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Karen1234
10-02-2009, 04:35 PM
I've taken the liberty to start a new thread for October which I think is going to be a great month for all of us...

Great News Here... I signed the 60 lb board today!! YEAH!! :carrot::carrot: Wahoo!! I lost 3 lbs sinc Tuesday, FINALLY, The plateau ends!! Great start to my weekend. I'm now officially 190, can't wait to hit the 180's.... so excited I can hardly contain my glee!! Hope his is a good omen for everyone and all of you will see some great drops this weekend or coming week, wishing you all the best :0)


TeresaG
10-02-2009, 04:44 PM
I've taken the liberty to start a new thread for October which I think is going to be a great month for all of us...

Great News Here... I signed the 60 lb board today!! YEAH!! :carrot::carrot: Wahoo!! I lost 3 lbs sinc Tuesday, FINALLY, The plateau ends!! Great start to my weekend. I'm now officially 190, can't wait to hit the 180's.... so excited I can hardly contain my glee!! Hope his is a good omen for everyone and all of you will see some great drops this weekend or coming week, wishing you all the best :0)

WOOHOO!!! That is truly a great way to start the weekend. I will keep my fingers crossed that you have broken this little curse so many of us seem to have struggled with in September. We will see what tomorrow brings. Hopefully I can make it at least in to the 170's or maybe even enough to sign the 50 lb board. Maybe I should go for an extra long walk tonight.

Great job Karen!

Karen1234
10-02-2009, 04:59 PM
WOOHOO!!! That is truly a great way to start the weekend. I will keep my fingers crossed that you have broken this little curse so many of us seem to have struggled with in September. We will see what tomorrow brings. Hopefully I can make it at least in to the 170's or maybe even enough to sign the 50 lb board. Maybe I should go for an extra long walk tonight.

Great job Karen!

Thanks Teresa, a good long walk sounds like a good plan too... I'm running tonight :0)


GWE140
10-02-2009, 05:25 PM
I've taken the liberty to start a new thread for October which I think is going to be a great month for all of us...

Great News Here... I signed the 60 lb board today!! YEAH!! :carrot::carrot: Wahoo!! I lost 3 lbs sinc Tuesday, FINALLY, The plateau ends!! Great start to my weekend. I'm now officially 190, can't wait to hit the 180's.... so excited I can hardly contain my glee!! Hope his is a good omen for everyone and all of you will see some great drops this weekend or coming week, wishing you all the best :0)

Karen - AWESOME job with your WI! Congrats on the 60lbs!

WOOHOO!!! That is truly a great way to start the weekend. I will keep my fingers crossed that you have broken this little curse so many of us seem to have struggled with in September. We will see what tomorrow brings. Hopefully I can make it at least in to the 170's or maybe even enough to sign the 50 lb board. Maybe I should go for an extra long walk tonight.

Great job Karen!

Teresa- I am with you hoping to sign the 50lb board tomorrow...good luck!

funshine
10-02-2009, 06:00 PM
Way to go Karen and Teresa! :cheer3:

Love your profile pic, GWE...lookin' good!

reuselady
10-02-2009, 06:12 PM
I've taken the liberty to start a new thread for October which I think is going to be a great month for all of us...

Great News Here... I signed the 60 lb board today!! YEAH!! :carrot::carrot: Wahoo!! I lost 3 lbs sinc Tuesday, FINALLY, The plateau ends!! Great start to my weekend. I'm now officially 190, can't wait to hit the 180's.... so excited I can hardly contain my glee!! Hope his is a good omen for everyone and all of you will see some great drops this weekend or coming week, wishing you all the best :0)
Way to GO!! Yeah Karen!
And a beautiful night to run in Savannah! :running:
jeanette

reuselady
10-02-2009, 06:16 PM
WOOHOO!!! That is truly a great way to start the weekend. I will keep my fingers crossed that you have broken this little curse so many of us seem to have struggled with in September. We will see what tomorrow brings. Hopefully I can make it at least in to the 170's or maybe even enough to sign the 50 lb board. Maybe I should go for an extra long walk tonight.

Great job Karen!
I really hope you are right, Teresa - Too many good people, staying on program, have struggled this past month. We need some good breakthroughs!
:carrot:Yeah everybody!! :carrot:

cmb9697
10-02-2009, 06:28 PM
Way to go everyone! You're all such an inspiration! I see what you're doing and it tells me that I can do it too. Even when those snacks are calling my name... I will persevere!!!!

kccross
10-02-2009, 06:38 PM
I took a nice walk this morning, it's finally getting cooler here in north Florida! I'm hoping to start walking every morning. SOOO looking forward to Fall!!

TeresaG
10-02-2009, 06:49 PM
Teresa- I am with you hoping to sign the 50lb board tomorrow...good luck![/QUOTE]

Your picture is awesome. I look at you and see what you weigh and then look at me. I weigh 3 lbs more, but you certainly don't look overweight, I do. I'm not beating myself up because from where I was is a definite improvement. Your accomplishments are truly an inspiration. Your goal weight is so much lower than mine. I have been contemplating what mine would actually be when I got closer and I don't think I could make it to 140. You are a little taller than I am. Can I ask what influenced you in setting your goal? I think mine might end up being closer to 150. Who knows though once I get to that point it might change again. 160 is at the high end of the range for my height.

GWE140
10-02-2009, 07:04 PM
Way to go Karen and Teresa! :cheer3:

Love your profile pic, GWE...lookin' good!

Funshine - thank you for the compliment...it has taken me years to take a picture of myself...I just had the put this up for you all!

Teresa- I am with you hoping to sign the 50lb board tomorrow...good luck!

Your picture is awesome. I look at you and see what you weigh and then look at me. I weigh 3 lbs more, but you certainly don't look overweight, I do. I'm not beating myself up because from where I was is a definite improvement. Your accomplishments are truly an inspiration. Your goal weight is so much lower than mine. I have been contemplating what mine would actually be when I got closer and I don't think I could make it to 140. You are a little taller than I am. Can I ask what influenced you in setting your goal? I think mine might end up being closer to 150. Who knows though once I get to that point it might change again. 160 is at the high end of the range for my height.[/QUOTE]

Teresa - Thank you too, I have struggled with taking pictures for a LONG time and only now feel like I can actually look at myself in a picture. As for stating I don't look overweight is exactly my problem...I am a bit taller but I gain and lose weight as I have mentioned before from my nose to my toes...all over so it distributes evenly, but I have to say the running I have been doing all along has definitely helped in the firming and shaping of my body...My goal is to between 140-150lbs, the weight I was before I went on this roller coaster of a ride gaining all this weight several years ago...I will probably stop at 145, I just want to feel good and to continue eating without starving, what ever that ends up being. Good luck

E4FEwife
10-02-2009, 07:15 PM
So, I weighed in yesterday and had the tanita done. The numbers all looked great. The one thing I found interesting was that they gave me a "healthy" range this time for my height and I was surprised at what they considered "heathy" for me. At 5'4" they said I should be between 134-158. Has anyone else had their center tell you what your range should be versus letting you tell them/decide what you want to weigh?

TeresaG
10-02-2009, 07:31 PM
So, I weighed in yesterday and had the tanita done. The numbers all looked great. The one thing I found interesting was that they gave me a "healthy" range this time for my height and I was surprised at what they considered "heathy" for me. At 5'4" they said I should be between 134-158. Has anyone else had their center tell you what your range should be versus letting you tell them/decide what you want to weigh?

The counselors at my center have been really great in that area. They have the standard charts posted of what the healthy ranges should be and the range they gave you sounds about right. When I've talked to the counselors about some of the different comments made along these lines, they said what most centers look at when people are allowed to start maintenance isn't their weight, but the numbers from the tanita. I forget the range, but they want our fat % to be at a certain level. Within that range they gave you, you should be able to choose your goal as long as your fat % is within the healthy range.

Phat not Fat
10-02-2009, 07:31 PM
So, I weighed in yesterday and had the tanita done. The numbers all looked great. The one thing I found interesting was that they gave me a "healthy" range this time for my height and I was surprised at what they considered "heathy" for me. At 5'4" they said I should be between 134-158. Has anyone else had their center tell you what your range should be versus letting you tell them/decide what you want to weigh?

The Lincoln center ran my numbers and suggested what my ideal weight should be, which I felt was a bit high for my height. The counselor went on to say that the more I lose, the numbers will move around, which will also alter that original target weight. (What she said made sense to me, but I don't think I explained it well here!) :dizzy:

JJ

funshine
10-03-2009, 12:18 AM
Since there's so much talk about pics I thought I should share this: it seems when I look in the mirror I still see the 17lbs heavier me. My son and I were goofing off tonight with the camera and I couldn't believe the few pics of me. They weren't full body shots, but I could tell a huge difference in my face!

GWE140
10-03-2009, 11:36 AM
I DID IT!!! I signed the 50lb board today...I feel great! Just wanted to share, hope you all have a great OP weekend!

Karen1234
10-03-2009, 11:44 AM
I DID IT!!! I signed the 50lb board today...I feel great! Just wanted to share, hope you all have a great OP weekend!

YEAH!!! CONGRATULATIONS!! :carrot::carrot: I think this is going to be a month of victories for all of us... we certainly deserve it... Way to Go GWE!

noahsmama
10-03-2009, 02:40 PM
I DID IT!!! I signed the 50lb board today...I feel great! Just wanted to share, hope you all have a great OP weekend!

Congrats GWE!!! What an awesome feeling and congrats on all your hard work! You should be very proud.

nabeelmalik
10-03-2009, 11:30 PM
I DID IT!!! I signed the 50lb board today...I feel great! Just wanted to share, hope you all have a great OP weekend!


W O W !!!!! congrats! you are AWESOME and a great inspiration!!!! Really W O W !11

leahruthie
10-04-2009, 03:00 AM
just stopping in to say hi and that i am enjoying keeping up with everyone's successes! i'm thinking i'm just going to have to put my plan on hold for a while and pick it back up when things settle down. but you know what? i'm totally OK with that. things are just too hectic right now to worry about having HNSes on hand or remembering to take my vitamins or whatever.

things are still pretty gloomy over here with my FIL but he wiggled his toes on command tonight, which is AMAZING. hopefully he'll be up soon...

cmb9697
10-04-2009, 10:22 AM
Sorry to hear that Leah, but you know we'll all be here for you! Please check in from time to time and let us know how things are going...

porchmom84
10-04-2009, 11:21 AM
WOOHOO!!! That is truly a great way to start the weekend. I will keep my fingers crossed that you have broken this little curse so many of us seem to have struggled with in September. We will see what tomorrow brings. Hopefully I can make it at least in to the 170's or maybe even enough to sign the 50 lb board. Maybe I should go for an extra long walk tonight.

Great job Karen!
Thanks for starting the thread and sharing your story. Everyone's stories help give perspective and hope. I read a lot about plateaus and am curious how long yours lasted....I'm past preconditioning and lost 2 pounds...(which I honestly thought would be more as it seemed a big change to me---but 2 pounds is great start, I know) and on day 3 of yellow diet....so a long ways to go.....feels reassuring to have an idea of what may or may not happen as I go through this....just to mentally prepare.

Phat not Fat
10-04-2009, 01:53 PM
just stopping in to say hi and that i am enjoying keeping up with everyone's successes! i'm thinking i'm just going to have to put my plan on hold for a while and pick it back up when things settle down. but you know what? i'm totally OK with that. things are just too hectic right now to worry about having HNSes on hand or remembering to take my vitamins or whatever.

things are still pretty gloomy over here with my FIL but he wiggled his toes on command tonight, which is AMAZING. hopefully he'll be up soon...

Leah, I'm sorry to hear that you're taking a hiatus, however, I certainly understand your reasons. Did you let the folks at the clinic know this so they can mark it on your chart?

Please keep in touch when you can and know that you're all in my thoughts! :hug:

-- JJ

shopgirl
10-04-2009, 02:05 PM
Yea, GWE!! Way to go!! I bet signing that 50 lb board was AMAZING! Go YOU!

I weighed in yesterday and was down 1.5 more lbs! I'm almost into the "next decade" (aka: 170's). It's such a great feeling. I can't believe I've lost 13.5 lbs in a month. This program is crazy! I am also down 18 inches (which has let me go down a dress size from a 16 to a 14). My committment is to work out every day that I'm off this week (so, Sun/Mon/Tues). I need to work out more, I'm just nervous about it messing with my wt loss. I know this is better for me in the long run, though.

Congrats to everyone for making healthy choices (even non food related ones)!!

JERZGERL
10-04-2009, 02:18 PM
Hi Everyone, my numbers are slow but steady. I had started MRC on 7/11/09 and you can see my results so far. It kind of gets discouraging week after week with such slow results.

reuselady
10-04-2009, 02:24 PM
....I'm past preconditioning and lost 2 pounds...

PorchMom84, even though you can't create a ticker yet, you can update the Start/Current/Goal that appears under your name in the left column. Click on User CP at left end of Blue bar above. Then click on Update Profile. Go down to Additional Information and change the last number to your current weight. (they are out of order to the way they appear when posted). Incidentally, changing anything in your profile will change it in every post you have made. That confused me for a long time when I was just reading through threads as it did not correlate to what people were saying in that particular post!

Good job a having a weight loss! I don't think I have ever had a 2 lb loss - maybe once - usually 1 or 1.5 lbs. Slow and steady with plateaus about every 10 lbs. Just keep on keeping on! jeanette

reuselady
10-04-2009, 02:29 PM
Hi Everyone, my numbers are slow but steady. Having had full knee replacement surgery in April, I am hoping to be able to do some walking outside now that it is cooling off in NC.

Yes, Jerzgerl, it is really getting beautiful now. Enjoy walking, that increase in exercise may help the weight loss. I'll miss seeing you at the Connection Classes but we'll see each other occassionally. jeanette

Karen1234
10-04-2009, 02:46 PM
PorchMom84, even though you can't create a ticker yet, you can update the Start/Current/Goal that appears under your name in the left column. Click on User CP at left end of Blue bar above. Then click on Update Profile. Go down to Additional Information and change the last number to your current weight. (they are out of order to the way they appear when posted). Incidentally, changing anything in your profile will change it in every post you have made. That confused me for a long time when I was just reading through threads as it did not correlate to what people were saying in that particular post!

Good job a having a weight loss! I don't think I have ever had a 2 lb loss - maybe once - usually 1 or 1.5 lbs. Slow and steady with plateaus about every 10 lbs. Just keep on keeping on! jeanette

Whoa Jeanette,
your new profile pic is definitely different from the last one, very cute :0)

Thanks for starting the thread and sharing your story. Everyone's stories help give perspective and hope. I read a lot about plateaus and am curious how long yours lasted....I'm past preconditioning and lost 2 pounds...(which I honestly thought would be more as it seemed a big change to me---but 2 pounds is great start, I know) and on day 3 of yellow diet....so a long ways to go.....feels reassuring to have an idea of what may or may not happen as I go through this....just to mentally prepare.

Hey porchmom,
Plateaus vary for each person and can certainly be frustrating but ultimately it is a good sign and usually result in a big loss afterwards. I've had platueas in the past that lasted a week and one that lasted 2 1/2 weeks, there seems to be no real rhyme or reason. I've been struggling for several weeks now with very slow to no losses and then suddenly went up 1.5 lbs last Tuesday for no apparent reason (I had been really good) which was really disappointing but my counselor reminded me it was a sign of a plateau, to hang in there, drink more water, max out my HNS and keep going. I did just that and dropped 3.5 lbs by Friday and another .5 on Saturday. I would love my losses to be a predictable steady 2-3 lbs a week but that's just not how this plan works for some of us it seems. Just remember that it will pass, stick with the plan, drink your H20 and have your HNS. Don't start skipping these thinking less calories will break the plateau, that's not the case, I've tried it and it never works. Instead I increased to 4 HNS b/c I've noticed this does help. You're doing good so keep it up!

mountain gal
10-04-2009, 04:41 PM
Yea, GWE!! Way to go!! I bet signing that 50 lb board was AMAZING! Go YOU!

I weighed in yesterday and was down 1.5 more lbs! I'm almost into the "next decade" (aka: 170's). It's such a great feeling. I can't believe I've lost 13.5 lbs in a month. This program is crazy! I am also down 18 inches (which has let me go down a dress size from a 16 to a 14). My committment is to work out every day that I'm off this week (so, Sun/Mon/Tues). I need to work out more, I'm just nervous about it messing with my wt loss. I know this is better for me in the long run, though.

Congrats to everyone for making healthy choices (even non food related ones)!!

:broc: :broc: :broc: :broc: :broc: :cheer2:
(see i dint put the carrots on purpose .. dint wanna jinx ya .. njoy the brocs!! woohoo!!!!!)

reuselady
10-04-2009, 04:54 PM
Whoa Jeanette,
your new profile pic is definitely different from the last one, very cute :0)


It's the avatar my husband used for me when we had four people sharing the same computer. He changed the black hair to red. It's supposed to be a Christmas necklace with lights on it. Yup, I'm pretty weird. Thanks, jeanette

shopgirl
10-04-2009, 05:22 PM
:broc: :broc: :broc: :broc: :broc: :cheer2:
(see i dint put the carrots on purpose .. dint wanna jinx ya .. njoy the brocs!! woohoo!!!!!)

Bahahahaha! Thx for the brocs! I just had a hard time eating all my chicken at lunch. Dry heaved a couple of times (gave my dog a couple bites of chicken I just couldn't get down). I wish I could try the vegetarian menu! We'll see what this week holds!

Fifties Lady
10-04-2009, 09:56 PM
GWE....CONGRATULATIONS...50 pounds...how awesome that must feel. Everyone seems to be having good loses and the October has just begun. I am going to hope that this is my month too. I am going on a trip at the end of this month, and I so want to lose another 15 pounds before I leave. I am holding off on buying new clothes for the trip until the final week.

Phat not Fat
10-04-2009, 11:03 PM
GWE....CONGRATULATIONS...50 pounds...how awesome that must feel. Everyone seems to be having good loses and the October has just begun. I am going to hope that this is my month too. I am going on a trip at the end of this month, and I so want to lose another 15 pounds before I leave. I am holding off on buying new clothes for the trip until the final week.

FL --

Where are you going on vacation? I'm 'saving myself' for early spring and heading for Vegas. I will have reached goal by then and will look and feel like a million bucks (okay, at least $1.75!).

By the way, I spotted your name on the board. Congrats!

-- JJ :D

Fifties Lady
10-04-2009, 11:46 PM
FL --

Where are you going on vacation? I'm 'saving myself' for early spring and heading for Vegas. I will have reached goal by then and will look and feel like a million bucks (okay, at least $1.75!).

By the way, I spotted your name on the board. Congrats!

-- JJ :D

You will look and feel like a million bucks...no doubt!!! :hug:

My sister and I are going on our first trip together without our hubbies to Virginia to visit a good friend of ours. We are just going for 4 days, but I am so looking forward to it. I would so much like to be down another size before leaving, so I have my fingers crossed. I will probably not stay on plan much because I want to enjoy and not worry about everything I put in my mouth.

kathyb712
10-05-2009, 10:00 AM
Congratulations on everyone's board signings and losses!!! I can't wait till I get to sign my first board!! :goodvibes

Karen1234
10-05-2009, 11:15 AM
GWE....CONGRATULATIONS...50 pounds...how awesome that must feel. Everyone seems to be having good loses and the October has just begun. I am going to hope that this is my month too. I am going on a trip at the end of this month, and I so want to lose another 15 pounds before I leave. I am holding off on buying new clothes for the trip until the final week.

I'm excited for you FL, that puts some fire under your October goal :0) I think its a good idea to wait until the week before to buy clothes... you may be very surprised by what size you're in then!

I forgot to tell all of you about my "evening out with the girls" in my beautiful new size 10 dress... pthhhh... it didn't happen. Unfortunately the plans were jumbled up, at the last minute some of the ladies (friends of my friends) wanted to bring husbands but didn't inform the rest of us (my 2 friends, LOL) who were using spouses as sitters and didn't have other last minute options and several of the ladies wanted to go to a few "bar" type facilities which was also not in the original plan. My hubby would have had a caniption (sp?) indeed and I mighta looked kinda funny in my fancy little dress so with all the confusion and disagreement my friend and I felt it best to just not go. I would have loved to have spouses come but we had already obligated ourselves to having a sleepover at our house that Fri Eve, with my husband supervising until I got home after dinner, so that plan was set in stone. Oh well, maybe next time. Hopefully, the hubby and I will be able to have a date night together soon before I shrink out of that pretty little black dress :0) We're so busy over the next few weeks but I think I'm going to try to sneak one in and plan it all for him as Lori suggested.

Speaking of Lori, where are you???

Karen1234
10-05-2009, 03:13 PM
*sigh*... very slow office day... it has been raining cats and dogs all morning here in Savannah, GA and people just do not like to come out in the rain to see their MD/Surgeon.... *sigh* I bet the PCP's are hopping right now though with it being flu season.... needless to say I'm a little bored, hence the reason I am hovering on this site today ;)

TeresaG
10-05-2009, 03:36 PM
*sigh*... very slow office day... it has been raining cats and dogs all morning here in Savannah, GA and people just do not like to come out in the rain to see their MD/Surgeon.... *sigh* I bet the PCP's are hopping right now though with it being flu season.... needless to say I'm a little bored, hence the reason I am hovering on this site today ;)

Slow work days make for very long days it seems. Lorie went to Omaha for the weekend, can't remember when she will be back. Sorry to hear your night out didn't go as planned. Make sure you get a least one night in that cute lbd before it is too big!

I'm sure you are correct in saying the PCP's are busy, my nephew had the H1N1 a couple of weeks ago. He seemed to fair pretty well with it. I did hear that the vaccine is being sent out. Here it will go to healthworkers first. Are you going to get it? I got my regular flu shot Friday, hopefully that helps keep me healthy.

TeresaG
10-05-2009, 03:38 PM
GWE, congrats on signing that board!!

funshine
10-05-2009, 05:13 PM
I've seen mention on here of "Restaurant Guides" that you can get from your center. Mine has never offered this. Am I remembering correctly that I saw this? Maybe I should ask next time I WI.

leahruthie
10-05-2009, 06:30 PM
Leah, I'm sorry to hear that you're taking a hiatus, however, I certainly understand your reasons. Did you let the folks at the clinic know this so they can mark it on your chart?

Please keep in touch when you can and know that you're all in my thoughts! :hug:

-- JJ

they called today wondering why i'd been MIA :) i let them know what was going on and they let me put my plan on hold, which is nice.

things are really looking up with the FIL's health (is it cheating to call him my FIL if josh and i aren't married? hehe), though, so i'm feeling really encouraged. they determined that he had pneumonia that was caused by legionnaire's disease and are now using a more pinpointed antibiotic to treat him (i guess? i don't know much about these things, hehe). anyway, we're really hopeful. they even said maybe tomorrow we'd get to take the breathing tube out. woo!

anyway, hopefully things will quiet down soon and i'll get back on track. also daunting is the trip to mexico that i'm scheduled to take next week!! i can't even believe it's almost here already. i'm kind of discouraged because i had all kinds of plans for where i'd be at weight-wise by then and it definitely looks like that won't be the case, but i'll try to keep my head up and not go too crazy off-plan. eek.

Fifties Lady
10-05-2009, 08:05 PM
they called today wondering why i'd been MIA :) i let them know what was going on and they let me put my plan on hold, which is nice.

things are really looking up with the FIL's health (is it cheating to call him my FIL if josh and i aren't married? hehe), though, so i'm feeling really encouraged. they determined that he had pneumonia that was caused by legionnaire's disease and are now using a more pinpointed antibiotic to treat him (i guess? i don't know much about these things, hehe). anyway, we're really hopeful. they even said maybe tomorrow we'd get to take the breathing tube out. woo!

anyway, hopefully things will quiet down soon and i'll get back on track. also daunting is the trip to mexico that i'm scheduled to take next week!! i can't even believe it's almost here already. i'm kind of discouraged because i had all kinds of plans for where i'd be at weight-wise by then and it definitely looks like that won't be the case, but i'll try to keep my head up and not go too crazy off-plan. eek.

So glad there is sign of good news for your FIL. That is uplifting to everyone I bet. I'm so glad MRC is working with you on this. You don't worry where you are with your weight when you go to Mexico....you just go and have a great time girl...you deserve it. I wanted to be down before my trip too, but it's not happening....so I will accept what it is and enjoy the trip. At least I will get to buy some new clothes that are a size smaller...that is enough to lift my self esteem. :hug:

Roadqueen
10-05-2009, 10:12 PM
I so enjoy reading all of your posts. It helps me know what to expect.
I have to admit, I thought I would lose faster at the start of this program.
I lost 2.5 on pre-conditioning, then 4.5 first week, then 2 the second week.
I'm following the program. Does the weight loss ever speed up?

I would like to loose 10 pounds in October..I'll make that my goal, but I'm not sure what else I can do that I'm not already doing to make that happen.

I am struggling with getting all of the vegetables down. I bought some of the vegetable powder to try and help with that. It looks strange. It smells iffy.
It tastes refreshing. I'm doing ok with everything else. I just want to get on with it.

reuselady
10-06-2009, 12:08 AM
I so enjoy reading all of your posts. It helps me know what to expect.
I have to admit, I thought I would lose faster at the start of this program.
I lost 2.5 on pre-conditioning, then 4.5 first week, then 2 the second week.
I'm following the program. Does the weight loss ever speed up?

I would like to loose 10 pounds in October..I'll make that my goal, but I'm not sure what else I can do that I'm not already doing to make that happen.

I am struggling with getting all of the vegetables down. I bought some of the vegetable powder to try and help with that. It looks strange. It smells iffy.
It tastes refreshing. I'm doing ok with everything else. I just want to get on with it.

Welcome RoadQueen, 9 lbs in 2 weeks ! I'd say that is pretty good! You have a good chance of losing 10 more pounds in October. Do not rush this TOO fast - after all, these pounds did not go on real quickly! I've only lost a little more than 30 all total and am struggling with the loose skin, flabby arms and belly. It will take time and exercise for the skin to "shrink up" to fit me again. I suggest you make sure you are drinking all the water and do some exercise if you can - those things will help. jeanette

reuselady
10-06-2009, 08:52 AM
I just heard about William Banting, an obese English undertaker, born in 1797, who went on a search to lose weight when he was in his late 50's.

In 1863, he wrote an Open Letter to promote his discoveries. His pamphlet is available to read at this website: http://elninotheband.com/allpics/Banting.pdf . He recounts all the exercises he was advised to do and how it just increased his appetite.

Eventually a Dr. William Harvey gave him a food plan which he followed and lost weight. On page 4 he lists what the diet recommended. On page 5 (middle paragraph) he lists what his previous diet had consisted of and what was the accepted diet of the mid 1800's. No wonder he became obese!

Skim on down - He charts his weight loss progress with dates - I think he would have really enjoyed our forum here and celebrated our weight losses. It was an interesting and fun document to peruse even if it was 150 years old or so. Never too late to learn!

kccross
10-06-2009, 09:11 AM
I am SO over this mental and physical block I have with 290! I have not been able to stay under it for years! I get to 289 (once 287) then I go right back up! I get happy when I finally get under it then my brain implodes and I cheat or even if I'm doing good I get PMS and retain enough to through me back over. GRRRR.

Anyone else have a weight amount they can't seem to conquer?

lookinfine09
10-06-2009, 11:26 AM
they called today wondering why i'd been MIA :) i let them know what was going on and they let me put my plan on hold, which is nice.

things are really looking up with the FIL's health (is it cheating to call him my FIL if josh and i aren't married? hehe), though, so i'm feeling really encouraged. they determined that he had pneumonia that was caused by legionnaire's disease and are now using a more pinpointed antibiotic to treat him (i guess? i don't know much about these things, hehe). anyway, we're really hopeful. they even said maybe tomorrow we'd get to take the breathing tube out. woo!

anyway, hopefully things will quiet down soon and i'll get back on track. also daunting is the trip to mexico that i'm scheduled to take next week!! i can't even believe it's almost here already. i'm kind of discouraged because i had all kinds of plans for where i'd be at weight-wise by then and it definitely looks like that won't be the case, but i'll try to keep my head up and not go too crazy off-plan. eek.

Leahruthie - It's not cheating to call him FIL - I'm glad to hear it might be time to take the breathing tube out. Take time to be with your family and not worry about all the Hns', pills, etc during this time. It's nice to know the center here in Lincoln is going to work with you too. I'll be thinking of you and your family. We're all here for you! One day at a time.

lookinfine09
10-06-2009, 12:16 PM
Fifties Lady

I saw your name on the board on Friday! Wooo HOOOO! Have fun on your trip too.

daizy hotrocks
10-06-2009, 12:45 PM
I am SO over this mental and physical block I have with 290! I have not been able to stay under it for years! I get to 289 (once 287) then I go right back up! I get happy when I finally get under it then my brain implodes and I cheat or even if I'm doing good I get PMS and retain enough to through me back over. GRRRR.

Anyone else have a weight amount they can't seem to conquer?

YES!!!
I went to Australia on August 20 and I weighed 150. I went to WI yesterday and still, 150.
I remember once saying I wanted to be closer to 100 than 200 and I also only have 2 pairs of pants left in my skinny clothes pile. I have been carrying around my skinny bag for 8 years and always wanted so bad to wear that stuff again and now I can fit into almost all of it.

A counselor at my center thinks I am self sabatoging because I hit one of my goals. I have made some 'non-metabolic choices' since Aug 20 but I have also done mostly well. She suggested I make new goals, buy a new outfit I want to fit into and hang it where I can see it (I have done). I also know what I want my body to look like (Jessica Beil in Blade 3) so I found some pics of her on the internet and sent them to her at the center (my homework).

I have also read on here that if your body has previously been at a certain weight once before for an extended period of time and during weight loss you get to that weight your body seems to stop loosing to see if you want to keep going or stay there.

I personally think I will try the Meta Quick in a couple of weeks and I am hoping to get into the gym for good this week after being sick the last week and not doing much exercise before that.

Dunno if this helps but I wish you luck and a drop on the scale soon!!!

leahruthie
10-06-2009, 01:13 PM
went to the gym for the first time in over a week last night--yikes!! it was rough. but it felt good to be moving my body finally.

kccross
10-06-2009, 01:29 PM
YES!!!
I went to Australia on August 20 and I weighed 150. I went to WI yesterday and still, 150.
I remember once saying I wanted to be closer to 100 than 200 and I also only have 2 pairs of pants left in my skinny clothes pile. I have been carrying around my skinny bag for 8 years and always wanted so bad to wear that stuff again and now I can fit into almost all of it.

A counselor at my center thinks I am self sabatoging because I hit one of my goals. I have made some 'non-metabolic choices' since Aug 20 but I have also done mostly well. She suggested I make new goals, buy a new outfit I want to fit into and hang it where I can see it (I have done). I also know what I want my body to look like (Jessica Beil in Blade 3) so I found some pics of her on the internet and sent them to her at the center (my homework).

I have also read on here that if your body has previously been at a certain weight once before for an extended period of time and during weight loss you get to that weight your body seems to stop loosing to see if you want to keep going or stay there.

I personally think I will try the Meta Quick in a couple of weeks and I am hoping to get into the gym for good this week after being sick the last week and not doing much exercise before that.

Dunno if this helps but I wish you luck and a drop on the scale soon!!!


What is Meta Quick?

daizy hotrocks
10-06-2009, 01:53 PM
What is Meta Quick?

I haven't tried it yet but its like a jump start... you do meal replacement shakes and bars and HNS's at breakfast and lunch then a regular dinner. The counselor told me some don't see loss during it but after when they go back on the green menu. You can do it for 7 days out of every 30. This can be done 7 days straight or 7 days spread out in the month.

kccross
10-06-2009, 07:02 PM
I haven't tried it yet but its like a jump start... you do meal replacement shakes and bars and HNS's at breakfast and lunch then a regular dinner. The counselor told me some don't see loss during it but after when they go back on the green menu. You can do it for 7 days out of every 30. This can be done 7 days straight or 7 days spread out in the month.

Ooo I might try that! I haven't tried the shakes yet. I hear they re all pretty good.

Fifties Lady
10-06-2009, 08:09 PM
Fifties Lady

I saw your name on the board on Friday! Wooo HOOOO! Have fun on your trip too.

Well many of you gals are great at finding "Waldo". LOL. I am so hoping I can sign the 30 pound board before I leave on my trip. But so far, the scale still hasn't moved. Getting discouraged, but not giving up. These fat cells are not going to win!!! I'm going to zap them big time...it's time they shrink some more, because if they are waiting to be fed....well, it ain't happening. :D

Lori123321
10-06-2009, 09:01 PM
I had a great time in Omaha. It was so good to see my friend. As far as the diet goes, I was off it big time. I ate what sounded good and drank more alcohol in those 5 days then I have in the past years. Holy moses, I was so grateful that our room was on the first floor! I am up 4 pounds on my scale. WI tomorrow won't be pretty but will push the water and B6 since I hope it is mostly water.
I waved passing Lincoln, went out to dinner at Sullivan's Steakhouse and bummed around Old Market. We were well known at the hotel bar and enjoyed the hot tub. In fact they let us stay in the hot tub way past closing. It was a good time.
I tried to add a picture to my profile from the trip, not sure how it will all come out. If you check, I actually had water in front of me at the bar!
Congradulations on all the fabulous losses. Leah, keeping my fingers crossed for you and your FIL.

rip
10-06-2009, 09:19 PM
Lori123321,
Glad to hear you had such a great time in Omaha. I bet most of what you gained is water, regardless you will loss it in no time. Great pic. you look wonderful. Did you happen to pass the Candy store in the Old Market. They make their own chocolates and they are wonderful. I am not saying this to tempt anyone but to kinda brag. My daughter works there and I am able to completely and totally stay away from the chocolates she brings home.

Possibly a hit at the hotel because of your new clothing purchases?

Couldn't resist, welcome back!
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Fifties Lady
10-06-2009, 10:50 PM
I had a great time in Omaha. It was so good to see my friend. As far as the diet goes, I was off it big time. I ate what sounded good and drank more alcohol in those 5 days then I have in the past years. Holy moses, I was so grateful that our room was on the first floor! I am up 4 pounds on my scale. WI tomorrow won't be pretty but will push the water and B6 since I hope it is mostly water.
I waved passing Lincoln, went out to dinner at Sullivan's Steakhouse and bummed around Old Market. We were well known at the hotel bar and enjoyed the hot tub. In fact they let us stay in the hot tub way past closing. It was a good time.
I tried to add a picture to my profile from the trip, not sure how it will all come out. If you check, I actually had water in front of me at the bar!
Congradulations on all the fabulous losses. Leah, keeping my fingers crossed for you and your FIL.

Lori....YOU LOOK MARVELOUS DAHLING!!!! Good for you, so glad you had a great time in Nebraska. I waved back at ya, but you zoomed right on by.:(
I bet you did have a good time at the hotel and especially the hot tub. I'm so proud of you doing all that. Don't worry about the weight gain, it was time for yourself and much deserved. It will come off. Now get back on the wagon and behave yourself. :D

Phat not Fat
10-06-2009, 11:22 PM
they called today wondering why i'd been MIA :) i let them know what was going on and they let me put my plan on hold, which is nice.

things are really looking up with the FIL's health (is it cheating to call him my FIL if josh and i aren't married? hehe), though, so i'm feeling really encouraged. they determined that he had pneumonia that was caused by legionnaire's disease and are now using a more pinpointed antibiotic to treat him (i guess? i don't know much about these things, hehe). anyway, we're really hopeful. they even said maybe tomorrow we'd get to take the breathing tube out. woo!

anyway, hopefully things will quiet down soon and i'll get back on track. also daunting is the trip to mexico that i'm scheduled to take next week!! i can't even believe it's almost here already. i'm kind of discouraged because i had all kinds of plans for where i'd be at weight-wise by then and it definitely looks like that won't be the case, but i'll try to keep my head up and not go too crazy off-plan. eek.

Leah --

That's great news about the FIL! Hoping he's soon on a big ol' mend!

You need to concentrate on just having fun in Mexico, girl! Don't worry about anything -- just enjoy yourselves!

-- JJ

Fifties Lady
10-06-2009, 11:26 PM
went to the gym for the first time in over a week last night--yikes!! it was rough. but it felt good to be moving my body finally.

Fifties Lady

I saw your name on the board on Friday! Wooo HOOOO! Have fun on your trip too.

Leah --

That's great news about the FIL! Hoping he's soon on a big ol' mend!

You need to concentrate on just having fun in Mexico, girl! Don't worry about anything -- just enjoy yourselves!

-- JJ

Hey Ladies....did any of you sign up for the classes that I think start next week on Tues or Thurs? I signed up for the Thursday night classes. I have to check my calendar to see when they start.:?:

Fifties Lady
10-07-2009, 09:58 AM
Hello all my MRC friends....I just want to say..."today is my B-day" and I am so excited not that I am a year older, but that I am lighter than I was last year at this time. And I feel so much healthier!!!

I may go WI today if I get off in time...otherwise I will for sure tomorrow...scale is saying the same but when I add clothes, then it's back up!! Today I dressed up for work, so not the right WI clothes...yikes!!!

I hope everyone has a great day on my Birthday!!! I just want to share it all with you....Love you all....you are my BF's!!

lookinfine09
10-07-2009, 10:07 AM
Hello all my MRC friends....I just want to say..."today is my B-day" and I am so excited not that I am a year older, but that I am lighter than I was last year at this time. And I feel so much healthier!!!

I may go WI today if I get off in time...otherwise I will for sure tomorrow...scale is saying the same but when I add clothes, then it's back up!! Today I dressed up for work, so not the right WI clothes...yikes!!!

I hope everyone has a great day on my Birthday!!! I just want to share it all with you....Love you all....you are my BF's!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! Wishing you a year full of adventure, happiness and success! Enjoy your special day!

Karen1234
10-07-2009, 10:36 AM
Hello all my MRC friends....I just want to say..."today is my B-day" and I am so excited not that I am a year older, but that I am lighter than I was last year at this time. And I feel so much healthier!!!

I may go WI today if I get off in time...otherwise I will for sure tomorrow...scale is saying the same but when I add clothes, then it's back up!! Today I dressed up for work, so not the right WI clothes...yikes!!!

I hope everyone has a great day on my Birthday!!! I just want to share it all with you....Love you all....you are my BF's!!


Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Fifties Lady, Happy Birthday to you, CHA CHA CHA!!

Hope you have a wonderful Birthday! :gift:

:bday2you:

leahruthie
10-07-2009, 02:31 PM
Lori, it sounds like you had a blast in Omaha! the part about being glad your room was on the first floor had me giggling out loud. sometimes it's nice to just cut loose and have a few beverages, am i right? i've done so maybe twice so far on plan and it's been worth it both times. :)

thanks again for all the well-wishes for the FIL! he's currently able to communicate via writing and they're expecting to take the tube out by the end of the week, i hope. this truly is a miracle and i know it's in large part because of all the positive thoughts and prayers from our friends and family. woohoo!

FL, happy birthday!!!!! i hope you are treated to a good loss. and i didn't get a chance to sign up for classes, so maybe you could send me some cliffs notes? i'd like to go but i just don't think they'd let me in without signing up, they make it sound like the classes are always completely full and don't allow non-signed-up attendees :(

i'm still not sure if i'm 100% ready for mexico... i'm hoping that things with the FIL are more stable before i leave because otherwise i'll be worrying the whole time. i'm also not sure about being able to stay OP with all the delicious food and drinks, but you all are right, i shouldn't worry too much about it. after all, i'm already back down to 185 after my whole week of fast food and non-exercise, so maybe it won't be so bad anyway.

i'm still pretty sure that i'm going to have to extend my contract (maybe to just the end of the year? i was supposed to be done by 11/23 but i just don't see that happening with 30 pounds to go), but that's OK. as long as i get to my goal, right? just having a means to an end already means more to me than anything else.

GWE140
10-07-2009, 02:35 PM
Hello all my MRC friends....I just want to say..."today is my B-day" and I am so excited not that I am a year older, but that I am lighter than I was last year at this time. And I feel so much healthier!!!

I may go WI today if I get off in time...otherwise I will for sure tomorrow...scale is saying the same but when I add clothes, then it's back up!! Today I dressed up for work, so not the right WI clothes...yikes!!!

I hope everyone has a great day on my Birthday!!! I just want to share it all with you....Love you all....you are my BF's!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY...today my son turned 18 too! We are going out to Olive Garden to celebrate! I hope you have a great birthday

TeresaG
10-07-2009, 02:54 PM
Happy Birthday FL! Maybe the scale will give you a gift with it being a good loss.

Lori, glad to hear you made it back. It's great to see you had such a good time and your friend now has great memories to boost her through taking care of her family.

GWE, happy birthday to your son too.

TeresaG
10-07-2009, 03:32 PM
I had a great time in Omaha. It was so good to see my friend. As far as the diet goes, I was off it big time. I ate what sounded good and drank more alcohol in those 5 days then I have in the past years. Holy moses, I was so grateful that our room was on the first floor! I am up 4 pounds on my scale. WI tomorrow won't be pretty but will push the water and B6 since I hope it is mostly water.
I waved passing Lincoln, went out to dinner at Sullivan's Steakhouse and bummed around Old Market. We were well known at the hotel bar and enjoyed the hot tub. In fact they let us stay in the hot tub way past closing. It was a good time.
I tried to add a picture to my profile from the trip, not sure how it will all come out. If you check, I actually had water in front of me at the bar!
Congradulations on all the fabulous losses. Leah, keeping my fingers crossed for you and your FIL.

Lori you look marvelous! I couldn't see your picture earlier, but wow. When do we get to see the leapord?

cmb9697
10-07-2009, 06:23 PM
Happy Birfday FL!!

Lori123321
10-07-2009, 07:09 PM
Hello all my MRC friends....I just want to say..."today is my B-day" and I am so excited not that I am a year older, but that I am lighter than I was last year at this time. And I feel so much healthier!!!

I may go WI today if I get off in time...otherwise I will for sure tomorrow...scale is saying the same but when I add clothes, then it's back up!! Today I dressed up for work, so not the right WI clothes...yikes!!!

I hope everyone has a great day on my Birthday!!! I just want to share it all with you....Love you all....you are my BF's!!
Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lori123321,
Glad to hear you had such a great time in Omaha. I bet most of what you gained is water, regardless you will loss it in no time. Great pic. you look wonderful. Did you happen to pass the Candy store in the Old Market. They make their own chocolates and they are wonderful. I am not saying this to tempt anyone but to kinda brag. My daughter works there and I am able to completely and totally stay away from the chocolates she brings home.

Possibly a hit at the hotel because of your new clothing purchases?

Couldn't resist, welcome back!

I tried to go to the Candy Store but it had just closed when I found it. :(
Was looking to bring some back for the kids. Packed way down in my suitcase so I was not tempted!
Wondered about the clothes vs the confidence. Everyone was so friendly there!
Lori....YOU LOOK MARVELOUS DAHLING!!!! Good for you, so glad you had a great time in Nebraska. I waved back at ya, but you zoomed right on by.:(
I bet you did have a good time at the hotel and especially the hot tub. I'm so proud of you doing all that. Don't worry about the weight gain, it was time for yourself and much deserved. It will come off. Now get back on the wagon and behave yourself. :D

It was a little disconcerning to walk down the hotel in a bathing suit and towel. But then all of a sudden, it just didn't matter. It was my reality break and I was not going to listen to those self defeating voices in my head that said I was too fat to do that. Many NSV this weekend. My self confidence was high and I feel better for the time off. Now struggling to push the water!

rip
10-07-2009, 08:23 PM
FifitesLady,
Happy, happy birthday (a day late) How nice to be one year older and probably 10 years healthier!

Hope you had an awesome day.
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Dolly
10-07-2009, 08:55 PM
Hello, Everyone!

My computer is still being repaired so I haven't been able to check on everybody. I've really missed all of you.

Happy Birthday, Fifties Lady! My birthday is coming up to and I am SO glad I'm doing this program. I had hoped to be at goal by my birthday but it looks like it will be a Hanukkah present instead.

I have to say...thank goodness September is over. Not a good month for me as far as weight loss and a horribly busy time at work.

Still at the same weight as I was four weeks ago but I think I'll see a drop tomorrow. I can almost feel it.

I posting illegally from work so I have to go now.

Congrats to everyone who's lost and for those who haven't--hang in there!!

noahsmama
10-07-2009, 10:11 PM
Hello all my MRC friends....I just want to say..."today is my B-day" and I am so excited not that I am a year older, but that I am lighter than I was last year at this time. And I feel so much healthier!!!

I may go WI today if I get off in time...otherwise I will for sure tomorrow...scale is saying the same but when I add clothes, then it's back up!! Today I dressed up for work, so not the right WI clothes...yikes!!!

I hope everyone has a great day on my Birthday!!! I just want to share it all with you....Love you all....you are my BF's!!

Happy Birthday FL!! I hope you celebrate in style. Did you do any desserts? :) Mine's in a month and I don't know that I'll be able to resist all the b-day cake. I'm getting SOO weak lately. Today I had 2 saml cupcakes at work and could've had more. What's going on with me?

What'd you do? I hope something fun!!

GWE140
10-07-2009, 10:30 PM
Happy Birthday FL!! I hope you celebrate in style. Did you do any desserts? :) Mine's in a month and I don't know that I'll be able to resist all the b-day cake. I'm getting SOO weak lately. Today I had 2 saml cupcakes at work and could've had more. What's going on with me?

What'd you do? I hope something fun!!

Noahsmama - have you tried the MRC vanilla wafers...? Well I did yesterday and I swear I felt so guilty eating them as they were so delicious and I totally got out of my system any feelings for wanting sometime extra sweet that the bars just wouldn't cut through, passed on my son's birthday cake tonight!. I don't know if anyone else likes the wafers but boy what a change of pace...just having them available for the day I just need to eat something extra sweet will keep me going strong...Like having your cake and eating it too!

shopgirl
10-07-2009, 10:36 PM
Noahsmama - have you tried the MRC vanilla wafers...? Well I did yesterday and I swear I felt so guilty eating them as they were so delicious and I totally got out of my system any feelings for wanting sometime extra sweet that the bars just wouldn't cut through, passed on my son's birthday cake tonight!. I don't know if anyone else likes the wafers but boy what a change of pace...just having them available for the day I just need to eat something extra sweet will keep me going strong...Like having your cake and eating it too!


The vanilla wafers ROCK!!! LOVE them!!! :D

mountain gal
10-07-2009, 11:25 PM
Many happy returns of the day Fifties lady! Hope you had a great day and wishing you a great-weight- loss-filled-year ahead :p Lori u look so great! nice 2 know you had a great holiday! reuse lady at this very moment i am filling up the food journal spreadsheet u sent - sending many thanks your way :)
shopgirl .. howz it going? my exams are up n i'm stressed and hungry all the time but trying hard 2 stay OP as much as possible. I got the vanilla shake supplement (havent tried em yet ) but looks like i shud have opted 4 the wafers:) top on my list now!

Fifties Lady
10-07-2009, 11:26 PM
First, I want to thank all you wonderful Ladies in sending me great B-day wishes. You are all so nice. And GWE, tell your son Happy B-day too.

Well, I decided to go WI today, shouldn't have...I gained a pound...and I didn't even have any B-Day cake...now that is a bummer. I did get Jeannie who signed me up and that was well worth going today. We talked for a good 30 minutes and that really helped me. She thinks I should try the MediQuick, so maybe if nothing improves by next week, I may have to give it a shot. I asked her about getting a Tanita reading and she was surprised that it wasn't done the first month. So I told her that the counselor said they don't do it until after two months....she wanted to know which one said that because it was not right. I couldn't remember. I also told her about the comment that Robin had to approve your chart for measurements, and that to was not correct. She was quite upset that I was told that by staff. She said I could get a reading anytime, but they should be doing it monthly, along with the measurements. She told me to let her know if anymore mis-information is given to me. So now I'm feeling much better, and that my feelings were validated.

My readings had not changed much from my very first readings, and it showed that I am dehydrated...how can that be with drinking so much water? So I will increase my water and HNS"s to 5 and see if I get some results. This was very depressing today....I could have at least remained the same instead of gaining. I will WI again Saturday and see if I get a loss this time.

It's a good thing I don't have any B-day cake around, because I would be so tempted to eat it all!!!

bthechange
10-08-2009, 02:06 AM
Hello all,

Thank you reuselady for pointing me to these monthly discussion threads. I am so excited- I have lost 7 pounds and am about to leave the 150s for good... I am keeping my fingers crossed for that to happen next week... My goal for October is to lose 10 more lbs and lose at least 1 if not 2 pant sizes... Does this seem like a reasonable goal? What do you suggest I do/don't to stay on target?

Lori123321
10-08-2009, 02:31 AM
Noahsmama - have you tried the MRC vanilla wafers...? Well I did yesterday and I swear I felt so guilty eating them as they were so delicious and I totally got out of my system any feelings for wanting sometime extra sweet that the bars just wouldn't cut through, passed on my son's birthday cake tonight!. I don't know if anyone else likes the wafers but boy what a change of pace...just having them available for the day I just need to eat something extra sweet will keep me going strong...Like having your cake and eating it too!
Love, love, love the wafers!!!!!!!!!!! It is so like cheating. I advanced paid for a box a while back and everytime I have gone in since, they say they haven't received them. I think the gals at the center are muching them as they come in. LOL
First, I want to thank all you wonderful Ladies in sending me great B-day wishes. You are all so nice. And GWE, tell your son Happy B-day too.

Well, I decided to go WI today, shouldn't have...I gained a pound...and I didn't even have any B-Day cake...now that is a bummer. I did get Jeannie who signed me up and that was well worth going today. We talked for a good 30 minutes and that really helped me. She thinks I should try the MediQuick, so maybe if nothing improves by next week, I may have to give it a shot. I asked her about getting a Tanita reading and she was surprised that it wasn't done the first month. So I told her that the counselor said they don't do it until after two months....she wanted to know which one said that because it was not right. I couldn't remember. I also told her about the comment that Robin had to approve your chart for measurements, and that to was not correct. She was quite upset that I was told that by staff. She said I could get a reading anytime, but they should be doing it monthly, along with the measurements. She told me to let her know if anymore mis-information is given to me. So now I'm feeling much better, and that my feelings were validated.

My readings had not changed much from my very first readings, and it showed that I am dehydrated...how can that be with drinking so much water? So I will increase my water and HNS"s to 5 and see if I get some results. This was very depressing today....I could have at least remained the same instead of gaining. I will WI again Saturday and see if I get a loss this time.

It's a good thing I don't have any B-day cake around, because I would be so tempted to eat it all!!!

So sorry to hear you WI was not great. Sending you extra love. :hug::hug:
At least you got validated on your times for measurements. Remember, you are a strong and beautiful woman. Numbers are an arbitrary thing. They only have meaning when we allow them to. How do you feel? Is your step a little bouncier, is your smile a little brighter? Is there a twinkle in that wonderful man's eyes when he looks at you? Or any number of things that talk about your place in the your universe and how it has improved? If yes to any, you are doing the right thing for you. Stay strong, my friend and those nasty numbers will fall in line!

I understand about the B-day Cake. I am hoping to be at goal before my B-day since there are three more after mine in January. Hard enough to say no to one but four? Fighting the carb cravings but feel like I am winning. Had some of the new chocolate pudding made into the little balls. They were ok but think I will use my creamies on hot chocolate instead!

lookinfine09
10-08-2009, 10:23 AM
First, I want to thank all you wonderful Ladies in sending me great B-day wishes. You are all so nice. And GWE, tell your son Happy B-day too.

Well, I decided to go WI today, shouldn't have...I gained a pound...and I didn't even have any B-Day cake...now that is a bummer. I did get Jeannie who signed me up and that was well worth going today. We talked for a good 30 minutes and that really helped me. She thinks I should try the MediQuick, so maybe if nothing improves by next week, I may have to give it a shot. I asked her about getting a Tanita reading and she was surprised that it wasn't done the first month. So I told her that the counselor said they don't do it until after two months....she wanted to know which one said that because it was not right. I couldn't remember. I also told her about the comment that Robin had to approve your chart for measurements, and that to was not correct. She was quite upset that I was told that by staff. She said I could get a reading anytime, but they should be doing it monthly, along with the measurements. She told me to let her know if anymore mis-information is given to me. So now I'm feeling much better, and that my feelings were validated.

My readings had not changed much from my very first readings, and it showed that I am dehydrated...how can that be with drinking so much water? So I will increase my water and HNS"s to 5 and see if I get some results. This was very depressing today....I could have at least remained the same instead of gaining. I will WI again Saturday and see if I get a loss this time.

It's a good thing I don't have any B-day cake around, because I would be so tempted to eat it all!!!

FL - I hope you had a wonderful birthday. Very glad to hear that you got things straightened out at the center. You were getting some bad info from people and I'm glad that you were given the time you deserve to talk about things and get all of your questions answered. Let us know how it goes with the increased water and the 5 HNS's. I'll be thinking of you!

nepeanut
10-08-2009, 01:12 PM
First, I want to thank all you wonderful Ladies in sending me great B-day wishes. You are all so nice. And GWE, tell your son Happy B-day too.

Well, I decided to go WI today, shouldn't have...I gained a pound...and I didn't even have any B-Day cake...now that is a bummer. I did get Jeannie who signed me up and that was well worth going today. We talked for a good 30 minutes and that really helped me. She thinks I should try the MediQuick, so maybe if nothing improves by next week, I may have to give it a shot. I asked her about getting a Tanita reading and she was surprised that it wasn't done the first month. So I told her that the counselor said they don't do it until after two months....she wanted to know which one said that because it was not right. I couldn't remember. I also told her about the comment that Robin had to approve your chart for measurements, and that to was not correct. She was quite upset that I was told that by staff. She said I could get a reading anytime, but they should be doing it monthly, along with the measurements. She told me to let her know if anymore mis-information is given to me. So now I'm feeling much better, and that my feelings were validated.

My readings had not changed much from my very first readings, and it showed that I am dehydrated...how can that be with drinking so much water? So I will increase my water and HNS"s to 5 and see if I get some results. This was very depressing today....I could have at least remained the same instead of gaining. I will WI again Saturday and see if I get a loss this time.

It's a good thing I don't have any B-day cake around, because I would be so tempted to eat it all!!!

FL, I wanted to tell you thank you for getting the information yesterday and posting it. I go to the Lincoln center also, I haven't been measured or given the tanita and I'm on week 10. I'm going tomorrow and am going to ask for it.

Thanks again!

leahruthie
10-08-2009, 05:06 PM
FL, sorry your weigh-in didn't go how you'd hoped, but good for you for speaking up! i think that'll be good inspiration to the rest of us at the lincoln center to say something if we don't feel like we're getting the attention we deserve/pay for.

we're back in grand island, unfortunately. randy's heart stopped sometime last night and they had to do compressions, etc., to revive him. he's back now and is still alert and communicative, but the doctors' prognoses are getting more and more bleak. :\ it's so hard to see him doing so well on the outside but to know that things are such a wreck inside. seems unfair.

anyway, i think i've rid myself of all of my fast food weight from last week. i'll try not to put it right back on while we're here this weekend... just gotta plan ahead, maybe go to the nearby hyvee instead of a fast food place. argghghh.




oh and for all you nebraskans, GOOOOOO BIIIIIG REEEEDDD!!! ;) let's beat the pants off mizzou tonight. they earned it. :P

RonnieAdl
10-08-2009, 05:19 PM
Hey folks, I have a question, I have been sick the last day or so and was unable to eat anything much less stay OP. The only thing I managed to get in me was 1 chicken soup supplement and I was pretty much in the bed and out of it for about 24 hours. Today I was able to eat and take my minerals and vitamins. I wonder if any damage was done as far as ketosis and weight loss. I didn't take any cold or flu stuff in case it would really mess me up. Anyone else been sick and not able to eat or take the HNS? Thanks in advance for any info anyone has!

Ronnie :dizzy::dizzy:

TeresaG
10-08-2009, 05:32 PM
Leahruthie, sorry to hear about what happened with your FIL. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Karen, good luck tomorrow. I'll be thinking of you as I stay inside because of the cold wet weather here.

FL, so glad to hear you were able to get some information and it looks like you helped everyone out who goes to that center. I was really hoping you would have a good weigh in. I went to WI today and with the winter clothes, my one pound gain at home turned in to 2 there. Of course the metaquick was suggested again, but I don't know. I did it once a few months ago and didn't really see much of a difference.

E4FEwife
10-08-2009, 06:48 PM
Hi everyone! It's been a bit since I have posted but I have being feeling pretty terrible the past few weeks. I had what I thought was a stomache bug (a ton of upper tummy pain that lasted a week & a half.) It went away for 4 days and was back with extreme pain last night. Broke down and made an appt w/the doc today. He's thinking it might be an ulcer or my gall bladder. So I walked away with nexium & an appt for an ultrasound next week. He said he could tell I lost 30 lbs by the way my tummy skin looked and was very encouraging - told me to keep up the good work!

Lori123321
10-08-2009, 08:18 PM
Hi everyone! It's been a bit since I have posted but I have being feeling pretty terrible the past few weeks. I had what I thought was a stomache bug (a ton of upper tummy pain that lasted a week & a half.) It went away for 4 days and was back with extreme pain last night. Broke down and made an appt w/the doc today. He's thinking it might be an ulcer or my gall bladder. So I walked away with nexium & an appt for an ultrasound next week. He said he could tell I lost 30 lbs by the way my tummy skin looked and was very encouraging - told me to keep up the good work!
Glad to see you are back. Nice on the observation from the doc. Hope you feel better. Let us know how you are doing.

Hey folks, I have a question, I have been sick the last day or so and was unable to eat anything much less stay OP. The only thing I managed to get in me was 1 chicken soup supplement and I was pretty much in the bed and out of it for about 24 hours. Today I was able to eat and take my minerals and vitamins. I wonder if any damage was done as far as ketosis and weight loss. I didn't take any cold or flu stuff in case it would really mess me up. Anyone else been sick and not able to eat or take the HNS? Thanks in advance for any info anyone has!

Ronnie :dizzy::dizzy:

A few of us have gone through some illnesses over the past few months. Take care of yourself first and the diet later. Drink plenty of fluids and now that you are eating again, eat things that are easy to digest. Then when you are back on your feet, start back on plan. Not sure how the off plan sick moments will effect your losses but you need to be healthy to get over this illness.
Feel better soon

Karen1234
10-08-2009, 08:48 PM
Thanks for the well wishes everyone... I'll run my heart out and think of all of you on the way... hopefully I can post results Sunday Eve when we get back. Have a great weekend everyone :hug:

Fifties Lady
10-08-2009, 09:10 PM
Thanks for the well wishes everyone... I'll run my heart out and think of all of you on the way... hopefully I can post results Sunday Eve when we get back. Have a great weekend everyone :hug:

Karen...good luck on your run....I so admire you for doing this. We will be anxious to hear the results hopefully Sunday. You go girl!!!! :carrot:

Fifties Lady
10-08-2009, 09:15 PM
Hey folks, I have a question, I have been sick the last day or so and was unable to eat anything much less stay OP. The only thing I managed to get in me was 1 chicken soup supplement and I was pretty much in the bed and out of it for about 24 hours. Today I was able to eat and take my minerals and vitamins. I wonder if any damage was done as far as ketosis and weight loss. I didn't take any cold or flu stuff in case it would really mess me up. Anyone else been sick and not able to eat or take the HNS? Thanks in advance for any info anyone has!

Ronnie :dizzy::dizzy:'

Ronnie...Oh I know what you are going through....I got it and it lasted about 10 days and really zapped my energy level. I could barely eat, so I came up with the Chicken/Veggies soup....I had that twice a day, and that's about it. I tried getting my water in, but that's about it. I know after talking with Jeannie yesterday over my plateau I seem to be on, she asked if maybe some of the cold meds I took might have something to do with it too. It really did set me back, but that was the first week of September, I would think it would all be out of my system by now?

You take care and just do what you can....it really is no fun. Get well soon. :hug:

Fifties Lady
10-08-2009, 09:20 PM
FL, sorry your weigh-in didn't go how you'd hoped, but good for you for speaking up! i think that'll be good inspiration to the rest of us at the lincoln center to say something if we don't feel like we're getting the attention we deserve/pay for.

we're back in grand island, unfortunately. randy's heart stopped sometime last night and they had to do compressions, etc., to revive him. he's back now and is still alert and communicative, but the doctors' prognoses are getting more and more bleak. :\ it's so hard to see him doing so well on the outside but to know that things are such a wreck inside. seems unfair.

anyway, i think i've rid myself of all of my fast food weight from last week. i'll try not to put it right back on while we're here this weekend... just gotta plan ahead, maybe go to the nearby hyvee instead of a fast food place. argghghh.





oh and for all you nebraskans, GOOOOOO BIIIIIG REEEEDDD!!! ;) let's beat the pants off mizzou tonight. they earned it. :P

LeahRuthie....oh I'm so sorry about the news about your FIL....how scary for all of you. I hope he is on the road to recovery and will beat this. Prayers are being sent with you and Josh's family again.

Yes, I am feeling better after talking to Jeannie. She really is good. Just isn't in very much.

It's getting close for the BIG RED GAME....hope no one here is from Mizzou, because we are going to whip your "you know what"!!!
:D

Fifties Lady
10-08-2009, 09:22 PM
Glad to see you are back. Nice on the observation from the doc. Hope you feel better. Let us know how you are doing.



A few of us have gone through some illnesses over the past few months. Take care of yourself first and the diet later. Drink plenty of fluids and now that you are eating again, eat things that are easy to digest. Then when you are back on your feet, start back on plan. Not sure how the off plan sick moments will effect your losses but you need to be healthy to get over this illness.
Feel better soon


Lori...I thought that was "your guy" in the pic....good looking couple...if he showed a little jealousy when others hit on you, I think he better start admitting his true feelings. ;)

Fifties Lady
10-08-2009, 09:30 PM
FL, I wanted to tell you thank you for getting the information yesterday and posting it. I go to the Lincoln center also, I haven't been measured or given the tanita and I'm on week 10. I'm going tomorrow and am going to ask for it.

Thanks again!


Nepeanut....that is just not right. I would probably be in your place if I didn't ask for measurements about 7 weeks into program. You get results at your next WI and stick to your guns. I do hope Jeannie informs Robin about this.. and now that you are dealing with the same situation, it should not be happening. I just wonder how many who are not posting here are going through the same thing? I think it's time to have a meeting with their counselors and update them on the program. Keep me posted on how you come out. I hope you get Jeannie, that would really get the ball rolling if another client is experiencing this. GOOD LUCK!!!:hug:

rip
10-08-2009, 10:17 PM
Lori,
What a cutie. Nice to hear he may have been a little jealous. I sure hope he realizes what a catch you are.

To all you folks that have been sick....my daughter has been terribly ill since yesterday, took her to the Dr. today and she tested positive for H1N1 they said it was their 3rd positive test today. She thinks she is dying but I have assured her she is not. Horrible congestion, cough and raw, raw throat. Possibly could be what has been making others here ill. I though of FiftiesLady, could be what you had. They said it would last up to 7 days and not to let her out of the house.

I was so happy this morning, WI at home and down 3 pounds, bummed tonight, WI at home and the 3 pounds came back. That is so discouraging I know it is all the water but geez. I will WI tomorrow I would at least like to be down a couple of pds. since last Friday. Seems like the closer I get to 200 the longer it is taking.

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Fifties Lady
10-08-2009, 11:24 PM
[QUOTE=rip;2962740]Lori,
What a cutie. Nice to hear he may have been a little jealous. I sure hope he realizes what a catch you are.

To all you folks that have been sick....my daughter has been terribly ill since yesterday, took her to the Dr. today and she tested positive for H1N1 they said it was their 3rd positive test today. She thinks she is dying but I have assured her she is not. Horrible congestion, cough and raw, raw throat. Possibly could be what has been making others here ill. I though of FiftiesLady, could be what you had. They said it would last up to 7 days and not to let her out of the house.

I was so happy this morning, WI at home and down 3 pounds, bummed tonight, WI at home and the 3 pounds came back. That is so discouraging I know it is all the water but geez. I will WI tomorrow I would at least like to be down a couple of pds. since last Friday. Seems like the closer I get to 200 the longer it is taking.

Rip, Oh so sad about your daughter. I do feel for her. Yes, Sore throat is the start of it, and it is a really bad sore throat in fact. Then the coughing that just rips you apart because it's the kind that brings up nothing...then turns into a full blown cold. The fever comes and goes for several days. It put me down for 10 days, so I hope maybe the younger ones can beat it sooner. I never went in to be tested for H1N1, but I'm sure that's what I had. Take care of your daughter...make lots of chicken soup for her. My daughter, cleared hers up pretty fast with Mussinex....dried her up fast. :hug:

E4FEwife
10-09-2009, 08:15 AM
Lori,
.

To all you folks that have been sick....my daughter has been terribly ill since yesterday, took her to the Dr. today and she tested positive for H1N1 they said it was their 3rd positive test today. She thinks she is dying but I have assured her she is not. Horrible congestion, cough and raw, raw throat. Possibly could be what has been making others here ill. I though of FiftiesLady, could be what you had. They said it would last up to 7 days and not to let her out of the house.



Last week my daughter's H.S. band had about 1/3 out sick. Several of them had confirmed cases of H1N1. Thank goodness she never got real sick. Yesterday when I went into the doctor's he was in a great mood; I was thinking it was probably the 1st person he saw that wasn't displayng flu symptoms! But who knows :D Upon further research, if I do indeed have an issue with my gall bladder, I found out that it can be related to rapid weight loss. :?:

Fifties Lady
10-09-2009, 09:31 AM
Last week my daughter's H.S. band had about 1/3 out sick. Several of them had confirmed cases of H1N1. Thank goodness she never got real sick. Yesterday when I went into the doctor's he was in a great mood; I was thinking it was probably the 1st person he saw that wasn't displayng flu symptoms! But who knows :D Upon further research, if I do indeed have an issue with my gall bladder, I found out that it can be related to rapid weight loss. :?:

Well if that is true, then I guess I don't have to worry since "rapid" is not happening to me!!!

You should research this on the net and see if there is some truth behind it. Has anyone here have any of these experiences that E4FEwife is having? We need heads up on this. Are they talking surgery for you? Take care, hope you are feeling better.:p

rip
10-09-2009, 09:39 AM
E4FEWife,
This is interesting that rapid weight loss can cause issues with gallbladder. I wonder if that means it will clear up on its ow . Hoping you are starting to feel better yourself.

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Roadqueen
10-09-2009, 12:42 PM
Hey, I did Ití WI today was below 200. Got my first milestone. Felt good.

To answer the above question, Yes, Any weight loss diet can cause gall bladder problems, I believe it has to do with the fat (or lack of fat) in the diet. If gall stones have formed, then they might cause problems and usually do not go away on their own. Any one with these problems should talk to their doctor.

OK, off my soap box.

I'm feelin good.

Succeed09
10-09-2009, 12:45 PM
Hey, I did Ití WI today was below 200. Got my first milestone. Felt good.


I'm feelin good.

Welcome to ONEderland! Great job and congratulations!

Fifties Lady
10-09-2009, 12:45 PM
Hey, I did Ití WI today was below 200. Got my first milestone. Felt good.

To answer the above question, Yes, Any weight loss diet can cause gall bladder problems, I believe it has to do with the fat (or lack of fat) in the diet. If gall stones have formed, then they might cause problems and usually do not go away on their own. Any one with these problems should talk to their doctor.

OK, off my soap box.

I'm feelin good.

RoadQueen....yahoo!!! :carrot::carrot: Time to celebrate...congrats...way to go!!!! Very, very proud of you.:hug:

Succeed09
10-09-2009, 12:49 PM
OK...it's time to re-focus. Since signing the 50 pound board a month ago, I've only lost 4 pounds. While I haven't gone totally off plan or anything, I have not been as committed as I was and have had 2 weeks of almost no food journaling (even though I'm eating okay, I'm not writing it down...which isn't a good habit and seems to leave more cracks for BLTs!). So, I'm writing down my commitment to have a very focused and OP week. I think the first couple of weeks were a plateau, but the last couple of weeks I've just been 'drifting' it seems. So, time to re-focus! It's too close to the end to let anything slip now!

funshine
10-09-2009, 06:42 PM
Today was not a good day. TOM pushed me over the edge. I ate a really bad lunch and a snack later. Tomorrow is a new day (crossing fingers).

rip
10-09-2009, 09:05 PM
Roadqueen,
How wonderful. I am confident you will never see to 200's again.
GREAT JOB:congrat::congrat::congrat::congrat:

Lori123321
10-10-2009, 08:21 AM
Hey, I did Ití WI today was below 200. Got my first milestone. Felt good.

Yahoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great job!
Today was not a good day. TOM pushed me over the edge. I ate a really bad lunch and a snack later. Tomorrow is a new day (crossing fingers).
My dear, nothing you can do about what you ate already. Good job on focusing on tomorrow. The future and present are the only things you can change! So back on the MRC bandwagon! :hug:

OK...it's time to re-focus. Since signing the 50 pound board a month ago, I've only lost 4 pounds. While I haven't gone totally off plan or anything, I have not been as committed as I was and have had 2 weeks of almost no food journaling (even though I'm eating okay, I'm not writing it down...which isn't a good habit and seems to leave more cracks for BLTs!). So, I'm writing down my commitment to have a very focused and OP week. I think the first couple of weeks were a plateau, but the last couple of weeks I've just been 'drifting' it seems. So, time to re-focus! It's too close to the end to let anything slip now!
You are so close! You can do this. Look at what you have done so far and know that it is a, pardon the expression, peice of cake to finish the job! I feel like stating all the inspirational quotes I can think of, pull yourself up by your bootstraps and stuff like that. But you know them. Think of it as the finishing touches on a beautiful painting. You are just a few pounds away from your goal and while you might have acheived a lot of things on your inspirational list, you are not done yet! Like putting on a ball gown and leaving your hair in curlers! Time to get your party started!

Succeed09
10-10-2009, 02:19 PM
You are so close! You can do this. Look at what you have done so far and know that it is a, pardon the expression, peice of cake to finish the job! I feel like stating all the inspirational quotes I can think of, pull yourself up by your bootstraps and stuff like that. But you know them. Think of it as the finishing touches on a beautiful painting. You are just a few pounds away from your goal and while you might have acheived a lot of things on your inspirational list, you are not done yet! Like putting on a ball gown and leaving your hair in curlers! Time to get your party started!

Thanks so much...just what I needed to hear! I did well yesterday...nothing off plan and wrote it all down. Sometimes you just have to catch yourself and stop the drift before everything gets away from you! Now I neeed to go run. I haven't gone since Tuesday and I slept through my step class this morning...that wasn't good, but I needed the sleep. Even though it's chilly and gloomy out, I need to go run. Thanks again!

pamperedmomoftwins
10-10-2009, 02:31 PM
I just wanted to quickly post on here since i see this is more like the daily thread. I did post my "poor me" so to speak post in the 200 pound thread.

I last weighed in August 29th and so went back in yesterday and am vowing to be back OP. I am back on my green menu but will start the meta-quick tomorrow thru Tuesday and weigh in again on Wednesday.

Anyone out there from Nebraska?? I live in Omaha and really need support/accountability again.

noahsmama
10-10-2009, 02:43 PM
Thanks so much...just what I needed to hear! I did well yesterday...nothing off plan and wrote it all down. Sometimes you just have to catch yourself and stop the drift before everything gets away from you! Now I neeed to go run. I haven't gone since Tuesday and I slept through my step class this morning...that wasn't good, but I needed the sleep. Even though it's chilly and gloomy out, I need to go run. Thanks again!

I felt the exact same way this week! It started off last Saturday with a few bites of cocunut shrimp/dessert at red lobster and kind of snowballed from there but today i weighed the exact same as I did last saturday, which is a good thing. But I'm so ready to be done with the program that I'm ready to get the scale moving again! So last night I ran and today we had the Memory Walk (for alzheimers and walked about 3 miles in 35 minutes) so I'm excited. But one of my son's b-day parties (he turned 2 thursday) is tonight and there's goign to be cake. But I'm going to resist and see if I can get that scale moving again!! Good luck and we can do this!!!

noahsmama
10-10-2009, 02:45 PM
I just wanted to quickly post on here since i see this is more like the daily thread. I did post my "poor me" so to speak post in the 200 pound thread.

I last weighed in August 29th and so went back in yesterday and am vowing to be back OP. I am back on my green menu but will start the meta-quick tomorrow thru Tuesday and weigh in again on Wednesday.

Anyone out there from Nebraska?? I live in Omaha and really need support/accountability again.

I read your post and I'm so glad that you decided to take charge of your life again and do this for you! I've had a rough week with little cheats all week and now just want to be done with this program and am committed (I hope!) :) Good luck and we're here for you

shopgirl
10-10-2009, 03:10 PM
Well, I weighed in today and another 2 lbs bit the dust! :) Yea!!! My total is 15.5! I can't believe it! I started the green menu on 8/29. I still just wanna pinch myself that this is really happening....it's working! I've never lost this much in just 5-6 wks before! I'm in the 170's and I haven't been here in YEARS!!!

I'm so grateful for all the support I receive on here. I love celebrating everyone's victories! Let's keep it going through October!

noahsmama
10-10-2009, 04:57 PM
Well, I weighed in today and another 2 lbs bit the dust! :) Yea!!! My total is 15.5! I can't believe it! I started the green menu on 8/29. I still just wanna pinch myself that this is really happening....it's working! I've never lost this much in just 5-6 wks before! I'm in the 170's and I haven't been here in YEARS!!!

I'm so grateful for all the support I receive on here. I love celebrating everyone's victories! Let's keep it going through October!

Congratulations on your loss!! Way to go

kimtpa
10-10-2009, 06:55 PM
Did my WI on thursday down 1.5#. I had a tuff week, they were and still are painting and carpeting our office, and I have know idea what they have stirred up but boy my sinus are killing me and I have had a sore throat for 3 days now. Oh and to top it off my daughter too has H1N1, and just can't seem to follow directions. I thought I was going to have to kill her for leaving her apartment and going to my office... She should know better she is getting her masters in Epidemiology -- book smart but no common sense!

Hoping to have a better week this week, I promised my counselor that I would only eat out with the guys 2x a week instead of the 3 or 4 like I usually do.

So my questions is the does anyone use the fat and carb blocker and is there a brand out there that is more affordable than the $30 for 30 pills??

Phat not Fat
10-11-2009, 01:37 PM
Hey Ladies....did any of you sign up for the classes that I think start next week on Tues or Thurs? I signed up for the Thursday night classes. I have to check my calendar to see when they start.:?:

FL -

I start the Connections class this Tuesday, the 13th. I'm reallly looking forward to it! Maybe I'll see some peeps there, huh?

-- JJ

Pcherr001
10-11-2009, 01:44 PM
Im signing up tommorrrow, but I have a question. Im on the program where you lose 72 pounds in 24 weeks, but I have 94 to lose. 1st, what happens if I dont lose the 72 lbs in 24 weeks, and 2nd say I do lose the 72 what about the other 20?? Thanks!!

SchoonCR
10-11-2009, 01:44 PM
Hi all! Mostly new faces, but I see a few names I recognize. I finished Stab and began Maint in Nov 2008. My maintence plan was odd looking, with added calories, and servings, since even at my goal weight, I was off their highest maint menu. ( I am 6'4'' and 225 at my goal weight) Was hard to follow as easily as the loss menus or the stab menus. (Which is NO excuse)

I kept the weight off, only putting on about 10 lbs of muscle in 6 months to get and keep my frame and metabolism back to were it was before losing my 74lbs in 2008. (I lost from 284 to 211, which is too low for me, and 14 of that 74lbs was lean mass, which is ok, I just felt I looked too thin, and too gaunt at that weight)

However, this summer(Since May really), I just did whatever the **** I wanted to do, eating WAY to much junk, not working out enough and have gained 30lbs back now! :(

In a way, I guess I am ok with it, since I did live it up for 5 months, enjoyed the eating, laziness, etc... And I am still in good shape, just sitting at 250lb instead of 225 - 230lb. Much better than 285lb, where I was 18 months ago.

However, I have now realized that I REALLY enjoyed being in GREAT shape, being thin in the waist, having no extra padding at all, MUCH more than I enjoy eating too damn much, and eating desserts every night.

Bad/sad thing is... if I follow the maint/stab menu's, and get my normal amount of excercise, I can eat whatever I want (Cheat days) on the weekends, and maintain my weight/not gain. That is the part that makes me continually kick myself... IF I had just stuck with that, I would still be 225lbs. :(

Guess, in this long and rambling post, I am trying to say I need the structure and discipline of sticking with a plan. I NEED to be back (on the plan, and on the board).

I AM going to lose 20-25lbs before thanksgiving, and then I AM going to stick to a maintence plan (with cheat days as long as I maintain) for the rest of my life! :)

Schoon

Phat not Fat
10-11-2009, 02:02 PM
Hi all! Mostly new faces, but I see a few names I recognize. I finished Stab and began Maint in Nov 2008. My maintence plan was odd looking, with added calories, and servings, since even at my goal weight, I was off their highest maint menu. ( I am 6'4'' and 225 at my goal weight) Was hard to follow as easily as the loss menus or the stab menus. (Which is NO excuse)

I kept the weight off, only putting on about 10 lbs of muscle in 6 months to get and keep my frame and metabolism back to were it was before losing my 74lbs in 2008. (I lost from 284 to 211, which is too low for me, and 14 of that 74lbs was lean mass, which is ok, I just felt I looked too thin, and too gaunt at that weight)

However, this summer(Since May really), I just did whatever the **** I wanted to do, eating WAY to much junk, not working out enough and have gained 30lbs back now! :(

In a way, I guess I am ok with it, since I did live it up for 5 months, enjoyed the eating, laziness, etc... And I am still in good shape, just sitting at 250lb instead of 225 - 230lb. Much better than 285lb, where I was 18 months ago.

However, I have now realized that I REALLY enjoyed being in GREAT shape, being thin in the waist, having no extra padding at all, MUCH more than I enjoy eating too damn much, and eating desserts every night.

Bad/sad thing is... if I follow the maint/stab menu's, and get my normal amount of excercise, I can eat whatever I want (Cheat days) on the weekends, and maintain my weight/not gain. That is the part that makes me continually kick myself... IF I had just stuck with that, I would still be 225lbs. :(

Guess, in this long and rambling post, I am trying to say I need the structure and discipline of sticking with a plan. I NEED to be back (on the plan, and on the board).

I AM going to lose 20-25lbs before thanksgiving, and then I AM going to stick to a maintence plan (with cheat days as long as I maintain) for the rest of my life! :)

Schoon



Schoon --

Alas, you've confirmed my deepest fear -- that once I hit my goal, get through stabilization and onto maintenance, I'm going to gain back what I've lost.

And although I know how silly that sounds, because I'm still far from MRC's goal (and even farther from my own), but it's still something that really concerns me. I, too, feel the need for that rigid structure. I'm afraid that by given a little lee-way coupled with my less-than-stellar willpower, I'm going to slide.

Stop the insanity! :dizzy:

-- JJ

shopgirl
10-11-2009, 03:01 PM
Congratulations on your loss!! Way to go

Thanks so much :)

GWE140
10-11-2009, 03:44 PM
Did my WI on thursday down 1.5#. I had a tuff week, they were and still are painting and carpeting our office, and I have know idea what they have stirred up but boy my sinus are killing me and I have had a sore throat for 3 days now. Oh and to top it off my daughter too has H1N1, and just can't seem to follow directions. I thought I was going to have to kill her for leaving her apartment and going to my office... She should know better she is getting her masters in Epidemiology -- book smart but no common sense!

Hoping to have a better week this week, I promised my counselor that I would only eat out with the guys 2x a week instead of the 3 or 4 like I usually do.

So my questions is the does anyone use the fat and carb blocker and is there a brand out there that is more affordable than the $30 for 30 pills??

kimtpa - Firstly, I want to say how irresponsible your employer is to paint and carpet your offices while having employees present. I am a LEED Accredited Professional and work solely on "sustainable/green" construction projects as interiors project manager/facilitator. Poor indoor air quality is
what you are experiencing (sinus trouble and sore throat) caused by the VOCs (Volatile organic compounds (off-gassing) which are organic chemical compounds that have high enough vapor pressures under normal conditions to significantly vaporize and enter the atmosphere. Volatile organic compounds are numerous and varied. Although ubiquitous in nature and modern industrial society, they may also be harmful or toxic. VOCs, or subsets of the VOCs, are often regulated. The paint, carpet and carpet adhesives are highly toxic and can create indoor air quality problems if they are not specified as low/no VOCs. Typical projects do a flush-out prior to occupation because of the health issues associated with VOCs. Just my 2-cents. As for the fat and carb blocker I have had a bottle for quite sometime and do take it only when I have an alcoholic drink. I have not found a substitute and have found that it has worked in the past. Back in June when my mother turned 65 we had a margarita party and I had my fair share of margaritas, I took the fat/carb blocker and did not gain an once that weekend.

GWE140
10-11-2009, 03:55 PM
Hi all! Mostly new faces, but I see a few names I recognize. I finished Stab and began Maint in Nov 2008. My maintence plan was odd looking, with added calories, and servings, since even at my goal weight, I was off their highest maint menu. ( I am 6'4'' and 225 at my goal weight) Was hard to follow as easily as the loss menus or the stab menus. (Which is NO excuse)

I kept the weight off, only putting on about 10 lbs of muscle in 6 months to get and keep my frame and metabolism back to were it was before losing my 74lbs in 2008. (I lost from 284 to 211, which is too low for me, and 14 of that 74lbs was lean mass, which is ok, I just felt I looked too thin, and too gaunt at that weight)

However, this summer(Since May really), I just did whatever the **** I wanted to do, eating WAY to much junk, not working out enough and have gained 30lbs back now! :(

In a way, I guess I am ok with it, since I did live it up for 5 months, enjoyed the eating, laziness, etc... And I am still in good shape, just sitting at 250lb instead of 225 - 230lb. Much better than 285lb, where I was 18 months ago.

However, I have now realized that I REALLY enjoyed being in GREAT shape, being thin in the waist, having no extra padding at all, MUCH more than I enjoy eating too damn much, and eating desserts every night.

Bad/sad thing is... if I follow the maint/stab menu's, and get my normal amount of excercise, I can eat whatever I want (Cheat days) on the weekends, and maintain my weight/not gain. That is the part that makes me continually kick myself... IF I had just stuck with that, I would still be 225lbs. :(

Guess, in this long and rambling post, I am trying to say I need the structure and discipline of sticking with a plan. I NEED to be back (on the plan, and on the board).

I AM going to lose 20-25lbs before thanksgiving, and then I AM going to stick to a maintence plan (with cheat days as long as I maintain) for the rest of my life! :)

Schoon

Schoon - thank you for sharing, I have found out for me that after several attempts on diets, some successful others not, that my weight is and will be a continuous battle no matter what i weigh 140 to 225 - no different always a struggle and i am expecting this to be the case when I get to maintenance. What I am doing now is to prepare myself for this mentally and make promises to myself that if I gain over a certain amount then i am right back on MRC...Good luck!

NotaFatBride
10-11-2009, 05:13 PM
GWE140- I'm a LEED accredited professional too! I'm an architectural designer (sounds like such a silly title- can't say architect until I pass the AREs). Glad to know there are so many of us out there. ;)

Hello Everyone- I'm in my first week of preconditioning. I have lost 10 lbs of the 100lbs I want to lose. I'm getting married next October 1st and need to get in dressing shopping shape. I'm so excited to be eating healthy and losing this weight! I'm 29 and live in Colorado. Thanks!

Fifties Lady
10-11-2009, 05:51 PM
FL -

I start the Connections class this Tuesday, the 13th. I'm reallly looking forward to it! Maybe I'll see some peeps there, huh?

-- JJ

JJ, Happy Sunday to you...it is a cold one, that's for sure. We just got back from walking for "Safe Quarters" for Abused women and their children. It was a fun walk, but burrrrr, I just can't seem to warm up. Anyway, I want to tell you that you are doing so good. 30+ pounds is so great. Keep up the great work.

I chose the Thursday night Connections classes. Darn, I was hoping you would be there. I am excited for them to start. Have you gone to any of the cooking classes on Friday? I wonder if it is a different clase each week or the same one each time? I will have to ask at my next WI. I didn't WI on Saturday, because the scale hadn't changed, so not much use in going in and discussing again why I'm not losing any weight. I truly am disappointed. My husband and I have decided to re-join the Y, so that will get me back on track for excercising again. I have slumped off because of the cold weather. My body is not prepared for this Nebraska winter yet. I can't seem to warm up for being out in it all day, so going to fix my Chicken/Veggie soup for dinner and hope it will defrost me. You take care and keep up the great work, I am so proud of you. :hug:

GWE140
10-11-2009, 09:35 PM
GWE140- I'm a LEED accredited professional too! I'm an architectural designer (sounds like such a silly title- can't say architect until I pass the AREs). Glad to know there are so many of us out there. ;)

Hello Everyone- I'm in my first week of preconditioning. I have lost 10 lbs of the 100lbs I want to lose. I'm getting married next October 1st and need to get in dressing shopping shape. I'm so excited to be eating healthy and losing this weight! I'm 29 and live in Colorado. Thanks!

NotaFatBride - Welcome to the MRC 3FC thread! Congrats and the 10lbs WOW on your first week of preconditioning...This program works and just imagine what a beautiful bride you will be October 1st at you goal weight. My goal is to lose 86 pounds and today I am down 53 pounds...just a few more to go. As for my professional life, I have a BID (Bachelor of Interior Design) degree and just like you could not use Interior Architectural Designer or Interior Designer etc until I passed the NCIDQ and became state registered...what a pain...I am thrilled that a LEED NC project I have worked on as the LEED facilitator et al for over 18 months achieved Platinum! The first in our area here...just finalizing all the paper work related to the acceptance of the GBCI's final report. Good luck on the ARE, I did attend Green Build when it was in Denver a couple of years ago and was very impressed with the commitment in Colorado to sustainability.

Karen1234
10-11-2009, 10:07 PM
Quick note... we just got home and I wanted to give you all an update...
I ran my 5k Sat am, did good, I was really hoping for 38 minute finish but it managed to illude me and my time was 39:16... We took 2 laps around the course to make the full 5k. The first time was not so bad up the hill but the 2nd time I had to run up that hill/mountain (it was mentally growing by the minute) I seriously had to talk my way up that hill and keep running, it was tough, I kept counting the running steps up, it was like stair climbing but I did it and it was then mostly downhill after that. It felt so good to run down that hill, past the last fellow keeping time for us and have him say you're almost there, I was grinning from ear to ear, I did it, I really did it and I wasn't dead last :carrot: !! I had a great time and it really felt wonderful :0) My mom and daughter walked the 5k in 52 minutes, I was so proud of all of us! We treated ourselves to some goodies at the Apple Festival afterwards. I will be back on plan in the morning for sure... Have a great night everyone.

shopgirl
10-11-2009, 10:30 PM
Quick note... we just got home and I wanted to give you all an update...
I ran my 5k Sat am, did good, I was really hoping for 38 minute finish but it managed to illude me and my time was 39:16... We took 2 laps around the course to make the full 5k. The first time was not so bad up the hill but the 2nd time I had to run up that hill/mountain (it was mentally growing by the minute) I seriously had to talk my way up that hill and keep running, it was tough, I kept counting the running steps up, it was like stair climbing but I did it and it was then mostly downhill after that. It felt so good to run down that hill, past the last fellow keeping time for us and have him say you're almost there, I was grinning from ear to ear, I did it, I really did it and I wasn't dead last :carrot: !! I had a great time and it really felt wonderful :0) My mom and daughter walked the 5k in 52 minutes, I was so proud of all of us! We treated ourselves to some goodies at the Apple Festival afterwards. I will be back on plan in the morning for sure... Have a great night everyone.

Congrats on making it through your 5K and WITH a fantastic time!!! You go, girl! :carrot:

SchoonCR
10-12-2009, 12:17 AM
Schoon --

Alas, you've confirmed my deepest fear -- that once I hit my goal, get through stabilization and onto maintenance, I'm going to gain back what I've lost.

-- JJ

NOOO, don't feel that way. I followed Maintenance for 7 months, and only gained the 15lbs of weight that I tried to gain, good lean muscle and a couple extra so I didn't look sickly. :) I gained the last 25 being a complete PIG about eating terrible food. It was no accident, i am completely to blame. :)


Schoon - thank you for sharing, I have found out for me that after several attempts on diets, some successful others not, that my weight is and will be a continuous battle no matter what i weigh 140 to 225 - no different always a struggle and i am expecting this to be the case when I get to maintenance. What I am doing now is to prepare myself for this mentally and make promises to myself that if I gain over a certain amount then i am right back on MRC...Good luck!

Thanks! Going to stick to the menus until I loose the 20+lbs, and then stick to the last Stab menu for quite a while. Still a firm believe in a cheat day, but will leave it at that, just a day.

GI'm in my first week of preconditioning. I have lost 10 lbs of the 100lbs I want to lose. I'm getting married next October 1st and need to get in dressing shopping shape. I'm so excited to be eating healthy and losing this weight! I'm 29 and live in Colorado. Thanks!

10lbs is impressive indeed! Just goes to show how much junk your body holds onto when you aren't eating right and getting enough water!

Fifties Lady
10-12-2009, 10:17 PM
Quick note... we just got home and I wanted to give you all an update...
I ran my 5k Sat am, did good, I was really hoping for 38 minute finish but it managed to illude me and my time was 39:16... We took 2 laps around the course to make the full 5k. The first time was not so bad up the hill but the 2nd time I had to run up that hill/mountain (it was mentally growing by the minute) I seriously had to talk my way up that hill and keep running, it was tough, I kept counting the running steps up, it was like stair climbing but I did it and it was then mostly downhill after that. It felt so good to run down that hill, past the last fellow keeping time for us and have him say you're almost there, I was grinning from ear to ear, I did it, I really did it and I wasn't dead last :carrot: !! I had a great time and it really felt wonderful :0) My mom and daughter walked the 5k in 52 minutes, I was so proud of all of us! We treated ourselves to some goodies at the Apple Festival afterwards. I will be back on plan in the morning for sure... Have a great night everyone.

Oh Karen, I am so very proud of you...way to go girl!!! :carrot: Great time and you did well. You have to be so very, very proud of yourself and feel so good. You just get a standing ovation. :hug:

Fifties Lady
10-12-2009, 10:42 PM
Well, there is something very wrong here. Another week and no weight loss, and in fact, I was up 3 pounds this morning. So I am about at the end of my rope. I will hang on till the end of the month before my trip, then I think I'm chalking it up as something that is not working for me. I have done and followed the plan and almost 6 weeks now without a weight loss. I don't want to try the Mediquick plan, that only means more cost and I'm not sure if that would just be a quick fix and not permanent. I'm tired and frustrated right now and wanted so much to lose in September and October, but no luck. My body seems to be fighting this program and I don't understand why? I didn't even bother to WI Saturday so it's been over a week now. I have a class on Thursday, so I will WI then.

Thanks everyone for letting me vent. Just having a lousy day after getting on the scale this morning. It did not start off very good at all.

SchoonCR
10-12-2009, 11:58 PM
Well, there is something very wrong here. Another week and no weight loss, and in fact, I was up 3 pounds this morning. So I am about at the end of my rope. I will hang on till the end of the month before my trip, then I think I'm chalking it up as something that is not working for me. I have done and followed the plan and almost 6 weeks now without a weight loss. I don't want to try the Mediquick plan, that only means more cost and I'm not sure if that would just be a quick fix and not permanent. I'm tired and frustrated right now and wanted so much to lose in September and October, but no luck. My body seems to be fighting this program and I don't understand why? I didn't even bother to WI Saturday so it's been over a week now. I have a class on Thursday, so I will WI then.

Thanks everyone for letting me vent. Just having a lousy day after getting on the scale this morning. It did not start off very good at all.

I have just been back on the board for about 3 days, but maybe we/I can help!

Let us know what you have been doing!

Don't give up! IF you are eating the menu items, drinking mass amounts of water, and walking/excercising, it will happen! VERY COMMONG to stall after losing that first 10%... your body goes in panic mode, and trys to hold onto everything it has! 6 weeks is a long time to stall, but often the calm is before the storm! Hang in there!

GWE140
10-13-2009, 08:38 AM
I had a great day yesterday when I went shopping to buy a dress and a pair of slacks for my trip this weekend...as my 12's were just too baggy...I didn't want to invest in more clothes until I reached goal...but I just couldn't go an see my dear friends in baggy clothes...so I thought okay I will just get one dress and one dress pants in a size 10...I was SHOCKED that the 10's I pulled were too big and finally pulled out 8's and they fit!!! So I bought a cocktail dress size 8 and a nice pair of slacks size 8, I have not been a size 8 in over 8 years!

leahruthie
10-13-2009, 02:02 PM
an update on my whereabouts...

ever since the FIL entered the hospital two weeks ago, my life has been a rollercoaster! i haven't been in to weigh in since saturday the 26th of september; eventually, i got a phone call from the center asking where i'd disappeared to. i told them what was going on and that most of my free time (and even some not-free time!) has been spent at the hospital an hour away from home, for days at a time (last week we were there for four days and the week before that, another four). needless to say, the food options presented to me in a time of crisis are not great, especially given the fact that there's so little time to plan--more than once, we've only had a moment's notice that it was time to head back to the hospital "just in case," meaning there isn't time to remember socks and undies, let alone a cooler of veggies and supplements!

anyway, i've been doing the best that i can, but i informed the center that i need to put my plan on hold for a while. currently i'm holding steady, gaining and losing the same 3 pounds depending on where we are (gaining at the hospital, losing when we get to come home for a while). i'm comforted that i'm not full-on ballooning back up, but i'm sad that my amazing losses have all but stopped and i wish i knew when this rollercoaster would end so i could get back to business.

i'm disheartened not only because of my FIL's precarious condition but also because of the impact on all of us--not just my diet, but our optimism is taking hit after hit and our bank accounts are gradually being drained by fast food and buying necessary clothes for unplanned extended trips. and on a decidedly more selfish note, i'm bummed that i've had to cancel my trip to mexico to afford us a little more financial padding (though the cancelled plan ticket doesn't help, as it's nonrefundable). i guess i'm OK with not going, because i don't want to be out of the country if something terrible happens and i didn't reach my mexico goal weight anyway! :P but i was definitely looking forward to the trip as a nice getaway for me and my best girlfriend, who i don't get to see as often as i'd like.

ANYWAY, sorry to be such a debbie downer, i just wanted to update anyone who happened to wonder where i am. i'm still trying to meet my goals--i'm going to classes at the gym whenever possible and trying to make the most sensible choices both at home and on the road--but i predict very, very slow going. *sigh* sometimes life just gets in the way, you know?


phew!


on a more positive note, CONGRATULATIONS KAREN on your stellar performance in your first 5K. there's no stopping you now, girl!!

and FL, please hang in there! i know how frustrated you are but you have to believe your body is just being stubborn and clinging to its security blanket of weight. it'll wise up eventually! and i bet you anything, getting some good exercise will definitely help. it might just be the kick in the pants that plateau needs!!

Fifties Lady
10-13-2009, 08:32 PM
an update on my whereabouts...

ever since the FIL entered the hospital two weeks ago, my life has been a rollercoaster! i haven't been in to weigh in since saturday the 26th of september; eventually, i got a phone call from the center asking where i'd disappeared to. i told them what was going on and that most of my free time (and even some not-free time!) has been spent at the hospital an hour away from home, for days at a time (last week we were there for four days and the week before that, another four). needless to say, the food options presented to me in a time of crisis are not great, especially given the fact that there's so little time to plan--more than once, we've only had a moment's notice that it was time to head back to the hospital "just in case," meaning there isn't time to remember socks and undies, let alone a cooler of veggies and supplements!

anyway, i've been doing the best that i can, but i informed the center that i need to put my plan on hold for a while. currently i'm holding steady, gaining and losing the same 3 pounds depending on where we are (gaining at the hospital, losing when we get to come home for a while). i'm comforted that i'm not full-on ballooning back up, but i'm sad that my amazing losses have all but stopped and i wish i knew when this rollercoaster would end so i could get back to business.

i'm disheartened not only because of my FIL's precarious condition but also because of the impact on all of us--not just my diet, but our optimism is taking hit after hit and our bank accounts are gradually being drained by fast food and buying necessary clothes for unplanned extended trips. and on a decidedly more selfish note, i'm bummed that i've had to cancel my trip to mexico to afford us a little more financial padding (though the cancelled plan ticket doesn't help, as it's nonrefundable). i guess i'm OK with not going, because i don't want to be out of the country if something terrible happens and i didn't reach my mexico goal weight anyway! :P but i was definitely looking forward to the trip as a nice getaway for me and my best girlfriend, who i don't get to see as often as i'd like.

ANYWAY, sorry to be such a debbie downer, i just wanted to update anyone who happened to wonder where i am. i'm still trying to meet my goals--i'm going to classes at the gym whenever possible and trying to make the most sensible choices both at home and on the road--but i predict very, very slow going. *sigh* sometimes life just gets in the way, you know?


phew!


on a more positive note, CONGRATULATIONS KAREN on your stellar performance in your first 5K. there's no stopping you now, girl!!

and FL, please hang in there! i know how frustrated you are but you have to believe your body is just being stubborn and clinging to its security blanket of weight. it'll wise up eventually! and i bet you anything, getting some good exercise will definitely help. it might just be the kick in the pants that plateau needs!!

Oh Leahruthie, I am so sorry the way your life is going right now. You need a big hug girl. I know how going back and forth to the hospital can take so much out of you. I did that quite a bit over the summer with my cousin, and it is so very stressful. So sorry about your Mexico trip, hopefully you can reschedule it soon and then be also down to the weight you want to be. Just hang it there, it's rough right now....I'm so glad MRC is working with you and letting you take a break. Prayers again your way. :hug:

Fifties Lady
10-13-2009, 08:33 PM
I had a great day yesterday when I went shopping to buy a dress and a pair of slacks for my trip this weekend...as my 12's were just too baggy...I didn't want to invest in more clothes until I reached goal...but I just couldn't go an see my dear friends in baggy clothes...so I thought okay I will just get one dress and one dress pants in a size 10...I was SHOCKED that the 10's I pulled were too big and finally pulled out 8's and they fit!!! So I bought a cocktail dress size 8 and a nice pair of slacks size 8, I have not been a size 8 in over 8 years!


You ladies and your hot little cocktail dresses....good for you!!! Size 8 is something to be so very proud of. Congratulations!!! :carrot:

Fifties Lady
10-13-2009, 08:58 PM
I have just been back on the board for about 3 days, but maybe we/I can help!

Let us know what you have been doing!

Don't give up! IF you are eating the menu items, drinking mass amounts of water, and walking/excercising, it will happen! VERY COMMONG to stall after losing that first 10%... your body goes in panic mode, and trys to hold onto everything it has! 6 weeks is a long time to stall, but often the calm is before the storm! Hang in there!

Thank you Schoon and others who have commented. I am trying so hard to be positive, but another morning on the scale and no change.

I don't know what I am doing wrong. Walking 3 times a week for about 45 min, although last week I only got out once, but I climb stairs many times throughout the day. I am drinking 4-5 32 oz jugs of water a day. I twist a lemon in the drink per day, but I have done that from the start, and it never had any effect on the first month?

I eat exactly on plan and weigh or measure everything. I increased my HNS's to 4 or 5, depending on how my day is going. I do not snack at all. Nothing passes my lips except for water after 6:00pm.

I do not take any of the MRC pills. I do take Flax and Fish Oil capsules. One B-12 and a Cider Vinegar capsule with each meal. That's it????

I am tired of eggs every morning, and have to force myself to eat them. I have tried the grilled cheese, pancakes and french toast for a variety. For lunch, I usually have a salad with 6 oz. of chicken with Walden Farm's dressing or I have my spray bottle of dressing. Sometimes cottage cheese with fruit.

I drink no diet sodas, I have had two cups of decaf coffee since April.

So that's it. I'm tired, depressed and forcing myself now to eat and stay on plan. This week, the dress slacks that was starting to be loose on me, feel tight again. Don't know what is up with that? I leave on a trip at the end of the month, and very disappointed since I wanted so much to have lost another 20 pounds before then, now it just isn't happening. I can't see spending another $100 stocking up on supplies again to have no results. It's just way to expensive to be on and not lose. I go in Thursday night for the Connection class, so I will WI and see. I'm not doing the Metaquick, which is what was suggested at my last WI. A plateau shouldn't last this long, so I feel there is something else going on that is resisting this diet plan. I know it doesn't make sense, but I have no answers.

Again, thanks for letting me sound off. I'm not feeling sorry for myself, because that is not my nature....just discouraged and very, very down right now. And right now I am envious in reading all your success you are having, but still, very happy for you all. :(

Karen1234
10-13-2009, 09:05 PM
Well, there is something very wrong here. Another week and no weight loss, and in fact, I was up 3 pounds this morning. So I am about at the end of my rope. I will hang on till the end of the month before my trip, then I think I'm chalking it up as something that is not working for me. I have done and followed the plan and almost 6 weeks now without a weight loss. I don't want to try the Mediquick plan, that only means more cost and I'm not sure if that would just be a quick fix and not permanent. I'm tired and frustrated right now and wanted so much to lose in September and October, but no luck. My body seems to be fighting this program and I don't understand why? I didn't even bother to WI Saturday so it's been over a week now. I have a class on Thursday, so I will WI then.

Thanks everyone for letting me vent. Just having a lousy day after getting on the scale this morning. It did not start off very good at all.

Hey FL,
I was reading your post and I completely agree with you - this isn't right. A plateau for a few weeks, yes, but 6 weeks? That's just too long... I know you are feeling really discouraged right now, I understand why, this is a tough diet to stick too when your losing weight but to be this restricted and not lose a thing for 6 weeks could really tick a girl off! You could do that just eating any old way right? Well, don't. Obviously something is not right and something has to give! I think it might not be a bad idea to try the Mediquick for a week to see what happens. I know, it is another expense but really it's no different than buying a couple boxes of HNS. It will certainly save you time and will cut out the discussion of what's for breakfast or lunch - that's a plus :0) Also, I recommend you go to your MRC center, get with your favorite lady (counselor) and go over everything you are consuming food and drink wise with no exceptions, every darn little BLT etc. and then come up with a plan of action - there has got to be some explanation for this stall and you deserve a plan not a "well it's just a plateau". Sorry, they've gotta have something better than that to get you over this hump. You deserve better than that FL. This plan does work, they just gotta work to get you on the right one! Hang in there. Don't give up yet. Try the Metaquick and see what happens, it might be just what your body needs to shake it up a little. Go to your WI this week and talk to your counselor and let us know the game plan. :hug::hug::hug: We're here for you just as you're always here for us ;)

Also, Thanks everyone for your support and nice posts about my 5k, it sure did feel great :0)

rip
10-13-2009, 09:10 PM
Fifties Lady,
Hang in there. I know it is disheartening but you need to believe. Have a serious talk with the folks at your center they should have some ideas for you. My loss has slowed and it is discouraging. I am starting to believe that with the cool weather and winter coming our bodies are trying to hold on to the weight. Instinct from way long ago. Your metabolism wants to hang on to all the fat for the long winter months. Your body will adjust and you will start to lose. Up your water intake by a lot it may help.

Leahruthie,
My heart goes out to you. So much stress, please try to stay strong. You are handling so much right now and then to have your vacation lost. Keep us updated you will be in my prayers.

GWE140,
Fantastic. To bad you didn't have someone to snap a picture when you tried
on that size 8, probably would have been a look of disbelief and joy on your face!

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rip
10-13-2009, 09:12 PM
Karen1234,
What does the metaquick entail I think I would like to try it.

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leahruthie
10-13-2009, 10:16 PM
thanks for the love, you guys <3

GWE140
10-14-2009, 07:00 AM
Well, there is something very wrong here. Another week and no weight loss, and in fact, I was up 3 pounds this morning. So I am about at the end of my rope. I will hang on till the end of the month before my trip, then I think I'm chalking it up as something that is not working for me. I have done and followed the plan and almost 6 weeks now without a weight loss. I don't want to try the Mediquick plan, that only means more cost and I'm not sure if that would just be a quick fix and not permanent. I'm tired and frustrated right now and wanted so much to lose in September and October, but no luck. My body seems to be fighting this program and I don't understand why? I didn't even bother to WI Saturday so it's been over a week now. I have a class on Thursday, so I will WI then.

Thanks everyone for letting me vent. Just having a lousy day after getting on the scale this morning. It did not start off very good at all.

Fifties Ladies - I am sorry you are having such a difficult time loosing the past few weeks...Last night our center had a very interesting class discussing Estrogen Dominance and its affect on the Endocrine System. They also discussed the Xenoestrogens in our systems. I thought about your tread here when the subject came up about how difficult it is for MRC clients who are having a very difficult time loosing weight on the program are most likely in the vicious circle of Estrogen Dominance. They handed out a MRC Hormone Imbalance Checklist to fill out...Maybe this is your challenge it might be worth discussing with your center about it...BTW they recommend two books to read on the subject (not sold by MRC) probably available in your local library if you are interested in reading about it: From Hormone **** to Hormone Well and From Belly Fat to Belly Flat - both by author last name Randolph. - Good luck and keep it up!

taytay
10-14-2009, 12:27 PM
FL: I too am sorry to hear about your stall. I am right there with you so we can get through this! I agree, talk to the ladies at your center to see what they can suggest. I am going to on Fri. It is very frustrating to be OP then see a cpl lbs pop up. I don't think my weight fluctuated this much when I was eating crap. Well, it just went up lol. I was thinking of doing a lose 10 in 10 days which is basically what we do but add a half a grapefruit to each meal and take out the bread. I feel my body used to program and I need to jumpstart it. I guess my body happy where it is, but I am NOT!

TeresaG
10-14-2009, 04:35 PM
[quote=rip;2969329]Karen1234,
What does the metaquick entail I think I would like to try it.

They have recently revised the metaquick plan. I asked last week as I have very slow losses this last month. You have a shake or bar for breakfast, a shake for lunch, regular dinner and your hns throughout the day. Now you also have to add the vegetable powder and a double chocolate powder, I think it is a scoop of each one time throughout the day. I wrote down what the cost was, but don't have it with me. There would be a fair bit of the powders left after a week, and I don't want to waste money on something that I might not use all of. I'm debating about doing it. I might lose a little each week but only after watching the scale go up a couple, then back down for no apparent reason.

Dolly
10-15-2009, 07:28 AM
I'll be starting the Medi Quik program on Monday. I have weight 170. 5 for four weeks now . Prior to this I only lost 8 pounds in 6 weeks.


I understand how everyone feels when they don't lose weight for a few weeks but this has been going on too long. My MD thinks it's hormone based and I'm not able to afford an elective surgery right now.

I have to say that at least I feel healthier and have more energy than before I started MRC. It has also cleared up my IBS completely.

So I'm staying on the program--even going to resign in a couple of weeks. I am not giving up. I WILL get to my goal weight.

Everyone hang in there.

Karen1234
10-15-2009, 03:37 PM
Hey everyone,
Just checking in and giving my update... I've been trying to get back on plan 100% since Monday and struggling a bit here and there... my weekend cheat after the 5k is trying to derail me as the carbs as well as pretty much any food at this point has been calling my name ever since but I think I'm going to try to kick it in the butt!! I've decided to do the Metaquick for 3-5 days to break the carb craving cycle, get me back on plan 100% and not thinking about food all the time, then transition back to the green menu where I will feel like I'm getting more food but still be on plan... make any sense? This is my own scheme that was not collaberated with the center, hmmmm... I'm not avoiding the center, I've actually been kinda busy and havent had the chance to get in there but I will also say that I haven't been making huge efforts to make the time either... I'll go in this weekend for sure though. Anyways, after my weekend cheat I was up 4 lbs... wow! I dropped .5 by Tuesday and have maintained at 193.5 since and I'm ready to restart it all. I've decided to take a running break this week while I do the MQ to see the results alone and then I'll restart my running next week b/c I don't think I can go for too long without getting out there and running a bit :0)

Anyways, I feel for all of you struggling with the plan, I hope you find your answers soon. FL, check in with us and let us know how you're doing and what the plan is. I'm thinking of you :0)

rip
10-15-2009, 03:54 PM
It seems that so many, including myself, are struggling this month. I really think it has to do with the cold weather coming and our bodies wanting to store as much as it can. That's my thought and I'm sticking with it as I have no other reason that I am not losing. I am not gaining but not losing. I will WI on Sat. morning I hope I see at least a little change

On a good note. My neighbors, a married couple, have both joined MRC and go for their 1st meeting tomorrow. I had explained the plan to them a couple of weeks ago and they were very excited. I wish them both the best of luck!

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Karen1234
10-15-2009, 04:19 PM
It seems that so many, including myself, are struggling this month. I really think it has to do with the cold weather coming and our bodies wanting to store as much as it can. That's my thought and I'm sticking with it as I have no other reason that I am not losing. I am not gaining but not losing. I will WI on Sat. morning I hope I see at least a little change

On a good note. My neighbors, a married couple, have both joined MRC and go for their 1st meeting tomorrow. I had explained the plan to them a couple of weeks ago and they were very excited. I wish them both the best of luck!

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Hey rip,
you might be right...

Phat not Fat
10-15-2009, 05:08 PM
JJ, Happy Sunday to you...it is a cold one, that's for sure. We just got back from walking for "Safe Quarters" for Abused women and their children. It was a fun walk, but burrrrr, I just can't seem to warm up. Anyway, I want to tell you that you are doing so good. 30+ pounds is so great. Keep up the great work.

I chose the Thursday night Connections classes. Darn, I was hoping you would be there. I am excited for them to start. Have you gone to any of the cooking classes on Friday? I wonder if it is a different clase each week or the same one each time? I will have to ask at my next WI. I didn't WI on Saturday, because the scale hadn't changed, so not much use in going in and discussing again why I'm not losing any weight. I truly am disappointed. My husband and I have decided to re-join the Y, so that will get me back on track for excercising again. I have slumped off because of the cold weather. My body is not prepared for this Nebraska winter yet. I can't seem to warm up for being out in it all day, so going to fix my Chicken/Veggie soup for dinner and hope it will defrost me. You take care and keep up the great work, I am so proud of you. :hug:

FL --

I'm curious to hear what you think of the Connections class. I'd like to compare notes with you!

I was up a pound from Saturday...probably because I met some family members at Parker's Smokehouse out by Greenwood. My ribs were naked and I had a salad with dressing on the side, but I have a feeling the sodium in the rub did me in. Oh well...I'll get there!

I've lived in Nebraska all my life, except for a few months in Las Vegas. Each winter, my loathing of snow and ice increases and I wish I was back in Vegas, but what's a girl to do?? Just drive slow enough to really annoy other drivers, I guess!

Keep the faith and hang in there, girl!

-- JJ

Dolly
10-15-2009, 07:14 PM
Karen, you always impress me. I've been meaning to tell you that.

Good luck on the Medi-Quik.


rip,

I agree with your statement about our bodies wanting to hold onto fat for the winter. On the other hand, I like to walk outside more when the weather is cool and crispy so we'll see what happens!!

Theresa, I need to purchase more Cortitrim and HNS but I will not buy any vegetable powder if I don't use it all. I'll try the "old" Medi-Quik and see what that does for me.

Karen1234
10-15-2009, 08:35 PM
Karen, you always impress me. I've been meaning to tell you that.

Good luck on the Medi-Quik.


rip,

I agree with your statement about our bodies wanting to hold onto fat for the winter. On the other hand, I like to walk outside more when the weather is cool and crispy so we'll see what happens!!

Theresa, I need to purchase more Cortitrim and HNS but I will not buy any vegetable powder if I don't use it all. I'll try the "old" Medi-Quik and see what that does for me.

Thanks little edie, that's a great compliment :0)

Fifties Lady
10-15-2009, 11:00 PM
I want to thank you all for the wonderful support from each and everyone of you. I did go WI today, and got back to where I was on the 12th of Sept. I was told to just keep doing what I am doing. I did ask what happens if I am not at goal when my 17 weeks are up, and she said not to worry, because I have been following the plan and coming in weekly so they will work with me and help me keep losing without any additional cost. I do hope that is true, because I really don't think I would spend another $100 right now to extend it another 17 weeks. I am enjoying a cup of hot cocoa in the afternoon now, so that really helps. I am joining the Y when I get back from my trip, since with the weather getting cooler, I talk myself from walking. Plus it is getting dark so fast.

I just want to thank you all for not giving up on me, because I'm not going to give up. I am going to lose this damn weight even if it takes me longer than I wanted it to. It was time to measure me, but I didn't ask for it to happen because without losing weight, I don't think I've lost much in inches either. I will give it another week or two. I do know that I bought new clothes for my trip, and I am down two sizes, so that makes me feel so much better. Now maybe I can get more packed in my luggage...LOL

Thanks to all my friends again....don't know what I would do without you. This old bear is not going to hibernate through the winter....not on my life!!! I am going to fight it each ounce at a time. Love you all!!!!

Fifties Lady
10-15-2009, 11:13 PM
FL --

I'm curious to hear what you think of the Connections class. I'd like to compare notes with you!

I was up a pound from Saturday...probably because I met some family members at Parker's Smokehouse out by Greenwood. My ribs were naked and I had a salad with dressing on the side, but I have a feeling the sodium in the rub did me in. Oh well...I'll get there!

I've lived in Nebraska all my life, except for a few months in Las Vegas. Each winter, my loathing of snow and ice increases and I wish I was back in Vegas, but what's a girl to do?? Just drive slow enough to really annoy other drivers, I guess!

Keep the faith and hang in there, girl!

-- JJ

Hello JJ...."Naked Ribs" huh???? Shame on you. I'm with you on loathing Nebraska's winters. And I'm afraid we may be in for a long one. I don't mind it as long as I can stay in and watch the snow that way...but I hate getting out into it and driving to work.

Yes, I went to the Connection class tonight, and to be honest, I wasn't impressed and for a whole hour and 15 minutes, I got nothing out of it. The girl is very likable, but she loves to talk, and it took the full hour going around the room learning everyones name and why we walked through the door.....and I didn't think we were ever going to finish introducing ourselves. Not that I am not wanting to be friendly, but I wanted to get something out of the class and maybe learn and ask questions about the program. I will give it another shot next Thursday, and if I feel the same, then I probably won't attend the others. Now I'm curious in what you thought??? Please share.:?:

Fifties Lady
10-15-2009, 11:16 PM
Hey everyone,
Just checking in and giving my update... I've been trying to get back on plan 100% since Monday and struggling a bit here and there... my weekend cheat after the 5k is trying to derail me as the carbs as well as pretty much any food at this point has been calling my name ever since but I think I'm going to try to kick it in the butt!! I've decided to do the Metaquick for 3-5 days to break the carb craving cycle, get me back on plan 100% and not thinking about food all the time, then transition back to the green menu where I will feel like I'm getting more food but still be on plan... make any sense? This is my own scheme that was not collaberated with the center, hmmmm... I'm not avoiding the center, I've actually been kinda busy and havent had the chance to get in there but I will also say that I haven't been making huge efforts to make the time either... I'll go in this weekend for sure though. Anyways, after my weekend cheat I was up 4 lbs... wow! I dropped .5 by Tuesday and have maintained at 193.5 since and I'm ready to restart it all. I've decided to take a running break this week while I do the MQ to see the results alone and then I'll restart my running next week b/c I don't think I can go for too long without getting out there and running a bit :0)

Anyways, I feel for all of you struggling with the plan, I hope you find your answers soon. FL, check in with us and let us know how you're doing and what the plan is. I'm thinking of you :0)

Karen, Hang in there, you will get back on plan. You just need to pat yourself on the back for having a great run!!!

I have a question on your pancake recipe....do you use two eggs? Also, it is so runny and makes very think cakes, am I doing something wrong? They are good though, better than the ones made with cottage cheese.

leahruthie
10-16-2009, 11:17 AM
hi all! just checking in... FL, i'm glad the scale finally moved for you again! keep on keeping on, and you'll be rewarded in the end, i'd say. karen, don't beat yourself up too much! you'll get back OP, no problem. and hang in there, little edie!!

as for me, i'm just chugging along on my own for now. i think technically i'd be OK to go in on saturday and get started back up again, but i'm scared to do so and then have something go wrong again in my personal life and not be able to keep up. but i really miss the motivation of weighing in every weekend, so maybe i'll just have to suck it up. i'm just sad that i know i'll end up having to re-sign and that's sooo much $$. oh well... at any rate, i've lost all my away-from-home pounds now and this morning at home i was down to 184, so that's very encouraging. maybe 179 is doable by november? wouldn't that be something!

nabeelmalik
10-16-2009, 11:26 AM
go for it leahruthie :) setbacks in our life can also be our motivation. Dont think of how much you couldn't do, think of how much you can still do :)

Karen1234
10-16-2009, 12:47 PM
Hello Ladies and Gents,
Well, it's MQ day 2... doing pretty good... I was 100% OP yesterday, was able to avoid the nuts and goodies... hubby was so kind and polished off the last 3 apple cider donuts from the apple festival eliminating that temptation for sure :0) He can do afford ofcourse, all 185 lbs, 6' 1" of him, LOL... So, I was very happy with myself, the shakes are pretty filling and really held me over till dinner... I had a normal green menu dinner and finished up the night with a Gelatin HNS and finally a creamy ... can't remember if we're supposed to have creamys on the MQ plan or not but I did so oh well. I hopped on the scale as usual this am and was down 1.5 lbs, yeah!! 191.5... only 1.5 to go until back to last official WI weight so apparently sticking to the plan helps me, go figure, LOL! I had a MRB this am and was planning a lunch shake which I was going to go home and make but forgot I had a 12:00 meeting so looks like lunch will be late. Too bad my stomach is already growling like crazy... I might have to nibble on the corner of some sticky notes instead :0) I am looking forward to that shake for sure. I mix mine up with 2 cups of water plus about a cup of ice. I experimented yesterday and added some artificial strawberry flavoring... didn't work out though... would have had to add the whole bottle to actually taste it so not a good plan. I don't know if it's just not strong enough for the amt of mix or if it's because it was imitation and cheap... hmmm... I also have some real orange flavor extract I was thinking of making a creamsicle shake with... maybe I'll try with about 1/2 the shake 1st and see if that works.

OK, FL, So glad to hear from you... I was beginning to worry b/c I'm so used to seeing you here! I'm glad you're sticking with it, I think it will work out, just keep on keepin on :0) As for the pancake, I'll have to look back at the recipe then get back with you... can't remember but I think it was 2.... hmmm... I'll be back.

OK, I'm back... it's 2...
Pancakes:
1/2 cup dry oatmeal
2 eggs
1 tsp of vanilla
1 pckt of splenda
1 pinch (or about 1/4 tsp) of baking powder
a sprinkle of cinnamon

Place dry oatmeal in food processor and grind until a course powder. Pour into bowl. Add remaining ingredients. Whisk together until you see bubbles forming in batter. Heat non-stick pan, spray with pam butter cooking spray, use large spoon to place 2-3 spoonfuls of batter into pan making each pancake about 3 inches round. Cook on each side until golden brown.

Recipe makes 2 servings = 1 starch, 2 oz protein each. Will need to add 2 oz of protein to get full breakfast serving.


Hope everyone had a great OP weekend! :0) :bat: :ghost:

nepeanut
10-16-2009, 12:47 PM
Hello JJ...."Naked Ribs" huh???? Shame on you. I'm with you on loathing Nebraska's winters. And I'm afraid we may be in for a long one. I don't mind it as long as I can stay in and watch the snow that way...but I hate getting out into it and driving to work.

Yes, I went to the Connection class tonight, and to be honest, I wasn't impressed and for a whole hour and 15 minutes, I got nothing out of it. The girl is very likable, but she loves to talk, and it took the full hour going around the room learning everyones name and why we walked through the door.....and I didn't think we were ever going to finish introducing ourselves. Not that I am not wanting to be friendly, but I wanted to get something out of the class and maybe learn and ask questions about the program. I will give it another shot next Thursday, and if I feel the same, then I probably won't attend the others. Now I'm curious in what you thought??? Please share.:?:

Ladies, I did the Connections class in Lincoln the last time around. I thought week one was a waste, but, got something out of the others. Week 5 was a real eye opener for me. I'd suggest you keep going, especially if you are struggling because she talks about roadblocks and things like that. I did get something out of it and felt like it was worth my time, I hope you will too.

TeresaG
10-16-2009, 03:45 PM
Hey everyone,
Just checking in and giving my update... I've been trying to get back on plan 100% since Monday and struggling a bit here and there... my weekend cheat after the 5k is trying to derail me as the carbs as well as pretty much any food at this point has been calling my name ever since but I think I'm going to try to kick it in the butt!! I've decided to do the Metaquick for 3-5 days to break the carb craving cycle, get me back on plan 100% and not thinking about food all the time, then transition back to the green menu where I will feel like I'm getting more food but still be on plan... make any sense? This is my own scheme that was not collaberated with the center, hmmmm... I'm not avoiding the center, I've actually been kinda busy and havent had the chance to get in there but I will also say that I haven't been making huge efforts to make the time either... I'll go in this weekend for sure though. Anyways, after my weekend cheat I was up 4 lbs... wow! I dropped .5 by Tuesday and have maintained at 193.5 since and I'm ready to restart it all. I've decided to take a running break this week while I do the MQ to see the results alone and then I'll restart my running next week b/c I don't think I can go for too long without getting out there and running a bit :0)

Anyways, I feel for all of you struggling with the plan, I hope you find your answers soon. FL, check in with us and let us know how you're doing and what the plan is. I'm thinking of you :0)

Have you done the metaquick previously? I'm interested to see what results you had previously as well as this go around. I hope it works well for you and it helps get you back on plan. I have no doubt you will make it, you have done such a great job already!

TeresaG
10-16-2009, 04:00 PM
[quote=rip;2972050]It seems that so many, including myself, are struggling this month. I really think it has to do with the cold weather coming and our bodies wanting to store as much as it can. That's my thought and I'm sticking with it as I have no other reason that I am not losing. I am not gaining but not losing. I will WI on Sat. morning I hope I see at least a little change

I think I will jump on your coat tail with this thought, and make it mine as well. It's getting very discouraging to watch the scale hover and I keep seeing it go up a few then back down to pretty much right where it was. Somedays I just want to throw in the towel. It must have been some mental thing this morning because I was thinking I would stop and grab some tuna, fruit and veggies on the way to work, got here and realized I didn't do it and wouldn't have time to leave. Had someone grab a chicken taco salad from Qdoba without everything but hot sauce, so hopefully it was better than eatting nothing, even though I didn't have any fruit.

Darn Baby Weight
10-16-2009, 09:20 PM
Hello JJ...."Naked Ribs" huh???? Shame on you. I'm with you on loathing Nebraska's winters. And I'm afraid we may be in for a long one. I don't mind it as long as I can stay in and watch the snow that way...but I hate getting out into it and driving to work.

Yes, I went to the Connection class tonight, and to be honest, I wasn't impressed and for a whole hour and 15 minutes, I got nothing out of it. The girl is very likable, but she loves to talk, and it took the full hour going around the room learning everyones name and why we walked through the door.....and I didn't think we were ever going to finish introducing ourselves. Not that I am not wanting to be friendly, but I wanted to get something out of the class and maybe learn and ask questions about the program. I will give it another shot next Thursday, and if I feel the same, then I probably won't attend the others. Now I'm curious in what you thought??? Please share.:?:

I was wondering if I was the only one who was feeling like the class was a waste. I truly thought like I was going to learn something, but didn't. I'm typically going to the Tuesday classes so I'm hoping it won't be so bad. I have high hopes and expectations.

Karen1234
10-16-2009, 10:40 PM
Have you done the metaquick previously? I'm interested to see what results you had previously as well as this go around. I hope it works well for you and it helps get you back on plan. I have no doubt you will make it, you have done such a great job already!

I have tried MQ before but the circumstances were very different... I tried it the 1st time after being on the program about 1 1/2 mo. when I hit a plateau after losing 20 lbs... I was absolutely 100% OP and had been in a plateau for 2 weeks when my counselor suggested the MQ... I did it for an entire week and didn't lose a single pound... Talk about disappointing! I went back to eating my regular menu and w/in a few days had dropped 3.5 lbs so I had a bad taste in my mouth about it for a short while but b/c I have been struggling to stay OP after my weekend extravaganza, I felt it would be an appropriate way to handle it and it's working so far... I've lost 2 lbs since starting it 2 days ago, could be coincidental but I certainly know this is the the first time I've been 100% OP for 2 days in a row in a long while and I feel good about that! :0) I know that last time I didn't lose b/c I was in plateau and sometimes you just have to ride out that storm as patiently as possible, this time it was about the carbs and calories I was consuming Off Plan.

Anyways, I'm using MQ this time in an effort to break that carb craving cycle... It's helped... I've stopped thinking about the carbs already and it's stopped the grazing I was doing... Yesterday was tough, headaches, withdrawl but today I'm on it!

Our area is having a huge seafood festival this weekend but I think that will be just too outrageously tempting as far as foods so I'm avoiding it like the plague... We're probably going to go to the Greek Festival tomorrow b/c a friend of our daughter's will be performing greek dance there and we love the festival so we'll likely go to that but I intend to be very, very, very good. I'm hoping for a big drop this week and will try to stick out the MQ as long as I can to get it...

Fifties Lady
10-16-2009, 11:38 PM
I was wondering if I was the only one who was feeling like the class was a waste. I truly thought like I was going to learn something, but didn't. I'm typically going to the Tuesday classes so I'm hoping it won't be so bad. I have high hopes and expectations.


I am going to give it one more try. If next Thursday is not any better, then I'm done. I couldn't get out of there fast enough last night....I had better things to do. Have you gone to any of the food classes? I just noticed them on the calendar. Maybe I will check one of them out later on. Are you doing your homework from class? LOL:hug:

Fifties Lady
10-16-2009, 11:52 PM
Ladies, I did the Connections class in Lincoln the last time around. I thought week one was a waste, but, got something out of the others. Week 5 was a real eye opener for me. I'd suggest you keep going, especially if you are struggling because she talks about roadblocks and things like that. I did get something out of it and felt like it was worth my time, I hope you will too.

Oh I hope so. I will give it another try. I hate to be so judgemental, but I was expecting more. Maybe the first night was just a "get to know ya" night. Thanks for the info....I will hang in there then. :hug:

Karen1234
10-17-2009, 12:04 PM
Wow... MQ is really working for me this time, I went to WI this morning and was 187 - and I was wearing jeans which I never do on WI day! Down 3 lbs since last official WI, 7 lbs since Monday! I was also in ketosis for the 1st time in a long time and the carb cravings are gone, thank goodness. She measured me and I've lost 65 1/4 inches total, only 4 more since last measurement but 1 1/2" came off of my waist, 1 off breast area (not surprising, I saw those going down - had to buy new bras) and the rest distributed around other areas. Unfortunately though, she did the Tanita and it showed I've lost about 4 or 5 lbs in muscle over the last 2 mo. Not cool and seems counterintuitive considering I've been running so much but I think I was burning muscle for energy, not always fat. I told them I was starving, LOL! I know I need to start doing some toning and lifting exercises but I don't enjoy that much and have been bad about not doing it all along. I guess I'll have to get with that program soon.

Anyways, I plan to do MQ a few more days/as long as I can stand it. It's not terrible, just boring I guess, then hit the green menu... Only 37 lbs to go to goal! I see the light at the end of the tunnell... it's far but I see it :0) I also run out of program this week and will have to buy more, my center is running a deal - buy a large herbal and get 17 weeks for $99 otherwise it's $99 for 10 weeks. Either way I still have to purchase my maintenance program for $99 when I'm done so basically another $200-250 No matter how you slice it. I don't know if I can get to goal in 10 weeks, not at the rate I was going over the last few months but if I run less I might be able to, it's a tough trade. Something to think about I guess.

Phat not Fat
10-17-2009, 12:55 PM
Oh I hope so. I will give it another try. I hate to be so judgemental, but I was expecting more. Maybe the first night was just a "get to know ya" night. Thanks for the info....I will hang in there then. :hug:

Okay, you've all talked me into trying Week 2 of Connections. I knew the class would be taught by a mental health professional. I just presumed that she would have been on the program in the past or at least taken the time to learn about the program, but I was mistaken! Her 'schpiel' seemed so well-rehearsed and she even admitted that she tries to be a comedian in class. I used to teach STOP classes and can tell you that those two things will immediately turn your class off! Humor is okay, but we're not at the Improv!

There were other things that almost made me get up and leave, but I stuck it out...I guess it was the 'respect rule' that kept me there!

Like you, FL, I'd heard this class touted by everyone at MRC, so I was really expecting much more. Plus, I'd just had an overall crappy day, so that probably had a lot to do with it.

Thanks for letting me vent. I'll be back to class on Tuesday!

-- JJ


PS -- FL, so glad things are looking better for you! You had me worried for awhile and I'm happy that you're going to stick with it! :D

ali g
10-17-2009, 02:20 PM
I don't like Connections either, although I hadn't told anyone until now. Last week was my 6th class and I was so happy I was done. I had to force myself to go every week. The woman who taught our class was very nice, but had never been on the program, sometimes read to us from her sheets of paper and says lots of "umms" and "you knows". I don't like structured classes that I am forced to go to, so that was part of my problem also. Plus, most of us in the class I am sure have been on lots of diets through our lives and already know what they are teaching us, although I will admit it is always good to hear something again, even if you already know it.

noahsmama
10-17-2009, 02:22 PM
I've been having a really hard time the past 2 weeks with program and it finally came to a head this week. Things at work this week were abnormally stressful and it happened to coincide with my TOM and let's just say the floodgates of my appetite opened up wide. It began Tuesday afternoon and it 'ended' last night or this morning when I was up 8 pounds in 4 days. You name it I probably had it. It's so hard now not to go and eat the things I bought on an 'emotional shopping trip' the other day but I'm trying hard not to. I want to get back OP but yet I want to eat the rolls/chocolate/ice cream. It's SOO scary for me becasue I'm close to being done, yet I'm so far away as I don't have the emotional connection yet that I thought I did. All along I was 100% OP and didn't allow myself to have those little BLTs or cheats and maybe that's part of my problem, I don't know. I was very frustrated with the program as my losses had all but slowed. I was also burnt out on the C25k program that I had started. I completed week 7 but also realized that it's just not me. I'd rather just walk and possibly do short runs (3 or 5 minutes) and walk between. I'm much more comfortable with that. Therefore I haven't exercised at all since last Saturday. Another 'stressor' for me right now is I'm hosting 15 people for my son's 2nd b-day party at my house on Sunday evening. This is the first time I've ever doen that and it's taking its toll on me. Fortunately, I decided that I jsut wanted to do party trays to minimize my stress so thankfully I don't have to worry about that. But having to make sure the house is clean is another stress and having to pick up all my 2 year old's toys is another story as you mgiht imagine.
I can tell you that the food I ate tasted really good but it also made me feel like crap...literally. I was SOOO tired and groggy by the end of the day and I hated that feeling. Last night I went to bed at 9:15 and could have went to bed at 8:15. I know it was from all the sugars/carbs in my system. Also, my clothes are fitting tighter and I don't like that feeling.

I knew I needed to 'face the music' and go to the center this morning. I did and must admit that it was VERY hard. Fortunately I got my favorite counselor and ask soon as I sat down I started to tear up. I don't know why?! Maybe it was just admitting what I had done who knows. She's the one that mentioned the 'emotional connection' missing and I think she's right. I may need to get some professional help and i think she may be right. luckily the counselor wasn't hard on me or anything. i was relieved!

So I'm going to do MQ for 7 days and hope the scale will start going down again. Karen, I'm glad to hear that it's working for you! It's really hard for me right now b/c i just want to goeat stuff but i want to get this crap (literally) out of my system and get back to feeling better. I'm also going to start taking gougle (sp?) and chromium piccoloanate to help w/the cravings. I feel very emotional right now and want to turn to food but i want to do this for me too and be able to wear all my new clothes i've just bought!!

thanks for letting me tell my experiences this week.

rip
10-17-2009, 06:29 PM
noahsmama,
Sorry to hear you had such a bad week. Hopefully writing it down will help. You see the problems now you just need to fix them and I know you will. My girls are now 15 and 17 but you mentioning stressing about your 2 years old bday sure brought back memories. I would stress so much when I had their bday parties, is the house clean enough, will the kids and adults have fun. You name it and I stressed about it. But you know what? None of that is really that important. Everyone that has kids knows that you can not get a house clean with a 2 year old running around. People will be there to celebrate the birthday not criticize your cleaning abilities.

I hope work gets better for you. Just hang in there. You had a bad week now pick yourself up. Sometimes I think we try to sabbatoge (sp) ourselves and I don't know why. You have come so far just come a little bit further

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Started MRC 5/9/09

rip
10-17-2009, 06:34 PM
Karen,
AWESOME! You are such an inspiration. I was down 1 pd. this week, aargh. But a pound is a pound. I had my measurements last week, down 61 inches. I wonder where it all goes? I imagine it just invisibly floating in the air.

I did have a good talk with the center folks today which was nice. Found out I was using the wrong menu, they forgot to tell me they changed it weeks ago. Maybe that is my problem. I am suppose to cut the afternoon cheese snack out. I would always have a cheese stick. Hard to imagine that 1oz a day is causing such a slow down but maybe they are right. My 17 weeks will be up on Oct. 24. I will then re-enroll for 10 weeks. I sure can't complain though because hopfully I will be signing the 70pd board on the 24th. 17weeks and 70 pounds, I am very pleased!

http://www.3fatchicks.net/img/purpvinebar/flower02/lb/282/178/215/.png (http://www.3fatchicks.com/)

Started MRC 5/9/09

Fifties Lady
10-17-2009, 07:07 PM
Good Afternoon Ladies,

First, we all need a Group Hug here!!!! So many of us are dealing with no losses, eating off plan and lots of stress to say the least. It's like something has hit us all at the same time. I just want to say we all need to not give up. I know when I posted when I was down, it really did help, and so many of you responded and encouraged me to keep truckin'...and that's exactly what I am doing. I needed all of you and and you were there for me....now I'm want to be here for you.

NoahsMama, I really want to reach in and give you a big hug. Your emotions are taking over right now and that is so easy to happen when your hormones are working against you. My gosh girl, you have lost 56 pounds since April, and you have that little black hot dress that you looked fabulous in. Just picture yourself right now in that dress and how great you looked. You are so close to goal, just 15 pounds, you can do it and we will be here for you every step of the way.

Karen, I am so glad MQ is working like a charm for you. Maybe because you are so charming, do ya suppose? You accomplished a great run and now all the inches you are losing is a great reward. You are "Our" inspiration here and keep us on track. 60 pounds and counting!!! So very, very proud of you.

LeahRuthie, You have been going through such a trying time right now, and you need the biggest hug of all! When someone is ill in your family, it takes so much out of you, and you are giving all you have to just supporting the ones you love. We all wish your FIL a full recovery and back on his feet very soon. Then we will all be here for you to give you our support to help you get back OP. And when you do reschedule your Mexico trip, you will have lost your weight and you will be looking mighty fine girl. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Lori, where are you? I hope everything is ok with you. We miss you and your lovely smile. Hurry back.

Ok ladies.....you all have a nice rest of the weekend and drink lots of water.

leahruthie
10-17-2009, 07:08 PM
awwwww, lynn!! hang in there, you'll pull through! i've been doing the same thing dealing with my emotions about our family problems right now, and i finally went in to the center to face the music today, too. the girl i met with said she was really proud of me for coming in and that it's better to face it and move on than to hide and be ashamed. and she's right, i do feel much better. and i can't un-eat the crap i ate, but i can make better choices moving forward, and that's what we all have to do. :)

and i think you might have a point about not having allowed yourself any cheats or BLTs. i am a firm believer in a little cheat here or there (a cup of coffee, or maybe a bite of my boyfriend's dessert) because otherwise you'll feel deprived and cheated, you know? and that's not a good mental place to be. just some food for thought.

anyway, let's all move forward together! i'm only up 2 pounds from my three weeks of stress, so i'm excited to move on. :D

leahruthie
10-17-2009, 07:09 PM
thanks so much for the kind words and support, FL!! it means a lot. :hug:

Roadqueen
10-17-2009, 09:55 PM
noahsmama,
I'm so sorry to hear about your trying times...I know just how you feel.
Sometimes food can really be a comfort.
One thing for sure...you cannot change the past, but you can influence the future.
What is MediQuick? I wish you luck with it.

Phat not Fat
10-17-2009, 10:14 PM
Girls, hang in there...October is more than half gone and November promises to be a much better month, I'm sure!

NoahsMama, I send massive hugs your way. Don't fret over the birthday party...the kids won't care and their moms probably shouldn't complain, either! You'll do great on MQ -- look how far you've come already, girl! Dropping this eight will be a breeze!

FL -- check your messages!

-- JJ

noahsmama
10-17-2009, 10:30 PM
oh thank you ladies for all your kind words! I knew you all would know just want I needd to hear. These past few weeks I've been rather silent on the boards because I havne't felt like i had anything to contribute because i was so down on myself

leahruthie, i have been keeping you in my thoughts as i've read your updates and just know that i've been keeping tabs on you and only 3 pounds?! WHAT?! :) that's pretty darn awesome for everything you've been through and that compared to my 8 in 4 days! :) way to go.

FL you and Lori and Karen ought to be therapists I tell you! I could never say the things you ladies say so eloquently. I'm in HR and this week was a 'bad HR Week' if you get my drift. Fortunately, those days/weeks don't happen that often.

Thanks for all the well wishes again! I'm finishing off all my chocolate tongiht..I know...one last hoorah I suppose. Tomorrow I will have a small piece of b-day cake and then Monday is when I'm goign to start MQ b/c I don't have any shakes on hand so I'm going to have to go into the center to buy some.

One big group hug to all of you too! I hope this month goes by soon too. but that means I'm one more month to my 30th in november. :( argh Night everyone. I'm off to have my last DQ dilly bar :)

noahsmama
10-17-2009, 10:34 PM
noahsmama,
I'm so sorry to hear about your trying times...I know just how you feel.
Sometimes food can really be a comfort.
One thing for sure...you cannot change the past, but you can influence the future.
What is MediQuick? I wish you luck with it.

Thank you. And you're right, I can influence the future, good point! Mediquick is where you do a bar/shake for breakfast & lunch and then a regular dinner. You're supposed to be able to lose up to 7 lbs in 7 days and you can only do it once a month. I've never done it before in my 6 months on program but I'm going to give it a whirl and see what happens! hopefully it'll get the scale moving :)

noahsmama
10-17-2009, 10:36 PM
rip, what menu were you on out of curiosity? i've never heard of a snack besides an HNS? you're doing so good OP! Good for you!!

Phat not Fat
10-17-2009, 10:44 PM
oh thank you ladies for all your kind words! I knew you all would know just want I needd to hear. These past few weeks I've been rather silent on the boards because I havne't felt like i had anything to contribute because i was so down on myself

leahruthie, i have been keeping you in my thoughts as i've read your updates and just know that i've been keeping tabs on you and only 3 pounds?! WHAT?! :) that's pretty darn awesome for everything you've been through and that compared to my 8 in 4 days! :) way to go.

FL you and Lori and Karen ought to be therapists I tell you! I could never say the things you ladies say so eloquently. I'm in HR and this week was a 'bad HR Week' if you get my drift. Fortunately, those days/weeks don't happen that often.

Thanks for all the well wishes again! I'm finishing off all my chocolate tongiht..I know...one last hoorah I suppose. Tomorrow I will have a small piece of b-day cake and then Monday is when I'm goign to start MQ b/c I don't have any shakes on hand so I'm going to have to go into the center to buy some.

One big group hug to all of you too! I hope this month goes by soon too. but that means I'm one more month to my 30th in november. :( argh Night everyone. I'm off to have my last DQ dilly bar :)


OMG...the last Dilly Bar I had (about 20 years ago) was a disaster. My younger sister and I still giggle about it! It was a very hot day and we'd just finished painting the exterior of our older sister's house. Anyway, she handed me my Dilly Bar from the drive through window and it immediately fell apart and ended up in my lap...I was in shorts...it was a very uncomfortable ride home!

Enjoy yours, NoahsMama! Hope it hits your mouth and not your lap!

noahsmama
10-17-2009, 11:03 PM
OMG...the last Dilly Bar I had (about 20 years ago) was a disaster. My younger sister and I still giggle about it! It was a very hot day and we'd just finished painting the exterior of our older sister's house. Anyway, she handed me my Dilly Bar from the drive through window and it immediately fell apart and ended up in my lap...I was in shorts...it was a very uncomfortable ride home!

Enjoy yours, NoahsMama! Hope it hits your mouth and not your lap!

Oh now that's too funny!! It definitely hit my mouth, every last drop of it and it was good!! I can't believe i'm saying this on this thread lol. but it is what it is and monday wil be my day to start fresh. I would start tomorrow but knowing that i'm going to have a piece of cake jsut doesn't seem right plus I don't have any shakes :) night all!

Karen1234
10-17-2009, 11:34 PM
I've been having a really hard time the past 2 weeks with program and it finally came to a head this week. Things at work this week were abnormally stressful and it happened to coincide with my TOM and let's just say the floodgates of my appetite opened up wide. It began Tuesday afternoon and it 'ended' last night or this morning when I was up 8 pounds in 4 days. You name it I probably had it. It's so hard now not to go and eat the things I bought on an 'emotional shopping trip' the other day but I'm trying hard not to. I want to get back OP but yet I want to eat the rolls/chocolate/ice cream. It's SOO scary for me becasue I'm close to being done, yet I'm so far away as I don't have the emotional connection yet that I thought I did. All along I was 100% OP and didn't allow myself to have those little BLTs or cheats and maybe that's part of my problem, I don't know. I was very frustrated with the program as my losses had all but slowed. I was also burnt out on the C25k program that I had started. I completed week 7 but also realized that it's just not me. I'd rather just walk and possibly do short runs (3 or 5 minutes) and walk between. I'm much more comfortable with that. Therefore I haven't exercised at all since last Saturday. Another 'stressor' for me right now is I'm hosting 15 people for my son's 2nd b-day party at my house on Sunday evening. This is the first time I've ever doen that and it's taking its toll on me. Fortunately, I decided that I jsut wanted to do party trays to minimize my stress so thankfully I don't have to worry about that. But having to make sure the house is clean is another stress and having to pick up all my 2 year old's toys is another story as you mgiht imagine.
I can tell you that the food I ate tasted really good but it also made me feel like crap...literally. I was SOOO tired and groggy by the end of the day and I hated that feeling. Last night I went to bed at 9:15 and could have went to bed at 8:15. I know it was from all the sugars/carbs in my system. Also, my clothes are fitting tighter and I don't like that feeling.

I knew I needed to 'face the music' and go to the center this morning. I did and must admit that it was VERY hard. Fortunately I got my favorite counselor and ask soon as I sat down I started to tear up. I don't know why?! Maybe it was just admitting what I had done who knows. She's the one that mentioned the 'emotional connection' missing and I think she's right. I may need to get some professional help and i think she may be right. luckily the counselor wasn't hard on me or anything. i was relieved!

So I'm going to do MQ for 7 days and hope the scale will start going down again. Karen, I'm glad to hear that it's working for you! It's really hard for me right now b/c i just want to goeat stuff but i want to get this crap (literally) out of my system and get back to feeling better. I'm also going to start taking gougle (sp?) and chromium piccoloanate to help w/the cravings. I feel very emotional right now and want to turn to food but i want to do this for me too and be able to wear all my new clothes i've just bought!!

thanks for letting me tell my experiences this week.

Hey Noahsmama,
It sounds like you've been struggling alot lately with food, stress, choices, hormones and lack of results. One thing I noticed a while ago when my losses slowed down yet I was 100% on Plan (ok, this was months ago for me), my motivation and willpower dwindled quickly... It's so hard to stay OP when you're not seeing the results. You begin to question and doubt yourself, the plan etc. It is so frustrating and can certainly lead to making some not so great choices, I know, I've been there. It's unbelievable how emotionally tied we are to food and as we struggle with life how quickly we turn to food for comfort, pleasure, happiness. I don't have the answer to this, I am still working on understanding this myself, finding this happy place where I can enjoy food but not abuse my body by gorging myself on it. I guess I could use some connections classes as well.

I've been thinking about this alot lately as I still have not really discovered the real reasons I let myself get this overweight and how I will keep from going back there when times get tough. I feel like I might need more help than just what the center offers though as I am not sure a group therapy session will cut it for me ... I need to talk to someone I can make a connection with, someone that can help me figure this out and teach me new ways to deal with life. I didn't get 100 lbs overweight b/c I was hungry or just eating the wrong stuff... food was my vice... I'm a pathological eater and I want to know why. I've mentioned before I work in surgery and two of our surgeons also do bariatric surgery - gastric sleeve, bypass and lap bands. Anyways, all patients undergo psychiatric evaluation prior to surgery and if they are found to have "addictive" personalities and are pathological eaters, depending on the severity, they are referred to a professional counselor prior to surgery approval. She works with them to prepare them for the reality of sugery, teaching them coping mechanisms as food will no longer provide this to them and help them avoid the pitfalls of an an addictive personality. Did you know there is a high rate of shopping and gambling addiction in bariatric patients? B/C they've lost their 1st vice, they turn to another w/o actually dealing with the real problem. Since our food addiction is not broken by surgery, we can still overeat unlike many bypass patients, we can easily turn back to food as our comfort and begin to regain the weight if we don't deal with the issues that caused our weight gain in the 1st place and learn to cope with them in other, healthier ways. I wish I had the answer to this that I could share with everyone here but I don't. I am still trying to figure it all out myself. Hopefully I can go see this nice lady and then share some of what I learn with all of you.

Anyways, what I have learned on my own is that the rolls, IC and cake bring false happiness that is always short-lived, they are never really our friends. Do I think you should treats here and there and not feel guilty for it, ABSOLUTELY! Otherwise, I am expecting myself to be perfect which none of us are and honestly, can I avoid these foods forever? This is a lifestyle change, we are giving up daily bad habits for better, healthier ones but we still living! The choices I make today do not dictate the choices I make tomorrow. I know how to control this using my MRC tools and I know exactly what to do to get back on track. If I forget how to do it, I get help. That's exactly what you did, you came and posted here and went to the center. I think you did exactly what you should do when you aren't sure where else to start. Sometimes we just need someone to grab us and drag us up out of the abyss, help set us up on the right path, supporting us until we can find our own feet again. I am so proud of you Noahsmama, you've been a great inspiration to all of us and we are learning so much through sharing with eachother.

We all want to succeed, that's for sure and we will, whether it takes 17 weeks or 27 weeks, no matter, we'll get there and in the mean time life goes on. Your party will be a great success and everyone will have a wonderful time, whether the toys litter the house or not, I'm sure of it. You will feel great by then being on the MQ, it will really help you feel almost cleansed and the lbs will be dropping back off again. **OK, just realized your starting MQ Monday, don't worry, you'll still feel great knowing you'l do great on it** And finally, no matter what, I just want you to know I think that you are a wonderful lady who deserves this and will get there if you remember that to treat yourself as good as you do everyone else.

Karen

Karen,
AWESOME! You are such an inspiration. I was down 1 pd. this week, aargh. But a pound is a pound. I had my measurements last week, down 61 inches. I wonder where it all goes? I imagine it just invisibly floating in the air.

I did have a good talk with the center folks today which was nice. Found out I was using the wrong menu, they forgot to tell me they changed it weeks ago. Maybe that is my problem. I am suppose to cut the afternoon cheese snack out. I would always have a cheese stick. Hard to imagine that 1oz a day is causing such a slow down but maybe they are right. My 17 weeks will be up on Oct. 24. I will then re-enroll for 10 weeks. I sure can't complain though because hopfully I will be signing the 70pd board on the 24th. 17weeks and 70 pounds, I am very pleased!

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Started MRC 5/9/09

A lb is awesome rip! I'm getting ready to re-sign as well... can't decide, 17 weeks or 10 weeks.... hmmm.... my hubby thinks another 37 lbs will be too much... I'm not sure what to think as my self image is pretty distorted right now... I weigh 187 yet my sister and others say I don't look oveweight, I'm so confused on this right now as I absolutely consider myself to still be quite overweight. The clothes are smaller but the image in my head isn't. So my goal is shifting 150-160... I don't know. :0)

Everyone,
Thanks for posting here everyday... reading your posts is what inspires me to keep trying, keep going, keep recreating myself and my approach to this in order to make it work... I look forward to coming here everyday and reading your comments and stories and sharing mine. You guys are awesome!

noahsmama
10-18-2009, 09:51 AM
Karen,

Thank you for your kind and supportive words. You sure you and Lori aren't therapists on the side?! :) You ladies are just so insprational in what you say and HOW you say it so thank you. You said exactly everything that I've been thinking and feeling! You mentioned the post-bariatric patients having gambling/shopping addicts. I was beginning to wonder if I was a shopping addict too b/c that's what I've been talking about and doing a LOT of lately and even remarked about that to my co-workers that 'i'm addicted to shopping now that I don't have food.' I probably will go to teh connections classes (again) but I also felt like she was reading from a piece of paper and not really helping me with stuff. I just don't know yet. I'm going to get through today and enjoy it and then focus on getting back to myself as a priority tomorrow!! I can't wait. I already dropped a pound and a half this morning and that's after having my dilly bar and rolls late last night :)

Also, I'm going to stick to walking as my main form of exercise and maybe do some short run intervals and I think that will help with my mentality towards exercising.

Thank you again Karen, FL, and EVERYONE single one of you. I'm so glad I posted my thoughts/feelings on here and maybe someone else can relate to what I'm going through.

Have a great day everyone as I know (or hope) I will!!

Phat not Fat
10-18-2009, 12:22 PM
A lb is awesome rip! I'm getting ready to re-sign as well... can't decide, 17 weeks or 10 weeks.... hmmm.... my hubby thinks another 37 lbs will be too much... I'm not sure what to think as my self image is pretty distorted right now... I weigh 187 yet my sister and others say I don't look oveweight, I'm so confused on this right now as I absolutely consider myself to still be quite overweight. The clothes are smaller but the image in my head isn't. So my goal is shifting 150-160... I don't know. :0)

Karen --

It's interesting that you mentioned how you see yourself even after losing over 60 lbs. When I went to WI yesterday morning, I was fortunate to get my favorite counselor, Tiffany. She pointed at my 'before' pic and said, "I don't know this person anymore," then asked if I can see a difference when I look at myself. I definitely see a difference (except when I'm in my swimsuit -- why at THAT particular time, for God's sake??). She mentioned that there are some people who, even after losing 75 lbs or more still look at themselves in a mirror and honestly can't see the difference.

I'm not a mental health professional, nor do I play one on TV, but I have a couple thoughts...I just hope I can convey them! First of all, our society has such an obsession with being thin (not necessarilly being 'healthy'), and although those of us with half a brain try our hardest not to enter into that mindset, we can't help it...to a degree. We want to be thin. And after being overweight for a period of time, no matter how much we lose, we're still going to be critical of ourselves, because there will always be someone rail thin who is perceived to be 'perfect'. Keep in mind, that's probably also the person who only consumes vodka on the rocks and the occasional celery stick...when they're not shoveling cocaine faster than you can blink.

Secondly, like you mentioned, there has to be a reason we gained weight in the first place. And I don't mean because of a baby, because of an injury, because of occasional stress or because of a crazy schedule. It's deeper (and in my case pretty dark, too)...we need to find what it is before we can truly be successful at taking off the weight and being able to keep it off. Otherwise, I think we'll enter Yoyoland...lose it then gain it, with 'friends'.

So, here's my solution -- disagree if you wish, but it's how I'm looking at things -- be selfish. Search to find that underlying culprit, then annihilate the crap out of it -- for YOU. Yes, it's important to get healthy for your family, community, co-workers and employers, but even more important to do it for you...for the right reasons -- so that everything fires correctly upstairs, so to speak!

I truly believe we have to have our heads screwed on straight to get this right, so by all means, if you feel talking to a professional would help, I say, "Go for it!" I was in a very bad place in my head about a year ago and knew if I didn't seek out assistance, I'd lose my family, my job, my house...and my mind. I utilized our EAP and although there were times I'd walk out feeling worse than when I went in, over a period of a few weeks, I felt so much better. My counselor helped me lift a huge weight off my shoulders and I will forever be grateful to her for that! (Yes, it's entirely possible to use half a box of Kleenex and swear like a sailor at the same time!) I'd always been a skeptic of mental health treatment. I think because I would always associate it with being loaded up on drugs that make one 'fuzzy' 24/7. On my first visit, I laid down the law that I was NOT going to take any medications. She was very cool with that and we were able to abide by my 'rule' and still get me in the right frame of mind.

Like I said, I don't know if I was able to write these thoughts so they made sense -- I know what I want to say, I just have trouble getting there at times! And, it appears, I get wordy, too! I don't know if this helps at all, Karen, it sure made me feel better! I think you already know this -- you're a sharp cookie! Bottom line is, do what makes you feel good.

Hugs to you!!

-- JJ

leahruthie
10-18-2009, 12:54 PM
oh JJ tiffany is my favorite, too! she's the one who signed me up. i had a good time catching up with her yesterday, too.

i agree with all the mental/physical disconnects, too. when i first lost all my weight and got down to 150, i still looked well over 200 pounds in my head and always felt that i was still fat, even though looking back at pictures i think was starting to almost get too skinny for my frame. it's weird. i'm hoping that this time around i'll be able to keep my mind up-to-speed with where the rest of me is, but it's awfully hard.

i've definitely been thinking of seeking out a counselor or someone similar to talk with as i move through my journey. i think i had a lot of unresolved stuff the first time i lost weight and that's how i allowed half of it to creep back on. need to work on the emotional/mental stuff as well as the physical if we want to be 100% healthy!

Roadqueen
10-18-2009, 01:06 PM
WOW. You guys really nailed exactly how I feel. I've been on so many diets, with some success, but I never get to my goal, and I never keep the weight off.
I know I eat for comfort, but I don't know why, or how to go about fixing that part of me. I have not attended any classes yet, but I plan to get to all of them.
I was hoping they would help me gain some insight. Are their professional counselors who deal with weight loss issues? I've never been to a Mental Health professional. I was never sure how talking with someone whould help me, but if it helps me get answers, I would give it a try.:?:

rip
10-18-2009, 01:14 PM
noahsmama,
I don't even know what menu it was and I left it at the center, how dumb. I really want to hold on to them. It is the same as the beige except you get a snack in the afternoon and it is required. Either 1oz of cheese or 1 egg. Sorry I am not much help.

Karen,

I saw my brother last week and he said I was getting to skinny, well no way I am still obese, barely but still in that range. I think he has seen me for so many years overweight that I look thin to him. More and more often people at work stop me and say I look great and want to know my secret to the weight loss. Last week I started thinking that while it makes me feel so great when people say these things that it may also be slowing my weight loss. There is this little part of me that thinks, hey I must look good so why go on, just stay where I am now, hence a little more cheating than usual. The rational part of me says NO you are still way overweight and you must continue. Then to myself I say, why people think I look good, isn't that what I wanted? then I tell myself. yes that is one of the reasons I am losing the weight but only one of a hundred reasons and the most important reason is to be healthy which I still am not, and to feel better, which I do, but I know I will feel better than I do now 30 or 40 pounds from now.

This is such a mind game. When I started OP I thought about it constantly for a couple of months then my mind just seemed to forget I was on the plan and eating OP was just a way of life and everything was wonderful. Last month I began obsessing again about it and I don't know why. I think a little part of me is scared of when this is all over. I do pray I have the tools after the program to keep it off and think that being scared also keeps me from losing. I know it doesn't make much sense but in my mind it does. I will keep forging on.

Interesting about the gambling and shopping. So far I have not turned to either of those even though I did go xmas shopping yesterday which is starting about 3 weeks early for me.

To keep my mind off food I tried reading but I still wanted popcorn or something to do while reading. I then turned to jigsaw puzzles which has helped me so much. Probably because it keeps my hands busy. my husband even made me this really nice wooden puzzle board with a top so I can move my puzzles around to different places in the house or just move it from the room it is in when we have guests.

Well it's about time to go eat my fish, yuck, but that's okay :)

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Started MRC 5/9/09




This will be a life long struggle and if I have to play these mind games forever to keep the weight off I will.

Frankly this forum is what keeps me going on the bad days. We share our failures and successes and cheer each other on. You all are like best friends I have never met!

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Started MRC 5/9/09

Keiko
10-18-2009, 01:52 PM
Oh now that's too funny!! It definitely hit my mouth, every last drop of it and it was good!! I can't believe i'm saying this on this thread lol. but it is what it is and monday wil be my day to start fresh. I would start tomorrow but knowing that i'm going to have a piece of cake jsut doesn't seem right plus I don't have any shakes :) night all!

Here's to fresh starts (drinking water!)....we all need fresh starts to help us look forward through the windshield rather than looking out the rear view mirror. Don't fret about the last week, which was just a very small window in the last 6 months where you have made such amazing changes. Celebrate how far you have come and that your goal is within reach. Keep up the good work!

noahsmama
10-18-2009, 03:49 PM
Wow what great conversations everyone! Very insightful bunch of ladies we have on here and how wonderful! I too think thre's some underlying 'something' as to the reason I did what I did last week but I don't know that I knwo where to even begin to start. We're going to be starting an EAP at work January 1 and I probably will want to take advantage of it. I can have a personalized 'coach' to help me if I needed it. I think that soudns prety cool! Until then, maybe I should seek out the counseling at my church (which I don't go to at all any more). I sought it out about a year ago and never actually followed through on it. They may be able to point me in the right direction. I really want to lose the rest of thsi weight AND keep it off of me forever!!

Keiko, thank you for your kind words! I often forget that I have been OP for six months. I just thought I'd be done by now (like they said I would) but alas, I'm still plugging along. I'm going to enjoy my party tonight and eat my cake/ice cream and start fresh tomorrow! I wonder if I'll feel like exercising tonight...hrm . I bet I'll be exhausted after having 15 people here and cleaning up after they're gone :)

there are times when I look in the mirror and see the same ole fat self but i'm beginning to see the lighter version of me and saying, wow, you are looking better. I like seeing myself better in my clothes of course:) I love being able to wear a sweater dress with BOOTS of all things and getting the old men (I work at a retirement center) to whistle at me :) LOL It does make me feel good. Plus ya just know when you look good, ya know ladies? there are days when I know I'm having a good hair day and it shows in my attitude. I'm sure we all have those days.

Thanks again everyone! You truly have lifted my spirits and made me realize again that I'm worth it and need to do this for ME!! Cheers eveyrone (raising my water glass to you all)!

Fifties Lady
10-18-2009, 06:27 PM
awwwww, lynn!! hang in there, you'll pull through! i've been doing the same thing dealing with my emotions about our family problems right now, and i finally went in to the center to face the music today, too. the girl i met with said she was really proud of me for coming in and that it's better to face it and move on than to hide and be ashamed. and she's right, i do feel much better. and i can't un-eat the crap i ate, but i can make better choices moving forward, and that's what we all have to do. :)

and i think you might have a point about not having allowed yourself any cheats or BLTs. i am a firm believer in a little cheat here or there (a cup of coffee, or maybe a bite of my boyfriend's dessert) because otherwise you'll feel deprived and cheated, you know? and that's not a good mental place to be. just some food for thought.

anyway, let's all move forward together! i'm only up 2 pounds from my three weeks of stress, so i'm excited to move on. :D

Leahrutie, I am so proud of you going in and getting back OP. Two pounds was not bad at all....you did good! I hope they will extend your contract since you had to miss a few weeks. Now you get ready for that Mexico trip. I hope your FIL is doing better.:hug:

GWE140
10-18-2009, 09:13 PM
Good Evening All!!! Wow I missed so much while away on my girls weekend in Las Vegas....I absolutely agree 100% on what has been mentioned about struggling with personal conflicts to why we have gained the weight and how we continue to struggle even with success on the scale...for me even after loosing 50 pounds and still having 30 more or so to go it is a struggle everyday. I know we are all so hard on ourselves and forget to love ourselves and congratulate ourselves for our accomplishments...for instance...all the pictures I took this weekend with my friends, of nearly 30 years, all I saw were imperfections in myself, ie...how my stomach looked bloated in my LBD and this made me look 3 months pregnant, how my chin still was doubled even slightly... etc...how utterly stupid...really...I lost 50+ pounds and do have more weight to go and am working out to pulled myself together...but hey I do not see the thinner arms, neck, butt, or wearing a size 8...but only narrow in on the bulge in my middle...why on earth do we do this to ourselves!

On a happier note I had a fabulous time in Vegas, and happily ate the whole time off program, PLANNED, I tasted everything I wanted to but did not eat more than 2-3 bites of anything that was off program...everything tasted divine...and I kept saying to my friends WOW this food is so delicious, like I haven't tasted food in years...I guess being on program for nearly 8 months with a little break in the summer...anything off program tasted out of this world...but what I learned was all I needed was a bite or two to be satisfied, unlike before I would have the whole dish plus more. I had planned on having gin with diet 7-up or diet tonic, but none of the establishments I went to had this and the only diet drink was diet coke...so I ended up having gin with reg. tonic and wine. oh well I am flushing this out with water. I truly had a great time and feel great about my choices and know that tomorrow I am back on plan and had planned on doing a week of Meta-Quick and look forward to it, I loved my vacation and will step on the scale tomorrow morning and will take whatever it gives me, knowing I can live and loose using tools that are realistic with life.

PS - I uploaded a picture of me in my LBD for those that have requested...it is in my profile pictures...enjoy and no I am not 3 months pregnant :)...just a stubborn mid-section...

Have a great week on plan!

leahruthie
10-18-2009, 10:14 PM
oooh, genell, that LBD is gorgeous and so are you!! you look amazing, i'm glad you had such a fun time. :D

Phat not Fat
10-18-2009, 10:38 PM
Good Evening All!!! Wow I missed so much while away on my girls weekend in Las Vegas....I absolutely agree 100% on what has been mentioned about struggling with personal conflicts to why we have gained the weight and how we continue to struggle even with success on the scale...for me even after loosing 50 pounds and still having 30 more or so to go it is a struggle everyday. I know we are all so hard on ourselves and forget to love ourselves and congratulate ourselves for our accomplishments...for instance...all the pictures I took this weekend with my friends, of nearly 30 years, all I saw were imperfections in myself, ie...how my stomach looked bloated in my LBD and this made me look 3 months pregnant, how my chin still was doubled even slightly... etc...how utterly stupid...really...I lost 50+ pounds and do have more weight to go and am working out to pulled myself together...but hey I do not see the thinner arms, neck, butt, or wearing a size 8...but only narrow in on the bulge in my middle...why on earth do we do this to ourselves!

On a happier note I had a fabulous time in Vegas, and happily ate the whole time off program, PLANNED, I tasted everything I wanted to but did not eat more than 2-3 bites of anything that was off program...everything tasted divine...and I kept saying to my friends WOW this food is so delicious, like I haven't tasted food in years...I guess being on program for nearly 8 months with a little break in the summer...anything off program tasted out of this world...but what I learned was all I needed was a bite or two to be satisfied, unlike before I would have the whole dish plus more. I had planned on having gin with diet 7-up or diet tonic, but none of the establishments I went to had this and the only diet drink was diet coke...so I ended up having gin with reg. tonic and wine. oh well I am flushing this out with water. I truly had a great time and feel great about my choices and know that tomorrow I am back on plan and had planned on doing a week of Meta-Quick and look forward to it, I loved my vacation and will step on the scale tomorrow morning and will take whatever it gives me, knowing I can live and loose using tools that are realistic with life.

PS - I uploaded a picture of me in my LBD for those that have requested...it is in my profile pictures...enjoy and no I am not 3 months pregnant :)...just a stubborn mid-section...

Have a great week on plan!

GWE --

You look fabulous! I'm so glad you had a good time in Vegas. When the snow flies here in Nebraska, I wish I was living in the 'valley' again!

Be proud of your accomplishments. And just consider the few little imperfections you see as 'battle scars'!

Congratulations!

-- JJ

Karen1234
10-19-2009, 10:05 AM
Good Evening All!!! Wow I missed so much while away on my girls weekend in Las Vegas....I absolutely agree 100% on what has been mentioned about struggling with personal conflicts to why we have gained the weight and how we continue to struggle even with success on the scale...for me even after loosing 50 pounds and still having 30 more or so to go it is a struggle everyday. I know we are all so hard on ourselves and forget to love ourselves and congratulate ourselves for our accomplishments...for instance...all the pictures I took this weekend with my friends, of nearly 30 years, all I saw were imperfections in myself, ie...how my stomach looked bloated in my LBD and this made me look 3 months pregnant, how my chin still was doubled even slightly... etc...how utterly stupid...really...I lost 50+ pounds and do have more weight to go and am working out to pulled myself together...but hey I do not see the thinner arms, neck, butt, or wearing a size 8...but only narrow in on the bulge in my middle...why on earth do we do this to ourselves!

On a happier note I had a fabulous time in Vegas, and happily ate the whole time off program, PLANNED, I tasted everything I wanted to but did not eat more than 2-3 bites of anything that was off program...everything tasted divine...and I kept saying to my friends WOW this food is so delicious, like I haven't tasted food in years...I guess being on program for nearly 8 months with a little break in the summer...anything off program tasted out of this world...but what I learned was all I needed was a bite or two to be satisfied, unlike before I would have the whole dish plus more. I had planned on having gin with diet 7-up or diet tonic, but none of the establishments I went to had this and the only diet drink was diet coke...so I ended up having gin with reg. tonic and wine. oh well I am flushing this out with water. I truly had a great time and feel great about my choices and know that tomorrow I am back on plan and had planned on doing a week of Meta-Quick and look forward to it, I loved my vacation and will step on the scale tomorrow morning and will take whatever it gives me, knowing I can live and loose using tools that are realistic with life.

PS - I uploaded a picture of me in my LBD for those that have requested...it is in my profile pictures...enjoy and no I am not 3 months pregnant :)...just a stubborn mid-section...

Have a great week on plan!

GWE you are gorgeous! I love that pose and your blond hair is fabulous, you look so happy and confident... I'm glad you had a wonderful time, you certainly deserved it :0) Good luck with MQ - I've decided it's a great way to get back on program and off the bad stuff, worked great for me... I went back to green menu today after 4 days of MQ... I may go back to it in a week or 2 but for now I'm back on Green. Wish you the best :0)

I love being able to wear a sweater dress with BOOTS of all things and getting the old men (I work at a retirement center) to whistle at me :) LOL It does make me feel good.

That's just too cute Noahsmama! Totally cracked me up, just cause they're old doesn't mean they can't see right?! :0)

GWE140
10-19-2009, 10:50 AM
Thank you for all the compliments, you are all so encouraging and wonderful, and I truly feel blessed to share this journey with each and everyone of you! I stepped on the scale this morning and was up 2.5 pounds...yeah, I was fearful of the big 5 to 7 pounds. So on Meta-Quick today and hope to get this off in a couple of days...mainly water weight from the alcohol and salt...just dropped kids off at school and will lounge around all day, no running, just to recover from Vegas :)

noahsmama
10-19-2009, 10:54 AM
GWE, you look fabulous in your LBD!! It sounds like you had a blast with your friends and you did better than I did with just your 2-3 bites. I totally binged from Tuesday through yesterday and was up a total of 8 pounds. But I, too, am doing MQ for 7 days and hope most of this weigth will come back off. Again, you look great and way to go!!

jadedangel75
10-19-2009, 12:24 PM
Hello Ladies and Gents,
Well, it's MQ day 2... doing pretty good... I was 100% OP yesterday, was able to avoid the nuts and goodies... hubby was so kind and polished off the last 3 apple cider donuts from the apple festival eliminating that temptation for sure :0) He can do afford ofcourse, all 185 lbs, 6' 1" of him, LOL... So, I was very happy with myself, the shakes are pretty filling and really held me over till dinner... I had a normal green menu dinner and finished up the night with a Gelatin HNS and finally a creamy ... can't remember if we're supposed to have creamys on the MQ plan or not but I did so oh well. I hopped on the scale as usual this am and was down 1.5 lbs, yeah!! 191.5... only 1.5 to go until back to last official WI weight so apparently sticking to the plan helps me, go figure, LOL! I had a MRB this am and was planning a lunch shake which I was going to go home and make but forgot I had a 12:00 meeting so looks like lunch will be late. Too bad my stomach is already growling like crazy... I might have to nibble on the corner of some sticky notes instead :0) I am looking forward to that shake for sure. I mix mine up with 2 cups of water plus about a cup of ice. I experimented yesterday and added some artificial strawberry flavoring... didn't work out though... would have had to add the whole bottle to actually taste it so not a good plan. I don't know if it's just not strong enough for the amt of mix or if it's because it was imitation and cheap... hmmm... I also have some real orange flavor extract I was thinking of making a creamsicle shake with... maybe I'll try with about 1/2 the shake 1st and see if that works.

OK, FL, So glad to hear from you... I was beginning to worry b/c I'm so used to seeing you here! I'm glad you're sticking with it, I think it will work out, just keep on keepin on :0) As for the pancake, I'll have to look back at the recipe then get back with you... can't remember but I think it was 2.... hmmm... I'll be back.

OK, I'm back... it's 2...
Pancakes:
1/2 cup dry oatmeal
2 eggs
1 tsp of vanilla
1 pckt of splenda
1 pinch (or about 1/4 tsp) of baking powder
a sprinkle of cinnamon

Place dry oatmeal in food processor and grind until a course powder. Pour into bowl. Add remaining ingredients. Whisk together until you see bubbles forming in batter. Heat non-stick pan, spray with pam butter cooking spray, use large spoon to place 2-3 spoonfuls of batter into pan making each pancake about 3 inches round. Cook on each side until golden brown.

Recipe makes 2 servings = 1 starch, 2 oz protein each. Will need to add 2 oz of protein to get full breakfast serving.


Hope everyone had a great OP weekend! :0) :bat: :ghost:

Hi Karen,
I'm a couple days late responding so someone may have already suggested this... try mixing your clear with the shake- the orange is great with the vanilla shake and the mixed berry or orange with the chocolate. They get a little foamy but if you let it set a couple minutes it should go down a bit. :)

learning2Bhealthy
10-19-2009, 12:33 PM
Good Evening All!!! Wow I missed so much while away on my girls weekend in Las Vegas....I absolutely agree 100% on what has been mentioned about struggling with personal conflicts to why we have gained the weight and how we continue to struggle even with success on the scale...for me even after loosing 50 pounds and still having 30 more or so to go it is a struggle everyday. I know we are all so hard on ourselves and forget to love ourselves and congratulate ourselves for our accomplishments...for instance...all the pictures I took this weekend with my friends, of nearly 30 years, all I saw were imperfections in myself, ie...how my stomach looked bloated in my LBD and this made me look 3 months pregnant, how my chin still was doubled even slightly... etc...how utterly stupid...really...I lost 50+ pounds and do have more weight to go and am working out to pulled myself together...but hey I do not see the thinner arms, neck, butt, or wearing a size 8...but only narrow in on the bulge in my middle...why on earth do we do this to ourselves!


On a happier note I had a fabulous time in Vegas, and happily ate the whole time off program, PLANNED, I tasted everything I wanted to but did not eat more than 2-3 bites of anything that was off program...everything tasted divine...and I kept saying to my friends WOW this food is so delicious, like I haven't tasted food in years...I guess being on program for nearly 8 months with a little break in the summer...anything off program tasted out of this world...but what I learned was all I needed was a bite or two to be satisfied, unlike before I would have the whole dish plus more. I had planned on having gin with diet 7-up or diet tonic, but none of the establishments I went to had this and the only diet drink was diet coke...so I ended up having gin with reg. tonic and wine. oh well I am flushing this out with water. I truly had a great time and feel great about my choices and know that tomorrow I am back on plan and had planned on doing a week of Meta-Quick and look forward to it, I loved my vacation and will step on the scale tomorrow morning and will take whatever it gives me, knowing I can live and loose using tools that are realistic with life.

PS - I uploaded a picture of me in my LBD for those that have requested...it is in my profile pictures...enjoy and no I am not 3 months pregnant :)...just a stubborn mid-section...

Have a great week on plan!


Hi GWE140,

I think you look HOT in your LBD. Keep up the good work. No you DO NOT look 3 months along. Glad you had a blast with your friends in Vegas and ate what you wanted for the occasion and didn't come home feeling guilty..Hey after all "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas". (being off plan)..lol

keirasmommy
10-19-2009, 12:51 PM
Hello everyone! I started my beige plan today (preconditioned last week) and I am rearing to go! I have been reading a lot of your supportive posts and wanted to introduce myself to everyone. I am currently in Colorado, a divorced parent of a beautiful 5 year old daughter, and work full time. I am hoping to lose between 80-90 lbs. An MRC center opened close by my home so I thought I would check it out and I signed up on the spot. This is definitely a plan I can stick to! (That is my goal!) I am looking forward to getting to know all of you and be as supportive to others as possible. Thank you for reading and hope to "meet" you all soon!:)

keirasmommy
10-19-2009, 12:53 PM
BTW- GWE140, you look AWESOME in that little black dress! Just wanted to comment...you look beautiful!:)

Karen1234
10-19-2009, 02:19 PM
Hi Karen,
I'm a couple days late responding so someone may have already suggested this... try mixing your clear with the shake- the orange is great with the vanilla shake and the mixed berry or orange with the chocolate. They get a little foamy but if you let it set a couple minutes it should go down a bit. :)

I will definitely try the orange with the vanilla... yummo and thanks for the tip...

cmb9697
10-19-2009, 03:28 PM
Noahsmama, I'm in HR too... so I absolutely know what a bad HR day is like. I feel for you sistah.

TeresaG
10-19-2009, 05:44 PM
I will definitely try the orange with the vanilla... yummo and thanks for the tip...

You can use orange diet soda with the orange concentrate and vanilla shake, that was my fave.

TeresaG
10-19-2009, 06:12 PM
Genell, you look gorgeous! I agree, you do NOT look 3 months pregnant. Be very proud of yourself. So glad to hear you had a great time with your friends.

Karen, noahsmama, and everyone else who had such deep and heart string pulling conversations over the weekend, thanks for sharing. I can see myself in almost any of these posts. It is so great to see that we can be so open and see how much we share with each other, and the outpouring from others offering support can't be beat. It shouldn't matter what number we have reached. It isn't an easy journey, but we are taking it.

The classes at my center were actually done by a licensed counselor who did the program several years ago and has kept the weight off. We were fortunate to have a great group that stayed the same pretty much the whole way through both Phase I and Phase II. We didn't always get through the material because we all talked, but it was on personal levels related to the topic.

Thanks to everyone for letting me be part of this online family. :hug:

Fifties Lady
10-19-2009, 10:26 PM
Thank you for all the compliments, you are all so encouraging and wonderful, and I truly feel blessed to share this journey with each and everyone of you! I stepped on the scale this morning and was up 2.5 pounds...yeah, I was fearful of the big 5 to 7 pounds. So on Meta-Quick today and hope to get this off in a couple of days...mainly water weight from the alcohol and salt...just dropped kids off at school and will lounge around all day, no running, just to recover from Vegas :)

GWE...you are gorgious in your LBD. You should be very proud of yourself...and your tummy is barely out there...thank you for sharing your pic. I bet you had a great time with your friends....that made it all worth it. ;)

Lori123321
10-20-2009, 07:29 AM
I am back from being MIA. I was having a difficult time and busy as well. Signed up for extra shifts and had to bring my middle son to court. He was acting up at school a couple months ago and the school brought him up on charges. He is a special ed student and tends to be impulsive, so he said some inappropriate things and it ended up being a legal battle. At the same time, my guy friend and I are on the outs. We had a great time in Omaha but I failed to mention one really bad night. We were at the hotel bar and he started talking to this girl who came and sat down next to him. I call her the empty headed drunken slut (EHDS). He kinda turned away from me to talk to her and she did the same to the guy who was next to her. We were both totally cut off from the conversation. He actually invited them back to our room after the bar closed to have a smoke. Since neither the guy or I smoke, he left me in the hotel room, alone with a strange guy I had maybe said 2 words to while he went out the sliding door to smoke with EHDS. I was so uncomfortable. I had never been in this position before in my life. I was scared. I kept waiting for it to get better, surely my friend would not do this. Turns out the guy is her boyfriend of 8 weeks according to him. He asked me if I was ok with all this, I said no, and I was not sure exactly what was going on but I did not like it. I would have left the room but it was a combination of shock and the fact that all my belongings were there. When the other two came back in the room, they were laughing and giggling all over each other. I was horrified. I didn't know if they were going to start making out or what. She was so drunk she couldn't walk. I just had to get out. I grabbed my room key and left. I took a walk around the hotel to calm down. I went back to the room to kick them out but they were leaving. We had a huge fight that night. He said he didn't touch her and I was overeacting. I felt betrayed by my friend and the man I care about. Even if he does not think of us as more then friends, he knows how I feel and since he is on a vacation that I paid for, he should have respected that. He told me it was nothing and I was never in any danger. He said he was watching the whole time. I doubt it. He feels he did nothing wrong. I tried to talk to him but he has made himself unavailable. He knows I am upset but said he never made promises to me. He said he does not think of us as more then friends.
I disagree, physical intimacy aside, we hold each other through the night, he refers to the side of the bed I sleep on as my side and that is where "my tshirt" is folded, waiting for me. We kiss to show affection, to say hi and bye. He has called me in the middle of the night when he was going through a rough time, knowing I would come over. He changes the oil in my car and checks the weather every time I head to denver for work. When I was out of work this summer, my electricity was off for a few days. The boys were already staying with friends. He insisted I stay with him and he took care of me. These are not the actions of simple friendship. This a couple working together to support and care for each other. But he does not see it.
I am in a no win situation. If I continue this relationship on his terms, with my feelings involved, I will be hurt. If I end this relationship, I lose a friend that has supported me in many ways when others have not. This has effected me at work and with my sleep. One of the nurses I work with dragged me out to a bar Sunday night to have a drink and talk. She was great. And I got hit on by a 28 year old. I am almost 40! So my self esteem got a huge lift. I am still not sure what to do about Guy friend but I can't change him. I will just have to figure out what is best for me.
Sorry for rambling but needed to off load.

Lori123321
10-20-2009, 07:49 AM
With all I said, I have more! I have not eaten off plan so much as drank off plan. I have mixed grape vodka with diet 7-up to dull the pain at home. I know, not healthy. And had diet coke and vanilla vodka Sunday night when I went out with my nurse friend. I did go out to dinner at Carabba's and had the Pollo Rosa Maria. My Fave, and ate the bread with olive oil. But found I filled up on the salad and broccoli (asked for veggies instead of pasta) and did not get halfway through dinner. So the bread and the sauce, as well as a glass of red wine, were off plan. I took a fat and carb blocker to minimize damage but did not really care. It was more about keeping busy and making plans so I wouldn't sit at home. WI is tomorrow so I will see what damage was done!

Fifties Lady
10-20-2009, 09:42 AM
Oh Lori, I have been so worried about you...I guess my gut feeling was right. First, I am so sorry for what you have been going through. I know your "guy" is a friend, but Lori, with friends like that, who needs enemies. I truly think he may be take an advantage of you, and maybe you him in away. Right now your self esteem is low for what he pulled on you in Omaha. No friend would have done that to you. That was rude and very immature of him. I think you need to move on and find someone who will appreciate who you are. You are starting a whole new way of life now with your great weight loss, and you are now finding yourself. So be true to yourself and don't let this "guy friend" take an advantage of you anymore. I said once ago, if he doesn't know what a great thing he has with you, then it is his loss! Let him be the loser in all this and pick yourself up and walk away. I know, easier said then done, but you really have to think, if he treats you this way now, it will get worse once you get seriously involved. He doesn't deserve you, so hold your head high and walk away....you will be doing your own self a big favor. This is not a healthy relationship and look what it has done to you now. Be strong Lori....you have survived your huge success in your weight, and now you will survive through this relationship. There is someone out there that will see the real you and will truly treat you with respect and love. Just get yourself back together and move on. You are young and have so much of life ahead of you....so enjoy the **** out of it.

On another note, so sorry with what you are going through with your son. You really are being tested my friend. You have us all here for support, so vent, yell, cry and do what you must, but please do it with a glass of water or HNS. We all know alcohol will not solve anything and this is not a time to be using it to get you through this rough time.

Stay strong Lori. My heart and prayers go out to you. I missed you.

noahsmama
10-20-2009, 09:56 AM
Lori, I am so sorry for what you're going through. I was in a similar situation years ago and only you know inside what you truly want/need to do. I agree with FL, it doesn't sound like a healthy relationship, but it's easier said that done to just walk away from someone that's been a mainstay for you through this journey you're taking. I'm proud of you that you didn't turn to food, as I did. That's great! I hope things start looking up for you and just know that we're here for you if you need to vent, cry, laugh, or all 3! I was glad that I posted my feelings/thoughts on here and all the therapists on here helped me talk through what I was feeling. Know that you were missed and we're all here for you!!

lookinfine09
10-20-2009, 10:49 AM
I've been away a while, so I'm trying to get caught up!

Lori - So sorry to hear what you are going through. I'm proud of you for not turning to food and staying OP. Keep your chin up girl, you are a fabulous woman and you deserve only the best. Lean on your support group at work too, they tend to be a 2nd family since we sometimes spend more time with them than we do our own families. Know that you can always lean on us to help you through your tough times!

GWE - You look AMAZING in your LBD!

Noahsmama - I'm sending OP will power dust to you. You made it through the mental block and reached out for help, you will make it to your goal weight! I know you can do it! You have come so far. Is there a favorite outfit you have out there now that you're a shopping addict? : ) Pick a new fall/winter outfit and treat yourself for getting back OP.

Update on me, I've been struggling to exercise and have really just been wanting to be done with program. I did complete a 5k on Sunday. While I didn't train as much as I needed, I survived it! I'm headed to Vegas in a couple of weeks and know I will be totally off program. I'm a little scared that when I return, I won't want to go back on program.

GWE140
10-20-2009, 11:04 AM
Lori, I just wanted to say how much I am hoping you will pull away from the relationship to view it from a different perspective...I do agree with Noahsmama and Fifties Lady - not a positive relationship that is healthy, seems codependent and his actions and behavior in Omaha was disgusting! Please stay connected to YOUR goals of weight loss and do this for YOU! I know how crazy life can be and how everyone or everything seems to pull us in directions not healthy for us, please stay focused I am cheering for you.

Lori123321
10-20-2009, 11:25 AM
Thank you all for being there for me. I have talked with people at work. Male, female, single and married. They all told me the same thing, this is a couple relationship, not just friends. If he can't see that his actions don't agree with his words then he is the one with the problem. My friend Scott was there the night I met my guy friend and over the dinner at Carrabas Scott told me he did not think he was capable of embracing the feelings he has. And why should he? It is working for him! Just not for me. And they all agree with you, I need to pull back and let him be. Heading out to breakfast with my Scott. He has rearranged his schedule to spend more time with me over this. Since my friend Bridget has moved, Guy friend is not working out, I am so glad he is there for me. I am a lucky person to be blessed with everyone here on the site, my good friends and my boys.
Just remembered something I heard a wise man say. "A healthy person and a sick person can't sleep together long. Either the sick person becomes healthy or the healthy person becomes sick." Wow, I heard that almost 15 years ago and it is no more truer then then what I am dealing with today.:grouphug:

Fifties Lady
10-20-2009, 11:50 AM
Thank you all for being there for me. I have talked with people at work. Male, female, single and married. They all told me the same thing, this is a couple relationship, not just friends. If he can't see that his actions don't agree with his words then he is the one with the problem. My friend Scott was there the night I met my guy friend and over the dinner at Carrabas Scott told me he did not think he was capable of embracing the feelings he has. And why should he? It is working for him! Just not for me. And they all agree with you, I need to pull back and let him be. Heading out to breakfast with my Scott. He has rearranged his schedule to spend more time with me over this. Since my friend Bridget has moved, Guy friend is not working out, I am so glad he is there for me. I am a lucky person to be blessed with everyone here on the site, my good friends and my boys.
Just remembered something I heard a wise man say. "A healthy person and a sick person can't sleep together long. Either the sick person becomes healthy or the healthy person becomes sick." Wow, I heard that almost 15 years ago and it is no more truer then then what I am dealing with today.:grouphug:

Lori, reaching out is a big step, and you have made that first step to guide you in the right direction. Scott sounds like a great friend, and he knows "guy friend" quite well...listen to what he says...he sees it as what it is.

I know it's easy for us to sit and judge your "guy friend" and advise you in what to do since we are not dealing with this in our personal lives and probably many of us have stable relationships and are quite happy....it's very hard being "alone" and sometimes we feel any kind of relationship is better than none at all....but that's where your self esteem needs to kick in and tell yourself you are better than that and you don't need to just "settle" for what you have now.

Guys like this are a dime a dozen, and they know when they have the upper hand and take advantage of the situation. He truly scares the **** out of me Lori! Don't be manipulated by him any longer. Listen to Scott, I think he will be honest with you and can see the relationship from the inside, where we are all just looking in from the outside with advice.:hug:

Fifties Lady
10-20-2009, 11:52 AM
Lori, one more thing....your picture is beautiful. You are a knock out and guys will be busting your door down!!! So hang in there...you will see, things will work out and you will be a much stronger and wiser woman because of it. You have a good day now.

noahsmama
10-20-2009, 12:00 PM
I've been away a while, so I'm trying to get caught up!

Lori - So sorry to hear what you are going through. I'm proud of you for not turning to food and staying OP. Keep your chin up girl, you are a fabulous woman and you deserve only the best. Lean on your support group at work too, they tend to be a 2nd family since we sometimes spend more time with them than we do our own families. Know that you can always lean on us to help you through your tough times!

GWE - You look AMAZING in your LBD!

Noahsmama - I'm sending OP will power dust to you. You made it through the mental block and reached out for help, you will make it to your goal weight! I know you can do it! You have come so far. Is there a favorite outfit you have out there now that you're a shopping addict? : ) Pick a new fall/winter outfit and treat yourself for getting back OP.

Update on me, I've been struggling to exercise and have really just been wanting to be done with program. I did complete a 5k on Sunday. While I didn't train as much as I needed, I survived it! I'm headed to Vegas in a couple of weeks and know I will be totally off program. I'm a little scared that when I return, I won't want to go back on program.

I totally can relate to you feeling or apprehension of once you go off program and not wanting to get back on. The food just tastes so darn good but I have to remember how I felt (like crap from eating crap) and that the new clothes I just bought were feeling snug and uncomfortable and I didn't like that feeling yesterday! So I'm on day 2 of Medi-quick (lost 2.5 lbs of the 8 I gained) and am hoping to get the rest of this off too!

My employer is rolling out a new EAP program and wellness program as part of our benefits package effective 1/1 and I'm hoping to be able to utilize that to get my head screwed on straight. Of course I WILL have this weight gone by then and will hopefully be nearly completing stabilization by then or possibly on maintenance (yea right) but I want to see what those new benefits might offer. I've heard that I could have a personal coach that I could call for support that could help me lose weight (which I hopefully won't need by then) but am hopeful that that might be an avenue for me to deal with my emotioanl connection with food.

TeresaG
10-20-2009, 12:05 PM
Lori, so sorry to hear of your troubles. You are a great mom and I hope all went well for you and your son. I agree with you that your friend was definitely in the wrong for doing what he did in Omaha. It is a very tough situation. I'm glad to see that you have others to help you get through this as well as everyone here. You have proven to all of us here how strong you are and that same strength will get you through what ever life throws at you. I have a poem framed on my wall part of which says, some people come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. We never really know what the future holds for us, but if we can take something good from every relationship we have when we move on, it makes us a better individual in some way. Hang in there and please let us know what we can do to help you. You were missed by many! :hug:

keirasmommy
10-20-2009, 12:25 PM
Thank you all for being there for me. I have talked with people at work. Male, female, single and married. They all told me the same thing, this is a couple relationship, not just friends. If he can't see that his actions don't agree with his words then he is the one with the problem. My friend Scott was there the night I met my guy friend and over the dinner at Carrabas Scott told me he did not think he was capable of embracing the feelings he has. And why should he? It is working for him! Just not for me. And they all agree with you, I need to pull back and let him be. Heading out to breakfast with my Scott. He has rearranged his schedule to spend more time with me over this. Since my friend Bridget has moved, Guy friend is not working out, I am so glad he is there for me. I am a lucky person to be blessed with everyone here on the site, my good friends and my boys.
Just remembered something I heard a wise man say. "A healthy person and a sick person can't sleep together long. Either the sick person becomes healthy or the healthy person becomes sick." Wow, I heard that almost 15 years ago and it is no more truer then then what I am dealing with today.:grouphug:

Lori- I have been reading a lot of your old posts and I have appreciated reading them. I am new here but have to say you sound like a very strong woman. Sorry to hear you are going through a tough time. I went through something similar in July and it is never easy. But, it is true, we need to put US first and foremost. I love the quote you put above about how a healthy person and a sick person can't sleep together long. Either the sick person becomes healthy or the healthy person becomes sick. SO TRUE! Thanks again for your wisdom and unknowing support to others. :smug:

loveamy
10-21-2009, 08:01 PM
Hi everyone! I have been away from the site for a while, got really busy and then went away for 2 weeks to Chattanooga TN for an intense certification class. Had to eat out for all meals, no car, no refrigerator in the hotel room, needless to say I did not stay on plan.
Now I am struggling to get motivated to get back...Just not really into it and the time and dedication it takes but I know I need to.
Any suggestions?

rip
10-21-2009, 09:30 PM
Lori123321,
Oh my goodness. Just caught up on your posts. I will just say I agree with all who have responded to your heartache. Many many years ago when I went through my divorce and was left alone I had one thought that kept me going. I though of my life as a book (at least the books I read). Good chapters in my life, a few bad ones sprinkled in-between but always a happy ending. I know in my heart that everything will work out for you. Stay away from this guy and don't let him sweet talk you, move on. There is someone there for you AND YOU KNOW IT, maybe you have met them already and maybe not. Stay strong for yourself and your boys.

Oh.....AWESOME PIC!

http://www.3fatchicks.net/img/purpvinebar/flower02/lb/282/178/215/.png (http://www.3fatchicks.com/)

Started MRC 5/9/09

rip
10-21-2009, 09:33 PM
Loveamy,
Sorry you have had a couple of bad weeks. Motivation is sometimes hard to come by, just buckle down and start anew. You know how the plan works. Go to the store buy what you need, cook and prepare a few days worth of food and your will be off to the races. Think about how much better you feel when you are on plan and where you want to be. With the holidays coming up we are all going to be tested so the sooner you get back on plan the easier the holidays will be. Hang in there and don't give up!

http://www.3fatchicks.net/img/purpvinebar/flower02/lb/282/178/215/.png (http://www.3fatchicks.com/)

Started MRC 5/9/09

Keiko
10-22-2009, 02:20 AM
[QUOTE=rip;2981410]Lori123321,
Oh my goodness. Just caught up on your posts. I will just say I agree with all who have responded to your heartache. Many many years ago when I went through my divorce and was left alone I had one thought that kept me going. I though of my life as a book (at least the books I read). Good chapters in my life, a few bad ones sprinkled in-between but always a happy ending. I know in my heart that everything will work out for you. Stay away from this guy and don't let him sweet talk you, move on. There is someone there for you AND YOU KNOW IT, maybe you have met them already and maybe not. Stay strong for yourself and your boys.

Oh.....AWESOME PIC!


Rip - very well said - the book analogy is brilliant and oh so true. Offers all of us a little perspective to apply to life. Lori, you have loads of support from the folks here, considers us bookends if you will....take care and continue to nurture yourself. :balloons:

Lori123321
10-22-2009, 04:54 AM
Thank you all. I can't tell you how much you guys have come to mean to me!
I was able to talk with him and say what I needed to say. I feel he really listened and understood what I was saying. It was good to let it out and feel like a load was lifted off me. He said he was truly sorry for hurting me. He also said now that he sees things through my eyes, he could see what a "@$*&" he was. He told me he never had intentions of doing anything with the EHDS but talk and laugh, he did not realize they had cut the two of us out of the conversation. He could see how that looked different from my perspective. I am glad we talked and he was able to see how his actions effected me. I am not sure if I will continue to be friends with him or not. That will have to come in time and with how he acts. I am not going to emotionally invest in him though.
I have enjoyed spending time with other friends. Lots of teasing about the 28 year old! I laugh everytime I think of it! Tonight I went to listen to some open mic night at a bar in town. I had ice water while my friend Scott had a glass of wine. It was in the bar area in a restaurant that my friends and I went to a lot. One of the guys who worked there was singing and he came up to me after and hugged me. Said he hadn't seen me in a while and I looked great. Told me he would try to find some single guys for me if I showed up more often!

Karen1234
10-22-2009, 10:39 AM
Lori,
When I read your posts I just felt so terrible for you, that must have been an absolutely sick feeling and certainly breaks any trust you had with this fellow, unfortunately it seems his idea of a relationship is very different from the rest of us. I am glad you were able to talk to him about it though, I think he's had some time to think about it and make his excuses more rational sounding though so you are smart to be wary. I agree with everyone here though, you deserve so much better than that, someone who will love you unconditionally and completely, he's out there as rip says, maybe right in front of you, maybe you've never met him and maybe you have but he's there somewhere. All you can do is continue to work on yourself, making yourself happy and the rest will work out. Life is a journey, we never know where it will lead us or who we will meet on the way, some are with us briefly, others for a lifetime and our relationships can change daily. We love predictable sometimes but that's not always what we're handed unfortunately. I am thinking of you, hoping and wishing the best for you. In the mean time, have fun and enjoy your current company - Scott sounds like a nice guy. I know you already know all of this, you're a smart lady, but affirmation from others sure can help too right :0)

noahsmama
10-22-2009, 11:07 AM
Hi everyone! I have been away from the site for a while, got really busy and then went away for 2 weeks to Chattanooga TN for an intense certification class. Had to eat out for all meals, no car, no refrigerator in the hotel room, needless to say I did not stay on plan.
Now I am struggling to get motivated to get back...Just not really into it and the time and dedication it takes but I know I need to.
Any suggestions?

I can totally relate about the hesitation/motivation to get back OP. I had 5 days of totally binge eating (gained 8 lbs in 4 days) and went in to the center on Saturday to face the music and am glad that I did. I started Mediquick on Monday as a way to get my mind back in the groove and also it seemed like an easier alternative than having to plan my lunch for this week. I feel so much better now that I've gotten the crap (literally) out of my system. I'm happy to report that I went to WI yesterday morning and had lost ALL of the weight in just 2 days and today I'm down another pound. So I know it's hard, but just make up your mind when you're ready and jump back in before you go much further. I firmly believe that if I hadn't went in to the center on Saturday I would have continued down the wrong path. Just my 2 cents and good luck!! You can do this and you're SO worth it!

leahruthie
10-22-2009, 01:02 PM
Lynn, that's kind of what the counselor i spoke with on saturday said. she was sooo glad i came in to "face the music" because if you keep putting it off (saying to yourself "i don't want them to be mad, i'll just wait until i lose these last couple of pounds i gained") it's less and less likely that you'll actually go in and more and more likely that you'll fall back into old habit. so although i'm not 100% back to where i was yet, i'm definitely back on the wagon and trying my hardest and i know that going into the center on saturday really made all the difference.

noahsmama
10-22-2009, 03:21 PM
Leah,
I'm glad to know that you went in, despite all the things that are going on with you FIL! I told my counselor that it was very hard for me to walk in and as soon as I sat down I began to tear up and I don't know why, maybe it was just admitting what I had done. But I truly believe that if I hadn't have went in when I did that I don't know if I would've went back. Way to go and I'm proud of you!

TeresaG
10-22-2009, 03:59 PM
Ok, so you guys have really been more support than you can even know. There have been several of us stuck it seems and I was one that was hovering around the same 4 pounds for the last several weeks and this past weekend I was just so frustrated that I guess I finally convinced myself it didn't seem to matter if I stayed OP or not. We had a family dinner at a great restaurant Saturday night and for a few days after that, I didn't stay OP. I stopped taking all the supplements, didn't pack my lunch, wasn't getting all the water I should, you get the picture. I have been so obsessed with the last .2 of a pound to get to sign the 50 lb board, but that just added to the frustrations. It's not that I was over eating or even eating a lot of junk food. I have ice cream at home, but I took a bite, then spit it out because it didn't even taste good. Looked around and the worst thing I had was a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a glass of milk. It's almost funny that what little junk food in the house tasted so bad I wouldn't eat it. My NSV a couple of weeks ago energized me enough for a short while, but wasn't enough to pull me through these last few days. I had to buy some pants with it getting colder and they didn't have the ones I wanted in a 14 so I thought I would try on a 12. The 12 fit! Even with as frustrated as I was, Saturday night at dinner what did I have?? A 6 oz steak, salad, one slice of bread and one onion ring. I should take it as a good sign that even when I wanted to eat badly, I still searched for the healthier things on the menu and ordered the smallest steak they had. Anyway, I was trying to be supportive of others and thought it might be enough to get me through, thinking what I was dealing with was nothing compared to others problems. So, I have now confessed about my off plan days and the day before our mexican themed potluck at work, back on the right track. I will try not to let what the number on the scale dictate my mood and keep my head in the game to get to my goal by December.

This weekend I am starting the C25K(finally figured out how to load stuff on my ipod shuffle) and have a reward set for when I get to goal. I have always wanted to take ball room dance lessons, just for the fun of it, so that's going to be my reward. With or without the fiancee`! I think he will do them with me.

So I raise my glass of water to everyone who offers support/gets support, asks questions/answers them or just chit chats here. Thanks to all!:grouphug:

Karen1234
10-22-2009, 07:12 PM
Ok, so you guys have really been more support than you can even know. There have been several of us stuck it seems and I was one that was hovering around the same 4 pounds for the last several weeks and this past weekend I was just so frustrated that I guess I finally convinced myself it didn't seem to matter if I stayed OP or not. We had a family dinner at a great restaurant Saturday night and for a few days after that, I didn't stay OP. I stopped taking all the supplements, didn't pack my lunch, wasn't getting all the water I should, you get the picture. I have been so obsessed with the last .2 of a pound to get to sign the 50 lb board, but that just added to the frustrations. It's not that I was over eating or even eating a lot of junk food. I have ice cream at home, but I took a bite, then spit it out because it didn't even taste good. Looked around and the worst thing I had was a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a glass of milk. It's almost funny that what little junk food in the house tasted so bad I wouldn't eat it. My NSV a couple of weeks ago energized me enough for a short while, but wasn't enough to pull me through these last few days. I had to buy some pants with it getting colder and they didn't have the ones I wanted in a 14 so I thought I would try on a 12. The 12 fit! Even with as frustrated as I was, Saturday night at dinner what did I have?? A 6 oz steak, salad, one slice of bread and one onion ring. I should take it as a good sign that even when I wanted to eat badly, I still searched for the healthier things on the menu and ordered the smallest steak they had. Anyway, I was trying to be supportive of others and thought it might be enough to get me through, thinking what I was dealing with was nothing compared to others problems. So, I have now confessed about my off plan days and the day before our mexican themed potluck at work, back on the right track. I will try not to let what the number on the scale dictate my mood and keep my head in the game to get to my goal by December.

This weekend I am starting the C25K(finally figured out how to load stuff on my ipod shuffle) and have a reward set for when I get to goal. I have always wanted to take ball room dance lessons, just for the fun of it, so that's going to be my reward. With or without the fiancee`! I think he will do them with me.

So I raise my glass of water to everyone who offers support/gets support, asks questions/answers them or just chit chats here. Thanks to all!:grouphug:


Hey Teresa,
These things can sneak up and catch us off guard sometimes and then we have a wonderful NSV like those size 12 jeans to remind us of how good it feels to have lost that weight and if we stick to it we will have more NSV's to come! Glad you're back with it, Wishing you the best :0)

p.s. I love to dance and have done a little ballroom in the past in my late teens, early 20's... I never took lessons, learned from an older gentleman in his late 50's/early 60's who was friends with my Grandmother and needed a dance partner. I've always wanted to take lessons with the hubby b/c I still love to dance and would love to get him involved but we just never seem to get around to it time wise. Great exercise and alot of fun too!

Karen1234
10-22-2009, 09:05 PM
OK, so I know that everyone has already said this but I must add my 2 cents... I just tried the new DC Pudding and I agree, blech! Tolerable but not at all my fave desert any longer... boo hoo :( Oh well, back to Chocolate Drinks I guess :dizzy:

Roadqueen
10-22-2009, 09:09 PM
Leah,
I'm glad to know that you went in, despite all the things that are going on with you FIL! I told my counselor that it was very hard for me to walk in and as soon as I sat down I began to tear up and I don't know why, maybe it was just admitting what I had done. But I truly believe that if I hadn't have went in when I did that I don't know if I would've went back. Way to go and I'm proud of you!

Great job for both of you! You both sound exactly like me on other diets. I never could get back with whatever plan I was on. you both went in and faced the scale and are back on track because of it. It gives me inspiration that I could do the same. Thanks.

Roadqueen
10-22-2009, 09:11 PM
OK, so I know that everyone has already said this but I must add my 2 cents... I just tried the new DC Pudding and I agree, blech! Tolerable but not at all my fave desert any longer... boo hoo :( Oh well, back to Chocolate Drinks I guess :dizzy:

They changed the hot chocolate too...It's still good, but not great like it was.:(

rip
10-22-2009, 09:44 PM
Noahsmama/TeresaG,

So proud of both of you. You faced the music and are forging on. Look at it this way when you fall off the MRC wagon.... If you actually fall you don't just lay down and not get back up, no you pick yourself back up and continue on, it is the same with your eating, if you slip up don't lay down. Pick yourself up think about what made you slip and continue on and try not to obsess about it. What's done is done, learn from it an keep going. But sounds like you know this already!

http://www.3fatchicks.net/img/purpvinebar/flower02/lb/282/178/215/.png (http://www.3fatchicks.com/)

Started MRC 5/9/09

leahruthie
10-22-2009, 11:05 PM
thanks for the support and encouragement, guys, and i'm sending you the same!!

Fifties Lady
10-22-2009, 11:19 PM
Good evening all my lovely friends.

Lori, so glad you had the talk with your "guy friend". I bet you feel so much better getting it off your chest. Rather he is sincere about this apology or not, at least you put him in his place and now you can make the right decision that is for you. Whatever you decided, we are here to support you either way. But you can warn your "guy friend", if he ever pulls that crap again, we are all taking a long drive to CO and will be knocking on his door. So just give him heads up.

I went to the 2nd Connection class tonight....as I see another wasted hour of my time. It was mostly talking about food myths, and I don't see how that helped at all, since about all of us no longer follow those myths now that we are on MRC....kind of seems foolish to me...oh well, there is no classs next week, so I have a couple of weeks to decide if I'm going to give it another try or not.

I did WI and lost 3 pounds, so I felt much better....but...today was so very hectic at work and I was in a meeting from 10 to 4, so I never got my lunch in and no water, so I think that is one of the reasons I was down....but I will take it. I didn't get hom till 7pm, so I quickly ate a salad with chicken. I no this is a "big no no" to skip meals like that....but this class really messed me up by not eating till this late. I hope it won't effect the 3 pound loss and keep the scale the same or lowere tomorrow. I guess the good thing is, I don't have to make lunch tomorrow for work, since it's already there....always got to find the "silver lining" so to say.

Leahruthie and Noahsmama, so glad you both went in and got back OP. Glad you are back.

E4FEwife
10-22-2009, 11:38 PM
So I was driving home after my weigh-in today and it hit me... I have hit my 1/2 way point! With everything that has been going on with my stomach I was shocked to see I lost weight especially after last week's plateau and slight gain. The doctors still haven't figured out why I have been having so much pain. Did an ultrasound, result = a few crystals on my gall bladder, found an infection, maybe of my kidneys ??? or UTI (but had no symptoms.) They put me on cipro which caused muscle cramping and pain so I couldn't even exercise or walk much. Next week they are sending me to nucleur medicine to inject me the radioactive dye to check out if my gall bladder is functioning properly. The past few weeks have really been crummy physically.

noahsmama
10-23-2009, 08:58 AM
TeresaG, you did much better than I in your off program moments. Be proud of that fact! When we get off this program that's what I need to learn to do, just small indulgences, not all out binges like I did last week. Hopefully I've learned my lesson. a size 12? That had to feel good!! Way to go and just keep it up and you'll be surprised where you'll end up!

FL, I'm sorry to hear that your experience wih the Connections classes weren't what you thought. I experienced the same feeling that they're a waste of my time. The counselor that does ours just reads from her 'script' and I really didn't get any benefit from them (or so I think) and I went to 2 maybe 3 different ones. Way to go on the 3 lbs!! I'm so glad you finally showed a loss because I know you've been very frustrated at your plateau. Jsut keep on keeping on! :)

noahsmama
10-23-2009, 09:00 AM
So I was driving home after my weigh-in today and it hit me... I have hit my 1/2 way point! With everything that has been going on with my stomach I was shocked to see I lost weight especially after last week's plateau and slight gain. The doctors still haven't figured out why I have been having so much pain. Did an ultrasound, result = a few crystals on my gall bladder, found an infection, maybe of my kidneys ??? or UTI (but had no symptoms.) They put me on cipro which caused muscle cramping and pain so I couldn't even exercise or walk much. Next week they are sending me to nucleur medicine to inject me the radioactive dye to check out if my gall bladder is functioning properly. The past few weeks have really been crummy physically.

Congrats on getting half way, isn't that a good feeling! I like when I tell people ask me how much more and now I'm in the teens, vs. the 20's, 30's, etc. It's an awesome feeling! I hope things get better for you physically. I can't imagine how many of you ladies have dealt with the physical issues and still kept on going ont his program. Kudos to you

Fifties Lady
10-23-2009, 10:30 AM
FL, I'm sorry to hear that your experience wih the Connections classes weren't what you thought. I experienced the same feeling that they're a waste of my time. The counselor that does ours just reads from her 'script' and I really didn't get any benefit from them (or so I think) and I went to 2 maybe 3 different ones. Way to go on the 3 lbs!! I'm so glad you finally showed a loss because I know you've been very frustrated at your plateau. Jsut keep on keeping on!
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Noahsmama,

Thank you. Yes, it was up lifting to finally lose...I needed that. It was funny though, I asked her to check the last time I was measured, and it was 9/12, so I mentioned it's been over a month, but she did not offer to get me measured. I thought I'd just wait then and not press it and wait for the counselor that I like to do it. So I guess it's up to us to request it at our center. Oh well. I was ten minutes from going into that wonderful "Connection Class"...boring!!!! I think I would just as soon as this instructor read from the script because she doesn't stay on track...and many times throws in comments about cheating OP, making more of a joke of it and making it sound like it's ok. Maybe that's just the way I'm taking her, I could be wrong. Sometimes it's like she is talking to us like we were young kids, and I really am beyond that. She has to be a size 2 or 3, so her knowledge about having a weight problem to me is limited without the actual experience. I may be too hard on her, but I just feel it is a waste of my precious time of posting on 3FC. LOL

TeresaG
10-23-2009, 01:16 PM
FL, you always say just the right things. If your trip to the Springs is necessary for Lori, pick me up on the way.

I'm very happy for your loss. My vision of you is that you are always a very positive person and so looking at the silver lining with not having to make your lunch reinforced that.

E4Fwife, hope your tummy troubles clear up soon. Doesn't sound like fun at all.

Noahsmama, thanks for the kind words. I look forward to being able to tell people that I only have ?teen lbs to lose.

TeresaG
10-23-2009, 01:21 PM
It's so sad to hear that you guys don't have the greatest of instructors for your classes. There is a lot of good information in them, but it if isn't presented positively, in a way you can relate it to yourself somehow, it is easy to understand the feelings of wasting your time. I would have hated to sit through an hour like you describe.

keirasmommy
10-23-2009, 01:47 PM
Good morning ladies! I have made it for 5 days on plan :carrot: and so happy about it! The challenge will be this weekend. Going to the Avalanche hockey game against Detroit on Saturday so going to be staying away from the food at the stadium.

Sorry to hear some of you have had bad experiences at the classes. I am going to my first one next week on Wednesday so we will see how it goes. I am going to go for a weigh in on Monday night, maybe Saturday. Haven't decided.

How's everyone doing?

daizy hotrocks
10-23-2009, 02:42 PM
OK, so I know that everyone has already said this but I must add my 2 cents... I just tried the new DC Pudding and I agree, blech! Tolerable but not at all my fave desert any longer... boo hoo :( Oh well, back to Chocolate Drinks I guess :dizzy:

I found a great way to tolerate the pudding... add 1 scoop of the new chocolate powder to the pudding and its super chocolaty... MMMMMMM

GWE140
10-23-2009, 02:49 PM
I found a great way to tolerate the pudding... add 1 scoop of the new chocolate powder to the pudding and its super chocolaty... MMMMMMM

daizy hotrocks - that sounds delicious...I am not aware of a "new chocolate power" what is it? My trick this week since I am on Meta-Quick I add the chocolate pudding to the chocolate meal replacement drink, add water and ice and blend...well it is thick and creamy like a McDonald's triple chocolate shake...

noahsmama
10-23-2009, 03:00 PM
daizy hotrocks - that sounds delicious...I am not aware of a "new chocolate power" what is it? My trick this week since I am on Meta-Quick I add the chocolate pudding to the chocolate meal replacement drink, add water and ice and blend...well it is thick and creamy like a McDonald's triple chocolate shake...

Oh that sounds delicious! I'm on MQ too through Sunday and I must say that i just LOVE the results and I've still got 2 full days yet to go! I know I'm getting spoiled with losing all this weight this quickly (and probably will result in a plateau) but this is just what I needed to get my head back in the game after last week. With my 8 pounds I gained last week, I've lost a total of 11 pounds as of this morning at home. How's it going for you and what about Karen?

I just had the vanilla meal replacement shake for the first time today and it was awesome! I put 2 tsp of vanilla extract and 2 pkgs of Splenda and I was licking the glass it was that good!

Hvnlymzic
10-23-2009, 03:30 PM
Hello everyone!

I am going to re-introduce myself here. I'm Sam...I was on MRC from March 2007-December 2007 and lost 90lbs! I was on a roll. Then, I got pregnant. Very exciting and actually was why I started losing weight anyway. Well, my little boy turned 1 in September (my pic is him) and I decided it was time to get the weight back off again. I gained all of what i lost back, but thats my fault. I didn't care what I ate and fell easily back into old habits, knowing full well that I shouldn't.

Anyway, past is past. I'm on pre-conditioning and ready to jump in. Honestly, I was already eating as if on pre-conditioning and wanted to skip right into the program, but they said no. Oh well.

Most of you won't remember me, but thats alright, I'm ready to meet all of you and support you as you support me.

~Sam

LaRee mother of 3
10-23-2009, 03:52 PM
Welcome Sam. I just finished up pre-conditioning today so you and I are starting about the same time! You have done this before so you know you can do it!! Congradulations on your decision to get healthy again. I am eager as well to loose 56 pounds!! Nice to meet you!

TeresaG
10-23-2009, 04:21 PM
Sam, welcome back. Congrats on your previous accomplishments and your little guy. I look forward to getting to know you and learning from what you already know.

Karen1234
10-23-2009, 04:48 PM
Good evening all my lovely friends.

Lori, so glad you had the talk with your "guy friend". I bet you feel so much better getting it off your chest. Rather he is sincere about this apology or not, at least you put him in his place and now you can make the right decision that is for you. Whatever you decided, we are here to support you either way. But you can warn your "guy friend", if he ever pulls that crap again, we are all taking a long drive to CO and will be knocking on his door. So just give him heads up.

I went to the 2nd Connection class tonight....as I see another wasted hour of my time. It was mostly talking about food myths, and I don't see how that helped at all, since about all of us no longer follow those myths now that we are on MRC....kind of seems foolish to me...oh well, there is no classs next week, so I have a couple of weeks to decide if I'm going to give it another try or not.

I did WI and lost 3 pounds, so I felt much better....but...today was so very hectic at work and I was in a meeting from 10 to 4, so I never got my lunch in and no water, so I think that is one of the reasons I was down....but I will take it. I didn't get hom till 7pm, so I quickly ate a salad with chicken. I no this is a "big no no" to skip meals like that....but this class really messed me up by not eating till this late. I hope it won't effect the 3 pound loss and keep the scale the same or lowere tomorrow. I guess the good thing is, I don't have to make lunch tomorrow for work, since it's already there....always got to find the "silver lining" so to say.

Leahruthie and Noahsmama, so glad you both went in and got back OP. Glad you are back.

:congrat: CONGRATULATIONS FL!! :congrat:
3 lbs is excellent and hopefully this will be the end of that plateau for a while. Just make the confession, you finally showed the scale you mean business didn't ya?? Did you give it a good little kick with a hah after you got off?? LOL... Anyways, Congrats!!


So I was driving home after my weigh-in today and it hit me... I have hit my 1/2 way point! With everything that has been going on with my stomach I was shocked to see I lost weight especially after last week's plateau and slight gain. The doctors still haven't figured out why I have been having so much pain. Did an ultrasound, result = a few crystals on my gall bladder, found an infection, maybe of my kidneys ??? or UTI (but had no symptoms.) They put me on cipro which caused muscle cramping and pain so I couldn't even exercise or walk much. Next week they are sending me to nucleur medicine to inject me the radioactive dye to check out if my gall bladder is functioning properly. The past few weeks have really been crummy physically.

That's a great feeling, I know... I remember I kept thinking, ok, I'm 1/10th to my goal, 1/4 to my goal and then 1/2 to my goal and now I feel so great to past the hump I just keep saying "you're almost there!" Excellent work E4FE despite the belly pains... hope they get it resolved soon. Sometimes the GB can be dysfunctional, the HIDA scan will tell them and hopefully you can get it out if that's the case. WIshing you the best :0)

I found a great way to tolerate the pudding... add 1 scoop of the new chocolate powder to the pudding and its super chocolaty... MMMMMMM

daizy hotrocks - that sounds delicious...I am not aware of a "new chocolate power" what is it? My trick this week since I am on Meta-Quick I add the chocolate pudding to the chocolate meal replacement drink, add water and ice and blend...well it is thick and creamy like a McDonald's triple chocolate shake...

Hmmm.... new chocolate powder??? I need some of that, does it count as a creamy? :0)

Oh that sounds delicious! I'm on MQ too through Sunday and I must say that i just LOVE the results and I've still got 2 full days yet to go! I know I'm getting spoiled with losing all this weight this quickly (and probably will result in a plateau) but this is just what I needed to get my head back in the game after last week. With my 8 pounds I gained last week, I've lost a total of 11 pounds as of this morning at home. How's it going for you and what about Karen?

I just had the vanilla meal replacement shake for the first time today and it was awesome! I put 2 tsp of vanilla extract and 2 pkgs of Splenda and I was licking the glass it was that good!

Hello my dear,
Congratulations on your 11 lbs.... and Licking the glass while doing so.. lol... I so used to practically (he he) do that with my DC pudding bowl when no one was looking but not so much anymore although it's pretty much just b/c it's not that good anymore and not because it's above me or anything...LOL.. Anyways, the DC pudding is just not worthy of finger or bowl licking at this point! As for the MQ... well I stopped after day 4 b/c I was so happy with my 7 lb loss (4 I was up then 3 more as a bonus) that I thought, that's enough and hold the remaining 3 days for another time this month plus I love love love the MQ shakes (chocolate) b/c they are so much like a treat milkshake and super filling but really like them when they're blended with ice which is something I can't do at work. The MRB's just don't hold me for some reason, I always feel hungry within 2 hrs so doing the MQ during the work week is a little challenging for me b/c using a bar to hold me all day isn't easy and by the time I get home I am starving and ready to devour everything in site... I haven't lost anything since I stopped the MQ Sunday which is a little sad and I am thinking of doing the MQ this weekend and getting another drop hopefully. It felt so good to see those 7 lbs drop so quickly and I might be stretching it a bit to think I can get more off by the weekend but I think I'm gonna try it - maybe I'll match ya. Anyways, Congrats again Lynn, that's awesome!!

p.s. I hope there are no English/Grammar teachers here... I have alot of run-ons up there but too lazy to fix it!

Hello everyone!

I am going to re-introduce myself here. I'm Sam...I was on MRC from March 2007-December 2007 and lost 90lbs! I was on a roll. Then, I got pregnant. Very exciting and actually was why I started losing weight anyway. Well, my little boy turned 1 in September (my pic is him) and I decided it was time to get the weight back off again. I gained all of what i lost back, but thats my fault. I didn't care what I ate and fell easily back into old habits, knowing full well that I shouldn't.

Anyway, past is past. I'm on pre-conditioning and ready to jump in. Honestly, I was already eating as if on pre-conditioning and wanted to skip right into the program, but they said no. Oh well.

Most of you won't remember me, but thats alright, I'm ready to meet all of you and support you as you support me.

~Sam

Welcome Back Sam!! Glad to see you here. The plan worked for you before and it will work for you again if you hang with it... Congrats on the beautiful Baby and I look forward to seeing your posts here as you go :0)

noahsmama
10-23-2009, 05:34 PM
Welcome Sam and I, too, was in teh same situation. I actually had gastric bypass surgery in May, 2005, lost 120 pounds, got pregnant, ate anything/everything I wanted and was at 214 when I began this journey. It's good that you realized that now and are back OP!

Karen, you're too funny. I met Little Edie Wednesday night and she had some of the 'old' DC pudding and I've had it the last 2 nights and DO lick the bowl!! It tastes so good, compared to the new crud. I,too, love the shakes but I also like the bars too. So far I'm okay with not being hungry, kind of surprising. I'm afraid that after losing this much so quickly that I'll hit a plateau, too, but I know it will come off! And I'm so close to goal I can't wait!

One small NSV for me today. I went to renew my driver's license today and got to change me weight! I of course put 145 which is my goal weigth, but still I know I'm going to get there as it's only 9 more pounds. So yes I did fudge a bit but I'm okay with that :)

And I know what you mean, Karen, about the gramatical errors. I type faster than I think sometimes and know there are prolly tons of mis-spellings. I miss spell check!

cmb9697
10-23-2009, 05:59 PM
[QUOTE=noahsmama;2984013]Oh that sounds delicious! I'm on MQ too through Sunday and I must say that i just LOVE the results and I've still got 2 full days yet to go! I know I'm getting spoiled with losing all this weight this quickly (and probably will result in a plateau) but this is just what I needed to get my head back in the game after last week. With my 8 pounds I gained last week, I've lost a total of 11 pounds as of this morning at home. QUOTE]

noahsmama, did you lose 11 pounds JUST on the metaquick? That's incredible! I'm having a planned several days off plan next week, going to vegas so why try to fight it? My fav counselor saw me yesterday. She was supportive and said to go on the metaquick as soon as I get back. I am not going to let that give me license to go crazy though, but like you said earlier, a few indulgences. I hope the metaquick will work for me like it has for you!

Carla B.

keirasmommy
10-23-2009, 06:12 PM
Hello ladies! What is this "chocolate powder" you are talking about? Oh, I am excited I get my first creamy HNS tonight...and it's gonna be choc. pudding. Looking forward to it!

Oh, have to say, last night I went to get a massage and afterwards I was driving home, it was late, I was hungry...kept telling myself that I could just go through a drive thru and get something small. But, I told myself, no not this time! I AM going to succeed and stay OP! And, I did it! I came home and had cottage cheese (lol) but it was better than a nasty greasy cheeseburger! :carrot: Felt really good to say no!

Karen1234
10-23-2009, 06:29 PM
Hello ladies! What is this "chocolate powder" you are talking about? Oh, I am excited I get my first creamy HNS tonight...and it's gonna be choc. pudding. Looking forward to it!

Oh, have to say, last night I went to get a massage and afterwards I was driving home, it was late, I was hungry...kept telling myself that I could just go through a drive thru and get something small. But, I told myself, no not this time! I AM going to succeed and stay OP! And, I did it! I came home and had cottage cheese (lol) but it was better than a nasty greasy cheeseburger! :carrot: Felt really good to say no!

Yes Keirasmommy, That's the way to do it... keep retraining your brain!!

daizy hotrocks
10-23-2009, 07:07 PM
My center now has vegi powder and chocolate powder. With the vegi powder you can use it to replace 1 serving of vegi's per day with 2 scoops of powder or just an anioxident boost by taking 1 scoop. The chocolate is the same but with fruit instead of vegies. I love the choc powder and hate the vegi. It has a mint taste but I hate it. I have talked to people who love it though. So 2 scoops replaces and 1 scoop just adds nutrients and antioxidents. Hope this helps. I was introduced to the powders when I did MQ a couple weeks ago for the added nutrients but you can use them anytime I believe... please check with the center's though, don't rely on my memory :)

Speaking of MQ... I have only lost 1 lb from the time I tried it till now, 2 weeks later. I was told it is common to not loose on MQ then loose a bunch after going back to the green menu. I have lost 12 inches recently but the weight not moving is bugging me. One thing I haven't been ablt to stick to yet is working out. I know that will help but I am just having trouble starting it up... if anyone has suggestions great!!!

rip
10-23-2009, 07:50 PM
Great job to all of you who have lost. I have been stuck for two weeks and am staring to get bummed about it. I will WI tomorrow and am going to ask them about MQuick. I need something to get the scale moving again.

Welcome to the 'newbies'. Always nice to have new MRC friends.

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Started MRC 5/9/09

Fifties Lady
10-23-2009, 08:41 PM
Great job to all of you who have lost. I have been stuck for two weeks and am staring to get bummed about it. I will WI tomorrow and am going to ask them about MQuick. I need something to get the scale moving again.

Welcome to the 'newbies'. Always nice to have new MRC friends.

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Started MRC 5/9/09

RIP...I know exactly what you mean. I went close to two months with only losing 2 pounds. That was probably what I would consider was the most expensive 2 pounds I have ever spent!!!

Are you on the same menu that you started with? Just curous how long I will be stuck on this one. I had heard when you go to onederland you change? That means I may be on this for quite some time yet.:dizzy:

GWE140
10-23-2009, 08:57 PM
Noahsmama, The MQ is going great for me too this week, down a total of 5.5 in 5 days...I have a bar for breakfast and a MRS for lunch, just like Karen, the bars just do not sustain me until dinner so I have a shake at lunch. I am planning on going back on green menu Monday, and I will do MQ two days before and two days after Thanksgiving, eat normal Thanksgiving with family, I'm already planning ahead :)

BTW- my counselor told me that not everyone looses on the MQ some even gain because they are carb sensitive, as the MQ provides more carbs.

Karen1234
10-23-2009, 09:33 PM
Noahsmama, The MQ is going great for me too this week, down a total of 5.5 in 5 days...I have a bar for breakfast and a MRS for lunch, just like Karen, the bars just do not sustain me until dinner so I have a shake at lunch. I am planning on going back on green menu Monday, and I will do MQ two days before and two days after Thanksgiving, eat normal Thanksgiving with family, I'm already planning ahead :)

BTW- my counselor told me that not everyone looses on the MQ some even gain because they are carb sensitive, as the MQ provides more carbs.

I LOVE THE THANKSGIVING IDEA!!! THANKS GWE! :0)

rip
10-23-2009, 09:54 PM
Karen1234,
What a handsome man you picked up! What an adorable couple!

FL,
I know you feel my pain and know you can help me through this. I am going to ask about MQ tomorrow. Once I get to onderland they will put me on the green menu (I think). Same as the one I am on know except for 4 oz of protein rather than 6. What really stinks is I have been starting to eat 4 oz once in awhile to try to kick this in the butt but it does not seem to be working. I really should not complain this is really the only time through this journey that I have hit a big plateau like this. It sure sucks!

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Started MRC 5/9/09