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    You are not alone. I think BandMamma is really on to something with the 200 mark being magical. I was sailing along fine until I got closer to reaching 199. Then all of a sudden a strange fear awakened in me and I started to sabotage myself at every twist and turn.

    I am doing a lot of soul searching and I am hopeful that as I continue to see the scale move downward that I will not doing anything this time around to stand in the way of reaching my ultimate goal. I am accepting my success with open arms.
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    Remember to see those lower fluctuations as a preview:it's supposed to make you look forward to the real thing so much that you fight to get there for good! I know with me, a lower number scares me for some reason. I don't know if it's emotional conflict (skinny vs handling men being attractive to me), if I look at it and tell myself I have room to breath with food and exercise, or fear about reaching goal and still having the same issues. Whatever it is, it has gotten tougher for me to overcome the lower I go.
    Additionally, I could swear there is something magic about that 200 mark. While we all look forward to it, but it seems like a lot of us get there and then the number roller coaster begins:ups and downs, ups and downs. I have started telling people to expect it, examine the possible reasons, and just keep pushing onward even though it might be aggravating and/or scary. Just give a big push or two to get through and once 195 or so appears, it seems to go back to losing somewhat regularly until your final goal approaches. Then it's a hella struggle the rest of the way. That's been my experience. Some days I start thinking perhaps this IS my goal weight and my body won't change it's mind no matter how hard I try.
    Think of it like giving birth-there's a lot of pushing involved, some days you change your change your mind about the whole thing, but you just have to keep pushing out the "new you." Hopefully, episiotomies (sp?) and hemorroids won't be involved. At least you know a stranger will be checking your pad afterwards with this birth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scatanafas View Post
    Whew! for a minute there I thought you said STRAP ON....but at this point I'm willing to do anything to get to goal......
    Oh dear Lord, I think I just spit milk all over the monitor! Scat you are WRONG for that! ROFLMAO!

    Raq, you sound SO much like me! I mean, I am looking at this like, well, it's been almost 2 mos....I have lost a total of about 15 lbs on Phen. Not too shabby in the grans scheme of things, but then I remember, oh wait, that first 10 lbs came off the first week (damn water weight!) and it's gone up and down since!

    I think we need to be hypnotized. Either that, or it should be against the law to manufacture ANY food that has more than 2 net carbs per serving.
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    SW: 1/08- 294
    04/08- 264 diet and excercise - Binge Eater- off wagon after this!
    06/03/08 271- Started Phen per doc. 37.5mg 1x/day
    6/10/08-261 WOW! 10 lbs in one week!
    6/17/08-263 BLOATED! Blah!
    6/18/08-258
    07/07/08 Overdid it this weekend! 259 Crap!
    08/01/08 257.5 WTF?
    08/05/08 TOM came and gone...Drumroll.... 249.5 YES!


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    Whew! for a minute there I thought you said STRAP ON....but at this point I'm willing to do anything to get to goal.....

    You are very conscious of when you ate like a horse and when you didn't....I look back and its just one big blur! I know that these Linden cookies are going to kill me, I had another SIX tonight. time for me to start taking a whole phen and later in the day at that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scatanafas View Post
    I'm on the rollercoaster ride siting right behind ya'.....i'm not getting anywhere, just losing and gaining the same couple of lbs over and over again, it is so frustrating...............so i totally understand...........If you are eating healthy/clean food then something else is going on...big portions? no exercise? I know that I am going to have to make some changes to get this show on the road once and for all..................you need to make some too..lets do it together.
    When I referred to the eating clean I meant since I jumped back in to the losing game on July 10th. Hence the losing and quickly losing.

    From 6/6 till July 9th, I ate like a horse. (gitty up)


    It's a helluva ride isn't it? Best we can do is strap in and hold on tight!!!!!!
    Hi, I'm Roc & I'm on the weight loss rollercoaster as well as a 42 yr. old - mother of 3 year old twins. An entirely different rollercoaster
    1/9/08 228
    1/19 210
    2/09 215
    2/12 210
    3/11 206
    3/21 200
    4/13 199
    5/18 198
    6/6 201
    7/10 210
    7/21 199
    8/26 199

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    I'm on the rollercoaster ride siting right behind ya'.....i'm not getting anywhere, just losing and gaining the same couple of lbs over and over again, it is so frustrating...............so i totally understand...........If you are eating healthy/clean food then something else is going on...big portions? no exercise? I know that I am going to have to make some changes to get this show on the road once and for all..................you need to make some too..lets do it together.

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    And I didn't mean to kick you butt - I just didn't want you to backslide after coming sooo far.
    potato chips do serious damage.

    Also - thanks for the suggestion about posting my food but ummmm - I can't do that, it would not set a good example at all.
    But I will say - what I'm eating is healthy / clean food.
    Hi, I'm Roc & I'm on the weight loss rollercoaster as well as a 42 yr. old - mother of 3 year old twins. An entirely different rollercoaster
    1/9/08 228
    1/19 210
    2/09 215
    2/12 210
    3/11 206
    3/21 200
    4/13 199
    5/18 198
    6/6 201
    7/10 210
    7/21 199
    8/26 199

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbethied View Post
    raquel, you kicked my butt back on track when i was eating potato chips like they were going out of style! so, i KNOW you can do this. get rid of all the junk in your house! i know you have kids, but you will be amazed what they will eat when junk isn't there (if they eat any junk...i know mine did). i still buy them kiddie snacks, but i buy things like the baked goldfish and pudding cups so if i'm tempted there still not much damage. post a challenge for yourself and that will keep your mind on it......you must confess to all of us aaaah!
    I wish you could walk and tour my kitchen right now ... there is no junk food in this house that I would eat.

    My kids snacks are:
    Dried fruit
    Oatmeal cookies
    Puddings
    Cheese Sticks
    Rice Crackers
    Yogurt covered raisens
    Jellos
    Fruit cups
    Yogurt
    Frozen sherberts and
    Frozen icey things
    Gummy candy

    That's all I can think of right now - but I can't stand their snacks and I do that on purpose.
    1. I don't eat them.
    2. they are not that overly bad for them.

    My gains came from over doing pizza on weekends and just over eating food in general vs. portion control and another culprit and not taking my phen or doing my exercises.
    Oh and the food in general was 2 containers of ice cream that the very nice Schwans gave us. Damn him.
    Hi, I'm Roc & I'm on the weight loss rollercoaster as well as a 42 yr. old - mother of 3 year old twins. An entirely different rollercoaster
    1/9/08 228
    1/19 210
    2/09 215
    2/12 210
    3/11 206
    3/21 200
    4/13 199
    5/18 198
    6/6 201
    7/10 210
    7/21 199
    8/26 199

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    Ok - I'll just go with MrsB's theory ... it's because I'm a woman! hehehe
    HEAR ME ROAR.
    Hi, I'm Roc & I'm on the weight loss rollercoaster as well as a 42 yr. old - mother of 3 year old twins. An entirely different rollercoaster
    1/9/08 228
    1/19 210
    2/09 215
    2/12 210
    3/11 206
    3/21 200
    4/13 199
    5/18 198
    6/6 201
    7/10 210
    7/21 199
    8/26 199

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    raquel, you kicked my butt back on track when i was eating potato chips like they were going out of style! so, i KNOW you can do this. get rid of all the junk in your house! i know you have kids, but you will be amazed what they will eat when junk isn't there (if they eat any junk...i know mine did). i still buy them kiddie snacks, but i buy things like the baked goldfish and pudding cups so if i'm tempted there still not much damage. post a challenge for yourself and that will keep your mind on it......you must confess to all of us aaaah!




    4-2-08 202.2 lbs SW (began b12/lipo shot 1 a week - no phen)
    4-9-08 193.6 lbs
    4-16-08 190.8 lbs
    4-23-08 188.0 lbs
    4-30-08 185.6 lbs
    5-7-08 185.6 lbs
    5-14-08 181.2 lbs
    5-21-08 178.8 lbs
    5-28-08 177.6 lbs
    6-04-08 176.8 lbs (stopped the shots. trying it on my own)
    6-16-08 175.6 lbs (went back to the shots today!)
    7-9-08 170.6 lbs (slowing down, but still going down!)

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    I'm thinking like MrsB, you're not fluctuating 20 pounds at a time Roq! I mean yes 9 in a month is not great, but also taking 11 off in a month makes sense too! Good for you for getting it back off and owning up to it.I know it's not easy to see the scale going the wrong way, but I'm sure you feel better knowing it's coming back down.

    I wouldn't worry about it being too unhealthy, I think yo yo dieting is considered gaining and lostin 20% of body weight constantly, and your gain/loss is more about 5%. I hope that helps!
    41 down 36 to go!

    5/12/08 - 232.5 - Started Phen/lexapro combo
    5/29/08 - 218 -14.5 pounds in 2 weeks
    6/12/08 - 209.5 -8.5 for a total of 23 pounds in the first month!
    7/10/08 - 200 -9.5
    8/07/08 -192 -8
    9/18/08 - 185.5 -6.5
    12/8/08-191 +5.5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raquel View Post
    Started Phen
    1/9/08 228
    1/19 210
    1/29 210
    2/09 215 (TOM - poor food choices)
    2/12 210
    2/17 209
    3/09 208 But I'm going to keep on keeping on.
    3/11 206
    3/21 200 Whew - just a carrot stick away from Onderland.
    4/13 199 Finally a resident in Onederland. (1st shown on 4/11)
    5/18 198
    6/6 201 (no phen for 2 wks)

    From June 6th - Until July 10th my weight fluctuated several pounds, down (as low as 195 but never more than a day) then up and up and damnitalltohell - UP.
    On July 10th I braved the scale knowing I had been eating and eating poorly and it the evidence was right in front of me.

    7/10 210 9 lbs in a months time - Just shot up! So, I owned it and debated to post it .. and did so on that day. I remember saying, it got up that high fast ... I'm back in the game .. it darn well better come off that fast.
    Well here are the numbers since then. (note: I didn't just jump back in, I dipped my toes in 1st, took a couple days to decide the water was warm enough for me to submerge myself back in)
    Back to low - VERY low carbing it ...
    So here are things are going down.

    7/17 (week later) 206
    7/18 203 (don't you love dropping 3 lbs over night)
    7/20 201
    7/21 Monday - what a way to start the day, woke up with headache, thought .. must be because I've really cut back on my food - my body is hating me. However, a few hours into the day ... TOM arrived.
    (no cramps, bloating nothing) so that explains the headache, but by then even that was gone.
    Figured best to wait the 3-4 days till I'm off TOM to weigh again ... and wondered if there would be another drop.
    Not to mention, TOM for me - has sent the scale shooting up 6lbs and I didn't need to see that ... but curiosity got the best of me.
    So I got on the scale this morning and I'm down another 2lbs

    7/22 Tuesday - 199. (while on TOM)

    This up and down is very unhealthy.

    So I just am putting this out there ... and seeing what happens next.
    I dont really know what to say to this, as I havent been in the game very much to see them things. But you see the problems, and you are writing it all down. So that has to count for something right? So dont be hard on yourself for that! Wish you better luck!!
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    Started 7/11 @ 260lbs.

    7/13-First Weigh in- 256
    7/18- Excately 1 week on Phen- 250
    7/25-2 weeks on Phen-245
    8/4- Sq Cleanse- 241
    8/8- 238
    8/15- 235
    8/26-230
    ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS

    WEEK 3

    WATER - 540 oz

    EXERCISE -



    WEIGHT: -3, -4, -3

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsB419 View Post
    Aside from TOM, aren't women just prone to major weight fluctuations?? Like 5 to 10 pounds a month, just because our bodies looove to retain... EVERYTHING!! Grrrrr!!! lol
    Ya , thats probably true. And if not, I am still using that one as an excuses. LOL
    All I want for Xmas- Onederland







    Main Goal






    Started 7/11 @ 260lbs.

    7/13-First Weigh in- 256
    7/18- Excately 1 week on Phen- 250
    7/25-2 weeks on Phen-245
    8/4- Sq Cleanse- 241
    8/8- 238
    8/15- 235
    8/26-230
    ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS

    WEEK 3

    WATER - 540 oz

    EXERCISE -



    WEIGHT: -3, -4, -3

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    Aside from TOM, aren't women just prone to major weight fluctuations?? Like 5 to 10 pounds a month, just because our bodies looove to retain... EVERYTHING!! Grrrrr!!! lol
    https://www.phentermine.com/forum/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=41361&dateline=122056  0553

    That spare tire aka muffin top, has got to GO!!!


    Starting the Body For Life challenge at around 152, i'm sure... I haven't weighed tho... so we shall see!

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    Your journey looks alot like mine. This up and down crap gets old, but we can beat it. I know you won't give up, cause I'd hate to have to come kick your a**!!

    Hang in there!!

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    I thought the same thing....my up and down can't be very healthy. I'm very impressed that you documented all that. When the scale goes up, I just act like it never happened. Good job for taking accountability. That's all we can do is see what happens next. Me, personally, TOM arrived and I never weigh myself with TOM here. I wait a couple days after he leaves.
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    Started Phen
    1/9/08 228
    1/19 210
    1/29 210
    2/09 215 (TOM - poor food choices)
    2/12 210
    2/17 209
    3/09 208 But I'm going to keep on keeping on.
    3/11 206
    3/21 200 Whew - just a carrot stick away from Onderland.
    4/13 199 Finally a resident in Onederland. (1st shown on 4/11)
    5/18 198
    6/6 201 (no phen for 2 wks)

    From June 6th - Until July 10th my weight fluctuated several pounds, down (as low as 195 but never more than a day) then up and up and damnitalltohell - UP.
    On July 10th I braved the scale knowing I had been eating and eating poorly and it the evidence was right in front of me.

    7/10 210 9 lbs in a months time - Just shot up! So, I owned it and debated to post it .. and did so on that day. I remember saying, it got up that high fast ... I'm back in the game .. it darn well better come off that fast.
    Well here are the numbers since then. (note: I didn't just jump back in, I dipped my toes in 1st, took a couple days to decide the water was warm enough for me to submerge myself back in)
    Back to low - VERY low carbing it ...
    So here are things are going down.

    7/17 (week later) 206
    7/18 203 (don't you love dropping 3 lbs over night)
    7/20 201
    7/21 Monday - what a way to start the day, woke up with headache, thought .. must be because I've really cut back on my food - my body is hating me. However, a few hours into the day ... TOM arrived.
    (no cramps, bloating nothing) so that explains the headache, but by then even that was gone.
    Figured best to wait the 3-4 days till I'm off TOM to weigh again ... and wondered if there would be another drop.
    Not to mention, TOM for me - has sent the scale shooting up 6lbs and I didn't need to see that ... but curiosity got the best of me.
    So I got on the scale this morning and I'm down another 2lbs

    7/22 Tuesday - 199. (while on TOM)

    This up and down is very unhealthy.

    So I just am putting this out there ... and seeing what happens next.
    Hi, I'm Roc & I'm on the weight loss rollercoaster as well as a 42 yr. old - mother of 3 year old twins. An entirely different rollercoaster
    1/9/08 228
    1/19 210
    2/09 215
    2/12 210
    3/11 206
    3/21 200
    4/13 199
    5/18 198
    6/6 201
    7/10 210
    7/21 199
    8/26 199

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