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Craig's Success Story

Craig | Long Beach, CA, USA
Already lost 79 pounds!
Nick name in the forums: SpankyCraig
Starting Weight: 280 pounds September 24, 1997
Current Weight: 201 pounds November 8, 2002
Weight lost to date: 79 pounds November 8, 2002
Goal Weight: 185 pounds December 20, 2003

Craig, aged 44, of Long Beach, CA., attributes overeating, a desk job, and a sedentary lifestyle to a rising increase in his weight; the once slender youth reached 280 pounds. Modified eating habits, proper training and Phentermine have helped Craig drop some of those unwanted pounds.

"I'm 44-years old now. As a child I was always pretty slender. In my 20's, I began putting on weight. I think it was due mostly to overeating but also to a desk job and a sedentary lifestyle. I never really noticed my body changing, though I did notice my weight going up. In later years, as I looked at old pictures, I realized how much my body did change.

The crucial moment occurred one day when I was driving home from work. While I was driving, I used my stomach as a "shelf" to balance my cup - a super big gulp of Diet Coke. When I caught myself doing that, I felt I had crossed a line. That week, I began a concentrated effort to lose weight. My doctor tried me on Meridia for a while, with good results. But, after almost a year off meds, I began to slowly put weight back on. I tried Phentermine and again had very good results. I realized that although I could use more exercise in my life, the medication made me less hungry, and that was the biggest step towards losing weight.

After a period of good weight loss that I sustained for a couple of years, I again started to edge back up. I had set a goal - I could not allow myself to go over 200 pounds again. When I surpassed 200 pounds in January of 2002, I realized my trigger point had been hit, and that I needed to lose again. Each time I've lost weight, I've kept MOST of it off, and am slowly working towards my goal of 185 pounds. I tried Weight Watchers with some success, but was hungry most of the time. My problem was that I hadn't trained myself to eat less, and without the help of some sort of appetite suppressant, I was not making enough progress. In late September 2002, I began a three month program of Phentermine. My starting weight was 218 pounds. Today, November 8, 2002, I weighed in at 201.5 pounds."

Craig

A new lifestyle
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What is the deciding factor that made you decide to change your lifestyle?
Craig
The Super Big Gulp Cup on the stomach shelf incident.
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What was the most difficult adjustment to your new lifestyle?
Craig
Slowly changing my eating style to eat more slowly and not overeat.
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What is the most rewarding part of your new lifestyle?
Craig
I feel I look much better and younger. I have more energy and less aches and pains.
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Do you have any words of advice for the Phentermine.com community?
Craig
Change comes slowly - but if you keep in mind your goal and picture your desired body, you will achieve it.
Craig's Picture
January 1, 1995
260 pounds
Craig's Picture
November 8, 2001
201 pounds

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