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August 19, 2009


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Cath, I'm totally intrigued by your story. I can't wait to see how things turn out for you! I'm just trying to get in 30min a day/ 5 days a week on my treadmill - nothing as ambitious as you!

donna calamari

WOW!!!! As a lifelong weight watcher (I got my weight under control 16 years ago, and keep it under control thru aerobic exercise 4 times a week), I understand that constant struggle to lose weight and/or maintain weight. I am a firm believer in calories in must be less than calories burned. Try keeping a food journal and counting calories for a week or two. I will be checking back to see how you are doing.


just an fyi: In regards to thyroid. It can not be accurately checked by bloodwork. Fact.

Not all doctors are on this wagon yet - but there is extensive research online that will tell you this is true. So while you still might not have any thyroid issues - do make sure that, if you are at all concerned about it, you read more on it. (I feel like I should, perhaps, throw a few more commas in there)

It sounds like you've got a good doctor tho, and some spot on advice. It might be time for me to visit mine.....

Lori Roop

Oh wow!! GL with all that!! It all sounds quite frustrating! I hope you get the results you want!!

Have you tried Pilates? It's a great strengthening program w/o all the calorie burning cardio. I actually prefer it!


Thank you for posting your story! I too can gain weight just by going to sleep! I wake up weighing more? I have chalked it up to age/pre meno stage. not fun. I eat right, exercise, gain weight? (and have always done that) Weird but true. I am supposed to be a solid german maidchen I tell ya! It is all in the genes (and jeans!) My doctor thinks I am not telling the truth...so it is nice to hear someone else is going thru the same thing.


Yeah, I hear ya. I'm getting sick and tired of the ol' hangover (mine, that is). Of course, I do nothing about it. So, it appears doing too much and doing absolutely nothing lead to the same result--midsection squish. Delightful! ;)

Shawn O'Connell

I just came back from my doctor for the same issue ...I mean just ...like an hour ago. I have gained 60+ lbs in the past year. I have been seriously working out 3-4 days a week (Zumba! ..I LOVE IT!) and keep gaining. I'm drinking enough water to drown a fish. My blood work came back excellent. In fact, my cholesterol is 52 ...which my doc says is amazing! What appetite suppressant did he prescribe? I was given a "meal plan" and told to write down everything I eat for the next two weeks. She will test my thyroid again soon ..a different, more enhanced test. It's so frustrating!! I feel your pain!!

Bev Gerard

What an inspirational story, Cath! I've got a long way to go before 6-a-days plus top-of-the-charts results are mine, but I've finally started the mission! You go girl!!


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