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Losing steam so close to my goal-no sex drive no energy

swilliams691swilliams691 Posts: 3Member Member Posts: 3Member Member
I started my journey 72 days ago at 195lb and currently am down to 169. I probably cut my calories too low when I started but am now eating at least 23-2400 a day and am still losing weight. The issue is I'm losing all my energy. Some mornings even after a full nights sleep I feel like I haven't slept a wink. My sex drive is also non existent. Has anyone else had these issues? I'm eating clean. I get sleep. I do 3, 30 minute cardio sessions a week and do strength training 3x a week as well. I'm not complaining about my results. Just the negative side effects that I'm not even sure are related to it. I thought I'd be feeling better than I have in my entire life.

Also progress pics because I've never shared them with anyone before. First 1 is at 192 the 2nd is from this morning at 169
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  • thiosulfatethiosulfate Posts: 262Member Member Posts: 262Member Member
    your diary is closed, maybe your diet could use some looking at
  • sammyliftsandeatssammyliftsandeats Posts: 2,421Member Member Posts: 2,421Member Member
    Are you eating enough fat? I find that low fat in my diet lowers my libido.
  • usmcmpusmcmp Posts: 21,347Member, Premium Member Posts: 21,347Member, Premium Member
    You've lost weight fairly rapidly. You need to consider eating more. You're also likely not getting enough fat.
  • mallygirl420mallygirl420 Posts: 66Member Member Posts: 66Member Member
    Sleep and stress! When I workout so much and don't give my body enough rest - no sex is had. When I put too much stress on myself either about my body, work or social stress, I also don't feel like having sex.
  • creasys_bean2011creasys_bean2011 Posts: 41Member Member Posts: 41Member Member
    For me, it's always too low of fat intake. Up your healthy fats and starches... like avacado's and sweet potatoes
  • petersonmapetersonma Posts: 30Member, Premium Member Posts: 30Member, Premium Member
    That's a lot of weight loss fairly quickly. You may want to eat at maintenance for a couple of weeks.
  • creasys_bean2011creasys_bean2011 Posts: 41Member Member Posts: 41Member Member
    For me, it's always too low of fat intake. Up your healthy fats and starches... like avacado's and sweet potatoes

    Oh and honey. I eat pure honey 3 or 4 times a day :)
  • PsychgrrlPsychgrrl Posts: 2,852Member Member Posts: 2,852Member Member
    What about having your doc do blood tests to see what your Vitamin D, iron and B vitamin levels are. Deficiencies in those vitamins can cause the issues you mentioned.

    Are you sure you're sleeping well? Just because you don't remember waking up doesn't mean you're getting quality sleep. The nerd in me has had a great time with the "Sleep Cycle" app. Lets you know what the quality of your sleep is as well as the hours in bed.

    In spite of your awesome work in losing weight and improving your health, could you be overly stressed? Stress can wreak havoc with us, especially our mental state. You might be affected by work/family issues which seem relatively minor, but aren't in the way they affect you. Plus, when things pile on, it can be really, really tough.

    This will pass, just continue to take care of yourself! :blush:
  • pgfitmompgfitmom Posts: 39Member Member Posts: 39Member Member
    Possibly overtraining if you always have tough workouts? Maybe switch thing up and use lighter weights for a week and see if that helps? An extra rest day or two wouldn't hurt either.
  • arditarosearditarose Posts: 15,610Member Member Posts: 15,610Member Member
    I lost my libido while I was cutting my final time before I wanted to bulk. My fat intake was way too low I believe.

    You might want to take a few maintenance days. And increase your fat intake in general.
  • 88olds88olds Posts: 3,332Member Member Posts: 3,332Member Member
    Do you have a goal weight? As suggested, check your blood work, check fat intake. Maybe add some calories until you find your maintenance number. See how you like it.

    At one point I messed up big time pursuing a number on the scale instead of fitness. At the place you are working, you only really know stuff by trial and error. But the lowest possible number on the scale is not always the best answer.
  • jseams1234jseams1234 Posts: 1,152Member Member Posts: 1,152Member Member
    88olds wrote: »
    Do you have a goal weight? As suggested, check your blood work, check fat intake. Maybe add some calories until you find your maintenance number. See how you like it.

    At one point I messed up big time pursuing a number on the scale instead of fitness. At the place you are working, you only really know stuff by trial and error. But the lowest possible number on the scale is not always the best answer.

    The OP hasn't logged into MFP since 2016...
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