Our expert says:
Thank you for your kind words - they have cheered me up a lot at the end of a most exhausting day! Firstly congratulations for losing those 6 kg to get down to 73 kg! Now a BMI of 23 is very nicely within the normal range (18-25) and if you had an ideal BMI of 22, then you would need to weight 70 kg, not 68 kg. Don't stress too much that you have not yet reached 70 kg. This will come over time, esp if you start doing some regular exercise such as skipping which you can do at any time during your busy day as a teacher. Start off slowly doing about 10 min a day and as you get fitter, increase how long and fast you skip. Most female hormone therapies can either cause weightloss or weight gain depending on how the individual reacts - this is also true for Mirena. However if you use a low-fat diet and exercise, you should be able to counteract the effect of the hormones on your weight. Be patient with your body and don't stress because getting stressed, releases hormones like cortisol that can cause you to retain water and thus weigh more, even if you have not gained any fat!
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