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evieistrying09
07-06-2009, 11:46 AM
about two months ago, I lost 10 pounds in 2 weeks...I took slimquick, and working out with a DVD...then summer came around, and I went on out-of-town things, (3 vacations!) ..and actually i'm on my last one right now, and, oh dear, I realized I probably gained back all that weight...

I was laying down to go to sleep, and I felt like I felt more love-handle-age on the sides of me, my butt got me more raised in the air, (haha) and I felt like I was getting a double chin. That's no way to have it!

When I get back, i'm planning on taking slimquick again, and signing up at the ballys by my house. And REALLY sticking with my diet. I'm so sick of being fat. What I really need right now is some motivation....

But, the good thing is,
I was talking to my sister on the phone, and she was saying that she was working out at the ballys near my house, and that I should come work out with her on a guest pass. She is much skinnier than me, and always trying to lure me into her gyms, lol. I'm not very happy for the support at times, but right now, I need it! I can actually have someone work out with me, while I humiliate myself? LET'S DO IT! :carrot:

Thanks guys!


evieistrying09
07-06-2009, 11:47 AM
Thanks for letting my complain!

Lori Bell
07-06-2009, 11:51 AM
What is Slim Quick? I've never heard of it. Is it a magic potion that makes you lose weight really, really fast? Does it cost a lot of money? Do you gain the weight back when you stop taking it? Hummm....sounds great. ;)


Rosinante
07-06-2009, 12:03 PM
Hi Evie, congratulations on your determination to do it again.

I don't know the product but - is it something that's sustainable permanently? The key for all of us is finding some way of eating that will mean not only that we lose weight but that we keep it off - as you've already discovered, that ain't easy! I speak from experience: I've regained in the past and am hoping that this time, calorie counting, I've found a WoE that I can stick to forever and be slim forever.

Good luck.

thinpossible
07-06-2009, 12:40 PM
It's terrific that you're committed to working out and losing weight! You CAN do it! However, 10 lbs in two weeks is just a recipe for regain, IMO. Why the rush to lose it so quickly? My suggestion is to eat real food and develop healthy habits you can sustain for a lifetime. The time is going to pass no matter what, you can lose quickly and regain repeatedly, or you can lose a bit more slowly and keep it off.

evieistrying09
07-06-2009, 12:40 PM
lol slimquick is about $15 for a 30 day supply. I don't lose weight fast, but it helps me speed up my metabolism. Obviously, it didn't work, hahaha. I just have been eating CRAP for the last month. I think I deserved to gain back that 10 pounds! haha

Onederchic
07-06-2009, 12:47 PM
Yeah, there really is no magic pill or solution to losing weight. It's about determination and commitment. Clean up your diet, get to moving and things happen :D.


Disclaimer: I am not a registered dietitian, nutritionist, any kind of health professional or fitness expert...I'm just a woman who's lost 130 pounds so far with a lot of hard work.

RealCdn
07-06-2009, 01:04 PM
There are really only two ways to speed up your metabolism (permanently). One is to build muscle (although it's not going to let you eat a ton and not gain). The other is to move around more, becoming more active. Not just exercise, but on a daily basis. Exercise is good, but if you workout too hard, you may move around less for the rest of the day. Oh, and most pills / drugs / quick fixes are really just a way to part you from your money.

rockinrobin
07-06-2009, 01:11 PM
Obviously, it didn't work, hahaha.

Then why would you bother taking it again? It seems like a total waste of time and money.

That time could be used incorporating new and healthy habits into your life. I think you may just need to come to terms with the fact that the *best* way to lose weight safely and permanently, is to change the foods that you're eating. On a permanent basis. The quantity and the quality. Getting the 'crap" out of your life and adding in good, wholesome, lower calorie foods. Keeping track of them somehow, because we can easily over eat the healthy stuff as well.

Slim quick, doesn't sound all that quick or slim if you have to keep re-doing it.
Because really, if there was some quick fix permanent solution - don't you think Oprah and Kirstie (& billions others) would have caught on by now?

Healthy foods. In healthy portions. Exercise. Healthy foods. In healthy portions. Exercise. Healthy foods. In healthy portions. Exercise.

ninepaw
07-06-2009, 06:20 PM
Having a work out buddy is really the BEST motivator to get to the gym. I've actually been going fairly regularly with my ex these days, since we're still good friends and he's a major supporter of me wanting to live a healthier lifestyle. I've actually started reffering to myself as his side project, because I really am these days! He holds me accountable, and I know he isn't afraid to tell me things I don't wanna hear. He's like my own little personal trainer! :lol: I think everyone could use that kind of support, it really keeps you moving!

chickiegirl
07-06-2009, 06:30 PM
Sounds kind of like the product would be a waste.

I mean, if you move your body and eat well, you look pretty young, so I think the weight would come off without any products and at least then it would be sustainable.

I'm think I'm a lot older than you -- I'll be 32 soon - but I'm around the same height and weighed even more. I just ate right and moved and in 13 weeks I've lost 38 pounds -- which is just shy of 3 a week if I average it out, and I've had some bad times too.

Might not be five pounds a week, but I think because you're young you'd probably be able to have a fairly quick and sizable loss naturally.

chickiegirl
07-06-2009, 06:32 PM
Healthy foods. In healthy portions. Exercise. Healthy foods. In healthy portions. Exercise. Healthy foods. In healthy portions. Exercise.

That's a great mantra Robin!

Tink2lose
07-07-2009, 12:03 AM
Dang it. I wish this thread had been posted yesterday.:( I bought the Slimquick cleanse last night. You all are right. There are no quick fixes and pills are just a way to make a fool part with their money. (Totally not directed at Evie, just a personal observation of myself...)
This is the tread I needed to happen upon. Thank you everybody.
More of this:ebike:
Less of this:mcd:
sorry to hijack:^:

Jacquie668
07-07-2009, 08:14 AM
Slimquick is geared toward female and water retention and other things women experience as well as the normal things like appetite suppression etc. It can benefit some people and as soon as you open the box it advocates a proper diet along with Slimquick. It isn't a solution, but an aid to help like one would say Alli is. I think personally saying it is a "magic pill" is misunderstanding the product. I'm not representing it, will tell you my experience with it in a second, but I just thought I would chime in on the product and what it is supposed to be used for.

As for my experience, I got the Slimquick original, this was before I took birth control pills, and wanted to try to get some relief from some things like water retention and keeping my energy up. Opening the box there is a lot of information, not as in depth as Alli I am assuming, on a healthy diet and exercise that you are supposed to do ALONG with taking Slimquick. It doesn't say to just take the pill and you'll loose weight, at least from what I read and understand of the product. When I started taking it I started feeling anxious and dizzy and realized quickly that the diet aid wasn't for me lol. Realizing that the energy boost it gives you actually made me feel bad, so I stopped taking it. As soon as I went on BC pills, a lot of the issues I had started to get hammered out. So, my core issues really stemmed from hormones and needing to control that. I mean eating healthy didn't help my fatigue I had during my cycle, which I still have, but not as often. Clearly my problems were hormones and I needed something else. For me personally, I would not have taken Slimquick and been on BC pills at the same time, but that is just me. At the time I thought this could help me while I waited two months for my insurance to clear and make an appointment with my OBGYN.

Personally, I think if you want to try it and just keep in mind that any diet aid your safety and health is most important, then try it or go online and look for reviews of that product.

rockinrobin
07-07-2009, 08:27 AM
Slimquick is geared toward female and water retention and other things women experience as well as the normal things like appetite suppression etc. It can benefit some people and as soon as you open the box it advocates a proper diet along with Slimquick. It isn't a solution, but an aid to help like one would say Alli is. I think personally saying it is a "magic pill" is misunderstanding the product. I'm not representing it, will tell you my experience with it in a second, but I just thought I would chime in on the product and what it is supposed to be used for.

As for my experience, I got the Slimquick original, this was before I took birth control pills, and wanted to try to get some relief from some things like water retention and keeping my energy up. Opening the box there is a lot of information, not as in depth as Alli I am assuming, on a healthy diet and exercise that you are supposed to do ALONG with taking Slimquick. It doesn't say to just take the pill and you'll lose weight, at least from what I read and understand of the product. When I started taking it I started feeling anxious and dizzy and realized quickly that the diet aid wasn't for me lol. Realizing that the energy boost it gives you actually made me feel bad, so I stopped taking it. As soon as I went on BC pills, a lot of the issues I had started to get hammered out. So, my core issues really stemmed from hormones and needing to control that. I mean eating healthy didn't help my fatigue I had during my cycle, which I still have, but not as often. Clearly my problems were hormones and I needed something else. For me personally, I would not have taken Slimquick and been on BC pills at the same time, but that is just me. At the time I thought this could help me while I waited two months for my insurance to clear and make an appointment with my OBGYN.

Personally, I think if you want to try it and just keep in mind that any diet aid your safety and health is most important, then try it or go online and look for reviews of that product.

Thanks for the information. It doesn't sound quite as gimmick-y now.

Although as far as water retention, I find that drinking water and avoiding processed foods and sodium is a great natural way to deal with it.

And I don't know, anything that makes one dizzy doesn't sound right to me. Drugs of any sort always frighten me. I personally am a firm believer that we don't need any weight loss aids. *For me*, I'd much rather go the natural route. No need to resort to pills to boost things, speed things, suppress things, etc. A commitment to a healthy diet and exercise is all the aid that is needed, IMO.

Jacquie668
07-07-2009, 08:42 AM
Thanks for the information. It doesn't sound quite as gimmick-y now.

Although as far as water retention, I find that drinking water and avoiding processed foods and sodium is a great natural way to deal with it.

And I don't know, anything that makes one dizzy doesn't sound right to me. Drugs of any sort always frighten me. I personally am a firm believer that we don't need any weight loss aids. *For me*, I'd much rather go the natural route. No need to resort to pills to boost things, speed things, suppress things, etc. A commitment to a healthy diet and exercise is all the aid that is needed, IMO.

I think some of their products are a bit gimmick-y, like Slimquick Extreme. I dunno what is going on with that lol. I think overall I think the idea is that of "take this if you're a female and it can help you, but not without a diet and exercise." Which in a way one could argue that if the pills were just a placebo people might have the same outcome if they followed diet a program anyhow lol. It isn't as it made me feel really bad, but then again so did my BC pills for like 3 months lol.

From what I saw from the Alli website, they seem to have a more in depth diet/healthy eating program. I looked into Alli because my boyfriend saw it and in fact the only reason I tried Slimquick was because of the commercials I saw. I thought "I'm a girl..I have problems..this could help." lol. WRONG lol. With the Alli I don't believe it would help someone like me as I don't eat enough fat on a daily basis to make it work. So, never tried that one.

I hate drugs as well. Taking the Slimquick pill was a bit scary lol. I don't like taking Advil either. The good thing was the lessons I took from Slimquick has made me not try out diet aids. I never tried them before, wanting relief from things I was going through pushed me to try it because no matter what I did, nothing would make it all better. In a way BC pills didn't make things all better, but the improvement is like awesome. That is what I needed. :carrot:

But that is just my experience...and I'm not for it clearly, but I can understand why people take it and why some have some sort of success.

rockinrobin
07-07-2009, 08:55 AM
Unfortunately, I think too many people believe that they can't do "this" on their own, so they are always searching for some kind of helper/product/gimmick. They are looking for some outside answer, when the answer can be found right inside. I just wish that they would realize that the only place they should be searching for that something, that answer, is right there within themselves. Some just have to search a little bit deeper. We all have the power, the tools, the capability and yes the strength to lose weight. Each and every one of us. It's there. It's really, really there.

Jacquie668
07-07-2009, 09:13 AM
Unfortunately, I think too many people believe that they can't do "this" on their own, so they are always searching for some kind of helper/product/gimmick. I just wish that they would realize that the only place they should be searching for that something, is right there within themselves. Some just have to search a little bit deeper. We all have the power, the tools, the capability and yes the strength to lose weight. Each and every one of us. It's there. It's really, really there.

I agree. I think the lessons I'm learning now are to focus on the strength within. I'm not one of those people who can post in the mini-goal forum that I lost 100 pounds in a year. No. I lost 60+ in a year and struggled to reloose the 25 i re-gained. For the last three months I've gained 8 pounds, lost that, regained it again lol. It is frustrating. I think there are people out there who really work hard, eat healthy, and just get so frustrated. I think it is in those moments that seeing a commercials on TV about some sort of diet aid or some sort of Seen on TV exercise equipment makes you want to try it. Then again I'm sure there are people who just got right for diet aids. I mean Slimfast...my Mother used to live off of that stuff. She would loose weight, then regain it all once she stopped doing her Slimfast shakes, which I'll always remember as tasting like cardboard glop.

I'm stuck in the 280s, but that is like ironic since a long time ago I used to complain about being stuck in the 180s! haha. I would love that now.

evieistrying09
07-07-2009, 11:24 AM
Well, I took slimquick, because 1. It was cheap. 2. It boosted my energy, but not in a jittery sort of way, which I loved. 3. It's "supposed" to boost my metabolism. 4 It decreased my appetite. Like REALLY decreased it. It was the nicest thing! 5. I It's for women, I mean seriously? What more could you want?

I mean, I know it's almost like a waste of money, but I was losing weight with it. And if I stayed within my calorie intake, I probably wouldn't have gained all my weight back. As I said, I HAVE been eating crap the last couple of weeks. I mean, mcdonalds and pizza 4 times a week? And not counting your calories at all? I think 3/4 of women out there would gain weight! haha. I'm not blaming slimquick. Taking it had me on a schedule, and I personally think it helped. Thank you guys for your support! I needed it!

rockinrobin
07-07-2009, 12:40 PM
I'm stuck in the 280s, but that is like ironic since a long time ago I used to complain about being stuck in the 180s! haha. I would love that now.

Then by all means UNstick yourself. Keep plugging away. STICK to your plan and those 180's will be yours once again. Because they're there for the taking. Now go and get em' :hug: