| Originally Posted by Just Martha |
Rachel, I have gained about 50 pounds in the last 4 years Jay and I have been together. Actually I gained it the first year and a half we were together. My doctor put me on Metformin. It's a small dosage, but it's what diabetics (type II) take. Did you doctor recommend this?
Actually Martha, I'm on Actoplus Met (which is basically metformin with some other drug combined). He has me doing that with the Bontril (or phed....something or other that I typed above. LOL) I don't even want to admit how much weight I have gained in the last 7 yrs. It's so sad.
I have a lot of weight to lose and I'm confident (at least right now) that I can do it.
Are you still taking Metformin? I didn't ask if that's a med I would be on long term. I know the other isn't. I'm to see him in 3 months to see how well I'm doing. I really really hope it works to help me make the needed changes.
Gosh- it's so hard to reprogram yourself. I used to eat whatever I wanted no worries. I also was an athlete and very active. I suppose once you cut down on working out at least 2 hours a day, the pizza, beer, hamburgers will catch up right? I've just never had this problem before and had someone told me 10 yrs ago I would weigh what I do now, I would have seriously fainted.
Steve is trying really hard to work with me too. Last night we walked to the grocery store to pick up some stuff for dinner (one thing being a watermelon.) The poor guy carried the damn thing back the 2 miles. LOL