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Not loosing weight due to my period?

MsBurnItUpMsBurnItUp Posts: 10Member Posts: 10Member
Hi guys! I was wondering about something, I've been eating very healthy and exercising, but for the past 3 days my weight hasn't budged. I was wondering if this could be due to the fact that my period started a couple days ago? Just wodering because I feel like I'm working hard but not seeing any results. :)
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  • tanashaitanashai Posts: 276Member Member Posts: 276Member Member
    I haven't been tracking here for long, but I did notice that when I had my TOM, I not only stopped losing weight, I gained some!

    Likely you're not gaining fat at all (unless you're eating a ton of junk food right now); it's water retention. Keep eating healthy and exercising and it will vanish by the end of your TOM and may even take some of your weight with it. (I know I dropped about two pounds a day or two after TOM ended).

    Sucks being a woman sometimes, doncha think? :)
  • fidgety513fidgety513 Posts: 2Member Posts: 2Member
    That will DEFINATELY effect your weight.. You may not see any results for a few days AFTER your cycle ends even. Unfortunately that's yet another downside to having a period! just keep working and it will come off! I personally slacked off for my cycle last month and GAINED weight back... so now its like I have to take 2 steps back in order to move forward again...

    Best of Luck!
  • KimbersNewLifeKimbersNewLife Posts: 607Member, Premium Member Posts: 607Member, Premium Member
    Sadly it's true I always gain 3-5 lbs during the first 3 days of my period but I lose it about a day after it ends. Hang in there and keep working hard! :-)
  • akp4Himakp4Him Posts: 227Member Posts: 227Member
    What I hate is my chocolate cravings during that TOM. I want it sooooo bad!!! I have a hard time not giving in. A little bit just makes me want more!
  • metaphoriametaphoria Posts: 1,461Member Member Posts: 1,461Member Member
    Never never never step on your scale a few days before or the first few days of your period. Never.

    Why? You can fluctuate a few pounds just from a regular morning to regular evening. Pms can give you another five pounds of bloating and water retention, just cuz. Then pms cravings hit you and suddenly you're lurching after people, begging for theory snacks like a pseudo-zombie, and if you had it on good authority that their brains were made of chocolate covered pretzels, you'd be smashing open their skulls with the nearest blunt object without a second thought.







    Never.
  • lacurandera1lacurandera1 Posts: 8,343Member Member Posts: 8,343Member Member
    My weight fluctuated 5 to 10 pounds through the month, with the lowest right after TOM. Start weighing yourself once a month or accept that water retention will affect your weight.
  • DawnEH612DawnEH612 Posts: 574Member Member Posts: 574Member Member
    It could have something to do with TTOM. Hormones definitely contribute to weight fluctuations. Three days is hardly anything to worry or fret about. Crazy as it may sound our body weight can and does fluctuate up or down between 0-10, YES, 10 pounds in a few days. Its based on food choices, sleep, stress, metabolism, activity level and hormones. Relax... It isnt all about the number on the scale!
  • vkw1vkw1 Posts: 88Member Posts: 88Member
    its getting worse for me.I am having TOM either every 2 weeks or 6 weekly so I lose around 1.5kg one week then nothing the next or put on a bit.I am about to go for a walk to compensate for the wine I will drink later:drinker: Had a bad week with TOM and headches so that's what I will do...Good luck to all the ladies with TOM
  • fun_bfun_b Posts: 199Member Member Posts: 199Member Member
    I have not weighed myself in a few weeks but I could tell I was losing weight from the feel of my clothes. I haven't been particularly hungry either. Yesterday I had my period and was feeling fluish so I was eating all the time. I might have gone 100/200 calories over my allowance (as I was eating out it was hard to tell) but didn't go overboard either. Today I feel like I have gained 8 pounds or something. Not weighed myself but my jeans feel so tight.
  • kindasortachewykindasortachewy Posts: 1,160Member Member Posts: 1,160Member Member
    I get very bloated and keep my water weight instead of losing during TOM - I try to cut way back on sodium to even it out :)
  • Luminr1Luminr1 Posts: 10Member Member Posts: 10Member Member
    :laugh: this made me crack up!!
    Never never never step on your scale a few days before or the first few days of your period. Never.

    Why? You can fluctuate a few pounds just from a regular morning to regular evening. Pms can give you another five pounds of bloating and water retention, just cuz. Then pms cravings hit you and suddenly you're lurching after people, begging for theory snacks like a pseudo-zombie, and if you had it on good authority that their brains were made of chocolate covered pretzels, you'd be smashing open their skulls with the nearest blunt object without a second thought.







    Never.
  • Luminr1Luminr1 Posts: 10Member Member Posts: 10Member Member
    I can gain up to 2kg before and during my period! It's awful! I wait now until 3 days after to weigh again :)
  • dixiewhiskeydixiewhiskey Posts: 3,460Member Member Posts: 3,460Member Member
    I like weighing during my period.. had I not last month, I wouldn't have known I actually lost weight before, during and after. Not for the faint of heart though...

    You will likely gain before your period and you will not lose that weight until the day following the last day of your period.
  • SugarPlumPixieSugarPlumPixie Posts: 7Member Member Posts: 7Member Member
    I often gain up to 2kg (4lbs) but since I started taking Magnesium (helps with the pain) my weight doesn't go up as much.
  • kkaci5kkaci5 Posts: 59Member Member Posts: 59Member Member
    Just wait until after it's done -- then there's a good drop. BTW for those fighting chocolate cravings -- supplement with magnesium instead -- chocolate is a decent sort of magnesium and that's often why we crave it (I wish I'd known this through my pregnancies!!)
  • jo_marnesjo_marnes Posts: 1,600Member Member Posts: 1,600Member Member
    Just wait until after it's done -- then there's a good drop. BTW for those fighting chocolate cravings -- supplement with magnesium instead -- chocolate is a decent sort of magnesium and that's often why we crave it (I wish I'd known this through my pregnancies!!)

    Holy heck, really? It's my TOM now and I nearly ate all the kids easter eggs yesterday!!

    My weight goes up when I ovulate and in the week before my period. Now that I'm thinner, you can notice the bloating become much more obvious - it sucks! I weigh when my peiod finishes.... otherwise I'm just depressed, lol
  • JulesAlloggioJulesAlloggio Posts: 489Member Member Posts: 489Member Member
    Hi guys! I was wondering about something, I've been eating very healthy and exercising, but for the past 3 days my weight hasn't budged. I was wondering if this could be due to the fact that my period started a couple days ago? Just wodering because I feel like I'm working hard but not seeing any results. :)

    You will feel bloated and retain water... My advice, stay away from salty foods..keep exercising. Do everything what you would do "normal"..in a few days... those extra pounds will cease.

    Good Luck!
  • skylark94skylark94 Posts: 2,125Member Member Posts: 2,125Member Member
    Did no one else learn about this stuff in middle school health class???

    For most women a period causes water retention and often constipation. It's NORMAL.
  • S_Arr_UhS_Arr_Uh Posts: 77Member Member Posts: 77Member Member
    TOM aside, very rarely will you see a difference in 3 days. The only time I see a difference in 3 days will be the 3 days before my weekly weigh in. And sometimes that doesn't even show up till the MOMENT that I use the scale.
  • LdByron10LdByron10 Posts: 4Member Member Posts: 4Member Member
    Wading int o a mine field here, and I know it. My recommendation is to hit the scales one day a week. Especially during TOM because daily will drive you crazy. Track your food. Make yourself accountable for this. Track your exercise. Trust the program to work. You can't cheat the records and skip the liquid calories or say it is a half a cup of something when it is really 3/4 and have this work but I am down 22 pounds in 68 days and It works. Once a week on the scales and know your may go up every now and again but time over time The line is going left to right in a declining motion.
  • hannah_ryannhannah_ryann Posts: 261Member Member Posts: 261Member Member
    Last month, my weight didn't move/went up a little for 11 days (week before and during my period.) Same thing is happening this month (weight hasn't moved/went up a little) for the past 6 days. I'm due to start today. If I didn't know better I'd be freaking out but I just keep pushing along, knowing that it's just my TOM.

    Just gotta work through it and realize it's probably nothing you're doing wrong, but don't feel guilty about it and over eat. :)
  • ThinUpGirlThinUpGirl Posts: 397Member Posts: 397Member
    Always +5 during this time
  • Shawnzgirl78Shawnzgirl78 Posts: 148Member Member Posts: 148Member Member
    Yep. I retain up to 5 pounds of water my entire time. It will all go back down/off once you're at the end/done.
  • serviliaservilia Posts: 3,528Member Member Posts: 3,528Member Member
    Bloating that's all.
  • StephTheBookwormStephTheBookworm Posts: 177Member Member Posts: 177Member Member
    Yup, the week before and the week of, my weight is usually up due to bloating. Very frustrating, but normal.
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