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Loosing my mind for nothing...

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Sunday July 7th was my last day of phentermine and I have been loosing it. Unfortunately I did not do enough research before my last day on phen. I did not know what to expect but did not expect this. I have been on a sleeping binge for 3 days. I can only relate that to the extreme energy high I have been on for the last 4-5 months. My diet by far has been a "see food" diet. Good Lord!!! I have felt doomed for the past 24-48 hrs. Just chalking it all up to part of the experience.

Needless to say I have not been tracking my calories nor weighing myself since Sunday the 7th of July. So this morning I bit the bullet and jumped on the scale with my hand covering my face and peeking with one eye through my every so slightly split fingers. Holy schmokers!! I only gained 1lb.... 1 lb !!! I could not believe it..... so I weighed myself twice. Still only 1 pound.

This will be the first day of the rest of my life. This proves that I can do this and that God is good and is making positive changes in my life.

So the final decision at the Dr's office was to increase my calories to 1300 on days I don't work out and 1400 on days that I do work out. My workouts need to consist of more strength training. Not looking forward to that but have thought of adding wrist and ankle weights to my Zumba workouts. That would work .... right? If not I can talk DH into taking me to the gym to do some weights and stuff. I'm sure he wont say no to the gym.

So this break from the phen isn't looking so dreadful. There is hope and I am taking the bull by the horns. This is my time and I am gonna make this happen. Now that I have awoken from my deep slumber it's time to get this booty shaken and lifting. Grrr emoticon emoticon
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SHEOF3ANGELS 7/25/2013 10:43AM

    Thanks Daddys_girl and Cheetara79. I appreciate your unsolicited advice and did listen to it. I can see where it would be a hindrance. I also appreciate your words of encouragement.

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DADDYS_GIRL6 7/11/2013 3:12PM

    Agree with Cheetara, please don't use weights with Zumba.

Congrats on only the small weight gain. YOu can do this and I am so very proud of you!

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CHEETARA79 7/11/2013 2:47PM

    Unsolicited advice: do not add wrist and ankle weights to Zumba. That puts you at risk of injury because they will compromise your normal movements.

Have you tried any of the Coach Nicole strength training videos here on Spark? I think she's great and the workouts are not intimidating. You don't need tons of equipment - maybe a set of 10 pound dumbbells. Most of her videos are 10 minutes long but I think there's at least one full body ST workout that's about 20 minutes long.

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