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Just been to nurse for my first weigh in and am so pleased - after a fortnight of family get togethers with party food and fish and chips (I know I know!!) have lost 8.5 lb. so pleased because as I have a LOT of weight to lose i can't really tell or feel any difference. It will be along slog for me but I'm feeling optimistic about it now 😀

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    Well done on the weight loss. But why are you eating fish and chips if your on the tablets? they are meant to reducate you about what you eat. You must be sharting yourself if you have been eating all that food. and if you contiinue to eat such 'treats' they will actually make you gain instead of lose even with the tablets.

    I think posts such as these can make newbies think that they can eat what they like and still lose weight the tablets are not like that and not meant for that purpose.


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      Hi Britneyspears - I've been mulling your reply over for a few days and although I realise you have a wealth of experience and knowledge about the workings of orlistat I really feel your reply could have been seen as very demotivating.  I for one read it and felt very disheartened even though I had had a good weight loss - yes I KNOW I shouldn't have eaten the fish & chips etc BUT I felt as though I had to justify myself to you, which on an open forum should not be the case.  

      We are all on a journey together and had I not been feeling stronger about my journey ahead could have quite easily crumbled and headed for the chocolate and biscuits and cakes which I have taken comfort in in the past.  I am sure there are others who can relate to this feeling which is probably why the majority of us are in this situation in the first place!

      I'm at the beginning of my journey and am bound to make mistakes and slip ups - as I'm sure other "newbies" will do too.   I know I have to be good and then the tablets will work, but years of over eating etc cannot be broken just like that.

      lis x

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    I appreciate your replies and thanks for the positive comments/encouragement

    i have only been on the tablets for two weeks- as I haven't told anyone apart from my husband I wasn't wanting to make a big issue in front of family and friends on days out and family gatherings which had been planned for a long time - hence why the blips (as detailed in a previous post)

    apart  from those blips I've been on it fully hence why I'm pleased with my loss

    britney - what is sharting?!

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      Please do not feel as though you have to explain yourself to anyone, you do not!

      Well done on your loss, be careful with the fat content of your meals, you don't have to deprive yourself but be careful.

      The 'sharting' (horrible word) is when you have eaten too much fat and it comes away form you when you pass wind- unpleasant!!!

      Stay focussed and enjoy your continuing weight loss x

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      Thank you Andrea for your kind words and for explaining 'sarting' - thankfully haven't experienced that here - and hopefully won't in the future

      I am fully focused  now and am hoping to stay that way - although having over eaten for years it is a difficult cycle to break and I'm sure that goes for a lot of people on here and why there are on the tablets. 


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    Hey, well done on your weight loss! I've just had my second month weigh in and lost 9lb, which brings me to a total loss of 18lb in 8 weeks. This particular diet can be very hard to follow especially when doing your food shop, takes me a good few hours!!! I have Alpro chocolate yogurt - for my chocolate fix, I have Shape hazelnut chocolate - I love nuts lol, Weight Watchers sausage (2), Weight Watchers salted hoop crisp, Marshmellows, brown rice, wholemeal pasta (etc). I find eating out a HUGE challenge as I don't like salad and most pasta dishes are high in fat. I was told that tomato based dishes is a safe bet, so I once had chicken bhuna from my local take away (I had explain to the chef I was on a medicated diet therefore I cannot have anything high in fat) NEVER AGAIN!! I honestly thought I was gonna die!!!

    You are constantly learning and improving on this diet, it's not something that you can instantly take to.

    Good Luck hun xx

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      wow well done on your weight loss Rachel, and thanks for your tips.  I've been eating sainsburys basic low fat yogurt with banana and grapes for brekkie, and found some sainsburys low fat yoghurts with fruit which are nice too


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