KimberleeR

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    KimberleeR got a reaction from ladyshanny in Day 18 Please Help!   
    Thank you all so much!! And LadyShanny, I really appreciate your compassion! You nailed it! I have turned to netflix, and carbs way too much because of all the chronic pain. I am going to keep on going and make this a permanent part of my life. I do feel like there is less fat on my stomach. So no more worrying about what the scale says for now. Happy Holidays!
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    KimberleeR got a reaction from ladyshanny in Day 18 Please Help!   
    Thank you all so much!! And LadyShanny, I really appreciate your compassion! You nailed it! I have turned to netflix, and carbs way too much because of all the chronic pain. I am going to keep on going and make this a permanent part of my life. I do feel like there is less fat on my stomach. So no more worrying about what the scale says for now. Happy Holidays!
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    KimberleeR reacted to Brewer5 in Day 18 Please Help!   
    I will add to Tom's exercise advice above, my own anecdotal evidence: Multiple times I have noticed fat loss -- not weight loss, there is a difference -- when I had to back off my workouts for one reason or another and just focus on walking, eating WELL, and getting really great sleep.
    Sometimes you can be trying TOO hard. Just think on it.
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    KimberleeR reacted to Tom Denham in Day 18 Please Help!   
    The main reason that people lose weight while doing a Whole30 is their hormones begin to help with instead of fight against fat loss. They speed the metabolism and send a message to the body that it is okay to release fat to burn as energy. Some people gain the help of their hormones quickly and some take longer. I have known people who did everything right for 6-8 weeks in a row before the magic happens. I started experiencing magic in 2 weeks. 
     
    I'm concerned that exercising 1.5 hours per day may be too aggressive after a long layoff. I say this as someone who has repeatedly injured himself by going too far, too fast. Sometimes less is more, even with exercise. You might benefit from investigating the gentle workouts of Original Strength resets - rocking, crawling, rolling, head nods, diaphragmatic breathing - http://originalstrength.net/ 
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    KimberleeR reacted to ladyshanny in Day 18 Please Help!   
    Given the tick diseases, the broken ribs, the chronic migraines and the degenerating discs and arthritis, I don't think that your weight gain of 25# in two years is even remotely abnormal. Of course I'm obviously not a doctor, just a person who is looking at a dynamic, fluctuating human being and thinking that maybe her body isn't prioritizing any sort of weight loss or maintenance right now.
     
    I'm also considering that if this beautiful woman was anything like me, for the last two years she may or may not have been comforting herself with sugar or alcohol or potato chips or Netflix on a more-than-occasional basis.  Combined with a lack of exercise, injury recovery, chronic illnesses and debilitating pain, I might give this person a frigging break and let her know that she's just fine and that all of these circumstances probably give a pretty good clue as to why she's gained weight.
     
    If you told us that you were in perfect health with perfect sleep and perfect nutrition and perfect exercise patterns with perfect stress levels and perfect everything else and that you had mysteriously gained 25 pounds over 2 years, then ya, I could see that being abnormal.  But that's not the case here.  
     
    Your meals look fine to me. If you are hungry enough to snack between meals, first make the next meal larger to get 4-5 hours run between. This helps your hormones and digestion adjust. Second, make any "snack" into a mini meal with protein, fat and veggies, preferably. If you can't manage all of that then at least two of the three (and try to avoid the fruit/fat combo).  I get the migraines and the larabars, when I used to get horrid migraines the only thing I could stomach was sugar and/or carbs.  Try to limit those bars though and see if you can get by with a sweet potato and ghee or coconut oil instead.  Same carbiness that your migraine needs but less destructive to your blood sugars.
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    KimberleeR reacted to ladyshanny in Day 18 Please Help!   
    Your doctor wants to put you on weight loss medication at your height and weight? With all due respect, get another doctor.  That is absolutely ridiculous.  My blood is boiling for you right now.
     
    We don't want people weighing for so many reasons.  Check out these articles linked below for more of the perspective on why that number on the scale really means nothing.
     
    If you can post a few typical days of consumption (including portions), meal timing, fluids, stress, exercise and anything else that might be relevant (breastfeeding, pregnant, auto immune or gut conditions), we can take a look and see if anything stands out that might be inhibiting your progress.
     
    http://whole30.com/step-seven/
    http://whole9life.com/2012/03/5-reasons-to-break-up-with-your-scale/
    http://everydaypaleo.com/attention-scale-addicts/
    http://everydaypaleo.com/attention-scale-addicts-part-2/
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    KimberleeR reacted to Brewer5 in Day 18 Please Help!   
     
    That was my thought, also.  Really.  Seriously.  Glad you said it!
     
    OP -- what sort of exercise are you doing, in particular?  How much, how often, what type?  I really wonder if you are overdoing it.
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    KimberleeR reacted to Kristen CNM in Day 18 Please Help!   
    That weight and height give you a BMI of 24.6. That is in normal range. The high end of normal, but for real...not even in the overweight category. The weight loss drugs available are pretty hard on your body, and while they can be a great tool, they should be used judiciously. I second the recommendation to get a new doctor (or try a nurse practitioner!). If you come out of an appointment feeling humiliated about your weight when your weight is appropriate for your height you are seeing a terrible practitioner.
     
     
    I'm pretty new at this too and on day 27. Most of what I've seen on the forums is that weight loss is more common in the latter part of the Whole30 so it might still be on its way. 
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    KimberleeR got a reaction from JessRN in Taking my Whole30 to a Whole60 on 11/18, who's with me?!?!   
    I am doing 45 days for my 45th birthday. I started November 3rd which actually puts me ending on the 17th as well! :-) Nice to have some support! I want to carry through as close to the Christmas holidays as possible and be very careful with what I eat.