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#171 Maura

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 12:23 AM

hahaha trust me - you dont want to get the treatment effect. sorry if this is TMI but the grease that leaks out if you have a treatment effect is not pleasant smelling. you dont poop yourself, but you WILL leak grease if you go over the limit. can you go out for sushi? that's really low fat. when DH wants to go out, lately i have been suggesting sushi because he LOVES it and even though im allergic, they have great other low fat stuff, like teriyaki chicken breast skewers and edamame.

#172 Sandra E.

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    Posted 20 July 2008 - 03:32 AM

    Maura, I'm so happy for you. You've been doing awesome!

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      Posted 20 July 2008 - 03:33 PM

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      fitting went great this morning! i stepped on the scale after my shower this morning before going over there and i am at the same weight as when i was skinny last spring. i could still afford to lose a few pounds but if i dont, i am happy with how i am right now. she was able to take it in in several places. i took an alli with breakfast this morning and then during lunchtime i made the mistake of eating a couple handfuls of trail mix. let's just say i'm not venturing too far from my bathroom tonight. note to self: do not eat trail mix anymore if you don't want greasy butt. LOL
      Maura that is fantastic!! Congratulations, you must be so proud of yourself!

      Do you mind if I ask how much you lost all together and how long it took you?

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      Originally Posted by tvt
      congrats Maura! That is great news!! You are proof that dedication can definitely pay off!

      I started my pills today. Nothing to report really. But we did make an awesome recipe from the alli website tonight and it was so great.

      Here is the recipe, for 2 servings


      Oven Baked Chicken with Cheese Potato Casserole

      Makes 2 servings
      2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
      2 teaspoons margarine
      6 tablespoons milk
      4 tablespoons sour cream
      4 tablespoons cream of chicken
      4 tablespoons cheddar cheese
      1 cup hash browns
      paprika


      Preheat oven to 350
      Melt margaine in microwave, allow to slightly cool
      In a medium bowl, combine melted margarine, milk, sour cream, soup and cheese. Stir to combine
      Add potatoes and mix to thoroughly coat.
      Place potato mixture in a small baking dish lightly coated with cooking spray
      Bake potatos 25-30 minutes until potatoes start to brown
      While casserole is baking, place chicken in another small baking dish lightly coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle on paprika

      When casserole has 20 minutes left to bake, put the chicken in the oven. Bake for 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

      FYI we baked our potato mixture for much longer than 30 mintues... ours baked for almost 55.

      300 calories/serving
      10g fat/serving
      That sounds delicious, I still need to check out the recipes on the site, I haven't done that yet.

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      haha i figured as much tara - i dont let anything in my house that doesnt say low or no fat right now. cheese, milk and sour creams all have to be low or no fat year round though. my DH calls me the fridge nazi because i cant have anything in the house that will tempt me right now. he brought home a bag of gummy worms and i ate a handful on friday even though i had a tummy ache from lunch. i was like listen, if you had to wear a dress in front of 100 people in 3 weeks, you'd police the fridge too! we dont keep ice cream in the house at all anymore and we both are ice creamaholics. we are notorious for conning each other into late night DQ runs - my weakness is vanilla soft serve dipped in chocolate, and his is a snickers blizzard.

      last night we discovered this place called berry chill downtown and its effing amazing. its lactose-free (thank god, because DH and i are both lactose intolerant) and only 20 cals for 5 oz! 5 oz is way bigger than it sounds. and you can get 3 toppings, and they have all kinds of fruits! i am excited to go back again. it doesnt quite taste like regular old frozen yogurt, it tastes more like actual yogurt thats been frozen. so its a bit tangy, but it was delicious! i got mine with raspberries and strawberries and a little spoonful of crushed cookie. next time i want to try it with cinnamon toast crunch cereal and fruit.
      I freaking love ice cream, hands down my favorite food, and I haven't had any all week. I know I can have it, as long as I limit my serving size and buy low fat, but it's almost just easier not having the temptation.

      So, I've been taking Alli, for almost a week now (will be a week tomorrow) and I definitely think its working, but I'm waiting until tomorrow to weigh myself.

      I've been okay with staying within the fat and calorie guidelines. However, yesterday DH played in a golf tournament and I was meeting up with him later for a "dinner". Well, I really had no idea what the dinner was going to be, but I figured there would be something I could eat, even if it was in small quantities.

      So, I ate lunch, took my alli, got ready to go. I had to go meet one of our friends to ride over with her. Well I find out when I get to her house that this "dinner" is a BBQ. I'm thinking in my head, SHIT, I've already taken alli twice today, WTF am I going to eat at this BBQ that isn't going to make me shit my pants!

      So, I picked up a diet coke and some gum at the store, just in case. I didn't even go near the food table with all the appetizers and muchies. But then someone came around with these homemade jalepeno popper things, DH and I grabbed one, I ate it. She came around a few minutes later with the tray again, I grabbed another one. I took one little bite and realized that I'M NOT SUPPOSED TO BE EATING THIS STUFF! I totally forgot until I saw all the cheese with grease piled up on it and thought about my butt!

      So I threw that one away, I had a couple of glasses of sangria and some icepicks, no fat right? Then dinner came out and I was starting to feel kind of whoozy, so I got a small steak, a baked potato, and some salad with just a couple drops of dressing. I didn't take an alli, just in case, I was a little nervous. I ate a few bites of steak, BP plain, and the salad.

      I also drank some beers later on. But the point of my story is NO OILY PROBLEMS!! I was scared! That's one thing I really like about alli is that I'm constantly scared of what I put in my mouth!

      The whole time I was at the party all I could think about was you girls and how I might have a really bad story for you today, I'm so glad I didn't!

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        Posted 20 July 2008 - 03:40 PM

        I thought about using it too but I hear when you have to go you have to go that second or wear a dipper and the thought of having to leave meetings and using my work bathroom grossed me out...let me know if your experience is different because I am going to need to do something soon about my weight

        #175 Maura

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        Posted 20 July 2008 - 05:15 PM

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        Maura that is fantastic!! Congratulations, you must be so proud of yourself!

        Do you mind if I ask how much you lost all together and how long it took you?
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        I also drank some beers later on. But the point of my story is NO OILY PROBLEMS!! I was scared! That's one thing I really like about alli is that I'm constantly scared of what I put in my mouth!

        The whole time I was at the party all I could think about was you girls and how I might have a really bad story for you today, I'm so glad I didn't!
        Jill, I lost a total of 8 pounds so far in about 4 weeks. I am hoping to lose a couple more pounds before we leave in 2.5 weeks.

        Glad you had no problems with everything you ate - I know personally for me, I definitely would've gotten TE's from all that, but that's because I am pretty sensitive to the fat gram amount. I agree with you, I like that alli makes me think twice about what I'm putting in my mouth.

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        I thought about using it too but I hear when you have to go you have to go that second or wear a dipper and the thought of having to leave meetings and using my work bathroom grossed me out...let me know if your experience is different because I am going to need to do something soon about my weight
        um...no... go back and read this thread from the beginning and read the experiences from everyone who has actually TRIED alli... i dont think a single one of us has had any kind of problem with "having to go that second" or wearing a diaper. you dont poop your pants either. no one here has experienced that - the only thing any of us have experienced is the oil droplets.

        #176 *JillD*

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          Posted 20 July 2008 - 08:08 PM

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          I thought about using it too but I hear when you have to go you have to go that second or wear a dipper and the thought of having to leave meetings and using my work bathroom grossed me out...let me know if your experience is different because I am going to need to do something soon about my weight
          If someone has to wear a diaper or go right away, then theyr'e not following the eating plan.

          Alli isn't a diet pill that you just take and eat whatever you want, you have to stick with the calories and fat grams.

          I definitely go more regularly now, but it's never been an issue like I was going to shit myself or anything.

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            Posted 20 July 2008 - 08:12 PM

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            Originally Posted by Maura
            Jill, I lost a total of 8 pounds so far in about 4 weeks. I am hoping to lose a couple more pounds before we leave in 2.5 weeks.

            Glad you had no problems with everything you ate - I know personally for me, I definitely would've gotten TE's from all that, but that's because I am pretty sensitive to the fat gram amount. I agree with you, I like that alli makes me think twice about what I'm putting in my mouth.

            I think if I hadn't watched what I ate I totally would have had TE's, but after that one popper, I freaked myself out so badly that I just took it easy at dinner time. I split my steak with DH, who said he wasn't hungry, but I knew I couldn't eat more than a few bites of it and the baked potato I ate plain. If I had to guess, I'd say my dinner was probably around 13-14 grams of fat, I think skipping my pill with that meal probably helped too.

            #178 Maura

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            Posted 20 July 2008 - 08:25 PM

            i have gotten great at figuring out ways to eat seemingly sinful things - like a baked potato with sour cream, chives and butter - by instead substituting i cant believe its not butter spray (no fat), nonfat sour cream, and obviously chives are not a fat contributor. there are always ways around eating your fave things in a different way so they fit with your diet

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              Posted 20 July 2008 - 09:29 PM

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              Originally Posted by TA Jill

              She came around a few minutes later with the tray again, I grabbed another one. I took one little bite and realized that I'M NOT SUPPOSED TO BE EATING THIS STUFF! I totally forgot until I saw all the cheese with grease piled up on it and thought about my butt!


              The whole time I was at the party all I could think about was you girls and how I might have a really bad story for you today, I'm so glad I didn't!

              OMG this cracked me up! Especially this line:
              I totally forgot until I saw all the cheese with grease piled up on it and thought about my butt!

              I'm so glad it all went well! Hmm jalepeno poppers. Geesh!


              So I went grocery shopping today. I am still having a hard time getting lower calories, with higher fat. I need to go browse online for more ideas. But what do you girls eat for breakfast? That is my hardest meal to hit the fat intake.

              #180 Maura

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              Posted 20 July 2008 - 10:53 PM

              tara, i typically eat lowfat vanilla yogurt with fresh berries and bear naked granola - it ends up being about 10 grams of fat.

              also, i like to eat either the sara lee lowfat egg mcmuffins you make in the microwave (6 grams of fat each, so sometimes ill eat 2) and drink OJ with it. or you can have 1 egg mc muffin from mcdonalds - that's 12 grams of fat for one. if you have a little chocolate milk with it too, thats 15 grams of fat even for the meal. the reason why the mcdonalds one has more fat is because the egg still has the yolk in it - the sara lee one is only egg white.

              otherwise, if i dont eat one of those two things, i'll have 16 oz of lowfat milk mixed with a scoop of isopure low carb chocolate protein powder. but then i usually dont take a pill when i drink that for breakfast because the 16 oz of milk is only like 4 grams of fat.




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