I've been lurking for quite awhile debating to post or not. I know it sounds stupid, but I still feel embarrassed about all this..sigh here it goes -
-Height: 5' 6.5''
-Weight: 196 lbs
-Bodyfat %: 19%
-Hair: Losing my hair up top, facial and body hair grow in at a moderate rate.
-Fat Locations: Primarily in my lower back, glutes and thighs (very much the thighs...)
-Diet: Roughly 2k calories/day - Low carb, <100g carbs on strength training days, <40g carbs on non-training days.
-Training: Cardio with sustained HR around 150 everyday along with pretty solid weight training 4 days a week.
- Libido: Pretty much non-existent..I've had no desire to masturbate, and have had exactly 1 instance of morning wood since I started keeping track mid January...It's likely been about that sparse for some time now.
- Waking temp averaged over 5 weeks - 97.56
- Temp at peak (12:30~) averaged over 5 weeks - 98.02
- Other notes:
-- I do use salt containing iodine
-- I do try and get in proper amounts of zinc and other essentials.
-- I take in a fair amount of fish oil, and I my primary fat sources are almond butter and coconut oil
Bloodwork History - http://bit.ly/flHDSb - (anything outside reference range is flagged red)
I've been fighting with obesity for a good chunk of my life. Up till about 6 years ago I was anywhere from 330-340lbs. I dropped most of that fairly quickly through low-carb dieting and exercise. While happy about that weight loss, I still haven't been able to reach a point where I'm happy with myself.
I haven't made much in the way of gains lifting wise in about a year and if I even think about going off diet weight just absolutely pours back on me. I've been to an endo once before in 07 and his response was 'lose more weight'.
I talked briefly with my GP in Feb and convinced him to get some bloodwork done with a followup apt in mid April (I'm still actively trying to get in earlier, but cancellations aren't the norm) where I'll hopefully be able to get another round of tests done.
Anyway..if anyone could offer their opinions on whats going on, or if there are any other specific tests you can suggest based off what I've included above I'd really appreciate it. I'm looking to go back to my GP with any info I can get.