True or false that you put on weight when you are menstruating?

Discussion in 'Slimming World' started by Yeomy, 23 January 2011 Social URL.

  1. Yeomy

    Yeomy Member

    Posts:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    Does any one know if this is actually true or a wives tale? Or even an excuse?

    Whats your view?
     
  2. Avatar

    MiniMins.com Matched Content

  3. SlimmingKitchen

    SlimmingKitchen Gold Member

    Posts:
    8,614
    Likes Received:
    64
    Start Weight:
    9st11.5lb
    Current Weight:
    8st12lb
    Goal Weight:
    8st10lb
    Lost(%):
    0st13.5lb(9.82%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Personally it makes no difference to me. I never crave more food/drinks when on star week nor do I blame a gain on star week. Everyone is different though. Some peoples bodies react differently during this time of the month.
    When my time is coming I just make sure I have plenty of syn free and low syn snacks in to be on the safe side.
    xxxx
     
  4. Yeomy

    Yeomy Member

    Posts:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks for that! Got my first weigh in tomorrow and am scared it will make a difference. Been 100% good all week though...so i'm hoping not!
     
  5. Porgeous

    Porgeous Chilling

    Posts:
    7,066
    Likes Received:
    473
    Start Weight:
    14st1lb
    Current Weight:
    8st10lb
    Lost(%):
    5st5lb(38.07%)
    Diet:
    CD SS
    TOTM can cause the scales to weigh a little heavier not due to actual weight gain but due to water retention. I typicaly weigh about 2lbs heavier for a couple of days before I am due. x
     
  6. ColJack

    ColJack Gold Member

    Posts:
    3,164
    Likes Received:
    65
    Start Weight:
    33st5.5lb
    Current Weight:
    19st11lb
    Goal Weight:
    16st9lb
    Lost(%):
    13st8.5lb(40.75%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    but lets put that into perspective, that's 2lbs that you'd automatically lose for next week though.. so in theory you should have great losses the week after?
    that's also only 2lbs that you haven't lost that week.. if you lose 3 then that's still a net loss of 1lb...
    it CAN be done as 4 ladies in our group were on * week and ALL of them had losses, one lost 4lbs...
     
  7. SlimmingKitchen

    SlimmingKitchen Gold Member

    Posts:
    8,614
    Likes Received:
    64
    Start Weight:
    9st11.5lb
    Current Weight:
    8st12lb
    Goal Weight:
    8st10lb
    Lost(%):
    0st13.5lb(9.82%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Wow your before & after photo is amazing hun. You look stunning :D

    I always find peppermint tea really helpful when I feel bloated, whether it be from star week or just food in general lol xxx
     
  8. Yeomy

    Yeomy Member

    Posts:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    I dont care no more....i lost 5lbs!!! Yaaaahoooooo!!!!!! :)
     
  9. *Emsie*

    *Emsie* Gold Member

    Posts:
    21,556
    Likes Received:
    95
    Diet:
    Slimming World from home
    Lol well done on your loss!
    When I started sw I never noticed an effect of monthlys but now there is one week every month that I often sts or lose half a lb or if haven't been 100% seem more likely to gain but its not the week I actually menstruate its 2 weeks before normally. I try and plan round that if I can and if stick to plan it does usually show in a better loss the week after. So I'd say see how it goes for you but as you say it doesn't matter this week. :)
     
  10. sockmonkey

    sockmonkey Full Member

    Posts:
    73
    Likes Received:
    10
    Start Weight:
    15st10lb
    Current Weight:
    14st5lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st10lb
    Lost(%):
    1st5lb(8.64%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    My weight used to fluctuate by about 5lb just before and during * week. I have actually discussed this with my GP as I have a health condition anyway and he says up to half a stone is not unheard of, but he told me never to confuse 'normal' with normal. That is to say, just because a lot of women experience it, doesn't mean they should. Putting on three stone during pregnancy is 'normal', but not normal. He did say it's easy for him to say that :p

    Some of the extra is down to the body holding onto water, some of it is down to hormones, (our bodies still think they need to hold on to weight to survive), and some due to bloating as you and your gut are both less active during * week. The good news is these types of weight come off the next week. BUT some of it can be down to the old PMS-calories-don't-count excuse. Seriously, I know a girl who'll eat a family sized bar of dairy milk then moan that she's not lost weight that week. And I know that I get hungrier during that week, but it's all a matter of managing your cravings.

    So, you can reduce this by trying to cut your salt intake, avoiding alcohol, exercising more and drinking lots and lots of water. It sounds mad, drinking water to lose water, but that's the way it goes!

    But, all you lovely ladies out there, if you are doing all of this and still gaining a lot over * week then SEE YOUR GP! As it could be something more sinister. As mine discovered that I actually have a pretty bad hormonal disorder that is apparently responsible for some of my weight (personally I blame the wine and snacks, but meh) and a lot of random, seemingly unrelated, symptoms I have been trying to live with for years. And we still don't know for sure whether it has left me infertile, but it's not looking great. He also says, incidentally, that very severe menstrual cramps fit into the 'normal' but not normal category, if your pain is that bad that you feel physically sick or you can't control it with over the counter meds then it really isn't normal and should be checked out. When I saw my current doc for the first time he asked me why I'd not seen a GP about it before. When I said I had, he asked, well, did you ask for a second opinion from a female GP? I said that she was the one who'd told me off for wasting her time and not 'just getting on with it'. So much for sisterhood, eh?

    So yeah, it can be an excuse, but it can be for real. If it affects you, do what you can to sort it out, if it doesn't, be grateful and don't speculate too much on what is happening with other people :)
     
  11. strugglingwrighty

    strugglingwrighty Full Member

    Posts:
    321
    Likes Received:
    8
    Start Weight:
    16st10lb
    Current Weight:
    14st6lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st12lb
    Lost(%):
    2st4lb(13.68%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    I go up every month around 4-5lbs, but I know it will be off the next week, so ive just got to swallow it that i will definitely gain 1 week of the month but thats just due to * week xx
     
  12. snuggle69

    snuggle69 Silver Member

    Posts:
    913
    Likes Received:
    36
    Start Weight:
    19st12lb
    Current Weight:
    14st1.0lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st0lb
    Lost(%):
    5st11lb(29.14%)
    Diet:
    Dukan Diet
    I must be a little strange, my losses are actually better the week leading up to mine!
     
  13. diane1982

    diane1982 Full Member

    Posts:
    65
    Likes Received:
    0
    Start Weight:
    19st6.5lb
    Current Weight:
    18st0lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st0lb
    Lost(%):
    1st6.5lb(7.52%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    I'm the same, all my biggest losses are that week.
     
  14. yummymummy75

    yummymummy75 Silver Member

    Posts:
    1,086
    Likes Received:
    16
    Start Weight:
    12st7lb
    Current Weight:
    10st8lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st11lb
    Lost(%):
    1st13lb(15.43%)
    Badges:
    Maintainer
    Diet:
    weight watchers pro points
    it never affected my weight loss since i started dieting in june,,then last week out of nowhere i put up 1lb during *time,,i dont know whats different this time round.:(
     
  15. Jennyonaplate

    Jennyonaplate Gold Member

    Posts:
    2,118
    Likes Received:
    73
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Everyone's bodies are different, so just because one person retains water doesn't mean everyone will. Our bodies also change as we get older, so there really is no hard and fast rule.

    All too often in class I've seen people write off a bad week as 'star week' even though they've eaten junk and not stuck to plan. Sadly, that's not how it goes, it's only the possible temporary water retention that people might gain!
     
  16. Lilyb

    Lilyb Full Member

    Posts:
    256
    Likes Received:
    4
    Start Weight:
    12st0.5lb
    Current Weight:
    10st4lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st13lb
    Lost(%):
    1st10.5lb(14.54%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    As a WW leader I saw a lot of women stay the same or gain on * week. But it was different for everyone!

    I have to say, I'm so glad I don't get *'s - good old mirena!!!
     
  17. maclynn

    maclynn Silver Member

    Posts:
    675
    Likes Received:
    16
    Start Weight:
    17st13lb
    Goal Weight:
    14st10lb
    hi, i'm a bit eratic, i have a problem, which means i can go months without monthlies, but, i can still bloat and can gain about 5lbs, its annoying, but, i'm learning to live with it;)
     
  18. sweet pink

    sweet pink is losing for shoes

    Posts:
    1,283
    Likes Received:
    13
    Start Weight:
    19st13lb
    Current Weight:
    13st0lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st10lb
    Lost(%):
    6st13lb(34.77%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    I always feel hungrier the week before * is due so I think its more a case of me staying in control of my cravings. So far I have always lost over * week but my losses are normally slightly less followed by a better loss the following week.
     
  19. ColJack

    ColJack Gold Member

    Posts:
    3,164
    Likes Received:
    65
    Start Weight:
    33st5.5lb
    Current Weight:
    19st11lb
    Goal Weight:
    16st9lb
    Lost(%):
    13st8.5lb(40.75%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    the question was asked in our group thursday, by some of our older ladies, if it was possible for them to still have gains / small losses once a month despite not having * weeks anymore..
    the answer was yes..
    you may not have all the "symptoms" of * week but your hormones are still cycling every month albeit at a lower level so water retention is still a possibility though not a certainty..
     
  20. i<3jellybeans

    i<3jellybeans Full Member

    Posts:
    367
    Likes Received:
    8
    Start Weight:
    16st4lb
    Current Weight:
    16st4lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    Slimming world.
    Well done to your loss, thats excellent! Your hard work paid off, good for you.

    Its my second weigh in this wednesday evening and my * week, not exactly looking forward to it if im honest. I have been good, but atm i feel just horrid and i really hope i dont gain on my second week.. heres hoping i dont.

    x
     
  21. ninnins

    ninnins SW ROCKS!

    Posts:
    2,463
    Likes Received:
    30
    Start Weight:
    18st7lb
    Current Weight:
    12st11.5lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st7lb
    Lost(%):
    5st9.5lb(30.69%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    I found at the beginning when I had loads to lose I still lost, then started to stay the same and now I have less to lose tend to gain, usually just 1lb though and its off the next week plus a bit extra.
     
Popular Forums
  1. MiniMins.com is a weight loss support community helping each other on their weight loss journey. We have a multitude of forums, from Slimming World and Exante, to Success Stories. Click the logo at the top right to return to the forum home page at any time.
Loading...