It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Depression Message Board

  • finally losing the weight

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 03-02-2005, 05:12 AM   #1
    Senior Member
    Lady_Raven's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2004
    Posts: 139
    Lady_Raven HB User
    finally losing the weight

    After putting on 30lbs while on zoloft I am now losing weight after struggling with it and not being able to lose a single pound for an entire year. Here's what I'm doing:

    First I got off the Zoloft and switched to Effexor XR. I was hoping my weight would drop just from doing that but it didn't at all.

    After 6 months of still losing no weight even after switching to a different SSRI and dieting like crazy I bought a pedometer and a new Kathy Smith exercise video that is designed to help you through weight loss plateaus.

    I have found that the key is to do weight training more often. 2-3 days a week I either walk 10,000 steps in a day or I do my Kathy Smith workout. Then 2 days a week I do the first section of the Kathy Smith video or 15 minutes of cardio and then I do 20 minutes of weight lifting or pilates.

    For my diet, which I think is what is doing the most for my weight loss, I checked out Kathy Smith's 5-day jumpstart plan on her website and it has worked WONDERS. It is designed to get your body in fat burning mode and it's about 1500 calories a day. I thought I had to eat 1200/day to lose weight and even less since the antidepressants slow down our metabolism sooo much. On the days I work out I eat between 1400-1700 calories and on the days I don't work out I TRY to eat only 1200.

    In the past two weeks I've lost over 5 lbs and to me that's a miracle because I've been trying so long. I seriously recommend for people to try the 5-day jump start plan. Even though it's for 5 days I try to follow it everyday but if I don't it's no big deal. I'm so thrilled that I can still be on my Effexor and lose weight now because I didn't think it was possible and now it feels like the weight is just peeling off of me.

    Feel free to ask me questions. I know how devastating it is to deal with the weight gain from these meds and hopefully I can help some of you.

    take care,

    Sponsors Lightbulb
    Old 03-02-2005, 05:29 AM   #2
    Senior Member
    momsbrandi's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2005
    Posts: 175
    momsbrandi HB User
    Re: finally losing the weight

    Jess, congratulations. I can definitly relate to weight gain from ad's. What ad are you on now? Thx, mb

    Old 03-02-2005, 06:30 AM   #3
    Senior Member
    Lady_Raven's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2004
    Posts: 139
    Lady_Raven HB User
    Re: finally losing the weight

    Thanks momsbrandi!
    I'm on 75mg of effexor XR now and aside from sexual side effects, I absolutely love it.

    Old 03-02-2005, 10:39 AM   #4
    Join Date: Dec 2004
    Location: Canada
    Posts: 70
    SandybytheSea HB User
    Re: finally losing the weight

    Lady Raven-

    How much Effexor xr were u on before? Have you always been at 75? I was on 150 and the doctor has moved me up to 225. Did u ever take that much? And did u taper off to the amount you r taking? Or is that the highest dose u have been on. I am concerned as my doctor had me on Celexa 40mgs and I could not tolerate that. She changed me over to Effexor xr and I am really starting to feel better than I have in over a year and a half.

    Old 03-03-2005, 02:17 PM   #5
    Senior Member
    Lady_Raven's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2004
    Posts: 139
    Lady_Raven HB User
    Re: finally losing the weight

    I'm glad you're starting to feel better, Sandy.
    I've always been on 75mg of Effexor XR. Before that I was on 50mg of Zoloft and then 75mg of Zoloft but I gained 30lbs within a couple months on Zoloft. I was also on 20mg of Celexa but it did nothing for me.

    I absolutely love Effexor XR. I know lots of people have problems with it but I feel better than ever and I don't have that "numb" feeling like I have with the other SSRIs where you never feel really sad or really happy just kind of machine-like.

    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Welll I finally am getting CT scan for elevated hormones. pams37 Hormone Problems 2 03-10-2006 09:51 AM
    Finally seeing results!!! lehara Exercise & Fitness 2 03-18-2005 08:40 AM
    Finally losing weight miper Thyroid Disorders 10 02-05-2005 04:41 AM
    I'm FINALLY Losing Weight........ girlygirly Thyroid Disorders 4 03-22-2004 02:22 PM
    FINALLY LOSING WEIGHT AFTER DEPO!!! LS8219 Weight Loss 3 09-07-2003 11:57 PM

    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:40 PM.

    © 2022 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!