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Ozempic works.

Where can I get a prescription?

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by Anonymousreply 378October 8, 2023 6:47 PM

A Doctor

by Anonymousreply 1March 12, 2023 11:32 PM

Bad choice of dress, but the color is spectacular on her. She looks incredible.

by Anonymousreply 2March 12, 2023 11:32 PM

I don't do drugs, but this will be an exception.

by Anonymousreply 3March 12, 2023 11:33 PM

She looks beautiful - great dress, also

by Anonymousreply 4March 12, 2023 11:33 PM

Fuk me, she looks good. Obviously decided to channel all her Velma rage into self-improvement (i.e. a Wegovy prescription), good for her.

by Anonymousreply 5March 12, 2023 11:33 PM

Ms. Viola Davis is also rocking a suspiciously trimmer and more attractive form. These injections work.

by Anonymousreply 6March 12, 2023 11:35 PM

Wonder if J-Simpson took the O, or if her severe weight loss was Adderall or Nose Candy.

Maybe both?

by Anonymousreply 7March 12, 2023 11:44 PM

R7 Who?

by Anonymousreply 8March 12, 2023 11:45 PM

That dress is hideous, but I'm glad she's lost the weight.

by Anonymousreply 9March 12, 2023 11:46 PM

Jessica Simpson. People have been saying she's looking Annie Rexic for almost a year now.

by Anonymousreply 10March 12, 2023 11:47 PM

She is sure not a beauty.

by Anonymousreply 11March 12, 2023 11:49 PM

Jimmy Kimmel just made a joke about Ozempic

by Anonymousreply 12March 13, 2023 12:05 AM

My sister uses Ozempic to lose her pregnancy weight.

And she was five-months pregnant!

by Anonymousreply 13March 13, 2023 12:11 AM

that's the psychological effect of her terrible Velma reviews.

by Anonymousreply 14March 13, 2023 12:16 AM

Oh, bull-oney r14. She's on the O-Train. Odds are she'll gain it back if she goes off it. She's got "thick body" genes.

by Anonymousreply 15March 13, 2023 12:19 AM

Still a dog.

by Anonymousreply 16March 13, 2023 12:46 AM

Ozempic will be taken off the market soon due to horrible side effects

by Anonymousreply 17March 13, 2023 12:50 AM

It's been on the market a few years now already. She looks amazing and her face didn't collapse.

by Anonymousreply 18March 13, 2023 12:51 AM

[QUOTE] Ozempic will be taken off the market soon due to horrible side effects

Ozempic is making boatloads of money for its pharmaceutical company who can’t manufacture it fast enough. And soon every other drug company will have similar products. It’s not going anywhere. This stuff is the best drug since Viagra.

by Anonymousreply 19March 13, 2023 12:54 AM

What ever happen to the Carnie Wilson, where you cut out your stomach and threw it in a dumpster?

by Anonymousreply 20March 13, 2023 1:06 AM

I honestly can't recall why she'd even be at the Oscars to begin with. She DOES look great (as a general rule, darker complected folks look better in white and bright colors than anyone else), but the getup looks trashy. I can understand wanting to show off that body a bit, but it's 2023 and "1990s Prostitution Eveningwear" is not a trend I want to see repeated. Especially at the Oscars.

Oh, and while I'm fortunate to never have had significant weight problems, something about Ozempic weirds me out. I wouldn't trust it.

by Anonymousreply 21March 13, 2023 1:08 AM

[QUOTE] Oh, and while I'm fortunate to never have had significant weight problems, something about Ozempic weirds me out.

What would that something be, R21?

by Anonymousreply 22March 13, 2023 1:14 AM

r22 I know people who take it. It changes your taste buds. Things taste different. You puke a lot, on a dime too like it just happens.

by Anonymousreply 23March 13, 2023 1:19 AM

I'm not r21, but one of the side effects of ozempic include swelling of the pancreas and/or pancreatitis, short term or chronic.

As someone who has chronic pancreatitis, I hope people realize what kind of pain that feels like, and chronic pancreatitis doesn't go away - it just flares up at random times and you need to get to a bathroom quickly, preferably one where you can moan loudly while the War of the Worlds wreaks havoc in your intestines and shrapnel shoots out of your rectum. It's on par with (and sometimes worse than) labor.

Have fun with that.

by Anonymousreply 24March 13, 2023 1:23 AM

I did read about the potential increased risk of thyroid cancer and intestinal blockages ( in mice).

by Anonymousreply 25March 13, 2023 1:24 AM

The thyroid cancer risk is enough reason to stay away from it IMO.

Thyroid cancer is nothing to sneeze at.

You often have to have your thyroid removed, then take synthetic thyroid hormone for the rest of your life so your metabolism will work.

by Anonymousreply 26March 13, 2023 1:26 AM

The trashy getup is surprisingly, a design by Vera Wang. A design house not known for hookerwear .

by Anonymousreply 27March 13, 2023 1:26 AM

Fuck it, I ain't no fucking mouse. With results like these? Worth the potential risk.

by Anonymousreply 28March 13, 2023 1:29 AM

[QUOTE]You puke a lot, on a dime too like it just happens.

The people you know who take it and puke are vomiting because they’re still stuffing McDonald’s super size value meals down their faces when the medication has drastically slowed gastric emptying. If you refuse to change your eating habits despite this medication practically forcing you to do it, then yeah, Ozempic isn’t right for you. Nor will anything else work, for that matter. You have to eat like a regular person.

by Anonymousreply 29March 13, 2023 1:29 AM

It’s gnarly and dangerous

by Anonymousreply 30March 13, 2023 1:29 AM

Thyroid cancer is one of the least severe cancers you can have and rarely fatal. I had a nodule on my thyroid in the early aughts, and even after a needle biopsy, the results came back indeterminate. I had surgery to remove half the thyroid, which they sectioned to see if it was cancerous. This was done as an outpatient operation (I didn't spend the night). A few days later, the results came back negative for cancer.

I take levothyroxine (synthetic thyroid) and will have to for the rest of my life. If you don't take the meds, you can eventually die (if you have your full thyroid out as you would if it's cancerous). I have been extremely spotty with taking it over the years, and have had my share of dry skin, weight gain, muscles aches/pains, depression, and body just not working the way it should without enough thyroid hormone. I decided to get healthier and have been taking it since January. I've lost 15 lbs without doing much, but I did gain about 25 lbs over the past 4 years without taking thyroid meds.

I wouldn't take Ozempic if I didn't have the issues that I already do have (1/2 thyroid out, chronic pancreatitis), knowing what it's like to have them.

by Anonymousreply 31March 13, 2023 1:34 AM

[QUOTE] It’s gnarly and dangerous

So is obesity, There’s a far greater chance of it killing you from cancer or any number of other related comorbidties than Ozempic ever will.

I can’t speak for any of these celebrities but for severely obese individuals who need it, this drug can be life saving.

by Anonymousreply 32March 13, 2023 1:44 AM

My aunt died from thyroid cancer. She had it for seven years and it kept coming back and coming back and coming back.

It was a grisly death. She couldn't swallow at the end and had a stroke after it spread to her brain.

People suffer and die even from the "least severe" cancers. If you want to roll the dice with thyroid, go for it. Having seen it up close, I won't.

by Anonymousreply 33March 13, 2023 1:46 AM

[quote]You puke a lot, on a dime too like it just happens.

[quote]The people you know who take it and puke are vomiting because they’re still stuffing McDonald’s super size value meals down their faces when the medication has drastically slowed gastric emptying.

I take it and get nauseated if I exercise vigorously. I don’t eat a super size meal before I go to the gym. I actually had to run out of a spin class recently and puked into a towel. It was embarrassing, but at least all I had in my stomache was water.

by Anonymousreply 34March 13, 2023 1:48 AM

What dosage are you on, R34?

by Anonymousreply 35March 13, 2023 1:53 AM

r33 - I meant to add in my sentence after "least severe" that it's STILL CANCER, and yes, there is a chance it won't go well and even be fatal. But I do think that people take a multitude of meds where (insert type of) cancer is a potential risk, or cardiovascular events, etc., and they still are willing to take them because for them, the rewards outweigh the potential risk. I'm not saying it's right at all. Again, people need to realize the risks they are taking.

I'm sorry about your Aunt and your loss. That's horrible.

by Anonymousreply 36March 13, 2023 1:54 AM

I’m not quite up to the full dose, R35. I think I’m at 2 mg. The nausea is really only bad if I exercise vigorously and then it comes on fast.

I’ve only lost 10 pounds in three months and I think the reason it’s slow going is because I’ve been less active. Now that the weather is getting better I’m going to try to recommit to more gentle exercise. It has helped me to improve my eating habits, but that’s easy to say while I’m still taking it. I lost 40 pounds two years ago just by making it my #1 priority and then maintained my weight since then, but wasn’t losing.

by Anonymousreply 37March 13, 2023 2:04 AM

I've been on it for six months and have lost some weight but I've also been watching my carbs. I'm taking it for pre-diabetes.

by Anonymousreply 38March 13, 2023 2:06 AM

r27 Wang mostly designs Wedding gowns. Her couture outside of Bridal has always been terrible. Her Ready To Wear usually ends up in Marshalls or TJMaxx.

by Anonymousreply 39March 13, 2023 2:38 AM

So glad women are looking like stick figures again.

by Anonymousreply 40March 13, 2023 2:41 AM

That is the thing, the drug makes people smaller and trimmer without the starved and sickly appearance

by Anonymousreply 41March 13, 2023 2:43 AM

Has anyone posting in this thread tried eating proper food and doing 30 minutes of exercise like walking each day?

Didn't think so....

Here - this is a much more suitable thread for you all:

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by Anonymousreply 42March 13, 2023 2:44 AM

Bitch stole my act.

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by Anonymousreply 43March 13, 2023 2:44 AM

R17 What horrible side effects? I don’t have any.

by Anonymousreply 44March 13, 2023 3:14 AM

Me either.

by Anonymousreply 45March 13, 2023 3:14 AM

r42 a lot of people who want it arent fat whores rejoicing. You can be at an acceptable weight, have a mostly healthy diet and still want to lose 10 pounds just for vanity

by Anonymousreply 46March 13, 2023 3:50 AM

She thinks that’s an appropriate dress for the Oscars? Jesus Christ.

by Anonymousreply 47March 13, 2023 4:04 AM

Oxen pic will go the way of Phen-Phen.

by Anonymousreply 48March 13, 2023 4:04 AM

Looks like she stood up in one of the military life boats right under the shot-down China balloon, grabbed it and swam for shore, and then had her stylist make this Oscars gown from it.

by Anonymousreply 49March 13, 2023 4:09 AM

Yeah, that dress sucks to be honest. But glad she's feeling good about herself.

by Anonymousreply 50March 13, 2023 4:12 AM

Did anyone notice that she had on the same dress in a different color when she was presenting?

by Anonymousreply 51March 13, 2023 4:22 AM

[quote]Bad choice of dress, but the color is spectacular on her. She looks incredible.

But Mindy Kaling still has no neck, r2. She needs a neck extension.

by Anonymousreply 52March 13, 2023 4:29 AM

Kaling has no talent. The end.

by Anonymousreply 53March 13, 2023 4:33 AM

Wondering if Lisa Marie used Ozempic for her 40lb weightloss. RIP.

by Anonymousreply 54March 13, 2023 4:36 AM

Oh oh oh ozempic!

by Anonymousreply 55March 13, 2023 5:13 AM

Her 15 minutes are long gone. This style is too.

by Anonymousreply 56March 13, 2023 5:42 AM

Her dress is like the one Barbara Colby designed for Mary Richards.

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by Anonymousreply 57March 13, 2023 6:40 AM

Isn’t it expensive?

Let’s say you start taking it and also change your eating habits—if you go off it will you regain your weight even if you are eating sensibly?

by Anonymousreply 58March 13, 2023 7:00 AM

She is beyond thin, she is a certified bobble head.

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by Anonymousreply 59March 13, 2023 10:48 AM

Ozempic swept 🧹 the Oscars

by Anonymousreply 60March 13, 2023 10:52 AM

That is a terrible dress...perhaps made for someone with a different body structure. The colour is good though

by Anonymousreply 61March 13, 2023 11:11 AM

They are making it difficult for the people who actually need the drug.

by Anonymousreply 62March 13, 2023 11:26 AM

so now Ryan comes crawling back

by Anonymousreply 63March 13, 2023 11:28 AM

The fraus who loved that she was fat will hate her now. Does she know what she's done? She better hope she gains that 40 back, plus another ten.

by Anonymousreply 64March 13, 2023 11:41 AM

How did she get lighter skin?

by Anonymousreply 65March 13, 2023 12:38 PM

My MIL left a entire 3 months worth at our house. She's a fatty, non-compliant type 2 diabetic (she has a snack purse- vomit). I'm thinking of putting it on craigslist.

by Anonymousreply 66March 13, 2023 12:46 PM

R59- Those arms are BEEFY.

by Anonymousreply 67March 13, 2023 12:47 PM

Phentermine, usually called fen-phen also worked. We all know how well that worked out

by Anonymousreply 68March 13, 2023 12:51 PM

She has an actual snackpurse, R66? What does she carry in it?

I thought those things were for parents with little kids or in DL stories about Chrissy M.

by Anonymousreply 69March 13, 2023 12:52 PM

R10- Jessica Simpson is on something a whole lot stronger than Ozempic. She can barely TALK she's so f'd up.

by Anonymousreply 70March 13, 2023 12:57 PM

I'm glad that she's happy with her weight loss. It's always a big accomplishment. Even if she's using a drug, it still requires discipline and effort to lose weight.

However, much of her public persona has been built on the idea of "being herself" and not conforming to society/Hollywood's ideals regarding beauty. She's pointedly stated numerous times that she shouldn't have to look a certain way, yet she ultimately has chosen to conform.

by Anonymousreply 71March 13, 2023 1:01 PM

Good for Kaling if she feels better at this size and style, though it does bother me how no one has any interest in being the quirky, interesting girl anymore. Everyone wants to be overly glamorous, and not just at fancy awards shows like this.

by Anonymousreply 72March 13, 2023 1:01 PM

How will the Ozempic abusers know when to stop? Next Oscars will be dominated by whorish Flat Stanleys.

by Anonymousreply 73March 13, 2023 1:03 PM

Wouldn’t it be grand if non-diabeetus Ozempic junkies had a reaction where they all blew up like The Whale and grew googly eyes like EEAAO.

by Anonymousreply 74March 13, 2023 1:05 PM

R69- It's so ick. It's a ziplock inside of her GIGANTIC Michael Kors bag. It contains honeybuns, Nabs (Tom's peanut butter orange crackers for you yankees), Nutella mini packs, almonds ( BECAUSE THEY ARE HEALTHY!), and all her various sugar substitutes (I can't go to a restaurant and not have my Splenda!). There may be a bottle of ranch in there too.

A lot of women do this apparently. Although the ones I knew in LA were very thin and used their snack bags as a emergency precaution (as in- I'm driving and need to pull over because I'm going to pass out but if I just eat a few bites I'll be ok). Their snack purses consisted of saltines, peanut butter, string cheese and turkey pepperoni. And SF Red Bull. Caffeine is big with them.

by Anonymousreply 75March 13, 2023 1:07 PM

Don't hate. These medications are a great tool.

by Anonymousreply 76March 13, 2023 1:07 PM

R74- YESSSSSSS!!!!!!!

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by Anonymousreply 78March 13, 2023 1:13 PM

R71 I’m not so sure Ozempic does require effort. A family friend in her late 70s lost weight so quickly that I worried she might be ill. She had been heavy as long as I knew her & does not modify her diet, despite multiple health issues. She said the weightloss was from her new diabetes medicine. That was the first I heard of Ozempic outside of tv ads.

by Anonymousreply 79March 13, 2023 1:19 PM

Damn, R75. I honestly thought a "snackpurse" was a joke. Ha! Thanks for schooling me on what is actually in those gargantuan handbags ladies tote around!

by Anonymousreply 80March 13, 2023 1:26 PM

She is a star and has access to stylists, and THAT trashy dress she chose? Why? I'm sure she bad better options than this.

by Anonymousreply 81March 13, 2023 1:37 PM

Because a. Its a Vera Wang. 2. Fatties insist if the article of clothing is made in their size, they will wear it regardless if it flatters.3..To show off the weight loss

by Anonymousreply 82March 13, 2023 1:41 PM

So, how does it work? Does it just make you not want to eat?

by Anonymousreply 83March 13, 2023 1:50 PM

It was developed to treat diabetes. Like all medications for diabetes, there is no exit plan. One has to continue to use it or the weight will rebound, and quickly. So there will be many Ozempic lifers. Big Pharma is big happy.

by Anonymousreply 84March 13, 2023 1:51 PM

Don't you need bigger tits to carry off a dress with a top like that?

by Anonymousreply 85March 13, 2023 1:54 PM

This Elitist drug needs to die. I hope it becomes the new phen fen!

by Anonymousreply 86March 13, 2023 1:59 PM

[QUOTE] One has to continue to use it or the weight will rebound, and quickly.

Not necessarily true. There are many cases of people who stopped taking the drug and kept the weight off.

by Anonymousreply 87March 13, 2023 2:03 PM

R42 Well I did. When hit 280 after quttiing smoking and eating like a pig. Got my fitness pal, limited to 1500 cals a day, low carbs and hit the gym 4 times a week. Got down to my fighting weight of 200 @ 6'2". Off my blood pressure meds, off metformin.

by Anonymousreply 88March 13, 2023 2:29 PM

I've lost thirty pounds on Ozempic so far. So I'm a believer. I also do cardio and resistance bands.

I'm still a fat whore, but there's less of me than before.

by Anonymousreply 89March 13, 2023 2:39 PM

She still looks fat and that dress looks like something Pageantry magazine would have rejected to photograph in 1998.

by Anonymousreply 90March 13, 2023 3:09 PM

R89- Congratulations! I am happy for you!!! Keep it up :)

by Anonymousreply 91March 13, 2023 3:11 PM

R88- I am proud/happy for you too, especially since you did it with sheer WILL! You are proof that it can be done, it just takes a lot of mental acuity and the desire to change.

by Anonymousreply 92March 13, 2023 3:15 PM

Her arm pit fat always spills over no matter what size she us. Cover it up or get better fitting garments.

by Anonymousreply 93March 13, 2023 3:18 PM

R87- Kept it off? For how long? Ozempic has only been around for 5 years, at most. Get back to me in 10 years.

by Anonymousreply 94March 13, 2023 3:18 PM

r24 is so adorable

oh, its cancer, but thyroid cancer so...

la di da bttms up

by Anonymousreply 95March 13, 2023 3:20 PM

She looks pretty, in a generic ethnic way. Her face looks face-tuned like a Kardashian. Her body looks great.

Mindy is single because she has a boatload of issues, not because she was ugly or a little plump. These smart and funny women always choose to go full Kardashian if it’s ever the least bit possible.

by Anonymousreply 96March 13, 2023 3:21 PM

R86, I think it’s too good to be true. It always is. People were thrilled to have Olestra for a while, too! You can eat a handful of Doritos that are zero fat (or whatever the claim was, I forget) and taste JUST LIKE the full fat version! Well, who can eat just three Doritos? Anyone who couldn’t wound up stuck to a toilet.

Where are the Allī pills these days? The ones that absorbed the fat you ate…?

by Anonymousreply 97March 13, 2023 3:25 PM

R93- She REALLY needs to start lifting weights. Those arms are like sausages. Imagine how good she would have looked in a boatneck 3/4 sleeve slim gown- think Markle's wedding dress w/o a train and in a beautiful shade of blue or emerald green. She tried to squeeze into that pageant patty (thank you R90) prom dress but the arms killed the look. Classic former fatty taste- She seems to think since she dropped the weight that she should flaunt it by going skimpy. So many former fatties do this. They have no idea how to dress their new shape/size.

by Anonymousreply 98March 13, 2023 3:26 PM

“O is for Ozempic: A Tale of Economic Inequality in American Medicine” by Dr. Woke

by Anonymousreply 99March 13, 2023 3:33 PM

R97- I have some- it's still available if you know where to buy it but I don't recommend it. I run around 60 miles a week and have BQ'd for the past 8 years (so I'm not exactly a plumper). I'm not at all overweight and use it so I can binge once a month on fatty foods. Yes I realize that is disordered. No I dgaf.

The toilet cleaning involved from the orange globules of fat. The SMELL of it. Yuck. After taking a Alli shit you'd think people would realize how bad their eating habits are.

by Anonymousreply 100March 13, 2023 3:33 PM

R96- GREAT? HA!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 101March 13, 2023 3:35 PM

At least she isn't one of those fat chicks who gets progressively fatter. As long as she's been in the public eye she's been chubby to fat, it's not easy losing weight in middle age and after kids.

by Anonymousreply 102March 13, 2023 4:53 PM

[quote]There may be a bottle of ranch in there too.

Always a necessity for chugging down when you're feeling faint!

by Anonymousreply 103March 13, 2023 4:54 PM

[quote] The fraus who loved that she was fat will hate her now

I just read the comments on her IG. They're beside themselves.

by Anonymousreply 104March 13, 2023 4:57 PM

R64 is Adele

by Anonymousreply 105March 13, 2023 5:03 PM

She’s come a long way.

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by Anonymousreply 106March 13, 2023 5:23 PM

Slimmed-down Mindy Kaling smolders in sequins at Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2023

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by Anonymousreply 107March 13, 2023 5:36 PM

She looks much better in the sequined dress. She'll never be conventionally pretty, but she does look attractive in that dress. She should have worn it on the red carpet.

by Anonymousreply 108March 13, 2023 5:53 PM

Kyle Richards wears daughter Alexia’s dress to Oscars party amid weight loss

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by Anonymousreply 109March 13, 2023 6:00 PM

Mindy has had work done and lightened her skin tone. As a brown girl myself, that bums me out a bit. I wonder if she struggles with her cultural identity. This is Mailing in The Office, season one.

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by Anonymousreply 110March 13, 2023 6:04 PM

Curious about how skin lightening is achieved

by Anonymousreply 111March 13, 2023 6:06 PM


by Anonymousreply 112March 13, 2023 6:07 PM

If you Google her before and after, the nose job and skin lightening are very obvious.

by Anonymousreply 113March 13, 2023 6:22 PM

[quote] I'm glad that she's happy with her weight loss. It's always a big accomplishment. Even if she's using a drug, it still requires discipline and effort to lose weight.

[quote] [bold] However, much of her public persona has been built on the idea of "being herself" and not conforming to society/Hollywood's ideals regarding beauty. She's pointedly stated numerous times that she shouldn't have to look a certain way, yet she ultimately has chosen to conform.[/bold]

Kaling is a hypocrite. Full stop. Much like her friend, Markle. Listen to her interview with Markle. Telling.

As others have noted, she has MAJOR issues: inauthenticity and self-hate….extending to her Father and children (with their hidden Father, no less).


by Anonymousreply 114March 13, 2023 6:44 PM

Nose job? Skin lightening? Weight loss drugs? Noooooo! Lainey Gossip told us Mindy was PERFECT just as she was and as a #BossBitch would never change herself like Kim Kardashian* has!

* Or, as she used to suckass call her, "Kanye's Wife".

by Anonymousreply 115March 13, 2023 6:52 PM

It is your right to improve your appearance. Angelina Jolie is rebuilt head to toe, including facelifts and hair extensions.

by Anonymousreply 116March 13, 2023 6:54 PM

[quote]Full stop.

Full fucking eyeroll.

by Anonymousreply 117March 13, 2023 7:06 PM

[quote]I run around 60 miles a week

Don't you own a car, luv?

[quote]and have BQ'd for the past 8 years

I have BBQ'd my whole life. Love it.

by Anonymousreply 118March 13, 2023 7:07 PM

Does it make you White?

by Anonymousreply 119March 13, 2023 7:12 PM

Very unflattering dress. The stripes actually make her look wider and in need of validation. The sequin gown shows off her slimmer figure, but I'm not sure that losing excessive weight is the best look for middle aged people, such as Mindy and Kyle Richards. They look somewhat haggard beneath all of that makeup, but that's their choice. As is a lifelong dependency on medication that could damage their thyroid and kidneys. This trend feels very Last Days of the Roman Empire.

by Anonymousreply 120March 13, 2023 7:22 PM

Adele has never looked better but she sure can't do her own makeup.

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by Anonymousreply 121March 13, 2023 7:56 PM

I think Mindy is smug and arrogant, but I also think she is very very talented. She was one of the best writers on The Office and has had a few successful shows outside of that. I think she is getting shit on because she’s a not super attractive woman doing well and people hate that.

by Anonymousreply 122March 13, 2023 8:24 PM

Mindy is super fug. Her face looked uglier than ever last night.

by Anonymousreply 123March 13, 2023 8:39 PM

[quote] it's not easy losing weight in middle age and after kids.

Mindy didn’t give birth to her kids. They’re test tube babies gestated in a rented womb.

by Anonymousreply 124March 13, 2023 9:05 PM

R124 there are pap pics of her pregnant

by Anonymousreply 125March 13, 2023 9:09 PM

I feel sorry for her. She's very talented but feels too ugly for the hot white guys she's only interested in.

by Anonymousreply 126March 13, 2023 9:10 PM

[quote][R124] there are pap pics of her pregnant

Uh, that wasn’t a pregnancy but Taco Bell. 🌮 🔔

by Anonymousreply 127March 13, 2023 9:34 PM

On my screen the dress looked black, not white.

by Anonymousreply 128March 13, 2023 9:41 PM

He's not hot, just white. But I suppose to you, white=hot.

by Anonymousreply 129March 13, 2023 9:52 PM

Who’s white?

by Anonymousreply 130March 13, 2023 9:57 PM

r42, I did. I changed my diet and just went with the whole, eat less, move more strategy. I've lost 62 lbs since last year and am continuing to lose. I've never taken drugs for weight loss as they often cause major issues later on. I have 47 more pounds to lose to be at my goal weight. I suspect by the end of this year, I will be there. I've thrown out so many clothing items. And I should note, I'm a post menopausal woman who is on estrogen blockers for breast cancer. I cannot tell you how many websites I've read where women were complaining that once they went on estrogen blockers they gained weight. Stop eating so much, bitches. I'm proof that that shit is a myth. I almost didn't take the hormones out of fear that they would make me gain weight. So glad I didn't listen to that fear. Believe it or not, I've lost most of the weight playing video games in Virtual Reality. Never had so much fun losing weight before.

by Anonymousreply 131March 13, 2023 9:58 PM

r131 are you the poster who plays the drum virtual reality game?

by Anonymousreply 132March 13, 2023 10:00 PM

Yep, r132.

by Anonymousreply 133March 13, 2023 10:04 PM

Congrats on your achievement r131/132, I hope you continue to succeed and stay clear of breast cancer.

I've lost 15 lbs since January by trying to stay around 1200 calories a day. I also began to take thyroid medication again, but I'd been taking that since early December and no weight was lost until I started paying attention to what I was eating (calories wise). I've never been a snack food and sweets person, so really just paying attention was what was key for me. I've only really started back exercising for the past 2 weeks because I was unable to until recently (and then of course I got sick with a horrible upper respiratory thing).

I wouldn't try to get on Ozempic because it's too expensive: not just in cost, but in potential health side effects. And I'm just waiting for the wave of people who stop taking it and rebound with the weight gain. If they don't, that's great. But people really should start being more cognizant of how eating/physical activity and your health and weight are inexorably tied together.

by Anonymousreply 134March 13, 2023 10:13 PM

Yes, r134. I would attribute my weight loss not only to the games and my bike riding and eating habits, but also because I finally was able to afford EMDR therapy which helped me process my major traumas from childhood. I'm no longer shackled by that little girl that that shit happened to. She's still there, but I've managed to learn how to parent myself now since my parents were so inept. I do like sweets a LOT, but now I watch myself and tell myself that I've had enough. It's really interesting how much I have changed since starting EMDR a few years ago. I no longer feel like the weight I was carrying served me. It's just no who I am anymore. Once I learned to love myself, I was able to realize that holding onto fat was killing me and I really want to live because I finally feel like I'm worth something. That said, I don't think people who take Ozempic are stupid or weak. I think most people who carry fat are doing so because of pain and a feeling of no self worth. I wish them well and hope it works for them, but the issue is, a drug doesn't change how you process life. It will get the weight off, but unless you deal with WHY you choose to carry fat, then it will come back.

by Anonymousreply 135March 13, 2023 10:23 PM

Mindy's skin is exactly the same shade as always. Who are these idiots who say otherwise? And she's hilarious. Cripes. Just let her live

by Anonymousreply 136March 13, 2023 10:26 PM

Thanks R91...

by Anonymousreply 137March 13, 2023 10:47 PM

Let her take up space!

by Anonymousreply 138March 13, 2023 10:48 PM

R110 she most definitely does and it's sad to see. She looked better before instead of trying to become one of the cool kids. Whatever Mindy's got going on with BJ doesn't sound all that great either.

by Anonymousreply 139March 13, 2023 10:54 PM

[quote] "What would that something be, [R21]?"

Essentially what everyone here has said, R22. I don't think the potential side effects are worth it. It reminds me of the trendy yet dangerous Fen-Phen, of the 1990s.

by Anonymousreply 140March 13, 2023 11:03 PM

Fen phen did not register to me as a miracle drug, these injections do. I am so impressed by these results.

by Anonymousreply 141March 13, 2023 11:42 PM

Oh, shit! They're injections?!

My doctor offered me Ozempic if my next blood tests still show pre-diabetic. I thought it was a pill or something. Injections, though. I don't know about that.

by Anonymousreply 142March 13, 2023 11:44 PM

I can guarantee this medication and WeGovy will be pulled or hardlined to only be for diabetics due to the shortage. It's reminding me of the mommycunts that decided taking their kids' Adderall would cure them of their FUPA and tiredness while actual ADD/ADHD & narcolepsy patients had to go through hoops to get a normal prescription.

Lose weight by diet and exercise or risk your body turning to sludge when the diet/medication of your choice fucks your whole endocrine system to hell.

by Anonymousreply 143March 13, 2023 11:45 PM

So first it was fen phen and now it’s Adderall. What will it be compared to next? Crack?

And the shortage was short lived. Novo has already cranked up production as they’re about to launch the drug in the United Kingdom. If you want it right now, you can get it. They expect to fully meet the overwhelming demand for both Wegovy and Ozempic by next month. The shortage was mostly media hysteria anyway. After demand persisted, the hysteria has switched to all these deadly side effects. That will fall by the wayside, too.

It’s not getting pulled. It’s not going anywhere. Your Marying is futile.

by Anonymousreply 144March 14, 2023 12:00 AM

"Mommycunts." Are the only ones abusing Adderall?


by Anonymousreply 145March 14, 2023 12:23 AM

Instead of yall bitches finding me an Ozempic plug, you are up here debating about Mindy Kaling. Always worried about the WRONG THING 👊🏽

by Anonymousreply 146March 14, 2023 12:29 AM

tell you what r146, find a sort-of fat dude that isn't take any pre-diabetes or diabetes meds, ask for his urine, do a test that shows you are pre-diabetic, talk to the doc and tell him/her you heard about a really great drug that helps bring your blood sugar down and name it. See if he/she will prescribe it to you.

by Anonymousreply 147March 14, 2023 12:52 AM

It's interesting because it seems to work on the reward system of the brain. In the reddit sub they report the ease of quitting smoking and drinking. But also losing interest in drugs, gambling and shopping.

by Anonymousreply 148March 14, 2023 1:28 AM

How much do you want to bet that plenty of cunts who didn't want to get vaccinated for COVID are clawing each other's eyes out to get this shit? Oh, and yes, you inject it yourself. May those aforementioned cunts in their frenzy to drop a couple of pounds more than a regular diet would do, fuck up their injection and get an air bubble.

She's SO thin!

Yes, because the bitch is dead.

by Anonymousreply 149March 14, 2023 1:41 AM

That dress is so bad. Looks like something a first semester kid would make at some third tier "fashion design" school.

by Anonymousreply 150March 14, 2023 1:48 AM

[quote]Injections, though. I don't know about that.

I was hesitant at first but they're not like big needles. It's just a pin-prick.

by Anonymousreply 151March 14, 2023 1:58 AM

It is a once-a-week injection, via a self-administered pen. There is no pill form because of what it does to your system. It increases insulin production, binds to glucose receptors, and delays stomach dumping, meaning you feel full longer.

by Anonymousreply 152March 14, 2023 2:08 AM

In an anniversary GH episode a few years ago, Laura told Lesley about her days as a candy striper at GH.

She worked in the HOSPITAL BOOKROOM!

by Anonymousreply 153March 14, 2023 2:27 AM

May I ask how old you are, r131?

by Anonymousreply 154March 14, 2023 2:59 AM

You can tell the average size of a DLer by the amount of outraged fraus storming this thread because people are criticizing their new wonder drug. Take whatever you want, but don't act like people are killing your kids by poking fun at celebrities shooting themselves up with Trimspa baby. See you in 10 years when the long term effects start being reported.

by Anonymousreply 155March 14, 2023 3:08 AM

r153, I'm 53, soon to be 54.

by Anonymousreply 156March 14, 2023 3:20 AM

OP, the answer to your question is Push Health online.

by Anonymousreply 157March 14, 2023 5:29 AM

It must slow metabolism, digestion, that's not fun - it must be more complicated for women to take, on a hormonal level

by Anonymousreply 158March 14, 2023 10:35 AM

[quote] Lose weight by diet and exercise or risk your body turning to sludge when the diet/medication of your choice fucks your whole endocrine system to hell.

Right! r143 - recently realised how quickly the endocrine system can be seriously affected when I tried fasting for a few days, it takes a little time (eating enough and exercising) to kickstart everything again

by Anonymousreply 159March 14, 2023 10:40 AM

Pity that Mindy still is fat in the face after all that work.

by Anonymousreply 160March 14, 2023 10:48 AM

Plushcare.com, helloalpha.com, pushhealth.com, joinsequence.com

by Anonymousreply 161March 14, 2023 10:56 AM

I had my annual check up and was 2 points away from being pre diabetic. I’ve been working with a new trainer since August and on my Father’s side of my family 90% of my family has type 2 diabetes. I’m turning 60 in November and I refuse to go down that path. So I went on Wegovy 2 weeks ago. I’ve lost almost 8 pounds. It takes away cravings and I’m eating half of what I was before. I also cut out bread entirely( the gateway drug for me) and simple carbs. I need to lose 30-35 pounds. No side effects so far. There was some in the beginning. I’m thrilled to be on it.

by Anonymousreply 162March 14, 2023 11:26 AM

[quote]I don't think the potential side effects are worth it. It reminds me of the trendy yet dangerous Fen-Phen, of the 1990s.

I had a friend who took Fen-Phen and loved it. He also took Bontril, which was a less intense version of a legendary diet pill from the '60s called Preludin (The Beatles got hooked on it). He let me try the Bontril (a.k.a. his "dolls") and it packed a punch—way speedier than Adderall.

by Anonymousreply 163March 14, 2023 11:36 AM

Like she wasn't enough of a bitch before. Now that she's thin, she's going to be out of control.

by Anonymousreply 164March 14, 2023 11:39 AM

You also have to stay on it forever or the weight comes back. It's trendy right now but all of these will have gained the weight back in a year. I know people who have stayed fat even after weight loss surgery. You have to fix the overeating.

by Anonymousreply 165March 14, 2023 11:46 AM

R164, she’s not “thin”. She’s thinner than she was before.

Her arms are still fat. I don’t see an appreciable waist. And we don’t even see her legs.

The only thing thad signals “weight loss” is a contoured/highlighted clavicle.

by Anonymousreply 166March 14, 2023 11:47 AM

R162, good to hear. Just so you know, cutting simple carbs will do what you reported, all on its own. It’s damn hard to do, though, I know from experience.

Not being snarky or judgy, it just sounds that way in text: Do you plan to stay on Wegovy for life? Or just to lose the weight and get in a good place/habits? Just wondering if this is temporary or permanent for you. And if I’m being too nosy, I’m sorry. No need to answer. I’m in a similar place with family history.

by Anonymousreply 167March 14, 2023 11:52 AM

R167 I plan to lose the weight and go off of it. I’ve been active my entire life. This was weight I put on during the pandemic. Almost 30 pounds. Yikes.

by Anonymousreply 168March 14, 2023 12:12 PM

She's dressed like some Brazilian funk singer from a Rio favela.

by Anonymousreply 169March 14, 2023 12:15 PM

Laughing at the NY Post's claim that she lost the weight "over the past few years." More like past two months.

by Anonymousreply 170March 14, 2023 12:40 PM

R168, thanks for answering. Wishing you good health and success!

by Anonymousreply 171March 14, 2023 12:50 PM

Lifestyle changes are necessary to maintain the weight loss.

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by Anonymousreply 172March 14, 2023 2:56 PM

R155 How do "outrage" and "act like people are killing your kids" equal "poking fun at celebrities"? Mentioning the dangers of the drug does not equate to "outrage". It's more of a FYI. Do as you wish. No one cares what you shoot yourself up with.

by Anonymousreply 173March 14, 2023 3:05 PM

I misread your comment. Please ignore what I wrote, R155.

by Anonymousreply 174March 14, 2023 3:08 PM

Ozempic is designed to lower blood sugar levels, so it makes sense that if someone is using this drug who doesn't have issues with high blood sugar are going to have slurred speech and appear strung out, because too low blood sugar has those side effects, among other things. I don't understand why these people aren't comatose. They must be on the lowest dose. Either way, it'd just stupid.

by Anonymousreply 175March 14, 2023 3:11 PM

[QUOTE] Lifestyle changes are necessary to maintain the weight loss.

Lifestyle changes are necessary to maintain ANY transformation. Whether it be losing weight, quitting an alcohol or gambling addiction, or becoming debt free. If you don’t fundamentally change, you’ll be right back where you were before.

The question is what methods you will use to change in the first place. How do you get the old car moving again? If drinking lemon water and “exercising more” can’t be maintained long enough to lose the weight, as espoused by the many armchair fitness enthusiasts who have flocked to this thread, then your car will stay parked. With these drugs, at least more people can get it started and out of the driveway.

by Anonymousreply 176March 14, 2023 3:42 PM

No shit r172. Wow let me write that down. 🙄

by Anonymousreply 177March 14, 2023 3:50 PM

From the article at R172

"Not everybody needs the highest dose, but if you want to maintain the weight reduction that you achieved, you have to continue taking the medication. The reason for that is because obesity is a chronic disease," she says, adding that the drugs have not been tested for people who do not have Type 2 diabetes or chronic obesity.

Big Pharma big happy.

by Anonymousreply 178March 14, 2023 6:53 PM

I really do think we will see negative side effects from this.

by Anonymousreply 179March 14, 2023 7:16 PM

Does this drug change your behavior? Does it alter your body somehow forever if you cease taking it?

It's a gimmick. A quick fix. And it will not cure the basic issue which is people's unhealthy behavior.

by Anonymousreply 180March 14, 2023 7:17 PM

Still the ugly south Indian brown girl

by Anonymousreply 181March 14, 2023 7:22 PM

Ugly and even today losing weight doesn't hide her nasty brown southern Indian face. Nothingness and ughhhh.

by Anonymousreply 182March 14, 2023 7:22 PM

[QUOTE] Does this drug change your behavior? Does it alter your body somehow forever if you cease taking it?

It can if you’re willing to let it, R180. But I know, I know.. just lemon water and exercise is all the fatties need.

by Anonymousreply 183March 14, 2023 7:35 PM

This is the pharma companies' dream come true: A drug that requires lifelong use and will also require other drugs due to the damage it does. The CEOs are cackling with glee.

by Anonymousreply 184March 14, 2023 7:37 PM

[QUOTE] A drug that requires lifelong use and will also require other drugs due to the damage it does.

What damage does it do, R184?

by Anonymousreply 185March 14, 2023 7:41 PM

Potential for thyroid and kidney damage, described earlier in thread. Playing around with your insulin levels is not something to take lightly.

by Anonymousreply 186March 14, 2023 7:44 PM

[quote] But I know, I know.. just lemon water and exercise is all the fatties need.

No. They need to relearn behavior, so they eat healthily. Nothing extreme, just in moderation. That is very doable.

It's another quick fix like gastric bypass surgery. Neither of which curbs self-indulgent and self-destructive undisciplined behavior.

by Anonymousreply 187March 14, 2023 7:50 PM

I need to lose 25 lbs but would not want to take something that causes habitual diarrhea. When Alli first came out my best friend and her husband were taking it. I bought some and read the side effects and decided to pass it on to my friend. I told her I didn’t want the “oily anal leakage” side effect - she said “it’s not that bad.” There is no amount of leakage to me that could register as ‘not that bad.’

by Anonymousreply 188March 14, 2023 8:00 PM

Especially for a bottom, huh, r188?

by Anonymousreply 189March 14, 2023 8:01 PM

It’s probably fine for people to use as a jump-start. But I still think it’s too good to be true.

by Anonymousreply 190March 14, 2023 8:01 PM

Forty down, fifty more to go.

by Anonymousreply 191March 14, 2023 8:03 PM

R188 You do know you could just take a teaspoon or two of ground psyllium husk every day and there would be zero leakage, right? That shit is dirt cheap when bought in bulk and is life changing, along with Ozempic/Wegovy.

by Anonymousreply 192March 14, 2023 8:07 PM

r187 I had gastric bypass surgery in 2003 and lost over 100 lbs. I have stayed in the "normal"range of BMI for my height since then, except the past 3 years during Covid, working from home and not taking other meds that I needed for having half of my thyroid removed in 2000/2001. Gastric bypass *can* work, despite all the negativity that is constantly spouted about it. And I'm not an anomaly...I know someone else who had the same surgery in 2005/06 who has also kept the weight off until recently and also lost over 80 lbs until recently with Covid who had pre-diabetes and was taking Metformin. She has gained back about 25 lbs (also since Covid and working from home).

Learning how to eat properly is important beyond the tools of stomach restriction and the feeling of fullness and the lessening of hunger (all of which occur with either Ozempic or gastric bypass). Understanding what your body needs (and what it doesn't) is key, as is realizing that your body is what you make it and how you treat it. And that's actually somewhat different for everyone, given an individuals height/weight/metabolism and any personal medical conditions/issues.

Hopefully, everyone who takes Ozempic understands that if they are to maintain any weight loss achieved with it, they will either need to adopt new attitudes and habits OR potentially take the medication for life. That's where gastric bypass and Ozempic part ways - GB is one and done (depending on how you eat/treat your new physiology and body) and Ozempic is either a temporary tool to get you down to where you want to be, and then you take it from there and have to deal with the delayed reality of making real, lasting changes because you desire it and want to STAY healthy.

Time will tell which way it goes for these people. I wish them well.

by Anonymousreply 193March 14, 2023 8:18 PM

Every single person I know who had weight loss surgery gained it back within 10 years. Every single one.

I have a friend who is taking Ozempic but not doing any exercise or changing their diet. They eat less on Ozempic because otherwise, they puke. This friend also did Phen Fen and lost a ton but gained it all back and then some.

The ONLY solution to weight loss is exercise daily and cut down on what you're eating. I had to really look at exercise as a way of helping my body to feel better as I grow older. It more like viewing your body as a car. You wouldn't drive your car without proper maintenance, so why would you treat your body any differently? As you get older, it becomes harder to move unless you are stretching and exercising daily. It's really an hour out of your life to feel so much better.

I stopped buying frozen foods too. I make my own food like Chili or Chicken in the crockpot, then freeze it for days when I don't feel like cooking. I also get rotisserie chickens and make "burritos" by shredding the chicken, adding black beans, corn and tomatoes and some taco seasoning. Roll them up into flour tortillas, and bake them for a little bit, then the next day, freeze each one individually. I can get 16 or so burritos from that that will last me months. I eat one with a salad and maybe a few blue corn tortilla chips and that's it. It's helped my weight loss immensely to cut out buying prepacked frozen meals.

by Anonymousreply 194March 14, 2023 10:14 PM

[quote]a few blue corn tortilla chips

Oh, honey, if they're blue, they're probably expired. Don't eat those.

by Anonymousreply 195March 14, 2023 10:17 PM

Blue corn tortilla chips don't raise your blood sugar like regular ones do.

by Anonymousreply 196March 14, 2023 10:26 PM

It just goes to show that all the body positivity crap women have been pushing is bullshit. They want to be thin and white.

by Anonymousreply 197March 14, 2023 10:32 PM

Completely R197. But some would rather be fat then cut down on food.

by Anonymousreply 198March 14, 2023 10:42 PM

[quote]Blue corn tortilla chips don't raise your blood sugar like regular ones do.

That's great news. Cool Ranch Doritos are the bomb.

by Anonymousreply 199March 14, 2023 11:37 PM

[QUOTE]The ONLY solution to weight loss is exercise daily and cut down on what you're eating.

Why is that the only solution, R194? Because you so decreed it? I don’t understand how judgmental people like you in this thread have so steadfastly determined that there is only one solution to this problem. For every other goddamn thing on the planet, there are multiple ways to go about solving an issue, especially one that involves many different people. But you have somehow concluded that obesity boils down to one problem: people eating too much, matched by only one solution: stop eating so much! Why didn’t the anyone else think of that?

Did it ever occur to you that maybe obesity is more complex than eating too much, which would make your prescription oversimplified and wrong?

by Anonymousreply 200March 15, 2023 12:11 AM

r200, stop being so defensive. Show me a fat person in Africa where food is scarce and then tell me obesity isn't due to consuming too many calories.

And I say this as someone who struggled with obesity my entire life. It absolutely boils down to what you consume. Weight loss is simple once you do the math to figure out how many calories you need.

by Anonymousreply 201March 15, 2023 12:34 AM

I hope no one is using 80 lbs to justify meds or surgery.

I lost 80 lbs over a 18-24 month period with Weight Watchers. It is absolutely doable but you have to stick to it. It doesn't even take that much discipline. It just takes a bit of discipline.

What's the rule of thumb. It takes about a month to create a habit - that's about how long it took me to accept and more easily adhere to changing my eating habits. Those new habits and the awareness stayed with me.

R193, I am glad for you that it worked well.

by Anonymousreply 202March 15, 2023 1:11 AM

Well, I’ve had thyroid issues for 2 years and no one has gotten the right combo of meds to get it under control.

I eat well, watch my calories, work out and I cannot lose weight because of this. Adding T-3 to the mix made me lose weight and it was fantastic but I became agitated, aggressive, up all night and my skin started turning purple with white dots—it also became dry and I kept getting canker sores.

I’m desperate to lose weight. I have the skills down to keep it off, but I just can’t drop more than 3 lbs. I used to be a dancer and an athlete my whole life. I’m just so discouraged.

by Anonymousreply 203March 15, 2023 1:19 AM

"oily anal leakage" should be added to the DL lexicon, I think I should say it to my elderly neighbor and see her reaction.

by Anonymousreply 204March 15, 2023 1:29 AM

r203 and have you calculated your BMR and figured out the math? One pound = 3500 calories so to lose a pound per week, you need a 3500 deficit. So you need to eat 500 calories per day less than you are currently eating. Two lbs is a 7000 calorie deficit. Your BMR is calculated using your current age, height, weight and activity level. You can find these calculators online. You can get to the deficit by either eating 500 calories per day less or burning 500 calories per day.

Even WITH a thyroid issue, weight loss is still do-able. It's all about the math.

by Anonymousreply 205March 15, 2023 3:23 AM

I'm not r203, but have to say: r205 please don't throw out blanket statements if you don't actually have thyroid problems because you really don't know unless you have firsthand experience.

I do, and until December, hadn't been taking thyroid med for awhile. I'd been watching what I was eating and am well aware of how much I should eat to lose weight, calorie calculators, etc. No weight was lost. I began to taking thyroid replacement mid-December, and after about a month to a month and a half, I FINALLY started losing weight. To date, I've lost 16 lbs with very little to no exercise. I try to stay at 1200 calories a day (or less) because if I go up to what it says I *could* lose weight at (I think it's something like 1400 and change calories, I won't lose weight.

r203 - just some notes. I started taking a supplement called Bacopa once a day for mental clarity and memory, and just recently found out that it boosts thyroid function as well which I was unaware of. I'm not a doctor, but I think this has helped me as well. Just be sure to eat something before you take it, otherwise you may have some fun times on the toilet.

Also, I take 100 mcg of levothyroxine once daily. r203, not sure how much you take, but if you find your current dosage is not helping you with careful eating AND exercise, I'd talk with your doctor about increasing your dosage. Good luck.

by Anonymousreply 206March 15, 2023 4:25 AM

Why aren't you exercising, r206? Don't complain about not losing weight if you aren't exercising.

by Anonymousreply 207March 15, 2023 4:27 AM

For obese people, exercising makes them more hungry.

by Anonymousreply 208March 15, 2023 4:33 AM

Um, I'm not complaining about not losing weight...as I stated in my post, I AM losing weight NOW. I wasn't exercising for a variety of reasons: 1) I have rheumatoid arthritis and had a particularly hard few months with that and 2) I was watching a family relative during the week and unable to get out to exercise because he was picked up after dark.

I exercise when I can now, but not every day. But that's neither here nor there and now that my thyroid is working at capacity, I am losing weight despite my level of activity. If you aren't losing weight on 1200-1500 calories a day (with or without exercise), there are other issues going on. And for those with thyroid disease, that usually means the dosage isn't correct and your metabolism isn't working correctly.

Sign up for my Ted Talk if you want to know more!

by Anonymousreply 209March 15, 2023 4:36 AM

In my 80 pound weight loss with Weight Watchers, I lost an average of .9 lb a week over about 18 or so months (I took a hiatus for a while cause I was bored). In the beginning for the first few weeks I lost 3 lbs maybe 4 a week but that ended soon enough. But then I tapered off to my ave of .9. Never went up though once in a while I stayed the same.

At some point I learned that the reason liquids were so important was to keep my skin hydrated and "elastic" - something like that - and I had no loose skin issues. As soon as I started exercising with free weights every day - about half way through the loss - my body started to tighten up and I even got my stomach flat again.

I say this as someone who was never and is still not a gym goer or regular exerciser, if you put your mind to it, you can do it. It was an incredibly empowering thing to have gone through for me.

by Anonymousreply 210March 15, 2023 6:15 AM

While I'm all for "live and let live", this trend concerns me. Congrats to those who have lost weight and have made better diet and exercise choices. Using this medication as a tool rather than a cure is probably for the best.

However, the thyroid cancer black box warning as well as the potential for other endocrine dysfunction long term is what I'm anticipating seeing. I went from fat couch hog to XC runner in high school, dropped too much weight too quick and destroyed my thyroid. I've taken replacement hormones for over a decade to counteract the damage done. I technically did it "right" by cutting out sweets and exercising, but alas. My metabolism was shot by the age of 20 (not to mention my knees, but that was my own doing).

Best of luck I suppose.

by Anonymousreply 211March 16, 2023 12:20 AM

That sounds awful, R211. I stopped running for fear I'd blow my knees out. I am very careful about joints - not just in exercising but in everyday life like when I get in and out of a car or doing anything.

When I was so overweight I had a pain in my right knee - didn't affect my mobility but it hurt if pressed or leaned on. After about 4-6 weeks of exercising, I noticed the pain was gone. Must have been working the quads and hamstrings. That pain has never returned but the memory of it still keeps me cautious.

by Anonymousreply 212March 16, 2023 1:36 AM

Anyone got some 20 year old TrimSpa laying around the house?

by Anonymousreply 213March 16, 2023 2:19 AM

R188- It is THAT BAD. Gross stank orange globs of fat all over your boxers and the terlit.

by Anonymousreply 214March 16, 2023 2:29 AM

R191- People? Years? Pounds? All 3?

by Anonymousreply 215March 16, 2023 2:30 AM

R193- If you (or your friend) had learned how to "eat properly" you wouldn't have gained weight during Covid.

by Anonymousreply 216March 16, 2023 2:35 AM

R201 EXACTLY! R200 - has there ever been a fatty in a concentration camp? Nope.

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by Anonymousreply 218March 16, 2023 2:43 AM

R206 my Mom has to take levothyroxine. It's helped her with a lot of thyroid issues, but she's still overweight, plus now her face has melted into her neck and she looks like runny custard. It's sad and I feel bad. But hey, at least she's not having violent palpitations and passing out at random anymore.

by Anonymousreply 219March 16, 2023 2:57 AM

[quote]plus now her face has melted into her neck and she looks like runny custard.

Damn, who needs enemies when you have kids who talk about you like this 🙃🤣

by Anonymousreply 220March 16, 2023 3:01 AM

I really want to get on it. I'm not sure about the for life thing. That seems crazy to me

by Anonymousreply 221March 16, 2023 4:58 PM

Ayesha Curry 🙄

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by Anonymousreply 222March 17, 2023 6:38 PM

Ayesha Curry looked hotter with some weight on! She wasn’t the least bit chubby, either. Someone like Lens or Mindy Kaling could stand to lose some. I don’t think Ayesha Curry needed to do anything except maybe a little cardio or weight-lifting.

by Anonymousreply 223March 17, 2023 6:52 PM

The biggest problem with these medicines is that people don't change their eating habits--it could be obesity, diabetes, hypertension, etc., but people hope there's a magic pill that fixes everything so they can keep eating like pigs

by Anonymousreply 224March 17, 2023 6:54 PM

It took 3 years for many of us to gain our Covid weight, but everyone wants that weight off tomorrow.

by Anonymousreply 225March 17, 2023 6:56 PM

[quote]but people hope there's a magic pill that fixes everything so they can keep eating like pigs

The majority of people are going to continue eating like pigs anyway. Might as well take a medication that minimizes some of the damage.

by Anonymousreply 226March 17, 2023 9:57 PM

Fabulous results, genuinely impressive

by Anonymousreply 227March 17, 2023 10:00 PM

You’re taking it, R227?

by Anonymousreply 228March 17, 2023 11:25 PM

I remember "oily anal leakage" from the good old days of that miracle substance, Olestra.

by Anonymousreply 229March 18, 2023 12:46 PM

A buddy sustained permanent damage from consuming products made with Olestra.

by Anonymousreply 230March 18, 2023 12:48 PM

Does DL have an Ozempic troll? So many threads about it.

She does look great and happy OP, good for her.

by Anonymousreply 231March 18, 2023 12:57 PM

There is a very real risk of pancreatitis. My friend was on it for his diabetes, now he has chronic pancreatitis. He hasn't eaten solid food in weeks, he has to have a feeding tube.

by Anonymousreply 232March 19, 2023 12:27 AM

He’s diabetic. He could’ve developed pancreatitis with or without Ozempic, R232.

by Anonymousreply 233March 19, 2023 12:36 AM

r233 True but he never had a problem with metformin. It was only his doctor who pushed Ozempic to help him lose weight too.

by Anonymousreply 234March 19, 2023 1:07 AM

Around 1976 I went on a liquid protein diet. It was all the rage. I went to a center once a week, got weighed, and received a concentrate I added to water. Not a drop of food, after one month I had lost 36 pounds. I was all of 25, teaching school, out at night. Lots of energy. No hunger. All my friends were trying it. Within two years people were dropping dead of heart failure, and it was taken off market. Fortunately because of my youth and health, I was fine. I did keep the weight off for decades.

The same thing will happen with Ozempic. We only need to wait a few years.

by Anonymousreply 235March 19, 2023 2:57 AM

Every miracle weigh loss drug eventually reveals terrible side effects.

by Anonymousreply 236March 19, 2023 11:52 AM

[QUOTE] Around 1976 I went on a liquid protein diet. Within two years people were dropping dead of heart failure.

Yes, because they were still smoking a pack of cigarettes a day. Earth to R235: people are still using liquid diets with things like bone broth for example and it’s not causing them to drop dead of heart attacks.

by Anonymousreply 237March 19, 2023 12:17 PM

There will be kidney cancer and thyroid damage and other terrible side effects and then these people will sue the pharma company and say no one told them. But we did.

by Anonymousreply 238March 19, 2023 1:57 PM

As an American, it is my right to fit in a size 28 waist trouser.

by Anonymousreply 239March 19, 2023 2:10 PM

r239 28??? Fatty.

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by Anonymousreply 241March 19, 2023 2:23 PM

[quote]Every miracle weigh loss drug eventually reveals terrible side effects.

Except this isn’t a “miracle weight loss drug”. It’s a diabetes drug that has been out for years and people have been taking safely. Doctors noticed that people lost weight on it, so they started trialing it in non-diabetics, and guess what…they lost weight too.

by Anonymousreply 242March 19, 2023 2:41 PM

I'm sorry, but she is so damned ugly, I find it tough to even look at her. Not her fault, but I do wish Muriel would fix the "Ignore Thread" feature so I won't ever have to see her while I'm scrolling.

by Anonymousreply 243March 19, 2023 2:44 PM

r242 yes but weight loss is a side effect and not the main purpose of the drug. It induces a normal insulin response in people with type 2 diabetes. If you have a normal insulin response, and you go on a drug that increases that...that fucks up your system. Look at testosterone. People who take it to increase muscle mass reduce the body's ability to produce natural testosterone and increase estrogen. Go off it and suddenly your hormones are out of whack. People who go off ozempic report feeling ravenously hungry probably due to the high insulin levels and the end of stomach wasting ( where food sits in your stomach longer).

by Anonymousreply 244March 19, 2023 2:55 PM

[quote][R242] yes but weight loss is a side effect and not the main purpose of the drug.

Lots of drugs are prescribed for reasons other than their main purpose, because their side effects are beneficial for certain conditions.

by Anonymousreply 245March 19, 2023 3:49 PM

She's still a butter face though. And her personality matches.

by Anonymousreply 246March 19, 2023 4:16 PM

r245 that does not mean they are right for that purpose.

by Anonymousreply 247March 19, 2023 4:16 PM

[quote] I can guarantee this medication and WeGovy will be pulled or hardlined to only be for diabetics due to the shortage

Sorry babe, you can get it from a compounding pharmacy, which has nothing to do with diabetics and CVS.

by Anonymousreply 248March 19, 2023 5:41 PM

Jessica Simpson is too thin now:

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by Anonymousreply 249March 19, 2023 5:54 PM

[quote] You also have to stay on it forever or the weight comes back

It’s a once a week injection. I’m fine with that. Better than taking insulin every day.

[quote] The same thing will happen with Ozempic. We only need to wait a few years.

It’s been around and in great use for 6 years.

[quote] Every miracle weigh loss drug eventually reveals terrible side effects.

Once again - diabetics have been using it for years and are ok.

Here’s the thing…it can give you reflux. But the good news - I’ve always had reflux! So bad I have to take both Pepcid and Prilosec for years. So it’s just slightly more reflux than usual.

Yes it slows your digestion. You literally don’t want to eat. You’re full. You feel full. So you can only eat small bits of food. I don’t mind tha5. I just have to make sure I’m drinking enough fluid because fluids fill your stomach too. I’ve thrown up twice and both times were because I drank a whole lot of fluids at once to “catch up” when I realized I was a little dehydrated. So drink fluids slowly throughout the day and night.

I stopped taking it when I had to have a colonoscopy and a cat scan with contrast. You want to make sure you can drink your 64 Oz laxative and your Big Gulp sized contrast liquid.

I cannot eat more than 1,000 cals a day or I gain weight. Because I’m short. It’s very hard to eat 1,000 cals or less every day. Plus…..menopause.

by Anonymousreply 250March 19, 2023 6:13 PM

R250: Read R244 again. The drug is meant for diabetics so the fact that diabetics haven't had problems is not proof that people who are not diabetic won't have problems. If you are now gaining weight post-Ozempic that easily, at say 1200 cal/day, that is not a great sign.

by Anonymousreply 251March 19, 2023 6:51 PM

I was prescribed Ozempic because I am diabetic. I've been on Ozempic for little over a year. I'm not actually losing much weight (maybe a pound here and there and yes I know I need to exercise more to help) but it is keeping me from gaining. I would be gaining weight if not for this drug. I have no side effects. The only side effect is not liking food all that much. Things I used to love to eat I don't anymore. The only thing I worry about is if I'm ever taken off Ozempic I've heard most people gain all their weight back and then some. When I visited my doctor every three months I make sure to tell her this is my miracle drug and I would be gaining weight if not for it. Hopefully I can take it for the duration.

by Anonymousreply 252March 19, 2023 7:07 PM

What does she say about you coming off the drug and your concerns about that?

by Anonymousreply 253March 19, 2023 7:10 PM

r250, taking fiber pills before each meal will make you feel full and you won't eat as much. And your body needs fiber.

by Anonymousreply 254March 19, 2023 8:32 PM

Are people gaining their weight back because they’re not eating correctly or because their body chemistry changed permanently because of the pill?

by Anonymousreply 255March 19, 2023 9:25 PM

[quote] I cannot eat more than 1,000 cals a day or I gain weight. Because I’m short. It’s very hard to eat 1,000 cals or less every day. Plus…..menopause.

Are you 3’10”?

by Anonymousreply 256March 19, 2023 10:27 PM

A 1000 cals is normal for a petite older woman. A middle aged woman of normal height should only be consuming 1500 when moderately active.

Tack on 10 years and take away a few inches in height and 1000 is the only way to keep thin.

by Anonymousreply 257March 19, 2023 10:32 PM

1200 is the minimum any adult human who is not in a coma should be consuming daily to maintain health.

by Anonymousreply 258March 19, 2023 10:33 PM

According to the Mayo Clinic an inactive 5’ tall 95 pound woman only needs 1150 calories. So not quite 1200.

Either way, R257, you are either very unusual or, more likely, you eat more than you think.

by Anonymousreply 259March 19, 2023 11:32 PM

I knew the fraus had blown up this thread. God forbid you accept that you've aged out of having a fast metabolism and lay off the McDonald's and caffeine. This so called miracle drug hasn't been around for more than a decade. At this point, it's anyone's guess what the long term effects will be.

by Anonymousreply 260March 20, 2023 12:37 AM

R257 Incorrect. You're putting your body into starvation mode. Eat a good balance of protein/carbs/fat and stay away from shit that spikes your blood sugar.

by Anonymousreply 261March 20, 2023 12:38 AM

R250 Diabetics are who this drug was made for, and it hasn't even been around long enough to show the long term heath effects regardless.

As for you and your menopause, I can't be bothered with your plight. This is a gay forum. Go to an endocrinologist or gynecologist or buy a can of Slimfast.

by Anonymousreply 262March 20, 2023 12:41 AM

[quote] "Fen phen did not register to me as a miracle drug, these injections do. I am so impressed by these results."

I trust modern medicine in general, R141. But my automatic response to these kinds of claims is one of skepticism. So it DOES work. But at what cost down the road?

by Anonymousreply 263March 20, 2023 1:42 AM

R97, you reminded me: "Olestra...you're sitting in it!"

by Anonymousreply 264March 20, 2023 3:15 AM

I just ordered some from a compounding pharmacy $198 for a months supply

by Anonymousreply 265March 21, 2023 2:18 AM

Care to share where r265 ?

by Anonymousreply 266March 21, 2023 2:21 AM

Henrymeds. You bitches wait a few weeks tho I don't want mine delayed

by Anonymousreply 267March 21, 2023 3:31 AM

Local "medispa" is advertising billboards in my city for a compounded version on payment plans. Is this legal?

by Anonymousreply 268March 22, 2023 2:08 AM

I think there may be a tiny bit of a gray area, but basically it’s legal. Semaglutide is a generic. But a lot of docs won’t prescribe it because they feel the liability risk is greater and what’s in it for them?

My primary care doc told me that using a compounding pharmacy can still contribute to shortages because of the ingredients, but she didn’t sound 100% convincing. She also didn’t seem concerned that I’m taking it.

by Anonymousreply 269March 22, 2023 10:21 AM

[quote] My primary care doc told me that using a compounding pharmacy can still contribute to shortages because of the ingredients, but she didn’t sound 100% convincing. She also didn’t seem concerned that I’m taking it.

Dear, you'll have to do better than the free clinic if you want actual medical advice.

by Anonymousreply 270March 22, 2023 11:51 AM

Are you taking Ozempic for weight loss, r269

by Anonymousreply 271March 22, 2023 8:15 PM

Yes, R271

by Anonymousreply 272March 22, 2023 10:39 PM

What's it like?

by Anonymousreply 273March 22, 2023 11:01 PM

Kyle Richards flaunts slim figure in tight dress after denying Ozempic use

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by Anonymousreply 274March 26, 2023 6:26 AM

If it seems

Too good to be true

It most likely, is

by Anonymousreply 275March 26, 2023 6:30 AM

Post Waco ranting, dancing off . Feeble shuffling right onto his plane.

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by Anonymousreply 276March 26, 2023 3:45 PM

Ariana looks like she's got Ozempic face. Might want to check out her stash of coke for some needles.

by Anonymousreply 277March 28, 2023 1:25 AM

Gurl....Ana Navarro is on CNN right now. Walking Ozempic ad. She's lost at least 50 pounds.

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by Anonymousreply 278March 28, 2023 2:17 AM

r278 Fucking hell, at current rate will there even be any fatties left by the end of the decade? These drugs really are a game changer and now other pharma giants are joining the race as well, which means there will be even more and better stuff to choose from soon.

by Anonymousreply 279March 28, 2023 6:28 AM

R279 - It'll be the death of gyms and a boon for pizzerias!

by Anonymousreply 280March 28, 2023 12:21 PM

R279 Poor fatties aka a majority of them will still be around. Ozempic costs $$$ and insurance only covers so much. There won't be any fat celebrities come 2024 at this rate.

by Anonymousreply 281March 29, 2023 3:43 PM

The price will come down and other, cheaper drugs that play on the same physiological mechanisms will come to market, R281. This is only the beginning of something great, contrary to all the Eyeores in here who say it’s bound to be taken off the market any day now.

by Anonymousreply 282March 29, 2023 3:53 PM

It does work and I'd assume it's huge in the entertainment industry. I think for mass appeal, it would have to be cheaper, obviously, and too bad there's no oral form - then more people would be comfortable taking.

I read a think piece about whether these drugs will reposition how we think about weight and will power and make everyone realize that being overweight isn't due to a lack of will power or a moral failing. I actually think it would have the opposite effect and create an inequality gap just like in other areas of life. The thin, weight-loss-using drug population and society generally will look down on the fat noobs who don't have access. It will flip the "body positivity" movement and we'll see a trend towards old school beauty standards which will be reflected in advertising and pop culture - not that "big is beautiful" will completely cease. And it increase discrimination against people who aren't thin (not that it really went away).

by Anonymousreply 283March 29, 2023 4:02 PM

I just had my teleheath visit with a compounding pharmacy. My meds will be here next week. It was nice to not worry about my double chin on the video call

by Anonymousreply 284March 29, 2023 4:10 PM

Prepare for a bumpy ride at first, R284. Eventually the drug will train you to stop overeating, but it will take a while before you get the message. You might be throwing up until you start eating smaller meals.

by Anonymousreply 285March 29, 2023 4:28 PM

So people just inject it themselves?

by Anonymousreply 286March 29, 2023 4:31 PM

^^Just the same as gastric bypass surgery r285.

by Anonymousreply 287March 29, 2023 4:32 PM

[QUOTE] So people just inject it themselves?

Yes, R286. It’s a self injected cartridge that has the medication inside with a small needle at the tip. No separate syringes or anything. It’s not intramuscular like hormone therapy. A small pin prick in your skin, then you toss the whole thing into a Sharps container.

by Anonymousreply 288March 29, 2023 5:39 PM

Mine is from a compounding pharmacy and it has a vial and needles. I need to get over my needle icks.

by Anonymousreply 289March 29, 2023 5:45 PM

Thanks for the info, r288. While I'm not r286, I had asked way, way upthread.

It's appreciated, kind one.

by Anonymousreply 290March 29, 2023 6:18 PM

[quote] So people just inject it themselves?

Yes, R286. Just like heroin.

by Anonymousreply 291March 29, 2023 11:17 PM

[quote]The thin, weight-loss-using drug population and society generally will look down on the fat noobs who don't have access. It will flip the "body positivity" movement and we'll see a trend towards old school beauty standards which will be reflected in advertising and pop culture - not that "big is beautiful" will completely cease. And it increase discrimination against people who aren't thin (not that it really went away).

It will be black women who remain fat. And then we'll get the endless "Ozempic is racist" diatribes.

by Anonymousreply 292March 29, 2023 11:30 PM

This new weight loss shot comes with the benefits of Wegovy – without the dreaded Ozempic face.

Researchers at Syracuse University and Seattle Children’s Research Institute are experimenting with a new weight loss shot that rivals its competitors already on the market, with the results of a gastric bypass surgery but without the side effects.

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by Anonymousreply 293March 30, 2023 12:22 AM

Racist shitbag from hell.

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by Anonymousreply 294March 30, 2023 12:25 AM

Will America as a whole be on the road to thin and carefree? Will we rival chain-smoking, Mediterranean-diet-eating, dense-city-walking Eurpoeans for overall thinness?

by Anonymousreply 295March 30, 2023 12:27 AM

My obese mother decided to try her hand at asking her doctor about WeGovy. She refused to write the prescription because of the shortages. Is this normal doctor behavior? If it was a denial due to candidacy, sure, but the shortage itself is suspect to me as a layman.

by Anonymousreply 296March 30, 2023 1:53 AM

I think this puts Lizzo in an awkward spot. I think deep down she really wants to be thin, but can’t do it on her own. She has the money to use it, but then her whole message/brand of body positivity will be in jeopardy and her fans will have a fit if she gets thin.

by Anonymousreply 297March 30, 2023 1:56 AM

Lizzo loves to eat. This has been available and used by celebrities for a year now. If she was going to do it, she would have done it already.

Lizzo loves to eat.

by Anonymousreply 298March 30, 2023 2:18 AM

"I think this puts Lizzo in an awkward spot. I think deep down she really wants to be thin, but can’t do it on her own. She has the money to use it, but then her whole message/brand of body positivity will be in jeopardy and her fans will have a fit if she gets thin."

I said maybe earlier on this thread or in a different thread - most people want to be thin, or if not "thin," they want to have whatever the optimal body is in their mind, which usually isn't fat or obese. "Body positivity" should be a shield. You absolutely should see yourself as more than your body and if you don't have the body you want due to genetics or you really are one of those people for whom it's super tough to lose weight, you should be able to accept and value yourself. But, body positivity shouldn't be a sword, whereby you don't even take fairly standard actions to fix being overweight and you cut down any suggestion that you might be happier and healthier with attainable fitness and weight loss.

by Anonymousreply 299March 30, 2023 2:25 AM

Lizzo is 5'10". She's 34 years old. Do you realize how much food she has to eat to maintain whatever her weight is? It's got to be at least 300 lbs and that's a low estimate. That's a choice to shove that much food in your mouth, unless she has some metabolic disease we don't know about.

by Anonymousreply 300March 30, 2023 2:33 AM

Lizzo's the type of artist that appears so supportive of everybody (at least her image does) that if she lost weight via injections, she'd discuss the pros/cons/privilege of doing so and move forward. I don't think she'd have that change in appeal like Adele did.

by Anonymousreply 301March 30, 2023 2:35 AM

Lizzo will take Wegovy and lose the weight but deny she took it.

by Anonymousreply 302March 30, 2023 5:25 AM

[quote] Lizzo is 5'10". She's 34 years old. Do you realize how much food she has to eat to maintain whatever her weight is? It's got to be at least 300 lbs and that's a low estimate. That's a choice to shove that much food in your mouth, unless she has some metabolic disease we don't know about.

I’ve been weight conscious my entire life, but only recently learned that maintaining fat doesn’t use extra calories. Your calorie needs are determined by your LEAN body mass and your activity level. Fat is a store of energy, it doesn’t require energy to maintain. Sure, it requires more energy to move a larger body around, but once you are significantly overweight that is more than offset by the consequent lack of physicality.

It seems like very overweight people eat a lot, but that’s probably because they are still actively gaining weight or they tend to restrict and then binge. Someone with decent, moderate eating habits who weights 180 doesn’t eat more than someone who is otherwise similar but only weighs 150.

I found this realization very encouraging. Lose weight by developing better habits and you can keep it off. You can also still eat the same amount overall as your fat self did.

by Anonymousreply 303March 30, 2023 10:40 AM

Using the website below and plugging in 5’10”, 34 years old, at the lowest and next lowest activity levels, and weights of 300 lbs and 160 lbs produces a 350 calorie difference. So there is more difference than I thought. But I’m going to maintain that your activity level is going to automatically increase if you go from 300 to 160 and that differential would be partially offset. Im not talking about formal exercise, just the way you move around in daily life.

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by Anonymousreply 304March 30, 2023 10:52 AM

People like Lizzo and Chrissy Metz who are morbidly obese abuse food as a substance in response to emotional distress. The same way some people turn to alcohol or drugs. They’re not overeating because they’re hungry, and they’re certainly not counting calories.

by Anonymousreply 305March 30, 2023 12:15 PM

[QUOTE] Researchers at Syracuse University and Seattle Children’s Research Institute are experimenting with a new weight loss shot that rivals its competitors already on the market, with the results of a gastric bypass surgery but without the side effects.

While I applaud these efforts at discovering new drugs that play on the same mechanisms, I find it hard to believe that something will ever come that has no side effects.

by Anonymousreply 306March 30, 2023 3:33 PM

[QUOTE] My obese mother decided to try her hand at asking her doctor about WeGovy. She refused to write the prescription because of the shortages. Is this normal doctor behavior? If it was a denial due to candidacy, sure, but the shortage itself is suspect to me as a layman.

No, it’s not normal, R296. Her doctor just doesn’t want to prescribe the medication. The shortage, while still in existence, is no longer so bad that she shouldn’t be able to get it. Your mother needs to find another doctor who won’t lie to her face.

by Anonymousreply 307March 30, 2023 3:36 PM

I read it as "without the side effects" (or at least the major ones) of the existing drugs, not no side effects at all.

by Anonymousreply 308March 30, 2023 3:36 PM

r296 Nor should your mother's doctor NOT prescribe because of the shortage, when there ARE pharmacies that will fill - and ARE filling - this, even if it's a compounding pharmacy. There are clearly options to get this, and her doctor not prescribing is definitely not doing the right thing here. She should seek a new doctor.

by Anonymousreply 309March 30, 2023 3:51 PM

Thank you both for the reassurance R307 and R309. I've switched doctors who have lied to my face for much less, but my mother needed some convincing as she's set in her ways for the most part. Fortunately, she's looking into other doctors now.

You can't regain trust in a healthcare provider after they've been proven to lie to you and hope you'll go along for the ride.

by Anonymousreply 310April 2, 2023 4:46 PM

She's starring in the new Bollywood musical, "Ramalamadingdong".

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by Anonymousreply 312April 3, 2023 1:17 AM

And Post Malone

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by Anonymousreply 313April 3, 2023 1:42 AM
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by Anonymousreply 314April 3, 2023 5:07 AM

Somebody mentioned Europeans being so thin in jest I think, but the majority are obese now just like Americans and British.

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by Anonymousreply 315April 3, 2023 6:10 AM

R313 - Still gross however.

by Anonymousreply 316April 3, 2023 12:47 PM

Why is Everyone Suddenly Thin?

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by Anonymousreply 317April 5, 2023 9:27 PM

r.e. the self-injecting, it's interesting that Doctors don't seem at all concerned or gunshy about offering patients that option.

My GP still refuses to treat or speak to me until I stop SI at home for B12, despite the fact that I've physically proven that I need it weekly and without it I have crippling neuropathy, and that I'm extremely safe and hygienic about the rigging practice (I researched and rehearsed so much before going for it). These idiots won't even give me the tests that might identify why it is that I need to inject cobalamin and my body can't seem to extract or use it via food digestion or oral supplementation.

by Anonymousreply 318April 5, 2023 9:38 PM

I've gone to two doctors drug seeking Ozempic, my PCP and some online thing I thought was going to be easy. I was turned down by both because my numbers aren't high enough to justify it. Must be nice to be rich and get whatever you want.

by Anonymousreply 319April 5, 2023 10:02 PM

The remaining fat stars better unionise or something before this Ozempic epidemic consumes them all. It's only gaining speed, there isn't much time left.

by Anonymousreply 320April 5, 2023 10:05 PM

My doctor most likely would never give me Ozempic. I've lost 62 lbs on my own but seem to be in a holding pattern. I'd like something to get off the remaining 40 lbs.

by Anonymousreply 321April 5, 2023 10:07 PM

Exercise more and you won't be in a holding pattern anymore. Crank that shit up until you are slim and beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 322April 5, 2023 10:11 PM

#321, how did you pack on 100 lbs. of extra lard?

by Anonymousreply 323April 5, 2023 10:14 PM

[quote] Must be nice to be rich and get whatever you want.

Yes, such as thyroid cancer, acute pancreatitis, gallbladder disease, low blood sugar, kidney injury, damage to the eye's retina and suicidal thinking or behavior. But it's all worth it for hapless Hollywood whores to be on the cover of People magazine showing the amazing new me!

by Anonymousreply 324April 5, 2023 10:14 PM

I want a prescription

by Anonymousreply 325April 5, 2023 10:14 PM

Ozempic only works for as long as you take it, and recent studies are showing that after two years people's bodies start to acclimate and start gaining the weight back (unless they diet and exercise, which of course the fatties won't).

by Anonymousreply 326April 5, 2023 10:15 PM

By the time fat whores acclimate to GIPR agonists, Amgen will be out with their GIPR antagonist. This story is just beginning and the drugs will only get better from here on out.

by Anonymousreply 327April 5, 2023 10:20 PM

r322, I am exercising for 2 hours every day!

by Anonymousreply 328April 5, 2023 10:32 PM

That's a lot, interesting that you still can't move past that point.

by Anonymousreply 329April 5, 2023 10:36 PM

It retrains the brain to think like the skinny people who were born that way and feel superior about it. Of course they hate it

by Anonymousreply 330April 5, 2023 10:54 PM

It works and it doesn't require any effort. It's about time medical science came up with something useful, considering all the research that's funded by taxpayer dollars.

by Anonymousreply 331April 6, 2023 12:42 AM

It actually requires a lot of effort. People whose brains told them a processed American diet brought relief are now finding relief from lean proteins, fruits and vegetables. They're compelled to exercise. Congrats if this was your mindset all along

by Anonymousreply 332April 6, 2023 12:50 AM

A lot of people exercise and eat a reasonable diet and can't lose any weight at all. Ozempic works for those people.

by Anonymousreply 333April 6, 2023 12:54 AM

If you’re suffering from rapid gastric emptying and you’re constantly hungry, exercise will only make it worse as your appetite can become ravenous. The body doesn’t want you to burn all that fat off and will literally fight you, play with your mind, getting you to eat more. Ozempic, Wegovy etc. could help by slowing digestion and killing the cravings that come with higher physical activity when you’re obese.

by Anonymousreply 334April 6, 2023 1:05 AM

R324, add the fact that I'm a raging alcoholic and it was over for me ever getting it.

by Anonymousreply 335April 6, 2023 1:10 AM

New Yorker Radio Hour recently did a piece on Ozempic. The reporter who David Remnick interviewed talked about how she wanted to see how easily she could get Ozempic. In one instance she lied to a telehealth provider or compounding pharmacy in Florida - saying she was at a height and weight that would have given her a 30 BMI. She got a generic version shipped to her without having to confirm or "prove" her numbers or do a zoom interview. She also told a different place out of NY that she recently had a baby and wanted to lose extra weight and said that the nurse practitioner seemed eager to get her on Ozempic without much additional detail.

She wasn't being truthful, which she acknowledged and didn't encourage, but I think that underscores that there's a vanity weight loss subset who don't need Ozempic for chronic conditions who would do as much. Also, since she reported a whole story on Ozempic, possibly she had leads as to where to go to easily get it. As this thread shows, it's not as easy for many people.

by Anonymousreply 336April 6, 2023 1:11 AM

R335, do you have pancreatitis? Semaglutide is being studied for alcoholism because it destroys cravings for booze

by Anonymousreply 337April 6, 2023 1:22 PM

[quote] I think that underscores that there's a vanity weight loss subset who don't need Ozempic for chronic conditions who would do as much


Semaglutide is being used as a weight loss drug. Wegovy is Semaglutide and it’s approved for weight loss. Sorry this chaps your ass, but Semaglutide has been around for years. Some people tolerate it, some can’t.

I was talking to my pulmonologist the other day and mentiobedxside effects I have from Semaglutide. I expected her to excoriate me like some internet know-it-all and braced myself. But she said, “I hope you can find the right dosage for you because this class of drugs is working very well for a lot of people. I’ve seen it change people’s lives.”

She also knows I lost 25 lbs 2 years ago and gained it back. She also knows I was thin until I hit menopause. Actually thin, as in low end of normal weight. All my life.

But you internet geniuses carry on with your conspiracies and your “friends” who make up stories to trick people into helping them lose 10 lbs.

by Anonymousreply 338April 6, 2023 3:31 PM

R337, not yet. I thought it would help me both lose weight and stop booze (didn't mention the last part to anyone).

by Anonymousreply 339April 6, 2023 6:47 PM

Big Pharma drugging us to become indifferent to the proud traditions and gift of my ancestors' food heritage is yet another form of cultural and social annihilation!

by Anonymousreply 340April 6, 2023 7:54 PM

r323 since you asked so nicely...

I had been working two jobs for the past 15 years to try to make ends meet. It's really hard to cook healthy meals when you're working that much. I ate a lot of frozen foods for a long time and I like sweets too much so I would over indulge. So putting on 10 lbs per year isn't much but it is when you do it every year. I finally went through EMDR therapy to address some major childhood traumas and then I got breast cancer so I have been radically changing how I live and eat and the weight, which doesn't serve me anymore and really isn't me anymore, is falling off with my cooking and exercising. I'm post menopausal now which is likely why I'm stagnant, but I've lost those 62 lbs since being in menopause and I seem to be stuck currently.

Anyone you see who is morbidly obese is someone who has gone through trauma. Some folks drink, do drugs, others like me, chose food. I've learned some ways to self parent myself since I never had true parenting as a child and its working. No weight loss drugs for me as I have to be careful about my cancer returning. But hey, I'm doing great getting all that "extra lard" off as you put it and I'm quite proud of my progress. And for the record, Lizzo is probably around 400-450 lbs. I've been 300 lbs and she's much larger than I ever was.

by Anonymousreply 341April 6, 2023 8:27 PM

I'm starting on Saturday. I'll let you know how it goes. Hopefully the details won't be excruciating

by Anonymousreply 342April 6, 2023 11:24 PM

" I think that underscores that there's a vanity weight loss subset who don't need Ozempic for chronic conditions who would do as much.""


So, nothing, R338. I was just interpreting what the reporter was saying. I didn't say it was a big deal or wrong to want the drug to lose weight. Jesus.

by Anonymousreply 343April 7, 2023 2:06 AM

The commercial says you can lose up to 14 pounds.

Wouldn't you lose more if you kept taking it?

by Anonymousreply 344April 7, 2023 6:36 AM

The stuff is ridiculously expensive.

by Anonymousreply 345April 7, 2023 7:56 AM

All the cool kids are doing it.

There are Real Houswives-types who are using this serious diabetes drug to shave off 10lbs they don’t even need to lose. Kyle Richards? Ayesha Curry? They were slim enough already.

by Anonymousreply 346April 7, 2023 12:36 PM

A decade or so from now we'll find out these drugs make Thalidomide look like candy. The body transformations will be something only David Cronenberg could imagine.

by Anonymousreply 347April 7, 2023 3:14 PM

Sure, R347. I’m sure the evidence will begin to emerge any day now. Nothing so far however, despite the fact that these drugs have been around for years.

by Anonymousreply 348April 8, 2023 5:40 PM

tAkE DiS dRuG aNd YoU DaYd!

by Anonymousreply 349April 8, 2023 5:46 PM

Ozempic and Other Weight Loss Drugs May Cause Hair Loss in Some People, Experts Say

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by Anonymousreply 350April 26, 2023 12:42 AM

No full head of hair tastes as good as being thin feels.

by Anonymousreply 351April 26, 2023 3:41 AM

I would not want to live in Los Angeles and look like Mindy Kaling. Even with the weight loss, skin bleaching and face rebuild she’s still barely average looking. Sad really.

by Anonymousreply 352April 26, 2023 4:31 AM

R352 - But Mindy has such a pleasant personality! LOL

by Anonymousreply 353April 26, 2023 12:06 PM

R350, any big and fast weight loss will result in losing hair or muscles. People really want to hate semaglutide tho. 3rd shot today. I look fantastic. Painlessly quit drinking, smoking and eating garbage. Down 7lbs.

by Anonymousreply 354April 26, 2023 3:50 PM

Is it still on the market? We were told by the Marys in here that it was getting pulled by the FDA.

by Anonymousreply 355April 26, 2023 3:55 PM

They remind me of antivaxers. Always sure that our shots will kill us, always moving the goalposts when it doesn't. Always excited to see us fail.

by Anonymousreply 356April 26, 2023 4:58 PM

R355 don't know where you got that idea

by Anonymousreply 357April 26, 2023 8:59 PM

[quote]Ozempic and Other Weight Loss Drugs May Cause Hair Loss in Some People, Experts Say

Yeah, like I care.

by Anonymousreply 358April 26, 2023 9:07 PM

I’ve been taking it for 2 weeks now and between it and the 2 weeks of phentermine before it, I’ve lost 15 lbs. I don’t even feel hungry. As someone trying to shake the weight gained from a recent antidepressant I tried, it’s amazing. I’m finally back to confidence level I had before I gained.

Granted I’m by no means “fat” but I have a small frame and 15 pounds makes quite a bit of difference. I can tell my face is slimmer.

by Anonymousreply 359April 26, 2023 9:09 PM

[quote]I can tell my face is slimmer.

Apparently it was the size of a manhole cover before you took Ozempic.

by Anonymousreply 360April 26, 2023 9:19 PM

How did you get it, r359? I paid $150 for an online consultation thinking I'd get it (my primary doctor denied me due to my "numbers" not being there). I am over 50 lbs overweight.

by Anonymousreply 361April 26, 2023 9:23 PM

R360 not really but it was round, I’m vain, am subject to gay beauty standards, and have access to free sample packs because my partner’s a doctor. Why not?

by Anonymousreply 362April 26, 2023 9:29 PM

But you're cute as hell anyway, r362.

by Anonymousreply 363April 26, 2023 9:30 PM

One of the side effects is a possibility of thyroid cancer, no thanks.

by Anonymousreply 364April 26, 2023 9:30 PM

R361 it’s technically “Wegovy” but the same drug as Ozempic but at a different dose specifically for weight loss. Got a free sample. Did you try asking for it by that name instead? Not sure if that would work but maybe worth asking

by Anonymousreply 365April 26, 2023 9:31 PM

Denmark's largest health insurer drops weight-loss drug coverage as demand soars

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by Anonymousreply 366April 30, 2023 1:13 PM

Post Malone introduces himself with new name while showing off 55-lb weight loss

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by Anonymousreply 367September 4, 2023 2:22 PM

A friend, who is diabetic and was using insulin, was prescribed this by her doctor. She was having trouble controlling her numbers. She lost a lot of weight quickly. Lots of bowel issues. Doesn't look great because she is older and her skin is sagging. She looks near anorexic. She is on a maintenance dose now, but has completely lost her appetite. Her doctor is considering stopping even the slight maintenance dose because she cannot stop losing weight. Of course, there is the possibility she may regain all of that.

There is talk of a pill form being made available by 2025. For myself, I would not use it. It has not been studied long enough.

by Anonymousreply 368September 4, 2023 2:42 PM

I’m on it for 8 weeks. My lipase level is now 2X above high normal, meaning I’m at risk for pancreatitis. If you go on this drug, make absolutely sure your health care provider monitors your levels. I’ve lost about 10 pounds in the 8 weeks, but am not staying on it.

by Anonymousreply 369September 4, 2023 2:51 PM

And that entitles her to dress like an unraveled weather balloon!??

by Anonymousreply 370September 5, 2023 12:04 AM

10 lbs in 8 weeks is more than one pound of weight loss each week. Fantastic results.

by Anonymousreply 371September 5, 2023 12:33 AM

Miss Williams is back in fighting shape

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by Anonymousreply 372October 6, 2023 10:47 PM

R366, but I thought only Americans were fat!

by Anonymousreply 373October 6, 2023 11:02 PM

Americans are the fattest. Not the ONLY fatties.

by Anonymousreply 374October 6, 2023 11:07 PM

r26, it's not that bad, people make it sound worse than it is.

by Anonymousreply 375October 6, 2023 11:24 PM

Poor walmart 🙄

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by Anonymousreply 376October 6, 2023 11:46 PM

These medications are a resource to use against nutrient deficient processed foods

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by Anonymousreply 377October 6, 2023 11:49 PM

R377, that's for sure.

I am 61 and I figured it's now or never; I'm a month off most processed foods; no alcohol; maybe once a week, I have a dessert; it's been salads, eggs, meat, fruit, water for a month and the weight is coming off.

I'm starting not to even miss carbs.

I'm not sure why I've been able to do this for so long (a month is a long time for a lifelong fattie like me) and I DO feel this is sustainable.

by Anonymousreply 378October 8, 2023 6:47 PM
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