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I've been reading this forum for pretty much most of the 4 months that I've been on Orlistat. I started it in August 2010.
I've had a lot of great tips on here and thought it was time that I contributed myself instead of just being all take take take!
When I started Orlistat I was 114kg (17 stones 13.33 pounds) and now I'm 95.8 kg (15 stones 1.2 pounds). I'm pleased with this though I know I could have done much better as for most of the first month I didn't lose anything and a month ago I only lost 3 pounds in a month but I knew what I was doing wrong and knew I was only going to have a very slight weight loss if any.
I said when I first started Orlistat that I wanted to lose 5 stones and I'm over halfway to my target so I'm happy with this. I didn't give myself a time limit, just wanted to see how I went with it.
So how have I done it?
I started going to the gym 3 or 4 times a week, also two or 3 days a week would get off the bus 2 or 3 stops from my stop and walk the rest. I'm not doing that now though because of the snow.
I used to eat 3 bars of chocolate every day and I just cut it out, I'm the biggest chocoholic but I want to lose weight more than I need chocolate. I still have stuff with choc chips in but rarely have an actual choc bar now. As a substitute I started buying chocolate meringues from M&S which have only 0.2g of fat and 15 calories in one meringue and that helped my cravings. I also have M&S jelly babies which have 15 cals in each and trace fat (Bassetts have 20 cals in each)
I have cereal bars a couple of times a week like Special K with choc chips or a Frosties bar or a Rice Krispies bar.
I would also have 2 or 3 packets of full fat crisps a day and substituted these for Snack a Jacks and Walkers Baked Crisps.
My weakness is fudge as I love it but its so calorific, I'm not really counting calories though, I started doing a food diary about 3 months ago which has been helpful, I do consume a lot of calories but I can't stand being hungry and if I lose weight slower but I'm not craving anything then thats good enough for me.
I've gone on a bit much for a first post, hope its helpful to someone though!:D
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