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Hi Everybody

I've just got back from weigh in

I've lost 2 and half kilos in 4 weeks

I'm over the moon!

I've now lost a total of 4st 2.3 lbs/27.5 Kilos

I've lost just over a quarter of my body weight.

The nurse I am seeing at the moment said Oh we have a cut off point of a BMI of 30 but because I have high cholestral I can be allowed to stay on them til my BMI is 28 (It's 29.6)

Hope everybody else is having a good week

:D :D :D :D :D :D

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    thats fab news, far more than you thought you'd lost!! well done smile
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    Well done, thats amazing, i can only dream about loosing that much weight sad i suppose i just have to try my best xx
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    well done you. :bubbly:

    one point, why would they have a cut off point of 30? surely they should let you continue until you reach the agreed weight not just BMI. especially as you can get it prescribed if your BMI is 28, would that mean they would only give you a months worth.

    this was taken from the main part of this site

    \"If you continue to lose weight after six months, your doctor may advise that you continue to take orlistat. This may be for up to 1-2 years, or longer if you have a great deal of weight to lose.\"

    think it may be worth pointing out if you feel you would like to continue on them

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    Hey Trying Hard that's absolutely fantatstic news. You must feel on top of the world.
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    Hi Sally B Yes I am on top of the world

    And a message for anybody reading this

    I'm not an angel I am very good most of the time but I do take time off the tablets like last weekend when I went to my sisters I only took one tablet all weekend but was good most of the time- I usually take the tablets twice a day but have started to take one with my breakfast on alternate days, I'm very busy all day, but I don't skip lunch anymore (I think that was one of big problems I used to skip lots of meals and reward myself with a big meal at the end of the day). I get to sit down for an hour or two in the evening inbetween doing household chores, before I go and help my friend do her cleaning job- I count that as exercise. I don't get to walk my puppy as often now as she pulls but now it's getting lighter my husband goes home first and brings our puppy to meet me and we take her for a walk in the park and walk home two or three times a week. I do get tired but have more energy if that makes sense. I do have treats but think carefully before I eat something for example in the week I fancied a kit kat but we only had chunky ones so I ate less than half and gave the rest to one of my sons. Sometimes I really fancy something that I shoudn't have but find when I start to eat it that it doesn't taste as nice any more or a voice inside me says \"Is it worth it\" so I only eat a little of it. I do fancy some things but when I look at the fat content I decide to have something low fat that is more filling such as a weight watchers low fat pudding, a snack a jack, a packet of special K mini breaks, a cup of Good for you Hot Choc or some fruit.

    Sorry this is sooo long again just hope it is of some use to somebody :D

    Suza

    I looked up the conditions for being prescribed Orlistat - It stated for people who have a BMI more than 30 or 28 if they have medical conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure - The nurse looked it up in a big book my daughter told me what it is called but i've forgot what it's called I pointed out I have high cholestral so she checked that it was listed and said that meant I could carry on taking it. I said it did seem daft not to carry on perscribing it while I was still loosing she agreed and said that she was going to delete my BMI and still give me it. She'd only put the BMI down because I'd asked for it. So i've got my fingers crossed that they will stick to it and let me carry on having them. Have a great weekend everybody :wink: x

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    Trying Hard, I love reading your posts. You have done brilliantly. The next time I see my GP I reckon he won't prescribe the pills for me any more because I have been on them for over a year. I have lost over 7 stones so they have definitely worked for me. I was very good over Christmas but I am going to have a \"blow out\" at the beginning of March because it's my birthday (the big 60) so I reckon I deserve it :D
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    Wow, a 4st loss and a 7 st loss, that is fantastic!! Well done!!

    Just wanted to say congrats, and if i do half as well as you guys have i would be a very proud lady. smile

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    Hi Petal

    [b:020745aaf5]7st Stone!!!!! That's Amazing !!!!![/b:020745aaf5][color=red:020745aaf5][/color:020745aaf5]

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    How much more do you want to lose ? What is your BMI? Don't you fit the criteria I talked about earlier?

    Even if you can't get anymore tablets don't give up live life like you're still on the tablets and hopefully you will still lose but slower.

    As for your birthday :bubbly: Celebrate big style! , enjoy and don't feel guilty. As celebrations can last more than one day plan ahead and decide when you are going to revert back to being good so you don't put off returning to eating healthier low fat food.

    Let us know how you get on at the Dr's, good luck and enjoy your birthday like you said you deserve it :D :D xx

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    I want to lose another 4 stone (I was seriously overweight). My BMI is 35 at the moment.
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    Hi Petal so you fit the criteria on this site and the book my Nurse quoted from so you should still be allowed to carry on taking Orlistat as the cut off point mentioned was a BMI of 30 or 28 if you have other conditions which can contribute to weight gain such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholestral and surely PCOS I think it's called and some others. The book is a guideline for the medical professionals to follow. It would be pointless taking you off, its not like you've stopped losing and you've still got a long way to go to fit into their critetia of a healthy weight. I hope this doesn't come across the wrong way Please don't misunderstand what I'm saying You are doing really well and must feel and look fantastic Im just trying to give you ammunition to back up your reasons for wanting them to allow you to stay on them. xx
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    Hi Petal me again

    Good luck for your weigh in tomorrow and hope you find out that you can stay on the tablets I've got everything crossed for you xx

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