Help with Motivation

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I have been on Oristat for nearly a month and in my first 2 weeks I did brilliantly and lost 11pounds.

However, I have hit a stumbling block - I don't know if it jsut because I am unhappy in other areas of my life or if my will to be slim is not strong enough but I am really REALLY struggling with taking the tablets and making sure I have a low fat diet.

I suppose what I am looking for is a little bit of inspiration / any stories of how you got through a block / kick up the bum!! I know I can do it, I want to do it, but I need to break free of whatever is holding me back!

Thanks for any help

Despairingly..... Jaynie x

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    hiya janiebum

    i know exactly how u feel ive been on these tablets since the 12th of march and for the last 4-6 weeks ive been struggling a lot!!

    ive got my third weigh in on thursday 9th june so not looking forward to it sad but ive came to the conclusion any loss this weigh in is a positive thing cause after some of the stuff ive eaten i really cant expect any miracles :oops:

    i always seem to hit a block when i loose 2 stone really dont know why !

    but the only thing thats stopping me from quitting is the confidence i have gained form my 2 stone loss i cant afford to loose and ive come too far i dotn want to backwards once again its been hard work and im going to keep plodding on hope u do 2 !!!

    good luck :P

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    If you are unhappy being thin will not make you happy.

    It will however make you healthier.

    I think part of the reason I'm staying motivated is because I'm having counselling, I'm also using a technique called EFT (emotional freedom technique) which is helping.

    Anyway motivation

    You are not gaining weight - that is a positive thing

    Your diet is healthier - another positive

    You have had some weight loss - that's positive.

    Personally I have Friday evening off - the diet does not exist Friday evenings but because my body is now used to a low fat diet although the diet does not exist n a Friday evening I still don't stuff myself. Have an evening off, think about what you have achieved; weight loss, not gaining weight, healthier diet and you have found this board.

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    Thanks Sashh

    That's helped remind me why I'm doing this. I came here looking for motivation this morning and your post reminded me that I can't use food to fix how I feel :roll:

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    Hi Jaynie & others smile

    My tips are: Remind yourself WHY you started this, what weight you think would make you happy. What clothes you want to get in to. What social activities you would do if you were slimmer. And remember how being overweight makes you unhappy (it does me!)

    I have other things going on that depress me, very bad home life with a court case pending :shock: which i am not looking forward to and a very boring job that makes me tired and want to eat. I also look after the catering which is hard sometimes as once you see a biscuit you want it!

    I have to remind myself how wonderful i feel when i try on my old clothes, and asking my mum to take all my skirts in is so nice. You have to think of what you want to achieve from this and that should keep you on it. I did mess up last night, I saw a Quorn chicken & mushroom pasty in asda and i ate it before even paying at the till! I had excrutiating tummy pain all night.. bad mistake to make.

    I hope this has helped? Let us know how you get on.


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    Hey hun

    I been using orlistat too and i know that keeping motivated is hard...i was the biggest chocolate fiend ever...

    I started orlistat in March and i was 19st 3lbs, and now im down to 16st 5 lbs and believe me it is worth it hun..asfor the chocolate...i curb my chocolate cravings by having a sachet of options hot chocolate..only 30cals per sachet and it keeps me from raiding the chocolate draw in the fridge lol

    Swapping Semi Skimmed milk to skimmed milk..

    Another tip i can suggest is writing all your food down in a little book or keeping a online diary..there are loads out there smile

    Also DONT DEPRIVE YOURSELF!! there is no harm in a treat once in a while just dont over do it like i did :oops: i soon learnt not to do it again lol

    KEEP IT UP does get frustrating and it is hard work...but believe me it is worth it smile

    I wish you the best of luck hun...keep me posted smile

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    Hey all!

    Thank you so much for all your messages of support.

    To be honest, I think that I have decided that I need to get some sort of therapy as I am definitely in self sabartage mode - not just with my weight but my whole life!! And as most of us know, when you're not happy with something in your personal life, you tend to eat!

    Despite that, I went back to the Doctors this morning and I have lost another 3kgs - which brings my total upto 8 and in just over 6 weeks, I am pretty pleased.

    I am back on the wagon again now until my very looked forward to holiday (where hopefully it will be so hot I won't want to eat :D ) and then I will be back on the wagon again full time.

    Thank you again for all your messages of support - it really does mean a lot

    Jaynie xxx

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