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First of all Can I buy Medifast at the store and does it work? Many thanks for any response. My 2nd question... HAPPY FREAKIN' SASSY SEXY SWAGGERIN' THURSDAY SEXY SHAMROCKS!!!.

For anyone stopping in, please know that new members are always welcome here..

This is a place full of love, support, encouragement, inspiration, and FUN!.

We have members just starting 5/1; people just entering transition; and those who have been on maintenance for a while. An amazingly wonderful diverse group!.

I love you ladies - love each other - love yourselves..

NOW LET'S MFn.

Sham.

ROCK!!!..

asked Apr 30 at 17:06

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The answer is Yes, but you might wanna make sure and wait for another member to confirm this as I am not sure. Better yet, why don't you contact the Medifast guys because they can assist you better...

answered Apr 30 at 18:16

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Good morning beautiful Shammies!.

Ang ~ How is Olivia doing? Better I hope!.

Lori ~ I hope you got some sleep..

Oh! Ang ~ what area of a grocery store do you buy shirtaki noodles? I saw where you had posted a recipe a year or so ago. I'd like to try them, but I can never seem to find them. Thanks...

answered Apr 30 at 19:03

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Originally Posted by.

SandyD.

Lauri - we get $12 per diem plus mileage. I think because it was boring and hard to stay focused we got a 5 minute break every hour so I was OK with water and I brought all my packets so that worked OK. I missed you guys today. Did you learn anything from your skinny doc? I will be here tomorrow; hope you will..

Sandy ~ This is a repeat from last night:.

Woo-hoo! Whatcha gonna do with all that dough? lol.

The scoop from my doctor:.

I told him that I stopped taking the Seroquil because I gained weight/couldn't lose while on it AND I gained VERY little sleep.

Oh...and the kids said I was mean when I did wake up.

Whatever! Lol I was also doing some sleep eating while on it...gross and I won't go in to details. I used to sleep eat, but it didn't seem to effect anything because I was active while working & stuff. He said that all sleep meds would have the weight gain side effect. I had done some research before I went in and found a med called Trazodone. The studies of it had shown it to be weight neutral. It is for depression; Fibromyalgia; and sleep.

HELLO??? Why did I get the nasty stuff???.

The reason I called him a skinnyass, is because I told him I had lost nearly 60 pounds and then gained more than 10. He did a quick calculation in his head and replied with well you still lost over 40.. Not good enough, my friend and I think he doesn't get how hard and important it is for me..

He still insists that the Fibromyalgia is due to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and that I never learned how to deal with stress and/or fear. Apparently we learn this at age 3...about the time the sexual abuse started in my home. I am in a constant protective mode and can't stop it, even to sleep. Crazy, huh? Very seldom do I think about it. He said that the violence at a young age and my stressful job later on just caught up with me and my body forced me to deal with all this stuff..

Anyway, that's the long and short of it. Good news is that I'm on the Trazodone now. I should be super-duper happy, cuz now I'm taking an antidepressent in the a.m. And the p.m...

answered Apr 30 at 19:22

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From Darlene last night:.

Timmy not well. Heading to La Jolla to one of his specialists to discuss results of testing tomarrow afternoon- all pointing to surgery. I am to derm doc in morning need to have two skin boo boo's cut out. Fun huh?.

Won't be on tomorrow, but thinking of you all..

Hugs.

Darlene ~ I'm sayin' a prayer for you and Timmy...

answered Apr 30 at 20:59

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Ok...gonna try (again) to get some sleep. I hope to see y'all bright and squirrley(sp). Let's do 100 again...water; deep breathing; wall pushups; POSTING; did I miss anything?.

Much love!..

answered Apr 30 at 22:01

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I just got this in an e-mail and thought you guys would like it, too. It's so true:.

Get ready to get noticed, but use the power wisely...it's not easy being fabulous!.

The Pretty Committee..

answered Apr 30 at 22:10

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Good Morning Shammies!.

And good morning/good night Lauri..

If you are still here, I hope the medicine works for you..

And Darlene - hope all goes well for your son today..

Andrea - what was the surprise???.

How is everyone else..

AFM, I thought I was out of the woods with Olivia. She seemed much better last night but around 3:00 a.m. she got sick again and then again just now. I feel so sorry for her...

answered Apr 30 at 22:27

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Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory...

answered Apr 30 at 23:53

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Darlene.

- All of my good energy is going to you and Timmy today..

((((HUGS)))))..

answered May 01 at 00:39

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Good Morning Sexy, Sassy, Swaggerin; Shamrockers.

Got to go wag and lift...BBL,..

answered May 01 at 01:15

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Good morning Lauri, Lori, Ang and Jo! And to all you sleepyheads out there..

Darlene- Hope all goes well for Timmy and yourself..

Lauri- Wow- take care of you. Did/ Have you received counseling for all that happened as a kid? I sure hope so. You have overcome so much- you are one strong woman..

Capt- Did you sleep well last night..

Sandy- Your day yesterday sound SO exciting- NOT!.

Ang- I feel sorry for Oliva too- poor girl. Hope she starts feeling better soon..

AFM- Last weekend was kinda bad for me, I hit that number that I have told myself I will not go past (155) I was actually 155.6, so I knew it was time to get my azz in gear. So this week I did 5/1 again and am back down to under my goal weight!!!! I weighed in this morning at 149.6. My one year anniversary on Medifast is this Sunday so it feels really good to be back under goal. I do leave for west Virigina right after work, so I will not be on tonight. I'll check in from work hopefully and again in the morning maybe- we have to be at the rafting place at 6:30am so not sure I'll have time. Mad love to you all!..

answered May 01 at 02:11

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Common Loon... and I swear I didn't peek ahead and cheat! I know ALL of the state birds and flowers and capitals and nicknames.... I was really bored at work once upon a time. Wish I still was...

answered May 01 at 03:19

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I agree Barb. Especially with digital processing, pictures should be cheap but they just seem to keep getting more expensive. Kills me. You think Walmart is bad, I made a copy of an old picture at CVS and printed it, it was like $15 for ONE 8x10... that is crazy, especially when I did all of the work on the machine. And I made a mistake on the first one because there was a terrible glare on the screen and they charged me for the mistake too (another $14). I was so annoyed...

answered May 01 at 04:23

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Sounds awesome. I am totally going to make this. Thanks!!..

answered May 01 at 04:43

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Ok ladies... I have to go. HAPPY NEW YEAR! It is for me anyway. I have been so crazy busy lately that I am so behind. I am still reading Monday's thread. I hope to get caught up tonight. Miss you!..

answered May 01 at 06:02

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Hey there Sexies.....finished woek-out and woke up PAUL...BUT DON'T HERE HIM MOVING AROUND YET.

Lara.

, you and I are very similiar on the weight. 145 was my goal...I hit 142 but in the past year have been staying between 145 and 155...and a month or so ago I read 155.6 and that was it!!.

Needed to get back on track. 140 for me is awesome but so difficult to maintain. I am still a happy camper at 150...but hate going upwards beyond that. BTW, what is your height?? You look awesome and I like to compare.

Nicole.

, so good to see you back again with your award winning posts...LOL~~ remember?? The awards I would send you...

Mommydel (name?).

Thanks for the great recipe...can always use something new..

Lori,.

Hows everything going? Hope your feling well and all your critters are happy and healthy..

Ang,.

So sorry to hear Olivia is still under the weather. I hope today brings wellness..

Lauri.

, how the heck is my internet lover~~LOL...hows the not smoking going???? And once again thanks for the positive energetic start for the day!!!.

Off to have breakfast.

.....TTFN..

answered May 01 at 06:21

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Hi all and good morning... checkin in quick from and will be back when I'm at work soon....

Ang... poor Olivia. let us know how shes doing..

Lauri... sorry skinny dr didnt completely understand. hope this med works. you need that rest. thanks for starting us today!.

Lori... hope your cramps are gone..

Lara.. I'm a little freaked out too. hope you chat before and after river!.

Barb... had missed your post about pics. wow that is expensive. hope the babies had a nice day..

Sandi... hope court goes well... wtg with bringing packets.

Melissa... great to have you here and onederland will be here before you know it..

Kori.. hope today is slower for ya.

Darlene... good thoughts for you and timmy today.

Andi... you are my workout hero..

Hope I didnt forget anyone. I promise to be back in about an hour to tell all about my surprise... stay tuned!..

answered May 01 at 06:37

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Oops sorry Jo... didnt mean to forget you. love seeing you I the am too...

answered May 01 at 07:50

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Oh no , sorry Nicole. ok I am not great with all shout outs.. thanks for liking me anyway!..

answered May 01 at 08:52

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Maybe I can get us to #100 if keep forgetting people.... ok now I really gotta go..

answered May 01 at 09:28

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Ang ~ So sorry about Olivia. How long did the doc say until the puking would stop? Poor baby. Keep us posted when you can...

answered May 01 at 09:44

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Miss Lara ~ When will you be home from rafting? We are all going to be worried sick until we hear from you. I know you said you would call DH as soon as you're off the raft...does he know how to log on to tell us you're okay? Just kidding. Please do let us know how it goes as soon as you can..

As for the counseling...the abuse went from 3-13 and my mom didn't know until I was 18. The culprit was my ex-step father. He had threatened to kill my mom if I told her. He was VERY abusive with her, so I knew he meant it. When I turned 18, I got married two months after graduating; my mom met the DH she has now; everything seemed "normal" and good...for awhile. "It" kept creeping up in my life and causing me pain, so I did seek counseling, a few times, but it didn't sink in or I didn't give it enough time...yadda; yadda; yadda.

I struggled for the longest time with God. I didn't understand how, when I begged for him to help, he didn't. It was later that I gained an understanding that he was helping me...sounds weird probably...but I believe it happened to me, so that I could help other people understand that it does happen; it happens everywhere; it doesn't matter if you're rich or poor; etc. So, the message I have for everyone is to be the protective parent...if it doesn't seem right...it probably isn't. I have always been very open with my story and have been very surprised at how many people have similar stories...not to the same extent, but the 1 in 3 figure seems VERY realistic..

Ok...now...on to more important things....

What shoes you wearin' today? Comfort or Cute? LOL.

Love ya!..

answered May 01 at 10:41

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THIS...not so funny. Highway robbery, I tell ya!.

Hope you are doing well Nicole! Hugs!..

answered May 01 at 12:12

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Lori ~ I hope you got some sleep last night. I didn't get any (sleep), so you should be well rested. Dang medicine. I had really high hopes for it. Instead of sleeping I was awake, but walking around like a drunk...even talking like one...

answered May 01 at 13:19

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Ok, going to try to rest as soon as DH leaves in a few minutes. Wish me luck...or not...whatever. lol..

answered May 01 at 14:14

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The road to 'you know where' is paved with good intentions...guess who woke up, just as daddy was goin' out the door? I guess sleep will wait until after Tom & Jerry...

answered May 01 at 15:06

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Sorry I was kind of MIa last night. got on and posted my "evening" message and hubbie said "can I get on to Skype to Merissa?" his good friend from Vermont. likes to use my laptop cuz he can carry it around if he needs to move about... anyhow she is having a really hard time with her hubbie so I didn't get back on.....

answered May 01 at 16:12

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I'm in for the 100's again. and had SOOOO much fun doing squats with my pup last night too... got one of her rope bones and played squat-tug.

It was really fun - worked my legs and CORE since she was trying to pull me off balance. might do 50 tonight...

answered May 01 at 17:49

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Also - I'm going back to a better lean and green for dinners. please post your weekend healthy dinner plans.....

answered May 01 at 17:55

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Finally - tomorrow is the first of the month. remember "white rabbit".....

answered May 01 at 19:20

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And now I'm really behind so must fly. Happy day to all..

ANG - healthy vibes to Olivia. (Pain in right lower quad - take her to ED. call me PLEASE if you are at all worried and not sure!)..

answered May 01 at 19:41

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Hi lauri... sorry to be a tease... story to follow. so sorry you had to go through all that. you are an amazing woman and a survivor. I'm proud to call you my friend..

Cant beleive the meds are not helping... do I need to write that doc a letter? should I send one to Nevin and ask to let you sleep while Tom and Jerry keep him busy. can I tell you I read that part of post too fast, and thought you wrote Ben and Jerry... sad, but true. I miss them. but I love my new jeans more! yes, I'm wearing same jeans to work again.

Gonna keep rotating them. thank goodness my job does not care how I look...

answered May 01 at 20:59

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Now I want a bigger dog...my.

Chihuahua.

(yes, I did have to look it up to spell it), wouldn't be too much of a challenge. Sounds like a hoot!..

answered May 01 at 22:33

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Ben & Jerry...you crack me up!.

I would TOTALLY be lovin' the smaller jeans, too! You go girl! Now...the story!!! lol No pressure. hee, hee...

answered May 01 at 23:20

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So here was my surprise, before boss man appears....

Drove to movie theater with BF and discovered it was a showing of beauty and the beast, sing a long version. it is my absolute fav dis movie ever! I have much B and B collectibles, seen movie all the time, in fact, when I'm sick or when it's my birthday, kids will watch it with me. other occassions, they refuse. it was so much fun. about 30 people in theater, and we all sang. really cool.

Also a fav of mine. I am so there. had dinner after (egg beater omelet) then home to bed... a great night. BF said it thrilled him to see me so happy.

$5000. my sweetie is in serious debt. poor guy..

Well hope I didint soup up yall heads too much about my surprise. gotta get back to reality and work...

answered May 01 at 23:53

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Oh, and yes...a letter to Nevan would be grand! He keeps making excuses for not going back to bed...he's hungry...wahhh, wahhhh, wahhhhhh! SO AM I! lol..

answered May 02 at 00:21

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Awww. That was so sweet! I LOVE that!.

As for the court papers...poop! You can let him know that more than 1/2 the Country is in a similar boat right now. They can't take his Birthday! (that's what I have to tell myself when things get bad). If you have any questions, you can PM me. I was one of them mean ole banker folks before, ya know...

answered May 02 at 01:01

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I had to share my NSV before I left for the day.....

When I started getting back into my (every) morning work-out routine I was able to do 3 crunches on my Inversion table....I am now up to 15!!!.

I think it has been 6 or 7 weeks that I have reguarly worked-out each and every morning at 5:30am...except Sunday. I can do 30 crunches on the slant board....

I am so excited feeling so much stronger..

My walks are longer, with longer periods of jogging in between. It is amazing how quickly your body gets stronger as you work it. I am feeling great physically...still working on the emotional part with all the family drama, but good physical health is the start of good mental health.....

I believe!.

I am helping a friend today clean out her cluttered garage as she just bought a new Honda Hybrid and wants to use her garage once again. She is paying me...which I feel terrible about taking it since she is a friend....but I will work hard and God knows I need it..

TTFN sexies, have a wonderful day!..

answered May 02 at 02:32

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Jo ~ That is so awesome! I, too am amazed at how quickly the body wants more weights; faster movement; etc..

I'm so proud of you!.

As for your friend...God DOES know you need it and she wouldn't offer if she truly didn't want to pay you. You'll work hard for it, for sure! Be careful and bend at the knees!..

answered May 02 at 03:19

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Im so proud of you too Jo. you are a great role model for us, friends and family..

Thanks for the advice lauri re BF and debt. I try to stay out of financial messes with other people. money can be such a sensative issue with some. if he asks for help from me, ill be asking you for sure!..

answered May 02 at 04:05

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Quick fly-by from work..

Super dismal here in Jersey..

Lauri - Your ex-stepdad was a real douchelord..

Sometimes...NOTHING could make me happier than taking a baseball bat to someone's head..

Reading that made this one of those times..

On that note - have a happy day to all...

answered May 02 at 05:41

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Lori ~ He cared for that himself...ONLY to keep his sorry azz out of prison (again). He had always said he'd never go back (I've been told it was for something unrelated...but...I have to wonder). He went on with his life abusing other young girls and boys (my brother, too) and when he messed with the wrong little girl...MUCH stronger than I...she told her mom, who did the right thing by going to the Police. They got all of the guns out of his house before he came home. When he got home they knocked on the door to talk to him, he again said "he wouldn't be taken alive"...shortly thereafter they heard a gun shot. Oopsie...they missed one.

I don't want this to come out wrong, but since he did it, I wished he would have done it because he was so disgusted with himself that he couldn't go on living...but no...he didn't want to face prison life and how they treat "his kind"..

The worst part for me, isn't what happened to me, it's the pain I could have prevented for who knows how many other children. I told teachers; friends; some family...but apparently not the right people. Back in the day, I guess people just chose not to get involved..

Anyway...back to that happy note...have a GREAT day! I hope your leg is still doing better. Sorry 'bout the weather. It's been pretty here, but certainly cooling down in the evenings..

Love ya!..

answered May 02 at 05:56

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I don't know if any of you watch Fox & Friends in the mornings, but I think Brian Kilmeade is just a cutie. This video made me smile this a.m.:.

Http://video.foxnews.com/v/4347152/j-e-t-s-jets-jets-jets/..

answered May 02 at 06:26

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Nevan WINS!!! Flawless victory! I'm going to lie on the couch while he plays on the computer..

I will catch up with you guys later...

answered May 02 at 07:37

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Wow, Lauri. what a terrible story. my heart breaks for you about all this. I'm with lori on this one. hope you can get some rest while Nevan plays. yeah, I'm not really working today...

answered May 02 at 09:05

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Lauri - I hope you are on a med that works for you now. We should know in a few days. I am sad to hear about your past but glad you shared. Where is that bat? I do not know how one deals with trauma. Please take care of you. Hope you get some rest today..

Darlene - hope days goes OK. Positive thoughts for your Timmy..

Angela - Hope Olivia is doing better. Poor little one..

Lara - Yay on goal. Congrats on anniversary. Have fun rafting. Anxious to hear when you get off the river..

Nicole - and you still remember all that stuff. I was thinking the state bird = mosquito..

Andrea - You are great with all the shout outs. Love the B&B story and we like seeing you happy as well. Medical bills - my step daughter was ill from age 9 to 27. It ws almost a full time keeping track of the medical bills. Things would get disallowed that should have been paid, things would get billed in the wrong order and therefore rejected..... Some bills took over 2 years to get straightened out.

We still have two bills that we are working on and he passed away June 2008. We logged who we talked to, when and what action was to be taken and then would follow up in two weeks to see if the action was taken and steps corrected. Many times something else would go wrong, like the wrong procedure code would be used. I do not know if any of this helps..

Jo - congrats on your workouts. You are doing soooo great..

Andi - thanks for your 100 challenges. Way to go on your squats. I will do my crunches, breathing, water and ???? today..

Lori - hope your day flies..

We are on our way to 100 posts. Hope everyone has a good OP day...

answered May 02 at 10:13

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I'll have my iphone so I will try to post if I get 3g- hubbie wouldn't have a clue..

You are so strong and have such a good outlook on everything. I super proud to know you...

answered May 02 at 11:44

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Today is the last day of September. The last day of Lauri's September challenge..

The time has come;.

The challenge is done..

She had some fun.

And played in the sun..

So what will she do in October:.

"She will pick herself up.

Dust herself off.

And start all over again..

She will pick herself up.

Dust herself off.

And start all over again.".

YAAAAAAAAAAY L A U R I.

Lauri, I am proud of you...

answered May 02 at 12:01

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Hey Sandy- Are you cheering again next month?.

AFM- getting things done at work as I am off all next week too. Ready to leave now though..

Hope everyone has a great afternoon..

Andrea- That surprise was so sweet! He really thought about what you like and sat through it even though most wouldn't...

answered May 02 at 12:35

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Hi everyone,.

Starting to feel worse than ever with this cold. YuckI don't get sick very often so this stinks. Thank goodness I felt pretty good last night and the twins birthday party was lots of fun. My dtr. had bought Elmo and Cookie Monster cupcakes for the boys and the blue and red frosting really made a mess. They had to have a bath before they could even open the presents it was so bad.

I'm just taking it easy and trying to feel better. Will try to check back later...

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Hi sandy.. thanks for the good bill advice..

Hey lara... have a great time and keep us up to date..

Feel better Barb. hope you can get some rest..

Takin a break for lunch. it has been a crazy work day so far!..

answered May 02 at 14:19

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Lauri, so sorry to hear of your tragic dealings with your step-father. I'm also glad that he can't hurt anyone else. Does anyone else ever seem to have the problem that everytime they start to type somethingthe letters don't appear right away and the stupid hourglass comes on just waiting there? Not sure if that means there's an internet connection problem or something wrong with my computer. It's really frustrating and today with as bad as my head is hurting, I don't want to deal with it. Love you guys but gotta run for now...

answered May 02 at 15:55

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Barb ~ I have that problem with the Medifast Server ONLY. It mostly happens when I try to log my food. It slows to snails pace and then freezes. I don't have too many problems typing on the actual thread..

I sure hope you feel better soon. I'm glad you made it okay to and through the party. Sounds like it was messy fun! Love it!.

Take care of yourself sweetie! Much love!..

answered May 02 at 17:31

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Sand ~ My dear! How did I miss you this morning? My eyes are crossed from no sleep. Even if the new meds will work every other day, I will be a happy girl!.

Thank you so much for cheering me on all month. It really does keep me going and everyone else, too. Now...if I could just make my ticker move. It's got to soon...it's just not possible (I don't think) to be exercising and eating right, for it not to. I'm thinking positively..

Whatcha doin' today?.

I'm hoping for a nap. My mom used to say a little something like..."wish/hope in one hand and..." well, you all might know the rest. lol Nevan has SO much energy! DH gets home around 2, so I'll be able to rest then..

I hope you're doing something fun today..

Much love!..

answered May 02 at 17:36

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Has anyone heard from Ang? Just wondering how Olivia is doing...

answered May 02 at 18:36

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I am seriously about to put my head through a wall..

There are NO words for how drunk I want to get right now..

None..

Olivia (last I heard an hour or so ago) still wasn't able to get anything down. Ang had to go to work - Dad is home w/Olivia - if that doesn't stop (the getting sick) by the time Ang gets home, they're going to take her to the ER. I made Ang promise to keep me posted. She said she would...

answered May 02 at 19:11

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Thanks for the update on Olivia... let ang know we are thinkin about her and sending get better vibes...

Same to you barb. hope you feel better soon..

Lauri.. hope you get some rest once hubby gets home..

I gotta do work stuff then leave for home. oldest ds has an eye dr appt and then it's homework, homework, homework. did I write that I took little ds backpack with me to visit BF last night? (it was in back seat of car) well that meant exhubby didnt have to make him do homework last night, and I have double tonight... my bad luck. I'll be back and hopefully not a crazy person... later y'all..

answered May 02 at 19:54

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Another cute email my friend sent to me:.

Friendsip - None of that Sissy Shitz.

Are you tired of those sissy 'friendship' poems that always sound good, but never actually come close to reality?.

Well, here is a series of promises that actually speak of true friendship.

You will see no cute little smiley faces on this ~ Just the stone cold truth of our great friendship..

1. When you are sad ~ I will help you get drunk and plot revenge against the sorry ******* who made you sad..

2. When you are blue ~ I will try to dislodge whatever is choking you..

3. When you smile ~ I will know you are thinking of something that I would probably want to be involved in..

4. When you are scared ~ I will rag on you about it every chance I get until you're NOT..

5. When you are worried ~ I will tell you horrible stories about how much worse it could be until you quit whining..

6.. When you are confused ~ I will try to use only little words..

7.. When you are sick ~ Stay the hell away from me until you are well again.. I don't want whatever you have..

8. When you fall ~ I will laugh at your clumsy ***, but I'll help you up..

9. This is my oath .... I pledge it to the end. 'Why?' you may ask ~ because you are my friend..

Friendship is like peeing your pants; everyone can see it, but only you can feel the true warmth...

answered May 02 at 21:19

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Sending wellness thoughts to Barb and Olivia. Lori, thanks for keeping us updated..

Lauri, your ticker will move. You are doing all the right things. I hate it when it stalls but it will move. I was glad to be your September cheerleader and proud of what you have done. I know the scale is a huge things but I also know it is only one measure of our path to a healthy life. I think an average weight gain when one quits smoking is 10 to 15 lbs.



Andrea - good luck with the homework. Hope goes quick..

Lori - how is the wall?..

answered May 02 at 22:37

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Barb - thanks for the friendship message..

Hi Kori...

answered May 03 at 00:16

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Emotional pain is hard to heal and to have some closure. My Mom has been struggling with some details of my Dad's last day. She got some answers yesterday from the medical team and now has some closure. She slept last night. First time in 27.5 months..

My next 35 pounds that I will lose has a lot of emotional baggage with it. I am thinking of getting a nice notebook to do some journalling as I go through the process of losing that weight..

It is an interesting journey. I am so glad I found all of you guys. Thank you..

Love.

Sand..

answered May 03 at 00:32

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OK, I am off to do the elliptical and swim my laps. I am up to 600 meters. Long ways to go to get to my mile but I have come a long ways from doing zero...

answered May 03 at 00:41

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This brought tears to my eyes..

Only because I knew EXACTLY what you meant..

I'm going to cheer you on while you KILL those next 35 pounds - and the baggage that goes with them.

Good for you, Sand...

answered May 03 at 01:59

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Oh, Oh. We slowed down. How are we going to get to 100?.

I finished my aerobics and I am getting ready to have a late lunch/early dinner. Tuna steak and asparagus. I am thinking about trying the cauliflower pizza. Lori suggested to me a few weeks ago that I mix up by L&G so to not get bored and it has really helped. Just one new thing a week makes a big difference. Some of these things will be long term items.

I like South Beach cauliflower mashed potatoes...

answered May 03 at 03:07

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Hey, how is everyone doing with their 100's? I still have water and crunches to do. I love the Andi challenges...

answered May 03 at 03:58

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Hi,.

My name is Lori..

And my uterus is going to explode..

Carry on......

answered May 03 at 04:48

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Lori - You always shock me. Are you OK? What is up?..

answered May 03 at 05:41

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Hi all. Checking in and saying I'm really sorry I suck lately..

Olivia feels much better so hopefully whatever she has is done now..

I am beyond tired..

Sandy, I am so glad you found the shams. You really do rock!.

Barb feel better..

Lauri - just love coming your way..

Lori - this time 2 weeks from now we'll be at the Borgata.

That's about all I have in me now..

Hope all is well and good in everyone's world...

answered May 03 at 06:31

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OMG - ANGELA - THIS TIME IN TWO WEEKS WE'LL BE AT BORGATA! OMG - YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

Whew. I needed that..

Sand - "Shock" made me LOL. If only you knew how I tone it down for these boards. So...you know I had that UAE back in April? Well, sometimes, when JACK is lurking...I still feel like there's a freakin' CLAMP STRANGLING my freakin' uterus..

Other than that - I'm fine..

Worst.Captain.Ever.Org is not going to be getting caught up again tonight. I'msupersorrythatIsucksobad.

Really rough day at work. Everyone's wicked edgy. Thankfully Dickbag (sorry Sandy) will be out at Corporate tomorrow. Hopefully a monsoon-like Friday of peace and sanity and relatively positive energy..

Kitty is way cute when I'm walking up the stairs and he clutches on to my ankle with all four paws (claws) and bites me. Precious little thing. (visions of drop kicking like a football).

So...I went to the gym tonight and did really well..

So far this week it was:.

Saturday - Gym.

Sunday - TM.

Monday - Gym.

Tuesday - TM.

Wednesday - tired and cranky.

Thursday - Gym.

With lots of wall push-ups and reps on the exercise ball incorporated..

This is more than I've done in quite some time. And while the scale will not move from 132 - despite being bloated and crampy and exhausted - I had some swagger in my Lucky jeans (that fit quite well) today..

Really...I feel more like the 'old me' (but not too old) now than I did a few weeks ago at 129..

Balance is your friend..

Wow...who sounds crazier than me right now?.

But - like I always say - I love me some random crazy..

Love yourselves, hookers..

Peace...

answered May 03 at 07:23

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No reason to say sorry. I worked for a real Dickbag as well and he is the main reason I retired as soon as I could. Retirement is great but my Dickbag made the last few years of my career not fun. I was glad that I had a good staff and co-workers to offset him. Glad he will be out of the office...

answered May 03 at 08:48

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Angela - glad Olivia is felling better..

Lori - you are doing great with the exercise. My scale does not show fat lost. You are gaining muscle. I overheard a guy describing his weight loss program and he talked about that he had lost say 40 pounds of fat; scale down say 30 so increased muscle. I think it would be interesting to know how much of this freakin fat I have lost. I can tell that I have increased muscle.

OK enough...

answered May 03 at 09:16

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Lori - I researched UAE from MAYO. I did not join the board until Julyish so that was before my time. Anyway, when you have a follow up? I think I saw something about 6 months. Jack need to stay away during BORGATA. Lauri can you write a letter to Jack...

answered May 03 at 09:57

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OK, chatting with myself so bye for now. I think we can get to 100 today...

answered May 03 at 10:46

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Sandy - I.heart.cauliflower.pizza.edu!!!! I had it last night for dinner actually. I usually cook up a lot of the crusts and throw em in the freezer. That way I can just grab and go. My sister had it last night with some WF alfredo sauce, 1 1/2 oz. chicken breast, 2 1/2 oz. mozarella cheese on top.

I like it with sliced tomatoes, mozarella cheese, and basil...

answered May 03 at 11:40

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Lori - Sorry your uterus is hurting so bad. Glad you had some swagger in the Lucky jeans though! You are awesome!..

answered May 03 at 13:18

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Ang - Glad Olivia is feeling better. I am so jealous I won't be at Borgata with you and Lori. But that reminds me...I need to buy my plane ticket to see BF this month too...

answered May 03 at 13:37

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I smell my blueberry and banana nut muffins from the oven...they should be almost done now. I am still at work but needed to get those baked for a staff breakfast tomorrow. I knew if I went home, I would never get them done. Yes...I have a stove and oven in my classroom. It freakin' rocks! I have oatmeal pancakes at work almost every day!..

answered May 03 at 14:56

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Kori - thanks for the feedback on the pizza. We are going grocery shopping tomorrow...

answered May 03 at 15:04

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Kori - YOU are awesome..

Sand - I figured I was still ******** about the UAE in July..

We loving referred to the whole saga as me having a "box of fruit up in my junk". I had one the size of a large grapefruit - and I think I had an orange and a lemon...something along those lines..

I'm due to schedule follow-ups with ob-gyn & radiologist for October. I'll get around to it one of these days..

Okay - I'm SO going to sleep now...

answered May 03 at 15:49

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Lori - OMG. Grapefruit! I can not imagine. You have such a sense of humor - "box of fruit up in my junk". Hope you have a good night sleep..

That goes for all shammies - sweet dreams. See you tomorrow...

answered May 03 at 16:43

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Sand ~ Your poor momma. I'm glad she got some sleep and some answers..

The notebook is a grand idea. I've done that with my "childhood issues" and it felt so much better..

I know I speak for all of us when I say "we are TOTALLY glad you found us, too!" We just love you and you fit in perfectly!..

answered May 03 at 16:51

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You bet you've come a long way. When I used to swim, it was so hard because I kept counting, trying to get to a mile...it was discouraging. Although I loved it...I just wanted to get there...

answered May 03 at 17:05

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My mom LOVES the S.B. cauliflower mashed potatoes. I am a potatoe/carb kinda gal and I KNOW mashed potatoes, so I never fell in love with them. My mom always says "you can't even tell the difference"...hmmm...um...yeah, I can. lol.

I did fall in love with the "Mexican Rice" and "Mexican Chicken" found on the boards here. VERY GOOD! It really did taste like rice...

answered May 03 at 18:38

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Do they give you meds to help with that feeling? I feel so badly when you're in pain...

answered May 03 at 20:01

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I'm glad to hear Olivia's doing better. Let's hope it stays that way. Poor baby!.

Oh! and you totally do not suck! I mean...like on here, we totally understand. We just worry 'bout you guys..

I hope you get a full night of rest...

answered May 03 at 21:27

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I LOVE it when we get posts like this one from our Captain. You rocked the exercise! Oh! and the jeans!!!..

answered May 03 at 22:01

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You should take it and add it to your signature here! It suits you!!!.

In case you forgot it:.

Get ready to get noticed, but use the power wisely...it's not easy being fabulous!.

~~ The Pretty Committee..

answered May 03 at 22:32

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Sand! You said Dickbag! lol.

You're making Captain proud!..

answered May 04 at 00:03

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