BMI of 38!!!!

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Hey everyone,

I am new to this and I started Orlistat on Friday. I will tell you my story......

until I was about 24 and had my daughter i was a size 12 then i didnt take to motherhood well (!) and went up to a size 22 at my heaviest. I never weighed myself as I always go by how i feel and dress size. I managed to lose a bit of weight then in 2008 had my second daughter, now I am getting on for a size 22 again and feeling very depressed. I went to doc about something completely different but was told it was due to my weight and poss diabetes and that i weighed 18 stone!!!! my bmi is 38 and i am mortified, i always knew i was big but clearly burying my head in the sand (or cream cakes!!!!!) i feel i blame my weight for everything (lack of sex drive, tiredness) so now i am determined to do something about it.

anyway, doc has given me a trial of orlisat which i started friday but (sorry to be vulgar!) i havent had a poo yet and was told it would be oily, but nothing as yet!!! any ideas?!?!?

sorry to drone on but i know my newly found motivation will disappear soon!!!

i weighed myself on monday morning and it said i was 7lb lighter, surely thats not right????? (my scales weighted me at 18 stone on friday too!)


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    constipation is very normal for people when new to the tablets, senakot may help relieve you, also make sure you're drinking plenty of water.

    don't believe everything you hear (including docs -they seem rather uninformed/misinformed) you should only experience oily poos if you have too much fat - if you do it right you should not experience any nasty side effects

    the golden rule is to have no more than 30g fat per day, no more than 15g fat in any one meal

    make sure you exercise regularly too

    its entirely possible that you have lost 7lbs already, most of us lose a large amount initially and then it slows down a bit, and the more you have to lose the more likely it is you'll lose a large amount initially

    good luck and make sure you take the time to read through old posts on here, its full of valuable info from those who are in and have been in your shoes! smile

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    Hiya, I can't offer any advice as I only joined today too, but hope we will soon be shrinking together!! xx
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    Hi all and welcome!!!!!

    I 2nd what sparkles said!

    Read the posts as far back as you can!

    C u around smile


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    Thanks everyone, I am still in the determined frame of mind, although finding it more difficult today as its raining and stuck indoors with a toddler!!!

    boredom is my main problem, need to get back to work really. I have bought myself a bike and a trailor for the back for Ruby and so far have felt the burn. Luckily I am 5'9 so its spread out all over my body.

    I went into boots yesterday and the woman gave me a guide to Alli saying the guidelines were almost the same and it gives great recipe and snack suggestions so go and try and blag yourself one!

    Got inlaws coming for weekend on friday so thats gonna be a challenge!


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    Hi there

    I to have a young family, so I know how you feel. I have many ups and downs, and the reason for being on these tablets is because I have given up all hope on WW etc. whenever I platto'd I felt disheartened and gave up. I am one of those unlucky few who have had the :oops: effects! I thought they weren't working so I tested them :roll: After 10 days of being on the tablets......... well lets just say I curbed my eating lol

    I too had a lack of sex drive, but since I was sterilized (done when I was 30) it is back. I have a problem with taking hormones. My husband thought it was the best thing that happened to me. Loosing the weight has helped but I have only lost 1st 11lb. So I don't think that is all it is.

    Good luck x

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    Yes the sex drive..... sorry my eyes spotted the naughties being mentioned :wink: :oops: :lol: I must say, over 11kg off and it is back, I feel better about myself after just 5 weeks and its made a difference in many areas of my life. Including jeans. I may need some new ones soon, yay!

    Oh and I am a mum of 4, whose hubby is often away with the forces, so busy busy and got fatter by the hour sometimes it seemed. Recently marital issues that have made me feel awful inside and out haven't helped. I made excuses for everything before. One day I got so miserable and wrote everything I could think of that is wrong with me and that I was miserable about and it was an A4 page, I went to the docs, shoved it in her hand and burst into tears. She looked at it, poor writing and tears stains and everything and said that we could fix most everything on this list by getting my weight down, prescribed the tabs, had a really good chat and asked me to come back monthly, saying we would 'do it together'. I think I may be very lucky to have stumbled across a very supportive lady doctor!

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