Kristin Lost Her Pregnancy Weight, and Then Some!

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Lost 55 pounds
Start Weight: 204 pounds
Current Weight: 149 pounds
Treatment Duration: 4-6 months

Believe in yourself. You can do it if you want it bad enough.

I didn’t feel right in my body. I knew I was going to have health problems eventually and I wanted to be healthy for my daughter. I wanted her to think her mommy was beautiful.

Kristin before picture
Kristin after picture

My Weight Before Phentermine​

I have never tried a diet so I never knew if I could actually lose the weight. I had been anywhere between 175-190 for 5-6 years. When I got pregnant I was about 190 pounds. I gained 27 pounds while I was pregnant. so my highest weight was about 217 lbs at 9 months pregnant.

I lost most of the pregnancy weight but I got stuck at 200. I gained a few more pounds and was at 204 for about a year. I was miserable. I hated how I felt.

Small things like sitting on the floor with my daughter, changing her diaper and getting her dressed were very uncomfortable. My belly was in the way. I couldn’t stand it, but I wasn’t doing anything about it. I kept on eating. 

In May, I had enough. I asked the doctor about losing weight and he gave me Xenical. This is only a fat blocker. It blocks 30% of the fat you eat. Well it didn’t do much of anything for me. I was still eating a bunch of fatty foods, and eating only because I wanted to eat.

Phentermine = Success!​

In August I told the doctor I could not take the Xenical anymore and that it wasn’t doing anything. He then brought up Adipex. I said, sure why not? I had no expectations. I didn’t think I would stick to a diet. I was hoping for a miracle, because I couldn’t do it on my own. 

Well, I took my first pill on August 9th and it was the first day of the rest of my diet 🙂 It helped with my hunger. It gave me so much energy. I saw the pounds starting to melt away and it felt good.

I have myself on a 1200 calorie diet, 40g or less of fat. And light exercise. I do Sweatin’ to the Oldies 2 (dance DVDs) every other day.

I have lost about 60 pounds now. I never thought I could do it, but I did!

The best part of losing weight is being able to go shopping in the Juniors section!!! I was a size 16, size 18 for a long time. A size 11 feels much better and looks GREAT!

I read success stories on this website the day I started Phen and I cried. I never thought that I could write a success story one day. I wanted to lose the weight… And I did lose the weight! I think if you put your mind to it, you can do it too. If I did it, anyone can!!!

This site has been a huge part of my success. Without it, I don’t think I would have done as well as I have. Thank you to everyone who has left me posts. You are what make the difference.

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