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First of all Can you get granola bars on phase 1 of Medifast Diet? Hoping for any answer. Another quick question... Ok guys, I am almost there..only a few pounds to go, and honestly it's not a big deal to me. Everyone around me is so encouraging about this milestone, but again to me it's just another number. What is wrong with me.

I don't know why I am so blah when it comes to this stuff...I guess you can say "cautious optimism." Can anyone out there relate, or am I just crazy??..

asked Apr 28 at 08:14

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Of course! however you might want to make sure and wait for another person to confirm my answer as I am not confident. Better yet, why don't you email the Medifast guys because they can give you an answer better...

answered Apr 28 at 09:33

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I've got about 100 lbs to loose and I'm discouraged because I'm so hungry all the time. I've lost about 15 and am in week 4 but starving or at least think I am. It's like it just overcomes me and I become like a raving lunatic. Any suggestions on how to control the hunger is appreciated. I've bought the appetite suppressant shakes, tried splitting my L&G up, etc., but nothing is working, not even drinking TONS of water..

Thanks..

answered Apr 28 at 10:30

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Have you lost large amounts before?.

I can completely relate. I've lost more than I've ever lost before (I think most I lost in the past was around 55 - 60), but it just doesn't seem like that big of a deal to me. All I can do is share some of my thoughts on what might be going on with me - maybe something will register..

While I've had to be conscious of it, honestly, it has been shockingly easy with MF. So maybe I feel like it hasn't been that much of a big deal because of that..

I'm just back to a place where I was in the past, not some "new low." Maybe I'll be more awed at myself once I get to a new low I haven't ever seen as an adult..

It has gone so fast, I'm not sure it has mentally registered for me yet..

I don't want people to think better or worse of me because of my weight. I believe weight is NOT a moral issue, so I don't necessarily think it is something people should be lauded over (because the flip side of that is shame when gaining)..

Just a few thoughts.....

answered Apr 28 at 11:52

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After losing almost 100 pounds you should be dislocating your arm to pat yourself on the back!.

Awesome!..

answered Apr 28 at 12:08

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Hey there, you are doing such a great job so far and well I can hear ya, I know when I lose a 100 pounds it's going to mean a lot to me cuz that means that I am halfway to my goal weight by like I have 90 more pounds to go..maybe less!.

But, I have a ways to go before I make it too 100 pounds loss haha. Im getting excited to just make it to 50 pounds and hope I can hit that mark this Monday weigh in LOL..

answered Apr 28 at 12:44

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Great job on your progress!.

Personally, one of the problems I've always had with weight loss is internally visualizing the changes. I think it's easier for others to see our physical changes than it is for us to see our own changes..

After all, how much time do we really spend looking at ourselves?.

There are all the recommendations about how to 'see' the changes - the scale, measurements, clothing sizes, having someone draw an outline around you, pictures, etc..

Sometimes I do the imagine that your weight loss is pounds of butter/sugar. If you think about it, you've almost lost 100 1-lb boxes of butter from your body..

I've never tried it, but maybe try like they do on Biggest Loser and try to pickup/carry 100 lbs worth of something..

What you've done is amazing & I hope the remaining pounds melt away for you!..

answered Apr 28 at 13:44

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I think it doesn't seem like that big of a deal because it happens so fast...I was kind of thinking the same thing..

answered Apr 28 at 14:36

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These things, plus what Emma said about being part of the way there with much more to go, ring true for me. I've been here, done this part before....and gained it back. So my happiness is tempered with fear and caution. Underneath I'm still worrying that this is a fluke, that the carriage will turn back into a pumpkin..

Of course, that's only part of the truth, that I've been here, done this before. It isn't the same me doing this now who did that then. I believe I am smarter (okay not in the short term memory department - LOL) maybe I mean wiser and more self-accepting than I was last time lost a huge amount of weight (13 years ago). And now I have the wonderful Medifast community, and a whole host of tools that come with mf! And I WILL do a transition plan. I already feel that I have changed the way I eat for life, and I don't remember ever feeling that way before..

One last thought about being lauded for being "moral": you are spot-on, kurzweil, I hate that. Me and my fat and my weight loss - it's a very personal thing. I don't want random compliments from people who don't get the complexities of this journey ("fat is ugly and you were a lazy slob; congratulations on being a human being now")..

But I do want to learn to feel self-happy about making what I have decided (FOR MYSELF, not for anyone else) are daily self-loving life-affirming choices. And I want to be able to take pleasure in congratulations from others who are walking in shoes like mine..

Great posts, folks! Thanks for starting this thread! Happy OP weekend, everyone. - Ria..

answered Apr 28 at 15:09

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Sometimes, esp. for women, it is difficult to accept compliments graciously. We feel a need to say 'it was nothing' and to minimize our accomplishments. When we are heavy and maybe somewhat overly self-aware or sensitive, we tend to want to be invisible and not seen..

Suddenly you are being seen. You are a butterfly emerging from a cocoon!.

People gravitate towards success. Others see your success and want to encourage you. It is very natural for them to want to be a part of your success. You are the only one who can do it, but others will help you along the way..

Enjoy each milestone as it happens. Enjoy reaching each goal - small ones and large ones - they keep us motivated for the long haul... and we are all here for the long haul..

Good luck!..

answered Apr 28 at 16:03

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Thanks for your responses, Everyone has given me a little something to carry away. I guess it is a combo of it happening so fast, "been there, done that", and people noticing the success-as if maybe I wasn't anything before, or now I am better?? It certainly will be interesting to see the psychology evolve in the remaining part of this journey. It really does force me to deal with all the emotions I have hidden with food for so long....

On a positive note, the UPS man just got here with my food-yummy.

Gotta go before it melts!..

answered Apr 28 at 17:08

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It wasn't a big deal to me to get to onederland, I don't understand that myself. I am close to 60 pounds lost, and although it is super exciting to see new low's on the scale, I guess I am not sure that I am really going to stick with Medifast until I reach goal as I seem to find my comfort weight (about 2 - 5 pounds from now), where I feel good, fit into smaller sizes, getting compliments and hit on..

Maybe once I hit the 170's and below I will get excited. Maybe I won't get super excited until I reach goal, who knows? But, I know that even if I am not excited about the weight I am at, I still give myself a pat on the back and a great big atta girl for sticking through to lose this much so that I still force myself to keep on keeping on..

answered Apr 28 at 17:40

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I can relate. For me, it's all the things that Emma said. Also at my starting weight 100 pounds just doesn't have the same impact as lower. I've had just 2 people notice, I'm still wearing the same (although looser) clothes etc. While I do feel better, I'm certain my excitement will come when I have more visible evidence of shrinkage..

Congrats for having this problem!!.

~Linda..

answered Apr 28 at 18:59

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Hi - I do know what you mean! I've lost about 160 lbs. over the last 4-5 years, and just started on Medifast 2 weeks ago. I want very much to keep going. I have another 200 to go. I was definitely stalled, but I've lost 10 lbs so far on MF. It really gets under my skin when people get so excited about what I've lost so far, it's like somehow I'm a better person.

Why do we become more valuable when we are smaller people. I just don't get that. I've lost large amounts in the past, too. It has always come back on. So starting over again makes me somewhat ambivalent.

It's not like I'll be a better person - I'm still me - why can't I be valued at whatever weight I am at?..

answered Apr 28 at 20:04

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For me, my loss has been in stages, so I don't feel the "wow" factor of it. I also have a hard time visualizing what I look like. I wear the same clothes in the same size as one of my friends, but I can't comprehend that I could possibly look as small as she does. When I shop, I always think that the pants or dress that fits must be running big because I couldn't possibly wear that size. I started at a TIGHT size 22W. I am now consistently buying size 4's.

Is amazing. It doesn't matter how much more you have to lose. 100 LBS. IS ABSOLUTELY, INCREDIBLY, FREAKIN' AMAZING!!!!..

answered Apr 28 at 20:38

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Wow, me just thinking about this is kinda awesome because technically I'm actually close to a hundred pounds loss when I hit 280 and thats going to be awesome. And then it be 100 pounds loss with Medifast since I started out at 358!!!!!.

I cant wait to see 258!!!! Im getting there!..

answered Apr 28 at 21:59

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I don't know about you, but when I lose 100 lbs. all I got to say in the words of Rachel Zoe "SHUT THE FRONT DOOR" I done come into my own, and world look out cause here I come! That's just me, though. You definitely need to pat yourself on the back, because that's a huge accomplishment...

answered Apr 28 at 23:37

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I feel the same way. I am about 10 pounds away from losing 100 and I'm just kind "eh" about it. In the beginning of this journey, I thought it would be a huge, huge milestone for me, but now, I don't feel that way. It's just one more goal, like all of the others..

I was just thinking about this the other day and I'm really glad that you brought it up. I'm happy to know that I'm not the only one..

Congratulations! You're doing so great!..

answered Apr 29 at 00:36

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