And So, It's D-day!

oogachaka

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So, today marks Day 1 on my calendar. Woohoo!

I'm nervous, excited and anxious all in one. Why?

This day has been long overdue and I have been waiting to start something that I am hoping will show results. I have been on every diet and tried every fad out there, and even though I saw minor results, it just wasn't enough.

I was always a sporty size 8-10 as a child and loved to be out in the sun playing until the street lights came on, then as a child I was sexually assaulted which ended in a underage pregnancy. From this, I was never the same physically and emotionally. I quickly went from the size 8-10 to a whopping 18-20 (which was so not me, let alone being 12 years of age.) I have always struggled to get back to the size I was before and had no motivation to get involved in the activities I once adored.

Then, the time came where I had to go back to school... Yep, you bet, I was teased, teased for being bigger than before I went away and definitely bigger for my age. Then school swimming commenced... (Of course it did...) And as you could imagine, my body is riddled with stretch marks to the point I even have stripes on the back of my calves as a result of what had happened. Today I read about how women should love their stripes (stretch marks) because they earned them, well... I definitely believed I never earned mine and still to this moment I am reminded of them on a daily basis and of how I got them.

I had, what I thought, were friends, who soon turned into bullies making fun of me and they soon started circling what they thought were rumours (that I must've had a child.) Little did they know, the circumstances and the situation which I had gone through at such a young age. I stuck it out till I finished grade 12 and knew I would never have to deal with them again. I went straight into University which from there I completed a Bachelor and a Masters Degree.

During my Bachelor Degree, I met my amazing partner, in which we have just celebrated seven wonderful years of being together. (And no... still no ring yet though ladies... *sigh* and it has only just dawned on me the reason,why? Well, at least this is my own opinion of why!) When I met my partner I weighed in at around 65kg. Seven years later I weigh 84kg. It may seem like nothing to anyone reading this, however everyone is different and we all have different opinions of ourselves- we're only human right? Well, this is the heaviest I have ever been.

Over the years, I have followed every diet known to mankind... well at least thats what it's felt like! But lately I have known I need to do something about me, myself and I, inside AND out. Over those past seven years, I have tried so hard not become one of those sloppy junk magazine 'poor me' stories about how I met the man of my dreams and how I've become so comfortable and let myself go - NO! No way. I promised myself I won't.
But as the years have gone by, I have gone from being the bubbly, positive, smiling woman to what feels like the demon. Even though my love for food is endless and will always be, I have become negative in all aspects of life, I now feel as though I have no 'drive' like I once did. I will over think relationships around me whether it be with my partner or other members in my family and for some reason I will thrive off peoples insecurities and my very own. THIS IS NOT ME! I was the carefree, love giving sparkle bubble in the room, not this person that others are finding it hard to be around. So, time for a re-evaluation on myself for the better.

So long and behold, today is Day 1. I set my alarm for 5:30am this morning and as I woke, I felt myself still trying to comprehend I was awake and today was the day I start. I took my first tablet and within 30 minutes I was wide awake and zooming around the house. All I have eaten today is a banana as I couldn't bring myself to eat (WHAT!!!! THIS IS TOTALLY WEIRD FOR ME.) I have only had one cup of black tea (no sugar) and lots of water and feel great. I know, I know its only day one, give it time. But I was expecting the dizziness and headaches to set in and *touch wood* they haven't. Other than that, that's it!!! I have experienced slight dry mouth but nothing to complain about.

I can't wait to see where this journey takes me or to see if I can see/feel a difference in myself! I wish everyone who is taking this journey all the very best! We can do it all we need to do is believe in ourselves....right?

Start weight: 83.7
Height: 167cm tall

Signing off,

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Rene Griesel

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Welcome. Firstly I want to say to you that I am so sorry of what you had to go through. I myself have also been through a lot. 9 years ago I weighed 106kg. I managed to loose 44kg in 4 months and I have kept it all off until about 7 months ago when I broke up with my fiance as he turned out to be a big mistake. I managed to gain around 8 - 10kg and felt very bad about myself. Before I started with duromine I was 72kg and I am 1.74m. Day 6 into duromine and I am now 68.1kg. I just want to warn you that throughout the first week you may experience different side effect but please don't let this turn you off and you decide to rather leave the pill. Day 4 was the worst for me. I really thought I was going to die. Day 5 I decided to no longer have coffee as I had an idea that the coffee must be what is making my blood pressure increase so high. Day 5 with no caffiene was wonderful. I am now on day 6 and even the insomnia is gone. I am left only a dry mouth but only at times. I drink between 5 - 6 litres of water a day. I am not hungry at all but I force myself to eat 3 meals a day (very small) but I have to otherwise the moment I leave duromine I will gain all the weight back again. I hope your journey on duromine is all good but if there is a bit of bad please just see maybe you are eating or drinking something wrong. Don't just give up unless it is a medical emergency. GOOD LUCK:)
 
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Welcome. Firstly I want to say to you that I am so sorry of what you had to go through. I myself have also been through a lot. 9 years ago I weighed 106kg. I managed to loose 44kg in 4 months and I have kept it all off until about 7 months ago when I broke up with my fiance as he turned out to be a big mistake. I managed to gain around 8 - 10kg and felt very bad about myself. Before I started with duromine I was 72kg and I am 1.74m. Day 6 into duromine and I am now 68.1kg. I just want to warn you that throughout the first week you may experience different side effect but please don't let this turn you off and you decide to rather leave the pill. Day 4 was the worst for me. I really thought I was going to die. Day 5 I decided to no longer have coffee as I had an idea that the coffee must be what is making my blood pressure increase so high. Day 5 with no caffiene was wonderful. I am now on day 6 and even the insomnia is gone. I am left only a dry mouth but only at times. I drink between 5 - 6 litres of water a day. I am not hungry at all but I force myself to eat 3 meals a day (very small) but I have to otherwise the moment I leave duromine I will gain all the weight back again. I hope your journey on duromine is all good but if there is a bit of bad please just see maybe you are eating or drinking something wrong. Don't just give up unless it is a medical emergency. GOOD LUCK:)
Thank you Rene! Thank you for sharing your story with me. It's funny how life tests us all differently.
44kg in 4 months is amazing! You go girl! Can I ask, how did you manage that? Were you on Duromine then? I totally understand if you don't feel comfortable sharing.

I will most definitely try my best, day one didn't seem as bad as what I thought it would be. Touch wood, I don't jinx myself for tomorrow. I must say, I am feeling rather tired at the moment even though today is day one, I have had a massive day.

Your exactly where I want to be right now 68.1kg. My goal is to get to 65kg so that's a total lose of nearly 20kg.

Hope to hear from you soon,

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Hi Oogachaka. How are you feeling on day two? Well I really don't mind telling you how I lost the 44kg as I was also in the You Magazine Winning Diet. I did some research and found that if you eat according to your blood group you can not be overweight. So I found out what my blood group is and I started on the High Protein diet as my blood group is O. At that time Relislim was still available over the counter and I bought a bottle and also a bottle of folic acid tablets as well as vitamin B tablets and I was well on my way. The High Protein diet only allows you to eat meat, fats, etc. the only two things you cannot eat is sugar and starch. It did allow for 40g of starch a day but I did not want to eat startch as I had a lot to loose. I made myself eat 3 meals a day, each at exactly the same time as your brain send signals to digest your food and if you eat all different times of the day, your brain does not know when the next meal will be and it stores your food to use as energy just in case. My portions was very small as the Relislim helped with the appetite. I lost 11kg in the first month and I had to take my work uniform in a total of 6 times during the 4 months. It just fell off. I kept it off for 9 years without gaining any weight. I think the reason for this is because its not really a diet but a lifestyle change. That is why I am saying even on the Duromine we have to force ourselfes to eat 3 meals cause without food you will feel all kinds of side effects.
 

oogachaka

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Hi Oogachaka. How are you feeling on day two? Well I really don't mind telling you how I lost the 44kg as I was also in the You Magazine Winning Diet. I did some research and found that if you eat according to your blood group you can not be overweight. So I found out what my blood group is and I started on the High Protein diet as my blood group is O. At that time Relislim was still available over the counter and I bought a bottle and also a bottle of folic acid tablets as well as vitamin B tablets and I was well on my way. The High Protein diet only allows you to eat meat, fats, etc. the only two things you cannot eat is sugar and starch. It did allow for 40g of starch a day but I did not want to eat startch as I had a lot to loose. I made myself eat 3 meals a day, each at exactly the same time as your brain send signals to digest your food and if you eat all different times of the day, your brain does not know when the next meal will be and it stores your food to use as energy just in case. My portions was very small as the Relislim helped with the appetite. I lost 11kg in the first month and I had to take my work uniform in a total of 6 times during the 4 months. It just fell off. I kept it off for 9 years without gaining any weight. I think the reason for this is because its not really a diet but a lifestyle change. That is why I am saying even on the Duromine we have to force ourselfes to eat 3 meals cause without food you will feel all kinds of side effects.
Oh wow, good on you! I have also heard about eating for your blood type and how it has been found to be effective. This is one diet, I am yet to try it out!

Well I'll be posting up my day two post shortly so please keep an eye out for it! Would love to hear what you think... I promise to make sure it doesn't turn into a novel this time! :)

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