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Old 04-17-2009, 04:32 PM   #331
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Gretta,

To be honest with you I was usually small to moderate when I was testing. After 2 bad batches of test strips I stopped testing. I was happy as long as I was losing weight. The clinic knew that I was sticking to the plan as prescribed so they didn't worry about me not testing.

You may want to check your strips also. I know there were some bad batches of the medi strips. My clinic replaced them for free when they were bad.

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Thanks for that info. I will purchase some new strips just in case they are bad. I also just finished reading the posts from yesterday, and maybe I did exercise too much this week too?!! That seems so weird , but you all seem to do better with toning down the excessive exercise. I just noticed you are 1 lb. under goal!! Have you been on maintenance for a long time?
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Old 04-17-2009, 05:38 PM   #332
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Gretta,

I have been on maintainance since December 2008.

While in maintainance your weight fluctuates a few pounds on either side of your goal. Nothing major and by the time you get to that point you know what you need to do to correct any situation you may get in to. Right now I am dealing with the restricted exercise from the appendix removal but it is going fine. Exercise program is extremely boring right now but it will get better in another 3 weeks when I can get back to normal.

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Old 04-17-2009, 08:14 PM   #333
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Hi all, i've been absent while having a few tough weeks- gained 3.1 lbs-- UGH!! BUT I am back on track now and will do better than ever I am sure.
Went to the clinic today and am "re-starting" if you will - counselor was great there today, she really helped me get my mind back to where it needs to be.
Thanks for the support
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Hi, I need some advice... How did you get back on track. I had a bout with pneumonia and was instructed by my doctor to stop taking the meds until I was feeling better. Then to top it all off it became that time of the month. So needless to say, I fell off the wagon and pretty much gained all my weight back - 12 lbs in 3 weeks. It wasn't hard. Now I need to get back in the game. The people at the office were very nice and said I could come back when I feel better. I still have some meds left and I have all my vitamins. It has just been hard to get back into the 500 calories to get back to ketosis. Why is it harder the second time around? Any advice? Anyone?
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Old 04-17-2009, 08:29 PM   #334
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Hi, I need some advice... How did you get back on track. I had a bout with pneumonia and was instructed by my doctor to stop taking the meds until I was feeling better. Then to top it all off it became that time of the month. So needless to say, I fell off the wagon and pretty much gained all my weight back - 12 lbs in 3 weeks. It wasn't hard. Now I need to get back in the game. The people at the office were very nice and said I could come back when I feel better. I still have some meds left and I have all my vitamins. It has just been hard to get back into the 500 calories to get back to ketosis. Why is it harder the second time around? Any advice? Anyone?
I just jumped back in to be honest, I went back, weighed in and became accountable again. The program works, we know that- i lost 6.5 when i went back to strict 500 calories of protein. Committ to your decision and ask the clinic for help--guaranteed they will give it and you can do this!!! The appetite suppressants are the key- just like in your first week you have to adjust to the plan again-but- you can do this!!!!
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Old 04-18-2009, 12:02 AM   #335
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hi all. todays weigh in went well too. another 3.4 lb loss. to total 25.4 total in 6 weeks.
i am so excited and finally see a difference as well as family and others commenting on my loss. this is such a great program
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Old 04-18-2009, 12:07 AM   #336
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McBoo... hope you are feeling better since the appendectomy.
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Old 04-18-2009, 06:16 AM   #337
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McBoo... hope you are feeling better since the appendectomy.

I am Lala. Thanks for asking. The only thing I am dealing with now is my boring workout. No lifting for another 3 weeks. Some exercise is better than no exercise but it is driving me crazy.

Congratulations on your loss this week. You are doing great.

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Old 04-18-2009, 09:34 AM   #338
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Hey McBoo...Do you still go to the clinic for weekly visits?
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Old 04-18-2009, 12:20 PM   #339
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No I don't go to the clinic for weekly visits. I plan on going once every 6 months just for the accountability. I have been on maintainance since December.

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Old 04-18-2009, 03:36 PM   #340
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hello all!
Way to go you guys on all the losses!! its awesome!
Sorry i have been MIA this week.. wasnt feeling too great due to tom but im taking some iron now. my appetite hasnt been much at all, but then some nights it hits me like a ton of bricks! I weighed in thursday and lost 3.4 lbs for a total of 14.4 in 4 weeks. I am very happy with that and hope to lose more before i move up north! The only struggle is with sweet cravings! Man, at night is when i want like chocolate. I am going to find a recipe somewhere to help me out! Any Suggestions?
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Old 04-18-2009, 03:43 PM   #341
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hello all!
Way to go you guys on all the losses!! its awesome!
Sorry i have been MIA this week.. wasnt feeling too great due to tom but im taking some iron now. my appetite hasnt been much at all, but then some nights it hits me like a ton of bricks! I weighed in thursday and lost 3.4 lbs for a total of 14.4 in 4 weeks. I am very happy with that and hope to lose more before i move up north! The only struggle is with sweet cravings! Man, at night is when i want like chocolate. I am going to find a recipe somewhere to help me out! Any Suggestions?
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Ashley,

Great job. I can't believe it has already been 4 weeks.

One thing I discovered recently for the chocolate craving is to melt 1/2 of a square of Baker's Unsweetened Baking Chocolate in the microwave. Then mix in 2 packets of Truvia. This makes a great dip for strawberries or almonds.

1/2 of a square has 70 calories, 7g fat, 4g carbs, and 2g fiber. Plus you need to account for the carbs in the strawberries or whatever you add to the chocolate mixture. I don't do this very often as it is high in fat, but once in a while it hits the spot. The chocolate is bitter and has a dark chocolate taste, but I love dark chocolate.

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Old 04-18-2009, 04:02 PM   #342
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Ashley,

Great job. You are doing fantastic. For the sweet cravings you may want to try the pudding recipe in the recipe thread. It really is satisfying.

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Old 04-18-2009, 04:44 PM   #343
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The best chocolate I've found with the lowest carbs is Lindt Excellence 85% cocoa bar...Lindt - Excellence 85% Cocoa Bar

4 squares are 210 calories, 8g of carbs and 3g of dietary fiber. It's very smooth and very dark chocolaty!

Another thing I like is Diet A&W Root Beer with a tbls of heavy whipping cream. Not sure if that's allowed, but its a great Atkins friendly 'snack'.
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Old 04-18-2009, 06:53 PM   #344
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Gretta,

I have been on maintainance since December 2008.

While in maintainance your weight fluctuates a few pounds on either side of your goal. Nothing major and by the time you get to that point you know what you need to do to correct any situation you may get in to. Right now I am dealing with the restricted exercise from the appendix removal but it is going fine. Exercise program is extremely boring right now but it will get better in another 3 weeks when I can get back to normal.

McBoo
That is great! I hope when I get there I can manage like you have, even with your medical setback. It just proves where your mindset is, this truly is your way of life now. I hope you are able to get back to your routine soon!
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Old 04-18-2009, 06:57 PM   #345
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I want to share this ....

In January, I was wearing pants size 16 and tops XXL. Since I am going on vacations and all my clothes look very bad, even the smallest I have in my closet, I have to buy a pair of pants and some tops ...

I went shopping today. I bought 3 pants size TENNNNNN and 4 tops Size LARGE. I can't believe I can wear a pant size 10 ......

I am supper happy!
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Old 04-18-2009, 08:38 PM   #346
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I want to share this ....

In January, I was wearing pants size 16 and tops XXL. Since I am going on vacations and all my clothes look very bad, even the smallest I have in my closet, I have to buy a pair of pants and some tops ...

I went shopping today. I bought 3 pants size TENNNNNN and 4 tops Size LARGE. I can't believe I can wear a pant size 10 ......

I am supper happy!
WOW If that isn't inspiration to get to your goal, then nothing is! Three pant sizes in one month! Congrats!
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Old 04-18-2009, 09:02 PM   #347
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WOW If that isn't inspiration to get to your goal, then nothing is! Three pant sizes in one month! Congrats!
Thanks!

My husband came with me .... first, I took size 12, then I called him to the fitting room and told him ... baby, go and find the same pants in size 10 ... he could not believe me ...

each time I came out from the fitting room to show him the outfit, his jaw dropped to the floor! :P

He was soooo happy that he paid for everything!

I had lost 28 pounds since January. I lost 7 pounds on my own and then I joined Medi and lost 21 pounds .... It is amaizing how nicer you can look 28 pounds ligther .....


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Congrats orlando2002~
I have never worn a size 10 in my life - perhaps before I reached 5'11"! You must feel absolutely MAHVELOUS!!!

I need to do a little shopping as well. I have 8 pairs of beautiful JJill pants and jeans that fall off me - so I have called our local Buffalo Exchange and they told me to bring them in and they will purchase them from me. They do not get many tall jeans/pants and they love JJill! They either purchase or you consign so either way, that will be a win win. I am down two sizes now almost 3. So I need some new white jeans!

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Since we are talking about smaller clothes, my husband has been doing "medi" with me only he is doing 1200 calories per day, the weight control one a day vitamins, B12 tablet and 2 fiber tablets. Anyway he has been very successful. So today I told him his t-shirts look like rags on him and to try a 2XL shirt! It not only did it fit but was comfortable and he looked great! It made his day and mine. As for me, I am still loving that my clothes are loose coming out of the closet and I don't have to "break them in" to feel right - lol!
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I love tossing my clothes (like jeans) in the dryer, and wearing them right out of the dryer; instead of washing them and hanging them up to dry (so they don't shrink!). Now, I WANT them to shrink so they fit a little better till I get new ones!

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I hear you Jo. When I was losing weight in the acute phase I went out and bought a few things at the local department store outlet. I wasn't going to spend a lot of money on clothes I wasn't going to be able to wear in a few weeks.

I was almost to the point of looking like Jethro from the Beverly Hillbillies with my belt pulled real tight to keep them up. Thought about just tying a rope around my waist to keep them up. LOL


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Old 04-20-2009, 07:13 AM   #352
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Jo,I too have washed and dryed clothing that I normally hang to dry. I read that if you wash a "dry clean only" outfit it will shrink one size so I washed a dress in cold water on delicate cycle and tossed it into the dryer. It actually did shrink enough for me to wear it on Easter. I did have to purchase a pair of black dress slacks to get me by.
It would be great to have a clothing exchange at the clinic so we all could transition into smaller sizes without the expense!
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I agree about not buying clothes when we are losing weigh, because it is a waste of money .... the problem is that I am going on vacations, to see my family and they havent see me in 2 years and I do not want to look "saggy" :P

That's why I onlly bought 3 pants and 4 tops. Everything was in the 50% of the original reduced price rack and my husband did not pay more than $100 for evertything ...

I have been alterating some of my old clothes to wear them day to day. But this trip is so special .... I want to look neat
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:blush: Thanks for all of the support folks! Got into the closet and found a new wardrobe I can begin wearing this week. Out of 6X shirts and into some 4X shirts now! Woo Hoo!
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So EXCITED!!! I am under 200 pounds!!! I weighed 198 today!
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Great job Jerry and Sherrie

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So EXCITED!!! I am under 200 pounds!!! I weighed 198 today!
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WTG! I dream of the days of 2's! If I stay on plan (as I have done so far) I should get there by early October.
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:blush: Thanks for all of the support folks! Got into the closet and found a new wardrobe I can begin wearing this week. Out of 6X shirts and into some 4X shirts now! Woo Hoo!
Hey Jerry, How do you feel when you look in the mirror? Do you see skinny Jerry? I tried on a pair of pants that I wore when I started Medi and I just stood there and laughed! They looked like clown pants!
I'm so happy to hear of your progress ! Keep on shrinking
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BTW, Thanks McBoo, You are my hero!
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Weighed in today and lost 2 pounds in only 5 days since I weighed in last week on a different day due to Easter Vacation. I missed the big 5 - 0 by .4 of a pound.

I have been very lucky on the clothes side. I had several co workers give me some clothes that they had set out for charity because they did not fit. Some fit right away and others I held on to for a few more pounds.
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Old 04-20-2009, 02:25 PM   #360
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kbhayward,

Congratulations on your loss this week.

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