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.
I'm Nicci, and I started Alli a few weeks ago. Just wanted to introduce myself =)
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!!!
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!
I was hoping this community would be alot more active then this *sigh*
Can everyone spam me with their alli experience so far :)
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)
Two cans of Progresso soup
(Yep...I was starving)
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?
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.
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 :)