I am Diane from southern Ohio and I have a blessing and a curse it seems.
My life is a blessing as I have a sweet time out in the woods with a wonderful husband and 4 terrific Jack Russel terriers. We play and sing and laugh. They all love me to death.
But I am cursed because I am afraid that death may come sooner than later if i do not lose this fat suit. I have support, but I am having a hard time finding a plan that works for a woman smack dab in the middle of menopause.
I went to a clinic and was prescribed phentermine and told to eat 1700 cal. a day.
I have a time eating 1700 a day. I started taking half a pill to see if I could get in more calories and I am up to 1100-1300 a day now from 500-700.
In a month I have been going up and down the scales. Lose 2 gain back 1. Lose 3 gain back4. At the end of one month I am down 8 pounds. It's like super glue that I can't totally unstick.
I was 320 but lost 5 in the 2 weeks before my clinic visit. So I started at 315 June 9.
I know 8 pounds sounds about right.
But every other time ( and there have been a few) I always lost 12-15 pounds the first 2 weeks.
I have never taken pills before and that I think has been key to me staying with this for one month. Before when the scale would show a gain I would get sad and give up.
This time I am also working through some bad baggage I've been dragging around so that should help with my defeatist attitude.
But this dang menopause thing irks me.
I have been low carbing it this week and the scale has not jumped around too much so maybe that is a good way for me to eat.
I would also love to find a low carb buddy who is going to stick around for awhile, all my diet buddies before have disappeared it seems.
I have an awesome treadmill and actually have been using it. Started at 10 minutes once a day now I do 2x a day 15-20 minutes each. And I even INCLINE it a bit! YAY!
So anyway, this is where I'm at in my life. Taking it one day at a time and not giving up on myself.
Thanks for coming in.