We're all doing great! Not much weight loss for me (think the d*mn Seroquel is keeping me weight stable) or either it is the most stubborn set point weight ever. I have never had a set point here before, but I suppose things can always change. I've had it mostly at 112 lb. if weight lifting & drinking protein shakes (super muscular plus lost lots of cellulite that way). It was some years ago, maybe around 2014, but I was really into it. I thought I was fat then, but when I see pictures from the time (husband's computer screen saver rotates through photos he thinks are good, and a couple of me are from that time period), I'm think, "Wow, if I were taller, I could have been a fitness model" even though I was already in my mid-30s. My other set point for most of my adult life was 104 lb. except when I was breastfeeding, I could barely maintain 100 lb. My daughter was super slow to take to eating foods (called baby led weaning), but it did not completely wean my daughter until she just turned 4 years, though by then it was a few sips before bedtime at night or if she got upset or hurt, best thing for all her mini-tantrums and small hurts. A s I mentioned, not the easiest child at all (so hard compared to my 2 sisters with my 2 nephews & 3 nieces), so God knew what he was doing when he only gave me one. I tried really hard for 2-3 years for a sibling. Both my husband and I got initial fertility tests, and we were fine and decided not to pursue any infertility treatment. It's called secondary infertility, and it happens to a lot of women not even dealing with EDs. Fertility OB thought nothing in particular was wrong with either of us though I had a slightly shaped unicorn uterus which apparently makes it hard to get pregnant for some women but he thought not in my case since I already had a child - I worked hard to keep my weight up to 108-110 lb. Sometimes I wonder if it was using the copper IUD (Paragard) for birth control after my daughter was born or possibly the ED even if the doc said it wasn't. Could be genetic though. We didn't rush for a child (daughter was 4 when I got the IUD removed) as I got pregnant in my 2nd cycle trying with her (and 1st cycle had poor fertility timing). My maternal grandmother was an only child, and she was born in the Depression Era of the 1930s, in a very poor farming community, her parents sharecroppers, and that was very unusual for those times, to have just one kid if you were that poor. I am 41 now Getting ancient. No birth control for IDK, 8 years maybe, and nothing. Hopefully, nothing now as I am of what is considered advanced maternal age, subject to more pregnancy issues or issues with the baby, more likely chance of Down's Syndrome too. Not that I wouldn't love a Down's child (had one in my class at school, the sweetest person ever). Sadly she passed away a few months ago. All the health problems & extra care would be too much for me after my daughter being a difficult child to parent, I think. Not to mention getting off these stupid psych drugs plus the Protonix I have to take post-ulcer surgery. Hopefully, the GI doc will do away with it after my next appt. as it can lead to increased chances of things like lupus and easy fracture of wrist, ankles & hips with falls, especially if you already have osteoporosis. I have osteopenia in my back and right hip verging on osteoporosis from the ED.
Just some getting to know questions I'm curious about, answer only if you want:
How old are you? 41, for me
Do you have siblings? Yes, 2 younger sisters
Do you have nieces/nephrews 3 nieces, 2 nephews
Besides running, do you have other hobbies? reading
Does anyone here run outside in the dark? Yes, super early morning is my favorite time to run, and in the summer, my only option really because of the heat & humidity.
P.S. Sorry for long posts. I think it's part of hypergraphia associated with bipolar hypomania/mania. Don't think it's full mania though. When I had that, I could not stop writing at all until someone took pen, pencil, paper, and computer away from me.
No need to be sorry, I don’t mind your long posts. It’s interestings learning about you guys and learning your perspectives.
I am 23. Still live with my parents as I am in law school.
I have one older sister. Also had/has an ED.
I have one niece and one nephew. My boyfriend has quite a few nieces and nephews that I am close with as well.
I enjoy reading. Especially thrillers and mysteries. I hope to write my own fiction thriller type books one day.
I don’t run outside in the dark bc my boyfriend and parents are sooo dramatic about it bc they worry about me but I feel I would like it!