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Angela's Success Story

Angela | Arizona
Already lost 108 pounds!
Nick name in the forums: PixieChick
Starting Weight: 282 pounds June 8, 2004
Current Weight: 174 pounds April 18, 2005
Weight lost to date: 108 pounds April 18, 2005
Goal Weight: 145 pounds August 15, 2005
Angela's Picture
April 1, 2004
289 pounds
Angela's Picture
April 1, 2005
175 pounds

It was after giving birth that Angela reached a turning point. Once active, she began to suffer an unexpected, gradual and excessive weight-gain. Unsuccessful attempts at crash dieting, followed by an illness whose recovery was impeded by her weight, were factors all contributing negatively to her life and wellbeing. Phentermine did not work immediately for Angela, but by incorporating the right changes, after one year, she is now almost at her goal.

"I've tried many times to lose weight through the years. I've failed over
and over again. Before I got pregnant I was pretty active and athletic.
After giving birth I found I had gained 100 lbs.

Through the years at different points I would admit to myself that I needed
to do something about it. I would start a diet and not see any results so
I would quit. I crash dieted several times and lost quite a bit, but always
gained it back.

Two years ago I had some things happen to me, health-wise, that affected
many factors of my life. While the illness itself wasn't weight-related,
my recovery was hindered by my weight. I was very depressed and unable to
work. I was also unable to drive so delivery, fast food, basically anything
fast and unhealthy is what I ate. My weight was pretty consistent at 230
to 240 pounds. I knew I was gaining but before I stepped on the scale I
didn't know quite how bad it got. I weighed in close to 290 pounds.

Once again I ignored it and kept living my life the way that I was. Things
started happening to me that hadn't happened before. When I went on vacation
I needed an extender for my seatbelt. I went out to a restaurant and could
barely fit in a booth. My children told me a few times that they had been
teased at school about my weight. Obviously at this point denial wasn't going
to work anymore.

I heard about a Bariatric Clinic that is local that prescribed Phentermine. I went to the clinic and was given diet tips and a prescription. I didn't really
take it very seriously at first. I figured this was just a miracle pill that
would melt the weight off. Boy was I wrong! The first several weeks on
Phentermine I didn't lose much at all.

Frustrated I started surfing the Internet and found this site. I was very
intimidated to post at first. There are so many amazing people here that
have done so well. I still didn't really have much faith that I'd ever get
there. Slowly I started incorporating diet tips I read here into my day.
I started to see movement on my scale which only motivated me further.
Slowly but surely I started believing in myself, and knowing I can do it.

I still have a little bit to go but don't have any doubts anymore that I'll
get there and maintain it. I really have needed support and encouragement
along the way. When I found it lacking in my life I came here. Just when I
feel like giving up someone here posts something that gives me the fire
and determination I need to continue.

I've learned to make healthy choices, and watch everything I put in my mouth.
At first I counted calories religiously never going over 1200 per day. After
a while I realised that I don't need to watch so carefully since I've learned what I can and can't eat. I always reward myself once a week with that "free" or "cheat" meal. If I deprive myself I know that's when I'm going to start binging on bad foods again. At first I wasn't able to exercise much. Lower impact programs like Walk Away the Pounds were all I could do. Now I'm an exercise enthusiast. I hit the gym with a smile because it makes me feel so good.

A lot of people say nothing tastes sweeter than success, and boy, are they
telling the truth. I am more actively involved in my children's life now, and
my weight no longer holds me back from anything."


A new lifestyle
What is the deciding factor that made you decide to change your lifestyle?
I knew I needed to change my lifestyle when I saw just how much my weight was holding me back. It is easy to say no when people ask you to go places or do things when you are embarassed by your appearance.
What was the most difficult adjustment to your new lifestyle?
I had to be very regimented with myself at first. I had to change everything I was doing from the way I cooked, to the way I grocery shopped. No more grazing or bingeing on junk foods. It took 150% of my focus the first few months.
What is the most rewarding part of your new lifestyle?
I feel so much younger! I have so much more energy now. I play outside with my children all of the time. It made me cry the day I heard their friends come to the door and ask if I could play too. A year ago that was impossible for me.
Do you have any words of advice for the community?
All I can say is it's hard to believe in yourself. It's an awfully big adjustment when you're on this journey. I've made a lot of friends here who really keep me going. Stick around here and you'll find lots of encouragement.

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