It’s been 1 week since I started appetite suppressant aided weight loss program, and I’m happy to report that things are going quite well, and I’ve lost around 1.5 kg (the previous weigh-in was in the middle of the day; whereas this one was first thing in the morning) – thumbs up!

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The weight loss isn’t visible to those around me yet, but for me, I now feel more comfortable in my clothes, and not like they’re strangling me.

I went back to the clinic to up the dosage of the pills on the 3rd day, since I was feeling no difference in my appetite in the first couple of days.  The first day with the increased dosage, I actually felt MORE hungry than usual, and I was worried that even this wouldn’t work for me.

Luckily the extreme hunger settled down, I now still feel hungry at meal times but my inclination to pig out is reduced.  This I feel is a good thing, as after I’m off the pills, I want to be able to deal with my hunger by eating just the right amount, rather than stuffing myself until my stomach feels like it’s about to burst.

In terms of diet, I’ve started to eat breakfast, and eating less for dinner.  For years I’ve gone without breakfast, only to pig out at dinner time, which again causes me to be not hungry for breakfast.  So I’m slowly trying to change this, by having at least a serving of fruit for breakfast, and just a fist size of carbs for dinner.

I’ve not experience much side-effects with the current dosage.  No heart palpitations, extreme thirst, or restlessness.  I am experiencing some insomnia, a slight inability to go, and occasional mild headache (like cloudiness on the back of my head).  So like I said in the previous post, this in no way is going to be a long-term method of weight management for me.

Here’s to the 2nd week, and I’m hoping this week will make a visible difference to my appearance!

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4 thoughts on “A Lazy Girl’s Diary to Losing Weight – Week 1

  1. Good luck Tina! Although I would be happy with 53!!! I am constantly eating good during the week and then pigging out on the weekends, or being too lazy to cook at dinnertime so when the bf goes ‘want a pie for dinner?’ I just say yes. Lol. Need to harden up and actually prepare semi-healthy meals. And do cardio. Damn cardio.

    Keep it up! I need hunger suppressant pills lol

  2. Good luck! I was wondering is the diet pill called duromine? I have read about it in a number of blogs and it is certainly quite popular, though it is unavailable in Australia without a prescription from a doctor.

    Can I ask if the doctor who prescribed you the diet pills was a medical doctor? (Many people including naturopaths, and aromatherapists put doctor before their name nowadays…)
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    • Emily: No it’s not duromine – I’m given a mixture of different pills and I can’t remember them all. Mahuan is one that pops into mind…

      And yes they are all medical doctors.

  3. Perhaps to help with the hunger pangs, you could try to avoid very sweet fruit? E.g banana, watermelon, melon, grapes etc. Fruit is super important but I found that when I cut back on sweet fruit, and just focus on eating berries, peaches, kiwis, mandarin oranges, my hunger pangs got more manageable. Sugar, even from fruit, just spikes your insulin levels and tricks you into thinking you need more food. White sugar in cakes/sweets/pastries are obviously do that and they make you hungrier faster! But I’m assuming you are avoiding such food anyway for now ;-) All the best!
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