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Postby Dolly » Sat Mar 11, 2006 7:22 pm

Seeing Helene has been so successful with the Tony Ferguson Diet
I thought I'd give it a try too.
I went to a Chemist that supplied the stuff.
They were a bit worried because I have hypothyroidism and the protein/vitamin
shakes are soy based which could cancel out the effectivness of the thyroid
medication if I take it to close to my medication time.
I said I'd like to at least try it for a couple of weeks.
The girl checked with the pharmacist and he said okay.
They signed me up,
Recorded my obese BMI
Weighed me with my shoes on.
They measured me around the waist.
Also recorded my height
and said I can check in with them again in 2 weeks.

The protein/vitamin shakes replace 2 meals per day
They come in many flavours and were only $40 for a weeks worth.
I think I'll start in the morning.
and get reading the book and leaflets they gave me tonight.
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Postby carleyjt » Sun Mar 12, 2006 8:37 am

Good on you Dolly :D

$40 a week sounds pretty reasonable. Usually weight loss means expensive. Hopefully this will be an answer for you. Good luck.
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Postby Tas » Sun Mar 12, 2006 11:32 am

That's great Dolly - let us know how you are finding it! Right now I feel like going on a lettuce-leaf-a-day-diet to get rid of these last few kilo's :lol:
Good luck.
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Postby Dolly » Sun Mar 12, 2006 12:03 pm

Oh no Maria, please don't do the starvation diet thing to lose your last 3 kilo. :shock:
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Postby jaydees » Sun Mar 12, 2006 12:11 pm

lady up the road just started that diet last week and has said all the shakes taste good.we go walking together.good luck.it is cheap too!i was thinking of doing it.just waiting to hear positive feed back.
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Postby Dolly » Sun Mar 12, 2006 12:22 pm

Yes, you get a decent amount of powder to mix in the water too (not the teensy usual 1 and a half tablespoons the other brands give)

And the flavours you choose from come in
Chocolate,
Banana,
English Toffee,
Strawberries and Cream,
Wild Berry,
French Vanilla,
Espresso,
Mocca.

The registration to join was $15 and the book was $9.95 and the food sachets for one week was $40 (that's 2 sachet meals per day)
The weekly, fortnightly or monthly weigh-ins are free.
I told her I'd probably only weigh and measure in once per fortnight.

Jaydees, let us know how your walking friend does on the diet.
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Postby Tas » Sun Mar 12, 2006 12:47 pm

Hi Dolly
No, I won't go on the starvation diet - this week at least :lol:
What signs would you see if this diet affects your hyperthyroidism? Make sure you keep a close eye on that though - you don't want to create any additional problems with your thyroid!
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Postby Dolly » Sun Mar 12, 2006 2:51 pm

The signs would be I would gain heaps of weight and my hair would fall out and I could grow a cancerous goiter lump on my throat.

Certain foods are called goitrogens and hypothyroid people have to stay away from them (or leave a two or three hour gap between taking their thyroid meds and eating the food) if they want their thyroid medication to work. So I'll give it a go and watch for the signs. So far so good.

Examples of foods that contain goitrogens
Cruciferous vegetables including:
Broccoli
Brussel sprouts
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Kale
Kohlrabi
Mustard
Rutabaga
Turnips
Millet
Peaches
Peanuts
Radishes
Soybean and soy products, including tofu
Spinach
Strawberries
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Postby Tas » Sun Mar 12, 2006 3:27 pm

Wow! So you obviously avoid the foods mentioned?
Sorry about asking so many questions but is goitre in the throat? If so my mum many years ago whilst she was young and living in Malta had a lump removed from her throat - she had a huge, long scar right across her throat area. I'm sure she mentioned goitre (sp) at one stage.
Pleased the diet seems to be all good so far- keep up the good work Dolly.
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Postby Dolly » Sun Mar 12, 2006 3:55 pm

Yes a goitre grows in the throat.
polypses also grow in the throat but are removed from the inside, If your mum had a scar then she more than likely had a hypothyroid goitre.
Enlargement of the thyroid gland that is commonly visible as a swelling of the anterior part of the neck, it often results from an insufficient intake of iodine and then is usually accompanied by hypothyroidism.
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Postby Angel » Sun Mar 12, 2006 4:17 pm

Sorry Dolly, just saw your post. My brain is just not switching on lately.

Good luck with the shakes. I'd love to hear how you go and will cross my fingers that it doesn't affect your hypothyroidism.

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Postby frumpy07 » Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:50 am

I know the purpose of everyone registered with this site is to lose weight and maintain their healthy eating habits long after, but Dolly is it really the be all and end all if you dont lose the weight that you want to? I just dont understand how you could chose a diet that could result in you having a cancerous goiter lump in your throat? I would normally try to be supportive and encourage you but to me this just doesnt like the best thing for you to be doing..... then again only you can be the judge of that.......
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Postby Dolly » Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:22 pm

Hi Rebekah, thanks so much for your concern but I'm leaving the required time to let my thyroixine enter my body so the soy proteins don't cancel it out.
I am taking my medication in the eveing before bed so it gets quite a few hours to get into my blood stream.
I know the soy is not affecting me in any negative way because I've already had a small loss in just 24 hours, that I will record on my next weigh-in day.

I have to lose this weight so I don't have to hide during photo's at my daughters wedding in September.

Don't worry, I'll keep a check on my health. These extra vitamins in the shake are starting go give me more energy, I hope the proteins will repair my hair loss from the thyroid disease.

It's early days yet but (fingers crossed) this could be the answer to my prayers.
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Postby Tas » Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:56 pm

That's great Dolly - it sounds like you have it all under control there. You are all ready seeing a slight benefit in such a short space of time, that's wonderful. At least you know we care about you! :D
I'm sure you will look stunning at your daughters wedding - there will be no need to hide. It's a shame that we feel like we need to hide at times when really looks are only skin deep - I prefer to see other qualities in people. You're an inspriation Dolly and give so much support, I really am hoping that this is the answer for you and before you know it you will not only be a wonderful person you will look terrific too!
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Postby frumpy07 » Mon Mar 13, 2006 4:07 pm

Well it does sound like you have it all mapped out.
Goodluck with it and I wish nothing but the best for you.....

Make sure you let us all know how you are doing and if this diet is a good one....

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