Post # 1
Yeah I know, normally I’d be psyched to be losing weight. When I first got engaged I wanted to lose like 7-10 lbs by the wedding. And I did. But I’ve kept losing without even trying. No effort whatsoever. My clothes are hanging off my body, and I’m starting to look bony. People are saying “All brides lose weight. It’s the stress.” And I am SUPER stressed out. Aside from the wedding, which I am 100% doing myself, I have a lot of other stuff going on. I don’t have much of an appetite at all lately. I feel like I’m running on pure adrenaline, like I’m wired all of the time, and I wonder if that’s just speeding up my metabolism. But when I do eat, it’s junk. Bagels, cookies, Dominos pizza. But it seems like my weight keeps going down. So I guess my question is – do you think it’s nerves like everyone says, or do you think I should see a doctor? (And I mean a physician, not a therapist :). I already see one of those.)
Post # 3
Go see your doctor. Get some blood tests done to make sure your thyroid isn’t acting up
Post # 4
How much weight have you lost?
Post # 5
I think you should see a doctor. It probably isn’t helping that you are only eating junk though too.
Post # 6
@shrinkgirl: If you feel that you are losing enough weight to be concerned, then see a doctor.
However, it seems like you already know that you aren’t eating healthy foods & your metabolism is speeding up based on your stress, so you should probably just try to add more whole food in your diet, like salads & lean proteins. Also try adding healthy fats like raw almonds and avacado into your diet.
Regardless of what you are eating, if you aren’t eating enough calories, you are going to lose weight, so try to work on eating 5 small meals a day of healthy food.
Post # 7
@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: I know I need to cut it out with the junk food. I’ve always been a junk food eater, and it needs to stop.
@Westwood: Maybe 12 pounds. But, initially, I really only needed to lose 3-5 pounds. (I say needed – what I mean is, that’s how much I needed to lose to look the way I wanted to look.) Right now, I’m 5’6, 109 lbs. That might look fine/good/normal on some people, but it’s not looking good on me. And, more importantly, I don’t feel well.
Post # 8
@shrinkgirl: planning this wedding, applying to grad school, moving, graduating college etc for some reason gave me IBS
it put me in the emergency room twice.
No appetite, and constantly/literally sh*tting bricks, that’s how I lost the weight.
I do not recommend.
Post # 9
@MrsSkeletonKey: Yes, I’ve tried that over the past few days, but strangely enough, it’s the healthier foods (salads, etc.) that are not agreeing with me, stomach-wise – sorry, TMI. I’ll certainly keep at it, though. Thanks for the advice.
Post # 10
@shrinkgirl: A lot of times those healthy food have a lot of fiber in them which can lead somebody to believe that they are messing with their GI track, but it is actually regulating it.
Stick with it & if after a couple weeks you still don’t feel right, then see your doc 🙂
Post # 11
I’m like that too – except work/FIL related, not wedding (though I guess FILs sorta seep into the wedding part).
My mom started freaking out because I became so bony and even my dad (who isn’t particular about physical looks at all) started commenting about my weight also.
The only reason why I didn’t go to the doctor (and I almost did because I was starting to freakout also) is because I did notice myself gaining some weight when I focused on eating more (apparently I lost my appetite from stress and ate less and less without realizing).
But if you are really concerned, by all means, go see a doctor – it will give you some relief.
Post # 12
Wouldn’t be a bad idea to see the doctor – first off, just to maybe check your bloodwork. It sounds like you feel it’s definitely stress-related, but it couldn’t hurt to see if some thyroid issues, or something else, could be contributing. Second, maybe even if this is temporary and stress-related, your doctor could help you out with some diet tips for the time being – whether you need more protein, or more carbs, or whatever, they could prob point you in the right direction.
Hope everything works out!
Post # 13
I would try to be a bit healthier in your choices, and I would probably see if this trend continues after the wedding, and then see a doctor. These issues aren’t always easy to diagnose… so it’ll just be another thing on your plate that’s stressing you out. Odds are that it is indeed just stress. I’m not a doctor, though… so feel free to disregard my advice lol.
Post # 14
If you don’t feel well along with the weight loss, then I’d definitely see a doctor. That is getting pretty underweight.
Post # 15
@shrinkgirl: Definitely see a doctor. I’m pretty much going through the same thing as you. I’m 5’8″ ~120 lbs. Completely lost my appetite, and most foods I used to love sound so gross now. I also have stomach issues. I guess the one difference is that I try to eat healthy, and eat junk only occasionally. It sounds a lot like your thyroid. Google “thyroid disorder symptoms” and I bet you’ll see almost all of yours on there, even things you didn’t think were symptoms.
Post # 16
I’ve just went to the doctor last week to see if I could narrow down some medical problems, including losing weight, loss of appetite, nausea and IBS. I’m 5’8 and under 115lbs, and I don’t look good or feel good. She ran a standard blood panel and it came back with some abnormalities. I would definitely go talk to a doctor, just a general check up and a blood test should tell you if there’s anything seriously wrong. If anything, it’ll give yourself some peace of mind and maybe some advice on how to stop the weight loss or even put some weight back on.