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Biggest swing yet: 10# in 57 hours. What's yours?

CarvedTonesCarvedTones Posts: 2,340Member Member Posts: 2,340Member Member
I will admit these are semi-bogus weights. Sunday night after paddling 3 hours I weighed 150.2. I was dehydrated and had a low calorie day to make up for a high calorie day on Saturday. But I had a few weigh ins in the low 150s recently with none above 155 in several days. Yesterday I went way over, like double. I have a long paddle today and will probably get back even with low days of consumption today and tomorrow. Anyway, by late in the day I realized how much I was going over and instead of hitting the brakes, I kept at it largely out of curiosity - how much could I weigh this morning? The answer is 160.2!

A lot of what I ate was fruit and ice cream - lots of liquid. Then I had a large serving of a really salty heavy chicken and pasta dish for dinner. The water weight will mostly go away during the paddle this afternoon and (TMI warning) I suspect I will stress the plumbing sometime today. It's not possible for this to have been over a half pound of actual gain, so I am not freaking out about it.

What's your biggest swing? Up or down?


  • workinonit1956workinonit1956 Posts: 1,029Member Member Posts: 1,029Member Member
    I must be an oddball because I rarely gain much, if at all, with things like extra sodium or exercise. The scale stays static, I don’t lose but don’t gain either.
    I tend to get long stalls in between losses. I weigh every morning on the same scale, in the same place.
  • Crafty_camper123Crafty_camper123 Posts: 1,403Member Member Posts: 1,403Member Member
    I don't get large swings either. I weigh daily, and the most I see is about 3lbs. Although, I have weighed at the beginning of the day, and then again at the end and have seen it jump by 5 or more. I seem to remember having larger fluctuations before I swapped BC's. I think I had more hormonal water retention then....
  • TavistockToadTavistockToad Posts: 35,819Member Member Posts: 35,819Member Member
    5lbs after a week of all inclusive holiday...
  • psychod787psychod787 Posts: 2,819Member, Premium Member Posts: 2,819Member, Premium Member
    7 lbs after ramen house.
  • LivingtheLeanDreamLivingtheLeanDream Posts: 12,555Member Member Posts: 12,555Member Member
    4lbs in 24 hours, after a chinese takeaway - took 3 days for that to go.
    edited August 2018
  • rheddmobilerheddmobile Posts: 4,732Member Member Posts: 4,732Member Member
    I generally lose four to six pounds from bedtime to after using the bathroom the next morning. Biggest drop evening to morning was ten pounds.

    Counting morning to morning, my biggest swing was about five pounds, from swelling due to a leg injury. I regularly see three or even four pounds following a hard leg day due to water retention in muscles.
  • SuzySunshine99SuzySunshine99 Posts: 1,173Member Member Posts: 1,173Member Member
    10 pounds of fluid retention for me over the course of a 7 day vacation. Here were the factors:

    -Air travel: 6 hours of flying each way.
    -Eating out at restaurants: Sodium and carb-heavy foods, alcohol.
    -Increased exercise: Strenuous mountain hikes.
    -Injury: Got flipped out of a raft into whitewater and slammed against rocks. Bruising and swelling.
    -Dehydration: Was probably not drinking enough water for the amount of activity.

    Lost all 10 extra pounds the week after I got back by getting back into my regular routine and drinking a TON of water.
  • HoneyBadger155HoneyBadger155 Posts: 1,386Member Member Posts: 1,386Member Member
    I've seen a 7 pound swing in 24 hours with the right factors. Usually it was a track day - in the morning, weigh in, relatively normal, maybe slightly low, then go to the track where it's phsyical activity all day, high sodium dinner out, couple drinks, plus drinking hydration mix in my water all day, short night of sleep, next morning weigh in 7 pounds heavier than the day before.
  • sgt1372sgt1372 Posts: 3,288Member Member Posts: 3,288Member Member
    1-2# at most. Usually less than 1.
    edited August 2018
  • nowine4menowine4me Posts: 3,961Member, Premium Member Posts: 3,961Member, Premium Member
    10# in under three days gets five Stars!! Best I’ve even done is 7# in 48 hours.
  • bioklutzbioklutz Posts: 1,365Member Member Posts: 1,365Member Member
    4 hour Airplane ride - around 10 lbs. Even my shoes were tight! I think I lost 5 of them within 24 hours too!
  • Keto_VampireKeto_Vampire Posts: 1,692Member Member Posts: 1,692Member Member
    Losing weight (-5lbs) day after eating like 5,000+ kcals of coconut butter...chalk it up to fluid balance changes/losses. Entire day spent driving traveling (similar losses), also from dehydration
    edited August 2018
  • ITUSGirl51ITUSGirl51 Posts: 184Member Member Posts: 184Member Member
    Just 2-3 lbs in a day after a special occasion meal. I don’t binge eat anymore. I can gain 6 lbs after a week vacation. I hate having to cut calories after overeating, so I make sure it’s not too often or too much.

    I don’t want to get into a cycle of binging and restricting.
  • Noreenmarie1234Noreenmarie1234 Posts: 4,636Member Member Posts: 4,636Member Member
    10lbs. I usually eat 10-15k sodium a day, so when I went on vacation and ate way less sodium for awhile and then came back to my usual BOOM, instant 10lb gain almost overnight, lol. Took awhile to reach homeostasis again.
  • llwolfordllwolford Posts: 109Member Member Posts: 109Member Member
    I must be an oddball because I rarely gain much, if at all, with things like extra sodium or exercise. The scale stays static, I don’t lose but don’t gain either.
    I tend to get long stalls in between losses. I weigh every morning on the same scale, in the same place.”

    Consider yourself blessed!!!
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Posts: 1,668Member Member Posts: 1,668Member Member
    This is a very timely post for me. Thanks @CarvedTones for starting it.

    I've only been in maintenance for about eight weeks, so I'm new at it. I got a bit concerned over a seven pound increase and have temporarily moved off maintenance. My gain wasn't a spike; it was gradual over two weeks. But in reality, it was "only" seven pounds, and I've stopped it and am coming back down. And while I was outside my goal range by four pounds for several days, my trending weight never got more than a pound over my goal range.

    Maybe my goal range is just too low, but I think it's realistic.
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