Hi all. I am having a hard time losing weight--in fact, despite all of my efforts, I have GAINED significant amount of weight (approximately 20 lbs. in the last 2 years).
I take Vyvanse (an extended-release version of Adderall) for my ADD--which I actually have, I'm definitely not using it for weight loss--and from everything I've read, I should be LOSING weight, not gaining it! The Vyvanse pretty much eliminates my appetite. So while I'm not really on a diet, after I take it in the morning, I'm not hungry (and I often forget to eat completely) until at least 7PM. Most days, I take my medicine with a cup of coffee in the morning and don't eat until dinner, and I eat a fairly small dinner, so my overall calorie intake is around 1,000 calories or less. I splurge a little on the weekends, when I take a break from my medicine.
I also work out quite a bit--I run 2 miles twice a week, do a workout video 3x a week, and play sand volleyball once a week.
And yet, my jeans are getting tighter by the day. At this point, I'm not sure what I can do! Does anybody have any suggestions or possible theories as to why I'm gaining weight? If it helps, my current stats are 5'4, 155 lbs.