Starting weight (per doctor's scale): 266
Week 1 weight (per office scale): 259
Saturday - 8 mile walk
Monday - 3 mile walk at home video
Tuesday - 2 mile walk at home video
7 lbs in a week is pretty remarkable, even taking into consideration that I'm using 2 different scales and that might be off by a couple of pounds. I'm not anticipating 7 lbs a week all the time. I hope I don't. This might sound silly, but it does weird things to your head. Like, you'd think I would be like SEVEN POUNDS!!!! But it's really like, oh.... just 7? That's messed up and I know it. I can't deny it, though.
As for side effects, the "on speed" feeling only lasted a few days. It does raise my blood pressure, particularly in the early afternoon. The doctor knew it would and told me to just make sure it wasn't getting too high. The first few days, it wasn't just that my appetite was suppressed, but I was repulsed by food. That's gotten better, though. I can tell it suppresses my appetite and I don't really crave anything. The only real complaint I have is that I've been REALLY cranky and I almost always have a slight nagging headache. I hate cranky. I'm hoping that maybe, like the speedy feeling, that I'll adjust to it and my mood will even out, but right now I just feel like I need to be isolated from everyone. Maybe that's why I can't get all hyped about 7 lbs. I'm too pissy to be grateful.
I'm trying to be responsible about it and make sure I'm not just relying on the Adipex. I'm working out and fighting the occasional urge to just eat out of stress/emotions. Adipex does help take the edge off that, but not entirely with emotional eating for me. And considering I'm constantly in a foul mood, it's come up more than a couple times.
So, we'll see how Week 2 goes. I plan on getting more exercise in and I keep telling myself I need to count calories, but I have such a mental block there right now for some reason.