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So, I'm sitting here with a bunch of hairdye all over me.

(Not like that you filthy, filthy little monkeys.)

I'm dyeing my hair in preparation for dancing tomorrow, and our local Barony's annual bardic circle (Lochmere) on Saturday.  I have given up all pretense of dressing in period for the bardic, and am going as a pre-Raphaelite wood nymph, in my green velvet cotehardie, and a bunch of seasonal greenery in my hair.

Yup.  I have sunk low.  It'll be pretty, though.I promise to make Bob take pictures.

Speaking of sinking low, the Lyrica has kicked my butt diet-wise, so I have been trying out various diet pills, seeing which one can work against the all-powerful urge to eat everything in sight the Lyrica produces.

(I'm serious.  Bob is afraid to sleep in the same bed as me in case I start dreaming about BBQ Brisket.)

Now, I'm not expecting miracles from a diet pill - all I ask is that it kill my appetite, maybe shed some water, and not turn me into a neurotic wreck.  That whole "burns fat while you eat!" thing is bullshit, and all anyone can really expect from a diet pill is an appetite suppressant, maybe a little diuretic action, and hope it doesn't induce a massive case of the jitters.

Unfortunately, the first two I tried did nothing - if anything, my appetite increased.  I couldn't stop eating, and I was constantly hungry.

I am never constantly hungry.

I can now tell you that you can stay away from Xenadrine and some Swedish-sounding junk that has an umlaut or two in the name and claims to burn fat (wait... it's around here somewhere... ah.  Aka(umaut)var.  "fastest, easiest weight loss ever", my expanding ass).

But today, I tried SlimQuick. 

Bingo.

Ah, sweet, sweet pill, how thou dost fulfill my needs!  No jitters, and I haven't been hungry all day.  Bliss.  I'd take it right now just for the freedom from being hungry - but if it can get rid of the extra seven pounds that puts me over my max allowable weight, and maybe takes off six more or so that I'm in the middle of my desired range, I'll be ecstatic. 

Oop, timer just went off.  Time to get in the shower.  Toodles.

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alphafemale1
Dec. 11th, 2008 08:45 pm (UTC)
(How funny- I'm reading this with a head full of hair-dye!)
attack_laurel
Dec. 11th, 2008 10:34 pm (UTC)
It must be that sort of day! :) Mine's red (duh); what's yours?
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lifeofglamour
Dec. 11th, 2008 08:58 pm (UTC)
Damn, that's cool. I've never found one that didn't give me the jitters! Go you!
attack_laurel
Dec. 11th, 2008 10:35 pm (UTC)
I am really so against the diet pills, because I think the diet pill industry is evil, but I figured if nothing else helped... But yeah, I'm pleased about the non-jitters. But that could be because of the other medications. *sigh*
reasie
Dec. 11th, 2008 09:04 pm (UTC)
Huh. When I was put on steroids a while back for my tummy troubles one of the side affects was ravenous hunger. I sooo remember what that was like - I'd eat all my food and be sitting there still hungry. I never thought to take a diet pill to calm the constant hunger.

*headthunk*

attack_laurel
Dec. 11th, 2008 10:37 pm (UTC)
I haven't been hungry like that in so long - bowl of oatmeal? Still hungry. Apple and peanut butter? Still hungry. Granola bar? Still Hungry! In the meantime, I've consumed 1000 calories before lunch. *sigh*

It's annoying and upsetting - like one's internal thermostat has been messed up. This pill works okay, though. :)
isenglass
Dec. 11th, 2008 09:04 pm (UTC)
Wow, if it doesn't cause the jitters, maybe I'll try it. Woot! FYI, avoid Mega-T with Hoodia unless you really like crawling up the walls at 2am.
attack_laurel
Dec. 11th, 2008 10:39 pm (UTC)
No Hoodia in this baby. Some caffeine, lots of B vitamins, a diuretic (I think that's some root or other) and "herbal" appetite suppressants. Their whole tagline is that they understand how women lose weight - it's even their website - www.howwomenloseweight.com - and they have the cutest cartoon ads. Right there, I'm predisposed to like them. :)
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renniemom
Dec. 11th, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC)
So are they horse pills? The only other diet pills I've tried have been HUGE, unbuffered and hard to swallow. But I'm definitely interested if they're not "hard to swallow". :-)
attack_laurel
Dec. 11th, 2008 09:27 pm (UTC)
They're big, but not massive. However, they also come in a dissolveable diet drink powder like energy drink powder.
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runolfr
Dec. 11th, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC)
Should you mess around with one of the assorted Hoodia products on the market, let me know what you think. I know that, in principle, it has some metabolic effects that could actually suppress appetite, and that lab rats fed the stuff do lose weight, but still...
attack_laurel
Dec. 11th, 2008 10:43 pm (UTC)
I am *not* a fan of Hoodia, because anything that causes heart palpitations is something that should not be ingested, in my book. Honestly, I'd rather take pseudoephedrine.
bdeb
Dec. 11th, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC)
Huh. Kim died her hair red on tuesday night too.
attack_laurel
Dec. 11th, 2008 10:43 pm (UTC)
Red is teh awesommmmmmme!
zarhooie
Dec. 11th, 2008 09:44 pm (UTC)
I, personally, am a HUGE fan of 5-HTP.
attack_laurel
Dec. 11th, 2008 10:44 pm (UTC)
I admit, I do not know that one.
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tudorpot
Dec. 11th, 2008 11:09 pm (UTC)
I find it hard to reconcile your anti- anti-fat posts with a post about diet pills.
attack_laurel
Dec. 11th, 2008 11:22 pm (UTC)
I never claimed to be anything but a massive hypocrite when it comes to weight issues. It's part of why I write so eloquently about it - I am caught in the middle.

Besides, I hate being hungry. And eating wasn't cutting it.
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kittyblue
Dec. 12th, 2008 12:34 am (UTC)
SlimQuick *works*? (Asks the person who has never found a diet pill that successfully reduces appetite. Most of them just give me what feels like a miserable case of heartburn in the way that no other metabolism-upper (like a cup full of espresso shots) can do...)

I'm tempted to try this - I know diet and exercise are key and all, but... I've found my scale is firmly locked at the number 163, and not heading up or down at all. Rrgh. (Ten pounds. I just want to lose ten pounds! *dramatic, flailing sob*)
attack_laurel
Dec. 12th, 2008 01:00 am (UTC)
You can always write to them for a free sample - that way you'll know whether it's worth $20. :)

They're pushing their diet drink powder now, so I bet you can get freebies if you go to their site Slimuick. God, I feel unclean. Diet pill are evil. I'm just sayin'.
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taamar
Dec. 12th, 2008 03:46 am (UTC)
My 'diet plan' is Adderall. Nothing like speed to supress the appetite!
attack_laurel
Dec. 12th, 2008 03:35 pm (UTC)
Whoah. :) I remeber my mother telling me about a friend of hers who took speed to lose weight in the '50s (my mother, unfairly, was always blade-thin) - she cleaned the entire house and washed all the walls in one day. Whee!
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lorebubeck
Dec. 12th, 2008 03:47 pm (UTC)
Wow, this doesn't make you jittery? It contains the equivalent caffeine dose of two cups of coffee! Zoiks! With my high blood pressure I don't think I can use this one either. Dammit. I would love something that would just suppress my hunger (also a side effect of another med). I'm so tired of being hungry all the time....
attack_laurel
Dec. 12th, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC)
Well, you know, they all are bad for you. *shame*

I drink a lot of caffeine daily - I have very low blood pressure - and it takes a lot for any drug to have a effect on me, as I don't respond normally to most drugs (I am John's outlier in your medical study). I think also that the coedine, being a mild sedative, counteracts the jitters.

But I'm not hungry. That's really all I want - the weight loss is secondary. :)
taamar
Dec. 12th, 2008 04:50 pm (UTC)
Idon'tknowwhatyou'retalkingaboutthisstuffisperfectlysafe!
attack_laurel
Dec. 12th, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC)
Heh.
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