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Barbara | Middletown, N.Y.

Nick name in the forums: barbsbasic

Already lost 102 pounds!

Starting Weight: 237 pound

Current Weight: 135 pounds

Weight lost to date: 102 pounds

Goal weight: 135 pounds

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August 3, 2002
237 pounds
Barbara's Picture
July 30, 2005
135 pounds

"Second time weight 100 pound weight loss person here....

I kept the weight off after losing 115 pounds when I was 20. Afterwards, I gave up the 3xs a day workouts after leaving the Marine Corps in 1998 and went back into the 'sit on your bottom' job environment, I started gaining weight quickly. The first year 10 pounds, then the next year another 10 pounds. By 2002 I was back up to 180 lbs. Seems like everyday I looked in the mirror, I began to recognise myself less and less. Until I hit "bottom" fitting back into a size 18 jeans, I said 'NO, NOT AGAIN' and reached for the phentermine. I had been a comfy size 10 all those years (age 20-35) and being that large again was really hard for me. I had gotten used to being a 'normal weight and size'.

After about 3 months, the weight really started to come off. I'd plateau, go off the pills for a while, then start them again and then the weight would start to come off aggressively. Seems like the pills work better that way.

I had no problem with food when I gained the weight; if anything I didn't eat enough which is why I was hesitant to take phentermine: you don't want to eat! But I didn't eat sweets on the phentermine. The sweets kill your diet; well, mine anyway. So, what I do/did eat is nothing that will create a glycemic increase over the norm. That combined with walking, gardening and general MOVING faster (i.e.parking the car further, etc.) helped the weight come off.

When I got to 150 pounds at a size 6, I thought I would stop. But, the I was looking so good, I thought, let me go for a size 4. Ha! At 142 pounds a size 4 looked great, but hey why not go for the goal weight of 135 and see what happens (it was getting pretty hard; those last few pounds). It took SIX months but I got there. Funny thing though I ended up with a size 2 at a 128 pounds, not a size 4 and I didn't feel that good. I felt that it was too I put on about 7 pounds, got back up to a size four....and that's where I have been now for about 2 1/2 years."


A new lifestyle
What is the deciding factor that made you decide to change your lifestyle?
I always was very fit; and I didn't feel good.
What was the most difficult adjustment to your new lifestyle?
Getting used to the new schedule.
What is the most rewarding part of your new lifestyle?
I love wearing a bikini at 40!
Do you have any words of advice for the community?
Take your time...don't overuse the pill and listen to your body.