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Old 01-25-2010, 06:40 AM   #361
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Old 01-25-2010, 06:58 AM   #363
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Jessica and Going2Lose, Congrats on your 100 pounds avatars! What an amazing accomplishment.

Jerry, good luck to you with your surgery. I will be holding you in my prayers.
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Old 01-25-2010, 01:18 PM   #364
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Week 3

I have to admit I was a little discouraged when I gained .4 my second week. They told me I was retaining water due to TOM, I didn't exercise and that it was too soon to be eating the Shirataki noodles (darn!). But, I still felt like I should be down! Weighed in for week 3 on Sat. and I lost 5lbs!

THAT'S A TOTAL OF 12.2 LBS IN 3 WKS - YAY!

I just hope and pray the weight loss continues. I'm noticing I'm not as good about tracking and writing down my meals on the wkd but I've stuck to the plan. I got through some times of horrible headaches and nausea which I've heard a few of you complaining about. My advice to you is STICK WITH IT!

They told me its just my body going through ketosis and withdrawing from sugar, etc. I got through it drinking chicken broth, Powerade Zero (strawberry) and to be honest, going to bed early!

I have always been up and down the same 10 lbs or so. I will be so happy if and when i break the threshold and keep losing.

HANG IN THERE FELLOW NEWBIES!!!
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Old 01-25-2010, 02:32 PM   #365
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You are not a bother- this group offers great support so please feel free to lean on all of us! I was only about 9 lbs different from you when I started. A little over 4 months later I reached my goal weight! I NEVER thought when I first started that I would get here. But I did. You CAN do this! It takes hard work and making smart choices but you will slowly but surely start to gain confidence in yourself and how strong you truly are each and every day. I know goal weight seems soooooo far away- it did for all of us at one point!

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I am new here, so, I'm sorry if I'm bothering any of you - but I need the support! I don't want to fall off this diet too! I am starting off Day 2 today. I had no issues yesterday, except for a lot of shakiness last night. I need to loose about 50 pounds and feel like it's so far from my grasp but I want to feel good about myself and be able to look in a mirror without gasping and wondering why I did this to myself!!

I am so happy for all of you which have lost so much weight! You are all inspiring to me!
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Old 01-25-2010, 02:45 PM   #366
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Hi All!

I know I have been away for a while- but wanted to pop in and say hello! I actually signed a contract for my first house this weekend and will be closing at the end of February. I am very nervous! I am trying not to let the stress get the best of me! I certainly have been snacking more than I have since I started the program- but it has been on medi approved foods and I have been working on cutting down. I have been able to get the exercize in and it looks like I have still been able to lose a little bit (I think I am closer to 155-156 now). Unfortunately, I haven't been able to go into my clinic since I hit my goal weight- I have been crazy busy and need all of the extra money that I can get my hands on so that my fiance and I will actually have furniture when we move into our house.

I know that I still need to make medi a priority in my life. I need to be held accountable and hope to continue to come to this site for support. I really need the extra push until I have the funds to go back to my clinic in a few weeks. I know that this is a way of life and just because I hit goal weight does not mean that my relationship with food has changed. I need to focus on wellness and maintenance every day for the rest of my life. I have been given such a blessing and opportunity to turn my life around. I know that it will take a lot of work to make this lifestyle a permanent change.
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Old 01-25-2010, 03:21 PM   #367
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I just finished week 1 and I am terribly disappointed. I only lost 2 lbs. I stuck with it, drastically cut calories, struggled through the hunger and fatigue all for 2lbs. I didn’t cheat and followed the rules. They told me it was water due to TOM and I expected the number not to be big, maybe around 5, but the 2 just broke my heart. I just don’t get it. Did anyone else do such a small number in week 1? Maybe this just isn’t for me.
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Old 01-25-2010, 03:24 PM   #368
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Gave blood today and I feel just fine. I had an omelet I made for bkfst with eggbeaters, 1 egg, 1 sl swiss cheese, and 1 slice ham. Yum. Then had 2 cups of coffee and approx 30 oz of water. Just before donating at 1:30pm I ate a handful of the cocoa almonds. Afterward ate ONE chocolate chip crumb off of a brownie (did not eat a brownie!), drank a diet Sprite, and had a string cheese. It's like nothing at all. I feel fine! I didn't weigh in today as usual, but will go on Wednesday. I am disappointed my own home scales aren't budging. I'm going to ask if I need one of the (pre)diabetes meds I'm on since I'm always in ketosis and probably don't have the elevated blood sugar issue. Wondering if the Januvia is making me store fat because it is a med to stimulate me to make more of my own insulin. I've added walking 3 times this week 30 mins but that shouldn't make me hang on to weight. Any ideas?

Congratulations Bre on you weight goal and your new home! We'll be here for you, count on it!
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Old 01-25-2010, 05:01 PM   #369
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Almost the end of Day 3 and I'm actually doing this! There were a few times that I WANTED some Lipton Iced Tea or just a few chips or just SOMETHING! I talked myself out of it!! I'm impressed with me.... for once in my life!
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Old 01-25-2010, 05:51 PM   #370
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If you are retaining water, don't give up. I have retained as much as 5 pounds of water and bloat and lost it in two days. Keep going another week and see what the results are. Even with a 2 pound loss, you are moving down the scale instead of up.
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Old 01-25-2010, 06:19 PM   #371
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THREE MORE POUNDS ....-2 INCHES WAH HOOOOO!!! PROBABLY WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE BUT I DECIDED TO SIP MY WAY THROUGH A BUSINESS DINNER ON FRIDAY NIGHT....


GOTTA LOVE MEDI !!!
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Old 01-25-2010, 06:37 PM   #372
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My husband started today. He has 50 pounds to lose. He got through day 1 just fine. I made sure I had lots of protein snacks around the house that he could have.

He should do really well having his own private Medi cook and coach ( like Oprah )!
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Old 01-25-2010, 07:10 PM   #373
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Thinin10-TOM weeks I lost about .2 lbs. Bad timing on when you started but you did and you ARE on your way!! Stick with it! You will succeed on this plan! El

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I just finished week 1 and I am terribly disappointed. I only lost 2 lbs. I stuck with it, drastically cut calories, struggled through the hunger and fatigue all for 2lbs. I didn’t cheat and followed the rules. They told me it was water due to TOM and I expected the number not to be big, maybe around 5, but the 2 just broke my heart. I just don’t get it. Did anyone else do such a small number in week 1? Maybe this just isn’t for me.
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Thinin10,
I agree with the other posts. You need to stick with this and not give up. Look at it this way, if you started an exercise program, would you change your body in a week? Would the changes you made (but maybe didn't see) in that week help you on week 2, and week 3 and week4? Let your body adjust, don't sabotage what positives are happening even if you don't see them on the scale.
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Old 01-25-2010, 07:24 PM   #375
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The sad part is watching how quick it melts off the men! Years ago I did Gut busters w/ my hubby. He dropped 25lbs before I hit 10!! Nasty. He will do just fine I am sure now that you have paved the way!! Hope all is well w/ your Medi coaching gig!

Did you mention that you rec'd a bodybugg ?? I know one of the Maintenance mavens had one...if so, does it work well?
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Old 01-25-2010, 07:33 PM   #376
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Thinin10~ I agree 100% with other.. I always loose very little if any my week of TOM, then the next week is big.. hang in there..I promise it gets better.. hugs!

Well, I am excited and shocked all in one.. today. I am now in ONDERLAND! Who would have ever thought? I DID IT! I am a little over 50 pounds down now.. I am just so happy... I have 20 more to go for my goal and I can see it clear...
My husband is down almost 60 pounds and he started Medi with me the same say..I am SO proud of him!

Keep up the great work everyone! I am SO proud of all of you!!
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Old 01-25-2010, 07:37 PM   #377
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50 Wow!!!!!!! Tremendous!
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Susie....
The sad part is watching how quick it melts off the men! Years ago I did Gut busters w/ my hubby. He dropped 25lbs before I hit 10!! Nasty. He will do just fine I am sure now that you have paved the way!! Hope all is well w/ your Medi coaching gig!

Did you mention that you rec'd a bodybugg ?? I know one of the Maintenance mavens had one...if so, does it work well?
Thanks nomorerolls. I love my Bodybugg. It takes the guess work and lets me know exactly how much I can eat. It is a great maintenance tool.
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Yea Ashley!!! You have done so well. to onederland.
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My husband started today. He has 50 pounds to lose. He got through day 1 just fine. I made sure I had lots of protein snacks around the house that he could have.

He should do really well having his own private Medi cook and coach ( like Oprah )!
Susie--that's great! You're a great inspiration to your husband... He's probably already pretty used to the lifestyle, just needs to implement it, right?
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Good luck today Jerry! Keep us posted on how things are going for you!
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Susie--that's great! You're a great inspiration to your husband... He's probably already pretty used to the lifestyle, just needs to implement it, right?
Thanks Tracy. I am excited for him (and for me too... he snores and hopefully this will help!)
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My husband started today. He has 50 pounds to lose. He got through day 1 just fine. I made sure I had lots of protein snacks around the house that he could have.

He should do really well having his own private Medi cook and coach ( like Oprah )!
You have a very lucky husband! He will be very successful with you at his side! Good luck to him and you!
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Susie--how wonderful for your husband-how is the couseling job coming along at Medi?


I weigned in today-lost two pounds so I am down a total of 19 in 3 weeks--YEA
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Hi Everyone!! Just a quick hello, wanted to see how everyone was doing!

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I weigned in today-lost two pounds so I am down a total of 19 in 3 weeks--YEA
Cori, Congrats on your weightloss so far. You are doing amazing! Thanks for asking about my new job. The counseling is going great thanks to all the wonderful information I have learned from this site. I already started seeing patients on my first day after shadowing a wonderful counselor for most of the day. I am completely comfortable and excited for every patient I see. I tell them if I can do it after 16 years of struggling, so can you. This program works if you commit to it!

And Jerry, I second Robyn in asking for you or someone to keep us informed. We will all be thinking about you. I will pray for minimal pain and discomfort, a skilled surgical staff and surgeon, a great outcome, and a speedy recovery.
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Good luck today Jerry! Keep us posted on how things are going for you!
Robyn,

You are getting ever so close to that elite 100 pound club. Way to hang tough. I remember when you first started and it doesn't seem that long ago. Hard to believe that was 92 pounds ago!

Where do the pounds go???

(I really don't want to know because I never want to find them.)
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Thanks everyone! Tomorrow morning at 9a I will be under the knife! In the meantime, here is an article in todays paper about me! It has a good video in it too! Check it out!

Getting serious about losing weight | Life & Entertainment | Wichita Eagle
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Thanks for the support. Im hanging in there for at least another week.
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omg i just watched the video of jbiggars63 and i am truly in awe of the transformation he has undergone. What a remarkable achievment,congratulations and many prayers to you on your surgery. Hope to see u post soon after surgery. God bless u and keep u well during recovery. MissyD
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