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Health note:  Mountain Dew-- - Phil's Rambling Rants
October 21st, 2007
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From:tollers
Date:October 22nd, 2007 03:12 am (UTC)
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I can soooo relate to the frustration with weight loss (or the lack thereof). I spent 18 months working out 2-3 times a week with a personal trainer, being reasonably good about my diet, and I still only managed to lose about 12 pounds during that time.

Now, don't get me wrong... I felt tons better for being in better shape, but it was extremely frustrating to be spending all that time (and money!) and have so little in the way of visible-on-the-scale results.

No concrete advice to offer... just sympathy. Been there, done that!
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From:billroper
Date:October 22nd, 2007 03:17 am (UTC)
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Muscle weighs more than fat, though, so it's possible you lost a good bit more fat than 12 pounds.
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From:tollers
Date:October 22nd, 2007 03:40 am (UTC)
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Yeah... my brain knows that, but it's hard to override the emotional response when the scale Just Doesn't Move for weeks and months on end.

In discussing it with Dr. H (yes, I finally made an appointment w/ Indy's Dr. Dorsai), she thinks it's worth checking my thyroid levels when we do bloodwork. Even as totally needle-phobic as I am, I'm almost looking forward to that bloodwork, 'cause if it turns out that a thyroid imbalance is part of why my metabolism's so whacked, I'd be thrilled, 'cause at least then I'd have an explanation and something that could be fixed. *crosses fingers*
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From:msminlr
Date:October 22nd, 2007 10:53 am (UTC)
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The REAL tell-tale is your slacks-size: if you have to buy new slacks because the old ones are Just Too Baggy, you're on the right track.
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