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Well lovely people, my doctor has taken me off Orlistat - the reason? - because we are ttc (trying to concieve) something she KNEW when she prescribed them - but five weeks on and 1 stone 3lbs lost, she has suddenly decided it's too much of a risk in case i fall pregnant. This all happened last thursday, but it's actually taken me until now to calm down and feel able to post about it, i was so frustrated and upset - it felt like a total slap in the face.

ANYWAY, i am no longer on the pills, but, i am still dieting, i had a swapover day on friday and started following a low-carb diet on saturday. I chose to change because i have pcos, and now i'm not constrained by the pills - a way of eating that cuts out the sugars is the best for me.

So, here comes the rub - i'd really like to stay on here for the weekly weigh-in, and just the general support of weightloss, regardless of the way i'm doing it - what i mean is - it gives me a boost reading how you're all doing and keeps me focused to keep going. BUT, being that i'm no longer on Orlistat, i fully understand if you'd rather i leave.

Stripeycat xxx

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    Hi Stripeycat,

    Well done for the weight loss and keep it up. I have only been taking Orlistat for two weeks and have already lost four and a half pounds. I have tried all the diets over the years and hope this will help. me. I know how I felt when the doctor gave them to me and how I would feel now if he said I could not take them. This site is a great site with lots of helpful people who give lots of help support and advice. I am sure that you will be more than welcome as people need lots of support and encouragement.

    Good luck with the TTC and if no one else will speak to you then I will.

    Well done oce again :D

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    Hey Stripeycat

    sorry to hear the dr tok you off the tablets, but i guess its understandable. You should totally stay on the forum and keep us up to date with your progress, i think you'll still lose weight with a low fat diet and exercise, you just need the fear(!) still that the tablets give us.

    good luck,

    Carley x

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    Hi Stripey Cat,

    Good luck with coming off the tablets, keep up with the low fat diet, I know how hard it is to try and keep the weight off but best of luck. I'vew nearly completed my 1st week and touch wood no \"disasters\" :P

    Good luck and keep us up to date with how you get on

    Rachelle

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    Don't you dare disappear!!

    You have done so well so far and have been a support for others on this forum, you have earned your place missy!!! lol

    Keep up the good work and good luck with the other :wink:

    Jax x

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    Awwwwwwwwwwwwww, thankyou you lovely lovely people, really, just a BIG

    thankyou soo very much for being supportive!! - it means a lot to me smile :wink:

    OK - so, unless there are any further objections, i'm going to stay - and am happy to say after staying the same last week after the changeover from low-fat to low-carb/gi - i have this week lost 4lbs smile - i'll add it to the proper weigh-in thread in a minute - but just had to post on this first.

    Good Luck to you all and fingers crossed or more nice losses for all of us!

    Stripeycat xxx

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    hi total unfair re pills could be a while till conceive so could have then come off them .

    but you can still do it i managed to follow a plan while preagent did not not want to put on any weight with this child as i had put on 6 stone with previous.

    i managed to just put on 7lb in the whole 9 months

    so good luck with this i still need to lose 8 stone

    jayne

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