In the last 15 years I have yo-yo-ed from 11 to 16 stone, mainly at the upper end.
I have very low self esteem, blame myself for everything bad that happens in my life, try to keep everyone happy etc…find it difficult to talk about it to people as I have a small social circle and don’t want to burden them with my problems.
After I retired in 2021 I managed to go from 14.5 to 12 stone. I think mainly as I had finished work ( which I had always found stressful) and joined a gym which I’m now fed up of.
This year I have regained 1.5 stone, I’m sure it’s because I’m dealing with a very sick parent and some very judgemental siblings as well as dealing with an imminent house move.
I’ve tried every diet under the sun but any sign of anxiety and I am straight in the chocolate box to dampen down those feelings.
This morning I have been researching Ozempic, the new weight loss drug and after telling DH I was doing this he begged me not to as ‘you’ll only end up disappointed again’
So now I am thinking maybe counselling or psychotherapy to get to the bottom of this?
Has anyone tried this? Can anyone give me advice or opinions?
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