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« Reply #350 on: 06/11/2006 15:11:38 »
HAPPY MONDAY EVERYONE!!  Mine started out terrible.  I woked up about 10 min. late which got the kids up 10 min. late and my son had some homework to fix in Math (I didn't check it until after he was in bed last night - my mistake).  So we were really running late and I take them to school because it is only 3 mi. down the road from us.  So needless to say - we were hustling.  My son started getting kind of mouthy saying that we are late because I didn't check his homework sooner (which actually he was right - because he set it out for me at suppertime) and I got mad because he shouldn't be talking to me like that (he's 10) so I yelled at him and when I dropped them off - he looked so sad.  He did say by and that he loved me but I can't get out of my mind how sad he looked.  I now feel so bad for what I said to him - because I handled it wrong.  He should not talk to me how he did but I should not have yelled like I did - especially when I knew he was right - if I would have check it last night he would have fixed it before bed and we wouldn't have had a bad morning.  So now I'm sure he is laughing and fine at school and I will be thinking about it all day long!!!  Kids make you feel so much guilt don't they???

Anyway - thank you to everyone for sharing your weather with me.  I always wonder what it is like in other locations.  One of my sisters lives in New Zealand and their seasons are the exact opposite of ours.  Right now we are in fall and she is in Spring.  I just think that is so neat.

Carolyn:  Where are you from again?  I don't remember but it must be nice to have temps in the 70's.  I still have so much I need to do outside that needs warmer weather and we won't get warmer anymore. [:(]

Josefina:  What are your normal temps for this time of year in Portugal?  Do you have a change of seasons?

Jody:  Where in Southern Wisconsin do you live?  Joy was from Wisconsin also!  I have been to Platteville, WI (sp?) a long time ago.  We had friends who got married and lived up there while the guy was going to college there.  We would take weekend getaways and stay with them.  It is right by the Iowa border I believe because we used to go into Iowa too.  It was a lot of fun.  Also - you made me laugh with the fireplace in cubicle thing!  That was cute!  We have a fireplace and I have been bugging my husband to get it ready - we have a gas starter and the pipe is shot so he needs to make a new one.  We usually have to replace it every year along with the grate that holds the wood because we burn so much.  Last year we basically heated our house through the fireplace but we are scaling back this year because it is so messy.  It has been cold enough on days here in Central IL that I have really missed it!

Karen:  It is so weird that you have frost and low temps in CA - I guess I figured you were really warm all year around!  Also - what a nice picture of you.  You look beautiful in that dress.  I can really see a difference - you have done great - and now your in the home stretch.

Sandballer:  Welcome to the forum!  We are here to support you.

Joy:  How are you?  I miss ya!

Well I guess, I'd better go - I have lots of work to do.  Mondays are the worst because I have to play catch up from the weekend!

Take Care!

Kelly
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« Reply #351 on: 06/11/2006 15:13:37 »
MONDAY MORNING WEIGH IN!!!!

Kelly:  11 lbs. (lost 3 this week!!!)






I almost forgot to post this.  It was a good week!  I have 51 lbs. to go.
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« Reply #352 on: 06/11/2006 15:49:49 »
Hi Kelly,
congratulations! You are doing good! Yes, we do have a change of seasons, right now we're in the fall. Temperatures have been higher than usual though. We don't get any snow in the winter, almost any spring now and very hot summers! Today the temp. is 18ºc.
Have a good week everybody!
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« Reply #353 on: 06/11/2006 20:55:30 »
Good afternoon, Sweeties!  I did NOT have the nerve to get on the scale this morning.   [:(]  I ran out of fentermine last week, and it took until Saturday for me to get anything else.  I had to settle for "Herbal Fentermine" due to problems with internet companies.  The first one from which I ordered prescription fentermine called my regular doctor to approve the order, which she promptly refused.  Honestly, if my doctor would write the prescription, why would I be paying a premium to get it on-line?  Idiots...   [::)]  The second place I ordered from had their own doctor to approve the prescription, but were having "shipping issues" and didn't know when the order would actually get filled.  So now I'm working with the herbal stuff.  The jury is still out, but it's only been 2 days.

Kelly - I live in Racine, Wisconsin, which is right on the Lake, just a few miles north of the Illinois/Wisconsin border.  Where are you?

(BTW, I know I'm not spelling "fentermine" correctly, but it's the only way I can avoid that "black-listed URL" message.  Weird, huh?)
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Re: Zetacap and General weight loss - 2
« Reply #354 on: 06/11/2006 23:57:51 »
The scales runaway from me when they see me coming...i think it is hiding in my closet
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« Reply #355 on: 07/11/2006 15:02:32 »
Josefina:  Thank you for your kind words and you have the change of seasons at the same time as we do it sounds like.  Our temps are also around yours with 55°F being an average temp in IL right now.  In the summer we get into the 90°F's.  In the winter - we used to get a lot of snow but now we don't get as much.  We used to have blizzards which we really don't get anymore.  I like winter when there is snow - it really makes it pretty.  I don't like winter when it is cold and dreary everyday - which is how it has been here lately.  No color because all of the trees lost their leaves.  We have a lot of farm ground in IL - a lot of flat land - which has now all been harvested so we really lack color.  Just dark tones.  I can't wait for either snow or Spring!! [:)]

Jody:  I actually live out in the country - on top of a hill - with the nearest house being about a mile down the road.  Our nearest "towns" are actually villages.  They only have anywhere from 200-500 people! The nearest city would be Peru, IL.  I live kind of in between Chicago and Peoria with Peoria being closer to me.  It would take about 3 hrs. for me to get to Chicago and an hour to get to Peoria.  I've heard of Racine - I don't know if I've ever been through there though.  I'll have to look on a map!  The school that my kids attend is a consolidated one with all of the small "villages" in our county combined.  There are usually 3 classrooms per grade with about 25 kids/class.  So there are about 75 kids in each grade.  Kind of sounds like we are out in the middle of nowhere - doesn't it?  Come to think of it, the county I live in doesn't have any stop lights at all!  There are only stop signs!!  It's great because you get to places so much quicker than in "town"!  I love living out here though - I wouldn't trade it for anything.  We do put a lot of miles on our vehicles though.

Is anyone watching "The Biggest Loser"?  I just caught up on last week's episode and was so mad that Pam got voted off!  She was my favorite of the girls.  I cannot believe how much weight they lose and how quickly.  It surprises me because a doctor supervises them and you would think that they are losing so fast that they would have a lot of excess skin to deal with.

I have recently tried silken (soft) tofu in a smoothie.  I had heard that tofu takes on whatever flavors it is put with and that you cannot even tell it is in something.  My daughter is basically a vegetarian and I am always trying to get more protein in her so I made a Strawberry Banana Tofu Smoothie.  It has strawberries, a banana, tofu, apple juice, nonfat plain yogurt, I put splenda in it instead of honey and I added some frozed peaches along with ice.  It was delicious and low in calories too.  It is also really filling.  All of us loved it - even my husband!  I have a recipe for Alfredo sauce made with soft tofu that I am going to try - it really knocks out the fat and cals.  I was wondering if anyone has tried the firm tofu and what it is like?  I think I read that you can cut it into chunks and add it to dishes.  Does it take on the flavor also or what does it taste like?

I'm really having a hard time coming up with creative suppers that are low in calories and healthy.  I feel like we eat a lot of chicken.  I buy really lean ground round it is about 95/5 but I don't usually know what to do with it.  Any ideas????

Well, I'd better get started on my work for today! 

Have a Good Week Everyone!!!

Kelly
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« Reply #356 on: 07/11/2006 16:59:15 »
Kelly ~ The area where you live sounds like a fairy-tale.   [:I]  I'd dearly love to live there, but I'm an accountant (corporate, NOT tax) and there isn't much call for accountants in the country.  Since I like eating regularly and living indoors, I guess I'm stuck with "town."  [xx(]  I'm really jealous, though!
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« Reply #357 on: 07/11/2006 17:02:45 »
The scales runaway from me when they see me coming...i think it is hiding in my closet

Loretta, you are just TOO much fun!!  [;D]
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Re: Zetacap and General weight loss - 2
« Reply #358 on: 07/11/2006 21:00:17 »
Kelly, yes, tofu does take on the taste of many foods...it is a good resource for filling and protein...excellent  idea with the smoothie...I am trying to think of using it in an alfredo sauce...you have to whip that creamy texture smoothly to avoid clumping...hmmmm let me know how it goes...

Thanks Jody...I have weird thoughts that I have to share with all of you...oh, sorry I subject you too..hehe
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« Reply #359 on: 08/11/2006 16:26:39 »
HAppy Wed. Everyone!

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« Reply #360 on: 08/11/2006 20:48:55 »
George & Karen - Thanks for the messages regarding the "black listed URL" error message.  Sorry it took me so long to get back to you, but I just found my "personal message center."  (BTW, it says I have 3 messages, but I can only find 2.)  SOOOOOOOOOOO much to learn!
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« Reply #361 on: 09/11/2006 05:59:00 »
Jody! Check you outgoing mess. too. You might have inadvertantly sent one to that box, I know I did that once or twice already!LOL befor I even got to read them... HEE HEE HEE!!

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« Reply #362 on: 09/11/2006 14:25:32 »
Hey!  I just found out some horrible spammer send a bunch of us disgusting e-mails and Dave (aka MR. WONDERFUL!) got rid of all of them before they could pollute our little eyeballs.  WAY TO GO, DAVE!  You get a BIG gold star from me!!   [;D] [;D] [;D]
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« Reply #363 on: 10/11/2006 16:35:13 »
 Yes indeedy he is working hard to keep the forum clean!! YAYYYYY Dave!

How has everyones week been..?

I am on today to tell you I hit a milestone yesterday! I was able to run  for the first time in many  many years!! It was great! My legs felt lighter and way less awkward.. I am not supposed to run, because of my heart condition.. but I did anyway just because I felt like it!! I was chasing children... The big monster Teacher Karen!!  I am Jazzed that my legs were working so well. Must say my hip joints today are a tad in pain as this old lady is way out of shape! LOL
When I was done, I was not totally winded and was feeling rather exhilerated and not bad at all! Which has been the case any other time I tried this.. I will refrain, but I might do it again If I feel the erge.. baring I don't get into trouble! LOL I am feeling pretty good, I have a cold with achy throat glands, sniffles and was a bit quesy, but it passed I hope! All of us teachers were sick this week. It was a real (LORETTA LOLYou know what I was going to say!)a real rotten time..Everyone puking and feeling crudy!
I hope you all are well. Please have a great weekend and have funnnnnnnn!!!!!!

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« Reply #364 on: 10/11/2006 17:46:10 »
Karen:  That is a wonderful accomplishment.  You should be proud.  Isn't it amazing to see where we start from to where we end up?! [;)]  I hope you are feeling better.  That is one major thing I do not miss about teaching pre-school - all of the colds and flu that you end up with!! [:D]  However, I do really miss teaching little ones and making such a big difference in their lives.

I thought I'd share the tofu alfredo recipe with everyone in case you are interested in it.  I love the smoothie's and will post that recipe next but I'm going to try making this fettucini alfredo recipe tonight for dinner and will let you know how good it is.  I am going to add boneless skinless chicken breast to it and broccoli.  It still is so low in calories and since I don't eat after supper anymore, I usually have a lot of calories left.  Here it is:

Tofu Fettuccini Alfredo

Serves: 4

Replacing cream with tofu makes this decadent pasta dish a welcome addition to any healthy diet.

INGREDIENTS
2 cups fettuccini
12 oz. soft (silken) tofu, drained
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup grated Romano cheese
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon onion powder
Salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS
1. Cook the pasta according to the manufacturer's instructions.
2. While the pasta is boiling, place the drained tofu, garlic, both cheeses, olive oil, and onion powder into a blender. Blend until smooth.
3. Pour soy mixture into a saucepan. Warm over medium heat, stirring occasionally. 4. Toss drained pasta with Alfredo sauce.

NUTRITION INFO (per serving)
Calories: 268.3
Fat: 12.6 g
Carbohydrates: 23.3 g
Protein: 16.1 g


I hope it tastes good - it sure does sound good!  I'll let you know how it turns out.  I'll look for the smoothie recipe and post that online also.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Kelly
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« Reply #365 on: 10/11/2006 17:51:00 »
I just found the smoothie recipe - it is really yummy!

Strawberry-Banana Tofu Smoothie

1 cup apple juice
1 cup frozen vanilla nonfat yogurt, or any flavor of sorbet
6 ounces of soft tofu(half of loaf), drained
3/4 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
3/4 cup fresh or frozen sliced peaches
1 banana, peeled and broken into chunks
1/2 cup Splenda
1 cup ice cubes or more to your liking
 
Place all ingredients into container of electric blender. Blend on high until smooth, about 30 seconds. Serve immediately.
Makes 4 servings.

Everyone in my family likes this - even my husband and it is 145 cals for a nice size glass and it is filling.

Take Care!

Kelly
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« Reply #366 on: 11/11/2006 06:03:42 »
Thanks Kelly.. My back is sore I ran some more, but hips are sore too. It will all go away! Thanks..

Mmmm sounds tasty... I have never seen a smothie with tofu! Interesting!

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« Reply #367 on: 12/11/2006 09:05:22 »
Wow, I was so lost when I got here. Hello Family! Still working on my weight loss. Everything here still going well, Paul will be home soon. Take care.
The fire in my heart is ceasing to blaze
And for some odd reason no one is amazed
A fire that once stood among a majority
Now just stands alone due to none priority
A fire that many have chosen to distinguish
Maybe due to the intensity of its anguish
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« Reply #368 on: 12/11/2006 09:14:41 »
Hi Diana, It's good to hear from you and very glad to hear that paul will be home soon. New forum is great. Takes a little gettting used to. We are all adapting. It will be interesting...Let us know how you are doing.. weigh in is still on Monday morning if you would like to join us again.. I hope your health has been well and that you are doing good!Talk to you soon.

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« Reply #369 on: 12/11/2006 23:51:39 »
Hi Diana!  I will be in Germany in April...woo hoo!  Right in time for my son's birthday...glad to hear you are doing well...Yeahhhhh, Paul will be home soon...how long?
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« Reply #370 on: 13/11/2006 13:08:10 »
What I can say is "real" soon. I am glad everyone is doing well. Paul and I are going back to the states for the holidays. Thank you all for all your prayers.
The fire in my heart is ceasing to blaze
And for some odd reason no one is amazed
A fire that once stood among a majority
Now just stands alone due to none priority
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« Reply #371 on: 13/11/2006 22:24:19 »
MONDAY WEIGH-IN

Kelly, 12 lbs. (1 this week)


Total:  12 lbs.
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« Reply #372 on: 13/11/2006 22:33:34 »
Hi Diana!  Glad everything is going well and that you will see Paul soon!

I thought I'd let you all know that the Tofu Fettucini Alfredo was a hit in my house.  At first I thought the sauce tasted different and I wasn't sure how my very picky husband and son would be with it.  My son immediately loved it and my husband liked it.  I thought it was different at first but then I got used to it and thought it was pretty good.  I asked them if they would eat it again and they both said yes so I will keep the recipe.  We have the Tofu smoothies almost every day now.  It is a good way to get my fruits in and to get protein into my daughter because she doesn't eat meat!

It is such a dreary day here - all I have wanted to do since waking up is to go back to bed!!  I still need to get my walking in yet.  I am really fighting myself today though - I just don't feel like it.  I don't know what is wrong with me. 

Well, I hope everyone had a great weekend and much success in your week ahead!

Karen:  How you doing on your running?  Take it easy on yourself, okay!!  I'm really proud of you though!

Take care everyone!

Kelly
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« Reply #373 on: 14/11/2006 04:33:58 »
Monday weigh in for me....clothes are still a size 18 and it still saying that I am fat...aagghh!  No scales not sure how to measure...except I am still a size 18.
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« Reply #374 on: 14/11/2006 19:08:56 »
MONDAY WEIGH-IN

Kelly, 12 lbs. (1 this week)
Karen, 108Lbs


Total:  120lbs.


Sorry I was late Ladies I forgot to weigh in last night I was floating in a hotub and it slipped my mind!
 

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« Reply #375 on: 14/11/2006 19:34:24 »
Geeeee, Karen, I can't imagine why you wouldn't be thinking about the grizzly scales while floating dreamily in a happy hot tub. LOL!!

Congratulations on the run!!  Sometimes the day is so beautiful that I HAVE to run, just for the joy of it.   [;D] [;D] [;D]  (Ok, so I don't get very far, but that's beside the point!  LOL!)  Keep up the awe-inspiring work!
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« Reply #376 on: 14/11/2006 21:46:14 »
Well, my little Zeta-Sweeties, nobody seems to be posting much, so I guess I’ll use up some space and tell you what I’ve been up to…

Now let’s see…  I think I told you all I was using fentermine and an amino acid supplement to simulate the effects of Phen-Fen.  It worked amazingly well for the 7 or 8 days I had fentermine.  Then I ran out, and it quit working (of course.)  So I tried to get fentermine from an internet site, which didn’t work because they wanted my regular doctor to write the prescription.  Then I tried to get it from ANOTHER site, which didn’t work because they didn’t know when they’d ever get their shipping straightened out.  So I decided to try Herbal Fentermine (VERY highly rated, per the “rate diet pills” web site.)

Just one word about Herbal Fentermine – DON’T!  As in, DON’T bother and DON’T waste your money.  The stuff isn’t worth the powder to blow it to He…, um, Heck.  BTW, Kelly and Carolyn, where are you getting yours?  I know you can’t post the site, but please shoot me an e-mail and let me know.

So, back to the drawing board…

I believe I posted a message where I described a doctor in Temecula, California (just a few miles from where I used to live – doesn’t that just figure?) who claims to be getting Phen-Fen like results with other drug combinations.  (Hence my fentermine-amino acid combination.)  He has a page on his web-site where he describes what he is doing and the medications he is using.  I sent a letter, along with a copy of his web-page, to 21 bariatric physicians within 70 miles of my house.  I have now received responses from 12 of them.  Here is the run-down:

One has moved to Scottsdale, AZ (where the REAL money is!)
A couple have priced themselves out of the market (MY market, anyway)
One wants me to dedicate my life to my diet: ie regular and frequent meetings with doctor, nutritionist, exercise guru, “counselor,” etc.  Good grief!
A couple have some requirements that are (IMHO) simply unrealistic, such as, “you must keep a diet log forever,” “you must give up all dairy products forever,” “you must come in for a ‘review’ every two weeks forever.”  Get real…

About 1-1/2 weeks ago I got a call from a bariatric surgeon who wasn’t actually seeing non-surgery patients, but was gathering data for a government grant he intends to apply for.  He wanted me to cut carbs and take L-carnitine to increase my energy.  Ok, I can do that.  After 1 week my L-carnitine bill was topping $150/month and increasing my energy 0% (that’s ZERO.)  In addition, I had gained 2 pounds.  He then wanted me to cut fat and increase protein.  In other words, he wanted me to restrict my diet to broiled meat and leafy veggies.  I told him to forget it.  I’ve spent my entire life on-and-off diets that are impossible to stick to.  I know better than to waste my time with his.

Finally, I got calls from 2 doctors.  Both of them actually read my letter AND the web-site info.  They both agree that obesity isn’t a problem that goes away after you lose weight.  They also agree that saying “You can NEVER eat…” is a recipe for failure. 

So we’ll see.  I have a telephone interview scheduled with one this afternoon.  (Believe it or not, she is the one located CLOSEST to my house!)  If she doesn’t work out, I’ll go see the one a little farther away.  (Odd that they’re both women, huh?)

And if all else fails, I’ll keep trying to get that fentermine!!

BTW, if anyone wants to use my letter and send it to the bariatric physicians in your area, just let me know and I’ll e-mail it to you.  The American Society of Bariatric Physicians has a web site (www.asbp.org) where you can look up their members who are in your geographic area.  It’s a good place to start, particularly if your regular doctor is as useless as mine.

So that’s the latest.  I’ll keep you informed.
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Re: Zetacap and General weight loss - 2
« Reply #377 on: 18/11/2006 08:22:43 »
Hi Kelly, You asked about my running, it was only in play with the children, But it was delightful. Problem being I have since been grounded again.. as my Doctor said ABSOLUTELY NO RUNNING... I have to many things happening with my heart! I have always been banned from running and jogging... The last time I tried to run a couple miles I landed in the hospital! My heart has been bad since birth, but I have had two surgeries to help and am fine now! Just cant run or do extensive arobic type workouts I am grounded to walking, riding a bike , not racing it! But that was the first day in many many many years I felt like a child and I had to run.. It felt dang good!Now I need to just behave myself so I don't go back to the hospital.. which is where I was headed according to the doctor.. So I am not going to always be complient because I need to feel alive like everyone else and that was a great dose of life! Whats more, I was not winded.. I was exhilerated.. It was the day after that hit me like a ton of bricks... a tiny bit sore through my hips, but totally spent and worn out... Doctor was a bit put out so I am being good for awhile..

 Jody you are right about the forum being dead.. Partly my fault.. I have been destressing.. I am trying to keep up! Sounds like you have been busy! I hope it works for you guys.. I am still plugging away. Need to buckle down and try harder.. I need to be more diligent about this so I can loose more then 1 pound a week! I miss you guys.. I am sick as a dog with bad bug.. have lost my voice and have the worse sore throat!.. Spent from last night middle of night puking until 7:00 am.. Then felt better for about two hours and then started again. by the end of the day with all the kids and trying to read stories sing songs and call children for this or that, my throat just collapsed.... I almost did not make it! I was greatful my boss came back and filled in for one of the teachers who went home early! I was so sick.. I got sick two more times at work and had dry heaves all day! By the time I got home I was dead.. I took some more airborne and a couple tylonol cold and sinis tablets as I could not swallow at all. I was trying to drink the airborne and it fely horrible just swallowing liquid!

It will go away. I have my last day of work on tuesday then will be off for 5 days for the Holidays! YAYYYYY! I hope this is gone before Tuesday! I will be able to post a bit more next week, but I suppose everyone will be gone for the holidays.. I hope someones on here or I will drive all our United kingdom friends crazy!

 I will talk to you all Later, and the Hot tub was divine!! Lordy I think i could use it again now! I am going to try to go to sleep. Will be a miricle if I can!.. Love to you all and if any of you are leaving this weekend for family, be safe and enjoy your Holidays, Those who do not celebrate the holidays enjoy your week no matter what you will be doing!

talk to you all later.. Be well

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Re: Zetacap and General weight loss - 2
« Reply #378 on: 19/11/2006 16:07:18 »
Karen, you are not the forum hon...you have to take it easy and do what your doctor has asked you...You cannot overdo it!  I, myself am taking a break from this forum a bit too...but I try to catch up and read when I am back on it...

Hey Jody!  Hope you are doing well!!!  Miss talking to you too!!!
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« Reply #379 on: 19/11/2006 18:31:37 »
I am trying to be good Loretta.. I am off here for and afternoon and it feels like forever.. I miss everyone terribly when I am gone.. And I hate being sick and being forced off here. My ears are killing me again today!.. I think I have to go see the Doctor tomorrow morning! Yuck! I am pretty sure I have a broncial infection..

LOretta thanks for postin I am so bored. I miss you guys.. Be well everyone.. I will probably skip weigh in tomorrow as I will probably have to be at doctor early. Trying to avoid hospital and just see doctor at the office..
 Love to all be well guys I will try to check at least tomorrow!

Helena, I miss you, hope your well too!

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« Reply #380 on: 20/11/2006 23:41:36 »
Karen ~ So sorry you've been sick.  Nausea is about the worst feeling there is.   I don't generally get flu-like illnesses, but I get unbelievable nausea with a migraine.  I also get all kinds of motion-sickness.   [xx(]  I find ginger-capsules help a lot.  Also, mint tea (if you can hold it down.)  Feel better soon!!

Loretta ~ I miss you too!  I'm awfully lonely out here...  [:-'(]

I'm still working with my amino-acids and "non-fentermine."  My 2 weeks with the "low carb" doctor caused me to gain back all but 2 pounds from where I started.  Still haven't found any real fentermine, so am continuing with the Herbal Fentermine until I can get in to see the Diet Doctor (the one 40 miles way.  The close one never called.)  The earliest I can get an appointment with her is DECEMBER 8TH.   [:o]  Is that nuts or what?  Also her office is open about the same hours I work, so I have to take time off for EVERY visit (appointment time PLUS driving time!!)   [:(!]  What a pain...  And, just to make my weight-control week "perfect," the latest news on Acomplia is that it probably won't be approved in the US until AT LEAST the MIDDLE of 2007.

This is all just toooooooo depressing.  Thank Goodness it's a short week...
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Re: Zetacap and General weight loss - 2
« Reply #381 on: 21/11/2006 05:24:59 »
Karen hurry up and get well!

Jody...bless your heart...Yeah, it is nuts, but pretty standard with making appointments in the holiday season as everyone is trying to hurry up and get in before the season begins.
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Re: Zetacap and General weight loss - 2
« Reply #382 on: 21/11/2006 08:07:22 »
My ears sto0pped hurting so thats a start! I no longer am running a fever thats two good signs! Still have bad chest congestion and some sharp pains in my girls when I bed down or breath to deeply! When I cough and bring up crud the pain goes away for awhile... If it doesn't clear I will see the doc. Could not get in today so will try again in morning... He has no openings so I am trying to get squeezed in to another doc. Incase its not bronchial. We will see! You all be well! I will be here monday for weigh in! Sorry bout weigh in!! Talk to you all tomorrow! I have to try to get rid of a headache..

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« Reply #383 on: 21/11/2006 12:38:04 »
Karen - Get well soon!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #384 on: 21/11/2006 15:41:09 »
Karen ~ What are we going to do with you?  Too many "sickies," sweetie!!   [xx(]  Are you taking your vitamins and eating your veggies?  Are you wrapping up when you go outside?  Dieting can depress your immune system, and working with toddlers exposes you to EVERYTHING!!  You MUST take care of yourself FIRST!  Don't make Mama-Jody come out there and cover you in bubble-wrap!   [;)]
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« Reply #385 on: 22/11/2006 05:02:03 »
NO BUBBLE WRAP PLEASE! I already feel like the boy in the bubble.. Can't do squat! I am getting better.. Just worn out tired and sick sick and tired and tired and sick... Did I already say that! LOL! Thanks for the well wishes everyone.. Josefina it is nice to see you post, means alot to me.. Thank you too! How are all of you doing?

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« Reply #386 on: 22/11/2006 10:42:18 »
Happy to hear you're getting better Karen!
Jody - Don't get your hopes too high on Acomplia, apart from being pricey, does nothing that any other drug combined with the famous "diet & exercise" won't do! Sorry if I made your week even more miserable hon.
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« Reply #387 on: 22/11/2006 12:28:30 »
Jody - If interested, e-mail me and I can give you the website where you can read about Acomplia (or purchase it).
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« Reply #388 on: 22/11/2006 17:35:07 »
Karen ~ Glad to hear that you're getting better.  Rest is the key (although I know sleeping isn't your "best thing.")

Hi Josephina!  Don't worry about depressing me further.  After 40 years on the weight-loss treadmill, I'm used to bad news.  I read the "Acomplia Report" and their forum, so I'm seeing how people are reacting to the drug.  Seems - as usual - it's working great for some people, not so great for others.  The only way to find out if it's going to work for me is to try it, and I simply don't have between $200 and $300/month to spend on it.  I've spent my whole life doing the "diet and exercise" thing.  I eat less than any of my thin friends, alternate the treadmill and weight machine daily, and still gain weight.  In order to lose and maintain my "best" weight, I have to consistently eat no more than 1,000 calories/day.  I don't object to that on a philosophical basis, since my tastebuds are pretty useless and I don't care that much about food anyway, but I get SO SICK OF BEING HUNGRY!!  I mean stomach growling, gnawing hungry.  So I give in and eat.  Not that much, but the scales still creep up.  It only takes an extra 500 calories a day to put on a pound a week, and for me, that's only a total of about 1,500 to 1,600 calories a day.  Not that much food, but serious weight gain.

So I look for something to control the hunger.  The "magic bullet" for me was Phen-Fen.  Yes, I still got RAVENOUSLY hungry, but two bites and I was done.  And NO cravings, and HIGH energy.  It was heaven...  So I keep searching.  I did GREAT for the week that I took the fentermine and amino acids, but then ran out of fentermine and haven't been able to find any more.  Oh well, we'll see what the new "diet doctor" has to say when I see her in December.

Smoochies All!!
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« Reply #389 on: 22/11/2006 19:47:09 »
Hi Josephina and Jody, Loretta and Kelly Carolyn, Diana , Andrea, Where are you young lady! Everyone else that I know I missed. I am still sick, but feeling better have had three nights of good sleep in a row... YAYYYYYYYYY we are talking 6 hr stretches which by the way is very very unusual for moi! I don't know what to think, other then the fact that I am so sick and wiped out I just slept! So glad to sleep! Jody you are right about the sleep I always sleep when I can... The bad thing is Insomnia doesn't allow for me to pick and choose when or how much I get! So am truly blessed and grateful for the sleep the last few days! Jody I hope you are able to find what works for you. I bought a treadmil two weeks ago, about give  or take a day or two.  The thing weighed a bloody ton! I have used it a few times and hope to get great benefit from its use!

Josefina, Glad you are postin. How are things going for you there? well I hope! How your little friend Nuno? ( Sorry did I spell it right?)   Last I heard he was doing well. How is he doing now, and his family? How are you and Your family doing?

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« Reply #390 on: 23/11/2006 03:58:39 »
HELLO EVERYONE!!
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« Reply #391 on: 23/11/2006 04:10:08 »
HELLO EVERYONE!!  Sorry I haven't posted at all this week.  It has been crazy with trying to get my work done and grocery shop for Thanksgiving which I am hosting on Friday for my family.  Tomorrow (Thanksgiving) we will spend with my husband's family.  My sister works tomm. so we are delaying our day together until Friday.  But being a woman really SUCKS around the holiday's!!!  Sorry to any man who reads this but we really have a lot to do!  Everything is put on our shoulders - at least at my house!!  So I finally had a chance to see what has been going on.

I didn't get a chance to post for the Monday weigh-in but I lost 2 lbs. last week for a total of 14 lbs. now.  It has been slow but steady and at least it is less than what I had weighed.  I can almost go down a size but they aren't comfortable enough yet.

Karen:  I hope you are better and able to enjoy Thanksgiving with your family!  I am so happy to hear that you bought a treadmill.  That is wonderful and you will be amazed at how much more you will be able to do in just a few weeks time!  My feet and knees stopped aching from arthritis and stiffness ever since I started walking.  Just for that alone I am glad!  Keep us posted on your progress - I know you will do well with it - you are such a determined woman!! [:)]

Hello to Jody, Josefina, Joy, Loretta, Diana, Carolyn & Andrea, I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving - spent with your families.  I am THANKFUL to have all of you to help me be strong!

I probably won't be able to be on here until Monday unless I get some time this weekend but take care my friends and try to make it through Thanksgiving without eating the 4,500 calories that they say the average person consumes on Thanksgiving Day!! [:o]

Kelly
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« Reply #392 on: 23/11/2006 04:39:58 »
Hi Kelly Thanks for the encouragement.. Sometimes it feels impossible but its nice to be here with all of you and have that support! I love you guys and best wishes for your Holidays You all have a special good day! happy Thanksgiving! BE safe in your travels and give those families something they will remember always, your love!  Be well!

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« Reply #393 on: 23/11/2006 10:49:07 »
Hello Jody, Karen, Kelly , Lo & the rest of the girls!
Happy Thanksgiving to you too! Although we do not celebrate it here...
Karen - Nuno is doing very well, thanks for asking. It has been almost a year now, his hair has grown back again, and lots of it! His chemo has gone down to once every 3 weeks. He has not gone back to school, maybe next year, the important issue now is his recovery.
Take care you all & drive safe.
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« Reply #394 on: 23/11/2006 13:21:02 »
Hello Family!

Guess what????

                    Paul is home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Safe and sound at home again. Thank you all for your prayers for all of our soldiers. God bless you all. Take care. Oh we are going to the states in December so I will not be back on for awhile. Happy Holidays to all my family here! Love ya'll.
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Maybe due to the intensity of its anguish
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« Reply #395 on: 24/11/2006 05:23:51 »
THank you so much Josefina for the holiday blessings and thanks for updating is on little Nuno I am glad to see he is doing so well. I bet he is adorable .. Kemo is so hard on a body I am glad all his hair grew back and hope the best for next year!Love to you Josefina!

Diana so Happy For you and Paul.. I know you must be extatic I am so glad he is home safely in your arms where he was meant to be! God bless you both and best wishes for a safe trip stateside. Happy holidays Honey!

 Everyone else Best Holiday wishes safe traveling hug those families..You Too Miss Loretta! Thought I missed ya huh!  Love you all Goodnight ya all!

 

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« Reply #396 on: 25/11/2006 22:52:35 »
Hi Kelly, Josefina, Diana, Jody, Joy, Thanks for all of your greetings!  Hopefully your Thanksgiving was the greatest...mine was fine out of town...I guess I will post holiday frustrations etc..in the diary section...aagghh!  I survived..that is all that matters...
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« Reply #397 on: 25/11/2006 22:57:38 »
HI Loretta, Hope all went well for holiday will check Diary for frustrations.. Love ya!

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« Reply #398 on: 25/11/2006 23:44:48 »
LOL  It was a great holiday otherwise the minor frustrations...hehe
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« Reply #399 on: 26/11/2006 00:57:50 »
I am so glad Loretta! Glad you are safely home! I hope all goes smoothly getting back inyo it. Wish you did not have to go to work sick! I hate that!

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