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I just got put on Orlistat today, having never heard about it. The doctor gave me next to [b:46156e12b4]no [/b:46156e12b4]advice , as I'd come in looking for diet ideas, what to eat for food, etc :? , as we don't have much money as we are currently on benefits. (Hubby and I are both at home, so very sedentary (not by choice though)
I've got 4 stones to lose, and have been roughly the same weight for 4 yrs (ok well up and down a little bit) money has been tight (so cant afford healthy food, ww or gym) hence, sedentary, add to that being married - I also read an article that said women gain more weight when married...
Also we just got a cheap cross trainer at home to start exercising, so that solves that problem. :wink:
My main issue is what to actually eat! and how to make it as I've made similar meals last 4 yrs (and it obviously made me gain a lot of weight) So, I've no idea what a good eating plan would be like recipes or types of food. (I tend to make casseroles: meat, veg, pulses rice/pasta and a sauce to hold it all together!) sometimes there is cheese but not anymore I guess! And today for breakfast we had french toast (wont do that again, this was before getting put on the meds of course,.. :oops:
So - need to rethink food and how I relate to it, and I think I must comfort eat as I've got depression (I'm homesick too ... from USA) so dont really know anyone, and stuck in the house for lack of job, friends, family, etc!
However, I am starting my 2nd degree at a University next week which will be good and get me out and about, and meeting people BUT am [b:46156e12b4]very [/b:46156e12b4]afraid of all the side affects, accidents and gas :oops: (in private is one thing, but [i:46156e12b4]more [/i:46156e12b4]worried about in public, public bathroom, or I'm more horrified about not being able to make it - not to be gross but cant tell if that is what people are saying on these forums! I can't be meeting new people and being gross or I will have to drop out!LOL well I hope there are no toilet /gas related issues in public when I finally have a chance to try and make friends!
Sometimes I wont even leave the house because Im obsessing in front of the mirror, so it's not been an easy time of it for me, and Im sure everyone else here must be in the same boat or we would not be given these meds! Well its frustrating but I now have to officially accept that I am obese! :cry: So I hope it will be invaluable to have this kind of resource ... until I can afford WW/gym, but maybe I can if there is any extra student loan money!! :P
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