(Closed) Weight Watchers Question (possibly TMI, but probably not)

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve definitely found that to be true. I always retain a ton of water when I’m on my period, especially right before it and the first few days.

Post # 4
5262 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I usually gain weight when I have my period from bloat alone. Maybe it has to do with that? 

If I keep exercising and eating healthy through it, the next week is fine, although I’m not really at the point where I can pull any sort of big number, which is super frustrating! 

Post # 5
1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I gain upwards of 5 lbs during my period! It sucks. I get so bloated.

11 lbs is amazing!! Good job. 

I think I lost 4 lbs the first week and then after that it varied from .5 to 2 lbs. Some weeks I lost nothing. Just keep doing what you’re doing and it’ll all even out in the end.

Post # 6
1871 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@sloth: Yes. In fact, I ALWAYS gain a pound around my period, pretty much without fail. If I’m incredibly, incredibly diligent or I get sick (which happened once), then maybe I’ll stay the same. Your body does retain water around your period and that can account for the gain. But then I generally lose more in the following weeks.

Now to be frank, 11 pounds in 3 weeks is pretty incredible. That’s averaging 3 2/3 pounds per week, which is very fast weight loss. Typically what happens is if you are losing that fast early on, your body will slow up and you’ll have a few stagnant weeks because essentially, it’s “catching up.” Biologically, what is probably happening with fast weight loss is your body taps into your glycogen storage–and glycogen is bonded with water, so you’re dumping a lot of water. After a little while, your body balances things out and starts storing glycogen (and water) again. Don’t get discouraged by this–it’s just how the body is. Eventually, I would expect that if you stay on WW, your losses will become more steadily like 1 pound a week or so.

Post # 8
1871 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@sloth: You CAN lose 1-2 pounds a week, and you will! Congratulations about changing your eating habits. I’m still a work in progress on that one.

Post # 9
4385 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@sloth: I definitely notice I gain a bit of weight around my periodm I don’t think you have anything to worry about!

Post # 11
2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

I’m so happy that you posted this sloth because I am in a similar situation!

@JennyW1: thanks for your reply, that’s very helpful!

Post # 12
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

yay congrats sloth!! I’m proud of you for sticking with it for a month so far… I keep failing! lol. And I agree with the others… I always gain a pound the week of my period and lose 2 after it. Other random WW tips (I’m a ww veteran!) if you find yourself maintaining despite staying in your points: 

1- always get in your 8 glasses of water, it really helps

2- trade out some carbs for protein and veggies (towards the beginning I always tend to focus on # of points and still eat more carbs… but at some point that stops working and I need to really cut back)

3- stop eating a few hours before bed. 


Good luck!

Post # 15
39 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

Congratulations on your wieght loss! Just remember to account for mucle gain if you’re working out more. It will look like you’ve lost nothing on the scale, but don’t get discouraged because muscle is more dense than fat 🙂

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