Wednesday, August 21, 2013

water retention

Happy Hump Day!

I've been retaining water something fierce.  I have been given a diuretic in the past, but my problem is that I can't take it every day becasue of the side effects.  But if I don't take it, I can gain as much as 8 pounds over night.  So, I am trying to take it every 3 days or so.  It's so frustrating.  I did some research and the liver issues I have more commonly is connected with water retention.  So, at least the mystery is solved as to why.  Last night when I stepped on my scale (which is about 3 or 4 pounds off from my doctors office), It appeared that I had gained 8 pounds.  I was MAD.  Because of feeling so creapy the last 2 weeks, I stopped taking the diurectic completely.  I decided to take one last night and I lost almost all of it over night LOL.  So that told me that I had definiately am having serious issues with water retenion.

Do you have issues as well?  If so, do you have a more natural remedy that you find is helpful to maintain?  Any feedback would be great!  

I am still planning on weighing in officially on Friday but I don't expect any weight loss, but I don't expect weight gain.  These last 2 weeks have been trying on me, but I am staying on the healthy diet - I'm just in maintenance mode until I am 100%.  Every day I feel better and better and I am hoping by Friday I will be able to kick back into high gear.  But, I will still record so everyone can see!!

It's good to put it out there.  What's even more impressive to me is, even felling as creapy as I did and not able to do a lot, I still maintained with Belviq.  Normally without Belviq, when I feel creapy, I eat creapy and gain wait!  So, I keep telling myself that although I am derailed a bit, I am still doing MUCH better with Belviq!

Thank you all for the support!