Good luck Dizzysheep, you will get where you want to be in time....!
Meds can play havoc with most things let alone weight loss but letting everything settle for a bit is a sound idea. I think that patience is the hardest thing to learn on the weightloss journey (for someone that wants job done yesterday!). Suggest record body measurements or have certain clothes to measure your success with as it may not always be reflected on the scales.
My partner sacrifices his sunday morning lie in to watch over the children, one of them gets up at 5.30 a.m. and I'm not prepared to get up any earlier to fit a run in ( I need my sleep!).
Getting enough sleep also seems to effect how well I eat on a daily basis - that might be something to watch out for to....
He he - seriously though keeping occupied in potential times for snacking, or on the computer - can't eat whilst typing!
Another gem - having a medium sized plate, again a mind game. This helps with portion control nad eye satisfaction, you know a chicken breast on a huge plate looks puny whilst same chicken breat on medium plate looks much better. Its a bit bigger than a side plate.
Fluids are a big must, doesn't just have to be water but things like soup, stews and casseroles etc.
A PT I had (reiterating a point made earlier) recommended carbs during day, protein based meal in p.m. e.g. chicken and roasted veg (ummm....I'm hungry now -wheres my water!)
I have lost lots, well a reasonable amount, and have more to go. I am tempted by the quick fixes etc due to lack of patience but I got to this weight through stupid dieter mind set and the whole negative cycle of going over calories/points etc. I don't believe in diet products now either, I much prefer full fat version of most things, they satisfy you for longer and for less quantity. Actually got annoyed with local supermarket for discontinuing their full fat natural yogurt and french set wholemilk yogs - all the other stuff has rubbish in that can't eat (sorry waffling has taken over!).
My biggest undoing is not eating enough - may have to look at calories for that reason alone - putting that off because I really don't want to get in to all that! (Anyone one recommend an easy guide to start out on the calorie in/out malarkey)
P.S. Run/walking good for burning fat (interval training) something to do with heart rate etc
Thanks again, I have a diagnosis - or at least a 24hour trace ECG that confirms ectopic ventricular arrythmia, what they lacked to provide me with is how to cope, triggers and all the other useful information like that.
All a bit experimental with the coping techniques but frustration to annoyance is the main thing I need to deal with, you know feeling of control ( ok minor control freak) but would like to help myself avoid these episodes/