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Old 03-25-2010, 05:18 PM   #271
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I AM taking the omega supplements and have been since day 1 and it's still happening! Any other suggestions? Should I take more than the 3 daily recommended?
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Old 03-25-2010, 06:05 PM   #272
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Wow!

You totally deserve all the complements after such an achievement! I just started and can't wait to post my after pics!
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Old 03-25-2010, 06:15 PM   #273
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Hi all:

I'm not as fast as some of you at weight loss , but I hit 158 today and am really, REALLY excited about it. I'll have to try to get caught up on all of the threads, but life has gotten pretty full since I started getting out there and living it!

Congratulations to all of the wonderful success stories!! I can't believe how terrific so many of you are doing- especially those of you that started with me around Christmas/New Year's.
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Old 03-25-2010, 06:22 PM   #274
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does quick weight loss + loose skin?

Ok guys I am 38 and have had 2 kids -I am on day 8 and weigh tomorrow for the first time. I have noticed some sagging of the skin in my abdomen and breasts. Is this going stay or in time will it diminish with time or excercise. I am still going to lose the weight for my health it is just nice to know what to expect. As you can see i have about 66 lbs to lose. Any advice
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Old 03-26-2010, 04:36 AM   #275
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Hello fellow posters, I have a question for you. I anyone having problems w/ their hair falling out? I started to notice an increase in mine a couple of weeks ago wh/ wld mean I had been on the program about 10 weeks. I asked the doc and he said it was a possible side effect, but it was short term. Now I don't know about you, but short term or not, this does not sit well w/ me. Anyone else having this problem and if so...how are you coping? Thanks, SCgirl
Hey, let you - my hair was thinking around the part area. I mentioned to Dr, he said Omega would help but suggest I take Biotin vitamins instead. He said try this brand, Nature Made Biotin 2500 mcg (liquid gel).

I also bought Mill Creek Conditioner. Reviews says that conditioner does not help. But I bought it anyway as it was not expensive. I thought it would not hurt.
I just started this a few weeks ago, think it helps so far.

Thought I would share this with you all.
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Old 03-26-2010, 06:28 AM   #276
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I AM taking the omega supplements and have been since day 1 and it's still happening! Any other suggestions? Should I take more than the 3 daily recommended?
Lots of things can make your hair fall out. Sometimes it is the time of year-we shed too. If you are really worried at the amount then i have exerpted this information: Iron deficiency is often associated with diet-related hair loss, but a range of deficiencies can have the same effect. Changes in levels of zinc, magnesium, protein, essential fatty acids and vitamins D, B, and A can all result in episodes of thinning hair. The problem affects men and women, but women are more likely to notice it and go for treatment.
Quick weight loss diets, say professional dermatologists, often lack proper nutrition and rapid weight loss in itself can also trigger metabolism changes that affect hair growth. Vegan diets and high-protein diets like Atkins that initially discourage fruits and vegetables can result in hair loss.

1) Try to stay away from quick weight loss fad diets if you can. Use ones that promote healthy weight loss of 1-2 pounds per week.

2) Don't use radical hairstyles that pull your hair tightly on your scalp.

3) Take vitamins. If you only want or can afford one, make it a multivitamin with iron.

Dermatologists say that they advise dieters to take a multivitamin with iron and keep the weight loss to a rate of 1-2 lbs per week. Those with a family history of thinning hair or baldness should be especially careful and use proper nutrition and a moderate rate of weight loss.



Hope that helps some-make sure you are getting your vitamins!
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Old 03-26-2010, 06:45 AM   #277
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I AM taking the omega supplements and have been since day 1 and it's still happening! Any other suggestions? Should I take more than the 3 daily recommended?
I don't know if I would do that. It is oil, after all? I know you've already told your clinic but I would press them and see if there's anything you can do NOW to stop this. I'll ask mine as well and see what they say on Tuesday! Hang in there - at least it's temporary and hair does grow! I switched to Cooper's Omegas which has more in it and doesn't have the preservatives or fish burps either. There are more mg as well.
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Old 03-26-2010, 06:48 AM   #278
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Oh! Breakfast review! I had one of the hungry girl egg in a cup things (recipe in Medi's breakfast thread) and it was sooo good! Egg beaters, LC cheese, onions, and some salsa in a coffee cup and nuked. Super easy and quick as well.
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:03 AM   #279
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Week 10 weigh in(week 7 on plan, fall out for 3 of the weeks). Lost another 2.2 for a total of 22 pounds. Slowing chugging along.
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:32 AM   #280
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Week 12 weigh in today, down -4.8 !!! I was so pleased because I had an ok week last weigh in and was hoping for a better number. Down a total of 56 lbs and feeling fantastic!

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Had my second weigh in today and lost 3.6 pounds. I am happy with that weight loss since I weighed in during the afternoon and last week weighed in first thing in the morning. But now I need to be better about working out. Hopefully that has an impact on next week's weigh in! Hope you all have a great weekend!!
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WOOT! Weighed in today at 215...278 pounds lighter! Fat% is 15.4% or 33 pounds and my BMI is 30! Waist measures in at 34" ! I'm also getting a string of exercising in without any problems!
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Old 03-26-2010, 03:13 PM   #283
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Old 03-26-2010, 04:27 PM   #284
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I AM taking the omega supplements and have been since day 1 and it's still happening! Any other suggestions? Should I take more than the 3 daily recommended?
My clinic recommended Biotin as well. In most instances hair loss is temporary; however; if the omega fish oil & biotin doesn't make a difference over time, you might want to have your thyroid checked out.
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Old 03-26-2010, 07:20 PM   #285
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I have a question for the group. I'm heading out of the country for a weeklong vacation in Belize. I would like to stick to the diet as close as I can while I'm over there. Does anyone have suggestions of what I can pack in my suitcase foodwise to help me stay on the diet? I have a pack of the medifast bars and that's it so far. Still new to the diet so I have probably rotated 6 types of meals in the past two weeks and thats it, so any suggestion would be great! Thanks and hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!
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Old 03-27-2010, 07:03 AM   #286
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Scratch the question. I just noticed there was a whole thread devoted to MWL while travelling. Extremely helpful for those who are in the same boat as me!
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Old 03-27-2010, 11:57 AM   #287
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I am on week 2 am I allowed pumpkin or cheese?

Hi,

Am I allowed pumpkin or any cheeses (other then cottage and Laughing cow?). Also is the almond breeze and the almond flower allowed?

Thanks for all the great recipes!
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Kristenb, Mom on a mission, CCCOX, SCGirlinFL, and lostenAustin - We had all started at about the same time....and I'm SO proud of all your success! For others reading this you can see that their success if really from dedication to the program, going weekly and biweekly to appts, exercising, etc! I have been inconsistent, but like DreamWarrior keep getting myself straightened out and working the program as best as I can with a crazy work and grad school schedule. HANG IN THERE! I weighed today at home and scale's down to 166.2, won't count til Monday. Aiming for 165 by then! Two days ago my husband started our gym membership so I need to get in there!

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Old 03-27-2010, 06:36 PM   #289
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Thanks for all the suggestions!

Regarding the hair loss...I will DEFINITETLY head out tomorrow to look for the Biotin and maybe discuss adding another mulitivitamin to my daily intake. I will keep everyone updated on whether it helps or not...fingers crossed Here's to another great MEDI week! SCgirl
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Almost There!

I haven't posted in ages, but wanted to share I started in November of last year and have lost 43 pounds to date. I am 6 pounds away from my goal, but they seem to be the hardest to lose. I am finding that I have a bit less tolerance to be so strict with the carbs/calorie count the past few weeks.
I typically work out 6 days a week, burning around 400-500 calories - I feel like I have plateaued a bit...
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I'll have to try to get caught up on all of the threads, but life has gotten pretty full since I started getting out there and living it!
I LOVE this. Way to go!

Hope you all are having a beautiful weekend!
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Changes, Congratulations on your great wt loss! I don't have any tips for you, I'm not "there" yet.Perhaps the MWL maintenance thread can help you!? Best to you, Debbie
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A good reason to stay on plan. I spent the weekend visiting with family. My Aunt is an amazing "southern" cook...Everything cooked with butter then covered with gravy.( No real grcery stores where I good buy medi friendly food for miles and miles and miles!!) My body is rebelling today. I just can't handle those rich foods anymore. I am glad to be home and back on plan.
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Kristenb, Mom on a mission, CCCOX, SCGirlinFL, and lostenAustin - We had all started at about the same time....and I'm SO proud of all your success! For others reading this you can see that their success if really from dedication to the program, going weekly and biweekly to appts, exercising, etc! I have been inconsistent, but like DreamWarrior keep getting myself straightened out and working the program as best as I can with a crazy work and grad school schedule. HANG IN THERE! I weighed today at home and scale's down to 166.2, won't count til Monday. Aiming for 165 by then! Two days ago my husband started our gym membership so I need to get in there!

Go KANSAS STATE men's basketball! Whoo whoo! (my youngest daughter is a KSU grad)
Hello Fit2010,
Just like you I've been on and off due to grad school, FT work and my son's HS after school activities. Although starting March I've made a lot of changes and I'm very glad that I've lost 31lbs so far but I know I could have lost more. I'm not giving up and every day I keep pushing myself to do better. I'm doing very good with hitting the gym 5 to 6 times a week burning any where between 650 to 1050 calories. However when it comes to food, specifically sweets/desserts I'm really bad. I've made many changes to avoid them. For example at work in my aisle there's always food, every day and it's donuts, danishes, cookies, cake and candy. Every day is Halloween here! Now I try not to leave my cubical and if I have to use the restroom, walk down the other aisle that doesn't have all the food. I also started taking the AS (thought I get really bad migraines) by taking 1 before lunch and 2 for dinner since those are my weakness times. Made this change after reading SCgirlinFL post about her doing the same thing for the same reasons.

A few days ago I read the post from Cori (CCCOX) about thinking that every time she has the desire to put something in her mouth she thinks that doing that will add another week to her goal and cost.
All week I've been doing that, especially when I went out to dinner with a friend Saturday.

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Had my official weigh in and lost 4 lbs this week for total of 26 lbs gone! Plan to keep on plugging away. Talked to MWL doc about my concerns and says we'll discuss my goal once I reach about 146, maybe 140 will be to difficult to maintain with my insulin resistance. That just take a little pressure off....so now about 18 lbs from that mini-goal!

We also discussed "splurges." She says studies show that if you allow yourself a CONTROLLED splurge once a week you're more likely to not binge. Controlled means that you set up a date and time for it ahead of time, told yourself it was coming, allowed yourself to not let emotions be a part of it, and limited to a serving size. If it's a carb then you would want to pre-eat some protein first (i.e. stick of cheese) but that would be included in your protein calories that would still stay within plan for that day so that only the splurge is different than your usual day, but it's planned. This isn't recommended the first month or so of the program. A better alternative is to choose recipe makeovers like we have on this MWL thread that allow you to have something that won't trigger red flag overloads. I advise that you talk with your clinic about this for their advice since you're going somewhere differently than I am. To me, it just takes away the pre/and post guilt. I haven't lived it yet, but knowing this Sunday is a big day and we've got company coming makes me feel a little more relaxed about it. She recommended if you make something you share it with everyone and then get rid of the rest so it doesn't tempt you....but know that in a week you'll have another controlled alternative. Susie and Jo, what do you think about this? Debbie
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I haven't posted in ages, but wanted to share I started in November of last year and have lost 43 pounds to date. I am 6 pounds away from my goal, but they seem to be the hardest to lose. I am finding that I have a bit less tolerance to be so strict with the carbs/calorie count the past few weeks.
I typically work out 6 days a week, burning around 400-500 calories - I feel like I have plateaued a bit...
any advice?
Hello Changes,

You might want to try to change it up. For example...if you are walking or running, try adding in minutes where you run or sprint to make your heartrate go up then down, up, down...this burns more calories longer. Also, you could add reps of strength training in your workout. Walk 15 min then do pushups...walk, then do situps...walk then do lunges, jump rope. You could also shake things up by biking, doing a video or rollerblading a few days during the week in lieu of your regular routine. You could also add in 20 min of strength training a few days a week including your cardio. Basically, ANYTHING to change up your regular workout. If you are doing this already...well then I have no idea Good luck, SCgirl
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I just joined MWL today. Can someone give me thoughts on what you ate the first week. I am on 600 calories a day.
My weakness is coming up with different ideas

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