I weigh myself every morning. I always do it right before I get in the shower which is about 20 minutes after I wake up. I weighed myself a few days ago and then for some reason weighed myself after I got out of the shower and weighed .2 pounds less. Today I did the same thing. I weighed 160.4 before the shower and 160.0 after the shower. Almost a half pound. I want to think that it has something to do with the moisture and my electronic scale or maybe I sweat in the shower. I find it somewhat interesting. What do you think?
What were you doing in the shower? I figured I would get this joke out there before someone else could!
Hahaha! I've lost 1 whole pound in the shower! I think it was because either
(i) I hadn't showered after my run the night before and I had a whole pound of dirt and sweat stuck to my body (ew), or
(ii) I washed very rigorously, such that I burned enough calories to shed a pound, or
(iii) the hot steam in my steaming hot showers is so hot that it sweated a pound of water out of me.
Hm. But I guess the simplest explanation is:
(iv) My scale is tempermental and inconsistent.
lol, yes I have peed in the shower but not on a regular basis and I didn't this morning! But that was really funny. I tried to get by the jokes in my first post but I guess I missed.
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I always weigh before and after the shower. I usually vary by about 0.5 lb, either up or down, but sometimes it's up or down 1.5 lbs! I would like to say it's a finicky scale, but I can weigh myself several times in a morning and get the same weight, then take a shower and see a difference. Go figure!
On a related note: breakfast usually weighs about a pound.
I think your scale was dehydrated, and appreciated your wet feet helping it out.
I vote for the "your scale is tempermental" guess since you deny ... umm ... doing anything in the shower except showering.
Note to Self: never admit on a public forum to peeing in the shower.
thats hilarious! i usually gain practically a pound, just cuz of my hair :P
but my scale is also "temperamental and inconsistent" ....depending where you stand you can lose or gain up to 3 lbs :D
hahaha, yeah. It's totally normal. I've lost 20 pounds in 5 days once because I had to cut weight for wrestling. (Nobody tell me it's bad, I know it is.. it's just stuff I had to do because I was sick of keeping weight over the summer when I just wanna party! lol)
The bad news for both of us? Although we weigh less after the shower, it's because we sweat it out. Basically, it's water loss.
Take for example working out for 2 hours, we lost lots of weight that night but after replenishing fluids, we end up losing like .1 pounds or so.
Original Post by jenmcc:
You peed in the shower, didn't you... fess up... ! ;-)
HAHAHA I WAS SOOOOO going to say that! LOL
I have the same thing happen to me. It was much greater at the beginning of my weight loss plan. I always assumed it was my cheap bathroom scale. I know how electronics change in different temperatures and my bathroom is about 30F when I start my shower in the morning (much warmer when I get out). That should mean that the difference should stay fairly consistent (with the temperature), but it doesn't. Water weight is my best guess now since I'm not retaining as much water, I can't loose as much during the shower? Who knows! I figure I'll log off of the pre-shower weight every day and it won't be a huge issue.
For the math geeks out there, water density at 98.6F is 8.29lb per gallon. That means for a .2lb loss you are loosing .024 gallons of water. That's ~3.072 fl oz. If tommy peed in the shower, it wasn't very much.
// end nerd
It's hillarious that you've posted this, cause I've totally noticed the same thing...and obviously a lot of other people have too...I usually weigh anywhere between .2 and .8 less after showering (at least the times I've bothered to check).