Saturday, May 15, 2010

Too Much

Since I feel like sharing this week (read my post about my OCD), I thought I would share something that is going on with me and my body. I am actually hoping that some of you might have suggestions or similar experience. I feel fine sharing this because I have not told anyone in my circle of friends except for one person (hi Carrie!) about my blog. My family, friends, and acquaintances don't even know I have a blog. I am not sure why, I just haven't told them. Anyway, this is pretty personal and I am sorry if it is too much, but here goes.
I am concerned that I might be exercising too much, eating too little, and my body is starting to rebel. I actually eat a lot and eat about 1800 calories a day, but I am wondering if I should add more. I work out 6 days a week and usually no more than an hour a day, but I am continuing to lose weight and although my BMI is still in the healthy range at about 20.5, I am starting to notice that my body is feeling very tired. I have not had a period in three months (and there is no way I am pregnant) and my moods have become quite severe. I am grumpy (really, grumpy) and short with my family. I know that I should go to the Dr, and I am going to go, but I just wanted to know if any of you have experienced this? Thanks for listening.



  1. It is really difficult to have a balance. I have a hard time listening to my body and knowing how much to eat. I feel like I have a ebb and flow of weight etc based on workouts. I would suggest increasing calorie intake. Once you stop trying to lose weight, you need to increase calories to be at a maintenance state. Best wishes, we're all struggling!

  2. I've plateaued many times in my journey. It was like my body got mad at me and said "I'm keeping all this fat and nothing you can do will help!" just keep at it, don't get frustrated. You're doing great!