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  1. Flower007

    Flower007 New Member
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    Hi,

    I am 38, managed to get myself to weigh 118kg :( I don't have a thyroid problem or any other real reason for adding this weight....the honest reason: I LOVE EATING and will use any excuse to eat - and my food of choice...chocolates, ice-cream....all the really yummy stuff.

    So one week ago, I decided to turn over a page, and I want to commit to seeing this through and become a sexy wife again.

    Started to eat low carb on Monday 5 May....and started Duromine 30 on Thursday the 8th.

    This morning, a happy 114.1kg.

    Hoping to get to 75kg.

    I miss being active...but worst of all, I want to play and go crazy with my 2 year old for more than 2 minutes before falling over of exhaustion due to all my extra baggage.
     
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    Welcome Flower!
    Prepare to struggle with your cravings for sweets and 'all the really yummy stuff' ;););)
    It's a long-term process, so don't expect magic results at the first month using the pills.
    Good luck!
     
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    Kate, you are so spot on. I am struggling with the cravings about every second of the day, but I realize I have to use the pills to curb my appetite and use willpower for my sweet tooth :). I tried getting willpower pills, but to no luck!! ;) - so I will just use my own
     
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    Hi Flower and welcome aboard the Duromine train!

    Keep looking at that beautiful 2 year old and keep in mind that for every kilo you shed it gives you more time with that gorgeous face.

    I never saw myself actually exercising because I enjoyed it, but after being on Duromine since the start of the year and shedding 24.3kgs as of Saturday, tonight when I went for a walk while the kids where busy I actually felt my legs wanting to RUN - so I did. It wasn't far, only 700 steps in total but it felt so good and the recovery time was so much less than it used it be.

    Stick with it and always remember that one day you will wake up and realise you want to do something that for so long, you never thought you would do again.

    jDad
     
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    Wow..24.3kg's? Now that is determination! Well done...Am I reading right, you reached your goal weight??:D
     
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    Hi Flower,

    It was determination coupled with the need to for health reasons. My sweetheart is very happy as I don't snore anymore .

    I actually set myself targets as I went through controlling my weight. I started out at 114.3 and set the firit target at getting under 110, then to 105, then 100 and so on down the line. My ultimate goal is to reach the low to mid 80's. The BMI says I should be between 63 and 79 for my height and gender but I think that is too low and I would look like a walking skeleton, I have workmates and friends telling me to stop now as I am starting to look gaunt.

    Setting those inbetween goals really helped and gave me a real sense of achievement as well.

    The other things that I did that really helped was I took a picture of myself with no shirt on when I started and one at the end of each box of Duromine. I then noted my weight and BMI for each photo. I have put them all side by side to compare and to also let me see that I was actually changing shape, something I had not been able to see before. Then I did the thing that scared me the most, I posted those here on the forum. I have to admit that having others here give you support when you do something like that is fantastic. Kate is especially supportive and encouraging, I just don't know when she finds all the time to do it.

    Anyway, I have rabbited on long enough, have a great day!

    jDad.
     
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    Hi Flower, jDad,
    I'm new! and very freaked!! haha. Great to hear your stories and successes! :D
    I am a 39 year old Mum of 3 who works full time in a supermarket... Yep! around bloody food all day!!! haha.
    I have 47.7kg to lose to reach my goal but I am in for the journey.

    Unsure about you guys but my start weight last week was 107.7kg, I am now 105.6kg I am on day 5 of taking Duromine.
    I have to admit it really does help with hunger pain...
    I also cannot finish my meals and am eating a lot less.
    As for my exercise at the moment I have not got the extra energy after work, but am planning to increase this as I lose the weight..

    What if any side effects have you guys had... Sometimes I feel like my head is spinning and a bit of knee pain.
    Be great to keep in contact with you guys :D
    Cheers,
    Mealies.
     
  8. Flower007

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    Hi Mealies,
    Well done on your loss..2.1kg in the 5 days. We are very similar in our journey :) I have 44.5kg to go to reach goal. I am on day 7 with a 3.9kg loss :)

    Side affects: Other than feeling great, the only bad one I had was over the weekend, I had stomach spasms....eeck...but then realized I have not been drinking water, so I guess water is important. About exercise, I don't yet. I realize its important but I just don't have the energy yet.

    I have however managed to stick to my low carb eating for the full 7 days and the cravings are slowly going away. Exercise for now is on my to do list.

    Go on: BE A LOOSER! :) (that is the weight of course):D

    JDAD, you did amazing and you inspire me. I know that my husband will be so proud of me if I get this done. He lost 20kg all on his own...but I could never get it right :mad:. This is a personal challenge for me, but also a gift in the making for him.
     
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    I think the two of you are absolutely amazing people.

    So many of us sit and think that there is no point in trying to do anything about our weight issues. I saw an article the other day trying to justify the increase in size of folk over the last two decades but it made no sense to me. Some of us use food as a way of dealing with deep seated pain or emotional issues (that's what it was for me) and others of us just find it far to irresistible... Damn you Lindt Chocolate!!!

    When I first started taking Duromine I had a bit of anxiety but that went in a couple of days, now all I have is a dry mouth so I drink copious amounts of water everyday to compensate for it. It's a bit of a win for me that way as the water helps to flush my body and stops me from feeling empty.

    Thanks for the laugh Flowers, I am very happy to be a looser.

    I am writing this before I head off to work and am sitting in a suit I have not worn in 14 years. Thank goodness I inherited my Mums hoarding gene and kept some of my old "skinny clothes".

    So looking forward to being here to support, talk, congratulate, cajole, commiserate and motivate with you guys.

    Mealies, there is nothing better than getting on those scales and seeing the numbers go down, but having your sweetheart look at you and comment on how good you are looking comes a close second!

    Have a fantastic day!!!!
     
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    Take chromium picolinate aswel ! It will stop your sugar cravings ;) x
     
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  11. Mealies

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    Hey guys and thanks heaps for getting back to me!
    So cool to have you guys with me,
    It's day 7 for me today.. I weigh on Tuesday's only.

    Need to let you guys know that I used to be a Weight Watchers Leader.... yes, for 6 whole years! I was a member joined when I was 24 years old weighed 97.6kg and 17 months later I lost 37.6kg I got down to my goal of 60kg.... Became a Leader and loved it! Loved seeing my members get to their goals and loved passing on the message of being healthy :D

    But over the past 11 years I have put all the weight + back on :( My own bad habits crept back in and my own excuses.....

    This time around I have tried going back to doing Weight Watchers and I kind of am counting my points during the day now but using Duromine too.... I need to get rid of this "obese pain" that's what I call the intense cravings for fat food or over eating... they are painful!

    I've not had them for a week with taking Duromine!!! YIPPIE! hahaha

    I'm with you Flower and exercise is my next thing! I work 40 hours a week and start at 7am and I'm not!!! getting up at 5am to walk in the morning! Afternoons/ 3 kids/ homework/ housework/ dinner! Yep it's going to be a big one but I want to try at least 30mins of something 5 days a week! to start!!

    I have all the tools in my head but now I no longer have the painful hunger "obese pain" I'm not focusing on when my next fix will be and how life does not need to revolve around food!!! I'm focusing on health.

    I do however have the dizzy/stoned feeling in my head? Have you guys ever had this? Normally during the day but other than that it's going ok :D

    Look forward to hearing from you guys again :D
    Cheers,
    Mealies

    PS. How do you guys get your starting weight, current weight and goal weight to show up on the end of your posts? Is that what the status is? In the profile section? Be cool to know :D
     
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    You're probably talking about the Signature. It is simple. Just move the cursor to your profile name in the right upper corner of the page. You'll see 'personal details' and then 'signature'. Click on it and write there whatever you want.
    Always welcome, dear! ;)
     
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    Thanks heaps Kate :D
    Cheers,
    Mealies
     
  14. Flower007

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    Hi Mealies,

    WW leader? Then you still have it in you to loose whatever crept in over the past 11 year :)

    This full time desk job, and 2.5 hours travel every day to get to work and back, is just so bad. No excersize in my daily routine still (other than running after my little one in the evening).

    I have not had any other side affects. I sleep like a baby. I actually feel great! I don't seem to be loosing this week and might be stuck with a little water retention. My hunger is gone! I am eating about 1/4 of what I normally would and Little One's sweets are lasting now. Haha...I still sort of glimpse at his stuff every now and then, but the worst is over where the sweet cravings is concerned.

    I do have a "heavy" feeling in my head, but its not so bad that it bothers me.

    Looking forward to your Tuesday Weigh In....I think I will team up with you if you don't mind and weigh in as well on Tuesday...I do mini weigh ins daily, but don't record them, that's how I know this week is going slow.

    JDad, luckily I am the wife in the house...and I never get rid of clothes that get too small..always the hope of one day....I have about 3 wardrobes waiting in different sizes...yikes...also dating back to soem 15 years. Wonder if they will look "odd" fashion wise if I wear them soon?

    I hope your suit is not a checkered brown one? Just kidding

    Till Later then
     
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    Hey Flower,
    Yep WW Leader.... I know the talk but have not been able to walk the walk... This is why I stopped being a leader for WW, my weight had climbed 15kg and I started having to lose the weight for work! not for me anymore...
    I can use any excuse under the sun but family life was hard back then. We got through it but I just got on the heavier side! Hahaha.
    Love the suit joke for jDad! You go tho jDad! You our inspiration! hahaha
    Love the support you both are giving me too!

    jDad I have a partner who loves me for me! I know he knows I am fat but he never complains he still thinks I'm hot no matter my size and our sex life is just as awesome as it always has been!
    This is great but also means that to lose weight it has to be me, all about me, only I can make the change.....

    Yes flower Tuesday mornings I weigh, I get up, I go the loo and then I weigh. Be great to have you join me, good motivation too! Cheers.
    What time of the day do you guys take your Duromine?
    My pharmacist said to take it mid morning, seems stats show it works better then?
    Be interested to know.
    Great to hear you have no appetite flower, 1/4 what you eat is great, I'm probably around 1/2 what I used to eat.... I've not changed my dinners' just eating a lot less of them. But my other meals and snacks are definitely smaller and healthier.
    I walked today! It was only 40 minute flat walk but was awesome and felt good all day after doing it :D
    Anyway better go!
    Keep me posted,
    Cheers,
    Mealies
     
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    Hi girls? Ladies? Fellow losers? - not sure which (I got berated once at work for using "ladies" in an email...)

    Sorry Mealies, I went back over my posts and realised that at one point I got you and Flower mixed around when mentioning having your partner validate you. My sarang-ha-nun has put a lot of weight on over the 20 years of our marriage and 8 pregnancies but I still find her the most gorgeous and attractive woman I know. She rolls her eyes at me when I say it but I am only being honest.

    Brown check! No way, its a beige safari suit with flares - I am so 70's now I could break out in a case of disco fever... Geez, some one get me a bucket I think I'm going to be sick. Well at least I didn't make any disco ball jokes. The other issue I am having now is that my underwear doesn't fit anymore. I have to roll the top of my boxers down or they sit up under my armpits - not a good look at all.

    I am having a giggle to myself, I don't know why but Tuesdays have always been the days for my weighins right through my weight loss journey, they seem to work better than Mondays for some reason. I also use an app on my iPhone to keep track of my weight loss and it is also a great motivator as well.

    I am up at about 0430hrs each morning so I take mine at about 0515hrs, it works well for me.

    Even just 20 minutes of walking is enough to get your metabolism working that little bit faster. If you vary it a bit as well each time it stops your body from setting a pattern to get used to and it will raise your metabolic rate in an effort to compensate.

    Can I ask whereabouts in this wonderful world you both are? I am in North Lakes, Queensland.
     
  17. Struggle

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    Hi Flower, Mealies and jDad, I have been reading your posts and am getting motivated I think. I went to the doctor on Saturday and asked him for a referral for weightloss surgery he said no way. Try duromine and gave me a script, I have been struggling for over 25 years with my weight I have tried everything and am feeling at my lowest at the moment. I have not filled the script as I had never heard of Duromine. Congrats to all of you for starting.
     
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    Hi JDad,...dont worry, ladies...females, losers,,,whatever you prefer is cool!

    About partner validation...I perhaps have to give a bit more info. See, he dear husband has always been there...always telling me how much he loves me, and that I am the prettiest most beautiful woman in the world and he would never trade me for anything/one else. We used to ride motorbikes, first on one, and then he bought me my own, and we would go riding together. This now has come to a complete hult. Going to the part with little man, means, I am sitting on the bench, and he does all the running and most of the playing. Going to the mall, means many times, I get tired and say, lets go home, spoiling half the day. The gift I want to give him, is US DOING THINGS again as a couple. I say its for him, but really mostly for me....lol. I just want to give a bit back to him for sticking with me through thick and thicker.

    Us woman, we seem to like rolling our eyes at our men. Wish I could see myself through his eyes...just once.

    Oh, I am from Cape Town, South Africa. Married 5 years, 38yrs old,and one 2 year old. Thats about all of it :)

    Mealies, awesome, you started excersize! I went to the mall yesterday and forced walking. Did some dancing with LO too. I take mine at 7am? Interesting to hear you take your later.

    Struggle, Hallo, and welcome. Stick around, try your options. Sometimes a little motivation goes a long way! The fact that you posted, tells me you are walking in the right direction. Join us with Duromine when you are ready :). But, in the mean time, post and read as much as you can. Whatever decision you make, must sit right with you.

    So for now, cheerio, Tomorrow is the big weigh in day for Mealies and I. JDad, you also weighing tomorrow?, or you past the weighing in thing..lol
     
  19. Mealies

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    Awesome to hear from you all :D
    Hello Struggle :D I too had never heard of Duromine before I started taking it, I've been taking it for 11 days now and it's ok.
    I went to the Doctor in despair for blood tests and a general check up and was going to start the "fast diet" heard lots of health benefits about it.
    I did it for 3 weeks and felt so dizzy and out of it that I stopped. He did suggest to me that he can prescribe me weight loss tablets if I wanted as an option to help on the journey...
    after the fast diet did not work, I then took him up on his offer.

    A lot better this week than last. They do say give things a week to settle.
    I'm using it to help with over eating or what I call "Obese pain hunger". I can do the whole healthy eating but just could not get back to not feeling starving and having physical pain from not eating heaps or fat food... This really helps.

    Like flower said, when you are ready you will take them but we here if you don't, do or whatever :D

    Hey jDad - Good for you for loving your lady, I think a lot of men do and flower I get ya... having energy to do stuff together is what I want too (not just in the bedroom) *wink**wink* hehe.

    Yep I weigh Tuesday as flower is going to now and jDad already does, coolio, just goes back to WW days, was the day my meeting fell on so it just fits with me.
    I'm feeling, good.
    Just to let you know I am a Checkout Supervisor so I am on my feet for 8 hours a day running a checkout and self checkout + making coffees and selling Lotto. So I'm moving a lot in a normal day... adding in exercise is what I need to do though as my body has got used to my work activity.

    My partner and I have been together for 13 years.
    I am 39 years old.
    I have a 19 year old son who is at University, my partner has a 15 year old son at college and our daughter together is 10 years old.
    My kids are bigger now so not as much running around but more mind work now!! haha

    jDad you live in Queensland, my sister lives in Brisbane :D
    Flower you live South Africa, so cool, and so far away! Are you South African or did you move there? I work with a couple of South African Woman, lovely ladies :D

    I live in Wellington, New Zealand :D

    Can't wait to see the scales tomorrow, I've been so good and so not hungry, can't believe how time can go by and I've not eaten! It's so cool :D

    Chat soon,
    keep it up,
    Mealies :D
     
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    just gotta say sorry for all the smiley faces I do.... :D did not realise how many I do :D hahaha
     
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