I’m currently stuck in a cycle of pain and eating and then being depressed because the scale keeps going up. I’m up four more pounds and I’m supposed to be following the Nutrisystem schedule. But it’s been impossible for me with travel, my work sitting at the computer, and eating out, (excuses yes but the truth) but mostly it’s my new anti-depression medication. Otherwise, how does it make sense that I’m putting on a pound a day while doing Zumba four times a week and going to the gym two extra days. I’ve been burning about 1000 extra calories a day. So how can I be putting on weight?
I’m not doing a lot of extra eating, not compared to what I was eating before I started dieting anyway. I’m so confused and every time I see the scale go up I get more depressed. I’ve been drinking a whole lot less (alcohol that is). I had a piece of cake last night but I should be able to have a piece of cake when I’m burning so many calories. The cake was topped with fresh strawberries not icing, so like I said, I really think it’s my new medication. How do you fight a medication that’s supposed to be keeping you from being depressed. It does help me sleep, it does make my mood better, except for how much my mood is attached to my weight.
I’m just very very frustrated and want to not eat at all. But I know that’s not the healthy thing to do. And then the pain, I have arthritis, bad knees with no cartilidge or muscles surrounding them. With all the Zumba I did last week I’ve been in more pain. My knee hurt so much the other day, I couldn’t go up the stairs and when I walked down to the bus to pick the kids up, I thought my knee might go out on me and that I was just going to be lying on the side walk hoping one of the other parents would see me and help me down to get my kids. Kindergartners are not let off the bus unless the parents are there.
Then the pain makes me depressed and that makes me want to sit on the couch more. I’m very frustrated. Do any of you guys have any advice for me? How do I get this weight under control. I’m at the point now where I need to lose 20 pounds to be the correct weight.