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ladybug
03-31-2006, 08:34 PM
Hi,
So, lately I've been weighing myself in the morning and at night, and I notice, on average, I gain about 7 lbs a day! I know you're not supposed to use your weight at night cause its water retention, food, etc, but is 7 lbs fluctuation normal for anyone (and CFers)?!?!? Does this happen to anyone else?

Beth
03-31-2006, 08:38 PM
Hi, I've noticed that I can go between 5 and 10 lbs within a couple of days. I never really paid attention to weather it was morning or night but I've always been that way.

Beth

anonymous
03-31-2006, 09:41 PM
I was told its pointless weighing yourself twice a day, you should only really do it every three-four days or so as this is the time it takes for your body to settle. Your weight fluctuates throughout the day and even over a period of two days.

Shamrock, x

shinkdew
04-01-2006, 12:11 AM
My weight flucuates about 3 pounds during the day. I try to weigh myself once at the same time every day.

ladybug
04-01-2006, 12:12 AM
Shamrock,
I usually dont' weigh myself so much, but have been noticing lately that I look almost emaciated in the mornings, and by night, I feel full and "heavier", so I thought I'd check it and was surprised by the results! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

thelizardqueen
04-01-2006, 01:23 AM
Between morning and night I gain about 4 pounds, but that's food, water gain, etc. Your accurate weight is first thing in the morning, naked, after you go to the bathroom. Anything other then that is not accurate.

JustDucky
04-01-2006, 01:53 AM
I find that I am about 5 lbs heavier by the end of the day...I weighed myself twice a day a few times and have observed the gain. I believe it is from the food and fluids, I am notorious for retaining, especially when I am on prednisone...water just attacks me! I remember doing daily weights when I was on that stuff and sometimes I would gain 10 lbs in just one day! The doc would then order a diuretic, Lasix was a part of my life for awhile, to get rid of the extra fluids. to put less strain on my heart. I am very sensitive to prednisone's effects, so the docs don't give it to me unless I am dying, literally!
I am happy to report that I haven't been on steroids in a few years, am off lasix and not so retentive.
As Liz said, the best and most accurate weight is first thing in the morning.
Hugs, Jenn <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

JazzysMom
04-01-2006, 12:49 PM
I try to weight myself around the time that my doctors appointments would normally be scheduled for which is about 11am. My weight fluctuates tremendously between morning & night so in order to have a "true" idea of where it stands (since every pound is precious to me) I weigh myself (or at least really count) the weight I get earlier in the day.

NoExcuses
04-01-2006, 01:36 PM
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