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skelley331
11-29-2012, 12:26 PM
Is anyone currently doing stabilization? I'm getting ready to start week three this saturday!! Was just wondering how everyone was doing, i'm doing really good, maintaining my weight, it's alot of food to add back in so quick but i'm going with the flow. :carrot: I was hoping to lose a few more lbs but pretty happy right now too.:D


rwquilts
11-29-2012, 01:29 PM
I am on week 2 of maintenance, but I lost each week on stabilization. I even lost a pound last week with the holiday. Just had a Dr visit this morning and he said I should be eating 1600 calories to maintain and not 1200 like MRC said. If I lose again this week, I'm probably going to raise my calories.

skelley331
11-29-2012, 09:12 PM
I am on week 2 of maintenance, but I lost each week on stabilization. I even lost a pound last week with the holiday. Just had a Dr visit this morning and he said I should be eating 1600 calories to maintain and not 1200 like MRC said. If I lose again this week, I'm probably going to raise my calories.

Oh wow rwquilts: this was my week two and i've maintained my weight, so i guess that's a good thing. I didn't gain from the holiday but i did pretty good too, tasted a couple of desserts but very thin slices. Glad to hear you are doing so well. :carrot:


Going4Fit
11-30-2012, 02:27 AM
Hi - I'm not on stabilization yet but I'm getting close. I weighed in today and when the counselor asked how things were going I told her I was beginning to feel very anxious about going off the green menu that I've become so fond of. She went over some of the things that they teach at the stabilization class and it totally made me feel better (and in fact restored some confidence in the center and this program). Have either of you been to the class?

She said for instance, that since there are so many food choices out there once you're on maintenance, they have about a six pound buffer with your weight. She said I'll continue to lose once on stabilization and that will be building in that buffer. So with me she said my goal of 135 would probably see me going down to 130 on stabilization. She was saying how shocked clients always are when they weigh in with a loss after adding in so much food, but it really does happen.

Anyway, just thought I'd share that. If all goes well I'll be in the December stabilization class. :)

skelley331
11-30-2012, 01:32 PM
Hi - I'm not on stabilization yet but I'm getting close. I weighed in today and when the counselor asked how things were going I told her I was beginning to feel very anxious about going off the green menu that I've become so fond of. She went over some of the things that they teach at the stabilization class and it totally made me feel better (and in fact restored some confidence in the center and this program). Have either of you been to the class?

She said for instance, that since there are so many food choices out there once you're on maintenance, they have about a six pound buffer with your weight. She said I'll continue to lose once on stabilization and that will be building in that buffer. So with me she said my goal of 135 would probably see me going down to 130 on stabilization. She was saying how shocked clients always are when they weigh in with a loss after adding in so much food, but it really does happen.

Anyway, just thought I'd share that. If all goes well I'll be in the December stabilization class. :)

Congrats to you; I didn't have a stabilization class, they just set up an appt for me to come in and get weighed, measured and then gave me the week 1 of stabilization, I start week three tomorrow and i've not lost anymore weight yet. goodluck and stay intouch. I would love to see how you do on stabilization, i've had people tell me they lost more weight during this period also but so far i've stayed the same.

Going4Fit
11-30-2012, 06:57 PM
Thanks skelley331! I will stick around - I've actually lurked a little bit here and there and see that you and I think it's cmarty and me are all very similar in our height and weight goal and timeline. Sorry it took me so long to create an account and start posting.

My center has "Stabilization Celebration" once a month. Surely yours does too? I had always thought it was just kind of a congratulations party, but it turns out that's where they cover the information that I got a brief intro to that I talked about above. I hope you can go to one. I've only just started going to some of the classes the center offers and wish I'd taken advantage of them earlier - I'm very impressed with the quality of information given.

skelley331
11-30-2012, 09:13 PM
Thanks skelley331! I will stick around - I've actually lurked a little bit here and there and see that you and I think it's cmarty and me are all very similar in our height and weight goal and timeline. Sorry it took me so long to create an account and start posting.

My center has "Stabilization Celebration" once a month. Surely yours does too? I had always thought it was just kind of a congratulations party, but it turns out that's where they cover the information that I got a brief intro to that I talked about above. I hope you can go to one. I've only just started going to some of the classes the center offers and wish I'd taken advantage of them earlier - I'm very impressed with the quality of information given.

Thanks, i found out they do have a celebration but it's at 5:30 and i'm still at work then so i can't go, so they did all my information during my appt. yes Cmarty and i have been going neck and neck pretty much along the way, it's good to see others around the same height and goals, so i look forward to watching your progress also. :carrot::carrot:

JodiH
12-02-2012, 11:00 PM
I just started stabilization on Saturday. I did eat some crackers, but they really were not extra - kinda scared to start eating again. But, I am planning to add a carb tomorrow. We have a Christmas party tomorrow night, so I have to be careful. I bought cinnamon graham low fat crackers, low fat pretzels and the no salt crackers and the low fat animal crackers (just got the small bag). I don't think I will have any trouble rationing them. I just have to be sure to plan ahead for Christmas parties, Christmas Eve and Day. I do hope I continue to lose during this 6 weeks - that would put me at a really good weight.

skelley331
12-03-2012, 05:34 PM
I just started stabilization on Saturday. I did eat some crackers, but they really were not extra - kinda scared to start eating again. But, I am planning to add a carb tomorrow. We have a Christmas party tomorrow night, so I have to be careful. I bought cinnamon graham low fat crackers, low fat pretzels and the no salt crackers and the low fat animal crackers (just got the small bag). I don't think I will have any trouble rationing them. I just have to be sure to plan ahead for Christmas parties, Christmas Eve and Day. I do hope I continue to lose during this 6 weeks - that would put me at a really good weight.

Hi JodiH, I am the same way, i'm on week three and it seems like so much food, I haven't lost anymore weight but my size 8's i just bought about 3 wks ago are now getting loose on me Ugh!! I'm glad but I think i'm losing inches still, so may have to go down to a 6!! Never bee a size 6 in my life! We'll see though!! Just follow the plan and you'll be fine! :carrot:

skelley331
12-10-2012, 03:02 PM
Well I'm on week 4 and wow they really add back in the foods fast during this process! It's almost hard to eat all the food they add! Anyone else have trouble doing it? thanks:dizzy:

JodiH
12-15-2012, 08:20 PM
I am starting week 3 of stabilization and have lost 4 pounds. I add dairy now. I went to Braums and found some low fat, no sugar added frozen yogurt. I could not find any no fat, no sugar kind -- has anyone else? One of my favorites "add backs" has been grapes! They taste so good.

skelley331
12-15-2012, 10:25 PM
Well today i went to my center for what i thought would be week five of stabilizaiton and was told that wk 5 and 6 are the same menu and that i'm officially starting on maintenance !!! :carrot::carrot: I finally made it yay!!!

Keylani
12-18-2012, 10:02 AM
Grats to you!! I'm looking forward to reaching my goal.

OMG Jodi...I miss Braums!! I moved to Florida from Oklahoma and Braums is the only resturant I miss!! Nobody understands how awesome and fresh their products are. :)

Going4Fit
12-20-2012, 04:33 PM
Well I'm not going to make the December stabilization class after all. Didn't change a thing, but my weight loss really stalled. The center wants me to go, but I happen to have a conflict this Thursday night anyway. And besides, I want to use my stabilization time to really focus on stabilizing and seeing what affect the added foods have on me, and not secretly sticking with the green menu and hoping to lose more weight. No offense to those of you who've done that! I understand the reasoning - this program is expensive! But I have enough extra weeks still that I shouldn't need to do that.

I'm a little frustrated with how much pressure I'm getting to end my weight loss journey. I don't want to settle for good enough when I've come so far and am so close to being in the best shape of my life. I'm wondering if I'm messing with their statistics? If weight loss really slows down when you're close to the end, maybe they'd prefer to graduate you when your numbers look the best? Just an idea. But I'm getting tired of these size zero gals telling me they want me at 27% bodyfat. I looked it up on-line. That's average. I want to be fit!

skelley331
12-20-2012, 09:22 PM
Well I'm not going to make the December stabilization class after all. Didn't change a thing, but my weight loss really stalled. The center wants me to go, but I happen to have a conflict this Thursday night anyway. And besides, I want to use my stabilization time to really focus on stabilizing and seeing what affect the added foods have on me, and not secretly sticking with the green menu and hoping to lose more weight. No offense to those of you who've done that! I understand the reasoning - this program is expensive! But I have enough extra weeks still that I shouldn't need to do that.

I'm a little frustrated with how much pressure I'm getting to end my weight loss journey. I don't want to settle for good enough when I've come so far and am so close to being in the best shape of my life. I'm wondering if I'm messing with their statistics? If weight loss really slows down when you're close to the end, maybe they'd prefer to graduate you when your numbers look the best? Just an idea. But I'm getting tired of these size zero gals telling me they want me at 27% bodyfat. I looked it up on-line. That's average. I want to be fit!

I agree with you, i didn't hit my goal weight when they said i would and they actually wanted me to buy 10 more weeks so I opted to start stabilization and i did the green menu for a couple extra weeks but then i moved on to the stabilization and i just can't eat all the foods they are adding back in so quick. I've maintained my weight now for 5 wks actually lost 2 1/2 more lbs doing stabilization. I'm officially on maintenance as of last saturday, when i thought i was starting wk 5 of stabilization they told me that wk 5 & 6 are the same and pretty much maintenence and when i go back this week which is wk 6 they will set up my maintenence appt. :)

Going4Fit
01-25-2013, 12:17 PM
Okay I'm on week two of stabilization and I can't understand what you gals are talking about with them adding back all the food so quickly? Maybe they've changed the program? I'm on the new four week plan and currently have the week three menu ready to implement starting Monday.

Maybe I'll be blown away by week four? Oh well. I am happy with the green menu, just was hoping to not feel like a dieter my whole life. But then I do want this to be a lifestyle change and I don't want to be fat again. Just got my hopes up with they way you ladies were talking that there would be a higher volume of food allowed back in.

Went to the stabilization celebration last night and what a let down. No instruction whatsoever - we just socialized and got our pictures taken and hung up our stars/ribbons. The consultant who I thought would be there and who gave me a preview of all the stuff they supposedly cover was not there. I'm going to call and see if I can make an appointment with her to go over what she would have talked about - I'm getting tired of how much information this center has and how little of it they impart.

I did lose one pound from week one to week two.

Going4Fit
02-08-2013, 02:06 PM
Anybody else on stabilization yet? I've continued to lose quite well on stabilization - still weighing in twice weekly and down half a pound to a pound each time. I'm on the last week now and get my first calorie based menu to start on Monday. I'm so excited to be on a caloric plan just in time for my anniversary next week and also Valentine's day! I will stick to a plan since I can't trust myself to eat without boundaries, but it will be nice to make a special treat for the family that I can enjoy with them.

Momgoinggreen
02-20-2013, 10:59 PM
Is anyone currently doing stabilization? I'm getting ready to start week three this saturday!! Was just wondering how everyone was doing, i'm doing really good, maintaining my weight, it's alot of food to add back in so quick but i'm going with the flow. :carrot: I was hoping to lose a few more lbs but pretty happy right now too.:D

Wow, great job on meeting your goal! I just finished the weight loss portion but I didn't pay for the whole program so they won't give me the stabilization or maintenance plans, is anyone willing to email them to me?

firegirl441
02-27-2013, 11:37 AM
What is the stabilization part of the program? They haven't mentioned that to me.

skelley331
02-28-2013, 02:52 PM
What is the stabilization part of the program? They haven't mentioned that to me.

After you reach your goal weight you start stabilization, this is a five week program where they start adding foods back in each week and this will determine your trigger foods, on my first week they added milk and if you gain then you know this is something you have to watch and maybe drink sparingly, then week two they add other items , so on and so on, then on week six which is pretty much your maintenance menu you will have your appt to start you on maintenance. Good luck

Going4Fit
03-01-2013, 03:22 AM
When you reach your goal they need to bring your body out of ketogenic weight loss mode and stabilize you into a caloric based plan. The new stabilization setup takes place over four weeks.

But you're not just on your own after that. I'm into my third week in maintenance and the center is still increasing my calories to see what my body can handle without gaining.