Well it's been a couple months since I've posted so I thought I'd give an update. I've been on Meridia since April I think? . ? I have been taking it for the past month about 4 times a week. Since it is expensive and I don't want to take them forever I've been trying my best to do without to see how it goes. I've not got on scale in a month, you see that was one thing I decided right away that I was going to change, NOT getting on scale at home. I had been going to the doctor every two weeks for blood pressure and weight check for almost 3 months and all kept checking out fine. Actually this medication did not raise BP at all. I'm one of the lucky ones because I've heard the stories on these boards about BP going up once starting on Meridia. Sooo, gradually I stopped going to doctor every two weeks because all kept checking out fine. I will be going again next week though because I don't want to assume all is well I'd rather know for sure.
Now to the reason I'm posting today. I got out my scale at home this morning and dusted it off, looked around sheepishly and jumped on. To my surprise I've lost 45 pounds now since April. Like I posted in other spots I do go to the gym but over the last month haven't been as much just because I'm so busy with summer time activities that I can't seem to find the time, I plan to go back once this HOT HOT
weather cools down a bit.
The last time I was at the doc office I was down 40 pounds and I'd really thought for sure I'd be at that same point when I got on scales this morning. I've been allowing myself some treats now and then (once or twice a week) and with not going to the gym as much I just figured I'd be maintaining weight loss.
I too do not want to be on Meridia forever. I have 15 pills left and I plan to use them and be done. We'll see if that happens though. I really need to get another 25 pounds off but with will power and determination
I think I can do that without the pills.
Thanks for listening