... have been unable to lose any weight. I gained almost 70 lbs during my pregnancy putting me at 240 lbs. I had a C-section which put me out of commission for a while, i gained 4 lbs since i delivered!! I joined the gym, tried to watch what I ate, even did the atkins, nothing worked. I have no energy!!! So my doctor prescribed me adipex, ive read alot of good and bad things, Im crossing my fingers this helps. I will keep everyone posted. If anyone has any suggestions let me know!
i have been taking it since july 1st & i love it!! i started at 237 & now i weigh 187 & the weight is still falling off!! it gives me energy that i have never had before.. plus i have an ab circle pro exercise machine & its awesome.. i love it!! 3 minutes a day & it works wonders for me, my belly is just about gone!! i wish you all the luck in the world.. & post to let me know how it works for you.. :)
The most important question here is are you breastfeeding? why the rush to loose weight? I was in your exact same shoes with my first child. Post delivery I gained weight. Long story short - your body needs time to recuperate from all the changes it undergoes from pregnancy to delivery to breastfeeding. It won't happen overnight.
I would recommend, (and I did some of it myself -what I did not do was because I did not know)
-FIRST do the healthy things.
-TAKE THE STRESS OFF YOURSELF; it is too much to deal with it and a newborn baby.
-take walks with your baby to help with weight +relax (they can sense your feelings and get restless).
-Drink lots of water. (I used to drink 1- 8oz glass of water/ hr. during my work day).
-If you are back at work, during lunch hour I would eat in 15min WALK 30min. - eat light (a yogurt, small salad with some chicken for protein)
Yes, it is hard being overweight -especially if your body is not used to carrying that much weight. Slowly your body will go back to what it is used to.
But must remember your hormones are also all over the place. So adding chemicals to your body like Adipex that play with the chemicals in the brain is not a good idea.
I took Adipex years later. I loved it because of the great help it gave me with concentration and getting things done.
HOWEVER, I personally do not take all meds doctors give me because there is NO MAGIC PILL to take care of weight, or many other issues we have. Or, like my mother says, we all would be thin, etc.
Your baby is the most important regardless you are big or small. From this moment on your life belongs to taking care of yourself for that baby to be a healthy best creation of God's gift to you. Believe me, they don't notice if you are big or small; they care and notice that you are there with them.
P.S. I wish I would've had someone to tell me this at the time. I stressed myself out so much taking care of the baby, the house, working full-time; and dealing with the issues of the overweight. Later I learned my children they did not notice I was so big. They only noticed I did not go to their game (because I would tell myself I was big and did not want to be in public). I gained 70+ lbs; lost about 40 lbs; but the rest was up and down. Eventually taking Adipex lost it but do know most people gain it back+.
Hope this helps.
- Adipex-P Information for Consumers
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