Tracking my duromine journey

Discussion in 'My Experience with Duromine' started by pixie, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. pixie

    pixie New Member
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    Hi all

    I have gained 30kg in the last 7 months on a mood stabiliser that was prescribed for my bipolar disorder. I've always been a naturally slim person so going from 62kg to 91kg is very traumatic for me. I've tried eating right and started exercising with a personal trainer two months ago but still continued to gain weight. I'm finally off the weight gaining drug now but I think my metabolism might still be affected. I also stopped smoking a week ago and fear that that is going to make me pick up weight.

    I started duromine a week ago and so far lost 0.9kg. I am very relieved that I am finally going down instead of up. It is not as a drastic weight loss as some of the other threads I've read on this forum. But my hunger only subsided three days ago and I only went to the gym twice this week. So I am very exited to see if my weight loss next week will be more if I put in more effort. I am looking forward to sharing my duromine yourney - I am sure tracking it weekly will keep me motivated.
     
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    So this is my second week on Duromine. I am on the 30mg.

    Start weight: 91kg
    week 1: 90.1kg
    week 2: 90.3kg
    goal weight: 70kg
    height: 177cm

    As you can see I picked up 200grams in the second week. I don't understand it as I exercised 4 times this week and ate healthily. I am not experiencing any side effects and think the 30mg might not be strong enough for me. I see my doctor in two weeks time and am going to ask for a stronger dose. Maybe morning exercise will help to speed up my metabolism. I will have to up it to six times a week and be extremely careful about what I eat. I don't want to eat nothing because that will halt my metabolism which is already slow. If any of you have ideas on how to speed up ones metabolism please let me know.
    I am very dissapointed with my lack of progress so far :(
     
  3. Houlio

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    Great work! Keep up the effort and you will see the reward!

    ;)
     
  4. pixie

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    Startin weight: 91kg
    week 1: 90.1kg
    week 2: 90.3kg
    week 3: 90.4kg
    goal weight: 70kg

    So I gained 100 grams. I am not too worried as my clothes seem to be a little bit looser. Maybe I'm gaining muscle with all the exercise.
    Also it seems that everybody gains weight when they stop smoking. If I can keep my weight stable for the first few weeks it will be great.

    Till next week. Hopefully better results then.
     
  5. MrsRod

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    Dear Pixie,

    It seems as if our journeys are similar. I seem to like holding on to my weight instead of letting it go :p

    My exercise has not been as often as I like but I have been following a healthy eating plan that I got of the web (Abs diet) as I like following something that tells me exactly what to eat and when. I am not a whizz in the kitchen and love the simply foods and how quick each meal is. The thing that I wanted to say is not give up. I am five weeks in and a number of times wanted to say what the hell...I give up...I am what I am. My husband has been doing exactly the same as me and has lost 8kgs...I have only lost 4.6kg. I weigh daily and thought you might like comparing to see you aren't alone with the ups and downs:

    Week 1: 06.08.12 93.4
    07.08.12 91.3
    08.08.12 91
    09.08.12 91.4
    10.08.12 90.4
    11.08.12 90.1
    13.08.12 90kg

    Week2:
    14.08.12 90
    15.08.12 90.3
    16.08.12 90
    17.08.12 90.2
    18.08.12 89.7
    19.08.12 89.7

    Week 3:
    20.08.12 89.7
    21.08.12 89.8
    22.08.12 89.4
    23.08.12 89.2
    24.08.12 89.2
    25.08.12 89
    26.08.12 88.9

    Week 4:
    27.08.12 89.1
    28.08.12 88.9
    29.08.12 89.1
    30.08.12 88.7
    31.08.12 88.9
    01.09.12 88.5
    02.09.12 88.7

    Week 5:
    03.09.12 88.9
    04.09.12 88.9
    05.09.12 88.7
    06.09.12 88.8

    So hang in there... 10g at a time we will get there.

    Wishing you a great weight loss week x
     
  6. Tracey

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    Good job. Yes the weight does fluctuate daily....damn those grams lol. I also weigh daily, can't help myself. Like I have said before, slow and steady wins the race. I am sure we will all be happy with the results at the end. Keep up the good work.
     
  7. pixie

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    Start weight: 91kg
    week 3: 90.4kg
    week 4: 90.5kg

    So I've gained 100grams. But my clothes fit slightly better. Lets hope the weight gained is muscle gain and not fat.

    I've enrolled for an adventure boot camp that starts mid October. I'm trading my personal trainer in for boot camp and I honestly think it is going to be a trade up. Will save lots of money in the process. It has been a month since I stopped smoking and in that time my weight went from 91kg to 90.5kg. At least I have not gained weight like so many people who stop smoking do.

    I'm seeing my doctor today and am going to try and convince him to give me a higher dosage. The 30mg is just not working for me. This afternoon I'm going spinning and tomorrow I see my personal trainer. So hopefully the exercise combined with a higher dosage of duromine will show better results next week.

    See you next week!
     
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    Hi Pixie......all I can say is WOW ! Your attitude towards exercise is something I must truly aim for. I wish I could conjure up more energy for myself to do half of what you are doing ! Congrats too on quitting smoking...both my brother in laws tried a number of times and I know how difficult it can be from seeing what they went through. Good luck with the new week and look forward to seeing the results from all the exercise.
     
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    Hi all

    My doctor tested my thyroid and the results came out as low. So that should explain my struggle to lose weight. I'm starting thyroid meds tomorrow and will post results again next week.
     
  10. pixie

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    Hi all

    Finally I've lost some weight

    Start weight: 91kg
    week 1: 90.1kg
    week 2: 90.3kg
    week 3: 90.4kg
    week 5: 89.4kg
     
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    Start weight: 91kg
    week 7: 87.9kg
    loss so far 3.1kg.

    So I've started to loose some weight. Hopefully the thyroid meds will do its thing. I'm not doing so great with exercise this week but I'm starting with adventure boot camp soon and that will hopefully do the thing. Will try and update on a weekly basis again.
     
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