Mounjaro Before And After Weight Loss: After losing -67lbs in 42 weeks, I’ve learned some life-changing Mounjaro tips to (hopefully) encourage! Mounjaro weight loss before and after tips are Countess Of Shopping tested and approved you need to know about.
This post is about Mounjaro before and after.
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Mounjaro Before And After
Mounjaro: Has U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for type 2 diabetes (not type 1 diabetes).
As of early November 2023, diabetes drug Mounjaro now can be prescribed for weekly injections for chronic weight management and overweight management under a new weight loss drug name, Zepbound.
Previously use of Mounjaro off-label use was prescribed for weight management in addition to type 2 diabetes.
At the end of the year in 2023, the new drug, Zepbound, will be prescribed as a weight loss medication and weight loss treatment for chronic weight management.
The weight-loss treatment for injectable medication has been a great debate with insurance companies in terms of coverage despite GLP-1 prescription medications showing in clinical trials showing significant amounts of weight being loss.
The manufacturer of the FDA-approved drugs Mounjaro & Zepbound is Eli Lilly.
Mounjaro Before And After Weight Loss
My life before Mounjaro prescription is very different than my life now -67lbs down after being on for 42 weeks.
I am currently on 12.mg having titrated up the last 42 weeks. To read more about 3 (BEST!) Injection sites, READ HERE.
My healthcare professional and I had lengthy discussions about my dose of Mounjaro and how this related to my goal weight.
Tip 1: The biggest before and after is my quality of life has changed. I am able to do a lot more physically with my family than I ever could the last two decades on my 100 lb weight loss journey.
I missed out on so many memories before because I physically wasn’t able to because of too much weight.
Mounjaro Weight Loss Before And After
Because of my weight loss before and after, I was able to take my son across the country to San Francisco by myself doing so many physical things because of my lifestyle changes and healthy habits.
I also took my son fishing by myself! (My hot husband, the Count, stayed at home.)
My question to you is what have you been physically missing out on because of excess weight?
I would never have dared to do all the things I’ve been doing the last 10 months.
My health is drastically different and my A1C is drastically different.
My mindset has had to change with the physical changes to incorporate healthy habits. Some of the changes I have had to incorporate in are:
- Having a support group of people who are on Mounjaro (Join my FREE encouragement group HERE)
- Talking with therapist. Didn’t get 100+ lbs overweight without having an unhealthy relationship with food. Have had to work hard to change the relationship with food.
- Portion sizes drastically different. Working with a GLP-Dietician has greatly helped. (Read more HERE. Use code QUEEN for extra savings.)
- Walking. I my dog and foster dogs a ton with my family!
- Meal Prep – I love getting healthy meals sorted. (High Protein Overnight Oats breakfast HERE)
- 100-120 grams of protein per day. (125 Protein Ideas HERE)
- These are just some!
With all of the pluses, there are of course some side effects to be mindful about and talk to your prescribing medical professional about.
Tip 2: I have to plan my schedule more now, which is based on my prescription. With the shortage, I have to be mindful when I’m refilling and filling my prescription.
This takes more planning and time.
I switched to a telehealth company because some weeks it took 10-15 hours to get my prescription from my regular doctor’s office.
Before And After Mounjaro
Tip 3: Side Effects
There are side effects. I talk in my more detail about Side effects HERE.
Thank goodness there are solutions!
And (most) of Mounjaro’s other side effects in my experience. Always check with your own medical professional.
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Mounjaro Side Effects
The most common side effects of Mounjaro are:
- Decreased appetite
- Stomach Pain
You may notice gastrointestinal issues & gastrointestinal side effects….either it can come out or stay in.
Personally, just because I had one Mounjaro side effect at one dose didn’t mean I was going to have it for all doses.
And the inverse for me is true too. Just because I didn’t experience one side effect on one dose didn’t mean I didn’t have that side effect at a higher dose when I titrated up.
Always seek medical help from your health care provider if you are having severe pain, severe stomach pain, severe abdominal pain and severe symptoms mentioned above. Those can be serious side effects from your weekly injection and may need medical attention quickly from your health care professional. A rare side effect is thyroid cancer. You are at are at a higher risk for a genetic type of thyroid cancer if you have a familial history. Talk to your healthcare provider about symptoms of thyroid cancer.
If you are on diabetes medications, continue to monitor your blood sugar levels and discuss with healthcare professional about medical conditions while on this prescription.
On October 3, 2023, I researched in Virginia what the cost would be for list price Mounjaro cost vs Ozempic cost. Source: GoodRX (not sponsored)
Insurance provide coverage vary greatly on insurance coverage for weight loss medical prescriptions.
First Month: The beginning Mounjaro dose is Mounjaro 2.5mg. When you first start, you will be prescribed Mounjaro 2.5mg with a four, Mounjaro 2.5mg in a box.
Second Month: You can titrate up after 4 weeks to the next level of Mounjaro dosage to Mounjaro 5mg.
Or, you remain at Mounjaro 2.5mg for another 4 weeks.
Each Mounjaro dose is in increments of 4 weeks as 4 pens come in each Mounjaro box.
Your medical professional and you will determine when to titrate up to the next dose.
It is not a race to get to Mounjaro 15mg. Slow and steady wins the race.
How long can it stay out of the fridge (READ HERE)?
Best Overall: LMNT ELECTROLYTES
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“My Stanley helps me drank SO MUCH MORE WATER on Mounjaro! I’m also super clumsy and w/ the spill lock, I don’t spill my water bottle. LOVE LOVE LOVE!”
Most Helpful: Loose Skin Cream
“The loose skin cream has dramatically helped me on my Mounjaro weight loss journey. It is NOT a miracle worker, but DOES help me visibly see results with my loose skin.”
Weight Loss Measurement: Smart Tape Measure That Syncs
“When I’ve had Mounjaro weight loss stalls, this is what gets me through it.”
Most Used: Meal Plan
“With Mounjaro weight loss, I needed an easy meal plan that fit with taking injections. Beyond Body has been beyond exciting on my Mounjaro weight loss journey!”
Sharp Container – You will need somewhere to dispose of your Mounjaro, Wegovy or Ozempic syringe after injecting it. I love this container, but it’s smaller to fight underneath your bathroom sink, but large enough to fit the Mounjaro injection afterwards. SHOP HERE.1) Biohazard Needle & Syringe Disposal
Alcohol Prep Pads
Alcohol Prep Pads For Injection Site – I didn’t realize prior to my Mounjaro injections that I should make sure my injection site was clean with an alcohol pads. I love these because they are so little I can easily store them with my other Mounjaro items. SHOP HERE.
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Need Lunch Ideas? Here are some Mounjaro lunch and dinner ideas that are working well for me.