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Old 04-29-2014, 01:13 PM   #16
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This thread is so encouraging! Where's the "like" button?
...and thanks again, nibog for the tips
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Old 04-29-2014, 01:56 PM   #17
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Thanks Starlight!!! I am glad it helped!
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Old 04-30-2014, 03:30 PM   #18
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Woo-hoo! Lost a total of 16.00lb in 26 days!!! Officially out of the 250s forever! I have not weighed in under 250 in over 3 years! Doing my happy dance!
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Old 04-30-2014, 06:07 PM   #19
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Yay nibog!

That's completely awesome! Congratulations!
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Thank you Mintz!!!
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nibog,
How are you doing?

Anyone else?

4 more days till the informational meeting and the start of my Optifast program. I'm so ready and so far I have been able to resist the urge to eat like a pig before I start the program.
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:30 AM   #22
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Doing good! Today marks one month on the program. Can't wait for my weight in on Wednesday. I have a strict rule about not weighing myself at home, otherwise I'll become obsessed with it lol
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My first official day is tomorrow... very nervous but SO excited!
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My first official day is tomorrow... very nervous but SO excited!
Hooray, you finally get to start!! Go girl go!

Still waiting my turn
2 more days till orientation
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Hooray, you finally get to start!! Go girl go!

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Thanks. I had the chocolate flavor this morning (of the Optifast 70 variety). It... was not good. I put in 3 packets of Splenda and still had issues getting it down. Might try blending it with ice and some diet root beer or something later today.
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Old 05-05-2014, 12:47 PM   #27
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Thanks. I had the chocolate flavor this morning (of the Optifast 70 variety). It... was not good. I put in 3 packets of Splenda and still had issues getting it down. Might try blending it with ice and some diet root beer or something later today.
Uh oh, sorry to hear you don't like the taste of the chocolate. Poking around the 'net, I have seen that people seem to like vanilla the best. I guess the vanilla is easier to flavor.
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Uh oh, sorry to hear you don't like the taste of the chocolate. Poking around the 'net, I have seen that people seem to like vanilla the best. I guess the vanilla is easier to flavor.
Yeah, that's what I discovered at "lunch" just now (I use quotation marks since I'm drinking something and not actually eating, haha). I mixed the vanilla with some diet orange soda. It was a lot easier to drink than the chocolate this morning. It still tastes odd - almost a fish oil aftertaste IMO - but considering it's an 80 calorie shake, that's sort of to be expected. Heh.
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Sorry for the double post, but wanted to give a bit of an update.

Played around with the vanilla Optifast 70 today. Tried it with diet orange soda (not bad), fruit punch Crystal Light (pretty good), iced coffee (coffee + vanilla Optifast 70 + bit of Splenda, blended thoroughly in blender). The iced coffee rendition is my favorite so far I think.

Anyway, It's 10PM, and I'm sitting here watching TV. I'm pretty sure this time of day will be the hardest part. I even caught myself thinking, "well, I'm hungry now, but at least tomorrow I can have actual fo-- wait, no, I can't."

I'm really looking forward to the first couple days being over, because I've heard those are the worst while your body adjusts to ketosis.

To be continued...!
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Old 05-06-2014, 09:05 PM   #30
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Hang in there floralshorts! I go for orientation tomorrow and I'm hoping to get my appts done quickly so I can get started ASAP!

Thanks for posting things that do and don't work for ya ... I'm taking notes.
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