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Ok..Now I am gaining inches AND weight...

Monday, November 19, 2012

I have never been so discouraged. Its like, the more I try, the more I gain. I thought my new extra weight was muscle since I am working out even harder than ever. We run about 4-5 days a week and do strength once or twice a week. I am about to give up. It seems when I do, at least I don't gain weight. I am getting really depressed..I literally have never lost ANY weight and I have been trying for years. If I keep gaining at this rate, I am going to be seriously overweight by the time I am 30. I don't understand it.

I know that the drinking is to blame but it does seem weird that I am gaining considering I am drinking less than ever and exercising more than ever. I am counting calories again. I am seriously considering not eating breakfast if I am not seems to be the only explanation for the weight gain. I am just so frustrated and hopeless right now, I am tired of trying this and trying that... nothing gives me any kind of results. I just get weight gain and injuries. I have been trying to stay positive (and if you knew'd agree because I use to be a Debbie Downer) but I can only keep it up for so long.

I do have good news though. Although I am just getting fatter and fatter...this clean eating gave me a pretty awesome gift. I just had my first clean bill of health from the dermatologist..EVER. In 10 years, they have only given me bad news and this is the first time I walked out of there without any threat of cancer. I cried when I got in my car, it was such a relief to hear. This will be the first holiday season with no cancer, doctors, or hospitals since 2006.

Anyway, there it is.
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    I have to agree with others! Are you tracking your food? For a weekly challenge, try tracking your food & see how that goes for you! Do not give up on yourself! Remember, you are worth the effort! It will happen, but only if you keep your head up and keep pushing! You Can Do It!
    2038 days ago
    If you give up then you're giving up on yourself!! Don't do that!!
    2039 days ago
    You've got some good advice here already, the only thing I would suggest is when you track, track everything!! Sounds like you may need to up your protein as well!
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    2039 days ago
  • JAVA286
    nwlifesrc, I know I shouldn't stop eating breakfast but I am forcing it down as it is and I am feeling so aggravated :(

    ryka78, I drink water alllll day (and pee all day!). I dont drink anything but coffee in the AM, then water all day, then booze. No sodas or juice or anything. I am pretty good about getting at least 70oz a day but I aim for 100oz

    beauty_within, I dont eat big portions at all because I get full so fast. I have been staying on the low end of my carbs but I think the carbs I do get are from beer so they arent the good kind. My protein stays low, I always forget about it. I have trouble eating anything until dinner most days, I have been like that since I was a kid. I started forcing myself to eat three times a day and now I have gained weight.

    elayne, I wish I could do that but I lost my health insurance and I cannot afford it out of pocket. I did get my thyroid checked but they said it was fine. Blood came back normal except for low potassium. I have never heard of anything like what you are talking about, maybe because I am in West Virginia and we are behind the times around here. I think I will look into it just for my curiosity though!
    2039 days ago
  • ELAYNE39
    Have you considered seeing a Certified Functional Diagnostic Practictioner? Functional Diagnostic Nutrition bridges the gap between clinical nutrition and functional medicine. There may be some imbalance that you have that may be causing the weight gain.
    2039 days ago
    I can't see your food tracker, as you have it hidden, but check your portion sizes, check how much of what you're eating is carbs. Are you eating on a regular basis? Eating irregularly can make things harder; the drinking probably IS dehydrating you a bit, as well as adding carbs to your diet that you may not be accounting for.
    Check your protien levels. How are they? Hope some of this helps
    2039 days ago
  • RYKA78
    Could it be that you are dehyrdated from the drinking and that you are retaining water? You may want to try not drinking for a week and just consuming copious amounts of water, even if it means you are in the bathroom constantly. See if that helps.
    That's all I've got.
    2039 days ago
    Don't stop eating breakfast
    2039 days ago
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