Well my complete Xenical journey is coming to an end. I went to see my Doctor today and I’m now on my last few weeks supply now.
I was prescribed Xenical in early April as my weight was up to 17 stone. After a couple of “mishaps” I got used to what I had to stay away from. At the same time I made a conscious effort to do more exercising.
I don’t think personally that the tablets are loosing the weight for me but they assist me in making the right food decisions and only by exercising TOO will you see real benefits quicker.
Was very consistent usually loosing 2 or 3 lbs a week and in one week lost 7 lbs. Plateaued out after a few months but increased my exercise and shifted the last half stone.
Was very very unfit at the start but I now do 100+ miles on my bike a week and completed my first half marathon in September. Joined the gym to see me through the winter months.
BEFORE Neck 18”
Weight 17 st
NOW Neck 15.5”
Weight 13 st 3 lbs
Tips that worked for me
Stick to low fat foods and meals. I used a lot of Weight Watcher meals and just added extra veg to bulk me up.
Keep all temptations well out of reach. If you know they are they there is a good chance you’ll struggle to resist the pleasures.
If you need to be bad, accept it and try and make an effort to do more exercise the following day – it’s a good trade off.
I’m a bit of a night owl, so if your going to snack later on stick to veg or fruit. Carrot sticks / raspberries and grapes kept me going.
TRY and eat at set times and plan ahead to what your going to eat.
Try shopping online, much easier to resist any temptations when you go through the tills.
Try different things and concentrate on the activity that gives you most pleasure. I persevered with running until I got my bike out. Can’t put it away now I love cycling so much now.
Gym, not everyone’s cup of tea and mine neither. I hate going but found that mixing it up with a class helps.
The kids don’t eat much crap anyway but it does help if “everyone” in the house is helping you along with a healthy diet and lifestyle.
As I’ve said before just taking Xenical won’t work. I really do believe in exercising as well. I lost 4 st before in 2004 and put it back on again over an 18 month period, how – by stopping my exercising first then eating all the wrong things again.
I won’t make the same mistake again this time around.
Thanks for all your support and helpful advice on the site, and I'll site a before and after pic later on tonight.