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Thursday, May 02, 2013

That's how my body thinks math works. I'm not going to bore you with my story- I can't lose weight no matter how hard I try. Read my other blogs if you really want to know details.

This morning I woke up early to exercise. I got on the scale. BAM! 2 pound gain. Sure, maybe this is water weight. Maybe it's because I just ovulated. Maybe it's the sun's alignment with the Little Dipper and the Universe has some how sabotaged the 10 weeks of work it took me to lose these 2 measly pounds.

Skeptics, please note that my measurements haven't changed. My jeans are just as tight.

I learned that frustration for me is like an onion. I get ridiculously frustrated that my body won't cooperate, I get over it, and I peel a layer of that onion. Then, I work another month as meticulously as humanly possible. I get ridiculously frustrated that my body won't cooperate, I get over it, and I peel another layer of that onion. I repeat this process every month of every year. Sooner or later, I'm going to reach the center of that onion and I'll have nothing left.

Isn't "crazy" defined as doing the same the over and over and expecting different results? Yeah. I'm going crazy.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MYLADY4 5/2/2013 8:39PM

    Stop using the scale to determine your self worth, it is nothing but self destructive.

From years of "dieting" you are probably supersensative to the slightest change (that is what I was told and I was so like you).

I was on Metformin and it did nothing for me but I hope it works for you.

I was crazy for years and years and years but I finally got off the crazy train and it is so nice.

I'll send you a message this weekend. Long, long day......brain fried!!!!!!

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AUNTWILLIE 5/2/2013 3:12PM

    Don't give up! You really ARE making progress....
I'm really sorry about the small gain. Believe me, I know how awful that feels. But I think you and your doc are starting to close in on the culprit in your metabolism meltdown. If she's right, if you DO have PCOS, and if you are truly insulin resistant, and if your liver is working overtime pumping out carbs made from the protein you eat, then Metformin should help. As much as we'd all prefer to manage without medications, it may be just what you need to finally get the scale moving in the right direction.
I'm rooting for you. Hang in there. There IS a solution, and you and your doc will find it.

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EVIE4NOW 5/2/2013 11:18AM

  wow.. sometimes nothing works.. i am proof of that too. that is.. until i found out 2 of my meds make you gain weight. so i have been on a hold pattern for months. the bad news is.. heart meds which i can't just give up. the good news is once this last blast of snow leaves.. yeah it snowed on may 1... last year was in the 90's by now.. but.. once it leaves i will get out more and get moving i hope. the other bad news is.. one change in my heart meds last year has left me stage 3 ckd which makes me very tired and having to have at least one nap every day. that really screws up my schedule on everything. all i can suggest is watch the salt intake and check up on any meds you are taking and see if any side effects are weight gain. one other thing.. metformin is for diabetics which i also am and take. don't expect a miracle unless your bs is high. good luck.

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    Woubbie. I adore you.

BTW, my stumped doctor (who I'm working with at her weight clinic where she specializes in female weight management and hormonal disorders) called this morning. She mentioned a few things, nothing of which included eating less and moving more.

Good news: she called in a script for Metformin. I'm picking it up on my lunch hour!!!

Comment edited on: 5/2/2013 11:33:58 AM

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WOUBBIE 5/2/2013 10:50AM

    This is me being as sarcastic as I can muster:

Yes, we are all identical and every single one of us will weigh exactly the same by eating the same things! Hormones don't matter! Genetics don't matter! Physical disorders don't matter! Just ELMM!!!!! Eat less and move more, you moron! It's obviously just your laziness and lack of character that is preventing you from losing weight after you've STUMPED YOUR DOCTOR! Cut your calories to 500 a day and run 10 miles and just WATCH that fat melt off!

There, now you don't have to be rude to everyone posting on this blog! I've done it for you!

Maggie's comment is one of the most demoralizing comments I've read in a long time. Sheesh.

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    Hate to tell you this--but you CAN lose weight! It's hard...and I haven't read your earlier blogs so I don't know your whole story--but I will tell you this: Eat less and move more. BORING! You've heard it a million times, but it's true. And the EAT LESS part is the more important of the two in losing weight. It's all based on your calorie deficit. If you eat less, your body will continue to function using the fat you have built up over the years and the pounds will come off...eventually. Believe me. Cut down your food intake for a few days. You will see it on your scale I promise!

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WORDWOMAN7 5/2/2013 10:38AM

    I am so sorry! I can't pretend to know what the problem is, but I've seen other folks interact with some of the SP dietitians, who look at their nutrition trackers and try to figure out what's going wrong. After that, I would check with your doctor to see if there's a medical issue that is impeding your progress.

Don't give up! A healthy life is worth fighting for. Best of luck.


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