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Does anyone else have a regular gain pattern during weightloss?

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AVY1 Tue 13-Jun-17 14:14:43


Just that really. I've been following slimming world since January. I've had decentish, steady weightloss but every third week I have a gain that usually takes me to just over the last weeks weight so I then have to work to catch that up meaning that over a month my total weightloss is smaller than it would be if I'd managed to lose. Does that make sense?

So three weeks ago was 13st 2.5lbs
Two weeks ago was 12st 11.5lbs
This week I've gone back up to 13st 3lbs

It's just frustrating - I know next week, given the pattern I'm likely to be back down to around 12st 13 but then in another couple of weeks I fear I'll be back up to over 13st again!

Has anyone had this happen and found a way to overcome it?

AceholeRimmer Tue 13-Jun-17 16:07:09

That's really weird OP! I'll ask the obvious.. is it the week before your period?

Groovester Tue 13-Jun-17 16:08:33

My losses are always lower or I maintain the week prior to my period. Hormones!

AceholeRimmer Tue 13-Jun-17 16:10:37

Forgot to add.. I always avoid weighing that week and wait until after period finished.
Though just re-read that you have to play catchup whereas period weight comes off by itself doesn't it.. Hmm.

TittyGolightly Tue 13-Jun-17 16:11:31

Weight loss isn't linear.

AVY1 Tue 13-Jun-17 16:19:49

It's actually the week after my period. I have been to GP but they were pretty dismissive of it.

I know it isn't linear and never expected it to be - it's because there's a pattern which has sometimes caused my overall weightloss to be halved each month that its becoming rather frustrating!

AVY1 Tue 13-Jun-17 16:28:56

Aceholr you're right it's the catch up that's weird. Sometimes in the two weeks I'll have lost 6 pounds but then gained eight back the third week so by the end of the next three weeks I'm only 2 pounds down from where I was at the start of the previous three week period. Does that make sense? Maybe I am just weird and need to accept this could take me a while!

NorfolksGiven Tue 13-Jun-17 20:56:51

Yes I think I do this, in the week running up to my period I 'put on' ridiculous amounts 7-10lb but then this disappears within 2 days of period.

But then, I have a week of losses and then followed by a gain - this week I'm in now. Scales creep up and I feel I have to catch up like you say.

It's like two steps forward one step back - frustrating. I wish it was totally linear grin

I weight myself far too much though angry which I can't stop.

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