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CANADA-DISCO19
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12/21/13 1:07 P

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Thanks so much for the advice guys! I think you're right, tracking is something I need to get back to. I was used to being to eat a lot because I exercised a lot and had muscle mass and still be able to maintain, but I have to be a bit more stringent now. I also have to realize that eating junk because I feel sick is actually going to make me feel worse. Whole, healthy foods will help my body. Also, working at Starbucks is a challenge because the calories laden drinks are right in front of me eight hours a day. I need to figure out a way around that...

Thanks again for the support, I really appreciate it! I'm going to an internist today, so hopefully he will have answers.



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12/21/13 8:42 A

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I'm sorry that you are struggling. I hope the tests yield some results that will lead to an effective course of treatment soon. Keep at the doctors to keep investigating!

In the meantime, it might help to go back to basics. Track your food. Experiment with your exercise level to figure out what you can do NOW most consistently, and re-calculate your calorie requirements to account for less activity.

Consistency is the important thing. It's hard to re-adjust your goals when you are young and you used to be able to do more. But, it's also hard to be discouraged by having goals you can't possibly reach in your current situation. Once your doctors find out how to treat you, you can increase your exercise goals. But in the meantime there is no use feeling discouraged because you can only do what you can do.

I'd also probably focus on strength training to help with the muscle loss, even if cardio seems too challenging.

Take care, I hope you get some answers soon!

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12/21/13 3:42 A

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I'm sorry that you are going through all this, it sounds really difficult and discouraging. Being aware that your eating is slipping is the first step towards attempting to resolve that issue. Maybe just start tracking your food regularly. I find that really helpful.
I would think that your physician would be able to give you some tips to help. Perhaps s/he could set you up with a nutritionist and/or a physical therapist to get you some relief. Please let us know how you are doing...



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12/20/13 12:47 P

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So, I had brain surgery in June 2012, after which I lost 60 pounds going from 203-145. I have been dealing with chronic daily headaches for three years due to the tumor. They made healthy eating and exercising a challenge but still do-able.

Since this past summer, I've begun to feel chronically sick (I'm in the process of doctors and tests right now but so far no results). I'm constantly very bloated which makes my back sore. I have a cOnstant crampy ache in my left pelvic area, feels like I have constant PMS cramps. The pain radiates to my inner hip and back. I'm also tired all the time, needing 10-11 hours of sleep to feel rested. And of course the headaches are still there in addition I this.

So, I need help. It's so hard tO work out, and my eating is slipping. I've gained probably 10-15 pounds, lost muscle. I feel really gross and discouraged , but also at my wits end. I'm 22 and starting nursing school in two weeks, which will make a healthy lifestyle more challenging. ANY advice comments or help is appreciated.

Edited by: CANADA-DISCO19 at: 12/20/2013 (12:52)

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