Duromine And Me

JulzRulz

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Hi there,
I have just joined this forum and I look forward to having people to talk to about weight loss and duromine. This is not my first time on duromine, but I plan for it to be my last! I have lost 9.1kg over the last couple of months (I wasn't taking duromine the whole time) and I still have 25.1kg to lose.\\

The main side effect that I have is the dry mouth, which can be annoying at times but I mostly find it helps me drink more water. I occasionally have trouble sleeping but it doesn't bother me as I feel fine the next day.

I weigh myself every Monday morning to track my weightloss, and I will hopefully be updating here every week.

I look forward to reading stories from others and hopefully I can offer some advise and support :)
 

JulzRulz

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I just realised that I didn't really say anything about myself!

I am 27 and happily married. I have 3 children, twin 5 year old boys and a 20 month old little girl.
I was a skinny child because I was very active and I wasn't much of a sweet tooth. As I got a bit older (about 12) I started eating junk and wasn't playing sport anymore so I gradually gained weight. I have pretty much been heavy ever since. I did manage to get down to about 75kg, but shortly after that I fell pregnant with my twins so that quickly changed. During my pregnancy I convinced myself that I could eat for 3, and I gained about 15kg.. which wouldn't have been too bad but then I continued to eat that way and gained another 30kg over the next couple of years. I don't know my exact weights over the years because I preferred to avoid the scales and keep my head in the sand. I do know that at one point I got to above 130kg. I tried healthy eating, atkins, weight watchers, tony ferguson.. they all work but I never stuck at them for long enough. My first time on duromine I started at 122kg, I got down to 100.1kg and I was a lot fitter. Then I completely lost control when I had my nephews 2nd birthday party at my house.. I stopped taking the duromine because I felt it was a waste if I was going to eat junk. This was in late November last year, so soon after I started all of my annual Christmas baking and had social events to attend, then my father that lives in Singapore was here visiting for a month so I just didn't want to think about what I was eating. I then convinced myself that because my boys were soon to start school I shouldn't worry about it and should just make the most of my time with them. I started back on duromine a couple of months ago when I was 114kg (so I had gained back 14kg!!) last Mondays weigh in saw me at 104.1kg so I am heading in the right direction again and I am hopeful that I will stick to it this time! I really want to take part in fun runs for charity and I love doing Relay for Life and pushing myself to see how many hours I can walk, so my fitness is important to me. I am joining my local gym with a friend next week so I hope that will motivate me to get back into the exercise side of things because so far I have been struggling to do much.

When I feel like giving up I remind myself that if I hadn't given up last time then I would most likely be at my goal weight by now instead of starting again and having to regain my fitness.
 

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Hello, Julz! Welcome to our family!:laughing:

I'm pretty sure many girls from the forum are familiar with the same situation as yours. I remember the time when I was around your age and thinking th esame way about food and diets... kids... I know, when you have them (twins in your case!) they go on the 1st place. Seems you are a food addict, as many of us are. No worries, since you now realize that things must be changed. Let me ask you one question: is your daily menu different now when you started taking the pills again? Because you know it is important. I hope so.

Well, I am glad that you have your goal now and you will do great! Good luck!

ps. if you need advice just ask;)
 

JulzRulz

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Thanks for the welcome Kate :)

Yes, us mums quickly become the lowest priority to ourselves but I am starting to realise that taking care of me benefits my family also. I am definitely a food addict, emotional and boredom eating are my main struggles.. and food choices of course. My menu sure has changed, after years of different diets I know what I should be eating, I just find it hard to stick to most of the time. I think that is why the duromine helps me, because I don't feel like I want the food as much I am more likely to eat what I should be eating instead of what I want to eat.

I have found that calorie counting is the best way for me to lose weight, and although I no longer count the calories that I am having I know the general amount in everything I eat and have a rough idea on how much I should/shouldn't eat for my remaining meals for the day. I don't like the idea of cutting out food groups from your diet because your body needs all of them.
 

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I don't like the idea of cutting out food groups from your diet because your body needs all of them.
Exactly. That's what I keep saying to ladies, who are trying to change their menu and sometimes instead of healthy eating and dividing meals into 4-5 small meals, barely eat something, or even worse - end up starving, which is totally wrong!o_O
I see no problem for you to lose as much weight as you want, since you realize such important things. Glad you're here, sharing your experience and ideas!:)
 

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Starting Weight: 114kg
Last Weigh in (Tuesday 10th) : 102.9

I managed to lose 1.2kg last week which I am pretty happy about as I only did a couple of walks and some kicking the footy and shooting hoops with hubby and the kids :)
I started at the gym this week! I didn't have my appointment with a trainer to plan a work out program until this morning so I just went in on Tuesday and Wednesday and got on the treadmill for a bit over an hour. I am very excited to start on my program which will be targeting all muscle groups mixed with a bit of cardio and strength training to work on my knees and back so that I can start having less trouble with them. I will also be doing just cardio on the days between my 'work out' days :)

My next relay for life is on 19th/20th October so I have 36 days to build up my fitness as much as I can so I can push myself to my full abilities! I want to be under 100kg for the relay and I want to be able to jog some laps instead of just waking. The last relay I participated in was very disappointing as I had put my back out so I had to walk very slowly and not for too long while I was popping pain meds but the one before that I managed to walk about for a total of about 15 hours out of the 18 hour event so I would love to push myself to at least match that! It's going to hurt but the achievement that I know I will feel afterwards is more than worth it :laughing:
 
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