|02-15-2011, 11:36 AM||#1|
Major LCF Poster!
Join Date: Jun 2008
Stats: I'm not overweight, I'm undertall
WOE: (VSG 11/28/12)
Start Date: June, 2008
Has repeat LC'ing harmed my metabolism?
Sometimes I just get so angry at myself. I did so well, and then I let it all go. I was diligent, focused. It happened slowly, and at first I was not even aware I had gained (of course had I stepped on the bathroom scale, that would have alerted me!). So now, here I am, with most of the road ahead of me, instead of behind me. So far to go. I really wish I had not allowed myself to go back so many steps. I feel I may have done myself and my metabolism a huge injustice. I only hope it's not too late. What has everyone elses experiences been with this? I truly wish I was one of the LCF members that learned the first time!
Life itself is the proper binge. ~Julia Child
|02-15-2011, 12:27 PM||#5|
Major LCF Poster!
Join Date: Mar 2009
Start Date: Dec 2013
You will be fine. I'm off track....again but I have total faith I will get this under control. For me I'm having to fix the underlying stress that's causing me to mess up in the first place.
It's never too late. I've yet to hear of anyone doing this perfectly the first time.
|02-15-2011, 04:37 PM||#6|
Major LCF Poster!
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Southern CA
Stats: 234/150 5'9 BMI 22
WOE: Atkins Maintenance
Start Date: 4/20/09 - Met Goal April 2010
It's not the repeat LC'ing that has harmed your metabolism, it's the repeat NOT LC'ing!
I say that to emphasize that you don't need to think of LC a health risk, or a stress to your system -- it's just healthy eating, plain and simple.
But, to answer your question -- I lost 67 pounds on Atkins about a decade ago, maintained a couple years, then slid back into eating carbs. I was definitely afraid I'd lost my "one golden shot," as they call it.
I needn't have worried.
I lost the first 67 (of 84) in seven months this time, the same rate as my first time around. The rest of my weight took the next 5 months to drop off -- and I've lost seven "bonus" pounds since goal.
I was lucky this time; people do lose more slowly as they get older. But it's just a function of naturally declining metabolism, and not particular to LC. Thyroid function, PCOS and other medical factors can also play a part.
Don't worry about LC losing its magic, and CERTAINLY congratulate yourself on eating right now rather than focusing on those lost years. Put one foot in front of the other, and I promise you the milestone achievements will start to arrive. You won't have to wait 'til you get to goal to feel some satisfaction.
* Bodyfat % < 23.5 by April 1; < 23 by July 1; < 22.5 by Oct. 1; < 22 by Dec. 31
* Appreciating those that I love each and every day
Losing/lost your last 10 or 10%? Join us in the Maintain Lane
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|02-15-2011, 04:45 PM||#7|
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
Join Date: Aug 2008
Stats: 350++/under 240/wherever 30 net carbs a day leads
WOE: 30 net carbs a day or less...unclean eating
Start Date: August 2008
Fortunately you seem to like us which means we are nice folks and good company.
You are not alone, and are in the company with folks who like yourself were for the most part repeat offenders.
Low Carb has done nothing evil to you, nor will it this time round…
|02-15-2011, 05:28 PM||#8|
Join Date: Dec 2009
Stats: lost 130 lb so far, and miles to go before I sleep
WOE: low carb controlled calorie
Start Date: June, 2009
yes, losing and regaining is very bad for you, so just stop it! LOL
my last endocrinologist said she thought I became diabetic because of the stress on my body of rather quickly regaining over 100 lb.
it's not low carbing, it's the yoyo-ing. and the time you have spent overweight doesn't help either.
and you are older, which makes it harder already. so think how much harder it will be in 10 years, in 20 years! best to get it under control now as it won't get any easier...
best of luck.