First Day

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  1. Heather

    Heather New Member
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    I have just started on Duromine today and I am hoping for good results. I am a 47 year old female and currently weigh 101kg and am 5ft 6". Still very active for my size, just not happy being so big. It isn't until you see a photo of yourself that you realise your weight is out of control. My goal is 80kg, obviously wont achieve it whilst on Duromine, but I am hoping this gets the ball rolling. First day feeling no side effects, hope this stays this way the entire course. Loved reading all the posts as it's nice to have some idea what to expect. Looking forward to seeing results in the coming weeks.
     
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    Welcome dear! :)
    I'm Kate and I will do my best to help you along your weight loss journey if you don't mind!
    101 - > 80 is quite achievable goal, so if you are patient, you can do it. I am not agree that you can't get there with Duromine only - you can! BUT. Let me tell you that you gonna have to add some more physical activity and eat healthy - these are the main conditions for successful weight loss, believe me.

    Stay positive no matter what and listen to your body - it will tell you how to do it right!
    Good luck!
     
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    Thanks Kate for the lovely welcome and I would love your help and advice along the way.
     
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    welcome Heather, good luck on your journey Im on day 3 and so far I havent had any bad symptoms apart from being unable to sleep alot but thats quite normal :) I have already dropped some weight but I do know that its only water atm but still its something :)
     
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    Hi there

    I feel it is important that we educate one another in this forum as well as we embark on the weight loss journey. I will share with you of what my experiences have been and give you a little bit of knowledge on what I know and have learnt when trying to lose weight.

    I am on day 4 and have dropped 1kg and I'm happy. I was not able to sleep properly for the first two days, i was restless, could not fall into deep sleep and but on the third day, that is yesterday I fell asleep easily and I slept like a baby. I am also drinking lots of water as I get thirsty and I do not crave junk foods like sweets, chips, cookies anymore. I eat my 3 healthy meals per day and I snack with pocorn, fruit or fat free plain yoghurt in between my main meals.

    Please do not starve yourself in order to lose weight quickly, rather have small portions of healthy food, also eat regurlary to speed up your metabolism.
    Duromine is not a replacement for food, so eat, but little portions.
    My typical day:
    When I wake up at 6h15am I take my duromine with two glasses of water, drop off kids at school, head for gym (usually aerobic class or spinning class) which is an hour long. During breaks in class i take water and by the time the class is finished I have already drunk 1 litre of water. Immediately after gym I have my breakfast because I carry it with me to gym and I prepare or pack my breakfast, snacks and lunch the night before, it really helps in that you do not end up eating unhealthy take-aways on the way. Also have those quick cup- a- soup (lite) handy wherever you go or at home. They really help when you come back from work and you want something to eat before preparing dinner.

    I have reduced my caffeine intake as well, from 4 cups of tea/coffee a day, if i feel like tea i now have 1 cup of rooibos with a sweetner per day. I had headaches when i started as the body was used to caffeine and now has withdrawal symptoms, i drank a lot of water and put lemon slices in it to have some flavour, and on day two, the headache was not so severe, i carried on with my water and on day three the headache was completely gone. I am no longer dependant on caffeine

    Duromine has helped me with suppressing appeting and taking away the cravings for unhealthy foods but I still eat even if I am not hungry for energy and speeding up my metabolism. If you don't eat you'll have a slow metabolism , you will not lose weight much at any given period.

    For example: This is my typical menu for the day.
    Breakfast: 60g bran flakes with skim milk

    Mid morning snack: apple and fat free plain yoghurt.

    Lunch: 150g baby potatoes, 100g Spinach, 100g butternut, half a tub of fat free cottage cheese.

    Afterrnoon snack: Popcorn cooked in microwave (no fat)

    Dinner: Hake and a bowl of salad. Salad consists of lettuce, 1 small/medium tomatoe, cucumber, a few olives and I poured a reduced fat salad dressing.

    For me it is important that i eat properly so that after or as I lose the weight I don't look like i have just been sick, i still want to look healthy and my skin to glow, otherwise what is the point of shedding the extra weight and with the weight loss you look old, dull, saggy and unhealthy. Beauty starts from the inside, we are what we eat.

    That is just my opinion.

    So hang in there and the best of luck to you!!!
     
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    Hi there,
    I think you have a great attitude to your weight loss - good luck :)
     
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  7. Philzk

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    Thank you.
     
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    Philzk!:)
    I love your way of thinking and your diet plan!
    "Please do not starve yourself in order to lose weight quickly, rather have small portions of healthy food, also eat regurlary to speed up your metabolism.
    Duromine is not a replacement for food, so eat, but little portions." - totally agree, in fact that's what I keep saying to all people, who want to lose weight properly and successfully.

    " ...i drank a lot of water and put lemon slices in it to have some flavour" - again agree with that, since lemon not only adds some flavor but also increases metabolism and fat burn.

    All in all I am very glad we have you here, dear! I hope other ladies will find your posts helpful and you will find some tips here for yourself too. Good luck in weight loss!
     
  9. Philzk

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    Thank you Kate.