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Monday, November 1, 2010

Getting Healthy AND Happy

I swear I have been telling myself, "I'm going to lose some weight, eat healthier, work out, Etc. Etc" since forever. Since early September or maybe late August, just around the time I found out I was going in for knee surgery number 2, I really told myself this time I am going to get myself healthy. Not by any FAD, but plain 'ol hard work. No time limits and no crazy food limitations. I did however get a jump start with this whole thing, since some recent health issues, I was referred to a Healthy Habits clinic and prescribed 'Phentramine.' Not to be confused with Fen-Phen. Phentramine is a dietary appetite suppressant, however Fen-Phen was pulled from the shelves due to the FDA finding that certain ingredients, fenfluramine along with dexfenfluramine, were causing potentially life threatening heart problems. Anyhow they prescribe that I take it for 8 weeks along with some diet counseling. I wasn't too hip on taking something to help me lose weight, but man did it work. I didn't take it for about 4 weeks cause of my surgery and the complications that could have arisen from the phentramine and my narcotics.

I started my life change the beginning of September at a weight of 187lbs. WOW it's actually really hard to leave there for EVERYONE to read. But there it is folks. In the two months of eating a little better, light exercise, and the help of the phentramine, I am now down to 167lbs! YAHOO!! I'm starting to feel better not only about my image but about myself as a whole. I never thought that I was so self conscious about my weight, but I really was. It effected everything. Not that the lower the weight I'm at the happier I am, but the fact that being so heavy has a lot of health risks.

Kadence and I haven't really told anyone but a close friend this but, in late August I had a miscarriage. I didn't even think I could get pregnant seeing how I was on birth control, an IUD. I guess when it is supposed to happen it will happen. It was hard at first thinking of all the possibilities that could have changed our lives. I felt like it was my fault, as if I had done something wrong. But really these things happen. Most of the time for no known reason. However when a doctor looks at you and says your weight could have had something to do with it, you take it to heart.

So the goal isn't to get to any certain weight, but to get myself healthy and happy. Heck I'm more than half way there!!


  1. Good for you!!! It's awesome to see the numbers on the scale go down! Russ and I are trying to get healthy, too!!
    I'm SO sorry to hear about your miscarriage. (I got all teary when I read that) I hope you're doing ok and PLEASE let me know if you need anything! Love you Remkicks!

  2. Remi,
    It's weird to see that you are self conscious about your weight. As long as I've known you, you've been happy with what you look like no matter what. Or atleast you always seem comfortable in your skin. :)
    Anyways, I'm happy that you want to make a change. You'd look gorgeous at any weight!