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Tina812
06-04-2013, 03:55 PM
I just restarted the program. I tried it for awhile but could not stay on do to my job. I travel alot (6 international trips this year). But I'm home until the end of August so I'm going to work my best to get this weight off. After pre-conditioning and 4 days on program, I'm down 4 1/2 pounds. A nice start.;)


klhirte
06-04-2013, 08:31 PM
Woo hoo. It feels so awesome to be going down instead of up.:carrot:

Lady67
06-05-2013, 10:31 AM
wooho! congratulations! I cheated yesterday. :( am not looking forward to weighing in tomorrow night...........


Tina812
06-05-2013, 04:01 PM
I have had 2 great days, got to keep it up. Weigh in tomorrow :)

Monkeysocks
06-06-2013, 08:05 PM
I feel like I am back in the groove after a bit of going sideways...I struggle with no wine on occasion, then a glass of wine and my willpower is out the window.

Down two more lbs. last weigh in after avoiding "demon rum" so I do have to stay on track! The nice summer weather has me more motivated than ever though.

How is it going for all of you?

peg51
06-06-2013, 08:37 PM
I'm doing ok, although this was my first full week on summer break (I am a teacher), so trying to get into a new routine has been a struggle. Being at home more, there are so many more temptations staring at me. I'm still losing, but the pace has slowed down for the past three weeks since I hit Onederland and changed menus. They said a plateau is not uncommon when changing menus. Hope I can get through this one without giving in!

Lady67
06-07-2013, 10:55 AM
Peg51 - one thing I make sure I do is switch up what I eat. Make sure you are getting a variety!

as for myself, I have now lost 14.5 lbs!!! :carrot: woohoo!! so excited. Was a stressful week for me and I did cheat. :( With the weight loss and inches lost I feel like I can stick to the diet for another week.

Have a great weekend everyone!

skelley331
06-11-2013, 03:21 PM
Has anyone tried the All Day Weight Loss supplements and if so how did they work?

Tina812
06-12-2013, 07:23 AM
weighing in this morning, hoping for the best:^:

skelley331
06-12-2013, 08:55 AM
weighing in this morning, hoping for the best:^:

Goodluck Tina! Do you go to the MRC Center in Columbus, IN? That's where I went

Tina812
06-12-2013, 11:00 AM
Down another 1.5 pounds. That makes 7 pounds in 13 days, not to shabby.. :carrot:

Tina812
06-12-2013, 11:02 AM
skelley331- yes, Columbus IN.. The ladies there are wonderful :)

Work In Progress
06-12-2013, 11:12 AM
Hi everyone!

I hope you all are having a great month, so nice to see all the losers!

I haven't posted in a while, not much to report because I've been stuck at 181 for 4 weeks. I've switched up my meals for variety, added extra water and kept my exercise to a minimum but still no change so last night my counselor suggested giving the MetaQuick plan a go for a few days and see how it turns out when I go weigh in this Saturday. **fingers crossed**

skelley331 - I do the All Day Weight Loss, 2 per meal and 2 at bedtime, it helps keep the hunger tiger at bay. As a side note, I've done it since day 1 so I don't know how it would work before versus midway such as do I see a change using it.

skelley331
06-12-2013, 03:16 PM
skelley331- yes, Columbus IN.. The ladies there are wonderful :)

Awesome, yes they are all great. When I go my counselor is Bev! Going to see her tomorrow:carrot:

skelley331
06-12-2013, 03:18 PM
Hi everyone!

I hope you all are having a great month, so nice to see all the losers!

I haven't posted in a while, not much to report because I've been stuck at 181 for 4 weeks. I've switched up my meals for variety, added extra water and kept my exercise to a minimum but still no change so last night my counselor suggested giving the MetaQuick plan a go for a few days and see how it turns out when I go weigh in this Saturday. **fingers crossed**

skelley331 - I do the All Day Weight Loss, 2 per meal and 2 at bedtime, it helps keep the hunger tiger at bay. As a side note, I've done it since day 1 so I don't know how it would work before versus midway such as do I see a change using it.

Thanks for the feedback, I was taking cortitrim and MRC6 but wanted to try the all day weight loss. I've been on maintenance since jan 4th 2013 but have struggled the last few months, gained 8lbs but slowly losing it. Hope to get it back under control.

peg51
06-14-2013, 08:07 PM
Lost 3 pounds this week. I'm now down -68 pounds since January 7! One frustration for me is that every time I go to the center for the body fat analysis, my final "goal weight" they want me to hit goes down. So, on my first visit, I thought I only had to lose 85 pounds to hit my goal, but every time I go back, that number goes down further, and will now be a 104 pound loss to meet goal. It's just frustrating when I thought I had a number in my head and a goal, and that goal is modified every few weeks. The center says it's because of the amount of water weight I started out with or something, but I wondered if others experienced that. It is making the program go on longer, and thus could put me into a position where I have to buy more weeks. Hope that makes sense, lol.

skelley331
06-14-2013, 09:35 PM
Lost 3 pounds this week. I'm now down -68 pounds since January 7! One frustration for me is that every time I go to the center for the body fat analysis, my final "goal weight" they want me to hit goes down. So, on my first visit, I thought I only had to lose 85 pounds to hit my goal, but every time I go back, that number goes down further, and will now be a 104 pound loss to meet goal. It's just frustrating when I thought I had a number in my head and a goal, and that goal is modified every few weeks. The center says it's because of the amount of water weight I started out with or something, but I wondered if others experienced that. It is making the program go on longer, and thus could put me into a position where I have to buy more weeks. Hope that makes sense, lol.

I'm not sure why they keep changing it. But I my center when I signed up they gave me a goal weight and it never changed. Actually I believe I told them where I wanted to be at because they had me really lower than what I wanted to be at and they didn't have any problem with the goal I wanted. And they have never changed it, in fact I didn't reach the goal weight they originally planned for me but hit my goal weight and stayed at that weight all thru stabilization. Went on maintenance and they give you 6lbs to play with, I did well for 4 months then all of a sudden my cravings came back and I was out of control.

Going4Fit
06-15-2013, 11:04 AM
Lost 3 pounds this week. I'm now down -68 pounds since January 7! One frustration for me is that every time I go to the center for the body fat analysis, my final "goal weight" they want me to hit goes down. So, on my first visit, I thought I only had to lose 85 pounds to hit my goal, but every time I go back, that number goes down further, and will now be a 104 pound loss to meet goal. It's just frustrating when I thought I had a number in my head and a goal, and that goal is modified every few weeks. The center says it's because of the amount of water weight I started out with or something, but I wondered if others experienced that. It is making the program go on longer, and thus could put me into a position where I have to buy more weeks. Hope that makes sense, lol.
I knew my body well enough to know that the goal weight their machine came up with was not a weight I'd be happy at. I ended up losing over twenty more pounds, and every time they did my body comp they'd bring it up again. It never changed, even after I went below it. Actually I gained a lot of weight back the last couple months and just realized I am now at that supposed ideal rate. I feel fat and disgusting. I am back on plan to get back down again. You need to do what feels right for you and don't be restricted by some number.

skelley331
06-15-2013, 07:47 PM
I knew my body well enough to know that the goal weight their machine came up with was not a weight I'd be happy at. I ended up losing over twenty more pounds, and every time they did my body comp they'd bring it up again. It never changed, even after I went below it. Actually I gained a lot of weight back the last couple months and just realized I am now at that supposed ideal rate. I feel fat and disgusting. I am back on plan to get back down again. You need to do what feels right for you and don't be restricted by some number.

going4fit: I totally agree!:carrot:

skelley331
06-16-2013, 07:15 PM
Hi everyone!

I hope you all are having a great month, so nice to see all the losers!

I haven't posted in a while, not much to report because I've been stuck at 181 for 4 weeks. I've switched up my meals for variety, added extra water and kept my exercise to a minimum but still no change so last night my counselor suggested giving the MetaQuick plan a go for a few days and see how it turns out when I go weigh in this Saturday. **fingers crossed**

skelley331 - I do the All Day Weight Loss, 2 per meal and 2 at bedtime, it helps keep the hunger tiger at bay. As a side note, I've done it since day 1 so I don't know how it would work before versus midway such as do I see a change using it.

Workinprogress: I started taking the all day weight loss Saturday and it seems to be working, I have one question I forgot to take my before dinner pills so I took them after dinner, do you think they will still work? Thanks

Work In Progress
06-17-2013, 11:18 AM
Finally...Finally...Finally

Bye Bye 181 and HELLO 179!

Huge sigh of relief for a loss :carrot:

I hope you all are doing good and congrats on the pounds slipping away!

skelley331 - it happens to me too and I do the same thing by taking the pills during or after a meal. If I don't realize and it's been a while after my meal I will skip it and take the next ones at the right time. According to my center, it is to help for keeping hunger away in between the meals also. She (counselor) said that ideally taking it before the meal would be better because it would help keep me feeling full during the meal (so I don't overeat or want to eat more even though my plate is empty) but it is for ALL day.

skelley331
06-17-2013, 02:17 PM
Finally...Finally...Finally

Bye Bye 181 and HELLO 179!

Huge sigh of relief for a loss :carrot:

I hope you all are doing good and congrats on the pounds slipping away!

skelley331 - it happens to me too and I do the same thing by taking the pills during or after a meal. If I don't realize and it's been a while after my meal I will skip it and take the next ones at the right time. According to my center, it is to help for keeping hunger away in between the meals also. She (counselor) said that ideally taking it before the meal would be better because it would help keep me feeling full during the meal (so I don't overeat or want to eat more even though my plate is empty) but it is for ALL day.

Oh hey congrats on your loss!! WOOP WOOP!!! And thanks for the response, I took them right after I got done eating, so i'm good. They really seem to be helping a lot. :carrot:

Lady67
06-18-2013, 10:13 AM
Work In Progress - congrats on the weight loss!!! woot woot!

W.I.P & Skelley331-- Thank for the information on your supplements. I always wonder if they work or not.

As for me, I am down a total 18 lbs and 29 inches!!:carrot:

cmarty
06-20-2013, 12:42 PM
Hi everyone! It's been awhile since I 've been here. I got my youngest son married off and now I'm ready to focus on me. I been maintaining...or should I say gaining and losing..If I go off this diet I immediately gain it back. I just can't seem to lose completely down to my goal. Everytime I have a stressor in my life...when I can't cook food on the go..I gain it back!I love being thinner though..it has changed my life...but I have to find the key to keep it off!

skelley331
06-24-2013, 08:28 PM
Hi everyone! It's been awhile since I 've been here. I got my youngest son married off and now I'm ready to focus on me. I been maintaining...or should I say gaining and losing..If I go off this diet I immediately gain it back. I just can't seem to lose completely down to my goal. Everytime I have a stressor in my life...when I can't cook food on the go..I gain it back!I love being thinner though..it has changed my life...but I have to find the key to keep it off!

Cmarty, I'm having the same problem, I gain and lose, gain and lose, I started maintenance on jan 4th but can't seem to maintain.

Tina812
06-27-2013, 01:36 PM
Feeling really good so far. Been on program for 3 weeks and I'm down 10.5 pounds and 12 inches.. I hope this keeps going:carrot:

patzi
06-28-2013, 08:31 AM
For Skelley'=

Which pills are these that you are talking about? I missed an email somewhere along the way.

Patzi

started taking the all day weight loss Saturday and it seems to be working, I have one question I forgot to take my before dinner pills so I took them after dinner, do you think they will still work? Thanks

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skelley331
06-28-2013, 08:39 AM
For Skelley'=

Which pills are these that you are talking about? I missed an email somewhere along the way.

Patzi

started taking the all day weight loss Saturday and it seems to be working, I have one question I forgot to take my before dinner pills so I took them after dinner, do you think they will still work? Thanks

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They are the All Day Weight Loss pills from MRC, you take two before breakfast, lunch, dinner, bedtime. I've been taking them now for about 2-3 wks and they don't seem to be working. i'm still having cravings at night really bad.

Tina812
06-28-2013, 09:54 AM
Starting the Lypo B12 shots tomorrow, has anyone done these?

patzi
06-28-2013, 10:31 AM
Skelley...
Never heard of those pills... I have found that for me to maintain, I have to eat more protein and drink at least one HNS a day.. I am off all other supplements except for fat and carb blockers and I only take two of those if I am out to eat. I don't like taking the HNS, but it seems to help me maintain. I was doing two and am down to one.

Also, with me I had a bad craving the other day and I figured let me try a fat fix, so tried a teaspoon of peanut butter and that did it. I ate it off spoon and had to drink something to get it down.

My friend in Colorado told me she needs to have three snacks a day and three healthy meals a day to maintain. Without the snacks she finds herself
grazing all day with cravings. I guess we all have different situations.

I hear MRC is now pushing the coffee extract or something like that pills.
I will not try them, unless I hear some positive feedback.

Patzi

kgarcia
06-28-2013, 11:10 AM
Work In Progress: Congrats on your loss! I am starting the MetaQuick today for a few days. How many days did you do it? They said I could do 3-7 days. Next time I weigh in is on Tuesday so I think I'll do today-Tuesday then go from there.

Lady67
06-28-2013, 12:19 PM
I have made it to 20 lbs :)

I have one craving.. and that is for good chocolate. I cheated this week and ate some... they told me that now it will take about 4 days to get it out of my system... one day down... 3 left........

skelley331
06-28-2013, 01:26 PM
Starting the Lypo B12 shots tomorrow, has anyone done these?

Oh I'm going to try those too, I go next Wednesday the 3rd for my physical then the following week I start my shots. You do 8. Let me know what you think and how it goes. My counselor is taking them and she says her energy level is WOW and the inches are falling off. I started maintenance jan 4th but the last two months I've gained back like 8-10 lbs but it's all around my mid-section, I stopped the coritrim about 3 months ago and i'm wondering if that might be it. I have a somewhat stressful job and I can tell a big difference not taking them.

skelley331
06-28-2013, 01:31 PM
Skelley...
Never heard of those pills... I have found that for me to maintain, I have to eat more protein and drink at least one HNS a day.. I am off all other supplements except for fat and carb blockers and I only take two of those if I am out to eat. I don't like taking the HNS, but it seems to help me maintain. I was doing two and am down to one.

Also, with me I had a bad craving the other day and I figured let me try a fat fix, so tried a teaspoon of peanut butter and that did it. I ate it off spoon and had to drink something to get it down.

My friend in Colorado told me she needs to have three snacks a day and three healthy meals a day to maintain. Without the snacks she finds herself
grazing all day with cravings. I guess we all have different situations.

I hear MRC is now pushing the coffee extract or something like that pills.
I will not try them, unless I hear some positive feedback.

Patzi

Patzi: I was off all the pills too, but i'm gaining lbs and inches around my mid section. I'm doing really good staying within my 1300 calories I was put on to maintain but it's not working.

Patzi: At night I'm craving chips and then cookies, if I eat one I eat the other no matter what, I actually tell myself when i'm walking into the kitchen that I don't need them but still eat it like it's a habit or something but then there are evenings when I don't eat anything.
I guess I'll keep trying, I am going to do the Lipo B12 injections and see if that helps.

Patzi: At night I'm craving chips and then cookies, if I eat one I eat the other no matter what, I actually tell myself when i'm walking into the kitchen that I don't need them but still eat it like it's a habit or something but then there are evenings when I don't eat anything.

patzi
06-28-2013, 04:06 PM
Skelley...
I don't keep snacks in the house that I can't control. I make my husband baked oatmeal and oat bran cookies, but those are his, and I only have the baked oatmeal on occasion.

I was told to eat a protein dessert at night, that is why I take some FF Greek yogurt, add a package of the chocolate or vanilla pudding mix, some walnuts for some crunch, some stevia for sweetener, and freeze it. Have to watch it as it really freezes well, but I like that, as it takes me longer to eat it.. I find if I eat a dessert like this I don't gain, but if I eat the baked oatmeal at night which is a carb with fruit, I gain. Go figure. I do not use too much yogurt, just something to make it creamy and then add some soy milk or whatever milk you use to get a nice consistency.. Maybe try something like that.

Patzi

skelley331
06-28-2013, 08:51 PM
Skelley...
I don't keep snacks in the house that I can't control. I make my husband baked oatmeal and oat bran cookies, but those are his, and I only have the baked oatmeal on occasion.

I was told to eat a protein dessert at night, that is why I take some FF Greek yogurt, add a package of the chocolate or vanilla pudding mix, some walnuts for some crunch, some stevia for sweetener, and freeze it. Have to watch it as it really freezes well, but I like that, as it takes me longer to eat it.. I find if I eat a dessert like this I don't gain, but if I eat the baked oatmeal at night which is a carb with fruit, I gain. Go figure. I do not use too much yogurt, just something to make it creamy and then add some soy milk or whatever milk you use to get a nice consistency.. Maybe try something like that.

Patzi

Thank you patzi I will try that and see if it helps. I'm hoping I eventually will find the right mix of things.

MarleneV
06-29-2013, 01:37 AM
Work In Progress: Congrats on your loss! I am starting the MetaQuick today for a few days. How many days did you do it? They said I could do 3-7 days. Next time I weigh in is on Tuesday so I think I'll do today-Tuesday then go from there.


I've done 4 days at a time. Funny thing, I would lose a little on this, and then lose better the next cycle back on regular plan.

Assuming you go to the CO Springs center. My mom & sister go there, and I'm doing "at home" with Carrie there. She's wonderful.

patzi
06-30-2013, 12:24 PM
I had a snow cone machine that was not being used and collecting dust.. Well I froze some water and crushed it and added the HNS Tropical Gel to it and it is delicious.. Nice and refreshing and a nice snack. I live in the South and it is real hot and humid now, so this is nice.

Patzi

skelley331
06-30-2013, 08:03 PM
I had a snow cone machine that was not being used and collecting dust.. Well I froze some water and crushed it and added the HNS Tropical Gel to it and it is delicious.. Nice and refreshing and a nice snack. I live in the South and it is real hot and humid now, so this is nice.

Patzi

Patzi: You mentioned you are off all supplements except the fat and carb blocker that you use when you go out to eat and maybe an occasional HNS. Other than that do you eat only the foods on plan or do you add other foods in your daily routine? My problem is I can't bring myself to eat only foods on plan.

tennesseemom
07-01-2013, 08:51 AM
what is the hns tropical gel? I haven't head of that one?? is it a jello?? or on of the hns's that are in a tube like a popscicle?

patzi
07-01-2013, 12:51 PM
Patzi: You mentioned you are off all supplements except the fat and carb blocker that you use when you go out to eat and maybe an occasional HNS. Other than that do you eat only the foods on plan or do you add other foods in your daily routine? My problem is I can't bring myself to eat only foods on plan.
Skelley...

I eat wide, but very healthy.. I do not eat junk food. Always have a healthy dessert like baked oatmeal if I have a craving for carbs. I will go back to the green menu if I weigh in and gain a couple until next weigh in. Once I hit maintenance I did try to eat wider foods.

Patzi

patzi
07-01-2013, 12:58 PM
Diet Direct has a 20% coupon going, called Summer20. It is for the Proti Diet HNS, concentrated drink mixes. I use this for a replacement to MRC
protein concentrated drink.

I threw away the new Meal Replacement Shake that I purchased from MRC as it was gross and only 15 grams of protein, not anything like the old shakes, as I had previously mentioned. I was told I need to have a Protein Concentrate Drink Mix along with the shake to bring it up to 30 grams of protein.

Diet Direct has the Bari Wise Meal Replacement Shake , Vanilla and Chocolate and when I bought it last week it was $17.95. It is like the old shakes. The new shakes @MRC have gone up to $25.00 as they are newly formatted.

Just thought I would share for those of you who order from Diet Direct.

Skelly do not know whether I mentioned to your or not, but my friend on
MRC eats three meals and three snacks a day on maintenance and is maintaining.
Patzi

skelley331
07-01-2013, 04:26 PM
Skelley...

I eat wide, but very healthy.. I do not eat junk food. Always have a healthy dessert like baked oatmeal if I have a craving for carbs. I will go back to the green menu if I weigh in and gain a couple until next weigh in. Once I hit maintenance I did try to eat wider foods.

Patzi

Okay thanks for the feedback, I eat pretty healthy also. Once in awhile i'll have a York peppermint pattie. But I cook at home and I do eat pizza once in awhile or tacos( not the MRC receipe).

patzi
07-02-2013, 07:55 AM
Okay thanks for the feedback, I eat pretty healthy also. Once in awhile i'll have a York peppermint pattie. But I cook at home and I do eat pizza once in awhile or tacos( not the MRC receipe).

Skelly...
On maintenance what you mentioned is fine, everything in moderation. I find that as long as I don't feel guilty about it, I am fine. If I gain weight with it, then I delete it from my likes for time being and go back to it later..

Patzi

skelley331
07-02-2013, 09:23 AM
Skelly...
On maintenance what you mentioned is fine, everything in moderation. I find that as long as I don't feel guilty about it, I am fine. If I gain weight with it, then I delete it from my likes for time being and go back to it later..

Patzi

Thanks Patzi for your input, makes me feel better. :carrot:

kgarcia
07-02-2013, 12:30 PM
I've done 4 days at a time. Funny thing, I would lose a little on this, and then lose better the next cycle back on regular plan.

Assuming you go to the CO Springs center. My mom & sister go there, and I'm doing "at home" with Carrie there. She's wonderful.

I do go to the CO Springs center, small world :) The counselor that we see most often there is named Carmelita.
So I did 4 days of Meta Quick and did not lose one pound!! So annoying and frustrating! I think I'm going back to my regular menu today.