Hello I'm new and looking for advice and tips :)

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A visit to my doctor with an arthritic knee, and depression over how much weight I've put on has lead to me being prescribed orlistat. 

 Took me a week to start taking them as I heard some real horror stories,  mostly abiut people pooing themselves rolleyes

 Wasn't going to take them at all until I had a chat with one of the girls in the chemist who had used them herself. 

 Been taking them for 3 days now, when I started I decided there would be no point messing about and I've completely switched to a low fat diet.. fruit and salad being the stable.

 I currently weigh 100kg-15 stone... when I realised this in the doctors surgery I almost too a stroke!! 

  Have bought an electric treadmill,  and weights etc (had to throw out the dining table to fit it all in haha)

 Obviously I can only do shorts workouts due to my knee, 

 I'm not having any toilet problems at all.. but I think if I stop taking them there will be the temptation to eat chips and all the other rubbish I used to graze on rolleyes.

   I'm currently eating less than 1000 a day ( but being satisfied)

 But in not burning that on the treadmill,  I can burn up to 200 a day... so my question is ..how is this going to work ?

 Many thanks for any advice in advance

 Shelagh xx

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    Hi @Shelagh

    Just typed out a reply and lost it grr.

    Well dont for starting the tablets. 15 stone is not heavy and you will lose that weight in no time i started at 19.5 in Jnauary 2013 and have now lost over.100lbs i have stuck to it rigidly and have allowed myself treats in the last few months (by treats i mean low fat ones).

    Drink a ton of water it helps with the bloating and constipation i also eat the same cals as you sometimes slightly over that but i am satisfied.

    There are lots of things you can eat more than you would imagine it's just a case of reading the packets.

    If you need any help or have any questions please post back. If you look at my profile i have posted lots of tips/advice on this website

    Good Luck

    Britney x


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    Thanks Britney smile I also invested in some decent scales yesterday so fingers crossed I can get there... in fact it's not getting there thats a problem, it's staying there... mind you I've only had arthritis show up a year ago so never had a reason rolleyes


      Shelagh xxxx 

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    hi i have osteo arthritis in my knee hips ,shoulder & fingers it is very painful so i cant do much in excersise n stuff but i am sticking to a low fat diet & so far so good
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