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Old 01-26-2014, 01:12 PM   #61
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thank you ladies. I am okay. Still trying to digest the full extent of how this will forever effect my life, but it is not a death sentence per say. I just have to take my extreme activity and well, slow it WAY WAY down. And here I had thought I had over come that part.

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(((Zoesmom))) That just breaks my heart. I had read you almost lost your life due to an illness (I believe) in the past. I hope it's not the same type thing. Please know we are here for you. If you ever need anyone to talk to, send me a message and we can chat by e-mail or phone. I will be praying for you. <3
MissMollyM - You are correct. August 2012 I was hospitalized. My child, who was 3 at the time, had found me passed out, I call it a semi coma, and tried for I have no clue how long to wake me. By the time she managed to get me semi alert, she had managed to take her 42 pounds and pull my 293 pounds out of the bed and onto the floor and was screaming and beating on me begging me to wake up. She was obviously very distressed and to this day, gets VERY scared if I she sees me asleep and runs and gets her dad. Anyways, I had an O2 saturation level of 42. I later found out that corpses go to the morgue with higher O2 sat levels and all of the doctors and nurses I spoke with were amazed I was awake and able to communicate. Frankly, I don't remember much of that day. I was placed in ICU for three days and was on the super duper breathing machine. I stayed in the hospital for close to two weeks and was on an O2 tank for two months after my release. My doctors told me then to file disability and told me I would forever be on that O2 tank. I decided I controlled my fate and step by step found how to get off that O2 tank and move. Whereas I would pass out moving from my bed to my couch, I slowly managed to build up to running 2-3 miles most days and 5-6 on some. I added in hardcore strength training and was lifting heavy, starting off at a meager 5 pounds and getting to 40. Benching 15 and getting to 90. I proved them all wrong.

And..that might not have been a good idea. I still get sick a lot. I still black out. I still have breathing issues. I still get dizzy. And this recent diagnosis of HOCM pretty much sums it all up as to why. I am damn lucky I didn't send myself into cardiac arrest as I was trying to prove them all wrong. Here I thought exercise was the best thing I could do for myself. Come to find out, not only was it not, it could have been lethal.

so, MRI, holster, and stress test next week to determine full extent of my ailment. I am an asthmatic, so medications might not be the route I can take since Beat-Blockers don't play nice with asthma meds...so I may be looking at heart surgery in the next month or two.

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Old 01-26-2014, 11:36 PM   #62
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Are you guys doing any exercise while on wonderslim?? I find that I'm losing slowly so I'm not sure if I'm doing too little/much exercise? (i've never said too much before lol)
I am losing pretty slowly, but thankful for every pound lost. I have done very light exercise, but will add swimming and/or treadmill soon. Remember, every ounce lost - is one step closer to your goal. I would rather it took me 3 years to get to my goal - than to give up and gain 10 pounds. YOU CAN DO THIS, LEMONDROPLET!!!
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Old 01-26-2014, 11:37 PM   #63
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thank you ladies. I am okay. Still trying to digest the full extent of how this will forever effect my life, but it is not a death sentence per say. I just have to take my extreme activity and well, slow it WAY WAY down. And here I had thought I had over come that part.



MissMollyM - You are correct. August 2012 I was hospitalized. My child, who was 3 at the time, had found me passed out, I call it a semi coma, and tried for I have no clue how long to wake me. By the time she managed to get me semi alert, she had managed to take her 42 pounds and pull my 293 pounds out of the bed and onto the floor and was screaming and beating on me begging me to wake up. She was obviously very distressed and to this day, gets VERY scared if I she sees me asleep and runs and gets her dad. Anyways, I had an O2 saturation level of 42. I later found out that corpses go to the morgue with higher O2 sat levels and all of the doctors and nurses I spoke with were amazed I was awake and able to communicate. Frankly, I don't remember much of that day. I was placed in ICU for three days and was on the super duper breathing machine. I stayed in the hospital for close to two weeks and was on an O2 tank for two months after my release. My doctors told me then to file disability and told me I would forever be on that O2 tank. I decided I controlled my fate and step by step found how to get off that O2 tank and move. Whereas I would pass out moving from my bed to my couch, I slowly managed to build up to running 2-3 miles most days and 5-6 on some. I added in hardcore strength training and was lifting heavy, starting off at a meager 5 pounds and getting to 40. Benching 15 and getting to 90. I proved them all wrong.

And..that might not have been a good idea. I still get sick a lot. I still black out. I still have breathing issues. I still get dizzy. And this recent diagnosis of HOCM pretty much sums it all up as to why. I am damn lucky I didn't send myself into cardiac arrest as I was trying to prove them all wrong. Here I thought exercise was the best thing I could do for myself. Come to find out, not only was it not, it could have been lethal.

so, MRI, holster, and stress test next week to determine full extent of my ailment. I am an asthmatic, so medications might not be the route I can take since Beat-Blockers don't play nice with asthma meds...so I may be looking at heart surgery in the next month or two.

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Thank you for sharing your story with us. I sent you a PM. PLEASE keep us updated - we do care.
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:20 PM   #64
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Have to say ladies,,,I really miss real food...
Just beginning week three and I have to say that the program is not very forgiving. I didn't stay on program on the weekend but ate healthy and watched my calories...Now I weigh almost as much two weeks after as I did when I started it.
I will stick to it. I have 10 more weeks left. We will see if it evens out...
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Old 01-30-2014, 09:40 AM   #65
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Have to say ladies,,,I really miss real food...
Just beginning week three and I have to say that the program is not very forgiving. I didn't stay on program on the weekend but ate healthy and watched my calories...Now I weigh almost as much two weeks after as I did when I started it.
I will stick to it. I have 10 more weeks left. We will see if it evens out...
How are you all doing?

Hi Joni,

The information says that we should lose about 2 pounds per week. If you have been on the diet 2 weeks - it appears you HAVE lost 2 pounds per week!!! Good job!!!

If you go off program for a weekend (even being careful), you will not lose weight as fast. Would it be possible to go off program one day a week? That will speed up your weight loss.

No diet is forgiving. It is rough. BUT, we have to think of our long-term goal. To be healthy, to wear a smaller size (yippee), and to extend our lives. You have to decide if making a commitment to good health is worth it. Is YOUR life worth it? YES IT IS!!!

You can do this, my friend... Don't think about what you're giving up - think about what you're gaining.

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Old 01-31-2014, 04:59 PM   #66
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Give me the weekend to look over posts and respond....but I think I am back in game mode.

DEEP breath.

Taxes filed.

Anxiety meds are finally helping with my moments on current medical crap. (and MAN do I have some crazy ones!!!)

And some higher power/fate finally decided to give me a break. Zoë is healthy as a whistle. Told we might need to look into....what was it...genetic coding?...and we need to do a follow up in a year to be on the safe side, but all in all, my crap most likely didn't go to my child.

Now, to get my test results in and figure out where I stand. I met with my GP yesterday and she spent some time going over in detail what my diagnosis means and what she sees it to mean (she is not a specialist and did tell me to get a second opinion.) There is no denying something is wrong with me. but, it might not be all that bad. Still a waiting game, but today is the first day I feel like I might actually be okay.
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Old 02-02-2014, 01:24 PM   #67
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Give me the weekend to look over posts and respond....but I think I am back in game mode.

DEEP breath.

Taxes filed.

Anxiety meds are finally helping with my moments on current medical crap. (and MAN do I have some crazy ones!!!)

And some higher power/fate finally decided to give me a break. Zoë is healthy as a whistle. Told we might need to look into....what was it...genetic coding?...and we need to do a follow up in a year to be on the safe side, but all in all, my crap most likely didn't go to my child.

Now, to get my test results in and figure out where I stand. I met with my GP yesterday and she spent some time going over in detail what my diagnosis means and what she sees it to mean (she is not a specialist and did tell me to get a second opinion.) There is no denying something is wrong with me. but, it might not be all that bad. Still a waiting game, but today is the first day I feel like I might actually be okay.
First of all, thank you GOD that Zoe is okay. That must be a ginormous relief.

Secondly, I am so happy you are feeling somewhat better about this whole thing. Just keep praying for a healing and keep movin' forward. You will be fine, my friend.

How is the ol' diet coming along? I know comfort foods are needed at times.
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Hi all,I've been MIA for a while; working a tremendous amount of OT. My poor old back is killing me, I'm way too old for this stuff. Also, my brother-in-law's cancer has really progressed; I'm afraid it won't be long now. I've been going to their house for the football playoffs, etc. and eating way to much of all the wrong things, but they've been having whatever he wants and can eat. I gained back some pounds, (the same ones over and over), but as of today I'm down 6.5 overall. Even with all the yo-yoing, I think that's pretty good for 24 days of WS food. I'll be ordering my next 4 weeks of food tonight or tomorrow, it ships from Wilmington and I get it in 2 days.
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Also, my neice and her 5-year old son will be coming at the end of next week, so I'm sure there will be some family dinners, etc happening soon, but I think if I have the WS food to fall back on I won't get too out of hand. I weighed 185 this morning; I really want to be on the right side of that number...
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You'll do great Christine, your mindset is already in the right place !! ;-)
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Hi Everyone. I wanted to introduce myself. I'm Jana B and I just turned 54 years old. Here's some info on me, I hope I don't ramble too long and bore everyone to tears.

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I'm a type 2 diabetic with my blood sugar (mostly) controlled. I want those numbers to be out of, and stay out of, the diabetic range.

I need to improve my cholesterol levels and my physical fitness, this includes endurance & strength as well as burning fat and toning up. Gaining muscle. (I measured about 48% fat….eeks) I've worked desk jobs and have been sedentary most of my adult life, that needs to change. Too bad I didn't see that before it effected my health.

I'm guessing I need to lose approx. 40-45 lbs. My metabolism is in the toilet and I don't lose weight easily. (my RMR is 1160) I will work out. I don't want a lot of my weight loss to be from water, muscle or bone. I want to burn off this fat!

With all that said, I try to be less concerned with the number on the scale, (as it is only one indicator) but it's what everyone always uses to measure success, me included. I try to keep an overall perspective on "health" and not just weight though. I try to celebrate the non-scale victories. (Like taking 2 new classes at the gym yesterday!)

I had a couple friends doing Medifast with terrific results, that piqued my curiosity. I kept hearing the food wasn't very good though and I didn't think I could stick to something that I had to try to choke down. During my research I found Wonderslim. The general impression is that the food is much better (at least most of it). I know it's a few hundred calories more than Medifast but with my plans to workout, that's probably a good thing.

I'm a vegetarian and I am a very picky one at that. I like to eat real food (as in natural…without chemical additives) I like organic products. As much as I dislike that all these diet products have artificial sweeteners, etc. I am being lured in by the consistent weight loss that is being touted and the simplicity and relatively mindlessness of following the plan.

What I am hoping to do is to get some initial weight off using this plan, then occasionally swapping out some Wonderslim foods for low calorie, healthy "real" food to see if I can have success combining both…..Eventually I want to get to where it's all (or mostly all) real healthy foods.

One of my biggest downfalls is that my son works for a great locally owned healthy foods grocery store. They have a "Hot Food Bar" with healthy foods (usually not low calorie though) They make a lot of their own foods, and bring in foods from local vendors, one being a bakery that makes THE most amazing carrot cake I've ever tasted. (It's like crack...I think I am addicted to it) I tried to get a calorie count, but it's a small bakery and they don't have that information. Anyway, the foods and desserts are amazing and we eat from there a lot. He also brings home things that are hard to resist (I will have to have a serious talk with him about keeping that stuff out of my line of sight!!)

Anyway, I am hoping to get inspiration and motivation from this sight, and hopefully be able to contribute information that will be of help to others eventually.

Until then, any advice, food preferences, mixing real foods with Wonderslim foods or just general information on the company/products/success stories would be greatly appreciated!

If you've stuck with this rambling post the whole way through, thank you! I look forward to hearing from you!
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