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I'm losing weight but I'm not trying....how?

Everyday I get up and I'm thinner and thinner. What is this? I'm lazy, tired, and not eating all that great, but I just keep losing weight. I haven't had a baby in 2 years, I'm wondering if it's hormonal. I was really heavy after four kids, so losing weight is always a plus. But it's just strange.

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Musicmom80

Asked by Musicmom80 at 7:51 PM on Oct. 20, 2010 in Health

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  • I don't know, but if you find out, could you share it? I could stand to lose some weight myself, I'm just too lazy to do something about it, heh.
    Anouck

    Answer by Anouck at 7:54 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • Not necessarily. You could have a medical condition like a thyroid disorder. Other types of medical issues can cause weight loss as well. You should definitely see a doctor.
    emilex

    Answer by emilex at 7:54 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • Could I wait until I lose 40 more lbs? LOL
    Musicmom80

    Comment by Musicmom80 (original poster) at 7:56 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • I understand. I have lost 15 lbs in the past two months without trying. I am thinking it is due to stress. I hope I can lose another 30...then I will see a doc :)
    ashisamom

    Answer by ashisamom at 7:58 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • Well, it must be jumping onto me then, because I am gaining weight... LOL!!
    m-avi

    Answer by m-avi at 8:03 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • Sudden unexplained weight loss could be a sign of diabetes. Which should be checked by a doctor.

    Also my sister lost about 50lbs without trying and found out later that she had Ulcerative Colitis brought on by taking Yaz birth control.

    Really unexplained weight loss should be discussed with a doctor.
    SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 8:16 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • I agree with sleepingbeautee especially since you also mention feeling tired. Feeling tired, weight loss, frequent urination can all be symptoms of high blood sugar/diabetes. I'd be tested because prolonged high blood sugar can cause permanent damage to your hands/finger, feet, eyes, kidneys, etc etc
    Mom2Jack04

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 8:27 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • Are you more active than normal? Are you eating more "snacks" in a day rather than whole meals? Eating healthier? It could be sooo many things.
    SAMNMAYASMOM

    Answer by SAMNMAYASMOM at 8:29 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • Are you on any new meds? I was on a med. one time and dropped about 50 pounds.
    arenad

    Answer by arenad at 10:01 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • I'm not on any meds and I am not diabetic. I just had blood work done.
    Musicmom80

    Comment by Musicmom80 (original poster) at 10:05 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

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