Joining the Xenical Orlistat gang! lol!

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Hi Guys,

Just thought i'd \"blog\" my (hopeful) weight loss story! I just went to my GP to get Xenical as a last ditch attempt at losing weight \"naturally\" before looking into gastric bands / other surgeries. After having a baby 6 months ago, I still weigh a back-breaking 254lbs. At 5foot 4 this is massively over-weight and coming from someone who only weighed 105lbs a few years ago - is very hard to swallow (pity all the food hadnt been, aye??)

My GP has given me 12 weeks supply and I start them tomorrow! Wish me luck! I have to lose 9lbs (5%) in these first twelve weeks, and I'm optimistic as thats less than 1lb a week and I plan to follow a low-fat diet and exercise 3-5 times a week. Just invested in a home cross-trainer and a treadmill so there's no going back this time!

I currently wear a size 22-24 (bottom) and 20-22 (top). I am hoping to eventually be around 126lbs and a UK size 10 - a mammoth challenge and half my body weight but I;m nothing if not optimistic and determined!!

Wish me luck, I'll update regularly to let you know how I get on!

Love Soon-to-be- Yummy-Mummy!

xxxx

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    Good luck, I'll only started as well and also have a long way to go

    Jo x

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    Welcome to the Group! The longest journey starts with a single step.....keep up that attitude on your first post and you'll be fine.

    Best wishes.

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    I started orilistat 2 weeks ago and have lost 9lb, I am 5 foot 4 and weighed 14st 11lb I stick to a strict less than 5% fat and 1200 calories a day and so far do good and no side effects! So good luck
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    you sound similar to me,

    246lbs, 5ft 3

    but my baby is now a toddler, 3 in december, so i know what your going through, feel free to pm me along your way.

    nora x

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    Hi There

    Welcome aboard, good for you, you are in a great place for support and help. I started with very similar stats as you and i was worried about not losing enough but i easily lost the 5% in six weeks went i went back to the docs.

    Just wanted to ask if you could let me know the details of the cross trainer you have invested in as i have been thinking of getting another one, my last one went to the tip regrettably, it was unconfortable as it was a sit on job aswell but i want another one that you just stand on and wondered how you are getting on with yours ?

    Anyway, feel free to PM me if you would like to

    Good luck

    Trace

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