Gotta get attractive again!

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  1. GetSkinnyAgain

    GetSkinnyAgain New Member
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    Starting Weight:
    87kg
    Current Weight:
    82kg
    Height:
    165cm
    Lost:
    5kg
    Goal Weight:
    65kg
    Hi everyone!! A bit of background on my weight loss journey!

    So not to sound vain... but I’ve always been considered very attractive by all (even at 69kg... I always looked smaller somehow!) However since having a baby, who is now 14 months old, and gaining a whopping 40kg by the end of my pregnancy... my confidence and self esteem took a pretty low blow. I was so used to the stares and looks by ppl on the street. But that is not my main motivator to lose weight. It was just that I noticed how different I felt in my own skin!!

    I lost 20kg of fluid weight 2 weeks post partum, and got down to 90kg. I tried everything after that... gym, boot camp, eating less/moving more, Lite n Easy, sleeping more, running on the treadmill... you name it. I tried it!! And only seemed to lose 3kg on my own. Hubby never complained... but I was seriously beginning to struggle with my own appearance.

    So that is when I said to myself... stuff this!! And went to the doctor and gave him my sob story... I was obese!! Literally!!

    Fast forward two weeks... I have taken the D pill religiously for two weeks straight. No real side effects.. except the first restless night and dry mouth - iiick!! But I am so happy that I was fortunate enough not to experience all the other nasties of it... seeing that I have read so many of others experiences. So I have lost 5kg. This is from me taking it first thing in the morning, having 1-2 small snacks or meals during the day and one proper meal - being either lunch or dinner. Little or no exercise was performed as I’ve been soo busy with work and baby. And not to mention I drink loads of water a day however.

    I’ll be happy to get down to 75kg by the end of month 2. But let’s see shall we!!

    Hubby has also commented that it looks like I’ve lost weight. Some clothes have started to fit me better too!! Woohoo!! :) my breast tissue changes with being preggo and weight gain has ruined what my breast implants look like too... and I soo can’t wait to lose the weight and get them fixed up!! Bonus incentive ;) Damn getting fat!!!

    I would love to see where my D journey takes me. Doc prescribed me 4 months worth!!! He must have felt real sorry for me as he’s seen me at my peak a couple years ago!! Haha... so I’m really excited to see where this takes me!

    Watch this space ppl!! ;) xx
     
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    Hello! Welcome to our wonderful Duromine community! How great it is to see another woman taking care of her health and looks. Your doctor is a very understanding person! I am sure that you are aware of the recommended treatment duration of 3 months, but I guess everything will depend on how it goes. Either way, congrats on first results! Very happy for you!

    If you truly want to incorporate exercises in your busy days, may be you have some time when you play with your precious child… find some 15-30 minute fitness dance trainings, like Zumba, and dance together. Many kids love such pastime.

    All in all, sounds like you’re doing very well, GREAT JOB! Have an amazing weight loss journey and may all your plans become reality
     
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    Thanks April!! :)

    I am starting to eat a bit more lately, as I’ve noticed that I am getting more lethargic and feeling less energetic. My hubby suggested that it may be that I’m not eating enough. Some days I feel like it’s really hard to eat!! I feel so full and uncomfortable even after eating a little! I’ve never been one to eat a lot anyway. It’s just that I’m the type of person who will merely look at food and gain weight So I’m worried to be eating more and this lose less weight. But I really need the energy! Coz I’m also torn over the fact that if I don’t have enough energy I’d be less active and then won’t get skinny!

    Wonder if anyone else is feeling like this out there..??

    Also I saw some old friends yesterday who commented on my weight loss. Feeling good about myself. Hooray!!!
     
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    Hey! How is it going?
     
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    Hey there April!

    It’s going fine, I guess.. I’m 80kg now. This whole time I haven’t finished my first pack of D yet. The reason being I have started feeling sick in different ways, and to my knowledge believe it is due to the effects of D.

    I acknowledge at first I did not suffer any negative symptoms. However about a week or so ago, I was really tired - like stupidly exhausted. I thought it was D, and kind of still think so, and stopped for two days. I got so much more exhausted during those two days and didn’t want to quit cos I wanna lose the weight so bad, so went back on consistently for the rest of the week. Then I started feeling light headed.. and during work hours I simply can’t handle it. I need to feel ‘with it’!! And my chest started hurting... like under my left breast. So I’m slowly cutting down these pills, taking one every couple or few days cos these symptoms are a little too much for me. I had a graduation ceremony for something important yesterday and literally felt like I was going to faint at some point, as the chest pain and anxiety I felt in general yesterday was a little outrageous for me.

    I’m not entirely sure what I’m going to do with the remaining repeats. I think that I will continue with it but space out days between taking them. The effects of feeling no hunger linger onto the next day even when I don’t take it.

    But on a more positive note, I’ve lost a lot of weight and people have started taking notice. Hubby wants sexy time more often too, and in my mind I put it down to the fact that I obviously look better. He reckons it’s not and even if I was 200kg I’ll still be the same to him - bless his soul lol... but I feel more confident within myself as well.

    Hope this helps anyone out there?!

    :)
     
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    Oh, I am sorry that Duromine makes you feel unwell. Bravo on finding a solution and keeping strong and committed to your goal. A loss of 8 kilos is great! You don’t have an extreme amount of weight to lose…

    I am so happy for your increased confidence and improvement in your relationship, and you have a very nice life partner, I should say. =)) You know, I think that improved sexual relationship comes from 3 elements (at least, for me it was like that): 1. Yes, he does like that you lost weight and look A LOT sexier; 2. Your confidence makes you look sexier and sort of frees your spirit and sexual energy; 3. I bet that you look happier and have a spark in your eyes, which always attracts the opposite sex. =) just my thoughts about this, as I’ve been where you are now. =) The main thing now is not to stop and prove yourself that you can achieve anything, if only you want it really much. =) Cheers