As promised, here is my two week update!
As you all know, two weeks ago I started my weight loss journey with a little help to kick start my metabolism with a prescription form of Phentermine. The Dr told me that the average weight loss in a year with doing nothing else by taking the pill was 24 lbs. I figured, I’m fine with that. Even with that loss, I’ll still be down to a weight I hadn’t seen in about three plus years.
For those of you who don’t know what Phentermine is, it is a pill in doses of 15mg, 30mg and 37.5mg. Each dose will eventually stop working and you need to go to the next dose. It acts not only as a metabolism booster, but, also an appetite suppressant. Since taking the pills, I have still been eating my normal food with the exception of snacking. Only every few days will I have a snack, and even then, not a big one. So, I have changed some of my eating habits. I had become that person who ate because I was bored. And while I hated myself for it, I couldn’t stop myself. With this change, I’m not sure if it was the appetite suppressant part of the pill, or I truly made up my mind to get it done. That I finally hit that wall and was sick of how I was looking and feeling. Also, I do park further away from the door at my job. So, I am getting some extra steps in during the week.
So, my update is this. In the first week, I lost 6.8 lbs. As of today, I’ve lost a total of 12.2 lbs in the two weeks since I’ve started Phentermine. While I check my weight weekly, I check my measurements every two weeks. According my my measurements, I’ve lost a total of 8.5 inches. Most of it lost in my hips. So, I’m wondering if I measured that correctly! It showed a five inch drop on that part of my body alone! I’ll have to keep an eye on that in two weeks :).
My daughter put a HUGE smile on my face when she told me that the leggings I was wearing? They were starting to get baggy on me :). My daughter has no filter and will tell me the truth. Not what I want to hear.
There you have it for this bi-monthly update. Things are going well. I’m not starving myself. But, I do feel comfortable. Now to go eat breakfast!
Have you tried Phentermine? How did you do with it?