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    Quote Originally Posted by stxnas View Post
    Damn. I'm a pretty patient guy, but things like this really make my blood boil. It's great to see that you're still able to stay positive. My father is going through some medical issues. He's normally very pessimistic, but for some reason, he's been very optimistic through the whole thing. It really seems to make a huge difference.
    Glad to have you in here, man.

    Yesterday was just a bad day for me once I found out he was gone for the entire week. The lack of communication/consistency is what floors me the most. What sucks is knowing that I just have to deal with it because most doctors don't understand what I'm going through and won't listen, and by the time I tried to find a new one, it would take longer than just waiting for him to get back in the office.

    I'm not a fan of wasting time and the entire past year that I wasted just makes me disappointed.

    Health and fitness are such a passion in my life that I'm ready to find the specific problem, and start battling through it so I can turn this into a positive example for others.
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  2. Man. I see things are just not progressing as they should be on the doctors half. Could be he's just going through a rough time. Keep positive bro!!
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by MidwestBeast View Post
    Glad to have you in here, man.

    Yesterday was just a bad day for me once I found out he was gone for the entire week. The lack of communication/consistency is what floors me the most. What sucks is knowing that I just have to deal with it because most doctors don't understand what I'm going through and won't listen, and by the time I tried to find a new one, it would take longer than just waiting for him to get back in the office.

    I'm not a fan of wasting time and the entire past year that I wasted just makes me disappointed.

    Health and fitness are such a passion in my life that I'm ready to find the specific problem, and start battling through it so I can turn this into a positive example for others.
    Have you looked into a naturopath with an MD?

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    7 days complete

    268.8 lbs, this morning -- exact same weight as a week ago

    I didn't expect the gluten-free eating to have any impact in that time, but I did hope that restricting cals to down around 2,000 daily and eating only from clean food sources would help.

    Obviously a little depressed by that situation.
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by MidwestBeast View Post
    ...Health and fitness are such a passion in my life that I'm ready to find the specific problem, and start battling through it so I can turn this into a positive example for others.
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  7. Quote Originally Posted by MidwestBeast
    7 days complete

    268.8 lbs, this morning -- exact same weight as a week ago

    I didn't expect the gluten-free eating to have any impact in that time, but I did hope that restricting cals to down around 2,000 daily and eating only from clean food sources would help.

    Obviously a little depressed by that situation.
    Still bro, great results in keeping it clean. At least you're not going up I weight though. Progress is there as now you know what how your body is reacting to the calories. How about feeling wise? Joints? Mood? Mental state?
    I think I notice most is after about two month gluten free my mom came to visit and I had to take then around town. There was no way to avoid gluten for 15 days out and about living in a hotel, i got instant bloating, headaches, laziness, and it was visually noticeable too well the bloating. The wife said I got fat... But two weeks of gluten free and NO training cause I blew my back the day my mom left lol, and I got down to pre wedding/pre traveling weight.

    Hardest part about gluten free is eating out. I never use flour, or eat anything like pasta or pizza. But everything in japan is either deep fried in batter or in a soy/sugar sauce. Regardless, I know you can do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by indysoccer16 View Post
    Have you looked into a naturopath with an MD?
    I haven't, but that will be my next step if the scans don't show anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattrag View Post
    Still bro, great results in keeping it clean. At least you're not going up I weight though. Progress is there as now you know what how your body is reacting to the calories. How about feeling wise? Joints? Mood? Mental state?
    Physically I feel fine outside of being fat and having a gut. There's something that gives me a sharp pain in the right side of my abdomen if I bend over and any pressure is put on that side against my thigh. Mood is garbage, to be honest. I just want to sleep for the next 5 days until my doctor's appointment. That's what sucks is that I can keep a positive mood even through all of this as long as I know steps are being taken. Right now those steps have stopped for going on 2 weeks and that just wrenches my insides.

    Unfortunately, I don't have time to be depressed because I have a nutrition test I have to take either today or tomorrow and then I'll have a chem test, next week. It's taking every ounce of me to not just go eat a bunch of garbage. The funny thing is, I don't miss that kind of food at all. I could diet with no cheat meals for life and be okay. But knowing that I eat like a bodybuilder and look like a fat, diabetic slob makes me want to go back to it. I won't; I have enough willpower to not do that -- same as I'm not going to off myself in all of this -- but it's what crosses your mind when you know what you do doesn't make a difference.
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  10. Just keep doing the right thing man. That's all u can do, that way @ the end of the day u can say u did the right thing.
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  11. Quote Originally Posted by MidwestBeast

    Physically I feel fine outside of being fat and having a gut. There's something that gives me a sharp pain in the right side of my abdomen if I bend over and any pressure is put on that side against my thigh. Mood is garbage, to be honest. I just want to sleep for the next 5 days until my doctor's appointment. That's what sucks is that I can keep a positive mood even through all of this as long as I know steps are being taken. Right now those steps have stopped for going on 2 weeks and that just wrenches my insides.

    Unfortunately, I don't have time to be depressed because I have a nutrition test I have to take either today or tomorrow and then I'll have a chem test, next week. It's taking every ounce of me to not just go eat a bunch of garbage. The funny thing is, I don't miss that kind of food at all. I could diet with no cheat meals for life and be okay. But knowing that I eat like a bodybuilder and look like a fat, diabetic slob makes me want to go back to it. I won't; I have enough willpower to not do that -- same as I'm not going to off myself in all of this -- but it's what crosses your mind when you know what you do doesn't make a difference.
    I agree 100% with the wanting to go back and eating bad. That pain.... Hmm. How's the visits to the throne?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronJP1 View Post
    Just keep doing the right thing man. That's all u can do, that way @ the end of the day u can say u did the right thing.
    I know, man. It's what I'll do. It's just so mentally taxing to do it with none of the benefits/results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattrag View Post
    I agree 100% with the wanting to go back and eating bad. That pain.... Hmm. How's the visits to the throne?
    Everything else is normal. That's why, for whatever ignorant reason, I was hopeful that maybe things were working and that I'd lose even a pound last week. So everything bathroom-related is normal.
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  14. Brother you are doing everything right. Give the diet a chance. You should start seeing some sort of results in the next week or two.

    Gluten free diet is tuff. Especially finding all the proper food to be able to eat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Onlychevy6 View Post
    Brother you are doing everything right. Give the diet a chance. You should start seeing some sort of results in the next week or two.

    Gluten free diet is tuff. Especially finding all the proper food to be able to eat.
    I can do gluten-free if that's what I legitimately need to do. I honestly don't have a problem with that. What is hard for me is just doing it based on the assumption that it's highly likely I have a gluten intolerance/allergy, but not knowing for sure. I don't put a lot of faith into those type of things, anymore, because I've seen so many things medically that I've felt 100% were what was wrong with me turn out to not be the case (reverse T3, sleep apnea, etc.).

    Is gluten intolerance tied to all of this? Maybe; maybe not. What I feel right now, though, is that there is a tumor somewhere in my body that is creating excess cortisol and excess prolactin, both of which are hindering any type of positive movement forward. I believe strongly about the cortisol issue as the oversaturation of the body with cortisol would explain the downregulation of thyroid receptors and the reason that dosing 100mcg of T3 daily for 10 weeks did nothing to me in terms of weight loss. It explains the numbers looking great, but nothing else happening. It would explain why for over a year that I've been on thyroid hormone of some sort that nothing has changed aside from things getting worse.

    Maybe that's all that it is and as soon as it's resolved it will fix things. However, that quote from Chris Kesser about an unhealthy gut being able to derive more calories from the same meal in comparison to a healthy gut strikes me as very worthwhile. A long time ago, I mentioned to my dad that I wondered if there was some way that what I was eating wasn't actually being digested and was somehow just being dumped into my body as fat stores. I knew how crazy it sounded and I dismissed it, but this would lend some merit to that thought. When I was 15, I went over an entire week without having a bowel movement when I was on vacation (stupid bathroom phobia that started when I was really young). I went an entire weekend on a Chrysalis retreat not much later after that where I did the exact same thing. And neither time it wasn't because I didn't feel like I had to; it was quite the contrary. I just held it because of my weird phobia (which I'm now over, btw). But I always wondered/asked if holding it for long periods like that could cause problems. Everyone always said no. I'm wondering, now.

    I'm in a better mood, at the moment (because I'm drinking Focus XT, so I'm tasting candy and getting caffeine), but who knows how long that'll last. I'll likely start dosing some tyrosine that I have stashed away in hopes that it will increase dopamine levels and help with the feelings as well as combat the prolactin a bit until my doctor sees me. You better believe I'll be there Monday with my letter, asking him to just sign off on the scan. A friend of mine mentioned a pet-scan (could be spelling that wrong), and I'm honestly more inclined to want that, now, in case it's not in the abdominal and it's in the chest or on my thyroid. I know I've got a sharp pain in my abdomen when I bend over, though.

    Being fat sucks. lol

    I laugh about it, but it seriously just tears me up inside. I just remembered, today, thinking back about my thoughts on getting married. I had a discussion where I said a vow my wife and I would have for each other is never to get fat or out of shape; that it would be a grounds not necessarily for divorce, but it was important enough that neither of us would do it. I said that I'd never let myself go or get fat, so she would have to do the same for me, because that's what I needed from a wife. Now, here I am...fat. Now don't read into that as me saying if my wife had a medical condition like mine that I'd want a divorce; no chance. I won't marry a woman until I know I'd love her with every ounce of me and that we were meant for each other. But if she just got lazy and let herself go, I'd be angry and hurt. But I wouldn't expect anyone to accept me for this, either. Physical bodies aren't everything; I won't date a woman unless she has the values I want, but even if she has them, I wouldn't date her if I weren't attracted to her -- and I'm attracted to a woman in shape. It stems deeper than that, though. Being in shape gives off the image that you care about yourself and that you enjoy things that are part of a healthy life in all aspects -- I'm attracted to that. I need someone who has a healthy relationship with Christ (soul), a healthy relationship toward learning and knowledge (mind) and a healthy relationship with fitness and nutrition (body). Even though I have those same things right now, you wouldn't know it or think it when looking at me. I'm not thinking less of myself, but I'm being realistic in that I wouldn't expect someone who I'm attracted to, to be attracted to me in my current condition.

    That just went sideways from what I intended this post for, but apparently it was on my mind and needed said.
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    How I anticipate my next doctor's visit going:

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  19. To elaborate more on your "holding it in", I believe it could be related to gut permeability. At least for me what had happened was I always had trouble going. And it just kinda got worse with age. I'm pretty sure I have those blood saps in my intestines that bleed whenever they are irritated. (Thus the usual bleeding after taking a crap.... yes I know... Doc's all say it's fine cause it's not IN the crap, and it's not black... )
    It's way better than before but still irritating. It might have opened up your gut. I think my gut is in pretty poor shape, I'm just lucky in the fact that I normally stay away from all carbs anyway. And when I restricted carbs from my diet I didn't even eat any pasta/bread/cakes cause I thought it was a waste of my carbs. I'd rather eat rice or potatoes lol.
    Anyway, the only thing I can tell you is stick to it for now. If it doesn't work you might wanna try something a bit more aggressive like the GAPS diet or something. Then from there take it slow and add things back in SLOWLY. GAPS diet is pretty rough though, I'd only do it if I was running out of options and really suffering.
    Good luck bro!
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  22. Hey bro keep your head up, something will get figured out! When ever you feel in the pits like that just turn to your AM bros for support!
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  23. I'm glad we have people like you here. It takes people like you to make this AM community great. Thanks for sharing your story, I still have a few pages of posts to read to catch up, praying for you to find your answer bro.

  24. My weight does that, I will stay at the same weight for three weeks then bam! 5 pounds will shed off! I don't under stand it lol keep your head up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by larrybailey View Post
    My weight does that, I will stay at the same weight for three weeks then bam! 5 pounds will shed off! I don't under stand it lol keep your head up!
    Yeah, i had weeks like that, in the past.

    This, however, has been going on for a year+ lol; no lucky 5 pounds off here and there (heck, not even 2 or 3).

    Doctor's appointment is on Wednesday and I plan on stopping in Monday to see if I can get a note in to him to get him to go with the scan due to pain in the abdomen (I even considered going into the ER with that complaint to see if that would get it done, but I'd prefer to have my doc sign off on it and avoid the ER).
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