I could just cry
I stepped on the scale this morning and almost had a heart attack! I wasn't expecting to see Calista Flockharts weight staring back at me because I know I'm fat but just about fell over when I saw the actual number. I have 70 lbs to lose and wanted to know if anyone would like to join me. I know this is not the ideal time (I have 25 people coming to my house for Christmas dinner) but I am starting now.
Some background. I have been on low doses of anti depressants for about 7 years and that's when the weight issue became serious (had ben chubby before, but not obese). I had my thyroid checked a little over a year ago and the doctor said it is actualy on the low end of the high scale. I took myself off my current anti depressant (Amitriptyline) because I was on it more for sleep anyway. I avioded the crash form going off the med cold turkey (I believe becasue I was no longer clinically depressed). I am hoping that now that I don't fell like a slug everyday (trade off for sleep, I guess) I can take the weight off easier.
Now that I am off the med I get MAYBE 6 hours of sleep a night so I go to bed at 10:00 and wake up at 4:00. I will get up every morning and do at least 1 hour of exercise (I have a tredmill, eliptical and bow flex). I will not put anymore junk in my mouth (with the exception of Christmas day, although I will not go overboard that day either).
As of today I am 214 lbs (I can't believe I admitted that) and am 5' 5" so I have 70 lbs to go. Anyone want to lose with me?