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I can't stop gaining weight

Nov 05, 2015 6:16 PM

I can't stop gaining weight on all of these medications. I'm on 13 medications and 90% cause weight gain. I'm disgusted with myself sometimes especially when I eat comfort food. I had a Brownie and ice cream earlier and I hated myself afterwards because I know how it would effect me.
Even when I eat healthy and try to be more active, it does nothing to help. It fuels my depression even more. Sigh I just want to be comfortable in my skin.

Nov 05, 2015 6:21 PM

I am going through the same thing. I have never been this heavy before and my mother in law who I live with expects me to just be able to lose weight by cutting my portions. I am wheelchair bound, and suffer from Major Depressive Disorder. You are not alone.

Nov 05, 2015 6:30 PM

Same here I have been eating healthy and working out for a while before I became ill. And even now i still try to maintain vmy healthy life style yet I keep gaining weight it does take a toll on u. For me I has to except that my weight is a side effect of my fibromayalgia and the massive tumors I have in my abdomen. As for you just try to stay focused on healing s d getting better don't focus so much on the weight keep moving as much as u can keep track of your steps if you not already doing that. Even if the numbers on the scale don't go down just knowing u r doing your best will make u feel better. You got this..keep your head up and keep moving

Nov 05, 2015 6:49 PM

Great perspective NfGirl. Abdominal tumors? Why aren't they taking those out for you?

Nov 05, 2015 7:07 PM

I'm the same way,I can't lose weight and I definitely can't exercise, I tried that and pulled my sciatic nerve in my left hip.So depressed at times I don't like going or doing anything. I hate my life

Nov 05, 2015 9:10 PM

Laysha, I think most of us are battling weight issues. I'm now obese by the regulations, and I'm certainly the biggest ever. I are myself in a mirror and think, "if I had on a dress is look just as big as great grandma.".

I do try my best to avoid fried foods because of my GERD. And I try to eat more along the California diet or Mediterranean style. But I have a horrendous sweet tooth. And every time I get stressed I binge on sweets. I've taken every sweet treat our of the house except fog newton things and miniature chocolate candy bars. I allow myself only 2 a day, and eat fresh fruit as sweet treats. It's very very hard to get through those first 3-4 weeks, but by the end of a month, I don't miss them as well. In the last 6 weeks I've lost 3 pounds, which doesn't sound like much, but I'm glad and determined to get some weight of one way or another. I walk 10 min on a treadmill, slowly. I use exercise bands and small handwrite, and do stretches. I also have as chair yoga video. The weight didn't appear overnight and it won't disappear overnight, especially with the thyroid and meds issues. And realistically, I'm not trying to lose 20-40 lb... I'm focusing on 5-10 pounds by the end of this year. Next year is a new start. 🙏🌼

Nov 06, 2015 4:06 AM

I find the weight gain from meds are fuelling my depression more so your not on your own Laysha. I'm finding it a never ending battle. I need to exercise but finding it near impossible to move. The cold weather we've got isn't helping. I've tried different diets and nothing seems to work. I did try a aloe Vera based weight loss programme which did see some pounds drop off(19lbs) but I couldn't afford to keep it up. I had to modify a lot of exercises to. As I can't lay on the floor etc. I know I can lose weight but finding it a lot tougher now. I'm on several meds that can put weight on me. I've asked doc to change them but been told they can't as no alternative. I hope u do find a way to feel comfortable with yourself. I'm trying to just cut down at the moment. Trying to find another way of comforting me instead of food. Good luck. Your in my prayers. X

Nov 06, 2015 8:22 AM

Just curious if you have had your thyroid tested. It took years for me to be diagnosed and it runs in my family. The doctors kept telling me it was fine and finally one doctor looked at all the results and asked how long I had been on thyroid meds, which I wasnt. It has caused me to be borderline diabetic. Both thyroid and diabetic cause increased sugar cravings and salt cravings. I only wish I would have got my actual number and looked it up myself before getting stuck with all the extra weight.

Nov 06, 2015 8:45 AM

Laysha, I've been overweight my entire life. I was always active, played sports and swam. By the time I was in junior high I was considered obese and now with being disabled and not working, I am now considered super obese. It sure doesn't help the pain!! I just recently lost 90 pounds and I can feel some of it creeping back on. I hate it. I'm always so exhausted and depressed and don't have the energy or ambition to do anything. I'm sorry that your feeling so bad. Know that you are not alone. There are many of us here that are in the same situation with weight. I am severely hypothyroid (they removed mine because of Grave's Disease) so no matter what I eat I gain weight. What's really funny is that I eat very little because I'm rarely hungry. If I'm not hungry, I can't eat. It's always been a battle for me and I've gained lost and gained hundreds of pounds. I was bullied all my young life for being overweight. Don't get too down on yourself. As you can see, you're not alone in this. Sending you {{{Hugs}}} and prayers.🌻🙏🏻

Nov 06, 2015 11:31 AM

Tho It does make me feel better that other people are going thru the same thing as me, it also sucks cuz you guys feel the same as me.
It feels like I take one step forward then 3 steps back when comes to my weight. Lose 2 pounds then gain 5. The worst part is when ppl who have know you haven't seen in a long time see you and they're like oh wow you gained some weight. It's like thank you I didn't notice it.

Nov 06, 2015 12:29 PM

Laysha, I'm not sure what all your diagnosis' and symptoms are but I went thru a period of time where as my daughter put it, "Mom, you drink a glass of water and gain 5 pounds!" My doctors kept blowing me off until my daughter went with me and confirmed I wasn't overeating. Turns out I had growth hormone deficiency. Growth hormones in adults are responsible for a wide range of functions, sleep and weight among them. It might not hurt to google the symptoms and see if they are familiar. Also, pls do not beat yourself up. Sometimes we do things for comfort or just because it feels good. You can't uneat that brownie and ice cream no matter how much you punish yourself. The food plan I follow allows for these little moments but they make suggestions like drink a full glass of water or have a protein drink BEFORE you indulge, that way you will feel fuller faster and not eat as much. I plan on 2 cheats per week, if I don't use them great but if I need them they are there, for me it's much easier to stick to my plan if I know they are "in the bank" so to speak. Good luck sweetie, you are in my prayers

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