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I was doing fine and lost weight on my meds until I started Ability. After that I gained 20lbs. I was having no luck losing it until I started SparkPeople. The only difference from my regular calorie counting was getting my proportions of carbs, protein, and fat in line. Following that I lost 6lbs in a month. Unfortunately I gained almost all of it back by not tracking over the holidays. So maybe if you get your carb/fat/protein proportion right it could help?

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12/28/15 9:46 A

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Diane's got that right on the money. You'll have to experiment and see what helps you lose that med induced weight gain. It's frustrating, but it can be done. Don't get discouraged and lose sight of your goals. emoticon


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12/27/15 2:46 P

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It is extremely common for people to gain weight on meds. Some of them even make you even more hungry so you eat more. I'm on one of those right now and it's so hard to keep my weight under control. I need to lose weight, but I've been slacking with my walking and eating wrong so I'm gaining. Before meds, I was 200 pounds (lots of muscle.. i used to run hills) and then when I started meds I went up to 280 pounds. I worked my butt off, going to the gym all the time and trying my best to eat right and got down to 225. I then got lazy and gained all the way to 267 pounds. My next attempt I got down to 211. I started eating fast food again and now I'm at 233.4 pounds. I think the Haldol is making me hungry. But I need them, so I have to just work harder so I can lose weight. It is possible to lose weight on meds... you just need to work even harder. Use the Spark tools, like the nutrition tracker, and see where your calories are coming from. I find that when I use the tracker I lose weight because I know everything I eat is going to be on there. *hugs* I hope I have been some help.

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12/27/15 8:03 A

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Has anyone noticed that they have gained weight once they started their medication. I did and ever since I have struggled with my weight. I know when I am depressed I eat more which I have more depressed episodes than manic most of the time..

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