Sunday, January 1, 2012

Phentermine-Day 4-Photo Update

Today starts day 4 on the Phentermine.
I'll try to get measurements at some point this week but I'm not as interested in trimming down my waist or hips as I am just seeing the numbers on the scale go down a bit.

I was pretty happy to find out that my efforts yesterday to super boost my weight loss really had an effect on the number I woke up to this morning.
After this week I won't be doing a daily weight check, but I know the first week results in a pretty rapid decline of water weight and whatnot so I wanted to give everyone some sort of idea of what they could expect to lose the first week assuming that they FOLLOW THE DOCTOR'S INSTRUCTIONS.
I won't lie, it really bothers me when people just blow off what they're told to do and then get disappointed when the meds don't work.
The Phen might work miracles when paired with some light exercise and a healthy diet, but its not a miracle pill. It does not give it's users the ability to eat anything they want and sit on their butt all day and night.

So anyway, yesterday I decided I would force myself to eat a few times since I'm supposed to be eating 6 small meals a day. 
I've done just as the doctor told me and cut out ALL soda, decreased my coffee intake to just 2 cups a day, no (or light) carbs, and lots of lean meat and veggies.

When I woke up at 8 am and took my Phentermine, I chugged a huge Voss water with it. 
28.7 ozs to be exact.
I also took some potassium supplements since I have low potassium as it is and it tends to decline when dieting.
Then I grilled some chicken and steamed some broccoli to get me through the day. I just went ahead and made it and put it all in a tupperware dish so I could close it up and warm it up when I wanted some.
This DEFINITELY helps to keep yourself from falling into the "its easier to just grab something out of the freezer and microwave it" trap.
By the time I got my protein and veggies for the day finished up and did the laundry it was nearly lunchtime and I realized I forgot all about breakfast.
So I went ahead and had the chicken and broccoli and in between that chugged 2 more 28.7 oz  bottles of water.
To be honest I could only handle about one and a half 4 inch grilled chicken strips. 
But I'm just glad I ate, and had all the water.

I snacked on the chicken a couple more times throughout the day 
and then I threw some (99% lean) ground turkey in the crockpot along with some tomatoes,
 onions, black beans (for added protein), jalapenos, some chile peppers, and chili powder.
I ate a small bowl of the ground turkey and tomatoes with some chili pepper  as seasoning and drank 2 more 28.7 oz bottles of water.

I didn't get a lot of  exercise in because my energy was actually lacking pretty bad yesterday.
I went for a 30 minute walk with the kids and chased them around the playground for another half an hour so I got about an hour of steady cardio.

Side effects:
+Can't STOP reading! I don't know if this is really a problem but seriously its increased my ability to focus so much that I read EVERY thing. Labels, books, articles, everything! I get lost in a time warp and realize I've been sitting and reading for 4 hours instead of 15 mins!

+ Constipation! TMI I know, but when it comes to losing weight, not being regular can slow down your progress majorly! Going on nearly a week of "nothing" I finally gave in and took some Align Digestive Care in hopes that it would get things moving at some point so I wouldn't end up bloated more and stalling out. I've taken two doses and there's been no change, but I thought I'd give it a shot before moving on to Milk of Magnesia.

+Crazy dreams, can't stay asleep. Not too big of a deal really. Once I finally make myself fall asleep (usually after 3 hours of trying to force it!) I sleep for a few minutes and have a short snippet of a dream that freaks me out and wakes me up, and then I can't fall back asleep.

And that would be it!
No big complaints!

Now for the weigh in and pics.....

Start weight: 152    Current weight: 141
So for the mathematically challenged, thats 11 pounds in just 4 days!


  1. Your updates are encouraging! Ive asked my doctor for Phentermine once before and was turned down.. I have a different doctor now, and Im going back January 13th to BEG for it! I just hope she gives me a prescription for it! Im 5'4 and 160 lbs. After 2 kids and 2 c sections.. ugh! I started at 128 lbs, which was a PERFECT size.. id even be happy with 135! How long will you be on this for? Hope you meet your goal! :) Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. I don't think my doctor would have given it to me either. He said while I was overweight, he had confidence I could take it off. And I have worked really hard, I work out a lot and have since I first got cleared for exercise but I think people just underestimate just how hard it is to tighten up a belly after a c-section! After three its honest to God nearly impossible! I'm 5'4 as well, and stayed at 160 for a while! It took me 3 months to get into the 150's after #3 but I'm hoping this Phentermine is enough to push me back to where I was when I was truly happy with my body. I'm taking the Phen month by month. I'm not setting a time limit but of course you can't go past 6 months at one time. I hope I can shed what I want by the 2nd month though!

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