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Greenkit · 18/08/2015 18:06

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

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ZetaPu · 19/08/2015 08:29

Please don't feel down.
Have a look here for a sample menu plan. It's from the slimming world website.
www.slimmingworld.com/healthy-eating/non-vegetarian-menu.aspx
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.

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Greenkit · 19/08/2015 11:24

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

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mevamagissey · 19/08/2015 11:34

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.

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mevamagissey · 19/08/2015 11:35

Today I have had

Banana
Blueberries
Melon
Strawberries
All chopped up with a fat free Lidl coconut yoghurt.

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Lillamyy1 · 20/08/2015 07:02

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!

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Lillamyy1 · 20/08/2015 07:06

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
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Notbychance · 20/08/2015 09:51

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?

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Greenkit · 22/08/2015 16:22

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.

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EaglesNest · 22/08/2015 16:59

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EaglesNest · 22/08/2015 16:59

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

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LakeFlyPie · 22/08/2015 22:16

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?

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Greenkit · 23/08/2015 09:12

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)

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Greenkit · 05/09/2015 07:38

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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