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    Default losing the methadone weight!

    I put on alot of weight during my 5+ yrs on Methadone. Over the past 2 months have been working on it, modifying what I eat and keeping track of pounds and inches. So excited, today is day 53 and I am down 25.5 lbs and 18 inches :) It can be done!! Still have a way to go til I am where Id like to be but fun to see the scale going down every day! Has anyone else had success shedding the weight. Would love to hear how!

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    Default Re: losing the methadone weight!

    Wow! That's great! I know i put on weight also but have blamed it on the lyricia...wonder why weight gain is so common.
    What are you doing to modify your diet? I am confused, 53 days watching what you eat?

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    Default Re: losing the methadone weight!

    After I sobered up, I out on close to 50+ pounds my first year. Why? I think that for me, food wasn't a priority. Just something I had to do to live. Now, almost three years in, I'm HUGE!! but, I'd rather be chubby and sober that skinny and stoned. I joke when I say that, but really...it's hard to get the weight off, isn't it? When I was in my 20s, it came right off. Now, I'm 40 and it's sticking like glue!

    Hang in there.
    Don't be afraid of withdrawal. The sick feeling will pass and then the real work starts: staying sober. For me, the rooms of AA were the last thing I tried and the first thing that worked, but it will only work if you work it.

    1/31/2008

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    Default Re: losing the methadone weight!

    Thanks and yes it is hard to get off. The biggest thing I have done is cut sugar. I was hooked on Life Saver Pepomints and would eat them like popcorn at times. Finally realized it was the big reason I was having such highs and lows with fatigue. Feels good now to be stable and not in a sugar coma! Also have been making sure to eat breakfast (I just have cereal or yogurt) and then heard we need to eat small ev. 3 hrs otherwise if you skip meals the next thing you eat turns to fat in your body. Havent overloaded exercise yet, just walking but am looking into the 24hr gym this week. Good luck!

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