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Weight is Up - Body Fat % is Down

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

emoticonMy abdomen (ovaries? fibroid tumors?) has been swollen and in pain since Sunday. Usually when I experience this pain it subsides the next day but not this time. When I was 30 I was diagnosed with fibroid tumors that line my uterus and the doctors wanted to do a hysterectomy but since I had never had a child, I wouldn't let them. Since I rarely have problems, I still feel I made the wisest decision allowing my body to produce it's natural estrogen.

I'm preparing to call my gynecologist for an examination appointment.
emoticon My scale measures weight, hydration & body fat percentages.
This morning's weigh-in shows quite a gain in weight this week and in my hydration levels; However, my body fat percentage is lower so I assume that I am losing fat but retaining water weight around my area of pain.

I hate my stupid body... I tried to do cardio yesterday but only got 10 min in before I doubled-over in pain.

Now I'm off to the gym to do my weight-training circuit and hope I can get through it. Still DETERMINED to do all the right things so it will pay off in the end!
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  • ALOHAEV1
    Told ya you're melting away!!! I'd say a %drop is a great victory. My scale does the BF too, but not hydration. What I've been told is not being hydrated enough will affect the BF reading. So all of you with that type of scale, stay hydrated not just for yourself.

    Now dear lady, hope you got your appointment with the GYN TODAY, that much pain is not good, believe me I've been there. Don't push it until you see her.
    3736 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5233545
    Take it easy don't over do it your body is telling you to slow down hopefully your Dr will help you lol emoticon
    3736 days ago
  • JFROGDIVA
    Camille ~ Please be careful & don't push your body!!!! Listen to what your body is trying to tell you!!!! Exercise may not be the best thing for you right now!!!! Fibroids can do bad things sometimes, so please see your doctor!!!! We LOVE you & want you here.....not sick & hurting!!!!
    Hugzz ~ Jae emoticon
    3737 days ago
  • KARIRDH3
    You go girl!! But remember to take care of YOU!
    3737 days ago
  • SMALLERSHEEP
    Yikes Camille! I'm sorry to hear you're feeling so bad. Thinking about you and hope the doc has good news/answers for you. I think you're right that you've actually lost but you're holding on to some fluid. Hugs to you. Hope all will be well.

    ~Jeni
    3737 days ago
  • BIGHEART4LIFE
    Remember only long term trends have any real meaning in the bodyfat percent readings .Don't trust a bodyfat scale too much. Bodyfat is not an innaccurate measurement; it needs to be measured by someone who knows what they're doing though. Those scales give rough approximations, and the best measurement for home use without buying calipers is the navy tape test (google it) the only super-accurate method of measurement of body fat involves being upside down in a pool with a bunch of gear.

    Keep moving forward each step gets you toward your goal. Shoot for the moon you will land among the stars.

    3737 days ago
  • ZENSTEPH
    Go girl!
    3737 days ago
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