Thursday, September 08, 2011

Top ten excuses for weight gain (in no particular order)

When I was working on my post about my current weight ups and downs, I started to write about why I thought they had been happening. Just like my previous excuses post, this post provides no pesky advice or solutions, just great excuses that you can adapt to your own situation.
  1. I ate a lot of salt last night.
  2. I'm premenstrual/mentsrual/postmenstrual/menopausal (choose one).
  3. My hair has grown really fast lately.
  4. I weighed later/earlier in the day/week than usual.
  5. The scale is unreliable.
  6. I exercised yesterday, so I'm probably gaining muscle. (I also like "retaining fluid in sore muscles")
  7. I think I'm catching a cold.
  8. I'm constipated.
  9. I think this is just my body adjusting before its next big loss.
  10. I think our bodies just change as we get older and there's not much we can do.


  1. Number 3 killed me... hehehe! :)

  2. I just have to say that "retaining fluid in sore muscles" is actually true. Our muscles retain water when they rebuild and grow stronger, and many people report an increase in scale weight the day after an intense workout.

    Number 3 is definitely an excuse though!

  3. RedPanda, a lot of these can be true reasons for weight gain. I have nothing against excuses! I use them all the time. This is actually going to be one of my next post topics.


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