Low Carb Friends  
Netrition.com - Tools - Reviews - Faces - Recipes - Home


Go Back   Low Carb Friends > Eating and Exercise Plans > Weight Loss Plans > Medi Weightloss
Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-06-2010, 10:34 AM   #811
Junior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Andover, KS
Posts: 29
Gallery: hlkgirl
Stats: 209.6/196.6/150
WOE: MWL
Start Date: 01/06/2010
Shannon, nice to meet you. I am actually on day one, but I was told to check ketosis after 3 days of the plan, so on Day 4. I hope this helps. I love starting a thing, whether a job or program. It's a challenge in the beginning like a shiny new toy. I hope it takes awhile to wear off. I don't normally take any meds, so all the supplements and appetite suppressant is different for me. I am going a million miles a minute right now and I like it. Good luck to all of us.
__________________
Heather

"Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat."
– F. Scott Fitzgerald
hlkgirl is offline  

Sponsored Links
Old 01-06-2010, 12:33 PM   #812
Junior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Andover, KS
Posts: 29
Gallery: hlkgirl
Stats: 209.6/196.6/150
WOE: MWL
Start Date: 01/06/2010
I actually have a question for some of the veteran MWL members. Will I always feel this full on so little? I could barely eat lunch, and really only ate because it was lunch time. I don't know if it's the appetite suppresant and other supplements or all mental. But I thought I would be lying on the floor starving to death by noon, sooooo wrong! If this is the case, I can do this, I was just afraid of feeling hungry. I will worry about temptations and dealing with them later, not really an issue...YET!

I am not normally one to start expecting a big difference on the first day, but just curious what to expect.

Thanks again!
hlkgirl is offline  
Old 01-06-2010, 12:54 PM   #813
Senior LCF Member
 
katew1129's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 284
Gallery: katew1129
Stats: 232/212/130
WOE: Medi-weight loss
Start Date: January 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by hlkgirl View Post
I actually have a question for some of the veteran MWL members. Will I always feel this full on so little? I could barely eat lunch, and really only ate because it was lunch time. I don't know if it's the appetite suppresant and other supplements or all mental. But I thought I would be lying on the floor starving to death by noon, sooooo wrong! If this is the case, I can do this, I was just afraid of feeling hungry. I will worry about temptations and dealing with them later, not really an issue...YET!

I am not normally one to start expecting a big difference on the first day, but just curious what to expect.

Thanks again!
Hi Heather!

I felt the same way at the beginning. Protein is very filling so that helps a lot. In addition the appetite suppressent works...at least it did for me! Good for you for still eating lunch. It is so important to make sure to get all your calories in everyday! I tend to eat 4-5 smaller meals/snacks a day. If I am short towards the end of the day I drink an EAS shake.

Keep up the great work!
katew1129 is offline  
Old 01-06-2010, 06:19 PM   #814
Senior LCF Member
 
SCgirlinFL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: South Florida
Posts: 92
Gallery: SCgirlinFL
Stats: 259.4/181.8/140
WOE: Medi
Start Date: January 7, 2010
I'm a nervous nelly!

Went to appt today and start program tomorrow. Not as worried about being hungry as I am about getting out of my habit of late night snacking. I hope I will be able to resist. As a single mom I have so much control over what goes on, but this is just one area I CANNOT get a handle on. I feel prepared w/ the help of all of the suggestions regarding dealing w/ the hunger &/or symptons occuring during first week. Any suggestions on kicking the late night snacking habit?

Last edited by SCgirlinFL; 01-06-2010 at 06:21 PM..
SCgirlinFL is offline  
Old 01-06-2010, 06:53 PM   #815
Junior LCF Member
 
AnnieMae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Waco, Texas
Posts: 24
Gallery: AnnieMae
mmmmmm - celery

My first weigh-in is tomorrow. Since today was my 7th day on program I allowed myself a stalk of celery w/garlic herb laughing cow cheese...I cannot tell you how good that was!!
AnnieMae is offline  
Old 01-06-2010, 09:50 PM   #816
Major LCF Poster!
 
Fit2010's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Kansas
Posts: 2,592
Gallery: Fit2010
Stats: Ht 5'3" Wt 12/09=190;9/10=137;2/14=196.5
WOE: MediWeightLoss-like/Atkins-like
Start Date: 12-28-09; restart 02-07-14
Annie Mae, That snack sounds GOOD! I haven't seen laughing cow cheese here at Dillons or Walmart. Anyone from the Wichita area on the thread? Tell me where you found Laughing Cow Cheese Sounds yummy.

Got back from visiting my daughter in KS City area and did most of her Butts and Guts class she taught yesterday (feeling it today!) then last night did a little yoga (I'm so off balance!) Planning to start walking on my treadmill in the next day or two as an optional accountability program at work starts tomorrow for me.

Last night we went out to Joe's Crab Shack and I ordered a side of cole slaw, a side of crab legs, and ate a few shrimp. Last night and this AM still in ketosis! Horray, and it was delicious! (You have to work so hard to get to that crab meat...geez!) My daughter noticed the difference (about 10 lbs lighter since she last saw me 12/26!)

So far I'm not interested in trying fruit, don't want to get anything that sugary yet. So I've pretty much stayed with cooked asparagus or cooked spinach leaves (in my scrambled eggs). Doing well and surprisingly getting my water in too. Helps to have a 20 oz bottle I just keep refilling (Rubbermaid).

Welcome to the newer Newbies! Looking forward to seeing your numbers go down too!
__________________
Debbie
May 2014 Up to 203 lbs
Current:197.3/196.5/196/195/194/193/192/191/190/189/188/187/186/185/184/183/182/181/180/179/178/177/176

Last edited by Fit2010; 01-06-2010 at 09:58 PM..
Fit2010 is offline  
Old 01-06-2010, 10:42 PM   #817
Major LCF Poster!
 
Desert-Rose7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 1,478
Gallery: Desert-Rose7
Stats: 5'11"/262/150/150
WOE: MediWeightLoss
Start Date: 12/19/08 in Wellness since 09/03/2009
Cole slaw? I do not recall seeing that anywhere on the allowed food list.

Jo
Desert-Rose7 is offline  
Old 01-07-2010, 01:55 AM   #818
Junior LCF Member
 
meshellej's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: tampa
Posts: 1
Gallery: meshellej
Stats: 199/199/150
WOE: medi
Start Date: 1/6/10
Yesterday was day 1 and it went ok until i tried to go to sleep. I couldn't go to sleep for hours and when i did it wasn't good and for only like 3 hours. Any help would be great !
meshellej is offline  
Old 01-07-2010, 05:12 AM   #819
Junior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 12
Gallery: MommybyNate
Stats: 200/200/150
Shannon -- Hi! I think I'm on CM with you =) They should have told you @ the clinic to start testing on day 4. Three FULL days on program and then test. This morning you will probably be in. That being said, after dropping 8.2 lbs the first wk (yay!) last night I had a cheat. Not to celebrate or anything, I just caved. I don't need a lecture on the dangers of cheating, either, because I already know! I feel terrible -- gassy, full, heavy -- and this morning I was up 4 lbs (I also don't need a lecture on weighing myself) and I'm out of ketosis! I've learned my lesson!!! Spaghetti is DEFINITELY a nono! I now know that it's just not worth it. I was supposed to get to add fruits and veggies in today, but I'm going to take 2 days of protein only to try to get back into Ketotis. *slap on wrist* :blush::blush:
MommybyNate is offline  
Old 01-07-2010, 05:41 AM   #820
Senior LCF Member
 
Determined Gemini's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: NJ
Posts: 282
Stats: 38:5'5 256.6/228.4/125
WOE: MWL
Start Date: 12/29/09 RI 12/10/10 RII 06/01/11 RIII10/08/12
Hi Meshellej,
I had the same problem last week when I started the program. What I've done is take the last appetite suppressant no later than 3:PM and that had made a difference. Hope this helps and welcome

wk1:-9 lbs
Determined Gemini is offline  
Old 01-07-2010, 07:25 AM   #821
Junior LCF Member
 
JulesDouce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 32
Gallery: JulesDouce
WOE: Medi Weight Loss
Start Date: 1/2/10
Ya

Quote:
Originally Posted by SCgirlinFL View Post
Went to appt today and start program tomorrow. Not as worried about being hungry as I am about getting out of my habit of late night snacking. I hope I will be able to resist. As a single mom I have so much control over what goes on, but this is just one area I CANNOT get a handle on. I feel prepared w/ the help of all of the suggestions regarding dealing w/ the hunger &/or symptons occuring during first week. Any suggestions on kicking the late night snacking habit?
SCGirlinFL - I have the answer for you.

GO TO BED EARLIER.

That's what I do! =) Can't eat when you're asleep!
JulesDouce is offline  
Old 01-07-2010, 07:34 AM   #822
Junior LCF Member
 
BAGS32's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Boston
Posts: 14
Gallery: BAGS32
Stats: 177/150/145
WOE: Medi WeightLoss
Start Date: 1/7/2010
Today is it!!

I have been reading the threads for weeks now and have finally made my consultation. Thank you to everyone who posted information, it has been most helpful. I have printed the "helpful info for week one", completed my registration forms and I re-introduced myself to the gym. Wish me luck this coming week. I dined on pasta for dinner last evening and a bowl of cereal for breakfast. I am ready!!
BAGS32 is offline  
Old 01-07-2010, 07:55 AM   #823
Senior LCF Member
 
DreamWarrior's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Morris County, NJ
Posts: 326
Gallery: DreamWarrior
Stats: 161/161/145
WOE: Medi Weight Loss Clinic
Start Date: 23 Oct 09
Quote:
Originally Posted by MommybyNate View Post
I don't need a lecture on the dangers of cheating, either, because I already know! I also don't need a lecture on weighing myself and I'm out of ketosis! I've learned my lesson!!! Spaghetti is DEFINITELY a nono! I now know that it's just not worth it. *slap on wrist* :blush::blush:
Sorry, I couldnt help but LOL!!!

Kudos to you for having the courage to post this! A lesson learned for everyone!
DreamWarrior is offline  
Old 01-07-2010, 08:32 AM   #824
Senior LCF Member
 
QueenCityDiva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 250
Gallery: QueenCityDiva
Stats: 5'10" 266/245.4/165
WOE: Medi
Start Date: Originally 10/09 Restarted 1/10
I'm back on week 1 and the headaches are KILLING ME! I don't remember the headaches last time, just feeling tired. UGH!!! But I do know that it will be over soon and I'm just getting through it! Hey everybody and welcome newbies!
QueenCityDiva is offline  
Old 01-07-2010, 09:31 AM   #825
Senior LCF Member
 
katew1129's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 284
Gallery: katew1129
Stats: 232/212/130
WOE: Medi-weight loss
Start Date: January 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by MommybyNate View Post
Shannon -- Hi! I think I'm on CM with you =) They should have told you @ the clinic to start testing on day 4. Three FULL days on program and then test. This morning you will probably be in. That being said, after dropping 8.2 lbs the first wk (yay!) last night I had a cheat. Not to celebrate or anything, I just caved. I don't need a lecture on the dangers of cheating, either, because I already know! I feel terrible -- gassy, full, heavy -- and this morning I was up 4 lbs (I also don't need a lecture on weighing myself) and I'm out of ketosis! I've learned my lesson!!! Spaghetti is DEFINITELY a nono! I now know that it's just not worth it. I was supposed to get to add fruits and veggies in today, but I'm going to take 2 days of protein only to try to get back into Ketotis. *slap on wrist* :blush::blush:
I agree with DW...glad you posted it to get it out there and good for you for getting back on the train! you can do this!! Oh and I am on CM with you too
katew1129 is offline  
Old 01-07-2010, 09:32 AM   #826
Senior LCF Member
 
katew1129's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 284
Gallery: katew1129
Stats: 232/212/130
WOE: Medi-weight loss
Start Date: January 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by QueenCityDiva View Post
I'm back on week 1 and the headaches are KILLING ME! I don't remember the headaches last time, just feeling tired. UGH!!! But I do know that it will be over soon and I'm just getting through it! Hey everybody and welcome newbies!
Jennifer
So glad you are back! The headaches are rough but you are right they will be over soon! I have been on all protein all week too because I wanted a good reset after the holidays and new years! It is rough!

Sidebar, I always forget how bad my breath gets when I am on all protein and getting back in ketosis! :blush:
katew1129 is offline  
Old 01-07-2010, 09:38 AM   #827
Junior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Grapevine TX
Posts: 32
Gallery: shananagins
Stats: 251/236.5/170
WOE: Medi Weight Loss
Start Date: 1/7/10
I am sure January is when you see alot of newbies to this site. I hope the majority stick to the program and are successful! I am a newbie today, first day. I have a friend who did very well on this program, and it wasn't someone I would have expected to do well. I did some research, read the blogs, prepared myself and went to see my Dr (for a yearly) but also to talk to her about the program and get my EKG and blood panel done. I would have liked to get through week 1 before the start of the New Year, but will just have to adjust to the time frame I have to work with. Thank you all for the blogs and info, they helped alot to get me steered in this direction, and I believe will help me through this transition. To the other newbies, I am in the mud with you, so if you need a hand, lets pull through with each others help! Happy New Year!
shananagins is offline  
Old 01-07-2010, 11:33 AM   #828
Junior LCF Member
 
AnnieMae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Waco, Texas
Posts: 24
Gallery: AnnieMae
hi all

First weight in today......drumroll please........8 pounds gone!! I have never lost that much in one week before. Now the good part (I never thought I would say this) VEGETABLES!! Had a egg beater omelet for lunch w/spinach in it. yummy!!
AnnieMae is offline  
Old 01-07-2010, 11:45 AM   #829
Senior LCF Member
 
Determined Gemini's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: NJ
Posts: 282
Stats: 38:5'5 256.6/228.4/125
WOE: MWL
Start Date: 12/29/09 RI 12/10/10 RII 06/01/11 RIII10/08/12
Congrats AnnieMae! whooooohooooo
Determined Gemini is offline  
Old 01-07-2010, 11:55 AM   #830
Senior LCF Member
 
CCCOX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: DFW-TX
Posts: 111
Gallery: CCCOX
Stats: 195-135-135
WOE: Medi
Start Date: 1/5/10
ok so I am supposed to weigh in on Tuesday at 11:30--I am kind of a control freak---should I wear the same clothes--my first weigh in was at 7:00 am-should I change my appt to be teh same time so I do not have extra stuff?
CCCOX is offline  
Old 01-07-2010, 12:27 PM   #831
Junior LCF Member
 
AnnieMae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Waco, Texas
Posts: 24
Gallery: AnnieMae
Quote:
Originally Posted by CCCOX View Post
ok so I am supposed to weigh in on Tuesday at 11:30--I am kind of a control freak---should I wear the same clothes--my first weigh in was at 7:00 am-should I change my appt to be teh same time so I do not have extra stuff?
I am the same way! This being your first weigh-in..you are going to have a good loss, no matter what time or what you wear. So I wouldn't stress too much. I see you're in DFW..I'm down here in Waco..howdy neighbor!
It was so cold and windy this morning for my 7:30 a.m weigh-in...I just wore my jeans...like I did last week.
AnnieMae is offline  
Old 01-07-2010, 12:32 PM   #832
Senior LCF Member
 
Mommy-2-girls's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Land O Lakes, FL
Posts: 520
Gallery: Mommy-2-girls
Stats: 5'9" 299.2/249.2/180
WOE: Medi Weight Loss/Wii Fit/Yoga
Start Date: Restart after pregnancy bedrest: January 5, 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by CCCOX View Post
ok so I am supposed to weigh in on Tuesday at 11:30--I am kind of a control freak---should I wear the same clothes--my first weigh in was at 7:00 am-should I change my appt to be teh same time so I do not have extra stuff?
Ha! That's funny.. I do this. I wear almost the same thing every time! Sadly, when I started it was hot and I wore shorts, so I kept on wearing shorts until it was too weird to go outside in them (around Thanksgiving!). Don't wear jeans.. they are super heavy!! I wore them once and it was my appt when I was hoping to reach 50 pounds lost. I hit 49.6 and the nurse told me to take them off.. 3 more pounds down! Ha!

Anyway, it's up to you but the people at my clinic probably think I don't have many clothes
__________________
Jessica

Mommy to THREE sweeties, ages 4(g), 3(g), and 8 months(b)!

Lost 100 pounds on Medi in 2009! Gained it back during bedrest for a high-risk pregnancy Restart: January 2012!!

Week 1: -12.8 pounds
Month 1: -20.6 pounds
Month 2: -16.8 pounds
Mommy-2-girls is offline  
Old 01-07-2010, 01:47 PM   #833
Senior LCF Member
 
SCgirlinFL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: South Florida
Posts: 92
Gallery: SCgirlinFL
Stats: 259.4/181.8/140
WOE: Medi
Start Date: January 7, 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by katew1129 View Post
Jennifer
So glad you are back! The headaches are rough but you are right they will be over soon! I have been on all protein all week too because I wanted a good reset after the holidays and new years! It is rough!

Sidebar, I always forget how bad my breath gets when I am on all protein and getting back in ketosis! :blush:
Hi, 1st day on program. You mentioned the bad breath & I remember hearing something about that regarding other low carb/high protein diets. Does everyone get it? If you do, does it last the whole time you are in the Acute phase & also is there anything you can do about it? Thanks for any info.
SCgirlinFL is offline  
Old 01-07-2010, 03:08 PM   #834
Junior LCF Member
 
LegalEagle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: South Florida
Posts: 8
Gallery: LegalEagle
Stats: 5'8" 234/216/150
WOE: Medi Weight Loss
Start Date: January 5, 2010
Greetings! I am on my third day of the program and am absolutely thrilled to have found this website! What wonderful tips and support from those who have just started and those who are in maintenance - I can already tell this will be such a motivational tool in my lifestyle change! I am struggling a bit, as I cannot be on the prescriptions.. so I am crazy hungry and find myself eating more in the 800 calorie range (albeit, still Medi-friendly foods).. but I remain resilient and am happy to find support amongst all of you!

SCgirlinFL - where abouts in South Florida are you - perhaps we go to the same clinic??

Good Luck Everyone!!!!
LegalEagle is offline  
Old 01-07-2010, 04:36 PM   #835
Senior LCF Member
 
Mommy-2-girls's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Land O Lakes, FL
Posts: 520
Gallery: Mommy-2-girls
Stats: 5'9" 299.2/249.2/180
WOE: Medi Weight Loss/Wii Fit/Yoga
Start Date: Restart after pregnancy bedrest: January 5, 2011
Wow.. I'm amazed by the number of newbies! 'Tis the season, I guess Welcome everyone!
Mommy-2-girls is offline  
Old 01-07-2010, 04:40 PM   #836
Senior LCF Member
 
SCgirlinFL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: South Florida
Posts: 92
Gallery: SCgirlinFL
Stats: 259.4/181.8/140
WOE: Medi
Start Date: January 7, 2010
Hey Legal Eagle - I go the Medi in Boca Raton off of Federal Hwy. How about you?
SCgirlinFL is offline  
Old 01-07-2010, 06:01 PM   #837
Junior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 12
Gallery: MommybyNate
Stats: 200/200/150
Just wanted to let everyone know I have a new favorite treat! Emerald Cocoa Roasted Almonds (100 calorie pack)! I use them as my one fat for the day -- they taste like dessert! They are a little over the 12 nut or 90 calorie range, but my clinic suggested them and they are delicious! 2 carbs and 3g of protein. I personally think they taste like a crunchy chocolate teddy graham. Yum! Great for a little "dessert".
MommybyNate is offline  
Old 01-07-2010, 06:28 PM   #838
Junior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 13
Gallery: shannoneb1124
WOE: Medi
Start Date: January 4, 2009
MommybyNate, yes I am on CM with you! I checked again today and I am in the small area of ketosis.

I am doing great so far-not feeling hungry, etc. but I did cheat and check my scale and I don't think I have lost anything! I know I am not suppose to, but am now concerned I might be doing something wrong? Or, perhaps, it's just that I wasn't in ketosis until today and now is when the weight loss really begins?

Anyone have any ideas? Also, I was wondering if anyone knew the ingredients in the Medi Fat Burner? I'm trying to do this program without the supplements (other than the multi-vitamin) and wanted to check the ingredients to sumbit to my doctor and see if he thought it would be ok if I took it. I have PCOS and hypothyroidism that I take medicine for, and didn't want to interfere with those if it wasn't good for me.

Thanks for all the help & support! Good Luck to everyone!
shannoneb1124 is offline  
Old 01-08-2010, 06:47 AM   #839
Senior LCF Member
 
SCgirlinFL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: South Florida
Posts: 92
Gallery: SCgirlinFL
Stats: 259.4/181.8/140
WOE: Medi
Start Date: January 7, 2010
Good morning everyone! Day 2 for me. Thanks to all for the advice on talking last presciption pill early. I took it @ 2:30 and slept like a baby Yesterday was day one for me and went fine, I do have to say I almost cried as I put my 6yr olds uneatend sweet potato down the disposal! I feel WAY BLOATED drinking all this water...does/did anyone else feel that way? Does that feeling go away? I was so worried I wasn't going to get it in I drank all day and by the pm I had already finished my req. amt, but was still thirsty so I ended up drinking an extra 3 bottles...talk abt xtra trips to the bathroom! I will try to pace myself a bit better today. Anyway, good luck to all today!
SCgirlinFL is offline  
Old 01-08-2010, 07:02 AM   #840
Senior LCF Member
 
crobyninc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Land O lakes Florida
Posts: 895
Gallery: crobyninc
Stats: 335/243/180
WOE: Low carb and watching calories
Start Date: March 9 2009
SCinFL

You will get used to drinking the water. Some people are extremely thristy from the AS and that passes as well. A trick I did for making sure I got all my water in was to fill a gallon jug of water in the morning and pour from it all day. When it was gone, I was golden! I still do this, it becomes habit!
crobyninc is offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:31 PM.


Copyright ©1999-2014 Friends Forums LLC. All rights reserved. - Terms of Service | Privacy Policy
LowCarbFriends® is a registered mark of Friends Forums, LLC.