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Old 05-10-2012, 10:39 PM   #1
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Question My first "woosh"?

Hey Ladies,
I've always heard of this so-called "woosh" that some women get around their TOM... holding onto water and then letting it all go after it starts? I'm not sure how it works. All I know is that I started running last week, ran 5/7 days, and only lost 1 pound. I was ok with it, I"m only aiming for 1.5/week anyhow and I was experimenting with my fat/carb intake while focusing on calories. Then TOM ending up visiting, and I've been hit with a major chest cold - fever, chest congestion, and wicked cough for at least 3 days now... so needless to say, no exercise. I've been still in my alloted calorie range (not super low because of lack of appetite), but I weighed myself today to see I've lost 4.9 lbs?!??!!? I've enver lost that much in one week in my LIFE.
So I guess what I'm REALLY wondering is, if this is the 'woosh' some people get, does it stick? or do you typically gain back a couple pounds so that your net loss is around half that?
I just dont' want to be disappointed when Saturday rolls around
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:45 PM   #2
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It's probably a combo of that and the low carb eating/running depleting your glycogen stores. You probably won't gain it back unless you start eating a carb heavy diet... or you've got awesome hormones like me and retain water for a number of random reasons.

Good job, though!! You're doing it!
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:11 AM   #3
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I had the same happen to me. I was around 157, TOM too, within 4-5 of TOM I went down to 154.8...not as much as you, but I was happy! I went on vacation the week after that, splurged every single day and ended up gaining 3.5 lbs of water weight back. Today I got on the scale and I am back down to 154.4! Lost the vacation water weight! Now TOM is less than 10 days so hopefully I will lose a little more afterwards. If I am 154, hopefully after I will be 152!

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