A little about me

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  1. KaylaLouise

    KaylaLouise Well-Known Member
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    Hi :)

    My name is Kayla and I'm 23 years old.

    Here is a quick run through my story.
    I've always felt bigger than everyone else and after I left high school I did start to pile on some weight. At around 85kgs I went to the doctors and was prescribed reductil after requesting it. I think I only used it for a month and was going to the gym and starting to make healthy choices with my food. I continued with gym and I'm not sure of time frame but went on to lose 17 kgs and got down to 68 kgs.

    At this time I decided to go to uni and couldn't afford my gym membership any more but it was okay I stayed at this weight.

    It wasn't untill my relationship with my partner broke down and I stopped eating for months on end. I completely lost my appetite to eat and if I made myself eat I would often be often be sick. I dropped to about 60 kgs and was really quite tiny although I didn't see it.

    Eventually I started to eat again and was going out drinking and partying. Obviously I gained some weight but it was such a bad thing as many people thought I was too thin from not eating.

    Fast forward to now, roughly 4 or 5 years later and I weigh 112 kgs.

    I've tried multiple times to start eating healthy like I used to or going to the gym and nothing sticks. I fee months ago I joined a crossfit gym and loved it due to the style of training but after 6 weeks of going and eating pretty good I still felt no difference although I was getting stronger.

    So here I am now, day 4 of duromine 30 mgs. I have used it in the past but never stuck with it so obviously got no results. I'm determined to stick with it and I think having people on the same mission will help.

    If you have managed to read the my essay length intro (i did really have the intention of keeping it short and sweet) please feel free to say hi.
     
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    HI:)
    im looking forward to following your journey, really glad to have found this forum, i feel motivated and reallllly hoping for some of the great results i have seen:)
     
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    Hi, Kayla! Welcome to the forum. :)
    I think you will achieve your goal anyways, because you've already had this experience in the past. So I wish you a good luck and patience, patience, patience ;););)
     
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    KaylaLouise Well-Known Member
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    Thank you for the encouragement :)

    I found in the past that posting on forums like these and having buddies to talk to and be somewhat accountable to really helped.
     
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    Hi Kayla,
    I am new too (I start tomorrow). We're the same weight, and we both do crossfit! I'm a bit nervous about the side effects, but other than that, pumped to get my habits sorted for the long term. All the very best!
    Han
     
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    Yay Hannahmaw :) I did my first workout tonight on duromine. I was a little nervous as I've been Naughty and not going consistently the past few weeks plus being on duromine but I was fine.

    I'm sure you will be right, it affects everyone differently. I had a mild headache the first day but have been fine since then but have upped my water intake. I don't have an issue with sleeping, I do feel very awake but I'm able to switch my brain off.

    Want to be my partner in crime?? With duromine and crossfit :)
     
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    Yes, let's totally be partners in crime!

    I haven't been since last week, so I'm a bit nervous about going this afternoon. Thanks for leading the way and telling me Crossfit and Duromine is possible. Will take extra water and just not go too crazy.

    have a good one!
     
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    How is everyone going??
    What day are you on and what are you struggling on, if anything?

    I'm finding that during the day I'm fine don't want to eat, but I do.
    However at night even though I'm not hungry I want to eat. A bad habbit that I'm hoping the duromine will help me break.
     
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    Funny you say that, it's the same with me. But I'm doing the holistic approach to breaking the bad habits by completely changing up my routine. Otherwise I know I'll slip back into bad habits! I've been logging my calories on myfitnesspal so I can keep myself accountable for a bit. It's amazing how small recommended servings are!!

    Other than a bit of a headache, all has been going well. Haven't got to crossfit yet because I'm busy at work. But next week, definitely every morning! But I've been exercising at home on the treadmill, so not worried.

    Good luck with it!!
     
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    I've been judging my sizes of my mums meals. She recently had the gastric sleeving surgery, just over 2 months ago. So her meals are a good size and full of protein and vegies.

    My dad also had the surgery a couple of years back so they have been cooking little healthy meals together, it's quite cute :)
     
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    Haha, that is very cute!
     
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    How is everyone going? How was the weekend for you? I used to always find in would eat pretty good during the week and come the weekend i would go nuts and would have ruined any of the good work I did during the week.

    This was my second weekend being on duromine and another good weekend. Yes I did have some treats but not a whole 2 days of eating anything and everything I could get my hands on.

    Today I forgot to take my tablet and have posted a thread in experiences about my day without it.

    Even though generally I'm feeling good and I had a really good loss on weigh in day on Saturday I have that doubt coming back into my mind that it'll be it, I won't loose any more. I don't know why I think like this when I'm am still making healthy decision and really cutting back on my portion size. Damn brain trying to work against me!!
     
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    Welcome KaylaLou
    I love this forum. Full of encouragement. I've been here for 7 days on duromine and today I lost 4 kg. I was 107 kg now 103kg. I couldn't wait to post it. I haven't told anyone else. I just want to wait if anyone notices. My goal is to loose 20 kg before Christmas. All the best.
     
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    Congratulations that's a very very good loss!I'm setting myself lots of mini goals to keep me on track. The first is the 5 kgs mark which I'm 1.8kgs away from so if could lose that amount this week it would fantastic.

    The next goal is to have lost a total of 10 kgs by the end of September. A friend is who also on duromine with me, it's her birthday then so we are aiming for that.

    And after that, like you, my goal is to lose a total of 20 kgs by Christmas. I need to lose on average a kg per week to do so.

    Then another 20 kg to go after that but we'll worry about that lot after lol one thing at a time ^_^
     
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    Well done tarme! That's a brilliant loss!

    I've just weighed in for my first week (I started on a Wednesday), and I've lost 3kg. I'm super happy with that. Would I have liked more? Of course. But I've begun noticing things, like my jeans feeling looser and my tops looking a little baggy. I've also been to Crossfit four times during the end of the week, and we mainly did strength things, so I'm going to say that I've grown muscles (it sure feels like I've grown muscles - I'm sore!). Haha.

    Yes, long term goals seem the same as yours, about 25kg by Christmas, and then I think the rest will be a lot slower to lose.

    As for eating, my doctor is keeping me at about 1000 calories, and I track them on myfitnesspal and I've never gone above 1100 calories.

    I cheated once on the weekend and had one of those frappe drinks that are loaded with sugar and fat. To make it up to myself I put my heart rate monitor on and stayed on the treadmill/did circuit training until I'd burnt off every one of the calories. Haha. I think I play the numbers game to give myself perspective.

    Keep it up, we're doing really well :) Have a good day
     
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    Awesome work Hannah!

    You seem very positive :) and it's great your already starting to see the changes.

    I wish I could see some changes but alas, nothing. My partners mum did say that my face is starting to look a little different and that she thought it looked like I lost weight. So that was nice, I just wish I wasn't blind to it.

    I'm contemplating if I should do a mid week weigh in to see how I'm tracking or not. I have that fear that I won't lose anything any more.
     
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    Just checking in all, as it's my second week weigh-in this morning.
    I lost another 2kgs, which brings my loss over two weeks to 5kg.
    Really happy with this!
    Hope the rest of you are going well :)
     
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    Congrats ^_^

    I'm in week 3 now, lost 3.2kgs the first week and only 300 grams the second week.

    I've lost my mojo for crossfit :( I'm just so unmotivated for exercise.

    I got up early this morning planning to do some cardio on the exercise bike and get into a habbit of doing it every morning. Just my luck though the resistance in the bike isn't working. I was so annoyed!!
     
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    Hi Kayla, Im also in week 3 and I have lost 5kgs. I also find that even if I'm not hungry I still eat sometimes because of previous bad habits. I find that a hobby , a book or just a good movie keeps my mind of it. Sometimes I just give in and have some almonds or raisins or a fruit. I also lost my mojo a few days ago but when I thought about gaining the weight back I instantly went to workout. We are allowed to have bad days but nver let your hard work go in vain. You can do this. You are doing so well. If you cant cycle then I suggest a jump rope or just a jog. Works well.
     
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    Hey Kayla darling, I understand your state so well... Maybe a new playlist with your favorite music and a little (15 mins at start) jogging? Just for a change. Or something else, but something new for you, something you've never done before. Like swimming, do you have a swimming pool nearby? It's actually the best workout for any body type. Training for all the muscle groups and good for joints, spine.
     
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