Metabolic Research Center - April 2013




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peg51
04-03-2013, 08:25 AM
Welcome to April, oldies and newbies alike! How did everyone do over the long weekend/Easter? I managed to lose a pound over the three day weekend, woo hoo! I even had a spoonful of my grandmother's turkey and dressing (definitely NOT MRC approved, lol). I just kept telling myself not to take more than one bite...that every bite after the first would taste EXACTLY the same as the first bite, which would be redundant, lol. Overeating really is like any other addiction. You keep doing more and more of it trying to get the same "high" that you got with the first bite. Before I started the program, I just didn't think at all. I just ate. and ate. and ate.
Anyway, hope you all are starting April off with a bang! Let's make it our best month yet. Bathing suit season is just around the corner. The issues and anxiety that go along with that are for a totally different thread, lol!


Dolly
04-03-2013, 01:20 PM
Hello Peg

Only lost a half of a pound today but I lost 4 last Friday so I'm happy to take it.

Good for you for having so much willpower on Easter. I did fine at first and then the longer I stayed at the family dinner, the more I kept snacking on chips. Don't care for candy though, so at least I was okay there.

Feeling pretty good about April. The weather is starting to change and that makes me feel optimistic in general.

One of my goals for the month is to start using the recipe book to vary my food choices. It's going to be a long haul and I think some variety will help me.

marciacricket
04-03-2013, 05:58 PM
I was with grand kids and absolutely could not stay away from the sweets... couldn't resist the chocolate... probably 5-6 pieces of chocolate, a piece of cake, a piece of pie, popcorn, and something else ... lol WHEN I weighed in today at Metabolic, however, I stayed the SAME... SIMPLY because I have been walking and hitting Planet Fitness HARD HARD HARD... I have lost 21 pounds since January 20... but staying the same for the last 2 weeks basically.... and we leave for Mexico vacation April 24.. I am somewhat discouraged, but only myself to blame !!!!! HOW TO RESIST the temptations will always be hard for me.


grumpygrump
04-03-2013, 07:23 PM
Hi everyone. I'm kind of a newbie here. I started 3/14 and dropped 8.5 lbs in my first two weeks. I started to plateau when I hit the blue menu, which unfortunately, was right around Easter. I worked out hard that weekend, and allowed myself a small helping of desert. I technically was off plan with lunch, because I had ham and my raw veggies were actually cooked, and probably with some salt and butter. I stayed away from the rolls like a good girl and tried to get my 4/8 oz right.

I went in for my weigh-in Tuesday and was up a pound. Very discouraged, but then my TOM came around the next day, so I'm going to blame it on that. I feel kind of puffy anyway.

So tonight, I'm ignoring the peanut butter and staying on plan. I had "fried" chicken breaded in melba toast and Mrs. Dash, cooked in the 2 Tbsp of oil they said I could have to cook with. I dipped it in my allowable 2 oz of dressing- Walden Farms Caesar, mmmm. My side dish was fake mashed potatoes made with cauliflower. It's not too bad, although the texture is all wrong.

I'm going to a wedding this weekend, which means a rehearsal dinner and a bridal luncheon. I'm trying hard to stay on plan, but this stuff is discouraging and tough. :(

MrsRiker
04-03-2013, 09:04 PM
cooked in the 2 Tbsp of oil they said I could have to cook with.

I admittedly don't know anything about the blue menu(I'm on metabalance, not metaslim), but 2 Tablespoons of oil is A LOT. Like 250 calories a lot. Are you sure it's not supposed to be 2 teaspoons? I've noticed a bunch of typos on MRC handouts and that one could really sabotage folks. Just wanted to mention it so you could check with a counsellor if you wanted.

grumpygrump
04-04-2013, 01:43 PM
MrsRiker, I checked my sheet and it says teaspoons. I think I misheard. Oh well, I'll fix it next time. I'm not going to beat myself up over trying really hard to stick on plan. I would have used 6tsp and it made two servings, so I only had one extra tsp per serving. I guess its not as bad as I thought, but I won't be doing it again. Thanks for the catch!

Monkeysocks
04-04-2013, 03:19 PM
Hi all, just feeling excited about spring for the first time in a long time. Today is rainy, but there are flowers and new green leaves everywhere. And now that I am finally losing weight I feel so hopeful and am actually looking forward to summer.

Last week I felt like my jeans were too loose, and tried on a smaller pair--they fit and aren't even tight! Dug through my closet and have 5 "new" pairs of pants to wear. I'd better use them too because I have a feeling it won't be that long before they are too big.

I actually lost 2 lbs. over Easter in spite of eating out, had fish and mostly was pretty good. Hard day was when there were cookies around and I gave in. It tasted great, and I stopped myself from binging (well I did have one more)--but all evening was plagued with cravings and it was so hard to stay on program. Those pesky carbs can set me into craving more like you can't believe! Hope I can remember this and avoid those "just one bite" moments.

Work In Progress
04-05-2013, 10:30 AM
WOW...look at everyone doing amazing! Yay us!!! :carrot:

I finally got to sign the 30 lbs lost board :D

The weather here is up and down, rainy then sunny so I've been trying to take advantage of the good times and staying busy outside.

A funny thing happened the other night, I was walking into a store and caught my reflection in the window. My first thought was "Woah, I really have slimmed down!" I know I've lost weight, at 32.5 lbs gone everything is very loose but I see myself in the mirror every day so sometimes I don't recognize the big loss. What an awesome feeling!!

NotaFatBride
04-08-2013, 10:44 PM
Woo! Good work everyone! I am down 10.5 lbs since I started, again. Glad to be back and eating healthy again. Looking forward to April and getting in some exercise. I have some stressful weeks coming up so I could use a good workout. Masters program finals, summer internship search, yard in need of major work and I am itching to spring clean.

Happy And successful April to you all :)

NotaFatBride
04-08-2013, 10:53 PM
Sorry for the double post but I had a question/statement. I am in love with Cadbury eggs. Seriously my favorite candy since I was a kid. I just love food in general which is why I am here trying to lose weight. Do you think it's bad to reward with food? I bought 10 Cadbury eggs- they're sitting in my deep freezer in the basement. I want to eat 1 every 10 pounds. Do you think that's a bad idea? I feel like its motivating but don't want to enforce bad eating habits.

dkdaisybutters
04-09-2013, 08:03 PM
Sorry for the double post but I had a question/statement. I am in love with Cadbury eggs. Seriously my favorite candy since I was a kid. I just love food in general which is why I am here trying to lose weight. Do you think it's bad to reward with food? I bought 10 Cadbury eggs- they're sitting in my deep freezer in the basement. I want to eat 1 every 10 pounds. Do you think that's a bad idea? I feel like its motivating but don't want to enforce bad eating habits.

In my opinion I don't think you should reward yourself with food because if you do that may become an excuse later on after you loose the weight because you will say I deserve this as a reward for such and such this day or week. Just my opinion but if you think you can be strict about it then it's your choice especially if you don't cheat a lot regularly. You could reward yourself in other non eating ways such as a pedicure or clothes or something like that.

Monkeysocks
04-11-2013, 03:16 PM
Sorry for the double post but I had a question/statement. I am in love with Cadbury eggs. Seriously my favorite candy since I was a kid. I just love food in general which is why I am here trying to lose weight. Do you think it's bad to reward with food? I bought 10 Cadbury eggs- they're sitting in my deep freezer in the basement. I want to eat 1 every 10 pounds. Do you think that's a bad idea? I feel like its motivating but don't want to enforce bad eating habits.

I know the couple of times I have had just a nibble of something like candy or cookies, it started all the cravings back up and made it so hard to stay OP for the next day or two. I second the suggestion for non-food rewards, I am having my 10 lb. pedicure next week, and thinking about what I want for 20 lbs., maybe a new purse?

Skrytus
04-11-2013, 04:53 PM
I know the couple of times I have had just a nibble of something like candy or cookies, it started all the cravings back up and made it so hard to stay OP for the next day or two. I second the suggestion for non-food rewards, I am having my 10 lb. pedicure next week, and thinking about what I want for 20 lbs., maybe a new purse?

Oh yeah, the first bite is a slippery slope!

abc12345
04-11-2013, 10:27 PM
Hello Ladies- pretty excited, i go in tomorrow for weigh in and measuring- my last weigh in on tuesday was 9 lb loss, so i know tomorrow will be over 10, I started HGC on 4/1, after 4 days of pre-conditioning and 2 fat loading days, the weight came mostly off my face and stomach, so already i look different. I know i will lose, and follow the program to a tee, but i'm freaked about maintenance and keeping it off, that's always on my mind- i dont want to give up some of my favorite foods, i just have to learn how and when to eat them. But, i'm encouraged. I have to see loss ongoingly, and that keeps me goin'.

dkmd27
04-11-2013, 10:55 PM
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Monkeysocks
04-12-2013, 12:25 PM
Hello Ladies- pretty excited, i go in tomorrow for weigh in and measuring- my last weigh in on tuesday was 9 lb loss, so i know tomorrow will be over 10, I started HGC on 4/1, after 4 days of pre-conditioning and 2 fat loading days, the weight came mostly off my face and stomach, so already i look different. I know i will lose, and follow the program to a tee, but i'm freaked about maintenance and keeping it off, that's always on my mind- i dont want to give up some of my favorite foods, i just have to learn how and when to eat them. But, i'm encouraged. I have to see loss ongoingly, and that keeps me goin'.

Welcome! Isn't it fun to see how quickly you can start seeing changes? I can really see it in my face, funny thing one day I rested my head on my hand and was like, "whoa I can feel my cheekbones!" Those moments keep ya going for sure.

abc12345
04-12-2013, 10:44 PM
Hi there- thanks monkeysocks for your msg, yes, it truly is amazing. At weigh in today, i hit 10 pds even, but measured a loss of 19" in these 2 weeks time. My focus though is getting to maintenance, thats the part I have trouble with, but seeing that the weight is coming off so quickly, I hope to get to goal sometime in May- I visit the maintenance page a lot on this site, to keep my hopes up that the weight will stay off. Glad to hear things are going with you too.

abc12345
04-12-2013, 10:45 PM
Regarding foods- I am loving the HNS Capaccino, wow! And, I have found Walden Farms dressings and BBQ sauce to be the bomb.

abc12345
04-12-2013, 10:48 PM
And, not sure the HCG reminder was towards me, I am not on drops or injections, and my plan is not 500 calories, I feel that the plan I'm on is very healthy and satisfying. In fact, I am very pleased with my portion sizes that I'm allowed to have, so I don't believe that I'm in the 'concern' category they are talking about. Love what I'm on

peg51
04-13-2013, 07:30 AM
abc12345 - I haven't tried the cappuccino, so thanks for the recommendation!

Whew, it was a busy but productive week for me. I'm down another 4 lbs. this week, for a total of 48.5. Looking forward to reaching 50 by next week if I can stay focused, lol!

Springtime has arrived here in TN, and the warmer weather makes me long to sit on the patio with a glass of wine, or nosh on chips and salsa at my favorite Mexican restaurant. Every season will require a shift in thought from what I have done in the past. I NEED to associate spring time with long walks and outdoor activities! Hoping to work on that goal!

NotaFatBride
04-13-2013, 11:03 PM
Belated thanks for the advice. I decided not to eat the Cadbury egg but has anyone noticed how yummy the waffers are?! So good!

I love spring but I associate a lot of things with food and fun and alcohol. Spring reminds me of fire pits and drinking beer. Piņa coladas on the patio with friends on a warm spring day. Grilling burgers, corn on the cob and steak. Yard games and late night star gazing. My toddler has curbed a lot of these activities but I still crave them none the less. The good thing about spring is that it also makes me crave salads and fruit and veggies. Fall is a horrible food craving season for me- its all casseroles and bread and thick creamy soup.

junebug37
04-14-2013, 06:24 PM
Hi I'm new here and new to the MRC plan! On week 4 of the 17 week MetaSlim program, down 18.5 lbs & 18.5 total inches! I chose this plan because I needed help! I love the weigh ins and the support!

Easter was good for me, I used the opportunity to show/teach the family about the plan and you should have seen their faces when I weighed the food!
I have a very jam packed busy life with 3 boys at home and a new career as an RN on night shift!! My biggest setback is working nights and then being up days sometimes! Sleep for me is very important and is the deciding factor in whether I have good or bad days!
Lets all have a great April & Spring!!!!! :p

peg51
04-14-2013, 07:22 PM
Welcome, junebug! Getting your family to buy in to what you are doing is a huge plus for you! I can't imagine how your schedule must mess with you mentally and physically...that's tough! Regardless, you have already proven you can do it with the last four weeks, which is outstanding. Congratulations and keep it going!

junebug37
04-15-2013, 10:18 AM
Thank you peg51! I just keep keeping on! :) :)

Work In Progress
04-19-2013, 01:37 PM
Hello everyone!

I'm still moving along, down 34.5 lbs now. I had my first out of town 3 day trip while on the program, I did good by maintaining. I tried my best to eat on plan and when I didn't have access I picked the healthiest I could find. It was a milestone for me, made me realize I can do this even when I reach goal weight. :)

dkmd27
04-20-2013, 05:46 PM
Congratulations on surviving your road-trip! That is awesome, and it is a good lesson about you being able to do it! HOORAY!!

Work In Progress
04-25-2013, 07:19 PM
Thanks dkmd27!

I'm loving this wonderful weather we are having plus with less weight and more energy I've finally gotten a lot of little projects around my house and yard finished. Another bonus added to positive motivations list :D

3 lbs down from the last time I checked in and bye bye 190's, that's a good bye I'm not sad to see!

I hope you all are doing well and losing lots! :goodscale

Monkeysocks
04-25-2013, 08:01 PM
I'm chugging along too, it does me good to see the losses on this thread! Keep it up everybody!

cmarty
04-25-2013, 08:30 PM
hey girls..I'm back..I'm chugging along too. I lost 4 pounds last week. Weigh in is tomorrow I just want to get to my goal!

Work In Progress
04-26-2013, 10:13 AM
:hug: Monkeysocks and cmarty, way to stay in the game!!!


:cheer3: YAY :cheer3: TO :cheer3: ALL :cheer3: OF :cheer3: US :cheer3:

skelley331
04-26-2013, 08:27 PM
hey girls..I'm back..I'm chugging along too. I lost 4 pounds last week. Weigh in is tomorrow I just want to get to my goal!

Hey Cmarty glad to see you back and doing so well! Congrats on your loss! :carrot:

peg51
04-28-2013, 09:30 PM
Just wanted to share that I tried the Veggie Pizza from the cookbook today, and it was really delicious! It uses eggs and grated zucchini as a crust. Pretty darn good!

Also, one of the consultants at my center suggested taking a pack of the chocolate pudding creamy HNS, mixing in 1tsp. of olive oil, and a little water,and cooking in a mug for 1 minute in the microwave. It ends up tasting a lot like a moist brownie! It's become my go-to "sweet" in the evenings. I really enjoy it. I should note, if you decide to do it, watch it carefully as it cooks. It will rise over the mug, and I have to pause the microwave a few times to let it fall over the course of that minute. She also said, if you have any of the Walden Farms chocolate syrup, it is really good along with it.

Just wanted to pass those along. I know how bored I get of the same stuff! I'd love to hear about your "go to" recipes too!

junebug37
04-29-2013, 02:14 PM
Peg- I looked up the Veggie Pizza recipe and it looks GOOD! Made the chocolate brownie idea just now and it is good! Thanks for the idea!

So happy I finally found the aisle of Walden Farms products in the store!! Maybe I can stop the boredom with my meals now!

I have had an ok April! Total lost is 21 pounds. Was 22 last Monday BUT I gave into a craving and it was like a trigger for all the other cravings. So I am working on my willpower so much every day!! I am crossing my fingers that I will meet my goal of 25 pounds lost in April but its not looking good right now!! :( Oh well, a minor set back is ok in the big picture! Hope all is well with everyone in April! After tomorrow it will be May already!!! Oh my time flies!!

Later MRCers!! :)

:cool: for every 5 pounds!

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patzi
04-29-2013, 08:05 PM
Are those recipes from the old cookbook or from the newer cookbook?

Thanks
Patzi

peg51
04-30-2013, 10:21 PM
Patzi- It is the new cookbook (I've only had it for three months). The vegetable pizza recipe is on pg. 98, but the "brownie" in a mug recipe was just word of mouth from my consultant at the center.

Lowellian
05-01-2013, 02:27 PM
Hello all! This is my first post here. I just started MRC with a pal and we're both excited but a little doubting. 4 of our friends have done soooo well on MRC (over 100 lbs. lost each) and we just couldn't hold back any longer.
I literally started yesterday, and I have a question on sweetners. I use Stevia for mine (forever ago) and have some coffee syrup Splenda based sweeteners. They say zero on everything (cals., carbs., etc.) Are they safe to use?

Monkeysocks
05-03-2013, 05:45 PM
They should be fine, but check with your center. And on my plan at least there is no caffeine so I haven't worried about sweeteners much, the HNS make plenty of sweet drinks.

And welcome, you will do great! My consultant called me a skeptic, but after losing 24 lbs. in 50 days I am a believer. Just follow the plan and it will work.

Lowellian
05-06-2013, 12:45 PM
Thanks Monkeysocks- will do. I go in today for weigh in. I went Fri. with my pal who started same day as I did- she lost 4# in 4 days and I lost 2 #. I am on the stricter beige menu now and she got to move up! I'll see what today's scale says.....