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Weight Loss Update – Month 3

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I haven’t updated in quite awhile on my weight loss!  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. My weight won’t be where I was in high school or college. That number won’t be seen 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. I wasn’t taking the pill so I could continue eating whatever I wanted to, and still lose weight. 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. We 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?

18 Comments

  1. Alli Smith

    My thoughts about weight loss is that you have to find what works for you and do it. Congrats on your weight loss so far and you’re right not to worry about other’s rude opinions. Keep up the good work!

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  2. Giannina Guy

    There is no easy way to weight loss, so I say ‘well done you’ for finding something that works for you, that you feel comfortable with and you can stick with. That’s no mean feat, let alone the weight loss you’ve achieved.

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  3. candy

    Everyone is different and what works for one won’t for another because we all have different likes and tastes. There are the basics but do what works for you. Just drink plenty of water.

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  4. Heather

    I just posted my first weight in today. We are in the same boat as far as trying to lose weight. Congratulations on your weight loss so far. You can do this! Keep it up and keep sharing your story!

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  5. Katie Moseman

    As long as you’re under a doctor’s care and are being careful of side effects… you do your thing and don’t worry about some commenter’s opinion. 😉

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  6. Terri Beavers

    People can be so hurtful when they’re themselves unhappy. Sorry you had to deal with such a rude person. I agree with the above comment in that everyone is different so it’s important to find what works for you. Good luck on your journey and never let anyone make you feel bad about yourself.

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  7. Rebecca Swenor

    Congrats on my weight loss. I am so happy you are doing so good. I have loss weight in the past by exercising at least 3 to 4 times a week and eating healthier meals. Thanks for sharing your weight loss progress and keep up the great work.

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  8. Ashley

    Congratulations on your weight loss so far! I’m so sorry that someone was so rude to you. That was very uncalled for. Keep up the good work!

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  9. Claudia Krusch

    I am so happy you have found a method that works for you. Keep up the hard work and you will reach your goal. You have inspired me to get back on track. I will have to start walking everyday again.

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  10. Lisa Favre

    I think increasing my protein is something I have to focus on as well. It’s difficult to find balance in diets sometimes… especially when information is constantly changing! You seem to be on the right path. Keep it up!
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  11. Emily

    You are doing amazing with the weight loss! It is so hard to get started and stay motivated. I too am all about the carbs, they all taste so good! I have found that not monitoring what I am eating, but changing my meals to fresh foods is really helping. I am eating healthy and not focusing on the amounts. Which means lots of fruits and veggies for me. So far it is working nicely.

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  12. Stephanie Pass

    Whatever works for you is awesome, though I didn’t realize phentermine was something you could still take. I thought they took it off the market for the side effects. I also have hypothyroidism and being pregnant, they’ve had to continue to up my dosage. I didn’t realize you could raise the dose too high so that it stopped working.
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    1. Jacqui (Post author)

      They older version of Phentermine was taken off the market. They did more R & D and improved it. Some side effects are still there with the fast beating heart, but thankfully I didn’t have that side effect.

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  13. LaShawn

    I think you should do whatever works for you as far as weight loss and not worry about what anyone else has to say! Congrats on loosing so much weight so far!

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  14. Erica

    I’ve lost 180 pounds since going low carb and adding exercise to me daily life. Obviously my change in lifestyle worked for me. Yours is working for you. All that REALLY matters is that you’re making an effort to improve your health. What that effort is is a personal choice. Congratulations on making the choice to improve! Never apologize or feel like you need to defend your own personal choices!! I’m so happy for you!!
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  15. rika

    Congrats on your weight loss! I need to start eating more veggies and get more exercise

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  16. Garf

    Congrats on your weight loss. There is no such thing as a perfect diet, we just need to keep looking for one that works best.

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  17. Kendall Rayburn

    I’m starting Jenny Craig tomorrow, I’ve never tried it but I’ve heard great things. I need someone to plan it all out for me, which is why this is a great fit for me. Good luck on your journey, too!

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