LA Weight Loss - 9/24/07 New Alli Thread

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09-24-2007, 12:39 PM
Here is the new thread, I will post more in a bit, I am SUPER busy but wanted to get it started....

09-24-2007, 02:04 PM
I copied this from the old thread since I just posted it this morning. Just wanted to update you, and for you to know how much I've missed you guys!!!!

Ladies, I have returned, and I hope I don't have anything else that will take me away! My husband came home late Friday afternoon, and it has been hectic around here. I've tried to nap when he does because I am totally pooed out. Trying to make sure he doesn't overdo things. We took a short walk yesterday, and I mean short! He is on oxygen, and we are hoping he won't have to be on it long. From mid-August until last week one day, he gained almost 50 pounds of fluids. His belly is looking much better. He has lost 10 pounds since he weighed here Sat. morning and when he weighed today. I know our scales are low, but we don't care about the right weight right now for him. We just know he is down 10 pounds. We're monitoring his BP, pulse, and sugar levels pretty close to report to the doctor when we go. We go to the family doctor the end of this week and to 2 specialists next week.

During his 2 weeks in the hospital, I gained 3 pounds. As of this morning, those are gone, and I am back to journaling now that I'm home more. It helps. Alli is my friend again too. lol

I missed chatting with you all. I've skimmed the posts, but I won't try to respond to all of them. You guys talk alot!!!! Just know that I wish you all the best, and we CAN DO THIS!!!!!

09-24-2007, 02:10 PM
Lol. I know this weekend I was like, I'm going to wait till the new thread starts to post. I make my post and voila y'all start a new thread. That's my luck.

09-24-2007, 02:18 PM
OK things have setteled a little.

Tammy-So glad hubby is home again, that is GREAT!!! I am also glad your 3lbs have vacated....wonderful.

I see we have several new people starting to post, WELCOME!!!!!

As for me, still about the same, not gaining but not losing either....I think I am started to adjust to the new dose of the meds, that will help. I had to take my oldest to the hospital yesterday with a TERRIBLE asthma attack. The bad thing is that she DOESNT have asthma...or at least never did!!! She just got released about 30 minutes ago and is now heading to school. I am back at work and trying to catch up on everything. Like I said I see we have some new people posting...that is great. I hope all is going good for everyone!

09-24-2007, 05:27 PM
Hi Everyone,
I've returned from California! I actually lost a couple of pounds while I was gone - I think it's 'cuz I didn't eat sugar. No desserts at my mom's house or my sister's house. All they had was ice cream which wasn't appealing. I had a piece of cake at the wedding. I didn't take Alli while I was gone, even though I did bring it with me.

I've been working on readjusting to the 3 hour time change. It was an ok trip all in all, but I'm so happy to be home. This was my first trip back to California in 8 years. I can honestly say that I have no desire to move back. For a long time, forever really, I always thought if there was a chance I'd move back but there's just too many people, it's too expensive, the roads are too crowded, there's too much smog. So, like Dorothy, I'll just say there's no place like home! And home is Michigan!

Time to get myself together and start journalling and tomorrow I will eat low-fat and by Wednesday I hope to be taking alli again.

Tammy- I need to go back and read the old thread to hear about your husband. But glad to hear he's back home!!

09-25-2007, 02:19 AM
My name is Cindy and I've been on Alli since September 1st, although I started low fat August 28. I have a bunch of weight to lose and I'm hoping I've found the way to get it done with Alli.

I'm married to a tiny man who never complains about my weight, but he just doesn't understand. Of course, he's a skinny person with a healthy relationship with food:^: I'm 44 and have 6 kids, 3 are grown though. I also am a grandmother of 2 with one more due in November.

I have been on every diet out there, give or take. I've had some temporary success (lost 77 lbs on Atkins once), but I've always ended up back where I started. This time is different. With Alli, I am just changing my regular foods to low/non fat versions, eating more fruits and veggies and carefully watching portions. I incorporate the frozen low fat meals in when I want.

I've done very well I guess because I've not had any TEs:o Boy, fear of TE's will sure keep ya on the low fat band wagon.

Anyway, it's so nice to find you all. I've been looking for a good Alli Forum for weeks. The myalli site is just not suitable.

Hope you all don't mind if I join you!!

Cindy T

09-25-2007, 06:29 AM
Still, how scary for you and your daughter with the asthma attack! Let us know how things are going. I agree it is nice to see some new people on here!! More support for everyone.

Bright, welcome back!!! I've never been to California. My hubby was stationed there in the Marines, and I'm sure things have changed tremendously since he was there. I couldn't see myself living there. I could see myself living in Michigan though. lol Bob and I talked before he went to the hospital that we should just make a weekend trip up there, but now I don't think we'll be able to.

Cindy, welcome!!!!!! I'm with you on having quite a bit to lose. Don't let my tracker deceive you. I am doing it in 10 pound increments. I know that Alli isn't a miracle cure, but it helps me stay accountable. I started mid-July on Alli, and we took a trip to Florida right after I started which was a lot of eating out of course. I've lost 12 pounds with a recent gain of 3 while my hubby was in the hospital. Ice cream stress eating did me in!! I have lost those 3, so I'm back to 12. I know there are many who have lost more in less time, but I am satisfied. I know that at my age (52), it isn't going to come off as easy. I also know that I don't get in as much exercise as I should. I am trying to change that. I have to agree with you about the myalli site. Too confusing to find where I've posted before. This is soooooooooooooo much better. Glad that you found us!!!

09-25-2007, 08:38 AM
Well then, ain't we just the cat's pajamas? (Never really knew what that meant, but Granny used to say it when we'd done something good, heheh)

Glad to see everyone's back up and running.
I struggled this weekend with the first cold of the season, so of course I had to have chicken noodle soup and crackers and pretty much all the so-called comfort foods. Got no exercise at all, unless you count stumbling from the bed to the couch. Generally did everything I know better than to do.

But the good news is, my weigh-in this morning has me holding steady. I was sure I'd added a pound or two, but it looks like I dodged the bullet this time.

Got back on track yesterday, so lets see what happens at next week's weigh-in.

Todays Words To Live By:

"Life is what happens while we are busy making plans."

09-25-2007, 12:30 PM
Tammy- We all lose at our own pace. If I've learned anything in my diet experience, its that Im not in a hurry. Steady weight loss is my target. Making heathy choices is my target as well. Of course, I'd love to wake up skinny tomorrow, but its just not going to happen:) I also need to make exercise a target. I do manage a mile walk 3-4 days a week, but I also use any excuse I can to not make it 7 days a week, lol. You're doing a great job!!

Beck- sorry you were sick, its difficult to stick to plan when you're not feeling well. Great job getting back on track!!

Today is my official myalli weigh in day, I'm down 2 lbs. this week for a 14 lb. total loss. I'm very happy with that. If I could lose 2 lbs a week, steadily, I'd be thrilled. I'm not sure that will happen in the long term. I'm busy convincing myself that if the weight loss slows (or when it does), I am going to start upping exercise. This takes a lot of convincing for me, so I'm rolling it around in my every day:D

Hope everyone has a great day!!

Cindy T

09-25-2007, 01:04 PM
Cindy, welcome and good luck! 2lbs is GREAT!

Beck, the cold and flu season is coming! :( Remember to take your vitamins!!

My daughter is doing better, I did have to cancel her allergist appointment since they have her on so many meds right now, there is no point in trying to see what she is allergic to.

I am doing ok! Nothing spectacular. I have noticed that I am retaining water like CRAZY!!! I feel miserable, but it will pass I am sure.

09-25-2007, 04:27 PM
Hi everyone,

well I have been lurking around the thread for days so I finally decided to post. I really need to get my eatting under control. My weight seems to go up and down. I want to get it down and stay that way.

09-25-2007, 04:28 PM
Stilltryin- Sometimes its just harder than others. Life gets complicated and the best we can do is hang in there. Just keep hanging on, drink some extra water (it'll take more with it when leaves). Hope you are feeling better soon.

Cindy T

09-25-2007, 05:08 PM
I know all of us are doing different eating plans, but I have a question....How hard are each of you trying to reach your myalli targets?

They say I'm to strive for 1800 calories per day and 19 grams of fat per meal. When I'm cooking, it doesn't seem to be a problem, but when I'm eating the frozen meals (Smart ones, Healthy Choice) I'm way under. Sometimes I add stuff to it to up the calories and fats, but I'm wondering if it necessary.

Anyway, I'm just interested to know how you all are doing it.

I have read the posts on the myalli site on this issue.

Cindy T

09-26-2007, 11:14 AM
Do you take alli with every meal? My mom mentions I should need to take it all the time, especially if I'm eating right. But I don't know. I still like how alli can help me control myself.

09-26-2007, 02:52 PM
I take it with any meal that has over 5 grams of fat. They say it doesn't help if the meal is lower than that.

What I don't understand is....why do they say that at all. It seems to me that they should instead be advising us not to eat meals that low, because it would be far below "their" targets for us.

Who here eats breakfast every day? Do you force it, or does it just come natually to you? I'm just curious because they all say breakfast is very important and I'm trying to get in the habit, but I do have to force it. If I get busy though, sometimes its still 10:00 or 10:30 before I eat. That is still something I need to work on.

Cindy T

ThinGirl in FatBody
09-26-2007, 04:19 PM
My name is Cindy and I've been on Alli since September 1st,
I'm 44 and have 6 kids, 3 are grown though. I also am a grandmother of 2 with one more due in November.

Hi Cindy, welcome to the Alli thread - WOW 6 kids and you are so young! I'm 42 with 1 and sometimes that's too much to handle :D

But the good news is, my weigh-in this morning has me holding steady. I was sure I'd added a pound or two, but it looks like I dodged the bullet this time.

Got back on track yesterday, so lets see what happens at next week's weigh-in.

Good job maintaining, Beck. That is really the key to success, not gaining weight back. :hug:

If I could lose 2 lbs a week, steadily, I'd be thrilled. I'm not sure that will happen in the long term.

I have been averaging 2 - 2.5lbs a week since July on Alli, before that it was 1.50 - 2 a week. So Alli is helping me quite a bit to stay on track.

I am doing ok! Nothing spectacular. I have noticed that I am retaining water like CRAZY!!! I feel miserable, but it will pass I am sure.

What's up with the water? are you having lots of sodium? I hate that, my fingers get big and my rings feel tight, but since I have been eating low salt I haven't had the problem.

well I have been lurking around the thread for days so I finally decided to post. I really need to get my eatting under control. My weight seems to go up and down. I want to get it down and stay that way.
Hi Bev! welcome to the Alli thread. Have you started Alli? how is it going for you?

....How hard are each of you trying to reach your myalli targets?

I set my targets lower, I'm in a hurry!!

Do you take alli with every meal? My mom mentions I should need to take it all the time, especially if I'm eating right. But I don't know. I still like how alli can help me control myself.

Hi Daimere, I don't take Alli with breakfast, but I take it with lunch (approx 5 - 7 grams) and dinner (approx 10 - 15 grams)

09-26-2007, 05:16 PM
Yeah i dont know what is the water is annoying..but oh well. I dont think I am getting toooo much sodium, I have been watching it. I think it is the adjustment to the new meds. Who knows, I will get through it.

Shy Moment
09-26-2007, 08:33 PM
That is one of the very reasons I haven't started taking the Alli yet, among other reasons. They tell me 1800 calories. I don't count calories but when I do check them to see how close I am. I am never over 1300. Fat they say something like 54 grams a day. I am never over 30.

I try to eat six meals a day. before breakfast and breakfast ( breakfast broken into two meals ) before lunch and lunch ( lunch broken into two meals ) before dinner and dinner ( broken into two meals ) and then some kind of snack. Most of the time before the before dinner meal I am so stuffed I don't know how to get another bite in me.

09-26-2007, 09:08 PM
I've had to force myself to eat breakfast. I even have to wake up earlier one the days I could sleep in so I can get it in. But I know it's good for me and I'm starting to really enjoy eating breakfast now.

09-26-2007, 11:01 PM
gosh i have missed you guys ! i kept checking but i couldnt find the new thread! i was worried about you all. :o the dr has me off work until dec 1. then i start looking for a new job. i am hoping to lose at least 10 pounds by then. a few of my friends work at disneyland anaheim and want me to join them. so we shall see..sue

Shy Moment
09-27-2007, 11:22 AM
I was never a breakfast person no matter what time I got up. I have found I need to eat smaller portions and eat more times a day. Eating breakfast has really helped get the food into me that I need. I still don't eat enough.

09-27-2007, 11:31 AM
hey cats and gators!

hope everyone's having a great day/week!

09-27-2007, 12:20 PM
well my week is going "okay". Nothing major happening. I had a good day yesterday and I am aiming for another. At this point I am taking things ONE DAY AT A TIME!!!!

ThinGirl in FatBody
09-27-2007, 12:24 PM
I've been sitting day dreaming about food all morning, somebody please slap some sense into me... :(

I keep picturing toasted bagels with melting butter AND cream cheese and potato chips and dip. What the heck is wrong with me today? :dizzy::dizzy::dizzy:

09-27-2007, 02:38 PM
Hey, all!!

Daimere: I eat breakfast, (Special K with almonds and 2% milk). I don't take a pill with breakfast (not enough fat) but do take one with lunch and dinner, no matter what we're having.
Thin: Thanks for the pat on the back.
Got2: Make sure you don't let weight loss interfere with whatever the Doctor's got you out of work for. They always told me that healing requires the right vitamins and proteins.
Thin: Try picturing those greasy bagels superglued to your butt.
Still: I know how you feel--when I start holding water, I'm absolutely miserable. I never understood how drinking more water could help me to loose more water. Oh well, welcome to Beckie's world.

Keep on Keeping On:

Here's some more of my favorite WORDS TO LIVE BY:

Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice Doggie!"......'til you can find a rock.

09-27-2007, 02:52 PM
beck i loved the picture in my mind of bagels stuck on the butt. mine goes to my hips:D i eat breakfast too. most days just yoghurt and toast, sometimes eggs and veggies. i still have not hit the high calorie goal of 1800 or the fat grms of 19 per meal. i take alli anyway 3 times a day. i am having a high stress day today, and crawling out of my skin with nerves. hid the high cal junk my husband eats and going for a walk..:(

Shy Moment
09-27-2007, 03:48 PM
Now a toasted bagel is only 1 gram of fat ( I eat the mini ones ) and a Tbs of cream cheese ( the whipped kind ) is only 3 grams of fat. Nothing wrong with that. Nice breakfast along with a banana, small glass 4 oz of orange juice and a bowl of grape nuts 1/2 cup cereal with 1/2 cup 2% milk:) That is about what I eat for the before breakfast and breakfast meal. That is two of my six meals a day.

Pre Breakfast
Bagel ( 1 mini ) Fat = 1 Calories = 130
Cream Cheese ( Whipped Kind ) Fat = 3 Calories = 30
Orange Juice 4 oz Fat = 0 Calories = 55

Total Fat Pre Breakfast = 4
Total Calories Pre Breakfast = 215

Grape Nuts Cereal 1/2 Cup Fat = 1 Calories = 200
Banana Fat = 1/2 Calories = 100
1/2 Cup 2% Milk Fat = 2 1/2 Calories = 65

Total Fat Breakfast = 4
Total Calories Breakfast = 365

Total Morning Meals
Fat = 8
Calories = 580

That is if I get all the food eaten I am suppose to eat by 10 am lol.

09-27-2007, 04:26 PM
I eat the mini bagels too. I eat them with a meal to add some calories and fat (I just had a Healthy Choice Steamers Basil Chicken, very good, that was very low in both, added a mini bagel with onion flavored cream cheese).

I eat them for a snack with FF or Light Stawberry flavored cream cheese. I have 5 kinds of cream cheese in fridge, lol, some reg, some light, some FF depending on my needs:dizzy: I think its a great way to get closer to the targets.

Now if I could just find whole wheat bagels, I'd feel a lil better about them.

Cindy T

Shy Moment
09-27-2007, 04:31 PM
Don't know if you have a Giant Eagle around you. They sell the whole wheat bagels. I don't like the fat free or low fat cream cheeses but I have found the whipped is way lower in fat than the regular and tastes better than the low fat or fat free. I should get adventurous and try some of the other flavors. Have never tried any but the regular cream cheese.

Since there is only 1 gram of fat in a bagel. You don't have to worry about grease or fat or much of anything. It is a nice addition to the daily intake.

09-28-2007, 05:23 PM
Got on the scale today and I lost another 3 pounds! That totals 17 pounds lost since I started taking alli. I know it doesn't seem like a lot, but for a few weeks I was staying at 220 and 219. I was getting really frustrated because I've been watching what I eat and exercising 5 times a week. But all my hard work is paying off!

I know muscle weighs more than fat and I really wasn't worried because I went down a pants size. :carrot: I'm donating my size 18-20's next week!!!

I'm heading up to NJ this weekend to see the family. I plan on moving back the end of February. It's time to leave NC and head home. Since I separated from my husband, I really have no reason to be here. Plus jobs are really bad here. Too many plants are closing.

Well, everyone have a nice weekend!!!

Shy Moment
09-28-2007, 06:27 PM
Congrats on the weight loss. Hope you have a nice weekend.

09-28-2007, 09:09 PM
Beck, I'm like you and trying to get back on track. It isn't easy, is it?

Cindy, I agree about a steady weight loss. I want it faster though! LOL 14 total is great!! I'm the same with 1800 cal, and the 19 fat. I come close to those except for breakfast I rarely hit 5 fat grams. I do eat breakfast everyday though.

Welcome Bev!!

Debaline, 17 total is wonderful!

I just bought some Thomas's mini-bagels at Wal Mart. They are strawberry, and they are delicious. I don't put anything on them at all.

My weigh in was yesterday, and I have now lost 13.

Now I am going to whine a bit. Just don't hit me. I honestly think that I was getting more rest when hubby was in the hospital. Since he's home, I still have laundry to do of course, but now there is more. I am cooking, and when I was here by myself, I was just grabbing things. My chiro talked today about how tight my middle back was today and it hasn't been at all. She feels like it's stress. We sat and talked a little bit about everything that's going on, and of course, I cried.

Tomorrow I'm taking the dog to the doggy hotel, hubby will be at home, and I'm going to see out son at college for family weekend. I'll go to the football game, and then he and I will get together afterwards for dinner. One of hubby's friends is planning to come and spend part of that time with him so I don't have to feel like I have to rush back. Hubby is capable of doing more than he was, BUT I don't want him getting totally worn out more than he is.

I feel really guilty because there were a few times that I almost wished he was still at the hospital! I know things will keep getting better, and it will be easier when he isn't on the oxygen. Thanks for letting me vent a little ladies!

I hope you all have a great Alli weekend!

Shy Moment
09-28-2007, 09:11 PM
That is one of the things we are here for, to rant. We all understand. The worry has finaly caught up with you. It effects the body. You need some relax time. Yes, sometimes when they are home it is more work than when they aren't lol.

I know you are worried about him, don't want him to do to much. Please, take care of yourself. You are no good to him if you are all worn out and not feeling well.

Congrats on the weight loss.

ThinGirl in FatBody
09-29-2007, 01:41 AM
Thin: Try picturing those greasy bagels superglued to your butt.

Okay, that totally worked! LOL thanks :D

Got on the scale today and I lost another 3 pounds! That totals 17 pounds lost since I started taking alli.

Excellent progress!!! you are doing very well, congrats! :hug:

My weigh in was yesterday, and I have now lost 13.

Great work!! :hug: keep it up!

I totally understand your vent, looking after your hubby is a lot of work, sometimes it's hard enough to look after ourselves! It's going to get better soon. :)

You guys would have been so proud of me today. I had to leave work early to take my daughter to the doctors. After her appointment we stopped by the mall to get a few things, I hadn't eaten since breakfast and I thought about going into a restaurant for lunch, I was so close to going in - but at the last moment (and at the door) decided nope, we're going home. I had my regular healthy meal of grilled chicken, veggies and brown rice. Then I did an hour of cardio..

Tonight we had a party to go to, there was TONS of food, spring rolls, deep fried lobster, roti, wraps, meatballs, rack of lamb, lasagna, tarts, cakes, squares.... and I had.......

a tea with sweetener, a water & a coffee with sweetener

... not one morsel of food passed my lips :carrot:

It was pretty tough, everywhere I looked people were eating, a couple of times the room was just spinning, I swear everyone was chewing! I kept thinking about my trip, and the clothes I want to buy before I go and the formal nights where I want to look really nice. That kept me from devouring the cheesecake.

Tomorrow night I have a dinner at my husband's club, I talked to the food & beverage manager today, they are doing a special low fat/no salt dinner for me and a fruit plate for dessert. I am trying so hard to do as well as I can, only 7 1/2 weeks until our trip. :cool: The closer I get to this trip, the stronger I am becoming - I don't think I've ever wanted it as bad as I do now - I'm doing everything in my power to make use of this time to achieve my Nov 19 goal. (150)

Shy Moment
09-29-2007, 09:17 AM
You talked about how it seemed everywhere you looked someone was eating lol. You know something I have noticed. There are food places everywhere. I never noticed that before lol. I never was one to eat out much, would rather know food came from my clean kitchen. Still, I never noticed how many places there are to eat outside of the home. Even in my little town we have a MC Donald's and a subway, 2 pizza/chicken shops and you can get food at the gas stations. Yuck, no wonder it is so hard for some people to make good food choices.

09-29-2007, 11:04 AM
Hello Ladies! I have a question about Alli. I have struggled with losing weight, and have yo yo dieted for so many years to the point where my body is soooo reluctant to lose any weight. I weigh 134 lbs (down from 164) and I really just want to get these last ten or so pounds off. Although the chart on the back of Alli said that I wasn't in the required weight range to take it, I bought it anyway. My main question is why do they not recommend Alli for someone who wants to lose ten pounds? Do they expect you to stop taking Alli once you hit the lowest minimum weight in your height range? I don't get it, I don't want to hurt myself, but I'd much rather take something like this than that other stuff that makes me jittery. Anyone else in here taking the product that is under the weight recommended?

09-29-2007, 11:56 AM
Good morning all - I am officially on vacation for the next two weeks! Yahoo! Have lots of stuff planned that should help me stay on track - at least in the exercise department. Surely trimming hedges, climbing up ladders and the like should count as exercise. Hope everyone is doing well!

09-29-2007, 12:50 PM
Well it is nice to see that several new people have joined us here. And that several "oldies"(just kidding ladies) are doing so very well.

I am just kinda "here" still. Not much new. I am at work today until noon and then I have to go shopping with my kids a little. (Thats always a blast)

Well I am happy everyone is checking in and moving right along! Keep up the good work. I am sorry I am absent more lately. I have been crazy busy! As some of you know I am in the market for a new job. I am in Sales right now but I am an Elementary School Teacher by trade. I had applied at a few places and came VERY, VERY close to being offered a VERY good job. But that didnt happen. So I have been looking (quietly). Well I posted my resume on a couple of Job boards (monster, career builder) and last week I got a call from the HR man at a MAJOR international Finance company. He said he found my resume and wanted to know if I would be interested in a position with the company. I said I would be interested in learning MORE about the position and the company. So he forwarded my resume to the local manager and she contacted me to schedule and interview...could be interesting! Then this morning when I got to work I got an email from a (fairly close) school district asking if I would be still interested in a teaching position, as they have one available now. So I emailed them back saying I would be. And now I just found out that a "city" (government) job is going to be available here soon, the gal just gave her 2 weeks notice (out of the blue) I will be checking into that one too.

Boy I hope with all this action, something comes of it!!!! Wish me luck!

09-29-2007, 03:44 PM
Hi all.

I am Jenn. Been a member here (one who comes and goes frequently) for a while. I was first on South Beach. Then Weight Watchers. Then Fat Smash. I originally lost 40 pounds with diet and exercise. Then I lost another 20. I've gained 45 back.

I am unhappy and need to do something about it. This week, I started eating lower calorie/smaller portion/low fat diet. I start Alli itself on Monday.

I am about 2.5 weeks away from turning 30. I don't want to be 31 and at this weight. I hope to lose 60 pounds in a year but more importantly, eat well again and exercise. I am dealing with an unsuccessful foot surgery so I am slowly getting back into the swing of things.

Thanks for letting me vent a bit and intro myself!


09-29-2007, 04:03 PM
Still...boy when it rains it pours doesnt it ! all those job offers, which one are you leaning toward ? i am looking for work as i cant work retail anymore because of all the pins and metal in my foot makes it hard to stand. so looking for a sit down job. welcome jenne, looks like we both have ankle problems. i am not losing weight in spite of eating right, taking alli, and riding my exersice bike.. getting p.o.'d at everything. my fear is i waited too long to lose weight. now i am 55 ,menopausal, and hormonally challenged. gosh i hope this isnt true for me. well, next week i am going to cut my carbs alittle and see where that leads..any suggestions very welcomed. :(

09-29-2007, 04:07 PM
P.S. kobe21.. i know losing that last ten pounds is really hard. you may want to check the alli home page and see if you question is answered there. alli is really good at keeping me on track and i dont have the jitters.

09-29-2007, 05:26 PM
I'm sorry guys. I just stopped in to read real quick, but thought I'd amswer Kob21.

I know they recommend you be at a certain weight to use Alli, but I think it is more because they don't want to be perceived as taking advantage of dieters..?? I really just don't see how it could be bad for you. I guess I shouldn't encourage you to do something against their recommendations as I'm not a doctor, but common sense tells me it shouldn't be a problem.

Maybe it has something to do with there not being enough time to establish a change in eating patterns with someone who only has a little to lose. They aren't taking into consideration people in your position who've already been losing on an eating plan, but need a little help getting to goal.

I'd say try it. I don't think it could be harmful.

Cindy T

I'll be back tomorrow guys to post to you all. I'm leaving to go play Bingo soon:)

Shy Moment
09-29-2007, 06:17 PM
Might have something to do with you need a certain amount of fat intake in your body. If you are under a certain weight for a height you probably aren't taking in more fat than you need. Just because a person needs to lose weight. Does not mean they are taking in to much fat and that is what Alli is for. There are many reasons like calories and carbs that can cause weight gain if a person takes to many in. That is all I can imagine about the Alli.

My gosh 134 for your height sounds really good. I am only 4 foot 11 and the chart shows I should weigh between 110 and 130 for my height and small build.

09-29-2007, 10:56 PM
Thanks for listening gang! I plan to sleep in our son's room since he is away at college. I think I'll be able to rest better there because the oxygen won't be in the same room. We'll see how it goes. I have been trying to keep eating healthy so I don't get too worn down. Getting away today did me a world of good. It was a beautiful day for the football game, and our son and I went to Red Lobster for dinner after the game. We had a very nice visit. Hubby did fine while I was gone. He even did a load of laundry! It probably did him good to have the house to himself for a while too.

Thanks for the congrats on my losing another pound. I'm not weighing for a few days now. I have been crampy all day, so I don't want to weigh until after TOM unless it is late like last time.

Thin, smart move on checking on the meal and making arrangements for something that is good for you!

Shy, I live in a small town too, and we have 3 pizza places within 1 mile of our house. Isn't that sad???

Kobe, at 5'6", you are at a healthy weight right now. That is why they don't recommend it. That weight is in the Normal category according to the BMI, so I don't even think a doctor would advise you to lose more weight. Is there a reason you feel you have to be 115?

Bobbigene, I think all of those count as exercise. Can I count them as part of mine?????

Still, boy when it rains it pours doesn't it?? All of those job possibilities!! Keep us posted!!!

Jenn, 60 pounds is very doable!! 1 pound a week is 52 pounds in a year (although I'd like to lose 20 pounds a week to do it a bit faster, lol). Good luck!!

I just read got2get's post and we both said about the rain and pouring. Great minds think alike!! And hey girl, I am 52, wondering if I'm in menopause, and I know I have health issues (fibromyalgia, arthritis). We must be in the same boat, so we're going to have to accomplish this stuff together!

Cindy, I want to play bingo!!

Shy again, we both thought the same thing about Kobe's weight being a healthy one for her height.

Shy Moment
09-30-2007, 10:33 AM
I am so glad you had a nice day with your son. YES we worry about your husband BUT we WORRY about you. We want you to take care of yourself. Isn't it funny how very quickly woman start to worry about other woman they have never seen face to face. You and yours are in my prayers and I do think about you.

I have been reading a few posts on this site of people who want to be way to thin. This worrys me. Even the press is starting to give the actors and actress a hard time about how thin they are. The body was meant to have some meat on it not just be skin and bones. AND do people understand they might think they look good walking around like a skeleton but they don't and it makes them look old way before their time.

I count everything. When I do laundry there are two flights of stairs. One for the basement and one for the upstairs. That is exercise lol.

Just think 1lb a week stays off. You are use to eating the way you needed to eat to get it off so it stays off. 20lbs a week is fast. Your body doesn't have time to adjust to the loss. The body wants it back and sure seems to try to get it back lol.

Menopausal lol I hit early menopause right after I had my tubal at ate 29. Its a great excuse when you just can't stand it anymore and want to rant lol.

09-30-2007, 01:13 PM
Everyone is doing so well!! Congrats to all.

I did find some Thomas' Healthy Grains Bagels and even though I was a bit nervous to try them, they are great. They are a large bagel with 290 calories/2 fat grams, but they have 8 grams of fiber. Very filling. I even took a sandwich to Bingo (I didn't win:() made with it. I had 2% cheese and low fat salami with pepperocini and red onion, mmmm. I also brought some baked chips, a plum and a banana. I felt like I'd brought a picnic:) I didn't even miss the double cheeseburger and fries I used to order there.

Hope everyone has a great day!!

Cindy T

Shy Moment
09-30-2007, 01:42 PM
Sounds good will have to use my bagel when we go to the park to make a sandwich with. Better than going to subway.

09-30-2007, 10:25 PM
thanks all! I imagine that there will be a little more than an initial 1 lb. loss this week (which brings me to the 60 lbs I guess).

I had salmon tonight for dinner so I might wait to take the first pill until Tuesday and make sure I cleanse a bit treatment effects for me!

Have a good week all!

10-01-2007, 10:41 AM
I just typed up a really long response post and it disappeared!! I hate that! I'm at work so I have to make it short and sweet. Thanks so much for everyone's responses I am going to be careful and ease into the Alli program. I have a small frame that doesn't flatter 134 lbs., and I look at the beautiful clothes I wore and all the pictures I took when I hit my lowest weight (122, I think) and really want that to happen again. My start date is this Wednesday, that is my day off of work (can you tell I am nervous about te's?). I am getting my diet in order and will be careful with the Alli. I hope everyone has a great Monday!!

10-01-2007, 11:45 AM
Good morning all! They just can't get along without me at work - I't 10AM and I've already gotten 2 calls from work. Geez, what will they do when I lose all of my weight and win America's Next Top Model - Short & Senior competition? :dizzy:

Changed the avitar to show my two kitties. Annoying as the male is (the lighter colored one) he's a sweetie. The female beats the crap out of him at least once a week, just to show him she's still queen of the house.

Had a good weekend, didn't do much of anything. I'm on my way out to start trimming the hedges and cleaning up the front flower beds. It rained yesterday so should be great for pulling weeds! Talk to you later.

10-01-2007, 01:20 PM
well weigh in day today and i lost another pound..brings me to 5 lbs.. so i am not complaining. got off track sunday but am motivated by the loss and on alli bandwagon today. bobbigene your cats are cute. i have two also and they fight all the time. kobe watch all the fat you eat and you shouldnt have te. alli helps me stay away from the high fat junk i love and is helping me love the good stuff. i feel the difference too..sue

10-01-2007, 01:21 PM
Good Morning All,

Got2gethealthy- Congrats on the loss!!

To All just starting- don't worry too much about TE's, been on Alli a month and have not had one yet. Just keep your fats at or below targets and you'll be fine.

bobbi- all that yard work will be great exercise!!:)

Yesterday I had one of those days where I just wanted to eat..and eat..and eat. I'm not sure why, but I was a bit down, so I think I was trying to comfort myself. I didn't eat anything bad, just good stuff, often. I was very proud of the fact that I didn't reach for forbidden thats progress. Today I'm feeling pretty good. Need to get off this computer and clean up the weekend mess.

Tomorrow is my official weigh in date, but I weigh in every day anyway. I'm down 1 lb this week so far. We'll see what tomorrow brings. If the pound is my loss for the week, I'll be fine with it.


Cindy T

Shy Moment
10-01-2007, 01:44 PM
Yes that is great progress not to go for the bad foods and just eat the good stuff when you want to eat eat eat way to go. Nice weight loss again.

I just am not taking in enough fat I don't think to use the Alli yet. I could be wrong. Way to go on the weight loss.

Pretty cats, sounds like mine, he beats up the Lab once a week just to keep things in order lol. Oh I will be right there beside you at the contest. Short sassy lol.

I was so surprised to find out how much fat and such was in salmon. I thought oh this is good for me and then found out what was in it.

10-01-2007, 01:52 PM
I am getting ready to start the new thread....sorry for the delay!