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I had a psychiatric aapointment right after my interview today. Aside from all the normal suicide assessments, kinda threw me for a loop with the "have you ever assaulted anyone"... I mean, yes, but it was for work so no? THat entire track of questioning was odd.
 
So I was reading up on my meds and there was one I've never really reviewed the literature for because it seemed rather innocuous (increases potassium retention.) First paragraph " and as a part of feminizing hormone therapy in trans women.[4][22][23] It is a steroid that blocks the effects of the hormones aldosterone and testosterone and has some estrogen-like effects"

While I have run out of it before and got EXTREMELY painful cramps from hypokalemia... I don't wonder if there may be an alternative...

So anyway I was taking my urine test and Im in the stall and dude hands me the cup and says fill it. Then starts writing on his clipboard so I just whip it out rather and start going. Then he shuts the door rather violently. I guess they dont observe anymore?
 
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So, turns out when you are sedentary, have a high stress job, and dont bother with fitness you get fat.

Only time I see my weight is when i go see the doc. I'm up 20lbs this years to 190. I'm 5'11 so that aint exactly ok.

Starting tracking my food today, today was a thoughtful day, but I didnt change much and im at around a 700 calorie deficit, so if i can keep that up I should be able to get healthy again.

I dont drink soda, no chips/junkfood/etc, dont drink alcohol, fried foods are rare, so my diet is pretty good, but i'll chop down portion sizes as needed, and be very conscious of my choices. No dessert, no snacks for a while until I get the hang of how much im eating.

Strange thing is, I didnt even notice. All my pants and shirts still fit fine, I havent noticed any major pudginess, although i certainly dont have a 6-pack.

Here goes nothin, need to be healthy.

26 days later, im down 24 lbs. I'm probably burning up a substantial amount of muscle, which is not great. I'm losing far faster than I expected to. Just religiously tracking every gram i eat with Cronometer and targeting 1200 a day. I've had three days around 1300 in that period, and none over 1400. For my height and weight, thats running about a 1000 calorie deficit.

Ill get down to 150, then start bringing it back up so i dont starve to death and bringing in exercise.

No ill effects thus far, good energy, good sleep. If I have a day below 1000 though, it doesnt work, i wake up hungry during the night.
 
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26 days later, im down 24 lbs. I'm probably burning up a substantial amount of muscle, which is not great. I'm losing far faster than I expected to. Just religiously tracking every gram i eat with Cronometer and targeting 1200 a day. I've had three days around 1300 in that period, and none over 1400. For my height and weight, thats running about a 1000 calorie deficit.

Ill get down to 150, then start bringing it back up so i dont starve to death and bringing in exercise.

No ill effects thus far, good energy, good sleep. If I have a day below 1000 though, it doesnt work, i wake up hungry during the night.
Im exactly your height and 185-200 (water weight varies wildly), but I'm assessed as clinically malnourished. Supposed to be eating 2300 kcals a day and 1.5g protein/kg :eek: (too expensive for me lol)

You probably know this but bulky food like salad and plenty of fluid will make you less hungry with almost no calories. I drink ALOT of green tea.
 
26 days later, im down 24 lbs. I'm probably burning up a substantial amount of muscle, which is not great. I'm losing far faster than I expected to. Just religiously tracking every gram i eat with Cronometer and targeting 1200 a day. I've had three days around 1300 in that period, and none over 1400. For my height and weight, thats running about a 1000 calorie deficit.

Ill get down to 150, then start bringing it back up so i dont starve to death and bringing in exercise.

No ill effects thus far, good energy, good sleep. If I have a day below 1000 though, it doesnt work, i wake up hungry during the night.
Why would you want to be 150? That’s way too low for your height.
 
Why would you want to be 150? That’s way too low for your height.
right in the middle of the healthy BMI range for my age/height/gender 140-165

HeightModerate weight
BMI 19–24
Overweight
BMI 25–29
Obesity
BMI 30–39
Severe obesity
BMI 40+
4 ft 10 in
(58 in)
91–115 lb119–138 lb143–186 lb191–258 lb
4 ft 11 in
(59 in)
94–119 lb124–143 lb148–193 lb198–267 lb
5ft
(60 in”)
97–123 lb128–148 lb153–199 lb204–276 lb
5 ft 1 in
(61 in)
100–127 lb132–153 lb158–206 lb211–285 lb
5 ft 2 in
(62 in)
104–131 lb136–158 lb164–213 lb218–295 lb
5 ft 3 in
(63 in)
107–135 lb141–163 lb169–220 lb225–304 lb
5 ft 4 in
(64 in)
110–140 lb145–169 lb174–227 lb232–314 lb
5 ft 5 in
(65 in)
114–144 lb150–174 lb180–234 lb240–324 lb
5 ft 6 in
(66 in)
118–148 lb155–179 lb186–241 lb247–334 lb
5 ft 7 in
(67 in)
121–153 lb159–185 lb191–249 lb255–344 lb
5 ft 8 in
(68 in)
125–158 lb164–190 lb197–256 lb262–354 lb
5 ft 9 in
(69 in)
128–162 lb169–196 lb203–263 lb270–365 lb
5 ft 10 in
(70 in)
132–167 lb174–202 lb209–271 lb278–376 lb
5 ft 11 in
(71 in)
136–172 lb179–208 lb215–279 lb286–386 lb
 
right in the middle of the healthy BMI range for my age/height/gender 140-165

HeightModerate weight
BMI 19–24
Overweight
BMI 25–29
Obesity
BMI 30–39
Severe obesity
BMI 40+
4 ft 10 in
(58 in)
91–115 lb119–138 lb143–186 lb191–258 lb
4 ft 11 in
(59 in)
94–119 lb124–143 lb148–193 lb198–267 lb
5ft
(60 in”)
97–123 lb128–148 lb153–199 lb204–276 lb
5 ft 1 in
(61 in)
100–127 lb132–153 lb158–206 lb211–285 lb
5 ft 2 in
(62 in)
104–131 lb136–158 lb164–213 lb218–295 lb
5 ft 3 in
(63 in)
107–135 lb141–163 lb169–220 lb225–304 lb
5 ft 4 in
(64 in)
110–140 lb145–169 lb174–227 lb232–314 lb
5 ft 5 in
(65 in)
114–144 lb150–174 lb180–234 lb240–324 lb
5 ft 6 in
(66 in)
118–148 lb155–179 lb186–241 lb247–334 lb
5 ft 7 in
(67 in)
121–153 lb159–185 lb191–249 lb255–344 lb
5 ft 8 in
(68 in)
125–158 lb164–190 lb197–256 lb262–354 lb
5 ft 9 in
(69 in)
128–162 lb169–196 lb203–263 lb270–365 lb
5 ft 10 in
(70 in)
132–167 lb174–202 lb209–271 lb278–376 lb
5 ft 11 in
(71 in)
136–172 lb179–208 lb215–279 lb286–386 lb
I guess. My husband is an inch shorter and his sweet spot is 165-170. 150 just seems way too skinny. I was at 150 and everything says I shouldn’t bother losing weight, I was a healthy range and I’m a few inches shorter than you.
 
I guess. My husband is an inch shorter and his sweet spot is 165-170. 150 just seems way too skinny. I was at 150 and everything says I shouldn’t bother losing weight, I was a healthy range and I’m a few inches shorter than you.
It's well known that the classic BMI is skewed, taller people always score higher and shorter people tend to score lower. I mean it was made in the 19th century.

They use waist to height and the pinchy test for composition when they want a more accurate picture. Something like every inch over 40 for men is increasingly unhealthy.
 
It's well known that the classic BMI is skewed, taller people always score higher and shorter people tend to score lower. I mean it was made in the 19th century.

They use waist to height and the pinchy test for composition when they want a more accurate picture. Something like every inch over 40 for men is increasingly unhealthy.
Who was the bass head that also always attempted to mansplain everything? I imagine he and @ZRH could create a 100 page thread pretty quickly.
 
Who was the bass head that also always attempted to mansplain everything? I imagine he and @ZRH could create a 100 page thread pretty quickly.

pay up george wendt GIF
 
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