I’ve always been a curvy girl. It’s escalated over the last 5 years, with the amount of stress on my shoulders I have put on an enormous amount of weight.
I used to hover around 68-72kg and that was okay for me, even though I was a little depressed at going over the 70 mark. One day I went to try on some jeans and I was over size 14, and that made me feel really down. That was so many sizes ago though so size 14 would be amazing in comparison.
I had just hit 90kg about 6 weeks ago when I went to see my doctor with my concerns. My medications haven’t changed in the last year and that’s all relatively settled, and I have a job that has a lot of physical movement – lifting heavy boxes of stock and doing laps around the store. I was walking a km an hour for every hour I was at work, but I wasn’t seeing any movement on the scales. And I was eating better – I was eating breakfast to get my metabolism going, and healthier lunches and dinners.
My doctor did a full blood workup to see if there was any problem with the results, but all were normal. So I cut back on bad food and also did more exercise to see if that shifted anything. The scales went the wrong way. My stress levels were also still right up.
Yesterday I clocked in at 93.2kg just four weeks after my last doctors visit. I’m about to start some medication to try and get it back down now because the next step is seeing an endocrinologist to find out if there is really something wrong.
I took a photo of what I look like today, which I’m not too upset with, but I’ll use this as a comparison along the way and post it when there are some results. Stress often makes my weight go down, but that’s excessive crazy situation stress. This stress is just relatively normal ongoing work and money worries, and it’s making it go up instead, and making me feel worse about everything.
Hopefully there’ll be some good results so I feel a bit better and have the strength and energy to take on other problems in my life!