NZ Girl {Ready for a new me}

Discussion in 'My Experience with Duromine' started by Cori-Lee, May 7, 2012.

  1. Cori-Lee

    Cori-Lee New Member
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    Hey everyone..
    Okay this is the first time doing anything like this, so I'm kinda nervous, reading everybody's experiences though has eased my mind a bit.
    Today is my 1st day on Duromine and so far its been like everyone else has pretty much said:
    Minor headache and a dry mouth, I guess I'll find out about Insomnia tonight.
    Like everyone I have quite a bit to lose I'm the biggest I've ever been, my weights always been up and down however I'm really keen to take it off, keep it off and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
    I have at least 30+ kgs to lose so have a bit of a way to go.
    I've done everything tried everything, I remember trying Atkins about 10 years ago and got down to a size 10, but I couldnt resist the carbs and piled it back on and then some, so fingers crossed for my journey

    Weight: 113kgs
    Height: 171 cm
    Age: 30
     
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    So I'm on Day 2...
    Yesterday wasnt too bad, I did go to sleep quite late, and wake up kinda early this morning, but thats no difference than usual.
    I'm trying to well not force myself to eat, but just remind myself,

    BREAKFASTPorridge
    2 Slices of Wholemeal toast
    Coffee (1 sugar)

    LUNCH was really just an Apple

    DINNER
    I has a small portion of Lasagna (without the pasta lol)
    I'd usually have a big bowl and go back for seconds, I don't feel hungry and I can't believe I havent touched the biscuits in my cupboard (my weakness choc bikkies)

    I didnt really drink water, so today I'll make more of an effort to do the water thing.

    Breakfast this morning was:
    Scrambled Eggs (x2 with normal milk)
    2 Slices of Toast
    Coffee

    My mouth is a little dry, but no headache today, thats a plus.
    I'm looking forward to my weigh in, I already feel like my clothes are a little loose, I'm not sure if thats just me, or its for real, but I guess I will see.
     
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    Hey People...
    Day 3 and I'm going good, well I feel I am, I can't believe I passed up Chocolate yesterday, but I'm on a mission, and I didnt even crave for it, Usually (not every night) but most nights I'd have a hot drink and down half a packet of Chocolate Bikkies, I havent done that either.

    I'm still making sure I eat though, just smaller portions and I've cut out snacking
    which is kinda hard working in a Contact Centre.
    I'm not getting bloated anymore and I do have a bit of energy.

    The side effects are still there but not as much, I still have a bit of a dry mouth, and last night before bed the Headache came back, I'm wondering if thats due to lack of sleep??
    I didnt get to sleep until after 1am and woke up around 5:30am this morning, the good thing about that was I was on-time for work, the down side, I feel a bit tired mixed with being wired, if you can imagine that.

    I have weighed myself, I'm trying not to get ahead of myself, but I'm a bit excited all at the same time.

    Hope everyone else is going fine with their journey.
    Oh I've started the water thing yesterday, I was told by a friend too much water flushes it out so be careful, but I've read on here WATER WATER WATER...So I'm a tad confused, anyone have any thoughts on that??
     
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    I mean "I havent" weighed myself yet.
    I'd edit it but don't know how lol
     
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    Day 4
    Still have a dry mouth, no headache last night (BONUS!!)
    I think my clothes are a tad loose, admitingly I had Pizza for dinner last night, however it wasnt as much as I would eat, I had 1 slice instead of my usual 3 :) So I'm looking at that as a positive, I don't want to deprive myself, and just be ready for when I do actually come off Duro.
     
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    Okay, just to let you all know, I couldnt help myself and jumped on the scales about an hour ago.
    I'm down 2kgs!!!!!
    ITS STARTING GUYS!!! The weight is coming off, I honestly can't believe it.
    2kgs in 4days..No I'm not being silly I am eating, I'm just not junk food bingeing (is that how you spell that?)
    And I am going to try more walking, because to be honest, I've only really gone for 1 30min walk.

    So I'm now sitting at:
    111kgs >>>Whoop Whoop!!!!;)
     
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    Thats great Cori-Lee, 2kg in 4 days!
    I havnt weighed myself yet either. Started at 75kg 6 days ago...Dont feel any different, cloths dont feel different. Worried i have lost nothing :(
    Been eating less and much healthier, though i did have some chocolate last night...
    Well, keep up the good work!
     
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    Thanks JM :)
    I'm on Day 5, and I craved chocolate this morning, I'm actually wanting Chicken & Hot Chips as well. :(
    Arrrrggghhh I'm doing so well, I don't wanna screw it up. Maybe I'll just have a Chicken Sandwich, hehe, doesnt sound as inviting as Fried Chicken and Chips {sigh}
    I'll see how my day goes, Its nearly been 1 week.
     
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    Hey Cori,
    I would stress to much about the need for chocolate or greasy food. It will get hard at times but just remember everything in moderation is ok. What i have found, the more we restrict ourselves, the more we want something. So..have that small/little/tiny piece of chocolate to curb that craving.
    As for the fried chicken and chips, have the breast part of the fried chicken, remove the skin and only have a small handful of chips but eat more greens. Its better to have it for lunch than dinner as you have time to burn it off before you go to sleep. AND...just have a very low calorie dinner.
    Remember, you need to keep eating 3 meals a day, thought its hard as you dont feel very hungry it should be looked at more as a lifestyle change than a miracle drug to make us skinny. Once the drugs are finished, we are going to go back to eating 3 meals a day, and if we've straved ourselves whilst in the tablets/pills, we will end up putting allllll the weight back on and more.
    Just eat less and healthier.
    Good luck :)
     
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    Hi Cori-Lee
    I'm new here too on day 1 so interested to follow your progress :) For the chocolate cravings, do they have the Atkins food range in supermarkets there? They have some chocolate treats which are pretty yummy and not as bad as the real thing.
     
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    Heya JellyBelly (cool name btw)
    Thanks for your post, I'm unsure about Atkins Food Range for Choc Cravings, what I did was I took a tablet called L-Glutimine which stopped me from craving sugar/salt, I assumed it would help me to stop craving for Chocolate etc, and for that time it did. But thanks for that tip, I'm learning to pace myself when it comes to sweet foods, as I don't want to deprive myself, and not be ready for it when I do eventually come off the Duromine.
    Good luck on your Duro Journey.


    JM: Thanks for the tips, yep I opted for the fried chicken, but I did take off the skin, and only had a handful of hot chips, which made me feel really good, and happy that I still can eat that type of food, but of course just in moderation. :)
     
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    Hey Guys...Havent posted for a few days last time was Day 5, I am now on Day 9.

    Okay so on Day 5 I ended up having the Chicken & Chips, taking off the skin and just a handful of Hot Chips, was fine because the Duromine had kicked in and I wasnt very hungry at all.
    Dinner was Shepherds Pie with a can of Dr Pepper

    Day 6
    Big Breakfast (it was the weekend, I treated myself lol)
    Steak, Eggs, Chips, Salad, 1 Piece of Toast
    That lasted me through out the whole day pretty much until Dinner time.
    Dinner was: Lots of Veggies, Mince and Mashed Potatoes
    By now I've forgotten that I'm even on Duromine (still taking my pill in the morning) just not really letting it be my whole focus, and carrying about my day, which I find is good, and will help once I stop taking it

    Day 7
    Weet-Bix for breakfast and a Hot cup of Milo
    An Apple for Lunch
    and a lovely Roast Chicken meal for dinner
    Choc Ice Cream for dessert (smaller serving than I used to have) which I found filled me up quite nicely.

    Day 8
    Up & Go for Breakfast (For people that don't live in New Zealand, Up & Go is a Liquid Breakfast Drink equivilant to 2 Weet-Bix, and if you don't know what Weet-Bix is ummmm its kinda like a Breakfast Cereal?? Sorry thats the best description)

    I did also have my morning Coffee

    For Lunch: 2 Spicy Fruit Muffins Toasted
    Afternoon Tea: An Apple
    Dinner: Chicken Chow Mein and half a glass of Mountain Dew

    I still havent weighed myself since Day 4, I am a little scared, however, I do feel my clothes being a bit loose.
    I also work about a 10min walk from the Train Station in Wellington CBD so I tend to walk to and from work, I'm on the
    5th floor and have been meaning to take the stairs, but I keep forgetting (I guess its just a habit to jump in the lift)
    And as of today I'll be getting off the bus a couple stops before my actual stop just to get in some extra walking time.

    Today Day 9
    Porridge for breakfast and a piece of toast + cup of coffee

    it is only 9:18am NZ time so the days pretty much just started.

    I don't have as much energy as I did when I started 9 days ago, but I'm still plodding along and focusing on my goal.
    Lunch today will probably be the same as yesterday, and of course WATER......

    I hope everyone else's journey is going well, I love reading how everyone is doing, ups and downs, inspiring us all and even showing we're only human but we're hanging in there.
    Have a great day everybody :)
     
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    Kia Ora Koutou (Hi All)

    Here I am at Day 11...


    Yesterday went okay
    Day 10
    My mouth was more dry than usual, I found that kinda strange? However, I've been having the same routine

    Breakfast
    Porridge
    x2 Pieces of Toast
    Coffee

    Lunch
    x2 Fruit Muffins
    Water

    Afternoon Snack

    x2 Apples

    (couldnt help myself and had a Snickers Bar in the late afternoon)

    Dinner
    x3 Small Crumbed Skinless Chicken Pieces (home made)
    Handful of Hot Chips Baked in the oven
    Salad
    1/2 Glass Juice

    Exercise has been hard, its sooooo cold here in Wellington at the moment, and all I wanna do is have a HOT shower, dress warm and curl up in bed, the most I'm getting in is really 30min per day (if that)

    So today is like I said up top Day 11 on Duromine, no headache, bit of a dry mouth.
    I'm kind of worried, I'm going to weigh myself tomorrow, and besides my clothes being a tad loose, I'm unsure if I've lost anything since Day 4.
    So fingers crossed and I'll keep you all posted.
     
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    Hey CL,
    reading thru the posts, it seems a little overindulgence here and there, BUT its great to hear that you are doing some excercise and that you are eating much healthier and consistantly thruout the day! I'm keen to see how the weight side of things are going.
    Keep up the good work, maybe add a little extra walking in your day.
    Good luck :)
     
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    Hey there JM...thanks for that, and yes I've decided I'm not going to entirely cut out things like choc or ice cream, cos realistically I'll go back to eating that when I come off Duro, but I've cut down dramatically, by now I probably would have downed a couple packets of choc bikkies in the 11 Days yet I havent had any, and at least 1 choc bar per day (and I wonder how I got to this size hahaha), so I feel I'm doing well and having a whole lifestyle change.
    I can slowly see it in my face, which is where I always start seeing the loss first.
    Tomorrow is weigh-in day, I'm sort of nervous yet excited. ;)
     
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    Thats fantastic CL,
    going from eating packets of bikkies and chocolate bars to none...you will see the weight come off easily!
    I wish i could see it in my face...i have a round fat face, even when i was 47kg a longggggggggggg time ago, i still had a fat face! hate it!!!
    Will check in tomorrow see how u went :)
     
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    Wow!! 47kgs!! I don't think I've ever been that size, I'm pretty sure I went from 6pounds 12oz (my weight at birth) and shot straight to 70kgs..ha! Kidding, but I really can't remember a time I was 47kgs........
    Anywayz I was nervous this morning getting on the scales, thinking I was going to be disappointed however I'm down another 1.5kgs!!!!! At first I thought hmmmmm ok, but when I think about it in 11 days its been a total loss of 3.5kgs I think thats pretty awesome.
    Usually when I've had any kind of loss, I celebrate by uh eating Choc, so obviously thats not gonna happen this time, I'm just going to keep on with what I'm doing.
    I think this week its time to up my exercising too......

    I hope everyone else is doing good, and I do have the "Oh I can't be bothered" days too, but just think about the end result we want, anything really that will motivate you to NOT OVER-ENDULGE on that extra piece of Choc Cake, 2nd helping of Dinner.
    Someone said to me what are the 3 things that you would love to see at the end of this and without even blinking I said:

    Healthy...Happy...and of course Sexy!!!!
    So pick those 3 words, put them up somewhere, where you can see them every morning!!
    HAVE A GREAT DAY PEOPLE!!!

    Start Weight: 113kgs
    Current Weight: 109.5kgs
    Short term Goal: 99kgs
    Long term Goal: 70kgs
     
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    Hey CL,
    How are you going? Read your last post, FANTASTIC!!!!
    Havnt had much time to log in for a while, i've been run down to zero! AND i think i have lost that motivation :(
    ANYWAY, so you want to be healthy, happy and sexy! i think all three are reachable. Right now, taking Duromine, you are heading for the healthier and therefore happier you by losing weight and being active about it. SEXY, sure thing, once your down to a happy weight, you will feel better about yourself and with confidence comes sexy! I know you can do it.
    Keep us updated, good luck.
     
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    Good on ya kiwi girl, I'm in the same journey...you north or south? Island, I'm a southern lad lol
     
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    Hey CL,
    WHat the latest???? havnt heard from you in a while.
     
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