3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Diet Central > Packaged Meals and Clinics - Nutrisystem, Medifast, Jenny Craig, Etc > Ideal Protein Diet

TOM heavier than usual....anyone else?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-03-2012, 10:38 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 468

Default TOM heavier than usual....anyone else?

Anyone else noticed that TOM is heavier than usual? I have been chomping liquid gels for the past three days just to stay functional. Also, I noticed that I had spotting in between. Any thoughts on that? I was thinking maybe it has to do with the releasing of hormones? Any advice would be appreciated.

Sincerely

surviving on ibuprofen.
eandc2006 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 10:45 PM   #2
Member
 
thinkingthinner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Eastern, PA
Posts: 48

S/C/G: 188/ticker/135

Height: 5/7

Default

I'm sorry no advice here- but I do have very similar symptoms. It's sometimes nice to hear you are not alone. I'm also concern about my weight loss this week with all of the potential water retention. I guess we will see! Good luck an I hope you (we) feel better soon!
__________________

Last edited by thinkingthinner : 12-03-2012 at 10:47 PM.
thinkingthinner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 10:52 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 468

Default

He bloating sucks. I feel like I am carrying around extra weight in my lower abdominal area...retaining water sucks. The last time it was Tom I lost only a half lb.
eandc2006 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 10:54 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
desiresdestiny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: California
Posts: 361

S/C/G: 165/135/138

Height: 5' 10''

Default

I can relate I hate it when I'm late cause I'm always late by 7-10 days
desiresdestiny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 11:11 PM   #5
Member
 
RachelDinAK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: North Pole, Alaska
Posts: 38

S/C/G: 230/157.3/135

Height: 5'2

Default

Last month I lost 6.2lbs at that TOM but GAINED 3"'s in my waist... lol my coach measured my waist 3 times to be sure and finally I told her that it was my TOM, she said... "OH!, that explains it!" This TOM(which is now btw) I gained .6lbs and my coach was out sick so I didn't get the other measurements done.
__________________
RachelDinAK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 11:18 PM   #6
Beth
 
whytokay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 66

S/C/G: 244/204/170

Height: 5'7"/25yo

Default

no tips, just also curious. I asked my coach and she just said the hormones. Fortunately I didn't gain, but it was also my first week so I think the initial step into ketosis helped me lose. I've been spotting going on the 4th day after my TOM was supposed to end. It's frustrating.
whytokay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 11:49 PM   #7
Reboot 9/2014
 
scorbett1103's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 4,856

S/C/G: 198.6/173/165

Height: 5' 8"

Default

It's the hormones.

Women store estrogen in our fat cells. As we lose weight, that estrogen is released into our bodies. With rapid fat loss, like what happens on IP, LOTS of estrogen gets released which can wreak havoc on our moods and our cycles.

I actually skipped a period my first month on IP, then had two in one month, both heavy and extra crampy. It's evened out now and I'm pretty much back to normal, but man that was not a fun two months!
__________________
scorbett1103 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2012, 01:13 AM   #8
Holding on TIGHT
 
fourstubbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Maryland
Posts: 449

S/C/G: 225/195.4/166.2/135

Height: 5'1

Default

You're not alone, I have had to worst cramps since IP. I don't know why, I would defer to Scorbett's info..but yes, it isn't in your mind, it hurts worse on IP!
__________________
Starting over...



current beginning weight 172
1. 166.2 -6
2. 165.6 -.6
I just miss my mom..

Last edited by fourstubbs : 12-04-2012 at 01:15 AM.
fourstubbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2012, 01:22 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Dinie89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Winnipeg,MB
Posts: 148

Height: 5'8

Default

i just started my TOM and i am on my 3rd week WI tommorwo and i can already feel the bloating =( i am having spotting which is strange for me i am glad that its not just me and is common with IP
Dinie89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2012, 07:20 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
kileymed13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: MA
Posts: 187

S/C/G: 242/179.0/145

Height: 5'0"

Default

As others have said, it is not uncommon. Since starting IP my TOM has visited every 3 weeks like clockwork (I was always super regular before). My WI always falls on the day my TOM arrives and has caused be to lose almost nothing or even gain a little. For me the following week had a HUGE whoosh which was nice to see.
__________________
kileymed13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
IP Daily Chat Wednesday 5/2/12 wuv2bloved Ideal Protein Diet 217 05-03-2012 02:27 AM
No Fooling the Scale in April - Daily Weighing Thread pt2 eclipse 100 lb. Club 369 05-01-2011 12:07 PM
Stay At Home Mom's #245 Monday watkinsguru Support Groups 38 09-14-2004 07:08 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:58 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2