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Old 04-07-2011, 04:54 PM   #151
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Let's do it week 10!

I had a less than stellar weigh in today at MEDI. That darn tanita scale only read 0.5lb lost. But I am optimistic , I know why, it's been a work week from HELL. What boss let's 2 employees have the same vacation week, when you only have 6 Full Time people on staff at a dialysis unit. So basically, I have not had time to eat, drink, or even pee for that matter. LOL, maybe this is TMI, but I am sharing my thoughts with you. I was also told that my "sweaty feet" LOL, were making the tanita scale read inaccurately. HaHa embarassing, but I guess that's what happens, when you wear shoes and socks for endless hours The staff did assure me that the weight was accurate; however, that the breakdown was most likely inaccurate, since it read that I had GAINED 6lbs of water.
So here I am pounding back the water, and thinking that I am so happy to have the weekend off. I think I may actually have time to get to the gym again this upcoming week. Honestly, this CRAP-OLA weigh in is some what motivating me to drink as much water as I can these next 7 days, and get to the gym. I want to see that number SINK next week.
My final vote is to PURGE the fat clothes! I started closet cleaning and drawer sorting last weekend. I have 2 HUGE goodwill bags, and 1 gigantic bag of hand-me-downs (in stellar condition) for my aunt, and mom-n-law. But now I have almost no clothes, a few pieces fit, from previous lower weights, so I believe I will thrift store shop this weekend, as several of you ave suggested.
Helene that counselor sounds horrific. I think you need to speak with the NP or MD or office manager, and let them know about her "commentary". You are paying these people to help you lose weight, and change your way of eating. You are not going there to be ridiculed, and leaving with a negative feeling. Don't let 1 bad apple, spoil the bunch. Let the management know your feelings, you may not be the only 1 having this experience with her.
CONGRATS to all on your losses. No matter how small the loss is, it is NOT a gain. It is one small tip-toe, step, hop, leap, or jump towards our goals and it means that we are moving towards a healthier lifestyle! Double congrats to you super losers this week! I can't wait until I can say I've lost 60lbs!
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Old 04-07-2011, 06:50 PM   #152
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Keri, I just loked at your stats and you are 156 - that's amazing - being in "maintenance" you actually are losing. You know something many of us don't You eat a lot of carbs that seemed - and still losing. Your calorie allotment is much higher than mine (1400) probably due to your age and frame. So it is more difficult to stay in my range unless exercising really hard. I would probably will not be able to eat as many carbs as you - so everyone is different, just have to live with that. Again, congratulations on your successful maintenance.
Irina - Thank you. Yes, I do eat many more carbs then I thought I would be able to. My clinic had said that I now have a great metabolism, which greatly depends on my exercising. I probably could get to a lower weight, maybe another 5 lbs, but then I struggle to stay there and it just doesn't seem worth it. At 155-160 I very comfortably wear a size 8, sometimes even a 6 (like the shorts I bought today at The Loft!!) and feel healthy. I definitely still have a "belly"....but don't think after 2 c-sections of BIG babies that will ever go away without some nip and tucks!

My overall eating is pretty much low-carb and low-fat....with lean protein. Right now my favorite "meal" which is a good standby for any meal of the day we call Swiss McMuffins (it's eggbeaters, Swiss cheese, deli ham or turkey bacon, on a 100 calorie bagel thin.....it's about 275 calories, 30g protein, 26
carbs, 7 g fat). That's how most of my meals break down....protein slightly
higher than carb, with fat much lower.

I know the tough part for me giving examples of my daily food is that my calorie allotment is higher, but this past week or so with the stress of moving I have been around 1200 calories/day. Which is why without exercising my weight has stayed the same.

I am sure once you are up and about you will be right back at goal - you were such an inspiration to me from the start!
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Old 04-07-2011, 07:47 PM   #153
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:40 AM   #154
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Down -1lb this week, which is better than I was expecting. She said I was down -3lbs of fat but up 2 in water. I did a lot of strength training this week so that's not too surprising. So overall I was reall happy with this appointment.
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:12 AM   #155
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‎1 year ago today I decided to make my health a priority and joined Medi. So in the last year I've lost 43lbs, dropped 5 dress sizes, trained for and ran a half marathon, and kicked my "regular" soda addiction. I am now at a healthy weight, I run 2-3 times a week and I've never felt better!
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Thanks Barb, I am so glad that I asked. That is exactly what I do. I am eating the same thing over and over again because the first two wks it worked great. But half way into my third wk and according to my scale I gained a pound. Go figure! I did have that weak moment a couple of days ago when I binged on ritz crackers but I have still remained in ketosis and went back to eating only lean protein the last day or two. I too am afraid of the fruit thing. Maybe I will try it after all sinse it worked for you. Switch it up, as you guys said. Its worth a try.
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Old 04-08-2011, 12:52 PM   #157
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Weigh in today - a 2.4 pound loss! Was happy with this since it is TOM for me and hoping for this type of loss again. I realize getting these last 10-15 pounds might not be as easy, so I am trying to switch up foods and exercise to keep my body guessing. Since this is a restart, I was expecting my losses to be less than before but noticed I averaged 2 pound losses before - here's to improving on the past!
Something else that I was really happy about, which might seem strange to some, was my pulse was only 64bpm - I attribute this to my love for exercise (that I found last time I was on medi).
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Rachel - Hang in there, I bet by next week the water weight levels out. You really are doing so well. Just get through this crazy work week and try to find a way to squeeze in something good for yourself.. a workout, manicure, anything to give yourself a breather. You deserve it!

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‎1 year ago today I decided to make my health a priority and joined Medi. So in the last year I've lost 43lbs, dropped 5 dress sizes, trained for and ran a half marathon, and kicked my "regular" soda addiction. I am now at a healthy weight, I run 2-3 times a week and I've never felt better!
Lins, Happy 1-year-Medi-versary! You are such an inspiration. It goes to show that when we make the decision to take care of ourselves and work hard at it, good things happen. Not only have you lost weight, but you've become an athlete. Congratulations!

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Old 04-08-2011, 02:19 PM   #160
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Where is everyone

I'm sitting at work trying to will the end of the day to hurry up and get here but it has been a long day. I keep coming here looking for messages from my medi-family and everyone is so quiet today. Normally there are tons of messages to keep me entertained but today is slow. I guess everyone must be feeling like me.

The one great difference that I've noticed is that I did not go the vending machine like I would have done before medi. It's just so amazing how this diet has totally change my eating habits.

Well, have a great weekend to you all!!!
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I'm sitting at work trying to will the end of the day to hurry up and get here but it has been a long day. I keep coming here looking for messages from my medi-family and everyone is so quiet today. Normally there are tons of messages to keep me entertained but today is slow. I guess everyone must be feeling like me.

The one great difference that I've noticed is that I did not go the vending machine like I would have done before medi. It's just so amazing how this diet has totally change my eating habits.

Well, have a great weekend to you all!!!
You too Betty! And good for you for staying strong.
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Hey everyone! Happy Friday!! This week has been crazy. Made it through though Within medi guidelines . Went to medi bootcamp Wednesday, it was so fun but I'm sooo sore still today! Well I just wanted to say hello. Have a super terrific weekend everyone!

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Hey everyone! Happy Friday!! This week has been crazy. Made it through though Within medi guidelines . Went to medi bootcamp Wednesday, it was so fun but I'm sooo sore still today! Well I just wanted to say hello. Have a super terrific weekend everyone!

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I've just been lurking for a couple of days.......must have had some kind of hormonal thing going on.......I was tearing up at the drop of a hat Today is much better (bet Bill is happy about THAT ) I did purge more clothes from my closet. Even though the scale doesn't seem to want to budge (the NEW scale weighs me even heavier ) my body is still getting smaller so many clothes I wore even last month are just too big. While I was dropping off 2 BIG bags of clothes, I bought 3 more tops and a pair of shorts. I'm still pretty comfortable in MOST of my 12 shorts (I still have a big lower tummy from my 2 C-sections) but I found several pairs of 10s that were actually too big to buy. I bought 1 pair of 10s, and all the tops were Medium! I also stopped at Kohls only to find I didn't like ANY of the bathing suits that fit.....maybe I just wasn't in the mood for bathing suits today. Last year when I got a new suit it was a hard choice between several! I only wore that suit a few times, and now it's too big
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I've just been lurking for a couple of days.......must have had some kind of hormonal thing going on.......I was tearing up at the drop of a hat Today is much better (bet Bill is happy about THAT ) I did purge more clothes from my closet. Even though the scale doesn't seem to want to budge (the NEW scale weighs me even heavier ) my body is still getting smaller so many clothes I wore even last month are just too big. While I was dropping off 2 BIG bags of clothes, I bought 3 more tops and a pair of shorts. I'm still pretty comfortable in MOST of my 12 shorts (I still have a big lower tummy from my 2 C-sections) but I found several pairs of 10s that were actually too big to buy. I bought 1 pair of 10s, and all the tops were Medium! I also stopped at Kohls only to find I didn't like ANY of the bathing suits that fit.....maybe I just wasn't in the mood for bathing suits today. Last year when I got a new suit it was a hard choice between several! I only wore that suit a few times, and now it's too big

Isn't it a wonderful thing to say that your bathing suit, the most dreaded article of clothing, is too big? The clothes don't lie, you are getting even smaller. Enjoy your new skinny clothes!
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Changes- the medi bootcamp is at our clinic. The nutritionist teaches all the classes. She had us do stength training with weight, bands, med ball and others with just our own body weight. In-between exercises she would have us run and do bursts of cardio ,like mock jumprope, jumping back and forth over a line and run some more! We ended the bootcamp with abs in our lobby. Very fun and it was a great workout!
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Old 04-09-2011, 07:15 AM   #167
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Week one is over! I lose 5.5 pounds, not as much as I had hoped but I am still happy with the results. We celebrated at Outback Steakhouse, I had a really small sirloin steak and green salad, what a joy it was to eat lettuce and cucumber again!
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So glad it's the weekend....even though it's going to be a busy one! We should be making the change to sleeping in the new house tonight, we'll still need to empty a few more things out of the old house through the week but I will be so glad to get the kds back to a more normal routine.

Before we make the move today, we have my daughters soccer game that my husband is coaching....and I found out this morning that apparently I am his assistant coach. Keep in mind I have never ever played soccer. It's only for 5 & 6 yr olds, so it won't be that bad. I was complimented though when my husband was asked if I would help him (since I help the league with other things) and my husband said I dont play, the head of the organization said that was fine...all you really need to do is run around for an hour with the kids. A year ago I never would have been asked to run around with kindergarteners for an entire hour....I probably couldn't have done 10 minutes. I love that I now can! Guess it will be a good form of exercise too!
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Yay Coach Keri!!! You go girl! I love hearing your life stories, such an inspiration.
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Lots of good things being posted!

I stepped on the scale this morning and TADA is was down 3 lbs! I won't change my stats until official weigh in on Thursday, but it was such a relief, considering the minute loss I had on Thursday.
MEDI bootcamp- that sounds fun. I wish my clinic offered that.
JBiggars very cool that your tremendous weight loss, has afforded you the opportunity to become a MEDI spokesperson!
I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend, it's dreary here in RVA today; but it will be sunny and in the 80's tomorrow! Yippey!
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Keri my hubby is coaching both my older girls soccer teams, and I help in too. So I got about 2 hours of running around in today. I LOVE LOVE LOVE being a soccer mom. However I played soccer from the time I was 6 until my Jr. Year of High school (fractured my foot and couldn't play). So this is really fun for me. But you are right it is really good exercise.

I need to go run today, but it's currenly 88 degrees outside, with pretty high humidity. I love the Florida summers but I don't like it when I need to go run. Our games started early this morning so I couldn't get up before and go. So I am not sure what I am going to do today for cardio.
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OH what a great weekend!! Lins I know what you mean about the heat...well I should say I imagine it as my mom, who's in Ft Myers told me it was 90 yesterday! The weather in the northeast was perfect running weather. Did 5 miles on my old trail route I used to do last summer. So nice to get outside and exercise and the weight is down some more!!! When I reach 208 that will be the lowest I have EVER seen...then when I pass it I will be doing the happy dance!

Yeah Mary for having to get a new bathing suit- that's a real sign of your loss!
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I screwed up last night was was up a pound because of it. We went to dinner party, I called the hostess and asked what she was serving and she said smoked turkey and lots of veggies, so I told her I was doing low carb and that was great. Little did I know but her idea of veggies was scalloped potatoes, sweet potato casserole, squash casserole, and stuffing. I wish I had asked if I could bring a salad. I ate a little of the squash and a little of the sweet potatoes and feel like crap this morning. My joints hurt and I am really swollen. I am drinking tons of water and sticking to the plan 100%, so my fingers are crossed.

What do you in a case like this? It was sit down so I didn't to look out of place. I felt like crying this morning.
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I am so excited!! I just treated myself to a new food scale. Never thought I would be excited about a food scale but it is really cool! It is programmable and will store all of your food values and keep a running total throughout the day! I have been playing around with it all morning!

Lisaann, sounds like you are doing exactly like you are suppose to and getting right back on track! Not much you can do in the moment except limit yourself to the best options and you did that!

Mary, I admire you. Just the fact that you were trying on bathing suits, impresses me. That is one thing I absolutely hate to do more than anything. I am going to the beach this coming week for spring break and I have not even had the courage to pull out my suits from last year and see how they look.
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My April Goal

On Tuesday, I'll have completed my first month on this diet. I'm down 17 pounds.

My goal for this month is to get down into the 150's. I haven't seen those numbers on the scale in 5 years. I'm at 165 now, so I believe I can accomplish it.

My second goal is to get better about exercise. I set a goal to run my first 5K in May, and I'm realizing that May is getting really close. I'm determined to participate though.

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We were putting together a futon today and it was a nightmare! We were all screaming at each other and I was so stressed and usually I would have run to the kitchen but instead I stayed on tract and then went for a walk.
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We were putting together a futon today and it was a nightmare! We were all screaming at each other and I was so stressed and usually I would have run to the kitchen but instead I stayed on tract and then went for a walk.
Good for you! We're all going to have those stressful days, but you turned it into something positive.
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Oh yea, and BTW.. Check out the Rachael Ray show (the hour long talk show) this next Tuesday! My wife and I are on it talking about our weightloss success story! THANKS Medi-Weightloss Clinics for giving us our lives back!
How COOL I've set the DVR, so I'm sure I won't miss it.
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I had a really good day today....I got out early before it started getting HOT, and did my 1st day of week 2 C25K! I have to tell you all how much I was DREADING today. I had even told DH I thought maybe I should repeat week 1, since I doubted I could run for 90 seconds (I know, how pathetic! ) He said I needed to keep pushing myself forward, so I decided to prove him wrong! HOWEVER I was the one who was wrong! I was able to do it! I ran for the full 90 seconds each time the prompt said "Run Now" and didn't stop until it said "Walk Now"! The first set of running KILLS my knees (even with stretching and the 5 min warmup walk) but after that I feel much better.
Then after getting home, showering, eating breakfast we went out to a flea market and shopped around (more walking). We stopped for a salad lunch, then out to buy me a bike at Walmart! Then we took SIL's car that she's loaning to us, in to get the AC repaired. I had to drive it across the county to the mechanic, and felt like I was melting into the seat by the time we got there. We road the Harley home, and that was even hot! Looks like it's time to turn the AC on in the house!
DH made his "famous" meatloaf for dinner tonight and even cleaned up after himself......it was a GOOD day!
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Start Date: February 2011
Hello, everybody. I am sorry that I haven't posted in about a week---and I am really sorry to now post and ask for support, after giving very little to others of late. But I really could use some support. On a personal level, I had mentioned early on that I just got something like "partner"---that was great, but it has been grueling, lots and lots of overwork and imbalance. Starting medi was part of my goal to start taking care of myself. I'm just starting week seven now. In the past month, my mom has been placed in an Alzheimer's unit, my dad had a heart attack (her primary caretaker), and my little kiddo has had a trip to the ER for a respiratory problem. And I am so late on filing a report, that I am pulling all-nighter after all-nighter. So, life is overwhelming. But I am sure that what I am experiencing has been experienced by many others, and I am certainly blessed in a billion ways, esp compared to our sisters around the globe. But I wanted to provide some context.

What I need help with is this diet: I am feeling pretty grim and discouraged. I GAINED .5 pounds this week, moving me from 20 pound weight loss to 19.5 pounds. Fat was down, water up a bit. Here is how I am feeling (and I'm not proud of it, and I want to change my thinking):
1. If I can't maintain weight loss during acute phase, how the hell will I ever do it in maintenance?
2. I can't live on this boring program forever! Seven weeks feels like FOREVER right now, and it makes it hard to press on.
3. Forget thinking about maintenance, I will simply NEVER lose the weight to begin with.
4. How do I "stay on the wagon"? I so, so, so, so, so feel like quitting!

But I AM NOT QUITTING. Specific problems, as I see them:
1. Not enough water
2. No exercise
3. Too many almonds this week (salty and high calorie AND I can feel that I am eating them compulsively)
4. Not enough sleep
5. STRESS, ANXIETY, WORRY
6. Weigh-ins that are rushed, with not even a chair for the nurse-person to sit in and talk with me. Now it is just in and out. Saw the major counselor the first week in her office. Now it feels like that was about sales, not about the kind of support I can actually expect. I need to ask for support; I need to seek ways to renew my spirit and energy in this program. In this self-growth that I was feeling.
7. I am not consistently using the diary. (Was using the little paper diary, but found it hard to carry everywhere, and the space way too small for my handwriting. Started using the Livestrong program on my phone. Why can't MEDI get an online program that matches the little calendar? I'd like to be able to track my water, medicines, mood AND my food, but can't find an electronic program to do this...any insights?

Has anyone else experienced that precipice of feeling like quitting? How can I renew and keep moving forward? Sorry to be negative, I just really, really need some support and ideas. Thank you in advance for any thoughts! Best, LBeetle
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