Saturday, August 10, 2013

OK, So Today is Actually Day One

There's been a change in plans.  Just a minor one.

Yesterday, I blogged about starting my new weight loss pill.  I was supposed to start yesterday, but being that I had to go and have a medical procedure done... I had to hold off another day.  Just to be on the safe side.  I had a mole removed, which I blogged about on my other blog.  You should go check it out... I feel like I don't get as much love over there:

I would have hated driving all the way to my doctor's office and finding out they couldn't do the procedure due to the medicine.  Which, I find out, was exactly what would have happened.  Good thing I waited.

This morning, however, I did start my medicine.

It's been a little over an hour since I've taken it...and apart from feeling a little shaky about 20 minutes after I took it, I'm feeling OK now.  

Some of you asked what medicine I had been put on.  Well, it's Phentermine.  I had kinda thought about keeping the name quiet, because I know there is so much hoopla out there about the dangers associated with Phen-anything.  But, it is what it is...and it's not worth trying to keep it quiet, because I'm not ashamed to be taking it.

I'm fully aware of the dangers involved with the drug because my doctor told me.  That's why I have to be monitored so closely.  But, the positives far outweigh the negatives... so I'm going to try it.

After taking my medicine, I waited the 30 minutes instructed before eating breakfast.  I opted for a Greek yogurt for breakfast. I was told that I had to eat something with a good amount of protein...and with only 160 calories, it gets me off to a good start.  

I can gradually start increasing my breakfast intake when I get used to eating breakfast.  Which is something I really have to work on.  The most important meal of the day is usually the only meal of the day I don't eat.  That's going to have to take some forcing on my part to turn it in to a habit.  

Here in a little while, I'm going to the store to stock up on some stuff for my lunches this week.  I start back to work "officially" on Monday, and I will be taking my lunch each day.  My lunches will consist of a sandwich and some crackers.  Maybe some veggies, but I want stuff that will last in my refrigerator.  My doctor did say that if I'm worried about wanting to eat more for dinner, that will be the time to load up on the veggies.  So, a small lunch is what I'm shooting for.  Although, now that I'm thinking about it... some veggies with hummus to go along with my sandwich does sound yummy.

I took a big step yesterday in decreasing my caffeine intake.  Hubby and I bought a single serve coffee machine.  Like a Keurig, but cheaper.  That way, I don't have to make a pot of coffee and see it sitting there wanting to me to drink it.  I can make one cup and be done.  Which is what I did this morning.  Just one cup.  Which is about 4 cups less than what I'm used to drinking on a Saturday morning.

I also have my water cup ready to go, so that I can drink nothing but water.  That's all I'll be drinking, now, besides my morning cup of coffee.

I've updated my Fitness pal tracker so that I can use it to track my food...and added my breakfast as I was eating it.  

As I'm typing this, I feel this rush of energy inside of me.  I could just go run right now.  I don't feel jittery or that my blood pressure is rising...just full of energy.  And, the weird part is, I feel happy.  Really happy.  

I've been a little cranky these past few days because Aunt Flo is here.  I don't usually suffer from PMS, but I always tend to have a shorter straw when she's around.  I snap a little easier and get irritated a little quicker.  But, right now, I feel like I'm super happy.  That I just want to laugh... for no reason.

If this is what taking this pill is going to be like... I think I'm going to be A-OK.

But, now, I just can't sit here any longer.  I have to go do something.  Anything.  Move.

Till next time!

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1 comment:

  1. I'll be rooting for you Joanna and hoping this pill does wonders to give you a kick start. I feel your energy and it is inspiring me to get back on track.


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