Professional Help

I just made an appointment with a weight loss doctor for next month. He works for a local hospital.

I need a prescription strength appetite suppressant.

This hunger is for the birds.

I also just ordered some digestive enzymes off amazon.

I hope they help with this painful gas and bloating I am having.

I already take probiotics cause they are supposed to help with digestion. I haven’t noticed any change except MORE bloating since I started taking them.

Grocery List

My revised weekly grocery list is the following now:

My grocery budget has to increase because I am eating 4 meals again instead of 3.

21 bottles of flavored sparkling water – $13. I drink about 3 of these per day. I buy this from Walmart. It cost 59 cents per bottle. This has 10 calories per bottle. I drink this instead of soda or juice. This is the only thing I regularly forget to put in MyFitnessPal because I just drink so much of it.

5 bottles of electrolyte water for when I go on my walks 5 days a week. – $5,  I buy this from Walmart or HEB grocery store

7 bags of a variety of chopped salads – $30 I buy this from HEB grocery store

14 microwave meals – $56 I buy this from Target

12 pack of Orgain vegan chocolate protein shake – $6 per week  I only need to buy this once a month as I will alternate this with protein oatmeal. The total is $24 on Amazon

1 box of Quaker raisin, date walnut oatmeal, and 1 box of quaker protein oatmeal – $8 I buy this from WalMart

That totals $118 per week for groceries

It cost a lot to eat the way I do, but this is the only sustainable way for me. It’s extremely convenient, no cooking, no guessing at the calories, food that tastes delicious. I can do this forever and consistency is key.

Appetite Suppressants

I’m trying to find a doctor to prescribe me Phentermine, which is a prescription strength appetite suppressant . I believe I asked my primary care doctor for it before and he said No. So I need to find a doctor that will say yes.

I am tired of being hungry all the time. I get hungry every 3 hours now. I eat every 4 hours. So the last hour before I eat, I am super hungry.

I called a weight loss clinic. They do prescribe Phentermine but it cost $290 to join plus $99 per week to get your prescription and they only prescribe you enough for a week at a time. That’s ridiculous.

I then called a doctor that supposedly deals with obesity. I’m waiting to receive a call back from them.

I asked the weight loss group I’m in on Facebook for some recommendations for appetite suppressants, someone recommended Goli, so I ordered that, it was $19, then someone said amazon has appetite suppressants, so I ordered something called Raspberry ketones and that was $10

From my past experience over the counter appetite suppressants  don’t work but I’m desperate so i will try anything right now.

Super Resistant

My body is super resistant to getting under 240 pounds. Today I weigh 241.6 I do feel very bloated and my stomach hurts feels like gas. I took some Gas X. So that might have something to do with the weight gain.

I also ate high calories yesterday, I had some food I wanted to get rid of so I went ahead and just ate it even though it put me over my calories. I did go for a long walk that added about 500 calories to my plan. I didn’t eat all those extra calories though.

What I ate yesterday:

Breakfast: Soylent Stacked (180 cal)

Lunch: Backyard BBQ Chopped salad (560 cal), sparkling water (10 cal)

Dinner: Sparkling water (10 cal), Gardein Saus’age & Homestyle Gravy Bowl (290 cal)

Snack: Fiber gummies (15 cal), Adult Gold Gummies Multi-vitamin (20 cal), sparkling water (10 cal), Meatless Pepperoni Mac & Cheese (490 cal)

Total calories yesterday: (1,585)

Accurate Calories

I just realized my calories were not exactly accurate because I don’t put my vitamins and fiber gummies in MyFitnessPal and also wasn’t putting my 3 bottles of sparkling water in MyFitnessPal

What I ate yesterday:

Breakfast: Soylent Stacked (180 cal)

Lunch: Sunflower Crunch chopped salad (595 cal)

Snack: cherry limeade sparkling water (10 cal), Adult Gold multivitamin gummy (20 cal), fiber gummy (15 cal), Amy’s Sweet & Sur bowl (310 cal), 2 bottles of sparkling water (20 cal)

Dinner: Sweet Earth General Tso’s Tofu (370 cal)

Total calories yesterday (1,520)

I don’t think I will be able to eat at the MyFitnessPal goal of 1460 calories when I include the sparkling water and vitamins to my total. I dunno maybe I can try. They add about 65 calories to my total. I guess I could just eat a lower calorie dinner. Like 300 calories instead of 370 calories. Yea that’s what I’ll do. But also I walk every day so I can have a few more calories.

Today I weigh 240.2 so that’s good. I am anxious to get below 240 pounds.

That ReFeed was the best idea

I really think that reFeed I had on May 5 kicked my plateau in the butt. Today I weigh 240, I lost the pound I picked up yesterday.

What I ate yesterday:

Breakfast: Soylent Stacked (180 cal) This gives me energy but it has a bad after taste. I will not repurchase. I bought this off the Soylent website: https://soylent.com/products/new-soylent-stacked-chocolate

Lunch: Sunflower cabbage crunch salad (595 cal) I bought this from the salad section at H.E.B. grocery store

Snack: Gardein italian saus’age and pasta bowl (350 cal) I bought this at Target in the freezer section, cherry limeade sparkling water (10 cal)

Dinner: Gardein Southwest breakfast bowl (330 cal), I bought this at Target in the freezer section, fiber gummies (15 cal), Adult Gold Gummies Multi-vitamin (20 cal)

Total calories yesterday: 1,500

 

 

My top 5 weight loss tips

These are my tips for losing weight permanently if you are obese. I put them in order of importance. This is just to get you started, there are other tips I have as well.

  1. Get a therapist. I know therapy is a privilege many can’t afford. I pay $6 a week for my therapist at the local university. She is a graduate student. You need to find out why you gained weight and how to resolve those feelings that led to your weight gain. Overeating is a mental health issue. If you eat certain foods to make you feel better, that is a mental health issue. I ate desserts to feel better. They were a coping mechanism for my depression and bipolar and anxiety. Therapy can be your new coping mechanism and accountability partner. There are therapist online thru

    They charge about $50 per week.

  2. Download a calorie tracker to your phone. Make sure its one that scans usp codes. I use MyFitnessPal. Use it every day and for EVERY thing you put in your mouth whether its 10 calorie water or a slice of pie and a pint of ice-cream. Never forget to input your calories. Do not wait till the end of the day to input your calories. Input them as the day goes on and immediately after eating. Do NOT FORGET!!. Looking at this eating track record will be very helpful for you. You can hook up other apps to it as well. Do this before you even start dieting to get into the habit. It will take a few months to make this a habit. It is imperative that you know how many calories you are currently eating daily. You cannot change to an appropriate amount if you dont have an accurate count of what you’re eating currently. Add me on MyFitnessPal , my name on there is : realvickinicole
  3. Eat in a caloric deficit. After you’ve done some preliminary work by getting a therapist and tracking your calories. Lower your calories to below your BMR. MyFitnessPal calculates this for you as you update your current weight on it. You could also use a BMR calculator: https://www.calculator.net/bmr-calculator.html

    That BMR calculator says I burn 1,740 Calories at rest. So I have to eat less than that to lose weight at 240 pounds. MyFitnessPal says I need to eat 1460 calories a day to lose 1 pound per week. DO NOT lower your calories too low though as that will back fire, you will be hungry, your weight will plateau‎, and you will gain the weight back. If your body thinks it’s starving, it will fight you. Trust me. This happens to me all the time. Then I have to eat more to get back on my body’s good side. Just lower it by a few hundred calories. No more than 400 calories at a time.

  4. Start moving your body. For the first year that I lost weight I did not exercise at all. The most I did was work at my job on my feet for 4-6 hours twice a week. I wanted to get accustomed to the eating less first and moving your body makes you hungry. I also didn’t want to get burnt out by doing too much all at once. You need to develop habits slowly and methodically. At the end of last year I bought myself a FitBit to track my steps. Then I decided to get a goal, which was to do 10,000 steps a day. When I worked I would make sure to walk a lot to get my steps in. Then I started occasionally walking to work or to the store. Then in March when Corona Virus started I decided to walk every day for 7,000 – 10,000 steps. I prefer to hit 10,000 cause I have my FitBit app hooked up to MyFitnessPal app and MyfitnessPal will give me additional calories when I’ve walked at least 10,000 steps. The amount of calories it gives you varies but this is very helpful for if I need to eat a little more on a certain day. I try not to make a habit of eating all my additional calories. But walking helps keep me in a caloric deficit every day.
  5. Weight Yourself every week. Weight yourself naked, first thing in the morning after you wake up. I weigh myself every day but I do not really recommend that. Being obsessed with numbers sucks. For me it’s helpful cause it tells me how to eat that day. If I’ve gone up a pound, I will eat a little less or a little more strict. If I’ve gone down a pound I know I’m on track. I would keep a record of my weekly weigh ins. I keep mine posted here on this website. It really makes a difference to see how you’re making progress. I’ve been recording my weight for 2 years now. It’s very motivational and it teaches you a lot. Like I can look at my weight chart and see that for about 6 months last year I made no progress in my weight loss. I needed that time though to get adjusted to different eating patterns and different foods and figure out what works and doesn’t work. So it’s fine. But I took everything I learned last year and used it to refine my eating habits and other things this year. And this year I can look at my weight loss chart and see how I am really progressing beyond my expectations.
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