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I've been trying different things. I'm using Diet Pro software from Radium Technologies to do my tracking. SparkPeople does a lot of the same stuff. I did Weight Watchers in the past with some success. I did NutriSystem with some initial success but then stalled out. I did Atkins for a couple months. I've also done Medifast. I would recommend Medifast except that the products are mostly soy. This is a problem from a couple of standpoints. For one, the soy in the diet caused some ...
I've been trying different things. I'm using Diet Pro software from Radium Technologies to do my tracking. SparkPeople does a lot of the same stuff. I did Weight Watchers in the past with some success. I did NutriSystem with some initial success but then stalled out. I did Atkins for a couple months. I've also done Medifast. I would recommend Medifast except that the products are mostly soy. This is a problem from a couple of standpoints. For one, the soy in the diet caused some problems with my hormones. Also, the soy is not organic, and it is not even non-GMO. With that much of the food being soy, that is a serious problem in my mind. I also tried the Master Cleanse along the way. It seriously messed up my metabolism. I began gaining 2# a week and ended up regaining ALL the weight I had lost on my second round of Medifast and then some. I completed a round of the hCG Diet in hopes that it will reset my metabolism, as it promises to do. I wasn't very good about the stabilization phase, so I kind of bombed out on that. I can say that most people I know who have done the stabilization phase properly have done well with it.

I read "The China Study" back in 2010. I tried veganism for a few months, but it turned out to be a problem for me. I developed a physical type of depression. I added animal foods to my diet again, and I've been fine since. A close reading of "The China Study" reveals that the most vegan people tended to suffer from infectious disease and deficiencies. The fact that a vegan diet must be supplemented with B-12 should be indication enough that the diet is not natural to man. After all, B-12 pills are not found in nature.

Unfortunately, the weight gain continued, and I have recently been at my highest non-pregnant weight. I have decided that enough is enough. Right now, I am trying a diet of my own making based on what I did with Medifast. For the shakes, I am using a couple of different products: non-GMO Genisoy Soy Protein Shake and organic Garden of Life Raw Meal. I'm using Clif Builder's Bars when I'm away from home for the day. Along with that, I am eating one meat and vegetable meal and a serving of fruit. I will continue my social life, which includes eating out at restaurants around three times a week. We'll see how it goes. I'm off to a good start. On day 2, I was down 3.6# already. But then, that's a typical first week occurrence.

I live in Torrance, CA, and I have a membership at 24 Hour Fitness at the corner of PCH and Crenshaw. I also have an Equinox membership at the Palos Verdes club. I would love to have a female workout buddy at either of these locations.

“The key to quality nutrition is spending time on food preparation and cooking.”
-- Scott Jurek, ultramarathon racer

“Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
-- George Bernard Shaw
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"You On A Diet" says a woman should weigh what she did at 18. I'm not sure how realistic that is, but I'm willing to see how close I can get.

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I'm Roxann. I live in the Los Angeles area.

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CAJUNTAM
10/3/2011 1:42:44 PM

I'm so glad to see that you are back and blogging again!



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STRINGS58
9/14/2011 9:12:14 AM

Thanks for suggesting that website -- I did a reading which hit specifically where I am. I'm hanging on to it for a few months to help gauge my progress.



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MINDHORIZON
8/14/2011 12:28:03 PM

The HCG teams are not private by choice. That is a condition imposed by SparkPeople. The HCG Diet goes against what they teach, so they won't allow open communication about it. If you want access to the HCG teams, try this:
http://loselotsofweightfast.com/spar
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Where there are invitation links, you can get in directly. Otherwise, you will have to contact one of the team leaders.

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8/14/2011 2:18:49 AM

Thank you for posting all the spreads in SparkTarot room. I will enjoy them!



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WAZZU.REN
3/27/2011 2:58:11 PM

Hi, I'm starting HCG soon and found your post on the spark thread. I went to look for some HCG groups and found they were all private. I guess I understand why but I wish they weren't. I am someone who did initially lose a lot of weight when I joined spark in 2008 but I have since put someback on and having a terrible time trying to get it back off. I am getting married in September and really, really want to get 30 lbs off of me by then and I have been doing the spark way since January and gotten nowhere so hence why I want to try it. Could you tell me where you purchased yours from and also invite me to the team?
Thanks!!




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