Well that was my intention then out of the blue I've started losing weight. I've taken tramadol for severe pain and reduced my stomach grumbling 2000mg metformin for 1000mg. I think metformin has just kicked in. I checked the scales this morning and I'm still losing, water retention seems not so bad too. For once meds are actually making a physical difference. Just need to rid myself of breathing restriction in walking and I'll be able to walk more.