Have You Ever Lost Weight Without Trying?

@elmiko (6640)
United States
September 22, 2009 2:16am CST
There can be explanations for stuff like this. Such teenagers getting taller or maybe health problems. I heard for older people rapid weight loss can be a sign of Alzheimers Disease. Do you have an unexplainable reason that caused your weight loss?
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@suzzy3 (8357)
23 Sep 09
I control my weight by eating carfully .I used to have a physical job of a cook,which meant early mornings on your feet all day,then a mile walk home.Since giving up work I tend to pile it on a bit quick rather than lose it ,My friends son lost so much weight and he turned out to be diabetic.My son has never been very big but just recently he has shot up in height and is like a bean pole bless him.He needs a belt to hold his trousers up but he gets the leg lenghth but not the waist.
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@elmiko (6640)
• United States
26 Oct 09
happy mylotting
@MikaOkle (43)
22 Sep 09
For a long period i had constant weight lose problem,or you say I wan not at all able to put on weight.Drs just kept on giving me medicine for indigestion,but all in vain.Time went,and now automatically I've started gaining weight..so may be it depends on your life style and the conditions all around you,that affact you.
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@elmiko (6640)
• United States
1 Oct 09
maybe its and decrease in metabalism due to being older.
@mrsctb7 (120)
• United States
23 Sep 09
When I was in college (majoring in Spanish), one summer I went to Mexico. That was the summer I lost so much weight, my clothes were just hanging on me! I think it was because everything was exciting, my metabolism finally was working FOR me! In fact, I had to buy some clothes so I wouldn't look so bad! I think it was more because of the excitement of being in another country, new sights, sounds, experiences plus new foods!
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
1 Oct 09
that sound very overwhelming. its like your body had no choice but to lose weight.
@mrsctb7 (120)
• United States
1 Oct 09
Well, I really needed to lose weight, so all the walking we did helped! I just wish I was still that small. I'm back to more than I weighed when I went to Mexico, searching for ways to get my metabolism in high gear again. Any hints?
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
26 Oct 09
i heard eating spicy foods raises metabolism around 35%. Maybe it was the spicy food in Mexico you ate that contributed to losing weight also.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
22 Sep 09
Older people loosing weight fast can also have cancer! and nope has happened to me I gained weight after my operation. Doc dont know whyh and neither do I just wished it would go away from around my belly lolololol
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
1 Oct 09
yeah theres too many things about the human body that can go beyond explaining at times.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
1 Oct 09
Sure is
@xannebull (1800)
• Philippines
10 Oct 09
yeah i have lost weight without trying when i'd got sick for over a week, it was just an over fatigue. but after i was relieved, id' get back to my original weight again.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
26 Oct 09
thats good to hear
30 Sep 09
When i went through divorce, i lost 2 stone, it dropped off me. It was the stress of it all, nervous energy, it makes the weight drop off, really quick. My friend is going through the same right now, and she has lost 2 stone, in a matter of weeks, but she is very stressed out right now, and this is the reason why.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
26 Oct 09
it makes sense
@iamfine (740)
• China
24 Sep 09
hello, yes, trust me i don't like to loss weight at all, but I am that kind of people who gain weight easily and lose weight easily as well. When I fall sick, or when I work harder for serveral days, I would loss weight without any try! But everybody says that I am more prettier before I loss weight, so I would rather keep myself fatter a little bit. But not too fat.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
26 Oct 09
happy mylotting
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
24 Sep 09
I have never lost any weight without trying. I have to work very hard at it to make it happen. I wish I could lose some weight without trying so hard. Sickness does cause weightloss sometimes too though.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
26 Oct 09
indeed
@kid221 (151)
• Philippines
23 Sep 09
I think so when Im stressed with work and problems. Our body adapts to stress by losing appetite, lack of sleep and constantly sick. With these, you will not realized that you're losing weight. I had bouts with stress and my body reacts actively to it, thus, making me lose some pounds. I am not advocating that we must be always in stress-mode to lose weight without trying it. Lose weight through normal procedures to maintain our body rhythm.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
1 Oct 09
it seems to me somebody is more than likely to gain weight in such an environment as stress increase cortisol levels which is the stress hormone. people are more than likely to turn to food when under such stress and gain weight. is very possible to lose muscle mass in such a state. muscle is heavier than fat even in smaller portions. people react differently though depending on the circumstances.
23 Sep 09
no. i try hard to lose weight by being on a crash diet and exercising. it's hard.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
1 Oct 09
crash diets don't work except in the short term.
@coolcat123 (4391)
• India
23 Sep 09
I started going to my college and my weight was decreasing rapidly, it was becos of walking long distances as my college was far away and going and coming was done by foot.I was very happy with my weight loss. Now since my college is over, my weight has started increasing.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
1 Oct 09
well i guess it was good for you and could probably aid you for later on. its never too late for the most part.
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
22 Sep 09
Hey elmiko! There are alot of reasons that people can lose weight! Sometimes change in ones diet can be the reason for weight loss and stress can also be a reason. It depends on the amount of weight loss whether one should be concerned or not. If there is rapid weight loss and it is in a large quantity then one should seek medical attention just in case.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
1 Oct 09
thats true
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
22 Sep 09
Yes i did..I was sick however nad i knew i was ill but did not know why..I was losing weight & very stressed and felt terrible.....After going to the doctor and having lots of test done , i found out that i was suffering from crohns disease
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
1 Oct 09
i don't know what crohns disease exactly is but i've heard of it. I think it has to do with the intestines.
@vinocitd (218)
• India
22 Sep 09
yes, i have faced this problem, when i changed my place from my native place to other state for the first 6 months i had this problem of weight loss, the climate conditions are not set to me so i frequently fell ill so i loosed weight, after that i have accustomed to that environment.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
1 Oct 09
thanks for responding
• Canada
22 Sep 09
Maybe a pound here and there during those months when life just gets too expensive (we eat smaller meals sometimes to save money). It's not like we starve ourselves or anything, just that we don't eat as much as we typically would,, during a more prosperous month.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
1 Oct 09
you know how their decreasing portions over time. people will probably lose weight without realizing it,lol.