I’m Fat.

I'm Fat. 1

I have sat here and fought myself whether or not to post this. Sooo many people in my life have given me the “Shut up”, “Whatever”, “I’d do anything to look like you” I'm Fat. 2when I’ve expressed my concerns and I’ve been fighting to get my doctor to understand that something is not right.

I am 170 pounds. I have been dieting like mad, counting calories, and no matter what, I’ve consistently gained weight. It’s disgusting to me. I have never weighed this, not even while pregnant. I have no explanation for this weight gain. I have been shrugged off and I am fed up.

I will be going back to my doctor again. My lab results keep showing up as “normal” but yet, I’m not 100% sure what labs we are actually running.

I’m mad. I’m frustrated. And I can not stand that once again, something is out of my control no matter what I do.


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  1. I’m right there with ya. Ive been posting about this exact same thing lately on my blog, although I’ve got a few more pounds than you showing up on MY scale… lol I’m starting to exercise again, and trying to eat better, and {sigh} I just hate that its such hard WORK.

    Hang in there. You’re not alone.

  2. I am the exact same way. I have reached 175 and don’t gain anything, but I absolutely cannot lose anything. I did the dieting, workouts, calorie counting, had a personal trainer for 8 weeks and nothing. My doctor thought it could be thyroid problems, that blood work came back normal. You are not alone. When you figure it out let me know. Right now I am just deciding that I stress too much about it and it makes me keep the weight on.

  3. Could be your thyroid is out of whack. Have they checked that? It would show up on lab results as TSH and T4 levels?

    1. I haven’t seen any of the lab results, I was only given a phone call that “everything’s normal”

  4. HUGS Find out if they have tested your thyroid. I know for a lot of people unexplained weight gain can be attributed to that.

  5. I am right there with you. I read that even the thyroid test can come back normal even if it’s NOT. I actually have a DR following me on Twitter that suggested thyroid stuff.. here’s what he said:

    “Ask for T4 total, T4 free, T3 total, T3 free, T3 reverse, antithyroglobulin, anti thyroid peroxidase. T3:T3 reverse > 10:1 is OK TSH is not a thyroid test. It is a pituitary test. Tests in the previous message are thyroid tests.”

    I plan to mention that to the DR on tuesday when I go. It’s so difficult, but please know that you are not alone! ((HUGS))

    1. I called in and I am going back to him tomorrow. I’ll be bringing all of these with me. Take my blood, do whatever, I’m not leaving without answers.

  6. Dont ask for the lab results.. tell them you are not leaving until you see them in person. They should sit down WITH you and read the results out to you and explain everything. I hate your drs!

  7. So this is what you were talking about when you replied to me. Oh man!! I had no idea!

    I hope the dr’s can figure it out, although with the luck you’ve had with doctors you need way more than luck

  8. I’m sorry. That sucks bad. I hope you get answers someday and you know what – your allowed to feel the way you do, seems to keep you fighting so go you! 🙂

  9. I am sorry – that does suck. I know, cause I am SO right there with you. The only thing that has helped me is Eating Clean. There is a book called “Eat Clean” but really – it’s just eating NOTHING processed. Like seriously, if it has been processed in any way – dont eat it. I eat all fresh meat, fresh veggies (not canned or frozen) and fresh fruit. No bread, no pasta, no rice – they all have to go thru some kind of process to get to your table.
    It is NOT as hard as it sounds – I PROMISE. Even my girls are loving the new food. I have dropped 10 pounds so far – in just a few weeks. I have tried EVERYTHING else – from getting a gym membership to counting calories, counting food “points”…. blah. Eating clean is the only thing that has worked for me. 🙂

  10. I’m going back looking for “abnormal weight gain” posts and I don’t see an answer – I had this hope for a couple minutes that I would find a post that gave me an ah hah moment. I’ll keep browsing around, and that “eat clean” idea might be anther thing for me to try.

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