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iamtherealitycheck · 08/05/2020 22:32

I feel so fucking fed up...I'm the size of a house at 19 stone. I have bipolar so the medication I am on has resulted in me putting on a huge amount of weight. I literally hate my body and I hate how my hips hurt when I walk. at the same time I love food and I know I use it as comfort. I feel covered in this flab and me is screaming to get out.
I've been mentally stable for a long time the only thing that makes me unhappy is my weight and I just don't know how to get out of it. Been referred to weight management now too.
Is there anyone else who feels like me? Xx

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TheStirrer · 09/05/2020 12:42

Didn’t want to leave this unanswered but wanted to let you know that I know how difficult it is to lose weight and that’s without having the added difficulties of medication.

At the start of 2019, I weighed nearly 22st and am now just over 16 and a half stone. Still a long way to go though.

It really is a mindset and if you have got to the point that you really want to change you can do it. For me it was a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes that has really pushed me to lose weight for good. It has to be a lifestyle change that you can stick to so for me I have reduced my carb intake, made sure I do 10,000 steps most days and drink at least 2l a day. I try not to snack and I weigh most things other than veg. I also eat at least 2 squares of dark chocolate a day and don’t feel deprived. This may not work for you but I find eating less carbs has stopped my binging and cravings.

Grasp the help you are given and find a lifestyle change that isn’t too complicated to stick to and remember that it took a while to get to 19st and it will take a while to go back to a healthy weight Flowers

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