How am I 8 lbs heavier than I was yesterday? I feel really bloated and I know I'm carrying it all in my stomach and face. I am not approaching my time of the month so I'm really not sure why this happens to me so often. I know that everybody has some daily weight fluctuations, but 8 lbs is fairly normal for me and I don't believe it is for other people. I go through periods where I physically cannot stomach more than half a sandwich a day (not on purpose) and other periods where I am starving. This week I wasn't able to eat much so today I got worried and forced myself to eat a normal sized dinner. I have a fairly good figure (5'3/118 lbs/ 32dd), but I could certainly stand to be more toned and healthy. More than once in the past few years my weight has skyrocketed up to 135 and down to 100 in a matter of months. I would like to lose a few pounds right now so having my scale read an extra 8lbs above where it was is not pleasant. I'm starting to wonder if my problems are physical or psychological. I've always thought my problems were psychological because I lose weight when I have no desire to eat, but perhaps there is a medical explanation for my sudden changes in appetite/bloating/weight loss or gain. Maybe I have a thyroid problem?
Extreme Weight Fluctuations!
My own experience with my thyroid caused rapid weight gain and loss. It was like my thyroid turned on and off through my teen years, then in my early 20's I was diagnosed with Graves, and my thyroid levels were almost double what high normal should be...and I was eating like mad, pregnant, and loosing around 5lbs a week.Does your energy level seem to fluctuate? Also, as a caution, low thyroid does NOT mean weight gain, nor does high mean weight loss. Sometimes your appetite changes with it, and causes the opposite effect.If your weight is changing so rapidly, you should go to your doc and get it penned down. If they find the cause, they most likely will have a cure...or at least treatment.