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16 May 2019, 9:53 pm

My bmi is also 19.8. 5'2" and 108 lbs.



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16 May 2019, 10:05 pm

BTDT wrote:
My bmi is also 19.8. 5'2" and 108 lbs.

That's average but close to underweight.



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16 May 2019, 10:12 pm

Autism is comorbid with depression and anxiety

Depressed and anxious people tend to emotionally overeat

Autistics tend to not earn much $$$

People that earn less $$$ tend to be fatter

Autistics are often unemployed and have few friends


Not much reason to leave the house


Plus , sensory overload

Just leaving the house, noisy traffic

And it's not downtown or urban

Just suburban



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17 May 2019, 8:09 am

I can gain or lose weight. The issue is that my triglycerides jump when I gain weight. If I keep it where it is my lab tests look great.



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17 May 2019, 9:36 am

A great deal of my weight gain has been from risperidone, which, unfortunately, works very well for me. I switched to aripiprazole (Abilify), and I have gained no more weight, but I haven't lost any either.



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17 May 2019, 11:53 am

I am 5 7 and weigh 120 lbs so that puts me in the normal BMI range.

I used to be overweight and that was because I just liked sugar and snacks and would eat for the taste. Then the weight came off when I stopped doing that.


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17 May 2019, 10:28 pm

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Autistics tending to the extremes seems to be the main theme. My sweet teeth is really strong.

This applies to me. I am 6'0 and ~ 142 lbs. After I was diagnosed with Asperger's (at age 50), I realized that I probably have an eating disorder. Apparently, this is not that uncommon <click>.



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17 May 2019, 11:52 pm

Yes, I think it is rare to find someone on this forum that does not have an eating disorder of some sort.

I like sweets so I eat them while cooking my meals! I also cook single serving meals so I eat the right amount. Not too much and not too little. Finally, I measure my weight at least once a day.



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18 May 2019, 4:59 am

Redxk wrote:
A great deal of my weight gain has been from risperidone, which, unfortunately, works very well for me. I switched to aripiprazole (Abilify), and I have gained no more weight, but I haven't lost any either.
The same sort of thing has happened to me. I was put on Seroquel to help me sleep. I went from a slim 55kgs to a fat 85kgs in six months. I'm short so it's really noticeable.

I thought if I quit the Seroquel, weight would be lost. But I think being on lithium is stopping that. Haven't gained, haven't lost.



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18 May 2019, 5:11 am

As a teenager I was within the recommended weight range for my height. Then I went on antipsychotics...and the weight piled on. I'd diet and lose some only to pile it on again.
I'm now very obese. Last time weight was done I was 119 kgs at 5.11.5 . My stepdaughter says I've lost some since,but I'm not so sure.


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18 May 2019, 10:57 am

BTDT wrote:
I like sweets so I eat them while cooking my meals!

I love sweets as well.

BTDT wrote:
Finally, I measure my weight at least once a day.

Me as well. Oftentimes, more. Another one of my obsessions. Sigh.



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18 May 2019, 12:05 pm

BTDT wrote:
Yes, I think it is rare to find someone on this forum that does not have an eating disorder of some sort.

I like sweets so I eat them while cooking my meals! I also cook single serving meals so I eat the right amount. Not too much and not too little. Finally, I measure my weight at least once a day.


Oh yeah, food is something Aspies tend to struggle with. I'm amazed I'm not either 70 lbs or 300 lbs. I have to pay attention to what I eat to stay average-sized, and I do eat too much but I exercise so I'm only 15 lbs overweight. If I did not eat too much I would probably eat too little because I know I'm at risk, so I err on the side of too much even if it means I'll be chubby.



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19 May 2019, 12:06 am

Redxk wrote:
A great deal of my weight gain has been from risperidone, which, unfortunately, works very well for me. I switched to aripiprazole (Abilify), and I have gained no more weight, but I haven't lost any either.


How does Ablify compare to Risperdal? I quit my Risperdal as well and have been curious about Ablify's efficacy.



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19 May 2019, 12:18 am

before 30 i had the raging metabolism sufficient to eat a french-fried shetland pony with extra gravy, plus a whole pie for dessert, and just barely be satisfied. thin as a rail, 6'3" @130. after 30 and especially now i weigh about 70# more and must watch every calorie.



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19 May 2019, 8:18 am

6 3 and 200 isn’t bad.