Not sure I can do this

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first off all, hi to everyone, i have been reading posts, but registered yesterday. I started orlistat 8 weeks ago, and have only lost 6lbs.

i finding it very difficult, as i suffer with Depression, Arhtritis, and Fibromalgia. I lost my job due to this, 3 years ago. Hence weight gain, but ive always been a larger lady for many years.

Im at the stage where i hate looking at myself, my self esteem is rock bottom.

To be honest, i get no side effects from tablets, a bit of wind but nothing to worry about.

Im just dissapointed, at just a 6lb loss, and i dont think im in the right frame of mind, my health etc, to 100% into orlistat.

Sorry for rabbiting on, but im sure some of you understand.

Regards,

Gfd.

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    Hi Sorry you are so down and haven't lost as much weight as you wished but look at it this weigh you weight 6lbs less than before! Any loss is better than a gain and if you continue you will soon notice a difference in how you look, how your clothes fit and the weight loss may help your condition as well.

    DON'T GIVE UP NOW!

    1 more pound and you will have lost half a stone Make that your next target and anything over will be a bonus.

    Good Luck [b:db8fdf6a27]Please don't give up[/b:db8fdf6a27] x

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    trying hard is right, don't give up now

    6lbs off is better than on and everyone is different in terms of how quick they loose weight, some people loose lots in the first week or 2 then struggle to after and some loose slowly but surely

    with the arthritis and fibromyalgia how active can you be? being active helps with the weight loss but obviously we can only do what we can do.

    have you tried the green tea and small apple ideas to try and boost your metabolism?

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    Hi GFD

    We all get down hearted now and then but please DON'T GIVE UP - I know it must be frustrating but look at it this way if you continue to lose 6LB every 8 weeks within in a year you will lose 2 1/2 Stone. How many of us diet year after year wishing we had stuck to it only to look around and find oursleves no further forward. So my message is one year is not such a long while and 2 1/2 stone in one year is fantastic so your on the right track.

    KEEP THINKING YOU CAN DO IT AND YOU WILL XXXX

    You can always log onto here and there will be people here to support huni.

    JUST KEEP GOING IT WILL BE WORTH IT x

    Tj72pink xxxx

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    Hi GFD

    We all get down hearted now and then but please DON'T GIVE UP - I know it must be frustrating but look at it this way if you continue to lose 6LB every 8 weeks within in a year you will lose 2 1/2 Stone. How many of us diet year after year wishing we had stuck to it only to look around and find oursleves no further forward. So my message is one year is not such a long while and 2 1/2 stone in one year is fantastic so your on the right track.

    KEEP THINKING YOU CAN DO IT AND YOU WILL XXXX

    You can always log onto here and there will be people here to support huni.

    JUST KEEP GOING IT WILL BE WORTH IT x

    Tj72pink xxxx

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    Morning All,

    Thanks for all your kind words.

    Tj72pink xxxx, im hardly active at all, some days i can hardly walk. On better days, i do a little on the Wii Fit.

    I have another weigh in on Sept 24th, and will see what happens then.

    Kind Regards,

    Gfd.

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    gfd,

    As a sufferer of depression I can understand how you feel. But like the girls said 6lb off is better than on, and its a loss, and thats what you want.

    Stick at it, we are all in the same boat here, and we will all support you. I find if i keep a history of what i am eating it helps.

    Green tea is also good, i put a bit of honey in mine to make it taste nicer.

    Chin up YOU CAN DO THIS.

    Tillydoll xxx

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