Hi everyone! Well its almost been a month on the 15mg duromine yay!! I havent been able to weigh myself due to my weight being above the weight limit on my scales but 1st weigh in i used the TF scales and that was a loss of 6kgs in 12 days.... I have been doing my measurements and i have lost 9cms from both my waist and bust, and thats an amazing thing for me.
Over the past week ive been feeling a bit down over a few life issues and my weight so i have snacked a lil which makes me feel more down, not sure if its got to do with the duromine cause im like this normally lol and i laugh alot around everyone so i know im not depressed.. I havent had as much energy as i use to, during the first week i would get random bunches of energy but now id be lucky not to have a day time nap like i use too...
I feel like my body is getting use to the 15mg so im thinking about asking my doctor next week if i can do the 30mg, do u think thats a good idea?? And would anyone know of the cost for 30mg in nz? Just so i know how much money to put away this week
Nblair I started duromine 3 days ago, would you mind if I replied to this post with my daily blog too? maybe we can both get something out of it?!? let me know. anyway...
My name is Ali and I am Irish living in OZ. I have tried weight watchers since I was 14 and even though 'tried' every other diet going it would seem, I steadily put on weight. always been the biggest in my group of friends and after meeting my boyfriend at work and being together for over 2 years I am realising how much weight I have put on since then. He would never say anything about my weight (Good or Bad) but when i did go to a personal trainer for 5 months and ate really healthily i didnt feel i was losing enough and I gradually stopped going. it was only after another couple of months that he said, 'what happened to your diet, you had lost so much weight and your jeans were hanging off you?' WTF I nearly cried. i am very much a person who needs praise when i am doing well and when at the gym need someone to make me not stop!
I work away 14 days and home for 7 days. our office has a kitchen and if i get off topic or bored then i automatically think of when/what i can eat something. because i kept drifting off healthy eating i started Diet Factory. pretty much like lite n easy where all your meals are packaged for you. I am on 1200 calories a day. it is sooooo much easier than doing it by yourself. I dont buy any other food so i cant cheat unless we go out for a meal (limit that to once or twice a month at work). I lost around 6kg in a couple of months but it didnt feel any different in my clothes which was really disheartening.
Soooo. I went to the doctor and got Metermine (cheap version). I have been on it now for 3 days.
Weighed by the Doctor at 91.4 KG. got back to my own scales which i will use from now on and was 89.7kg to that is my starting weight.
Day 1. getting tingly feelings in my neck at times, must be faster blood flow or something. bit strange but then they go away. felt less tired at work (in the office most of that day). but not enough to do any exercise. took ages to get off to sleep and then woke up at about 4.30am before my alarm which is not normal at work.
Day 2. feeling more alert and awake and got lots completed at work.. was on a roll. did think about food a lot but still only ate my set meals. couldnt get to sleep until 1.30 am even though i went to bed at 11. tossed and turned for ages, my mind going a million miles an hour.
Day 3. Again woke up before my alarm but not tired at all. starting to feel like the tiredness will just hit me in the next day or two without warning. work put on a bbq lunch today. i just limited myself to a sausage sandwich and a piece of steak. didnt think of food until my 'normal' dinner time. wasnt hungry but ate at the same time anyway.
I think we have to watch what we eat both ways.. not to overeat as we cant tell when we are 'full' or satisfied. but also not to starve your body inadvertantly by not feeling anything and therefore forgetting to eat enough. the way the doctor explains is that its mainly affecting your mind by tricking it. your stomach will still react in the same way. store fat if you dont eat enough, and then again store fat if you eat too much.
because I know using the diet factory meals is restrictive in my calories and i stick to it nearly all the time.. i really do not feel guilty when i went for a chinese the other week or had a bottle of coke at work. i actually feel like i can justify it. i dont do it often so it makes me feel so im not deprived or missing out. makes you enjoy the treat all the more!
going to a zumba class with a friend tomorrow so hopefully the energy levels increase for that which i think it will!
dry mouth is there but nothing i cant manage by having a bottle of water at my desk and next to my bed. trying to make sure to drink 2l at least a day. havent noticed any sex drive differences but i havent seen my boyfriend since i started them.
Anyway i have written loads but thats just because it is my first post. again if you would prefer me to get my own page just let me know.
hope your day was good!