100 lb. Club - Weird...and probably TMI, but I'm curious

10-03-2010, 12:43 PM
So, I get up and get a new low weight. I am shocked at this because yesterday was a horrible day...but I am so back on track. (I have lots of horrible days. Sorry!) Anyhow, so I go to the bathroom and I think, well maybe I will weigh a little less because that eliminated (sorry!) some bulk...but I"m actually UP over a pound after stepping on the scale...why is that? I am just really curious because it seems to happen all the time. I would just be interested to know if its normal and maybe a reason why it could be happening.

10-03-2010, 01:43 PM
That happens to me all the time as well. The scale gives me different readings depending on how I step on it.. boggles my mind!

But you're not alone with weighing before and after going potty :-P

10-03-2010, 02:04 PM
Did you weigh-"eliminate"-weigh, or did you also do something else in between, like drink water or eat breakfast? That would explain the difference. Or maybe the scale was just being persnickety - they'll do that, you know.

My scale has two memory settings and one setting that doesn't save. I always check the one that doesn't save, and if I like the number, I'll do it again with one of the memory settings so it will be saved. Do you know how many times it decides to go up a smidge when I re-weigh to save the number? :rollpin: :lol:

10-03-2010, 02:23 PM
I did drink water between them. So I guess I could see the water being the extra weight. Its just so weird!! Not that it really matters in the long run, but you know. LOL.

10-03-2010, 02:35 PM
Getting on the scale is but one moment in time. That number refects many things: food eaten (yesterday and days before), energy expended, hormones, bodily flucuations, water retension & bioligical influences. It's all those things reflected in that that very moment. Use that number as data to help guide your eating, if necessary.

10-03-2010, 03:32 PM
8 ounces of water is roughly half a pound... same for an 8 ounce cup of coffee... you get the picture.