I put on about 30 lbs, after a combination of having to pull my son out of school before he
was diagnosed with ADHD and put on meds and then after he was home again with the Covid restrictions, my gym was closed, and even the parks and trails here were closed.
After 6 months of trying on my own, I am up to getting 8-10,000 steps on most days and going back to a gluten free diet, but I have only lost 5 lbs. I already take 20 mg of adderall each morning in order to get up and move around enough to do chores and errands.
My doctors are adding:
-Topamax, up to 50 mg twice a day
-Phentermine, havent picked up the rx yet
-Estraven (over the counter peri-menopause vitamins)
I don’t know what else I can do with exercise. I may try to shoot for 10-15,000 steps now. I also thought maybe I would try to seriously trh to learn something new like to relearn a traditional bike or learn to swim.
I feel like this is nuts. I hope the medications will just kick start things back to normal and then I can stop them and be at a regular weight again. Maybe have to be more active and keep a sharper eye on my diet in the future.