View Full Version : 7 lbs in 12 hours?!?!

03-31-2006, 08:34 PM
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?

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.


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

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.

04-01-2006, 12:12 AM
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">

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.

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">

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.

04-01-2006, 01:36 PM