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Passing this along for anyone using HYDROXYCUT (OP in naturalliving community)

I'm not sure of the community's opinion on Hydroxycut but since it is marketed as a natural means of weight loss pill, I figured I'd pass along that the FDA has issued a recall.

I'm not saying using it is good or bad, just thought that some people here might be using the supplement and should know about the recall. If this post is inappropriate, I'm sorry and can delete it if the mods want me to.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090502/ap_on_he_me/us_med_diet_pill_recall

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This week marks 3 months since I've joined WW, and in those 3 months I've lost 30 lbs. I had a baby, and joined when he was 1 week old, so a good portion of that was lost in the beginning when I had a ton of retained fluids. But a loss is a loss and I am thankful for every pound that comes off.

Recently I discovered that my baby doesn't handle dairy in my diet very well. I was eating cottage cheese, yogurt, sliced cheese, milk - you name the product I was consuming it. I lived off dairy from my Starbucks latte in the morning to an evening bowl of cereal. The thought of giving up dairy was frightening and I didn't think I could do it.

1.5 weeks ago I decided enough was enough and made the choice. I started with tacos. Everyone else had their cheese and sour cream, and I had a burrito with meat, beans, lettuce, tomato and salsa. And honestly, I didn't miss the cheese or sour cream. And I didn't look back. It became my mission to find ways to enjoy food without my regular staples. And it is a mission - I hate vegetables. :)

I signed up for e-Mealz at http://www.e-mealz.com/ after hearing an advertisement on Dave Ramsey's show. They have a WW option, and it forced me to think outside the box. They provide you with 5-7 recipes and a grocery list. Points are already calculated. There is a good variety of fruits and vegetables. I told myself that I would try it for one week, making everything as planned and trying it all. Both my husband and I loved it! We are hooked.

If you are in a rut, I encourage you to try something different. I stopped eating dairy. I don't read labels or anything, I just cut out the obvious sources. I dropped 5 lbs almost immediately. I'm not bloated anymore, I'm eating healthier foods, and I am having more of a variety. I take a vegan calcium supplement to get what I am missing.

It took a few days to realize that it is basically the Simply Filling plan, but it took me looking at it in a different way to actually embrace it.

Anyway I just wanted to share my success and tips with you and encourage you to try something different.
the girls

the daily plate?

does anybody know how resourceful http://www.thedailyplate.com/nutrition-calories/food/outback-steakhouse this site is??? I am going to Outback tomorrow and I see that they have info on there-not sure how reliable it is tho? I know that every restaurant's nutritional info. isn't as accurate as it is posted on line anyway, but I'm wondering for an estimated meal if this website is good enough!? thoughts?! :)