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Recovering OverExerciser
08-21-2015, 10:35 AM
Post: #11
RE: Recovering OverExerciser
7/31 SW 123.2
8/7 124.2 1700 calories
8/14 123.6 1800 calories
8/21 123.4 1900 calories

Even with the stress of this last week, my weight is steady. No gain since I started. Crazy stuff. Personal life is a whirlwind with DH looking for a job and tying up loose ends -- his last day is next week sometime. He did not have a noncompete agreement so once people found out he was let go they are giving him tons of consulting work. So that's fantastic, but he has so much to do. Set up a consulting business and look for a permanent job. Just a crazy week. I went back to work at my school and my oldest child started high school this week. I wasn't prepared to cry like a baby when he left.

But my appetite has been fairly normal this week and I'm just starting in this process to feel like I'm getting enough food. I think going up to 2000 calories this week will definitely bump me up to the "full" status most of the time.

One other thing I forgot to mention was that I had a partial hysterectomy about 1.5 years ago. I have very happy ovaries, but I really have no idea when my TOM is. Once in a great while I'll have a mini period (I still have my cervix too) so I will know then, but that hasn't happened in a while. I tend to gain a pound or 3 water weight but don't know when that is next.
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08-21-2015, 01:07 PM
Post: #12
RE: Recovering OverExerciser
You're doing great! Just keep moving those calories up. You may be surprised by how far you can go.
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08-24-2015, 07:03 AM
Post: #13
RE: Recovering OverExerciser
Welcome happy

As for feeling cold - I hear you! I was so like that - but whilst I get cold still not usually when I am tired or well cold big grin So that will definitely improve!
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08-29-2015, 12:52 PM
Post: #14
RE: Recovering OverExerciser
7/31 SW 123.2 1300-1400 calories average
8/7 124.2 1700 calories
8/14 123.6 1800 calories
8/21 123.4 1900 calories
8/29 123.4 2000 calories

Seriously, I can't believe I haven't gained weight. I'm full…. Going to go to 2100 calories this week, but I'm not going to stuff myself with food either just to get to 2100. I'm enjoying adding more calorie dense food that I would normally avoid -- avocado, olive oil, peanut butter, nuts.
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08-29-2015, 02:29 PM
Post: #15
RE: Recovering OverExerciser
Nice! And that's the way to do it - adding in those good fats is a great way to get in calories and fat, which is absolutely needed for hormone function and the first thing we tend to eliminate when trying the VLCD way. And they're delicious.
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08-29-2015, 07:37 PM
Post: #16
RE: Recovering OverExerciser
Another amazing update! Love it!

Anitra Soto
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09-04-2015, 08:30 PM
Post: #17
RE: Recovering OverExerciser
7/31 SW 123.2 1300-1400 calories average
8/7 124.2 1700 calories
8/14 123.6 1800 calories
8/21 123.4 1900 calories
8/29 123.4 2000 calories
9/4 126.8 2100 goal but averaged around 1900-2000ish

This was a discouraging week weight wise. I haven't weighed this much in months. I have celiac and felt like I got glutened early in the week because my stomach was SO upset for about 3 days and I couldn't eat or digest normally. No idea what was up there. Can't think of anything I ate. And then when I felt better my weight just BALLOONED. Still feeling bloated. I don't think it's TOM at all. It's likely stress. Job losses are stressful no matter how you slice it. Our family is doing fine and my husband is crazy busy with interviews, networking and private consulting work. But it's still a HUGE stress on the family just not being settled.

I'm going to aim for 2000-2100 this week and see how it goes. It's really hard to eat that much when I've ballooned and don't feel right, but I will see how it goes. I'm not eating extremely low calorie or anything 1800-2000/day and I'm still doing my normal workouts (weights 3x week, and light/moderate cardio 5 days/week). I walk to work too (1.6 mile total commute) so I'm still burning lots of calories. Just very bloated….

Okay, whining over.
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09-13-2015, 11:04 AM
Post: #18
RE: Recovering OverExerciser
7/31 SW 123.2 1300-1400 calories average
8/7 124.2 1700 calories
8/14 123.6 1800 calories
8/21 123.4 1900 calories
8/29 123.4 2000 calories
9/4 126.8 2100 goal but averaged around 1900-2000ish
9/11 125.6 1800 average

I did not exactly cut calories so low on purpose. My stomach has been really really bothering me for the last 2 weeks. It occurred to me that I probably have an ulcer. I had one over a year ago from taking tons of NSAIDS after a surgery. And now I have the EXACT same symptoms. Thankfully I have lots of the meds still left from it and I started taking the Rx strength prevacid yesterday. That may explain my jump in weight and it bouncing all over the place. My stomach has been incredibly bloated and in burning pain much of the time. So I don't really have a calorie goal for this week other than to eat to heal my stomach. More greek yogurt. Less spicy foods. I will not give up my morning coffee though.
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09-13-2015, 11:08 AM
Post: #19
RE: Recovering OverExerciser
Hope you get to feeling better soon...

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08-11-2016, 07:02 AM
Post: #20
RE: Recovering OverExerciser
I wanted to post an update - almost a year later! I've been reading these forums but not posting.
Right after I decided to try EM2WL, my husband lost his job. It was quite a year last year. After a thorough job search, he took a job in Florida. We moved from Chicago to Florida 2 months ago. Big move!

I got discouraged with EM2WL when I started gaining a few pounds in the fall. And despite eating a relatively healthy amount of food averaging 1800 cal/day, I kept gaining weight. Almost 15 pounds. I haven't gained weight like that since I was pregnant 13 years ago! Well, I was so relieved this week when I went to my new endcrinoligist this week and found my hashimotos was kicking in and I needed a medication adjustment for the first time in 13 years. After looking at my records it seems like my thyroid problems started almost 2 years ago so that could be why I had to eat so little or is gain weight. More serious thyroid symptoms started within the last 3 months so I'm glad I went to the dr.

So I'm still reading these forums and plan on diving in more once my meds are adjusted.
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