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Hello everyone my name is Shannon I am new to this forum:eek:
I'm at 32 year old woman and am looking for some support from other members who can give advice, information, and better ways to do things and what to expect from this Experience and maybe form some friendships along the way

I guess I should start by telling you a bit about me and my story

I have been on Duromine 30mg for about a month and a half now ... When I decided to started taking Duromine. It was something I looked into and thought that this might help me lose the weight I had put on over the years this might be the way to start me off on a good start … and help me with my weight… Now I started to put on this weight after I had my daughter and then suffering from postnatal depression to hating myself and what my body had become too a low self-esteem too just not caring about myself and being too comfortable in my own skin, now I was not one to be super skinny and never really ever wanted to be I have always been a stocky build but not so much fat and before my child and even though high school I was built bigger than most of the other girls and just excepted that .

But Now I’m 32 and look in the mirror and think in the back of my mind every time I see myself I know I have to do something about this weight I was carrying around as it was starting to affect my life. I was diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis in both feet and I have to get this operation to relive the tendons in my feet and limits me to 4 hours on my feet as the pain is too much pain to –bare plus the amount of pain killers the doctor has me on you knock out an elephant like tranquilizer would. But for me only just takes the edge Off the pain to just bearable so it’s not so intense… Plus the lower back pain I was starting to get was not helping also :(

Now I'm not proud to say this but when I spoke to my Doctor and he told me to Jump onto the dreaded scales I weigh 125kg.... This shocked me I knew I had gotten big but just did not think I wanted to admit it to the point of how bad it had got as this was something that has been spiral out of control over years and years of just not caring what I looked like or felt like anymore and eating what I wanted and some days just excepting that I’m fat and to deal with it.

This Has and is the biggest I have ever been in my life and Something inside me said something has to be done before it is two late. I shouldn’t be feeling like this at 32 years of age. I shouldn’t feel so sluggish in life or being in pain when walking or going a few steps and having back pain. This is not normal for someone at my age.
So Duromine it is. and see how it goes now I only weigh myself once a month and that is at the doctors since I have been on Duromine I have lost 6kg.. But I don’t know if that’s a lot for Duromine for a month or not so good? I have changed my whole diet plan I think my biggest problem was the amount of sugar I had in my cup of tea’s I have though out the day .I have never really been a big eater to start with but I changed the sugar to smart sugar and I have that and a smoke for breakfast as I have never been able to hold down breakfast then at lunch I have a weight watchers muesli bar for lunch and a Vital Strength define Woman’s high protein shake and that’s to assist body tone and weight loss it has low carbohydrate’s and is 99% fat free ( dose not taste very nice ) and then for dinner I have a weight watchers dinner meal and that is it. No snacks not nothing in between.

But even though I have lost 6kg’s I don’t see any dramatic change or any development to my body shape ,that I find a little bit discouraging but I don’t want to start feeling demotivated I just hope I’m not doing something wrong? Plus I am still determined to continue with Duromine if I keep dropping weight even if it is only a small amount. My doctor also told me if I’m not dropping the weight on it then he will take me off it as there is no point in me being on it if I’m not losing anything I also work on a casual basis and my job is very physical and you can get a good work out and break out in a sweat from it so I class that as my work out as by four house of continuous movement I’m stuffed. But what I want to know is 6kgs good for one month of Duromine or should I be dropping more than that in a month.

I haven’t had any side effects from Duromine I haven’t even got the big energy boost that everyone talks about? Nothing else has changed with regards to level of sleeping habits or experienced the faster heart rate. I wonder if the 30 milligrams is enough for my body build and structure as I see others dropping the weight much faster then I. And they seem to have the motivation to want to move around more. Where I don’t get that but want that?

Is that normal or should I be speaking to my doctor about this?:confused:
Well Hopefully I haven’t talked the ear off you or put you to sleep. But now you all know this is why I’m here and a bit about myself and my situation .
Thank you for taking the time to read all this jargon….

Shannon:cool:
 
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Hey!

I just saw your post and I have to get ready for work in a tick so I will try and be quick! I lost 6 kg in the first month and yesterday when getting the second script, I mentioned to this Dr that I see on these forums, so many people being wide awake and having so much energy and little appetite and here I am, sleeping like normal, no extra energy and what feels like a normal appetite (apart from no more cravings) and she told me that those things are side effects and it's better not to have them and 6 kg in a month is great when you are eating well and exercising so don't despair! I completely understand how you feel as I have a fair bit of weight to lose and a little one and I was hoping for this amazing energy boost and dreaming of 10kg loss in a month but one thing that makes me feel much better is that the slower and steadier the weight loss, the less chance of saggy skin!

Hope you are going well and good luck to you! By Christmas we'll be machines!
 
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Hello Shannon!;)
upd.

First of all, you shouldN't be sorry for long or short posts, this is what we are here for, right?
You had/have a problem with your weight, as lots of our girls have here. To begin with, I want to tell you: Do not despair!

Those six kilograms you lost in a month - pretty normal thing for some people. Don't forget: your numbers quite big and so the weight loss process might go slower than in other people, sorry saying that. Please don't take offence on me, I'm just trying to help, as I had the same situation. Well not exactly identical to yours, but similar...

I'm sorry to know that you also suffer from pain in feet...can't imagine how you work. I hope the operation will go perfect and will remove this disorder. Just hold on and keep believing everything will be fine and you can do everything!

I think the best thing is that we are WOMEN, so we can bear a lot of stuff, including pain, health disorders, work, housekeeping, children, men, etc.. So you are strong - please don't forget this!!!


About seeing changes in your appearance: sorry to disappoint you, but at first you will not see them. Just keep you diet plan and take pills as you usually do and weigh yourself as you do too.
The changes might come suddenly, then you will see the difference. Perfect advice - to take photos once a month for example.

Because you look in the mirror every day and simply get used to how you look. But on the photos you will see the difference clearly.

ps. I am very glad to meet a person like you, such straightforward, let me say. It took me two years to drop my weight dramatically. And still, after all this time I keep working on this direction. I'll never go back to what I was and to my past meals. My life has changed for good. So can yours too! :cool:
 
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Hello everyone well another week in which I only lost 0.2kgs. I am not unhappy about that at all 6 weeks in and have lost something every week so cannot complain and it is the easiest method of losing weight I have ever tried. I have had success with other diets like optifast and Dukan and although I lost weight quickly they were very hard to stick to mentally and when I came off them the weight came back plus more. With Duromine though I feel so much more in control especially with cravings and junk food.
I didn't exercise much last week and didn't eat as well which probably explains only losing 200g. This week though I am flying have eaten very well and exercised every day so hoping to keep that going through the long weekend and until my Wednesday morning weigh in. I shall try and check in a bit more often but will only update my progress once a week hopefully on a Wednesday night. Hope you are all doing well.


STARTING WEIGHT - 120.2kgs
AFTER WEEK 1 - 113.7kgs lost 6.5kgs
AFTER WEEK 2 - 113.5kgs lost 0.2kgs
AFTER WEEK 3 - 111.0kgs lost 2.5kgs
AFTER WEEK 4 - 110.6kgs lost 0.4kgs
AFTER WEEK 5 - 109.6kgs lost 1.0kgs
AFTER WEEK 6 - 109.4kgs lost 0.2kgs
 
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Well the extra exercise may have helped I could have been even better with eating this week so very happy with loss. If I had of been absolutely perfect I think I could have managed a 2kg loss so that's something to aim at. Entering last 11 days of prescription really hoping for at least one more month fingers crossed. A pattern has emerged it seems every Rdo week is a good loss not sure why all I can think is I get the whole day to exercise a little more. Hopefully I can change that this week as the pattern shows it will be a low loss I will be trying best to make it a good loss. Hope you are all going well

STARTING WEIGHT - 120.2kgs
AFTER WEEK 1 - 113.7kgs lost 6.5kgs
AFTER WEEK 2 - 113.5kgs lost 0.2kgs
AFTER WEEK 3 - 111.0kgs lost 2.5kgs
AFTER WEEK 4 - 110.6kgs lost 0.4kgs
AFTER WEEK 5 - 109.6kgs lost 1.0kgs
AFTER WEEK 6 - 109.4kgs lost 0.2kgs
AFTER WEEK 7 - 108.2kgs lost 1.2kgs
 
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Hello Mr.BeachBum!:)
Let me tell you that you do great and I wish you to get your next prescription, like you want to.
Despite small numbers in last weeks of your journey, I would say you have lost quite amount of weight! Good job! You deserve a reward.;)
 
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Woohoo! Pretty happy with this weeks result (-0.9kgs) as I did have a couple of naughty meals and my exercise was down although I did manage 40 laps non stop on Saturday in pool a personal best.
Maybe the fact I didn't over eat on the naughty stuff and had to actually throw out left overs helped. Usually I would have scoffed it all in the past. Was a bit down after tearing calf muscle the other day as that has restricted my exercise but today's weigh in has pumped me right back up.
Tomorrow morning is back to the doctors and D Day to see whether or not I get to continue on duromine my guess is no but really hoping I can or at least only have a month off it.
Hope you are all winning the battle keep with it duromine really can help you change your eating habits. I certainly plan to keep eating and exercising the same if I come off it. Keep smiling.

STARTING WEIGHT - 120.2kgs
AFTER WEEK 1 - 113.7kgs lost 6.5kgs
AFTER WEEK 2 - 113.5kgs lost 0.2kgs
AFTER WEEK 3 - 111.0kgs lost 2.5kgs
AFTER WEEK 4 - 110.6kgs lost 0.4kgs
AFTER WEEK 5 - 109.6kgs lost 1.0kgs
AFTER WEEK 6 - 109.4kgs lost 0.2kgs
AFTER WEEK 7 - 108.2kgs lost 1.2kgs
AFTER WEEK 8 - 107.3kgs lost 0.9kgs
 
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Hello hello BeachBum!
We've been missing you:)
It's nice to know that you are trying to keep the same diet plan after you finish your pills. Maybe it's not easy at the beginning, but you can do it, since I could.
Again the numbers are impressive!
Take care!
 
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WOOHOO saw the doctor this morning she was very happy with progress and that the only side effect has been dry mouth. She decided to give me another 2 month supply of 30mg. She said it can plateau after awhile so keep an eye on weight. I am definitely going to do another month and assess after that. I may then take 2-4 weeks off to see how body and I react. If all good I will start to use the other month after that. Hope to get close to 100kgs in 4-6 weeks that would be awesome. Just need calf to get better quickly so I can walk/jog again soon.
Have a great day mine is now awesome. Also shortest day of year here so finally start the run towards spring and summer yay
 
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Not sure anybody is interested any more but I shall continue my Journey for now on here hope anybody who reads this is going well.

So as you will see from numbers below I gained for the first time on duromine. Was disappointed but overall still have lost a good amount and being injured and not eating as well as weeks before 1.3kgs doesn't seem bad.
I cant say I am looking forward to this Wednesday at weigh in. If I gain 2 weeks in a row I will be shattered and that normally leads to the vicious circle of having bad food for comfort.
Even though calf far from good I have tried to swim more and just walk no running for now. Exercise is such a key to duromine I believe even getting a 20-30 minute walk in a day makes a difference.
I certainly wish it was October here already so I could bike ride after work cannot wait for warmer weather.

So I shall try and call in two days from now and let you know how I went good or bad.
I am seriously thinking of taking a month of duromine and work hard to maintain or lose weight then us my last month of duromine after that and see if it kick starts of again. Will be very interesting to find out one way or another thats for sure.
Keep at it guys and keep smiling

STARTING WEIGHT - 120.2kgs
AFTER WEEK 1 - 113.7kgs lost 6.5kgs
AFTER WEEK 2 - 113.5kgs lost 0.2kgs
AFTER WEEK 3 - 111.0kgs lost 2.5kgs
AFTER WEEK 4 - 110.6kgs lost 0.4kgs
AFTER WEEK 5 - 109.6kgs lost 1.0kgs
AFTER WEEK 6 - 109.4kgs lost 0.2kgs
AFTER WEEK 7 - 108.2kgs lost 1.2kgs
AFTER WEEK 8 - 107.3kgs lost 0.9kgs
AFTER WEEK 9 - 108.6kgs gained 1.3kgs
 
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Looks like my journey has died on here not even sure it has been viewed. I hoped to get motivation and to hear the inspiring journey of others. Maybe it was the fact that i was obe of only a few males here I dont know. It seems my journey is also mimicking the lack of interaction on here as I have been up and down with that as well. In my last week now of my third packet and have decided to have a break after these as I believe body has adjusted to duromine. I shall search for another blogging type site or helpful site to try and get me out of rut as I really do not want to go back to what I was. I hope you all have success. Thank you Kate for welcoming me in the beginning and for a few of your motivating replies. To anyone else who came upon my journey I hoped it helped you even if it was only in a small way. Good luck everyone who actually sees this. Hope your numbers always drop c
 
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Looks like my journey has died on here not even sure it has been viewed. I hoped to get motivation and to hear the inspiring journey of others. Maybe it was the fact that i was obe of only a few males here I dont know. It seems my journey is also mimicking the lack of interaction on here as I have been up and down with that as well. In my last week now of my third packet and have decided to have a break after these as I believe body has adjusted to duromine. I shall search for another blogging type site or helpful site to try and get me out of rut as I really do not want to go back to what I was. I hope you all have success. Thank you Kate for welcoming me in the beginning and for a few of your motivating replies. To anyone else who came upon my journey I hoped it helped you even if it was only in a small way. Good luck everyone who actually sees this. Hope your numbers always drop c

Hello BeachBum!:)
It's a pity and a shame no ladies have supported your journey posts here! I'm sorry, I was away last week, I had some things to do + vacation... But I have always been reading your posts here! Maybe you are right and some ladies just "scared" having conversation with male representative on this forum, o_O maybe there is another reason. It's just that we are used to post almost every day, some actually do so. And your posts come once a week or so. Please don't take offence on us.
But I hope you will change your mind and give us another chance;) to prove we DO care about your success!
I do. Because as many know, I had to go through the same once. So I know how hard it is and how instable mood can be during these days. And you have doubts whether you will lose more weight or not...
BTW, what numbers do you have at the moment? Last update was 108.6kg as I see. You said that your body "has adjusted to duromine", if so, then it is reasonable to take some break. But I am sure you know best what to do.
p.s. Take care of you, darling and I wish you success in this weight loss fight!
 
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Hi Beachbum, not sure if you will see this if you have found another site already :) I prodominantly write in and scroll through the blogs so I hadn't seen your post previously. I think the way of this site is that the amount of comments or support you receive will tend to vary during differant times. I update my blog daily generally but life can get in the way yea :) Anyhow you have done a really great job so far and I hope you don't get too dissenheartened or disspirited- or any other dis word and throw in the towel. I totally agree that exercise is key for results and for mental well being too. You're just happier when you are active as a whole. It really sucks when an injury slows things down or prevents you from keeping active, make sure to take care of yourself and only do low impact until you have healed up. Good luck.
 
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Hi Guys,

I must admit I've been following all the posts and have been finding everyone really inspiring, so I thought I'd join the fun..
I've been taking Duromine since Nov 8th (just over 5 week) and although I haven't lost as much as some, I'm really happy with my progress so far. As well as the fact that I've had minimal side effects.

The only problem I'm having is a complete lack of motivation to start exercising, due to all the common excuses. Anyone else out there struggling with this?? I know that I have to just do it, but I seem to be a great procrastinator.

Diet wise I'm trying to be really strict with myself (good 95% of the time). I've been drinking the tony ferguson shakes, mostly one a day mid morning, an afternoon snack, normally a low carb protein bar or a small pack of almonds, and a small healthy dinner. I've also tried cut out drinking anything but water which I've found kind of easy with Duromine as I find that I'm alway a little thirsty. I would like to mention thou, that in the past 5 weeks I attended my sisters wedding (lots of wine and wedding cake) and had a few Christmas events lately (big spreads of Christmas fair and a few alcoholic beverages) hence the 95%.......but I think that I still want to enjoy life (and food) and not completely deprave myself or so I keep telling myself. Lol

So my week 6 weight in will be this Friday (Dec 20th) and heres hoping I've hit the 10kg mark. if all goes to plan I should be continuing Duromine for another 6 weeks after that, fingers crossed I'm on track for 20 kg in 12 weeks, maybe more if I can find the motivation to exercise.


Age:31
H: 171cm
SW:106.5
CW:97.5 (week 5 weight in)
GW:79kg
 
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You seem to be doing awesome!
Totally understand the thirstyness, I'm exact the same
 
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Hello, Milstar! Welcome to the forum!
Fingers crossed for your 6th week!!!
Good luck and stay motivated, you've gone too far to give up now!;)
 
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Weight in this week = 96.1
That's a total of 10.4kgs in six weeks!!!! So happy, fingers crossed for next week and some extra restraint over the Christmas period.


SW:106.5
CW:96.1
GW:79
 
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Well that's a gradual weight loss. Very good result, I think! Good luck and stay strong during holydays;)
 
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Solid results another inspiring story :0 In regards to the exercise motivation my tip is not to exhaust yourself the first day so that you dread training again. Take is slow and steady set small goals for each week that you want to achieve and don't compare yourself with others just work on improving yourself week to week. Eventually the exercise will become part of your routine and you will grow to love it as soon as the results kick in you will be hooked :)

Keep up the good work :laughing:
 
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Hi all

Hope everyone is doing great on their weight loss journey... Managed to lose 1kg this week without any exercise and I'm really happy even if its a small loss.... so heres my 5 week update...

SW -3 July 2014 - 95kg
-10 July 2014 - 91kg
-17 July 2014 - 90kg
-24 July 2014 - 88kg
-31 July 2014 - 87kg
CW-07 Aug 2014 - 86kg (9kg loss - 21kg to go)
 

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