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Does anyone else have this dilemma?

Okay, I weigh myself daily and I am always 3 or 4 lbs lighter in the morning with no clothes on than I am in the evening which is my heaviest.

What gives?


Thu. May 29, 12:57pm

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morning your stomach is empty.. evening your body si still digesting foods from teh day so your bound to weigh more.

Thursday, May 29, 2008, 1:32 PM

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after a day of eating and drinking, your body is full of food that needs to be used for energy or eliminated. this will add to your weight in the evening. clothes and shoes have weight to them as well. when you weigh, do it at the same time of day, recommended in the morning naked, on an empty stomach after some type of elimination.

Thursday, May 29, 2008, 1:32 PM

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Thanks! 1:32pms

Thursday, May 29, 2008, 1:53 PM

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DUH!!! Anyone else agree? hahaha

Thursday, May 29, 2008, 2:07 PM

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no, in fact i don't agree. I think the OP asked a question that she didn't know the answer to and found very great responses and answers.

Thanks to all other PP who answered the question with respect.

Thursday, May 29, 2008, 2:18 PM

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I agree with the DUH poster.

Who doesn't weigh more after eating 3-4 lbs of food and drinking 4-5 lbs of fluids every day? And then weigh less after 8-12 hours of consuming nothing? How is that not obvious?

Thursday, May 29, 2008, 5:15 PM

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Yeah I am with the Duhs! Not a tough one to figure out on your own. But, ask what you like.

Thursday, May 29, 2008, 5:17 PM

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To the DUH mmies

It was a legit question. Sorry it did not meet you parameters of what is "acceptable" . Go somewhere else to be insulting.

To the OP - On average, I actually weigh less throughout the day, then I do in the morning. Give or take a day.

Thursday, May 29, 2008, 6:42 PM

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I agree with 6:42 everyone on Peer training is looking for support not redicule. This is a safe community where people should feel comfertable asking questions. Back off I;m pretty sure you don't have all the answers in the world

Thursday, May 29, 2008, 7:53 PM

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Note to PTers who don't want to be ridiculed:
Don't ask ridiculous questions. You will be called out on it.
See how easy that is?

OP, if you need support in surviving Lounge ridicule, try to link up with the girl who can't figure out why she pees so much now that she drinks more water. You sound perfectly suited to being in a group together.

Thursday, May 29, 2008, 8:27 PM

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There was a time when you didn't know the answers to such questions. Please be respectful of others and if you think the question is "DUH m", then keep it to yourself, leave the thread, and go to one that is more suited to your taste. Don't spend your time trying to make people feel bad. Getting your fix of feel-good by making others feel bad actually harms you more than the person you are ridiculing. You may not see it now, but it's true...

Thursday, May 29, 2008, 11:44 PM

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someone said that your stomach empties as your food is digested as a reason for weighing less in the morning (duh...). but if the food just moves from your stomach to your bloodstream, then you would still have the same amount of material in your body and you should weigh the same. if you pee, then you will have just eliminated the water portion of your intake, which I doubt it worth 3-4 lbs like the OP notices that she loses. The rest is still in your body, right? So what accounts for the greater weight loss? It's what we scientists call insensible water loss. you lose a lot of water through your breath and from your skin - just moisture, even more if you actually perspire. So OP, it's not such a DUH question at all. It has been a mystery that scientists actually studied!

Thursday, May 29, 2008, 11:58 PM

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Dude. Your body uses energy to stay alive and do all the processes bodies do. While you sleep you are using energy (or calories) but you are not stuffing more in your face. You are using calories aaaaall night long without adding any more, in addition to water evaporation. Everything you eat does not just stay in your body until you pee it out.

Friday, May 30, 2008, 11:21 AM

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11:58:
Your blood does not contain dehydrated bits of your food! It gets broken down and used - converted into CO2 and amonia among other things that get expelled through respiration, excretion, etc. So no, you do not have the same amount of material minus water after digestion.

Friday, May 30, 2008, 11:29 AM

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The question was a great question and there is a lot involved in the answer. You body flucutates in weight throughout the day, that is why it is suggested to weight at the same time of day each time you weigh.

I could go into all the DUH comments and say what I think about them, but I have nothing to prove. to the 11:58 comment, great breakdown. It is no as easy as, you ate 3 pounds of food therefore you have gained three pounds) as some have stated and it is great that someone is asking a question about how their body works.



Friday, May 30, 2008, 1:20 PM

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Another big fat DUH from the PT peanut gallery here.

Unless you're under 14 and therefore haven't learned the basics of our digestive and excretory systems. If you're over 14, shame on you for being such a lazy student.

Friday, May 30, 2008, 2:17 PM

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2:17: FU and the banana boat you flew in on

Saturday, May 31, 2008, 11:02 AM

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Banana boats fly, eh?

You should have been mainstreamed - even special ed kids wouldn't make that mistake. Thanks for making me laugh on this otherwise dreary afternoon!

Saturday, May 31, 2008, 12:31 PM

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