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  • #9427

    Garnet Gaither
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    @rhinojack
    Karma Coins: 1 515

    The overall experience of beginning the PS1000 plan in the first week hasn’t been too bad. I quit drinking alcohol; 1-1 1/2 glasses
    of Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon very evening was my limit. In addition, I’m glad to have eliminated sugar and carbs from my diet
    though this has been the toughest for me as expected though. What I find as the greatest challenge is I feel I’m eating the same things
    day in and out. I realize there are a lot of choices, it is a matter of being creative with them. I’ve made some Thai recipes that were tasty,
    but I’d sure like to have that white rice to put it on. I’ve discovered WASA crackers and I like spreading avocado on (one cracker only). Anyway
    as I enter week two and the thought of three months eating this way, it will be a huge challenge but I plan to pursue it with all my might.
    I am not looking forward to the holidays, I may spend Thanksgiving by myself, but Christmas will be tough. Just keep envisioning the end result.

    #9494

    April Larkin
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    @april64
    Karma Coins: 7 020

    I must admit I have had a few glasses of wine here and there and cream in my coffee but really it is the big long term choices we make. I did eat a lot of junk food…wow…before and greasy stuff and lots of chinese. It has now been almost 3 months and I am 4lbs from my goal weight. I have lost over 15 inches and almost 20lbs. So the long run has really worked. I actually stopped the carb craving and sugar gone. That is huge. Now my big choice will be to add a few things slowly. Like a banana or a sweet potato or oatmeal. But my foods are so healthy now. So believe me it is the long term we live with..

    #9504

    Garnet Gaither
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    @rhinojack
    Karma Coins: 1 515

    Thanks for the friend request. Oh how I want a hot biscuit with honey! Starting my third week and it seems to be getting easier. Weekends are hard though. I’m used to eating out on Saturdays and hanging around inside makes it more difficult to stay away from snacking. Determined to see it through all the way to December. Any hints on surviving the holidays with family and food everywhere, also, what about going out to eat with family? Just order a salad?

    #9521

    Karen Johnson
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    @karefraz
    Karma Coins: 760

    HI Garrett. Great job! I take my dinner with me to family gatherings. Everyone is so supportive I find it even gives me a boost of confidence to keep going. Phase 1 for me ends 12/23… We will be heading trough the holidays together. This time next year will be a completely different story. One holiday season eating healthy will pay off in the long run. If you have to eat out research the menu and plan ahead. It is still really difficult so I recommend if you can avoid it, do. Keep up the great work

    #9695

    Garnet Gaither
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    @rhinojack
    Karma Coins: 1 515

    Finishing my first month this weekend. I have yet to weigh myself since starting. I can tell a difference in the waist of my pants, I no longer have to suck in to fasten them and they fit higher on my stomach, that is encouraging. Overall though I feel it is slow going and I’ll need to be with this program for a couple of years to lose the 80 lbs. that is my goal. Still not convinced the drops really do anything as far as increasing metabolism and “balance hormones”, maybe I’ll be surprised when I weigh myself on Monday.

    #9696

    Garnet Gaither
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    @rhinojack
    Karma Coins: 1 515

    Still trying to figure out how one chooses friends within this community. A few have chosen me but I can’t figure out how to do the same. Any help?

    #9713

    Garnet Gaither
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    @rhinojack
    Karma Coins: 1 515

    I weighed myself for the first time since starting a month ago. Woo hoo! As predicted, I lost 11 pounds! Month two, here I come.

    #10545

    Garnet Gaither
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    @rhinojack
    Karma Coins: 1 515

    It has been three months and i will admit I’ve backslid a bit. Mainly due to the holidays and going out to eat. What amazes me though is how little weight I’ve gained back, maybe three pounds tops from my lowest. I know part of that is due to the changes I’ve made due to the plan. Being aware of carbs, starches and sugar, I just avoid them like I have, though I’ve had some. I will resume Phase I after Christmas and my goal is to incorporate exercise into it where before, with the exception of daily walking I wasn’t.

    #10586

    Brad Goudie
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    @brad
    Karma Coins: 5 887

    @rhinojack trust me we all have our struggles and backslide on occasion. Don’t beat yourself over this. Just no you can come back and will succeed. You can do this and yes you are right in knowing this is a long term commitment. We didn’t get to where we are by a few months of bad choices. We put the weight on over many years and it will take patience to reach our goals, good job keep it up.

    #10587

    Anonymous
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    I have to agree whole heartedly w/ @brad! This is a life change that we are making and we are not supposed to be perfect. Allow yourself to feel great for the progress you have made and know that your persistence will pay off. Congratulations on your healthy choices.

    #10721

    Paula Gunning
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    @Paula
    Karma Coins: 5 345

    After this first week of detox fatigue and headache (which is subsiding), I plan to include some exercise as well (I haven’t felt up to doing much this week). I’ve had some issues with the sample Phase 1 menu and am looking forward to creating my own menus from the approved foods. I miss breads and pasta the most. Having an Italian/Sicilian father meant eating pasta and drinking wine regularly; my husband and children also love pasta. My cheat may be a small glass of wine every once and a while. I am also hungry by bedtime. I’ve had to add a light snack in order to sleep. I know this will be less of an issue once I begin exercising more, since extra calories are necessary. Hopefully the activities I have been doing have compensated for the extra snack (I’ve lost weight already). After missing a meal and a snack during an emergency orthodontic visit, I stopped to eat at a bar and grill. The garden salad with grilled chicken and balsamic dressing on the side was just perfect! The salad bar and deli at the grocery store in this larger town also offered good food choices (veggies, hard-boiled eggs, organic turkey breast, hummus). I will keep this in mind next time I am away from home. I too don’t know how to “friend” people, and I don’t use facebook. Our internet access is limited here on the farm, so hearing from others like yourself is appreciated. I may only be able to log on once a week or so.

    #11417

    Linda O’Brien
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    @LindaKay
    Karma Coins: 4 425

    First week: 4 pounds lighter! I will be happy with even small losses per week because over time my goal will be reached and these are STUBBORN pounds!

    Am concerned a bit because in a month I will be out of the country for 2 weeks and staying with hosts and so forth; hope to not gain back!

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