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Question I have... Does Lida Dali Nutrisystem diet slimming capsule pill work? Hoping for any response. Another question... I'm bouncing around between 202-206. Evenings are my challenge. I'm glad the Mindset Makeover is now available online.

I intend to work it in the same way as when I began the program - I want to keep my weight below 200. Anyone care to join me with the Mindset Makeover challenge?.

The program lasts for 13 weeks - log in now (My Program>Mindset Makeover) and complete the Intro week. When week one begins do the workbook and practice the skills - report in here. The book helped me gain some good habits that have served me well; now it's time for a booster!..

asked Apr 21 at 11:21

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The answer is Yes, but... you might wanna make sure and wait for another member here to confirm it as I am unsure of myself. Better yet, why don't you ask the Nutrisystem guys because they can give you help better...

answered Apr 21 at 11:47

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The workbook is at the bottom of the page. Downloadable worksheets I Think is what they're calling them now..

Edit: Downloads: Worksheets and Guides..

answered Apr 21 at 11:53

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Sounds like a great plan, Tom! I'm in..

I do like the design of the MM site. And remembering just why we're doing this is important to keep sight of. I'm here because of health, mainly. A close second is looking good and feeling good about myself...

answered Apr 21 at 12:26

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There's some kind of problem with the online Mindset Makeover. Maybe all the content isn't there yet...

answered Apr 21 at 12:42

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I thought the same thing, but it looks like they're limiting you to one section per week. So this week all we get to read is the introduction. You can of course reread old sections at anytime once you've already read them though...

answered Apr 21 at 14:17

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I just did the introduction and filled out the worksheet and had emailed to me. One of the things for me is I want to be able to ride roller coasters again and I am tired of always being the largest guy in a room. Even here I am about the largest guy so want to fix that. I want to see this thread a year from now and know I am still going in right direction...

answered Apr 21 at 14:43

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Tom, I'll join ya. Just bought 300 bux worth of Nutrisystem at Big Lots..

Ready to try and finish this thing off and start the dreaded Maintenance..

answered Apr 21 at 16:05

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No Big Lots near me. I guess that I'll have to get that scrumptious chicken salad via NS...

answered Apr 21 at 16:24

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Wow, your not even half the man that you started out as!.

That's some impressive weight loss. Great going!!.

How did ya get that smiley?..

answered Apr 21 at 16:48

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I'm in...Getting ready for Maintenance and 13 weeks should be just about right..


answered Apr 21 at 16:54

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Wizz, I've often read on some of the other threads that losing is easy maintenance is hard. Reading that I just decided to begin my program with maintenance... Maintenance of a healthy lifestyle. Since November I've been holding the same weight while wanting to get below 200. It's shown me how little I can get off the plan if I want to stay where I am. One definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results.

The first week of the MM is internal vs external hunger. During the day, I'm working my mind is not on food. Too often in the evening I end up in front of the tube and I find myself heading for a few nuts or soy chips or some fruit - it's not unhealthy - but it adds up. For me, holding where I want to be will require 5 days very close to plan and Friday and Saturday where I can have drink and an appetizer. Fortunately, the benefits far outweigh the effort required...

answered Apr 21 at 17:59

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My primary reason for losing weight was better health. I have some older friends and my mother is 92. It's obvious that our quality of life will greatly depend on how healthy we are - the consequences of obesity get more an more obvious as we get older. I have one friend that is 82 (and has always kept his weight normal) and still doing construction - another who is 74 (and is obese as I was when I started) - now in the hospital fighting to survive and facing major challenges when he gets home. For me the choice is obvious - get and stay healthy!.

I also want to look and feel good. After losing most of my weight I tried skating - and loved it! It made the years drop away and showed me all of my supposed limits due to age where bogus. My limits were because of my weight..

So what reasons did you come up with when you took the intro?..

answered Apr 21 at 19:18

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Count me in. I have many reasons to want to lose weight. Of course the health benefits and the boost in self esteem interested me, but really what drove me to was the desire to live a normal life. I don't want to feel limited anymore. Last December I celebrated my 30th birthday and I was amazed when I got the pictures back. That certainly wasn't the guy I saw in the mirror (we lie to ourselves so well).

1) I want to pay normal health insurance rates instead of the inflated fat man risk rates..

2) I want to be able to buy clothes somewhere without the words "big and tall" or "husky" in the name. I don't think Ive done that since 8th grade..

3) I want to be able to go out to a crowded bar, restaurant, party, or social event and feel like I belong instead of worrying if Im in someones way spatially. Being a wide load in a crowd leads to an undue amount of anxiety. "excuse me, pardon me, coming through!".

4) In my home there are ZERO pictures of myself on display. I want to be able to proudly display my personal accomplishments and memories, I want to like the guy I see in the mirror..

5) Perhaps it's a bit shallow but somehow Ive always surrounded myself with attractive women. I make friends easily, my easy going nature and sense of humor have always kept me in good company. I can't help but think if I were slimmer Id meet a lot less new friends and have an easier time making more romantic connections..

There are more, but thats the general gist of it...

answered Apr 21 at 20:15

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As big as I was, I felt like Godzilla and all the skinny people were saying "Holy **** it's a monster!".

Being fat in todays society to me is like being forced to eat a turd. And a turd is what I felt like..

Never any eye contact or recognition, an outcast in the public eye..

I was so close to being bed ridden and it scared me..

Take 10 steps and out of breath and a sore back and sweat my nuts off..

So big I could barely wipe my ass..

Wasn't physically able to walk into a store for years..

Too embarrassed to get on those stupid fart carts just to lug my fatass around Walmart..

Now I get eye contact, 2nd looks and smiles from the girlies..

I can see my penis!.

I can out walk my friends..

I have more energy, and feel great..

Felt like a kid when I went to Disney, I can fit in the rides..

Life has done a total 360 in all aspects..

So my answer is that being fat all around sux all together!.

And the reason I came here was to change all that..

So far, So good...

answered Apr 21 at 21:33

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The one thing to add to the first part Wizz is... "Mommy, why is he so fat!" That is something I will never forget. The mother's response was, "because he probably doesn't have self control and stop staring." Talk about bringing a tear to my eye. I would also have to add, eating a brownie in the mall one day. My wife gave me the rest of her brownie and as I took a bite out of it, the thing crumbled into pieces all over mall floor. You want some stares and people laughing at you, try that..

That is why I am here, build back up the self confidence and get healthy...

answered Apr 21 at 22:54

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Wizz, I think you forgot some....

Walk into a room full of people at a strangers house and have a 5 year old ask if you are pregnant. Get on an airplane and have the distinct pleasure of asking for a seat belt extension while everyone else looks on. You fill the seat so much that your body is constantly pushing the recliner button and you cant put the food tray down because there is no room between your stomach and the tray. Getting in a car and having the seat belt alarm go off because you can not buckle it. Unable to sit down in friends portable beach chairs as you know it will break so you have to sit on the ground, stand or use the cooler for your chair. Go to an amusement park with your kids and know you cant go on 3/4 of the rides.

You go to parent night at your child's class and are the largest person in the room and only parent that cant sit down in the desk because your fat ass wont fit. You go to a fancy restaurant with outdoor seating and the sides of the chair dig into your thighs causing constant pain through whole meal. You can never eat in a booth because you wont fit. Need I go on, I am ready for the makeover, bring it on...

answered Apr 21 at 23:47

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I'm in. I don't think I went through my initial MM to begin with, so no time like the present..

I have a few good reasons in my intro:.

1. Most importantly I want to have a longer, healthier life. I recently spent some time in the hospital for what I thought was a heart attack. Turned out being just Gerd. But when I saw the look in my wife and daughters eyes while I laid in that hospital bed, that was enough for me..

2. I want to play in competetive sports again..

And I know this isn't exactly on the list of the MM for now but I'm starting to get a lot of compliments on my weight loss. I'm a shy person by nature and I seem to be having a hard time accepting these compliments. I am shying away from them and I don't want to do that. But I'm not sure what to say or how to handle it. Anyone have any advice?..

answered Apr 22 at 00:17

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Keep it simple, just say "thanks, it is something I have been working on". That and a nice big smile will say it all...

answered Apr 22 at 00:52

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Thanks... much appreciated, you can get smileys about anywhere on the net, heres a few..


answered Apr 22 at 00:55

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I'm the same, but never had a hard time accepting compliments..

You're in the early stages of the process, enjoy and use the compliments to.

Build strength to strive harder for results as the compliments will become more frequent..

Compliments for me was a big motivator, and I wasn't afraid to spread the word that I was on Nutrisystem and it was working quite well...

answered Apr 22 at 01:25

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A few of my friends have noticed my weight loss, but since I look in the mirror daily and Ive just finished my first month of my new lifestyle I don't really notice it as much. I know Im losing, and I know my pants are getting loose but I can't really see the change yet. I just say thanks and pretend like I agree..

I need to buy a new scale that actually goes up to my current unknown weight, maybe if I can quantify it with a number I'll have an easier time accepting compliments...

answered Apr 22 at 02:59

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Not sure what weight range you're in, but I use a balance beam scale like this one..

It's a Health O Meter and goes to 450 pounds, very accurate..

I bought mine on ebay for around $160 with free shipping..

This is the 1st scale I started out with, goes to 550 pounds..

About $60 XL-550 High Capacity Digital Talking Bathroom Weight Scale..

answered Apr 22 at 03:31

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Thanks Wizz but after my post I rushed over to Amazon.com and ordered this.

Should be here in a week. It goes up to 440 lbs. I haven't been weighed in several years, in fact when I signed up for Nutrisystem I guestimated I weighed about 360. Well the scale I have now claims to go up to 400 lbs but it's not giving me bupkis. I dont believe Im really over 400, but I've been wrong before. Hopefully it's just a case of a broken scale.

I can't wait to get my tracker going...

answered Apr 22 at 03:56

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That is one of my very first goals, making it to the point where I can weigh myself on my home scale. I truthfully did not know it's high limit but thought it was 340 or 350 so I made it one of my first short term goals. I looked on bottom of scale today and saw that it is 330. Means my first goal is going to be delayed a couple weeks..

I went to my doctor in Nov and how great is it that he only had a scale that went up to 350. He said to use one at the grocery store, the big scale in front of store when you walk in. Well great idea except that only went to 300. I made a trip to Dominican Republic in late Dec to an all inclusive resort and weighed myself on the spa scale, OUCH. I felt so terrible I made sure I got my moneys worth on the all you can drink that day and vowed it was going to be the last day I ever saw those numbers again..

I got home from vacation, checked things out and ordered Nutrisystem and with support am never looking back. I checked out a number of gyms and every single one of them had a scale that went past my weight. So now that is how I am weighing myself. Its usually an afternoon or night time weight but for now it works for me. I have been sick with flu for 4 days and thats 4 days of no gym, I am jonesing. Especially the part where I enter the locker room and the scale lures me in like a naked woman, I just cant keep my body off it..

I almost bought a new scale but after thinking it out, I just decided to make it a short term goal to be able to use the one I have. So if you don't want to buy a new scale, check out your local gyms, even if you don't join you can go in and use the scale when you check it out...

answered Apr 22 at 05:12

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I also started w/ the second scale Wizz pictured. Got it at work and weighed myself in my cubcile. You can imagine what went through my mind when it said 455.5. Almost threw it, and myself, through a window. Now I use a Thinner scale I got at Bed, Bath & Beyond that reads body fat, water % and bone density. I don't take those numbers as scientifically accurate, just as an indicator of relative progress. Might get a beam scale but right now my focus is body composition...

answered Apr 22 at 05:17

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Just wanted to pop in and say you guys CONTINUOUSLY inspire me! Wizz, Michael & Tom - you gentlemen look.


Younger now...

answered Apr 22 at 06:06

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I've avoided all the "challenges" so far as I'm not one for self-created gimmicks or trying to trick myself into doing something. I've had the view that I'd just do it on my own and go strictly from internal motivation..

But, something Tom said here about "insanity being you doing the same thing over and expecting a different result.")...that really hit home as I read through this thread..

I've been basically static since the holidays..

Now, I can make a very good case for saying that losing 65-70 pounds is a good accomplishment and if I learned to stay here I'd be miles beyond where I was 6 months ago. But, it would be a slightly hollow victory since I have a higher expectation for myself than that amount of loss..

I've told myself any number of lies (this is semi maintainance, it's the holidays, at least I'm not gaining, 65 pounds is a lot, etc...) to keep myself thinking it's okay to have stopped forward progress and be satisfied with my current level of success..

I went into this program not even sure that it would work, and I never did the MM program when I started. But, I was fairly strict for the first three months and as a result I saw some amazing results. But, already now in the cold light of day I find myself sliding back more and more often and I need to do something different to break the cycle and get back onto the track of being a loser..

75% Nutrisystem and 25% crap will not get me where I need to be..

So, I'm in..


Also, where is the MM link? I dont' see it...

answered Apr 22 at 07:03

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Click on the House symbol at top left of page, then if you move your mouse over "My Program" tab, you will see the Mindset Makeover. Good luck, wishing you well to get back on track...

answered Apr 22 at 07:57

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Thanks for pointing out the link, Tom. I also enjoyed reading everyone's posts on this thread..

There are some guys on this thread who I really respect..

I didn't have as much weight to lose as many of you, but I weighed enough (236 three years ago) that my self-esteem was pretty low..

I've spent the last four months trying to lose another 5-8 lbs and am making no progress. Even though I'm at a good weight, I'm starting to feel as bad as I did when I started, because I can't get off this plateau..

I'll do the MM and check in here for the sharing, but I'm not officially going to join the challenge. I joined the January and February challenge and made no progress toward losing a few lbs. Maybe not being official this time will help...

answered Apr 22 at 08:59

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Got it now...however, it won't let me past the intro yet and the worksheet links at the bottom don't seem to be live to download either. I guess I have to wait a week to get the next one to open up?.

I'll go back and keep checking to see when the next step opens up to me..

In the meantime, I'm still trying to refocus (MM plan or not). My weigh in last night had me back down a couple pounds to 298 again. So, I'm headed the right overall direction at least..


answered Apr 22 at 10:26

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BigJT - notice there are things to do on the Intro - Like what are your reasons for losing. Make sure you handle the Intro completely..

They call that plateau - maintenance.

I still want to get & stay below 200 - on Monday I was 207 - this morning I was 202. I know I haven't strung 7 100% days together and that's the problem. The challenge is just to start and continue the MM - NOT to reach a goal weight. I'm convinced that a healthy lifestyle based on GOOD habits is the long term solution. Please participate and give us your thoughts. You and I are at the same spot - this is what we all need.

Let's figure this phase out!..

answered Apr 22 at 10:46

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Amen, for me it was "just do it". Meaning go back to 100%. I've almost started over and my graph is showing 3+ pounds for the last two weeks..

Follow the plan, the plan works. Little deviations make a big difference when you're closer to goal weight...

answered Apr 22 at 10:59

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WTG Steve - you broke 200 - I'm hoping to rejoin you very soon!..

answered Apr 22 at 11:10

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Just an update on my earlier post. Scale came into day, pretty impressive shipping time. Of course now Im wishing Id left it in the box. Starting weight 407. ^@#%!.

Oh well it is what it is, and it's shrinking. Time to setup my tracker. I wonder when the next chapter of MM will be ready. Since I didn't get the book in my first order I'm chomping at the bit...

answered Apr 22 at 11:49

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Week 1 has FINALLY arrived - let's get practicing. Boy, do I need this - this evening I went down and I wasn't even swinging.....

Check the new thread I'm starting:.

Mindset Makeover 1/13..

answered Apr 22 at 12:26

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