I have lost approximately 10 stone in different stages over the years but continually put it all back on again. I am a compulsive eater so when I am happy and everything is fine I eat sensibly but as soon as I get stressed in anyway I binge on anything fatty or sweet whether I am hungry or not. It hasn't helped going to weight watchers, slimming world or being overseen by a dietitian at my GPs. I am trying to stop this vicious cycle or yo-yo ing as I am sure it is very bad for my health especially now I am getting arthritis and my joints are suffering. Last time I lost 4 stone with slimming world but I couldn't keep at my goal weight it kept creeping up despite working out at the gym 3 times a week and going on jogs/long walks every day. I have put it all back on again now and not evenly spread over my body it has all gone back on my arms and legs so I find it very hard to get clothes to fit now as they are disproportionately big for my size so trousers wont go over my thighs and I can't get my arms in shirts or jackets. I am eating healthily trying not to binge or starve sticking to 1500 cals per day or less and trying to exercise as much as possible I am currently 5 stone overweight for my height of 5ft 6in at 15 stone 7lbs. I am menopausal now at age 51 and taking 10mg Paroxetine daily to alleviate hot flushes, so I don't know if that helps or hinders any weight loss. I am considering going on HRT as the Paroxetine doesn't seem to be working but I hear that HRT makes you put even more weight on so I am scared to try it. Any advice from anyone out there please?
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