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Old 02-04-2010, 08:49 AM   #61
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Hello All,

I haven't posted to LCF in a couple of years, but I decided to check in last week. For inspiration I looked at the Century Club threads and saw Jerry's blog. From there I discovered MWL, which I had never heard of before. I think it was just the kick in the butt I needed to get going again (thank you Jerry).

So...I've been lurking since the weekend, had my initial consultation (at the Miramar, FL, clinic) and started the plan yesterday morning.

So far, so good. No unpleasant side effects (yet---) and no raging hunger.

Just wanted to say "hey", I'm enjoying reading all of your back posts, and am looking forward to this weightloss journey with all of you.

Have posted same on Newbie thread.
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Hey Everyone - Just got back from my 3rd weigh in...down another 4lbs so that's a total of 18lbs in three weeks! Yeah!
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:14 AM   #63
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are you going to walk the 5k? should we do it togather and actually meet for the first time?

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I had my week 3 weigh-in this morning and I lost 2.1 pounds this week for a total of 15.4. The amount was lower than my first 2 weeks but I'm still happy with the results. I knew the big numbers couldn't be every week. My goal/dream for this next week is to lose 4.6 pounds. It would be great to lose 20 pounds in a month.

I go to the same clinic in Ft Worth that Cori goes to and they are wonderful as she has mentioned. The minute you walk in the door they are greeting you by name, asking how your week went. Everyone is so upbeat and encouraging. The doctor is always available. She keeps her door open, looks at your stats each week, and asks you how it's going and so on. She is also on the plan. They are always suggesting new recipes, they will help you find a gym, and they are planning to walk/run in the Ft Worth Cowtown Marathon later this month. Everyone is encouraged to participate and join their team. It feels like family!

Thanks to all of you who post encouragement daily!! I appreciate all of you.
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Hi MEDIMIMI, I'm a Mass Girl too! Currently, I go to the Chelmsford clinic. I have luke warm feelings about it. They do an adequate job, but with VERY LITTLE enthusiasm. I think they have an employee turnover problem. I never seem to see the same people there. I've lost 25.8lbs in a month and they have barely reacted at all. I was thinking it was worthy of a pat on the back at least...nothing

I have friends who go to the Wakefield clinic. They rant and rave about it. Always have stories of positive reinforcement, high fives, etc... I am a little jealous actually. If things don't change in Chelmsford, I may look into changing to Wakefield.

What clinic do you go to?
Hey Mass ladies! I go to the Wakefield clinic and I really like it, although I don't have another to compare it to. They RN I met the first time I went I was not too impressed with, but everyone else has been awesome and cheer me on even when the loss is minimal. Everyone from the receptionist to the appt taker to the tech asks me how I did and gives me pointers. My sister goes to this clinic too (from Tewksbury). It's worth giving it a try, even if it's for one week to see what the difference is.

Nice to meet you guys!
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are you going to walk the 5k? should we do it togather and actually meet for the first time?
I haven't signed up yet, have you? I'm really thinking about it, and would love to meet you. Let me know if you are going to do it for sure.

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As expected, I gained 4 lbs. on my 3rd week weigh-in. My counselor said it is because I have spent the last week on pain meds with my foot propped up. (I broke my toe last week) My statistics show that it is all water weight, so I at least I can be happy about that. It is still hard to see the scale go up instead of down. I will not be able to do much walking for 2 more weeks, but I won't be on pain meds, (which makes me queazy so I have to eat more.)
Anyway, I am going to go back to week one diet to get back on track.
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Hi all!!!

Well today I got to change my avatar! I broke into the 160's wooo hooo!!! Down 3.2 this week... down a total of 42.2lbs in 14 weeks! I love this program!

Congrats to all the losers this week! Welcome to all the newbies!

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Hi all!!!

Well today I got to change my avatar! I broke into the 160's wooo hooo!!! Down 3.2 this week... down a total of 42.2lbs in 14 weeks! I love this program!

Congrats to all the losers this week! Welcome to all the newbies!

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That is awesome and so close to goal!
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Hey Mass ladies! I go to the Wakefield clinic and I really like it, although I don't have another to compare it to. They RN I met the first time I went I was not too impressed with, but everyone else has been awesome and cheer me on even when the loss is minimal. Everyone from the receptionist to the appt taker to the tech asks me how I did and gives me pointers. My sister goes to this clinic too (from Tewksbury). It's worth giving it a try, even if it's for one week to see what the difference is.

Nice to meet you guys!
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Nice to meet you too! Yours is another positive story I've heard about Wakefeld, hmmm. I go for my weigh in tomorrow. I really hope things are different, we'll see. I may just have to check it out.

That's so strange that your sister lives in Tewksbury, I do too!!! Small world. I haven't shared the fact that I'm on Medi with anyone but my husband (who's doing it with me) and my girlfriend that goes to the Wakefield clinic. We're trying to keep it under wraps for the time being. Not ready to deal with all of the questions and puzzled looks.

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I was really liking my golden colored 100 pound avatar, but will trade it in for this 110 pound one! Woot!
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WOW Amy! You should be so proud of yourself. What an incredible accomplishment!! I'd be ok with upgrading to the 110 lb avatar too!!
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I had my fourth weigh in last night and lost another 2.6 so I am now down 14.8. I am very pleased with that. I was told to up my carbs because I am only showing a trace of ketosis and she was worried that I might not have anything left to burn since I haven't been eating very many carbs. So I am trying, trying trying to get there. I am sure I can do it.

Today I know I did. Confession time, I am making a cake for friends daughters birthday this weekend and I totally licked the batter. Licked may be an understatement. My husband caught me and told me not to ruin all of my hard work. He in turn scrapped the bowl clean. Better on his hips than mine. That's really my first "cheat" I hope it doesn't screw me up too much. We'll see what happens.

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I went for my 1st weigh in yesterday and was down 6.2 pounds! I can't believe how good I feel and how not hungry I am. I'm getting more used to this way of eating and now I'm ready to try some of these yummy recipes on here. I am loving Medi!
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I am just needing to vent- I am really tired of people doubting me-I have lost 23 pounds in 4 weeks- and now my inlaws are saying I look sick-I look pale-this is not healthy--yada yada yada-and I am very very tired of them doubting me!!

Sorry just had to vent!

Sorry you have to endure this kind of thing! I, too, overheard one relative telling another "He will just gain it all back!" I just tune out the negative feedback and use it as inspiration to continue on the path I know is right!
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So week three of wellness down... I weigh in officially with Medi next week but on my scale I am at 162 and my scale makes me about 2 pounds heavier than Medi's scale I would love to weigh 160 next week at medi... that would put me at 29 pounds lost!! So just need to eat well and be weary of Super Bowl Sunday, but I made it through Thanksgiving and Christmas both with losses so I can do this!
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Sorry you have to endure this kind of thing! I, too, overheard one relative telling another "He will just gain it all back!" I just tune out the negative feedback and use it as inspiration to continue on the path I know is right!
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I've been thinking about you. How are you doing? How is the recovery coming along?
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Amy - Congrats on your new avatar. 110 pounds is amazing!!!

Sara - Something sounds funny to me about the advice you were given about increasing your carbs because you are only in trace ketosis. On the "The First Week" page of the Medi materials that you should have gotten on week one, under the catagory of Ketosis, it says "Ketosis signifies that you are burning fatty tissue and that your stored carbohydrates have been depleted." "You may fall out of ketosis after you add carbohydrates to your diet. If this happens, decrease or eliminate your carbohydrates until you reach ketosis again."

The exception to this is if you are actively exercising. Again, according to the Medi materials, "Questions and Answers", "Some people will experience ketosis without the Ketostix detecting the ketones in the urine. This can happen if you are exercising more heavily, as your muscles will use the ketones for energy directly. This prevents the ketones from reaching the urine and being detected with the Ketostix."

Anyone, feel free to correct me but, to paraphrase, being negative, trace or small ketosis is generally a sign that you have too many carbohydrates in your system. Make sure you are reading labels, because you may be getting hidden carbs in foods like processed meats, condiments, coffee creamer, processed foods, and even cough syrup. I don't mean to be critical. I believe in this program and I want you to be successful.

There is a thread where you can read all about ketosis...

Ketosis.

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Sorry you have to endure this kind of thing! I, too, overheard one relative telling another "He will just gain it all back!" I just tune out the negative feedback and use it as inspiration to continue on the path I know is right!
Thank you!! I know this is right for me!
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AMy 110 lbs that is awesome!!!!!!


Mass girls- Hello! Glad to hear you all enjoy the Wakefield clinic I think I may switch to that one! I am still debating though. I really am having a tough time with this decision on whether or not to go back to the clinic. I was/am so dissapointed with mine, I really ONLY went to them for the AS. They really had nothing else to offer at all. It was very frustrating to ask a question and have them disagree on the answer. I am afraid if I go it alone I will fail so I may just suck it up and go back.

For those of you taking the Mega T are you taking it in place of the fat burner or the AS? ANy alterntatives to the phendimetrazine?

By the way my official week 1 loss is 6.6 lbs!

Thank you all for the coffee advice sitting here with a cup of it now.

Has any one of you been successful on this program without the AS? I really want to try to do without it this time. But I am really nervous about it. I just am having a really hard time justifying 220, then 70 a week just for a prescription. (one that actually costs them 9 bucks a week to fill BTW)

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I hope this is okay to ask here...don't know if people check on the newbie thread or not

What is the difference between protein calories and regular calories? And what should I be writing down? Protein, right? I have a feeling I've been counting the wrong thing, so how do I calculate the protein calories? I don't want to go through the whole week to realize I've been doing it wrong! Thank you for your help!
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Amy- JUST AWESOME.. conrgats!

Medimimi~ I dont take the AS and only did the frist week going to Medi.

CONGRATS to all of you loosers! JUST AWESOME..I am SO proud of you all!
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What is the difference between protein calories and regular calories? And what should I be writing down? Protein, right? I have a feeling I've been counting the wrong thing, so how do I calculate the protein calories? I don't want to go through the whole week to realize I've been doing it wrong! Thank you for your help!

Calculating calories per gram of carbohydrates, fat or protein is easy. All you need to remember is that:


1 gram of carbohydrate = 4 calories
1 gram of protein = 4 calories
1 gram of fat = 9 calories
1 gram of alcohol = 7 calories
Knowing this, you can figure the number of calories in any food in which you know the grams of the above nutrients.

Calories are the energy in food. Your body has a constant demand for energy and uses the calories from food to keep functioning. Energy from calories fuels your every action, from fidgeting to marathon running.

Carbohydrates, fats and proteins are the types of nutrients that contain calories and are the main energy sources for your body. The amount of energy in each varies. Proteins and carbohydrates have about 4 calories a gram, and fats have about 9 calories a gram. Alcohol also is a source of calories, providing about 7 calories a gram.

Regardless of where they come from, the calories you eat are either converted to physical energy or stored within your body as fat. These stored calories will remain in your body as fat unless you use them up, either by reducing calorie intake so that your body must draw on reserves for energy, or by increasing physical activity so that you burn more calories.


And EVERYTHING that goes in your mouth goes into your journal. Everything.
Keep a journal that tracks everything you eat — and your feelings. Whenever you eat something write it down. Ask yourself why you are eating the food and what you are feeling. This is known as ABC journaling: Antecedents (why you are eating — including what you are feeling), Behavior (what you ate), and Consequences (how you feel after eating). You should begin to notice behavior chairs like:

Antecedent (argued with husband/feeling upset) =
Behavior (grabbed 3 cookies and ate them) =
Consequences (felt better, then depressed because I shouldn't have eaten the cookies!)
As you continue to journal, you will notice repeated themes — situations or triggers for emotion-connected eating. Just by journaling, you also become more aware of what you are actually doing and will likely "catch yourself" before grabbing unwanted food.

Think of non-food ways to break the chain and write them down. It has been shown that just the act of planning non-food interventions increases your chance of using non-food coping strategies than if you have no plan. Next time you're stressed — count to 60. Lonely? — call a friend. Angry? — vacuum the living room. It also helps to ride out the trigger to eat — this is hard. However, the trigger or emotion will fade and so will the urge to eat.

After you get into the habit of making entries in your food journal, you'll start to notice a couple of things. First, if you know you'll have to make an entry later, you'll start becoming more aware of what you're putting in your mouth. Second, some unexpected patterns will begin to emerge.

When you eat between meals, you're probably doing it for a reason. Your snacking may be stress related, caused by a change in your mood, or a result of poor nutrition during your last meal. If you tend to eat at a certain time of the day or night, like in the evening while watching television, that may also be significant. Eating while distracted by the television, reading or listening to music can cause a delay in your brain telling you that you're full. When you overeat, are you alone, bored, angry, sad or happy? A food journal will help to reveal your eating triggers and give you clues about how to make small adjustments that will help you eat better.

The longer you keep a food journal and the more detailed it is, the more you will be able to learn about the mind-body connection in your dietary habits. Armed with that information, you'll be able to develop a more successful strategy for eating right.

And if you lie about what you eat in your journal, you are lying to yourself. So be truthful. If you slip up, state it and state what you ate. Do not sugar coat it. The more truthful you are with yourself, the better success you will see.

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Thank you, Jo! I'm still confused though For example, the Medi Vanilla protein shake has 20 g. proteins, so if I multiply by 4, that would be 80 cal, right? But, in the Medi journal, the example has a protein shake, and for the calories, it has 106, which is the actual calories as listed on the container. I've been listing the actual calories for everything, since that's what the example was...but maybe that is for later on? I really wish they would have explained this to me on my first visit.
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Thank you, Jo! I'm still confused though For example, the Medi Vanilla protein shake has 20 g. proteins, so if I multiply by 4, that would be 80 cal, right? But, in the Medi journal, the example has a protein shake, and for the calories, it has 106, which is the actual calories as listed on the container. I've been listing the actual calories for everything, since that's what the example was...but maybe that is for later on? I really wish they would have explained this to me on my first visit.
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According to my clinic and clinic materials, you are doing right by using the total calories on the label. By protein calories your clinic wants you to have foods that are rich in protein. You still need to account for all of the calories you put in your mouth under your protein calories in week 1.

Beginning week 2 you will be adding 2 servings of vegetables/fruit, which are in addition to your protein calories. And starting week 2, you also need to account for all the carbs you put into your mouth as part of the recommended 20-25g carbs per day. While 10-20g of carbs will be from your 2 vegetable/fruit servings, there can be carbs in processed meats, condiments, yogurt, cottage cheese, sugar free jello, etc. Always read labels for hidden carbs. Many times fat free means added sugar and just because something is sugar free it does not mean it has no carbs.

Again, this is according to my clinic and my clinic materials. I hope this helps with your confusion.
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