Anxious again...time to start over?

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

I am feeling very anxious about my weight/size right now. My plan this summer was to lose weight, or at least get to where I was at that point last year. I've gained back, plus 10 or so pounds, everything I had lost when I was actually losing weight and am now at the heaviest I've been in years. I was sick most of the summer (bad sinus infection) and then my asthma came back and the doctor said that I could not exercise. I was just finally able to start back with working out last Thursday. I have been worn out from starting my school job again (I work a full and a part time job--and sometimes both on the same day) so I am still getting adjusted to the schedule and routine. I am planning on taking a walk tomorrow after work and to go back to the gym or yoga. I had signed up for a 5k prior to my health issues and it is in a few week and I am worried about that. Part of me is well, I'm helping a good cause and I'm working out, and the other part of me is embarrassed and worried that something might happen. I do have an inhaler that I can carry with. My clothes don't fit like they used to and I've had to buy more clothes which I really can't afford to when I am trying to pay off bills and just general every day things. I don't know where to start. I was really proud of the fact that I didn't binge while at a in-service for work last week, and I told my therapist about that and she was proud of me as well, but being I am at a desk most of the day (and can eat while at one of them) mindless snacking is happening. I am not aware of how much I weigh now as I threw out my scale, so all I know is the number that I last saw when I was at the doctor. My meds doctor put me on a new medication (Wellbutrin, the generic form of it though, that i've been on now for almost two weeks) because I voiced concern that I was depressed because of my inability to do anything really physical and that I was gaining weight. Any advice? Words of wisdom?
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    It's so hard to deal with debilitating illness & also try to exercise & eat less. Be kind to yourself. Do try to make good food choices & take 10 minute walking breaks from time to time.
    1381 days ago
  • BOBBI913
    Been where you are before. Plan ahead with healthy snacks at your desk so you dont crave the bad things so easily available. That feeling of pride in resisting before is what you need to remember...keep on resisting. Hang in there and stay positive!!
    1381 days ago
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