I’m not for sure which med is the culprit when it comes to not being able to lose weight. I think it’s the Geodon. It’s not going to be a listed side effect because it isn’t causing weight gain. It’s just not allowing weight loss. It could be either of my meds really. And with their powers combined I am captain fat ass.
Tracy made mention in the comments about hating the phrase “watching” or “cutting back” on “carbs” because “fruits are carbs too”. Yeah fruit is carbs too. I’m mostly referring to watching the empty carbs. As in i don’t need to sit down and eat a loaf of french bread or a million cookies. Carbs that do nothing for me, I’m keeping an eye on. But I’m not going to eat a breadless sandwich. Or anything stupid like that. If we have a pasta night I’ll eat it.
I don’t have any real rules to this. It’s hard because I like food. I’m not going to say I’m 100% perfect at this. But I’m trying. And while I’m avoiding the scale I’m noticing my pants getting looser on me. So that tells me I’m doing good enough. And well, that’s good enough.
I’m also drinking a lot more water. I can’t really say I’m getting my 64oz a day, but I’m getting a lot more than I was. I spend life on the verge of dehydration. So I’m trying to fix that. I’m noticing it’s helping with hunger. Times I think I’m hungry (unless it’s obviously meal time) I drink some water. If I’m still hungry I allow myself a snack. Otherwise I was just thirsty. More often than not, I was just thirsty. I don’t know how much longer the water thing is going to last. I have to buy bottled water because tap water is nasty. When food stamps run out for the month, I’ll be SOL. My mom has filtered water I can get, but I don’t have jugs to lug it home with me.
All I know is that this would be a lot easier in some ways if I wasn’t on my meds. But what I go through off my meds just isn’t worth it. I’d rather struggle with my weight and be balanced, then be skinny and a wreck.