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My boobs now rest on my protruding stomach. I look 4months pregnant.

All my weight goes to my stomach and I have gone from a size 4 to a size 8. I constantly crave sweets on this remeron. Will exercise do any good?? I don't have the urge to exercise. Can someone share their story??

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Hi Hon,

If you don't have the motivation to exercise, try walking a min 30 mins a day, 4 times a week and cut out all refined sugars and carbohydrates.

I am living off protein and vegetables now. It's tough, but lost 12.5 pounds so far (in month). I am attending a diet clinic because I need the accountability, but if you have the willpower you can do it yourself.

For what it's worth, I was able to lose weight on my own on Remeron. I find it much harder on Seroquel.

I have tried cardio and eating healthy (but not dieting) and had no luck. Diet is more effective than exercise, but it you do both it's the best plan.

I look about 6 months pregnant now, but I looked 8 a few weeks ago. ;)

Dee

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My trial of doxepin as an insomnia med moved me from a size 10 to a size 14 in 6 weeks. It royally sucks. I have no motivation to exerscise either. frakin doxepin. It made me crave sugar and do things like eat a whole bowl of brownie batter or cookie dough. blurgh. ;)

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Over the past three weeks I was eating a pint of ice cream every evening. After yesterday I am sick of my body. Bras, pants, tops are so uncomfortable. Talk to me like a 5 yr old, what are refined sugars? And how do I know what is a carbohydrate before I eat it? I did jumping jacks and situps earlier today then had a bagel with peanut butter. I also am drinking water all day. I want a slim waistline before February ;)

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the bagel is a carbohydrate, if you're trying to avoid carbs at all.

i personally liked weight watchers, but that's just me. i gained weight on zyprexa and couldn't fit into my clothes anymore. i joined WW, the gym, and switched my meds around a bit. i lost 30lbs in under 3 months. some people are successful with getting rid of carbs, some with calorie counting, and so on. there are all sorts of methods. with WW you can figure out the points something has and count it towards your daily point allowance, or you can stick to the "safe foods" list and not worry about points. i did the points, because i didn't want to give up my carbs. points in this system are points, it doesn't matter where the point comes from, it is based on calories, fat, and fiber in a given item.

i weight trained at the gym, which probably helped me gain muscle that burned fat.

my meds were switched so i was off of zyprexa and on a higher dose of wellbutrin and topamax was added to help me lose weight. i think the med changes helped a lot too.

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That sounds like a good start, but after you are finished the Slimfast you should try a protein shake without all that sugar instead. The elimination of sugar will help curb the overwhelming cravings for it. Fruit is the best way to get your sugar fix. Sounds like you're on the right track.

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i think slimfast wants you to eat one real meal a day, and snacks. if your snacks are your fruit, then you need to plan a real meal. if you're deciding to go low carb, then maybe you'll want a low carb cookbook for receipe ideas.

when i was becoming a vegan i had no idea how to cook without dairy. the books taught me a lot. i'm sure you'd learn a lot. you can always take them out of the library or buy them at a second hand book store.

loon

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Oddly, Remeron made me crave peanut butter and jam sandwiches like they were going out of style.

Chicky, you have to lay off the sugar. If you eliminate refined sugar from your diet, after awhile you stop craving it as much. I won't say stop craving it completely, but it gets to the point where you can fight it off most of the time. I'm doing much better this way and losing weight, but I still have the odd binge here and there.

I read an article that said muffins are as high in fat as donuts, go figure. They have the illusion of being healthy, but they aren't.

Dee XO

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