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6/28/15 1:48 P

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Wanda,
In the 2 years you weren't in FMD mode, did you find you were eating in a like FMD mode?
Kind of follow the same plan?

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6/25/15 6:34 P

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Sounds like a lot of us hate Phase Two. BUT..........we can do ANYTHING for 48 hours, right??
We appreciate Phase three so much more because of Phase 2!
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I did two cycles of FMD a couple of years ago with great success, over 15 lbs lost. I thought I was just skipping a third cycle because of traveling but I have had a hard time getting motivated to get back on FMD. Regained about 7 lbs over two years. Now I am about 8 lbs from goal and I'm finally back to FMD; this is my second week and I'm doing well even though I was a bit wobbly at lunch today - gave in to a few tortilla chips. No recriminations though; I'm just moving forward. I know perfection isn't possible although I've been doing really well. Lost nearly 3 lbs last week and hoping for the same this week.

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6/24/15 5:46 P

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Where are you now in your goals? How many sessions of FMD do you think you'll need to complete to get there?

I'm wondering about my weight goals and the weight that many of you have lost the first and subsequent times you've done this. I'm not really far from my goal but the last 20 are the hardest, right? I'm just wondering how effective this will be this time around and how long I'll have to do it.

What is your experience with maintenance? Do adding dairy & wheat back in the diet set you back or irritate your stomach?

Lots of questions. Good luck to all!


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6/23/15 8:48 A

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What appealed to me about the FMD was that it seems to be something that I can do for a lifetime. I had sworn off ever doing any more diets, exercise torture or food deprivation programs. My plan was to make healthy lifestyle changes as I learned what worked for me; however, when I found out about FMD, it made sense, and it didn't seem burdensome so I tried it out. Phase 3 is my absolute favorite also. I tend to get the hungriest between meals on phase 1 (I wonder if I am eating enough). Phase 2 is not as fun, but I don't get hungry.

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6/22/15 2:16 P

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I am trying to organic but it is so costly.
I use eggbeaters for breakfast in phase 2. Makes it so much simpler for me.
I buy a roasted chicken from the store. This is my lunch, sometimes supper, for 3-4 days.
Find the breast is 2 days at 4 oz, and leg/thigh 2 days. Works out pretty good.
I dislike cooking for my self so this is really for me.
Have been on FMD now almost 3 months and lost almost 30#.

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Starting up again this week. After dabbling in this a bit, this is my first full session.

I'm really loving fruit and grains! It's really true that it affects your mood & hormones. I'm going to be as strict as possible in doing both the diet and exercise. I really want to do the exercise as prescribed because I think you either subscribe to the hormonal cycle theory or you don't. The exercise type is part of it. I shrugged it off before & want to make that part of this cycle.

Good luck to all & update us on what you're doing.

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5/1/15 7:24 P

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I made the sweet potato hummus today. It is very good. The recipe is in the FMD book in phase 3 recipes.

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Phase 2 is rough for sure. I add some low glycemic fruit like grapefruit or berries at lunch per the diabetic instructions and that helps. I have lost 19.4 pounds since starting the FMD on February 15. I have PCOS which makes weight loss tougher for me but this has definitely been successful.

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I started the FMD about two weeks ago and have lost about 5 pounds. I am very happy with it, since nothing I've tried in the past gave me any results. My least favorite phase is Phase 2, but I can get through it with nice, big turkey bacon and egg white veggie omelets for breakfast. I love mango smoothies during Ph 1 and I love everything about Ph 3. I think I could do this for the rest of my life.

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emoticon I only had 1 cup of coffee today !!!
Got my Dandelion Root Tea the other day and it tastes just like regular tea !
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Dalores, I sent you a sparkmail about BLC but the link was bad. SO it's basically a 12 week challenge made up of 18 teams of about 25-30 people on each team. Some teams focus on support - my team is like that. Some teams are very competitive with each other in a good way! Some are very structured and have lots of accountability. There are challenges and there are posting and participation expectations. But it's doable on about any level and I find it keeps me focused and energized.

Okay, as far as The Burn, I have heard from fans of the FMD that they HATE The Burn! The Burn is really for breaking through plateaus. I HIGHLY recommend trying the FMD instead. It's much less intense than The Burn and I know it works when followed since I am having success with it.

Hope that helps some!

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Rebecca, what is a BLC challenge?

I tried jumping in with "The Burn" before the FMD book and didn't do well. I made a big pot of the soup and didn't like it.

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Thanks Rebecca...I have a note book right next to my book.
I'm sure it will get filled up pretty quickly.
I am diabetic so the link you sent me is really helpful in making the adjustments.

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Dalores, I am not a cleanse type but I have friends who swear by them. I would suggest some adjustments ahead of time so it's not a huge shock to the system. Not sure what her cleanse is but my friends who do them wean down the sugar, salt, whatever so they don't get a big system shock the first day.

Patti, yes read the book and take notes as well! I wrote down what meals appealed to me so I could plan a week out. I start on Mondays just as she suggests because it suits my schedule best. If you have any questions, I am glad to help out with them.

Phase 2 is not my favorite either with the high protein but I have tips and tricks for that as well. I've made this fit pretty well and right now when awaiting "THAT" time of the month my typical multi-pound bloat (as in 5 in the past years) is only 0.4 today. So something is sure helping that too.

By the way, if anyone is into structured challenges for your weight loss, I am a leader in the BLC challenge and we are accepting new people. Our next challenge starts in May and our teams are private. So let me know if you are interested and I'll invite you (no obligation to join). I didn't come here to drum up members - just wanted to offer in case someone had interest.

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I'm gonna do the cleanse Haylie is doing May 1-10. I hope it gives me a good kick start.

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I got my book yesterday ! So now I'm in the "School" Phase !
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I just started phase 2 today and dislike it intensely, so glad its only 2 days! I'm already down 3 pounds in 3 days, but its probably water weight, I don't care, my scales been stuck for months on the same up and down couple pounds its nice to only see down! I can see how this car really bee a long term way to eat.

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After sticking with the start nutrition page recommendations for 3 weeks, plus exercise, and drinking lots of water the scale didn't budge. After day 5 my scale was finally down 10 pounds. I couldn't be happier. I've been pretty miserable with the diet (especially p2), but now I can't wait to keep going.



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Reading the book, checking out what I'm supposed to eat. I've been stuck at the same weight for months. I eat good, stay under 1600 calories (I track with Lose it) I walk about 28 miles a week.

Scale is not budging. I know I'm going down because my clothes are much looser and I'm wearing things I haven't in a while, but I'm perimenopausal and my weight fluctuates from 5 pounds and up when TOM is due, its been late up to 12 days almost every other month (track that too) the past 6 months and my pre-period is worse that the actual thing. So I thought I'd shake thinks up a bit and see if I can help my metabolism out! The foods are not much different then what I eat now so its not going to be a a big change, just the scheduling of eating what when. Has anyone tried the app for iphone?

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Good morning,

Why aren't Alfafa Sprouts on the food list - or do they fall under Bean Sprouts?

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After a week of stubbling through the process in an imperfect way I still actually lost some weight & feeling great today! Ready to do it over this week in a better way. I'm amazed how good the recipes are, my favorite last week was the Halibut Stir-fry. Very yummy! At first I thought I burned the pan but it was just the color of the tamari, haha. New adventures in cooking :)



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Yoganisima - Thanks for mentioning Chewfo.com - Great site and I won't have to take my book with me when I'm traveling!

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Look for The Fast Metabolism Diet at chewfo.com

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Hi Everyone. Hope you had a restful night. Sleep is so important!

My Nook library is empty! I don't know what happened, but both my FMD book and cookbook (and every other thing) are gone. I'm trying to do this from memory.

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Good morning all! Monday again so P1 ! How is everyone doing? Mrs . B are you starting P1 today? I recommend making the turkey chili it is delish!! Have a great day! Diane

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Good afternoon gang! It's Monday so day 1 phase 1 for me! Debbie how is it going? How is everyone else doing? It's chicken rice and broccoli for me and had an oatmeal shake and turkey 1/2 sandwich too! Defrosting a turkey chili for tomorrow night as we speak! What favorite recipes do you have? Diane

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Hey everyone! I have done this diet before and lost some to begin with and hit a plateau. I was not following the diet as strictly as should so retrying it...

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Sounds like we all have "work" to do!
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Good morning gang! I am back for the last time! I have let a busy schedule derail me a fewb times,and just seeing the success one of my co workers has had and is still having on FM makes me know it works. I have never gotten thru phase 3 yet,and this time taking it one week at a time.I just cooked up the chicken broccoli bowl for 2 days of phase 1,forgot I have the turkey chili frozen in individual containers!! I am off to work tonight ,have a great day! Diane

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Hi!
I'm new in the group. I'm doing the diet beginning on Saturdays. so I'm enjoying my mangoes on weekends. I lost 4 pounds in the first week. I'm finishing Day 2 of my second week now.
I felt hungry the second day of phases 1 and 2 during the first week. Phase 3 has so much food, I couldn't have the second snack! This week I'm doing better. Let's see what happens on that deadly Phase 2 (low carb AND low fat)...
First week I didn't do exercises (but Yoga on Phase 3) because I felt weak, but this week, I did already my fast pace walking, I'm going to do weight machines and and/or kettlebells for phase 2 and Yoga on Phase 3.
I'm really happy with this diet. I hope to have consistency and finish the bunch of cycles I have to do. May God Help me!

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Yes I probably would.

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I fixed salmon steaks for dinner a couple of nights ago... Yum!

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Good afternoon all! Congrats on all the losses! Day 1 of vacation today so starting phase 1 tomorrow now that I have time to cook ahead and really read the whole book! Diane

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Great job on the week 1 completion and loss. And as everyone says, after you complete the 1st week, you start to figure this out. I would be lost without the phone and ipad app. The books and cookbooks are a quick read but tough when you are starting school work- I enjoy trying the new recipes.

The start of week 3 for me - phase 1 (which I love) and I lost 7.5 for the 2 weeks. I have 2 more weeks before my school starts and I want to have one cycle behind me. I also love phase 3 for the weekend. I cheated once this weekend and did not have snack 2 instead had a 3.5 oz glass of red wine (I have never had that little bit of wine in a glass) but it made sitting on the porch at the beach more relaxing. Tonight pasta and tomato sauce (made from tomatoes from my garden) I can't wait.

What is Shakeology Green Berry Shake and my T25 program and my BeachBody Coach? Is that part of the new stuff she is selling?

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I have finished Week 1, and I lost 3 pounds!

I like Phase 3. The fat and carbs make me feel like I've "loosened up" a bit for the weekend without going off plan. I'm all ready to start over tomorrow.

I didn't do a great job planning with veggies and Phase 3 fruit this past week; I hope to have those things better figured out this coming week.

I ordered the cookbook, and it came Friday. I got sick Friday night, so I have yet to look through it.

Onward and downward!

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No headache today! Thankful!

Looking forward to a bit of carbs and some fat tomorrow!

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We don't go back until after labor day so I have time to figure it out.
Week 2 Day 2 Phase 2 for me and you are right, this is the hardest phase to meet parents after 6 PM.

Good luck all, keep up the cutting and prepping.


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Belmargirl - LOL! We started back to school this week, and I'm still figuring out my bathroom schedule with all of the extra water.

Week 1, Phase 2 began today. It's gone well. Hoping I don't get slammed with a headache tomorrow. Open House is tomorrow night, and I really don't want to be a monster when the parents meet me!

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I got my Shakeology Green Berry Shake and my T25 program and my BeachBody Coach info!! I'm so excited!!!

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It is hard to drink all the water when we teach with ou limited bathroom accessibility.
It is easier to drink more of it after 3 PM.

Phase 1 Day 2, I love the fruits!

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I'm baaaaaack!!!!

I started my 28-day cycle today. Day 1, Phase 1.

It's been a good day. I did lots of food prep for the week last night and feel in good shape to make it through the week without any hiccups.

I don't have all my water in today, but it was the first day of school with students, and I've got to remember to take the time to go to my desk and take a drink on a regular basis.

Ready to get back to goal!

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Week one done! 21 more days left of this cycle.
Only lost 4 pounds in week one with a 1.5 gain in phase 3 but feel great eating real food.
And I did go to a graduation party Saturday night and said no to alcohol and ice cream cake. I think I was more upset about the ice cream then the wine.

Off to week 2 - lets go ladies!

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I have a master's in nutrition, and was very excited about this eating plan. the science is sound. And any system to keep one from eating junk (sugar being number one) is going to help you.

My personal hope for following this plan for the next 28 days is to kick the sugar habit, the caffeine habit, and learn to say "no" more often in social situations where alcohol is presented.

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Good morning gang!! I'm back after some challenging work hours and prepared to get this done!! Oatmeal smoothie for breakfast was pretty good! Diane

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I'm back too, hopefully for one cycle. (I did the program last July and lost 14)
Day 1 Phase 1- need to lose the 14 again.
And here we go.....

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Hi all! I'm doing a 30-day squat challenge this month! So far I'm in day 3 and it's kicking my butt! lol...I have bad knees so it's very challenging! But I'm determined to get er done because I want a banging booty!! LOL

I also only have 21 more pounds to go until I reach my goal weight of 150!! WooooHooooo!!!!

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Hi all,

I start back to school tomorrow. This week will be a little up-ended, but I plan on a "hard start" next Monday (8/11).

I'm looking forward to getting back in a routine and on a structured plan!

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Hi All ......... I am doing a challenge and that is tracking something daily in my journal .... and planning to get in much fitness this month in anticipation of an upcoming event early fall ............. I think taking it in one month intervals or short term goals works best for me.

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Good afternoon gang!! I also got side tracked but am back on track and feeling great! Alittle hungry but because of the hours I work I get an extra snack at night as I eat dinner at 7p.m. then work till midnight and to bed at 1-2 a.m.!! I just got the FMD cook book by mail but haven't had a chance to look thru it. Got it used ! Have a great night all! Diane

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Hi everyone I'm back!!!! I totally blew it in Disney but actually did not gain that much at all. Probably because I walked in the heat about 10 miles a day!!!! My problem is (and I know it's mine alone) I ate so much sugar I am craving it again and can't seem to get back on track sigh... I understand it is a mind set not to eat it and I have to push through the cravings. On a happy note I drank lots of Diet Coke while I was away (my old love) and I was able to stop and not have any when I came home and do not miss it at all. Happy phasing everyone!!!

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Having a hard time losing weight. It might be my thyroid but it's depressing to lose only a few pounds every other week. It might be my thyroid meds though. Doc just switched them up. At least I can see that I'm losing in my clothes and how my body looks.

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Mickie - I don't think you will go thrugh the carb detox every week. I had slight headache the first week but none after that. in fact, in the second week I really had much more energy and that continued throughout two 28-day cycles. the third week I had my biggest weight loss but I never lost as much in any week as you have in your first week. your body is really responding to the diet.

All told, I lost 23 lbs. in two 28-day cycles. I have found that I don't gain as easily when I'm off the diet now and I still have a lot of energy. I will do another cycle after our August vacation and I hope that will finally get me to goal. it takes determination and planning but it is so worth it.
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I'm back in town, but I see I haven't missed much. LOL.

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I won't be around much this week as I go to Birmingham for some training.

I'll hop back on next week, though!

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My satellite went down when a tiny tornado came through a week ago. How strange to be without internet and tv and having a phone to only call out in emergency (didn't know hubby had been leaving his for me)

I did the best I could last week from scribbled notes and memory. I lost almost 4.5 pounds! I was able to get the book out of the library on day 7. So I made a few mistakes. It worked out and except for slight headaches am doing great. I did miss reading your posts and having your support.

Have a superb weekend. Together we'll turn our plans into success stories! emoticon

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Mickie, I'm having a very similar experience w/phase 2 - I was very hungry, even though I ate a ton of veggies and drank lots of water. It was helpful to know it was only 2 days before I could switch gears and eat more. The other phases are great though and I'm feeling satisfied. I've lost an unbelievable 10 lbs since Monday, although I know a good bit of that is sludge and bloat from not eating healthy before I started.

I also have the app which I've found handy while grocery shopping, and I like how the food list shows you by color code which foods are permissible in each phase.

The weekend will be eventful, so I know I must plan everything ahead. I always do better during the week when my days are more routine.

Have a great weekend to everyone!

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Mickie that is awesome!!! Diane

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The app has been very helpful for figuring out meals. There is a meal map for each week, then you go to the day, and whatever Phase you're in, it tells you what's required. Then when you click on that required food, a list of what you can have shows up.

I survived Phase 2. Even though I've done a lot of low carb lately, I did NOT enjoy that! I was hungry (not unbearably, but enough to notice) and found it much harder than Phase 1. Last night I added an egg white protein powder shake, because I needed something more.

I was VERY happy to see some carbs and especially some fat this morning!

While I won't count an official Week 1 loss until Monday, as of this morning I am down 6.4 pounds! I am so excited to see my body actually respond to something!!!!

It makes me wish I was going to be here next week so I could continue on, but I'll pick it back up the next week.

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Good afternoon gang! It's been a busy last couple of days! I ordered a used copy of the Fast Met. cookbook and I think it should be here today! Yes phase 3 was a little confusing hopefully I'll do better this time! I make my own Turkey jerky,I buy thin sliced raw turkey breast,pound it a little,marinate it in tamari then in the dehydrator for a few hours! All the jerky I saw had sugar in it!!! I'm off to work tonight but have my turkey bean chili all packed!! Have a great day!! BBL Diane

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I made it through the first day of Phase 2. Started with a carb-detox headache last night (it went away with some ibuprofen).

Is that to be expected every week?

I really enjoyed my turkey bacon yesterday and Nick's Sticks turkey jerky.

Phase 3 seems the most complicated of the phases (there are more options for each meal), so I have some planning to do today.

I'm enjoying the plan and thinking it is something I can do when I'm able to give it a full 28 days in August!

Mickie

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Way to go, Bri!

I'm down 4.4 pounds in my first Phase 1.

Phase 2 begins today. I've been doing low-carb for a while, so this is very familiar to me. I'm also glad to get a bit more protein today, as that will help with hunger levels. I haven't been ravenous, but I've missed some protein.

I've been tracking my food - even though this is not a calorie-counting plan - just to see where my numbers are ending up, and I'm impressed that I've been able to come in UNDER my calorie limit every day and be very satisfied. I haven't wanted to eat the legs off furniture at all, LOL.

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Great job everyone! Had a busy day at work but a good day! Diane

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As of day 4 I am down 3.5 lbs!!!!

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Day 1 was a success!

I was a bit hungry throughout the day, but nothing unbearable.

Today's food is mostly leftovers from yesterday, so it's a "rinse & repeat" day.

Thanks to the increased water yesterday and some yummy watermelon, I spent the day running back and forth to the bathroom. I call it the "tinkle trots," LOL.

But it meant a 3+ pound drop on the scale this morning.

I'll take it!

Last night I was getting hungry. It finally dawned on me that it had been 3 hours since I had eaten dinner, so I had some fruit. I think I'm going to like that rule in the evenings. :)

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Quick question - I bought sweet potatoes to use as a carb on Phases 1 and 3, but as I've looked through the book and the app, sweet potatoes are a veggie?!?!?

I'm a little scared to eat a sweet potato AND a grain!

What do you guys do?

I faced the music - and the scale - this morning. Ugh.

But...today is Day 1, and I'm on plan and ready to roll!

Oatmeal with blueberries for b'fast this morning. I went ahead and made 2 servings of oatmeal so breakfast tomorrow is even easier.

Mickie

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Groceries are bought, and I'm ready to start!

Dh cut up a watermelon and cantaloupe for me tonight for the next 2 days. The kids are fans of both, so hopefully they'll last for 2 days. I also bought apples and cuties.

I found nitrate-free turkey bacon at Wal-Mart! I didn't think I would find it anywhere in town.

I'm ready to get on the scale in the morning (haven't checked in for 2 weeks and not looking forward to it) and get going in the right direction.

Thanks for the welcome, Diane! I'll have to look up the strawberry French toast. I've planned on oatmeal and berries for the next 2 mornings.

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Mickie glad your joining us!! I love changing it up every couple of days! Phase 1 to make my life easy I just have the same for 2 days!! I love the strawberry French toast! Good luck,it works!!! Diane

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Menu for next week is made and grocery list is ready. I'll go to the store after we get home from a family reunion tomorrow afternoon.

I've never planned for diet phases that were just a couple of days long before. I think I'll like changing up my food every few days.

I'm looking forward to trying this out this coming week!

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It's grand reading of y'all's successes.

The doc gave me permission to resume the plan. Yesterday I started all over again. A caffeine withdrawal headache woke me up this morning. I finally gave in and drank 1/4 cup of coffee. It's still there, just not so bad.

Glad to be here because you all are energetic and supportive. emoticon

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Good for you ! That sounds like a good plan! I am on day 3 and already down 4 lbs. I feel great.I spent last night cooking up some recipes for the next few days. Made the stuffed Portobello's,the pepperoncini pork and have the fixin's for my turkey lettuce wraps!! I'm off to pick up some nitrate free turkey bacon at Whole foods! Have a great day! Diane

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I am in the middle of a month second only to December in its difficulty for me, diet-wise. My birthday, dh's birthday, our anniversary, family reunion, and...homemade fried okra from my in-laws' garden. :) I also have a 4-day training trip for school.

So...I am not going to try to do a clean 28 days until the first student day of school on August 11.

Until then, though, when I am home and not celebrating, I am going to follow the phases to become familiar with them and to help prevent any weight gain.

I bought the kindle book and am reading it now. Hoping for a soft start next week. I can do a whole week before birthday/anniversary/trip week.

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I am in Week 3 and pleased to have lost6 pounds. I was in a plateau before so it felt good to get back to losing. I like the plan and it works.

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Then enjoy your vacation and dont get down. Just get back on Plan when you get home.

Happy Holidays to all

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Thanks but I plan to enjoy myself in Disney. We have the dining plan and my daughter would kill me if I watch tooooo closely.

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Great news that you had a good week and was able to watch your eating. If you use the same planning for your Disney trip you will be good. Remember don't get down on yourself if you have to eat off plan. Getting upset messes up your metabolism. Just do your best and keep trying.

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Well I just got back from NYC for a week long writing conference for work. I'll be honest I was so scared I would ruin all my hard work so I planned ahead. I just ate the eggs and fruit for breakfast at the hotel. I brought 5 packs of tuna, peppers, a cucumber and carrots and packed my lunch every day for the conference. At night I went out to eat but tried to sub fries for a salad and had chicken, a steak sandwich, a burger etc... I did good!!!! I didn't gain any weight at all. I also worked out at night and ran the stairs as much as I could...nine flights every night!!!! Now comes the tough one....Disney World vacation for 9 days!!! Heaven and Hayley help me!

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My husband and I started FMD March 2013. We had one day that we took a friend shopping and so we had pizza. There was a weekly thing and also we had eating out some with our church. We set up that our P3 day would fall on the day we went shopping. Plus when we eat out at church we could pick a healthier meal where possible. We still lost weight. My husband read an article that when you are on a diet that having a "off diet" day or pig out day will keep your body from thinking you are on a diet. Of course that is mainly more for restricted diets

We went on Maintenance January 2014.

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The ticker is setup from your spark page. When you enter your weight each time and save it then it will update your ticker. on some of my posts after I updated the ticker on my spark page and made a post I had a edit ticker by the ticker so I could fix it if I did not like it.

The ticker link to change is toward the bottom of your spark page.

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Thanks everyone... actually I am down to 122. I don't know how to fix the tracker.


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And what a beautiful tribute it is. Very thoughtful, and he is a well deserving guy.

And big emoticon to NMWERNER. At 126 lbs, you've got to be looking somokin' hot! Of course everyone is noticing. You go, Girl!

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6/20/14 3:49 P

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I just weighed myself and I am two pounds away from my goal weight. Everyone at work is commenting on how great I look and how happy and energetic I am. LOVING LIFE!!!!!

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6/19/14 12:04 P

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As I just started the plan on Monday ........... I was fine w/ phase 1; day 2 of phase 2 is a little tougher ............. since I have the day off, I am going to figure out my menu and grocery shopping ...... Got my exercise in each day! How are you guys doing?

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6/18/14 3:27 P

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Thanks yknot08 that actually sounds like great advice. I will try it and let you know how it goes. Funny how 6 little pounds can be so stubborn.

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6/18/14 11:54 A

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I think your body has caught-on to what you're doing with this plan, so I would switch things up a little to restart weight loss. If it were me, I would stick to the big rules, no grains, no dairy, etc, but would change things up. Maybe alternate phase 1 days with phase 2 days, or have a larger meal here and there. I had a big lunch on Sunday and skipped the afternoon snack and still lost some weight. Now I'm off plan, still following the main rules but eating whichever type of day I feel like at the time. If I go back on plan at some point I want it to be something by body is not anticipating so it works again. That's just my opinion, I don't know what has worked for others or what Haylie suggests in the book for dealing with a stall. Hang in there.

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6/16/14 2:21 P

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I love phase 1 and wonder if I cut the carbs to just dinner would this work as a maint plan. I have a hard time finding healthy fats. Also I wonder if I make one day like Saturday not a free for all but a day where I can eat spelt pretzels or some of the healthier fun foods. Just wondering. I am on week 9 and have been stalled at 12 pounds loss. I need to lose 6 more pounds to be happy and I can't seem to do it following the 28 day cycle...frustrating!

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6/13/14 11:40 P

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Sounds like you are both doing well with this. Gaining only 2 and then maintaining is excellent, MD. Sorry you're having to start over, but it's great that you know this plan works for you, KS. I like eating low carb, switched to this plan because I had been stalled out for some time and I am down 5 pounds in the 26 days, so really happy about that. Also I'm thrilled to not have a fear of carbs now anymore. I think I ate fruit about 3x a year when I was low carb. Just have to figure out what schedule I want to use going forward. I'll stick with the frequent meals, but I think this plan is way too fat-phobic. I'll probably keep phase 1 as it is, but phase 2 is going to be having some fat added and phase 3 has to change too - just not sure exactly how yet.

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I had my Endo tell me to eat more carbs each meal and all I did was gain 11 pounds. Now I have to start all over losing the 11 pounds. I found the plan good for the last year it took me 9 months to loose the 30+ pounds I know it took much longer to gain it. My husband has the steel cut oats and will make a big batch and will mix different fruits and other item with it and make it taste just as good and better for us than the instant oatmeals.

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6/13/14 6:08 P

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I know how you feel Yknot! I gained 2 lbs right away but have kept it there for 3 weeks now just basically doing Phase 3. But I can see that it is too liberal with thecarbs/ fat for me to stay on. So I am tracking my food in the Nutrition Tracker just to see what the numbers are. Just curious.

I have a friend that is reading the book now and promised her I would do the 28 days with her. Just wish Phase 2 were a little easier!

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6/12/14 9:07 P

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Week 4, last day of phase 2, hooray! I feel like I want to try something else for a while instead of going right into a week 5. I think 4 days a week fat-free is not working for me in the long term. I'm going to have to think a about this.

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6/9/14 5:39 P

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Yupp - the steel cut oatmeal and fruit is wonderful. I'm in agreement that this plan (I hesitate to call this a diet) is fantastic, because it tell us what we need to eat and gives us plenty to eat and it's really the way we should have been eating all along. emoticon

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Had blueberries for breakfast and later at work had oatmeal and an apple. I'm loving all the delicious fruit this time of year!

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Love it when Monday rolls around. I look forward to my oatmeal with fruit for brekkie. I have fresh raspeberries to put in it today. What did/will you have?

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I am losing weight consistently in week 3, which is what she says will happen in the book, for people who were already eating low carb and somewhat healthy.

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6/5/14 8:12 P

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I really love the way I'm no longer obsessing about food at all anymore on this plan. I'm honestly starting to feel like I now know what a "normal" eater feels like. I used to find it funny when my naturally thin friends would leave 5 or 6 bites of food uneaten on their plates, like oh what, you can't manage that much more food? But now I do that routinely, may wash 6 strawberries and only end up wanting 3 of them, so only eat 3. It's a wonderful feeling.

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Last month I gained 4# due to meds. My PA changed them and said I'd probably lose about 5# just from that. This is going to be an interesting month.

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6/4/14 1:12 P

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I am the same way so I waited to eat and moved it up a little bit each day so now I eat about 45 min after I get up. Better then 2 to 3 hours I figure.

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