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Old Fri, Apr-04-14, 06:47
s-piper s-piper is offline
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Plan: LC Primal
Stats: 290/270/160 Female 5'7
Progress: 15%
Default Shark week=gain back losses?

Probably been asked before, but I was in ketosis all last week. This week I got my little visitor, after skipping last month, yay PCOS! .
Last week I lost 8lbs...yes, I know, water weight. Well this week 6 of that has come back.

I never really paid attention to how much I gain with my period before, but I think I'm noticing now because I'm getting a little scale obsessed.

So anyhow, it normal to gain that much?
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Old Sun, Apr-06-14, 19:08
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Namaste! Namaste! is offline
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Posts: 471
Plan: Atkins-ish :)
Stats: 365/243/165 Female 5'6"
Progress: 61%
Location: The Sticks of NC

I think it really varies from person to person but it would certainly be normal for me! >.<
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Old Sat, Apr-18-15, 11:45
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mscarrigan mscarrigan is offline
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Posts: 215
Plan: Atkins 72
Stats: 332/282/250 Female 5'7
Progress: 61%

I've never really regained any weight during that week, but I rarely lose either. I'm coming off of mine right now, and looking back at the week the numbers are basically exactly the same everyday. On the other hand, I usually experience around a 2 pound loss once it's over. I definitely agree that it varies from person to person, though. Most people I've talked to about it do tend to gain during.
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Old Sat, Apr-18-15, 12:08
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gonwtwindo gonwtwindo is offline
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Posts: 6,667
Plan: General Low Carb
Stats: 164/162.6/151 Female 5'3"
BF:Sure is
Progress: 11%
Location: SoCal

Normal. I always gained about 4 lbs., but it came off's not fat!
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Old Sat, Apr-18-15, 13:42
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Just Jo Just Jo is offline
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Posts: 15,566
Plan: A'72 Induction Lifer + IF
Stats: 265/114/130 Female 5'4"
BF:Not so much now!
Progress: 112%
Location: South Central New Mexico

Those days are gone for me, but when I had TOM, like, gon, I'd see 3-4 lbs gain due to hormones which I would lose quickly. I'd only have like 20 days a month to lose the real weight. Pffffffffft the price we pay for being women!
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Old Tue, Apr-21-15, 11:11
ammart1k ammart1k is offline
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Posts: 14
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 236/217.9/160 Female 66
Progress: 24%

When I was still getting mine, I could not lose at all during that week, but the week after I would lose more weight than normal. I always made sure I hit the gym harder than normal to maximize my losses that following week haha
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Old Mon, Apr-23-18, 15:56
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HeatherLKP HeatherLKP is offline
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Plan: LCHF (<50g), IF
Stats: 184/167.2/140 Female 5' 5"
Progress: 38%
Location: US - Midwest

I'm beyond frustrated right now because I was losing weight really consistently until last week when everything came to a screeching halt. I couldn't figure out why because I was still counting carbs and tracking everything religiously. I looked at my calendar and realized that last week was likely ovulation week. I'd never kept track of my weight closely enough to know how my cycle affects it. I worry now that I'm only going to have two weeks each month when I can actually lose weight! I feel like it's a constant struggle.

My husband, on the other hand, just cuts back on bread and soda for a week and drops 5 pounds, while here I am counting every single carb and calorie and losing nothing. It REALLY annoys me.
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Old Sun, Jul-22-18, 20:03
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JessAus JessAus is offline
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Plan: Primal/IF
Stats: 220/165/176 Female 5'10"
Progress: 125%
Location: Western Australia

I have just had my first gain on the scale and it was due to my tom - Gained 2 pounds. Lost it day after I finished...
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