Weight has always been a big issue for me, and the great thing was that I knew from experience I could easily lose it and keep it off; until I started birth control though.
In late 08/early 09 I had gone to the doctors because I had kept pulling the same muscle in my back and I couldn’t figure out why. Fortunately…the doctor told me it was because of my weight and that I needed to lose it.
I was determined; you never really face the reality of it until someone in the medical field tells you that it is starting to affect your life.
Current Weight at this point: 211 lbs.
Within 5-6 months, I went down to 166 and felt great! I had joined a gym; I was going 6-7 days a week. I never felt better, or looked back. I’m not quite sure why I stopped going to the gym, but I did. I was able to maintain 175 for about three years before I started taking birth control. I have always had horrible side effects with the added hormones in my system, which leads to my eventual weight gain of 185. I continued on to maintain 185 for the next 2 years (and had stopped taking birth control at this point).
I eventually got into a relationship with my boyfriend and decided to go back on birth control. I had horrible side effects with estrogen as it made me psycho and want to eat everything in my path! BC makes me so damn hungry that even my best efforts can’t break it!
Mind you. I know how to lose weight. I’ve done it before, time and time again and have been success at maintaining it for the most part. So I decided for a long term solution which was to get an IUD placed.
I have the IUD for exactly 3 and a 1/2 days and I gained 11 pounds in that time. Needless to say, my body did not like it and was trying to force it out (painful, very painful), so I got it taken out (after fighting with two doctors offices and getting x-rays) and was given the mini-pill.
This is a godsend, simply because I don’t feel like snapping every five seconds at everyone and it’s nice. *sigh*. Now, BC for me slows my metabolism waaaaay down to the point for about 6 weeks, I did weight watchers (hardcore) and started working out again, plus I stopped eating out, drinking pop, yada, yada, yada. Basically I made better choices in what I was eating and drinking. The weight will not come off.
Now after the IUD my weight is back up to 198 pounds. This is alright. Really it is.
Who am I kidding? It’s not alright. This damn fat needs to go and it will! I went to the doctors who were able to get me a diet pill (Phentermine 37.5mg) which curbs your appetite and also gives you a burst of energy so that you can work out longer.
I feel good, even though I think I will be taking half pills instead, but I feel like this is really possible now. I’m amped up, ready to hit the gym hardcore and finally lose some weight.
This time…I vow that once I hit or get close to my goal weight (140) that I will never EVER EVER let myself get past 150. It will force me to keep myself accountable and monitoring everything I eat.
They weren’t kidding when they say it’s a lifestyle, because it is. While I love the fact that I’m not hungry all the flipping’ time on the diet pill, that’s only half the battle.
Starting Weight in 08: 211
Lowest Weight in 09: 172
Current Weight: 198
Every week you will see a blog documenting my weight loss and my results so far. And please understand diet pills are serious and should only be prescribed by a doctor to someone who is seriously overnight/obese and should not be used by someone wanting to lose 5-10 lbs. They are extremely addicting and should NOT be taken long term. They are merely a tool to help you get started.
Until next time 🙂