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2013-07-08 11:58 AM

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Subject: Water intake - am I leaky?
Yesterday I weighed myself first thing this morning - 164.8. I then had breakfast (about 3/4 C potatoes and 2 eggs with a small amount of water), and got ready for my bike ride and run. On the bike/run I drank 4, 20 oz bottles of Infinit, then I came home and had 16 oz Recoverite and 32 oz Water. That gives me 128 oz water. When i weighed myself again, I was 160. So, if I ignore breakfast, I lost ~5 pounds which I think translates to 40 oz, right? Plus, the 128 oz water, not to mention the extra breakfast weight. So, I've lost 168 oz or about 3 quarts.

Is this anywhere close to normal or am I just incredibly leaky??


2013-07-08 12:26 PM
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No.  I am assuming this was a lengthy training session.  I have turned over nearly 10% of my body weight on a 90 mile bike ride.  I was a couple pounds down still and had replaced most of it but its not unheard of in the summer esp. 
2013-07-09 4:28 PM
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Subject: RE: Water intake - am I leaky?
the real question is, how much did you pee? any stops while on the ride? did you need to go as soon as you finished, or was it hours later? if hours later, you are not hydrated enough. otherwise, you are good. weight is so arbitrary when talking a couple pounds at different times during the day - you'd find the same difference if you got up, weighed yourself, then napped the rest of the day and weighed yourself again.
2013-07-10 10:34 AM
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Thanks for the response. It sounds like I'm A-OK given the percent weight loss I had. Also, I did stop for a pee break between the bike and run. That's a good sign. 8^)

2013-07-10 11:53 AM
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Subject: RE: Water intake - am I leaky?
Also, your conversion factor is off. Just remember "A pint's a pound the world around." There are 16 oz. in a pint so there are 16 oz. of water to a pound. So even if you are leaky, you're only half as leaky as you thought you were.
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Originally posted by Michael H

Also, your conversion factor is off. Just remember "A pint's a pound the world around." There are 16 oz. in a pint so there are 16 oz. of water to a pound. So even if you are leaky, you're only half as leaky as you thought you were.


I was counting 8 fluid oz as a pound, but 16 fluid oz is a pound? I thought 5 pounds loss was 5 cups, or 40 fluid ounces. It seems I'm twice as leaky as I thought.


Edited by KirkD 2013-07-10 12:36 PM


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