Hello all my fellow fat chicks! (I only use the word fat because it's in the site's name.
My name is Jamie (there would be a profile picture of me, but I couldn't get it to load) and I'm 27, 150 pounds. I get on the scale at the clinic tomorrow, so I'll know if I dropped weight since the last time I was there. Last time I was weighed there, I was 155, but the Wii says I'm 150 now. And a while before that, the scale said 159.
I've never struggled with weight until recent years. I'm bipolar and a medication caused me to put on weight in 2007. I worked hard, and got all the weight off and more, and by early 2008 I was 105 pounds.
Then in 2009 I gained back to my high school weight, which was about 120 pounds. I was content with that. Then in 2010 I went up to 135 pounds. Well I felt fat. I tried the Weigh Down diet and lost ten pounds and kept that off for six months.
In early 2011, I started gaining weight back. Only since then, I've gone up to 150 pounds. I think part of it was that I started sleeping more, since I quit my job. That will put weight on you, I read.
I realize that I'm at a weight that a lot of you would love to be at, but I hate this weight - my old jeans don't fit, much of my fat is in my tummy, and I just down right don't feel good.
Durning the last year, I had tried artifical sweeteners. Well, they caused me to crave more food. I quit them about a month or so ago, and my cravings went way down. I've been eating less.
I found some exercise programs that are fun. Richard Simmons and Leslie Sansone. I've been doing Leslie's workouts pretty consistantly lately.
So, do any of you have any advice for me?
I look forward to talking and participating in this support group!