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Old 12-14-07, 12:20 PM   #1
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Greatest weight gain/loss in a week

In the spirit of fun...

For whatever the reason, however healthy or unhealthy, however it happened (amputations allowed) what's the most amount of weight you've gained and/or lost in a week? Feel free to expand that to a month.

Three weeks ago - gained 10 pounds from 285 up to 295

This last week - lost 12 pounds from 293 to 281. Might be time to add a few calories...

OK - GO!

(When I start to become active again usually the first 10 slide off real easy; it's the other 40 that sticks around - I'm not doing anything too drastic so no worries ).
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Old 12-14-07, 12:26 PM   #2
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With a 2 second stroke of a judge's pen, I got rid of 120 pounds of dead weight.


Seriously though, the most I've dropped in a week was 8 pounds for 2 weeks in a row.
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Old 12-14-07, 12:48 PM   #3
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With a 2 second stroke of a judge's pen, I got rid of 120 pounds of dead weight.


Seriously though, the most I've dropped in a week was 8 pounds for 2 weeks in a row.
A Homer and Jethro song had the line, "I lost two hundred pounds of ugly fat when she walked out the door!"

I get weighed once or twice a year, no idea how much i've lost (or gained) in a week. If it's a big number, it's probably mostly water anyway.
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Old 12-14-07, 03:34 PM   #4
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Well, after my little butt issue, I lost 13 pounds in a day and a half, but that was dehydration and flushing out all abdominal waste. I briefly hit 198! (Still a Clyde though, because of my height and once I could eat again, I went back to 211. This seems to be my stable weight point for now.
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Old 12-14-07, 10:47 PM   #5
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I did a 40 day fast once. I lost 42 total and 15-18 in the last week of it. It wasn't about weight loss though.
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My most weight loss in a week was 18 pounds and it was a work weight loss contest. The next week I lost 15, and then 10. After it was over, I gained it all back and then some. Diets don't work. Life style changes work.
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In one week? 11.8 pounds my first week of weight watchers. I realize that is not typical.
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In the spirit of fun...

For whatever the reason, however healthy or unhealthy, however it happened (amputations allowed) what's the most amount of weight you've gained and/or lost in a week? Feel free to expand that to a month.

Three weeks ago - gained 10 pounds from 285 up to 295

This last week - lost 12 pounds from 293 to 281. Might be time to add a few calories...

OK - GO!

(When I start to become active again usually the first 10 slide off real easy; it's the other 40 that sticks around - I'm not doing anything too drastic so no worries ).
I lost 25 pounds in my first month, 16 of them in my first two weeks. I needed two scales to weigh myself.
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10 up -oen week, feeding binge during weight training

8 down - one afternoon, dehydration.
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Old 12-15-07, 01:03 AM   #10
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A Homer and Jethro song had the line, "I lost two hundred pounds of ugly fat when she walked out the door!"

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How do they say - lose 10 pounds of ugly fat instantly! Chop off your head.
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37 over 2 weeks. It was stupid. Obviously did not stay off.
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I put on 9lbs over the course of a weekend before and then lost it then the following week in work;-) mostly water i presume
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37 over 2 weeks. It was stupid. Obviously did not stay off.
What on Earth did you eat?
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Back in '97 I had triple by-pass heart surgery due to a failed angioplasty. In the span of five days I lost 15 lbs in what was the worst week of my life.

Miserable and scared out of my wits, I refused to eat, to the point where the doctors threatened to feed me intraveniously. I did finally eat a little bit of jello though.
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My guess is one cheesesteak a week. The poster is from Philly, after all.
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The senior year of high school, I was doing two-a-days football practice in August for the upcoming season. We had weigh-ins before and after every practice (4 weigh-ins a day). I lost 12 pounds one day.

Of course, it was all back on the next morning

'm not sure what the greatest week loss is, though. Probably around 10-pounds last year this time.
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My guess is nothing. Or perhaps exlax.
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10+ lbs in one day.

Had to fast for a day and a half, take all sorts of laxatives and an enema before surgery to make sure I was totally "empty" in that area.
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I got a not-so-favorable bunch of numbers in my recent workplace health screening. Found out I have type II diabetes. Since then (one month ago) I've lost 20 pounds (282 to 262). I aim to lose 52 pounds in a year, but I will eat healthy, lose or not.
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