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      #10360 - 05/31/03 08:01 PM
Lisa from LA

Reged: 05/19/03
Posts: 79
Loc: Currently: Raleigh, NC Formerly: Lafayette, LA

Hi Guys, I know there have been a few posts on weight gain but wanted to get some feed back from each of you as so much of your daily postings have helped me to feel better. Though I haven't let it bring me down, I have suffered for many years with IBS-C and in addition have a stricture in my colon which poses much discomfort. Since I am on the Heather's diet I am feeling much better but I have gained weight which is a big deal for me. By seeing all of your pictures on the post you all look thin. I log my food and caloric intake and it is inline and below average. I am active in my yard and do pilates twice each week. I am 37 years old, have had a complete hysterectomy and weigh 115-119 which isn't alot but 5 lbs. on a small frame is quite noticeable and my pants are now snug . I have not eaten red meat, dairy, sweets, egg yolks and very little chicken for the past 10 years so that hasn't been a change for me. The only difference is that I am getting more carbs which are not whole grain and in the past I never mixed carbs with protein. I basically didn't eat sandwiches nor did I eat cheese with carbs. Also, I eat lunch out 4-5 days each week. Any of you eat out alot and if so, what do you eat?

Sorry this is so long but looking forward to your feedback.

Lisa


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      #10370 - 05/31/03 10:09 PM
louise

Reged: 02/05/03
Posts: 836
Loc: canada

hI; I too am struggling with a weight issue, I workout out 3-4 times a week and stick to the diet most of the time. My weight stays much the same ( I am NOT thin, 2oo ibs, at least. I eat out about once every two weeks and mostly eat pasta and bring some bread with me. Hopes this helps you.

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      #10371 - 05/31/03 11:00 PM
Georgette

Reged: 04/10/03
Posts: 62
Loc: Kamloops B.C.

Hi
I've been on the IBS diet for 2months now and I haven't lost anything, although I haven't worked out, because I have been pretty sick in these two months you would think that I would lose somthing. I need to lose at least 40 pounds, I'm also on Depo Provera which makes it really hard to lose weight. Now that I'm starting to feel better I'm going to work out more, but I will have to take it one day at time, because I don't know from one day to the next on how I will be feeling. I don't know if this will help sorry for blabbing so much.
Georgette

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      #10373 - 06/01/03 01:17 AM
POADB

Reged: 06/01/03
Posts: 38


Hi. New member here. I come across Heather when i visited her Eating For IBS website and joined the Newsletter. Anywho, I am interested in how you've gained weight.

I have been suffering from IBS for a little of 3 yrs now, I'm almost at the end of the IBS Audio Program 100, so hypnothearpy has helped.

My main problem now is my food intolerance. I cant gain weight. I'm emaciated because of IBS and I am always interested in how other IBS sufferes dont seem to have my problem.

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      #10379 - 06/01/03 05:39 AM
Lisa from LA

Reged: 05/19/03
Posts: 79
Loc: Currently: Raleigh, NC Formerly: Lafayette, LA

Georgette, I was on Depo-Provera as well and did tend to gain weight. In fact, I was retaining alot of fluid so I went to see a Naturopathic practioner who prescribed natural medicine and the weight gain stopped. I feel for you and hope you begin to feel better soon.

Lisa

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      #10430 - 06/01/03 06:57 PM
BarbaraS

Reged: 02/12/03
Posts: 1939
Loc: Wisconsin

Don't worry about the weight gain - it will stabilize. I see my doctor next week and I know he will be thrilled my weight is almost up to 120lbs. I gained 10 lbs on the diet, but I haven't gained any weight for a month. Sometimes I think the weight comes because you feel better and can eat more food (at least that is my case).
I hardly eat out because it is too hard to find the right foods to eat.
Hope this helps.

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      #10465 - 06/02/03 06:19 AM
Zaftig1

Reged: 03/12/03
Posts: 92
Loc: USA

I'm just curious how anyone can gain weight on the IBS plan? I lost 100 lbs on it so far. It didnt seem like a fast loss but it did happen.

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      #10474 - 06/02/03 08:26 AM
Laurie

Reged: 02/28/03
Posts: 158
Loc: Houston, TX

I haven't lost weight. I finally plateaued, but I haven't lost. I think those that have trouble eating because they feel bad, are finally able to eat more and put on weight.

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      #10558 - 06/02/03 11:33 PM
Georgette

Reged: 04/10/03
Posts: 62
Loc: Kamloops B.C.

Hi Lisa
Thank-You for caring!I go see the Specialist tomorrow I have been waiting 5 months to get into to this Specialist I'm really hoping he can shed some light on this. Especially because I have been on the IBS diet for 2 months and not much has changed that is the most frustrating part.
I was wondering if you went off the Depo when the Naturopathic Practioner put you on natural medicine. Did you have a easier time losing weight?

Thanks Georgette

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      #10581 - 06/03/03 06:32 AM
Lisa from LA

Reged: 05/19/03
Posts: 79
Loc: Currently: Raleigh, NC Formerly: Lafayette, LA

Yes, but I was very pro-active and aware of my body. I am the type of person that has to fully understand things. If the doctor puts me on a RX or makes a diagnosis. I don't automatically assume he is correct because I have come across a few bad ones. I begin reading and researching the drug and the side affects. I felt like a different person on Depo-Provera. My face and body swole up and I became very moody...I didn't like the feeling and because I felt so bad about myself I was taking it out on my husband who is the kindest, most supportive person...it just wasn't fair to him. Now, I love my Gyno. and what I like the most about him is the fact that he includes your spouse in everything so my husband understood what was going on. As soon I as put on 5 lbs. (which didn't take long) I immediately weaned myself off of it with a weaning schedule (I don't recommend anyone do this cold turkey) and contacted a Naturopath. Once I saw a Naturopath I began reading about natural medicine and whole grains. I changed my diet and was later hired by the Naturopath to run the Natural Pharmacy. It was a very interesting job and I learned so much. I hope this helps you out. Feel free to e-mail me should you have more questions. I sooooo sympathize with you as hormone therapy is such a difficult thing. I have had 4-5 surgeries both female and colon related. I had stage 4 endometriosis which caused terrible adhesions which wrapped itself all over my colon and caused alot of havoc.

Take care of yourself and keep your chin up.

Lisa

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