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#181 JBinjour

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    Posted 21 July 2008 - 01:07 PM

    Well, today is my first day using Alli. I only had one pill so far. I drank my meal supplement shake (GNC - GNC Lean Shake™ - Vanilla 1.7 lbs.) for breakfast. I make the shake with Silk's Vanilla Soy Milk and a banana. I also had daily round of vitamins (i.e., papaya enzyme, pineapple enzyme, b12, & protonix).

    Everything is okay for now. TMI, I've been going more than usual today. I usually go twice a day, but now I am going three times (so far).
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    #182 Maura

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    Posted 21 July 2008 - 01:11 PM

    JB i hope you are only taking your vitamins at night time like the packaging for alli says - taking them in the morning renders them partially ineffective because they get passed through the stomach once you take your first pill of the day. thats why you are supposed to take them at night, so you have no alli fresh in your system for at least 8 hours.

    #183 JBinjour

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      Posted 21 July 2008 - 03:01 PM

      Okay, I have two multivitamins that I take each day. The other stuff I listed are purely for digestion; except for the b12. I am going to take the b12 and the multivitamins in the evening as suggested by you and the packaging. I wonder, I also take probiotic too (for digestion). Should I take that prior to going to sleep?
      Well, I just had my second dose of the Alli. I ate lunch. My stomach started to hurt. So, I went to the bathroom again (for the billionth time). Then, I became very nausea. I threw up everything; my lunch and part of my breakfast. I feel much better. My stomach felt uneasy all day.
      I hope this is a one time occasion. I can't puke at work everyday.
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      #184 *JillD*

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        Posted 21 July 2008 - 04:19 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by tvt
        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.
        Tara, I have a really hard time with breakfast too, I think the key is to buy more low fat stuff, rather than non fat. Maura gave some great suggestions too, I know I'm going to try them when I go shopping again.

        One thing that really adds up the fat is peanut butter. The last few days I've been having a protein shake with 2 pieces of toast, but I just use 1 tablespoon of PB, its about 8 grams of fat (depending on the brand you get) and 1 tablespoon was just enough to cover each piece with a thin layer.

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        Okay, I have two multivitamins that I take each day. The other stuff I listed are purely for digestion; except for the b12. I am going to take the b12 and the multivitamins in the evening as suggested by you and the packaging. I wonder, I also take probiotic too (for digestion). Should I take that prior to going to sleep?
        Well, I just had my second dose of the Alli. I ate lunch. My stomach started to hurt. So, I went to the bathroom again (for the billionth time). Then, I became very nausea. I threw up everything; my lunch and part of my breakfast. I feel much better. My stomach felt uneasy all day.
        I hope this is a one time occasion. I can't puke at work everyday.

        That's strange that you threw up, I don't think it was from the alli, at least I've never heard of anyone getting sick from alli, but I could be wrong.

        #185 foxytv

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          Posted 21 July 2008 - 04:41 PM

          I'm still on the fence ... only because of my job (in the car - sales - from account to account all day, and drinking wine at some accounts). So, I'm staying up on this thread until I get the nerve. I'm mainly afraid of having to get to a bathroom too quickly and not making it in time. lol

          #186 *JillD*

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            Posted 21 July 2008 - 05:08 PM

            Quote:
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            I'm still on the fence ... only because of my job (in the car - sales - from account to account all day, and drinking wine at some accounts). So, I'm staying up on this thread until I get the nerve. I'm mainly afraid of having to get to a bathroom too quickly and not making it in time. lol
            Tami, unless you eat too much fat, it's really not bad. I think I definitely go more often, but its more like a strong urge to go, not like, OMG I'm going to shit myself

            It's really not bad, I was really scared, so I started in when I knew I'd be home for a couple of days, that would be my suggestion, try it on the weekend.

            #187 tvt

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              Posted 21 July 2008 - 10:37 PM

              I've completed my 3rd full day on Alli. I have to say, the poop thing is totally psychological for me! Day number one I was fine all day long, no worries, no strong urges, but the second I left the house I was like "ahh, i gotta go" but really, it was all in my head. kinda funny. FI was laughing so hard. He got a kick out of the fact that i was so OCD about poop, that i actually made myself think i had to. He told me i need a hobby!

              Since then, I haven't had anything strange. TMI, i go more often now, but nothing crazy and it's not like i'm screaming running for the bathroom at all.

              So, i am totally loving this diet. Today I had a bagle with regular cream cheese for breakfast (total 9 grams of fat, 300ish calories, i can't remember exactly right now). As soon as i finished my bagle a coworker came in with mexican breakfast burritos. Old Tara would have said "what the hell, i might as well have one since she went to the trouble to make it" new Tara says "how will I ever know how many calories and fat is in that?! I didn't make it. I can't put it on my food journal, I can't eat it! Plus I just ate and am not hungry. Good job self!"

              I was a total skeptic at first... if you read the beginig of this thread you will see that, so thanks Maura for being a guine pig and testing it out!

              #188 JBinjour

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                Posted 22 July 2008 - 02:30 PM

                Okay, so I tried it again today. I didn't take any of my enzymes and prescription with it in the morning. I ate a fruit & nut salad from mickeyds this morning for breakfast. It was 8 grams of fat. LOL, the moment I got to work, I ran to the bathroom. After that episode, I've been fine so far. I ate a greek salad with a sprinkle of feta, two tablespoons of low fat greek dressing, and some salt and pepper for additional taste. I had my second pill after lunch. My stomach is rumbling. I am super gassy, but okay. I am not feeling nausea today. My constant battle with the toilet is over. I think the Alli was purging my system of everything. I also believe it was the enzymes and prescription that interacted with each other negatively i.e., puking. Enzymes and prescription were for digestion. I am going to stop taking them for now. Or, I will take them before I go to bed. I don't want the same reaction again.

                LOL, I am going to agree with everyone about limiting my greasy food intake. I had a smoothie last night for dinner. I made my husband get one too. We woke up this morning. He kept complaining about being hungry. I reminded that we had smoothies for dinner. So, he was determined to stop at MickeyDs for breakast. He has a thing for their McSkillet Burritos. He ordered his breakfast. Then, he looked at me and asked me what I wanted. I told him that I wanted a Fruit and Nut salad for breakfast. He said that he was impressed that I didn't get a McSkillet too. I told him that thought of greasy behind was enough motivation not to eat the McSkillet. So, we sat in our car and ate our breakfast. He was damn-near making love to the hash brown and McSkillet. He was licking his fingers after each bite. As, I ate my nuts and apples. He turned to me and told me that it was sooooo good. Even though, I wanted to eat it with him. The thought of shitting on myself seemed to curve my cravings.

                LOL, I did smell the McSkillet though. I won't get greasy behind from that, right?

                My hat is off to you Maura!! Thanks so much for testing it out for us and answering our crazy questions/concerns!!!
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                #189 Maura

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                Posted 22 July 2008 - 02:54 PM

                just a reminder, you should take the pill after the first bite of your meal. taking it after youve finished eating wont produce the same effects.

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                  Posted 22 July 2008 - 06:29 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by tvt
                  I've completed my 3rd full day on Alli. I have to say, the poop thing is totally psychological for me! Day number one I was fine all day long, no worries, no strong urges, but the second I left the house I was like "ahh, i gotta go" but really, it was all in my head. kinda funny. FI was laughing so hard. He got a kick out of the fact that i was so OCD about poop, that i actually made myself think i had to. He told me i need a hobby!

                  Since then, I haven't had anything strange. TMI, i go more often now, but nothing crazy and it's not like i'm screaming running for the bathroom at all.

                  So, i am totally loving this diet. Today I had a bagle with regular cream cheese for breakfast (total 9 grams of fat, 300ish calories, i can't remember exactly right now). As soon as i finished my bagle a coworker came in with mexican breakfast burritos. Old Tara would have said "what the hell, i might as well have one since she went to the trouble to make it" new Tara says "how will I ever know how many calories and fat is in that?! I didn't make it. I can't put it on my food journal, I can't eat it! Plus I just ate and am not hungry. Good job self!"

                  I was a total skeptic at first... if you read the beginig of this thread you will see that, so thanks Maura for being a guine pig and testing it out!
                  Good Job Tara!

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                  Originally Posted by JBinjour
                  Okay, so I tried it again today. I didn't take any of my enzymes and prescription with it in the morning. I ate a fruit & nut salad from mickeyds this morning for breakfast. It was 8 grams of fat. LOL, the moment I got to work, I ran to the bathroom. After that episode, I've been fine so far. I ate a greek salad with a sprinkle of feta, two tablespoons of low fat greek dressing, and some salt and pepper for additional taste. I had my second pill after lunch. My stomach is rumbling. I am super gassy, but okay. I am not feeling nausea today. My constant battle with the toilet is over. I think the Alli was purging my system of everything. I also believe it was the enzymes and prescription that interacted with each other negatively i.e., puking. Enzymes and prescription were for digestion. I am going to stop taking them for now. Or, I will take them before I go to bed. I don't want the same reaction again.

                  LOL, I am going to agree with everyone about limiting my greasy food intake. I had a smoothie last night for dinner. I made my husband get one too. We woke up this morning. He kept complaining about being hungry. I reminded that we had smoothies for dinner. So, he was determined to stop at MickeyDs for breakast. He has a thing for their McSkillet Burritos. He ordered his breakfast. Then, he looked at me and asked me what I wanted. I told him that I wanted a Fruit and Nut salad for breakfast. He said that he was impressed that I didn't get a McSkillet too. I told him that thought of greasy behind was enough motivation not to eat the McSkillet. So, we sat in our car and ate our breakfast. He was damn-near making love to the hash brown and McSkillet. He was licking his fingers after each bite. As, I ate my nuts and apples. He turned to me and told me that it was sooooo good. Even though, I wanted to eat it with him. The thought of shitting on myself seemed to curve my cravings.

                  LOL, I did smell the McSkillet though. I won't get greasy behind from that, right?

                  My hat is off to you Maura!! Thanks so much for testing it out for us and answering our crazy questions/concerns!!!
                  That's great that you stayed strong and didn't get sick today!


                  So, I had an early meeting this morning, didn't have time to make breakfast, but knew I was going to stop to get a coffee, so I quickly looked up the nutrition facts for dunkin donuts, to see if there was anything at all I could eat.

                  I ended up getting a ham, egg, and cheese sandwich on an english muffin. It was 350 calories and 14 grams of fat, it was good and filling.

                  So tonight we decided to make tacos, our daughter was home (she's been at her grandmothers & aunt & uncles practically the whole summer) I started looking up fat grams on the stuff in the tacos and almost passed out!!

                  Now normally I would have just said screw it, I'm eating tacos tonight, but the thought of oil in the toilet was enough to sustain me. Instead I made a big salad and literally, sprinkled bits of the taco meat on my salad, tiny sprinkle of cheese, and a couple teaspoons of sour cream. I'm not exactly sure on the fat content, but I know I hardly had anything with fat, so I'll be fine. I'm very proud of myself for staying strong!




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