It's been over a year since I was last on the boards. Just over 2 years ago I lost 15kg from calorie counting and the C25K. Like so many others, after losing 15kg, I experienced a massive plateau but successfully maintained my weight loss for a year (a year which included a trip to the US and managed to not gain at all).
A year ago I went on the pill and gained 8kg over 2 months. I have since been off the pill for 8 months now, and have only managed to lose 3kg in all the time. I had a real tough time on the pill. For months afterwards I have bouts of depression and anxiety attacks (one of which I actually passed out from).
I am really struggling mentally with losing this weight again. My self esteem is lower than it was 10kg ago. I have horrible anxiety and stress from the disappointment of not fitting into my summer clothes (I live in Australia, so it's spring/summer here), not looking nice in photos and just not feeling good.
To add to this, I'm in the last few weeks of university. I'm a completing an honours thesis, in addition to job interviews and a full university course load. I'm frustrated that I've spent all year saving money for a trip to Europe (which I am leaving for in 6 weeks) and that I can't bare to face the disappointment of being fat in all of those photos), and I have a stress fracture in my leg which is not healing.
So, I guess my question to all of you is, how do you get yourself back into the mindset without falling into the deprivation and binge cycle?
Thanks for the support