Thursday, 28 July 2011

Losing weight is like magic..

It is really, but so is gaining. I'm sure for most of the population, you never notice you're gaining weight. Once you do it's 'oh i've put on a few pounds, no big deal'.. but then it keeps coming. Then one day you see a picture of yourself, or read the scale and say "holy crap, wtf happened to me'??? hopefull you catch it before it's too late.

I don't know when I noticed I had gained what I perceived as 'too much'. (I say perceived, as I was not unhealthy or even overweight for my build). I noticed a gradual gain, but I was ok with it. Then I tried on a bridesmaid dress. It was a teeny bit loose, but I don't like to be squeezed. It was in my closet for 3 months until the wedding. I tried it on a few weeks before the wedding and oh shit, it's verging on *tight*. It still fit, and I filled it out quite nicely. However, getting on the scale showed I had gained 5-10 pounds in 3 months.

At first I attributed the weight gain to a particular prescription I had started to help my IBS. It was known to increase food cravings and people gained weight from that. But I was on a super low dose. When I started watching calories, I noticed that no, I wasnt really craving things any more than I ever had. However, the drug, added with a vitamin supplement I needed to take as well, put my body in a better state than I could ever remember it being in. I could eat food and not worry. I didn't have to be afraid of every thing I ate. So I ate more, but I'm also fairly sedentary, so I gained.

That's my rational anyway. In about 2 months, I've lost close to 6 pounds. No, it's not much, but I still notice the difference. My waist started to feel thinner. I thought it was just my mind wanting the weight loss. I waited a few more weeks and got on the scale. Confirmed, I lost a bit of weight, like magic. It's satisfying for sure. I'm hoping to lose another 10 - 15 pounds, but we'll see how that goes.