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Question about water weight.

So I just stepped on the scale mid-day, something I NEVER do! I prefer to weigh in the morning. Today I had 24 ounces of water when I woke up, 24 ounces about a half hour later, 48 more ounces a few hours later and 16 ounces just before weighing. I used the bathroom a few times ofcourse, but I was wondering if that water stays in my body and contributes to my weight despite the fact that I peed a few times. The reason I'm asking is because my weight was 5 pounds more than I expected. I havent weighed in for about a week....tell me it could be all the water!

Wed. Jan 31, 4:19pm

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Yes, it could all be water, and likely, it is water. That's why it's best to weigh yourself at the same time of day everytime you weigh. Personally, I weigh myself first thing in the morning, right after I go to the bathroom, before I eat or drink anything, completely naked. That seems like it'll be the most consistent. If I go back right after breakfast, I'm often a couple pounds heavier.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007, 5:50 PM

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I weigh in the morning too. I weighed yesterday in the morning and the evening and I was 3lbs more at night.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007, 10:34 PM

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Yes its just water. Weigh again tomorrow morning.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007, 10:44 PM

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i also weigh first thing in the morning - but only after a full night's sleep. i don't know why that makes a difference, but it does.

Thursday, February 01, 2007, 2:51 AM

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7lbs. of water

If you do the math, you drank 7lbs of water. "A pint's a pound, the world around"(handy kitchen rhyme from Alton Brown of "Good Eats" fame). A pint = 16oz. You drank 24+24+48+16 = 112oz divided by 16 (pints/oz)) = 7 lbs water. If you did not urinate, or even urinated a bit before weighing, seeing 5 lbs. difference on the scale is not a suprise. Don't worry! Looks like water weight to me. (Jeez. This is why I stick to metric!)

Thursday, February 01, 2007, 6:52 AM

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