Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Gaining Water Weight While Traveling the Waters of Alaska

When leaving for vacation on this Alaskan cruise, I was concerned about gaining some of the weight back which I have worked hard to lose in the past six months.  While on the cruise, I was pleased to see so many wonderful food choices.  However, I did seem to be thirsty much of the time.

The result of mild dehydration was water retention and I did weigh-in at 11 pounds higher than when I left after the 10-day vacation.  In the post linked below, I share that the morning after I returned already some of that weight was 'lost.'  On Monday, more dropped.  The scale continued to go down on Tuesday and even today.

So far I am back to 242.9 lbs which is only 1.7 lbs heavier than my lowest weight in the past month (or several years for that matter).  I'll take it.  If the most I gained after eating well (yes, I did enjoy cheesecake and plenty of tasty goodies) was 2 pounds, then I'd call this a success!!

Water weight is interesting.  It can come on quickly, but it also goes away quickly.  Folks who are watching their weight might get frustrated with the up-and-down, but this is one reason why you really should only weigh once a week under the same circumstances. 

Read this post in its entirety:

Cruising and Dieting: Is it possible to do both at the same time?


  1. Lisa, I remember when I gained a lot of weight because of steroids.

    It took me a long time to lose the weight. I filled up on watermelon and let me tell you... I never went to the bathroom so many times! :-<