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Rapid weight loss in the past 8 or so months . .

pprMACHEheartpprMACHEheart Posts: 1,665Registered Users
Now, this is not something I've come to brag on . . but it has made me very worrisome. I've gone to the doctor's and told her of the problem of me gong from 128 lbs to 112 lbs to top it off I have a fast metabolism and I'm still losing weight.

I was wondering if anyone has a similar issue and has formulated a diet and exercise routine that allows them to gain weight in a healthy manner as well as maintain it despite their metabolism.

At one point in my undergrad I was able to gain weight easily and the most I was ever able to weigh was 137lbs. I was most comfortable that way. I've tried eating badly which hasn't worked, read that drinking one gallon of whole milk a day would help coupled with exercise a small amounts of cardio, and then there's always protein shakes that never work.

I'm at a loss. Help.
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  • pprMACHEheartpprMACHEheart Posts: 1,665Registered Users
    I guess no one's had a similar problem. :(
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  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    What medical tests have you had? Have you tried tracking what you eat, by weight so it is accurate? Also tracking your calorie burn? How many times a day do you eat?

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  • pprMACHEheartpprMACHEheart Posts: 1,665Registered Users
    What medical tests have you had? Have you tried tracking what you eat, by weight so it is accurate? Also tracking your calorie burn? How many times a day do you eat?

    Higher calorie nutritious foods include nuts, seeds, olives, avocados, oily fish, cocoa powder/ dark chocolate, dried fruit, full fat traditional cheeses, whole eggs.

    Well when I went for my check up, I told my doctor of this issue and she said for my height and age (5'3 and 24) that I was still at a healthy weight. She said she didn't feel I needed any testing, but this has persisted and I have lost another 4 lbs. From 116 to 112 . . . I really don't want to go below 100 lbs. I was 90 lbs at 17 when I graduated from high school; this is too close for comfort.

    I actually have never tried tracking what I eat by weight. I have done the calorie count thing, I found that I'd have to eat well over 3,000 calories a day to gain a pound or so every two weeks. As for burning the calories, no. I'm not as active as I used to be, but I've noticed that any hint of cardio causes the weight loss to increase. I eat about 3-6 times a day, with a few small snacks in between. I eat a lot, but it just doesn't show.
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  • celticscryercelticscryer Posts: 44Registered Users
    I'd go back to the doctor and insist on some testing.

    In the meantime, you might want to search out some forums for weight loss surgery. A friend of mind had WL surgery a few years ago and now is struggling to maintain a healthy weight, so you might pick up some helpful ideas there.
  • pprMACHEheartpprMACHEheart Posts: 1,665Registered Users
    Okay, thanks for the tip. I probably will also make a doctor's appointment too to be on the safe side.
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  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Absolutely go back to the doctor and insist on tests. You should have your thyroid tested. Do you feel well otherwise? :pale:
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  • pprMACHEheartpprMACHEheart Posts: 1,665Registered Users
    Yeah, honestly I do feel fine. In the past months I was under severe stress, so combined with that and lack of sleep. But now that the stress has dissipated and I'm now back to a normal sleeping pattern, the weight is still just doing what it will.

    But I will call and see if I can arrange to have it tested. My mom had issues with her's so maybe it can be genetic. I don't know.
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  • pprMACHEheartpprMACHEheart Posts: 1,665Registered Users
    I'll keep the post updated once I do have the appointment, at least if there's nothing wrong, I'll know it's not my thyroid and that it's really just my metabolism being annoyingly fast.
    last relaxer; 082708, BC; 081810, CG; 122410
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  • pprMACHEheartpprMACHEheart Posts: 1,665Registered Users
    Made the doctor's appointment, so I'll know what's up fairly soon.
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  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,156Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I've had that problem. I used to be significantly underweight, quite a few times in my life. My hormone levels are low, so I have to be on birth control to even things out. Now I have no problems gaining weight lol. I've tried to go off a few times, but I just can't.
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  • pprMACHEheartpprMACHEheart Posts: 1,665Registered Users
    I've been on BC the last 3 years and never had any issues with my weight too much, well that its been this low, in a very long time. It used to be a problem to gain weight, but over time I could. Now it's like, no matter what the weight's not sticking.
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  • sheilacurlsheilacurl Posts: 1,240Registered Users
    Sorry to be gross, but maybe you have a tapeworm or another parasite?
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  • pprMACHEheartpprMACHEheart Posts: 1,665Registered Users
    I've joked about that in the last few months, but I'm not even grossed out. I know anything could be possible.
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  • pprMACHEheartpprMACHEheart Posts: 1,665Registered Users
    My appointment's on the 14th. I wish it would hurry up and get here.
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    high porosity, med/coarse texture, high density, color treated
    condish;TN, DevaCurl Heaven in Hair stylers; Heaven in Hair, DevaCurl Curl Cream oils;Castor Oil

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  • MyRoyalFamily4MyRoyalFamily4 Posts: 12Registered Users
    Try to begin your diet to gain weight now. The farmers almanac advises that you do diets to gain weight during the waxing moon and the moon is waxing now. Farmers' Almanac Best Days I've been using the Moon to experiment with my body image and hair growth My Royal Family 4: Beauty By The Moon (Diet, Weight Loss And Long Hair) Also try to mix fat and carbs. Have a meal right before you go to bed. Make sure you sleep right after eating.
  • pprMACHEheartpprMACHEheart Posts: 1,665Registered Users
    Try to begin your diet to gain weight now. The farmers almanac advises that you do diets to gain weight during the waxing moon and the moon is waxing now. Farmers' Almanac Best Days I've been using the Moon to experiment with my body image and hair growth My Royal Family 4: Beauty By The Moon (Diet, Weight Loss And Long Hair) Also try to mix fat and carbs. Have a meal right before you go to bed. Make sure you sleep right after eating.

    I've actually been trying to eat and then sleep, Lol or at least to lay down after eating.
    last relaxer; 082708, BC; 081810, CG; 122410
    high porosity, med/coarse texture, high density, color treated
    condish;TN, DevaCurl Heaven in Hair stylers; Heaven in Hair, DevaCurl Curl Cream oils;Castor Oil

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  • pprMACHEheartpprMACHEheart Posts: 1,665Registered Users
    Went to the doctor yesterday and found that I have a normal BMI but it's on the lower side of normal. I'm about 1.5 away from being underweight.

    So I have blood tests to take this morning and I'll know the results in 3 days or so. It looks like a nutritionist is in my future.
    last relaxer; 082708, BC; 081810, CG; 122410
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  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,156Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Just be careful about eating right before bed. Not only can that cause a tummy ache, it can mess up your digestion, and if you don't digest your food you won't absorb it properly. This is not a very good habit to get into.
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  • pprMACHEheartpprMACHEheart Posts: 1,665Registered Users
    Yeah it doesn't always feel good to do, so I try to space it to be at least 3 hours or so before bed.
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  • pprMACHEheartpprMACHEheart Posts: 1,665Registered Users
    Did blood testing yesterday... 10 vials of blood. I'll know what's up around Tuesday or Wednesday.
    last relaxer; 082708, BC; 081810, CG; 122410
    high porosity, med/coarse texture, high density, color treated
    condish;TN, DevaCurl Heaven in Hair stylers; Heaven in Hair, DevaCurl Curl Cream oils;Castor Oil

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  • pprMACHEheartpprMACHEheart Posts: 1,665Registered Users
    As I mentioned I have a low BMI, but my blood tests showed I'm perfectly healthy and nothing is wrong. However, my doctor has suggested that I see a nutritionist to bring it up a bit and gain and maintain a steady weight.
    last relaxer; 082708, BC; 081810, CG; 122410
    high porosity, med/coarse texture, high density, color treated
    condish;TN, DevaCurl Heaven in Hair stylers; Heaven in Hair, DevaCurl Curl Cream oils;Castor Oil

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  • pprMACHEheartpprMACHEheart Posts: 1,665Registered Users
    Nutritionist's appointment has been set for December 9th. So hopefully I can keep this 121 lbs and gain about 10-15 more.
    last relaxer; 082708, BC; 081810, CG; 122410
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    condish;TN, DevaCurl Heaven in Hair stylers; Heaven in Hair, DevaCurl Curl Cream oils;Castor Oil

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  • pprMACHEheartpprMACHEheart Posts: 1,665Registered Users
    Appointment on Monday with my nutritionist.
    last relaxer; 082708, BC; 081810, CG; 122410
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    condish;TN, DevaCurl Heaven in Hair stylers; Heaven in Hair, DevaCurl Curl Cream oils;Castor Oil

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  • celticscryercelticscryer Posts: 44Registered Users
    That's good! I hope they can help. Has your weight been holding steady at least?
  • pprMACHEheartpprMACHEheart Posts: 1,665Registered Users
    Yeah somehow managed to get to 121 lbs and stay there for the last month and a half or so.

    I've incorporated protein shakes back into my diet again. I think they're helping.
    last relaxer; 082708, BC; 081810, CG; 122410
    high porosity, med/coarse texture, high density, color treated
    condish;TN, DevaCurl Heaven in Hair stylers; Heaven in Hair, DevaCurl Curl Cream oils;Castor Oil

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  • pprMACHEheartpprMACHEheart Posts: 1,665Registered Users
    Nutritionist appointment went well today and I gained 4 lbs. so I'm at 125. Our goal now is to maintain that.

    I'm on a dense carb diet, of course via healthy foods.
    last relaxer; 082708, BC; 081810, CG; 122410
    high porosity, med/coarse texture, high density, color treated
    condish;TN, DevaCurl Heaven in Hair stylers; Heaven in Hair, DevaCurl Curl Cream oils;Castor Oil

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  • pprMACHEheartpprMACHEheart Posts: 1,665Registered Users
    I have a follow up nutritionist appointment on Monday, so we'll see if I maintained the weight I did gain or if I gained anymore.
    last relaxer; 082708, BC; 081810, CG; 122410
    high porosity, med/coarse texture, high density, color treated
    condish;TN, DevaCurl Heaven in Hair stylers; Heaven in Hair, DevaCurl Curl Cream oils;Castor Oil

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  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,156Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I'm not trying to diagnose you, but it almost sounds like you might have a malabsorption issue.. especially if you eat a ton but still lose weight. I saw a nutritionist and all she told me was to eat a lot of cheese for breakfast, which didn't work.

    I remember my days of eating everything under the sun and I couldn't gain weight for the life of me. Turns out I had a lot of food intolerances, and just now going to get myself tested for Celiac Disease. Once I cut out a lot of my problem foods.. well.. I'm about 20lbs overweight now lol. I just wanted to bring up the possibility, because regular blood tests won't show this. I had blood tests galore and nobody said I had any problems. I weighed 117lbs (for my height was underweight) and I looked awful. Took me about 2 years on a gluten free diet to gain some weight back.

    I'm not saying you have this, but I just wanted to share my experience in case it might ring a bell with you.
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  • pprMACHEheartpprMACHEheart Posts: 1,665Registered Users
    No, that's definitely appreciated. They took 10 vials of blood and tested me for everything under the sun, allergies included to see if that was an issue. Nothing came up, but Idk about that issue.

    I've been able to gain weight though, I'm just hoping that I hear I gained more by Monday. I feel so uncomfortable at this weight. I used to have boobs and I have like nothing now. Lol. I used to also fill out my jeans and they're all baggy now.

    It's just saddening. Even though my nutritionist's goal is for me to get to 130 . . I'm hoping I can go a bit over.
    last relaxer; 082708, BC; 081810, CG; 122410
    high porosity, med/coarse texture, high density, color treated
    condish;TN, DevaCurl Heaven in Hair stylers; Heaven in Hair, DevaCurl Curl Cream oils;Castor Oil

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  • pprMACHEheartpprMACHEheart Posts: 1,665Registered Users
    Gained another 1.4 lbs, so I'm on the up and up with the weight. I'm glad, I'm 127.4 lbs. I'm glad.

    Other things in life could be going better, but this is good.
    last relaxer; 082708, BC; 081810, CG; 122410
    high porosity, med/coarse texture, high density, color treated
    condish;TN, DevaCurl Heaven in Hair stylers; Heaven in Hair, DevaCurl Curl Cream oils;Castor Oil

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