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Old 04-14-2017, 06:38 AM   #451
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Gracie, to say you're busy and have a lot on your plate is an understatement!! I think you're doing well to manage ALL of that and do hcg. No wonder you're stressed to the max and unable to sleep well at night, so much going on and to prepare for. I know you'll be glad when at least graduation and other kid events are over, you'll just have to worry about your 'baby' going off to college (I'm still in shock about how quickly this came up!!). Congrats on the awesome losses!!! Do you notice a difference between rx vs drops? I've always been on the fence, just too lazy to get into the in's and out's of it all.

Deb~ thanks! you're right, it could've been worse. I did confront one coworker yesterday about how I felt (had to get it off my chest in hopes that it wouldn't happen again), feeling more at peace at work today.

Down 0.6, just chipping at the block (fat) for sure I have a couple of events coming up (one tomorrow night) that I'll need mental strength and dedication to get through. One entails a long overdue meet up at a Mexican restaurant...oh boy
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TGIF and I'm off today! YAY! Scale dropped -2.2 pounds this morning My body must've been holding lots of water.

Shari ~ Nice loss! I have been so stressed with everything going on. It's sad because I can't even enjoy his senior year. The communion and kitchen/dining room/living room remodel really threw me for a loop. I like the RX injections way better. It's super easy and only once per day. Plus I really think they work better. Google hcg chica and her website has where to buy...

Deb ~ I'm trying not to stress but my mind won't cooperate. Waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to get back to sleep sucks. And I grind my teeth sometimes which causes headaches and tooth pain. I have a mouth guard that I can wear at night if it starts up again. Stress is no joke!!!

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yay! So happy you're all here!M

Gracie-you really are in the middle of a very busy season! Even more impressive to be tackling a round now! great losses! where did Ricky sign? How bittersweet I'm sure. My oldest is trying to figure out her college options too.

Shari-good for you!! So hard especially with holidays! Every bit helps!! Kutgw!!

Deb-so glad your tummy is adjusted! LC and hcg always works so well for you!

I'm back on my plan today. Had a very fun and indulgent weekend and am at 160.7 today. Earned it and it was worth it. Back on planntoday. Would love to get below my previous low...but we'll see how much will power I can muster!
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I hear you Julie!! Had fun yesterday but back on track today. Really motivated also!

Did not weigh because why do that to myself? It is ok though, I am doing great today and hope to continue on tonight. One day at a time!!!
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One day at a time for sure!
Back on plan yesterday and today...down 1 of my 3 lb regain. I'm sure it'll go slow, but at least I think it'll go .
Hard buckling down though

Hope you're all doing well. I think I'll go do some arm weight work with my dumbbells
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Good Morning!! I am doing well. Stuck to it yesterday although it was hard!!! Won't lie! Today I was rewarded with a 1 pound loss from the last time I weighed so I am sure it was more like 4

Enjoy your weights Julie, and congrats on moving back down that scale!

Shari, how are things going? If not so great, oh well.. this is not EASY!!!!!!!!!!

Gracie, how is your round going?

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Have a wonderful day, no matter what you are doing!!!
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Good job Deb! Net loss after a fun weekend? Bonus! kutgw!!

Shari-you look great! That is your high weight? Dang! Seriously, you already look like you're at goal...anything you lose on top of it is fabulous!!

Grace-not sure you even have time to eat with all your running...hope you're doing well!!

I'm slowly creeping down the scale...159.2 today I had a lot of kale salad yesterday so I think I'll be down some more tomorrow once things pass .

Keep fighting the fight! One day at a time!
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Good job Deb! Net loss after a fun weekend? Bonus! kutgw!!

Shari-you look great! That is your high weight? Dang! Seriously, you already look like you're at goal...anything you lose on top of it is fabulous!!

Grace-not sure you even have time to eat with all your running...hope you're doing well!!

I'm slowly creeping down the scale...159.2 today I had a lot of kale salad yesterday so I think I'll be down some more tomorrow once things pass .

Keep fighting the fight! One day at a time!
Way to go Julie!!

I agree, Shari looks AWESOME!!!! Girl you don't need to lose much more from you pic!!!
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Good morning ladies, Happy Friday Eve!!!

Julie~congrats on reaching the 150's again!!! You look fabulous!! And your family is adorable, love seeing pics of you all. Thanks for the compliment, but yes this is me at my highest...I mean in the 190's. I think it was the pose and dark jeans that camouflaged the gain LOL. But I do appreciate it.

Deb~congrats to you as well!! It is difficult, sticking to it is no joke; WTG with jumping right back on plan. Thanks too for the FB compliment.

Well, I fell off the wagon..hard! Saturday I went with some old friends for a long overdue meetup at a Mexican restaurant. I had planned what I was going to eat, but when I sat down and saw the homemade guacamole, I was done. Jumped back on Sunday, but Mom and Sis came Monday and stayed through yesterday. All we did was eat out as we went to different places in D.C., to include the African American Museum (wonderful!!!) and the new casino. I'm not touching the scale until at least Saturday or Sunday as I stopped dosing Monday and saw that I was wasting it. I'm back on LC today, not sure if I'm dosing again now; I just need to find my way and get my motivation for strict hhcg WOE again. I hope that reset button doesn't fall off from hitting it so much.

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I too hope that reset button does not fall off!!!!

You look Fabulous and no matter what the pose, you are beautiful!! Your weekend and the past few days sound awesome! Enjoy life, we have to! Just pick up and move on.. You know the drill just like I do.

I stayed the same and like you, I feel like I am wasting the juice! If it was as easy to get as it used to be and cheap, I probably would not feel like I am today with it. So I am moving forward without the juice and just eating like I was. . LC HCG 2.0 ish but with more Calories.

My mind does not like that low calorie level and I feel like I am fighting myself. I do need to reduce my cals from what they were before but maybe not below 1000. Here is to another day!!!!
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Hi ladies! Good to see this thread active again! I had my last oral surgery procedure this past Monday (bruising started on my face yesterday, I may look like I fought Muhammad Ali by Sunday. LOL). Had to double my prednisone so I'm staying away from the scale. I'm still sugar/gluten free and feeling better. I start back on blood thinners this weekend and the countdown begins for my brain aneurysm repair scheduled for May 16th.
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Izzy-good to see you! Glad the oral procedures are done and I'm not sure but I think we're happy your surgery is only a few weeks away. Living with an aneurism can't be easy! You are remarkably strong woman and I admire you! I will be thinking of you and praying for you as you take on this next challenge!

Shari- you had fun, right? Then don't sweat the weight stuff. We all want to lose weight to look and feel our best so we can enjoy our lives fully. You are enjoying your life fully! That weight loss stuff is a bonus along the way. Picking yourself back up and resetting is great, but I SO get not feeling motivated. Hcg is HARD!! It's a big mental commitment and lifestyle change. We're all tempted by the rapid weight loss, but slow and steady is better. I hope you have a good rest of your week and just take it a day at a time .

Deb-you're a wise woman. I'm glad you're saving your juice . I'm with you on the low calories for too long fear. I'm trying to reconcile that for myself right now, not to mention I'm consuming soy, which I don't want to do! I'm almost to the point where I am good and set in a weight range...then I can start eating more, carefully. Such a lifelong battle! What about a EOD/juddd type of approach?

I'm whittling back down. 158.7 today, which is better. I'm growing weary and it's hard to stick to low cals again once you've drunk from the chocolate fountain! but I also know vacation mid-may will cause at least a 5 lb regain, so I really should settle closer to 155. Sigh, not that far, but I am ready to be done and not as clean with my eating as I was. If I could muster the self discipline to really clean it up for a week, I could get there. But I'm not really wanting to enough!
Taking my own advice, I'll do a clean day today and let tomorrow worry about itself.
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Hi ladies! Good to see this thread active again! I had my last oral surgery procedure this past Monday (bruising started on my face yesterday, I may look like I fought Muhammad Ali by Sunday. LOL). Had to double my prednisone so I'm staying away from the scale. I'm still sugar/gluten free and feeling better. I start back on blood thinners this weekend and the countdown begins for my brain aneurysm repair scheduled for May 16th.
Hey Izzy! Glad to see that your oral surgery was successful and continued prayers as you prepare for brain surgery. Good idea to stay away from the scale, don't blame you. Wonderful staying gluten and sugar free!!

Julie~nice drops, no doubt you'll get to at least 155. It is hard to go back to strict eating after tasting the fountain of goods, LOL.

Deb~ I'm the same, it seems like I'm fighting myself, mentally and physically when doing low cal. It works, but it's a struggle. I didn't do LC yesterday, instead I just did OMAD. Right now, this is best for me where I don't feel deprived, while participating in different events over the next couple of weeks. Now, I just need to STICK to it!!
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Hi Izzy!!! Good to see you and that you are doing well. Just take it one day at a time...... on repeat!

Julie, you will get to 155, i am so happy you found something that works for you!! Sounds kind of tough or maybe just boring? But you did it!!! Enjoy your vacation ahead!

Shari, yep, OMAD seems to be your thing! Why not ride it as long as you can?

I did well yesterday just doing what I like, that is eating to hunger. NOT low fat or low carb.. but when I don't put those restrictions on myself, I naturally gravitate to eating less often. Maybe one day when I grow up, I will be like Shari and only have to eat once a day...

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Good morning! And happy weekend!! I'm up WAY ok early...I think Z is in a growth spurt . Up at 1 to eat then 5:20 for the day I'm beat, and weighing in that early i was at 158.3. I think I could have seen 157 something if I got some sleep.

Shari-I did OMAD for a while, kind of morphed into that from CAD. I'd let myself have coffee with cream in the morning (kept it LC if I ate outside the one hour window) and did well with it. It was satisfying and easy to stick with. I may gravitate to it for maintenance or on vacation at least. Isn't that similar to the fasting approach? You'll do great!

Deb-interesting how much of all of this is mental, isn't it? It's awesome you have self control and are doing well wtih I.E. I think my intuition is borken after all these years. I always think I'll be able to get there eventually in maintenance but I end up regaining and back to the losing cycle I go. Kutgw!!

I'm doing well, but the weekend is here. Always so hard to stick to any plan, but I want to! If I could allow a higher weight for maintenance I think I'd be good (my body seems to like 165). But I look and feel so much better in the 150's. It's not low for my height, I should be in the 130's-140's, by I understand that's not something I'm willing to work hard enough to achieve. so, I'm committed to the 150's and content with that .
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I did well yesterday just doing what I like, that is eating to hunger. NOT low fat or low carb.. but when I don't put those restrictions on myself, I naturally gravitate to eating less often. Maybe one day when I grow up, I will be like Shari and only have to eat once a day...

Have a wonderful weekend all!!!
Yay Deb! I'm eating what I like except sugar/wheat. I had delicious fresh pineapple this week! In 8 years of doing low carb in the past - the highest I got on the fruit scale was berries and occasional apple. I love not being restricted by counting carbs right now. I'm fat, and I'm not stressing over it or hating myself like I have most of my life. This is a miracle for me! LOL
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Izzy~ You have so much other stuff going on, I can understand 'worrying' about your weight is an unnecessary, additional stressor at this point. It is freeing to eat the forbidden food of low carb dieting.

Julie~ I think I'd be very, very happy in the 150's too. I felt so good when I was there...so wish I could be back there. You're doing outstanding, KUTGW!!

Yikes!! I got on the scale, OMAD isn't working as well either. I think my hormones are out of whack or I'm retaining a lot of fluid. When I did OMAD previously, I was eating whatever I wanted and still dropping weight. It seems I'll have to be more drastic to get the scale moving again. Hypothyroidism sucks!! I just don't want to do low calories, but it's either that or the scale isn't going to move down. I'm getting bigger everyday.
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Shari- I'm so sorry! I feel your frustration!!! OMAD was good for maintaining but I couldn't lose on it either, and mh thyroid was doing better back then. I don't want to sound pushy, but are you taking any T3? I'm no expert but I feel so much better taking that. Just an idea, if ones body isn't working right it won't let go of weight no matter what we do. I.e. My 6 months last year and early this year!

Izzy-"not hating myself" that is so true! So often when I indulge I beat myself up so much for it it isn't worth it. Giving yourself permission to relax and eat a bit more freely is good. You're certainly in a stressful season! Hang in there!

Hi Deb and Gracie!

Doing well, enjoying my wardrobe again . But, I'm not gonna lie, I miss the 145 I got to on hcg...but as we all know, just because you can reach a weight does NOT mean you can maintain it! So, if I can maintain here in the 150's I'll be very content!!

I had chips and queso at lunch, and a chocolate truffle , up to 158.3 today. No biggie, clean on plan today and I'll stay the course.
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Yikes!! I got on the scale, OMAD isn't working as well either. I think my hormones are out of whack or I'm retaining a lot of fluid. When I did OMAD previously, I was eating whatever I wanted and still dropping weight. It seems I'll have to be more drastic to get the scale moving again. Hypothyroidism sucks!! I just don't want to do low calories, but it's either that or the scale isn't going to move down. I'm getting bigger everyday.
I feel you Shari! I'll be 60 in September and everything has slowed down. I had to let go of my dreams of weight loss on prednisone (makes you gain no matter what) and beta blockers (stall weight loss).
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Doing well, enjoying my wardrobe again . But, I'm not gonna lie, I miss the 145 I got to on hcg...but as we all know, just because you can reach a weight does NOT mean you can maintain it! So, if I can maintain here in the 150's I'll be very content!!
I have to admit I looked at a picture of me in my phone when I weighed 142 in August of 2014! I was so tiny (of course, I probably didn't think so at the time). I meant to tell you that I love your avatar! You are gorgeous!
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I have to admit I looked at a picture of me in my phone when I weighed 142 in August of 2014! I was so tiny (of course, I probably didn't think so at the time). I meant to tell you that I love your avatar! You are gorgeous!
thank you! So sweet! I was only 145 for about a week...sigh, wish I could stick that! But, in reality, I'm content here, which is good too! Hope you're feeling well today!

Well, drum roll...I think I'm at goal!! 155.4 this morning! woohoo!!!!

So, I'm gonna transition away from the medifast fuelings back to more consistent real food, shooting for mostly low carb with slowly increasing calories. we'll see how well that goes . But, for now, I'm thrilled!
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Congrats Julie!!! You do look amazing!! And 155?!! You must feel GREAT!! I may have to look what has worked for you later on (gotta place money in other places right now). Hopefully you'll transition nicely.

Izzy~ it is something to look back when much smaller and think 'how did I get here again?'. In your case, the medications you're taking do make it extremely difficult to lose weight. I'm glad though that despite it all, you're feeling better than being in pain every day.

I went back to low carb and am doing yoga again. It's the only thing I can do right now to help with some initial water weight loss...just to feel mentally better. If I can get some inch losses right now, over scale loss, I'd rather have that than nothing at all. I leave in 3 weeks for Miami so here's hoping for a small miracle that I can fit into some of my cuter summer clothes by then.

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Shari-that initial loss on LC is no joke! You'll have looser clothes in a few weeks I'm sure! And you'll have a wonderful vacation!!
If you want to try this plan, let me know. I resisted for a long time, but I can say if it works for me, it'll work for anyone! It's about 300/month for the food, which isn't too bad, $10/day for 5 fuelings, I spend almost that much on groceries anyway. Plus, I've wasted so much money on hcg, shakes, groups, programs, etc over the years I finally decided to Just go for it. As hypothyroid girl, I didn't lose as fast as others do, (many lose 20 lbs their first month) but 10lbs/month is pretty good all things considered . I was surprised how easy it was to stick with and how little hunger I had, so much easier than hcg. anyway, no pressure at all, I just wanted to share since it worked for me. And NOTHING else would . Hope you are getting excited for your trip!!

Izzy-I'm impressed you haven't gained more with the prednisone! My dd(16) was on it briefly a few years ago and put on 40!lbs shoickingly quickly. She still trying to lose that weight all these years later . You've got good healthy choices which I'm sure is helping you, .

I didn't weigh yet today, but was so full from dinner last night (meatballs) that I don't look forward to it. I should have stopped a few meatballs sooner, I don't like that full feeling, . Not gonna beat myself up, just noting it and will pay better attention today, .

I'm meeting up with baby Z's great aunt today for a visit. I really like her, but it's still heart breaking to think I'll be losing her soon . Going to just savor the time we have together .
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Old 04-27-2017, 06:43 AM   #474
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Congrats Julie!!! I hope the visit goes well with Z's family also.. bittersweet
Is this plan you followed just Medifast? Or something different?

Shari, whatever works!!! That is what I do, for now. Good luck!!!

Izzy... Wow 142 in 2014? It has been years since I was at goal..... so many years.. I hate that being overweight is my normal......... ugh....

Not much time today but wanted to let you all know all is well! Still searching for that perfect plan...
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Izzy... Wow 142 in 2014? It has been years since I was at goal..... so many years.. I hate that being overweight is my normal......... ugh....
ot much time today but wanted to let you all know all is well! Still searching for that perfect plan...
Deb, I'll try to paste the picture from August 2014 when I weighed 142, here. I remember that afternoon, it was after a rain and a motorcycle ride. It was taken at the Loading Dock in Grafton Illinois, I was wearing a black bra and was feeling sexy! LOL.
I was happy! I had my pink motorcycle bandana on - but cut off half my face to post here. I now look like that woman's grandma! It's depressing. But could be worse I guess.

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Deb, I'll try to paste the picture from August 2014 when I weighed 142, here. I remember that afternoon, it was after a rain and a motorcycle ride. It was taken at the Loading Dock in Grafton Illinois, I was wearing a black bra and was feeling sexy! LOL.
I was happy! I had my pink motorcycle bandana on - but cut off half my face to post here. I now look like that woman's grandma! It's depressing. But could be worse I guess.
WOW... you look awesome in that pic!! I know exactly how you feel! I don't like that I have become my own grandma! ..
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Wow, I agree Izzy, you do look great!! It's hard to imagine how drastically weight gain changes us (not that I know how you look now, speaking personally). I should post my pics too from when I got down into the low 160's using hhcg. It's depressing, but maybe it'll inspire me again...to look at my own pics.

Deb~ LOL, I'm searching for that plan too. My sister got me looking into TLC (total life change). She's trying it and wanting to buddy-up. I'm game since nothing else is working. They use hcg or resolution drops and iaso detox tea. My coworker sells it and gave me a sample to try. I'll keep you all posted. I'm all over the map

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Deb (and Shari) it is medifast, but their newer updated one, called take shape for life, the 5:1 plan. I'm telling you it was relatively easy and worked! I share the struggle, you know that! I just wish I'd have done it sooner and not spent the holidays frumpy and uncomfortable!
And so far, despite regular indulging, it's staying off pretty well. I shouldn't push it so much, but we all know that post diet feeling of deserving goodies. . So, my current plan is to be good all week and loosen up on the weekend. We'll see, i should be extra good this weekend and see how that goes?

Shari-never heard of that, hope it goes well! Having a buddy always helps!

The next few weeks are filled with lots of diet land Mines! Mother's Day is coming, and then we go on vacation May 20! I am just not interested in dieting on vacation. I've done it before, and hated it. The real challenge is that I get home the end of May and leave two weeks later for Mn. So I'll need to keep it in check a little bit. We're staying at the beach, and will rent bikes so we don't use the car much, and two days in Disneyland usually involved miles of walking, plus I LOVE to walk at the beach, so hoping the added exercise will offset the added eating. We'all see!

Izzy-I think as we all get older, even thinner, things dont look quite the same. Accepting we are doing the best we can and enjoying life is a huge accomplishment! !

I hope you all have a good week!
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Julie~ LOL, it's called TLC, Total Life Change, that's why you never heard of it...I said the wrong thing. I agree about trying to diet while on vacation, you can't enjoy the beauty of the experience with loved ones if all you're focusing on is 'dieting'. You look wonderful!! Exercising during that time will definitely help along the way.


Izzy, Gracie, and Deb~ hope you all are doing well.

Sorry I've been MIA. I intentionally wanted to wait to share my progress with TLC because I wanted to make sure I didn't jump ship on this plan like I've done with all the others. I'm happy to say that I stuck with it, and a down 9.2lbs from yesterday's weigh in since Sunday, and that's with TOM starting yesterday. I'm using their hcg drops along with the detox tea and am simply amazed at how well it's coming along; I'm not hungry and able to stick to plan. I started loading Friday, began doing vlc (500 cals/day) Sunday. The company stopped selling hcg drops last year but my coworker had a bottle left over. My sister is using their new drops, Resolution, in which you can eat up to 1200 cals/day and doing very well on it too! I'm going to have to take a planned interruption when we go to Miami...will do P3---should be easier, then hopefully will jump back on P2 when we return.

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That is fantastic Julie and Shari! you are both doing awesome!!!!

Shari, what is different about this plan compared to Simeons or the others? CURIOUS! Also, do the drops have HCG homeopathic in them? Whatever it is, it is working for you!! Awesome!!!

Not much change for me.... still researching and thinking about things. Who knows where I land but I want something to STICK also!..
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