Hi! My name is Hem1090. Today is my first day on this forum! Im really excited about my weight loss journey! In july of 2011 i weighed 202lbs. By february of 2012, i weighed 222lbs, and decided enough was enough, joined a gym, and promptly hired a personal trainer named Amy! Amy was great, she taught me how to use mybody in ways i had forgot how since quiting sports. The problem was, that the gym is in the exact same lot as Hardeez, Mcdonalds, Tacobell and Burger King. Great strategey guys. Soo.. as you probably guessed, i stopped somewhwre to eat after my hour long sessions. Around this same time, i started a new job serving at Red Lobster, and rediscovered my love for KeyLime pie. This is the same month my boyfriend decided to get fired, and i realized that im an emotional eater.
In July of 2012, my family took a trip to Harry Potter World in Orlando Florida, and to my horror, i could barely get the extended seats to close, and my size 6 sister, who has always made off hand comments, had extra room in her normal size seat makeling the vaction i had been waiting for, a total nightmare and a horrific stain in time.
FFwd to September of 2012, i now weighed in at a whopping 232 pounds. I had just transfered from RedLobster to Olive Garden, and my Bf had just started his new job at a high end restoraunt. During the summer of2012, till winter 2013 i had to suspend my training sessions due to money problems, i also went through 3 other jobs, my BF and i broke up, i moved temporarily back in with my parents, and then again in my BF after we worked things out.
By March 10th of 2013 i had just started 2 of my jobs within 3 days of eachother, and rediscovered Fast food since i had a pay check i could now afford to eat out again, and started training sessions 1x/wk. I also got a severe and frankly, uncontrolable hunger for an old school tenderloin, french fries, and rootbeer dinner. It got so bad, that i was eating this every meal, every day, and this went on until about mothers day when i finally was able to make it home and have one of my mothers tenderloins that solved the problem. By that time however, i weighed upwards of 256 lbs, and felt so defeated.
My girlfriend and I tried keeping tabs on eachothers diet for the summer, but with my 3 jobs, and her going to nurseing school full time, working as a CNA full time, and helping take care of her wheelchair bound father, plus the 140 miles inbetween us, it didnt last long.
In August, i saw a good friend of mine that i hadnt seen since June, and she had noticeably lost weight. When i asked her what she changed, she said she talked to her Dr, and he prescribed her Phentermine. I pondered talking to my Dr about, but wanted the facts first, so after googling this pill, i decided it wasnt for me. By time i made it to my physician in mid November, my heart broke when i weighed in at 258 POUNDS! my dr was astounded, last time she saw me, i was 216, and could not beleive my weight gain. So when she brought up Phentermine. I jumped on it, and let me tell you, it was the best choice i have ever made!
From November 16th, (aka Day 1) to december 23, i had lost 11 pounds, without changeing my diet much at all. The pill made me stop eating when i was full, instead of me mindlessly finishing my plate infront of the tv. I no longer was 3rd world country starving at ALLL hours of the night. In January i kinda fell off the Phentermine wagon, and rarely took it, i gained back 6 pounds and weighed 252. By mid february i was a staggering 240, and the scale wasnt budgin. I thought ok. Maybe its workout time, so i meaured my inches, and started a light workout program that took 5 minutes to complete and targeted my entire body. In 2 weeks, i had lost 4 inches all over, but the scale stayed the same.i went off the phentermine for one week. And when i started it back up again, i dropped all of my cash in my saveings account, moved every penny from my che@king to my saveings, and wrapped my debit card inside of my Favorite pair of lacey black panties, that i havent been able to fit into since 2011 that i want to wear to my sisters wedding in my bridesmaids dress. This way. It was virtually impossible for me to stop off at a fast food joint, cuz i had no way to pay, other than my checkbook.
This plan worked for all of about a week when i ran out fridge food, and life came through, and we had a house guest for 3 weeks. So it was crap food at crap times of the night (no earlier than midnight was dinner everynight).. so now since last TUESDAY! (Today is wednesday) i have lost 6 more pounds! I eat mixed steamed vaggies for lunch, and dinner is something freshly homemade! (I dont eat breakfast cuz i live on the edge and wake up 15mins before work most days, which im trying to change so i can start takeing morning walks).
I did the math today, and i am only TWO POUNDS!! Away from being the lightest ive been in TWO YEARS! And 13 pounds away from what i weighed when my weight really got out of control! I am OBSESSED!! With how thin my face and neck look, and if i gently run my fingers over my collar bones i can feel them for the first time, they arent stickin out yet, but they are definantly showing some promise of being visible by my birthday in June!