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Old 02-17-2010, 11:39 AM   #211
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Hello everyone! I have entered a cover model contest for Medi and have made the final 10 cut. Now I need votes! The contest is being held on facebook on the Medi site. Please take a look at the contestants and vote for who you think deserves it! THANKS!
I saw the contest in the Medi magazine and thought of you! Good luck! And congratulations for making the top 10!
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I went to facebook and voted for you Jerome. You look amazing!
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Hello everyone! I have entered a cover model contest for Medi and have made the final 10 cut. Now I need votes! The contest is being held on facebook on the Medi site. Please take a look at the contestants and vote for who you think deserves it! THANKS!
Jerry,

Good luck with the cover contest. I don't use facebook so I don't think I can vote.

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Old 02-17-2010, 03:33 PM   #214
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I think I have successfully made it through day two!
Im not hungry, have a slight headache but I'm unusually happy and calm.... life is good today!
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I think I have successfully made it through day two!
Im not hungry, have a slight headache but I'm unusually happy and calm.... life is good today!
Carrie Ellen,

You're doing great! Wait until you have your first weigh in, you'll feel wonderful! Are you taking the AS? I was a bit leery about taking them, but I've not had any side effects from them. As a matter of fact, I quit taking my Ambien (I couldn't sleep without them before!) about Day 5 of the first week.
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Old 02-17-2010, 05:56 PM   #216
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Jerry,

I voted for you. You are in the lead by only 7 votes. Jerry needs more votes to secure his victory posters. We don't want to let him down after his amazing success. Go Jerry!
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Hello all,

First off, wanted to say love the bulletin board. Very good info here.

Second, I think I've messed up badly. I read the food lists as a sort of guideline in that I should just eat protein for the first week. I'm on day 2 of the diet and am weak and operating at about 70% brain capacity.

I had 2 slices of bacon (not turkey) with my chicken thigh tonight and then had a pickle spear. I didn't know that this was a low-fat diet as well, I was focusing on low calorie and low carb.

I hope this doesn't affect the onset of ketosis. :blush:

Also, am wondering what I should do with all of the bacon I bought (thinking about twisting the husband's arm to eat it).

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Old 02-17-2010, 07:38 PM   #218
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Just a quick pop in to tell you all that you are doing FAB..

I voted for you Jerome! WHOOT!

Down another 3lbs this week..
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:49 PM   #219
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Hello all,

First off, wanted to say love the bulletin board. Very good info here.

Second, I think I've messed up badly. I read the food lists as a sort of guideline in that I should just eat protein for the first week. I'm on day 2 of the diet and am weak and operating at about 70% brain capacity.

I had 2 slices of bacon (not turkey) with my chicken thigh tonight and then had a pickle spear. I didn't know that this was a low-fat diet as well, I was focusing on low calorie and low carb.

I hope this doesn't affect the onset of ketosis. :blush:

Also, am wondering what I should do with all of the bacon I bought (thinking about twisting the husband's arm to eat it).

--Sera
Sera - I don't think you've done irreparable damage by eating a couple slices of bacon. I have had bacon a few times since I started and I have continued to lose every week. The difference for me has been that instead of eating 2-3 slices at once, I'll have one and I just journal it as with any other food.
I have chopped up a cooked piece and put it in a salad (after week one of course) so you might not want to toss it out just yet.
I wouldn't go crazy and eat a whole bunch of fattening foods, but this week I would suggest not worrying so much about the fat, and focus on getting in the entire 500 calories and choosing things that are going to satiate you so that you can adjust to this new way of eating without feeling hungry. Soon enough you'll find yourself automatically making healthier choices, sticking with the foods that are satisfying and you'll realize that you only have so many calories in a day and you want to make every one worth it.
You're doing great, hang in there!
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Old 02-18-2010, 04:04 AM   #220
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Thanks Amy!

That made me feel a whole lot better about the situation. I'm freezing the bacon for week 2 and will only use it sparingly then.

Thanks again for the info and the support, I had gotten a bit down about this but feel better now

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:blush: Thanks everyone! As of this morning I'm up 23 votes but the vote goes till March 5th. She has 650+ friends to my 157 friends (via facebook) so it is a long way from over! If you want to become facebook friends with me, look me up! Got on the scales this morning and they said 221....272 pounds lost!
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Voted for you too J! Best of luck! I wish they could have made the photos larger!
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Old 02-18-2010, 08:52 AM   #223
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I couldnt find the facebook link for Medi... anyone have it?
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Old 02-18-2010, 09:32 AM   #224
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Hey everyone- Just wanted to check in I had my 1 month weigh in for wellness and lost 1.9 now putting me at 161.6!!! My loss was all fat! I have been majorly sick this week but I am glad to have the loss. In total I have lost 28 pounds!!! Got to love MWL!!!
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Old 02-18-2010, 12:13 PM   #225
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Week 5 weigh-in...lost 3 lbs. for a total of 14 lbs.

And I can start light exercise (broken toe is finally healing) next week.

So glad I found Medi!!
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Old 02-18-2010, 12:50 PM   #226
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malloryann11, elizabethgrace - Awesome! Congrats!

My week 5 appt was today, down another 4 lbs for a total of 25.
One thing they did tell me I was doing wrong though was having more than one serving of dairy (cheese in my case) a day. I would have a little bit on some scrambled eggs and then maybe as one of my snacks have a light string cheese...but apparently this is a no no. I'm going to cut it back and see if it makes a difference next week. Anyone have any thoughts on this?
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I couldnt find the facebook link for Medi... anyone have it?
I could not find it either. Go to Jerry's blog that is in his signature and click on the link from there.
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Old 02-18-2010, 01:50 PM   #228
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Check your PM..I sent the link there!
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Old 02-18-2010, 02:00 PM   #229
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Amy1915-Our Medi is very strict with cheese, you use it as a snack, so only 2x's a week. I have pretty much avoided it, and will work it back in later.
I had my week 7 weigh-in-lost 9 lbs!!!! I have been sick, but I'll take it!! Total of 33 down. My trip to Cancun is next week and went bathing suit shopping yesterday. It was actually a fairly pleasant experience (for the first time in a long time!)
LOVE this program, I have not cheated (expect for some wine in week 5) and am amazed at how well it works, and for the most part, how easy it is.
And Jerry-I am going to vote for you right now, you look fantastic!!!
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Old 02-18-2010, 03:48 PM   #231
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Hi everybody,

I had my second weigh-in this morning.

After having lost 9.5 pounds during my first week, this week I gained 1.0 pound. At first I thought "what the is up with that?" I hadn't even added any fruit yet, for fear it migth kick me out of ketosis. I only added 2 cups of organic baby romaine mixed with cucumbers and dressed it with a little vinegar, once per day (usually with dinner). I mean...I have been soooooo good on the plan

So, I was sitting in my car in the doctor's parking lot, feeling really sorry for myself, and preparing to go down the "I've tried so hard and can't lose weight" road yet again, when I noticed something about the numbers on the little print out from the scale they give you.

Here's what mine says:

Total weight change +1.0#

Fat Mass change -0.5#

Fat Free Mass change +1.5#
(this includes bone, muscle, water, hair, and anything else in your total weight that is not fat).

Total Water change +1.0#

Since the water weight is included in the Fat Free mass number, and I gained 1.5# of FFM and 1# of water, that means I gained 0.5# of something other than water or fat (right?).

I'm guessing it's my jeans (I only wore light leggings last week). And I know it's not muscle because I didn't exercise this week.

Soooo, now I'm thinking, maybe I did ok after all. Please somebody tell me if I'm interpreting these numbers correctly.

I gained a pound of water (which changes drastically by the hour with me), and gained a half a pound of jeans. BUT I LOST HALF A POUND OF FAT!

So it is working.

It's often at this point in prior diets when I've given up. But perhaps all this time the scale has been reflecting things that really do not represent the hard work I've put into eating on plan?!

If I'm understanding those numbers correctly (somebody please tell me if I'm doing something wrong), then I have to say, just being able to see the breakdown of my weight components alone is worth every penny I pay the clinic. Well, that and the AS

I think it saved me from a downward spiral. This week anyway...

Thoughts...?
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Old 02-18-2010, 05:25 PM   #232
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I had my week 7 weigh-in-lost 9 lbs!!!!
Heather T - Week 7? 9 lbs!!! That is amazing!!! My clinic said I should be very happy with my 3.5's and 4's since my 9.5 in week 1...but now I'm starting to wonder if they're just being nice. Congratulations...I'm sure you'll look (and more importantly feel) great in your swim wear.
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Old 02-18-2010, 08:09 PM   #233
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:blush: Thanks everyone! As of this morning I'm up 23 votes but the vote goes till March 5th. She has 650+ friends to my 157 friends (via facebook) so it is a long way from over! If you want to become facebook friends with me, look me up! Got on the scales this morning and they said 221....272 pounds lost!
Hi Jerome! I sent you a friend request on FB tonite right after I voted for you. Hope to hear back from you soon. You're truly an inspiration!!
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Old 02-19-2010, 07:58 AM   #234
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Hi everybody,

I had my second weigh-in this morning.

After having lost 9.5 pounds during my first week, this week I gained 1.0 pound.

Thoughts...?
My Thoughts: dont give up!

I've had good weeks and bad weeks, and while I dont know exactly what you're doing wrong (I dont think you're doing anything wrong at this point) - all I can tell you is that there is more to this than the scale.

Its a change in your way of life. Down the road you're going to see how this program changes everything and you'll be soo glad that you stuck through it.

If you want, blog your intake daily so we can monitor you. List daily in the Energy In/Out thread and we can help keep tabs and make suggestions.

It could also be hormonal... I know that during my PMS weeks, my weight and food choices fluctuate. I also know that if I dont have a BM, the results on the scale change too and it effects my success rate.

Good luck!
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I also know that if I dont have a BM, the results on the scale change too and it effects my success rate.
This just made me think of something I wanted to ask the group...I have been taking the Medi Colon Cleanse...does anyone know of something out there that might be a little stronger or better? I take it as directed every night and expect good things by the morning and am disappointed most of the time. I got lucky the morning of my last weigh in...but the week before I did not and I am wondering now if that could have been part of the reason I had lower results.
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This just made me think of something I wanted to ask the group...I have been taking the Medi Colon Cleanse...does anyone know of something out there that might be a little stronger or better? I take it as directed every night and expect good things by the morning and am disappointed most of the time. I got lucky the morning of my last weigh in...but the week before I did not and I am wondering now if that could have been part of the reason I had lower results.
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Even before Medi I had issues. I couldnt take any over the counter stuff because it was too strong/painful and gave me a bunch of other issues. Turns out it runs in my family and basically IBS.

I take the colon cleanse and it doesnt help me go, just makes it easier for me to go... in order to stimulate the process, I take a tea called Manasul. There are other teas out there and you can get them either in the grocery store or natural/herbal store. The thing with the teas is the longer you steep them, the stronger the effect. Its less painful and provides the results you need.
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Corny Touchdown Dance!!

*fist pumps the air* WOO HOO!!! Im under 150 pounds!!! I havent seen those numbers in years! YEARS I TELL YOU!! I was soo happy at the clinic I was tempted to do those corny touch down dances in the parking lot!!
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Love the forum. Been reading it for the past 10 days and it's been very helpful. A few questions for the group:

-I added 2 servings of veggies or 1 veggie 1 fruit this week. And while the apple I had at lunch on Wednesday may have been the tastiest thing I've ever had, I've noticed that when I eat anything besides protein at lunch that I am starving in the afternoon! I've stuck with just veggies the past two days instead of 1 veggie 1 fruit but i still get hungry. Was not hungry on week 1 at all. Still taking AS. Is this normal? Does it go away?

-I workout with a trainer 3x a week for about an hour and a half and have done so for years. I am training for a sprint-tri in September (have done races and such before). On average I burn about 500 calories a session if not more. Is it dangerous to eat as few calories as we are eating and work out this hard? I started back with my trainer today and I feel great, but I don't want to mess anything up!

Thanks for your advice!
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*fist pumps the air* WOO HOO!!! Im under 150 pounds!!! I havent seen those numbers in years! YEARS I TELL YOU!! I was soo happy at the clinic I was tempted to do those corny touch down dances in the parking lot!!
Awesome!!! Congratulations! I'm jealous!
Thanks for the idea about the tea.
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-I added 2 servings of veggies or 1 veggie 1 fruit this week. And while the apple I had at lunch on Wednesday may have been the tastiest thing I've ever had, I've noticed that when I eat anything besides protein at lunch that I am starving in the afternoon! I've stuck with just veggies the past two days instead of 1 veggie 1 fruit but i still get hungry. Was not hungry on week 1 at all. Still taking AS. Is this normal? Does it go away?!
Well, technically you should be eating protein for lunch and adding the apple as snack - not replacing it as a meal.

Your still required to eat 500 calories of protein daily and add the veggies/fruits to your meal or add them as a snack. Hope that helps.

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-I workout with a trainer 3x a week for about an hour and a half and have done so for years. I am training for a sprint-tri in September (have done races and such before). On average I burn about 500 calories a session if not more. Is it dangerous to eat as few calories as we are eating and work out this hard? I started back with my trainer today and I feel great, but I don't want to mess anything up!

Thanks for your advice!
Yes, you should be eating more. Did you discuss this with your nutritionist? I would check back with him/her and let 'em know how active you are. This can lead to you feeling weak, dizzy, etc. Only your nutritionist can know for sure since they have your chart and can give you the best advice on how many calories you should be consuming.

If your nutritionist already knows were you stand physically... and you haven't had any side effects from the low calorie/high intensity work out - then you're doing just fine... means you have more to burn.
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