Its why I tend to be impulsive. I buy stuff that I end up never using.
Maybe it’s not the right exercise. What if you just pace down the hall a couple times a day?
I do it for a bit but only when I can. On lower dose I used to be nervous which made me pace more but it was unhealthy and didnt feel good.
I think even normies buy exercise bikes or treadmills thinking they’ll use it more then it forever Sits and collects dust
Water, for at least the consumption trigger, bored urge to eat. Drink a few gulps and try to buy some time when the craving starts.
That works for me .
Now that I have been off olanzapine for almost 3 months my appetite has diminished greatly. I only eat twice a day, breakfast and dinner, and only because I have to eat 350 calories when I take my Lurasidone, otherwise I would probably eat less,.even with breakfast I sometimes take my lurasidone with only 200 calories because I don’t want to eat so much cereal to hit the 350 mark. I would think I average around 700-800 calories in food a day plus whatever calories I get from milk/juice/coffee/tea.
I’ve been losing weight because of this. I stepped on the scale yesterday and I am down to 168.6 lbs. That is only 4lbs away from my normal/healthy BMI weight. I haven’t weighed this little in about 18 years when they first put me on Olanzapine and I became fat.
When I am bored I surf the net, drink tea, and watch TV. But I understand where you are coming from, when I was on olanzapine I had a voracious appetite and I was hungry all the time, when I was bored I would be munching on chips and snacks and stuff, but with my med change everything has changed.
Do something else that is more fun and interesting to you than food. That’s what I do.
I’ve found this works. Not all the time but it works. Very easy too.
I’m an all or nathing gal.
What works for me won’t work for you.
So I don’t recommend it.
But yea, generally
It is about being ultra strict for me,
And having a meaningful routine, however full or small that routine may be
Sure eating (especially cookies or chocolate) gives me pleasure. But so do a lot of other things like: sitting out on my balcony on a beautiful day, prayer, practicing piano, yoga, reading, talking with or visiting my friend, watching Netflix or YouTube, cooking, meeting and playing with people’s pets, drinking coffee or tea, camping, traveling, studying art, music and Spanish.
Something will change @Aziz
For me someone close to me died and I lost weight and quit smoking and drinking
We talked about ACT today in rehab. I found it insightful.
People will tell you they you have to love yourself FIRST
I think that’s the same as accepting yourself as-is in ACT
Neuroplasticity really works.
Lucky you don’t smoke. I wouldn’t know what to do instead, yes, maybe I would eat more.
I vape nicotine salts
Try eating sunflower seeds if you’re bored
Wore out my old one. Would like a new one, but don’t have room for it.
You sir are an enigma
I liked to walk on it while watching a show or two. It was inexpensive and the motor went from all of the use I put it to. The replacement motor was worth twice as much as I paid for the treadmill so I gave up on fixing it. I prefer to walk outside these days, but this summer’s smoke is really making it tough.
Yeah true true the smokes been nasty , it just cleared out my way
Tried to walk before work and had to bail even with using oxygen. Wind came up for a bit at lunch so I got 4.5km in. I just looked outside and the wind has died down so the smoke is thick again. That’s a phooey.