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Hi gang

I don't post too often but I always keep up with the posts and feel motivated by others' experiences.

Have been on Orlistat since September and now for the second month running I haven't lost any weight. Went great guns to start with and lost 3 stone but now I have just reached a standstill.

The nurse is really nice but she expects to see a move in the right dircection next time or there is no point me staying on the blueys, which is fair enough. That said though, they have become a bit of a life line and now I feel like I can't manage without them. Which is silly cos they're not doing anything at the moment!! :?

I'm not sure what to do now, I can't think of any reason why I can't have lost... I'm not doing anything different than before.... hmm maybe I just hit the nail on the head there!!

Anyway, if anyone has got any advice or a similar experience I would love to hear it. The nurse said my body is getting used to Orlistat now but I don't know what to do next for the best!

Thanks all. QBxx

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    Hello there smile

    Would you say you're eating a really really low fat diet? Are you controlling the portions and amount that you are eating? And are you exercising?

    Personally, I haven't done exercise yet, haven't needed to, but I know I'm going to reach a point where controlling the food and having the blueys isn't going to be enough, and I'll have to start going regular exercise, and with that, I fully expect that my weight won't go down straight away, as 1) exercise promotes fluid retention, and 2) I'll be turning fat to muscle, which weighs more. The trick there is to measure youreself and you should see inch-loss more than weight-loss smile

    Just keep up the good work!

    Fand

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    Hi there,

    Could it be (not sure how you are with this stuff) that there is a reason that it might not be \"safe\" to lose weight? I'm using EFT **** along with O as it addresses the reasons we got here in the first place - we all know over eating stems from behaviour patterns we have picked up in life which enabled us to cope at the time. Its thought that actually we can hold onto weight if we feel unsafe somewhere about the changes being thin could bring. Follow the website and give it a go.........its working for me right now and its FREE!

    Peaty

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    I think you hit the nail on the head when you said you aren't doing anything different to before - most people on a weight loss programme hit a plateau having lots the majority of their weight in the first few weeks / monthsand get disheartened. If you have a good practice nurse, specialist nurse at the hospital or dietitian and have a food and exercise diary you can discuss with them then they'll be able to help you think through what you do for phase 2.

    Unfortunately the information one of your responders has given you is not correct - exercise doesnt promote fluid retention and the idea that muscle weighs more than fat is an old wives tale. Any exercise professional will confirm that exercise is also a bit like dieting where you need to review your goals and change tack every now and again to keep getting fitter, so if you have a good local sports centre or even just a friend who is fit perhaps they can help think about what else you can do to keep making progress. Just don't give up whatever you do.

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    Apologies if the information I gave was incorrect, I was just reitterating what my Dr and old weight-watchers leader had told me.

    I do know that exercise kick-starts your metabolisim, so that you burn off fat faster, always a good thing!

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