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I've been sitting here trying to come up with something witty and clever to introduce myself, with no luck, so I figure lets just put it put it out there without the bells and whistles. Lets face it, procrastination is weights best friend
I am 38 years old and 30kgs over what I was 3 years ago before I fell pregnant with my 3rd child. Back then, I was finally happy with my weight, I felt fit and healthy and I didn't wobble! I was 72kgs and at 5ft 4 ( I think ) I was told that I was obese, pfft please. I looked great, I felt great and I had muscles and definition that I hadn't had since I was a teenager. Luckily, I was in a good place when the Dr told me that ( which, indecently, she wasn't my actual Dr, just a fill in for that day) as her words didn't faze me, now, they would rip me in two.
I had my last child November 2014 after a pretty cruisey pregnancy, but ended up spending the majority of October in Hospital which resulted in the recommendation that I have my tubes done. It wasn't a decision we made lightly, but after 3 emergency C-Sections ( I fall easily, have great pregnancies, my body just can't cope with Labor ) we decided that it was something that I needed to do.
Anyhoo, after a bout of PND and anti depressants for 10 months, the weight just piled on. I think the combination of everything just slammed me, and, here we are.
I am pretty careful with my diet and I exercise at least twice a week, sometimes more, I lead a very busy and active life, but nothing I do seems to shift this weight.
My Dr recommended I go on Duromine 30mg to 'jump start' me losing weight. She's made me aware of the risks and after a health check, turns out I am super healthy.
I have to admit, I am a little apprehensive as the possible side affects are pretty horrid. I can and do suffer with anxiety, but I am really good at controlling it. I'm not on any other medication, other than hayfever tablets, and apart from being ridiculously busy, my stress levels are pretty good.
I have a function on this weekend where I know that I will have a few drinks so I won't be started my Duramine until Monday.
Any tips? Anything I should watch out for? What experiences have you all had, good and bad?
Lets hope this journey is a positive one for me....
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