Jun 03, 2008
On June 8th, I will be a 40 year old mother of three teenage girls and I'm overweight! I'm 5'11" and I currently weight 207 pounds. I've been slim all my life, except during and after pregnancy. But I would always get right on the situation and i would eventually get the weight off. 5 years ago, my doctor started me on many, many anti-depressants. None of them worked because i was miss diagnosed. Turns out, I am bi-polar and all the meds were slowly putting the weight on. So here I am----5 years later, almost 40 and overweight but I am sooooo ready and determined to do something about it. I started back on low carb/Atkins and I'm doing pretty good so far. I was about 213 pounds when I started 3 weeks ago and I've dropped 6 pounds---it's not much, but it's a start! I made an appointment to see a diet physician June 10th for a full diet work-up and to start on the B12 shots and phentermine. I plan to continue the low carb plan while I'm seeing the physican. Complex carbs seem to trigger my overeating and just drag me down, so I feel it's probably best to leave them alone. I also feel a lot better sticking with meat and green veggies. I am determined to rejoin the YMCA again. I used to enjoy it, but now I'm feeling nervous about being the "fat" girl at the gym. I think i'm going to give it one more month to drop a few more pounds and to get my scaredy cat nerve back up! I'm looking forward to reading what everyone else is doing.