Metabolic Research Center - First Day of the New Me

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04-18-2013, 11:28 PM
I went in for my consult last week and signed up today. I am so excited to join all of you on my journey!

04-19-2013, 08:18 AM
Welcome! You will find lots of support and information here. This programs really does work!

04-19-2013, 08:35 AM
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Welcome congratulations for taking the step to making yourself healthier.

Glad you decided to join us here......we are a group of well meaning... sometimes opinionated diverse group of people that are happy to share. Information and knowledge that we have picked up along the way.:hug:
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Feel free to share your concerns or questions or search post to hopefully find the answers that your longing for:D

Enjoy the journey....and don't just worry about the destination:D

Looking forward to following your progress, Good Luck:carrot:,

05-01-2013, 11:07 PM
I just started on Tues. Klhirte and am going to the Eugene center!

05-01-2013, 11:20 PM
Hi Lowellian - I have been super happy since starting. Everyone in the Eugene office is awesome! Good Luck!!!!!!!!!

05-02-2013, 02:07 PM
You too....I go Fri. for a Food Class...undoubtedly I will spend $.

05-02-2013, 07:54 PM
Did my food class lasr Friday. They have a nice package plan put together to get you started. It was nice because it included the cookbook. It is great that you have people at work who have succeeded...I am the guinea pig for my co-workers.

05-07-2013, 11:55 PM
Hey KLHIRTE! I lost 3 lbs. in 1 pal lost 5!!! How'd you do?

05-08-2013, 11:34 PM
Down 13 1/2 lbs in 2 weeks!!!!! So happy :carrot:

05-08-2013, 11:36 PM
Congrats on your is so nice to have all your hard work (and veggies) rewarded!!:D

05-09-2013, 10:02 AM
good for you!

05-09-2013, 06:39 PM
MY GOSH that's great!!! I think I am down more this week- go to Eugene tomorrow (Fri.) and will tell you what the #'s are!

05-17-2013, 07:48 PM
Hey, klhirte! I went in Fri. 17th (today) and I have lost 8.5 lbs. so far!!!!
How are you doing? Did you attend the cooking class with Sue Ann?
It was great!
Forgot- it has been 18 days now on the diet.

05-17-2013, 11:25 PM
That is so awesome!!!! I just couldn't align my schedule to make the class. We will have to try to coordinate a class so we can meet in real life. I too am super happy...I am down 16 lbs so far. Just over 5 lbs per week makes me super happy.

05-20-2013, 07:25 PM
If they do another cooking type class you MUST go! We ate pizza and cheesecake! I made it this weekend and froze some.

05-20-2013, 11:28 PM
Sounds awesome! !

05-22-2013, 05:42 PM
Weighed in on Tues., my 3rd week ....drumroll 10.5 lbs. lost! Yay!
Also lost 15" around various body parts ( which Sue Ann was astounded at?) Guess that is awesome.
I can hardly exercise so it is really good for me to lose 3.5# a week!!! Am walking more each week though. I have rheumatoid arthritis and our rain this week is NOT

05-22-2013, 05:57 PM
Forgot- Sue Ann says she is planning a cooking class for June and Broccoli chicken casserole (may) be on the list!

05-22-2013, 10:12 PM
Oooh, sorry I missed that class, will try and make June. I need some new recipes!

(Another Eugene MRCer)

05-23-2013, 01:23 PM
Hey Eugene MRC'rs we need to arrange a way to know each other at a class. Think of something like a color to wear; a name tag etc. Would love to meet you!

05-28-2013, 10:54 PM
ok my stall ended - Iam at 12 lbs. lost in 1 mo.

05-28-2013, 10:59 PM
That is so awesome. I pushed back my weigh in by a day cause I love the two ladies I meet with. Hope I follow in yourfootsteps:D

05-29-2013, 10:34 AM
Congrats Lowellian -:bravo:- that is awesome!! After hearing about everyone's plateau's I am nervous to go in on Thursday :/ I had hit the 10 lb mark -- and I want to see more loss! Not a stall! :'(

05-29-2013, 02:29 PM
Lady67 don't worry,
did you get a printout on "plateaus" or stalls from the MRC staff? It has a good explanation for why we do stall.
Ask for it- I read it several times before I was convinced I wasn't a failure!

05-29-2013, 03:06 PM
I did... though I guess I need to read it again... and possibly again! Just have never had success staying focused enough to loose the weight and keep it off.

But, chin up right? I've lost 10, that means I can loose another 10!

05-29-2013, 11:29 PM
Doing the happy dance!!! Another 2 today makes a grand total of 22 :carrot:

05-31-2013, 01:43 AM
Hello everyone! I just signed up yesterday. Today was my first day and I'm very confused. (I've already called my consultant once and I don't want to become that person, lol) I'm doing the pre-diet phase and have been looking over my food list and have a few questions. Are these things OK:

Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, Kraft olive oil light mayo, and Lipton diet green tea, soy products like the (fake) bacon, cheese, etc...??

Is it normal to feel slightly nauseated by all the supplements at first? (I'm taking the fish oil, MRC-6, Cortitrim, & Phentratrim Plus)

My consultant suggested I might try the hormone cream (I'm 50) and collagen cream so that my skin stays firm during weight loss. Has anyone tried those? As you all know, all this is expensive so I want to make sure I'm not just throwing away $$$ for something I don't need!


05-31-2013, 11:54 AM
If I recall correctly, the preconditioning week is strictly by the diet sheet they give you (less restrictive, enjoy it!!), but they don't focus on portions so much. I DROPPED weight that precondioning week and felt great.

As far as my center goes, you have to be careful about the condiments because of the sodium (especially worchestershire & soy). You might want to look into the Walden Farms products--- I THINK all of those are OK.

I would suggest just going with exactly what is on the list. I don't really know about the soy products. Unless you are on the vegetarian menu?

and yes, I felt nauseated at first. Make sure to drink lots of water when you take them. and take with a meal at first.

I am 45 and tried the hormone cream, made me feel much better. I have not tried the collagen cream?

05-31-2013, 12:51 PM
Thank you! No, I'm not on a vegetarian plan, I just thought that those things might be acceptable to put on salads instead of real cheese or bacon crumbles since they are healthier. I'll just be safe and stick to the list until next Friday when the real "fun" starts :).

Another question: how do you access your acct info to add your details? (I can't find the link!!) I wasn't going to do that out of embarrassment, but I guess it helps you keep up with your progress and adds some accountability.

06-03-2013, 12:14 PM
FANTASTIC!! You are really dropping those pounds!
Hey- signed up for cooking class June 12 at noon.

06-03-2013, 12:14 PM
Note: I have Signed up for the June 12 NOON cooking class.....

06-03-2013, 12:17 PM
Eugene MRC'rs attending the June 12 cooking class (noon)- Suggestion- wear a name badge with your "user name" so we can ID each other!

06-03-2013, 11:29 PM
I have to work :(

06-04-2013, 04:52 PM
I just restarted also. My job requires lot of travel (6 international trips so far this year) but I'm home until the last week of August. Going to make the best of it. After preconditioning and 4 days on the program, I'm down 4.5 pounds. Not a bad start

06-04-2013, 09:10 PM
Too bad Klhirte- well, maybe the next one! I'll tell ya all about it (hahahha- you had no doubt right?)
Odd it is at noon- usually 5:30 p.m.
Tina812- great going! 4 lbs. already!

06-18-2013, 08:59 PM
2 weeks...nothing :( trying to keep motivated.