LA Weight Loss - Restarting.




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cntdwnto30
01-01-2008, 02:10 PM
I just wanted to say hello to everyone. I have started this plan and gave up to many times. I know this is the healthiest way to lose weight which is why I always come back. My new reason to lose weight is because we just bought a house with a pool. My backyard has no privacy so when Im in the pool with my toddler everyone that happens to look into my yard will see me in my suit. Also I am now in my 30's and have procrastinated enough. I was really hoping to be back in a center but thats not happening. So wish me luck. I'll be on here as much as I can.


Debbie24
01-01-2008, 07:58 PM
GL, theres lots of help here if you need it.

buffystar
01-01-2008, 08:44 PM
I've already begun my journey of restarting- it's difficult but can be done. Tons of support and info here...so a lot more of us are in the same boat- especially after the rash of closings. I am So glad to have found this board.

Good luck to you.:D


bradleys mom
01-01-2008, 08:50 PM
Welcome! You will learn alot here!

beachbabe8406
01-01-2008, 10:01 PM
Kayla-
I am in the same boat as you! I tried this once for just a couple weeks a few months ago, but gave up quickly. It's time for us to start over again and mean it! I like the motivation of your swimming pool. My motivation is to fit back into my jeans again... I am down to one pair that actually fits! Good luck to us both!

CarolMc03
01-01-2008, 11:40 PM
Kayla, good luck!!!!! I am doing the same thing as you are and am actually looking forward to it because I felt sooooo much better when I was on the plan, it makes me wonder why I went off! Now that my center is closed I am depending on my husband and this board to help get me to my goal, sooooo any time you need some encouragement I would be glad help! GOOD LUCK!!!!!! Carol

cntdwnto30
01-02-2008, 11:34 AM
Thanks everyone

Repo girl
01-02-2008, 01:56 PM
Welcome back Kayla. Many of us are in the same boat right now. Lets all work together and make it happen!!!

mumfydog
01-02-2008, 08:13 PM
Happy happy joy joy!

I am sooo glad to find all of you!

I reached my goal weight with LA and it was the least worst plan (all diets are awful to me) I have tried. Over the summer I had too many cheeseburgers and drinkies so I am back to the plan. I loved the LA at home community so this thread is wonderful to find.

gonnabe
01-02-2008, 11:02 PM
Mumfydog!
I was so happy to see you on here! I was gonnabeskinny on pureathome. I fell way off the wagon around Thanksgiving. I just tried signing onto pureathome to restart and found out they are closing. I cannot get in touch with anyone at cust.serv. or my ctr. But I was most upset about losing all that wonderful support from the threads! This site is such an exciting find! I am so ready to get back on plan! I hope everyone else comes here too!

mumfydog
01-03-2008, 08:06 AM
Gonnabe!
Of coarse I remember you!
Can you believe there was no warning? I was going to restart now and signed on and poof - all gone. Oh well.
How are you?
We can definately do this together. I even started a journal last night which I've never done. I also need the big support I found on the home website.I think we can find it here.

Keep trying that customer service number. It took me a lot of tries to get through yesterday but eventually I did and they told me the hours my closest centers were open so I could try to get stuff. Good luck everyone!

gonnabe
01-04-2008, 02:40 PM
Hi Mumfydog!
How are you doing? It feels so good to be back on plan! The only things I'm having a hard time with are getting in the water and not having lites. I have called every center in the state and no one has any lites left. I was able to get 2 boxes of cereal bars and 2 packs of vanilla slim downs. I also got the cards for stabilization. No one has maintenance books left. I have not gotten through the cust. serv. line and I never got an answer from the cust. serv. e-mail address. However, I had an old e-mail from the dietician's and I used that and I got a response. The nutrition department is going to mail me the stabilization and maintenance materials. I feel really bad for them. I got a couple e-mails from them yesterday and they are really nice. I think they are trying to help as many clients as they can.
I hope things are going well for you? Are you in touch with anyone from the old boards? I hope everyone else is doing well. I really miss everyone!

Gonnabe

mumfydog
01-04-2008, 11:43 PM
Gonnabe

How fabulous you could get hold of the nutritionist. I would try to keep in touch with them every now and then. Maybe there is a chance we can all get back together. I had to go to two different centers to get bars and heard they could be bought on ebay. I actually bid on some and won and then found someone with enough to sell to hopefully get me to goal (again!).

I woke up yesterday morning and was actually able to bend my fingers again! Felt sooo much less swollen. I drank tons of water and hot lemon water to deflate myself. I have found it's easier to chug water more easily out of a bottle than a glass. I just refill the bottle I bought at the grocery store (I like the SmartWater bottle because it's 32 ounces but can still fit in the car cup holder!) I did get the late afternoon munchies badly but really tried to keep away from the food by getting out of the kitchen to the living room and doing kids' homework and doting on the dogs (very soothing!)

Today was much better. Was really busy and that kept me from dwelling on food too much!

gonnabe
01-07-2008, 01:20 PM
Hi Mumfydog,
How was your weekend? Mine was okay. Well, we had a great weekend, but I was off plan a little bit. We took the girls (2 and 5) ice skating for the first time yesterday. WHat a great workout! My arms are killing me from holding the little one up! But when they were all sitting around me having lunch, I just had to have one of those hotdogs! And then I snuck a few oreos at my mom's last night. (didn't feel so good last night, my stomach just doesn't like the junk food like it used too!) But, back on track today! REally I need ot get back to my pre-holiday workout schedule. I just can't seem to get out of bed in the morning.
Hope you are doing well!

July19wed
01-07-2008, 05:45 PM
I too am restarting, the first time I quit because of lack of motivation. LAWL was pushed on me by mom mom..nice..BUT I am back because I have 6mo's to lose weight for my wedding in July which gives me my OWN reason for losing weight! :)

gonnabe
01-08-2008, 09:01 AM
Hi July19wed!
Welcome! Congratulations on your engagement! I hope all your wedding plans are going smoothly! Take it one day at a time and just keep thinking how beautiful you will be in your wedding dress!
Good Luck!

mumfydog
01-08-2008, 11:08 PM
Hurrah for all who are restarting!

July we are here to help you look spectacular for your wedding!!!!:carrot:

Gonna - I loathe weekends and I felt sooo sick on Saturday. I did things in the morning and early afternoon and then dove in the couch for the rest of the day. Instead of food I medicated with a lot of medicinal red wine. Sunday I actually felt better and was back on plan. My problem is that I avoid eating early in the day so I know I will have food during my munchy times later. Just about evey nutritionsist says this is not great for you but I need the strategy - at least now! Hope all is well with you now that the week has begun.

We used to have a weekend thread on the LA Website. Maybe we should begin one here?

gonnabe
01-09-2008, 05:41 PM
Hi Mumfydog!
Weekends are sooo hard! There is just too much temptation! We need a weekend support thread!

I save all my foods for in the afternoon/evening too. It helps me avoid cheating with snacks later in the day, but I think it makes me feel so slow and sluggish going into the afternoon. I try and eat a fruit for breakfast and just and la lite for my am snack. For lunch I have a P,V and sometimes my Fat. That way I can have a starch at dinner and I have a starch for my afternoon snack. I used to use a lot of the la snacks in the afternoon so I felt like I was really having a snack. Now I'm having laughing cow cheese on RF crackers. I'm thinking about trying some of the 100 cal snack packs.

What plan are you on? I am on the yellow plan. I am using one south beach bar and one la lite bar a day. I'm trying to stretch out my supply of la lites. The south beach bars taste okay, but they have more calories. (I think they are bigger too) I finally got back on the treadmill today. Hopefully that will help get some of this weight off!

Hope you are having a good week!

Dan2112
01-09-2008, 06:00 PM
I hate to say it, but in the long run, the "saving food till later" strategy may backfire on you.. I know it has with a lot of people, including me...

90% of the time I get done with my starches by lunch. You're much better off by having little meals all day long.. If you spread your portions out, you won't have trouble during "snacky" times. If you get the biggest meal in at lunch, that helps with the afternoon cravings.. Also, make sure you get your waters in...

The South Beach Cereal bars (in chocolate, peanut butter and cinnamon raisin) have fewer calories than the LA Lites and more protein, so when you're out of lites, they will be a pretty decent substitute. They're also mucho-yummo!

Watch out with the laughing cow cheese. Even the light stuff has 300 mgs of sodium per serving and along with the salty RF crackers, it's quite a lot.. Again, make sure you're getting in your water.

Sorry to sound so preachy... :lol:

gonnabe
01-09-2008, 09:33 PM
Dan2112,
I didn't take your reply as preachy. I have no center anymore, so any advice is very welcome.

I have struggled with this for almost 2 years now. I had gotten down to my goal weight (130) in June 2006. I never did stab. or maint. and the weight has just been creeping back up. When I stepped on the scale for the weigh-in thread, I just cried. I cannot believe how much I have put back.

I'm not sure what flavor SB bars I got, I think they are a caramel. It didn't occur to me to compare the flavors for diff. calories, so that is a great tip and I love anything chocolate and p.butter!

I had a huge struggle with spreading out my portions when I lost the weight originally. I had a great counselor when I first reached goal and I totally credit her. She worked very hard to help me break up the foods so I was never hungry and never tired and sluggish. I seem to have fallen into this habit of needing a starch snack in the afternoon. Hopefully once I get myself back on track I can give it up.

And the sodium in the cheese is a great tip. I never even thought to check the sodium on other foods (like LC cheese or even on the RF crackers). Ialways watch in salad dressing and frozen foods and condiments. I can't believe it never occurred to me to check everything we eat.

Thanks for taking the time to reply!

amylou7777
01-09-2008, 11:43 PM
just wanted to invite all the newbies to the "losers and friends" thread we have. That's where we usually check in and update with general chatter!

Welcome!

Nelliebear
01-11-2008, 08:09 PM
Hey gonnabe!!
Nelliebear here! I am so glad I found someone from the old boards!
I am very upset that ALL the Pure weight loss (or LA) centers have closed! At least in my area. they still owe me $612.00! I am trying to get back on plan since I have lost my way since The holidays started and have gained. But without any support I didn,t think I could do it, And YEAH! here you all are!

gonnabe
01-11-2008, 10:49 PM
Nelliebear!
I am so happy to see you here!!! I am so lost without our old boards. These are really good though! Lots of good info. and really nice people. I hope everyone finds their way here!
I know how you feel! I really miss the support of the center. I was not able to get any of my bars and I doubt I'll be getting any money back. I'm trying to get past it and stay on track with the plan. Please come here often! Maybe we can keep each other on track!