A little historical perspective..Like many of you, I have been trying for years to lose extra weight I gained during pregnancies. I would work out really hard, get my eating in order and start to lose weight. Numerous times, I would get to a setpoint, get frustrated, lose my focus and regain. Repeat.
In weight watchers, I would do great until I had to lower my points to 22. I couldn't seem to live happily on that. I needed to find a way to get past that bump so that fewer calories could support my weight. Or so that I could live happily on fewer calories.
I decided to ask my doctor for help. My plan was to get a prescription for Adipex. I would use the time I gained from being free of food obsessions to do three things. I would develop healthier eating habits, develop exercise habits, and work through my emotional eating issues. I was surprised when she agreed.
Since the end of August, I have tracked my calories every day in a notebook I keep in my purse. I exercise 3 or 4 days a week for at least 30 minutes a day. Now I actually feel compelled to exercise. I have read several books on emotional eating and can identify times when my impulses are giving me bad information. I've also lost 20 lbs. I plan to lose another 10 or 15 pounds.
Here's the issue. Coworkers are asking me what I'm doing to lose weight. I don't bring it up. I haven't talked about it at all because I don't want to get into it. I get weirded out when people talk about my weight (always have), so I want to keep it out of conversations as much as possible. Anyway, when they ask what I'm doing, I have said that I'm exercising, journaling and eating less (which is all true). I feel guilty that I'm not including the medication, but it's none of their business and I am putting in the sweat equity.
I feel like I'm lying in not discussing my additional assistance. The appetite control has helped me to make the lifestyle changes I needed to make. I guess my question for you is do you think I should be providing full disclosure to people when they ask?