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Dear Body, (life on Adipex)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Life on Apipex is good. Not what I expected.

From my Doctor: you will notice an increase of energy, it will curb your appitite. Side effects are dry mouth, constipation, and insomnia.

From my friends: OMG, you will never want to eat! I went 2 days without getting hungry! I was such a b!tch, my husband hates that I take them! I couldn't sit still!

My reality: The dry mouth sucks! It's not too big a deal as long as I have a bottle of water handy though. I started taking a colase everyday with the Adipex, so no constipation. I get hungry. It's not a OMG I'm starving hungry, just hungry. When I eat, it doesn't take as much to fill full. I also make a concentrated effort to eat slow, which is really hard for me. I'm not always hungry though, and that has stopped the contstant thoughts of food, of when I can have a snack, who will notice how much I am eating, you all know what I am talking about. I'm still tired. I am not bounding about with endless energy. I no longer feel like I am dragging through the day though. I'm still ready to go to bed at 9 each night. I do feel a little perkier through the day. For anyone who actually knows me, this is pretty amazing, cause I am a pretty perky person without any drug assistance :0)

I have lost 7 pounds already. So it is making a difference, even though I don't always FEEL that there is anything going on in this body of mine.

I get frustrated. I'm feeling pretty darn frustrated right now. If you were to look at this body of mine, you would guess me at 145-150 lbs (I win against the weight guy at the fair every time!). Never would you think I was over 200, or had ever been. My fat is pretty proportionately distributed through my whole body, being a little booty and thigh heavy (a pear shape for sure). I can gain or lose 30 pounds, and it barely changes my waist and thighs. I won't start to look like I'm losing weight before I've lost at least 20 - 25 pounds. I know me. I NEED the feedback from the people around me, and I won't get it if they don't notice.

I just wanna throw twinkies at these darn little skinny people that drop 2 dress sizes when they drop four pounds! I won't drop a pant size til I am down at least 40! :o(

Ah, well....on to another day!
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    I do use ADIPEX, and am an MA at a Dr's office, it does work well, if you're working out and have a strict diet. If you're a boredom eater, or an emotional eater,(eating when not hungry) It will not work. Also you should be aware that you should not take it if you have any cardiac issues. My Dr will not rx it without a clean EKG. But other than those things it works pretty well, But to maintain that wt loss, your lifestyle does have to change. Your Dr should not let you stay on it over 6 months or until your wt loss goal is met(so if you reach your goal at 3 months, you should stop taking it then). I do notice I have more energy and workout harder and longer, but I still usually crash at the end of my work week. I'm not that hungry during the day. But you still have to make the right choices for the meals your eating. Although you won't need as much to feel satisfied.
    3650 days ago
  • JB1983
    i was think about asking my doctor bout adipex i have heard so many great things less than the cons but we will c keep up the good work
    3835 days ago
    yes, Adipex is a diet pill, Trigfrost

    It's nice to know I'm not the only one who feels that way Patty!
    3969 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6063397
    emoticon losing the weight..looking good... emoticon but I do not know what Adipex is?....A diet pill?
    3969 days ago
    Congratulations on the weight loss. I know it's hard to take medications - I've had reactions to many of them. I also understand what you mean about throwing twinkies at the people who lose pant sizes. I've lost 15 pounds (I'm only 5' 1/2") and, although my pants are a lot looser, I tried on a new pair of jeans a size smaller and couldn't get them zipped. I was so disqusted that I quit right there! I didn't want any more discouragement.
    3969 days ago
    My sis takes it too, and she has trouble sleeping. But she also sleeps til noon each day! :0)

    Thanks for the encouragement Stacye!
    3969 days ago
  • STACYE13
    Congrats on the loss!!!! I took that about 2 years ago. The dry mouth will get better with time. I had to quit because I couldn't sleep. I'd take mine at 5 a.m. and still be up at 2 a.m. or later. I eventually had to quit taking it because the lack of sleep made me borderline psychotic. No worries about that for you if you can sleep though! I know how tough it is to see the loss. I'm at 271 and I'll probably have to lose about 40 before people will notice. As long as you do your daily exercise and eat right, you will lose it pretty quickly on Adipex. Good luck! emoticon
    3969 days ago
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