Gosh, I went back and forth over posting this. I worry about what people think of me but I am going to go for it and post away.
I am an all or nothing kind of girl. It is easier for me to not eat anything than to eat a balanced diet. I have been on phen for less than 3 weeks. I took it for a week, stopped for 5 days until I saw my dr. because I thought I was having breathing side effects- dr. said it was my asthma. Now I have been back on for 5 days. I have lost about 16 pounds.
The thing is, I am afraid to eat. Each day, I have been eating 1 boiled egg white , 2 slices of turkey lunch meat and maybe 1/2 cup of fruit. When my husband is home on the weekends, I will eat some salad for dinner. During the week he doesn't get home till 7, so I tell him I already ate.
It's like I am afraid once I start eating I will over eat. I am good at cutting things out. My grandfather is like this too. When he decided to stop smoking-he went cold turkey, same thing when he quit drinking.
I think I would do better if it was something like cigarettes or alcohol. Something you can just give up but you have to deal with food everyday.
I do okay maintaining weight. I lost a lot of weight about 12 years ago ( and kept it off for about 5 ) but added it back due to back to back pregnancies and some med. issues that caused weight gain.
I am worried now that I will enter starvation mode and I will have to up my exercise in order to continue to lose weight.
Not sure what I am looking for in posting this, I guess I just wanted to put it out there and see if anyone has any wisdom or are in the same boat.