What it’s Like to Gain 60 Pounds in 6 Months

Hello everybody! Welcome!

 

I want to talk about something that’s kind of embarrassing for me to talk about.  I want to talk about how I gained sixty pounds in six months. Obviously, I didn’t plan on that happening, and obviously something happened/changed and caused it to happen.

It happened back senior year of high school.  My psychiatrist put me on a new medication to help me battle my anxiety and depression. After a couple weeks, I noticed that the medicine seemed to be working; I was feeling better, happier.  About a month after seeing my doctor I went back in, so we could discuss my new medication.  Every time I see him I get my height and weight recorded.  When I went back in, I noticed a had gained about ten pounds.  Weird, but whatever.

My doctor and I continued to adjust my medicine.  I saw him about every month-six weeks.  Every time I saw him, for six months straight, I had gained ten pounds. Every. Single. Month.  Now if you haven’t figured it out, it was definitely that new medication that was causing me to gain so much weight so quickly.

I was sick and tired of gaining weight.  I was feeling so bad and so self-conscious of myself.  I weight well over two hundred pounds.  I was over it.  I told my doctor enough was enough; he changed my medication that day.  I stopped gaining weight and I actually started feeling better than I did with the old medicine.  I didn’t feel better because I had stopped gaining weight.  I felt better, happier, because my new medicine was better suited for me and my brain.  I was so happy.

It gets better – after about a month or two, I started losing weight.  I was losing weight slowly, but it was better than nothing. It’s been about two years since then, and I’ve lost about twenty pounds.  I’m still nowhere near where I was, or where I want to be.  I would like to lose another 15-20 pounds before my vacations in May and June.  I know if I change the way I eat, I can easily lose that weight.

 

Pray for me, and if you have any tips, please share!

 

Much Love,

MCC

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