I've lost 65 pounds in the past 2 1/2 years the old-fashioned way (calorie counting and exercise). But my loss is really slow no matter how hard I work out (six days a week, including weight training) or how well I eat. I hit plateaus and sit there for six months (one time it was a whole year). I'm at another plateau now (since September) and I went to the doctor today to ask if I'm doing something wrong.
She wrote me a prescription for Phentermine and said we'd keep me on it until I hit a BMI of 30. The point of the prescription is to jump start my loss again, she said, since I'm doing everything right and having such a hard time. So I guess I'll see how it works once I get my prescription filled. I am a little worried about whether it will be covered by my insurance; guess I'll find out tomorrow when I go to the pharmacy.
I really hope it is, because I'm starting to think I'm never going to make it to my goal.