After reading this, please write back if you are interested in hearing about more days on this gunk.
This story begins a few weeks back when I was researching surgeries for weight loss. My friend, Chris, had it done in August and has lost 90 pounds! He will be visiting this blog to leave his comments and thoughts. I found this “new” method available now in the United States since January and went on an all out search for information before paying about $500.
I found a vitamin site that had 52 comments about this and I added my own comments that I would try it and report back. Well…….. by coincidence, this information on the site was shut down the day after I posted. I will share more details about this subject as this blog continues.
You will have to go to the Labs site on your own to read up on everything there is to know about this gunk, goop, or how they title it….. Formula. All you have to do is search Roca Labs. Depending on my mood I will use any of these things to describe it, including, “stuff”.
I have been fighting this war with weight for years and have tried Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Adkins, South Beach, diet pills, etc. etc. etc. I have not tried surgery, but as mentioned at the start Chris has, with fantastic results.
Once I spoke about it, another friend’s comment was…. “There is no way this would work….and if it did, it would quickly become the Holy Grail of Weight Loss.”
I received the box. When I picked it up from outside my first thought was “it’s heavier then I thought it would be.” And then as I brought it inside I noticed a HUGE black bug on the top of the box. I think I looked extremely silly as I walked through the living room clobbering the box 3 or 4 times, all the while trying to not drop the box and also make sure the bug did not take up residence in my home. I swear…I can’t make this stuff up! I said to myself….”shit. I hope this in not an omen to how this is going to work for me. If it is, this stuff is going to SUCK.”
Let me go back and speak of the ordering phase of this stuff. I have checked out their site often and sometimes a notice shows up that says, “SOLD OUT – please try back in 10 days. (or 5 days or 3 days…) I am not sure how much I believe this. Everyone knows you are more likely to want something if you can’t get it. I ordered this past Sunday and received it today…. Thursday, April 7, 2011.
When you order, if you include your health insurance company, they discount the formula 20%. In my opinion, everyone gets this discount no matter what, since I filled in “other” (It wasn’t on the list of 50 or 60 companies) and they didn’t come back with wanting to know WHICH one I had. BTW…. Connecticare. The total bill was $440 – I paid with Paypal.
I noticed the packaging when I opened the box. Pretty lavender tissue paper, flavorings in a nice pouch with ribbon to pull it shut, around 24 packets of flavorings, crystal light mix, a container to measure and mix The Holy Grail of weight loss, a container to keep fresh what you haven’t mixed yet, and what else? Oh yes…. 6 pages of instructions that you are asked to read over three times before starting. With a lot of things in life, I do as I am told, so I reread often….only cheating slightly. When I did cheat in the reading it was only because I was anxious to mix the stuff together and try it already.
So here we are…
I will go get it prepared and try it! See you back here in about an hour, I think.
Oh my. NOT good news. I decided to prepare it with the procedure to turn it into a solid rather then drink it as a liquid. I used a spoon and this gunk was GROSS. Think a pudding consistency with a flavor of cough medicine. I used mostly water and a cup or so of Juicy Juice. The instructions say to shake vigorously and let stand 3 minutes. I decided to use the solid form since the instructions say results are better this way. Well……….. the results will suck if I can’t get the stuff down my throat.
It took me more then 15 minutes to eat/drink the full 300ml. I finally had to add more water and juice to the concoction in order to get it all down. I am not going to throw in the towel yet, but I just won’t use the solid way of having it anytime soon.
Now I am off to my first meal since using this formula. I am going to be with Chris so we will probably share a meal.
I’m home. I had three LARGE glasses of water with lemon during dinner. This surprised me since I usually find it difficult to drink that much. (Like when I was on Weight Watchers, they suggested eight glasses a day, and I always had trouble getting in all of them.) I actually felt thirsty during the evening. Chris and I ordered a burger and we split it. I also had a side salad, and lots of potato chips, very salty.
I am off to sleep soon. For the first time in a long time, I don’t think I am going to eat anymore tonight. (This sentence can only be verified tomorrow when I write.) I am a middle of the night snacker and have been known to devour a sleeve of girl scout cookies, or 4 packets of fruit snacks, or a LARGE slice of Entamenns (sp?) Raspberry crumbcake…..Wish me luck!
Ps. My weight is 185. Chris, he’ll come up a lot here so remember he is the one who went the surgery route, always jokes about the BMI charts and me. He says…. “Look Kath, the chart doesn’t say you are overweight.” Long pause as a grin takes over his face ……then “It says you are obese.” Smile Smile…Chuckle Chuckle…. I love this guy!
Update: Above was written back before the summer. It is now the end of September and I am going onto my third try at losing weight with the formula. I hope this attempt will be better then the other two attempts. I think I am more ready to drink/eat the formula and drink the water I need to drink to be successful. I will keep you all up to date.
My weight is 189 right now and the frustration and sadness I have is out of control. I am fast approaching that sickening and horrible weight of 200. Since I don’t want that I will try harder with Roca Labs and follow their instructions to the tee. Wish me luck!!!