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Donna's Success Story

Donna | Baldy Mesa, CA, USA
Already lost 87 pounds!
Starting Weight: 342 pounds July 21, 2003
Current Weight: 255 pounds January 14, 2004
Weight lost to date: 87 pounds January 14, 2004
Goal Weight: 150 pounds November 1, 2004

Donna has fought with her weight for as long as she can remember. She tried several diets but it was only after being introduced to Phentermine by her doctor did she have success. Phentermine has given Donna a jump start helping her towards the path of a healthier and happier lifestyle.

"I have struggled with my weight most of my life... Dieting was easy when I was younger but after I quit smoking 7 and a half years ago (being already overweight), I gained an additional 100 plus pounds. Growing up my mother was overweight and being young I always thought "I will never let myself get like that". Well, I did and passed her by over 90 lbs. My self esteem was terrible even though I have a wonderful and supportive husband who loves me unconditionally. Diets I tried have included: Jenny Craig twice, Lindora (including shots), Weight Watchers several times, the soup diet, over the counter pills, laxatives, etc... I can't even remember all the times I tried something different. I was at a point that I could only shop at one store for my clothing. This last summer I bought a new wardrobe giving up the idea I would ever lose weight. I purchased sizes 32 to 34.

Then in July something finally clicked and no one thought I would ever be able to be so successful! After speaking with my doctor, I started taking Phentermine and keeping a log of my food. I wrote everything I ate down. I substitute regular foods for lower or no fat ones (like cheese), I eat low fat crackers, salads with FF dressing, I never thought I would eat Veggie burgers but I actually like them. I eat anywhere I want and choose what I eat. I eat at restaurants and fast food places, home, work, but I choose what I want. I write EVERYTHING down. There are some small struggles but most of the time I find it rewarding to eat better. I now buy fat free or low fat crackers, chips, cheese, etc. for the whole family. My 5 children ages from 7 to 20 do not need to lose weight; they are thin, but I want to help them stay thin and healthy!

I love the new me and I love the way people are amazed at my success. I have a long way to go, but I dont look at the end - I set small goals. My first goal was to be able to see what I weighed on my home scale (I was so big my scale didn't register my weight). My second was to lose 20 lbs, then weigh less than 300 lbs.

In Oct of 1997. I started a new job and during my interview I was afraid I wouldn't be hired because of my weight. I weighed 275 lbs, and on Sept 29, 2003 I reached my 4th goal of weighing less than I did on Oct 1997. Now my next goal is the 100 pound mark and then I will set a new goal. Small steps are important and I don't set time limits so I can't be disappointed. I set a goal and work for it to happen. I am looking forward to being thin for my eldest daughter's wedding in November 2004. It is such a good feeling to accomplish something so important!"

Donna

A new lifestyle
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What is the deciding factor that made you decide to change your lifestyle?
Donna
I was tired of being overweight, tired of not fitting in a booth at a restaurant. My husband and I did stuff in our yard and he wouldn't let me help anymore, he was afraid I would have a heart attack or something. I wanted to look at myself in a mirror and be happy with myself. My last resort would have been surgery but my husband was afraid of the possible complications so I decided to put it off. Then with the help of a drug like phentermine my sister-in-law was losing weight, and although she is not as overweight as I was, she had some liver damage and was working on that and the weight loss was a side effect. I was inspired with how well she did so I went to my doctor and discussed it with him. He thought Phentermine would be a good choice and it was. I took it daily for the first 2 months and then took 1 month off and still lost weight. I did go back on it a second time but not daily...I have even lost weight through all the holidays!!! I feel great and bought a treadmill which I use several times a week for the last 2 weeks and am excited.
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What was the most difficult adjustment to your new lifestyle?
Donna
Making people understand why I won't eat certain foods, even a little. Food is addictive and there are some I choose to stay away from.
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What is the most rewarding part of your new lifestyle?
Donna
The way I feel, how proud my family is of my success and most of all the compliments I get from co-workers, family and friends. Especially people I haven't seen in a while.
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Do you have any words of advice for the Phentermine.com community?
Donna
YOU CAN DO IT!!! But remember DO NOT DIET, you must be ready to make lifestyle changes (I never thought I would say that)! Keep a log of your food and exercise when you feel ready. I look forward to my treadmill time and I never thought that could happen. If you have a set back or a bad day, just start over...this is not failure, it is life and all aspects of life have setbacks, just let it be over and continue on a road to the new you!
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May 1, 2003
342 pounds
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January 1, 2004
255 pounds

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