Just started my Ozempic journey

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Timalee

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Jan 17, 2023
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Hi all- I am pre-diabetic, discussed w/ my NP and started Ozempic 6 days ago. I don't know my starting weight- I don't own a scale and I decline to know when weighed at the Dr. Office. I'm sure I'm 300+ Like many of you, I've dieted my whole life. Lost and gained 100+ pounds once but many times in little bits I'm sure. I gave up on dieting completely years ago now because when I read the research, I see no evidence that any diet (inc. bariatric surg) is sustainable. Until now... It looks to me like it may be sustainable as long as you stay on the meds. I am holding my breath to see how this med helps my weight. When I follow up w NP in a month, we'll see what the scale is doing. It's astounding to me that a .25mg starter dose- something the size of a drop of water, can have any effect on a body my size, let alone the effects I'm reading about. I have experienced no side effects at all. I didn't realize that my apetite would virtually disappear, but I see now, that is very common. It's super easy (for me) to make good choices with what I do eat and portions when you're not hungry. I've got a lot of different feels going on emotionally. It seems ridiculous to me that something so simple could bring such benefit to so many and yet, getting it is so difficult. Because I haven't experienced weight loss yet, I'm scared to talk about it to anyone. I don't want to be that dieter that says 'this time is going to be different'. Losing even a small amount of weight would have an immediate impact on quality of life for me in terms of how I feel and my mobility. I'm feeling hopeful. I would love to text chat/marco polo with another human who is starting with hundred/s to lose.
 
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Amelia

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Hi Timalee 👋

Welcome to our friendly community! It's good to start with a minimal dose, super you don't have any side effects. I get your concerns about weight loss, but you know what? Even if you don't feel like you lost kilos, or if you don't see it dropped on the scales, there's another option. You may start measuring yourself like once a week or so. Because I've heard people actually having dropped centimetres not kilos at first. I know it sounds weird, but yes! Instead of scales, get yourself a measuring tape or both if you will. Hopefully, you'll see your waist decreased in a week or two! And yes - IT IS going to be different ;)
I wish you a healthy weight loss, please keep us updated on how you're doing!
Hugs!