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Good morning! Had a good day yesterday, got my 10k steps on my fitbit, stuck with my program. emoticon

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4/11/14 10:12 A

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ok, no one else here. Well I'm here and I'd like to get this team rolling again. Good morning! Not quite sure what to do today as my food didn't arrive. First time this has happened. I have no food good for me to eat in the house since I've been relying on my deliveries. This happened to anyone else?

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I was looking for a team like this. Anybody still here?

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Yes, I did try the NS. It was a great solution. I used the meals for breakfast, lunch, and snacks, and then ate restaurant meals with my team for dinner. I've stopped getting my regular diet meal deliveries, but I'll keep doing NS when I travel.

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Hello everyone how are you doing.....Lauren did you get the chance to try the NS yet....

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5/3/11 11:31 A

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Hi Tema,

I haven't had a trip yet to check it out. I hit the road on the 15th and will see how it goes.

Lauren

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Lauren how's it going so far on the Ns program...I'm personally getting bored with the food but sticking with it

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Just got a package of nutrisystem meals in the mail. I decided to try packing them on my next business trip, since I can't bring along my usual meals (which require refrigeration). My next trip is in two weeks, and I will report back on how it works out.

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Hi Cathi I hate to see you go....but I wish you well....have a wonderful week

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Hi. Since I am no longer receiving meal delivery service, I am going to withdraw from this team. I wish the best results for each of you with your weight loss, and feel sure you will continue to lose a lot of weight!

All the best,
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This is a crazy winter, isn't it, thanks to the El Nina ocean currents. I had a good day.

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Hello everyone how is your day today....I'm freezing here in Chicago....the weather is terrible...still eating my meals though....How is everyone doing

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4/5/11 5:56 P

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Thanks for the info, Tema. I'll have to look into NS.

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Ns sure does offer that all my foods are shelf foods for up to eight months

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Doesn't Nutrisystem offer that option? I thought they have some self-stable choices.

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It would be great if there were a meal delivery plan that had an option that was all non-perishable. I'm on the road now, and missing my meals. I brought along some good snacks, but it would be great if I could bring along some actual meals.

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4/2/11 8:03 P

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Lauren, it sounds like you enjoyed the CR cafe meal. Hope you have a good stay in Vegas.

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So far, so good in Vegas. I snuck out for lunch to the Canyon Ranch Cafe at the Venetian. They serve great spa food. The rest of the week I wont' be able to get over there, but at least I'm off to a good start.

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Hi Lauren. It sounds like you have been doing very well with eating meals you prepared yourself. Yes, portion sizes seem to be critical. I have not ever been in Las Vegas, but hopefully you'll be able to find fresh produce and a protein for your meals. I do very well with buffets on cruise ships, and someone once told me that Las Vegas has a lot of buffet meals. I suppose if you're at a conference, where meals are included, there could be more challenges. But, if you make the best choices available, and get in exercise while you're there, I believe you will do well there.

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Cathi, I agree with what you said about the meal deliveries helping with portion size. I'm going to stay on my plan a while longer, but I think I'll be able to do OK on my own soon. I'm just wrapping up my "test week" of no deliveries. I ate mostly food I'd cooked myself from SparkRecipes. I stuck to the portion size on the recipes and I lost 3 pounds this week.

The next week will get more challenging -- I'm attending a conference in Vegas. Not an easy place to eat healthy. This will be a good test for me.

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Tema, 20-1/2 pounds in a month is WONDERFUL!!! Congratulations! I'm truly very happy for you and your success! How many more pounds do you plan to lose? I plan to go down another 69 to 84 pounds this year. Last summer I lost 18 pounds on my own by eating at home and exercising. I can see now that I wasn't eating enough protein, and was eating too much fruit.

Tomorrow will be day #28 with my Freshology meals. This afternoon I received another box with 4 days of meals to start eating on Sunday. I started getting quite disappointed in the meals that I have been getting the last 1-1/2 weeks, and today actually called to cancel my Freshology, effective with the shipment that I received today. They are charging me a $50 per box penalty for 2 boxes they won't be sending. I thought I had paid for 3 more boxes. Anyway, I will try to eat the meals that I have gotten so far, but I plan to really count calories, eat healthy, portion-controlled quantities of balanced foods, and lose the rest of the weight on my own. I believe I will be able to get it off by this autumn at the latest, by keeping my portion control similar to what Freshology was sending me. The first couple of weeks or so of Freshology meals were wonderful, but they kept sending me more and more things that I didn't want to eat. Tonight I actually went out for dinner with my husband and ordered a green salad, with a small portion of cheese on it (no salad dressing), and a baked potato. I was thrilled to eat a dinner that appealed to me tonight. I ate Freshology earlier during the day today.

If I hadn't used Freshology for a few weeks I don't think I would have gotten my weight loss started so successfully again. Now that I'm used to eating smaller portions, I believe I can keep eating small portions and be satisfied, knowing that I will reach my goal weight if I do. I so wanted to like ALL the Freshology food they sent me, so that I could continue using it until reaching my goal.

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Cathin 16.2 lbs is awesome way to go keep it up....these meal plans are just what we need to keep start our weight loss....I'm committed to giving NS a two year plan what about you

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well I ended my four week with 20.5 lbs lost I love it....I'm hooked on Ns and can't wait to see what next month brings

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Am down 16.2 pounds now since March 6. I have 2 more days in the 4th week of Freshology before I can see how much I have lost in 4 weeks.

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Tema, thanks very much. Can't wait to see how you did this week.

Lauren, I hope your afternoon worked out OK with your food. I can understand how being in meetings at lunch can make your eating schedule more complicated.

I received smoked salmon for my breakfast entree for this morning. I like salmon, but not smoked salmon. I tried to give it away, and nobody I saw today likes it either, so no takers. I ended up eating some eggs, made with Pam, instead.

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I'm having an odd day. Due to meeting schedules, I ended up eating my lunch mid-morning, and then will need to munch a snack as I run between my two lunch meetings. Hopefully I won't get too hungry by dinner time.

It can be a challenge at work when I need to eat my own food and not whatever has been catered in for lunch.

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Congrats to you Cathi on the 14 lbs lost....that's awesome...keep up the good work....How is everyone today.....Today is my weigh in day so I can't wait to get to work and weigh in...I'll report back later

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Oops! Sorry for the double post.

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Hi. Lauren, it sounds like you're being very proactive with making meals ahead, so I'll bet you do real well.

Tema, thanks for your comments about my being sick. I am finally starting to see the illness turn around, and am starting to feel better, though not "well" yet. I think it would be nice to be able to choose which foods you have shipped to you. I only got to pick that I don't want them to ship me any meat or poultry. I found out that there are no specific "don't send" things that can be arranged with Freshology, aside from being able to disallow all meats, all poultry, all soy, or all fish. I tried to get them not to send me anything else with mustard on it, but was told that's not possible. You can opt out of a maximum of 2 varieties of protein (from the 4 groups I mentioned a moment ago), and you can choose whether to get the meals to cover all 7 days of the week, or to skip weekends. I decided to have them send me meals for all days of the week.

I am down 14.0 pounds in 3 weeks, so I am very happy. If I hadn't been sick, and had been exercising, I'll bet the scale would've gone down more.

Hope you're all having a good week.

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I'm about to try a week without my DietToGo meals. I've got a bunch of travel and didn't want to end up with leftovers, so I canceled 2 weeks food. This leaves me with about 5 days of cooking my own meals. I picked a bunch of SP recipes, and cooked up several batches of food today to use during the week. Hope it all turned out good, since I'll be eating the same meal several days this week.

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Cathi I'm sorry you're not feeling well....I hope by now the antibiotics are working well for you....

I choose my meals from NS...I get all shelf food they do have frozen foods that you don't get to choose....but I'm allergic to a lot of those foods....it's a lot of dairy.....

how is everyone doing otherwise....

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Tema, did you select which entrees you would receive from NS, or do they just send you a surprise box (like what I get from Freshology)? Do you have to add any fresh veggies or fruit or is everything you need coming from NS? I can't remember ANYTIME I've ever lost as much in a month as you have, so I think you're doing great! I was disappointed that I hadn't lost as much in my second week as in the first until I realized I hadn't even lost that much in one month in YEARS. So, yes, it's all a matter of perspective. I received a box of meals to begin this Sunday this afternoon. When I heard they would be giving me a small dessert each night I thought that was sort of counter-productive, but now I see that it makes it like a treat of 2 or 3 bites to reward me for eating healthy all day during my 3 meals, and I am thrilled to have the treats. They are so small, but they are interesting and different a lot. Last night was 2 shortbread cookies that were teeny tiny, with about 10 or 12 fresh blueberries on the side. The other day it was about 2 spoons full of pumpkin cheesecake, just for some examples.

I went back to the doctor's office today because I have been on antibiotics since last Friday for pneumonia, but I have been feeling sicker and sicker each day. They figured out that what they gave me wasn't working, and today I started one that I hope will work better. The good thing is that this one is only needed once a day, instead of twice a day like the other.

Tomorrow will be the last day of another week (the end of my 3rd week on Freshology meals). Sure hope I'll see a good drop on the scale.

How's everyone else doing? I still haven't been able to restart my exercise because of having pneumonia, and the doctor wanting me to rest.



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Today my second order arrive and non to soon I was running out of food....You're right Cathi I didn't think twice about it any loss is a good loss...How is everyone today

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Tema, you may be losing inches or retaining water this week. You've been doing a great job! Trying to eat my tilapia dinner now, so I'd better get off the computer.

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Hey everyone I'm doing well still sticking with NS and down another 1 1/2 lbs this week thought it would be more....oh well a loss is a loss and I'll take it

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Got a new shipment of Freshology today, and it looks good. I really like this program. Hope you're all doing well.

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Tema, thank you so much! You too!

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Cathie that is awesome keep up the good work

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I posted my weigh-in info on the weigh-in thread. Am down 10.1 pounds since I started Freshology on March 6. emoticon

I hope everyone is having a great Monday!

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Hi everyone.

Vera, I think it just shows that I was eating too much, even though most of it was healthy food, if I could lose that much in a short time. I didn't realize tht at all. Now my daily calories are approximately 1200 calories a day with my adding in a cup of fresh fruit in the morning and having some bell pepper strips later in the day. I have not actually even started adding back in the exercise, but I will. I am currently on antibiotics for a respiratory infection, so I have been resting a lot early on and then after I finally went to the doctor on Friday and got antibiotics I learned that I should keep resting. I'm spending way more time in bed than usual due to this. It gets boring, but I'm watching a lot of CNN and MSNBC and HGTV.

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Tema, good luck with your test. I hope it all goes well. Congratulations on your 13 lbs. gone forever!



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Hello everyone sorry I've been mia but I'm so busy with getting school stuff done and studying for an upcoming test....I'm not been online like I would like....It's good to see everyone is still enjoying their foods for the most part....I'm still doing my Ns I have a new shipment being shipped out tomorrow...I have to tell you I'm eating all day and drinking all day and I'm stuffed so far I've lost 13 lbs I'm so happy about this.....NS really works....and I see that Freshology does as well.....I hope everyone is having a wonderful day...ttyl

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I hope your international travel will be taking you somewhere fun!

Since I haven't been on Freshology very long, I only have one meal that wasn't consumed when it was meant to be, and that is the mustard meal that I don't plan to ever eat. I do plan to meet a friend for lunch soon, and in that case will just get a non-fat yoghurt with fresh fruit and granola (I love having Yoghurt Parfait). I am hoping to eat most of my meals on the appropriate day. When I have to travel I will probably stop the delivery for a few days.

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I have a bunch of uneaten meals in my freezer, plus I've got an upcoming overseas trip, so I'm planning to halt my meals for two weeks. I think I have enough leftovers to last, but if not I'll be cooking up some SparkRecipes.

Do others find that you tend to have extra meals piling up from time to time as you have business lunches, family dinners, travel, etc.?

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Lauren, I can understand that. It does frustrate me. I decided to weigh again first thing this morning, and the missing 208.4 scale reading was back again, so that was a relief. :)

Last night I didn't eat the food that Freshology had sent me. I kept my portion sizes similar, but they had put mustard ALL over the entree, and there wasn't a seal between the mustard entree section and the veggies section, so that had mustard all over it too. I ate a piece of grilled salmon that was the same size as the fish entrees they send me, and had some slices of green bell pepper, and one apple for my dinner. It should've been almost the same calorie count. I have been willing to try a lot of things I didn't expect I'd enjoy, and the worse the look, the more surprised I am when they taste delicious! This morning my Freshology breakfast was fresh fruit and 2 pieces of Morningstar Farms Soy Bacon and a vegetarian sweet corn tamale. My lunch is a basil marinated shrimp salad with mango, watermelon radish and orange dressing.

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I'm forcing myself to only weigh in once a week. Those inexplicable daily ups and downs really get to me otherwise. I wish I could talk myself into a monthly weigh-in, but I'm not very patient.

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I drank tons of water yesterday, including late at night, and don't understand how my weight can be higher today than it was the other day! True, I still felt "congested" in the morning when I weighed myself (before my coffee), but my scale was 210.0, and the other day it was 208.4 . It's impossible to have actually gained 1.6 pounds, with the calories I'm eating, but I'm bummed out that it has to be the sodium in my meals. Still, with all my complaining now, I am still VERY happy to have my weigh-in yesterday morning and this morning show me down 5.6 pounds for the first week with my Freshology meal program. I felt like I'd been going nowhere with losing weight since I got back from Oregon. I talked to my husband about my continuing this Freshology until I reach my goal, and he said that it's for me to decide. If I really stick to it, and exercise, I should be able to lose all my excess weight this year, and I hope by sometime in the autumn. That will be such a relief to kiss this excess weight goodbye, and then purge my closets.

Oh, I just weighed myself again this evening, and the scale now says 209.5.

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Lauren, that's interesting to hear how you find out your meals and what's included. Thanks for letting me know that. My daily menus list all the individual ingredients, as well as break down the vitamins, minerals, and how many grams of protein, carbs (fiber and sugars are listed separately), etc. are included. When I can't see the menu, I just have stickers on the packages, which are color coded so that I grab all the same color meals for one day/night. Each meals says Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner on it, and then all the tiny desserts come together in one package for the number of days that that shipment is to cover. The colored labels on the meal packages just say what the entree is, mostly, so without seeing the menus, I can't tell what individual food items are combined to create the meal. My husband seems happy so far that I am sticking with this, so I am pretty certain to keep ordering it.

Hope you're having a great Sunday.

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Cathi, the Freshology meals sound great. My DietToGo meals are reasonably good, but definitely not fresh. They're also a little higher in sodium than I'd like. However, the program is very reasonably priced.

Interesting what you said about not getting your menus. One of the annoying things about DietToGo is that in your order you just get a list of what's included, not the details of which meals are for which days. I have to go to their website to figure out what to eat when.

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Thanks, Lauren. No apology necessary. I'm new here too, and have noticed that there are a few people who haven't given their names. I'm Cathi. I think it shows up with each post automatically.

Just finished my sea bass entree, which came with artichoke hearts, grilled baby asparagus, and steamed cauliflower. Freshology uses a variety of different spices, and those are the flavors that seem to stand out, in a delicious way. Lunch today was 3 very tiny pieces of pizza that had mozarella, chopped fresh shrimp, and mushrooms. If you added all 3 pieces together I don't think it would be the size of one slice of a small-size pizza. It was yummy! The pizza came with a salad that had cherry tomatoes, chopped cucumber, and green salad. To that I added some red and orange bell pepper slice that I bought. Breakfast today was 3 very small pieces of whole wheat French toast that had oats on the crust. Those 3 pieces together would be about half the size, or slightly more, than a large piece of bread. They include a small container (a few tbsp.) of syrup (not sure if it was sugar-free because it tasted good), a container of cottage cheese (maybe 1/4 cup worth), and about a handful of fresh blueberries, raspberries & blackberries. I LOVE the fruit they send.

Today is the 7th day, and I feel like I'm retaining fluid today. Haven't been racing to the bathroom as much as most days. Yesterday afternoon when I weighed myself after lunch I was down 7.2 pounds from last Sunday. It looked like they increased the sodium for my meals yesterday (although I couldn't taste it - but I saw it on my meal breakdowns), so that may be why I could be retaining today. I'll weigh myself tomorrow morning and see how it goes. Even if it shows a fluid retention tomorrow, I can tell I'm making good progress this week compared to how I usually do on the scale.

I have been having to call Freshology when they send me my menus for a few days at a time because they end up only sending ONE of the days in the grouping (computer glitch?). They are supposed to let me know the menu before the day I am to eat the meals. I do know the first day of the new shipment, which I eat tomorrow, but I have not been able to view the menus or calories/nutrition breakdown for the other 3 days in the shipment that came to my house yesterday. It's frustrating. I called yesterday, and a nice man contacted me again later to say they were trying to figure out if it's a system-wide problem, but they are closed tomorrow, and I won't have a menu for the meals Monday through Wednesday. That doesn't exactly make me happy. Oh well.

I hope you've all had a good Saturday.

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Sorry, should have introduced myself properly earlier. It's Lauren.

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SIMPLERLIFE66, if you don't mind giving us your first name, it will make chatting more personal. I think how your're going about your program sounds great! I wish you much success. I do actually like to cook too, but I wasn't having the weight loss I desire before I started with meal delivery service. So, at this point I just want to do whatever I have to do to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight. It's been far too long that I've been overweight.

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I enjoy my delivered meals, but I also really enjoy cooking. I'm having breakfast and lunch delivered, and making my own dinners. Tonight I made the Cheddar Ranch Turkey Burger recipe that people had been raving about. Very nice. And a good switchup from my Diet-To-Go meals that repeat every five weeks. I like them, but it is a little repetitive.

My plan is to keep doing the meal deliver for another 2-3 months and then switch over to cooking my own meals. I want to get a little more experience with cooking healthy food and packaging it up in the freezer.

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Received my third Freshology shipment today. There are things that look like I will enjoy them, but one meal (I think it's a dinner) has mustard all over it, and I strongly dislike all mustard of any kind I've ever tasted. This is the one meal that I think I may have a problem with. I'll try to scrape the mustard off, and eat it, but even smelling the mustard on my husband's dinner last night was annoying. LOL

I am waking up earlier in the mornings recently, and feeling like I'm sleeping better at night, and I wonder if I can attribute those things to Freshology. Sure wish I knew for sure.

I hope you're all having a great day/night.

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Thank you, Vera. I wish the same for you too. :)

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Hello all! Tema, I know how you feel about not wanting to eat all your food! I get so full that I don't want to finish at all but that is part of the plan. I'm glad that everyone is enjoying their meals. Cathi that's great that you lost that much weight in just a few days! I wish everyone the best on reaching your weight loss goal!!!! emoticon

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Tema, I'm glad your knee feels better. Today my breakfast and lunch were both cold meals, but satisfying. Am now down 5.5 pounds after 4 days. I FINALLY feel hopeful that I will lose the weight this time. I usually can't get myself to day #5, but I am excited to be on day #5 today. Each food I think I won't love tastes good. I'm hoping to stay on this plan for months. Hope my husband won't complain when he sees that it is working.

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To be honest Cathi I don't remember what the second injection was....It just felt like it went straight into my bone...I feel much better now...I can't wait until you weigh in after your first week...Freshology sounds wonderful....

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Tema, I'm very sorry that you have a knee problem and need steroid injections. That's what I kept having done every few months for more than 2 years. What kind of injection were you having that's different, if you don't mind my asking? You need not tell me, if you'd rather not. I just wondered if it is a lubricant for your knee joint, which I also had a series of injections for. Fortunately getting shots in my knee sounds way worse than how it actually felt. I DID hurt, but not for too long, and usually I did feel relief from the steroid injections (but not the lubricant injections).

Got my 2nd shipment of Freshology today, to eat for the next 3 days. It looks good.

I hope you're all having a good day today.

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Cathi this is an awesome report on your meals...makes me want to switch plans....I hope soon you'll be rid of the diabetes as well...Today was rough for me...my knee is full of arthritis so I had to go to the doctor in order to get my cortizone shots in the knee and he gave something new which really hurt today....but in a few days I'll be able to move that leg well again....so I didn't get any exercise in today

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I have Day #3 down now, and tomorrow my second box of Freshology will arrive. I have food for tomorrow left from the first shipmen. Whether I will be able to make myself finish the entree for lunch is what I'm wondering. It's a variety of different beans made into a vegetarian chili. I will try my best to eat it all. There is also a green salad with it. I haven't eaten most beans (other than fava beans and green beans) since I spent a night being sick after eating homemade chili when I was in about 4th grade. Just the thought has always turned my stomach (or smelling it). On that day, so long ago, I had ordered "buttered" popcorn at a movie theater for the first and last time, and then got home and had Dad's chili. I was sick all night. I'm a quick learner when something makes me vomit, so that's why I've never added any topping to popcorn anywhere after that, nor have I had any desire to eat chili. I'll bet it was the "buttered" popcorn that actually "caused" by getting sick, but I got sick from wine once, and never had a desire to drink any again - and haven't. That's not to say I avoided other forms of alcohol, though I was never a big drinker. I no longer do imbibe because I am taking blood thinner, and my doctor's office told me I shouldn't drink any alcohol while using blood thinner, so I just haven't. It's been 8 years. Sometimes I wish I could have a drink a few times a year, but I don't. Now you know my life story! Ha Ha

Today's meals were good again. My calories from Freshology for today were about 1150, so I added a cup of fresh fruit and some green pepper slices during the day (the green pepper I'm having now, after dinner). I still have 2 tiny pieces of dessert from Freshology for today. I am not at all interested in having (or craving) going off the Freshology plan. They allow the snacks I've added - especially during the first 2 weeks.

This afternoon I did get a killer headache out of the blue, and took an Extra Strength Tylenol a few hours ago, so eventually it didn't hurt as much, but a few minutes ago it began to hurt MUCH worse, so I took a prescription Percoset, since I just had dinner, so it wouldn't be on an empty stomach.

I am surprised that overall the Freshology meals leave me mostly not feeling like I'm starving. If I still think I'm feeling a bit hungry after the Freshology meal, I'll drink more water, and usually in about 20 minutes I don't feel hungry anymore. It's amazing to me how satisfying my meals are, when I see that most of the meals are in the 1150 or 1160 calories per day range (before I add a fruit and veggie). I am diabetic, so that's why I have been adding in the snacks - just to make sure my blood sugar doesn't get way too low. The times I have checked my glucose readings, since starting Freshology, my readings are like that of a non-diabetic. I think that's because I am eating more mg. of protein in my meals, and fewer healthy carb totals (in mgs.). I already had a very good A1C with my diabetes, the last time that test was done (in November). It was near normal, but that was with medication. My internist told me that he thought that my body was pushed over the edge into becoming diabetic because of having a few times over a couple of years where I had heavy doses of prednisone. He thinks if I hadn't needed that, I wouldn't have diabetes. One of my goals is for the diabetes to go completely away, after I get back to a normal weight.

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Tema, sorry that today was harder for you. Did you drink a lot of water? My second day of meals was good again, and I'm trying to drink a lot of water. I have already seen a drop of the scale, so can't wait to see how much I will be able to eliminate in the first week. Seeing movement on my scale definitely is an incentive.

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Today was really a struggle to get the food down....I don't know if I'm just tired of eating so much or bored now....anyway I'm not going to stop

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I forgot to say that my Freshology breakfast today also had fresh cantaloupe chunks and a handful of blackberries. I couldn't believe how fresh everything was!

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Tema, that is great that you like your foods AND have lost so much in only a week! I'm very happy for you!!! Hope I have similar good fortune with my weight loss. :)

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Cathi that's great I'm glad you're enjoying the foods....I'm also enjoying mine....Yes that's weight loss has been since 2/28 when I started eating the foods....NS don't count calories but I'm told by some other members that it usually range from 1100 to 1300 calories again I don't know how true that is

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Vera how much have you lost so far

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Tema, congratulations for your weight loss! That's great! Is that the amount you have lost just since you started with Nutrisystem? So, just in one week? How many calories per day is your Nutrisystem meal plan?

I have eaten 2 meals of the Freshology so far, and I am stunned how WONDERFUL all of the food has tasted so far. I expected that it would probably be "OK" but it is way more than just OK. Each item has tasted delicious!! This morning I had baked eggs with tomatoes, basil, and mozzerella with a small "toast point" (that's how Freshology describes the bite-size piece of toast). For lunch I had Seared Tuna Salad Nicoise with Sherry vinaigrette. There were a few bite-size baby potatoes in there, along with green beans and wax beans. The salad was made of spinach.

I have always thought that I HATE spinach, except in the form of Stouffer's Spinach Souffle. Apparently the one time I tried raw spinach it just wasn't good. For years I've avoided eating it like the plague. It was yummy in this Freshology meal. I had also NEVER been willing to eat fresh tuna that was seared, but not fully-cooked all the way through, until today. It was delicious too.

I believe that I am going to LOVE having Freshology in my life.

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Temamc, I like nutrisystem foods too. I started 4 weeks ago and tomorrow I will be starting my 5th week.

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Well today I weighed in and lost 7.2 lbs yay me I'm so happy about that



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I can't wait for you to try it and report back I'll be waiting on Sunday

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3/4/11 4:26 P

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Hi Marie,

My Freshology shipment arrived this morning, but Freshology told me not to start eating it until Sunday morning. They still haven't given me more than one day's menu of the 4 days of meals that shipped to me (a computer glitch, I was told, when I called their rep again today). Supposedly they will get that info to me before I start their program this Sunday. Everything looks like it should taste good. I registered that I can't eat ANY meat or poultry items. One of the lunches, I think, is a vegetarian chili. I haven't eaten any beans of that type since I got sick eating chili in the mid-1960s! I will keep an open mind and try it though, of course. I do eat lentils and some types of beans. I am eager to see the menu to know exactly what was sent to me. It appears that I have been eating more than I should, without knowing it, based on how small these portions are. But, they should meet my needs, and I've heard that the food is delicious. I did notice that all of the dinners, and some of the lunches, include fresh fish, which is fine with me.

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3/4/11 6:27 A

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I am dying to hear about Freshology. It is the program I really wanted to go with, but I chose one that was a little cheaper.

I've been on and off Weight Watchers for 3 years. It really works for me, but it takes thinking about it and planning--that's the advantage of the delivery systems, you just eat what they give you and nothing else. The problem is that you have to be ready to deal with healthy eating coming off the delivery system after you lose the weight or else you'll gain it right back. (Been there, done that, long before I was on SparkPeople)

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3/3/11 5:02 P

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Tema, I'm so glad to hear that you like the foods you're getting. Sounds good. :) I have had the Weight Watchers monthly pass for a few years, but I haven't really followed it at all for most of that time. I kept thinking of canceling the membership, but never did because I kept hoping I'd actually start following the plan. I don't think I stuck with it for more than a week or two. When I joined Weight Watchers, my husband joined with me, at my request. I thought it would make it easier for me to follow if he was on the program too. He did the Core Plan because he didn't like having to count points. He lost about 35 pounds, and I ended up GAINING the amount he lost!!! I don't know why I sabotaged myself like that. He's kept it off.

Last night I told my husband that I've got Freshology coming, and fortunately he didn't seem mad. I reassured me that he won't have to eat without me being there, although I will probably eat my dinner before he comes home.

Cathi



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3/2/11 9:08 P

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Cathi I actually find the foods really good so far this is only day 3 though...I ate a dish this afternoon that was a bit to spicy for me....other then that I really like it....How long were you on weight watchers

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3/2/11 7:09 P

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Hello!

Tema, how do you find the Nutrisystem food?

Friday I am getting my first box delivery from Freshology, and they've instructed me to begin eating it on Sunday morning. They emailed me a menu and it looks like it should be delicous. I was supposed to get a menu for the first 4 days of meals, but they accidently only sent me the menu for one of the days, so I emailed someone who phoned me back, and they should be emailing me the additional 3 days of meals. None of the food I'm getting is frozen or freeze dried. For the one day of meals that I can see, for breakfast I'll be having a baked egg meal, for lunch it is a fresh tuna salad nicoise, and for dinner it's fresh swordfish. I still haven't told my husband that I've signed up for 28 days of these meals (yet), but I will tell him after the first shipment arrives. We usually eat all of our meals out, so the difference in price is mostly just the shipping expense. Wish I lived in Southern California, so I could have the food delivered fresh every single day. I assume they would charge a lot less for that, but I have no way of knowing for sure, of course.

Cathi



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2/28/11 11:50 P

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I got my food today and officially started NS....wow I feel like I was eating all day long...I'm so stuffed....I feel like I just eat, pee and repeat...I can't wait for tomorrow to try something different...

If You're tired or starting over stop giving up

Tema - Matteson IL

"Tenacity is the quality displayed by someone who just won't quit -- who keeps trying until they reach their goal. Anything really worth doing takes persistence, perseverance, and stubborn determination! I AM a Tenacious Jungle Tiger and these are my survival skills!!"

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2/27/11 2:51 P

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One more day and my journey with food starts.....How is everyone else doing this Sunday


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Tema - Matteson IL

"Tenacity is the quality displayed by someone who just won't quit -- who keeps trying until they reach their goal. Anything really worth doing takes persistence, perseverance, and stubborn determination! I AM a Tenacious Jungle Tiger and these are my survival skills!!"

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2/26/11 5:23 P

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How is your day today what are you doing....are you still on target let us know

If You're tired or starting over stop giving up

Tema - Matteson IL

"Tenacity is the quality displayed by someone who just won't quit -- who keeps trying until they reach their goal. Anything really worth doing takes persistence, perseverance, and stubborn determination! I AM a Tenacious Jungle Tiger and these are my survival skills!!"

www.beachbodycoach.com/ABRANNEWME201
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