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BRITOMART Posts: 8,145
8/4/12 10:26 P

Time will tell.

NANCYPAT1 Posts: 58,233
8/4/12 4:47 P

It is hard to tell whether it is a REAL weight loss or not - how do you feel? How do your clothes fit? What is your health like now? Our bodies sometimes recognize stresses that we didn't even know were there. Maybe you are not really eating as badly as you think - are you tracking?

CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
8/4/12 8:52 A

I can't say how your system is behaving, especially due to your history with thyroid issues.

However, I can sympathize with your job search, and I do wish you well, and hope things normalize for you, once again

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8/3/12 9:47 P

I spent months trying to lose the excess weight I put on while suffering from a thyroid condition, and no amount of diet of exercise was shaving off the extra 5-10. I could NOT get lower than 135 (before getting sick, I was more like 125).
In June, I got laid off from my job. It has been an enormous source of stress. I spend almost every day calling, emailing, looking at job boards, doing tests for potential employers to try and get work. I've been seriously neglecting the gym, and haven't put much thought into what I'm eating either. Calorie counting has gone out the window. Most of the time I'm not even hungry, but when I am I find myself going right for the buffalo wings and cola.
The weird thing is, I've actually dropped down to 130, which was my minimum weight loss goal.
So, is this legitimate weight loss, or have I just lost 5lbs of muscle by going to the gym 1/3 as often? If it's legitimate weight loss from stress, will that stay off or is it likely to pile back on once my life normalizes?
Skinny or not, I definitely want my life to normalize soon...just trying to figure out what I can expect.

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