Running Out of Time…

So, yeah. Running out of time. This is how I feel. I had the one great week during the plateau-breaker, but just hardly anything since then.

I’m getting a little frustrated because the counselors there can’t seem to agree on what I should do. I’m trying very hard to follow their directives, but I feel like they change every time I’m there, making it very difficult.

I had one manager (who floats, but used to be my center’s manager) tell me that when I had 15 lbs left to lose, they were going to switch me to Plan 1. But I hit that mark in the middle of the recent plateau-breaker and he was gone afterwards. They wanted me to go back on my normal Plan 2 after the breaker, so I did (last week) and only lost 1 lb.

So then last Wednesday a counselor told me to try the alternating removal of one fruit and one starch each day. I did that and was down 1 lb on Friday, giving me that whopping 1 lb loss on the week.

Then I went in on Monday and was UP .25 lbs. I did NOT expect it (I usually do) because I was down about .8 lbs over the weekend on my scale at home, so it really bummed me out. That day’s counselor told me to STOP the alternating removal and that she instead wanted me to ADD a 3rd thermo-snack in and to also exchange my starches for a 4th snack 3x a week. I didn’t do it on Monday or yesterday, so today I’ll be doing it for the first time.

I weighed in today and I was down 1 lb since Monday, putting my loss so far for the week at .75 lbs. Today’s counselor told me to instead remove the VHP meal replacements next week completely and see if that helped.

4 counselors; 4 different directives.

I really think I should just go on Plan 1. I know it’s harder, but I only have 4 weeks left until I need to start Balance and I think it’s safe to say I’m NOT going to lose 10 lbs in 4 weeks at the rate I’ve been going. No matter who I get when I go in on Friday, I think I’m going to just ask why in the world they’re so hesitant to put me on that plan!?

Don’t get me wrong; I’m happy that I’m still losing and I don’t expect these pounds to come off as easy as they did in the beginning. However, I paid a lot of money for this plan and I am already not going to get my money’s worth since I’m moving soon. I feel like they could at least get on the same page and be consistent in how to attack these last 10 lbs so I can get as close as possible to my goal before they put me on Balance for the last 4 weeks I’m here.

Ok, enough whining. Time to enjoy my chocolate VHP meal replacement for lunch. Have a great day everyone!

4 thoughts on “Running Out of Time…

  1. If where you're at now was the final result, and I knew that going in, I'd still gladly spend the money. Worth every penny we've spent even if you make no further progress… which I know you will. 😉

  2. Pam Woytcke

    As I am reading your post I feel like you are writing it about me ! That is exactly how I was treated!!!! Again …agree with you .. I did lose weight but after a month of being the same weight and trying different breakers nothing happened. I was also told to go to plan1 and then the next counselor said no. So glad to hear that it wasn’t just me/

    1. Hi Pam! So sorry to hear you’re experiencing the same frustrations I did. Luckily, I was able to hit goal before I moved, but I never made it all the way through Balance and didn’t do Maintenance with them at all, which ended up in me backsliding and now needing to somewhat start over… 😦

      I feel like I might have had better luck had I seen the plan all the way to the end, but then again, maybe not!

      Good luck and I’m here for you if you need anything!

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