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emaline29
07-10-2012, 12:46 PM
From April 2010 to the Xmas 2010 I lost 30lbs and then, as one does, had a wee rest. Got back to it in the January of 2011 and from then until last month I literally couldn't lose a thing!!
In desperation I tried 1,000 calories and then 800 for a few weeks...Again no success!
Then I asked my doctor for Orlistat which he gave me a prescription for only to find that it had gone out of production. So I bought a similar product, Alli, which I took for several months (and costing me a small fortune) ..Again very little success...a few pounds down and then back on again in less than the month.
I am going on my second cruise come next Xmas and am absolutely determined that this weight will be reduced by then so that I can feel and look a sight better than I do at the moment.
Started on an 800 calorie diet on Sunday and have lost 4lb so far...Hooray!!

PLEASE DO NOT ADVISE ME ON EXERCISE AS I AM DISABLED AND THEREFORE NOT ABLE TO DO ANY.
I have spina bifida and polymyalgia which is very painful.


Jez
07-10-2012, 12:57 PM
So, what is it that you started that is suddenly working? Just trying 800 calories again?

LockItUp
07-10-2012, 01:00 PM
That's what I was going to ask as well!


emaline29
07-10-2012, 01:02 PM
So, what is it that you started that is suddenly working? Just trying 800 calories again?

Sorry Jez. I started with an 800 calorie diet again.
I know this is very low but I am under docs supervision and intend to just do it for a few weeks anyway.

Arctic Mama
07-10-2012, 01:06 PM
I know it is tough when you are disabled to get your calories low enough, given that your body is going to be very sensitive to nutrients and quick to gain (without the ability to easily exercise and take it off). If you are comfortable and feel good on that amount and your doctor is okaying it, I wish you the very best.

Four pounds is a good start, though do be careful with Orlistat, it has some unpleasant side effects!

amandie
07-10-2012, 01:12 PM
My first thought was that your calorie intake was too low but as seeing that you're 4'11 and disabled so that does make sense somewhat even though I don't know how old you are. Usually the older you are, the less calories you need.

Didn't your doctor try to find out why you stopped losing? How did you lose the 30lbs from before? Anyway, congratulations on your 4lb down! You are so close to 199 and below. :)

amandie
07-10-2012, 01:14 PM
Oh yea, I second Taryl's warning - something about the food you eat in conjunction with the orlistat/alli cause unpleasant side effects, is it the higher fat content that causes it? I cannot remember.

emaline29
07-10-2012, 01:50 PM
My first thought was that your calorie intake was too low but as seeing that you're 4'11 and disabled so that does make sense somewhat even though I don't know how old you are. Usually the older you are, the less calories you need.

Didn't your doctor try to find out why you stopped losing? How did you lose the 30lbs from before? Anyway, congratulations on your 4lb down! You are so close to 199 and below. :)

Oh yea, I second Taryl's warning - something about the food you eat in conjunction with the orlistat/alli cause unpleasant side effects, is it the higher fat content that causes it? I cannot remember.

Thanks Amandie. I am 77 so again a problem as ones general bodily functions slow down.
I actually asked to see a nutrionist at the hospital btu she didn't come up with any solutions, in fact she told me not to bother with trying to lose any more weight..would you believe it!?!
I actually lost the 30lb by a 1200 calorie diet.

I am aware of the side effects of Orlistat but as I said it's not available over here now. Problems arise if fat is consumed as Orlistat prevents the liver from absorbing it so it just shoots out the other end with rather startling affects... :o

Arctic Mama
07-10-2012, 02:35 PM
Yes, with your condition and age I'm not surprised that is what it takes to get your weight down - very sluggish metabolism with all those factors, combined. Good luck and I hole you can shed the rest and keep it off comfortably!

LockItUp
07-10-2012, 03:23 PM
4 pounds is a great start! Sounds like you have a great plan in place for the circumstances you have.

I am surprised also that the nutritionist told you not to bother to try and lose weight! Although it seems many nutritionists are numb skulls!

madlioness
07-10-2012, 11:39 PM
Good luck continuing your plan!!

Ronja
07-11-2012, 01:51 AM
I was about to say 800 is shockingly low but having read through all your circumstances I now see they are really quite extraordinary. If your doctor is ok with this diet, I sincerely wish you the best luck. I think it is amazing that you keep trying to lose the extra weight, many people much younger than you give up as they can't be bothered "anymore". Good luck!

emaline29
07-11-2012, 02:39 PM
Thankyou for all your lovely posts.

Am still sticking to my 800 plan and all's well so far.

pixelllate
07-11-2012, 03:16 PM
May I ask what your meal plans are like? What do you eat? How do you deal with hunger? So glad that everything is going well!

emaline29
07-15-2012, 04:56 PM
May I ask what your meal plans are like? What do you eat? How do you deal with hunger? So glad that everything is going well!

Thanks for the interest. My meals today were
Breakfast - Bacon 3ozs grilled
Lunch - Ham 2oz + 1 Egg poached
Snacks - Carrot 3oz raw + Grapes 20
Evening meal - Pork loin caseroled with onion and tomatoes
Supper - Mandarin sections 149g + Natural Yogurt 2ozs
Extra - Skimmed Milk 180ml (for teas)

Total of 873 Calories 58 Carbs 38 Fat 74 Protein

linJber
07-15-2012, 05:23 PM
Good luck to you! Whatever the doctor says is OK should be OK - as long as he continues to monitor everything. It sounds like you're off to a great re-start. Keep us posted as to how things go.

Lin

kelly315
07-15-2012, 05:27 PM
Sounds like you're doing everything perfectly well. I would suggest that you just keep following your doctor's advice, and make sure you're getting plenty of vitamins and minerals!