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patzi
06-05-2014, 09:17 AM
This is a new post for June.

Wishing y'all a great weight loss month. OOps forgot to put in 2014.. Anyone know how I can edit it. I tried but nothing ...

Patzi


AshleyRae
06-05-2014, 12:27 PM
I'm debating whether to go weigh-in today or tomorrow. I weighed myself this morning and was the lowest I've ever been (that I can actually remember). I typically go to the center on Tuesdays and Fridays, but I think I may drop by today before tomorrow's inevitable bloat (if you know what I mean). ;) Hahaha! I'm below my stated goal, and I've still got until the 24th of this month. A girlfriend told me yesterday that I looked like I weighed 120 and my husband, who is not a verbalizer, has repeatedly told me I look great. I'm a happy, happy camper. I'm now flirting with a size 10, solidly in size 12s, and feeling fit. I'm afraid if I lost much more I'd look unhealthy, so I think I'll stay right about here.
Mom is killing it, and has dropped 29 pounds. Her goal is a size 14 missus, and she's basically there. Her size 16s are awfully baggy and the size 14 women's pants are baggy, too. :)
I wish all of my friends struggling with their weight would join MRC!

How is everyone doing this week?

patzi
06-05-2014, 12:44 PM
Ashley Rae...

You and Mom are doing fantastic. Are you ready to start stabilization, if you are where you want to be?

Patzi


AshleyRae
06-05-2014, 07:05 PM
Ashley Rae...

You and Mom are doing fantastic. Are you ready to start stabilization, if you are where you want to be?

Patzi

I toyed with the idea, but I think I'm going to hit it hard until the 24th to give myself a 3 or 4 pound buffer zone. At my current rate, I'll only lose 2 more pounds by then, if that. I know it's likely I'll lose up to 4 pounds during stabilization, but I still want to have a little wiggle room. :)

AshleyRae
06-06-2014, 11:52 PM
Patzi, I changed my mind :) When I weighed in today, I was down another 1.5 pounds. I'm below my original goal, so I set up an appointment to start transition on Tuesday! I'm ready!!!

How's everyone else doing? It's been awfully quiet on here lately.

Going4Fit
06-07-2014, 01:36 PM
I'm plugging along just fine. This past month I experienced my first PMS hunger. I've never been one to be influenced by my period and never understood the munchie thing gals complain about with that time of the month. Not this time! I felt so hungry, but it was all mental. It was weird! Physically I could identify that I was not hungry, but man, I wanted to eat! I didn't fall off plan, but it was a real mental challenge for at least a week. I was pretty cranky. Doing much better now, but having to practice a lot of positive self talk now that the weather is nice and all the tank tops and shorts come out. I still can't fit into my new wardrobe from last summer, but all I can do is plug along one day at a a time like everyone else and not beat myself up about it.

AshleyRae, you'll have to update your stats - congrats on beating your goal! Transition is a rush. I do wish they'd kept it at six weeks. You add something new each week and it seems I barely got it figured out when the week was up and it was time to add something else. But it's a yummy process. Sour cream in my taco chili! Mmmmm....

patzi
06-08-2014, 12:57 PM
AshleyRae...

I am wishing you all the luck on your transition. This is so much fun when you get to this point....

If anyone tries any new recipes, please post them.. Recipes that do not require using MRC supplements..

Wishing you all a great weigh in week next week. I go for maintenance weigh in on Thursday. I usually go on Tuesday, but not sure I can make that date.

Patzi

skelley331
06-09-2014, 09:28 AM
Well ladies I HIT MY GOAL THIS PAST SATURDAY!!!! Never done that before, I was suppose to go last Wednesday to start maintenance but I had to change my appointment to this Saturday so I'm on one more week of transition! But so Happy I made it this time!!! So this Saturday I go weigh in get measured and start my lifetime journey of maintenance!!! YAHOO! You all have been such great supporters!

AshleyRae congrats on going past goal! and Congrats to your mother you are both doing great!

Going4fit hang in there you can do this!

Patzi thank you thank you thank you for continuing to support us all on here, I hope to do the same!!

I'll post all my results Saturday after I weigh in!!!

gumdropmom
06-09-2014, 09:58 AM
Well ladies I HIT MY GOAL THIS PAST SATURDAY!!!! Never done that before, I was suppose to go last Wednesday to start maintenance but I had to change my appointment to this Saturday so I'm on one more week of transition! But so Happy I made it this time!!! So this Saturday I go weigh in get measured and start my lifetime journey of maintenance!!! YAHOO! You all have been such great supporters!

AshleyRae congrats on going past goal! and Congrats to your mother you are both doing great!

Going4fit hang in there you can do this!

Patzi thank you thank you thank you for continuing to support us all on here, I hope to do the same!!

I'll post all my results Saturday after I weigh in!!!

That's awesome! Congratulations!!! You've worked so hard and all your efforts have come to fruition!

I'm really struggling mentally - I started running regularly a couple months ago and it does wonders for my mind and physical strength...loving the toning and definition taking place...but the scale just keeps going up. Really not eating off plan. I keep telling myself as I tell so many others to simply not pay attention to the scale. I need to get back to the center - it is just a haul to get up there and with gas almost $4 a gallon, there is no way I'm willing to make two trips per week just to get on the scale :( I am embracing the fact that all my "new" clothes still fit great and I'm more fit than I've been since high school and people continue to notice that I've trimmed down significantly. I began running to take off another 20. Instead, I'm up 5. I'm sure it will all work out in the end.

skelley331
06-09-2014, 10:53 AM
That's awesome! Congratulations!!! You've worked so hard and all your efforts have come to fruition!

I'm really struggling mentally - I started running regularly a couple months ago and it does wonders for my mind and physical strength...loving the toning and definition taking place...but the scale just keeps going up. Really not eating off plan. I keep telling myself as I tell so many others to simply not pay attention to the scale. I need to get back to the center - it is just a haul to get up there and with gas almost $4 a gallon, there is no way I'm willing to make two trips per week just to get on the scale :( I am embracing the fact that all my "new" clothes still fit great and I'm more fit than I've been since high school and people continue to notice that I've trimmed down significantly. I began running to take off another 20. Instead, I'm up 5. I'm sure it will all work out in the end.

gumdropmom, thank you and you might be gaining muscle with all the running you are doing which I've been going by how my clothes feel and fit, I was just excited to actually meet my scale goal since I didn't the first time.

patzi
06-09-2014, 07:18 PM
Skelley...

I am so happy for you.. I knew you would do it.. Good luck in your next adventure..

Patzi

skelley331
06-09-2014, 10:13 PM
Skelley...

I am so happy for you.. I knew you would do it.. Good luck in your next adventure..

Patzi

Thank you patzi

geo56
06-09-2014, 11:21 PM
Congratulations Skelley! You are an inspiration to me. I have been struggling since my cruise. I have 30 lbs to go. I just need to get busy and get it done so I can be where you are at!

skelley331
06-10-2014, 10:03 AM
Congratulations Skelley! You are an inspiration to me. I have been struggling since my cruise. I have 30 lbs to go. I just need to get busy and get it done so I can be where you are at!

geo56,
Thank you and yes you can do it, I've struggled for two years trying to get to my goal and actually didn't hit my goal until I went on transition, I wasn't losing before just kept staying at the same weight, I think my body needed more food. Goodluck

AshleyRae
06-10-2014, 03:49 PM
I had my transition appointment today and got my measurements. I've updated my signature to reflect my original goal and current weight, according the the scale at the center. My home scale is 4-5 pounds friendlier than their scale, so I really use that weight as my personal goal figure. So, while the scale at the center shows 165, my home scale reads 160.5. I'll take it!
I don't know my starting measurements, but I know that I've lost 27.5 inches! I'm thrilled with where I am, even if my body fat percentage is measuring higher than it's "supposed" to be. It was something like 35% or 36%, and it's supposed to be under 32%. I'm not at all worried about that, because I feel fantastic!

I'll try to get some before and after pictures posted soon :)

Keep up the great work, friends!

I almost forgot to add that my mom signed the 30 pound board today! AND, she's rocking some size 14 MISSUS pants today! She doesn't need to shop in the women's section anymore!!!

Going4Fit
06-11-2014, 04:00 AM
Got my first compliment from my hubby the other day. Definitely seeing some inches come off - clothes getting looser. I'm looking forward to that happening more quickly as I get closer to goal (remember the paper towel roll story). Was able to wear one of my sleeveless blouses that I bought after reaching goal last year. Bottom half still has some catching up to do but I'm getting there.

skelley331
06-11-2014, 10:01 AM
Got my first compliment from my hubby the other day. Definitely seeing some inches come off - clothes getting looser. I'm looking forward to that happening more quickly as I get closer to goal (remember the paper towel roll story). Was able to wear one of my sleeveless blouses that I bought after reaching goal last year. Bottom half still has some catching up to do but I'm getting there.

Congrats! I knew you could do it! :carrot:

skelley331
06-11-2014, 10:03 AM
I had my transition appointment today and got my measurements. I've updated my signature to reflect my original goal and current weight, according the the scale at the center. My home scale is 4-5 pounds friendlier than their scale, so I really use that weight as my personal goal figure. So, while the scale at the center shows 165, my home scale reads 160.5. I'll take it!
I don't know my starting measurements, but I know that I've lost 27.5 inches! I'm thrilled with where I am, even if my body fat percentage is measuring higher than it's "supposed" to be. It was something like 35% or 36%, and it's supposed to be under 32%. I'm not at all worried about that, because I feel fantastic!

I'll try to get some before and after pictures posted soon :)

Keep up the great work, friends!

I almost forgot to add that my mom signed the 30 pound board today! AND, she's rocking some size 14 MISSUS pants today! She doesn't need to shop in the women's section anymore!!!


That happens to me when I weigh in at the center verses at home, it's always higher. Jen told me since I'm going into maintenance to always use my scale at home since that will be the one I use from now on!!! Congrats on making transition and congrats to your mom you both have done awesome! :carrot:

bigdog
06-11-2014, 08:43 PM
Hello Everyone!! I just got a call today and they are opening a center here in my town next month!! I switched jobs a couple years ago so wasn't making that hour drive any more where the closest center was. Trying to do it on my own but I just can't seem to succeed without anyone weighing me in weekly. Gained all my weight back :(
When I was on the plan, I bought some of their shakes but mostly supplemented with Syntrax nectar protein powder and didn't buy any of the supplements. I had my own vitamins and fish oil. I guess I'll talk to them next week and see if that's ok.
How does everyone like it??

skelley331
06-14-2014, 10:06 PM
Well ladies it's official as of today I'm have now entered maintenance!!! No more supplements, I had a total of 13" lost and they put me on 1300 calories a day. I don't follow any menu but of course I have to eat clean like I have been but she just told me since I use myfitnesspal that I can track my calories that way. I'm excited!!! I reached my goal finally, first time I didn't and wasn't sure I would this time but I didn't hit my goal until my 3rd week on transition!! :cp::cp:

AshleyRae
06-15-2014, 11:17 PM
Well ladies it's official as of today I'm have now entered maintenance!!! No more supplements, I had a total of 13" lost and they put me on 1300 calories a day. I don't follow any menu but of course I have to eat clean like I have been but she just told me since I use myfitnesspal that I can track my calories that way. I'm excited!!! I reached my goal finally, first time I didn't and wasn't sure I would this time but I didn't hit my goal until my 3rd week on transition!! :cp::cp:

Soooo excited for you, Skelley! You're an inspiration! :carrot:

skelley331
06-16-2014, 09:50 AM
Soooo excited for you, Skelley! You're an inspiration! :carrot:

Thanks AshleyRae: Now I only go weigh in once every two weeks, and I don't have to bring a food journal!! Funny thing is I'm still losing!!!

AshleyRae
06-16-2014, 10:24 AM
I'm still on the first week of transition, but the food choices they had me add are not working well for my body :( I'm hoping next week will work better. My body clearly hates starches...A LOT!

skelley331
06-16-2014, 10:46 AM
I'm still on the first week of transition, but the food choices they had me add are not working well for my body :( I'm hoping next week will work better. My body clearly hates starches...A LOT!

Mine does too, that's why they call it transitions to see what works and what doesn't, on week 4 they add even another starch and fruit. I told Jen it was too much food, so I didn't add it everyday just mixed things up. Goodluck
I go this Friday at 10am for my first maintenance weigh in.

bigdog
06-16-2014, 02:12 PM
Joined in 2012 and was very successful w the weight loss and lost 35 lbs. gained muscle and felt great. Changed jobs and there was not a center near me to go to so stopped going and ended gaining all back in 2 years.
Got a call last week and they are opening a new location in my town in July.
Woo hoo ! I joined Weight Watchers last year and hated it- too many carb choices :) and just a few pounds lost. Plus the online community on their website are ....well my mama taught me if I don't have anything nice to say- don't say it. LOL!
Two years ago I paid $300 for 17 weeks and I think another $100 for the hormone test
Can anyone let me know estimated cost now and your feelings about the program? Results? I'm ready to start losing!!

skelley331
06-16-2014, 09:51 PM
Joined in 2012 and was very successful w the weight loss and lost 35 lbs. gained muscle and felt great. Changed jobs and there was not a center near me to go to so stopped going and ended gaining all back in 2 years.
Got a call last week and they are opening a new location in my town in July.
Woo hoo ! I joined Weight Watchers last year and hated it- too many carb choices :) and just a few pounds lost. Plus the online community on their website are ....well my mama taught me if I don't have anything nice to say- don't say it. LOL!
Two years ago I paid $300 for 13 weeks.
Can anyone let me know estimated cost now and your feelings about the program? Results? I'm ready to start losing!!

Bigdog: I joined june 2012 and lost 30lbs and after a year I gained about 15 lbs back, I rejoined in feb 2014 before it got out of control, I did 10 wks for $99, I think if you have been a previous member you get a discount. The supplements and other products are where most of the expense is but it does work. goodluck on your journey you can do this.

skelley331
06-16-2014, 09:53 PM
My first week on maintenance and I'm feeling great! I love having that skinny feeling back, I had once before and I have it again and this time I'm not losing it. Goodluck to all you gals, stick with it you can do this!

Here is some:
:dust:

bigdog
06-16-2014, 11:05 PM
Bigdog: I joined june 2012 and lost 30lbs and after a year I gained about 15 lbs back, I rejoined in feb 2014 before it got out of control, I did 10 wks for $99, I think if you have been a previous member you get a discount. The supplements and other products are where most of the expense is but it does work. goodluck on your journey you can do this.
Hi Skelley! Congrats on making your goal and on maintenance :)
I've been reading the posts and see some familiar names and love to see the support and motivation here as always! You, Patzi and others really motivate me. Getting older so seems like it gets harder to lose weight and all my regain is in my belly and hips. Nothing fits and I'm buying larger sizes and cutting the tags out. Lol! Who am I fooling? Seems like there are less people posting- I remember a couple years ago - the admin would warn us when we were posting so much. :) and would have to close the session.
Hopefully everyone is posting recipes and motivational tips. I am reading back posts and getting excited about rejoining!!

newbee
06-17-2014, 12:01 AM
Hello all,

I just starting with MRC on 6/5/14 and lost 7.2 the first week. I am starting to get discouraged because I am missing chocolate so much. What dose one do?

bigdog
06-17-2014, 01:15 AM
I love the chocolate protein shakes which really helped w the chocolate cravings :). The protein hot chocolate is excellent too.. Just saw this recipe on a current post
Chocolate Brownie
1 hot chocolate protein packet
1 teaspoon of olive oil
2 oz of water
1 packet of splenda
Mix all in small bowl and microwave for 45 seconds. It will be kind of gooey but good. I added a bit of instant decaf coffee in mine.

patzi
06-17-2014, 11:44 AM
I had maintenance weigh in this morning and maintained, still 5 pounds under goal, so I am happy about that.

Wishing y'all a great weigh loss week.

Patzi

skelley331
06-17-2014, 12:14 PM
Hello all,

I just starting with MRC on 6/5/14 and lost 7.2 the first week. I am starting to get discouraged because I am missing chocolate so much. What dose one do?

Get the HNS hot chocolate or the vanilla wafer bars

skelley331
06-17-2014, 12:15 PM
I had maintenance weigh in this morning and maintained, still 5 pounds under goal, so I am happy about that.

Wishing y'all a great weigh loss week.

Patzi

congrats patzi, I go Friday for my first weigh in for maintenance! :carrot:

Its so nice to have that skinny feeling back again!

Going4Fit
06-18-2014, 05:21 AM
Okay I can fit in to my size 10's now from last October. Not bad for three months on plan. I still have a couple sizes to go to fit into all the clothes I purchased after making maintenance last year, so it's important to me that I don't allow this trip home (for my sister's wedding) to derail me. Will be gone for two weeks. Trick will be to keep on plan while staying with overweight family, who will pick on me. We have lots of day trips planned with eating out for lunch, and potlucks or cookouts for dinner. I'm going to have to be good about getting up early and preparing my food for the day to bring with. Not gonna be easy - I'll have my three young kids with me and hubby is not coming. I'm bringing my HNS's with me. I'm thinking I better stop at the center and buy some bars. Never used those while on plan before but will need the convenience while traveling. I'm not going to bring my kitchen scale - I know I will invite all kinds of criticism if they catch me weighing my food and it's going to be tough enough as it is. Will be a good exercise in letting go of the perfection and trusting the healthy choices and "close enough" portion sizes.

Regarding missing your chocolate newbee, you have to make it a few weeks into program before you're allowed the "creamy" HNS's, but once you can add them I found the chocolate pudding HNS to be quite good. I think the Proti-Diet hot chocolate is better than MRC's and has the same stats. The brownie recipe posted works with either the hot chocolate or the pudding mix. I've only made it with pudding mix and discovered I prefer not to cook it. Mix it up and eat as-is and it's like getting to eat fudge frosting or brownie batter. It's been my new fave. I also love to do the chocolate very high protein meal replacement shakes. They are expensive though. I haven't tried the regular meal replacement shakes yet. Good luck!

skelley331
06-18-2014, 10:17 AM
Okay I can fit in to my size 10's now from last October. Not bad for three months on plan. I still have a couple sizes to go to fit into all the clothes I purchased after making maintenance last year, so it's important to me that I don't allow this trip home (for my sister's wedding) to derail me. Will be gone for two weeks. Trick will be to keep on plan while staying with overweight family, who will pick on me. We have lots of day trips planned with eating out for lunch, and potlucks or cookouts for dinner. I'm going to have to be good about getting up early and preparing my food for the day to bring with. Not gonna be easy - I'll have my three young kids with me and hubby is not coming. I'm bringing my HNS's with me. I'm thinking I better stop at the center and buy some bars. Never used those while on plan before but will need the convenience while traveling. I'm not going to bring my kitchen scale - I know I will invite all kinds of criticism if they catch me weighing my food and it's going to be tough enough as it is. Will be a good exercise in letting go of the perfection and trusting the healthy choices and "close enough" portion sizes.

Regarding missing your chocolate newbee, you have to make it a few weeks into program before you're allowed the "creamy" HNS's, but once you can add them I found the chocolate pudding HNS to be quite good. I think the Proti-Diet hot chocolate is better than MRC's and has the same stats. The brownie recipe posted works with either the hot chocolate or the pudding mix. I've only made it with pudding mix and discovered I prefer not to cook it. Mix it up and eat as-is and it's like getting to eat fudge frosting or brownie batter. It's been my new fave. I also love to do the chocolate very high protein meal replacement shakes. They are expensive though. I haven't tried the regular meal replacement shakes yet. Good luck!

Going4fit: Congrats on the size 10's I knew you could do it, and you can do this on the trip, you have bounced back with vengeance, I wouldn't let anyone get to you, remember you are doing this for yourself not anyone else. I take my weigh scale with me all the time, I don't care what others think, this is my body and I'm the one in it. Goodluck and try and have a good time! :carrot:

AshleyRae
06-18-2014, 11:04 AM
Don't you hate it when family and friends disparage you while you're trying to be healthy? My mom's sister has been trying to get mom to lose weight and exercise for a couple of years. Now that mom's healthy (and losing weight much more quickly and easily than my aunt), her sister keeps making snide comments about how "rigid" mom's diet is. Thankfully, another aunt is doing the program, so she's on team MRC ;) Plus, my sister and all of mom's close friends are thrilled for her.
Going4Fit, all of us here think you're doing great! So check in when you need some encouragement! You know you'll get it here! I hope your trip is better than you could imagine :)

skelley331
06-18-2014, 11:59 AM
Don't you hate it when family and friends disparage you while you're trying to be healthy? My mom's sister has been trying to get mom to lose weight and exercise for a couple of years. Now that mom's healthy (and losing weight much more quickly and easily than my aunt), her sister keeps making snide comments about how "rigid" mom's diet is. Thankfully, another aunt is doing the program, so she's on team MRC ;) Plus, my sister and all of mom's close friends are thrilled for her.
Going4Fit, all of us here think you're doing great! So check in when you need some encouragement! You know you'll get it here! I hope your trip is better than you could imagine :)

AshelyRae: I totally agree, why do people have to be that way! Jealousy!!!
Hope you are doing great!

AshleyRae
06-18-2014, 12:23 PM
I'm doing alright, but I'm not really enjoying transition. That's not to say that I want to or that any of us should give up! Not at all! I just got the menu for the second week, and I don't like any of the starchy veggies that I'm supposed to add. I asked if I could just double up on broccoli, spinach, green beans, or zucchini (those are my favorite veggies anyway), but was told I needed to eat the starchy ones. I don't understand why, considering that after this week I won't eat any of them ever. I may talk with some of the other consultants at the center to see if that would be permissible ;)

Did any of you maintenance MRC'ers struggle with transition? I really feel like I just want to add a bit more of the same foods I'm already eating (of the veggies and protein, not necessarily the starches). Did you skip the starchier vegetables and just eat more of the green menu ones?

skelley331
06-18-2014, 01:54 PM
I'm doing alright, but I'm not really enjoying transition. That's not to say that I want to or that any of us should give up! Not at all! I just got the menu for the second week, and I don't like any of the starchy veggies that I'm supposed to add. I asked if I could just double up on broccoli, spinach, green beans, or zucchini (those are my favorite veggies anyway), but was told I needed to eat the starchy ones. I don't understand why, considering that after this week I won't eat any of them ever. I may talk with some of the other consultants at the center to see if that would be permissible ;)

Did any of you maintenance MRC'ers struggle with transition? I really feel like I just want to add a bit more of the same foods I'm already eating (of the veggies and protein, not necessarily the starches). Did you skip the starchier vegetables and just eat more of the green menu ones?


AshleyRae: I followed the transitions foods that way I knew which ones would make me gain and all 4wks I lost weight LOL! Just know that after transition it's all counting calories and eating really healthy but you don't have to stick to the green menu or their foods, in fact I've been eating what I want in moderation and this week so far I'm down another lb, I go weigh in Friday, go figure huh

Going4Fit
06-18-2014, 02:31 PM
I'm doing alright, but I'm not really enjoying transition. That's not to say that I want to or that any of us should give up! Not at all! I just got the menu for the second week, and I don't like any of the starchy veggies that I'm supposed to add. I asked if I could just double up on broccoli, spinach, green beans, or zucchini (those are my favorite veggies anyway), but was told I needed to eat the starchy ones. I don't understand why, considering that after this week I won't eat any of them ever. I may talk with some of the other consultants at the center to see if that would be permissible ;)

Did any of you maintenance MRC'ers struggle with transition? I really feel like I just want to add a bit more of the same foods I'm already eating (of the veggies and protein, not necessarily the starches). Did you skip the starchier vegetables and just eat more of the green menu ones?

The only transition food I really struggled with was the dairy. I had already been dairy free for a year before starting MRC because I'd breast-fed my youngest who had a milk allergy. On plan I'd added cottage cheese and cheddar cheese back in and enjoyed it, but didn't see the point in transition of having to specifically add milk or yogurt. I bought some little yogurts and just made myself do it, but yeah I see your point - have never had yogurt again since.

Here's how I did the starchy vegetables: I loved the MRC taco chili while on plan (it's made with the tomato-basil HNS). I mixed my serving of corn into it during transition. Also was able to start adding olives and sour cream during transition which made it a real feast. And after I made it to maintenance I learned to make it with tomato paste and seasonings so I wasn't having to use expensive HNS's to cook with. The other starchy vegetable I liked was peas.

Thanks for the encouragement everyone. I remember in October hating being this size 10, but after getting back up to a 14/16 through the winter, this feels pretty good. Skinny jeans are on the horizon.

patzi
06-20-2014, 12:00 PM
I'm doing alright, but I'm not really enjoying transition. That's not to say that I want to or that any of us should give up! Not at all! I just got the menu for the second week, and I don't like any of the starchy veggies that I'm supposed to add. I asked if I could just double up on broccoli, spinach, green beans, or zucchini (those are my favorite veggies anyway), but was told I needed to eat the starchy ones. I don't understand why, considering that after this week I won't eat any of them ever. I may talk with some of the other consultants at the center to see if that would be permissible ;)

Did any of you maintenance MRC'ers struggle with transition? I really feel like I just want to add a bit more of the same foods I'm already eating (of the veggies and protein, not necessarily the starches). Did you skip the starchier vegetables and just eat more of the green menu ones?

I did not struggle in transition , but I had them change many of the items on menus when I could not tolerate them, or did not like them. To this date, I eat in moderation starchy veggies, but I do eat them . For winter squash, I bake it with onions and eggplant and lots of nice herbs.. Only way I can eat it, but I love it that way. But all in all, talk to another consultant and tell her how you feel. Now that I think of it, I do not like carrots, and very rarely eat them , but hubby does, so I bake them with other hard veggies , and eat a few..

Let me know how you make out.

Patzi

AshleyRae
06-20-2014, 04:39 PM
I took a detour, friends. I was struggling with transition, and this week has been crazy hectic and stressful. I was gaining weight (likely from stress) even though I stayed on plan with the transition menu. But, it was all too much for me. So, I've asked to go back on green menu for another 4 weeks. I was up about 3 pounds during transition and it didn't seem to want to come off...just kept creeping up. So, they suggested I drop more weight to give myself a bigger cushion. I'm feeling a lot better about things, but I know I've got to suck it up and go through transition eventually. So, allow me to wuss out and put it off for another month. I know, I'm a big chicken ;)

patzi
06-20-2014, 05:20 PM
I took a detour, friends. I was struggling with transition, and this week has been crazy hectic and stressful. I was gaining weight (likely from stress) even though I stayed on plan with the transition menu. But, it was all too much for me. So, I've asked to go back on green menu for another 4 weeks. I was up about 3 pounds during transition and it didn't seem to want to come off...just kept creeping up. So, they suggested I drop more weight to give myself a bigger cushion. I'm feeling a lot better about things, but I know I've got to suck it up and go through transition eventually. So, allow me to wuss out and put it off for another month. I know, I'm a big chicken ;)

Ashley...

You are doing what feels right for you. When you are ready you will know it. We are all different.. You are not a big chicken at all. When you do go on transition and if you gain weight have the consultant find out why and tweek the diet for you.. That is what I did more than once. You will be fine. You are now where you are comfortable and that is what is important.

Patzi

bigdog
06-20-2014, 07:09 PM
Brussel Sprouts sprayed with olive oil or olive oil Pam are so good roasted in the oven. Grilled corn- yum! Squash, zucchini, onions sautéed in a little olive oil or spray butter with cracked black pepper and sea salt rocks! Look thru the recipes on this site for a variety. The choices MRC will give you suck! (Lol! My experience anyway). You guys on this thread have helped me explore new good choices that kept me on plan. :)

patzi
06-21-2014, 01:59 PM
Brussel Sprouts sprayed with olive oil or olive oil Pam are so good roasted in the oven. Grilled corn- yum! Squash, zucchini, onions sautéed in a little olive oil or spray butter with cracked black pepper and sea salt rocks! Look thru the recipes on this site for a variety. The choices MRC will give you suck! (Lol! My experience anyway). You guys on this thread have helped me explore new good choices that kept me on plan. :)

Big Dog..

Welcome back... I wish you all the best in your new challenge.. Nice to see your name ...

Patzi

cmarty
06-22-2014, 06:08 PM
Hey!
I'm back again! I guess I enjoyed been thin too much. I put on a few pounds but I'm back on program.I swear I am going to find a way to keep it off this time! It sounds like you girls are doing great! Glad to be back on program!:carrot:

cmarty
06-22-2014, 06:12 PM
congrats patzi, I go Friday for my first weigh in for maintenance! :carrot:

Its so nice to have that skinny feeling back again!

You are my inspiration, Skelley and Patsy!

skelley331
06-22-2014, 10:01 PM
Went in Friday for my first maintenance weigh in and I was down another 1/2 lb woot woot so I'm currently five lbs under my maintenance weight too Patzi, I finally made it :carrot:

patzi
06-23-2014, 01:08 PM
Hey Skelley...

I am sooooo happy for you. You are doing fantastic.

I had maintenance weigh in and lost 1/2 pound putting me at 5 1/2 pounds under goal, so I will take that and run..I usually weigh in on a Tuesday, but had an appt. tomorrow, so did it today.

I was talking to a woman while waiting that lost 87 pounds.. She showed me before and after pictures... She is on maintenance , also.

It is a good program, if you work it.. If done correctly you will make it to maintenance.

Cmarty.. Glad to see you are back on program.. If you know why you gained, handle that situation and you will be on your way. Plus we are here if you run
into a problem.

Wishing y'all a great weigh in week and remember, think thin.

Patzi

cmarty
06-24-2014, 01:24 PM
Hey Skelley...

I am sooooo happy for you. You are doing fantastic.

I had maintenance weigh in and lost 1/2 pound putting me at 5 1/2 pounds under goal, so I will take that and run..I usually weigh in on a Tuesday, but had an appt. tomorrow, so did it today.

I was talking to a woman while waiting that lost 87 pounds.. She showed me before and after pictures... She is on maintenance , also.

It is a good program, if you work it.. If done correctly you will make it to maintenance.

Cmarty.. Glad to see you are back on program.. If you know why you gained, handle that situation and you will be on your way. Plus we are here if you run
into a problem.

Wishing y'all a great weigh in week and remember, think thin.

Patzi
You girls are doing great! I weigh in on Friday...looking forward to some good news!:carrot:

skelley331
06-24-2014, 01:50 PM
Thanks Cmarty and you can do this! I weigh in Saturday for maintenance:carrot:

ahuazz
06-24-2014, 11:30 PM
I have been on program for 3 weeks now and just lost 10 pounds. I do 4 HNS/day and only fish oil and multivitamins. Is losing 10 pounds in 3 weeks normal or is it too slow? Also what do you guys think about fat and card blocker?
Thank you!

raven59
06-25-2014, 10:47 AM
Hi All,
I've been away for 3 weeks, youngest graduated from high school, big family gathering for that celebration, then a trip to Kauai with all 4 girls (all adults now!) and a couple of their friends, plus hubby. We back packed for 5 days and spent 5 days at the resort. I think I lost during the backpacking part and gained back what I lost during the resort time (no scale to check). I'm back home and starting the green menu today. My weigh in this morning showed no gain from my last weigh in before the trip, so I'm happy with that. Now it's time to get back on track and get to goal weight. I had a great time, but it's good to be back. I know the next week will take a lot of focus to get back in the groove, but it will be worth it!

want2befit
06-25-2014, 02:12 PM
Hello everyone. I am new, today is my first day of the blue menu. I miss the cottage cheese but everything else seems ok.

I did wake up today with a ferocious headache.

AshleyRae
06-25-2014, 02:57 PM
Hello everyone. I am new, today is my first day of the blue menu. I miss the cottage cheese but everything else seems ok.

I did wake up today with a ferocious headache.

Welcome! The first two weeks are the most difficult, so don't be shy about logging on here frequently for encouragement!

I have been on program for 3 weeks now and just lost 10 pounds. I do 4 HNS/day and only fish oil and multivitamins. Is losing 10 pounds in 3 weeks normal or is it too slow? Also what do you guys think about fat and card blocker?
Thank you!

That seems right on track to me! You're doing great!

cmarty
06-25-2014, 03:40 PM
I have been on program for 3 weeks now and just lost 10 pounds. I do 4 HNS/day and only fish oil and multivitamins. Is losing 10 pounds in 3 weeks normal or is it too slow? Also what do you guys think about fat and card blocker?
Thank you!

Yes you are on track and doing great! I use fat and carb blocker only for an emergency. ( like when I eat something with a lot of fat)

cmarty
06-25-2014, 03:43 PM
Hello everyone. I am new, today is my first day of the blue menu. I miss the cottage cheese but everything else seems ok.

I did wake up today with a ferocious headache.

Welcome, you can do this! Good luck!

cmarty
06-25-2014, 03:58 PM
Hello everyone. I am new, today is my first day of the blue menu. I miss the cottage cheese but everything else seems ok.

I did wake up today with a ferocious headache.

The headache is normal once you start the diet. I think it is from not having sugar and caffeine Good luck!

cmarty
06-25-2014, 03:59 PM
Hi All,
I've been away for 3 weeks, youngest graduated from high school, big family gathering for that celebration, then a trip to Kauai with all 4 girls (all adults now!) and a couple of their friends, plus hubby. We back packed for 5 days and spent 5 days at the resort. I think I lost during the backpacking part and gained back what I lost during the resort time (no scale to check). I'm back home and starting the green menu today. My weigh in this morning showed no gain from my last weigh in before the trip, so I'm happy with that. Now it's time to get back on track and get to goal weight. I had a great time, but it's good to be back. I know the next week will take a lot of focus to get back in the groove, but it will be worth it!

Welcome back, Raven!

ahuazz
06-26-2014, 01:37 AM
Thank you cmarty for your reply. Have you tried their other herbs? MRC 6 and all? I am 21 years old and kind of scared that it would damage or do something to my metabolism or my body. Thanks in advance.

cmarty
06-26-2014, 03:07 PM
Thank you cmarty for your reply. Have you tried their other herbs? MRC 6 and all? I am 21 years old and kind of scared that it would damage or do something to my metabolism or my body. Thanks in advance.



I have tried the MRC6. It seemed to help! But honestly, I had a friend who went on this diet and didn't take any of the extras besides protein drinks and she lost weight. I think a lot of that stuff is used just to make money! So if you can't afford all of that don't worry! Good luck on your weight loss!

coloradogirlatheart
06-26-2014, 03:24 PM
Hi everyone!! I actually signed up for MRC last night!! I began pre-conditioning this morning. I've done MRC once before in 2010 but it was rough because my hubby was deployed to the desert and I was so stressed and didn't have the support system I have now. I stress-ate through the entire deployment and while I lost a few lbs then with MRC I was not nearly as successful as I wanted to be.

Unfortunately I was doing well recently but gained 30 lbs in THREE WEEKS on an anti-depressant!! I am of course off the med now but the damage has been done. I need the accountability and support if a program like MRC.

I look forward to getting to know you all and the support we can provide each other. Your posts so far are great and very encouraging!!

Kristina

gumdropmom
06-27-2014, 10:58 AM
Hello everyone. I am new, today is my first day of the blue menu. I miss the cottage cheese but everything else seems ok.

I did wake up today with a ferocious headache.

I struggled a lot with headaches initially...and back pain. The key for me was plenty of water and plenty of sleep. Don't short yourself on either. I was doing 4 HSN to begin and cut back to three to see if that helped - it did.

cmarty
06-27-2014, 08:54 PM
I lost 2 pounds this week. :carrot:I was supposed to do the pre conditioning but I did Metaslim. She suggest I do pre conditioning until I lose 5 pounds. I am not really impressed with the new lady at our center. I am not sure what to do!

bigdog
06-27-2014, 09:11 PM
Way to go Marty! I only liked one person at the center I used to go to and still lost weight - usually 2-3 lbs a week. Next thing I knew I was fitting into all my clothes and strutting around in a bathing suit! Seemed to go slow but took it day by day and this plan works when others were not successful.
New center opens 2nd week in July so ill rejoin then.

What are the specials? I need to lose 30-35 lbs. when I changed jobs a couple years ago, there wasn't a convenient center.
What should I expect this time around? Are they demanding you buy their HNSs and all those pills?
Approx cost?

cmarty
06-28-2014, 01:03 PM
Way to go Marty! I only liked one person at the center I used to go to and still lost weight - usually 2-3 lbs a week. Next thing I knew I was fitting into all my clothes and strutting around in a bathing suit! Seemed to go slow but took it day by day and this plan works when others were not successful.
New center opens 2nd week in July so ill rejoin then.

What are the specials? I need to lose 30-35 lbs. when I changed jobs a couple years ago, there wasn't a convenient center.
What should I expect this time around? Are they demanding you buy their HNSs and all those pills?
Approx cost?
I don't think that they demand that you buy anything but the drinks. I know a lady who was very successful with the drinks only. The start up fee is usually $ 199 for new comers! Maybe they will have a better price since this center is just opening!

bigdog
06-28-2014, 06:38 PM
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BVeb-M_R3mg

bigdog
06-28-2014, 06:58 PM
When I was a member before- I ordered all my HNSs online. I used Syntrax Nectar and Protidiet Pink Lemonade (in larger containers)
Hopefully they'll let me do that again. I was drinking 4 HNSs a day. Their drinks were $13 for 7 servings.. That would be another approx $56 per week and I was already paying over $20 a week.
I do love the plan though and need to be weighed in weekly
Hopefully that will be ok :)

skelley331
06-28-2014, 09:17 PM
Weighed in today and I'm still 5 lbs under goal and maintaining! This is awesome!

cmarty
06-28-2014, 09:45 PM
When I was a member before- I ordered all my HNSs online. I used Syntrax Nectar and Protidiet Pink Lemonade (in larger containers)
Hopefully they'll let me do that again. I was drinking 4 HNSs a day. Their drinks were $13 for 7 servings.. That would be another approx $56 per week and I was already paying over $20 a week.
I do love the plan though and need to be weighed in weekly
Hopefully that will be ok :)

Thanks for the website! Great place to find recipes!

cmarty
06-28-2014, 09:46 PM
Weighed in today and I'm still 5 lbs under goal and maintaining! This is awesome!

You go girl! Please show me that you can keep this weight off! I am praying that I will be able to do the same!

ahuazz
06-28-2014, 11:20 PM
Does anyone have any ideas about 4th of July recipes? Also, what would you all suggest while traveling? what should I keep in mind? Any tips?

patzi
06-29-2014, 08:51 AM
Re: Supplements when I was losing weight. I would only take HNS and MRC-6 Cortitrim, and Fat & Carb Blocker . Halfway thru my weight challenge, I notice people on this forum ordered elsewhere and that is what I did. I stopped the MRC-6 and Cortitrim completely, and ordered my HNS from Diet Direct when they were on sale. That included their Cocoa. There is no exact replacement for Fat & Carb Blocker and I still take that, but only when I eat out. I take maybe one HNS a day now or none.

For you that were here when I was losing weight, you recall me having some issues with MRC and all the supplements they were pushing and I don't blame them, that is their job, and I guess that is where they make their money, but I refused and kept refusing. Told them I wanted to try without them and I stuck to my guns. My friend who is on maintenance also with MRC, told them she had medical issues and doctor said to stay off all supplements and that worked for her. Another one of my friends on MRC told them the truth, her budget would not afford all the supplements.

If I ran out of HNS from MRC, then I would buy a box till Diet Direct had them.And I buy my Fat & Carb Blocker from them.

I do believe that HNS is part of the losing weight program, and I did take them till I lost the weight, but like I said, started buying from Diet Direct when on sale. The HNS I order from Diet Direct is called Proti Diet, and I do not order the powdered , I like the concentrated gel ones.

The only difference in Nutrition facts on HNS is MRC sodium is 15 mg, Diet Direct, 5mg.
MRC Potassium 15, Diet Direct 10
Carbs are the same
Sugars the same and both are 15 g protein.

Cocoa, which is a creamy, I order from Diet Direct, and order Bari Wise Hot Chocolate.. Try the variety pack.. Some yummy flavors.. Cocoa helps my chocolate craving I may get at night. During the summer, I make cocoa during day, refridgerate it and add a slight amount of soy milk and it is a delightful cold drink.

Many take all the supplements from MRC and lost weight and are on maintenance. The choice is yours, really.

Patzi

skelley331
06-29-2014, 05:52 PM
You go girl! Please show me that you can keep this weight off! I am praying that I will be able to do the same!

cmarty: Yes I am going to keep it off! I've maintained actually for 3 weeks now!!! You can do this!!:carrot:

bigdog
06-29-2014, 07:20 PM
cmarty: Yes I am going to keep it off! I've maintained actually for 3 weeks now!!! You can do this!!:carrot:

Way to go Skelley! You can keep it off- just keep in mind how wonderful you look and feel now :). Marty - that's fantastic!!! I always seem to get the weight off and somehow slide back into my old habits and regain. I guess I get too confident and am like - oh - it's just a few bites or just a few drinks then next thing you know I'm on the couch mindlessly eating crap.

Patzi- I agree- the HNSs daily is what really helped in my weight loss because of the extra protein and kept me from over eating and gave me lots of energy. Plus they were like a dessert so I didn't miss the candy and junk I was eating. I was outside sales at the time so the HNSs were convenient ( I had a shaker bottle and always kept a cooler of ice water and powder w/ me.). The protein bars were also lifesavers and kept me from the fast food drive thrus :)
I love Diet Direct and some of the other websites because they had a bigger variety of high protein foods than MRC.
This is funny but even on vacation I lost 2 pounds and still had my cocktails daily on the beach. BECAUSE I mixed the tequila with the Protidiet Pink lemonade and lots of fresh limes! I mixed the Syntrax Chocolate Truffle w/ diet Dr Pepper and ice, blended in my Oster mini and it was just like a delish Chocolate Float :). The Syntrax Vanilla Bean with diet orange soda was like a Dreamcicle YUM! So I never felt deprived. Ok I'm ready! Ill be on plan starting tomorrow!

AshleyRae
06-30-2014, 11:40 AM
Hello everyone! Long time, no log-in ;) Haha! I've readjusted my goals (tickers included) and am working on taking off about 5 more pounds.

I just wanted to address one of the HNS topics from above. I ordered a bunch from Diet Direct when I was doing this on my own and ended up paying more per box even though I bought in bulk. I don't know about other centers, but my local center always sells the boxes (7 servings) at $10/box if you buy 10 or more at a time. So, I end up getting quite a better deal at the center than I do online. Go figure. You might check with your center to see if the same deals apply.

My weight has been holding very steady between 160 and 161. Each morning I think I'll be able to see the 150s, but no just yet. I have a feeling tomorrow will be my day. WHEN (not if) that day arrives, it will be the VERY FIRST TIME I recall seeing my weight that low. Since I started noting my weight in high school, I've always been somewhere between 160 and 205, though I was as high as 232 (unless you count pregnancy, where I got up to something like 275) and stayed mainly between 190 and 200 throughout adolescence and early adulthood.

And, fun story: I've been eating lunch at the same place each week for about a year. Two ladies in there thought that I was "the skinny sister of the pregnant girl" because I've lost so much weight. They honestly believed I was someone else!!! :)

bigdog
06-30-2014, 08:29 PM
Hi Ashley, congratulations!!! It took a long time for people to notice I lost weight when I was down 35 lbs 2 years ago. and some thought I was just wearing more fitted clothes ( which I was) :).
I wear a lot of black and long tops to cover booty!
What I was buying at Diet Direct is the large container of pink lemonade and hot chocolate not the individual servings- pkg of 7.
I mainly used the Syntrax Nectar (Chocolate Truffle, Roadside Lemonade, Vanilla Bean Torte, etc. ) it's 32 oz for $34 at Vitacost. 3/4 scoop is 75 cal., 1 scoop is 100 cal, 23 G protein, 0 fat, 0 sugar, 40 mg sodium, 50 mg potassium. I drank 4 HNSs a day using these and I did buy some of the puddings in individual pkgs but could never get them to gel. I also bought some of the protein soups and snacks from Diet Direct. The only soup I liked was the chicken noodle.
I like the powder because I could add ice and make it a larger serving. But each to their own and if the individual servings work better and get the weight off, it's worth it!
We are saving money not eating out as much and not buying junk.
My DH though is rebelling and bought 2 boxes of Klondike bars and just ate three. He bought them home tonight and said, oh can you have these? Am I justified by shooting him? :)
I had a big salad and grilled Mahi tonight and trying not to think about his stupid ice cream :(

Athtrnr
07-01-2014, 06:10 PM
Greetings...
Today is my 2nd day on the Green Metaslim diet, 7th day overall.

Went today for my weighin... currently down 5 lbs (per their scale - 10:30 am weigh in --- I was down 6.5 per my scale first thing this morning. I am going to browse the menus, and hope to find something I can make and eat on for a few days. It is all very overwhelming.

I was curious for those that have been on the program for a while, or have done it and are returning, what you rate loss was. I know the center says 3 lbs per week... but I'm curious to what it is in reality.

Thanks! MP (Athtrnr)

ahuazz
07-01-2014, 09:54 PM
Hey Athtrnr :smug:
I have been on green meta slim menu for 3 weeks now and loose average of 2.5 pounds per week. If you want a support buddy or share recipes with each other, you can always email me at fitness.ahuazz at the rate gmail dot come.
Since we both are on the same menu, it will help both of us and keep us motivated :)
Good luck :carrot:

patzi
07-05-2014, 09:36 AM
Hey Athtrnr :smug:
I have been on green meta slim menu for 3 weeks now and loose average of 2.5 pounds per week. If you want a support buddy or share recipes with each other, you can always email me at fitness.ahuazz at the rate gmail dot come.
Since we both are on the same menu, it will help both of us and keep us motivated :)

Good luck :carrot:
It depends on person.. I was a very slow loser.. Many weeks I did not lose a pound, maybe .2 pounds or .5 pounds, but it all came off eventually and I made it to maintenance.. I have a friend that lost anywhere from 1-3 pounds at the beginning but she had more weight to lose than I did...

Patzi