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9/11/12 12:46 P

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My body was gaining and losing the same 2.5 pounds for 2 months. I read a post somewhere that said be sure to eat 75 - 100 g of protein a day. I did that, and the plateau seems to be broken. You might want to try that.

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2/13/11 1:06 A

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I'm one of the "older ladies!" LOL!

This is my experience with the issue of weight and getting older, especially since I am post-menopausal - www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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I refuse to give up!

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1/31/11 2:33 P

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Thanks so much for your advice and encouragement. It was just what I needed. I will just hang in there and try not to stress about it so much.

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1/28/11 12:25 P

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Dear Pepple7,
I have hypothyroid as well and my weight goes up and down 4 or 5 pounds as well. I know what helps me is increasing my cario (walking on treadmill or stepper) and high intesity intervals.
Also, be sure to drink 8 glasses of water a day.

Are your fat/protein/carbs alined correctly. I know my calories can be around 1200-1400 but if I'm not eating enough protein/carbs my body doesn't want to loose the weight. It could be just how my body functions. I do get headaches and tired if I don't balance the protein/carbs/fats correctly.

Good luck!!! Just be sure to write down any changes you've made in exercise and food/water intake so you can determine what works for you!

You can do it!!!
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Laura

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1/28/11 8:42 A

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Pebble7, I am only 39, but my aunt has struggled wit hypothyroidism for about 5+ years. She is very active, but the meds she is on made her gain a lot of weight. Is it possible that your medications are making you gain weight since you are obviously very active and not eating a whole lot of calories from your own admission.

Also, I am also 5'2" tall and had a breast reduction in my 20's because I too had DD's. Of course, they were also accompanied by severe back pains, grooves in my shoulders and bruising in my shoulders and chest area. Not that I am recommending that for weight loss, but if it is a health issue it is definitely something to consider.

In the end, just my opinion, I would not stress yourself over the money if you are happy with yourself. I know you said you could use the extra money, but will it bring you peace of mind in the end? Just something to consider. Hope this helps.

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1/28/11 8:32 A

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I have been doing this for over 2 years and have not lost any significant weight. (The same 2 pounds over and over) I am eating a bit too much- 1400-1500 calories but when I eat less I get headaches and sometimes dizziness and am miserably hungry. I am OK with my weight but am being pressured by my employer to get my BMI down 1 point. (There's $350 on this which is needed with my unemployed husband) I swim 40 laps 3 times a week, weight training 35 minutes twice a week and a weekly Pilates class with 30 minutes of the elliptical. I am solid as a rock but still overweight. I wear a DD or DDD bra on my 5'2" frame and I know from my mammograms there's not a lot of fat there- just very dense glandular breast tissue. (Heavy- about 8 pounds on my chest) I am so stressed about this because of my employer. I am 54 years old with Menopause just this year. Also have hypothyroidism which is being treated. Any suggestions or words of encouragement would be appreciated. This is starting to affect my sleep. I would love to hear from some of you "older ladies"
Thanks.

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