weight fluctuations

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    Jun 03, 2008 2:12 PM GMT
    I know I should go by the way I look in the mirror or the way my clothes fit, but sometimes a step on the scale offers a perspective I can't get from my own, jaded and biased eyes (and I swear my clothes play tricks on me.

    I recently took some time off from my daily workouts and relaxed, did some cardio, shrunk my appetite a bit, etc. I just got back to forming a routine at the gym , though I really don't subscribe to some set routine. I noticed I was starting to see my abs and clothes fir better. I jumped on the scaled and weighed in at 182, which was about 12 pounds lighter than what I weighed 3 weeks prior. I jumped on again last night and weighed 192. I know I did not do anything to gain 10 pounds in a week and can figure a couple pounds for scale issues or clothes. But even then 6-10 pounds seems like a big fluctuation.

    I wonder what could cause that. It could be water weight or something like that, but it seems high. It also seems like 12 pounds was a lot to drop in a short time. I am sure it will go up and down again. I just wonder if most people find their weight fluctuates like mine or do the only move a pound or two at most?
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    Jun 03, 2008 2:31 PM GMT
    Are you weighing yourself at the same time of the day?

    People do fluctuate between morning and night, and they also shrink 1 inch a day (which they gain back during hte night for some reason).

    I used to fluctuate 10lbs a day easy... but I have a superfast metabolism and consume about 4000 calories/day - if not more. and that's just to maintain my weight.

    Measure yourself at the same time of the day (mornings are best) and remember that scales are not not all that accurate
  • SoDakGuy

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    Jun 03, 2008 9:47 PM GMT
    That happens to me too. Don't worry about it too much.
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    Jun 03, 2008 11:13 PM GMT
    Water...basically the biggest weight-gainer of them all. I've had that fluctuation in a similar timeframe.
  • DCEric

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    Jun 04, 2008 12:21 AM GMT
    I fluctuate a lot too... when I weight myself at the same time each day, I move within a 5lb range over the course of a week. I think day of the week matters. I get 'fat' over the weekends because my routine changes... and yes, I eat more.
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    Jun 04, 2008 1:55 AM GMT
    growingmuschou saidAre you weighing yourself at the same time of the day?

    People do fluctuate between morning and night, and they also shrink 1 inch a day (which they gain back during hte night for some reason).

    I used to fluctuate 10lbs a day easy... but I have a superfast metabolism and consume about 4000 calories/day - if not more. and that's just to maintain my weight.

    Measure yourself at the same time of the day (mornings are best) and remember that scales are not not all that accurate


    Interesting. I think I have the opposite of what you describe. I weigh more at night, and then wake up skinny and tighter. It seems as I move through the day, I start to retain water and generally weigh about 4-5 pounds less when I first wake up.


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    Jun 04, 2008 3:23 AM GMT
    I just lost 15# in 3 weeks. It's hot here now. We're sweating it out and when we stop going outside it comes back. Or something like that. ;-)
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    Jun 04, 2008 3:29 AM GMT
    ...even better, my RJ success story:

    I woke up one morning recently and weighed in at 198#. So I busted a nut, took a dump and a long leak, and weighed myself again. I was only 195#. That's three pounds lost in 20 minutes.

    Thank you RealJock! I don't know how you did it, but you're the best site ever.

    :-P
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    Jun 04, 2008 3:30 AM GMT
    I did notice you were looking a little thinner on sunday rugger!looking good!