Can someone explain ....

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  1. shinyhappyperson

    shinyhappyperson Silver Member

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    How come I have such a great weight loss after a gain the week before for a weekend off?

    I had a weekend off, put on 2.5lbs, then lost 7lbs the week after.

    Another weekend off, put on 3lbs, then lost 9lbs the week after.

    Any ideas ???
     
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  3. RuthG

    RuthG Gold Member

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    I guess that you are getting rid of your glycogen stores, which will have built up during the times you were eating ( usually 4-5lbs). Thats the only thing I can think of!
     
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    yep, ditto what ruth said - definitely that (glycogen and water that is stored along with the glycogen)
     
  5. Diva2B

    Diva2B Striving to be good.....

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    I used to be a WW helper and often people who had been really 'good' wouldn't show a loss until the following week.
    Shame really, can leave you disheartened thinking you have been a saint and not lost weight.
    used to make me gobble more thinking I was a failure till I realised that my body took 2 weeks to catch up!
    As to why? sorry I have no idea!

    Our bodies are the most amazing piece of 'kit' - i just wish i appreciated mine more!

    M xx
     
  6. shinyhappyperson

    shinyhappyperson Silver Member

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    Thanks for your help ladies. I shall look up glycogen stores on Google and see if I can glean any more information.

    Diva2b - I did the same on WW if I had a bad week, it is so soul-destroying to STS or lose half a pounds when you've tried really hard all week.
     
  7. Shazpaz

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    Yep...ditto the glycogen/water retention. When you think you have put weight on, you'll have just replaced the water/glycogen and maybe have still lost that week. Once back on the wagon and in ketosis the scales will show the true loss from the week previously.
     
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    poohbearmufc Longing 2 b a yummy mummy

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    I always remember my SW days when someone told me, that the body takes about 2 weeks to catch up properly (apart from glycogen - as we all know how quick we lose and gain that back!)..

    Love
     
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    Thanks Shazpaz - your "during" photo looks fab!

    Thanks Nikki and best of luck on your CD journey. No doubt you've read that week 1 is the worst, but after that it really is easy ... honest!
     
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    Thanks hun. I cannot wait to post a 'after' photo.
     
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