31-2009, 04:03 PM
Salt weight is all water, 0% fat - flush it out and keep going. Remember you are still burning fat so behind the "salt curtain" you are still losing weight so long as you keep to your plan as you are.

I'm glad you got to enjoy your sushi and your anniversary! You were so smart to pick something you enjoy that was special and let you stay on plan. Salt schmalt. This is a victory not a setback!

mel hughes
05-31-2009, 05:06 PM
Sometimes I get a 5lb jump in a few minutes, but I guess my scale is just silly.

Congrats on your anniversary! Which year is this for you?

05-31-2009, 08:06 PM
I've had that too, usually after I indulge in a pizza night. It always comes off in a few days.

The first time it happened, it was maybe three weeks or a month after I started. Had pizza one night, and was up 7 pounds the next day. I cried, and felt like a total failure. Then I got on my elliptical, which is a real cheapo, and a bolt fell out of it, which let me tell you, did NOT help me at that moment. I felt like I was so fat I was breaking the machine. (I wasn't. It's a cheap machine, and I was moving furiously fast on it because I was so upset.) I then proceeded to throw my Ipod across the room and break it (I fixed it later that day.)

That wasn't the best day. I figured out, from this site and from the scale the next day, that it was water weight. I was down those seven pounds, plus one more, the very next morning.

05-31-2009, 09:18 PM
Don't feel bad, I did that a few weeks ago and bumped up 15 lbs (!!!!) due to retaining water, and it took a week of heavy drinking (water, of course) to lose it.

05-31-2009, 09:33 PM
Happy anniversary! You know that will come right back off.

-Glory-I just had Chipotle!

05-31-2009, 09:38 PM
I hate when that happens. It's a downer, but know it's not true weight. I had a 4 pd gain overnight too. Went out to eat, had pasta, and bang, this am I was up 4 pounds. This week I will have to be completely on plan to get this off....

Good Luck!

05-31-2009, 09:59 PM
Chinese food is the WORST for this. Went up 4 lbs (freakin 4 LBS) overnight, just before a WW weigh in. Of course, the week after was amazing...hang in there, and let us know how it goes over the next little while. We are all rooting for you!

Things that make you go EEEK!


05-31-2009, 10:28 PM
Yah I was totally eeking this morning ;) I've already drank two litres of water and when I weighed myself AFTER eating breakfast, lunch and poo'ing then I was down 1 lb already ;) lol!

05-31-2009, 11:39 PM
Awesome! You'll have a great week, for sure. But MAN those bumps make me go EEEEEK!

06-01-2009, 01:04 AM
Yeah, I never weigh after Chinese food, Mexican food etc. I know it will be at least a 4 lb gain even if calories are in check. As you see it comes off fast though.

06-01-2009, 09:20 AM
I am glad you kept your sense of humour about it! That wouldn't be my first reaction to seeing a 5 pound increase!
Congrats on the anniversary and hey, it was a special occasion, you figured it all in...it was all good.

I never thought about the sodium content of Chipolte before! I got a burrito bowl (light cheese, NO sour cream or guacamole) and ate 3/4's of it on Saturday. I think I had better go drink some water!

06-01-2009, 10:27 AM
This post gets me thinkin......Ive been wondering, if you eat salty foods and put on water weight, can you still lose fat at the same time?

06-01-2009, 11:25 AM
Well, you should be congratulated on your attitude. It'll be gone in no time, and you aren't letting all that water weight get you down. What happens between your ears is more than half the battle in the war against fat. :bravo:

06-01-2009, 11:29 AM
If you stay strictly on plan and really push the fluids, you'll see those 5 off and then some in a huge whoosh! :)

06-01-2009, 01:04 PM
I retain so much water, they call me Hoover Dam!! ROFL!

06-01-2009, 01:24 PM
This post gets me thinkin......Ive been wondering, if you eat salty foods and put on water weight, can you still lose fat at the same time?

Absolutely! Totally different processes in your body.

06-01-2009, 02:13 PM
I very recently became addicted to sushi. My second week of WW, I went to sushi for lunch with a friend, not even thinking about it! Even the sushi itself without soy or soup will have an impact, but it is short term. Now, we try to only go to sushi on WW days, AFTER weigh in!

06-01-2009, 03:57 PM
Happy Anniversary! I hope you had a wonderful time.

Like others have said, I'm sure those pounds will be gone in no time.

I swear I replied to this post before but there must have been an error on my home computer. Weird. Have a great day!