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TIFFCASS1's Photo TIFFCASS1 Posts: 36
2/26/09 10:41 P

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thank you so much for the reply you have made allot of sense because you are right there are so many "OTC" diets that yes they are harmful to your body. I have tried so much and always got nothing in return so yes it was very frustrating but yes once again I have lost 50lbs and stuck but I have came to the conclusion that its OK. I am maintaining right now and that is hard work so eventually it will start up again and I will be able to loose. Congrats on your loss and hang in there also it will happen to both of us eventually again thank you have a wonderful night. bye bye

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2/26/09 8:12 P

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Hey there!

Contrary to popular belief there is NO such thing as an over the counter medication that will do the least bit of scientifically proven good regarding weight loss. That being said, I was more than glad when you said that your doctor prescribed your medication and knew you were on it. Some of the OTC "weight loss cures" can do a lot of damage to your body when most of them don't do anything. It's a lot of placebo effect.

Some OTC medications like Allied, which as recently become popular, is actually dangerous for you as it stops your body from absorbing fat soluble nutrients and can (in some cases) cause anal leakage. I'm sorry I am going off on this stuff. My major educates me heavily in these things and I get rather passionate about them!

Anyway, weight loss is frustrating and incredibly slow. I'm like you. I've lost 50 pounds and now I'm on one massive plateau. It is very important to remember, when loosing lots of weight, that slower is MUCH safer. Sometimes it might not seem like you are getting any results, but exercising, staying active and eating properly are doing a lot for your body, even if the scale doesn't show it. Sometimes, if I don't loose anything I get really frustrated! I just have to remind myself that not ALL benefits are going to be present immediately. Some things take time, and hey, at least you are doing it!

Some food tips that help:

- Switch to whole grains and eat lots of fiber. Both of those things pack you with a sense of being full on less food.
- Take a break half way through your meal, go to the bathroom or something. Decide if you are REALLY still hungry or not.
- Drink lots of water.
- Snack on yogurt or fresh fruits and veggies. I know that's not as fun as other foods, but they will make you feel more satisfied faster than chowing on some chips. Plus, yogurt is great for your digestive tract.

Really, I'm writing a novel. Sorry!!! I will stop now!

- Sarah

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. ~Jim Ryun


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TIFFCASS1's Photo TIFFCASS1 Posts: 36
2/25/09 11:27 A

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hey thanks for the helpful ideas I will try that it sound like it might help thanks alot.

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STEPH6467 Posts: 28
2/25/09 11:10 A

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Have you tried changing what you eat? Even if you are eating 100% healthy foods, I've found that a good plateau buster is to try different foods. For example, if you eat oatmeal most mornings, switch to egg white omelets. Or if you eat salads for lunch, try switching to tuna. Those are just some examples, but even adding in different fruits and veggies (trade apples for kiwis, winter squash instead of carrot sticks) might shake up your metabolism a bit.

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TIFFCASS1's Photo TIFFCASS1 Posts: 36
2/25/09 11:00 A

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hey thanks for the reply, ya i'm really not sure what to expect at this point in time I have been taking thyroid med for now almost 2 weeks and they say it can take up to 6 weeks to feel the difference so I guess I just keep waiting. That is great having a set workout plan is a wonderful idea I try to get exercise in but I am pretty busy I run day care in my home so yea that is exercising its self but there is no excuse I just need to find time somewhere. When it gets warmer I will be outside more so I'm sure that will help some also thanks again for the reply have a fabulous day.

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TIFFCASS1's Photo TIFFCASS1 Posts: 36
2/25/09 10:47 A

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hey there, no you cant buy it at a drug store but you can buy a type of it on the internet but mine was perscribed by my doc so he knows all about it but I am trying to find the success rate on it or if it is actually a waste of time? thanks for the response and ya I have tried the green tea and I really didn't find it helping me out but it sounds like it helps you.Keep up the good work thanks again

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RUDOLF168's Photo RUDOLF168 Posts: 7
2/25/09 12:10 A

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Hi Tiff - I've never heard of phentrimine before...can you buy this in drug stores? I would heed the advice already given and stay away from any weight loss type medications until your doctor gives the OK. If you want to try something that is relatively safe, you might try adding green tea into your diet. Either the drink or the supplements. I have found that green tea tends to keep me focused a bit more. Good luck to you getting started again!

My mantra: You are what you eat!


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COOKIEDOH38's Photo COOKIEDOH38 Posts: 2,041
2/24/09 4:55 P

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Hey tiff I have been taking thyroid for many years. It is very difficult to lose weight but we will do it. I am 70 just turned. I do lose weight when I work out, I am comitting myself to the team to work out more. I shovel my own snow and do my own yard work. I need to get back to the tread mill. I was teaching my dogs to do it too. emoticon

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TIFFCASS1's Photo TIFFCASS1 Posts: 36
2/24/09 4:16 P

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hey thank you so much for your concern. Ya I think I need to talk to my doc about other ways of approaching this matter it really is just irritating. Thank you so much for listening and you know what maybe I do need to "shake it up some" I'll try something "new" thanks again your awesome. emoticon emoticon

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CAPTAINAMY's Photo CAPTAINAMY Posts: 43
2/24/09 1:32 P

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Tiff, because you're taking medication for thyroid issues I would definately talk with your doctor before taking ANY other pills, whether for weight loss or anything else. You don't want to have a bad reaction when mixed together! Secondly, I was just reading an article about changing your workout routines to get off of plateaus. Sounds like you've been on one for quite some time, so you may need to either readjust your caloric intake, track calories, or try something new and adventurous to shake it up!!! Good luck!

Yippee!!! Summer is here!!


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TIFFCASS1's Photo TIFFCASS1 Posts: 36
2/24/09 1:24 P

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Well I have lost 50 lbs. in the last year but yes I have hit a plateau for now 7 months and it is very irritating. I have been diagnosed of a low thyroid and now on medication for that so I'm sure that might help in the long run, but you know maybe it is something I am looking for is fast results because I am being tired of waiting so long to get over the plateau but at the same time I feel like maybe I'm doing something wrong who knows. Thanks for the reply maybe you can give some good pointers. I hope to talk to ya soon thanks again

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CAPTAINAMY's Photo CAPTAINAMY Posts: 43
2/24/09 12:55 P

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Tiff, I've never used anything like that to "jump start" my weight loss. I've noticed that you have lost weight already, so are you looking at this because you've hit a plateau, or because you're anxious to see results? emoticon

Yippee!!! Summer is here!!


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TIFFCASS1's Photo TIFFCASS1 Posts: 36
2/24/09 10:52 A

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hey there I have been taking phentrimine to help me jump start my weight loss again emoticon have any of you taken this medication before? if so when did you see results? what did you do for the best results? how long did you have to take it? I hope I can get some replies on this one I am very curious on how this pill really works hope to talk to some of you soon emoticon

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