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2/27/12 10:07 A

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I think a trainer that works with vegetarians could be smart, also seeing your doc as you plan and perhaps a dietician.

I'm jealous...I want the energy!! I want the feel good!! and certainly I want to lose!! :)

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2/24/12 8:29 A

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No need to panic, I am not worried for my health. I feel great and have lots of energy. I am just worried that I am wasting my time. Working hard to just burn off the muscle I am trying to build. Of course it doesn't help that my wife keeps telling me I don't look healthy because I'm too skinny. I have an appointment with my Dr. in two weeks for blood work and a check up. I'm sure he will tell me everything is fine. Maybe I just need to find a personal trainer that works with vegetarians.

Rob

I've found without question that the best way to lead others to a more plant-based diet is by example - to lead with your fork, not your mouth. ~Bernie Wilke
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2/23/12 5:58 P

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I "hear" worry in your post; I'd make an appointment with my doc if I were you to have a professional evaluate what's going on. Start tracking now, all movement and food, stress level, meds natural or not, to be ready.

Good luck and hopefully it's nothing.

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2/23/12 1:50 P

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My BMI is 23.7, well within the normal range. However I am pretty muscular. The problem is I am actually trying to gain weight but instead it is steadily going down. I eat all the time and have added more snacks of nuts and fruit. I just don't see how I can possible eat anymore. I have already cut out my lunch time cardio since I am lifting longer, but would hate to cut out my walks or bike rides I just love them. Maybe your right and I am just not used to seeing myself this light, but you can see all my ribs and my collar bone seems to be jutting out which I have never had and the veins on my arms are always raised now not just when I lift.

Rob

I've found without question that the best way to lead others to a more plant-based diet is by example - to lead with your fork, not your mouth. ~Bernie Wilke
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2/23/12 12:43 P

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I'd start wearing an HR monitor for workouts including weights, and religiously tracking this against your food intake. If the numbers don't tally with your weight loss or gain, I agree with another commenter that you should see your doctor. Might be something as simple as a hormonal imbalance that's affecting your metabolism, or it may be nothing at all, but once you know the root cause you can make a plan to achieve your goals. You're not alone in this - my uber-skinny husband, who naturally tends toward the body type of Machinist-era Christian Bale, actually recently joined SP with the goal of gaining 20 lbs!
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2/23/12 11:57 A

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It's not bad advice to see your doctor just to be sure. But... some people are just skinny -- and healthy! If you feel good and energetic, there's probably nothing wrong, and you just need to make sure you're eating enough -- including enough fats (good fats).

Are you tracking foods and exercise? Just be really honest with yourself as far as your food intake and exercise. Maybe you are overdoing it (too much exercise, too little food).

Take care of yourself!

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2/23/12 10:36 A

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I agree with Miss-Viv.The more you work out the more your burn the more you need to eat to make up for the difference and yes, muscle burn more calories than fat which does nothing. Have you checked your BMI? I thought my partner was skinny, but the doc (go see one just in case) and bmi didn't agree with me; we're so used to see overweight people we lose sight of a healthy look.

Start tracking your intake and exercise "religiously" ;) see what you are doing over a week and then take a look to see where the "problem" if any is.

and yes, dang it, about men and weight loss LoL

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2/23/12 10:32 A

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My most urgent message would be, get to your dr.. It probably has a simple solution. But, it is best to have it checked out. Better to be safe than sorry!

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Romans 8:28

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2/23/12 10:09 A

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It is my undertanding that building muscle burns calories. You might have to rethink your workout routine and take another look at your daily meals.. Maybe you are still BURNING more calories than you are taking in.

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(and DANG it... men lose so much more easily than women..)

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2/23/12 10:01 A

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I know SparkPeople is primarily a weight loss site, but I am starting to get concerned that I can't stop the weight loss. To give you some idea the picture of Morgan and myself walking in the park is from last spring when I had lost down to 180 pounds. I don't get on the scale much since I changed over to maintenance mode but this morning at work I got on the scale and was at 156 pounds! Yikes. My wife thinks I am too skinny so I have been hitting the weights hard to add muscle, but the harder I work the less I weigh. I have added more servings of peanut butter and nuts and I eat all the time. I must be burning muscle now because I sure can't pinch any fat. I hate to eat more processed food but I may have to start eating some high calorie protein bars. I don't want to change my diet and I have plenty of energy but I also don't want to look like Skeletor. Any ideas?

Rob

I've found without question that the best way to lead others to a more plant-based diet is by example - to lead with your fork, not your mouth. ~Bernie Wilke
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