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Glaim
12-26-2004, 01:48 PM
For the past 13 weeks I had been taking in 1800 clean calories a day, 200 grams of protein, had cut down to about 11% bf at 173 lbs.

So Christmas Eve rolls around and I decide hell...It's Christmas, might as well enjoy myself and celebrate the end of my first year of serious lifting. So I ate like a normal person, (aka pigging out), I'd imagine 5-6k cals on both days.

So this morning I stepped on the scale and...198 lbs?! I had a nice moon face, bloated, swollen, etc. I expected some water retention, but this is ridiculous....what's wrong with me? Do I need to go see the doc?

waynis
12-26-2004, 02:21 PM
something doesn't sound right here :confused:

Glaim
12-26-2004, 02:30 PM
Thanks for pointing that out to me. ;)

Just playin'...I guess I'll have to go see the doc...maybe get my thyroid checked?

GMCtrk
12-26-2004, 02:45 PM
it's possible. There was an article on bodybuilding.com about a guy that put on 40lbs in 4 days. Of course this was planned and he drained his system prior

Canadian Crippler
12-26-2004, 02:53 PM
Stick to 1800 cals, and after 1 or 2 dumps and another night's sleep you'll be back near 173.

ryuage
12-26-2004, 03:14 PM
well going from 1800 to 6000+ calories is a big jump, not to mention all the water retention, glycogen, and extra food in your gut to add to the weight. It will go back to normal within a few days if you continue your normal diet.

RBC13
12-26-2004, 03:44 PM
that can't be good for your heart

HahnB
12-26-2004, 06:10 PM
I don't see how it's possible unless you weighed yourself on a difference scale. Most normal people don't eat 5-6k calories a day either.

malkore
12-27-2004, 11:06 AM
i dunno, a few sticks of butter, a box of cookies, a tub of ice cream, and 5steaks.....that might get ya close to 5000 cals.

j/k
Yeah, I think there's an issue with teh scale... I don't think I could consume and hold 25lbs of food in my body...I'd puke or burst or something.

not_big_enuf
12-27-2004, 01:32 PM
no way this is for real. no way

Glaim
12-27-2004, 02:03 PM
Err well....I really don't have a reason to lie about it. The scale has always worked fine...this morning I was down to about 189, and the water retention is beginning to subside. But I'm not ****tin' you guys...

I was doing a little research on the net, and I exhibit a lot of the symptoms of hypothyroidism, especially the low basal temp. I'm just under 97 degrees when I first wake up...so the massive water retention might be due to some messed up hormonal levels.

not_big_enuf
12-27-2004, 02:59 PM
keep us posted... hopefully it's all good. just seemed a bit TOO much, ya know!

thought maybe it was a holiday joke :)

smalls
12-27-2004, 08:39 PM
well going from 1800 to 6000+ calories is a big jump, not to mention all the water retention, glycogen, and extra food in your gut to add to the weight. It will go back to normal within a few days if you continue your normal diet.


I agree. It's not uncommon for people to put on 25+lbs in 2 or 3 days after a bodybuilding show. Going from a depleted state to full glycogen and water stores, not to mention the undigested food will put on a lot of weight real fast. Give it a few days.

It's funny cuz I took a semi break from my diet and probably ate 2000 cals less then I normally do for those 2 days.

shootermcgavin7
12-27-2004, 10:18 PM
Others have thrown this out there: I'm not a biologist; but if you took away water weight; how many cals does 25 lbs equal?

Its a lot more than 12000 calories over two days; I'm relatively sure.

I'm guessing most of it is water weight, although why you suddenly retained it, I'm not sure.

Glaim
12-28-2004, 12:24 AM
Right...I'm no where near the size nor have nearly the same ability to store glycogen as a professional bodybuilder....even on UD2.0 going from a glycogen depleted state to a refeed, I would gain 6-9 lbs max. So I was kind of confused why I would suddenly retain so much water too.



Others have thrown this out there: I'm not a biologist; but if you took away water weight; how many cals does 25 lbs equal?

Its a lot more than 12000 calories over two days; I'm relatively sure.

I'm guessing most of it is water weight, although why you suddenly retained it, I'm not sure.

wrestlemaniac
12-28-2004, 01:11 AM
were you weighing yourself after meals or maybe wearing different clothes or shoes? most people don't think of this stuff