Joined May 2017
Weight History

Start Weight
140.0 lb
Lost so far: 6.4 lb

Current Weight
133.6 lb
Performance: losing 0.2 lb a week

Goal Weight
135.0 lb
Still to go: 1.4 lb
My therapist retired, and I have another that does DBT individually for neurodiversity. I have Level 1 Autism Spectrum Disorder, grand mal epilepsy, GAD, Hypothyroidism, IBS-C, and Psoriasis. I take carbamazepine, Tirosint, liothyronine sodium, propranolol, triamcinolone ointment 0.1% (up to 14 days per month), tacrolimus ointment 0.1%, vitamin D3.

Finding ecologically friendly ways to clean my apartment has been challenging. Keeping lists usually helps me. I now have a cleaning crew come in each month to help me maintain my apartment. I just do smaller jobs as needed between. I am learning how to hand wash my clothes as well so I do not need the laundromat so much. I was Confirmed in the Catholic Church on June 28, 2020 and now receive Communion at each Mass I attend. I also do a Confession every so often.

I am attending Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT. I take 2 classes a semester, 2 days a week. I am looking for a B.S. in Sustainability Science and Environmental Policy. I have a Gateway GPA of 3.63. I have a 3.9 GPA at SCSU and just got placed on the Dean's List for the College of Arts & Sciences. I am currently learning ASL.

I am learning what flares up my problems and eating very specific diet. I am gluten free, corn free, soy free, lactose free (still eat hard cheeses), vegetarian, egg yolk-free, and low FODMAP. I am healthier overall than the rest of my family, despite that my weight fluctuates a lot when my IBS-C flares up and I get bloated and constipated. Most of my family are overweight or obese, with the exception of my father. He has heart problems, so he has to stay near an ideal weight if he wants to live.

crstlgls's Weight History

crstlgls's Latest Member Challenges

  Mostly natural intake
status: Completed
ended: 06 Sep 19
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  Swimsuit Slimdown
status: Completed
ended: 24 May 19
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last weighin: gaining 2.3 lb a week Up
last weighin: gaining 10.3 lb a week Up
Fat to Fit 88
last weighin: gaining 0.8 lb a week Up
last weighin: losing 0.3 lb a week Down

crstlgls's Cookbook

cals: 119kcal | fat: 6.67g | carbs: 6.38g | prot: 7.32g
Caprese Salad
A simple salad of 4 ingredients.
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crstlgls's Latest Posts

Is losing weight impossible?
True, but hypothyroidism can make you gain weight. If he suddenly starts gaining about 5 pounds a month, he should get a thyroid level done to be certain that isn't causing him problems.

He should try recalculating his RDI first. If that doesn't work to get him off the plateau, then yes he should get a thyroid level done.
posted 03 Aug 2022, 07:11
I use the calorie calculator at I use the body fat calculator first, with my measurements, gender, weight and height. Once I get my body fat, I say +Settings in the calorie calculator, choose Katch-McArdle, input my body fat% and other information, then hit calculate. When I have my numbers, I use the maintain one. If I want to lose, I subtract 500 from it.

In FatSecret, I then say Calculate My RDI. Once it does, I change the number to what I got from the other calorie calculator. Then hit okay.
posted 31 Jul 2022, 18:19
Grapefruit Juice benefits
This can also mess up your levels of any prescription medications you take. Talk to your doctors before you go doing anything with grapefruit or grapefruit juice so you know what impact it will have and always read the bottles. You should ask your pharmacist to check for interactions, too. It will say if you should or should not consume grapefruit or grapefruit juice with it.
posted 31 Jul 2022, 18:14
When to Weigh
I weigh in first thing in the morning, before taking any medications or eating. I have nothing but my bra and underwear on, either, though I put my clothes back on after I finish.
posted 31 Jul 2022, 18:03
Dairy Intolerance
Yes, look for a non--dairy creamer. You just need to let your system settle down. Once it settles, then try small amounts of milk. I would start with 1 tbsp, and increase by 1 tbsp a day until symptoms begin to show. Look at the previous day's amount to find your lactose threshold. Then get some lactase enzyme tablets, just a small box. Take 2 right before your first bite, then try eating something that you know bloats you up, depending on what dairy products you normally eat. If it does not bloat you up, it's the lactose and you know your threshold, the most you can digest without enzyme tablets. If not, then it's something else in milk causing your problems, possibly the casein.

This is how I figured out I was lactose intolerant back in 2015.
posted 31 Jul 2022, 17:58
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