Friday, September 06, 2019
My psychiatrist told me the medication they put me on when I started trying to get pregnant actually causes weight gain, so I am wondering if that isn't a contributing factor to why I gained so crazy much when I was pregnant and why I am struggling so much to lose right now. She said she'd reevaluate in 3 months and if I am still struggling she'd be willing to switch me to something else. I don't know if I can take 3 months of this up and down, but I will admit the medication is working. And it's safe for trying to conceive and pregnancy (and I want one more baby), but I had really hoped to lose most of this weight by Christmas since so many people told me I'd lose a huge chunk after having him. I don't think I could mentally handle getting pregnant and gaining the same way I did with him at my current weight - it would throw me back around my original weight when I started losing, and I NEVER want to be there again. I considered seeing if the bariatric center would still consider me for a sleeve, since one of the caveats when I looked into it before was no regaining weight, but when I checked online I am not heavy enough to qualify anymore.
I am tracking everything I eat, though, and staying within my calories. And I am exercising 5-6x a week. Once I am consistently eating in my calorie range I will lower, since I am eating on the higher end now. Kind of wean myself back down to where I was eating before. I feel better working out, and had my hubby pick up some of my favorite food from before (veggie burgers and quinoa!) so hopefully I see progress soon.
I'll get some good exercise in this weekend though. On Sunday I am doing a charity walk, and then going to the zoo! It's baby's first time at the zoo. I am excited to see him witness BIG cats!