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Old 05-16-2014, 09:01 AM   #46
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You are doing so well! Very impressive weight loss!

I too look at dresses and other clothes and dream... I think it helps. I want that little black dress!

Keep on truckin' floralshorts and everyone~
I'm still waiting to start... *taps foot*
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Old 05-16-2014, 01:32 PM   #47
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I will be starting Optifast soon. I have the initial doctor's appointment in two weeks. I need to lose as much weight as possible in order to have hip replacement surgery...hopefully this fall. Two of my doctors recommended WLS. I am not really on board with that. So hopefully I will start this instead of WLS.

To prepare, I've stopped the food email lists and trying to figure out what to do with my Pinterest account with all the recipes, etc. I have tried shakes and bars from GMC's Total Lean program which is similar to Optifast. I've limited myself to one or two of these products a day. I like the breakfast squares but not sure having an 8 oz. shake every three hours is going to work for me. Need to prepare myself mentally for that!

Glad to read about everyone's progress!

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Old 05-16-2014, 02:35 PM   #48
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I will be starting Optifast soon. I have the initial doctor's appointment in two weeks. I need to lose as much weight as possible in order to have hip replacement surgery...hopefully this fall. Two of my doctors recommended WLS. I am not really on board with that. So hopefully I will start this instead of WLS.

To prepare, I've stopped the food email lists and trying to figure out what to do with my Pinterest account with all the recipes, etc. I have tried shakes and bars from GMC's Total Lean program which is similar to Optifast. I've limited myself to one or two of these products a day. I like the breakfast squares but not sure having an 8 oz. shake every three hours is going to work for me. Need to prepare myself mentally for that!

Glad to read about everyone's progress!
Welcome Julia!
It seems you're doing a great job getting yourself prepared. I have not even looked at my Pinterest account lately even though most of the recipes I've saved are "healthy."
Good luck to you!
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Old 05-17-2014, 11:35 AM   #49
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I weighed in this morning at 226.4. That's a total loss of 19.4 pounds since May 5th.
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Old 05-31-2014, 07:59 PM   #50
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I had my doctor evaluation on Thursday. This is through the University of Michigan. I'm somewhat unhappy with their program because there is not a support group. The doctor is going to put me on meds to prevent gallstones from forming. I weighed in around 324 (don't have the exact number in front of me). My initial goal is around 235. Need to get as close to 35 BMI in the next several months in order to have my hip replacement surgery. After I recover from the surgery then I will try to get down to 175 or so. One interesting thing about this program is at some point they allow you to eat low carb veggies. Unfortunately I can't start until the end of June. I need to see the dietician first and the soonest available appointment was 4 weeks out. So I've decided in the meantime to stick to a 1200 calorie/day plan, eating one 400 calorie meal with my husband. The rest of the time I will eat GNC shakes and bars. That way I will get used to eating every three hours and all I'll have to do is substitute the Optifast products and omit the 400 calorie meal.

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Old 06-05-2014, 12:52 PM   #51
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You are lucky! The next orientation for me is May 22 and the program doesn't start till july! JULY? What! Now, I'm trying to figure out what to do till then!!
Any suggestions??? I really don't want to gain more wight to loose in July! Oy~
It's worth the wait! I posted about my experience with Optifast on the Optifast It Works board, in case you'd like to read. Hang in there, you're turn will come and I promise you, it will exceed your expectations!

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Thank you nibog for all the tips! We have a start date...July 29th! Yay~
I have been walking and up'd the water intake! My feet are killing me though! Ughhh But like everything else I do, I over did it! I walked 1.5 miles away from my house~ so that means walking that back! 3 miles may not be a lot for some but I should have been able to place a flag of victory somewhere! hahahaha I'll post after the 1st meeting. I'm feeling I'm excited & scared!
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Old 07-17-2014, 06:50 AM   #53
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Congrats!!! It is definitely a program that I have found to "WORK!"

Woohoo for that 3 mile walk - def not a small thing! Don't go crazy when starting the program though, they (at least locally) really restrict exercise in the beginning due to the low calorie intake

The next 12 days will fly by!
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Wow~ I just checked out the other thread! Incredible success to those who continue to succeed on their journey and for being an inspiration!! Thank you CABunnyGirl
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