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Must be the hormones

Monday, June 05, 2017

I've been trying to lose weight again pretty much since the birth of my last child. He'll be 3 before the summer ends. Granted, I didn't work very hard at it for the first year, but I signed up with a boot camp gym for a while at about 1.5 years. I worked my way into it, ate healthy (after all, I was nursing, too) and was, for a while, at the gym for an hour 4 days a week and spending 30-45 minutes at the track, running/walking. A few months in, I hurt my knee so badly I couldn't work out, no bending or anything, even sitting down and getting up from a chair hurt. But in all those months, I lost a grand total of 5 pounds. Now, I know, muscle is more dense than fat, so working out adds muscle as it burns fat, and I had to expect some balancing out, there. And pay attention not only to weight, but to inches lost... But I didn't lose any inches. Since I left the gym, I've returned to simply walking and running, and I have continued a healthy diet. There are bumps, of course. Celebration, and life... But for the most part, I am taking in fewer calories than I'm burning--according to my nutrition report here on SP, where I track all of it. And I still don't show any loss, anywhere. All this struggle, in addition to some other stuff, leads me to believe that I might be having a shortage of hormones. An imbalance. I don't have a lot of trust in pharmaceutics, and I don't have a lot of money to spend on testing when doctors work for that big business and often seem to see customers, rather than patients. (I'm looking for a naturopath, but that's still a forward-thinking concept for my part of the world.). And I know there are things I can do to balance myself out, if that's what it is. If anyone has any experience with doctors or the hormone therapies they can provide, I appreciate the comments you'd share.
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