MY STORY +Progress Update - Day 4 of taking Duromine 30mg

Discussion in 'My Experience with Duromine' started by BrideToBe, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. BrideToBe

    BrideToBe New Member
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    I have to say, before I started taking this medication I was a bit skeptical. I'd read so many negative stories and opinions, but I decided to give it a go for myself. When I was 17 I weighed a healthy 68 kilos. (I'm 175cm tall)..... 6 years on I was 92kg. It had slowly crept up on me. It wasn't that I ate bad.. My diet has always been fairly, it was the lack of exercise. I could never bring myself to work out. I was always tired, never had the motivation.
    When I first my amazing partner, I was around 80kilos. After we moved out together we loved to cook and enjoy meals. We would eat well, just WAY too much. I started to get really down when I'd see myself in photos, he told
    me I was beautiful every single day, I was happy and comfortable. Losing weight was not a top priority for me at that point. I had the ' you only live once ' attitude. Which now I see very differently. We then set a date for our wedding and I dreaded wedding dress shopping! How could I ever look beautiful in a wedding dress?! I found the perfect dressing very quickly. And had to get it ordered in as they can take up to 5 months to arrive. I was measured. Normally I wear a size 16. My wedding dress was ordered in a size 20. I paid for my dress and left the store almost in tears. How could I have let this happen?! I need to do something NOW. From that moment I started eating smaller meals, more regularly. I started working out.. A few weeks went by and I'd lost nothing. I was disheartened, but determined not to give up! After a few more weeks I realised I'd lost a couple of kilos. I was ecstatic! That only gave me motivation to work harder... Eating healthy during the day at work was easy. The hardest part was at night. Normally I'd have a big meal and relax with a full belly. Dinner is now my smallest meal of the day. I make sure I eat before 7. I'm usually in bed by 9 - with hunger pains. Anyway I went to my doctor to talk to her about taking Duromine. Doctors here are not a fan of the drug! She weighed me (I'd lost 4 kilos) and agreed to prescribe me a one month supply of the 30mg. For one month only. No repeats she said. I was grateful. I think she thought I was going to take it as the easy way out, instead of dieting and exercising as well. But I want to do it the right way. Duromine is 'helping' me, not 'doing it all for me' I'm now on day 4 and I am extremely happy with this drug! The first day I was a little jittery with no appetite whatsoever. I made myself eat 3 meals and 2 snacks as I normally would, even though I didn't enjoy one second of it, I thought of it as fuel for my body. The days after I'm not so jittery anymore and sometimes I get slight hunger pains, but they don't last long. I'm exercising 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the afternoon. Every now and then I skip the afternoon. I'm also carefull to do sit ups, push ups, weights etc to ensure I tone up and I'm not left with excess skin.

    Progress so far.

    Day 1: 88 kgs
    Day 2: 87 kgs
    Day 3: 86.5 kgs
    Day 4: 85.5 kgs

    I still have a long way to go.. I'm still 10 kilos off my healthy weight, and 15 kilos off my goal weight. But I'm so happy and proud of my progress so far. It just goes to show you can do anything you put your mind to! :) I'm so lucky to have an amazing fiancé who supports me, encourages me and tells me how proud he is every day. I'll post again on day 7 and let you guys know how I'm going. :)

    -BrideToBe xxx.
     
  2. Nattynat

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    Hi Bride to be,
    congratulations on your weightloss:) how exciting your getting married wohoooo. I cant wait to get married, unfortunately i'm single atm, but i know one day ill meet someone special:)
    good luck with your journey:)
     
  3. BrideToBe

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    Aww! Thank you so much :) its all a bit exciting :)! Of course you will meet someone special, when you least expect it ;). Really appreciate your message. Thank you. I hope all is well with you! Xo
     
  4. Nattynat

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    Hi Bride To Be,
    awwww off course it's exciting :) wedding planning is the best time for you to be creative and make your dream day come true with your family and friends support and guidance.
    Let me know when you start trying on wedding dresses:) :) i'm excited for you haha. I already know in future I wanna have a garden wedding but I haven't thought of the dress haha.. Not sure when i'll meet my romeo LOL
    My weight loss journey is slow, but starting from tomorrow ill get back into action :)
    keep me posted on your progress and remember to stay positive to achieve your goal as best as you can xo
     
  5. loveforallkay

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    Hi BridToBe!!

    Congratulations on your results & wedding! No doubt that you will look FANTASTIC and GORGEOUS in your wedding dress. You have an amazing partner too. If I had one... I wouldn't worry about anything anymore :p But to improve your self-esteem and more importantly your health, you got my full support. Stay positive like Nattynat says, and keep us posted on your journey!
     
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