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Suzanne 3FC
02-07-2012, 10:08 PM
The old thread was getting long and hard to navigate :dizzy:

Please feel free to pick up where you left off. You can view the most recent Wonderslim support thread here:

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/packaged-meals-clinics-nutrisystem-medifast-jenny-craig-etc/248286-wonderslim-6-a.html

You might also want to browse the previous thread here: http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/packaged-meals-clinics-nutrisystem-medifast-jenny-craig-etc/216324-wonderslim-5-a.html

Good luck to all!


REKP
02-08-2012, 09:08 AM
Kinda surprised me to see our old thread closed. Hope everyone navigates to this one.
PLP: I agree with Shero that you need to talk to someone at Diet Direct about the rash. I haven't heard of an allergy to whey protein, but they should be able to tell you if it's common or unheard of. I hope it's environmental or contact allergies so you can continue this journey with us.
Ms. Miller: I started Wonderslim/New Lifestyle on Nov 6. Just had my 13th weigh in and have lost 50 pounds. My loss seems to have now settled between 2 and 3 pounds a week. I still have almost 50 to lose, but even at that...I should be at my goal by mid summer at the latest.
Shero: Running errands today and will stop by either the post office or UPS to ship your box. Will let you know which way it ships.
Hope everyone has a great, on plan, day!

MsModelSara
02-08-2012, 06:37 PM
I was surprised to see that thread closed as well! Oh well. :-)

Today is day 3 for me and I'm doing pretty good. I saw someone posted the other day about how horrible they thought the Strawberry shake was and I didn't think it was bad at all, although I doctored it since I saw how many ppl said that from reading posts before I started. I made it with 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk, added 1/4 cup cold water, 3 good sized frozen strawberries, 1 Tbsp sugar free Torani vanilla syrup, and 2 handfuls ice. It was pretty good!

Also for the vanilla one I make that the same way except I didn't add the strawberries and instead added a bit of pumpkin spice and a little extra cinnamon. It was so good. mmmmm

I LOVE the apples and cinnamon oatmeal for breakfast! I put 1 packet of Truvia on top and sprinkle in cinnamon and mix and I'm in heaven. And I can't get enough of the spicy mac n cheese, I put a little parmesan cheese on it to mix in, I've had it all 3 days for lunch haha. I also love the chocomint bar.

I am battling some mental cravings today though. The BF is having chicken wings for dinner tonight and I'm trying hard to stick to my guns in saying I'm ONLY eating my lean cuisine steamer meal and then having either hot chocolate or my cheesecake for dessert later.

In other news - I was promoted at my job AND got news that I'm being hired on full time!!! Which means an initial raise through the temp agencies to last through the hiring transition upon whihc I will receive another increase when I'm switched to salary since that's how this company pays it's IT department personnel. I've been doing temp/contractor work for the past 3 years at various companies since it's SO incredibly hard to get a job anywhere so I been going through temp agencies. But this company wants to keep me. I wanted so badly to go out to a restaurant and get a fattening calorie loaded meal to celebrate since that's what my old habits were like...but I didn't allow myself to do that! Instead I made a big green salad with a lil grilled chicken strips and low cal ceasar dressing and for dessert had the "cheesecake". I was a good girl :-).

Hope everyone else's week is going as fantastic as mine is!!


MsModelSara
02-08-2012, 06:51 PM
Kinda surprised me to see our old thread closed. Hope everyone navigates to this one.
PLP: I agree with Shero that you need to talk to someone at Diet Direct about the rash. I haven't heard of an allergy to whey protein, but they should be able to tell you if it's common or unheard of. I hope it's environmental or contact allergies so you can continue this journey with us.
Ms. Miller: I started Wonderslim/New Lifestyle on Nov 6. Just had my 13th weigh in and have lost 50 pounds. My loss seems to have now settled between 2 and 3 pounds a week. I still have almost 50 to lose, but even at that...I should be at my goal by mid summer at the latest.
Shero: Running errands today and will stop by either the post office or UPS to ship your box. Will let you know which way it ships.
Hope everyone has a great, on plan, day!

It's actually pretty common for people with dairy intolerance to be allergic to whey or lactose..or just intolerant at the "milder" end of the spectrum. I'm casein intolerant (which isn't as common) so if I have to much dairy I get all kinds of bloating and gurgling/bubbles in my tummy and intestines and major discomfort for hours if not a few days after eating it.

I used to like pretending it wouldn't make me feel sick and I was addicted to the frozen frappucino things at Wawa and always got the vanilla creme one which has a milk base and I would drink a large one and within 20 minutes I'd be feeling sick to my stomach and gassy and would have the runs for 2 days. Talk about punishment! haha...don't ask why but I would still get them. i get reactions like this to many foods..mostly when I eat too many starchy foods and foods with wheat/gluten. I'm about 90% sure I have celiac and not just "gluten intolerance" but the GI dr I went to thought it would be a waste of time to endoscope me to check for intestinal damage so i went down a self destructive path binging on food and disrepecting my body which is part of the reason I've ballooned up so badly.

Now that I've gone on that long tangent...my point is basically to definitely listen to your body and talk to a Dr as soon as you feel like something isn;'t right. By continuing to eat foods that are bad for your body and you either can't digest or tolderate you cause damage to your body and then it's downhill from there. I am working on slowly cutting out gluten and casein from my diet - which will take away most of the options for me from the standard american diet ...talk about depressing! But I feel like I need to get my portions and cravings under control before getting too crazy with diet alterations.

Anyway, best of luck in figuring out the hives/allergies!

REKP
02-08-2012, 07:18 PM
Sara:
Congratulations on your new job...but a bigger "attagirl" for not celebrating in a way that would make you feel bad later! Way to go.
Thanks for the information about the diary allergies/intolerance. Hopefully plp's problem will just be contact or environmental.

TOY
02-09-2012, 02:56 AM
Color me shocked, too, for the change in the thread. It switched out a bit differently last time but I'm still so new I don't know the pattern. I just go to the last page so I don't have any difficulty in navigating. Makes it harder though to go back to respond to others at first...

I almost totally forgot to post today...weird, I know. I'm still in a bit of a limbo stage and plan a total restart tomorrow morning. I think my creating a bit of the "excitement" again is going to help me get back in focus.

Anyway, if my posting is limited in the next few days, it's because I'm hoping to tackle some major housework I've been postponing. I'm not gone for good so no rescue attempts needed but when I'm hungry and tired, I avoid temptation by going to sleep. May be doing several sleep "breaks" the next few days as I restart again.

I'll drop in when I can but for sure by the weekend I should be back in my pattern. Ugh...gotta try something. I'm just wasting this month by the day!

REKP
02-09-2012, 10:11 AM
Toy: It's great to see you back. Sometimes pressing that "reset button" is a good option. Look forward to your posts!

Hope everyone has a successful, on plan, day.

speedofsound
02-09-2012, 10:13 AM
Checking into the new thread to show support for everyones on plan Thursday! I'm doing full liquid today to give it a try.

TOY
02-09-2012, 12:37 PM
Reality check this morning...

Up 3 pounds. Disgusted and disappointed with myself but with the last few days of destructive behavior, I do realize it could have been much worse.

Felt like I needed to re-establish a weight since this will affect March 1's weigh in.

Grrr...one foot in front of the other and one day at a time...where along the way did I lose my determination? Don't answer that...I know...unfortunately.

Hope all of you have a great day. I wasn't going to weigh and then I certainly wasn't going to post the result but I decided to act reasonably instead of the immature way that beckoned...you know...the "big girl panties" and all that...LOL

My battery went dead but I'm in the process of recharging it...all puns intended.

nowisthetime
02-09-2012, 01:33 PM
I understand TOY, but im glad youre back on track...Ive been having constant mental battles. im on day 6, and every night when i get home from work, I see my BF having a burger or hot wings or something and i will try to justify having some too with the "OHHH ill just eat it and do atkins" BUT i dont bc i know ive been messin around tryin that for weeeks and dont lose a pound. SO- I eat my LG or my spicy mac n cheese pasta and move on. Im not really sure what me weight loss is bc im using an old scale that is not digital, so if you step on it one way your weight is diff, or if you get off and back on its another weight all together. I THINK im down 8 pounds this week so far, BUT could be more like 5 or 6. Im going to get a digital one today I think. So far i really love all the meals. the only gross thing is the Berry protein drink. :( it tastes like crushed up flintstones vitamins and smell like medicine. hope all is doing well. I get to do my official weigh in on saturday and will post results :) next week im not gonna weigh daily.

ChattieOne
02-09-2012, 06:30 PM
Wow .. I'm sure glad to see everyone here! ((and I was also very disappointed to see the other site closed ~ and a little scared too!)).

Today is my day 5 and I'm doing very well! Got over my cookie blunder the other night and got 100% back on track.

I do have a question for all you WSers ... The book says to have an extra shake or pudding if you find yourself hungry .. well, I had a banana (is that really bad?) I figured that's better than many things I could have grabbed!

Today I had the veg sloppy joe for lunch .. I also shredded some lettuce and chopped 1/2 a tomato and brought that to work in a container ... just plopped the veggie joe mix on top after i heated it, mixed, and viola! - my version of a hot taco salad (it was yummy!).

We'll see how I did this Saturday morning .. I'm still a paid WW member (even though I don't do that program now) .. so, will be interesting to see what my loss is there; I figure I can still use the extra support, its the scale I've been on each Saturday, and I'm paid up for awhile so why not!

Remember to be kind to yourselves, friends <3

REKP
02-10-2012, 09:27 AM
Hope everyone is planning a good, on program, day.

I found this blog yesterday and although I know Wonderslim uses mostly whey protein instead of soy protein (like Medifast) I was interested in the recipes she posted. I've already tried the muffin recipe I found on another blog using one package of the apple cinnamon oatmeal and one package of hot cake mix. I added some more cinnamon about 4 oz of water and baked them 12 minutes. They are really good for a change. 2 packages makes 2 muffins, so you get one muffin per serving. I'm looking forward to getting my second shipment from Walden Farms. This time I ordered some of their 0 everything fruit spread. I'll use it on my muffins.

Nowisthetime: It's hard to resist when people around you are eating things you want, but that is going to happen for life. Resisting now strengthens you to resist next time, then before you know it...it isn't bothering you anymore. I've been surprised how much my resistance has grown in 3 months. Well...except for that french toast commercial :) I'm sure I would break over big time if those came into our house.

Chattie: You could have made a LOT worse choices than the banana. haha
I read something recently that I'm going to apply to my diet plan. If I'm not hungry enough to drink a shake, I'm not hungry. Hope your weigh in goes well tomorrow. We have 3 or 4 now that weigh on Saturday, me included. Tomorrow will be a celebration.

Toy: I'm so glad you're back with us. I miss your posts, I miss your support and the words of wisdom. You had a speed bump in this diet, that's all. I admire your determination to get right back on plan.

REKP
02-10-2012, 09:29 AM
The blog I referenced, with the recipes, is called escape from obesity.

Shero
02-10-2012, 04:05 PM
Thank you REKP-I found my support. I thought everyone had left.

Toy you just hang in there-your body is going through something.

For those of you that want to eat other things than Wonderslim I wanted to let you know that I am. Yesterday morning I was at 249.2-that is an 18# loss since Jan 1. This am I was at 251 but I had Chinese for lunch so I think it was sodium "water weight". I am keeping close tabs on my calories. Wonderslim gives me my breakfast and I have been using some Nutrisystem products I got at Big lots. My long term goal is to be able to eat smaller portions.

Hope everyone finds this thread. I was so confused.

speedofsound
02-10-2012, 05:54 PM
Went to a rock concert out of town Wednesday with a friend and went out for lunch first and then dinner afterwards. It was a planned event we had planned on for a least 3 months and I knew it was going to effect weight loss I had going.......... and it did. Ate at a pretty swanky restaurant in Atlanta for lunch that we had been wanting to visit for a long time, then after the concert we went to Ihop (ouch!) then on the long ride home we stopped at a truck stop that had a 24 hour Arby's (ouch ouch!!) I tried tallying everything the best I could and no doubt i consumed over 5000 calories in that 12 hour period :(

So, that being said I had a 2 day setback and was up 4lbs, but I just now weighed in at the same weight I was before going on the binge eatout wednesday night, so thankfully I'm back on track and hope to post a small loss by Monday morning which is my weekly weigh in day. BACK ON TRACK-- no biggie and it was totally expected (No more planned outing for a while, but they will happen here and there and I can deal with the ramifications)

MsModelSara
02-10-2012, 07:35 PM
OK...this is the 3rd time I'm trying to type in my post!!! :mad: I keep hitting the dumb touch pad on my laptop and it keeps highlighting and deleting my text.. RRRROOOOAAAARRRRR!!!

hehe...well I am having a great week! It's been 5 days since I started and I snuck on the scale after work today to get a peek of my weight (even though I'll have a normal weigh-in Monday mornings in the buff after using the RR) and I'm at 237!!! I won't update my ticker til after Monday morning's weigh-in because it'll be more official and I know it'll be lower :-D. I'm SO HYPED!!! I don't even feel like I'm dieting because everything I've had has been so yummy. Add in the fact my pants are fitting better since I'm a lil less bloated and I'm on cloud 9 to see this working in just 5 short days. *sigh* :-)

I'm hoping to be either at or under 200 lbs by the end of May...we're going to vegas for just under a week. Aaaiiiiyyeeeeeee!! :-D I've never been there and I'd love to be able to buy some cute new outfits. I'm so excited to be healthier and the thought of being in better shape for this summer is lifting my spirits like they haven't been in sooooo long.

I've been battling autoimmune thyroid disease for yes, and it's been killing me inside. :-( I gain weight just by looking at food, my hair would fall out in chunks, my skin felt like leather and would always be itchy, my face was always puffy...and not from being as fat as I am...it was a different kind of puffy. But I feel like there is a light at the end of this tunnel. I've had God wake me up recently and this past month since I've been back in a Church and going down the path i feel like He is pushing me toward and I can't believe how much things have improved for me and how quickly in all areas of my life, not just my health. It truly is amazing how much He loves us and how he will really guide you where you are meant to go if you just listen. It's a blessing I'm even alive...I was born November 6th, but February 8th should have been my birthday. My mom reminded me the other day about my story - being born 98 days early and she was told not to get attached to me because it was only a matter of time before I died. Everyone has a purpose in life, we just have to be open to His plan for us and things fall in place. The hardest part is opening up so we can hear Him.

Sorry for "preaching" if anyone doesn't believe or is squeamish about faith talk...I just had to give it back to Jesus for saving me. <3 because without Him I wouldn't be here today....literally.

I hope everyone is having a great day!!

TOY
02-11-2012, 12:35 AM
Sara, the birth of a child is always a miracle but it sounds as if your survival was a miracle of great proportions! I think it's wonderful that you realize and embrace that you have a special purpose.

Speed, more than likely that fast gain you experienced was from the salt in the restaurant foods. That pesky sodium can really do a number on you but thankfully it can be flushed out pretty quickly, too. I think you were wise to go ahead and enjoy your planned outing and then get back to your program. I think sometimes I overcompensate "after" the fact because I felt so deprived at the time. This is a long road ahead and life doesn't just stop for dieters. I think I'm needing to adjust my "all or nothing" mentality as it doesn't seem to be fitting properly.

Shero, I still haven't understood why our thread was closed...don't suppose it matters since we have another one but for some reason I expected it to go much longer. Oh well...as long as we all migrated to the new one, no harm done.

Chattie, I've been meaning to try that sloppy joe packet but haven't. You made it sound so good that I think I will. I had heard other good reviews about it but somehow it keeps getting pushed back into the corner while I continue to pick my favorites.

Speaking of which...did you all get an email about WS cookies? I'm not sure if they are totally new but they are new to me. I ordered some for those days I have trouble getting everything in. Somehow I doubt I'll have trouble eating a cookie...LOL

Rose, where exactly is that blog? I had found one on here that I really enjoyed reading but can't locate it now. Don't know if the girl has gotten too busy to write entries or what but I loved her style of writing. I never could figure out how to bookmark her blog either.

Nowisthetime, about a year or so ago I bought one of those doctor type, balance arm scales. I had a digital scale and an old-fashioned scale already but neither of them ever gave a consistent reading. It was just like you described. I could step off and then back on and get something very different. Never did know what was right! Finally my husband insisted I buy the doctor kind...LOL...the only time he ever "insists" I buy something is when he's tired of hearing me complain about it.

ExTex, hope all is going well for you.

Everyone have a great weekend!

REKP
02-11-2012, 08:26 AM
Good morning everyone. I love these weigh days, I never said that when I was not on a weight loss plan! I lost 2 pounds this week, now at 206. I can just get a glimpse of Onederland over the hill. Even with these stinkin' 2 pound a week losses I should, hopefully, reach it by the end of the month.

Sara: What an amazing start to life! I'm a believer also, and know I can't make it one day without leaning on Jesus. I feel like this whole diet has been by His strength, not mine.
I felt the same way you do when I discovered Wonderslim. I knew I had found the diet I could stick with for the long haul. I'm eating more now than I did prior to the diet and am losing instead of gaining.

Speed: Glad you had a great time at the concert. Like Toy said it's a life process so a planned deviation from the diet is going to occur with life events.

Toy: The blog is escapefromobesity (d0t) net. I haven't been able to post a link here.
So..to everyone...hope you have a more successful weight loss than I have this week!
Shero: Wow, you are getting some great losses! Congratulations and keep up the good work.

peyton0914
02-11-2012, 01:21 PM
Hi everyone I'm so glad I found this thread for Wonderslim. I was hoping they had a website with forums like medifast does but this is nice to see. I ordered Wonderslim and it arrives on Tuesday I can't wait to start. I read a ton of reviews and decided to do WS instead of Medifast because of cost and taste. I've done Medifast and I don't like most of the products and I was always hungry. I have 110lbs to lose and I want to lose 60 of those by he end of August when we are going to Disney I refuse to be this fat for Disney and I need all the support I can get.
What do you find works best with wonderslim? I can't drink just shakes I need food so I ordered shakes, puddings, pretzels, chips and the entrees like cheesy mack and a few others. Just wondering what you all have on a tpical day and how you have made this program work best for you? Advice and support is much appreciated!!!

Melissa from NJ :)

REKP
02-11-2012, 01:33 PM
I was whining to my husband about my 2 pound loss this week. He is my voice of reason. He said "You're doing all you can co. All that's left is patience." I have a problem being patient when I want more results and I want them faster. Oh well...quiting is not an option, so guess I'm going to have to work on my impatient self.

Melissa, So glad you're here. I love this group, everyone is really supportive.

I'm doing the New Lifestyle diet using Wonderslim products. The products are the same except for cost and customer service :-) I eat every 3 hours starting at 7 am and ending at bedtime. I have a lean and green meal for dinner each night. (8 oz lean protein and 2 cups of green vegetables.) I have anything from the product line that sounds good at the moment for the other meals and snacks. I seem like the salty meals more than the shakes or puddings. I generally will make a pudding out of the shake mix.
Tips: Start drinking a lot of water now to get yourself used to the increase you need when you start the diet. Keep posting! You probably won't encounter anything that someone hasn't been through before and we can all help each other.
Again, welcome!

ChattieOne
02-11-2012, 01:52 PM
So, I went to Weight Watchers today to weigh in ... This (remember) is my first week on WS ... and I feel SO MUCH lighter, and my clothes fit SO MUCH BETTER ... so, you can understand my surprise when they told me I was down 3.4LBS ... I assumed it was at least 5! Anyway, I am happy and am aiming for another 3 or more next week.

Last Monday I had that "4 large homemade chocolate chip cookie" fiasco .. but other than that (oh, and an extra 3 oz banana the other day), I've been 100% OP - weighing my portions at dinner and everything.

My husband said my face looks thinner ... which was sweet & encouraging, although I'm actually aiming for parts a little lower than the face to thin out (lol). Sigh!! :/ I guess the part that bothers me is that they say they first week you usually lose more than you will each consecutive week ... so I was hoping for a larger loss. Ok - enough of me whining.

Speed: What concert did you go to? And I would never have been able to survive the Arby's trip (LOVE ARBY'S!!) ... It's wonderful how you "owned" what you did on your trip - accepted your gain, and are now 'back in the saddle' . Accountability and acceptance is such an important part of learning for us in this weight loss venture. Good luck to you (and everyone else) this week!

Hoping to see less of you all next Saturday! :D

peyton0914
02-11-2012, 02:13 PM
REKP Thanks for the warm welcome I do look forward to sticking to these groups and losing weight together. I have a long road ahead of me but god willing i will bet back to where I once was. Have a great day!!!! :)

peyton0914
02-11-2012, 02:45 PM
Do you all have a favorite Wonderslim meal? I'd love to hear more I'm going to read posts on the old threads too.

TOY
02-11-2012, 03:00 PM
Welcome, Melissa! Glad to have you join us for the journey. I like the pastas (after I learned to use a large enough bowl to avoid the boil over). Sometimes I add a dollop of fat free sour cream to the pasta with the beef and have a mock stroganoff (sp???...no idea...LOL). Plus, a very big surprise to me has been the mocha shake. Never would have guessed it would be my "go to" before chocolate!

Chattie, sounds like you're off to a good start! More than likely you had already lost your water weight with your WW program. I would guess that what you lost this week is true fat so that's a very good thing!

Rose, shoot, 2 pounds in a week trumps 5 in a month any day of the year...LOL! Don't let yourself get discouraged like I did. I'm still trying to shake off the disappointment.

Shout-outs to the rest of you...ExTex, Speed, Now, Shero, and Sara. Hope you're all having a pleasant weekend. It's really cold here today for a change (unseasonably warm prior to this) and getting my water down is a chore. Oh well, needs to be done regardless of the temp outside.

peyton0914
02-11-2012, 03:06 PM
Welcome, Melissa! Glad to have you join us for the journey. I like the pastas (after I learned to use a large enough bowl to avoid the boil over). Sometimes I add a dollop of fat free sour cream to the pasta with the beef and have a mock stroganoff (sp???...no idea...LOL). Plus, a very big surprise to me has been the mocha shake. Never would have guessed it would be my "go to" before chocolate!

Chattie, sounds like you're off to a good start! More than likely you had already lost your water weight with your WW program. I would guess that what you lost this week is true fat so that's a very good thing!

Rose, shoot, 2 pounds in a week trumps 5 in a month any day of the year...LOL! Don't let yourself get discouraged like I did. I'm still trying to shake off the disappointment.

Shout-outs to the rest of you...ExTex, Speed, Now, Shero, and Sara. Hope you're all having a pleasant weekend. It's really cold here today for a change (unseasonably warm prior to this) and getting my water down is a chore. Oh well, needs to be done regardless of the temp outside.

Good to know about needing bigger bowls thanks Toy!!! Ho long have you been on WS and can I ask how much you have lost? Do you think 60lbs is obtainable for me by the end of August? I can't do just shakes though I the WS snacks and entrees too.

Shero
02-11-2012, 08:49 PM
Hi All-

I'm worried about Ms. Miller finding the new tread. I tried to send her a private message but it is not a option. Wish they would have posted where to find us when they closed the tread.

I had the twin grandchildren over night Friday so I was pretty busy. They required a lot of Grandma's attention cause they love to interact with me. So I have played Jr. Monopoly, taught math, been read to and watched them play Mario Cart on the wii. I dread taking them home because going into a home that is such a mess is so disturbing to me. Good grief just throw out some of the garbage laying all over. We rent the house to her and it bothers me so much but what can I do about it? I am just teaching the children while they are here that we clean up after meals, and pick up our toys when we are done so we dont loose the parts. Any prayers for this situation is welcomed. I just plan dont understand.

Hubby's birthday is today so yesterday i made him a cake pizza-it turned out so cool.

I finally feel the weight loss in my clothes. The one thing that get's me is your stomach looks bigger because you begin to loose your apron. I have also been noticing that I get full on smaller portions. You could say I have been "off plan" for a couple days.

Peyton0914 I believe you can loss 60# by August. I am hoping to loss 50# by July 2012. I started in January.

Toy glad to see your still here. I was worried about you. Can you talk with your doctor about increasing your movement. Maybe a little walking?

Did you reading my last post on the old thread?

Have a great evening ladies.

One last thing. My treadmilling has been going great. I have increased my distance in the last week. Excitement!!!!!!!!!!!

TOY
02-11-2012, 08:56 PM
I do think you can do 60 by August. You're young and probably quite active. I think it is very reasonable to expect 10 pounds a month so that should work for you. If it doesn't, you'll be very close!

I've lost 24 pounds...correction, 21 pounds since I regained 3 but I am nearly 60, have some health issues, and so inactive I almost could be rooted. I keep planning to go sign up for water therapy exercise but it seems to keep being postponed. Right now we are awaiting some test results to see if my husband will need to be hospitalized...chronic issue that had been a bit better the last couple of years. So much better that we had almost forgotten the frequent hospital stays of the past.

Anyway...if you guys miss me for a day or so, don't worry. I may not be where I can access my laptop for a day or so. We may be traveling out-of-state for a surgery. I just don't feel like explaining it right now as it is a lengthy thing to understand. Short story is it involves his gastric pacemaker and we don't know what's happened...could be the battery or a wire dislodged. Last time a wire had eroded into his stomach and they had to cut a little wedge of the stomach out. I'm hoping and praying this isn't as serious as that was. I think we may know more after a test they'll run on Monday. Not going to think about it right now since we're at the waiting stage.

As for my diet...stress always causes problems but it's a catch-22 as the nerves also cause an upset stomach...not going to concern myself with that now either. This is one of those life moments when the diet dims and other priorities surface.

speedofsound
02-12-2012, 03:28 AM
Do you all have a favorite Wonderslim meal? I'd love to hear more I'm going to read posts on the old threads too.

I'm doing the New Lifestyle Plan using the Wonderslim products. I'll often times add a can of diced Tomatoes to several of the entrees in order to beef up the volume. It turns them more into a soup or stew, but I cook it down to make it nice and thick/chunky. Throw some rotel into the spicy chili and it will more than double the volume while adding only 65 calories. Its extra spicy though and will clean your sinus! The Tomatoes are part of your lean and green for the day and they are allowed. One thing I am thinking about doing is adding a can of tuna fish to the spicy mac and cheese. I like tuna helper and this might be a good substitution technique to stretch the volume out. On the New Lifestyle Plan you can have 8oz of lean meat a day. I've been on this for less than 2 weeks, so I'm sure I will stumble across some inventive ways to stay on plan and doctor up the meals at the same time. Let me know if you come across any!

peyton0914
02-12-2012, 10:41 AM
I'm doing the New Lifestyle Plan using the Wonderslim products. I'll often times add a can of diced Tomatoes to several of the entrees in order to beef up the volume. It turns them more into a soup or stew, but I cook it down to make it nice and thick/chunky. Throw some rotel into the spicy chili and it will more than double the volume while adding only 65 calories. Its extra spicy though and will clean your sinus! The Tomatoes are part of your lean and green for the day and they are allowed. One thing I am thinking about doing is adding a can of tuna fish to the spicy mac and cheese. I like tuna helper and this might be a good substitution technique to stretch the volume out. On the New Lifestyle Plan you can have 8oz of lean meat a day. I've been on this for less than 2 weeks, so I'm sure I will stumble across some inventive ways to stay on plan and doctor up the meals at the same time. Let me know if you come across any!

Yummy these are very good ideas and I look forward to trying these as I too love tuna! I don't get my order until Wednesday but I can't wait to start! I'm really hoping I like it better than the Medifast diet!!!:carrot:

REKP
02-12-2012, 01:27 PM
Speed: What a great idea to add tuna to the spicy mac and cheese. I usually fix a box (7 portions) at once, on the stovetop to have them ready for the week without having the infernal boil over in the microwave when I fix them one at a time.
Melissa: I think you can lose 60 pounds by mid August. Think of all the fun at Disney in your new size!
Toy and Shero: I said a prayer for both of you and your families this morning.
Toy: I'm going to try to implement your plan to weigh only once a month. I was seriously disappointed in my loss this week and the amount I still have ahead of me to lose. I've put the bathroom scale away, hopefully only to be seen the first of every month. Wish me luck fighting the pull to drag them back out and "check" to see if I've lost.

MsModelSara
02-12-2012, 05:14 PM
Hi everyone I'm so glad I found this thread for Wonderslim. I was hoping they had a website with forums like medifast does but this is nice to see. I ordered Wonderslim and it arrives on Tuesday I can't wait to start. I read a ton of reviews and decided to do WS instead of Medifast because of cost and taste. I've done Medifast and I don't like most of the products and I was always hungry. I have 110lbs to lose and I want to lose 60 of those by he end of August when we are going to Disney I refuse to be this fat for Disney and I need all the support I can get.
What do you find works best with wonderslim? I can't drink just shakes I need food so I ordered shakes, puddings, pretzels, chips and the entrees like cheesy mack and a few others. Just wondering what you all have on a tpical day and how you have made this program work best for you? Advice and support is much appreciated!!!

Melissa from NJ :)

Welcome Melissa! From what I've read in past threads and how supportive these guys are, you've found a great group to stick with through your journey. I myself am just 6 days in now. :-) So far my typical day looks a lil like this: wake up about 6:45a, have my morning apples n cinnamon oatmeal and a mocha shake with instant coffe and unsweetened almond milk; morning snack around 9:30 and will be another shake made with unsweetened almond milk, lunch a lil after 12 and I have been eating the spicy mac n cheese every day because i love it that much..and have a snack bar with it, afternoon snack around 3:30 which is another shake with unsweetened almond milk, then dinner between 5:30-6:30 which will be something like a ceassar salad or some shrimp and veggies. then cheesacake around 8.

It's completely do-able!

I was whining to my husband about my 2 pound loss this week. He is my voice of reason. He said "You're doing all you can co. All that's left is patience." I have a problem being patient when I want more results and I want them faster. Oh well...quiting is not an option, so guess I'm going to have to work on my impatient self.

2 lbs a week is fabulous! Don't let that get you down!!!

So, I went to Weight Watchers today to weigh in ... This (remember) is my first week on WS ... and I feel SO MUCH lighter, and my clothes fit SO MUCH BETTER ... so, you can understand my surprise when they told me I was down 3.4LBS ... I assumed it was at least 5! Anyway, I am happy and am aiming for another 3 or more next week.

Last Monday I had that "4 large homemade chocolate chip cookie" fiasco .. but other than that (oh, and an extra 3 oz banana the other day), I've been 100% OP - weighing my portions at dinner and everything.

My husband said my face looks thinner ... which was sweet & encouraging, although I'm actually aiming for parts a little lower than the face to thin out (lol). Sigh!! :/ I guess the part that bothers me is that they say they first week you usually lose more than you will each consecutive week ... so I was hoping for a larger loss. Ok - enough of me whining.


It's gotta feel good when other people notice you are losing :-)


One last thing. My treadmilling has been going great. I have increased my distance in the last week. Excitement!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats!! :carrot:

I'm doing the New Lifestyle Plan using the Wonderslim products. I'll often times add a can of diced Tomatoes to several of the entrees in order to beef up the volume. It turns them more into a soup or stew, but I cook it down to make it nice and thick/chunky. Throw some rotel into the spicy chili and it will more than double the volume while adding only 65 calories. Its extra spicy though and will clean your sinus! The Tomatoes are part of your lean and green for the day and they are allowed. One thing I am thinking about doing is adding a can of tuna fish to the spicy mac and cheese. I like tuna helper and this might be a good substitution technique to stretch the volume out. On the New Lifestyle Plan you can have 8oz of lean meat a day. I've been on this for less than 2 weeks, so I'm sure I will stumble across some inventive ways to stay on plan and doctor up the meals at the same time. Let me know if you come across any!

Sounds like you are doing great! Just a word of caution - while I'm no expert on this plan by any means, nor have I been on it long...I've read tons of posts and threads on various forum sites where people get stuck into a plateau with not losing when they try to hard to pick different aspects of different plans to suit their needs/wants. If it's working for you that's fantastic! :-) It's easier to get too many calories or carbs or what have you when you are mixing and matching plans.

Shero
02-12-2012, 07:51 PM
If any of you are interested in some clothing there are new posts on the clothing exchange.

I am worried about my yorkie Teena-she is not doing well. Looks like her heart is beating fast. She is acting strange also. She is 13 years old so who knows what is going on. If she isnt doing better in the am looks like a visit to the vet.

peyton0914
02-13-2012, 09:49 AM
Speed: What a great idea to add tuna to the spicy mac and cheese. I usually fix a box (7 portions) at once, on the stovetop to have them ready for the week without having the infernal boil over in the microwave when I fix them one at a time.
Melissa: I think you can lose 60 pounds by mid August. Think of all the fun at Disney in your new size!
Toy and Shero: I said a prayer for both of you and your families this morning.
Toy: I'm going to try to implement your plan to weigh only once a month. I was seriously disappointed in my loss this week and the amount I still have ahead of me to lose. I've put the bathroom scale away, hopefully only to be seen the first of every month. Wish me luck fighting the pull to drag them back out and "check" to see if I've lost.

I like the idea of weighing once a month, it is difficult for me not to look at the scale but I think monthly would prove to be rewarding. I have to get weekly down first! LOL . MY order will be here tomorrow after work woohoo I get to start on Wednesday yay!

peyton0914
02-13-2012, 09:51 AM
Welcome Melissa! From what I've read in past threads and how supportive these guys are, you've found a great group to stick with through your journey. I myself am just 6 days in now. :-) So far my typical day looks a lil like this: wake up about 6:45a, have my morning apples n cinnamon oatmeal and a mocha shake with instant coffe and unsweetened almond milk; morning snack around 9:30 and will be another shake made with unsweetened almond milk, lunch a lil after 12 and I have been eating the spicy mac n cheese every day because i love it that much..and have a snack bar with it, afternoon snack around 3:30 which is another shake with unsweetened almond milk, then dinner between 5:30-6:30 which will be something like a ceassar salad or some shrimp and veggies. then cheesacake around 8.

It's completely do-able!




2 lbs a week is fabulous! Don't let that get you down!!!



It's gotta feel good when other people notice you are losing :-)



Congrats!! :carrot:



Sounds like you are doing great! Just a word of caution - while I'm no expert on this plan by any means, nor have I been on it long...I've read tons of posts and threads on various forum sites where people get stuck into a plateau with not losing when they try to hard to pick different aspects of different plans to suit their needs/wants. If it's working for you that's fantastic! :-) It's easier to get too many calories or carbs or what have you when you are mixing and matching plans.


Awesome and sounds delicious!!! Can't wait to hear what you lost the first week!!!!

nowisthetime
02-13-2012, 10:16 AM
totally bad weekend. off plan entirely. :( Booooo. I feel so gross too, the carbs and fat were soooo not worth it. I feel sluggish and kinda crampy. ANYHOW- back on plan today. I think I will do straight shakes for a dayor 2, just to get my system in check again, then go back to my oatmeal, and spicy pasta, and dbl choc cakes :) hope you all are doing good. week 1 even after cheat of weekend down 6 pounds....

REKP
02-13-2012, 11:17 AM
Good Morning everyone:
Sara: The New Lifestyle diet products and Wonderslim products are the same. Only different packaging. I have been doing the same thing as speed and following the new lifestyle diet plan using a combination of new lifestyle and Wonderslim products. Carb, fat, protein grams and calories are pretty much the same for both when totaled.
Now is the time: Your weight loss is wonderful. Glad to see you back on plan.
Melissa: Looking forward to you starting the program, and your posts of success! I'm still avoiding the scale, so guess that would be a "non scale victory: right? :)
Hope everyone has a great, on plan, day.

MsModelSara
02-13-2012, 02:09 PM
Happy Monday everyone!!! Y'all shoulda seen how fast I got out of bed and ran down the stairs this morning after using the RR to weigh myself this morning....quite a comical site! And the results are I am down 5.8 lbs for the first week (and my bf is down to 40%...I started at 42%)! I'd say that's VERY successful thus far considering I've eaten out 4 days this week too ;-). So I know I coulda done better since the foods I ate were very healthy, all the added salt and such in it probably didn't let me lose as much. But I'm very proud since I am looking for a lifestyle change as well. Not just dropping weight real fast and then not knowing how to handle myself around real food again. :-D It's just not practical for me to force myself to make food at home for EVERY meal....my schedule is far too hectic.

How is everyone else doing with their battle against the scale?

Good Morning everyone:
Sara: The New Lifestyle diet products and Wonderslim products are the same. Only different packaging. I have been doing the same thing as speed and following the new lifestyle diet plan using a combination of new lifestyle and Wonderslim products. Carb, fat, protein grams and calories are pretty much the same for both when totaled.
Now is the time: Your weight loss is wonderful. Glad to see you back on plan.
Melissa: Looking forward to you starting the program, and your posts of success! I'm still avoiding the scale, so guess that would be a "non scale victory: right? :)
Hope everyone has a great, on plan, day.

Awesome, thanks for the clarification! Now it makes much more sense. :-)

REKP
02-13-2012, 04:42 PM
Sara:
Congratulations on the loss! That's great. Doing a happy dance for you :-)

peyton0914
02-13-2012, 07:03 PM
Congrats Sarah that's a great start how exciting!!!!!

I told myself my daughter and I will enjoy a nice valentine dinner tomorrow night since I don't get my foods until tomorrow night after work and then Right on plan Wednesday yay!!!!

Shero
02-13-2012, 08:04 PM
Congrats Sara.

My yorkie is still sick. I dont know if I should take her to the vet or just see how time goes. Teena is 13 so who knows what is really going on. She went to be groomed on Friday and was good until yesterday. Had the twins (grandchildren) on Saturday. Not sure what is going on but she won't eat today. She did this the last time she was groomed but had a flea dip and a seizure afterwards. So this time I told them no flea dip this time. I guess if she is not better by Wednesday it will be a visit to the vet. I'm not ready to let her go and I know she is getting old. Should take her temp but yuk.

TOY
02-13-2012, 11:31 PM
Shero, so sorry to hear your Yorkie isn't well. She hasn't been eating those treats made in China, has she? I've heard of quite a few dogs that have had problems from treats made there. Ours will only eat "real" mini carrots as her treat...I'm as serious as a heart attack. I have tried so many different treats over the years but she does not like them. She loves her carrots though!

Sounds like everyone is doing well. We're still in the midst of a potentially major health crisis here so everything is a bit out of kilter.

That's also why this has to be shorter than usual.

I did want to drop by for a second while I could. Happy Valentine's Day to all of you tomorrow!

peyton0914
02-14-2012, 02:38 PM
Shero sorry about your puppy I hope things get better soon.

I wanted to wish everyone a wonderful Valentines Day as well and I also need some help!!

Ok I got my order today when I went home on my lunch break. I was surprised not to find anything from the company telling me exactly how to eat my foods each day that was disappointing.
I don't know how many shakes or drinks to have with my entrees. I didn't get bars I'm not a bar person I got light entrees shakes, hot drinks and pasta entrees oh and I got pretzels, chips and the dessert puddings. PLEASE HELP!!! :(:?::?:

speedofsound
02-14-2012, 03:21 PM
Shero sorry about your puppy I hope things get better soon.

I wanted to wish everyone a wonderful Valentines Day as well and I also need some help!!

Ok I got my order today when I went home on my lunch break. I was surprised not to find anything from the company telling me exactly how to eat my foods each day that was disappointing.
I don't know how many shakes or drinks to have with my entrees. I didn't get bars I'm not a bar person I got light entrees shakes, hot drinks and pasta entrees oh and I got pretzels, chips and the dessert puddings. PLEASE HELP!!! :(:?::?:

Well, which plan are you going to use? Wonderslim plan is on the dietdirect website and the New Lifestyle Diet plan is on their website :)

peyton0914
02-14-2012, 05:16 PM
I'm doing Wonderslim.

REKP
02-14-2012, 08:07 PM
Melissa: Hope you've found your info by now, but if not, go to the diet direct site. On the left is Wonderslim in blue, hover and the diet plan is like the second listing on the drop down menu. I know you're going to do great on this diet!
Keep us posted and if you have any questions ask...probably not much that someone hasn't gone through before.
Speed: Just noticed your loss on your ticker. Way to go to lose in spite of the concert and meals out.
Sheri: Hope your dog is feeling better. Our cat got sick on December 23, apparently at the moment our vets office closed for the holiday. It wasn't an emergency, he was just coughing and not eating, but I was actually worried about him. About the moment the vets office reopened he recovered :-)
Hope everyone is having a good Valentines Day. We went out for Chinese, I had a lettuce salad with grilled shrimp. It was so good.
Toy: I ordered my peanut butter spread from walden farms last week. 0 everything. Delivered today and I've already tried it on a muffin I made from the hotcake mix. Yummy!!! I've been in peanut butter withdrawal :-)

ExTex
02-15-2012, 04:07 PM
Hello all,

I had to go out of town; my great aunt is dying and I needed/wanted to spend some time with her. I've lost a lot of family members in the last few years and she is the last of eight siblings. With the loss of her, a great part of my life will be over.

I have not been on plan for at least a week. Tonight my DH is bringing home lobster to celebrate both Valentines Day and our five years together. I will get back on plan Thursday.

Toy, I am so sorry about your husband's medical problems. I will add the both of you to my prayers. I truly hope it is not too serious.

~Jennifer

Shero
02-15-2012, 08:19 PM
Teena my yorkie and I went to the vet today, she has Pneumonia-she has also has congestive heart failure. If she makes it through the Pneumonia then we will deal with the congestive heart failure-it is treatable but eventually the end result is death. I am not ready to lose her.

Toy I pray that your husbands medical crisis gets better. Jennifer sorry to hear about your Great Aunt.

Seems like alot of us are having trials and tribulations this week. Right now I am not focusing on my diet but I have not given myself a license to pig out either.

Hope that all is well for others. Have a good evening.

REKP
02-17-2012, 08:56 AM
Sheri: So sorry to hear your dog has pneumonia. Hope she will recover quickly. It has to be stressful for you right now. I know these animals become like family.
ExTex: Welcome back. I missed you! We're dealing with an aunt that is critically ill right now. I'm surprised every day that she lives. When she is alert, which is very seldom she will repeat over and over, "I want to go be with the Lord!" I honestly didn't think she would live through Christmas, but for some reason she is hanging on.
Toy: Hope you and your husband are doing ok. You were so right that sometimes things cause the diet to take a backseat
Hope everyone is gearing up for an on plan day!

TOY
02-17-2012, 05:37 PM
Hey, all...thanks for the prayers and well wishes. We are not out of the woods yet but he has avoided the hospital for the time being. They cannot check the gastric pacemaker until next Thursday (have to ship a device to town) so we're holding on to the hope he can manage until then. He's usually spot on with his predictions with the device and he thinks it's not working at all. We don't know what we'll do when that is confirmed since his main gastric doctor is on sabbatical until March. (Right now he's managing with OTC meds and prescriptions but that is not a long term solution.) He's just trying to avoid the NG tube and hospitalization but we know that possibility is likely unless the pacemaker starts working again.

I'm neither on or off my diet right now...I know that doesn't make a whole lot of sense but it's the truth. I'm not overeating which is a good thing but I'm not always making the best choices nor am I strictly on WS products. Guess I'm just surviving at the moment...but that's okay, too, because in the the past, I would have been on a wild binge from nerves.

Sorry I don't have time to get personal with everyone but my prayers are with your sick relatives and puppy. I hope life gets back on an even keel for all of us soon.

Have a good weekend.

MsModelSara
02-19-2012, 12:47 PM
Hey all. I feel like I need to vent a little bit. I've had a very stressful week, and I'm positive it will reflect in my weigh-in tomorrow morning *sigh*. I'm pretty sure I haven't lost at all this week.

Tuesday I hit a wall with my thyroid issue....I woke up so exhausted and feeling puffy, my dog peed all over her bedding..I was so irritated and stressed I cried my eyes out, and still had to get ready for work. I hate it that there are days I wake up feeling like I haven't slept in days, and I feel like crap for days after that. :-( And, I'm getting irritated with my guy because he likes to talk about wanting to do this or that...yet he stays buying random crap when he gets paid like lcothes or cd's and stupid stuff. I'm like...how are you ever going to change things or do what you want if you keep yourself broke because you buy dumb stuff every week?!?! AND my Mom has been up my butt about mailing her laptop back that I fixed for her for FREE. It would have cost her hundreds of dollars to get it done at Geek squad or something because it woulnd't even boot up. Not to mention she borrowed $5,000 from me 5 years ago and only paid back $20 of it....yet she can always buy this or that. I'm sorry that I don't stay at home all day doing nothing and have stacks of money sitting around to ship stuff back when you tell me to jump!!! Woosaaaahhhhh.

I've eaten a lot of stuff I shouldn't this week. I just hope I don't gain. I will be starting the slate clean, I'm not giving up...I just can't deal sometimes. It can be so hard to let go and let God take care of things since I'm so stubborn, and I'm struggling with that. I'm so emotional today I've been on the verge of tears all day. I miss the days when I used to have close girlfriends I could call and cry to, or hang out with. I feel liek everyone I used to call "friend" moved on to bigger better things and left me behind because I'm not worth enough to them. I just don't understand why I seem to always fall in last place with people. I feel pretty worthess right now to say the least....alright, that's my whine session for the week. Thanks for listening all.

Shero
02-19-2012, 08:20 PM
Hi-

MsModelSara-You post touched me. You are worth a million and you are not worthless.

What about your guy? Are you married to him?

Sometimes I get really down because both my parents are passed away and so are my husbands. Then I read post like yours and realize not all relationships are gravy. I don't understand when the roles are reversed like it sounds your's is with your mom. Ship that laptop out as soon as you can so that monkey is off your back.

Wow-has the people on this tread been under attack this week. We must all be trying to do something right because if we werent I dont think we would be having the obstacles throw our way.

Teena my yorkie is doing better but I am afraid there are more issues than the pnemonia and congestive heart failure. I gave her some pumpkin yesterday because she had not had a bm all week. Well it did work but now I am wondering if she is passing blood. Her bm was very dark and loose-what a mess to clean up on the carpet.

There is no way I am getting on the scale until the end of the month-I am afraid of what has happened with my weight. I have been off plan all week and given myself liberty to do what I want as far as food went.

Be careful Ms. Sara thinking your friends have it better than you. You never know what goes on behind those walls.

Consider me and all the others on this thread as your friends. Be good to yourself.

For Ex Tex and Toy and all the others that are having so much emotional stress-I am thinking of you and need to keep you in my prayers.

Hoping for a better week for us all. We need it. Survivors of stress are what we are this week. Ugghhh......

Shero
02-19-2012, 08:23 PM
REKP hope you are doing ok dealing with your aunt.

Wow is anyone on here not dealing with some type of illness? Where is speed of sound?

speedofsound
02-20-2012, 07:35 AM
I'm here! I've been out of town a few days this week and working a ton of overtime, I'm actually at work right now (don't tell the boss!). Being out of town is a horrible situation to be in if you are trying to diet. I had to have some meals with my lead engineers and there is just no way I can show up with a shake or a protein bar. Also, the menus were pretty bad and I was pretty bad.

My weekly weigh in is in a few hours once I get home and settled, I will post my results.

REKP
02-20-2012, 12:32 PM
Thanks so much for remembering both my aunt and myself in prayer. It's a rough time for us, but she seems closer each day to getting to her goal of going to be with the Lord.
I lost 3 pounds last week. I have resolved myself to the fact that 2 to 3 pounds is probably going to be as good as it gets from here to my goal. I've reset my goal date from before July 4...to whenever I get there. It's hard to stay on plan with stress issues and I think I've been at least 95% successful, but have felt my commitment starting to slip at times. Like..."go ahead and have what everyone else is having. It's only one time!" Thankfully nothing horribly bad has been that appealing. I had a large spring salad yesterday when we ate out. It had halves of English walnuts on it. I could have picked them off without losing a thing from the taste. Did I pick them off...nooooooo.... Oh well, next time ;)
Sara: So sorry to hear you're having a bad day (week) you are going through a hard time, but you are a priceless treasure in Jesus' eyes. Really, who else matters? You mentioned friends, I have a lot of casual friends, but have always had a problem letting people into my life to get close to me. Except one...I met my best friend when we were freshmen in high school (over 40 years ago) and knew we would be best friends for life. We email almost every day, talk about every other month and try to visit a couple times a year. She's the most supportive person I've ever met. We always have people we can go out to dinner with, or friends from church we see socially, but to have one excellent friend has been all I have needed. Do you have someone now, or someone from your past you could develop a closer bond with?
Sheri, so glad your dog is feeling some better. Toy: Keeping you and your husband in prayer. Speed: Looking forward to your weigh in results! You are so right, it's hard to travel and have restaurant meals and stay on plan, but sometimes the weigh in surprises you.
To everyone else, hope we all have a great, on plan, week.

pamedic954
02-20-2012, 08:58 PM
Hi i'm new here. I just ordered a 12 week wonderslim package and hope to lose lots. I have over 100 to lose. Glad to see so many people using the program. I have read some of the posts, but will try to read more while waiting for my package to arrive. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

Shero
02-20-2012, 09:40 PM
Welcome Pamedic954-Glad you have joined us. Try to have at least 3 shakes a day. I know when I miss my morning shake it really sets my day for failure.

I stayed on plan today. Supper is always hard because it is my real meal most of the time. Tonight I made lasagna I made sure one side was really light on cheese. Had that salad to ward off the hunger. Made homemade garlic toast so that is also hard to resist.

REKP-I agree with the 2 to 3 pounds a week. Especially if you want to have real food in your diet. Which I am beginning to believe is a key to learning different eating habits. Sure if you only do wonderslim you are going to lose faster but what happens when the real food is there. Somehow we must be able to make wise choices and still live in this world of food. I would like to get back to the Wonderslim for breakfast and lunch and a calorie reduced meal in the evening.

Teena is doing much better. I called and made a appointment for Saturday for a follow up. Now that she appears to be making it through the pneumonia it is time to discuss treating the congestive heart failure.
It's exciting to hear her bark when dad comes home. I am hoping to see some "normal stool" which would be a relief. I cut down on the pumpkin LOL. Boy was that a mess but it sure worked. I knew she needed to go. I am going to keep them both on a teaspoon of pumpkin a day because it is supposed to be good for them and they like it. I need to be able to catch Teena going to the bathroom so I can be the inspector LOL. What we wont do for our pets.

Wishing you all well.

speedofsound
02-20-2012, 10:44 PM
Down 3.8 lbs this week, yippie!

REKP
02-20-2012, 11:37 PM
My aunt went home to be with the Lord this evening. Lots of travel for the family this week as we go back to our hometown for her funeral and burial.
Please keep me in your prayers.
Congratulations on your loss, Speed. Great job!
Welcome pamedic! This diet is actually pretty easy when you settle into a routine, and it's very effective! Look forward to your posts of your success.

speedofsound
02-21-2012, 05:30 AM
My aunt went home to be with the Lord this evening. Lots of travel for the family this week as we go back to our hometown for her funeral and burial.
Please keep me in your prayers.
Congratulations on your loss, Speed. Great job!
Welcome pamedic! This diet is actually pretty easy when you settle into a routine, and it's very effective! Look forward to your posts of your success.

Really sorry to hear about your aunt REKP. I've experienced the loss of several close family members over the past 7 years, including both of my parents. It's a hard thing to deal with, but life really does "go on". It was very sad but also relieving to know that my mother no longer has cancer, my father no longer has heart disease, and your aunt no longer suffers from whatever ailed her. They are now free from pain and are experiencing a new birth in a world free from anxiety, suffering, and turmoil!

Edit: Wow I read back some, everyone is having some very tough issues going on. TOY, Ex Tex..... keeping you and your families in my thoughts and prayers. Glad the dog is doing better Shero!

speedofsound
02-21-2012, 05:37 AM
Received an email from DD and Diet Direct is having a sale on there 2 week Wonderslim kit for $134.10. Add in the Presidents day coupon code PRES15 and get another $15 off! That's the cheapest I've come across since I've started New Lifestyle/ Wonderslim. You can customize your order by typing in which 15 boxes you want in the box for comments on the order. The rep from DD called me because I put in 16 boxes instead of 15 and they are super nice and they ship FAST, especially if you live the south.

Too bad I ordered on Saturday and missed the sale, but I did use the $15 off coupon so I paid $138 (which is still a great deal and a good bit cheaper than New Lifestyle Diet)

TOY
02-21-2012, 09:50 AM
Grrrr...just typed a mini-novel with a separate paragraph to everyone...and lost it all.

Don't have the time or patience right now to re-type it. (Naturally, Shero, I wasn't following your advice to copy and paste...grrr.)

Anyway, I'll try to get back later in the day..

Thinking of each of you even if the only place it's written right now is in my heart.

Theresa
02-21-2012, 11:10 AM
Hello,
May I join your Wonderslim group? I am presently on Medifast since December 26th and just placed a Wonderslim order. I'm shipping back to MF 4 boxes of the Vanilla Joint Health shake. I have one every night with my medication and it leaves this chemical taste in my mouth.

I just placed an order with Wonderslim due to two facts, it's less expensive and some items contain whey protein. This week Diet Direct has the WonderSlim Protein Diet Milk Chocolate Crunchies on sale, so I ordered three boxes. They look yummy. Since Medifast has ended their production of my favorite parmasan puffs until they release another version in July, I thought I'd try Wonderslim crunchies.

I'm married with three grown daughters and 2 grandchildren. I love quilting and crafting.

Theresa

MsModelSara
02-21-2012, 01:30 PM
Hey everyone. I don't have time to reply individually like I want to because I'm onlunch...but I wanted to say thank you for the support. And to clarify, I KNOW that nobody is better than me and I don't see it as a literal statement. It was just how I was feeling. I'm a child of God, nobody is better than me than Him <3.

I gained .2 lbs...so not bad considering how bad it could have been. I'm back on track since yesterday and feeling better. I keep looking at my goal outfit and it's keeping me motivated.

I forget who asked about reconnecting with an old friend...but I've tried that several times. The problem is everytime I reach out to a friend they will be interested for a few weeks at most and then they stop communicating back. So I give up on trying to reconnect. It's so hard to make real friends these days. Almost everyone is always out for themselves and it's SO hard to find people that are willing to invest just as much into a friendship as I do. *pout* :-P haha

If any of you would like to keep in touch with me more than the few times a week I can get on here private message me. I'd love to be able to email or even text or call some of you and get to know you guys better. I know we all seem to have something in common, or we wouldn't all be here on this forum. :-)

I hope you guys are having a great week so far, and keep losin'!!!

<3 Sara

pamedic954
02-21-2012, 02:26 PM
Is there any prep I should be doing while waiting for my order to arrive? Or do you just start with the products right away? I know years ago when I did LA Weightloss they had you do a couple of days of just meat and greens and 2 oranges (later switched to their juice) a day before actually starting the plan.

TOY
02-21-2012, 05:05 PM
Pamedic, water, water, water! Start increasing it now and it will help you immensely when you start the WS regimen.

Welcome to both you and Theresa! We're so glad to have you join us here. Just jump on in and post as much (or as little) as you wish. There's usually someone around to talk to and that helps so much.

I'm in a bit of a "tread water" type part of my diet right now because of some major health issues my husband is having. Hope to get him straightened out so that I can focus again. Right now we're in a hold pattern and I can't seem to get myself back in total commitment mode. (It's one of those waiting for the other shoe to drop kind of moments and it's wearing on my nerves...to say the least. I can't think ahead at all until we get some resolution to this issue. Not to be overly dramatic but it really does relate to life or death so my dieting program is taking a back seat yet again... I just don't do well at all when I add stress upon stress and I've always considered dieting a stressor of sorts.)

Anyway, my condolences, Rose, and ExTex. I know Rose's aunt died but haven't been able to distinguish whether yours is still at the point of death or has died, ExTex. Regardless, both situations are stressful and please know that you're both in my thoughts and prayers. Now that I've lost both parents I find even greater value in my aunts and uncles as they represent that older and wiser generation. I lost my last aunt on Daddy's side the first of the year so that older part of my history is totally gone now. Just not having someone to refer to about family history is making me realize the void more and more. She lived out-of-state but I phoned her often over the last twenty years with questions about the past.

Speed, you are marching on...so proud of you! Even when you are unsure of your success, you still manage to pull one out. You are inspiring! Also, thanks for the heads up on the coupon. I needed cereal and a few other things so I kept updating until I reached enough for that discount. I do love a good sale!

Shero, so glad to hear that your Yorkie is doing better. Ours went for her monthly grooming today and looks and feels so soft. I call it her "spa" day. She looks forward to it because it's also a social playdate for her. We keep her in a puppy cut instead of the longer, formal look of Yorkies. It just fits her personality so much better...LOL

Nowisthetime, haven't seen you around lately but that may be due to my infrequent visits. Hope you are doing well.

Sara, when I retired, my "career" friends of 30+ years were suddenly a good hour and a half from me and it's been very difficult to adjust to "losing" them. They're not literally lost by any means but I so miss our daily interactions and laughter. I don't have one doubt that if I needed them, they'd come in a heartbeat but our lives have changed. I daresay I would have adjusted more easily to retirement (at least I think I would have) if I could have retired to where I worked my whole adult life. So much of my heart is still there. However, we needed to be closer to a more advanced medical community for my husband so that decision was not mine to make.

Gosh, I can't allow myself to get morose over friends...not when my two best friends have died already. It is a loss I experience every day just like the loss of my parents and brother. Life can be sad but I don't have to look very far to realize that I am so blessed. Others around me have it so much worse. If I don't keep telling myself that, I might find myself paralyzed from grief and to what end would that be helpful? Instead I try to remember the joy in memories and to appreciate the blessings of each day. Sometimes it works...sometimes it doesn't. However, I'm better now than I was a couple of years ago so it is improving. Life itself is a process just like this diet.

Some days it all comes together and is successful. May we all have more of those days! (If I missed anyone, it was unintentional. If you are lurking, please feel welcomed to jump right on in and post. We're real people with real problems sharing the journey toward a healthier weight together.)

Shero
02-21-2012, 10:26 PM
REKP your Aunt is in such a better place. It's so nice to know you will see a loved one again when you have the assurance. Still hurts.

I am going to post a short one tonight.

Teena is not doing good tonight. Her heart is beating really fast. I am sure that we are seeing the effects of the congestive heart failure. Ugghh. I thought she was doing really good. I have a vet's appointment for Saturday that I made when she was doing good. It was supposed to be a follow up visit and to discuss treatment of the CHF (congestive heart failure). Now I just don't know. I am not even sure she will make it till then. I really shouldnt miss work again this week and I know the vet that treated her last time will not be in on Friday. Such a roller coaster-uggh. Maybe it's just time to have her put to sleep. I just dont want her to suffer and be scared........I kinda wish we would just wake up or come home from work and find her gone. It would hurt but it would be so much easier.

Sorry for being so selfish I know she is only a dog but she is so awesome.

Off plan for now. Wish I had some chocolate because I would surely be eating it now.

Theresa
02-22-2012, 07:54 AM
Teena is not doing good tonight.

Sorry for being so selfish I know she is only a dog but she is so awesome.

Hi Shero,

You are not being selfish. It's extremely difficult to let a beloved pet go.

I've had to put down two and grieved them for a long time. Our animals give us such unconditional love. Saying goodbye when they can't have any kind of quality life and have no hope for recovery is very difficult. However it's the most loving final jesture we can do for them. May you make the best decision for her as she trusts you to do that.

pamedic954
02-22-2012, 06:54 PM
Shero, I'm so sorry that your Furr Baby is so sick. There is nothing wrong with wishing her peace. We had to put our cat to sleep a couple years ago and it was so hard. I think it would be so much less traumatic for everyone if they passed peacefully in their sleep. Big Hugs

pamedic954
02-23-2012, 02:36 PM
I'm officially on plan now. I knew my stuff was coming today so I just ate egg whites for breakfast to keep to about the same calories as the breakfast foods would be and started with the wonderslim stuff at lunch. So far I'm happy with the food. I had the spicy macaroni with beef (wow there isn't much there) that will take some getting used to and a Vanilla shake. Both tasted good though. I went ahead and seperated 2 weeks worth of meals into ziplock bags. I figure if I just pull out a bag a day it will make it easier to make sure I'm eat/drinking the right stuff each day. Plus that way I will get to try at least everything over the next 2 weeks. I've also downed 4 cuts of water so far. I think until I get used to the quantity of food I'm going to try to drink as much liquid as I can stomach. Anyway, I hope everyone is doing well.

Theresa
02-24-2012, 01:33 PM
Pamedic: How's your second day going? I just received my Wonderslim products and love the little chocolate covered crisps. I had no idea they'd be so tiny, but they are good. I love the vanilla shake but was disappointed with the consistancy of the berry smoothie. It was thin and watery. I wrote to DietDirect and they responded immediately for me to either return it or try it with a little less water, or mix in some fruit. I've been doing Medifast and have no fruit in the house, but will get some berries.

Theresa

Shero
02-24-2012, 08:10 PM
Hi-

Just wanted to let you know I am still around. I have been coming online to read the post but not posting.

Teena is still with us. She is now on med's for the CHF-congestive heart failure. The "episode" she had earlier this week. Has not happened again. I should have video'd it but didnt. The vet did not have an explanation for me and said maybe it was just a fluke. He did mention she his getting old and maybe I should consider putting her down. I told him I wanted to try the heart meds before that. I don't believe she is suffering-sure you can see the irregular heartbeat but she is eating and appears to be doing ok. She barked at her dad tonight when he got home and make the sound that the makes "kinda like a dog purr" LOL.

I am not doing the wonderslim plan right now. I started this week and then it became a lower priority. I need to get back on it so I do not disappoint myself by gaining the 18# back. I havent been on the scale and will not be until the 1st. Im scared to.

Theresa make sure you are adding the proper amount of water. Try some crushed ice. It's funny how different we all are. The strawberry and berry smoothies are my favorites.

Missing and praying for you Toy. Hope that we will all be able to get on stable ground and start posting on a regular basis again.

Welcome Theresa. REKP I am loving the clothes-thank you so much again. Watch the tread right now there is alot of activity on there.

REKP
02-25-2012, 08:33 AM
Good Morning everyone:
I've missed y'all! This has been the week that seemed to never end. It was so good to be back in my hometown and see a lot of friends and family during my aunt's visitation. Her funeral was beautiful and I know she would have been really pleased with the service and the number of her friends there.
It was a rough week for my diet. I couldn't stick to my eating schedule that works for me, we ate way too many restaurant meals. I tried my best to make good choices but I don't know how anything is prepared in a restaurant. I didn't even glance at an exercise bike for 4 days and was 50 miles behind when I finally got on night before last. I got 44 miles caught up in two days and am so sore I can barely move today. I don't buy into that "no pain, no gain stuff" :-) I didn't drink nearly as much water as I should have. The list goes on and on!
Add to that the stress of losing her and it was just a hard week. All that being said, I'm delighted to have any weight loss at all! One pound, under the circumstances, is great.
My goal for next week is to stick to the plan 100%...reel myself back in from some bad habits I'm falling back into, such as tasting food when I'm cooking. I know the taste of my cooking has suffered over the past 3 months by not tasting for seasoning, but it's just going to have to be that way for a while longer.
Theresa: The smoothies and yogurt are not my favorites either. There is a lot of the food I really enjoy, those just not so much.
How's it going pamedic? Increasing water is always good! It's one of my focus areas for this coming week as well
Looks like Onederland is still just in sight...oh well, maybe next week.
Toy, Speedofsound, ExTex, hope you all are doing well.
Shero: My pleasure to send those clothes. Hopefully I'll be out of my size 20 and 18 by the time you need them!
My best friend came down from Lexington for the funeral and brought me the size 14 and a few size 16 clothes that she has undergrown since she started Wonderslim the first of the year. She has lost 23 pounds and looks great. I told her she had just furnished my permanent wardrobe since I haven't been under a size 14 since high school. Getting her beautiful clothes really increases the determination to lose these other 40 pounds!
I realized this week just how much support you all are. This journey is so much easier with people going through the same thing you are.
Here's to a great, on plan, week for all of us!

pamedic954
02-25-2012, 11:33 AM
Hi all. I'm doing good. I was really surprised with how little food there is at first, but I'm not really hungry so it's all good. I have have been off and dieting since the beginning of the year, more off than on, but had been down 8 lbs before starting this. I'm down another 7 lbs since weighing in Thursday morning. So only a 100 lbs to go. LOL, um only. I know the 1st week is usually a really big loss, hopefully I can continue to lose big. I have been off of work the last couple of days, but am back on nights tonight and tomorrow. That is usually when I have my most difficulty. I work as a paramedic and I can sleep at work, but I could also be up all night. I plan on keeping my bar, fruit, lean & green, and a meal replacement for when I'm at work. I may also keep a few extra bars in my bag just in case I get slammed. Then just deduct any extra from tomorrows food, since if I'm up all night I will sleep half the day away tomorrow. I have also noticed that my rings are getting really lose. I had to add a smaller ring that my hubby bough me for our 5th anniversary to my wedding and engagement rings since they were falling off my hands. I haven't been able to wear the ring for years. We are going to hit 10 years this may. I had lost 50 lbs that year but of course gained it all back. I am so tired of the yoyo-ing. I want to lose the weight for good this time. I think once I get another week into this I will add working out as well. Anyway, I'm sorry to hear about your Aunt REKP and your pup Shero. I hope things calm down for both of you and you can get back on plan and lose all the weight you want.

msrachelr
02-25-2012, 01:19 PM
Hi all! New to this website and new to Wonderslim. I received my kit (4 weeks) yesterday and I'm beginning today. I am thinking about doing the 5 and 1 plan instead of consuming 7 WS products per day. Is anyone else doing this? If so how is it working out for you? Just curious. I like to workout 5 times per week and I'm wondering if I should stick with the 7 products for this reason. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

REKP
02-26-2012, 08:24 AM
MsRachelr,
Welcome to the group. I am doing the 7 packets of food (combination of New Lifestyle and Wonderslim products...they are the same) and following the New Lifestyle program. 7 packets and a lean and green meal. A couple of others are doing that as well. I think ExTex was doing the 5 plus lean and green. With your workouts I think you may need the additional food. The Wonderslim and New Lifestyle plans both have around a thousand calories a day. By deleting the 2 packets it puts you at a pretty low calorie count.
These plans work! I've lost 56 pounds since November 6. That's even with having a couple of weeks of travel, which is horribly hard for me to stick with my routines. This board has been so helpful to me.
Pamedic: Great non scale victory that your rings are loose and you needing another to keep from losing them. That's wonderful! I worked nights for over 30 years (critical care RN) and was always flipping my days and nights according to my schedule. You will figure out a routine that works for you pretty quickly! Congratulations on your 7 pound loss as well. I look forward to your future posts as you lose.
Sheri and Toy, said a prayer for both of you this morning. Hope things are going OK.
Hope everyone has a great, on plan, week ahead.

pamedic954
02-26-2012, 07:51 PM
I wrote a really long response before and it poofed. Grrr. Anyway, i wouldnt recommend only doing 5 unless you plan on adding extra protein . Otherwise you would only be eating 800-1000 calories a day. As for me i am doing ok. I had a killed headache and dizziness today so i added extra veggies tonight and that made me feel alot better. I think on days i work i may do that if im busy. Im off tomorrow so i should be good. My dh also decided that he was going to do the plan with me. He only needs to lose like 25 lbs though, so im sure he will hit his goal really fast

pamedic954
02-26-2012, 07:58 PM
I don't know what everyone thinks of all the flavors, but i was having trouble choking down tge mocha shake and found a way to kake them better. I got a container of maxwell house internation cafe suisse mocha. There is only 30 calories in 1.5 tablespoons. I took a half teaspoon of it and mixed it with the mocha shake. It made it so much better.

speedofsound
02-27-2012, 09:41 AM
That sounds really good, but LOVE the mocha personally! The only one I really don't like is the vanilla then followed by strawberry. Try the cocomint if you haven't already-- love it.

Btw, I'm down 4.6 lbs this week :carrot:

pamedic954
02-27-2012, 11:11 AM
I'm in a bad mental place right now. I said DH decided to do the plan with me. Fine whatever, but he is driving me up the wall. The 1st words out of his mouth this morning were "wow, I get to eat so much more than you". And I know he will cheat along the way and will lose so much more than me. We did LA Weightloss together years ago and he lost twice as much weight as me weekly and he later confessed to eating at least one candy bar a day. Plus he only has 25 lbs to lose to my 100. I am so frustrated. I was in the right dieting frame of mind when I ordered all the stuff and now that he decided that he is going to do the same thing I'm frustrated beyond belief. Plus he doesn't like certain things like coffee and peanut butter, so I will be stuck with all the mocha which I don't really like. And he doesn't like berries except for strawberries so I'm sure I will be stuck with all the berry yogurts with I think are horrible. I don't mind the strawberry ones, but he will eat all of those. I should just make another order, but a 12 week plan is enough to try to find places for. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Plus I have to be the supportive wife, but all I want to do is tell him to go to ****. I think I forgot to mention that I'm PMS'ing and my hormones are all out of whack so I get hateful this time of month. But I try really hard to just bottle all that up, which makes it worse

REKP
02-27-2012, 05:11 PM
Speedofsound: Congratulations on your loss! Your losses are inspiring!
Pamedic: I was laughing when I read your post. As we say in the south, bless your heart! My husband made several ?helpful? comments when I started this diet like "is that all you're going to eat?" as I mixed up the pudding or shake and he was eating a meat and 3 meal. After a while he apparently got used to my routine and has been a lot more supportive. How about you tell your husband you will share ALL your food with him, not just the ones he likes, since you like those too. Maybe he can help choose the things you reorder when this supply is gone. It is nice for him to try the program with you.
I'm having a good day back on plan. Thankfully I'm getting back into my routine and it is SO much easier when I can do that.
Hope everyone is having a good, on plan, day.

scissorhappy
02-28-2012, 01:40 AM
Hi guys -Sorry been a while but had to have surgery and am now feeling better .I have only been using a couple WS products each day . I have managed to lose 22lbs. in this time (abt 5 weeks ). I only gained this 70 or so lbs. since June so I dont know if my leaner body wants to bust out soon or what? Anywho ; lol at least I didnt gain like my last one which the steroids sent me well into the 200's... I got my new catalogue in the mail and am getting ready to place an order soon.I am still pretty stocked up. TOY- I hope you and your husband are doing well. REKP- I am so happy for you and your continued loss SOS -congrats on your loss and thanks for your recommendations for flavors SHERO - you always make me smile Everyone else - lol- Keep up the good work. I plan on getting back in here often and back to the routine

scissorhappy
02-28-2012, 02:03 AM
Wow I just read a few pages back ,and wow are we all going through some challenging times in our lives... I know that God is in control and God can help us through this . Wow ,no wonder we all eat for comfort ... Its like an internal top of to get through it ? I know thats what I do .

REKP
02-28-2012, 08:38 AM
So good to see you back Scissorhappy! Congratulations on your loss in spite of the surgery and meds. Now...that is success! So glad you're back and feeling better.
Thank you for your kind comment. I'm really just looking at the diet as something I HAVE to do. I get discouraged with only a pound or two loss per week, but know if I didn't continue doing this I would certainly not be losing anything. Past experience has taught me that one. Oh well...one day at a time, one step at a time and as Shero says one calorie at a time toward my goal.
Hope everyone has a good, on plan, day.

speedofsound
02-28-2012, 11:18 AM
I'm in a bad mental place right now. I said DH decided to do the plan with me. Fine whatever, but he is driving me up the wall. The 1st words out of his mouth this morning were "wow, I get to eat so much more than you". And I know he will cheat along the way and will lose so much more than me. We did LA Weightloss together years ago and he lost twice as much weight as me weekly and he later confessed to eating at least one candy bar a day. Plus he only has 25 lbs to lose to my 100. I am so frustrated. I was in the right dieting frame of mind when I ordered all the stuff and now that he decided that he is going to do the same thing I'm frustrated beyond belief. Plus he doesn't like certain things like coffee and peanut butter, so I will be stuck with all the mocha which I don't really like. And he doesn't like berries except for strawberries so I'm sure I will be stuck with all the berry yogurts with I think are horrible. I don't mind the strawberry ones, but he will eat all of those. I should just make another order, but a 12 week plan is enough to try to find places for. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Plus I have to be the supportive wife, but all I want to do is tell him to go to ****. I think I forgot to mention that I'm PMS'ing and my hormones are all out of whack so I get hateful this time of month. But I try really hard to just bottle all that up, which makes it worse

You can customize your order to only include stuff you like in the kits from Diet Direct. Also, I do believe they will take back boxes of food you don't like and give an exchange on them. They have great customer service.

pamedic954
02-28-2012, 04:19 PM
good to know. Do they charge you for return shipping if you exchange stuff? I never tried anything before my original order so I figured I would just leave it as it is. Most I find tolerable, a couple I would rather never taste again. But I'm sure everyone find something they don't like.

Anyone ever try the Mac n Cheese or Alfredo? I see that there are only 3 in a box instead of the 7, but I wonder if it would be worth it for every once in a while.

Shero
02-28-2012, 07:09 PM
Hi all-

My yorkie Teena passed away yesterday. I came home from work and found her. It's going to be hard without her around.

I decided this am to weigh since I was so depressed anyhow. Figured I gained some back but I did not. So I think February is going to be a no loss month but with the way things were going Im claiming victory.

I really thought I would have gained, what a surprise. I will post more as I get over this loss.

REKP
02-28-2012, 08:22 PM
Sheri:
So very sorry to hear about your dog passing away. I know it's hard to lose a beloved pet.
You have every right to claim a victory over the scale. If we can keep our heads above water when life is so stressful, that's absolutely a victory.
Hope you have a great month ahead.
(a virtual hug)
Rose

msrachelr
02-29-2012, 12:46 AM
Shero-I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you as you grieve the loss of your precious pets. It really is so hard.

Pamedic-Thanks so much for the advice! I have been adding lean protein (egg whites, fat free milk) in order to get up to around 1200 calories so that I can continue my workouts. Even with this my energy still feels low during and after. I may need to slow down. Loving WS products so far. Most are very tasty. I started last Friday and was down 4 pounds as of this morning (Tuesday). I have 50 pounds total to lose. My body loves the carb/portion control and frequent meals (I am pre-diabetic & insulin resistant). Hope everyone is having a great week so far! :)

shannoni
02-29-2012, 07:44 PM
So i've read ur whole wonderslim (the one that has like 601 messages) and i got convinced to join the group so i just ordered the 4 wk starter kit. and this group here seemed very supportive and i figured i should join to get some help from you guys (since my husband eats all day and never gains a lb). I live in Hawaii so i dont know how long till my kit gets here. Since u all know each other i'm probably gonna have a hard time keeping up. If u all don't mind give a lil bit of description so i can catch up to u all.

I am Shannon, I love in Hawaii. I am 23yrs old and am in graduate school for Masters in Nursing. I weight 165 im 5.6 and my goal weight in 130.

just a fun bet. If i follow every thing correctly how long do u think it'll be for me to reach my goal? ( the person who has the best guess can get a Hawaii shirt from me as a winner :)) :carrot:

REKP
03-01-2012, 08:43 AM
Shannoni:
Welcome to the group. OK...let me be the first to guess...I think if you follow the plan exactly it will take 8 weeks to lose the 35 pounds. You're young so that may make my estimate too long, but that' my guess :-)
Congratulations on your career choice! I've been an RN for 35 years, and can't think of anything I had rather done. Do you plan to teach or are you doing a practitioner degree? I'm excited for you.
The board has been a little more active in recent past. Seems almost everyone has been dealing with "life happens" things that has decreased their posts, but I don't think I've ever encountered a more supportive group.
I'm eagerly waiting for my weigh in on Saturday. Hope to be below 200 pounds for the first time in a very, very long time. My ultimate goal is exactly where you are now.
Hope everyone is having a good, on plan, week!
Rose

nowisthetime
03-01-2012, 01:14 PM
hello folks! welcome all the new folks too. Hope all are doing well. Ive not been on in a while, went off track, got a stomach virus, still have the virus, so not eating much of anything :( i have however lost a total of 21 pounds according to my weigh in at the dr yesterday....havent been strict following ANY plan, just substituting every now and then with shakes, and instead of pigging out at night, ill eat a pudding or dbl choc cake mix. i think thats been the biggest help. hows everyone else doing

shannoni
03-01-2012, 03:20 PM
Shannoni:
Welcome to the group. OK...let me be the first to guess...I think if you follow the plan exactly it will take 8 weeks to lose the 35 pounds. You're young so that may make my estimate too long, but that' my guess :-)
Congratulations on your career choice! I've been an RN for 35 years, and can't think of anything I had rather done. Do you plan to teach or are you doing a practitioner degree? I'm excited for you.
The board has been a little more active in recent past. Seems almost everyone has been dealing with "life happens" things that has decreased their posts, but I don't think I've ever encountered a more supportive group.
I'm eagerly waiting for my weigh in on Saturday. Hope to be below 200 pounds for the first time in a very, very long time. My ultimate goal is exactly where you are now.
Hope everyone is having a good, on plan, week!
Rose

hi REKP. Im hoping to go the nurse practitioner route. Im in the accelerated program now but am thinking of leaving it after my first year (which is when i get the RN degree) to get some experience and then continue on. So the ppl from the shipping section of my order called and said since i live in Hawaii i have to pay 51$ extra for shipping :(. you think its still worth it? :?:

kamikazecat
03-02-2012, 12:12 PM
Hello everyone. I just found this thread and wanted to introduce myself. I am doing wonderslim and I am on day 5 right now. I have found the plan to be relatively easy to follow but have noticed an increase in hunger on day 4 and day 5. Maybe I need an extra shake?

My husband and I are doing this together. He has about 150 to lose and I have about 135 to lose.

Shero
03-02-2012, 05:50 PM
Welcome all of you newbies. I still am trying to deal with losing my yorkie Teena. I would love to find a new puppy especially a rescue but I am finding it to be a challenge. So if anyone know's of a female yorkie puppy let me know. It's so quiet with just Gidget here.

If you are hungry have another shake or maybe a small meal.

Wow am I glad February is gone-it was a challenging month emotionally for all of us.

kamikazecat
03-02-2012, 10:38 PM
Shero,

I am so sorry for the loss of your dog. Animals become our family and it is always hard to lose someone we love. I read through the back posts and it seems life February was a rough month for everyone. I am hoping that March brings better luck for everyone.

I am thinking about adding in a shake if I get hungry. It is weird that I wasn't hungry the first few days but the past few have been tough. I am hoping to survive the weekend right now. One meal at a time.

shannoni
03-03-2012, 01:35 AM
Welcome all of you newbies. I still am trying to deal with losing my yorkie Teena. I would love to find a new puppy especially a rescue but I am finding it to be a challenge. So if anyone know's of a female yorkie puppy let me know. It's so quiet with just Gidget here.

If you are hungry have another shake or maybe a small meal.

Wow am I glad February is gone-it was a challenging month emotionally for all of us.

Aw so sorry for ur loss. I lost my 4 month old puppy to Parvo last yr and it was super hard i cant imagine how hard it would have been if i had her longer then that.

shannoni
03-03-2012, 01:40 AM
My WS is coming either tomorrow or Monday :) im super psyched to get started. what r the average losses of ppl who were here at the beginning? they all seem to disappear from one time to another.

REKP
03-03-2012, 08:40 AM
Welcome to Kamikazecat! So glad you have joined us. I had the same problem with I first started the diet. For the first few days it was smooth sailing, no hunger at all, then I started getting hungry between meals. I went to every 3 hour meal or snack and it seemed to take care of it. I read a good post on another board that said if you aren't hungry enough for a shake or pudding, you aren't hungry. Sometimes I find I just want "something" but a shake is not appealing...I get up and go do something else until the thought passes.
Shannoni: I'm so glad you ordered your product. I realize the shipping was expensive and had tried to respond to your post, but for some reason some of my posts get a time out or did not connect. My first 3 weeks on the plan: wk 1- 6 pounds lost, wk 2- 5 pounds lost wk 3- 7 pounds lost. So the first 3 weeks were great. Of course I started at 258 pounds. Now my loss has seemed to level off to 2-3 pounds a week. Of course I would like to lose more, but I'm headed in the right direction. This morning's weigh in was at 199! First time I've been in onederland in 5 years or so. I'm thrilled! Now 40 or so more pounds to lose and I'll be at my lowest adult weight. I feel good, my clothes feel good, I feel healthy, I'm going to have to fight complacency tooth and nail. When I lost 5 years ago, I got to 185 and decided I liked it there. Still overweight, but not wanting to continue to try to "diet". This is not a diet for me at this point. It's a change in my eating routine that I'm in no hurry to change. It's effective, I'm happy with the taste of the food, so I can actually imagine myself getting to goal.
Wow...didn't mean that to be a dissertation.
Shero: Hope you find the perfect puppy to adopt. Some friends of ours have a Yorkie rescue that is the most precious dog I have ever seen. She was a backyard breeder when they rescued her. They had to teach her to play, but she has taken to it so well :-) She is 7 now and plays like a puppy. We have a street cat hanging around our cat outside, so I think we're going to try to get hold of him this week and take him in for shots and neutering. Our cat has hated every other cat that has come around, but he seems to like this one.
Toy and ExTex: Let us know how you're doing. I miss y'all.
Nowisthetime: Welcome back. Sorry to hear about your stomach virus, but your weight loss is impressive :-)
Hope everyone has a great, on plan, weekend.

Shero
03-03-2012, 12:55 PM
REKP-Congrats on your weight in. I am so excited for you. You are such an inspiration.

I have to vent about these rescue groups. I can understand wanting to screen people to get good homes. But is very frustrating to deal with this procedure. First you have to fill out the adoption application. Then they will have to make home visits---it's just crazy. I had Teena since she was a baby-almost 13 years. Gidget is almost 7. Had her since she was a baby. I work 32 hours a week so is this going to be held against me? I crate/cage train them until they are big enough that you dont have to worry about them getting hurt. They are so small when they are babies. I spay my dogs at the earliest age possible. Gidget has had her teeth cleaned twice-which is not cheap. I just think there has to be a better way.

I had my heart set on a rescue but it would just be easier to go to a breeder.

Just venting.

shannoni
03-03-2012, 03:41 PM
REKP thx. Now i am more excited. I've never really followed a diet plan before. my cousin sent me some thing (i think it was called HCG) and u were supposed to eat like 400 calories + 25 drops of that and i love my eating too much to follow some thing like that. :)

Shero
03-03-2012, 05:33 PM
Wonderslim is an excellent product. I am at 18 pounds loss since 1/1/12. I lost my momentum in February and am very excited to have maintained that 18# lose since February was so crazy.

If you following the 3 shakes/meals a day with one food meal you will do excellent. I believe if your over 200# you will lose 15# a month being on plan. Off course, we must all know that it still is 3500 calories to lose a pound. Loseit.com is a wonderful calorie tool.

Hoping to be on plan soon.

Shero
03-03-2012, 05:35 PM
Research Hcg-I thought about it then researched it.

shannoni
03-03-2012, 06:27 PM
Research Hcg-I thought about it then researched it.

Ya i researched it and I cant say ppl didnt say they lost weight but it is not for me. I can not live on 400 calories a day. I might end up eating my husband instead :carrot:

pamedic954
03-04-2012, 07:54 PM
Hi Ladies, it has been a few days. I have been crazy busy at work and not getting much time to sleep at home. Anyway, I had 2 days where I ate a bit extra, but am back on plan. It's that time of the month so I haven't bothered to step on the scale. I will weigh in tomorrow.

Shero, Sorry to hear about your Fur baby :(

REKP, congrats on your loss. Wonderland is an awesome accomplishment :)

shannoni
03-05-2012, 12:32 AM
I was reading back in the threads and I was following TOY's threads but then they just stop during feb. I donno how to send a personal message to any one but i wanna know if she is still going or not? hope she didnt get discouraged or stop :) any one knows how to catch up with her?

REKP
03-05-2012, 07:45 AM
I had an idea last night...would anyone else be interested in an 8 week challenge for weight loss? I know my loss has slowed down, but I need inspiration to help me lose these last 36 pounds. We could weigh in at our regular times (either weekly or monthly) and just post our losses. I'll try to keep track of them and post the winners after 8 weeks. (We're all winning when each pound leaves our bodies!)
Maybe the challenge would be helpful getting us all back on plan and headed toward our goals.

Shannoni...did your supplies come? I look forward to your success posts.
Pamedic: Glad to see you back! Hope this week will be more restful for you.
Sheri: I agree that it is a little overboard when they do a make on you before they allow you to adopt a pet!
Have a good, on plan, week everyone.

kamikazecat
03-05-2012, 12:12 PM
Good morning :)

I am pleased to announce that I officially lost 4 pounds in my first week. I know the loss could have been higher but I did veer off plan a little over the weekend. I had a few meals out but I did manage to eat healthy so that is a great start and a shift in mindset for me so I am pleased.

REKP - I would be interested in an 8 week challenge. I am travel a few times during the next few months so that might help keep me accountable on the road.

Hope everyone has a great day!

shannoni
03-05-2012, 03:41 PM
REKP: They are i think supposed to get here today hopefully. the tracking says its in the destination facility so as long as they bring it around it should come today :). when i get my package i would lovee to start an 8 wk challenge :) that sounds very exciting :)

kamikazecat: Congrats on your 4 lbs. A few wks ago i started working out and running every day for about a week and eating healthy and my total weight loss was about 1.3 lbs. So i say u r doing amazinnnnnnnng

shannoni
03-05-2012, 08:05 PM
Its here and OH MY its soooo pretty :) most of the things in there i've either never tried or its been yrs and yrs.. i am soooooooo excited. I already know i have to fight my husband off of these cause he is already calling dibs on any thing he sees :) i am going to start tomorrow morning which is march 6th :) :carrot:

REKP
03-06-2012, 07:14 AM
Shannoni: So glad your supplies arrived! Hope everything goes well on your first day. Let us know how you're doing, drink lots and lots of water!
Kamikazekat: Great weight loss! CONGRATULATIONS! I, too, have had problems trying to adjust my eating habits when we travel. One of the best tips I found on this site was to order all sauces on the side.

Lets start our challenge with our losses at next weigh in and plan on finishing on May 1. That will give anyone that weighs monthly a chance to have a final weigh in. I hope others will join us as well. I'm actually a little more inspired than I have been recently!

Hope everyone has a great, on plan, day!

TOY
03-06-2012, 08:43 AM
I hope you all will forgive me but honestly today is the first time in several days that the thread has even crossed my mind. Amazing since I spent so much time here in the last few months.

My sincere apologies to the newcomers and my old friends for not being able to take the time right now to backtrack to see what's been going on in your lives. Shero, I did see as I glanced back that your Yorkie has died. I am so very sorry. Taffy is what is helping keep me sane at the moment.

A quick update here and then I'll have to get off...my husband is having several tests run to determine problems and a very serious one cropped up yesterday that we hadn't expected. During a barium swallow test they discovered he has some liquid going into his lungs. We have no idea where this will lead as this is a totally different problem than we were seeking help from. (We do suspect it must be a recent development or else he would have developed pneumonia from aspiration.) Anyway, we still have the stomach tests to endure, etc.

As before, my diet is the least of my worries right now...just trying to keep both our heads above water with this last health crisis. I am just blown away by this latest complication.

Don't forget me or give up on me...I will be back for the friendship and fellowship, etc. when life evens out a bit. Tons of WS products around here that I'm simply ignoring right now. It's a shame that I don't react to stress by losing weight...LOL

Have to go now...just know that I may not be here literally but I am so excited for your successes.

REKP
03-06-2012, 04:02 PM
Toy:
I'm so glad to see you here. You and your husband will remain in my thoughts and prayers. Please let us know how the tests come out.
(Virtual hug)
Rose

shannoni
03-06-2012, 05:14 PM
REKP: so far i had the breakfast and loved it. it was very funny how small the amount of oat meal was though LOL.. i was expecting a bit more. And i love the shake maker cup :) it was way too exciting to make shakes :) I weight my self this morning and i was 163 so i will weight my self one week from now :) i am super psyched. im already gonna be late taking the snack but its because i had to go to a career fair. Hopefully i can find a good job here :( hate Hawaii because of their low amount of jobs

shannoni
03-07-2012, 12:12 AM
OKK i need help.

So i've followed the plan pretty much correctly. Its hard to remember to eat every 2 to 3 hrs. But my question is about the lean and green meal. So i used a good amount of broccoli some parsley, one potato and about 3 oz of chicken. Is that correct? what do u usually use for ur OTHER in the lean and green part? and how much of each veggi do u put in? cause i love veggies and dont know what they mean when they say 1 veg. ( is that like 1 cup or what)

other than that so far so good
thank u

REKP
03-07-2012, 08:50 AM
Shannoni: Glad everything is going good for you so far!
About your food question...go to the Diet Direct site, look for Wonderslim up on the left. Click on Womens Plan, then the Wonderslim food selection list. It will give you a list of all the foods for the diet. Sorry I can't be more help about the specifics, I have been following the New Lifestyle diet plan. The food packets are the same for both programs but it is easier for me to just remember 8 oz lean protein and 2 cups green vegetables per day :-)
Eating every 2 or 3 hours does come around fast! I think that has been one thing that has kept me on the program thus far. I know my next eating opportunity is just around the corner. I'm eager to see how fast you lose your 30 pounds.
Hope everyone has a great, on plan, day!

shannoni
03-07-2012, 04:04 PM
REKP: Thank you so much.. I guess i ate a bit extra on my lean and green yesterday :) but im gonna get it right today. :). So far so good i had no problem yesterday and today i am doing great as well. but i heard it gets a bit harder after the 4th day. Its been raining nonstop here so i havent done any kind of work out. i think ive never ate this much in my life :) i usually eat very little but with lots of calories (like one cinnibon for dinner :)) so this is very interesting diet to me :)
How is the diet you are on? u doing good?

REKP
03-07-2012, 07:59 PM
Shannoni:
It is certainly a different way to eat. I don't think the timing is as crucial as getting all the food in every day. I've just found I don't get as hungry when I space my meals out every 3 hours all day long. I have lost a lot of weight since I started the diet the 6th of November. I weighed 258 then and lost 4-5 pounds per week for the first 2 months. Then around Christmas the loss dropped to 2-3 pounds a week, which is not nearly as fast as I would like, but I'm going to stick with it until I reach my goal of 165 or so no matter how long it takes. It's something I can continue, I'm eating and feel satisfied. I've ordered a lot of food...like another 3 months worth from now, so I also know I'm not going to waste my money by not continuing.
I found that for the first 2 weeks or so of the diet I felt kinda week. I cut my workouts back to 5 miles a day on the exercise bike, but after that time I picked back up to my routine.
Keep posting...This is so much easier when others are going through the same thing!
I like the picture of you and your dog. You both look happy :-)

shannoni
03-08-2012, 02:44 AM
Wow thats great amount of weight loss. I really hope i could get half as much as that in.

I was wondering what if i cant eat all the meals. For example I can never find out for the OTHER for breakfast meal or usually miss the after dinner drink or snack thingi.. so i think i am about 200 calories shorter than they want. And i dont eat exactly every 2 or 3 hrs. I eat more like every 2 hrs and then once 4 hrs and then like one hr. does that really matter?

REKP
03-08-2012, 08:52 AM
Shannoni: I don't think the timing is as important as getting all the food in. It's set up on to be around 1000-1200 calories a day, so missing a couple hundred calories could possibly slow your weight loss. There was a big discussion here about that a month or so ago. I just make sure I get in around the thousand calories a day. Double up on the packets of food when you are having a meal if you think you'll be behind by the end of the day.

It's so beautiful here in KY. Everything is getting green, our forsythias are starting to bud. I love spring! It's been a really mild winter here, but spring seems like such a time of renewal.

Hope everyone has a great, on plan, day.

How are you doing Speedofsound, Shero, ExTex, Ms. Sara? Missing your posts!

Shero
03-08-2012, 08:30 PM
Hi guys:

I am lurking. I have been obsessed with getting a new puppy. I knew Teena was getting older and had always had the thought of a new one after she had left us. I know it hasnt been very long since Teena went. I have missed her terrible. I have learned so much from this process. A. There are so many dishonest people out there that you could become very jaded against them. My niece got taken for $600 for shipping a puppy that she never got. Bad for her-good for me-cause as varnable (SP) as I was when I first started looking for a puppy it could have very easily been me. It shocks you when you search someones name and find fraud alerts. But I have found a new puppy 3 hours away from here and cash for puppy. I am so jaded at the rescue organizations. That is really what I wanted to do but found it to invasive. That is why more animals arent adopted. If having a 13 year old yorkie from a puppy, and a seven year old should be enough to prove I am a responsible pet owner..... Home visits, making sure the dogs get along-I think is bull. Gidget is a very timid girl so when you go to pick her up she crowers-I think if you were a five pound dog in such a big world you would crower to. I could go on and on about this experience but this a weight loss sight. I guess if any of you want to be friends on facebook let me know.

Toy-hun I am so sorry that things are so ruff for you. Are you a Christian?
Thanks for the condolences-it was ruff finding Teena gone. I just wanted one more summer. The CHF was fast. I thought she had rebounded from the pnemonia well. Even though the vet had warned me that her heart was very enlarged. We had just started her on heart med's so I will always wonder if the medicine killed her.

Well the new puppy's name will be Spring. I am still trying to figure out a middle name. All suggestions welcome. Yorkie owners I have a quiz for you. There are two reasons I am naming her Spring-one is the season, what is the other reason.

I am up for the 8 week challenge I need it. I havent kept track of my calories or been diligent with the Wonderslim program. No scale for me. So I weigh very soon and May 1st the challenge is over........REKP-you are great for making this suggestion. If I weigh next Friday it will just be a 7 week challenge right..... REKP-you are my inspiration. Oneville in 4 months....ok the truth-I little jealous LOL...... I remember when I was at 209----I felt good then being able to wear clothes that looked nice.

Hoping and praying that I will meet you in oneville one day........

shannoni
03-09-2012, 03:42 AM
Shannoni: I don't think the timing is as important as getting all the food in. It's set up on to be around 1000-1200 calories a day, so missing a couple hundred calories could possibly slow your weight loss. There was a big discussion here about that a month or so ago. I just make sure I get in around the thousand calories a day. Double up on the packets of food when you are having a meal if you think you'll be behind by the end of the day.

It's so beautiful here in KY. Everything is getting green, our forsythias are starting to bud. I love spring! It's been a really mild winter here, but spring seems like such a time of renewal.

Hope everyone has a great, on plan, day.

How are you doing Speedofsound, Shero, ExTex, Ms. Sara? Missing your posts!

Ok i ate all the meals today :) I cant not weight my self every morning. i am way too excited to get into 150s. I was at 148 for about 4 yrs and then one summer i went to 168. so i never got to see my 150s :)

day 3 was a very big success. I have not yet felt hungry or had any headaches yet.

Its was very nice here today in HI. But its usually like this any way. I got 2 ppl telling me my face looks skinnier :) it made me very happy.

shannoni
03-09-2012, 03:46 AM
Hi guys:

I am lurking. I have been obsessed with getting a new puppy. I knew Teena was getting older and had always had the thought of a new one after she had left us. I know it hasnt been very long since Teena went. I have missed her terrible. I have learned so much from this process. A. There are so many dishonest people out there that you could become very jaded against them. My niece got taken for $600 for shipping a puppy that she never got. Bad for her-good for me-cause as varnable (SP) as I was when I first started looking for a puppy it could have very easily been me. It shocks you when you search someones name and find fraud alerts. But I have found a new puppy 3 hours away from here and cash for puppy. I am so jaded at the rescue organizations. That is really what I wanted to do but found it to invasive. That is why more animals arent adopted. If having a 13 year old yorkie from a puppy, and a seven year old should be enough to prove I am a responsible pet owner..... Home visits, making sure the dogs get along-I think is bull. Gidget is a very timid girl so when you go to pick her up she crowers-I think if you were a five pound dog in such a big world you would crower to. I could go on and on about this experience but this a weight loss sight. I guess if any of you want to be friends on facebook let me know.

Toy-hun I am so sorry that things are so ruff for you. Are you a Christian?
Thanks for the condolences-it was ruff finding Teena gone. I just wanted one more summer. The CHF was fast. I thought she had rebounded from the pnemonia well. Even though the vet had warned me that her heart was very enlarged. We had just started her on heart med's so I will always wonder if the medicine killed her.

Well the new puppy's name will be Spring. I am still trying to figure out a middle name. All suggestions welcome. Yorkie owners I have a quiz for you. There are two reasons I am naming her Spring-one is the season, what is the other reason.

I am up for the 8 week challenge I need it. I havent kept track of my calories or been diligent with the Wonderslim program. No scale for me. So I weigh very soon and May 1st the challenge is over........REKP-you are great for making this suggestion. If I weigh next Friday it will just be a 7 week challenge right..... REKP-you are my inspiration. Oneville in 4 months....ok the truth-I little jealous LOL...... I remember when I was at 209----I felt good then being able to wear clothes that looked nice.

Hoping and praying that I will meet you in oneville one day........

Shero I am so excited for u getting a puppy. I have 2 puppies right now. One is mine and he is 9 months old. He is Visla and very sweet. The other one is a 6 months old terrier mix that i am fostering for the shelter. He is adorable and very sweet. But its way too much work to take care of 2 puppies at once. so i am not gonna keep the little one. My Visla's name is Mac Nut (macadamia Nut) and the little baby is Lucky ( cause he got ran over by the car twice and is still healthy ). I love the name Spring . Its a beautiful name :)

REKP
03-10-2012, 04:10 PM
Hi everyone:
I apparently had a better week than I expected, lost 3 pounds (PTL!) Now have a tiny bit of breathing room between the 196 and 200 that I never want to see again.
Shero: You can do this! I'm looking forward to sending you my size 18 and 16 jeans.
Shannoni: How are you doing? Hope your first weigh in is great. I anticipate you won't spend much time in the 150's this time either, as you speed toward the 140's.
Hello to everyone else. Hope we all have a great, on plan, week ahead!

shannoni
03-10-2012, 04:21 PM
Hi everyone:
I apparently had a better week than I expected, lost 3 pounds (PTL!) Now have a tiny bit of breathing room between the 196 and 200 that I never want to see again.
Shero: You can do this! I'm looking forward to sending you my size 18 and 16 jeans.
Shannoni: How are you doing? Hope your first weigh in is great. I anticipate you won't spend much time in the 150's this time either, as you speed toward the 140's.
Hello to everyone else. Hope we all have a great, on plan, week ahead!

Woooow Congratssssss... 3 pounds is greatttt... I am sooooooo proud of you.. :))) this diet is by far the funnest and easiest diet ever. The only hard part is i work in an Indian resturant and they r used to making me all kinds of goodies that i die for. And even though i told them to not make it any more since i am on a diet, they thinks its a challange of how soon they can tempt me to eat their food. Its not cool :-/

I've been weighing my self every day since i started ( i am very bad with patience and waiting and all) so far (day 5) i am down to 159.2 (started from 163 ) Soooooo exciting :carrot:

Shero
03-10-2012, 07:17 PM
Well Guys-

Spring Rose is now in her new home and she is an awesome puppy. She is a little young so I am spending extra time with her. She loves to lay on my chest and go to sleep after a period of intense play. The trip was great. Gidget wants nothing to do with her. So far.

Well yesterday morning I had a great surprise. I weighed myself for the 8 week challenge, I was fully ready to accept a gain. I expected a gain. February was a struggle. Then in March I dealt with Teena's death. I think I have liked a 2 lb loss for the first time in along time. I weighed in at 247.2#. That is a 20# loss since January 1st. I could have jumped for joy.

Now here comes the challenge I am more than excited.

Rose my puppy has your name as a middle name. I didnt know what it was going to be until my niece suggested Rose. Spring Rose. What a beautiful name.

REKP
03-10-2012, 11:51 PM
Shero: AHHHH...that is the cutest puppy I've seen in a long time! I'm so glad you have her. Congratulations on your weight loss. 20 pounds is a lot of weight! So glad you had lost!
Shannoni: Sounds like you're off to a great start on your diet. Don't let those co-workers sabotage you... Isn't it amazing how friends and family wants to feed you :-)

sassyh
03-11-2012, 02:04 PM
Hi Ladies,
Back on plan again. Day 1! Holidays are over....

Anyhow, looking forward to a fabulous week. Have lots of catching up to do!

Airen08
03-11-2012, 09:53 PM
Hi everyone! So, I just ordered a 4 week supply and can't wait to get started. I'm 31 and was just diagnosed with stage 4 OA of the knee/hip. I already need a replacement, but am too young so have been basically sentenced to dealing with it until I'm at least 40. I can't go up and down stairs unless using my right leg and am already walking with a cane to work my job. On top of this, I have severe Crohns disease that has been in remission since I take 6 week infusions to treat it. I say all of that, to say that this is my last resort. I've tried every diet out there and this one really appealed to me. Due to my severe health issues, I have to get this weight off and exercise is going to be an issue with me.

I'm starting tomorrow even though I don't have any food or materials. I bought some lower sugar oatmeal, ETA shakes, atkins bars, and some lipton cup of soup. As well as lots of water. I figured I would start even though I don't have the materials to get used to the program. I look forward to getting everything and getting to know some of you!

REKP
03-12-2012, 10:09 AM
Welcome to Airen08 and welcome back Sassyh.
Airen08: So sorry to hear about your medical problems. Bless your heart! It has to be disheartening to be in pain when you move. I had a torn meniscus in my knee 3 years ago and had to quit walking on my treadmill. The pounds packed on. You are so smart for starting this diet to keep that from happening to compound the problem. Post often...I look forward to seeing your weight loss when you get started on the plan!
You are in such a pretty area...I love Pikeville, did a lot of work there and in Ashland KY 2 years ago. Fell in love with the area and the people I worked with there. I'm kinda in south western Ky, 40 miles north of Nashville, Tn. We're all flat land and farming here.
Sassyh: So glad you're back! How have you been?
A few of us are doing an 8 week challenge if you want to join us. We are just going to post the losses between now and May 7. I'm going to try to keep track of them. No prizes, just satisfaction that those pounds are gone for good. It was surprising how many times I thought about that last week when my mind was telling me I was hungry, but my stomach knew it wasn't :-)
The lilac bush outside my office window is in full bud this morning...Poor thing, if it blooms in March it will probably freeze. This has been the mildest winter we have ever spent here. (Been here for almost 7 years, but spent 3 of those winters working in Arizona.) Our yard already needs mowing...my husband is trying to wait it out until April. All the neighbors have already mowed. Peer pressure will get him :-) Birds are singing...it's just a great day to be alive.
Hope everyone has a good, on plan, day.

shannoni
03-12-2012, 05:46 PM
Hi everyone! So, I just ordered a 4 week supply and can't wait to get started. I'm 31 and was just diagnosed with stage 4 OA of the knee/hip. I already need a replacement, but am too young so have been basically sentenced to dealing with it until I'm at least 40. I can't go up and down stairs unless using my right leg and am already walking with a cane to work my job. On top of this, I have severe Crohns disease that has been in remission since I take 6 week infusions to treat it. I say all of that, to say that this is my last resort. I've tried every diet out there and this one really appealed to me. Due to my severe health issues, I have to get this weight off and exercise is going to be an issue with me.

I'm starting tomorrow even though I don't have any food or materials. I bought some lower sugar oatmeal, ETA shakes, atkins bars, and some lipton cup of soup. As well as lots of water. I figured I would start even though I don't have the materials to get used to the program. I look forward to getting everything and getting to know some of you!

Hey Airen, Welcome. Sorry for all the problems ur having but the good news is this is by far the best diet ever!!!! I've never followed a diet longer than 3 or so day. Tomorrow is gonna be a wk ive been on this diet and its so easy and i havent felt hungry yet :) im about 5 lbs down so far. :carrot:

shannoni
03-12-2012, 05:48 PM
Shero: AHHHH...that is the cutest puppy I've seen in a long time! I'm so glad you have her. Congratulations on your weight loss. 20 pounds is a lot of weight! So glad you had lost!
Shannoni: Sounds like you're off to a great start on your diet. Don't let those co-workers sabotage you... Isn't it amazing how friends and family wants to feed you :-)

Ya im doing pretty good. Yesterday i was working the buffett shift in the restaurant and that was hard. So i had a little bit of their food instead of my lunch and one of the shakes. And i think it worked cause i lost .8lbs since yesterday :)

REKP
03-14-2012, 11:43 AM
Hello Everyone!
I've had a cold since Monday and nothing tastes right...you would think that would keep me from eating, right? Oh No, I keep trying things to see if it might taste normal or good. Bummer that I'm feeling sick, and fear I'm not going to lose any weight this week. Hope everyone is having a better week than I am. I missed 2 days of my exercise bike ride, so am 20 miles behind. Did 2 miles while ago and it was a struggle to even do those. I'll get those miles caught up, just not sure when it's going to happen.
Wonder how many carbs Daytime, Nitetime and cough drops have? :-)

Airen08
03-14-2012, 12:28 PM
Hi Everyone! Just got my package of food in this morning. I had already eaten Quaker Low Sugar Oatmeal for breakfast and then decided to try a bar in between breakfast and lunch. Wow! I tried the caramel butter pecan bar and it was so good! Finished a bottle of water with it. I am down 3 lbs since Monday which was when I started on my own without food. Now that I'm stocked up, I'm ready to go!

REKP - I actually went to school at WKU for 4 years for my undergrad and then 2 years online for my masters. Loved it down there - absolutely beautiful, but I sure missed my mountain home. I'm with you on the sickness - had to get a steroid pack to get rid of my 4 week cough, sore throat, laryngitis, and ear infections. So happy to be feeling better! Hope you're on the mend soon!

Shannoni - Girl, I don't know how you do it working in a restaurant!! Stay strong!
I look forward to trying more things from my boxes and letting you know how they are! Have a great day all!

Airen08
03-14-2012, 03:47 PM
Ok - couldn't wait to post again...I'm really excited. I tried Medifast years ago and was so turned off by the food that I couldn't even finish a whole week.
For lunch, I made the spicy Mac and Cheese. Wow...so good, but I had to watch out for the bubbling over in the microwave! I'll learn next time. And then, just now I made the Mocha Cream Shake in the little shaker they give you with some crushed ice. Again...so good! I could tell it was going to be good when the smell from the powder was like jello pudding powder. I'm so happy to have already found good tasting options! I figure there will probably be a few (oatmeal, soups) that I don't care for, but I at least know this is tollerable and actually keeps me going!

REKP
03-15-2012, 12:01 AM
Airen8:
I'm so glad you're enjoying the food so far. I have to agree about the butter pecan bars. I'm not a big fan of chocolate and I LOVE those things. There hasn't actually been anything I absolutely wouldn't eat...although I did convince my husband he needed to help me get rid of the chocolate shakes :) I fix the mac and cheese on the stove top. I think it makes it taste better and doesn't boil over. I've found the soups do better to mix them with about an ounce or two of cold water, kinda make into a paste, then add the hot water or, as I usually do, fill the cup on up with cold water then heat in the microwave.
So you're an alumni Hilltopper! Are you also a UK fan? We bleed blue in this household :-) I just wish both teams could have progressed in the tournament without meeting each other so soon.
Here's to your continued success on the plan!
Rose

Airen08
03-15-2012, 08:14 AM
Rose - Oh yeah...I'm a Hilltopper, but unfortunately for them, I bleed blue!! Thank you for the tips on cooking the food!

I'm down another pound this morning after finishing 1/2 of day of actual WonderSlim food. This morning, I made the apple cinnamon oatmeal. Eh. It's ok. Maybe if I add some apple pie spice or cinnamon it would improve it. Very bland, but I ate every bit and am hopeful it will hold me over until my morning shake. I just packed a lunch bag of new things to try today - chocolate shake, cookie dough bar, and another mocha shake for the afternoon. For lunch, I'm eating my lean and green since the office I work in is going out to eat today. Then tonight I'll probably try the Sloppy Joes and try the chocolate cake in the evening. Very happy about this decision so far!! And I love the little shake bottle they give you - I'm definately going to order some more of those.

Airen08
03-15-2012, 05:46 PM
Chocolate Shake and Cookie Dough Bar are both keepers. Did you know that even if you use one packet out of the box, you can still exchange the box for something else?! That's rather exciting to me! I'll be exchanging some things as soon as I try a couple more things. I'll be trying the Vegetarian Joes here in a couple minutes....I'm planning on putting it on a low carb pita with tomato and some mustard. Then tonight I'm trying out the chocolate cake...haven't heard a lot of good stuff about it, but we'll see.

JulieRae
03-15-2012, 08:54 PM
Hi everyone,
I just started Wonderslim this past Monday and have enjoyed reading through your old threads getting advice and ideas. If its not too late I would like to join your 8 week challenge to help stay motivated. I've lost 9 lbs. so far! I know it's mostly water, but it's very encouraging. I need to lose about 72 more pounds so I have a long way to go...

REKP
03-15-2012, 10:35 PM
JulieRae:
Welcome! Awesome weight loss...To me it's never mattered if the weight loss was water, or actual weight, if it was on the scale one time and not the next it's a loss:) It's certainly not too late to join the weight loss challenge, and I look forward to your posts of your continued loss.

Airen08: Your meal plan tonight sounds really good to me. Did you know you can make muffins out of the oatmeal if you don't like the taste or texture of it? I mix a packet of oatmeal, one packet of hotcake mix some pumpkin spice seasoning and enough water to make a decent batter. It makes two muffins that I think are really tasty. One muffin per serving, but they are decent size.
There is a blog called Escape from Obesity that has a lot of recipes for the Medifast foods. I've used several with the Wonderslim food and so far haven't had any huge failures, or anything I absolutely wouldn't eat.

Did you see the game tonight? I was actually getting a little worried with WKU knocking down the 3 point shots during the last few minutes.

I'm finally feeling better and was able to make up some of my missed exercise bike miles today. I hope I've lost some at weigh in on Saturday, but figure at this point it's probably about a 50/50 chance.
Hope everyone has a good, on plan, day tomorrow!

Airen08
03-16-2012, 08:51 AM
Rose - I saw and yes, I got worried! However, it's the Cats...they usually pull through anything. Thank you for more tips!

Yesterday the vegetarian joes were so good! I could see making it for a "taco" salad or maybe adding a couple kidney beans for a "chili". Not at all impressed with the chocolate cake...I actually threw it away after taking one bite. That will be exchanged. This morning I'm sipping on the hot chocolate which isn't too bad at all. Especially since I'm still nursing a sore throat.

Welcome JulieRae! I look forward to seeing your losses and how everything goes! I'm in the middle of my first week and am so happy with the quality of food and the losses I'm having! Congrats on the loss so far! I'm a daily weigher (maybe a bad thing)...so I'm seeing little 0.2-1lb losses each day!

Have a great Friday everyone!!

Shero
03-16-2012, 09:24 PM
Hi everyone:

Welcome Julie and Airen. I am wondering where all the other people are-I know Toy is dealing with medical issues. What about Speed of Sound? REKP looks like we are the only ones that are still around right now.

I have been busy tending to Spring the baby Yorkie. She is awesome but alot of work also. She is a very busy puppy and has become quite independent in the last couple days.

So I have been trying to get back on plan and tend to have a couple shakes a day on a good day. I also like the spicy pasta for lunch. I have alot of the Nutrisystem Black bean soup that I got from Big Lots. I was surprised to weigh on Wednesday and be at 245. I was weighing to see how much Spring weighed. Todays weigh was not as good but I had Chinese last night and I understand that is very salty.

So do I claim Wednesday weight or todays?

Wonderslim products I like:
All the bars of course but I have found the Pure Portein Brand to be just as good and alot cheaper.

Spicy Pasta-Get the water hot then add the spicy pasta-mix and put back in the microwave until it almost boils over-let it sit for a few minutes. I think you can avoid the run overs. We have a hot water tap at work on the coffee machine. It works great after putting in the microwave for 30 ish seconds.

Chocolate Shakes. Strawberry and Wildberry smoothies. To my amazement I like the hot chocolate.

If anyone wants so Raspberry hot chocolate I have some I would send you....just message me.

Things I did not like that I have tried: The sloppy joe mix--the oatmeal and the soups.

Just wanted to post and let you know I am still around.

REKP
03-17-2012, 10:40 AM
Hello everyone, I was actually surprised to lose 2 pounds this week, in spite of myself apparently. I was at 194 this morning and seeing 200 slip farther behind me. I never want to see that number again! If I continue with 2 or 3 pounds a week, it's going to take probably 3 or 4 months to finish this journey...but it doesn't matter how long it takes, finish I will! I'm determined.
Shero: So happy for your loss this week! Your puppy is so cute! How much did she weigh, did she even move the scale? :) She looks so tiny. My husband weighs, then we weigh the cat. He is 11 pounds and actually very fit. The vet says "that is one big framed kitty" I think he takes that after me :)
Hope everyone has a good, on plan, week ahead. I hope to have a better loss since the virus I had this week seems to have moved on.

Airen08
03-17-2012, 11:33 AM
Thank you Shero! Congrats on the losses Rose and Shero!

I'm down another 1.4 this morning. I've tried a couple other things since I was here last. The hotcakes were decent (especially with some sugar free syrup), loved the wildberry smoothie (although i will add less water next time), basically the only bars I've found I enjoy so far are the chocomint, caramel butter pecan, and cookie dough.

If you all have tried: cookie bar, alfredo pasta, cheesy mac, or any of the bari wise bars, please let me know what you think of them. I'm considering placing an order for some bariwise bars (they are pretty comparable to the WS with less carbs) and a couple more little shakers. Then, I will be exchanging a couple of boxes for some pasta, bars I like, and lots of shakes.

Have a great weekend everyone! This one may be a little trying for me...I like to eat out on Sundays after church...going to have to watch myself!

shannoni
03-17-2012, 06:30 PM
Hello, seems like every body is doing good here.. Im down to 156 for now. I did fell off the wagon one night when my work had lamb and lobster for dinner. Other then that ive been doing pretty good. So far im about 7 lbs down in a week and a half :) :carrot:

Shero
03-17-2012, 10:49 PM
Spring had her first vet visit-she is healthy and weighs 2.4#..........Pure Protein bars are also good. I got mine today on Sale buy 2 boxes get one free so I paid $13.00 for 3 boxes with 5 bars in them..........

Hope you all are having a good weekend. Wish we would get some post from the others like Toy and Speedofsound, I miss them.

Current picture of Spring.

Airen08
03-18-2012, 11:08 AM
Well, I've finally got everything boxed to be exchanged on Monday. Still trying to make some deisions on what to exchange them for. I now have some favs: mocha shake, caramel butter pecan bars, vanilla shakes (with some PB2 mixed in!!), vegetarian joes, and the cheesecake was good with some sugar free cool whip. Then I've got a bunch of ones that are good enough to keep with some tweaking here and there. Could not stomach the strawberry shakes, but the strawberry yogurt smoothie was good!

I went ahead and placed another order for some small shakers to go on the road with me while I work (I travel a lot!), some bariwise bars to try, biscotti, and the ranch, pizza, barbecue, and salt and vinegar chips. Then I'm exchanging the WS for other WS products I haven't tried yet...alfredo pasta, cheesy mac, cookies with icing, cookie bar...

I have to say, not even a week into this and I love it! I know that I get to eat 2-3 hours and I'm thinking less and less of food all the time. I am really bad for fast food with my job and this is the first work week that I didn't touch it once! Big accomplishment for me!!

Have a great Sunday everyone! Sitting here enjoying my vanilla shake made in my Ninja with crushed ice, PB2, and a pinch of splenda.

Airen08
03-18-2012, 02:32 PM
Question: Where do you get Pure Protein Bars? And what are your fav. flavors?!

REKP
03-19-2012, 12:06 PM
Shannoni and Airen: Congratulations on your weight losses! It's so nice to see the scale headed downward isn't it!
Airen: Part of my weight gain happened due to travel with my job, and travel is still a problem for me. I was on an expense account with $35.00 a day allotted for food. It was part of my benefits, and I NEVER let any benefit go to waste :-) It was doing horrible things to my weight, I was making really bad food choices on top of the amount of food I ate.
Congratulations on resisting the call of the fast food places! It does seem to get easier as time goes on.
Hope everyone has a great, on plan, week!
Shero: I miss our friends as well. Hope they will come back to let us know how they're doing from time to time.

Jaelini
03-19-2012, 04:12 PM
Hi All...

After a rather lengthy hiatus from here, I am back and so grateful to have found the Wonderslim thread! I ordered the 12 week program and should be getting it any day now.

I decided to go the WS route because my oldest daughter is getting married in August (in the Dominican Republic...can you say beaches and bathing suits?!?!) and while I have been on WW for some time, the .1 and .2 weight losses per week (if I wasn't staying the same as the previous week) just was NOT cutting it for me. I appreciate their saying, "At least its not a gain..." but again, I have a do or die date to prepare for!

I plan on reading through all the old forums to get ideas on how to jazz up the WS packets and looking forward to having much success on this program!

Airen08
03-19-2012, 04:48 PM
Rose - thank goodness I don't have an expense account! I would be MORE huge if I did! I actually work for a board of education as an educational diagnostician. I work for the largest county in KY so I travel unbelievable miles each week. I test kids in headstart all the way to high school for special education and have meetings to place them in the program. Absolutely love my job, but it's getting very difficult for me with my arthritis, knee issues, and crohns disease. I'm trying to hang on as long as possible!

Welcome Jaelini!! Can't tell you how many times I joined and re-joined WW. Ugh...so depressing to lose those measly .1's and .5's for a whole weeks worth of doing what in my mind was close to perfect! ...and all the money spent on that program!! I hope you enjoy WS as much as I do! The hardest part for me right now is coming home in the evening and trying not to snack until bedtime. I have found that saving my bar until the end of the day and cutting it into small bites helps tide me over a while. Also, keeping myself busy with my quilting helps too!

Hope everyone has had a good Monday so far!

Shero
03-19-2012, 08:32 PM
You can buy pure protein bars at Walmart. In my case I got them at Meijers but if you dont live in Michigan you probably dont have a Meijers. I have not found a bar I didnt like.

REKP
03-20-2012, 04:51 PM
Welcome Jaelini! You sure do have something to look forward to..August will come around before you know it, and how exciting that you will be thinner and in a brand new size by then.
Airen: Your job sounds fun! I'm spending a lot more time working from home now, which I love, but full retirement is calling me more every day. I'm not sure I'm ready, but I'll be 58 in a couple of weeks. Travel has lost it's appeal. I've traveled my whole nursing career and am just ready to stay home. My career has been a blessing and I've enjoyed it, but I'm thinking aging is changing my mine about how much fun it is. :-)
Shero: I haven't tried the Pure Protein bars either, I saw them at Kroger recently, picked one up and read the nutritional info and didn't buy it, don't remember now why I didn't. Are they higher in carbs or calories than the Wonderslim bars? I found some Biggest Loser Protein bars at Big Lots recently and bought several of them. They are compatible to the Wonderslim bars, but I don't think they taste nearly as good. Have you guys ever heated a Wonderslim bar? Just for a few seconds in the microwave, then eat it with a fork. The butter pecan ones are awesome and the choc. peanut butter is almost as good :-)
Hope everyone is having a good week. Keep us posted on your losses Jaelini, I love the stories of pounds lost, never to be seen again!

Shero
03-20-2012, 08:27 PM
Here is the nutritional info on pure protein bars-I buy them because I can pick them up at the store and I got an excellent deal on them.....

6 bars for $6.97 usually-I got buy 2 get one free.

Chocolate Deluxe-

Calories-180
Total fat-4.5g
Sat Fat- 3.g
Trans fat 0g

Cholestrol-15mg
Sodium-75 mg
Potassium-115 mg
Carbs-17g
Fiber 2g
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohol 4g
protein 20g

Vitamins and minerals 25-30%

Airen08
03-21-2012, 03:33 PM
Thank you for all of the information Sheri! I got in my order of some other things I wanted to try and I am now in love with the bariwise bars. Just like a candy bar and less carbs than WS. So good and they last a bit longer because they are a bit fuller than the WS bars (chunkier, but not much bigger). I also got to try the HealthWise protein chips and HealthWise Biscotti. I'm loving both! Still haven't returned my box of unwanted WS food to exchange yet...now I'm thinking I just want WS shakes instead of all the other stuff they have. One happy camper here!

Trying to stay off the scale until a week is past...I know it's not good for me to get on every morning, so I hid it in under my bed. As long as I know I'm sticking to the program, I'm good to go.

Rose - my job is awesome! I just worry about disability creeping up on me (at 31 years of age) due to my severe issues. I have a doctorate in education and plan to teach online if it ever gets that bad.

REKP
03-21-2012, 06:20 PM
Sheri:
Thanks for the nutritional information on the Pure Protein bars. Don't have a clue why I didn't buy them, but I'll look for them again at Kroger.
How's Spring Rose doing today?

Airen: Your job does sound amazing. It's always good to have a back up plan in case things happen beyond your control. I will say a prayer that the health issues will improve so you can continue to help the children you obviously love.

I just did inventory of my remaining Wonderslim foods, including the 12 week package I got at the end of last year, I have about 350 packages. I'm trying to see if I can finish my weight loss to goal without ordering many (if any) more. Wish me luck! I'm starting to get excited that I'll reach my goal this summer. We're going to a horse show I used to love to show in the end of May. I'm excited to see a lot of my old friends, many that have never seen me at this weight...and I have 2 months to go before the show. Hopefully I'll be down several more pounds by then.

Hope everyone is having a good, on plan, day!

Sally Pineapple
03-22-2012, 10:31 PM
I am glad that I found this thread.

I am doing WS and some left over NS that I still had on the shelf from a while back.

I start in the morning.

Pure Protein Bars can usually be found at your grocery store and you can get a $1 off coupon for two bars at The Coupon Clippers that are good until 4/22/12.

Shero
03-22-2012, 11:18 PM
Welcome Sally Pineapple.

Spring is doing great. She is becoming quite independent yet still loves to be near you. I am surprised how good she is doing on potty training.

I think March is going to be a no loss month. I have gotten off track and seem to be having a hard time getting back on track. I am not gaining and still am posting on here so hoping that I will be back on track before I get to disappointed and go haywire. LOL

REKP-you are doing so good.

Jaelini
03-23-2012, 07:47 AM
My boxes came Wednesday...I haven't opened them yet. LOL! I have a dinner party I am hosting tomorrow night, so it is my last hurrah so to speak. I am going to get some ziploc freezers bags and get everything sorted tonight. Sunday is day one on the journey!

Hope everyone is doing well and staying positive...spring is here and it is indeed a time of renewal!

REKP
03-23-2012, 09:15 AM
Welcome Sally Pineapple! I look forward to your posts. The diet isn't easy, especially in the long haul...but so very worth it.
JaeliniL Sunday will be here before you know it! So glad you're going on this Wonderslim journey with us.
Sheri: Is there anything I can do, or say, to get you inspired again? Maybe the March weigh in will surprise you and give you a nudge to go full steam again. Even if it doesn't, I love to read your posts and hear how you and Spring is doing :-)
Hope everyone has a good, on plan, day today!

Jaelini
03-23-2012, 12:45 PM
Thanks REKP...I am also a part of the "Chub Club" at work to really help with accoutability (and my competitive nature--whoever loses the biggest % wins the $ from the 20 week 'program'...we pay $1 each week if we stay the same or gain...) Last time it was over $300...money is a good motivator for me too--it'll help pay for the 12 weeks of WS I bought! LOL!

Shero
03-23-2012, 10:38 PM
Good Evening:

I dont think that I will lose anything for March but to stay the same weight is not a bad thing. I have not lost but not gained either. My routine was disrupted and i just cant get back on it. I need to start getting that morning shake in because it helps me with the whole day.

REKP-just words of encouragement and alot of prayer will help. I am glad that I am still posting on this site. This is important. I see that so many people wander away from the support when it is most needed.

Spring is a bundle of joy. My great niece told me today-she is going to call her Joy. Lol it was cute how she said it. Kinda like-you name her wrong.

Sally Pineapple
03-24-2012, 01:20 AM
Today was my first full day and it was a disaster. I made up my puddings, etc the night before and I forgot to take it to work!
I ended up only eating 580 calories according to FitDay.
I weigh in at work on Tuesday so even though I am dying to jump on the scale every day I am going to try to stay to weighing in and posting any loss only on Tuesdays.
I tried to exercise so I ran in place with the commercials between the basketball game. I only lasted for three commercials.

REKP
03-24-2012, 09:07 AM
Good morning all!
Official weigh in this week...192! I'm delighted.
Sally Pineapple...Don't be discouraged with the bummer of a first day. It gets so much easier when you get into a routine. Your "Chub Club" at work is a great idea. Money is a powerful motivator for me as well. I just can't waste it. I've mentioned on this site before that I've now invested 1115 dollars into the diet plan. I've lost 66 pounds as of this morning..so that's a cost of 16.90 per pound lost. That's a lot of money per pound, but if I wasn't on this diet I feel I would have had very little loss, or even gained over the past 4.5 months. It's worth every cent at this point and I hope I can continue on to my goal on my current stash of Wonderslim packets.
Good Luck to you in winning the pot of cash at work, and also for the weigh in Tuesday.

Shero: I'm so glad you're here. You have been an inspiration to me, a constant encourager. Thank you.

My lilac bush is blooming outside my office window. It's been such a strange winter weather wise, but I keep telling the plants they're being a bit premature in getting those buds and bloom out. It's still going to frost and freeze here!

Hope everyone has a great, on plan, week!

MsModelSara
03-24-2012, 11:53 AM
Hey everyone. I'm sorry I haven't checked in for so long. Life has completely gotten in my way. I fell off Wonderslim, then got back on after gaining what I lost back...it was only temporary water weight anyway that I gained but it was a slap in the face none the less. I had some family trouble...with my promotion at work and being converted to full time from a contractor came having to do my previous and current positions simultaneously and train a new person which only stayed 3 weeks so now I will have to train someone all over again -_-. *sigh*

Anyway...I am happy to report Im up to 18 lbs lost!!! :carrot: I'm not doing strictly Wonderslim anymore, but I have taken my portion control I've learned and I'm using an app I found that is doing WONDERS for me and my mind set about weight lost. I'm eating healthier than I ever have wihtout having to go crazy with counting calories or carbs or staing away from restaurants. I feel amazing!

I also purchased a mountain bike which makes me look forward to getting exercise. I love going out on trails and rides around the city to get a great workout and seeing my total calories burned get higher and higher and seeing how far I go and my route map at the end...it's like a high lol. :-) Never thought I'd ever feel that way about exercise again. I used to run 3+ miles a day back in 2005-2006 time period and that was my addiction.

I have been peeking at the daily digests I get via email for this group and wanted to welcome all of the new people - there's nothing like making the decision to do something better for yourself. That's the hardest part is making the decision you want to change. So I want all the new members to go ahead and pat themselves on the back. It won't be an easy journey, and you won't be perfect at it. You're gonna crave no good foods sometimes, don't trip over it if you give in. Just get back on and keep on truckin! And you will get to your goal as long as you DONT GIVE UP.

And hopefully, y'all don't mind if I stick around even though I'm not doing Wonderslim...I like this group :-)

xoxo
Sara

TOY
03-24-2012, 11:58 AM
Hey everyone...just checking in but can't stay but a sec.

Dietwise, I'm in a stall pattern but primarily because of health issues with my husband. I'm not even attempting to pretend right now although I am "thinking" about the need to get back on WS. At least I'm "thinking"...that's better than the mindless wandering I've been doing, I guess.

I just find it so hard to concentrate and plan...life sure has a way of grabbing our attention. Makes me appreciate the "boring" normal days a bit more.

I have been shocked by the fact that I have not gained back everything I had lost...it certainly would have happened in the past. Instead, my body has kept a 12 pound loss in spite of the crazy eating and stress. I am shocked speechless and hope to use that as a foundation to continue.

Anyway, just wanted you to know that I haven't forgotten you all. I plan to come back because I know it helps me to be with you.

Welcome to everyone I haven't met yet. I apologize for not taking the time to read backwards yet but I will eventually. Appreciate everyone's thoughts and prayers as always and send my congratulations on your successes.

Sally Pineapple
03-24-2012, 12:09 PM
Motivation is the key for me! I did not realize it until today.
When I get depressed and want to eat I come onto this board and start reading. The stories and the encouragement I see here could get anybody through their day :)
I am just starting day 2 of WS and I decided to try exercising just a little since I failed so miserably before.
I tried the Shawn T Insane workout that Dr Oz has on his website. It is 15 minutes long and I only got through 3 minutes the first time.
Today after reading on this board for an hour I decided to try it once again and guess what?
I did the whole 15 minutes!!! Of course I modified it, but the thing is normally I would have been watching tv and sitting on the couch playing games on my computer. Instead I am breathing hard, my heart is racing, I am sweating and heading off for a shower now.
Hope everyone has a great day today.

Finny321
03-24-2012, 05:29 PM
Hi All! I am new to Wonderslim, I started three days ago. I spent the last two months researching different diet plans, playing around with going back to a low carb diet, when I decided to try just something new. WS struck me as the best overall all, there are plenty of sweet items, and I can have a fruit and an occasional potato/pasta/bread serving! Not being able to eat from all food groups is always my downfall with other plans.

I bought about two weeks of food from thedietshopz, and with the 20% off shake sale through diet direct, I just ordered another four weeks of food. I will have plenty of options so I don't get bored. So far I really like the pancakes, and I love the strawberry shake and Irish Cream cocoa.

I'm 42, a brand new CNA, and will hopefully be going to LPN school next fall. I am married (going on 21 years), have three kids, seven cats, and a newly rescued three year old beagle/basset dog.

Airen08
03-24-2012, 08:45 PM
Welcome Finny! I'm a cat lover too! Two live with me and one lives with my mom and dad so he can roam the hills! He is a wildcat! Could not tame him to live indoors with me, so my parents look after him where he can roam and play free. Good Luck and look forward to hearing from you!

Guys - I've fallen just a bit. Doctor had to put me on high dose steroids to try and fight this infection from the crohns. I'm doing better crohns wise...the steroids have made me want to eat the bark off a tree! I'm back on track in the morning as best I can. I think a little goal is going to help me. We are throwing a retirement party for my band director (who taught me 15 years ago!) and I am making him a t-shirt quilt of all the past years band shirts. Anyways, the party is May 26 and I would like to be at least 30 lbs down by then.

The hardest part of this for me is when I work at the board of education and the ladies I work with eat out at lunch. I don't want to be the "anti-social" one and decline, but what I've been trying to do is eat my lean and green at lunch when and if that happens, but then I'm left feeling a little empty in the evenings. Majority of days I'm out in the 20 some schools that I service and I never have to worry about anyone seeing what I eat. I'm always testing children or working in my office scoring tests and writing IEP's so it's wonderful! Just have to get over it I suppose - not to mention the BOE office keeps candy dishes everywhere! Ugh - willpower where are you?!

Shero
03-24-2012, 09:53 PM
Yea-Msmodel Sara and Toy so glad you see you post.

Toy-I think of you alot. Hoping that you will get a chance to update us on your husband..

Msmodel Sara-we are hear for you and it doesnt matter what plan you are on.

REKP-you are an inspiration to me.....

I was thinking about doing straight wonderslim next week to see if I can lose a tidbit before the end of the month.

REKP
03-25-2012, 11:24 AM
Toy and Ms. Sara...so glad to see you guys post. I've missed you :-)

Sheri: I think if you do the Wonderslim all next week you may be surprised at the loss by the end of the month. Good luck!

Finny321: Welcome! I'm excited to see your posts on your losses. I have a cat too. He's an outside cat named Parsley, but is a member of the family. He was a stray that came in to my nephew's house, bit the 2 year old, and scratched the 5 year old before we took him. Strangely, both girls still love him to pieces. He just has a little bit of a psycho personality.

Airen: I'm so sorry you had to go back on steroids. That is one bad drug to try to diet through..but from reading your posts I can see you can do anything you put your mind to! Do you think you could break up the lean and green when you go to lunch, have half of it then and half for dinner? Just a thought.

Sally Pineapple...good for you to finish the exercise video. That has to give you such a feeling of accomplishment!

Hope everyone is having a good, on plan, day.

Finny321
03-25-2012, 12:23 PM
Thank you all for the warm welcome! I can't wait to get to know everyone better.

I'm less of a cat lover, more of a cat magnet, though I do love them all. We live where there is an issue with summer people abandoning their animals come fall. There must be a cat led grapevine which tells them where the big softy is. We usually have three to four who are strictly outside too.

Today starts day four, and I just made one of the yucky vanilla shakes taste really good. I saved some hazelnut tea from yesterday's pot. I mixed 8oz with the shake, then heated it in the microwave. It foamed up like a tea latte. It was really good.

Jaelini
03-25-2012, 01:33 PM
Day one of WS is halfway down the drain...I am hoping its just a carryover from yesterday's migraine and then dinner party...my tummy is woogy! Can't blame the product because I was feeling yuk when I got moving this a.m...making it difficult to down anything (even water...)

The oatmeal was pretty good...but glad I read about it's boilover frequency...the mocha shake was yummy as was the berry yogurt shake...i doubt I'll do "pudding" option often just because I use ice and water to make them shake-like.

We have 3 pets here...a shiba inu--YUki, a heinz 57 puppy (looks like scrappy doo)--Diesel, and a bobtail kitty--Kyla...they sure do make life interesting and I wouldn't give any one of them up for the world (and I am highly allergic to cats I just found out...oh well, that's what meds and shots are for).

Arien--my son has severe Crohn's...I understand the ups and downs. He' has had 2 surgeries so far...looking at a third after he heals some inside...he's got the bag and has been put on the Remicade infusions. He's getting better--but it a slow, slow process. Definitely puts things in perspective, no?

Finny321
03-26-2012, 04:52 PM
I am using a four cup pyrex bowl for cooked items, I haven't had a spill over yet. On plan for today, and I just finished a three mile extremely hilly walk! I was also just diagnosed (this morning) as hypothyroid, so I start meds for that Wednesday. I know I have to not eat soy for about two hours after I take the Synthroid, so I need to double check all my breakfasts. Thankfully a lot of the WS products are whey based.

Hope you are feeling better Aerin and Jaelini.

Sally Pineapple
03-26-2012, 09:59 PM
I am just finishing my fourth day and things are going good in the eating area, but exercising is the part I need more work on. I weigh in at work on Tuesdays so I am anxious and nervous about my weigh in tomorrow morning with only four days under my belt.
BTW, I have three cats. All with their own personalities.

LindseyLouWho
03-27-2012, 01:33 AM
Hello everyone!

I'm going to come in here and introduce myself. I'm Lindsey, and a couple of years ago I was all the way down to 178 lbs (mostly floating from 185-195) and then fairly quickly starting in the fall of 2010, I fell off the wagon (and down the mountain...). Over the course of about a year and a half, I've gained back about 100 lbs. I recently got engaged, and so there's additional incentive for me to lose weight to look cute in wedding dresses, but mostly I'm just looking forward to being able to fit into all of the size 12 clothes that are in my closet.

Last fall, I came back on here because I was starting Weight Watchers, but I didn't get anywhere really with that because there was "too much freedom" for me, so now that I haven't been able to get a handle on things by myself because of stress from grad school, I've decided to try a more regimented approach, Wonderslim. :) I did Wonderslim right before I fell off the wagon in Fall 2010, but stopped because of stomach issues from gastritis. This time, I'm taking Prevacid as a preventative measure, so I shouldn't hopefully have any problems!

I started 3 days ago and so far so good, except for the headache I got this afternoon. I have been eating a few more calories than is called for according to the program, but I figure that's okay considering I weigh nearly 300 lbs. I'm allowing myself additional servings of fruits, veggies, or protein snacks (like cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, etc.) if I'm legitimately hungry. I'm also a little bit more free with my dinner choices because I know if I did the "meat & 2 veg" thing, I'd get really bored quickly, so I'm just making my dinner something healthy, like a Lean Cuisine or something healthy that I cook.

I look forward to getting to know you all!

Sally Pineapple
03-27-2012, 02:03 AM
Welcome Lindsey and congrats on soon to be married. I am also new and enjoy coming to this thread for the encouragement that I receive here.
I am looking to lose 100 lbs. I have never been thin but I have looked a lot better than I do now. I am going to try baby steps of 10 and 25 lb goals to try to keep from going off the wagon. As far so good and my weigh in is in the morning.

REKP
03-27-2012, 08:22 AM
Sally Pineapple:
So, today is weigh day! Good luck on seeing great results!
Finny 321:
Sounds like a great workout. Walking is such a good exercise, I walked to lose this weight before, but a knee injury, surgery and an unstable knee kept me from doing that this time. I truly miss it. I love my exercise bike, it makes my knee actually feel better, so it's a decent trade off I guess. I had SO many boil overs from soup especially when I started this diet. Just thinking I haven't had one in quite a while, but I watch everything like a hawk. Hate to clean that microwave. :)
I think our house has some kind of a cat central sign for strays too. Parsley has hated all that comes around, except 1. We tried to get that one to stay, fed him, took him to the vet for worm medication and antibiotics when he had been in a fight, but we haven't seen him but once since. I would like another cat as a friend for Parsley, and have thought about taking him to the animal shelter and let him pick him out a pet. Do you think they would laugh me out of there?
Lindsey: Your story reads just like mine. I, too, was down to around 185 from an all time high of 326. That was 3 years ago. The knee injury I mentioned above along with some horrible choices (food, exercise, life in general) put me back to 288 in January of last year. I started trying to lose the weight on my own...in late May I was 274, I added the exercise bike activity and cutting portion size. 258 by the first of November when I started this diet. (I use Wonderslim food and do the New Lifestyle program which is a lot alike except it's 1 meal per day of lean and green food.) So far, this has been the easiest diet I've ever been on. I wouldn't think easy and diet would ever belong in the same sentence!
Let us know if there is anything we can do to help encourage you along the way and I look forward to your posts.
Jaelini: How are you doing? Hope you are feeling better!
Hope everyone has a great, on plan, day!

Macilly
03-27-2012, 08:53 AM
Hi - I am new and just ordered the Wonderslim 4 week package yesterday. I am anxious to start and excited to see that I should get my shipment by tomorrow. I need to lose about 60 pounds and have tried other diets. I did the weight watchers program and the freedom of choosing my foods just did me in. Apparently, I have no willpower and portion control is not my friend. So, I am fine with losing slower as long as its steady and easy for me. I am not sure exactly how WS works yet but I hope the literature explains it all to me. It seems some of you are ordering the food and following the Medifast plan and some are doing the New Lifestyle plan. I guess I will figure it out.

A friend of mine did the MF diet and lost 100 pounds pretty quickly. She also lost a lot of her hair and said it was due to losing pds fast and not MF specifically. She was fine with it but I hope that doesn't happen to me. I had cancer at 33 and losing my hair once is MORE than enough.

Lindsey - congrats on your engagement. I have been married 11 years to a great guy who I sometimes want to strangle (like when he is eating cookies and milk every night and never gaining a pound!) but overall marriage has been good to me. I wish you the same.

Well - very excited about starting. Need to drink more water since I drink more diet coke than is reasonable or rational.

Finny321
03-27-2012, 11:19 AM
Welcome Macilly, LindseyLouWho, and Sally Pineapple from another newbie!

REKP, you need to find a rescue that brings the animal to your house for a visit! That is how we got our newest beagle/bassett. We had lost our last beagle two years ago, and at first weren't going to get another dog. I couldn't take it though. I missed having a dog too much! The rescue was great when I asked if they would bring her over. I wanted see if she fit into the house dynamics, how the cats would react, and most of all whether she would be comfortable. It was love at first sight!

Yesterday went well, I made tacos for the spouse and my boys (my daughter is in FL for the month visiting family), so I had a taco salad. Fit right into plan and with the cheddar chips it was delicious and I did not feel deprived.

I have a normal walk planned today. I've decided to back off my jogging schedule for a bit. I am double jointed and my joints (especially knees and hips) give me trouble, with starting my CNA work next week I don't want to hurt myself. Once I get back down to the 170s (and I will!) I will start again.

Shero
03-27-2012, 12:46 PM
Wow-welcome to all the newbies. I believe in Wonderslim if you stick by it. I have broken my routine so it is a struggle to get back on it. I do not know why because I can actually say I like the product. I also like Nutrisystem-it's been a while since we have mentioned that you can buy it at Big Lots-I am going to have to make a trip because I ran out of Spicy Pasta and need some sort of replacement. The black bean tortilla soup is excellent.

REKP-get a Yorkie they act like cats LOL. Spring Rose is doing excellent. I am trying to get back to my routine. I enjoy your jeans so much. It has been a long time since I had so many pairs.

Looking forward to a successful April. Can I still meet my six month goal if I get really strict?

Macilly
03-27-2012, 01:30 PM
Shero - you can buy the WS stuff at Big Lots? I have a BL near me but have never really gone in there.

Finny321
03-27-2012, 06:12 PM
I think Shero meant you can buy Nutrisystem at Big Lots. I think Wonderslim is brand specific to Diet Direct, though my diet shopz and nashua nutrition both have similar items. :)

Airen08
03-27-2012, 08:47 PM
I'm still here...just got out of the hospital and put on even more steroids. :(

Jaelini - I'm also on Remicade. I have had severe crohns disease for the past 6 years now. Been on Remicade for 5. I have developed an infection from the remicade treatments (due to no immune system) and it has taken over my lungs. They just about collapsed yesterday and so I was hospitalized. Just got home with 4 more weeks of prednisone and high dose antibiotics. Got a long road of recovery ahead. I have had 9 crohns surgeries: bowel resections, fistula repairs, and c-ton insertions. Very difficult road to say the least! Will be thinking of your son! Still down at the weight of my ticker as I've not really been eating well at all. The steroids will probably kick in later with hunger...but right now the antibiotics make me sick to my stomach. Crohns sucks.

Shero
03-27-2012, 09:44 PM
Hi All-

You can buy Nutri-system at Big lots. Some are lower in protein but they are a great lunch item. I also found some Kashsi nut rolls.

I did good today. Started the day with a shake. Had a pure protein bar and one of the Kashi rolls. Supper is always the challenge. I had homemade sloppy joe on low calorie wheat bread with some oven-baked home fries. My portions were good.

I want to lose this weight. Sometimes it is so difficult. I am such an emotional eater. Since I lost Teena at the end of February I have been struggling. Teena was my almost 13 year old Yorkie.

Sorry for your health issues Airen08.

For those of you that want to count calories Loseit.com has a wonderful calorie counter.

REKP
03-28-2012, 09:34 AM
Macilly: Welcome! I look forward to hearing about your progress on the diet! It does work.
Finny 321: I'm sure our local shelter would bring out a cat to see if Parsley would like him, my biggest concern is that Parsley would act up and be rude to the new cat. We just can't have that here in the south, even if he is a cat. haha. I think if we can take him in and keep him in his carrier and introduce the cats from the outside there won't be any danger of brawls. He really is a sweet cat, just a little psycho.
Shero: This week I saw a yorkie with it's head out the window of a car, hair blowing and just the happiest look on it's face. I thought of you and Spring when I saw it. I'm glad you're enjoying the jeans. Let me know when you're ready for the 18-20's and I'll get some in the mail to you.
I look forward to hearing about your loss this coming month. You can do it! We all can!
Thank you, again, for the soups. I still enjoy those for my morning and afternoon snacks.

Just a funny... I mentioned that my friend gave me a bunch of size 14's she had under grew on the Wonderslim diet, I decided to try on a couple of pair last week since one pair of my 16 pants are a bit loose. The first pair I tried with an elastic waist didn't go over my thighs, the second pair with a zipper and set in waist band went up, zipped and buttoned (read with a LOT of effort here) I felt like my kidneys were in a vice, I could only take little guppy breaths, and knew if I tried to set down I would burst the seams, but they did go on :-) My plan is to try that pair every week until they fit, I hadn't had a pair of size 14's on for 25 years. So a very small non scale victory.
Airen: I'm SO sorry to hear about your Crohns flare up. I just said a prayer for you that this will pass quickly, the antibiotics and steroids will work and you will feel better soon!.

Shero
03-28-2012, 09:15 PM
REKP-I am ready for those clothes. Pants are getting baggy. One of the employees that has been laid off said "you've lost a lot of weight", she made my day.

I need to get an updated picture of Spring posted she is just awesome and very active. Last night she was tired so she went in her cage by herself and slept. Made me feel good because that means she is not traumatized by being in there will I am at work.......

Hope you all are having a good week.

Finny321
03-28-2012, 11:31 PM
I had a good day today, my big batch of food came, so I have enough for the next month and a half. I snuck onto the scale (official way in isn't until tomorrow) and it appears I am down 7lbs. I was already doing a low carb plan, so this is outstanding to me. I've never lost more than 5lb in a week!

I started Synthroid today, hopefully I will start feeling better with my very sluggish thyroid being treated.

REKP, that is cute! I bet he will love another cat around, once he gets used to the idea.

Shero, sounds like you had a good day. People telling me how young I look, or that I lost weight always make my day!

Aerin, I hope that the meds are kicking in and making you feel better.

Macilly
03-29-2012, 10:33 AM
Good Morning All - so today is officially DAY 1.

Got my food yesterday and was happy how quick it came in. 2 days seems like a nice turnaround time. I read over all the literature and sorted through the box. I am pretty sure I am exchanging a couple items cause I don't love soy isolate as the first ingredient on my food. Thankfully - not a lot of the food had that and I am going to want more shakes anyway.

So Day 1 -

6:30am - I drank 3oz of milk and I made a chocolate shake. I LOVE the blender cup. Added the 8oz of water and filled the cup up with ice chips. It blended smooth and tasted great. Will definitely order more of these.

9am - I made the Apples Oatmeal. I was hesitant about this one because I don't LOVE oatmeal but surprise - tastes good. Again - will order more.

I plan to eat a soup at lunch with a piece of fruit.

So far so good. My one area of BIG concern is the water. I just don't seem to drink enough (any) and I need to start working on that. So - am I doing this right? Am I eating this food in the right order/amount?

REKP
03-29-2012, 10:42 AM
Macilly: Glad you're on the program! I don't think the order of the food is any problem at all. Several times I've felt like oatmeal or hotcakes for supper (dinner elsewhere :-) and that's exactly what I had. I think you have unlimited leeway on that. Water is really, really important. Try to get your 8 cups in, every day. I wasn't much of a water drinker either, but after a while of making a conscious effort to get it in, it comes way easier now. I drink a 16 oz glass every couple of hours during waking hours.
Sounds like you're doing great. Keep up the good work!

Macilly
03-29-2012, 10:51 AM
REKP - thanks! Do you drink the dairy? Wasn't sure about that one.

REKP
03-29-2012, 11:23 AM
Macilly:
I use the Wonderslim and New Lifestyle products interchangeably, but have stuck with the New Lifestyle diet plan. It's pretty much 7 packets of food plus 8 oz lean protein and 2 cups of veges a day. It doesn't allow any diary at all except for skim milk in cereal. I'm sure if it let me have it, I would be eating/drinking all I could have. :-)

Macilly
03-29-2012, 11:55 AM
Are you eating fruit or is that not part of plan? I had an apple about a half hour ago because I keep looking at this schedule and its kind of hard to figure out just exactly when I am suppose to eat what.

I was thinking of substituting a package of starkist chunk light tuna (18 grams protein) for the soup at lunch and eating the snack bar. Looking at their chart I am already one shake behind :dizzy:

Finny321
03-29-2012, 12:23 PM
Macilly, the Wonderslim plan allows one fruit serving a day for women. I am using a modified version but here is the basics of the women's plan:

1 Protein serving, cooked weight 4oz very lean (140 cals/serving) or 3 oz lean (170 cals/serving)

2 vegetables (approximately 25 calories/serving)

1 fruit (approximately 60 calories/serving)

1 starch (approximately 80 cal/serving)

2 optional (<20 cals/serving) (1 of these can be a dairy) (dairy 50/cal a serving)

7 meal substitutes (3 meal replacements, 3 protein supplements, 1 bar)

For the meal subs, I don't eat a lot of bars as the sugar alcohol bothers me, so I pretty much have a three shakes, a dessert type item, a chip/pretzel/cracker, an entree, and a breakfast packet. I save 3 meal subs for later in the day, I tend to get hungrier at night. It keeps me from munching on stuff I shouldn't. On the "what did you eat today thread?" I post my menu each day, if that helps you? I do eat a bit more vegetables on my plan.

I don't eat every allowed item every day, though I do get all my subs in, the rest I try to balance until I hit 1200-1500 calories.

Sally Pineapple
03-29-2012, 03:41 PM
I still have trouble getting all of my meals in but the water which I never did has gotten easier and I actually go over now.
I fill up a 24 oz blender cup with water and have it with me as I watch ty.
I always had to eat something while watching tv even if I wasn't hungry. Now I just sip on the water while watching my show and it is all gone before I even realize it and I am not putting food into my mouth. :)
I am mixing up some of my leftover Nutrisystem from ages ago and WS and the weight coming off keeps me going.
My major problem is exercising. I just can't get into it and I have no oone to work out with so I need to find a motivator for that. My daughter is suggesting Zumba.

Finny321
03-29-2012, 07:41 PM
Great work on the water Sally!

I lost a total of 7 pounds this week. I am very pleased. Instead of treating myself to food that I shouldn't have (as I previously would have), I treated myself to an on plan dinner; lamb chops, along with brussel sprouts and a serving of potato dumplings.

I made a lemon pudding, and topped cherry sugarfree jello with it for later.

Sally Pineapple
03-29-2012, 08:53 PM
Wow Finney Congrats on the weight loss!

I got really motivated today and cranked up the music and started cleaning out my laundry room. Putting all of the food in order on the shelves (after I cleared the space) and it just kept going onto the kitchen and my bedroom.
Now looking forward to a nice quiet evening sitting out on the deck.
Then it is back to work for a week along with classes at work.
Hopefully I will be too busy to think about food much.

Finny321
03-29-2012, 10:16 PM
Thanks SallyP, I'm sure it won't be this big every week, but it was very nice to see all the same.

Sitting outside sounds wonderful. We had a short and glorious taste of spring, but we are back to cold and dreary late March weather!

REKP
03-30-2012, 12:41 AM
Finny: Congratulations! What a great loss for the week! Sounds like a wonderful meal to celebrate as well.

Sally Pineapple: Wow... you got lots of exercise today! Congratulations on your accomplishments, and also getting that water in.

I've been hungry all day today! That's pretty unusual for me. I think it may have just been stress hunger, I'm trying to get our taxes organized etc. Tomorrow will be better...

Hope everyone has a good night!

Rose

Macilly
03-30-2012, 09:44 AM
Finney - 7 pounds..WOW! Congratulations.

Sally Pineapple - you seem to have the water thing down. I struggled yesterday but I think I got it all in by the end of the day.

I did really good until I got home yesterday. The time right before dinner is my danger zone. I was making baked chicken and I had a couple cold shrimp to hold me off. I checked the protein and the shrimp was HIGH with no carbs so I hope that was ok. After I ate the chicken I was fine. I think I will need to keep a shake or something handy around that time to fend off the hunger.

REKP - tax season does suck! I already did mine and gotta love Maryland with there ridiculous tax rates.

Sally Pineapple
03-31-2012, 01:02 AM
Yes I think that I have my water down now.
At work we get all the soda and juice we want to drink and I pass them all up now for a glass of ice water lol.

Problem is I get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom instead of getting a good sleep.

REKP
03-31-2012, 08:06 AM
Bummer....only lost one pound this week. Nine this month, total.
While I'm not thrilled with the one pound loss, I'm happy with the nine for the month. It has sure slowed down since December, but I know I wouldn't have lost without sticking to it.
Everyone that is still interested in the challenge, please post your losses. (Either weekly or monthly)
Thanks so much! Have a great, on plan, day!

MsModelSara
03-31-2012, 09:06 AM
Hey there family! :-) Sounds like yall have been burning the lbs away - fantastic!!! :carrot: What are some of thie things you guys are doing for exercise? For those doing nutrisystem and mixing it in with WS or other things - do you find you are extra gassy? haha I tried Nutrisystem years ago and I was losing weight but couldn't stand feeling bloated and gassy 24/7 while on it. So I gave it up. I have enough bloating and gas issues dedaling with food intolerances I'm still trying to get a handle on lol..I don't need any help there! :-P

My weight has been bouncing around this week. I feel like my last weigh in wasn't a true reflection so I've changed it to 229 since it's been bouncing around here...and I'll go from here :-). I've been doing a lot of mountain biking. Thursday I went for a 7.39 mile ride with my guy, it was our furthest ride yet. I can't believe I never got a bike sooner! It's SO easy to get in an awesome cardio workout and work my legs at the same time and I don't feel like I'm forcing myself to work out. I'm even up super early on a Saturday when I usually like to sleep in because we are going to Pocahantas State Park today to check out the bike trails they have there and I couldn't sleep! haha. We also went out to eat lastnight, and I wasn't barely able to eat half the food I normally would have so my stomach has definitely shrunk down which is an awesome NS victory for me. It helps keep me from over eating and stress eating because when I do eat too much my tummy tightens up and I start getting a stomach ache. Talk about a great deterrent! :-) Once I get to around 170 or so I think I ma gonna start doing P90X or Insanity again to start toning up and make sure my skin doesn't get flabby. I'll be losing around 100 lbs total so I'm sure saggy skin is something I may have to combat...gotta be ready!

I hope everyone has a super amazing on plan day!! xo
Sara



I started Synthroid today, hopefully I will start feeling better with my very sluggish thyroid being treated.

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Finny, I wanted to ask: do you know the cause of your hypothyroidism? I have Hashimoto's myself. It took me 6 years to get a hypo Dx and another 3 to find out I had an autoimmune disorder -_-. My TPO antibodies were around 275 and normal is under 34. Has your hair fallen out or is your skin SUPER itchy? I always wonder how people are affected by it as I had SO many symptoms for years but no Dr listened to me. Even in high school before I got fat from it my face was very puffy which is classic hypothyroid. I look at some of my high school pics and I like wow, if you judged by how round and puffy my face and eyes were you woulda thought I was very heavy set even though I was like a size 5/6.

I haven't been on levothyroxine in awhile..I should probably get back on it, but I've been taking natural supplements which make me feel better than levo did. Not sure what my levels are but I know I have more energy. :-) It's good you were able to get a Dx...so many go without even knowing and the thyroid is a very precious gland that's in charge of SO much in your body, people just don't realize. I hope you start feeling better! It will take 6-8 weeks though... so don't expect miracles. I never noticed a diference sadly when my TCH was in the normal ranges.

Jaelini
03-31-2012, 10:29 AM
Hi All--

Well, after week one on the program, I am happy to report a 5lb drop!! I am really excited to see what next week holds simply because this weigh-in coincided with my t.o.m. which historically is a 3-5lb gain.

I did fudge a little here and there--not really intentionally, I just didn't really read the plan. I should probably do that :) This new week also is the implementation of working out again...softball season starts soon and I wan to be more ready that I have ever been...I have P90X, and I did do that for awhile, but since it has been so long, I'll start with the Power90 for a month or 2 to get read for the P90X.

Hope everyone is having a great week!!

Finny321
03-31-2012, 12:36 PM
Sara, I don't know the cause, yet. My Mom is hypothyroid too. I have had most of the symptoms for about 10 years. I came down with mono in my early 30s. It went into an immune disorder and I was really sick for quite a few years. During this time, I had heavier than usual periods, sinus and face puffiness, dry skin on legs and arms (and yes very itchy), dry hair with hair loss, weight was next to impossible to take off, fatigue. I ended up with a hysterectomy(which I am happy about either way), getting allergy injections, taking loads of iron for anemia, being told the itch was contact dermititis. Told I was depressed and given antidepressants. That is the problem with thyroid, so many of the symptoms can be due to other things. The treatments did nothing for my symptoms. Well, the hysterectomy took care of that issue! And my tsh levels were always just in the healthy range(my Dr uses the old ranges).

This time when they checked it my numbers were way off, so finally the hypo diagnosis. I think my thyroid has been going the whole time. When I go in for the six week check up I am going to ask about having the test run for hashimoto's/other immune disorders. From what I've read it is a classic pattern, the fluctuating levels, sometimes feeling a bit better, sometimes feeling really awful.

As for the gas, maybe Beano? Or do the products have sugar alcohols in them? Those really bother me a lot.

For exercise, I walk. Everyday. In the winter I use my treadmill on really bad days or go out wearing yak tracks. I live in the mountains and I have several routes that are really challenging. When I get down in the 180 and under range I jog 2 1/2 to 3 miles - three times a week. I try to do yoga everyday, but I have been lax. I'm going to add in some weight work too.

Jaelini, great job! Up thread I posted the basics of the Wonderslim Plan for women if it helps. It is the way I broke it down for my sanity in figuring out what to eat!

REKP, that is one pound closer to goal, 9lbs in a month is great!! What is the challenge? :)

REKP
04-01-2012, 09:05 AM
Jaelini: Congratulations on your loss! 5 pounds is awesome! Keep up the good work.
Ms. Sara: So glad you stopped by! I love to read your posts. Your mountain biking regime sounds fun! Especially with the beautiful weather we're having. My exercise is the exercise bike transcontinental ride....4063 miles. I started it last May and am on track to finish by July 4 at the latest. It was getting a little boring for me, so we moved the bike to the living room (not great home decor but I can watch some of the shows I like on Netflix. It makes the miles go faster.
Finny321: You are probably going to notice a good increase in your energy when you body gets adjusted to having the Synthroid in it!
The 8 week weigh loss challenge was just an idea to keep me more motivated. Started March 1 and will end May 6. If you're interested, just keep track of your weight loss during that period and post progress. It helps me with a little motivation to think I'm challenging myself.
Hello to everyone else. Hope all of us have a good, on plan, week!

Jaelini
04-01-2012, 09:23 AM
Finny: I saw that after I had a)posted and b) read the book....I did print it though-a lot less pages than the book and I can post it where I can see it readily enough. Thanks a bunch!

REKP: Thanks...I am hoping the addition of some exercise will boost it a little too!

Y'all have a great Sunday & rest of your week!

Finny321
04-01-2012, 01:48 PM
REKP, I love this idea, exercise bike transcontinental ride! My husband and I do something similar, we track our walks for The Eowyn Challenge. I'm not sure where we are right now though, he keeps track for us. We are doing Bag End to Rivendell. Yes, we are huge geeks.

Thanks for the info on the challenge. I'm in!

I hope the Synthroid helps, I'm really sick of feeling sick.

You are very welcome Jaelini! I hope it helps, I know it made it easier for me.

JulieRae
04-01-2012, 04:09 PM
Hi everyone,
It will be 3 weeks tomorrow since I've started on the Wonderslim products and I just wanted to check in with everyone so you don't think I've quit since starting your challenge. I know if I see someone start a plan and then never post again I tend to think either the plan doesn't work or that the person quit. That's not the case. This plan works! I've lost 17.5 pounds in three weeks. This is by far the easiest diet plan I've ever followed and I've tried just about everything.

I think it's the ease of always being able to grab something and go. Plus I've been able to eat out many times. If I were to guess I've probably eaten out 9 times or more in the past 3 weeks. I just make healthy choices and watch portion control.

For any newbies like me I found that I don't have to live on shakes to lose. I'm not a shake person and usually only drink one or two per day. I usually have one bag of chips per day(Not WS brand), one bar, one entree, one hot chocolate (In my coffee at breakfast), one dry cereal or pancakes, one or two shakes, and if I don't have two shakes I'll have chocolate crunchies or a cookie (Not WS brand), then my lean and green. Some days I only eat six supplemental meals if I think my entree or lean and green went a little higher in calories. So easy!! Also, I think it makes a huge difference in taste if you prepare your entrees on the stove then reheat later in the microwave. From time to time I add in a quarter cup of canned fire roasted tomatoes and/ or a 25 cal. slice of fat free cheese to my entrees. This bulks up the small portion a bit and adds tons of flavor.

I wanted to thank all of you who post regularly. It is an inspiration to get on and read of your successes and even your struggles. It definitely let's me know I'm not alone in this. I will try to make time to post more regularly.

LindseyLouWho
04-01-2012, 04:57 PM
Hello!

I'm ramping up the studying since my test is approaching soon, but I wanted to let you all know that I lost 5.2 lbs this week, and that's despite TOM. :)

REKP
04-01-2012, 05:47 PM
Lindsey and Julie Rae: Congratulations on your losses! That's great!
So glad you both came back to let us know how you're doing, I love to hear from all my Wonderslim Friends!
Finny 321...I've tried to post the link for my exercise bike ride several times and it gets deleted, let me try this... exercise (dot) LBL (dot) gov. Such a healthy site but apparently it sets off some kind of a spam filter. haha. I think I may try the Natchez trace (virtually) next. I always need something to look forward to.

Have a great Palm Sunday everyone!

Finny321
04-01-2012, 07:23 PM
I found it REKP, thanks for the link! Looks really interesting. I need something for my solo walks, I'm going to look around and see what is there. The Eowyn Walk is fun for us as a couple because we are huge Lord of the Ring fans.

Great losses Lindsey and Julie Rae! And good luck on your test Lindsey!

And I don't know if anyone has already discovered this, but, I didn't eat one of my puddings yesterday. I just had it now and after sitting for 24 hours it was delicious, it was creamy and like store bought pudding cups, no chalkiness like right after it is mixed up!

Macilly
04-02-2012, 09:16 AM
First weekend doing WS and it went well. I have tried a bunch of the shakes/food and am boxing up and exchanging the ones I don't like. This is a great option since I did not care for any of the smoothies.

I did good too! Kinda proud of how on plan I stayed all weekend. The one thing that I find myself doing is substituting the lunch WS entree with something else. I ate some shrimp or tuna instead since they seem to be in line with the protein. Do you think this is ok? I usually have some salad with the tuna or eat the shrimp w/o cocktail sauce. Dinner has been chicken and salad or a turkey burger.

I sneaked a peek at the scale and the results are looking great so far. I need to stop doing this but its SO tempting. I haven't exercised yet though I played basketball with my kids in the driveway (I think that should count!). My official weekly weigh in is Thursday so here's hoping for a BIG loss!

REKP
04-02-2012, 02:24 PM
Macilly: Great job staying on program all weekend. I think everyone has some "tweaks" they make to the program to make it fit their lifestyle. If you are wanting some real protein for lunch and are losing weight, girl...go for it!
This is a long haul for most of us, so anything that makes it more lifestyle friendly may help keep us on the program.
We went out to dinner last night, I had more than 2 cups of green vegetables with my salad (getting really good at eying portions) with grilled steak. It was great. Do I feel bad that my vegetable portion was oversize? No, not a bit! I still made the healthiest choice of food on the menu.
Let us know your good results for the week on official weigh day!
Rose

Shero
04-02-2012, 08:31 PM
I have struggled all of March so it it a no loss month for me. I am determined to get back on it this month. Today was a good start. I'm a little jealous of you guys that are doing good. But I can blame noone but myself. You all are doing so good. I am hoping to report the same in the near future.

Finny321
04-02-2012, 11:40 PM
It is always easier on any diet in the beginning Shero! You've been doing the diet longer, and you are doing great. You know why last month was bad, and you can work on changing those things this month, right?

I had a good night, my youngest wanted cookies. He can bake them, but I make the dough for him. Dough is my kryptonite. I love it. But, I made my shake (WS Strawberry mixed with a tbs of Peanut Butter, in honor of national peanut butter and jelly day), and drank it while making the dough instead of taste testing half the batch.

Orientation at my new CNA job tomorrow! I'm really excited! Not sure what I am going to bring to eat. I better go pack my food and get to bed.

REKP
04-03-2012, 08:38 AM
Shero: Sorry March wasn't good for you. April is a new month and a new opportunity to move toward where you want to be. You can do it...we all can.
If there is anything I can say or do to help, message me!
Finny321: Hope your first day in your new job goes well! Great job resisting the pull of the cookie dough.
Hope everyone has a good, on plan, day!
Rose

Airen08
04-03-2012, 08:45 AM
Hi everyone...still here reading the boards and sticking to WS as best I can. Finally feeling better after a horrible crohns flare. I've had a large gain from the prednisone steroids which are finally tapering off and will be done Saturday! What a great drug when you're sick, but a horrible side effect of weight gain! Going to wait until Saturday to check my weight and adjust my ticker. No need to get bent out of shape about it right now - just doing the best I can with what I have.
Finally sent off my exchange box and can't wait to get in some different options to try out. The bariwise bars have to be my favorite of everything. For the same price as the WS bars (and same nutrition) I get something I crave in the evenings. For the exchanges however, I had to stick to WS foods so I'm trying out different bars of theirs, shakes, and some of the snacks.
Looking forward to May 8 when I will be out of the school for the summer! Shortest year of testing children I've had in 10 years! Seems to me like it will be easier to stick to my guns about WS without being in the office with tempting foods and having to eat out with the staff. Keep up the great work everyone - I'm still following along!

Macilly
04-03-2012, 09:54 AM
I have found myself weirdly craving the shakes. I thought I would get sick of them quickly but instead I am looking forward to them.

Hey - how did you guys put the weight ticker at the bottom of your posts? I see some lines and some images (1 for each 5 pds..etc). I want to do that too but can't figure it out.

Finny321
04-03-2012, 10:58 AM
Macilly, I think we have to be here 20 days, and have at least 20 posts before we get signatures at the bottom of our posts?

Leaving soon for orientation. I mixed up two shakes as pudding and packed a bar. That should keep me until I get home!! Thanks for the well wishes REKP!

MsModelSara
04-03-2012, 11:44 AM
Sara, I don't know the cause, yet. My Mom is hypothyroid too. I have had most of the symptoms for about 10 years. I came down with mono in my early 30s. It went into an immune disorder and I was really sick for quite a few years. During this time, I had heavier than usual periods, sinus and face puffiness, dry skin on legs and arms (and yes very itchy), dry hair with hair loss, weight was next to impossible to take off, fatigue. I ended up with a hysterectomy(which I am happy about either way), getting allergy injections, taking loads of iron for anemia, being told the itch was contact dermititis. Told I was depressed and given antidepressants. That is the problem with thyroid, so many of the symptoms can be due to other things. The treatments did nothing for my symptoms. Well, the hysterectomy took care of that issue! And my tsh levels were always just in the healthy range(my Dr uses the old ranges).

This time when they checked it my numbers were way off, so finally the hypo diagnosis. I think my thyroid has been going the whole time. When I go in for the six week check up I am going to ask about having the test run for hashimoto's/other immune disorders. From what I've read it is a classic pattern, the fluctuating levels, sometimes feeling a bit better, sometimes feeling really awful.

As for the gas, maybe Beano? Or do the products have sugar alcohols in them? Those really bother me a lot.

For exercise, I walk. Everyday. In the winter I use my treadmill on really bad days or go out wearing yak tracks. I live in the mountains and I have several routes that are really challenging. When I get down in the 180 and under range I jog 2 1/2 to 3 miles - three times a week. I try to do yoga everyday, but I have been lax. I'm going to add in some weight work too.

Jaelini, great job! Up thread I posted the basics of the Wonderslim Plan for women if it helps. It is the way I broke it down for my sanity in figuring out what to eat!

REKP, that is one pound closer to goal, 9lbs in a month is great!! What is the challenge? :)

The fluctuating levels are indeedd a tell tale sign of the autoimmune form of hypothyroidism. I've bounced around so much that it's hard for me to stay on a steady dose of levothyroxine because I'll be fine for a f ew weeks then i get heart palpitations because the dose is too much because my thyroid decided to sputter out a lil more of it's own hormone than it usually does. It can be very hard to deal with, but hang in there. :-) It sounds like you are doing great.

I have struggled all of March so it it a no loss month for me. I am determined to get back on it this month. Today was a good start. I'm a little jealous of you guys that are doing good. But I can blame noone but myself. You all are doing so good. I am hoping to report the same in the near future.

Find your reason and make it a good one. If your only reason is vanity it won't stick enough for you to make it to goal. Maybe it's so you have more energy to paly with your kids? Maybe you need to get off some medications? Want to be healthier and live longer? Whatever it is, it has to be bigger than just you because when you make it about more than that you will have more drive to stick with it. Don't give up on yourself :-). You can do it!!

Hello!

I'm ramping up the studying since my test is approaching soon, but I wanted to let you all know that I lost 5.2 lbs this week, and that's despite TOM. :)

Congrats!

Hi everyone,
It will be 3 weeks tomorrow since I've started on the Wonderslim products and I just wanted to check in with everyone so you don't think I've quit since starting your challenge. I know if I see someone start a plan and then never post again I tend to think either the plan doesn't work or that the person quit. That's not the case. This plan works! I've lost 17.5 pounds in three weeks. This is by far the easiest diet plan I've ever followed and I've tried just about everything.


That's fantastic!! :carrot:


Ms. Sara: So glad you stopped by! I love to read your posts. Your mountain biking regime sounds fun! Especially with the beautiful weather we're having. My exercise is the exercise bike transcontinental ride....4063 miles. I started it last May and am on track to finish by July 4 at the latest. It was getting a little boring for me, so we moved the bike to the living room (not great home decor but I can watch some of the shows I like on Netflix. It makes the miles go faster.

I'm up to 52 miles now since March 11th. I am loving getting out and getting fresh air and pedaling away the lbs :-). I would do the same thing with an indoor bike...put it near a TV and watch a movie or something while going along haha. Would make it easier since there isn't much for scenery inside. I don't really have any goals for myself yet for mileage, but I do want to participate in a bike race that isn't completely focused on time but instead just distance. I'm finding all kinds of family fun bike events that I didn't even know the Richmond area had. You find out a lot of outdoor events when you start going to recreational type store like for running or biking etc..

MsModelSara
04-04-2012, 08:45 AM
Good morning all! I lost another 1.8 lbs for good when I weighed this morning. It only shows as 1 lb on my ticker cuz I can't get tenths of lbs to show on there :-P. Feels good!

I'm off to work, but wanted to wish everyone a super awesome on plan day!

REKP
04-04-2012, 11:07 AM
Ms. Sara:
Congratulations on your loss! Attagirl! Keep us posted, you're doing great.

Finny321
04-04-2012, 11:28 AM
I had a good day yesterday. Orientation was great, I have a few more things to do before I can start working still, but almost to the finish line. :)

I kept on plan even though I was out most of the day! I snuck a peak at the scale, but it was still wavering around 1lb for the week. I can honestly say I don't care, as long as the scale goes down that is good news to me! After last weeks 7lb drop that would be 8lbs for two weeks!

Congrats Ms Sara!!!

Meka150
04-04-2012, 02:09 PM
Hello Everyone! This is my first day here I've been on WS offically 1 week but started about 5 days before on other shakes. I have never been a diet person thank goodness the food is good. I started at 291 lbs i'm currently at 275 my first mini goal is 250 by my birthday in July which I may have to adjust if I have another week like last week.

Finny321
04-04-2012, 02:45 PM
Great job, Meka!! Welcome!

REKP
04-04-2012, 03:58 PM
Welcome Meka! That's great results for two weeks! Congratulations on the loss.

Today is a milestone day for me. I turned 58 today....and also retired. My husband and I had been working toward this for several months and decided today would be the day. It's going to be great not to have to travel for work anymore, which did horrible things to my diet. It's going to be nice to have unlimited time each day for my exercise bike ride. It's going to be nice to even be able to order food or supplies for the diet without having to keep an eye on the calendar as to whether we would be home for delivery. I'm just overjoyed and so very Thankful to God that we're able to do this.

Ms. Sara...I just re-read your post and am especially taken with something I missed when I read it earlier. I love your "for good" statement. That's what I want more than anything for all of us on this journey...that each pound lost be gone for good!

Finny: Glad your first day of orientation went well. CNAs are so very important! You guys are awesome and make my (former:) job a lot easier, especially when I had good ones that would help me keep an eye on my patients I was especially concerned about. I hope you love it and it is a long, satisfying career for you.

Finny321
04-04-2012, 05:31 PM
Thanks but, I'm hoping it is a short career. ;)

I plan to go to nursing school in the fall. Shooting for my LPN license, then maybe a LPN to RN bridge program. I do love it though, the CNA work is very rewarding! Still waiting on the admissions process for school though.

ETA: I have a box of Pro-Diet Chocolate drink/shake w/fiber from my diet shopz. It isn't my favorite as it doesn't thicken up like the WS. I just turned it into chocolate cake/souffle. I added a packet of sweetener, about 3 oz of water, an egg and 1/2 tsp baking powder; mixed until it was smooth. Cooked in the microwave for about 2 1/2 minutes, stopping the micro every time it started creeping out of the bowl. It isn't really cake, more souffle-ish, and it is so, so, good!!

Sally Pineapple
04-04-2012, 09:26 PM
I am still here!
What a crazy few days I have had with working and being in training at the same time.
I have been so busy that I missed my am and pm snacks all week and last night I had a total meltdown and ate a Sonic burger, 2 slices of pizza, 3 glasses of wine, 2 beers and I was just sick about weighing in today and knew that I had to have gaiined at least 5 lbs. I decided when I woke up to just get back on track.
So I went to my weigh in and I lost!
Now I need to figure out how to get the ticker so that I can stay encourged to not fall off the wagon.

REKP
04-05-2012, 08:50 AM
Finny: I didn't remember your post about nursing school in the fall when I posted. You're choosing a career that always has work available, and it's a great idea to get some experience/insight into it by starting out as a CNA to make sure it's what you want to do. I was fortunate enough to have had a "Health Occupations" class in high school that let us visit different hospital departments to see if any sparked our interest. Funny to look back, I loved the OR during that time and thought I would always work there. Never spent a day in OR after graduation, but found myself drawn to critical care :-)

Sally Pineapple. Congratulations on your loss, and also picking up, dusting off and getting right back on the program. Hang in there!

Hope everyone has a good, on plan, day!

5Ropers
04-05-2012, 09:40 AM
Hi! I just finished reading the thread and now I thought I’d introduce myself. I am Melanie, a 46 yo SAHM of 3 boys.
I had done MF and lost 16 pounds but did not like the taste of the product so I recently moved over to WS. I had the mental struggle of whether I was doing the right thing, will this work, etc…and then I found you. Thanks to the person who started the original thread and a big thank you to all who have kept it going!

Finny321
04-05-2012, 01:02 PM
That is okay, REKP! I do love CNA work. I wanted to go into nursing after school, but instead married and had children. My sales job was great when they were younger, I made my own hours so I could be here when my husband wasn't. Now that the kids are all growing up and don't need me around as much, it is time for school.

I so wish I had done the LPN program when I was in school. But my guidance counselor wouldn't let me attend BOCES as I was in the "A" group and BOCES wasn't for us. Argh, how I look back and hate that mentality.

Welcome 5ropers!

Meka150
04-05-2012, 01:04 PM
I woke up this morning and opened my new digital scale.:tantrum: The crazy thing says i weigh 12.6 more pounds than my old scale.

Which means if it is correct my original weight was not 291 but 304 and that my current weight is 287.6 not 275.

This is not discouraging me, it's just going to make me work harder to reach my first mini goal of 250.

Sally Pineapple
04-05-2012, 03:51 PM
Scales can be so frustrating Meka.
I weighed this morning to see if I had finally reached my first goal of 300 and there it was right on the money!
I had been waiting to move that big weight down to the 250 mark that I was so excited. (using a dr beam weight scale in my house),
I moved it to the 250 mark and the little weight to the 50 lb mark and it went straight up. I pushed the weight about an inch or so pass the 50 and it balanced!
That doesn't make any sense to me.
So I just keep telling myself just 5 more lbs and then I can definitely move it to the 250 mark then, and that I am happy because no matter what the weight I am pushing it down and not up.

REKP thanks for the words of encouragement. I felt like such a loser after eating all that food and my friends pointed out I was still eating less food than they were lol

LindseyLouWho
04-05-2012, 05:29 PM
Hey ladies,

Terrible headache over here that's been going on for a couple of days. I thought maybe it was low calories or carbs, so yesterday afternoon I stopped eating Wonderslim foods for the rest of the day and just ate healthy regular foods, ended up at about 1700 calories and that didn't help at all. I went to the doctor today and she seems to think it might just be a bad tension headache and wrote me a couple of prescriptions for something stronger than what I'd been taking, but she ordered some blood work for me as well. I'm just really frustrated because it's getting to be crunch time for the test that I have in about a week and a half and I can't really read, because when I do, my headache just gets worse. Oh, the woes of medical school. I almost wish my blood work would come back that would indicate anemia or hypothyroidism just so that I can get this straightened out once and for all. Thyroid levels in the past have always been fine, though. I'm tired of being tired and feeling crummy!

Food has been okay today. Some regular oatmeal for breakfast and a Wendy's apple pecan chicken salad for lunch with a small frosty. So far that's about 1000 calories for the day. Not bad. I don't have much of an appetite with this headache, but wanted to make sure that I'm not making things worse by not eating enough.

Oh well, better stop typing. Reading/writing makes my headache worse, but I also hate just sitting here feeling lonely and sorry for myself...

Hope all of you ladies are doing well!

Finny321
04-05-2012, 05:51 PM
I was down one pound today! Which makes 8lbs lost for the first two weeks.

Sally, I missed your post, but you sound you like you have a handle on it. I would guess a lot of it had to do with missing snacks, I know I was really hungry the day after I missed one of my meals, and it was only one day!

Lindsey, could it be sinus pain, or have you stopped drinking your usual amount of caffeine? I know when I have either of those types of head aches it is next to impossible to get rid of them!

REKP, I was thinking about your post this afternoon, about the emergency room? I thought I wanted to work in hospice, but the more I am in them the more I am drawn to the nursing home setting. There is something about the people and their families, I don't know. I know it is early still as I am just starting a nursing career, who knows where it will lead.

LindseyLouWho
04-05-2012, 09:02 PM
Finny, nope, I take Nasonex for my allergy problems and have been excess-mucus free! And caffeine intake is stable over here. I just can't figure it out!

So far the first drug the doctor gave me hasn't helped, so I might need to pull out the big guns, which would require a friend giving me a ride to school tomorrow since I haven't taken it before and it has warning labels all over it. O.O

REKP
04-06-2012, 08:11 AM
Lindsey: I hope the additional medication took care of the headache. It's so hard to study when your head is pounding! I remember from nursing school when my migraine headaches were at their absolute worst. Do you have any history of migraine? Are your eyes ok? (Like a medical student hasn't already run these algorithms.) Anyway, I hope you are feeling better this morning and pain free. We're here, anytime you are feeling tired or lonely, hop on and post. Someone is sure to see it and respond. I think that is the one thing I like most about this board....it certainly is not just about diet, it's really everything that is happening to our group of friends that are dieting.
I also hope that the food isn't causing your headaches. Even if it was, stick around...you're one of us now :-)
Melanie: Welcome!! So glad you joined us! I'm looking forward to seeing your weight loss posts. This diet is effective.
Meka 150. So sorry your new scale is discouraging you. No matter the starting point, look at how much you've lost already! Way to go! 250 is just around the corner!
Sally: You will have that big weight at 250 before you know it, then the little slider will join it! I, personally, hate all scales. I've had such a love, hate relationship with them. Toy and Sheri both (I think) only weigh once a month. I wish I had the discipline to do that. I'm not weighing as often now as I did, but still too much, although Saturday is my official weigh in. I hate that a chunk of metal can bum me out that it's not going down as fast as it should, or egad...going up!
Finny: Congratulations on your pound lost! 8 pounds in 2 weeks is great!!!
You're doing this!

Hope everyone has a great, on plan, or in your case Lindsey a pain free, day!

5Ropers
04-06-2012, 08:58 AM
I have to say, I have such a battle with my mental self in the afternoon. Always around 3 or 4. I am not physically hungry, I just crave and then the conversation starts and the mental me always wins out. Today I am going to try something different...I am going to go to my bedroom and scream and throw a fit (I don't want to scare my kids). I think it is the tensions of the day coming out in desire for food (former smoker and the cravings feel the same as when I wanted a cig). Something has to give. Next step may be a shock collar.

Wishing everyone a slice of happiness!
~Melanie

Sally Pineapple
04-06-2012, 10:01 AM
Good Morning all.
I got my butt out of bed and did my workout first thing!
I can not get into exercise but this is my new goal for this week.
I have to exercise before I can post. lol
What helps me from eating when I know that I am not really hungry is that I go and brush my teeth. My toothbrush goes for three minutes before it turns off.
In that time I forgot about the food and my dental checkups have been great :)
Hope everyone has a great day and I will see you all tonight.

REKP
04-06-2012, 10:33 AM
Melanie: That is my danger zone time as well. I usually save some of my exercise bike miles for that time, or try to get involved in a good book or computer game. Sally's toothbrush idea is a good one. I think I'll try that, since the protein seems to make my teeth feel scummy. (Is that a word? :) Let us know what works for you!

Sally: Great job on the exercise this morning!

Jaelini
04-06-2012, 11:21 AM
Sally--great job on the exercise!! Keep up the good work--it will a)get easier and b) be motivating once you see what it does for you overall!

Melanie--I burt out laughing atthe shock collar comment--I said something similar but to make it a shock refidgerator handle.

I had chub club weigh in today--down almost 7 pounds for the week! I know its a bit of an anomoly because last weel was t.o.m., but hey--I'll take it!

Have a great weekend y'all...on a stay-cation vacation next week, bu I will try to pop in and say hey and celebrate everyone's successes!!

Finny321
04-06-2012, 11:43 AM
Melanie, what about scheduling a snack at that time? That is what I do, I know my most likely to want something to eat times, so I break up the double packet meals. Here is my "most days" meal plan, sometimes evening snack 2 is eaten before dinner if we are eating late.

Breakfast: Cereal or hot cakes packet, tea
After work out snack: Shake/Pudding packet
Lunch: Entree packet
Afternoon snack: Snack packet (chips, crisps, or puffs)
Dinner: Protein, Veg and/or Salad, sometimes I include the starch serving
Dessert: Dessert packet
Evening snack: Shake/pudding
Evening snack 2: Shake/pudding

I find if I eat every couple of hours I don't get the munchies. If I am really hungry, not just bored, I eat the fruit serving. I whiz a 1/2 cup of frozen strawberries and 1/2 cup peach slices, along with 2 tsp of benefiber, and crystal light drink, it is low calorie but really filling. Or I have another packet.

Great job Sally! What are you doing for a workout, I can't remember if you mentioned it?

Meka, I hate new scales too. When I bought my current scale I "gained" 8 lbs! You are losing though, and you will get there!!

Lindsey, hope your head is starting to feel better. Do your ears and/or neck hurt too? When I have tension headaches my ears and neck kill along with it. I find doing the yoga pose downward dog helps loosen up the muscles releasing some of the tension.

REKP
04-06-2012, 11:45 AM
Jaelini: Congratulations on the weight loss! That's wonderful. Keep up the good work!~

Meka150
04-07-2012, 12:52 AM
Thanks ladies for all of your encouragement. I am already really loving this site. :)

REKP
04-07-2012, 08:28 AM
I lost 3 pounds this week! Happy with that number as far into this as I am.
Hope everyone has a great, on plan, week!
Rose

Macilly
04-07-2012, 09:53 AM
Thursday was first weigh in and I lost 8 lbs!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was NOT expecting that and was very happy. However, I have to watch myself because I am not sure I am getting all the calories in that I need too. I use about 5 WS products a day (usually just the shakes) and I eat grilled chicken on salad for lunch and chicken/shrimp for dinner with salad. Very happy about the weight loss but just trying to figure out the program so I can do it till goal which is 50 pounds away.

5Ropers
04-07-2012, 10:07 AM
Wow wee macilly!

Quick question...I am going to be ordering some more ws products and was wondering is there were any products that you feel has helped more with your success than others.

Thanks!
Melanie

Finny321
04-07-2012, 12:22 PM
Melanie, I've reviewed some stuff in the diet direct thread. I do have a favorite thing, but they are from nashua nutrition, Proti-Thin Snack Chocolate Covered Soy Snacks. My second favorite chocolate snack is the Cinna-Choco Crunch from diet direct.

Other things that help me, I like the savory snacks and entrees. I don't like sweets all day. I like all the entrees I've tried so far, with the exception of the Mushroom Pasta (it is a Bari-Wise product I think, it just doesn't taste that good, kind of blah). Veggie Joe, Cheese Steak pasta, and Spicy Pasta are my favorites.

For savory snacks, I love those O shaped snacks, barb-q and sour cream. Both are really good. Also the Protein chips, that come in Pizza, Ranch, Salt and Venegar, and Barb-Q are great. I don't love the Kay's Naturals chips, they have an odd texture and there is a strange citrus flavor in all of the ones I've tried.

Breakfast. I do not like the eggs. I love the Hot Cakes. Oatmeal is such a small serving, and it is gluey like instant oatmeal, blech. The WS cold cereals are nice for a change, but they are small servings. For cereal, I prefer Kay's cereal both for taste and serving size.

I bought a mix of puddings and cocoas along with the shakes. I would skip them next time. I love the shakes hot or cold, and as puddings; of the puddings and cocoas I've tried, none have been as good to me. With the exception of lemon pudding, I love the lemon pudding. I actually like the fruit protein drinks too, the ones that are like a kool-aid/crystal light, I whiz them with some ice or frozen fruit.

If you have any specific things in mind, give me a holler, I've probably tried it, or have it to try. I'm very adventurous with food, and when I put together my food package for the 6-weeks I did not repeat much of anything so I wouldn't get bored. I have a huge variety of things to test!



Fantastic Macilly!!! Great job! Maybe, try keeping track for a few days on My Daily Plate? That is what I have been doing. I try to keep my calories moving between 1200-1500 to keep my body from going into starvation mode while encouraging weight loss.

REKP, that is a great loss!! You are so supportive of all of us. I just want to say a great big, "Thank you" to you!

Jaelini, great job on your loss! Enjoy your stay-cation!

Meka, it is great to have you join us!

5Ropers
04-07-2012, 04:47 PM
Rekp- not sure how I missed your previous post...congrats on your loss this week! Your constant success is truly inspiring

Jaelini- bravo!

All of your successes gives me hope!

Finny, thank you for you recommendations. I am going to check them out. Going to order Tuesday.

Finny321
04-08-2012, 12:00 PM
Good Morning everyone, and a Happy Easter to those who celebrate.

We don't do Easter (not Christian), and now that my kids are old I let them pick out a few goodies, so thankfully I don't have the temptation of tons of goodies. I did pick out packets for today that will cover any "eat all the Cadbury Eggs" moments though!

I hope everyone has a good on plan day around all the food temptations that crop up around a holiday!