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to think gaining 5.5lbs is a lot!

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newmummytobe79 Wed 26-Sep-12 08:52:25

I'm really pissed off with myself. I don't know where it's come from (well maybe a bit too much bread and biscuits!) but I've gained 5.5lbs in the last 3 weeks sad

I'm short and of a small frame so I can really see it sad although my DH claims there's still 'nothing of you' - I don't believe him.

I've been eating lots of soups but have given in to plates of his chips etc so I guess that explains it.

What I'm really asking is ... do you think 5.5lbs is a 'noticeable' weight gain? I just feel like my shoulders, belly and face and have grown and I don't like it!

Today I plan to start eating healthier smile

Pascha Wed 26-Sep-12 08:55:52

Are you pregnant newmummytobe79? Or is the name just a leftover? If you are pregnant don't worry about it. If not,if you notice it and its getting you down then 5.5lbs should be an easyish amount to lose without going mad.

tiggytape Wed 26-Sep-12 08:56:13

If you are around 5' tall and a very slim build then 5.5lb can be noticeable (probably around your middle) but not to the extent of making your arms and face or shoulders any bigger. You'd have to put on a lot more than that to get fat shoulders! I think perhaps you might be being a bit harsh on yourself about it really - it. if you stick with soups and low fat dinners you can probably shift it as quickly as you gained it.

LesleyPumpshaft Wed 26-Sep-12 09:05:05

I'm 5'3" and I would definitely notice a 5.5lb weight gain on myself and wouldn't be able to wear my skinny jeans.

OP, are you coming up to your period? I can easily gain 5.5 lbs of water weight just before and on the first couple of days.

FredFredGeorge Wed 26-Sep-12 09:08:26

I'm 6' and can see the difference between 5.5lbs for sure. I think it depends where you store fat and how you are to start with (5.5lbs if you're already 400lbs isn't going to be noticeable) so I can certainly imagine you can see it.

choceyes Wed 26-Sep-12 09:08:50

I'm 5'2 and would defnitely notice a 5.5lb weight gain. I think I'd still be able to wear my clothes, but would mainly look fuller in the face.

shrimponastick Wed 26-Sep-12 09:10:55

I can vary by that much from one day to the next. Also from morning to night.

Don't get too hung up on the scales, judge by clothing fit is the best way.

newmummytobe79 Wed 26-Sep-12 09:20:37

Hi,

No I'm not pregnant and not sure if I'm due on as my periods are all over the show due to the mini-pill - but I feel a bit grumpy so could well be due on or just pissed off with the weight gain! angry

I did so well losing the baby weight (the sensible 9 months up 9 months down theory) and was so pleased I could fit in my pre-pregnancy clothes smile but seem to have let things slide recently ... and I don't think my winter jumpers have helped!

It's my face that balloons first and I feel I look bloated and tired sad

The green tea is brewing - bleaugh!

Ecgwynn Wed 26-Sep-12 09:23:18

I'm 5'8" and wouldn't notice 5.5lbs. I'm quite wide hipped though and have always had a bit of squish on my frame.

Don't worry too much about it.

LesleyPumpshaft Wed 26-Sep-12 10:13:03

Maybe something in your diet is causing water retention and bloating? I noticed a massive difference when I stopped eating wheat.

maybenow Wed 26-Sep-12 10:15:27

my weight can fluctuate from day to day by up to 4lbs depending on how hydrated i am, where i am in my cycle, what i've eaten lately etc.

i would keep weighing daily to check that this isn't just a bit of bloating.

SoulTrain Wed 26-Sep-12 10:18:58

I once put on 10lbs on a three week holiday. blush

Ephiny Wed 26-Sep-12 10:25:20

I would definitely notice it on me, would start to have difficulty doing up my jeans etc. I am quite small as well though, on a taller or larger person it might not be significant.

Just cut back on the chips etc if it bothers you.

aldiwhore Wed 26-Sep-12 10:27:36

Its not a lot over 3 weeks. I have to really try hard to LOSE 2lbs a week, I have to watch what I eat to maintain. I don't have to eat THAT much over to gain 3lbs in a week!!

Weight is a funny old thing, mine can vary 1/2 stone in a day!!

Don't kick yourself. You can lose that 5.5lbs over the next 3 weeks if you watch what you eat and exercise.

rogersmellyonthetelly Wed 26-Sep-12 13:10:02

I can put that on in a day in water weight. If its still there a week later then I would be a bit surprised. I tend to only weigh myself on day 1 of my cycle for this reason!

StuntGirl Wed 26-Sep-12 14:10:35

I'm 5ft and can fluctuate between 7lbs in a day. It isn't noticable on me.

sookiesookie Wed 26-Sep-12 14:45:52

I would notice 5lb.
The thing is,OP, someone can be the same height and build but still be different. Some people notice more.
No one here can say you would look different for an extra 5lbs. Ots all about how you feel.

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