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Old 10-17-2011, 11:49 AM   #211
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Welcome Elaine!
This plan definitely works! I lost all my weight on crack - I just kept repeating the 8 week cycles until I reached goal. I did very little exercise - especially in the beginning and lost just fine. Conquer seems to place a lot more emphasis on exercise - so if I were you I would stay on crack for at least a few cycles before moving on to conquer - or just stay on crack. Whatever works better for you. I totally agree that deplete week is very important! If you do it correctly - you will jump start your weight loss and will never have to repeat the week again!!! Best of luck to you!!!!!
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Elaine ~ how did the first day go for you and hubby? Hope all went well and only 6 days left!
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Old 10-20-2011, 06:14 AM   #213
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Checking in to see how you are doing Elaine ~ hope all is going well!
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Old 10-23-2011, 03:12 PM   #214
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Mary! You are one of the originals from a few years ago right? Just found my way back. I did really good on the plan but then totally lost my dedication and drive when my dad passed away a few years ago. Decided to dig my book and all my info out from the back of my closet (I kept everything in a binder) and I am on day 1 of deplete. Looking forward to checking the posts everyday. I see Elaine just started a few days before me so will be great to have someone to compare notes with!
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Mary! You are one of the originals from a few years ago right? Just found my way back. I did really good on the plan but then totally lost my dedication and drive when my dad passed away a few years ago. Decided to dig my book and all my info out from the back of my closet (I kept everything in a binder) and I am on day 1 of deplete. Looking forward to checking the posts everyday. I see Elaine just started a few days before me so will be great to have someone to compare notes with!
back!!!! Yes I have been hanging around with crack since 9/08

Day 1 is done and only 6 days left and YOU CAN DO IT!!!!

This thread is VERY slow but I will check in everyday to see your progress!!!!
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Old 10-24-2011, 02:56 PM   #216
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Ok .. almost done day two and feeling great! No cravings yet and surprisingly enough, no excess hunger either! Not going to weigh until the morning after my 7 days is over!
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Ok .. almost done day two and feeling great! No cravings yet and surprisingly enough, no excess hunger either! Not going to weigh until the morning after my 7 days is over!
YOU got this!!!!
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:42 AM   #218
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Hi all,
I am new here and had to go through MANY threads from years ago to get to this one:-) I am always trying something new and mostly follow South Beach when trying to lose weight. I have noticed that even when I eat all the whole grains, I feel more sluggish and the weight comes back. So I have realized that I really need to decrease my carb amount in general. My other problem is that I am from a big Italian family that loves to eat...especially bread. So I definitely consider myself a carb addict. I am 5'10" and weight 153 lbs which is considered a healthy weight. My problem is that I have 5 kids and my body is just much different now. I also have hypothyroidism which slows my metabolism and makes me very tired. I am taking medicine for it, but when I eat really bad or eat lots of starches, I feel much worse. So I am going to try this to hopefully help me lose a few more pounds, but really to help get rid of this belly fat and just feel healthier and have more energy. After my last baby, I got into working out with Chalean Extreme which is mostly weight training and LOVED it. I did not lose much weight but definitely lost inches and felt really good. I was also eating healthier. My problem was that I was gaining all this muscle but still had that stupid layer of fat covering everything up. Then I hurt my back and haven't worked out it a few months. I can see and feel a huge change in my body and I don't like it! I really like the idea that I can have cheat days in the future and mix it up so I get a chance to eat the stuff I like. I hope I can stick with this. Congrats to everybody's success!
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:02 AM   #219
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I did this before a few years ago and it is amazing how your body changes. I too was a bread-a-holic so the deplete week sucked but if you can get past that, it gets much better. Unfortunately, my dad got ill and passed away a year later and I just go so off track and since I am an emotional eater, I ATE! But, finally found my way back, dug my stuff out of the back of the closet and now on day 3 of deplete. I find it to be the hardest cycle but it is only 7 days! You can do anything for 7 days!

So I am starting day 3 now and it is going better than I thought. Good luck to you! I hope there is at least a few of us posting on here, it is nice to have some feed back or just a place to write stuff.
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:08 AM   #220
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Thanks for your response. That is one good thing about deplete is that it is only 1 week instead of 2 like the other programs....I think I can handle 7 days :-) Good luck with this and I will be checking in here frequently.
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I am new here and had to go through MANY threads from years ago to get to this one:-) I am always trying something new and mostly follow South Beach when trying to lose weight. I have noticed that even when I eat all the whole grains, I feel more sluggish and the weight comes back. So I have realized that I really need to decrease my carb amount in general. My other problem is that I am from a big Italian family that loves to eat...especially bread. So I definitely consider myself a carb addict. I am 5'10" and weight 153 lbs which is considered a healthy weight. My problem is that I have 5 kids and my body is just much different now. I also have hypothyroidism which slows my metabolism and makes me very tired. I am taking medicine for it, but when I eat really bad or eat lots of starches, I feel much worse. So I am going to try this to hopefully help me lose a few more pounds, but really to help get rid of this belly fat and just feel healthier and have more energy. After my last baby, I got into working out with Chalean Extreme which is mostly weight training and LOVED it. I did not lose much weight but definitely lost inches and felt really good. I was also eating healthier. My problem was that I was gaining all this muscle but still had that stupid layer of fat covering everything up. Then I hurt my back and haven't worked out it a few months. I can see and feel a huge change in my body and I don't like it! I really like the idea that I can have cheat days in the future and mix it up so I get a chance to eat the stuff I like. I hope I can stick with this. Congrats to everybody's success!
the inches DO come off!!! Wendy Chant was always saying "it is none of your business what the scales say" ~ she believed in using your clothes to judge your progress!!!



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I did this before a few years ago and it is amazing how your body changes. I too was a bread-a-holic so the deplete week sucked but if you can get past that, it gets much better. Unfortunately, my dad got ill and passed away a year later and I just go so off track and since I am an emotional eater, I ATE! But, finally found my way back, dug my stuff out of the back of the closet and now on day 3 of deplete. I find it to be the hardest cycle but it is only 7 days! You can do anything for 7 days!

So I am starting day 3 now and it is going better than I thought. Good luck to you! I hope there is at least a few of us posting on here, it is nice to have some feed back or just a place to write stuff.
Glad to see you are still doing good!


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So true and YOU can do anything for 7 days
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:19 PM   #223
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Thanks, Mary!
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:58 PM   #224
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day 3 down ... 4 more to go! Feeling awesome ... Good luck to everyone else too!
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Way to go! I am on day 2 today and it has been pretty easy so far. Has anyone tried the orange dream protein shake? I have vanilla protein powder and I always used to blend it with orange juice and frozen fruit which was delicious. I am kind of freaked out about drinking it without my fruit and with just water or crystal light. Any other good recipes or ideas to make a protein shake that I can have in my deplete week? Thanks!
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Has anyone tried the orange dream protein shake?

YES I tried it yesterday and it was awesome. I used the water, ice, vanilla protein powder and crystal light (you can use any flavor) and i found i just left it blending for longer than usual and it got really creamy. My daughter even liked it!

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Has anyone tried the orange dream protein shake?

YES I tried it yesterday and it was awesome. I used the water, ice, vanilla protein powder and crystal light (you can use any flavor) and i found i just left it blending for longer than usual and it got really creamy. My daughter even liked it!

Thanks...I will definitely try it!
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Way to go cmarie and tig!

Just a few more days to go and the worst will be over - you can do it!
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Way to go cmarie and tig!

Just a few more days to go and the worst will be over - you can do it!
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Hi again,
I have another question about the protein shakes. I use Jillian Michaels shakes and they are made with Stevia (which I prefer). The problem is that it says the sugar is 3g. Aren't we supposed to have less of a sugar amount? I don't know if that would really matter since it is Stevia? Any input? Thanks!
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Day 4 ... 3 more to go ... can hardly wait until the 7th is over and I can weigh myself. I just don't want to be disappointed a few days into it .... i want to give it the full 7 days before I check.... will be nice to start the cycling in a few days

hope everyone else is doing good ....
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Day 4 ... 3 more to go ... can hardly wait until the 7th is over and I can weigh myself. I just don't want to be disappointed a few days into it .... i want to give it the full 7 days before I check.... will be nice to start the cycling in a few days

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I have another question about the protein shakes. I use Jillian Michaels shakes and they are made with Stevia (which I prefer). The problem is that it says the sugar is 3g. Aren't we supposed to have less of a sugar amount? I don't know if that would really matter since it is Stevia? Any input? Thanks!
Stevia is good ~ just look at ingredients list and make sure there are no "added" sugars.
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Thanks! I am on day 3 today and feeling very tired and weak. I had to rush out the door and only grabbed a hard boiled egg and some crystal light. I couldn't wait another 3 hours to eat so I made an omelet about 1 1/2 hours later when I got home. Looking forward to the end of this cycle!
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Hi again,
I have another question about the protein shakes. I use Jillian Michaels shakes and they are made with Stevia (which I prefer). The problem is that it says the sugar is 3g. Aren't we supposed to have less of a sugar amount? I don't know if that would really matter since it is Stevia? Any input? Thanks!
Jillian's protein powder has fructose in it - that is why the sugars are higher.
In my opinion - this is not a good choice. Jay Robb protein powder is a better choice. It's pricey - but very good.
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Jillian's protein powder has fructose in it - that is why the sugars are higher.
In my opinion - this is not a good choice. Jay Robb protein powder is a better choice. It's pricey - but very good.
Oh I guess I didn't realize that...thanks! I will definitely check into another kind.
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Jillian's protein powder has fructose in it - that is why the sugars are higher.
In my opinion - this is not a good choice. Jay Robb protein powder is a better choice. It's pricey - but very good.
Thanks girl ~ I knew it had to be something in there to show those sugar grams.
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Thanks! I am on day 3 today and feeling very tired and weak. I had to rush out the door and only grabbed a hard boiled egg and some crystal light. I couldn't wait another 3 hours to eat so I made an omelet about 1 1/2 hours later when I got home. Looking forward to the end of this cycle!
This was my 4th day and around 2pm I felt so weak and got a headache so had a salad with chicken and a bit of mayo on it and drank some water and within 1/2 hour I felt much better. I am not sure why that happens but maybe my body just wanted me to eat something!
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Yes, I get very weak when I need food. Today is my 4th day and I am waiting to feel the shift. Apparently it happens after a distinct feeling if being tired and low energy (which is what I had yesterday). I keep having to run out the door in the morning and am not having time to eat. So it is 11am and I just ate breakfast (I know that is really bad)! I'm not giving up though. I keep thinking of new questions...it says we can have coffee with sugar substitute, but can I have the coffee in between meals or only with meals? Another thing is, is it ok to add veggies to my P/O meals? I noticed that the first meal is P/O, but then in one of the menus, she had a spinach and mushroom omelet. So what about when we get a carb up day...can we add a salad to our pizza? Sorry for all the questions...I have tons more where that came from.
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