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Trying Phentermine again

Sunday, January 13, 2013

I had tried Phentermine (37.5mg) at the very end of December. I think it was Dec 29th. The first day was great, but by the third day I decided not to take it anymore because it was making my heart race so bad!! This really upset me because I had lost 6lbs in 3 days and it is SOOOOOOO hard for me to lose weight anymore. I was seriously upset that my body couldnt handle it.

I ended up texting my doctor (yes, texting him.. lol) after a few days of not taking it and asking him what I should do. He told me to only take a half tablet. I was scared and waited another week before I decided to try a QUARTER of a tablet. I finally (last Wednesday) tried a quarter tablet and have been doing that with no issues. Today I decided to bump it up to a half tablet and see how that goes. If it's too much, I'll back off to a quarter tablet again. I just really really need help losing the rest of this weight.. I can walk just about 20,000 steps some days and see no difference in my weight. I can count my calories and see no change some days. It's very very disappointing to not see changes. I walk alot.. I only drink water and diet soda.. The first half of my weightloss came off fairly easy, but this time, trying to lose the last 50 has been rough.

I haven't been consistent on the treadmill, but I am going to start doing that more. I walk around the neighborhood at the school I work at, I do WATPs dvds sometimes, sometimes its the treadmill, sometimes I step in place.. I don't know. I know i am NOT giving up, just trying to find what will work best for me. I have been lifting hand weights and see my arms forming muscles.. but they are only 3 pound weights. I have done crunches on my stability ball lately as well. I need to get a good system going and just do it religiously!!

My steps so far on my fitbit have been:
Dec 30: 9144
Dec 31: 12,253
Jan 1: 7,626
Jan 2: 12,364
Jan 3: 10,778
Jan 4: 14,861
Jan 5: 11,006
Jan 6: 17,187
Jan 7: 12,140
Jan 8: 13,654
Jan 9: 16,035
Jan 10: 18,227
Jan 11: 20,123
Jan 12: 8,441

I have a doctor appointment this week. I will wait and see what the difference is on his scale. I go at the end of the day so its higher than what I weigh myself. Plus, I weigh myself without clothes on at home, so I know for sure what my weight fluctuates. Can't do that at the doctors.. LOL I probably haven't changed much in weight because in the last month I've only taken about the equivalent of 4 or 5 pills out of 30. Just trying to find the right dosage that works for my body.

Got to get my routine going.. and need to make it my number one priority right now!!

I want to be alot more fit by summer. I hate wasting the summers feeling fat and uncomfortable. I want to finally enjoy it and go out and do more things. I have definitely gotten better since I have taken off some of the weight, but I know I have alot of room for improvement.
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GOLDIEFOXX 1/13/2013 3:27PM

    Thanks everyone! I will definitely back off if it starts giving me problems, so far so good!

Woubbie.. it does help lower my appetite and I also have more energy.. usually I am dragging on a daily basis.. but since I started this II don't feel as tired. I have been eating low carb over the last couple of days. I feel better when I eat low carb, too. I don't feel hungry or dips in energy.. so that could be part of it, too.

Time will tell if it's working or not! Thanks again everyone! emoticon

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MIRFA71 1/13/2013 3:08PM

    You are doing great with the steps. Don't stop. every step counts. emoticon

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NAYPOOIE 1/13/2013 2:54PM

    keep an eye on your blood pressure.

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JASI27 1/13/2013 11:37AM

    Ah it scares me to hear you are using phentermine. This is a very dangerous drug and you are right it is making your heart race. It is a legal form of speed and you are doing much the same to your body as someone who takes meth. I took phentermine years ago and wish my doctor would have told me what I was putting in my body. I am not trying to tell you what to do, I just want you to educate yourself on what you are putting in your system that could cause harm down the road. The only way to truly lose weight and keep it off is with exercise and healthy food. All the other gimmicks are just that, they work temporarily and if you don't deal with the real issues of why you got fat in the first place, no pill is going to help you, it is just going to make you fatter in the end. Just my opinion.

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WOUBBIE 1/13/2013 11:19AM

    You haven't mentioned if it really is helping reduce your appetite. Does it seem to be working?

I'm curious too if you track your carbs and calories? I need to get back to doing that myself. It's so easy for me to let them creep up, a little here and a little there.

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APRILWALKING 1/13/2013 10:08AM

    Girl, you are doing awesome, just keep doing what you are doing.. :-)

And do not stop those steps, they are sooooo good for your health! emoticon

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