I Gained Weight | My Clean Cutting Board
Last year I lost 40 lbs. I went from 165 to 125. At 5’6″ that looked pretty scary on me. I wasn’t doing it on purpose. But after getting off of Prednisone and eating strictly greens and meat to keep inflammation in my body down, the weight-loss was unavoidable. I was stick thin. It happened so rapidly, everyone freaked when they saw me. Every week I looked thinner. My plump booty was gone. My arms looked like bones. And people were really starting to worry. I tried eating more bananas and starchy foods but nothing. I couldn’t gain weight. What a problem to have huh? Well after about a year, I was taken off Veletri to be put on Orenitram. I have to take it every 8 hours with food. That means 7am, 3pm, and 11pm. So at each time, I had to eat. Imagine eating 300 calories every night at 11. Eesh! I didn’t really like that part but I was off Veletri so it was worth it. I have been off for 2 months and have gained about 10 lbs. since the switch. I could have easily gained much more had I been on a conventional, American diet. You know, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, and the like. Thankfully I am very cautious when reading labels and ingredients. And since I eat mostly unproccessed food, it is much easier to maintain. But still, 10 pounds in 2 months is still weight gain. Honestly, I am happy with it. I was a bit too thin so I’m ok. I do, however, have to be careful or all my new clothes will have to be donated. I gave myself a goal to work out 3 times a week and start counting calories. I’ve never counted calories so this is huge for me. Eating at the designated medication times plus breakfast, lunch, and dinner, left no room for error. I could not have anything in between and had to be very careful to not eat too many calories at each sitting. I’m much less active these days because I have a funky, collapsed hip so exercise has been minimal. So sad, I know. I mostly sit around. Yeah right I have a baby. No sitting around here. But still much less activity than I’m used to so if I don’t focus on what I eat I will be right back at 165. Not that it’s bad to be 165 lbs. But if you just gave away all your size 10 clothes and replaced them with all size 2, you’d be pretty pissed if you couldn’t fit into them anymore. I know I would. So here I am at 135-138 lbs. I feel great. I don’t get the “Are you ok?” comments anymore. I look healthier. And I got my booty back. Now to figure out how to workout with a collapsed hip.
Stay healthy my friends, Janeris