How I began my weight loss journey while taking antidepressants!

Hello lovlies, welcome back to my page. I have been taking antidepressants for around eight years now but only the pst three years I have changed medications and now I noticed a severe weight gain happening I’ve never been over weight I’ve always been just average sized not super skinny just a size 8-10 uk but now im a size 16-18 uk so something had to change and fast! I have struggled and have always been upset about my weight since I started taking these new antidepressants. I never used to bother about my weight when I was younger, but now that I am older, my weight is affecting every aspect of my life and I’m so over it. I do not want to be overweight and miserable for the rest of my life so I decided that I have had enough, it’s time to do something about it and actually stick with it this time!

Here are four steps that I took to begin my weight loss journey:

Drink more water!!

Apparently you are supposed to drink half of your weight in ounces every day. Well, needless to say, I am NO where near that limit. I hate water, I always have. To me it is tasteless and for some reason, I just can’t get it down. Well, that just isn’t enough water for your body to function correctly, not even close! so I stocked up on lots of different water bottles from bobble bottles to sho bottles to others that had different filters until I found one I could finally drink without hating it or grudging doing so and that was the Bobble bottle its fantastic and I highly recommend it to anyone who doesn’t like drinking water you can find them on Amazon.

Stop Eating Fast Food And Drinking Pop

This is a little embarrassing to admit but my family usually gets takeaway food way more than id like to admit, I would say probably once or twice a week, sometimes even more. Drinking Coca Cola is a big FAT habit of mine too. I would drink it but I wouldn’t allow my daughters to drink it because we feel they don’t need all the sugar and caffeine, plus I know Coca Cola isn’t at all good for you infect theres a blog post I wrote on how addicted I was to Coca Cola.  Believe me, it hasn’t done anything good for us. Every time I try to give it up my body goes into withdrawal and I always end up giving in. NOT THIS TIME!

Eating healthy 

so I began my journey of eating healthy, not just me for my daughters as well. I have began with me buying fresh fruit and vegetables, healthier low in fat meat and fish and buying new cookbooks like Jamie Olivers 30 minute meals  and Jamie Olivers 5 ingredients meals which are absolutely fantastic I would highly recommend if you are starting off your healthy eating journey like me. (not sponsored just love them)

Get Off My Ass

As I had chemotherapy nearly four years ago this took a huge toll on my body, I am still healing and I still have quite some time to go I don’t know if i will ever properly heal and take painkillers daily due to osteoporosis. Sitting around on my ass isn’t going to help that process OR help me lose any weight. It literally just rained, snowed, sleeted, and hailed all at once in my backyard. (No joke! Scottish weather sucks big time!) Needless to say, it’s not an option to go outside yet. What I have decided to do is this, I walk through my house for five minutes every two hours. I will adjust that as it gets easier for me to get up and move around more. Plus, COME ON SPRING!!!! I want to get outside with my daughters and get walking each morning, afternoon and evening! even when my daughters are at school I want to go a walk with our whippet.

Stop Bringing it in The House

So……basically I Have absolutely No Self-control. If i bring junk food into the house, I will eat it every time I see it or think about it just because I know its there. I have a hard time sharing it with my daughters well because I want to eat it. I think it is safe to say that I have a problem. For this reason, I will not buy any junk food and It will not be brought into my house.

Not fat shaming 

I am in no way fat shaming anyone or anything of that nature. I would never do something like that. Everything stated in this post is of my own experience and opinions. These are just steps that I have decided to take for myself because I know what is best for me. I have just started so I do not have results yet the only results I do have is my experiences of cutting my coke habit this you can read in my previous post. wish me luck as I go ahead on my new adventure of healthy eating and beginning my weight loss journey.

I will update you all soon!

Kimberly xo

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