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Old 05-29-2002, 10:06 AM   #1
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Post-miscarriage weightgain blues & Xenedrine: will it work?

I am new to this board,so forgive me for the redundant Xenedrine (w/o ephedra)topic. I am curious about recent success stories and need some encouragement. I have been on Phentermine/Bontril etc. off and on over the past two years and successfully lost a collective 30lbs. I exercise moderately and used to be quite conscious of my diet. However, I became pregnant in Feb and had a miscarriage 6wks ago. During the pregnancy, I went on a cruise, got laxed and slipped into pregnant "eating for two" mode quite effortlessly and watched my weight shoot from 135 to 155 almost overnight! After the miscarriage, I wallowed in self-pity for a while and ate what I wanted, when I wanted and felt justified in doing so. Now with the onset of summer, I am horrified at my inability to wear last years clothes and want to see 135 ASAP.
I do plan to get pregnant again after the summer (and experience was a great teacher about eating so carelessly) so prescription drugs are out of the question, and after reading about Xenendrine, I am quite excited. I have planned a rigorous workout schedule and have resigned to eat in moderation, but I am still in need of feedback about my choice of over the counter supplementation.
Thank you in advance for reading my lifestory(smile)and leaving any feedback---its certainly appreciated.

 
Old 05-30-2002, 06:46 AM   #2
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Re: Post-miscarriage weightgain blues & Xenedrine: will it work?

i am taking hydroxycut and it doesn't give me the shakes like xenadrine did. i really like it. i just started and i'm walk/jogging and lifting light weights. good luck i hope you will begin to feel better and brighter.

 
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Old 05-30-2002, 07:47 AM   #3
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Re: Post-miscarriage weightgain blues & Xenedrine: will it work?

thank you for your response! I got the Xenedrine without ephedra in it after debating danger vs. quick fix, so we'll see how it goes. keep me posted on the hydroxy cut--there seems to be more than one and I wasn't sure which one I needed, so I just went with the Xenedrine EFX.

 
Old 06-06-2002, 07:40 AM   #4
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Re: Post-miscarriage weightgain blues & Xenedrine: will it work?

I also had a miscarraige around the same time you did. And I also put on a significant amount of weight. I have done both hydroxy cutt and xenadrine, and I liked hydroxy cutt much better and saw better results. But it is very tough on your system, and I actually wondered if it had something to do with my miscarriage. I was on it a month before I was pregnant. I have been working out vigorously, with weights and cardio, and have been on slimfast and a strict 1300 calorie diet. I initially lost 6 pounds, but now seemed to have stopped. I also question if I should try the scan diet instead of slimfast. Good luck with your weightloss, and if anyone has any suggestions please let me know!

 
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Re: Post-miscarriage weightgain blues & Xenedrine: will it work?

You might want to try looking into the carbohydrates addict diet. I talks alot about how blood sugars react in the body. Do you have access to a library, or you could try a search on the web. Also have you ever had a thyriod test done? Check the archives for this. So sorry to hear of the loss you had. <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/frown.gif"> My sister went through this twice, and it is so sad. You've come to the right place for support though, lots of caring people ready to help out. Diana

 
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Re: Post-miscarriage weightgain blues & Xenedrine: will it work?

drs--thank you for the thoughtful reply. I've joined Weight Watchers since my initial posting----I really didn't like how the Xenedrine made me feel and thought that WW would help me develop the sensible eating habits I need to promote a healthy pregnancy.
I have tried the Carb Addict's diet---loved the results, hated the restrictions. I'm simply not a meat eater and wasn't willing to make the lifetime change to keep the results of the diet.

I am excited about WW and am wondering why I didn't join a long time ago instead of endangering my body with quick chemical fixes.

Thanks for all the supportive comments!!!

 
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