It’s not emotional eating

11 Sep

I’ve gained about 50 pounds after starting the new medications in October.  Granted I was about 10 pounds under my average weight then because unlike most people depression makes me not want to eat.  I’ve taken off about 15, but have at least 15 more I want to lose.  I’m not very active, but I never have been it’s a struggle to get 5,000 steps on my fitbit.  I’ve been eating less but the weight loss seems to have plateaued.  I’m also on my period this week, so no way I’m weighing in now.  But I find when I’m bored and unmotivated (A LOT) I start rummaging through the fridge or decide to go out and get something to eat, the only other alternative is sleep.

I know I have stuff I can do: SMASH book, homework, research transferring, candy crush, duo lingo, reading, etc… but nothing has that pull other than eating or sleeping.  I’m trying to go for a walk at least 5 times a week but today the temp was projected to be 108.  Even with the walks with my sister I use range 5-6,000 steps and you’re suppose to have 10,000/day.  It’s kinda depressing, but the meds seem to be working best so far; so I don’t want to stop, even though I kinda do if you know what I mean.

I wish I had the drive to do more than sleep and eat.

6 Responses to “It’s not emotional eating”

  1. Joyce September 11, 2015 at 4:48 PM #

    I know what it’s like to just want to eat and sleep, and be frustrated about your weight. I also struggle with those issues. (Hugs) ❤

    • mm172001 September 11, 2015 at 6:35 PM #


    • Li September 11, 2015 at 10:34 PM #

      Me too…..especially 2 weeks before my period….since I have PMDD as well, so whatever I could manage to lose once period comes I put back on the rest of the month… Hug

  2. midnightdemons7 September 11, 2015 at 4:49 PM #

    I do the same thing, though I don’t usually sleep a lot. I am very inactive but that is because of pain. Least you are trying and that counts!! I hear you about the plateauing. Been at the same weight for months despite eating less. It’s so hard to keep in balance when the meds works against us.

  3. manyofus1980 September 14, 2015 at 1:30 AM #

    I’ve plateaued too now cant seem tl lose another pound and i am so frustrated with it. Walking is good though. The more you get in the better and I should take my own advice on that too lol. XX

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