Talking Lithium, a weight gainer.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
I have been tested today for heart and blood work at the local hospital. About six years ago I weighed 135. My doctor put me on Lithium, which is a salt, and I gained about 80 lbs in eight months., about ten lbs a month. Now I haven't lost any weight since March 2012. I Don't know why? I have been exercising and eating right. I have gone up and down maybe by two or three lbs but have always ended up at the same weight. Now I am up by two lbs.
If my doctor puts me on Lithium tomorrow and I start to gain weight, I don't know what I am going to do. I need it for my mental state. But It's not going to help with my weight loss efforts. I lost 168 lbs on Weight Watchers from 04 to 06 when my top weight was 319. i got down to 135. I managed to stay there for six months until I went into the hospital for depression. That is where they put me on the lithium.
I am just praying to God that I am not going to gain weight this time. and That i will feel good enough to go out and exercise my dog and myself. Because as of now I don't want to do anything. I am not eating all day long. I have had a hard boiled egg so far today and its four pm. I am drinking some tea. Last night I had a can of beans, Van DeCamps. I am in a mixed state. spending alot of money I don't have and very depressed that I don't want to do anything with anyone do anything. So it's my illness that is messing with me.
I don't know what else to say. I go to see the psychiatrist tomorrow at noon. Then he will give me the prescription for Lithium and tell me how to take it. The rest is up to God. Like I said before I am really hoping it will make me feel better so I CAN exercise and eat better. Sparks Coach suggested writing a blog about how we were doing and this is how i am doing. Not very well.