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S: 20st1lb C: 18st6lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 39.2 Loss: 1st9lb(8.19%)
Hi Guys,

I am a newbie here, but I have been reading other posts and blogs for the past week.

Today is my 6th day of taking Xenical, after being diagnosed with PCOS.

So far I think I am doing okay - I have had no toilet problems, so that must mean I'm eating okay (sticking to the 5% fat rule), and I am trying to exercise when I can - I went swimming on Monday and I plan to again this evening.

I have a terrible habit of weighing myself everyday though. I had lost 4lbs but today on the scales I seemed to have gained a pound. :( I know weighing myself everyday isn't the best idea as weight fluctuates but I wake up in the morning and I can't wait to see how I'm doing.

I wanted to hear some success stories from you guys, I have quite a bit to loose (8 - 9 stone) so I know this is going to take a while.

Kelly xxx

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S: 11st6lb C: 11st6lb G: 9st11lb BMI: 29.3 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
hi kelly, like you i am a compulsive scales hopper, can't help myself! stick with it, if youre sticking to it then your weight can't help but go down, overall. i wish i could stop doing it every morning but its so hard... and i get to the point when if its down - good day, if its up - bad mood, bad day. i might actually get my hubby to hide the scales at home and give me them once a week, but i've got scales sitting here beside me at work and i use them ever day too arrrrgh!!
S: 16st1lb C: 13st11lb G: 11st7lb BMI: 29.3 Loss: 2st4lb(14.22%)
Hi Kelly and welcome to Xenical, it sounds as though you are doing really well so far, that's great. Keep posting and you'll get loads of support here. I am also a compulsive scale hopper but only take the reading from my official weigh day in to account.

S: 20st1lb C: 18st6lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 39.2 Loss: 1st9lb(8.19%)
I guess as long as I try to not let it stop me persevering with the diet/xenical then it can't harm too much.

Out of interest - I seem to be getting like a dull headache in the afternoons for the past 3 or 4 days - could this be linked to xenical?

I go on holiday to Madeira for a fortnight in a few weeks (3 weeks and 4 days to be precise ;) ) I am hoping I can try and keep up a reasonable diet whilst there - and I guess I'll be doing more exercise than I do right now, sat on my bum in a office.

S: 21st4lb C: 14st1lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 32.8 Loss: 7st3lb(33.89%)
Hiya Kelly :wavey:, if I remember correctly there's been a few peeps that have had headaches, but after a couple of weeks it clears up.
As for the scales, its hard I know, but really try and nip the scale hopping in the bud. You're spot on when you say our weight fluctuates, just remember that if you're staying 100% true on the Xenical, following low fat diet, any weight gains will be due to fluid retention, so don't sabotage your hard won efforts xx
S: 20st1lb C: 18st6lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 39.2 Loss: 1st9lb(8.19%)
Thank you!! :) I also think I might be a bit "blocked", I haven't been for a few days.

I've had the opposite to tango'd. Maybe I'm D'ognat. ;)
S: 20st1lb C: 18st6lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 39.2 Loss: 1st9lb(8.19%)
Perhaps also I should tell you all a bit about myself as I will probably be hanging around here for a long time. Haha.

I am 24 years old, I graudated from University last year. I work as a graphic designer in Manchester. I am a newbie to xenical, but not a newbie to dieting. I have been on weight loss plans since I can remember, but looking back to my childhood I didn't even need to loose weight then. :(
When I was around 16 years old I lost about 3 stone and felt great. But in the past 8 years I've put that back on (and much more). At the doctors last Thursday I weighed in at 19stone 7lb.
I have been really trying to loose weight for the past 3 years, at one point I was attending fortnightly weight clinics (1 to 1) with a food nutrition nurse, eating healthy and exercising for 1hour a day, 5 days a week at the gym (combination of swimming and machine work). Sadly I didn't loose anything no matter how hard I tried. I begged my doctors for more help (medication) but they refused until I lost a significant amount of weight. I eventually gave in.

Since then I've re-located after finishing University, and now have a fantastic GP who specialises in women's health. See has diagnosed me with polycystic ovaries - which explains my struggles in the past. I have been so angry this hasn't been picked up on before now. My new doctor gladly prescribed me xenical - what a relief.

So here I am now - 6 days in. :) xxx


cos i need this xxx
S: 20st8.5lb C: 19st3lb G: 10st8.5lb BMI: 40.9 Loss: 1st5.5lb(6.76%)
hey pink kelly! good luck on your xenical journey lol! stick with it and its great, im back on it and really excited to be getting back on track! i find it helps posing what youve eaten and the fat grams, gets you noticing what youre eatin and gts you used to how much fat is in the different ingredients :) i have a diary called claires food diary in the diaries section if you fancy keeping tabs on each other? always good to have regular chat with someone!

S: 16st1lb C: 13st11lb G: 11st7lb BMI: 29.3 Loss: 2st4lb(14.22%)
Hi Kelly (just thought, can't call you PK, we already have one of those) re your headache, this is a common problem when starting Xenical, or any diet for that matter, may be related to withdrawal from something or other. Make sure you are drinking at least 2 litres a day as it can be due to dehydration.



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G: 11st7lb
Hi Kelly
i started 2 days ago , but i notice you & i r exactly the same weight , although you are a few inches taller than me .
it will be interesting to see how our weight goes as we have the same to loose .
good luck hunni , i'm here alot for support & hope you'll be there for me too
S: 20st1lb C: 18st6lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 39.2 Loss: 1st9lb(8.19%)
I have been drinking 4 pints of water (and sugar free robinsons) at work, that's roughly 2 litres isn't it?

I weighed myself today and I seem to have lost that pound plus another, so that's 5lbs now since last Friday. :)

Hi Cheryl!!! Yes let's do this together. I am thinking about starting a diary - do you have one? And how have you been getting on in your first few days?


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