School let me get help.

To preface this, I am morbidly obese, weighing in at about 360 at my heaviest, a few weeks ago. Ok. So. A few weeks ago (June 9th, to be exact), I moved back to school. I'm a sophomore in college. I wanted to get some classes in while I could. But I realized that I have not at all been living a healthy life. I wanted change. So, when I got here, I went to the student health website and began scheduling appointment after appointment. I got all the tests i could at the general doctor, STI's, Thyroid, Diabetes, anything else the doctor could think of. I also had an appointment with the school's top psychiatrist. Now that I was back at school, there is a student insurance plan included in my tuition which allowed me to get all the help i desperately needed for so long. I have known for years (from professional diagnosis) that i have anxiety and depression disorders, along with insomnia. I was finally able to start medications for these things. Now, I soon after went to an appointment with a nutritionist, and a "fitness consultant". The basic idea behind the consultant would be that she would help me form a plan for working out based off what I like to do, and how often I could go to the gym, etc. The original plan was to go 3-4 times a week, alternating between cardio and strength training. I'm proud to say I've completely blown past this with my new found, medicine induced motivation. I'm now going to the gym 5-6 days a week, strength training every time. For cardio, i walk everywhere, I haven't been on the bus system in almost two weeks. In the past two weeks, since our last meeting, I've lost 10 pounds. I'm drinking between 3-4 litres of water a day, and have completely cut out soda (I do probably still drink too much coffee tho). Overall, I'm feeling great. I'm losing weight, I'm showering daily, no longer sleeping through my alarms, and I've gained back confidence that, I honestly don't know if I ever before possessed. For those who might be curious, I'm on Ambien 5mg, Welbutrin 300mg, and Zoloft 20mg. Thanks for the read and support y'all!

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