My name is Veronica
I changed contraceptive pills in 2009 from Yasmine to Levelen and have successfully gained 20kg in 2 years.
I used to be a size 10 and am now a size 16.
I am very educated on food and what it takes to lose weight (energy in, energy out) but am finding that I eat high calorie foods and my body likes to be re fuelled by eating in portions of 6 meals a day. So how did I get this fat? easily apparently, by ignoring the reflection in the mirror, focusing on other positive attributes and eating what makes me happy (chocolate, chips, desert, pizza..beer doesn't help my new gut either) I can eat when i'm full, i'm like a machine.
My doctor thinks that the change to emotional eating could be related to the contraceptive change back in 2009. So he's given me a prescription for Yasmine and also discussed the possibility of Duromine. I have done a lot of research on that too.
So here I am, struggling with my emotional and physical battle to shed 30kg off my poor body.
Wish me luck!
Also, when I was leaving my doctors office I asked him how much weight he'd like me to lose before coming back in 4 weeks and he said 6kg. That's 1.5kg a week, is that doable without being on Duromine?