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Ok, I'm totally frustrated and baffled
      01/20/06 11:40 AM
atomic rose

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I haven't been reporting in because I've been pretty depressed about this... I was just going to keep it to myself, but I thought I'd get your input, if anybody has any.

I've been maintaining my calories at around 1400 (which sounds low, but trust me, this is my BMR + activity - 500 for weight loss, based on my age and whatnot) and doing tae-bo, as well as making myself more active around the house. I thought I had lost 5lbs, but it turns out it was just a temporary fluctuation... after 3 full weeks of this, I haven't lost a single d*mn pound.

I've never had this experience before. While I've always had weight problems, I've NEVER had problems dropping at least a few pounds when I have the discipline to stick with it for more than a couple days. In the past, I could have counted on 10lbs of loss for 3 weeks of dieting. Seriously. So I'm really at a loss as to why I CAN'T lose weight now.

Could it be because of the Lexapro? Anyone on antidepressants experience difficulty losing weight because of them?

Could it be because of my birth control? Anyone have input on THAT? I HAVE noticed that I've gained weight differently since starting B.C.... I always had a nice hourglass shape, even when I was 270lbs , but now I have no waist and a huge belly, and it's really depressing me.

I've never tried losing weight while on medications like this, so it's the first thing I thought of. As of my checkup this past summer, I didn't have anything physically wrong to speak of, including thyroid issues. I will be seeing my new doctor next month sometime, and I'll mention this weight problem, and see if anything else has to be ruled out. I really doubt it, though. I think I'm just destined to be fat now.

I'm sorry to ramble on about this - I just needed to vent. It's really, really frustrating to deprive yourself of sweets and junk and things you really want to be eating, and make yourself work out when you'd rather be knitting, and then have all that deprivation not amount to ANYTHING. I've been so depressed that I don't even want to leave the house, because of how horrible I look.

Phooey. (And that sad face isn't even sad enough for how I feel right now... how lame is that?)

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* Ok, I'm totally frustrated and baffled
atomic rose
01/20/06 11:40 AM
* Re: Ok, I'm totally frustrated and baffled
watts
01/26/06 11:20 AM
* Thanks everybody....
atomic rose
01/22/06 08:27 PM
* Re: Ok, I'm totally frustrated and baffled
Shane_Marr
01/22/06 02:48 PM
* Re: Ok, I'm totally frustrated and baffled
Sara-Sage
01/22/06 02:42 PM
* If it's any consolation at all, Tina...
atomic rose
01/22/06 08:16 PM
* Re: If it's any consolation at all, Tina...
Sara-Sage
01/27/06 08:31 AM
* Re: If it's any consolation at all, Tina...
atomic rose
01/27/06 08:52 AM
* Re: Ok, I'm totally frustrated and baffled
Shell Marr
01/22/06 02:40 PM
* Re: Ok, I'm totally frustrated and baffled
atomic rose
01/22/06 08:37 PM
* Bummer
Wind
01/21/06 01:47 PM
* So sorry, Casey......
barbie
01/21/06 09:11 AM
* Barbie
Shell Marr
01/22/06 02:54 PM
* Casey
retrograde
01/21/06 05:22 AM
* Aww Casey
Stephie
01/20/06 04:43 PM
* Re: Hey, Casey!
anlikerm
01/20/06 01:05 PM
* Hey Michelle
atomic rose
01/20/06 01:19 PM
* Re: Thanks, girl!
anlikerm
01/20/06 07:53 PM
* Re: Aww, sweetie... I can totally relate...
Yoda (formerly Hans)
01/20/06 12:12 PM
* Blah to all of it, huh?
atomic rose
01/20/06 01:25 PM
* Re: You got it, girl!!! We're in this together!
Yoda (formerly Hans)
01/22/06 12:14 PM
* Re: Ok, I'm totally frustrated and baffled
jaime g
01/20/06 11:56 AM
* LOL!!
atomic rose
01/20/06 01:25 PM
* Re: Ok, I'm totally frustrated and baffled
Dr. Spice Yamin
01/20/06 12:34 PM
* Isn't it aggravating?
atomic rose
01/20/06 01:27 PM

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