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Member Since 24 Aug 2013
Offline Last Active Jul 18 2014 09:46 AM

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Weight Loss Seems Impossible

01 May 2014 - 10:21 AM

I will preface this by saying: Yes, I understand that the size I am at is ideal for many people. I am not asking anyone to critique my choice. I am a body builder so please bear with me.. this is not your typical goal. I want someone to see if I'm being unreasonable with the demands I'm putting up on my body... here we go..


I work out 5 days a week: I lift heavy weights for an hour to and hour and a half. Twice a week I do high intensity interval cardio on the spin bike for 15-20 minutes.


I started this 'cut' at over 2000 calories and have dropped 10% each week to get where I am at currently -- this has been 2 months in the making. I eat 1900 calories at day, at 204 g carbs, 174 g of protein, 43 g fat each day. This puts me in a caloric deficit to lose approx. 0.8 lb/week (not including exercise). This is not drastic by any means nor do I feel like I am depriving my body at this number. HOWEVER.. weight loss (on the scale) appears to have stalled. The scale will not budge from 144.5-148 lbs. I am 5'8" and 28. I am 6 months post celiac disease diagnosis, my titers are normal as of March.


I have no symptoms from before EXCEPT my GI tract is not quite right. It seems to wax and wane... Some weeks I am great and others I am pooping fat, whole veggies, even rice. This is not normal.


I have an appointment already scheduled with my PCP on Monday to figure this all out. So far I have concluded that it could be a) I'm just not healed enough yet B) pancreatic insufficiency c) carbohydrate malabsorption e) I'm impatient f) microscopic colitis (this is based on previous convo with GI guy) g) Hypothyroid (even though was 'screened' by old PCP in December but she did not run full panel)


Now I don't want to say I haven't seen progress.. but the progress is SLOW. My measurements have barely budged and no change on the scale (and it's normal to fluctuate on a day to day basis due to water retention) I find this is unusual for my body not to respond to what I am asking of it.


So.. as I write this I may realize that it could be too much.. but please weigh in... THANKS!

Soy Free Protein Powder

24 March 2014 - 09:35 AM

For those of you that are soy free there is a protein powder by Nuzest called Clean Lean Protein that has pea protein as the base... which also means it vegan. Just thought I'd let ya'll know about it.

Eoe And Celiac?

19 March 2014 - 09:45 AM

No one besides me has been checked or diagnosed with Celiac's Disease. My mother has hypothyroid (poorly managed-not sure if it's Hashi or not) and EoE (eosinophilic esophagitis) also poorly managed. She has had to have her esophagus dilated 3x now. It is ridiculous that the only therapy that they have offered is steroids and acid reflux medication. I *finally* convinced her to get tested for Celiac Disease (I have told everyone in my immediate family to be screened). She has an appointment with her gastroenterologist next Tuesday.  I told her to request a Celiac Panel to check her antibodies. Hopefully we can get to the root of this issue. She has had other signalments of celiac disease as well including: headaches, hair loss, skin rashes, extreme fatigue, nerve issues, weight gain/bloat, constipation.


If it is not gluten that is her trigger, I sincerely hope she starts a dietary elimination trial starting with dairy products.


Is there anything else I need to tell her or have her request of her doctor next week? Also - unless her doctor specifically tells her to stop eating gluten she won't.. and she won't listen to me. She is stubborn stubborn stubborn!!!

6 Months gluten-free... And...

07 March 2014 - 11:30 AM

...now I can eat dairy! Not in large quantities yet. But cheeses are fine,yogurt, and some ice cream! :) So thrilled!! I missed my greek yogurt so much. You have no idea. :rolleyes:

Benadryl For Allergies Helped My Bm's

02 March 2014 - 10:19 AM

So I took a whopping 50mg of Benadryl Friday evening because my allergies were out of control. I took claratin-D in the morning before work per usual.  But unfortunately I am very allergic to rabbits (but they are so darn cute) and had to examine 6 rabbits Friday morning. When I got home from work I was so miserable I took Benadryl to help me sleep my symptoms away.


A lovely side-effect is that my BM's have been more normal than ever before (like High-Five normal!). Does this indicate a normal side-effect for benadryl or does this indicate I have a histamine issue?? I am just confused as to why this worked so well. I know many here are on low-histamine diets... does this mean I need to consider this as a possibility, too?? Any thoughts would be appreciated.