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Old 01-13-2007, 03:29 PM   #1
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I am a frequent weigher and it works for me (maybe 4-5 mornings a week - depending on when I remember). I've reached the point where I am completely aware of my bodies natural fluctuations.

I fluctuate a lot. At least 4 lbs over the course of a week. (Here is where it gets weird.) And every single morning before I get on the scale I know within a tiny amount what I am going to be. I can feel it on the day my body is hoarding water and feel it on the days it is ready to let go. I wouldnt normally have weighed on Friday but I made sure I did because I KNEW without a shadow of a doubt that I would be down.

Last week I "officially" weighed on Saturday -New lows are what constitutes official for me. (154.4)
Sunday I knew I would be a bit higher, Monday I knew I would be VERY high with race weight (I was 157.6), Tuesday I didnt weigh but I knew I was coming back down. Wednesday I said...nope, not there yet (155.5) Thursday.. I thought "its going to be really close to last Saturday" ..and I was 154.6. and then all day Thursday I could FEEL it. I just knew that I was about to lose and BAM Friday 153.2 and Sat 152.8

I know this sounds like one week you could guess, but I always know, I am almost never surprised. I knew Friday would be down to 153 something and I knew Saturday would be a teeny bit lower still. I still sometimes hope the scale will read something different, because I can feel the ups too, but I would say I am wrong at most 1 morning out of 30.

And with the exception of weight from races or long runs, I dont have a REASON for thinking I should be lower or higher, its not that I go..."well I ate salt, I will retain" I just know.

Am I a freak?
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Old 01-13-2007, 03:39 PM   #2
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Wow...that's a level of resonance with your body that very few people achieve. I'd see it as a thing to be proud of, that you can sense your body that well.
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Old 01-13-2007, 10:16 PM   #3
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Yeah, that's pretty spooky! I can usually tell when I'm going to weigh less. I also know when I'm not going to weigh less even though I want to. I'm rarely surprised by loss, but sometimes surprised when I gain.

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Old 01-13-2007, 11:12 PM   #4
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Ah, you FREAK!!

Hey, I agree with Nikaia. You're really in tune with your body, which I bet will help a lot with maintenance. Wish your intuition worked on other people--I'd love to know what that scale might say when I step on it tomorrow morning!
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Old 01-14-2007, 07:48 AM   #5
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Yes, WITHOUT A DOUBT!!!!
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Old 01-14-2007, 07:50 AM   #6
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But in a good, kind of a really intuitive, into your body kind of a way. Quite remarkable at that.
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Old 01-14-2007, 10:27 PM   #7
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I am a frequent weigher and it works for me (maybe 4-5 mornings a week - depending on when I remember). I've reached the point where I am completely aware of my bodies natural fluctuations.

I fluctuate a lot. At least 4 lbs over the course of a week. (Here is where it gets weird.) And every single morning before I get on the scale I know within a tiny amount what I am going to be. I can feel it on the day my body is hoarding water and feel it on the days it is ready to let go. I wouldnt normally have weighed on Friday but I made sure I did because I KNEW without a shadow of a doubt that I would be down.

Last week I "officially" weighed on Saturday -New lows are what constitutes official for me. (154.4)
Sunday I knew I would be a bit higher, Monday I knew I would be VERY high with race weight (I was 157.6), Tuesday I didnt weigh but I knew I was coming back down. Wednesday I said...nope, not there yet (155.5) Thursday.. I thought "its going to be really close to last Saturday" ..and I was 154.6. and then all day Thursday I could FEEL it. I just knew that I was about to lose and BAM Friday 153.2 and Sat 152.8

I know this sounds like one week you could guess, but I always know, I am almost never surprised. I knew Friday would be down to 153 something and I knew Saturday would be a teeny bit lower still. I still sometimes hope the scale will read something different, because I can feel the ups too, but I would say I am wrong at most 1 morning out of 30.

And with the exception of weight from races or long runs, I dont have a REASON for thinking I should be lower or higher, its not that I go..."well I ate salt, I will retain" I just know.

Am I a freak?

Haha! Unless I am a freak too! Wow, I am the exact same way (also with the "official" weigh in always being the new low one lol)!

Just to let you know that you aren't the only one.
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