Weight Loss NHS

Hi, it has been a while…

I haven't lost any weight since I last posted. I just don't have any motivation to, and I gave up a weeks ago. I have actually gained a little, maybe 3lbs. I'm going to start again in the new year, but not as hard as I used to.

I upped my antidepressant dosage to 100mg (up from 50g), and it hasn't really improved my mood. I feel disconnected, and don't care about anything, but care too much at the same time… it's complicated.

I finally received a letter for an appointment with a psychotherapist for the 5th of January. I don't know what help that would be, because the things that make me unhappy are out of the psychologist's control, and to an extent, my control.

Merry belated Christmas, and happy new year! 🎉🎇🎊🎆

I hope you all have a great, slimmer 2018. 🤗

14 Replies
oldestnewest

Hi,finally ready to give this a go, came off meds for anxiety in September after 12 years, now to shift 3 stones of excess fat,hope you all can advise and help me reach my goal, wishing everyone the best,successful New year ever, remember we all need a little push in the right direction

3 likes
Reply

Great to see you rangers1963 . Glad you are feeling good coming of the meds. Wishing you well on your weight loss journey.

Happy New Year.🥂🎆🎇✨

5 likes
Reply

Good evening DiDiZia

I am sorry you are still feeling unwell in spite of increasing your medication. I truly hope you can receive some help from the psychotherapist, I have heard of some very positive results from these clever people.

Good luck getting back on track next week, we are all here when you need us

Anna

4 likes
Reply

Hi DiDiZia , It's great to see you back. Sorry to hear you are not feeling too great. You maybe surprised at how the psychologist can help you and Ì hope your appointment goes well.

Also wishing you A Happy Healthy 2018🎆🎇✨ Look after yourself.💟❤💐🌸

3 likes
Reply

Hi DiDiZia

I hope things get better for you in the near future and you can pace yourself to cope with each day as it comes..

Thinking of you and wishing you a better year ahead.

2 likes
Reply

Hi DiDiZia

Don't worry about that small gain, when your ready to start again it will soon come off.

Sorry to hear you have had to have your medication increased, hope it will help you. I know your not sure what help the psychotherapist will be but maybe just having someone to listen to you will help. Have you tried keeping a journal and writing down how you feel as sometimes that can be a good release.

I wish you all the best for a happier new year. :)

3 likes
Reply

Look on 2018 as a new start; a new you.

Don't be despondent about your recent weight gain - you are not alone out there, especially over Christmas. What goes on can come off...just take one day at a time and be pleased with yourself for every small decision taken towards a healthier way of eating; choosing a piece of fruit instead of a biscuit, a fruit tea instead of a latte coffee for example. Have some suitable "treats" for those moments when you need something comforting; chocolate rice-cakes, jellies, granola to nibble on, dried fruit.

Hopefully you will find a way to cope with those problems that are dragging you down, with the help of your professionals. Find time to get out in the fresh air, climb a hill, stroke a pony. These little pleasures help your state of mind no end...

1 like
Reply

Lovely to hear from you DiDiZia I hope you had a good Christmas and will have a great New Year.

Give the psychotherapist a whirl, you might be pleasantly surprised.

Let us know how you get on.

Take care

Ceals

x

1 like
Reply

I just started seeing an art psychotherapist and am hoping it will help with my strong emotions. Give it a go.

1 like
Reply

Wishing you well on the 5th January, I hope you get the right support. I think best medicine can often be simply talking. Mind the charity often support group and counselling. I found in the past being round like minded people, sharing emotions and life experiences.

Wishing you lots of success on your journey.

2 likes
Reply

I am sorry that life is such a struggle for you but never give up. There is ALWAYS hope. The therapy could really help. I found CBT to be very beneficial. It taught me to think in a different way about the challenges that life throws at us. The problems are still there but I control my mood by the way I think about them. I also have great belief in the power of prayer and I will pray that you will find joy and contentment.

Reply

Well done for posting, and we,lol<done for seeing the psychotherapist. Perhaps not everything is out of your control and you will be bale at least to make small changes to start with. Good luck.

Reply

Hi, good to hear from you. Don't give up - just see what the psychotherapist is like - he/she may be able to help or just be a nice person you like spending time with. I am also trying a new start - haven't really dieted for most of 2017, but down overall by 2.9kg for the year - a tiny amount, but so what. Here's to a successful 2018 for both of us - and everyone else on the Forum. Happy New Year!

Reply

Well done on coming back... I was wondering where you had got to...

3lbs is nothing especially over Christmas

Good for you to recommit.

You know what they say.....fake it till you make it!

Just take the action and see if the motivation follows

Best wishes to you😁

Reply

You may also like...