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How much weight gain during PMS?

I just recently started with PeerTrainer in the last 3 weeks. I have been working out consistently and watching what I am eating more than ever. I am sad to report there has been no change in my weight at all since I started logging. It is that time of the month and I feel bloated. I was hoping maybe that was the reason I haven't seen any change. How much extra weight can one carry during that time of the month?

Tue. Aug 8, 9:45am

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2-3 lbs

The time of the month adds 2-3 lbs for a day or two for me. It's less if I do some intensive aerobic workouts to get the water weight down. It's hard to ignore the extra pounds, but that's what I try to do.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006, 9:48 AM

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I can gain up to 5 lbs but its b/c i am a little slack with my diet at this time- having maybe 2 serving of chips in 1 sitting and not doing cardio like i should.
However, if i decrease my salt, increase my water and walk more, i see 2-3 lbs max!
Good luck- and remember, its only temporary ;)

Tuesday, August 08, 2006, 9:52 AM

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I'm not really sure, but, my boobs get like a cup size bigger almost! (And for those who think that'd be a bonus - the skin doesn't stretch or anything, so realy, it's just super-painful!) I hate the bloat!!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006, 10:20 AM

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If I'm not careful with my salt intake - I can put on up to 5 pounds. When I was on the pill, it was worse.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006, 10:27 AM

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OP Here

I am big on using lots of salt and pepper with my breakfast and dinner. Guess that is somethign I should really learn to cut down on. Thanks for all of your help. I feel like I put on between 2-5lbs each month. My breast get really sore and bloated too. Maybe I'd be better off not weighing myself that week.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006, 10:32 AM

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I just want to add in - from when I started PEERtrainer to when I started losing weight was 3 months!! It was VERY frusterating! But now I'm down 2-3 sizes, and I look better than I thought I could, so, stick with it and keep making small improvements, and the weight will come off!

If you have more to lose, and you've been eating badly and/or not exercising at all, you can jump-start the weight loss, but, if you've generally eaten well and exercised somewhat, and have less to lose, it'll take some very fine tuning to get there.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006, 10:33 AM

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I gain 5 pounds every time I have PMS. Water + huge huge huge appetite hahaha. I think I'm lucky it stops at 5 pounds.

I seriously want to remedy it though. I mean, water retention might be alright, but huge appetite? Strange.

Thursday, March 22, 2007, 7:57 AM

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Its kind of wierd but I like to weigh myself during that time and then the week after because although I know why I have the gain it gives me a sense of accomplishment when I see the loss the next week....even if it is false

Friday, March 23, 2007, 5:30 AM

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I lose weight during PMS. It is very strange. I plateau in the middle of my cycle and then it all starts coming off in the 10 days before my period. But my boobs go up a cup size. Really.. my body is crazy.

Friday, March 23, 2007, 9:43 AM

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I know what you mean, I just started back on PT 2 weeks a go sunday I did lose a little the first week none so far this week I got TOM on Wed so I am hoping that is why no lose and the scales are up a little, I try to drink more water and watch the salt intake I really hope to see a lose by weigh in day on sunday.

Friday, March 23, 2007, 2:07 PM

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