just curious. i used to take it and added a lot of water weight, but then i stopped taking creatine for awhile a couple years ago, keeping all other things the same, and i lost about 7 pounds at the time (this was 1 1/2 years ago). i've gained it all back without creatine since then. i have about 5 weeks to gain 9.9 pounds, and i think i can do it without the creatine, but i'm just curious what you guys think about it. i dont think i'll start it again, because its one of those things where you have to keep taking it to keep the effects. once you stop taking creatine, you lose all the water weight you gained from it. so i'd rather not spend the money.