Saturday, March 10, 2012
Ok so i have heard many positive things about blogging so I thought i would give it a try.
In Feb. 2012, I went to the Dr. to try and find help for my weight. I have been counting calories and working out as best as i can but couldnt seem to lose weight, in fact I gained. I got up to 240, that is the biggest i have EVER been. I expressed my concerns and showed him my logs and that i couldnt even hit my daily calories not even the low 1200, but I'm still not losing any weight. He basically called me a liar and said i'm bringing in extra calories somewhere. He recommended that I try the Atkin's Diet. I had to remind him I am anemic and just got done with chemo so i didnt think it was a wise idea, but tried for a week. I was light headed and weak the whole time so i stopped. I gave up and went back to what i was doing.
March 7th,2012, a friend told me about a weight loss clinic in the next town over. so i decided to go see what it was about. I went that afternoon and met with the dr. He sounded like he understood and wanted to help. I was so relieved that someone actually believed me and WANTED to help. He prescribed me a low dose of phentermine and told me to try for a month, and recommended that i eat at least 5-6 small meals a day. Also that I need to make sure i eat because it will make me not feel hungry. So i have been taking the medicine every morning since then and boy he is right. I'm not hungry at all but I make sure I eat and it gives me energy and i'm not fidgety.