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Yes! Absolutely. You should be drinking 4lbs/2kg of Water at a minimum each day. That alone coupled with urination/defecation frequency, food intake, water retention (different than water intake) can very easily account for several pounds up or down each day depending on when you weigh.

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Also the famous three week stall (not always right at three weeks), glycogen storage (needs lots of Water for the body to store it)… if the scale fluctuations bother you there are a few options… one, just weigh once a week. Do it after your morning bathroom routine so it’s consistent with your daily pattern.. two: if you want to weigh each day take today’s weight and subtract it from your weight seven days prior. This will give you a rolling average of your weekly loss, it’s handy for spotting true stalls / slow downs etc.

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Even 3 1/2 months out :P All week I was going up and down a half pound - I thought maybe I hit my first stall; then I dropped 2 pounds this weekend, my weigh in day for tracking is Monday's - so I was still down 2 on what I thought was a lousy week.

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My weight fluctuates by like 3-5 pounds just in a day on any given day. That’s why I weigh every day and record it everyday but then on surgery day each month I delete everything but that day so I have one weight each month officially logged and I can see the downward trend despite fluctuations.

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25 minutes ago, jpnalls776@outlook.com said:

I only weigh once a week. The day I had my surgery was 8/16. So for me it's every Monday. It had not occurred to me to weigh every day

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Ooh it’s honestly better to weigh less. I am just ocd and my compromise is to delete everything except the once a month.

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Weight can have a 1-5 pound fluctuation on the daily. I was so mad about that last week because at one point I was up 7 pounds (which is over the 5 pound average) and got up to 185 last week. Of course it turns out a lot of that was due to inflammation from my arthritis (and doing physical therapy), but turns out it was also because of my monthly because after that started I got right back down to 178 (178.2 if you want my EXACT weight)... which is what I am today. Still... I've been in a stall for nearly 4 weeks now and I really do hope I'm not in maintenance. I would like to at least see 170 before I get there.

I'd say don't stress about the daily fluctuations, but from experience if you continue to hold onto that extra weight more than two days in a row you'll definitely stress about it.

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Fluctuations are a part of life regardless of what we weigh. Water, constipation, diarrhoea, diet, hormones, etc. all can cause our weight to fluctuate a couple of pounds over a day or couple of days. If we ate exactly the same thing, pooped & peeed the same amount & did the exact same activity every day then our weight would likely stay the same day to day but we don’t.

You’ll likely work out what your usual fluctuation cycle is & what affects it. As long as your fluctuation cycles still follow a downward weight loss trend you’re golden.

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