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Old 11-22-2007, 12:13 AM   #16  
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Hvnly - Even if you increase your exercise 1 minute per time, you can join us! C'mon!
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Old 11-22-2007, 10:42 AM   #17  
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Hvnlymzic: Congratulations on the 80 Pounds Gone Forever!!
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Old 11-22-2007, 11:16 AM   #18  
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Hvnly - Congratulations on the 82.5 pound loss!

You are such a great inspiration to all of us here, just think of how much of an inspiration you would be in person.
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Old 11-22-2007, 12:20 PM   #19  
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Mary - I've never been an exerciser....much more a sedentary person. Now that I'm getting smaller I feel more like moving so that is leading me to actually WANT to get up and move around. Hubby likes to walk and has probably given up on asking me to walk with him since I so frequently said no. I know I'll have to pick up the pace there if I want to continue to lose a solid ammount of weight...so its something I've been thinking about, which for me is a BIG step forward. Currently, I do 6 20min sets of aerobics on Wednesday at school with the kids since thats our all day focus (art, music and pe get together all day and do that) and thats all I do...I can now get through that day without dying...which is impressive for me. I'm going to really put thought into more because I don't want to make a committment and then not stick to it. I'd rather start slower and then add more as I feel up to it. I'll keep ya'll posted
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Old 11-22-2007, 12:50 PM   #20  
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I'm sorry, Sam - I didn't mean to put pressure on you. Your 120 minutes of exercise every Wednesday sounds like it's a great workout and congratulations for doing it! I'll bet the kids really look up to you for doing it with them.

The reason I made my commitment to "increase my exercise" intentionally vague is because I also don't want to set myself up for something I can't follow through with. So for me, just a little bit more is something I can commit to, and I figure every little bit helps.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving!
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Old 11-22-2007, 12:54 PM   #21  
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tmich56: Okay. I just have to tell you that, when you talked about having a gazelle in the garage that would help you with weight loss, I got this mental image of someone with a lovely bird, helping her to do long-distance running down a country road. Just the laugh I needed!

Have a great day, everyone. Focus on being with people you enjoy or surviving people you don't enjoy (knowing that it won't last forever) instead of on the food. I love you guys!
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Old 11-22-2007, 01:38 PM   #22  
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Hi Sam and everyone, so glad this support group is here. MRC is working for me but I am going broke staying on the plan spending $200 - $300 per month! I know you can get some of the things at GNC i.e. flax, MSM but its the MRC6, Enhancer which I need to play my first order for to try, All Day Weight Loss and the High Nutrient drinks at 4 per day, Corti-trim... I don't want to have to give anything up and I wonder how I can stay on it, affording the supplements and which of them are most important.

Thank you! Julie
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Old 11-22-2007, 05:27 PM   #23  
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OK...I'm going in...

I am heading over to the IL now armed with my own plate of plan food. I contemplated picking through what she was serving, but because of the last dinner over there, I decided to be prepared.

I hope everyone is having a good time and doing well!
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Old 11-22-2007, 09:17 PM   #24  
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I'm astounded that we are on version VI of our thread!

Just finished dinner...wow! 4 oz is a LOT of turkey! I mean a LOT! The MRC dressing was very good, though, and I didn't feel deprived in the least...I managed to stick with the plan with only a little pressure from well meaning family members who wanted me to just have 'one little bite' of this or that.

*whew*

Now to make it through Christmas and New Years and we a home free! I hope everyone had a wonderful and successful Thanksgiving.
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Old 11-22-2007, 09:45 PM   #25  
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WHEW!! I made it.... I'm so happy, we had our traditional HUGE dinner with tons of food at my mom and dad's with the whole family. And I chose to stay totally on program with a traditional MRC meal -- I had turkey, I brought the strawberry and spinach salad, so I had 1/2 plate of that and my one serving of bread. I passed the other food without hesitation. I can't believe how easy it was .... no one said anything, nothing!

I'm just really focused right now -- I want to be out of the 200's by the first of the year, so I just keep that thought in my mind. That will be one happy new year for me! And then 2008, when I get to goal and go through stabilization and maintenance are very exciting to look forward to!!

One thing I do have a hard time with is getting all of my water in (the plain water). Any suggestions or tips that work for you.

And what do you do when it's been too long in between meals and you end up missing one? I know it's not good, but it's been unavoidable for me a couple of times and I realize it's only about 2 hours until my next meal, so I do nothing. Probably not the best thing!

Hvnlymzc --- WOW -- your 82.5 is awesome !!

Well, I'm off to get into sweats and hop on the gazelle!

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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Old 11-22-2007, 11:04 PM   #26  
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Happy thanksgiving! I am new to the program and thought I'd introduce myself.

Let me tell you, I've had a rough start. Day 4 of 4 and day 5 of 10? yea, I got the stomach flu! I lost 4 pounds between friday and tuesday! Then day 6 of 10 is Thanksgiving. How's that for a rocky start! I did better than I expected today, though. Luckily lunch was a cheese and veggie tray - score! I had a few bites I could have avoided, but since I haven't been able to eat more then a slice of bread the last few days due to the flu, I had less will power than normal.

i'm going to WI in the AM. I get 3 weeks free if I lose. I am not sure how it's going to go - I was dehydrated and empty on tuesday night. I mentioned to the lady that it was a bummer that it was a false loss and she got all preachy on me about how this is "the only" diet and that this was the last time I was going to lose the weight. I think she misunderstood that I am pretty sure I'll gain some of that weight back when I was able to keep a solid down again! My ketones were 160 (!!!) but she wasn't worried. She was sure it was from being sick and not being able to eat or drink anything during the day (i tried to atleast get my water in), but I'm interested to test them again in the morning.

she also tried to push me into buying the fat and carb blocker, but that would just be a distaster for me. I would use it as an excuse to binge, and I do not need that. I am trying some of the suppliments to see how I feel about them, but I'm mostly going to do the HNS and the plan. I can't really afford all the extra stuff. I like the 5HTP a lot, but I'm still reserving my judgment on the others. I might get my flax from somewhere else, and I haven't tried the multi yet. I was topically allergic to PABA when I was a kid (which is in there) and multi's have been known to give me raging migraines... when i'm feeling well I'll take one in the morning and see how it goes.

Oh i'm getting long winded, I appologize. I did want to tell Deb my secret for drinking 4 liters a water a day for years now... Keep a bottle handy at all times. Get a fresh one for the car in the morning. Keep a fresh full one by your mouse pad all day. I find myself reaching for it every time I am thinking, and I get my bottles in a lot easier that way!
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Old 11-22-2007, 11:13 PM   #27  
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Welcome TeddieBare! My center never pushes anything on me. I take my own prenatal vitamin (has extra iron yet causes less stomach upset) and I get flax, B-12, and chromium picolinate wherever it's cheapest (usually Walmart or Walgreen's). I use 4 HNS daily, which is expensive, but it's what keeps you in fat-burning mode, so it's worth it to me. I do the same thing with water - I never thought I'd be able to drink so much, but I'm actually thirsty!

Welcome again and good luck!
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Old 11-22-2007, 11:17 PM   #28  
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Way to go Nan and dkmd27 on facing the feeding frenzy with total success!

And congrats to everyone else who makes it through Thanksgiving!

My family will be celebrating tomorrow so I'll let you know it goes!
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Old 11-22-2007, 11:47 PM   #29  
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Hi Sam and everyone, so glad this support group is here. MRC is working for me but I am going broke staying on the plan spending $200 - $300 per month! I know you can get some of the things at GNC i.e. flax, MSM but its the MRC6, Enhancer which I need to play my first order for to try, All Day Weight Loss and the High Nutrient drinks at 4 per day, Corti-trim... I don't want to have to give anything up and I wonder how I can stay on it, affording the supplements and which of them are most important.

Thank you! Julie
The one thing you can't eliminate is the HNS since it's a required part of the contract (and I never did 4 a day, I only did the minimum 2 a day, with the mental option to increase it to 3 if I hit a plateau, which I did a couple of times). I never did the All Day Weight Loss, think I did the Enhancer at first but switched to hoodia when they started offering it. I did do the MRC-6, I'd love to find an alternative to that one.
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Old 11-22-2007, 11:54 PM   #30  
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Teddie!: This is a fabulous website with motivated, positve folks. Just keep checking back and you'll find tons of Hope everybody survived today. I had MRC dinner with MRC friends, but we watched a movie and it's now 10:00pm and I haven't had a third meal so I opted for a HNS. Hope it works!
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