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Offline aztecan

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Summer weight loss
« on: June 02, 2006, 02:05:31 AM »
I was just wondering how many people experience seasonal weight loss? When spring comes, my eating habits become more sporadic, mainly because my appetite wanes. Also, I become more active - gardening is very therapeutic.

People become anxious because I drop to about 150 pounds in the summer, down from my more robust 158-160. At 5'11", my winter weight is not too heavy for me, but it seems really noticeable when I drop 5 or 10 pounds.

I just wondered how others manage to keep their weight on?

HUGS,

Mark
"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Summer weight loss
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2006, 02:33:39 AM »
Mark,

I'm converting from metric to imperial here, so bear with me. ;)

At 6'4" tall I weigh 213 lbs. Which is about right for a hulking great Aussie brute like me. I can't seem to get any heavier than this, and that's good, I'm told. I maintain my weight by eating lots of complex carbs and drinking beer. :D My specialist told me that it's important for us HIVers to carry just a smidge of extra weight.

And yes, I like my little man bosoms. ;D

MtD

Offline sdcabincrew74

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Re: Summer weight loss
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2006, 03:40:46 AM »
YES!  My doctor told me I need to keep my little belly and man-boobs.  He said if I ever get sick again, I need the fat store to help my body pull through.  When I got PCP and MAC I went from 180 to 150 in a month.  Then, once healthy again (thank you reyetaz, truvada and norvir) my weight shot up to 190.  I have managed to lose 10 pounds and would like to lose another 10 but the doc says NO.  So, here I sit a little chunky, but as someone once told me, chubby boys don't often die of AIDS.   So pass me that slice of chocolate cake!
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Offline jack

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Re: Summer weight loss
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2006, 09:51:57 AM »
to add I would try some zerit, steroids and serostim.
Went from 180 to 150 on Crixivan
Went from 180 to 250 on zerit and pi's
Went from 250 to 185 on drug vacation
Went from 185 to 225 within in two months of starting drugs(reyataz and empivr) and am stuck there despite no carb diet and constant exercise.
my closet,which hides a lot, also contains slacks from waist size 34 to 44.

Offline david25luvit

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Re: Summer weight loss
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2006, 10:05:42 AM »
Hey Mark...  My weight goes up and down depending upon my emotional state...
I always over eat when I'm depressed.... Coming out of the hospital in April of 05
I weighed 143....right now I'm back up to 163.  Since I see the doctor once a month
I've noticed my weight fluxuates between 160-173.  I bought a bike a few months ago
and have just started riding it early in the morning...hoping to build my strength up and
tighened things. ;)
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Offline aztecan

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Re: Summer weight loss
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2006, 10:29:20 AM »
Guess I gotta start baking again. I can't keep paying $4.50 for a 1lb. loaf of tapioca bread.

I want to be 160, so I at least look a little healthier, but cut back on some stuff to try to lower the cholesterol.

I can't drink beer cause its made with wheat and barley. If I want cake, I have to bake it, which I rarely do.

I guess I could eat an avocado a day for a while and see what happens.

HUGS,

Mark
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Offline Lwood

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Re: Summer weight loss
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2006, 11:43:20 AM »
Ive heard that someone can sweat off 5 pounds over the course of a sweaty workday in the heat. I have put on  snug fitting shorts in the morning that were falling halfway off my ass by noon after plenty of yardwork, so I pretty much have a similar Summertime weight drop. Its the Holiday Feasting that I need to look out for though....
The extent of my baking lately is Whole Wheat pizza, my sole Carb Splurge
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Offline doyourowndamndishes

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Re: Summer weight loss
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2006, 03:00:28 PM »
Hey Mark,

I've been more of a "seasonal" eater the past 5 years.  In the winter I want those hearty rib clingin' meals, Autum is all about the fresh harvested foods especially pumpkin, turnip and rutabegga; in the summer I switch to the lighter foods: salads, very occasionally I'll have some fresh fruit, mostly berries with cream, and the good 'ole BBQ!  Spring is alwasy a tough time. I never seem interested in food at all: I don't want to cook, I don't have an apetite, nothing is appealing. My guess is that my body is totally tired with the foods I've been eating what seems like an eternity as winter passes and as the weather gets warmer cooking in the kitchen is just not pleasant (it gets way too hot in there!) place to be. I'm waiting for the lighter fresh foods, especially fresh Ontario berries.

Lately I've noticed that I just don't have an apetite at all.  Period.  I have to force myself to eat.  I thought it was just me usual pattern but this time it seems different.  I know part of me meds can casue a drop in apetite so I need to talk this over with my doctor on Tuesday when I see him next.  At my height and weight I can not afford to lose any more! 

So to answer your question, I am not sure if I've ever noticed seasonal weight loss but I do no I have seasonal eating habits.  Some seasons have heartier foods so I can see why people pack on the pounds over the winter.  Summer, people are outside more, they tend to be more active and may tend to eat lighter so weight loss may be the result.  Don't forget, all the weight lost during the summer can be very quickly counteracted with a good 'ole pint or two or three or ... on those lazy, hazy summer days.  Luckily for me, I lost me taste for beer!

Not sure if this helps but hey!

Cheers,

"All that we are is theresult of what we have thought." -Buddha

Offline Duude

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Re: Summer weight loss
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2006, 03:06:35 PM »
Hi Mark,
   I always seem to live in hot summer places even tho I hate the heat.  I usually drop 10-15 pounds during the summer.  I have put on 6 pounds since starting my regimen, which is really bugging me.
Duude

Offline Dachshund

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Re: Summer weight loss
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2006, 05:32:04 PM »
Hey Mark

I wear a size 32 waist in the summer.....but feel much more comfortable in a 48. Why I am barely able to fit in my Bea Arthur kaftan. I have heard if you lose weight it makes your little pee-pee look bigger. Karen Carpenter here I come!

Hal 8)

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Summer weight loss
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2006, 07:28:51 PM »
YES!  My doctor told me I need to keep my little belly and man-boobs.  He said if I ever get sick again, I need the fat store to help my body pull through.  When I got PCP and MAC I went from 180 to 150 in a month.  Then, once healthy again (thank you reyetaz, truvada and norvir) my weight shot up to 190.  I have managed to lose 10 pounds and would like to lose another 10 but the doc says NO.  So, here I sit a little chunky, but as someone once told me, chubby boys don't often die of AIDS.   So pass me that slice of chocolate cake!

A fat queen is a healthy queen dear!

MtD
(Who has seen plenty of dead skinny queens but never a dead fat queen)

Offline Dachshund

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Re: Summer weight loss
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2006, 07:50:30 PM »
Does Victoria count Matty?

H ::)


.....dead fat queen I mean.
« Last Edit: June 02, 2006, 07:52:18 PM by Dachshund »

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Summer weight loss
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2006, 08:54:24 PM »
Does Victoria count Matty?

H ::)


.....dead fat queen I mean.

I have it on the best authority that Queen Vic looked like a garbage bag draped over a coat hanger when she popped her clogs back in 1901. ;)

MtD

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Re: Summer weight loss
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2006, 09:19:31 PM »
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« Last Edit: January 12, 2007, 10:03:08 PM by Iggy »

 


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