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FoundInNature
04-28-2007, 07:09 AM
Well, my first week of my weight loss journey is over. Why is it that when you decide to step out and accomplish something, life steps in and tries to get in your way? This week started pretty well. Found out going into last weekend that DH's orders should be hitting the street any time. We had been concerned becauce we'd heard the Navy was out of money and all schools in conjunction with PCS's had been cancelled. But he called and his school is still in place. We got the orders Tuesday morning. But we also woke to rain. The rain continued all day, constantly. I didn't think much of it until I went down to the laundry room to do laundry and saw water on the floor. At first I thought the washer was leaking. Then I realized it was actually coming in under the baseboards and FLOWING down the drain. Have you ever had those moments when your brain just can't seem to catch up with what you're seeing, and it takes you several seconds to actually come up with a reaction? http://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley3.gifhttp://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley5.gif

A quick investigation revealed that we had water coming in all around the perimeter of the basement. (Which isn't actually a basement as much as it is the lower level of a split level home. I think the actual term is "garden level" as the windows are above ground.) We got up as much water as we could, but the carpets aren't drying. Yesterday, the musty dank smell was too much for us and we started ripping out the carpet. All this is happening, of course, just two weeks before my entire family arrives for DH's commissioning.

I don't usually deal well with stress as far as weight loss is concerned. I haven't been following any specific diet plan with everything going on. But I have been using our products as directed and drinking a lot more water. Because of the way the product developers set it up, I'm easily drinking a gallon a day without really trying. That's something new for me.

But the end result (even with our "disaster" as my 5 yo is calling it) is that I lost 6 lbs this week!!! http://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley32.gifhttp://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gifhttp://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif I'm very happy with that. Heck, I would have been happy if I just didn't gain weight! So, so far, so good. I have a cement guy coming to look at the floors this morning. The insurance adjuster should be here Monday to see if we're covered for this. And hopefully, our refinance will go through in time to get new carpeting in before everyone gets here on the 10th. Ah, the pressure builds....

Deanna

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surpriseparties
04-28-2007, 08:35 AM
OMG!!! Girl, you DID have a crazy week! I need to call you tomorrow. I'm sooooo happy for you that you lost some weight so soon! I really want to try these products. They need to come in NOW!!! Any word on when they'll be available???????

FoundInNature
04-28-2007, 12:54 PM
They're telling us mid May for availability.
It looks like our foundation is seriously bad. I don't think there is anyway we're going to have anything done before my family gets here. In fact, I don't even think I'll have the guest room available for my in-laws. The bathroom has our bookshelves in it to get them off the wet carpet. It is just awful. I seriously want to just assume the fetal position and cry. http://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley19.gifI can only pray the insurance adjuster takes pity on us, but I really don't think any of this will be covered. I'm getting to the point where I feel like I can't move, that I can't do anything. I desparately need to find the light at the end of this tunnel, but right now I seem to be in the middle where I can't see the light at either end.

Deanna


barefoot
04-28-2007, 02:00 PM
Deanna,
I am SO sorry, but proud of you for losing 6 lbs through all that! Hoping the adjuster has a good heart...
Susan

surpriseparties
04-28-2007, 02:47 PM
D~
I am so sorry everything looks so bad right now. That's a lot to deal with on top of Devin (did I spell that right?) graduating, the move, refi, dieting. You are a strong woman though, and you WILL get through this.

BrendaB
04-29-2007, 08:07 AM
Deanna I am so sorry about all the problems you are having with your house. I certainly understand how you feel because we bought our first house last year and within the first week after we moved in we had our 1st water pipe bust. Last month we finally had a plumber come out and replace all of our plumbing because we have had6 water pipes bust since we moved in and hopefully that will be the end of our water problems.

But on the bright side you did lose 6 pounds and I think that is so awesome. Which products did you use to lose your weight?

I hope you have a Happy Sunday.

Brenda

IBO2004
05-01-2007, 10:29 AM
Deanna, Congrats on loosing 6 lbs in one week!http://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley32.gifI'm also curious as to what products you're using to lose weight. Are you by any chance using Isagenix?

FoundInNature
05-01-2007, 01:08 PM
The products I'm using are called Wafer Thin. It is a three part system. The first part is a wafer you take before lunch and dinner. It is made primarily of glucomannan, a fiber that expands to 50 times its size. Taking this with water about 20-30 minutes before your meal helps you to feel full and eat less no matter what you are eating.


The second part is Thinnergize, a naturally derived supplement that helps to energize your metabolism.

The third part is for those (like me) with a sweet tooth or sweet cravings. It's a gum called Chews to Loose that coats your tongue so you cannot taste sugar. As part of this testimonial group, we were told to get a chocolate bar and take a bite. Then chew the gum for 90 seconds or until the spearamint flavor was gone. Spit the gum out and take another bite of the chocolate. It was the nastiest stuff ever. It tasted almost salty. It made the chocolate absolutely gross. So, didn't crave that anymore. The effects last 45 minutes to an hour, just long enough to move on to something else and forget you wanted that donut anyways.

So far, this is working very well for me. I'm trying to watch my dietmore this week, but I am definitely getting in more water than ever before. I also don't feel jittery or anything. Wafer Thin is not yet available for sale. We've been told that it should be out sometime mid-May. You can watch my signature line, or PM me if you'd like me to keep you posted. I do not, however, have any info on pricing. It'll be packaged in one month supples, but I don't know if everything comes together? Can you just get the gum? the wafers (which taste like cherry sweetarts!)? Don't know yet.

Deanna

surpriseparties
05-01-2007, 07:49 PM
I love the concept of the gum! That is so cool that I would just be showing EVERYONE. Sugar is a lot of people's weakness so I can see that helping A LOT! I can't wait to try it. Keep me posted as to when it is available.

They need to make something like that for the smokers so they can't taste the nicotine. THAT would be HUGE!!!