I haven’t updated in quite awhile! As I’ve written about before, I reached my highest weight. My feelings were:
- Not happy with myself
- Didn’t like the way I looked
- I’d hide myself behind people in pictures
- My health was suffering
- I was becoming depressed
I started taking Phentermine 15mg on October 23rd. My most recent weigh in on New Years Day I was down 20.2 lbs! I was thrilled! I made it down to my second loss of 10 lbs. On the scale, I went down into my next set of 10’s. In several more pounds, I’ll be down to where I was when I gave birth to my daughter. After that, I still have 40 lbs to go. That will get me to just under the weight I was at when I got pregnant. I will have lost 60 lbs at that point. That is my goal amount to lose. But, what I’d actually like to do is lose another 20 – 25 lbs beyond that. Putting me at 80 – 85 lbs lost. I won’t be where I was in high school or college. I don’t think I’ll ever see that number again! I was 115 lbs! But, it will put me where I was when I was on Weight Watchers and lost 40 lbs. I’m hoping to keep my metabolism going and maintain the weight.
I want to clear the air on something here. I am by NO MEANS promoting the use of taking a “magic pill” and all your woes will go away. This was commented on my second weight loss post. The person was very rude. I trashed the comment because she obviously didn’t read my posts and why I chose to start taking a diet pill. It wasn’t so I could continue eating whatever I wanted to, and still lose weight. It was because my metabolism was SHOT. It was doing absolutely nothing for me. Hypothyroidism is a legitimate condition. I could eat salads all day long and still not lose weight. I’ve dealt with it for the past 21 years. My pill dose has only increased, trying to make sure I don’t end up 600 – 800 lbs. But, right now, my dose is actually too high and is suppressing my thyroid.
I am by no means asking for anyone’s approval on the methods I chose to take in my weight loss. For a few moments after I read the woman’s comment, I felt like crap. I felt useless. But then I sat back and asked myself, “Who the heck is she? Who does she think she is, apparently only partially reading my posts and putting me down for ‘taking the easy way out’ in my weight loss?” This woman doesn’t know me. I don’t know her and I don’t care to know someone who is so judgemental. So, I forgot about her and went on my way.
What I’ve done since October is increase my protein. Chicken, Pork and other meats. I use Ground Turkey instead of Ground Beef. I don’t like the greasy taste to the Beef since I started eating Turkey years ago. I haven’t fully gotten rid of carbs. Sorry! I love my pasta. It’s my downfall :(. But I’m eating smaller quantities. That could also be due to the Phentermine is an appetite suppressant. I am still on the lowest dose however. My Dr advised that the lower dose would wear off and I’d have to increase it. So far so good it seems!
People do various things to lose weight. What have you tried in the past? Did it work for you?