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  1. Rukayah

    Rukayah New Member
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    Hi there,

    I started Duromine 15mg yesterday. I am also taking Glucophage XR for PCOS. I currently weigh 126kg and i'm 1.75m. Yesterday wasn't too bad, i had a slight headache, dry mouth, yukky taste in my mouth and a bit of dizziness. Did not sleep at all last night and was up and out of bed at 6, but i'm not tired or moody, in fact cant remember being this calm and happy in ages. I drank about 4.5 litres of water yesterday and spent most of the day in the loo lol. i'm not eating much but when i do eat i feel as if i have overeaten. looking forward to my first weigh in on Monday although i'm terrified that i wont lose anything.

    I.m not sure if anyone else has experienced this but i find that late afternoon towards the evening i tend to get really sleepy and i feel cold. Overall the past 2 days have been good, haven't had this much energy in ages.

    Hoping to see good results and looking forward to a slimmer and fitter me :)
     
  2. WorkingHardtobeLean

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    Hi R, yeah I have similar reactions... And I really know what you mean about the sleepiness in the afternoon... Sometimes I'm crazy tired!! Keep strong!! Don't give in.. This is no easier than other diets etc youve/we've tried... It's all a long road... It's ultimately about food retraining, an gosh that's hard... But you can do it... One day at a time, one struggle at a time ;) xxx
     
  3. Rukayah

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    Thank you so much for the motivation. Day 3 and still feeling great although Little Red Riding Hood came to visit today:( and at times especially this evening my heart feels like its playing hop scotch in my chest. I started a food diary and i am surprised at how little food i am consuming and how healthy my choices are. What's strange is that after i do have my lunch or supper i feel as if i have stuffed myself and then i start worrying that perhaps i have eaten too much.

    Had an oopsie today and i hope that i am not going to pay dearly for it. I am a home baker and today i had orders for Red Velvet Cupcakes and Choc Ganache Cupcakes. I wasn't tempted at all while baking them, but when they were done and all the orders were gone there was a mini red velvet cupcake with buttercream icing sitting on the kitchen counter calling my name and i swear i tried very hard to ignore her but she just wouldn't stop, so I ATE HER along with two leftover spoons of chocolate ganache and then almost threw up. Now i feel guilty as hell and a bit of a failure.

    Tomorrow is another day and you are right it is hard, i should know this having been on SureSlim, Weight Watchers, Weigh Less and having bought almost every weight loss product televised. These might have only worked for a little while but i am more determined than ever to shift this weight.

    2013 is the year, the year i can finally and confidently walk on the beach or go to a restaurant and not be ashamed of my belly rolls or fat thighs.

    I CAN.......... NO......... I WILL DO THIS !!!
     
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    Hey! how are you going? make sure your eating enough, i know you dont/wont feel hungry and i know sometimes it feels almost worse to eat, but if this is a long term goal then eating small frequent meals (snacks and meals to become about the same size but happen about 5-6 times a day) will keep the lifestyle and weightloss sustainable.
    YUM! a cupcake - yummmmmm! anyway :) :) just remember to treat yourself ever now and again, cos if you dont then you will only blow out on a massive scale trying to cramm in all that you couldnt have.
    Its prolly not good though that you almost chucked from eating that after only 2 days...
    Just remember each meal is its own, its not about a bad day, or a bad week, you can have a 'treat meal' or a
    treat snack' without blowing your day or your week.

    Stay strong, give me an update.
    Hope to hear from you soon :)

    Mxxx
     
  5. Rukayah

    Rukayah New Member
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    Hi!!! been struggling to log into this forum. What an awesome week, even the weekend which normally means really really bad eating habits was a breeze. Went to a kiddies party on Sunday which normally means sweeties and savouries and all things sugary and all i ended up eating was FRUIT. I have virtually no side effects and things are really good.

    My weigh in day was yesterday and I am so happy and proud to announce that i have lost 3.4kg and a 22cm. Eating healthy and making correct choices is not very hard on Duromine and i am hoping that after the 3 months it would be second nature and i can just carry on as is without the meds.

    Once again thank you for the tips, it really is nice to have someone to talk to who understands and who is on a journey of their own. I hope that you had a good week that was and that the week to be will bring you nothing but happiness and good results.

    :):):)

    R
     
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    I was having problems last week but thought it was my browser... hmm... maybe it was the site? anywhoo...
    good on you for being so strong at the party, your right all parties are hard but for the sweet-toothed of us the kids parties can sometimes be the hardest!!

    3.4kgs in how long? and 22cm wow woman! that's awesome! well done!!

    How are you going with your daily meals/snacks? are you managing to get in soome exercise?

    M xxx
     
  7. Rukayah

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    Thank You :D

    3.4kgs and 22cm in one week. Last week was my first week. I am quite surprised at how well i am managing. I started a food diary from day one and I record everything. Looking back over my entries i am surprised to see how little i am eating in comparison to how I feel. My meals are a lot smaller, in fact way smaller that what I am use to but I still feel as if i have eaten way to much.

    I started running last year and joined a running club, believe it or not but I am actually quite fit for someone who carries so much weight. I am quite tall so tend to carry my weight well. I have completed 6 10 km races so far, earlier this year I broke my toe and thereafter needed an operation to remove some tumour. I was off for a while which set me back a bit but I am slowly getting back into it, I also do Zumba 3 times a week and the PS3 iMove for about an hour with the kids.

    I feel as if I talk to much about myself lol, please tell me how things are going with you, any challenges, results etc.

    R :)
     
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    It's incredible Rukayah how you spend your time! Let me say that I'm impressed you manage to do Zumba, running and PS3 with kids altogether! Because my first advice to people who want to lose some weight - is to move and exercise, you know once you lose weight you skin might look little saggy. So good for you! You already see the results and honestly I didn't have so much weight off at first. Let me give you just one tip: Duromine takes off your appetite, it's fine, but you should still eat eanough. I mean small amounts but maybe 4 to 5 times a day. You don't have to worry about it, or to feel guilty or something!) ) ) My best way was to think that I was losing weight no matter what, even if I ate a cookie) ) It really works! Congratulations dear!;)
     
  9. WorkingHardtobeLean

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    Hey R!! so how do you feel after the weekend? is your food settling a bit better now... more regularly?
    why dont you give a sample of your food diary?
    I am also VERY impressed with how much exercise you get in, and I can believe you run 10ks! WOW!! :)
    And I LOOOOOOOOVE Zumba, havent done it for a while cos they move the session late, which i still tried to go to, but then they changed venues and was just getting harder and harder to get to.
    However I have just ordered something from the TV called Brazillian Butt Lift - its a DVD dance workout targetting your butt, so lets see how that goes - should be bit of fun too :)
     
  10. Rukayah

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    Hey guys,

    What a week-end with back to back functions. I am exhausted. Functions normally mean bad food but i managed to control my eating and with literally no cravings for the bad stuff i think i did quite well. I weighed myself this morning and i am down another 1.3kg and 20 cm's. So far i have lost 4.7kg's and 42cm in 14 days. At first i was a bit disappointed as i had hoped to lose a lot more, but after reflecting i realised that a slower weight loss in the long run is probably more effective as it would then stay off as opposed to losing tons of weight only to put back double.

    Honestly, and I know its only been two weeks but i feel like a NEW PERSON and i am loving it. Previously after meals i would feel bloated and heavy and on a more embarrassing note i use to have really bad flatulence especially in the morning, this is gone and i cant remember when last in the past two weeks i actually farted LOL. I have no more heartburn either. All in All i feel on top of the world.

    I no longer have any side effects and i'm still drinking 4 close to 5 litres of water a day, and yes the loo and I are going steady and have make-out sessions at least every 10 to 15 minutes :eek:. I haven't been sleeping very well, in fact over the past 3 nights i've probably had a total of 4 hours of sleep and this due to the fact that some a**hole broke into my house at 3.30am Friday morning, climbing the outside pipes and entered through my upstairs bathroom into the room my friend and her husband were sleeping in at the time. luckily she awoke and started screaming and and pressed the panic button, by the time we got upstairs he had jumped out of the window, we talking two stories and was over the wall and gone. No doubt i am now to afraid to sleep and my son and daughter have now moved into her room because they don't want to sleep alone and so has my domestic, she sleeps with them because they are so scared. As we speak i am waiting on the security company to now come and install Roboguard beams, new gates and a new alarm system. The joys of living in Sunny South Africa, where this sort of thing happens every day.

    I hope that you both had an awesome week-end. Its almost holidays with this being the last week of school, although we have no plans to go anywhere as we commence some renovations to our house next week. I know that my holiday will be busy full of outside activities none the less keeping the kids entertained.

    Take Care and please let me know how things are your side

    R:cool:
     
  11. Rukayah

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    Here is a typical entry in my food diary

    6.15 Duromine, Glass of water and a cup of tea with low fat milk and 1ts brown sugar

    Breakfast (8.30)

    1 cup of papaya +
    1/2 cup low fat strawberry Yoghurt +
    2tbs Kellogs Special K Oats and Honey (or 2tbs Muesli)

    Snack (11ish)

    1 small apple or banana

    Lunch (2)

    1/2 whole wheat pita with 1/2 grilled chicken breast and salad (cucumber, baby tomato, red onion, lettuce)
    + 1tbs mayonnaise

    Snack

    handful of trail mix (i often skip afternoon snack as the water really makes me full)
    1 cup of coffee

    Dinner

    Roasted chicken breast (no skin)
    1 cup of roasted pumpkin and butternut (i have skipped supper a few times too)

    I don't eat after dinner but continue to drink my water until bed time.
    In between meals and snacks if i feel peckish or just feel like eating something i snack on some stalk raisins or dried fruit, 2 pieces of dried mango or peaches normally do the trick

    I have gone off meat, so i eat loads of chicken and tuna

    Hope this helps

    R
     
  12. Stonie

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    So sorry about the break in. Thank goodness no one was hurt. My journey has been smooth. I enjoy my walk every day and I have lost 4kgs in almost a month. I'm thinking I should have lost more but am happy with the progress. It's a confidence booster. Dreading the festive season though. I hope I can discipline myself coz I do feel hungry some of the time. I am drinking lots of water to try and fill up my tummy. Good luck with the renovations.
     
  13. Rukayah

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    Oh wow haven't been here in ages. Life just became sooo busy.

    Just a quick update on my progress this far:

    19/11/12 - 126 kg

    short term goal: 100 (19 Feb 13)

    Long term goal : 80kg

    29/01/13 - 110 kg

    Total loss to date : 16kg

    Total cm to date : 102cm

    gone from a size 48 to a size 42 and still going strong.

    I have joined a ladies fitness group in the mornings as my days have gotten so much busier, am now working out 4 times a week. I have also started on the Herbalife Protein Shake and the Thermojetics as i am way to busy to plan meals and count calories.

    Hope you are all having positive results.

    Cheers

    R
     
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