Weight gain during marathon training

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Avatar n tn I work out 5 days a week for 1 1/2 hours every morning consisting of running 20 minutes, alternating 45 minute classes of biking and weight training. Plus walk 3 miles every night after work. My pain is not located strictly on the right side which is the question I am always asked. I would say it is usually on the left and when pressed above my belly button besides the cramping and sharp pains in the lower ab when the bloating begins. What is my next step.
281219 tn?1219118514 Swimming (although not good in winter) 2) Anyone else out there in the reduced-weight-gain-during-pregnancy category? What have you been doing food-wise that's helped? I'm trying to manage the eating-healthy thing, in lots of small portions, but from a nausea perspective all my stomach really wants is loads of comfort carb food. 3) Anyone else out there actually kept pregnancy weight gain HEALTHFULLY under 20 pounds? I'm not interested in any pregnancy dieters...
Avatar n tn Most frustrating, I've noticed that since I stopped taking both, my weight gain has accelerated. Any ideas as to how long I need to endure this or ideas for correcting my metabolism? Thanks.
Avatar n tn I'm making a list of all of my symptoms...dated pictures i took of myself during the weight gain to document how rapid it was, and i would like to throw out some ideas. This time last year I was a happy go-lucky, annoyingly perky 19yearold who used to model throughout high school. Now, I am a obese 20 year old who is depressed and tired of having to wear her fiance's clothes because nothing in my 2 closets and dresser fits anymore.......
Avatar f tn I had talked with my doctor about the shot possibly having an effect on my weight since I had not changed my diet and exercise routines and had unexplained weight gain. She assured me that weight control was only dependant on calories consumed versus calories burned and that I must have changed something without really noticing, that the shot could only potentially increase my weight by 5 pounds in a year.
233488 tn?1310696703 Unlike other sports because the heart is pumping 5-8 times as much blood as during rest, marathon runners while training and racing hold this heavy strain on the heart for a very long time without rest breaks. When this happens, it may stretch the heart chambers and lead to scar formation in the cardiac muscle.
1317224 tn?1378708734 Thanks, Barb, for the encouragement. Yes, I am a nurse: 6 years in med-surg, 18 in ICU, 4 in emergency room and a few in geriatrics and teaching in an LPN school. Right now, though, I'm unemployed & considering leaving nursing (the industry has changed dramatically & it is difficult to provide even the minimal care that patients need unless you sacrifice your own health)---though it would be quite scary to be a middle-aged, single, mortgage-holding career changer in this economy!
Avatar n tn I currently race competetively, and have been training on a computrainer during the winter. My resting heart rate is mid-50s, and when I exercise my heart rate is sustained at about 180-185, and the max that I've seen doing hard workouts with intervals is 203. I do not experience pain, but sometimes feel dizziness. It sounds like I'm dealing with the same issue as you. Has the strength training been helping? Are there specific exercises your doctor prescribed?
Avatar n tn I started training for a Marathon (which I completed last year) about two years ago now. I have IBS, but my problem is never constipation it is diarrhea. Due to excessive trainig and my poor ability or lack there of to digest food I lost a lot of weight. I am 5'3 and was down to 84lbs at one point. I have been trying to gain weight back and now am at about 102lbs. I stopped getting my period about a year ago now, have tried progesterone twice without any luck.
Avatar n tn I was in the medical field for 20 years until my seizures caused me to become disabled in 2001 and therefore, I had to go on Medicare and due to my pre-exsisting condition, I could not get no secondary insurance and did not qualify for part D Medicare (prescription coverage) so I had to go on the Patient Prescription Assistance Program in order to get my Depakote medication.
Avatar n tn I haven't lost any weight, but I do feel like it helps me keep the smallest amount of control over my weight gain. Has anyone lost weight taking 1000mg? Is 500 just not enough? Would love hear from you. You can also email me.
Avatar f tn I still work out but not with the same intesity because I get no results on the weight gain end. I my weight will fluctuate between 220 and 240 pounds. I have started tapering and have come down from 230 milligrams to 115 milligrams now. Im hoping that the weight will drop with my dose and that the side effects will do the same. I sweat like crazy, which I think is because of the water retention. And the body is trying to loose some of that water.
Avatar m tn Four years ago, I started training for a half marathon. I ran two and thought I would continue. I have always had symptoms of chiari, but largely pushed through them. However, about two years ago, the pain in my head and neck greatly increased, along with lots of nausea. This led me to start searching for answers. In short, I had a decompression surgery in July and I am having a craniocervical fusion soon. Running is something I had to stop, which makes me very sad.
Avatar n tn Depression, Modest weight gain with difficulty losing the weight, Cold intolerance, Excessive sleepiness; Dry, coarse hair, Dry skin, Decreased concentration and Muscle cramps My sister recently found out that she had hypothyroidism and her only symptoms included cold intolerance and modest weight gain. She is about 5'7" and has always been very in-shape and kept a good, healthy diet. The weight gain was only about 10lbs and no matter what she tried the weight could not be lost.
Avatar n tn I lost about 15lbs during years of training, and for the last year, I have not been able to gain any weight back. I was wondering if it is possible to get the fat back in my face by just gaining weight, otherwise, what do I do?
Avatar f tn I experience the same thing. I started training for a 1/2 marathon and realized it may not be doable because I am basically out of commission for close to 2 weeks--I couldn't even run a mile last night!! So infuriating!! I'm at wits end with this. Did you find anything to help? my asthma meds don't do anything.
Avatar f tn Do you think you could be gaining more muscle now and you are seeing that weight? When I work out a lot I tend to gain but I lose weight if I stop because I lose muscle mass. Could that possibly be what is going on?
Avatar n tn I wonder if I stop working out so much and stop monitoring my eating if I will actually lose weight. Is it possible to gain weight from over-exercising and undereating? Like I said, I eat between 1000-1200 calories a day. Now I am trying not to go above 1000 calories. I have bumped up my workout to 60min of cardio 5-6 days a week. 3 of those days I do additional weight training for about 30-45min. Is that too much exercise and not enough calories. Should I up one or lower the other?
93210 tn?1287457826 Hello mocha5478~ I am having the lap-band surgery next week after a great deal of research on the subject as well as a great deal of soul searching.
Avatar f tn I was not complaining- however since I stopped breast feeding a couple of months ago I have steadily gained weight. I am training for a marathon and running more than ever- I also use my eliptical machine and do strength training. I am now up to 143 lbs. I have heart palpatations, my skin is a mess, headaches, and fatigue.
Avatar f tn I dod for 2 days at the begging of the summer and after the first day it dident bother me at all the only reason I stoped was because o read somwere on the I ternet that it slows down your Matabelizm so I would just gain weight in the long run!!!! We get 1% milk os that good??? And I tryed dobling on veggies but I got in trouble because there wasent enouph left for everyone else.
Avatar m tn Personally, I feel quite relaxed after each training run and even marathons. During exercise session my heart rate is always less than 150 bpm while its 40-45 bpm at rest state. I didn't had this problem earlier but now-a-days I feel quite over-breathed in first 30 minutes of the run but it stabilizes after that. I also have the tendency to gain weight very easily. My question here is: - Is it a good idea to run marathons with my disease and prescribed medication?
Avatar f tn I was doing awesome, lost all my baby weight, got back down to my high school speed. Completed a triathlon, training for a half marathon... but there was a problem. It seemed liked every 2-3 months I would rebound. I lost the weight, feel sudden exhaustion, then gain all the weight back. I train 2 hours a day 5 days a week. One strength class, one cardio. Ate well, recovery meal.
Avatar n tn Fetuses of women who gained that much weight are at risk for neonatal hypoglycemia, too. Excessive weight gain during pregnancy can also signal a tendency towards later obesity, and post menopausal breast cancer. Sure, I've seen pregnant women who've gained 70 pounds. Not often, but I've seen them. 45-50# I would stretch to consider the upper limits of "common", but still excessive by any means.
Avatar m tn in January I choose to be a vegetarian and train for a half marathon. Around April I lost my period, and haven't had it since. I lost a lot of weight (25 lbs) and weighed 100 during the summer and consider my eating habits to have been mildly anorexic. I now weigh in my healthy range, but i suffer bulimia and have been cycling and running for excessive amounts of time (2-4 hours almost every day). I don't know how to get my period back.
Avatar n tn I too am only 5'5 weighing about 115, which is about my normal weight for my thin structure. I do very little weight lifting, but I do strength training as it is much more beneficial for the running that I do. If I was in your shoes, the desire to get healthy is a great thing and can be very beneficial in more ways than one.
Avatar n tn Many people don't gain weight and instead they loose so try not to worry to much. If you start to gain weight and you are having problems you can change your meds, you have lots of options. If you are able to loose 20lbs (great job!) on your own surely you will beable to keep yourself from gaining too.