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Old 02-02-2009, 05:31 PM   #1  
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Just thought that I would start a new thread since the last one was more than 30 pages!
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Old 02-02-2009, 06:26 PM   #2  
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I started back at MRC November 17. I was down 17 pounds as of the beginning of January. I have put on 4 pounds and I am struggling like **** to keep on track. But I am going to start doing my goals in the 5 pound incraments.





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Congrats Jeanne! That is great news.

I went for my consultation this morning and am starting my PreConditioning today. It is very exciting to think about dropping this weight. I am worried that I can't do it...I've failed on so many diets.

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I BROKE plateau today too. down 2.4 more lbs...thank goodness. it is not fun to be doing what i am supposed to and not lose anything. YAYAYA!!
CONGRATS It's a great feeling to get off a plateau!

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Down 2 pounds today! Woohoo!
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So we went to the specialist on Thursday afternoon. He looked over all of the previous tests that had been done, and examined TJ. He feels confident that TJ has the Sickle Cell Trait, not the disease but to be sure has ordered some more detailed tests to determine the extent of Sickle Cell as well as determine if he has any additional "defects" (lol). The reason he feels this way, is because TJ has never had any previous issues and he (the Dr) has great knowledge of Sickle Cell studies done with altitude and dehydration (which he believes was the cause behind TJ's "crisis"). The Sickle Cell "crisis" TJ had in the mountains did appear to cause what they call spleenic infarction, which is when a small piece of the spleen dies off from the sickle cells blocking blood flow to the spleen but the Dr said that is a common occurrence during "crisis" and that is not something we need to be concerned with. It only becomes an issue when it continues to happen, then they would remove the spleen altogether. However, the pain TJ is having is because of this and the Dr advised this may take a few weeks to return to normal. The blood work TJ did yesterday will take a couple of week to get the results, then we will be able to say exactly what we are looking at but we are all feeling really good about everything at this point. The difference between having Sickle Cell Trait and Sickle Cell Disease is huge. It means not having to make any drastic lifestyle/environment changes, and our love will continue to be with us for a very long time.

Thank you all for your support, it means the world to us!

Other great news also. I lost 3.5lbs this week and hit my goal (exceeded it by 1lb) so WHOA! My program isn't up until the 26th of Feb so I'm going to just keep plugging away until the end and wherever I end, is where I'll be! I'm so pumped. I'm thrilled. Just think, when I get to 177lbs lost I can say I've lost 1/2 of myself! What a journey this has been.
Denise, that all sounds like such positive news for TJ. I'm so happy for you and your family. AND you continued to lose--that is just FANTASTIC!
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Denise..CONGRATS!! I was almost in tears reading your post. I'm so happy to hear about TJ and just in awe at your weight loss and reaching your goal. Of course the thing with TJ is HUGE, probably even bigger than the weight loss, but they're both VERY exciting and I'm so happy for you.

Welcome back to all the "oldies" and to the newbies as well.

Today is day one of being back on track for me. I have until 4/20 on program so I think I'm still good there, but just being totally OP for one whole day is HUGE for me right now. Tomorrow will be day 2 and one day I'll get back to the gym.

Take care all.
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Denise..CONGRATS!! I was almost in tears reading your post. I'm so happy to hear about TJ and just in awe at your weight loss and reaching your goal. Of course the thing with TJ is HUGE, probably even bigger than the weight loss, but they're both VERY exciting and I'm so happy for you.

Welcome back to all the "oldies" and to the newbies as well.

Today is day one of being back on track for me. I have until 4/20 on program so I think I'm still good there, but just being totally OP for one whole day is HUGE for me right now. Tomorrow will be day 2 and one day I'll get back to the gym.

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Hi Rocki,

Great to hear from you and congrats for getting back on plan. I have been on program for 7 straight days, which is huge for me and already I'm seeing the results. It will be fun to compare notes, and offer encouragement since we're both in the same boat...height, weight, and struggles

I'm currently avoiding the scale because I hit a plateau and was getting frustrated and having negative thoughts, so I am just focused on staying on plan 1 day at a time and I know the rest will follow.
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Rocki-
Good luck!! I know that feeling. I did Metaquick last week and then superbowl sunday did me in! I ate more than I should have and not totally on program so we'll see what happens on the scale tomorrow! I'm hoping all the water I drank today will help!

We can do this and will!
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I am starting on Wednesday! Any pointers or words of wisdom?
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Old 02-02-2009, 08:53 PM   #8  
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I'm going in tomorrow morning to get started again. I noticed how many of us are, in Meemo's words, "repeat offenders." What is it that made us back off? What is it that we still believe in that brings us back to this?
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Way to get back in there!
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I'm going in tomorrow morning to get started again. I noticed how many of us are, in Meemo's words, "repeat offenders." What is it that made us back off? What is it that we still believe in that brings us back to this?
I borrowed (or stole) that phrase from Finz, just for the record

It's WAY easy to stray - too much good food that's off plan even though I know better. What was positive for me this time was that instead of gaining it all back plus a few more lbs, like I have after other weight losses, once I'd gained about half back I said "That's it, no more" and went back. (That is one of the advantages of giving away all your "fat" clothes - I didn't have any to fall back on & was down to just a couple of pairs of jeans that I could wear).

For me, I like that it's a structured & balanced plan, I like the accountability. I NEED the structure & especially the accountability. I like that there's a definite maintenance plan, and I know it works (because it worked for me for a good 18 months before I fell off the wagon & let it roll over me). And for my body, I like that it's pretty low in carbs because I know how carb-sensitive I am.
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Welcome - be sure to check out the "Advice for Newbies" thread - some good hints there (besides mine).
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I'm going in tomorrow morning to get started again. I noticed how many of us are, in Meemo's words, "repeat offenders." What is it that made us back off? What is it that we still believe in that brings us back to this?
I agree with meemo - I like the structure & accountability. I like the way I feel when I'm on plan and I like the way my body responds health wise - lower blood pressure, cholestrol and blood sugars. My creeping up was slow at first and then I self destructed over a 3 week period and gained 8 lbs! My biggest fear while on plan, was if I start eating "normal", will I gain it all back? Well, after getting all the way through stabilization and just stopping short of maintenace, I now know I can eat "normal" and not gain. But I can't eat the way my old "normal" was! And that's what I did over the 3 week period. I knew I was re-signing, so I wanted to try everything I could possibly think of that I missed out on. Well, 90% of the food didn't taste nearly as good as I remembered and I discovered that I can cook much tastier, healthier food on my own. The real "aha" moment, was realizing that it truly was self-destructive behavior and a form of punishment. So it's back to the drawing board on the emotional side and analyzing more issues. I really feel like I'm connecting the dots better. And I truly learn more from my mistakes than I do from my successes.
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I had a sugar free Red Bull at work today...I was so wiped out I felt like I wouldn't make it otherwise. I WI tomorrow, so I really hope the extra sodium doesn't do me in.
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Meemo and Shine On--How wonderful to wake up to the insight you guys have and how wonderful to feel like I've picked up old friendships. Speaking of which, Shine, you look fabulous!

Meemo--that's almost exactly what happened to me. I lost 35 and have regained about 17 and just find that unacceptable seeing as how I still have a long way to go. I thought I could adjust my plan to my new life circumstances (Sam and I really enjoy cooking together and obviously enjoy eating) but I took it beyond just that and began making a habit of having things that I used to have (that took me to 220 in the past), like chocolate and tortilla chips.

And, the thing is, you're both right in terms of MRC allowing you to experience how your body feels "clean." That is, I truly don't like the way I feel when I've been eating candy. I get heartburn, my heart is a little bit pound-y, etc. Refined carbs make me feel like crap, but when I'm into them, I just can't seem to use that information to make a better choice. What you're talking about, Shine, and what I'm certain is true, is the importance of mindfulness in eating--staying aware of how different foods actually taste (surprise! I'm noticing that chips are too salty) and how they actually make you feel.

Anyway, before I go to MRC this morning, I'm ordering our wedding invitations and announcements. I'm excited about this and excited and going back to MRC (especially since the consultant that I'd asked not to have to see anymore--who was also the director of the center--is gone and rumor has it that there are a bunch of really positive new folks working there).

You guys, thanks for listening and having me back. Part of my new plan is to check in here at least daily. It was a huge help to be connected to this site before.
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I was wondering if anyone has tried Cortislim and seen results?Or if you have had any side affects from using it?It is supposed to be good for getting rid of the belly fat.I exercise 3-4 times a week but would like a little boost to help get rid of the belly fat as that is where I am having the most problems losing it from.On a high note my pants are getting baggy again so I think I am it is time to make a run to the Goodwill for some new pants.
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