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How many pounds is the average weight gain during your time-of the-month?


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What is your typical weight gain during your TOM?

Don't think I'll be stepping on the scales for another 2 weeks after.

 

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2-10Yell

Up to 10 lbs? Do you lose the lbs. after its over?

Yeah.  The 10lb gain doesn't happen very often, but it has happened before.  Totally miserable.  Sigh.

i swear i gain about 5 lbs, but my last cycle (which was the first one since i started on here) i think i gained 2.5 pounds one day but lost it all by the end of the week.

i think i read that if you drink even more water than you already do, it will help. oh, and avoid salt even more.

It's about 2 - 5 lbs. for me.  Always! I wish it was 0 lbs.! lol

Always five pounds, and it takes three days after TtoM for it to go away.

i dont gain weight, i dont let myself use excuses. if its not coming off im not working hard enough.

2 to 3 pounds, and it stays about 3-4 days after TOM has left.

Original Post by darkylinky:

i dont gain weight, i dont let myself use excuses. if its not coming off im not working hard enough.

Lol. You obviously don't weigh yourself often enough to see that your weight fluctuates.

I try not to weigh until it's over. Seeing the numbers go up is too disheartening. I made the mistake of weighing this morning (ttom just started) and my weight had jumped up 2 lbs.

actually i weigh myself every single morning before i eat and after i pee

Do you have periods?  If so, how do you prevent your body/hormones from causing you to retain water?  Or are you just lucky and you don't have to deal with that issue?

darkylinky might have very low levels of standard female hormones (perhaps it's due to birth control?)

MOST females retain a few pounds of water from just before their TOM until the second or third day of the period. This is normal, and has nothing to do with your calories, exercise, or body fat%. To claim that it's the result of "not working hard enough" is ridiculous. Those kinds of unhealthy, medically incorrect, and judgmental comments contribute to eating disorders. I know I felt a sting when I read that.

 

Anyway... I gain about 5-7 pounds (sometimes more) right before my period, and they are gone by the very middle of my period. So the weight stays on about 3-4 days total.

i do have messed up hormone levels but i take birth control to FIX that and have a regular period. even when i didnt have to take pills to help with my periods i never used oh its that time of the month as an excuse to gain weight

less than two pounds (that's pre-hyst; i don't know yet what my cycle is going to look like w/o my uterus & fibroids, but suspect that saturday's number might have been a cyclical peak.  hmmm).

Darkylinky, its not real weight gain...its water that comes and goes. Women saying how much they gain during TTOM is not using excuses, its trying to see if what they are experiencing is normal.  I know I gain about 4 pounds from about 5 days before to about 3 days after, but as soon as that day comes, its gone.  You should weigh yourself in the morning and again at night a couple times, and see how varied your weights can be.

I typically see the scale go up about two pounds then see it drop to below where I started once TTOM is over.  I have to admit that post-TTOM drop is very encouraging and knowing it's coming keeps me from getting discouraged during the water retention.

Water retention is *not* an excuse.  I'll typically lose about a pound over the time period of PMS and TTOM; however, I won't see that until the "big drop" at the end of TTOM (when I pretty much always hit a new low weight; broke into the 130s this morning!)

Original Post by darkylinky:

i dont gain weight, i dont let myself use excuses. if its not coming off im not working hard enough.

you know what, darkylinky? people who are absolutist in their thinking, who use words like "always" and "never," who believe that weight loss (and life in general) is an all-or-nothing project, are the kind of people who usually gain the weight back.  they're the people who think, "If I'm going to have a bowl of ice cream, I might as well have the whole tub.  With chocolate fudge sauce and sprinkles."  they're the people who see a three-pound increase on the scale and go off the rails, seek out the nearest all-you-can-eat buffet and go on a five-day food bender.  so you might want to stop thinking about always and never and start thinking sometimes and maybe.

but of course, being--like--emotionally twelve and chronologically nineteen--i'm sure you know better.  right?

How the hell is water retention an excuse to gain weight?

Please enlighten me.

Original Post by pgeorgian:

Original Post by darkylinky:

i dont gain weight, i dont let myself use excuses. if its not coming off im not working hard enough.

you know what, darkylinky? people who are absolutist in their thinking, who use words like "always" and "never," who believe that weight loss (and life in general) is an all-or-nothing project, are the kind of people who usually gain the weight back.  they're the people who think, "If I'm going to have a bowl of ice cream, I might as well have the whole tub.  With chocolate fudge sauce and sprinkles."  they're the people who see a three-pound increase on the scale and go off the rails, seek out the nearest all-you-can-eat buffet and go on a five-day food bender.  so you might want to stop thinking about always and never and start thinking sometimes and maybe.

but of course, being--like--emotionally twelve and chronologically nineteen--i'm sure you know better.  right?

 What she said

Ladies, I have a question

Is there timeframe when water retention starts?  Can it be like 2 weeks before the TTOM?

The reason I ask is,  I feel as if my true weight for any given month is at the end of my TTOM, which makes weekly weigh in difficult.  For example, I was 217 on 6/12.  I've gone as high as 224 in the days that followed.  There is no way in HELL I have eaten an excess of 3500 calories every day for the last 2 weeks.  My TTOM should be starting at the week however I've remain in the 20's for the past 2 weeks.  Like clockwork, I bet I will be under 217 by next week.  This has happened for the last 2 months.

I think I might have to start measuring myself cus this is driving me bonkers.  Doesn't help that I am a candiate for that damn syndrom that makes your body cling to fat.  Damn you hormones!

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