Brown Eyed Girl


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.



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!!!

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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!
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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?

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!

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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.

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 :)