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Old 10-03-2011, 10:34 PM   #271
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Hi everyone! My name is Stephanie and I'm new to the site and new to Medi. I'm having my week 4 weight this Wednesday and I'm so excited! I've had a steady weekly weight loss of about 3-4 lbs a week for a total of 10.5 lb of FAT lost and 2 lb gain of LEAN muscle in 3 weeks. I couldn't be happier! I've struggled with weight since high school and now topped 232 lb after working nights as an RN for the past 5 years! I'm so happy I found Medi. IT WORKS! My family and coworkers are noticing the weight loss, which motivates me even more.
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Old 10-04-2011, 06:40 AM   #272
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Welcome nurse Steph I too am an RN so I understand all the eating on the move and the foods of convenience. Its tough to change that. This week will be my 3rd weighin but im not too confident because my period is still here so i dont know that the scale is going to show any loss even though I have stuck to the diet like glue! I will be discouraged but trying to stay positive.
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:26 AM   #273
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Hey there! I thought it was going to be very scary to change my eating habits, especially at work. We have a lot of food parties on night shift and of course it's not the healthiest of foods! I have felt a lot of pressure to get healthier especially because I work on a cardiac surgery unit and felt kiiiinda like a hypocrite telling patients about healthy eating and exercise when I wasn't doing the same. I begun a boycott of the elevator and walk 6 flights upstairs to my unit. It's not as scary as I thought it would be and it actually makes me feel good!

I was nervous last week on my period week and my weight loss was 3.5 lb instead of 4 lb for the week before. It didn't make a big difference for me. I was so excited to wear a pair of scrubs last week that I hadn't worn in MONTHS because they were sausage scrubs! lol. Not only did they fit, but they were super loose.

Keep up the good work!! We can do it!
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Old 10-04-2011, 06:06 PM   #274
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Hello Rozzie and Kayla congrats on going MWL. The first week is by far the toughest just remember if you can get through that the rest is easy. Remeber to drink tons of water that helps with the hunger and the headaches. Keep posting and let us join in on your success. It helps all of us to see how well everyone is doing! Kayla I was sweating like crazy the first week. So normal or not your not alone lol.
Hello losingitnow...I am so happy, as day 3 comes to an end my pee stick says I am large....yah me...I hope. At any rate, I am excited. I was hoping my efforts did not go in vain. I have been following the week one to a calculated T...After seeing myself so out of control with my weight, I wanted to try this before I decided to do surgery. I will have to wait until the 14th to do my first weigh since that is my next pay day unless I can borrow some funds from someone to go in Friday...
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:58 AM   #275
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I've got my first meeting today at 2:30 and am a little anxious. Here's a rundown:

I have struggled with my weight my whole life. I've personally struggled as an adult and have done many diets and workout programs with my husband for him to always be successful and me to never be. The last we did we worked out everyday, ate no more than 1500/cal a day of GOOD, balanced, food (together, morning lunch dinner). He lost 130 lbs and I lost 12 over the course of a year.

And after being married 7 years finally decided to start a family... got pregnant in two weeks after stopping BCP and had him in January. Throughout the pregnancy I actually LOST weight (6 lbs for the 9 months, plus my son (who was 8 lbs a month early), and the extra) and after delivery by CSection was down another 40 to 320. I've been down to 260 in high school (unfortunately taking the phen-pfen craze) and have always hovered around 300/310. Four years of graduate school fulltime and fulltime highly stressful job put me up around 350. I just turned 31 and hovering around 350 on a 5'6" frame and until recently haven't had any problems. I've never had my weight limit my ability to do anything and have always "carried" it okay...if that makes any sense, but recently I just feel impeded....for the first time ever, really.

I was diagnosed by a wonderful ob/endo 6 months after my son's birth with severe insulin resistance (like the worst he's seen in 26 years of a Harvard practice) and PCOS (a blonde PCOS) after LOSING 40 lbs by having him and having it all creep back up in a matter of 2 months (while breastfeeding and eating 1500 calories a day, mind you). Doctor who diagnosed PCOS put me on Glumetza 2,000/day and it hasn't fazed me (unfortunately).

I'm really in no position to spend a lot of money on something like this and I'm by nature very cheap person... so spending the money has me in a tizzy. My MW is 20 minutes from where I live so it's going to take effort. I'm also not finished having children, so I'm worried I'm spending money on something that may be for no reason later (if I have another child and gain any back), but I'm to the point that I'm trying to do ANYTHING I can to kickstart my system. I'm doing my goals in 50 lb increments because if I say I'm going to lose 150 lbs it sounds SO far off. I need some support -- hoping this place will be it. I'm having second thoughts without even being there, yet... although, honestly, if it were free I'd go in a heartbeat, so I think it's the money holding me up.

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Old 10-05-2011, 01:31 PM   #276
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Hello team. I will keep you in my prayers maybe they will find something in the bloodwork that will explain the weight loss issues? I found out in Feb my thyroid shut down completely a Feb ideally should be between 1 and 2,mine was 284.! Also lots of meeications can cause you to gain and hold on to wait Paxil is a major culporate as well as any anti diabetic meds. I really hope this does it for you. Post and let us know the outcome of week 1!
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Old 10-07-2011, 03:20 AM   #277
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That should have said TSH not feb. Lol I hate spellcheck. This weigh in I lost 3lbs. Not bad for it being my period week.
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Old 10-07-2011, 07:05 AM   #278
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Hi Im new to this site. I re-started Medi 4 weeks ago. Lost 22 lbs two years ago with them and put back on 15. So far I've lost 8. Looking forward to interacting with you all.
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Old 10-07-2011, 06:14 PM   #279
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Hi Everyone! My first post after first week on Medi. I lost 8 pounds and want to thank everyone who posted positive views for the program. The first week was tough, but I am starting to feel more energy now. You really do make a difference for the new people. Thanks again!
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Old 10-09-2011, 04:57 PM   #280
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Welcome Domomom! I hope u find inspiration and tips here. We all seem to ask questions and someone here will know the answer. We are all along for the ride so we might as well do tthis as a team.
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:58 AM   #281
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Can anyone tell me how much and what types of exercise you are doing?
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:04 AM   #282
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I walk 30 minutes 2-3x a week, or 40m x2

I am fortunate that I walk while my kids are at soccer practice.
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:10 AM   #283
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I run all over the field 3 nights a week when my son is at football practice. I guess for me its not enough.
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:28 AM   #284
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After the first two weeks, I started walking 30 min 2-3 times a week. By 4 weeks it was 45 min "brisk" (for me, lol) walking 4-5 times a week, but usually 5.
Two weeks ago at week 9? I started riding my bike to and from work 4 days a week, 30 min total time.

So now, at week 12: Walking 45 min 4-5 times a week. Biking 30 min. ~4 times a week. Will add more strengthening down the road...maybe in a few weeks?

I never get clear ideas from my clinic just a "focus on the diet/water and dont exercise too much...." I think they don't want gaining muscle too much to deter from the psychological motivation of rapid wt loss. But I'm guessing!

Anyone else have better info?
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:14 AM   #285
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Ok so this week is only 2lbs this is when is start to get self destructive and start thinking this diet is a scam that only works for a short amount of time. I barely eat carbs at all much less 20gms. So i don't understand why i didn't lose another 5. This sucks!
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Old 10-16-2011, 04:10 PM   #286
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Hi all! This is my first week, 3rd day on Medi-weight loss. I gained weight after a workplace accident a couple of years ago. I have about a 100 lbs to lose.

I checked today, and am not quite in ketosis. I dealt with a background headache all day yesterday, but none today. I really don't feel hungry and am eating more because I know I should than any real desire. I checked the scale and am not sure I've lost anything.


I have a question. Does drinking Propel slow down ketosis? It says there is less than 1 carb, and it has electrolytes. My center told me to drink 2 drinks with electrolytes per day as part of the hydration. Is it ok to drink more? I've easily exceeded the gal/day, but don't want to impede ketosis, and hope drinking Propel isn't causing it.

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Old 10-17-2011, 09:55 AM   #287
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Hi all! This is my first week, 3rd day on Medi-weight loss. I gained weight after a workplace accident a couple of years ago. I have about a 100 lbs to lose.

I checked today, and am not quite in ketosis. I dealt with a background headache all day yesterday, but none today. I really don't feel hungry and am eating more because I know I should than any real desire. I checked the scale and am not sure I've lost anything.


I have a question. Does drinking Propel slow down ketosis? It says there is less than 1 carb, and it has electrolytes. My center told me to drink 2 drinks with electrolytes per day as part of the hydration. Is it ok to drink more? I've easily exceeded the gal/day, but don't want to impede ketosis, and hope drinking Propel isn't causing it.

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I drink Propel and still remain in ketosis.
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Old 10-17-2011, 11:07 AM   #288
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I drink Propel and still remain in ketosis.
Thanks! It makes drinking enoough liquid so much easier. I love the blueberry flavor!

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Old 10-17-2011, 11:08 AM   #289
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I like the Lemon a lot. Especially over ice with lemon.
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:05 PM   #290
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Week Three

Hello everyone, I am in week 3 of the diet but I would like to add that I lost 9 pounds my first week. Right now I am getting bored with the same old foods...any advice. Egg whites, cheese, turkey pepperoni, terky jerky, talapia, shrimp, turkey bacon, WATER, WATER, WATER...what else can I do...
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Old 10-19-2011, 05:48 PM   #291
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Week 3 Weigh in

Ok so like I weighed in today and I am down a total of 14 pounds and it has only been 2.5 weeks. I am so pleased with this that I know if I can get new ideas for food, I will really make a change for life...please advise and congrats to everyone.
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Old 10-21-2011, 03:58 AM   #292
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HELP! Ok so last week 2lbs this week nothing lost! i am sticking to the plan like its a religion and I managed not to lose any weight. How is that possible?
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:30 AM   #293
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HELP! Ok so last week 2lbs this week nothing lost! i am sticking to the plan like its a religion and I managed not to lose any weight. How is that possible?
Put the actual breakdown of your last Tanita readouts, the fat, water and muscle readings.
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Old 10-22-2011, 07:16 PM   #294
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medi?

Can someone tell me if you are talking about Medifast when you talk abut Medi? I am doing Take Shape for Life which uses Medifast foods and I am curious if that is the same plan.
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:53 AM   #295
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This is mediweight loss I don't think they are the same but I'm not sure.
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Old 10-24-2011, 03:36 PM   #296
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They aren't the same thing.
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:42 PM   #297
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HELP! Ok so last week 2lbs this week nothing lost! i am sticking to the plan like its a religion and I managed not to lose any weight. How is that possible?
Hang in there! Make sure that you not only stick the diet part of the plan, but also the exercise and water aspects as well. I (and I think many people) needed to lose a lot of water initially, but unless you drink all that you are supposed to, your body won't start shedding water, and may even retain more.
Also, exercise makes a bid difference for me, significant in comparison to non-exercise days (I would guess it's not only the calories burned while exercising but also the metabolic jump-start thereafter).

Regardless, just keep on doing as you are, focus on following the plan and everything else will sort out itself.

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Old 10-30-2011, 06:46 PM   #298
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Can anyone tell me how much and what types of exercise you are doing?
I ride a stationary bike for an hour in the morning and then another hour at night.
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Old 11-04-2011, 12:17 AM   #299
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Hi All - newbie from Texas

My appt. was Wednesday at the clinic but I start the program Friday.
I needed an extra day to get rid of an allergy headache and wrap my head around all the new details, plus go shopping !
I have areas in the fridge and pantry that are strictly mine and they needed straightening up.

I'm looking forward to this...
More later - I'm crashing.....216am here.
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:24 PM   #300
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pushing my way thru day 5!

Any suggestions on what to put on a turkey burger? Im gonna eat it in a lettuce cup, but dont know what to put on it, if anything..

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