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Wednesday, July 1st, 2009
9:05 am
Hi everyone!

I am able to obtain Alli through work for free because I meet the weight requirements.

I am 26 years old. I'm 5 feet tall and weigh as of this morning 189.2lbs. And my weight has been a real struggle for me since my sophomore year of college. I have always been thin without having to try for it. I was never stick thin; I've always had plenty of curves, but I was pretty thin. I had that hourglass figure and I loved it. I started gaining weight in college and gained 10 pounds for each year. I graduated 40 pounds heavier than when I started. Since graduation I have gained 30 more pounds. I hate the way I look and it's really affected my relationships with family, friends, and my husband. So, I figured I might as well give Alli a shot. I must admit I am nervous to start the program though because of the "treatment effects." Any advice on how to get started and minimize these "treatment effects" would be greatly appreciated.

Monday, June 29th, 2009
3:35 pm
I'm Nicci, and I started Alli a few weeks ago. Just wanted to introduce myself =)
Wednesday, April 15th, 2009
7:30 pm

Hey people!! How is everyone?

I've heard so many wonderful things about using Alli, that I wanted to at least try it for a month or two and see what happens.  I plan to purchase the 60 pill starter pack Friday and start on Monday after I read everything.  I would just like you all's support and encouragement, and maybe some tips on what to watch out for.  Thanks!!!


Current Mood: calm
Thursday, June 12th, 2008
6:06 pm
Random Question
I bought my alli last summer, but only used like, 1/7th of the pills. This year, I've been promising to do more, and get back on it. I've done ok, with my dieting, and trying to excercise more, but I keep forgetting to take Alli!

And, because I bought them so long ago, I don't know where any of my lit. is, so I was wondering.

When are you supposed to take the pills? Like, right before eating, 10 min before.... ect. Thank you!
Wednesday, March 12th, 2008
1:04 pm
 I was hoping this community would be alot more active then this *sigh*
Can everyone spam me with their alli experience so far :)
Tuesday, February 26th, 2008
9:12 pm
Newbie: Day 2
Wow...only two days? I've been doing so much fat and calorie math that it seems like it's been at least a week! I've been reading everything I can, and my understanding is that the plan will work better, and I'll lose more weight, if I reach the calorie/fat targets set for me by myalliplan.

Well, I'm one of those who are supposed to consume 1800 calories (19 g. fat/meal) a day...which sounds great: WOO HOO! I don't have to starve...YAY! But the reality is that finding 1800 NUTRITIOUS calories without overloading on fat, totally carbing out, or eating myself into a coma, is proving to be a real challenge. Today, I've eaten the following:

1/2 peanut butter sandwich
(NOT enough, but I got sucked into meetings before I could eat more, then I crashed, hard, around 11:00)

Large orange
Two cans of Progresso soup
(Yep...I was starving)

Snack 1:
Bag of pretzels

3/4 cup steamed carrots WITH butter
1 cup spinach
and a HALF POUND Cheeseburger (yay for Laura's Lean beef!) that I couldn't finish

All for a grand total of 1280 calories and 34 grams of fat

I still have another snack...gotta have my sweet tonight...but I know it won't come close to making up the difference.

Any ideas for reaching my target? Or should I just not sweat it, and eat what feels right?
Thursday, February 21st, 2008
6:24 pm
Friend or Foe?

Hello all~
I am considering getting on the Alli program and would just like to know how it has been working for you. Love it? Hate it? Successful? A bomb? Most annoying side effect? What is the one thing you wished someone would have told you about Alli before you started using it? Worth the money? 
Any input would be greatly appreciated!

Monday, February 18th, 2008
11:22 am
Hello. I'm new here and to Alli. I just started yesterday (last night.) I have tried Weight Watchers before, and yes it did work. However, I just really didn't have the motivation to count points this time, etc, so I thought I'd try something new. My husband is also trying it with me. I am 5/5 and 293 LBs. This is the weight I was when I began WW in 2003. My first goal is to get to 250. Actually, my first goal on the web site is 283. If I keep it up and keep losing, I'd stop at around 170-180. I get a lot of exercise with my guide dog, Norwood. The icon is of he and I when we were first "matched up" at guide dog school back in July. He was given to me on a "doggy diet," so he is not as big now as he was in the pic. I look forward to meeting/chatting with you. Feel free to browse my profile and add me if you want.
Sunday, February 27th, 1972
1:59 am
Hello :)
Just wanted to introduce myself, since I've been reading posts for a while, but finally joined :) Anyway, I'm Candace. 26, 5'7", and about 180. I bought the Alli starter kit right after Thanksgiving and was super careful about everything I ate up until Christmas, when I ran out of pills, but still didn't eat anything I *really* shouldn't. I actually dont have a scale right now (I got rid of mine when I moved recently, but I'm getting a new one Friday), but I think I lost between 5 and 10 pounds. I'm also joining a gym this week (holidays made me so broke!), and I plan on going at least 4 times a week.

I'm definitely looking for "support buddies" and people to talk to about Alli and dieting in general, so add me! I've had a few LJs over the years, but I figured I'd start a new one for weight loss specific posts. I'm curious about other people's experiences with things like treatment effects and weight loss over time, so say hello :)
Tuesday, January 15th, 2008
9:20 pm
Forgot to post this last week

It's a start at least.
Saturday, January 12th, 2008
12:18 am
intro post
Hi! I am new to Alli and this community so I thought I'd introduce myself. I am currently about 160 lbs and 5'6'' and my goal is 130. I plan on starting Alli tomorrow. My BMI is 25, i believe--right at overweight. I am only 22 but have a history of high cholesterol that I am currently trying to keep under control. I've read some good things about Orlistat and the reduction of cholesterol, so hopefully it can help me out a bit! Soo, here's to hoping I don't get any bad TEs.

Saturday, January 5th, 2008
10:16 pm
In honor of starting over again this past Wednesday, I made a new ticker. Let's just hope it starts moving soon.

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008
10:37 am

Is this community still active?

I am planning on starting Alli as soon as I can make it to the bank and the store (I am working a lot of hours right now). I would like support and am on LJ daily-- anyone still active? Anyone in their 20s?

Sunday, December 30th, 2007
5:38 pm
Starting over
Anyone else fallen off the Alli wagon and ready to start again in the new year?

I was really good from the end of June until the end of August, did ok in September and October and then completely stopped when November hit.

Ready to get back to it on January 2nd. Not sure I want to know how much I gained back out of the 15 I lost. I know I didn't gain it all back, I still have clothes that fit.

Anyone with me?
Tuesday, December 18th, 2007
7:16 am
second question..
Does anyone use an appetite suppressant as well as Alli? Something like Hoodia or a similar herbal supplement??

Also, I drink a fair bit of caffeine.. will this affect the way the Alli works - or cause TEs?

Thank you =)
Saturday, December 15th, 2007
12:46 pm
Hello =)

I am thinking about starting Alli - I was wondering, since the over the counter dose is 1/2 the prescription dose, has anyone tried doubling up on them to get better results?

(I have about 50 pounds to lose)
Friday, November 30th, 2007
10:03 pm
9:39 pm
Little bit of an update
So instead of paying to use Denise Austin's Fit for Life! program I decided to use SELF'S Reach Your Goal program  which is free.
I am using it with Alli,  keeping in mind their fat gram recommendations, and general nutritional guidelines with just a little extra help from SELF.

between the two, I was able to come up with several snacks and meals that meet certain goals. SELF has given me a good general knowledge about balance in meals (as have a few books) and snacks.

I finally actually have been sitting down the night before and planning out what I'll eat the next day, which I think is a big help. If I don't have a plan, that's when screw ups happen! I just plan the general meals, make sure I have some healthy snack options on hand at all times, and leave myself about 300 cals or more of wiggle room.

Also, I've begun using my account on and if anyone wants to be friends on there that isn't already my name is KissMeKate517. Whoever mentioned that site on here first is a Godsend: I owe you my firstborn!  For those of you who haven't checked it out yet it's a really nifty little site that offers nutritional info on thousands of name-brand and restaurant items and I guess recently they started awarding "patches" for each little accomplishment you make...logging your first exercise activity, logging in to the site 3 days in a row, etc. which is kind of neat!

And although I found getting the newsletter daily from a bit annoying since it would clog up my inbox,  I have been trying to check it out routinely because I just love the writer's sense of humor and they do often have great suggestions.

Anyway, Just started back on Alli pills the day before yesterday. Haven't had any TE's except some mild gas with no oil (thank goodness) I've been a really good girl and I just really hope I can keep it up! tomorrow's the test! Out to a fancy dinner with my boyfriend and his fraternity to support the new brothers that were just initiated! I think we're going to a Japanese steakhouse which is great and not-so-great at the same time. Maybe I'll just try to stick with sushi so I don't get suckered into fried rice....

but OH how I adore fried rice!...

Current Mood: mellow
9:24 am
Males and Alli
Are there any males here taking Alli? MY wife and I are both using it but with slightly different results/experiences. I would like to determine which of these differences are due to male metabolism.
Wednesday, November 28th, 2007
12:34 am
I'm back!
Hey girls I'm back! I fell off the face of the Lj for awhile.

I don't understand why I do this to myself. I know these things are tough work, but I know if I try hard enough I'll see results: I have before! I just have to STICK WITH IT. ugh.

Oh, and what happened to my poor Iris and Laura? I'm so sorry you two...I totally blew you off. I wasn't doing well, I got busy, and after I'd been doing so badly for a few weeks I guess I was just embarrassed. I hope you've been doing well with your goals.

I know that Alli has it's own program....but I was thinking about joining Denise Austin's FITFOREVER too...any thoughts?

The thing that really sucks with online programs like these though, is that: they give you a different thing to eat every day which is great for variety and stuff...but if you're only buying for yourself what are you supposed to do with the other 7 whole wheat buns when you're not having a turkery burger again for another month? Or what about the other 7/8ths of the fat-free cream cheese that's in the package? I feel like it's a lot of money in that regard.
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