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Title: just started any advice
Post by: lfitton on April 18, 2008, 09:37:57 AM
Hi
I thought I would try and check what this new way of eating is all about.  My sister in law lost a ton of weight and loves the program.  I am doing weight watchers and was successfully with it after I had my son three years ago.  I lost 80 pounds.  Now I am trying to lose the weight from my daughter who is 6 months.  I have 15 pounds left to be at my goal and am bored and discouraged and saw how my sister in law lost all of her weight and she is a carb lover and so am I so I thought I would give this plan a chance and see what it is all about.  Does anyone have any advice for me. ::)
Title: Re: just started any advice
Post by: feenlida on April 18, 2008, 08:41:33 PM
Hi Lisa - I am Lisa, too!  Anyway - my best recommendation for you is to get the book - if you haven't already borrowed your  sis-in-law's.  This way you have all of the information before you start and get off to a good start.  I attempted to start from a magazine article that I read - which was extrememly vague.  If you have not already bought or received the book, I would also suggest buying used online at amazon.com.  I paid $8 for mine, and they had it to me within a five days or so and was in great condition. 

I, too, needed to lose 15 pounds (I've lost 8-10 as of right now!) and I am also doing Weight Watchers in correlation with this plan.  It is working great for me!  Phase I of this plan was very rough on me - I think I was producing too much serotonin or something, so after three weeks of trying Phase I, I put myself on Phase II of SPD - along with WW - that has been my key to success! 

I don't know what I would do without SPD - the carb snacks are wonderful - and I know that this is something I could live with for the rest of my life - that's what's so great about it.  You will find that your mindset and stress level about carbs will immediately go away.

I think each person reacts differently to the plan, but overall, most everyone on here has found there own nitch and it has worked really well for all of us regulars!

Welcome!  Let us know what you decide to do!

Lisa

Title: Re: just started any advice
Post by: Better2no on April 19, 2008, 11:56:03 AM
[color=green]Welcome Lisa!  And it's so glad to know your name feenlida because
it's weird calling someone that (does it mean something?  sorry, I'm clueless)
I just love when new folks come and we can all share our stories ... and learn from each other;
it's so wonderful to have the support here!
My advice:  Give it the 12 weeks unless you have adverse effects.
We're here to cheer you on!  Don't worry about messing up, you don't
have to be a prisoner to food anymore.  Every day is a new day!
Best wishes to you!
Lillie[/color]
Title: Re: just started any advice
Post by: feenlida on April 19, 2008, 08:01:05 PM
Hahahaha., Lil!  I hadn't given my name at first just to be sure the site was secure, after that, I didn't think about again until just now! 

Yes, my name does mean something:

feenlida    feen = the first four letters of my last name  li = first two letters of my name
da=the first two letters of my hubby's name

THere you have it!
Title: Re: just started any advice
Post by: lfitton on April 20, 2008, 08:26:22 AM
thanks for the support i  have ordered the book i am just waiting for it to come in it feels like it is taking forever i ordered it last thurs.
lisa
Title: Re: just started any advice
Post by: brockhaus on April 22, 2008, 09:35:43 AM
Lisa, congrats on the new baby and starting SPD!  I pushed the idea aside at first when the heading read "Lose 57 pounds by summer," and then I kept going back and trying to find the 'catch.'  Well, I'm down twenty pounds and have just given in to the idea that there is no 'catch.'  It's low-fat, low-cal with a side of exercise and timing......I know I can do this for the rest of my life!  You'll be amazed how fast the time goes before you get to have a snack or meal, and that makes it all worth it for me.  I'm struggling a little with times when I'm at someone else's home or on the road, but am learning that a little preparation goes a long way in keeping to the plan!  Best of luck to you!          ~Anne
Title: Re: just started any advice
Post by: feenlida on April 22, 2008, 06:46:29 PM
20 pounds!  That's awesome!  I think you wrapped things up very nicely - it is all about the timing and preparation - it has big a HUGE part of my success as well!

:P
Title: Re: just started any advice
Post by: Better2no on April 23, 2008, 11:39:59 AM
[color=green]Wow Anne, you're amazing!  I'm so happy for you!
Yes, it's a very sensible plan and preparation helps.
(I'm finding that out this week unfortunately because
there's just no food in the house!)
Best wishes to everybody.
Lillie[/color]
Title: Re: just started any advice
Post by: lfitton on May 16, 2008, 10:17:57 AM
Thank you for all of your comments. This is my third week and have already lost 7 lbs.  I lost 5 the first week, none the second, and two the third.  I am off and running. Lisa
Title: Re: just started any advice
Post by: feenlida on May 16, 2008, 03:52:32 PM
Congrats on your loss!  Keep up the good work.  This plan is a wonderful way of life - easy to manage a great guideline.

Title: Re: just started any advice
Post by: Better2no on May 16, 2008, 11:00:07 PM
[move]Yay!  Lisa![/move]
Congratulations on the weight loss.  How you feeling?
Welcome!
Lillie
Title: Re: just started any advice
Post by: lfitton on May 20, 2008, 01:23:17 PM
Thanks Lillie
I am feeling pretty good.  I have slipped here and there but get right back on.  I have my husband on this too and he has lost 17 pounds damn him.
Title: Re: just started any advice
Post by: Better2no on May 20, 2008, 01:50:39 PM
[color=navy]l.o.l.a.f.o.t.f.
(laugh out loud and fall on the floor)
You sound like that GNC commercial/cartoon where
the woman shows her weight loss compared to her husband's...
makes me laugh every time.
Don't give up -- you can both enjoy the benefits :D
Lillie[/color]
Title: Re: just started any advice
Post by: feenlida on May 23, 2008, 06:44:15 PM
Hahahaha!  I love that commercial!  It is so true.  All my husband has to do is SAY the word diet and he loses wait.  How rude!
Title: Re: just started any advice
Post by: Better2no on May 24, 2008, 10:35:25 AM
[color=green]Hey new Lisa......... how ya doin?[/color]
Title: Re: just started any advice
Post by: NinaFrusztajerMD on May 24, 2008, 01:45:47 PM
Hi Lisa (lfitton) - congrats on your weight loss and welcome!  congrats to your husband, too, yes, the men always seem to lose faster than us women....
Title: Re: just started any advice
Post by: Janice on June 09, 2008, 09:58:18 AM
Hi everyone I'm Janice
I have just received my book which I had to order through my local bookshop.  I live in Cape Town, South Africa, and I am really looking forward to starting this programme.
I am paging through the book and notice " graham crackers" - these are not familiar to me.  Can someone please describe what sort of crackers these are?
Thanks and I look forward to interacting with you all.
Regards
Janice
Title: Re: just started any advice
Post by: NinaFrusztajerMD on June 09, 2008, 01:20:28 PM
Dear Janice,

Welcome!

Graham crackers are like wheatmeal biscuits or McVitie Digestive biscuits if you are familiar with them.  They have a slightly sweet taste and a whole grain flavor.  However, the wheatmeal biscuits are probably too high in fat to use as a snack on a regular basis - check the label.  Both are delicious.

We hope the plan works for you - keep writing!

All my best,
Nina
Title: Re: just started any advice
Post by: Janice on June 10, 2008, 02:27:22 AM
Thanks Nina
I will check the supermarket shelves and also check the fat content.
I expect that there will be many products that I will not be able to get here in Cape Town and will have to substitute.
I will be shopping this weekend and will start the programme on Monday.
Wish me luck!
Regards
Janice :)
Title: Re: just started any advice
Post by: feenlida on June 10, 2008, 10:09:26 AM
WOW!  All the way from South Africa!  That's quite a distance from me in the United States.  I live in a small town - Leechburg, Pennsylvania. Welcome, and best of luck.  It is strange that you have never heard of graham crackers - they are quite the pantry staple around here.  If you can find them, I think you'll really love them!  They are nice sweet crunchy cracker.   
Title: Re: just started any advice
Post by: Better2no on June 10, 2008, 09:21:18 PM
[color=green]Welcome Janice, so glad you found Serotonin Power Diet
If you stick to the guidelines for the snacks and meals you will be amazed at the results.
My weight loss has slowed down as I haven't been exercising, but I know the diet brought me out of a severe depression and I am so grateful.  Plus, you will meet some amazing people here.
Best, best wishes to you.
Lillie[/color]
Title: Re: just started any advice
Post by: Janice on June 11, 2008, 10:19:05 AM
Thanks to everyone for the welcome!
I have been on anti-depressants as far back as I can remember.  I am now 52 years old and am going through menopause.  My doctor is not in favour of HRT so I am taking a natural supplement which has helped tremendously.
I am hoping that the SPD will also help to stabilise my moods and emotions as well as the terrible cravings that I have.
As I mentioned before, I will start the programme next week once I have done my grocery shopping and will let you know how I progress.
Thanks again.
Regards
Janice
Title: Re: just started any advice
Post by: blonde1954 on June 11, 2008, 11:20:59 AM

Welcome, Janice!!

I have also been on antidepressants for fifteen years, and have had a slow but steady 70 pound weight gain since I quit drinking 10 and a half years ago.

I have found that the program really helps my cravings. Also, the ringing in my ears has absolutely stopped. I have lost about six pounds in three weeks, and feel a hundred percent better.

Best of luck -- I think you will love the program!

;D
Title: just started any advice
Post by: FenTrier73 on October 19, 2009, 04:18:35 PM
dry curd cottage cheese?? That just sounds gross...LOL  but, I love trying new food, where do you get that?  Sounds like I have to go to Wisconsin to get it. 

but the sodium content does sound appealing :