Well, it's been a year and I've lost 72 pounds. I was on phentermine for about 2 1/2 months until I had to come off of it due to some bad side effects. Every time that I mention that i get questions, so here it goes. I am male and in 1% of cases, there is a chance of a complete loss of libido...well, that happened to me. My doctor did all sorts of tests on me before we figured out that it was the phen. So my weight loss is pretty much all without phen, but it did get me going in the right direction. Here are some pics. Thanks for all the encouragement! I hope to come back next year and post some great shots! Here is a recent pic of me and I will post a previous shot.