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elanzer 05-01-2010 05:32 AM

A Female question...
I've been on the diet about six weeks now. I've been holding steady at a ten pound weight loss. However, the past two months, I've been spotting a week before my period is due. I've always been very regular, even before going on the pill, which I am now. Is it the diet that is effecting my cycle? Is it the weight loss? Anyone else having this issue? Will it subside or could this be a sign that maybe this diet isn't the best one for me? (I woke up with a nose bleed this morning, too!) Any opinions????

Also, is it possible that my body is meant to be at this weight? I can't seem to get below 140 no matter what I do. I work out like a fiend, watch my calories and carbs, and I just can't get under that weight. Thoughts?

suzanna1 05-01-2010 09:20 AM

Elanzer ~ I have been experiencing spotting as well over the past few weeks. I would ask to talk to the doctor at your next visit and call the clinic about the nose bleed.

This topic was discussed on another thread also... http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/me...ion-women.html

I was working out like a fiend before I started Medi and the scale didn't move. During the past 5 weeks, I have only been walking or on the elliptical 30 minutes, 3x a week and my weight has been dropping consistently. I went into maintenance last week & am still losing. Maybe try taking it a little easier with the exercise?

elanzer 05-01-2010 10:31 AM

Thanks for responding! And yes, after I posted, I found the other thread. Good to know it's not just me. What an annoying side effect! It's like having a period for two weeks! Blech.

Interesting theory about cutting back on the workouts. I've actually started working out twice a day a few times a week! (I do tend to be a little obsessive.) My clinic up'ed my calories to 700 a day because of how much I work out. Maybe I should up them more? I've had cynics tell me my body is going into starvation mode, and that's why I'm not losing. I don't know. It's just the last ten pounds! Ugh!

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