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Shock at weight gain during period

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MartinRohdesBellybuttonFluff Thu 03-Dec-15 13:59:43

I was being very careful (had one flexi day when I met someone for lunch but still didn't go overboard), then my period came last week and bam! I went up 3lbs fsad

My overall weight loss was only 10lbs at that point so I was suddenly down to only a 7lb loss due to my period.

I know that this happens and I am now back on track (the extra 3lbs have disappeared) but I was a bit shock as I wouldn't usually be scrutinising my monthly weight gain / loss.

It was a bit of a bummer tbh.

Does anyone else have similar a experience to share?

I want to get my head around the fact that this will probably happen every few weeks angry

BernieBear Thu 03-Dec-15 14:09:45

I usually gain between 2 to 3 lbs. I always look forward to the following week's massive loss grin

SunnySomer Thu 03-Dec-15 14:12:21

Yep, I had exactly the same. Left SW because I couldn't stand the sharing of what I'd found difficult and why I'd not lost.
(Or perhaps it's just that I'm weak-willed)

MartinRohdesBellybuttonFluff Thu 03-Dec-15 15:14:46

That's a nice way of looking at it BernieBear fgrin

Archer26 Thu 03-Dec-15 15:17:16

Yes I was the same that week. Often put on 3lb. I put it down to water retention. And not the huge amount of chocolate I eat to deal with ones

DownstairsMixUp Thu 03-Dec-15 15:28:11

I always gain or maintain that weight (though I'm doing WW) it's so annoying!

emmaluvseeyore Thu 03-Dec-15 21:08:05

I also always gain or maintain that week. I put on 0.1kg this week because of it, so hoping to lose that and more this week. I'm only 0.5kg away from losing 3 stone, so hoping for that!

justnippingin Fri 04-Dec-15 06:41:13

I maintain that week, know it's coming so am extra lean on everything.

ExitStageLeft Fri 04-Dec-15 21:41:29

I got to target the week before my period last month, the following week I rocked up to club having had another good week and sashayed up to the scales. I'd put on 4lbs. To make it worse, the lady on the scales shouted "4lbs?!?? You only hit target last week! You'll have to pay next week!!" I thought I'd totally had a good week, but it took me two weeks to lose it. I'm convinced we all subconsciously eat more the week around our period! Have heart OP and try and look at loss month to month, not week to week.

chipsandpeas Fri 04-Dec-15 21:42:32

i can easiy be 4/5lbs heaveir on my period

MartinRohdesBellybuttonFluff Fri 04-Dec-15 21:56:55

Congrats ExitStageLeft flowers

ProcrastinatorGeneral Sun 06-Dec-15 11:18:39

I've never gained during my period, but I don't tend to get food cravings, just pain and an increased dependency on coffee.

emmaluvseeyore Sun 06-Dec-15 16:48:03

I don't get food cravings either. It is just the period itself which means I gain. I think I must retain water or something.

DownstairsMixUp Sun 06-Dec-15 16:50:57

I do crave. I'm due on in a week and all I can think about is food!

Oldisthenewblack Sun 27-Dec-15 14:35:49

It's such a downer at that time, as even if you know it's water retention, you still feel 'fatter' and it affects your mood! I hate that time of the month. It's such a relief when it all drains away the week after grin

MartinRohdesBellybuttonFluff Sun 27-Dec-15 14:42:33

Well, my period came on Christmas Eve, haven't stopped eating and drinking and am due to weigh in today (forgot to do it first thing this morning at my lightest). I am just about to have a mince pie and cup of tea, then will do the weigh in. Not going to be good news blush

Pisghetti Tue 29-Dec-15 17:01:42

When I used to do calorie counting I would gain around 5-7lbs just before my period and I knew for a fact I had stayed within my calories! It's all water. I'd pee like a racehorse a couple of days in and it'd all be gone again.

wowser3 Mon 11-Jan-16 05:47:22

My boobs go to about twice the size just before a period , they are like that now. I am always 2 or 3 pounds heavier in these days pre period.

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