I had done research on the different diet pills out there and decided this one was the safest. I made Dr.s appointment and told him this is what I would like to do. He wanted to do blood work and rule out any other possibilities - so after an agonizing month I went back and got the 'all clear' and he wrote me the prescription. He stated that he normally doesn't prescribe them but in my case it seemed my body was at a unhealthy comfort level and needed a little 'kick'.
What: Eating healthy
Why: Well it's kind of obvious. Because we have been blessed with a wonderful garden this year I have had access to a fresh organic salad daily. I do think organic is important, if it's available. Not everything in my kitchen is organic...I wish! I think the most important part of eating healthy is making the food from scratch. Frozen and boxed meals have to have preservatives for shelf life. A meal can be a salad, or a soup, it doesn't have to have courses, or a side dish. I try to stay away from meat, I'm not 100% vegetarian, probably more like 90%.
One thing Dr. told me that surprised me was that if I didn't feel like eating breakfast, then don't. I had grown up with the 'most important meal of the day' idea, but - and this is for my dosha- I can skip breakfast and have no problems with my day! Another thing he said was to make lunch the biggest meal. I had known this for awhile. It's hard when dinner if the 'gathering' time for our family. I just eat lighter and try not to eat past 7:00pm.
Of course soda, chips, junk food in general are all partaken of very sparsely. Except for an occasional Virgils root bear, I don't drink pop. When I have a sweet tooth I usually make something, to satisfy it instead of buy something. It doesn't mean that it's health food, but at least I know what went into it and I burned the calories to make it!
As of last Thursday 42.2 pounds. I really try to hold off on weighing myself until Thursday, otherwise I get too frustrated with the little ups and downs that come daily. I don't always do it though. I was not pleased with my results initially. This is actually a loose of just over 2 lbs a week. With all that I was doing I thought my weight should be coming off faster. As I was complaining to Dr. at my 3 month follow up he just sat there with an ear to ear grin. After I whined for a bit he shook his head and said he was tickled to see someone actually follow the program. He explained the loose/platue cycle to me. He said my body has to platue for a time every so often to allow my liver to 'catch up' to the new weight and reset my metabolism. That's natural and healthy and shows that my body is working correctly. Eventually my body will platue and stay there, that is what my 'ideal' body weight will be.
People get the diet pill and expect it to work miracles. I think it has helped me, but I don't think I would have had near the loss I have had without doing everything else.
Besides the poundage that has come off I feel younger (and look younger according to some people), I have so much more energy, I'm a happier person, and I have more confidence. My clothes are all loose now, and I have even had to get rid of some that just don't work anymore. I'm holding off on purchasing a lot of new cloths until I get to that ideal weight.tawny looked at my posting last Thursday with my 'before' and 'after' photos and said, "Wow, you really were fat!" I'm taking that as a compliment...