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I have just started taking Orlistat on Monday, so far so good but i have 5 stone to lose so i know i have a long road ahead of me.

I have been overweight all my life and feel like I have been on a diet since i was about 12! I also suffer with depression, which leads to binge eating which in turn leads to more weight gain & more depression :-(

I am hoping that Orlistat along with Weight Watchers will lead to me reaching my goal of being fit and healthy.

I have really enjoyed reading all your posts and learning about your experiences & I look forward to sharing mine with you


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    Hi 😃 

    i started on orlistat last week, I have been in a constant circle due to medication that I have to take so I was so pleased when my doctor said this was a good idea for me. I have been on them a week today and I've lost 7lb 😃. I'm not following a particular diet but I have done slimming world before and using a lot of my recipes from that. I have noticed a couple of times when things obviously haven't been as low fat as I thought lol but it's a learning curve and the point of the tablets as well. 

    So far so good, it's nice to have this forum as well, I haven't told many people I am on them, I've heard comments like "well you can eat what you like on those" I know I would get frustrated talking to people who don't understand it. 

    I look forward to sharing successes with you all 😀

    ali x

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    Go girl how are you doing? I'm on day three and the scales say I'm down 4lbs! x
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      Well Done That is Fantastic you must be feeling so pleased! I'm happy for both of us we've only been on it a few days and we are doing so well!!! GoGirl you are doing fab! We can all do this if we stick at it and support and motivate each other! I'm chuffed for you xxx
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    Hi Janie

    I too suffer from depression and OCD, the medication for them makes me very tired and very hungry, its very difficult, all the best to you.

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      Hello Josh

      I stick to 1500 calories which I don't find too bad but some days I feel hungrier than other and on the days I feel super hungry I drink sainsburys fizzy flavoured water 60p a bottle they are sugar free and have some lovely flavours give them a try inbetween meals also snack on fruit and veg, Snack a jacks, rivita thins are good too. Hope this helps x

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