ALIZONNE!

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Beccie77 Fri 04-Oct-13 22:42:24

Hello all Alizonners out there, starting a new thread as the old one is full to bursting, and I still want to know how everyone is doing and any tips.

Beccie77 Fri 04-Oct-13 22:49:48

Week one done and dusted and half a stone gone!

Not bad considering I bought all assortment packs of food and hated all the savoury and all the desserts. Week 2 I have gone for cappuccinos (fabulous, just like starbucks!) Hot chocolate (also like the real thing) and oatmeal to make rhubarb into crumble (actually not bad at all).

I'm trying caramel drinks instead of the orange ones which I found to be a bit sherbet-y and creating an odd foam when they mixed up, and strawberry milkshakes for when I'm out and about and can't get near to a microwave. Not much in the Liverpool swap selection this week, so still holding on to some horrid omelettes, but I shall persevere and take them back each week and steadily palm them off on the rest of you!

Not feeling hungry at all, and not finding it too hard. The hovering was a bit more aggressive this week, but the machine had had a new filter and was on top form! no fat cells left in me this week!

Let me know how you are getting on!

NUFC69 Sat 05-Oct-13 13:19:24

Well done, Beccie and also Easter!

I go on Monday for my review; I have to fast for four hours beforehand, so I think this is where they tell me how many calories I need to eat a day to maintain my weight. I am totally a different person to who I was in March and it feels so good. We had visitors this week and I managed to walk over three miles, which would have been a complete no-no earlier this year.

Beccie77 Sun 06-Oct-13 10:06:55

Fab news NUFC! Can't wait to be planning my exit.
The treatments really seem to do the job, the day after I have mine I lose a good three lbs in one go!
Week two should be easy, lots of places I can prepare sachets in between meetings, but next week has nine hours of driving and three nights in hotels - I'm not looking forward to service station shakes and hotel chef/side order veg negotiations... Being high maintenance not fitting in with my normal comfort zone, but it will be worth it in the end.

NUFC69 Thu 10-Oct-13 14:16:41

So Monday was my review day - and I was under my target weight by 600 gr! They tested my metabolic rate and I was given a target of between 1200 and 1400 to maintain my weight at its current level - no wonder I was putting on weight continuously as that is not a large amount. The clinic advised that I joined Myfitnesspal and log everything on there and I have been doing that. Interestingly enough I am having a bit of difficulty in getting to 1200 calories a day, particularly if I do some exercise. I will keep you up to date with how I get on, but so far so good.

Good luck with everything.

Beccie77 Sat 12-Oct-13 20:44:07

So week 2 the clinic reckons only -2lbs, but my scales say -5 ?.. I am deciding to go with mine. Hotel all this week so bulk cooking. Getting really bored with the salads though, any tips people?

NUFC69 Sat 12-Oct-13 21:05:29

Beccie - my weight can vary quite a lot from day to day or even hour to hour - you'll probably find that the clinic catches up with you at some time. Can't help with the salads, I am afraid; I get very fed up with them as well, you just have to hang on in there.

Zazzi65 Thu 17-Oct-13 21:47:10

Hi there all! I can't believe I have only just found this discussion as have been doing Alizonne (successfully) for quite some time and am right at the end now having hit my target weight and maintained for a while.

I lost 2.5 st over 3 months but have been very happy with progress and although I didn't always enjoy every sachet, I tried to be creative and find different ways of using them. I can really sympathise with people who are struggling... It's hard at times but you have to stick with it.. It is sooooooo worth it in the end.

I would be delighted to help with recipes, tips etc and if anyone wants to buy some sachets, I am going to get rid of everything as I intend to keep up my exercise and eat healthily for ever.

I have the following available:
14 sachets Margherita Pizza
13 sachets Cheese Omelette
6 sachets Mushroom Soup
6 Sachets Hot Chocolate
24 sachets Orange & Pineapple drink
2 sachets Chocolate Cereal Dessert
1 sachet Tomato soup
These were all bought fairly recently value in total £185, I will accept £90 for the lot (and will throw in 2 shakers - hardly used) or will sell all separately - please message me...

Also - set of supplements available - again only had a few out of some of them, some are brand new... Total value £84, will accept £35

Good luck to all and I hope you are as successful as me... I am very happy with my journey!!! X

Beccie77 Fri 18-Oct-13 10:50:15

Hi Zazzi,
Good to hear from someone who has gone through and come out the other side!
I'm getting bored at the min, week 3 has been the worst (as everyone had told me it would be) but the scales are still going in the right direction and I have designed a few nice teas to look forward to. I have abandoned salad at lunch in favour of rhubarb crumble, which is making the days more fun. A stone and a bit has gone, two more to go. I am at the plateau I normally hit on other diets, so I will be much happier next week once I've gone through it. Old demons die hard!
I've just bought a load of sachets from someone who has finished, it's a great way of giving you some variety without a huge expense.

Zazzi65 Fri 18-Oct-13 11:08:12

Hi Beccie

Congratulations on sticking with it... It's not easy but definitely worth it. Look forward to hearing how you are getting on. Best of luck for next week - as you say its a real milestone!

Beccie77 Sun 20-Oct-13 12:46:51

Right, sulking today.
Made three sachets into a 'millionaires shortbread' recipe and they taste like play dough. Got too excited at the thought of eating something crunchy and bitterly disappointed now
I can't find anything solid I can bear the taste of, looks like the next four weeks will be hot choc breakfast, tomato soup tea and caramel drink with cold rhubarb for lunch. Not a great prospect, but the fact that I lost another 4lbs is keeping me from jacking it in. I knew week three was the worst but I am properly in a sulk planning weeks four and five which isn't helping.
The day after the treatment I am always emotionally wrought over the whole thing, thought the release of stored oestrogen in fat cells would have dissipated by now, I must have about two years PMS locked up in there!

Zazzi65 Sun 20-Oct-13 17:46:25

Hang in there Beccie. Just try a few more recipes... some are downright awful, but some are good! It is such a personal thing - you have to keep trying until you find things you like!

You are doing so well! Just keep thinking of the end goal.. it makes it all worth it! x

Beccie77 Sat 26-Oct-13 14:21:17

Well half way and it's feeling like I can actually do it.
Clinic scales still not up to speed, at home I'm weighing -1st 5, clinic thinks I'm still not at a stone. Not to worry though, it's all going and soon I'll be on phase 2 and having a steak with tea! Feels like Christmas is really coming! Was disappointed with the losses this week and last, but apparently I'm still within target to be done for December, so pushing on.

Beccie77 Tue 29-Oct-13 19:18:41

Oh me oh my swede chips are the future! Boil your 200g chopped into chip shapes for ten minutes or so, then roast in the oven shaken in a sprinkle of olive oil and then sprinkle with salt. Almost the real thing, practically better as it's only about 50calories even counting the oil!
My new treat!

Beccie77 Fri 01-Nov-13 20:50:57

Tried the Thai green curry.... Far too sweet sad it's going to have to be swede chips and mushrooms for the rest oh phase 1.

Clinic today and I'm behind schedule, only lost 3 lbs a week for a couple of weeks now. Phase 2 was due for next week, but doesn't look likely. Therapist also said 5 weeks on phase 2 at this loss rate! Not likely, phase 2 for Xmas? I don't think so. Having massive trouble trying to get hold of the doctor at Liverpool though, only in clinic once every three weeks - just not enough. So no interim for me, first time I'll see the doc after initial consult will be the day I am due to end p1. Will negotiate an end plan so I'm all done for Xmas. No way am I having a protein shake for Xmas!

NatC2 Mon 04-Nov-13 19:12:17

Hiya girlies.

I am on day 3 of Phase 1 of Alizonne. Finding it ok so far. Finding a few sachets which I actually quite like and made a lovely veggie chilli last night, split it into 3 meals and eating it til it runs out!! I then just have a dessert right after with rhubarb. Don't feel hungry at all. How are you all getting on and what do you think of the treatments? I've got my first session on Saturday smile I'm 13.10 and going down to 9.8 and sooo looking forward to buying size 8/10's again, quite excited really! Bit disappointed with a few posts I read on the Alizonne forum tonight about people still getting saggy skin....hope I'm one of the lucky ones.

Nice to chat to peeps going through the same. Hopefully share some recipes too

Natx

NatC2 Tue 05-Nov-13 21:51:25

Spicy Vegetable Curry

Hi all

Thought I'd share this recipe that I've made using the basics of a recipe I used to make a lot whilst on another well known diet (the one which encourages you make meals from scratch with lots of spices).

This meal should be split and eaten across 3 days.

400g tin chopped tomatoes (allowance over 3 days)
200g chopped portobello mushrooms (allowance over 3 days)

aubergine
brocolli
green pepper
spring onion tops
green beans
celery
+ anything else you want to add

Add 1 tablespoon of garlic infused olive oil (or normal if you don't have it) to a large pot and saute the veg (don't add aubergine and mushrooms until last). Add a sprinkle of salt and pepper.

Add spices:
2 tablespoon garam masalla or medium curry powder (I used 1 of each)
1 tablespoon of hot chilli powder (optional)
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 tablespoon onion powder

Mix around veg for a wee bit and then add the chopped tomatoes and some boiling water. Blend a large handful of fresh spinach (or use a few frozen blocks) and add to mixture. Bring to the boil. Add more garlic, onion powder, salt etc to suit your taste.

Lovely jubbly (quite spicy hot though so adjust spices to taste).

Beccie77 Fri 08-Nov-13 13:43:30

Feeling pretty fed up this week, week 6 and only 1 1/2 lbs loss, despite sticking like glue. Better have a better week next week or my willpower will not hold out much longer sad

Beccie77 Sun 17-Nov-13 09:46:35

Better week 7, back on track and added another three weeks of phase 1 then jumping to phase three for Xmas do's and Xmas/new year weeks so I'll still be on target, finishing a couple of weeks into the new year now, but at least at target rather than on time and not reaching the magic final weight. In 7 weeks I'm at roughly -25lbs which is pretty good by any standards. Can't say I'm not getting bored though, I don't know how people do it for months on end!

Beccie77 Sun 01-Dec-13 21:22:08

Well, week 8 was a revelation. Apparently the paddles needed to be moved as there was no more stored fat where we had them so things should speed up - I've doubled my potassium too and have enough energy to go swimming too now which is great.
Sadly, I had a gain this week 9 (0.2) which could be due to weighing later in the day to fit in a doctor visit, or could be due to readjusting to exercising again, I don't know. Last week of P1 this week so it's not going to speed up after that! I'll have to work out how to get through Christmas and then afterwards maybe go back a few steps to knock off any gains. Not sure about length now, supposedly another four weeks, but who knows... Still 18lbs off target which seems a long way off.

Beccie77 Sat 07-Dec-13 14:23:23

Week 10 and a 3.5lbs loss which is great, considering I was almost off the wagon. Went to a hotel and because of Christmas menu had to go onto phase two for a couple of days. Frankly the meat was a blessing and appears to have kick started the weight loss again. One week left before phase three for Xmas! Probably won't hit the three stone mark but not far off - within three or four pounds by my reckoning. Fingers crossed I won't come off the rails totally over Xmas break...

Beccie77 Wed 08-Jan-14 13:40:26

Post Xmas gain of 6lbs lost in one week back on phase 2, really pleased, just phasing off to do now, and replacing my wardrobe! Still stocking up on sachets though, almost by default... don't trust myself to be totally off the wagon yet. Mind change going to take longer than size change. Met some people this week I hadn't seen for 6 months and they didn't recognise me! Loving the celebrity of being skinny!

Mattie03 Wed 19-Feb-14 20:35:43

Hi, I read almost all existing posts about Alizonne! Now, I decided to start with it myself, 3days ago! I went to 2 clinics and have to say they are very disorganized and you have to run after info and products...absolutely NOT good enough for the very high price! I think the therapy is good though! I'm 67kg and want to lose about 14kg, so down to 53kg! I was most of my adult life about 50kg, now 2 kids later, I can't get the wight off even though I'm eating very healthily, but my metabolism is very very low! Anyway, I'd love to stay motivated and maybe exchange my experiences with somebody else on Alizonne! Hope to be successful and get back to my old myself!

Mattie03 Wed 19-Feb-14 20:38:43

Hi Beccie77,

Well done on your success!
I'm wondering why your weight loss was so inconsistent? What does the doc say???

And, I think it's very interesting to know your metabolism, how many cal/day? Me only 1270, so very slow metab!

Mattie03 Wed 19-Feb-14 20:41:44

Hi NatC2,

Any update in your Progress??

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