I will start - I am currently trying to get to the weight I was before I started Geodon - my short-term weight loss goal is 219 pounds. I am down a total of 63 pounds from my all-time high of 319 when I was on Abilify. I currently weigh 256 pounds (down 12 pounds from when I started Zyprexa in the middle of March). I still have 37 pounds to lose to get to my short-term goal.
I track my food intake on Sparkpeople.com - as long as I am less active, I stay between 1200-1400 calories per day. Once I start working, Sparkpeople says I can eat 1200-1550 calories and still lose 2 pounds a week. It was a bit labor intensive to track at first, but now I have my favorite foods in a separate list, and I have food groupings so I can log a meal with one click. It takes me about ten minutes to log a week’s worth of food ahead of time. It’s worth it.
I have a collapsed disc in my lumbar spine and can’t do exercise that is intense enough to burn calories, so it’s essential that I stick to my calorie range. I walk slowly with a cane, and I hate yoga. I’d rather have a low calorie range. It’s working so far.
My long-term weight loss goal is 180 pounds, the weight I was before I started taking anti-psychotics. I will have lost 100 pounds once I hit 219, my short-term goal. My plan is to maintain that for 3 - 6 months before starting the next phase of weight loss. I think I can do it.
Anyone else want to join the weight loss thread? I thought it would be good for encouragement and to help us stay on track. Tell me your goals and what you’re doing.