A little bit of my story...

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  1. x Nee x

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    Firstly I have to say, its so good to find a site where others are dealing with the same difficulty's and battling the evil food habit.

    I have been large since I was early teens and struggled for years on end at attempts to diet, I think I have tried every diet going (Including the cabbage diet...vile)

    My worst point in weight was around 5 years ago, I hit my biggest weight of over 24 stone, I didnt even know it till I had a nasty break up then moved back to the parents and through being slightly depressed I dropped some weight. Since then I have maintained around the 20 stone bracket, and found it hell to shake any off.

    Heading towards my 30's and still being so sucked in by temptation I knew something had to change. I will walk down the street and feel eyes all over me, as if I am some kind of monster, sadly I do let it get to me and my Boyfriend constantly tells me not to but I often feel like I was placed here for abuse from strangers who have no idea ... do they even know my name...NO... Do they know that I infact was 4 stones heavier a few years ago...NO.... so go take those eyes elsewhere:p

    So around a month ago, I went to the doctors and asked for advice, they recommended Xenical, I was informed or side effects and as soon as I got home I researched it to the point I then feared taking the pill as didnt want any 'accidents'

    I relocated around 3 weeks ago and thought, this was my chance to change all old habbits. Since then I have cut out numerous bad foods, Diet Coke, added far more fruit and veg into my diet and lots of water.

    1 1/2 weeks ago, I took the plunge and started xenical... to my suprise, I have had no scary moments although bowel movements have changed and Im feeling very sorry for my boyfriend.

    Gladly booked in with my new doctors on Wednesday to see I had lost 13lbs in the last 3-4 weeks, partly through my own help and also Xenical.

    I shall continue my story as things change, but have to say, feeling pretty motivated, lets hope the weight comes off more :)

    Any advice/tips would be great :)
     
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    Bumping up :) Sorry Nee, for some reason it went in the moderation queue :confused:
     
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    Thanks :)
     
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    Great loss, well done and welcome to Mini's

    Julie x
     
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    Welcome Welcome :) .... Youve had a brill loss so far :)
     
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    hey and well done on your loss so far!
     
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    Welcome to Minis and the Xenical forum and well done on your weight loss so far!!!
     
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    Have to admit today has been tough, I slipped up this morning and had a macdonalds muffin... how much fat in that I darednt even think off... But knowing I had made the error I still took the Xenical pill, Felt really ill after for about an hour and a half!

    Continued the day as normal, had a healthy lunch and dinner, and made sure I took the pill after each.

    At the moment having some strange crampoing feelings... lets hope it passes soon!

    One thing I have learnt today is, I will not be going Maccy D's ever again :p
     
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    Meh. It happens to the best of us Nee.
    I was tempted by a cookie from subway and subsequently suffered the consequences today :(
     
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    Did you get painfull cramps? just interested to see what other people experience. I felt sick and had really bad cramps and a stitch like feeling, certainly made me realise that 1, the pill was working, and 2, never to go mcdonalds ;)
     
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    I think it's different for different people.
    Personally, I get cramps in my bowels and then the dreaded orange oil.
    I know my Dad, who is also on Xenical normally suffers from stomach ache when he eats too much fat.
     
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    Thanks for that, The fear of what will happen is so worrying, but will continue to post my experiences, downfalls and upsides :)
     
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    Hi Nee - It's always interesting to read people's stories, especially when they have a narrative so close to my own. Good to meet you, well done so far, and enjoy the journey x
     
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    Good to know others have similar feelings of mine, Im sure there are many tough things we all have to come accross but for me this has been a constant upset, so Im going to mke a difference for once and shift this weight YAY
     
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    hi nee, well done on your weight loss so far and hope you enjoy being on this forum, the support is great,
    we all have bad days, i was craving pizza last night and the kids sent off for burgers and chips, well i caved and had 4 chicken wings!! but then i got the stomach cramps and the bloated feeling, so payback for me today!!
    take heart and post on here often
     
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    Last 2 days ....

    Going ok, Very oily now tho, blaming the big mistake the other day :(

    I think the eating of the mcd's started the temptation again, but doing ok... Need to learn that its not going to help me, Im a sucker for temptation and normally once I cave in, I tend to stay on the bad road, but not this time!!!

    regardless, I shall keep going.. getting weighed next Wednesday so I am praying for a good loss, setting my hopes on 7lbs! Lets hope its not less arrghhh
     
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    Hi Nee :) ive just noticed you live not far from me :) ....

    Im a sucker for temptation to and i had a chinese last night and boy do i feel so so guilty now! ... stomach doesnt feel like my own and i feel so bloated and windy! ...
    we live and learn dont we! .. altho like you once i start on the bad road i usually walk a while! hehe ....

    Good luck for the weigh in coming up xx
     
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    Feeling really unhappy....

    My weigh in isnt until Wednesday, but my Boyfriend had an appointment so I went with him and thought Ill jump on the scales at the doctors and see how the weight is going!!

    Sadly it showed I had gained, the receptionist said 'there not the greatest scales' but surely if there faulty they wouldnt have them in there!

    4lbs heavier, apparently... feel really annoyed at myself! I admit to having a few treats - and not good ones over the last 2 weeks, but the outcome of having those treats whilst on Xenical hasnt been pretty, so not sure why I would have gained :(

    Sorry guys, rant over, just feel really disgusted in me
     
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