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28 January 2010

Diet Progress Update - Still on the wagon!

So, I haven't blogged since I started by diet and exercise program back in early november.  I managed to get through the holidays and a trip to Las Vegas, and I am currently down 23 pounds.  I'm working with a trainer twice a week, and at the gym 5-6 times a week.  Plus, eating healthy and logging my daily food intake.  It's going well.

Today, I started an appetite supressant called Phentermine, that my doctor prescribed.  It's a short term (1-3 months) assistant to help me avoid being hungry when I don't really need to eat.  Logging my food intake will be important, because since I'm working out, doing cardio and weight training, I need to make sure that I get ENOUGH calories.  So even if I'm not hungry, no skipping meals!  But it might help me curb the cravings between meals.  Today, I think it did, but one day is not enough time to make an assessment.  I definately feel its affects.  I don't think I'm "jittery" but I do feel somewhere between normal and jittery.  Alert?  I dunno.  At any rate, I need to keep track of my blood pressure while taking this medication, and go back to see my doctor for some blood work after 30 days to make sure I'm metabolizing the medication properly.

So I started at 290 when I weighed in on the morning of November 2.  I'm currently at 267.

I'll keep you posted!

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