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July 30, 2010 4:23 PM
So, I have been doing really well on my diet, eating low carb, high protein, working out, and drinking lots of water, but today I started my period and I am just curious if any of you still lose weight while on your periods?? I will continue to eat healthy and workout during my period because I need to keep myslef on track. I do not want to stop working out because I know myself and I will not go back to doing it. I made a commitment and I am going to hold myself to it! I just wanna be prepared for if I do not lose weight while on my period even thought I am still working hard at it! Any stories or thoughts are much appreciated!! =]
  304363
July 30, 2010 4:27 PM
If you keep up with eating and exercising correctly, you may lose more this week than a normal one. THAT'S RIGHT! When we get this lovely time of the month, our metabolism raises (hence the cravings) This is what I was told anways on MFP. It makes sense! I just had mine this past week, ate right, worked out.. and I lost! I've been on a damn plateau for the past 2 months. Good luck!
  179084
July 30, 2010 4:36 PM
Wow that is very motivating! thank you!! I hope I still lose! So you got out of the plateau while on your period??
  304363
July 30, 2010 4:39 PM
haha, it seems that way! I had been stuck between 144 and 142 and today I weight in at 141.6. Granted it's not much lower... but I hadn't gone below 142 in 2 months!!! I worked today and tomorrow, so I'm hoping for a loss for Monday
  179084
July 30, 2010 4:41 PM
MamaT- same thing happened to me this month. Strange but I'll take the loss where and when I can get it!
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  710890
July 30, 2010 4:42 PM
I hear that msbanana!
  179084
July 30, 2010 4:42 PM
i usually lose once it is over....have a 'gain' during (bloating) but it goes away + more :)
  1411187
July 30, 2010 4:42 PM
Yes, keep in them numbers, and really watch your sodium intake during this time. And of course, exercise. My first couple months, I would gain a little, couple pounds, but it came back off real easy. I then started keeping the sodium as low as possible during TOM, and last month lost 2 oz for the week, which to me was better then a gain. Well I just ended yesterday, and tomorrow is weigh in day. I checked the scale this morning, and I am down 6 oz for the week. Will see what tomorrow brings, but 6 oz off for the week is better then 6 oz on.
  801287
July 30, 2010 4:43 PM
I was on a serious plateau for 4 weeks and managed to stay strong! ....somewhat strong...I still enjoy myself at the weekends (a little too much sometimes) lol flowerforyou

However, I was at 164lbs on monday (still on TOM) and decided that I needed to do something about my weight..and started jogging/brisk walking (4.5 MPH)...I worked out for 3 miles every day for 5 days in a row and when I weighed in today, I had lost 4lbs! I really honestly think that most people will gain at this TOM...I drink sooo much water and I couldn't shift it at all. 2 days after my TOM had gone. (wednesday) I had lost 3.4lbs! Therefore the TOM had been more important than the jogging flowerforyou

I wouoldn't weigh until at least 2/3 days after TOM has passed....each individual is different and therefore the way we lose weight is also different

Wait a few days until TOM has pased and you will be extremely suprised! flowerforyou .
  976502
July 30, 2010 4:43 PM
I can pretty much rely on the fact that the day my period starts, I'll gain 5 pounds, and 2 days after it's over, I'll have lost 6. : )
July 30, 2010 4:45 PM
I know a lot of women here say that they tend to gain 2-3 pounds whenever they're on their periods, but I lose just like I do any other week. :/ Might be weird, but I don't care.
July 30, 2010 4:46 PM
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I can pretty much rely on the fact that the day my period starts, I'll gain 5 pounds, and 2 days after it's over, I'll have lost 6. : )


EXACTLY! laugh
  710890
July 30, 2010 4:55 PM
You guys are all helping me stay motivated, thank you!! and I am watching Sodium and drinking lots of water, so that should help! I guess we will just see what happens. =]
  304363
July 30, 2010 5:04 PM
I tend to put on right before because of the cravings and then during I can't shift anything. I was told to drink lots of water though which I have been doing for the last 3 months and then once it's done...i'm down including what I put on before - so really, for me, it's just a 0 gain, 0 loss......
  135751
July 30, 2010 5:06 PM
I just finished my TOM and I still lost almost 1.5 pounds. I didnt have the cravings/cramps I normally have on my period either this time around. I think it was the exercise and water.
  1054652
July 30, 2010 5:10 PM
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I didnt have the cravings/cramps I normally have on my period either this time around. I think it was the exercise and water.


It totally helps! As much as I would rather curl up with a book and a bowl of ice cream exercise and water really do make a world of difference. :)
  710890
July 30, 2010 5:12 PM
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I didnt have the cravings/cramps I normally have on my period either this time around. I think it was the exercise and water.


It totally helps! As much as I would rather curl up with a book and a bowl of ice cream exercise and water really do make a world of difference. :)


Same here!!
  179084
July 30, 2010 5:41 PM
I usually lose more while on period for some reason I can't explain. Everyone is different. If I do hold extra weight it is the week before my period, but even that is rare and has only happened a few times.
  607226
July 30, 2010 10:56 PM
I can gain up to 5 lbs during that time of the month. If I stay true to my diet and drink a ton of water and continue to exercise despite cramps and cravings I loose the 5lbs after day 2 and am at the same weight I went into that TOM at the end. I refuse to let a 4 day blip keep me off my game and ruin all those hard won lbs lost.
  1107534
July 31, 2010 5:43 AM
I always see a lower number on the scale during TOM!!
July 31, 2010 6:29 AM
I think my weight gain during my period was why I thought I couldn't lose weight before. When losing my weight, I noticed that I'd be up 3-5 pounds right before it started but I kept on eating right and exercising. About 3 days in I'd usually be down the water weight plus a pound or two. If you weigh at this time, you need to take it with a grain of salt and not freak out if it seems you've gained back some weight. It's not permanent. You may choose to wait until it's over to weigh in again.
  491131
July 31, 2010 7:23 AM
I put on 3lb every month, normally it comes straight back off though. I find the massive increase in appetite the hardest thing :( Got to try really hard.
  1441405
July 31, 2010 9:56 AM
I don't get on the scale around the time of month because the scale always shows me being heavier. You basically can still lose fat but show a different weight due to water retention. If you're anything like me, once my period is gone, so does go the water weight so my weight jumps right back where it's supposed to be.
July 30, 2013 7:26 AM
In my case, I'm GAINING weight ohmygosh. And I've only started to lose weight!!
So far, I had a MAJOR plateau at 190. I never lost any weight below that!
I kept ranging from 190-195 and it was the worst feeling ever!

And now I reached 189, but then my period started to umm flow(?) two days ago!
And my weight is leaning on 190-191 again!! OH NO!
I can't imagine what my dietician would say :((

I have been told though that a lot of women gain to almost 4-5 pounds when they're on their period.
And I'd have to say that in my case, it is. I'M GAINING WEIGHT EVEN THOUGH I'M DOING THE EXACT SAME THINGS I'VE BEEN DOING.
August 10, 2013 1:00 PM
I am the same way I stop loseing weight during TOM and gain a few lbs but after its over I lose the weight and the weight loss picks back up .
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