Sunday, February 13, 2011

Renewed Hope

If you've followed me for awhile, you know that I've struggled with getting the twin belly weight off. Shortly after having the twins I dropped about 25-30 pounds, but then it stopped. I've been off and on track ever since. (it will be 2 years in April)

The other day I had a checkup appointment with my doctor. I figured I'd mention that I'd been having a hard time losing the extra pounds.  Doctor ended up being backed up with patients, so I saw the nurse. Great checkup and she put me on Phentermine. I am once again motivated and ready to roll. I know I can do it... I mean I've done it before and I know what to do, it's just a matter of doing it and sticking to it. I just need a little help now that I'm getting older and this weight has been stubborn. The fact that I have to report back in a month and weigh in is what I've needed. I can't waste money on pills and a Dr. appointment try hard and be accountable.

I just hope there's not a lot of side effects. There's nothing I hate more than side effects! I hate it when there's this long list of things that could happen to you in exchange for making something better. UGH! I found out I have a bacterial infection, so I was prescribed something for that. Well yesterday and today I've felt like crap. I don't know if it's my body fighting the infection or if it's one of the pills or the combo.

I really hope this will work for me and I can finally be ME again. Not perfect, just not obvious that I had twins.


P.S. I  know not everyone will be supportive of taking pills to lose weight, so let me just assure you that I will be careful and I'm not looking at this as a long term thing. I've done Isagenix and Weight Watchers and will be nutritious about this. I will also get back into exercising.  I also trust my Doctor's office.
If you have a personal story regarding Phentermine, please share. Thanks!


  1. I've taken Phentermine before and personally I can only take half a pill a day b/c it makes me so jittery! It also made my heart palpitate much faster. It defintiely does the job for weight loss and FAST, but make sure you're changing your diet as well b/c once your done with the pills you will have to maintain the weight loss w/o them, and that's the hard part. Good luck!

  2. Thanks for the info Krystal. I am good to change my diet and I already began that before I talked to the dr. It's making me a bit crazy, but today is already feeling better than Saturday and Sunday. I've heard that you adjust after a few days, so we'll see. I'm up to what I weighed when I was at my heaviest and went back to WW in 2003. I got down to 142 before I had my youngest and I'd be thrilled to get down to 150-160 at this point.

  3. Good luck Jill! My mom took that back when I was a teenager when it was all the rage. That's Phen Fen right? I know she took it for a year and got in the best shape of her life. Then they pulled it from the shelves and she gained it all back once she stopped taking it. She had some wild, crazy heart palpitations and her doctor said she was now at increased risk for a heart attack or stroke so she has to go every year to get her heart checked out. I hope it works good for you! I know it worked for her! My Dad didn't like her taking it but she loved it and loved that it worked! :]

  4. I've heard it's the good part of Phen Fen.
    We'll see what happens.

  5. Hi, I just came across your blog and am your newest follower. I'm wondering whose babies you were carrying? Was it for someone you know? That's pretty cool.

  6. Hi Shannon. I've been a surrogate 3 times and each time it was for a different family. They were families I came to know through surrogacy agencies. Thanks!


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