Wednesday, April 21, 2010

One week later....

Well, I have been on the phentermine for one week now. It is definitely working. I love it. The phentermine takes away that desire to eat "just for the sake of eating". In fact, I have felt like a normal person in regards to food this week. For some reason, I have been able to stay on a healthy diet without eating foods that are bad for me either. Although I did give myself the "license" to eat whatever I wanted, without restriction. But when I have the unhealthy food in front of me, it just doesn't hold the appeal it usually does, and it is easy to pass it by.

I have often watched thin people eat until they were full and then push the plate away. That was a foreign thing to me. I always finished my plate. Always. This past week, there have been several times I left food on the plate. Just had no desire to eat more. I love the feeling. I am actually trying to count calories a little, just to make sure that I eat enough....I don't want to drop down below 1500 calories at this point, or my metabolism may suffer. So I am trying to figure it out, and am excited because I am intuitively eating right where I should be for weight loss, and I don't feel deprived or like I am spending forever in healthy food preparation and planning - or even thinking about food that much.

I weighed in week since starting the phentermine. I was down 10 lbs on my scale. I cannot believe how easy it has seemed. The only drawback is that I am still not sleeping as well as I used to, but I have to admit, I don't feel tired the next day, which is nice. I definitely have more energy overall, and I am excited for my official weigh in on their scale next Tuesday!! :)


  1. Great job on those 10 lbs! That's amazing! I'm glad that you've found something that is working.

  2. Thanks Mae! I generally lose a lot at first if I am being really careful with what I eat. I am hoping there will be a continued steady, downward trend though. I will be so thrilled if that happens! :)

  3. My bet is that as you lose the weight, your sleep will get better. If I wanted to be a jerk, I could say that getting some exercise will improve your sleep ... ;)

    I'm excited about this drug. Good luck!

  4. Jericho, you are so funny! You are right about the exercise, but I have always slept well - so I am not sure it is my weight that is the problem. I know it is the medicine. That part wore off by about a week in though, so now I am sleeping well again! Yay! :)