04-17-2010, 08:05 PM
So I've been seeing some discrepancies on the scale lately which seem to only be explained by water weight (an increase in ~3lbs over only a few days, with no bingeing etc. to cause it). So it can be one of three things: salt, TOM or stress. I don't think its TOM (but can't be sure because I'm a little irregular), and I don't think its salt, but I can test that. So then I realized that in the past week things have gotten really stressful in my life (end of semester crunch, among other things) and I'm wondering if that could cause me to retain water.