Monday, October 15, 2007

Week 139 - 29

No change!

Now to be honest I'm somewhat gobsmacked by this. By rights I should have put on at least a pound and a half. Friday involved lunch out and dinner out with the family where, of course, I ate far too much.

Then my wife got some good news regarding her application to get into next year's Spring Fling event. This is a major event in the area for artists and will greatly boost her publicity. In celebration my son made a cake.

So I'd already started thinking about this blog post before I stood on the scales this morning. I was going to talk about the fact that while the battle against over eating when feeling low is ongoing but in the long term one I've been winning, the battle against over eating when celebrating hasn't even begun.

But, now I have to figure out WHY I didn't put the weight on and there's only one clear reason I can think of - I changed my meds last week.

The last set of anti-depressants I was on were making me increasingly tired and lethargic, to the point where I was feeling that the benefits were outweighed by the side effects (I wrote a bit more about it on my other blog - see Whose Brain is it Anyway?), so the doc changed the ones I was on.

All this week I've been waking up in the middle of the night, dripping in sweat and I can only guess that my metabolism has gone through a shift while the new tablets settle in.

I'll be glad when I sleep through the night again though.

Starting Weight: 19st 9lb - 275lbs
Current Weight: 12st 5.8lb - 173.8lbs
Body fat: 22.5%
Total Weight Loss: 101.2lbs


Half Man said...

It's amazing how much medication can affect us in ways other than the reason for which we are taking them. I hope these new ones work out better for you.

Sayre said...

Ah, meds. Well, at least you know they're not hot flashes. I hope that once they're in your system that your side effects will lessen and you'll be feeling much better. I wish that waking up sweaty in the middle of the night would work for me, though....

S William said...

I have had weeks like that. In fact, several years ago, when I would have cheat days, I would lose 2-3 pounds more than normal in the following week.

Kim Ayres said...

Just have to wait and see whether it continues...