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Old 01-29-2008, 12:43 PM   #1
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Default a different TOM question..

I know we all read about and talk about a gain during that time but this is a little different. When I first started watching my weight I noticed I did gain. But the last 2 cycles have been different. Either my weight stays the same (better than a gain right) or a notice a drop during that time. Now I am not talking about at the end here I mean right in the middle or the very beginning. What could cause a change such as that (not that I am complaining).

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Old 01-29-2008, 12:53 PM   #2
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Everybody is different, so who knows? Your water-weight-cycle has shifted.

There is no "reason" one might retain water differently than someone else. It just is what it is. I say, enjoy it!
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Old 01-29-2008, 12:53 PM   #3
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since i started my change - I started tracking tom and weight loss - I always bloat up right before I start (usually don't gain, but sometimes 1-2lbs) then once it starts, I lose big time About 3-4lbs between the start of tom to the end...it's now my favorite time of the month!
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Old 01-29-2008, 06:55 PM   #4
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It's all about the hormones. As we get older, our bodies change, and those hormones shift around.


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Old 01-29-2008, 10:53 PM   #5
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everyone is different...

before i really watched what i ate and gave in to every TOM craving, i would bloat up 4-6lbs prior to my TOM but lose it by the end..
NOW i pretty much stay the same and then still DROP at the end of my TOM, sometimes up to 4lbs. i love my TOM now .. its when i lose most of my weight for a month (i've been losing, on average, 8lbs a month)
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