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I have a thing about weighing myself.........

I last weighed myself on Jan 10th, weighed myself again on Apr 18th & have lost 2lbs....WTF....

Freaking out as I have not changed my eating habits nor have I eaten less.......

Please someone put my mind at ease or should I go see the Dr due to unintentional weight loss!

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7 minutes ago, kay19801 said:

I have a thing about weighing myself.........

I last weighed myself on Jan 10th, weighed myself again on Apr 18th & have lost 2lbs....WTF....

Freaking out as I have not changed my eating habits nor have I eaten less.......

Please someone put my mind at ease or should I go see the Dr due to unintentional weight loss!

2 pounds in 3-4 months is not unintentional weight loss. Unintentional weight loss is more than 10% of your weight in just a few weeks.

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5 minutes ago, kay19801 said:

I have a thing about weighing myself.........

I last weighed myself on Jan 10th, weighed myself again on Apr 18th & have lost 2lbs....WTF....

Freaking out as I have not changed my eating habits nor have I eaten less.......

Please someone put my mind at ease or should I go see the Dr due to unintentional weight loss!

Hi!
2lbs is nothing! Everyone’s weight varies even throughout the day. 

Weight can temporarily decrease due to dehydration, exercise, illness, low-carbohydrate intake, voiding (urine and feces) and even STRESS! When I'm stressed I can lose a lot of weight.
But I'm giving you reassurance now. I know.

This is just anxiety talking. Stop giving the thoughts so much importance.

 

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My weight varies by nearly 5lbs a day- time of day, bowel movement, water retention, monthly cycle, eating etc. 2lbs is not significant at all, IMO even if it was a week apart let alone months. 

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18 minutes ago, LilyLabVA said:

My weight varies by nearly 5lbs a day- time of day, bowel movement, water retention, monthly cycle, eating etc. 2lbs is not significant at all, IMO even if it was a week apart let alone months. 

Thanks so much! Just hate when my mind is occupied by this

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43 minutes ago, Nastasia said:

Hi!
2lbs is nothing! Everyone’s weight varies even throughout the day. 

Weight can temporarily decrease due to dehydration, exercise, illness, low-carbohydrate intake, voiding (urine and feces) and even STRESS! When I'm stressed I can lose a lot of weight.
But I'm giving you reassurance now. I know.

This is just anxiety talking. Stop giving the thoughts so much importance.

 

Thanks - you are right - need to focus on something else x

 

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Around 10 years ago, my daughters friend who at the time was 20,  had hodgkins lymphoma and lost 40 pounds in 3 months. He is fine now at 30. He went from 200 pounds to 160, which is a 20 percent weight loss. 

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24 minutes ago, MARC said:

Around 10 years ago, my daughters friend who at the time was 20,  had hodgkins lymphoma and lost 40 pounds in 3 months. He is fine now at 30. He went from 200 pounds to 160, which is a 20 percent weight loss. 

Pleased he is now ok.

Thanks for the reassurance

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Agree with the others. Two pounds is nothing unless you only weigh 20lbs 😂 I can gain or lose that much in a day depending on what I eat, drink and eliminate. No worry at all!

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14 hours ago, kay19801 said:

I have a thing about weighing myself.........

I last weighed myself on Jan 10th, weighed myself again on Apr 18th & have lost 2lbs....WTF....

Freaking out as I have not changed my eating habits nor have I eaten less.......

Please someone put my mind at ease or should I go see the Dr due to unintentional weight loss!

Kay, I work for weight watchers, I weigh hundreds of people every week. Your weight can fluctuate 2 lbs in 1 day. 

You are 100% fine.

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12 hours ago, Jae said:

Kay, I work for weight watchers, I weigh hundreds of people every week. Your weight can fluctuate 2 lbs in 1 day. 

You are 100% fine.

Many thanks - I need to loose loads of weight but when I am not trying this is when it totally stops me in my tracks!

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Earlier this year I had a Norovirus and I lost 6 pounds in two days, but gained it all back in time. 

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12 hours ago, kay19801 said:

Many thanks - I need to loose loads of weight but when I am not trying this is when it totally stops me in my tracks!

There's a lot of very normal fluctuation, both up and down, drives our members crazy. 

If seeing those fluctuations bother yout please stay off of the scale.

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7 hours ago, Jae said:

There's a lot of very normal fluctuation, both up and down, drives our members crazy. 

If seeing those fluctuations bother yout please stay off of the scale.

I was tempted to jump on the scales this afternoon but thought no will just fuel anxiety!

Thanks for your response 

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