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Re: Ok, I'm totally frustrated and baffled
      01/22/06 02:40 PM
Shell Marr

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Let me 1st say...that I have not read the whole thread before this reply.


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'm glad you are not keeping to yourself sweetie...sorry it has taken me so long to reply.

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. Wow that does seem low, but I'm sure you know what your doing..heck you teach people about it better that I can Hey, if it makes your feel any better...I got on the scale this morning and I gained FOUR pounds! But, I'm sure that will change....and that is after I worked my butt off for 3 hours in the gym Sat!! WTF!??!? LOL

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. Most of those pounds being water right? Are you PMS'ing? Eaten a lot of salt? (I know you don't need to be low sodium for IBS, but salt really makes you retain water). Are you getting enough fiber (and releasing it too? )

Could it be because of the Lexapro? Anyone on antidepressants experience difficulty losing weight because of them? YES!! It could be.... , I had a hard time when I first started them.... but went off of them for other reasons.

Could it be because of my birth control? Anyone have input on THAT? My Sister has a HECK of a time losing weight on BC. 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'm so sorry honey... I wish I was closer to ya so we could attack this person.

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. NO, YOUR NOT... you know.....this does not "sound" like the Casey that I know.... your not very confident right now.... that might be the Lexapro talking.... please keep posting about how your feeling and maybe even keep a journal to show your Dr how your mood is as well.

I'm sorry to ramble on about this - I just needed to vent. You vent anytime you like..... 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. {{BIG HUGS}} I'm sure your are not horrible looking at all... now you STOP THAT!!

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
01/26/06 11:20 AM
* Thanks everybody....
atomic rose
01/22/06 08:27 PM
* Re: Ok, I'm totally frustrated and baffled
01/22/06 02:48 PM
* Re: Ok, I'm totally frustrated and baffled
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...
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
01/21/06 01:47 PM
* So sorry, Casey......
01/21/06 09:11 AM
* Barbie
Shell Marr
01/22/06 02:54 PM
* Casey
01/21/06 05:22 AM
* Aww Casey
01/20/06 04:43 PM
* Re: Hey, Casey!
01/20/06 01:05 PM
* Hey Michelle
atomic rose
01/20/06 01:19 PM
* Re: Thanks, girl!
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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