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August 30th, 2006

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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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Date:August 31st, 2006 03:14 am (UTC)
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. :)

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