Must be the hormones

Monday, June 05, 2017

I've been trying to lose weight again pretty much since the birth of my last child. He'll be 3 before the summer ends. Granted, I didn't work very hard at it for the first year, but I signed up with a boot camp gym for a while at about 1.5 years. I worked my way into it, ate healthy (after all, I was nursing, too) and was, for a while, at the gym for an hour 4 days a week and spending 30-45 minutes at the track, running/walking. A few months in, I hurt my knee so badly I couldn't work out, no bending or anything, even sitting down and getting up from a chair hurt. But in all those months, I lost a grand total of 5 pounds. Now, I know, muscle is more dense than fat, so working out adds muscle as it burns fat, and I had to expect some balancing out, there. And pay attention not only to weight, but to inches lost... But I didn't lose any inches. Since I left the gym, I've returned to simply walking and running, and I have continued a healthy diet. There are bumps, of course. Celebration, and life... But for the most part, I am taking in fewer calories than I'm burning--according to my nutrition report here on SP, where I track all of it. And I still don't show any loss, anywhere. All this struggle, in addition to some other stuff, leads me to believe that I might be having a shortage of hormones. An imbalance. I don't have a lot of trust in pharmaceutics, and I don't have a lot of money to spend on testing when doctors work for that big business and often seem to see customers, rather than patients. (I'm looking for a naturopath, but that's still a forward-thinking concept for my part of the world.). And I know there are things I can do to balance myself out, if that's what it is. If anyone has any experience with doctors or the hormone therapies they can provide, I appreciate the comments you'd share.
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post

    Be the First to Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.