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fluffychicken05
10:11 pm - TS and weight problems...
Every since I was a preteen, I have been slightly overweight, and its become even more of a problem as I've gotten older. I am currently about 15 pounds overweight by BMI standards for my height, and I was just wondering if any of you other TS girls have had issues with weight? I know having TS doesn't automatically doom you to be overweight, but I have heard it is more common in TS girls. I admit to not having the best diet in the world, and I am trying to change that, but I have heard that be on certain forms of birth control and HRT can make you gain weight. I also heard that growth horomone is a fat blocker to a degree, so once off it do the pounds come on easier? I am just wondering in my quest to get to a more healthy weight, if these factors may make it more difficult for me to drop the extra pounds. Please share with me any experiences you may have with this.

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From:oceanfish
Date:August 31st, 2006 03:14 am (UTC)
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you are not alone. i had been overweight my entire life, for as long as i can remember. this january (2006), i decided to do something about it and joined weight watchers. i'm now at my goal weight after loosing about 50 pounds. i always thought my metabolism would give me a hard time (since i probably should be closer to 5'8" than the 5'2" i am, based on my family's heights), but once i took control of the situation, i was able to get down to a healthy weight. good luck, and feel free to leave a comment in my journal *any* time. :)
From:(Anonymous)
Date:December 1st, 2006 04:00 am (UTC)
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Yes, I have similar problems. When I started birth control pills I packed on the pounds. The problem was compounded by my eating habits.

My advice is to modify your diet slightly and exercise regularly. Exercise does wonders for me when I'm trying to lose weight! Put on some tunes and go for a run or to the gym. Listening to your fav music will help a workout session pass by quickly.

Good luck!

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From:fluffychicken05
Date:December 3rd, 2006 02:34 am (UTC)
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Thanks, I got a treadmill I got in January which I do use pretty faithfully while watching television, and I plan to get an IPOD to try your music idea. I haven't really lost any weight but I have stopped gaining at the rate I was. My problem too, is my diet. I have started eating slightly healthier, but I could still make even more an of effort there, and I intend to try harder... Thanks for the encouragement

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