I am 26 years old and currently weight 98kg. 170cm tall. I want to be normal again, I will be happy with 70kg for a start and then go from there
I have been overweight (ok, "obese") for the last 7 years, after I had my first baby. Ate too much while pregnant, put on too much weight, got loads of stretchmarks and was depressed and felt hopeless so I just kept on eating.
At my heaviest I was in the 120's ( don't remember exact figure, I refused to own scales but the doctor weighed me). That was around 4 years ago. I had another baby 2 years ago, then another 8 months ago (that's all for me thanx!). I have been putting more of an effort into exercise, but my problem is food, I eat when I'm bored or depressed.
About a 2 weeks ago I bought a set of scales, for the first time in my life. I was 102.5kg. But I have recently quit smoking, and stopped breastfeeding, I am afraid I will start gaining weight again
My partner had some duromine the doctor had prescribed for him, he gave me some to try. For the first 3-4 days I was hyped up, buzzing, but best of all, I didn't want to EAT. So I ate next to nothing and dropped about 4 kg's in that short time. I went to see the doctor and asked him to prescribe me some for myself. He gave me 30 days worth of 30mg.
So ok I thought, -4 kg in 3 days feels great! But it is not healthy or sustainable, better do this properly, or I'm just gonna put the weight right back on when the pills run out..
I found an app for my phone to record calories, weight etc. According to the app I should be eating 1200 calories a day to lose 2 pounds per week. So I am now recording everything I eat, and trying to eat properly, often I would skip breakfast and then pig out later on in the day. Now I am making myself eat breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacking on healthy things in between. And sure enough - I put 3 of those 4 kg back on quicksmart, but that's ok with me, because I'm losing them again, just more slowly, and by eating the right food rather than starving myself.
It's been a real eye opener to look at how many calories are in things like 1 slice of white bread - most days I used to have 2 sandwiches (4 slices!) just for lunch, loaded up with cheese and ham etc. I would drink way too much fizzy drink and juice, as well as usually 2 or more energy drinks a day, just because I felt so fat and sluggish. And by recording every little thing that I eat/drink really helps me to see where I'm going wrong.
Anyway, I've got a long road ahead of me, I know pills are "bad" but I am hoping that they will help me, by not having the cravings for all the crap I usually eat, if I force myself to eat but only eat good things then maybe my body will get used to eating right, I will be able to develop healthier eating habits that I really hope I can stick to once the pills go byebye.