My experience- First week done!

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  1. Sammie

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    Hey guys, I just joined up to the site and saw many people keeping a log of their progress on here so I thought I would do the same. I was originally 86kg but I lost 16kg on my own, but these last 6 months I have stayed at 70kg. Eating 1200cal, very strict and very healthy. 20% Carb, 40% Fat and 40% Protein. 20-70mins a day of HIIT workouts. Only ever missed 2 days in the last 2 months. But I hit a brick wall and didn't lose a gram for 2 whole months, so I went to the doctor. She did blood work, everything was fine apart from my liver function was a little low. I put that down to the two years before I started, I was a heavy drinker, but I gave all that up. So she proscribed me Duromine.

    Ok so here are my stats:

    Height: 5'3"
    Starting weight: 69.1kg
    Start date: 12/6/17
    Wished goal: 55kg
    Realistic goal: 60kg


    Ok it's been 3 days now at the moment I am sitting on 69.7, I've been watching each day the scales going up 69.3, 69.5 and today 69.7. Very disappointing start, but I'm just putting it down to not sleeping. I've been getting only 2-3 hours sleep at night and I never lose when I don't sleep. I'll weigh again on day 7 and see where I'm at. Gosh I hope this works, I don't know what else to do other then starving myself. :(

    Updates:

    Week 1
    After a bit of a weight gain I finally lost
    Weight: 68.0kg
    So including the weight gain I lost a total of 1.7kg Yay!
     
    #1 Sammie, Jun 15, 2017
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    Hello Sammie! Welcome to the forum and congratulations with your own thread. I hope you will solve the issue of retained water and continue your journey. I already answered you in the shoutbox, and I will repeat it again here just to make sure you don’t miss this. If your water retention problem doesn’t pass tomorrow, you should address to the doctor. Besides, you feel discouraged that you gained weight. Of course, you did – water!

    Let’s hope, everything will be fine and you will continue your journey. I just wrote a post to the user, who has the same plateau problem. If your weight stopped at some point and doesn’t move at all for a long time, means you need to change something for a short period of time, like for a day or two. I mean to increase or lower your food intake. If you usually consume 1200 cal a day, add 10-20% in a day, and continue for three days at 1200 cal, then lower the caloric value by 10-20%, and then continue with your usual 1200 cal. This should work. 70 minutes of HIIT workouts might be too much for such a scarce nutritional value of your menu. You might be losing a lot more, if you start eating 1500 calories on days, when you exercise 40-70 minutes, and 1200 calories on days when you don’t exercise more than 30 minutes. Or exercise every other day.

    Sleep, of course, is an important factor. Your body already seems to be exhausted and now the lack of sleep… Hopefully this side effect of Duromine subsides in a couple of days and you will be able to have some decent rest. I am keeping my fingers crossed for you! You deserve to achieve the success, since you already know you are a strong woman. You managed to defeat your bad habit, and I am sure you will manage to defeat excess weight. Best of luck!
     
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    Thank you so much for your reply April!

    The water retention is going down and has all but gone now. So lucky!
    My doctor told me the same thing about the cal intake might be a bit low. So I upped my food intake for a few days and yesterday brought it back to 1200cal. Today I am back to 69.1kg, I do suspect that it was water weight. I slept ok last night with the help of a sleeping aid, I will try no sleeping aid tonight, I don't like using them. Getting under that 69kg is going to be a huge step, been stuck for so long. I will keep you updated.
     
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    Oh thank God! You scared me, to tell the truth. I really always fear of any uncommon side effects. I am a bit on the panicky side. Wow! I am glad your doctor is a good doctor and didn’t suggest lowering the cal intake, like some doctors do (no idea what’s in their heads).

    So looking forward to the moment when you say that you’re finally out of 69. I know how it feels, so I will keep my fingers crossed, and all the rest that can be crossed. Somehow, I feel that when you see the scales show less than 69, your attitude changes and you will begin losing weight a lot more efficiently. Let’s see. Best of luck and a lovely day!
     
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    Well I finally did start losing I'm now sitting on 68.0kg so far. So not a bad start. :D
     
    #5 Sammie, Jun 20, 2017 at 9:55 PM
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    WOOOHOOO!!! YAY! The train started moving! So happy for you, Sammie! Keep it up and have a wonderful day!
     
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