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Kim | Sacramento Ca

Nick name in the forums: kimmieq

Already lost 59 pounds!

Starting Weight: 310 pound

Current Weight: 251 pounds

Weight lost to date: 59 pounds

Goal weight: 180 pounds

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December 4, 2001
310 pounds
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March 1, 2007
246 pounds

"I have always been on the bigger side, but not obese. I am not going to be anymore!! After my son was born in 1999, I gained a whopping 80 pounds. This came on over a 2-year span. Chocolate dougnuts and pepsi became my best friend. I was depressed, not active at all, other than the usual housewife duties and caring for my children. I topped out at 310 pounds. Then I found out I was diabetic. I had to do something, so I started Weight Watchers. I then dropped about 30 lbs, which still left me overweight. At that point I was about 285- 290. Well, due to a sudden jump in physical activity, I partially tore my achilles tendon, which put a quick stop to the exercise. I stayed at 280 for the next 6 years. Last year, a friend of my husband's told me about phentermine. I tried one of hers, and just had to get some for myself. My Doctor was thrilled to prescribe it for me. The first 2 1/2 months, I dropped another 34 lbs. I had such a great outlook and was so excited about my new lifestyle. I cant tell you enough about how great it has been. I am able to do things now that I couldn't do before. Even though I am still a long way from my goal, I feel soooo much better."


A new lifestyle
What is the deciding factor that made you decide to change your lifestyle?
My final decision to go ahead with phentermine was when my son came home one day from school, and was crying. I asked him what was wrong, and he told me that some of the kids in his class were teasing him because his mom was fat. I can't have that!! I don't want to be an embarassment to my children or my husband. Not to mention to myself. That was the ultimate deciding factor.
What was the most difficult adjustment to your new lifestyle?
The hardest adjustment for me was water. I was a complete soda addict. I drank at least a case of diet pepsi a week. So the change to drinking water was a hard one for me. Once I started the phentermine, I no longer craved soda, but still had a hard time drinking just plain water - it would literally make me gag sometimes. There was an easy solution to that problem though - Lemons. I would drop a wedge of lemon into my ice water, and problem solved. At that time we lived in Tucson, Arizona so it was plenty HOT.
What is the most rewarding part of your new lifestyle?
The most rewarding part for me was to hear comments from people on how good I was looking. I no longer have to buy the biggest size on the rack. I can actually fit into an XL now instead of a 3X. And I feel great.
Do you have any words of advice for the community?
My advice to anyone starting a new lifestyle, whether it be with phentermine or not, don't give up. It is hard work. Phentermine is not a magic pill....YOU have to do the work, the pill is just a tool to help you reach your goal. For me, and many others, this is not a "diet", it's a complete lifestyle change. You have to learn a new way of eating, and you won't believe how wonderful you will feel. It's truly been an amazing exeperience. Stick with it, even when you feel like giving up.....don't. You won't regret it. Like I said before, it is hard work, but it is soooooo worth it. As they say, nothing worth having comes easy. There are times that I dont think I could have made it this far without the support of the friends I have made in this forum. Its such an awesome support network.