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Greenkit Tue 18-Aug-15 18:06:49

So I have been taking 1 Citalopram 20mg per day, since Christmas and over that time I have put on I guess 2 stone...

Went to the Drs and she referred me to the nurse for weighing etc and possibly to go on Xenical and if I have lost weight I can also have some vouchers for Slimming World. Well that was the idea, I started at 18s.10lb on 3/8 and today was my first weigh in and I'm 19.14.

They wont let me have it because I have put on weight and not lost it, fair enough.

I have lost all sense of what is good and healthy, things to cook etc

All I need is someone to write me out a meal plan for a week and I will follow it to the letter, just to get back in the swing of things....

I feel so bloody fat and useless

ZetaPu Wed 19-Aug-15 08:29:30

Please don't feel down.
Have a look here for a sample menu plan. It's from the slimming world website.
There's also a thread here with people daily menus so you can get some ideas.
Join a thread and people can chat with you and give you ideas.

Greenkit Wed 19-Aug-15 11:24:54

My husband has looked at the conversion for me, I am 19.2 so that's better, still not good but better.

Thank you zetapu

mevamagissey Wed 19-Aug-15 11:34:06

There are lots of recipes on sw FB sites plus the sw website. Tis good to get to class too.

I have lost 2st 9.5 lbs since January and am v pleased. Am currently on holiday and lapsing. ������

So......what do you like to eat? What is your routine? Come and join us on the food diaries in the sw topics on Mumsnet.

You need a bread type option.
A milk/cheese type option
Everything fat free.
Eat as much fruit, meat, fish, vegetables, pasta and rice as you like and put 1/3 of your plate as speed foods.

mevamagissey Wed 19-Aug-15 11:35:17

Today I have had

All chopped up with a fat free Lidl coconut yoghurt.

Lillamyy1 Thu 20-Aug-15 07:02:10

OP, I really feel for you flowers I was on citalopram for a couple of years and within the first three months I put on two stone and went up two dress sizes. I don't know if it's that it makes you hungrier or that it stops you from caring what you eat, but it's evil stuff. I'd highly recommend trying a different AD.
It's well worth joining slimming world yourself - it's cheaper than gym membership and it really gives you motivation. Also it's useful to be able to ask questions and have the support. It is quite a straightforward diet once you get the hang of it but you do need to understand it properly for it to work well.
Good luck!

Lillamyy1 Thu 20-Aug-15 07:06:00

Also, to add to what mevamagissey has told you above,
- speed foods are most fruit and veg, but not fruit that has been cooked or blended
- the meat has to be lean, ie no visible fat
- the bread choice has to be wholemeal and can be one large slice or two small
- you can have 30g cheddar or 250ml semi skimmed milk

Notbychance Thu 20-Aug-15 09:51:06

One thing I have found helpful is trying not to buy pre made meals. It is a little thing but can make a big difference.
How are you at drinking lots of water? Not being dehydrated can make a big difference to choices you make about food
Try to cut down on salt as well- it can make you sluggish and bloated, but also triggers a craving for sweet to counter balance it.
If you want to follow SW then pour things like your healthy milk allowance into a pot at the start of the day-I used to use an old milk bottle from the DC
Baked beans on toast can really help to kick off the day, with a scraping of vegemite on the toast for the B vitamins and to give them a kick.

Are you managing a walk every day?

Greenkit Sat 22-Aug-15 16:22:09

Sorry couldnt get back in and have had to change my password three times.

Im doing ok at the moment, I am writing everything that I eat and drink down.

Still not sure about meals and what to eat, but I am sure I will get there.

EaglesNest Sat 22-Aug-15 16:59:10

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EaglesNest Sat 22-Aug-15 16:59:58

OMG! That was meant to be a txt to my dh who is in Aldi atm! I'm losing my mind blush

LakeFlyPie Sat 22-Aug-15 22:16:38

Sounds like you're in the 'right zone' Greenkit. I think religiously writing down everything you eat and drink can make a huge difference especially if like me you can be a mindless eater.
Loads of veg with each meal and fruit and veg for snacks are great.
Being part of a group seems to help most people following SW.
Could you get vouchers if you lose some weight now?

Greenkit Sun 23-Aug-15 09:12:29

I have to lose 2lbs, which sounded easy!, then they will give me vouchers and these Xenical tablets (I do have an old packet which I have started to use)

Greenkit Sat 05-Sep-15 07:38:17

So I went back on Tuesday and I had lost 4lb, nurse was very happy and has given me the tablets. I worte evry thing that passed my lips down, that was interesting, it helps to stop you putting extras in.

I usually get to this stage, then start sabotaging myself, so have to work hard at combating that feeling.

Hopefully I will drop a dress size or two by Christmas

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