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My 1st question is: Can you have carrots and tomatoes in the first week on the Medifast Diet? Thanks for any comment. Second question.. Diamonds in the Rough.

December Members.

Adancermom Diane.


Akh329 Amy.

Albowen Amy.


Angie66075 Angie.


Blu23girl Rachel.

Cbeauvic Cheryl.

Chewysmom Sharon.


Controllingfat Brandy.

Daisyv Daisy.

DebbS Deb.

Dnshobbs Denise.

DonnaDDear Donna.

Dsgll01 Debby.

Faithsg Faith.

Flab2fabin1 Michelle.

Girlmt Debbie.


Goingbuggie Karen.

HealthyInWI Michelle.

Herbie2935 Joy.


Ishabat Linda.


Jenn7 Jenn.

Jhemmingsen Jeannie.

Jrain Janie.

Jsc983 Jill.

Jskroeker Susan.

Justjoyce Joyce.

KFlowers8z Kimberley.


Kozoo Katy.


Kylnne7997 Kori.

LibraryGoddess69 Carolyn.

Longislandmomma Jen.


Lshabat Linda.

Lupitag31 Lupe.

Lynn107 Lynn.

Lynniebubbles Lynn.

Lyrali Pam.


Marcia33 Marcia.

Marie2010 Marie.

Maximom333 Mary.

MicheleToo Michele.

MikeLastort Mike.

Mrsbdowell Barbara.

Newfangled Sandy.

Nhigh Nancy.

Peggles Peg.

Potterylady Alexis.

Purplepassion Geri.


Reachingthegoal Amber.


Sneakysteph29 Steph.

Spworks Sarah.


Thistime4sure Christine.

TurningPoint4Me Martha.

Writermom333 Debbi.

This a quickie post. Still have not culled members who haven't been participating. Will try my best to do it soon...

asked Apr 28 at 18:07

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You betcha! however you might want to make sure and wait for another commenter to confirm my answer as I am on the fence. Better yet, why don't you give a call to the Medifast guys because they can help better...

answered Apr 28 at 19:45

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Morning Diamonds!.

Geri: It doesn't look like I'll get to my christmas goal either. I was hoping to be in the healthy weight range by then. I't's ok though, since I seem to be losing inches anyway. Most of my most recently purchased clothes are already getting a little loose. I think I'll just be trilled to be in the 170's by Dec 25th!.

Have a great day Diamonds!.


answered Apr 28 at 20:28

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Jenn- I agree! It is behind us! I have been losing inches too! That is equally important to me as the pounds. This month I want to add some pounds loss to those inches! Let's do it together-1 Day and 1 Pound at a time!!..

answered Apr 28 at 20:42

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Happy December, Diamonds. My really short term goal is to leave the 220's behind. I will be thrilled if I can do that at this week's weigh-in on Sunday morning (it's possible). I am with you, Geri, let's make this December a month of shrinkage...inches and pounds! That will be a wonderful Christmas gift to ourselves!.

Have a great Medifast day, Diamonds!..

answered Apr 28 at 21:08

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Happy December my fellow Diamonds...

I think December will be an awesome OP month.. So many obstacles to get through and be proud when we do. Candy, cookies, parties, oh my... THEY ARE NO MATCH FOR ME!!!.

I didn't have a specific goal to the end of the year, but I'd like to be below my weight last year.. I have 4 lbs to go.. that should be no problem.. It would be great to be able to get to 260.. thats 10 lbs.. doable I think..

Have a great December everyone....

answered Apr 28 at 22:20

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Pam- That is my next immediate Goal to! I have been trying for awhile to get out of the 220's. Everytime I get close something happens and I lose focus!! That is not going to happen anymore! I refuse to lose my focus!.

I will get out of the 220's and then meet my 70% Mini- Goal- my the years end!!.

I am all for that!! December will be a month of shrinkage! Been losing the inches since going to Curves and now I will begin to lose the pounds again!!.

The gift of health is the best gift we can give ourselves!!..

answered Apr 28 at 22:27

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Barbarba-I am planning on making December an awesome On Plan month yet. I know that if we stay focused we can get past these temptations. Our health is so much more important! The off plan foods are only a momentary satisfaction. Losing weight and getting healthy leads to a lifetime of satisfaction.

Let's turn to one another when Holiday temptations try to get the best of us!!.

Being below your weight from last year is a good goal to start with!.

You will lose 4 pounds way before the end of the month. 10 pounds is definitely doable!..

answered Apr 28 at 23:49

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Jenn - I have found that not putting a specific date to a goal has helped me not stress about things. I have my ultimate goal set but have not set any specific date to achieve it by or anything. The only goal I set with a date is to complete 3500 Crunches of some kind between Thanksgiving and Christmas. That I can control, so that I set a time constraint on..

I hope you are able to get into the 170's soon and get to the 100 pound loss mark. You are so close! Keep rockin' it Jenn!..

answered Apr 29 at 00:23

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Ditto! It is going to be the Sparkly Diamonds December to remember! We will stay OP and lose inches and pounds!..

answered Apr 29 at 01:25

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We will be right here, cheering you along Barbara! Hope you are able to make great progress between now and the beginning of the year!..

answered Apr 29 at 02:18

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Happy December Diamonds!.

Just wanted to quickly check in with you..

Weigh in wasn't so great this week for a 2 week weigh in. I chatted with some other Medifast friends and they thought that because I have been exercising a lot lately that it may have had an effect of my weight loss. I am going to see if adding some more protein or even going to 4&2 will be more helpful for me with the amount of exercise. We shall see...I am committed to finishing through til goal..

Stay committed Diamonds! We are going to make this a Sparkling Diamonds December to Remember! Stay OP! Drink your Water...then drink some more! Plan all your meals so that you are never left without and stranded with a chance of cheating.

Get some exercise in but above all else...enjoy your holiday season!..

answered Apr 29 at 02:49

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I love coming here and reading these boards....y'all are so much help!..

answered Apr 29 at 02:55

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Quoting myself and posting in the correct thread LOL! Happy day ya'll!!!!..

answered Apr 29 at 03:51

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Thanks Kori! This was the first time that I have put a date on a goal number in the last 9 months. I've found that I agree with you, it bothers me a little if I don't make the goal. So I will focus on feeling better every day, and slowly getting into smaller sizes. I started in a 26/28 (3X) and I'm now mostly in 14's. That's something that makes me really happy..

Just had to mention something about medifast shipping. I placed an order yesterday around 2pm central time, and this morning I got an email that my order will be delivered today!!! This is the first time my shipment is coming from the new TX center, I live in Arkansas. I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy! I am out of chocolate mint crunch bars, and I plan to shop for a few hours tomorrow, I thought I'd have to scrounge around for meals I don't like as much. WooHoo!.


answered Apr 29 at 05:25

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Hi all,.

Busy day hereI had to go to the grocery store for the first time since I started Medifast last Sunday. It was a little challenging, but mostly I avoided the 'bad' aisles and didn't even look at all the Christmas goodies. I'm doing fine with the Medifast meals, but having trouble coming up with L & G. I'm so worried about messing up that I am afraid to eat anything :^) But I was down again today12 punds in my first five days! YEAH :^).


answered Apr 29 at 06:39

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I'm so happy right now; after shopping all day and being faced with so many temptations out n' about - I stayed OP 100% - no BLT's - n' got my gallon of water drank - a perfect day for me yahooooo! This means I can 'DO IT' again tomorrow!.




@ Jenn7.

- You are doing such excellent work!..

answered Apr 29 at 07:45

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@ writermom333.



answered Apr 29 at 09:14

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Good Saturday Afternoon Diamonds!.

I'm off to my first holiday part tonight. I'm prepped and ready. I'll let you know how successful I am in the morning..

Congrats to all with losses! You guys are so totally committed for the month. I'm grateful to have you to follow. The winter is going to be the perfect time for MF. Spring will come with smaller clothes!.

Have a good OP weekend!..

answered Apr 29 at 10:53

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'Prepped and Ready' is the way to go.


; good for you and I believe you will do fine!.

I shopped some more all day today and am happily exhausted; even went to a movie remaining OP - I DID IT AGAIN!!!! I am going to continue to post regularly and 'DO IT' again tomorrow - I'm making this month a.

Diamond December to Remember OP.

One day at a time also -.

Onward and downward my friends - it feels good to be really back!!!..

answered Apr 29 at 12:18

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My first week being back OP.

Is not over.

Yet I have lost 7 lbs..

Thus far.

And heading downward; I am so happy! I am becoming a posting hog, lol!.

Happy Sunday everyone!..

answered Apr 29 at 13:53

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Hello Diamonds....

Kori.. you are doing great... I'm sure what ever you decide it will work.. just keep focused and the weight will melt away...

Martha.. great on your success remaining OP.. The movies have been my hardest because I love the popcorn.. But I take the puffs and a soda and I don't feel to deprived.. hehe. We go each week..

Mary.. I hope you had a great time at the party.. I have two this week.. I think I'm prepared....

Debbie.. Great losses.. keep up the good work.. L&G, keep it simple at first.. grilled leans, and steamed veggies.. when you think you have a handle you can spice it up a little..

Just have to tweek recipes a bit...

Jen.. what a great NSV.. I can't wait until in get into the teens in my clothes.. Haven't been there in 25 years... I'm asking for pants a size to small for xmas... I know I'll get into them..

Its very exciting..

AFM: I didn't have much of a weight loss in 2 weeks.. 1.5 lbs and that may be streaching it.. But I did measure myself today and I have lost 13 inches since 10-23.. 4.5 in off my waist and 5 in off my hips.. so very cool.. so I'm happy..

I think I lack there.. When I'm at work it's easier, I have a huge cup and just need to fill it twice and I have my 64 oz.. then any extra I have at home is a plus... But on the weekends, I forget to drink water.. Working on it...

Well Diamonds.. Have a great OP and focused week..

answered Apr 29 at 14:44

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Week 5!.

I can't believe it's been 5 weeks already.....i guess time does really fly whether you're eating french fries or not! i'm a monday weigher - and today the scale moved down again!!! i'm one week closer to my 1st 10% goal!.


I hope everyone has a great mf'n day!..

answered Apr 29 at 15:40

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So happy for you.


Keep up the great work!.

I was crying like a baby last night because I was so hungry and my head hurt; had some hot broth and got through the night with.

Another 3 lb..

Payoff this morning......my official WI isn't until Friday but I just had to check the scale and I'm so glad I got through last night OP!.

May we all be OP today woohooooo!..

answered Apr 29 at 16:03

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Martha - I am lovin' all the posting! Don't think you are being a posting hog! Come and post here a bunch! I am so proud of your re-newed commitment to MF. It seems to be really paying off now! Keep it up!..

answered Apr 29 at 17:15

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Keep up the great work! Inches lost are always so much fun because it means new clothes! Drink your water like a Diamonds girlie!..

answered Apr 29 at 18:44

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Awesome job Sassy! It is amazing how fast time flies by. I will hit my 1 year "MF" anniversary on Wednesday. I can't believe it has been a year. Glad you are almost to your 1st 10% goal! WooHoo!..

answered Apr 29 at 18:49

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Not feeling well today, have an upset tummy but still came into work because I am taking tomorrow off because it is my sister's birthday..

Hope everyone has a great OP week!..

answered Apr 29 at 20:28

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I agree as long as I am losing on a regular basis I will be happy! I wanted to reach Onderland by the New Year but that is not going to happen. So I am working on just losing again- my new Goal is to get 70% to my Goal by the New Year- about half of my initial goal!! Also, working on getting to Curves at least 3 times every week!! The exercise is slowing down my weight loss- but that is ok losing the inches and fat is just as important!!..

answered Apr 29 at 21:40

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I've been so good all day, except I have had a hard time getting the water in. i'm trying to not use the crystal light 'flavors' and wow - it's taking some adjusting!.

.....i do love coming here and getting the support for my weight loss journey. it seriously helps, thank you all..


answered Apr 29 at 21:44

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Hey Mike! Hope you have a great tomorrow! Keep up your great work!..

answered Apr 29 at 23:12

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Thanks Kori and I hope you get to feelin' better really soon!..

answered Apr 29 at 23:28

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I am all for that!! It is time to get serious Positive and 100% On Plan so we can start losing those pounds and inches!! Let's end this year on a high note- any weight loss is good weight loss and gets us closer to Goal!!..

answered Apr 30 at 00:32

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Kori- That is true- I was told that if I do more then 45 minutes of exercise to increase my protein or have an extra Medifast Meal! Many people I know that exercise that much do the 4 and 2 plan!! I have been exercising alot more since going to Curves- but not that much!! I agree with you- doing whatever it takes to find what works to get Goal!! As for me I am watching my fat, sodium and condiment intake- no BLT"S!! Anything that goes into my mouth has to be accounted for!!.

TOM has not reared his ugly head in a few months! Started seeing some signs of his return. Had the major muchies last night and my emotions got the best of me!! No more- I am in control!! Food will no longer control me!! I control the food I eat!.

TOM has not reared his ugly head in a few months. Started seeing some signs of his return and..

answered Apr 30 at 00:34

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That is true- I was told that if I do more than 45 minutes of exercise I need to increase my protein or have an extra Medifast Meal! Many people I know that exercise that much do the 4 and 2 plan! I have been exercising alot more since going to Curves- but not that much!!.

I am all for that plan!! A 100% On Plan Positive December! Drinking tons and tons of water, planning our meals and doing what it takes to not give in to temptation! Knowing you are guys are here and that I am never alone makes it so much better!!..

answered Apr 30 at 01:40

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Debbi- Congrats on surviving the grocery store! Way to go on avoiding the " Bad asisles" and not looking at the Christmas goodies!.

Happy to hear you are getting all your Medifast meals in!! As for your L& G there are tons of recipes that will help you with that and 2 awesome cook books!!.

12 pounds in your first 5 days is awesome!! Keep up the great work!.

I am so proud of you!!..

answered Apr 30 at 02:04

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Way to go Mart!! You are doing awesome!.

Yes- you can do it!! 1 Day at a time is the only way to go!!..

answered Apr 30 at 03:11

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Mary- Hope you enjoyed your holiday party! Planning ahead makes staying on plan and avoiding temptations so much easier!.

I am trying to be totally comitted this month! I am grateful for this group too- helped me get through so many tough times! The winter is going to be a perfect time for MF! Smaller clothes for Spring sounds like a plan!!..

answered Apr 30 at 03:13

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Sassy- Yes time flies when you are having fun and losing weight is fun!! So happy to hear that your scale is moving and you are almost to your 1st 10% Goal!!..

answered Apr 30 at 04:06

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Kori- Sorry to hear you were not feeling well!.

Hope you are feeling better today!! Enjoy your day off and your time with your sister!!..

answered Apr 30 at 05:16

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Sassy- Yes getting all your water in makes such a difference! You could try some of the infusers instead of the Crystal Light! I love them the Calorie Burn and the Antioxidants!.

I agree- coming here for support truly does help!!..

answered Apr 30 at 06:32

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Hello Sparkly Diamonds! Caught up again!!.

Sorry I have been MIA for a few days. Busy with Curves, works and trying to get our apartment ready for the Holidays!! Hoping my Fiance gets alot done tonight while I am at work!! Came home the other night and lots of stuff was up!! Love coming home to my Baby and more Exmas decorations! We have tons of light up and musical stuff!! Planning on getting the tree tommorrow night!! I love decorating the tree and seeing old my old ornaments and my new Thomas Kinkade ornaments!!.

Back to bed for a few hours! Then up and get some work done around the apartment and some work on the computer and then getting ready for work!!.

Thanks for being here when the going gets rough and helping me get tough!! Hope everyone has a Positive On Plan Day!!..

answered Apr 30 at 07:36

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Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday..

I hope everyone has an easy, happy and healthy day..


answered Apr 30 at 08:06

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Good morning Jen! Hope you have an easy, happy and healthy Tuesday too!! I am ready for a stress free day! Want to get to work, get it over with- quick and painless so I can spend the next 2 days with my Fiance- decorating for the holidays and enjoying our time together!!..

answered Apr 30 at 08:49

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Thank you and happy decorating! I believe that 2011 will be when we can meet up and be at goal weight, eh!.

Say hello to your sweety from Den n' me.


Hello Jennifer, Kori n' Sassy, Mary n' Debbi n' Mike!.

Another 2 lbs..

Off of my body; who knows what my official.

Friday WI.

Will be with all added together woohooo!.

I am just concentrating on one day at a time and so far I have been OP 100% , no BLT's since my first week back started on 3Dec2010; I wonder how much I can lose by my birthday on 14Jan2011! It will be a great 58th BD.


Wishing everyone a Diamond December to remember!..

answered Apr 30 at 10:13

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Mart- You are welcome!!.

The decorating is almost done, got alot of my Christmas cards done and looking forward to getting and putting up and decorating the tree!!.

Can't wait to meet up at Goal in 2011!!..

answered Apr 30 at 10:41

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Thinking of each of you Diamonds and hoping you all are surviving the holidays thus far; we can rock December my friends!.

Geri it's awesome that you did all that; not even close on the cards for me, lol - you are so organized!.

Today I have a very sore throat and dry hurting , 'honking' cough - not fun - BUT I AM STILL OP AND 'DOING IT'!..

answered Apr 30 at 11:02

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Martha & Geri - Hope you ladies are having a great Wednesday! Love seeing all of your posts and how well you are doing this week..

AFM - Had a great time with sis yesterday. Had massages, got my hair cut, just a fun girl's day for her birthday. Now, I need to get to the store to buy some baking supplies. Have a bunch of things to bake for a baked goods exchange (Think cookie exchange but other baked goods instead). Then L&G and then the gym..

Drink you water Diamonds! Keep up the great momentum. This is going to be a Diamond's December to Remember! Keep it on plan, drink your water, get some exercise, and most of all, enjoy the holiday season as much as you can!..

answered Apr 30 at 12:40

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Hey Jennifer! Thanks for popping in to say hi today! Hope you had a great Tuesday and the rest of the week goes well for you too!..

answered Apr 30 at 13:26

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Happy wednesday afternoon/evening..

Hope everyone had an op day - so far so good here. I was talking to my coach and realized that i'm about 5 or 6 pounds away from my first 10% goal.this pleases me..

I went to supper last night with some friends who are SO NOT on a diet. and wow all the food they had looked excellent - old favorites, bread, foods with a sauce, fried things .... and I thought, "you are like 6 pounds away from your first big goal" that onion ring is not tastier than 6 pounds. meal victory was mine!.

I'm still struggling with the water intake. i'm having trouble not wanting to splenda my tea, or drink my beloved fresca .... and I dont' get why diet/caffeine free soda is ok and decaf tea with splenda isn't - but ok. any advice on that would be great..

I hope everyone is feeling strong, centered, and happy today!..

answered Apr 30 at 14:33

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Sassy, neither diet/caffeine free soda nor decaf tea is ok as a.


For your good old plain water. The plan recommends that you drink at lease 8 eight ounce glasses of water a day (many of us drink more) BEFORE you incorporate other "non-calorie" drinks. The issue with your decaf tea with splenda are the sneaky little carbs that hide out in those packs of powdered Splenda. You even have to be careful with the diet sodas and read the labels, some of them have carbs as well!.

I keep a large glass of water beside me all day at my desk at work...sipping from it regularly has become an ingrained habit. I now really miss my water when I don't have it. I use a special container that I know how many ounces it provides and how many times I have to refill it a day to get my desired water allotment. And I don't have anything else to drink until I have had at least 8 glasses of water. So, that means I have water with my breakfast and lunch, for sure. Usually by dinner, I have consumed all my water and that is my treat with iced tea or maybe even a diet soda with my lean & green. (Although, I have really cut back on my diet sodas...maybe one or two a week now.)..

answered Apr 30 at 14:41

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Thank you!.

I knew there had to be a reason that made sense. ironically, I never drank soda ( allergic to caffeine ) until MF, it's just nice to have a different "flavor" now and then..

Thanks so much, stuff like this is why I love the boards!..

answered Apr 30 at 15:46

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Good morning Diamonds!.

I can't remember if I've posted here this week. I had Monday off work, and I've been house/dog sitting since yesterday. It's an ugly gray day today. I shouldn't complain though, at least there's no snow or ice, and it'll clear up soon I'm sure. I'm down 1 pound which is good. I'm 30 pounds from goal so I expect my losses will start to consistently be smaller.

I'm totally slacking! Have a great week Diamonds!.


answered Apr 30 at 16:10

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Mart- Yes the cards are in the mail- did most of them the other night at work!! The apartment and the tree will be completely done by tonight!! Most of the decorations are out- have tons of animated and light up figures! The lights and garland are on the tree just have to put the balls on which Joe and I will do tonight after we do some errands!!.

Happy to hear that you are still OP!! Hoping that you feel better real soon! It is no fun being sick - especially during the holidays!!..

answered Apr 30 at 17:04

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Kori- Yes I have been On Plan each and every day this week!! Yeah!! TOM is here- has not visited in a few months so I am hoping for a good loss this week- water weight is fine with me!! Worked alot of extra hours this week so did not make it to Curves as much as I would have liked too- will get there more next week for sure!!..

answered Apr 30 at 18:24

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Sassy- 6 pounds from your first mini- goal is awesome!! Keep up the great work!!.

Going out to dinner and not opting for any of the fattening fried foods your friends were have was a big victory!! Momentary satisfaction and lots of guilt or continued weight loss and a lifetime of health- the choice is obvious for me!!.

I drink diet soda occassionally maybe once or twice a week!! I love my water- probably drink about 16 glasses aday!! I love the Medifast Infusers- the Calorie Burn and the Antioxidant- I have a few of them a day!!..

answered Apr 30 at 18:59

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Jenn- 30 pounds from Goal is so awesome!!.

The more weight you lose the slower the weight loss seems to get! But, every pound you lose gets you one pound closer to goal and that makes me happy!!..

answered Apr 30 at 20:36

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Hello to all my Sparkly Diamonds!!.

Hope everyone is Positive and On Plan- I know I am ! I have worked a few extra days this week! They wanted me to come in today but I said no!! My Fiance and I are finishing up the decorating in the apartment. The lights and garland are on the tree and tonight we will put the balls on and then all the decorating will be done!! Then I can decide about baking cookies- some Medifast ones for me and a few batches of regular ones for a few friends!!..

answered Apr 30 at 21:08

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This is really a hard month in which to stay committed and I agree with you, Geri. This group (and the other ones, too - but this one in particular) is wonderful. I can't thank all of you enough for your support..

I'm going to a part tonight and that will be tough. The hostess is an amazing cook and she and another friend are doing the food. It will be hard so I plan to eat dinner before I leave and take a crunch bar with me in case...

answered Apr 30 at 22:13

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Hi Pam , Geri & everyone!.

@ Kori -.

Sounds like you had a really great time with your Sister; wish my sisters lived.

Close enough to have 'girl time' with them; wonderful & precious!.

@ sassypants -.

Excellent work on your meal victory; woohoooo!!!! As far as diet sodas.

Go I drink my dietrite cola plus my water but only have one per day as my treat; just me.


@ Jenn -.

WTG on that pound; I heard the losses slow down as you get closer but.

They sure add up fast so great work my friend!!!!.

@ Linda -.

We are pulling for you girl; a good plan is a great key; maybe you could sip on a diet soda as you socialize (it will keep your hands busy); much success to you; you are 'doing it'!.

Today was.

My first official Week 1 WI after restarting on 3Dec2010; I am down.

-13 lbs!!!.

I absolutely did not have any BLT's whatsoever and got my reward, woohooo; it feels so good to be true to myself b/c I KNOW I'M WORTH IT TOO! I gotta be my own best friend!.

I found a sugar free Chloraseptic total sore throat/cough drop that lets me sleep and puts my 'honking'/ 'barking' cough to sleep too; one before bed does the trick for an all night relief yay! The Cepacol sugar free drop has a higher benzocaine dose for really severe sore throats. Hope none of you get it; it's going around here rampantly..

Well, I'm going out to do some errands in the nice weather we're having - 62 degrees out! Of course my hubby being Michigan born and bred is still hoping for some snow!.


It is tough to do this during the holidays but together we are strong Diamonds!!.

Tough times don't last but tough Diamonds do!..

answered Apr 30 at 22:38

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Happy Friday, Diamonds! Sounds like everyone is doing great with their plans as the holiday season starts to gear-up. I, too, have a holiday party this weekend, but I am the hostess so I know exactly what to expect. And yes, there will be some off plan goodies around for my less "horizontally challenged" friends, but plenty of great tasting Lean & Green selections for me. What will be really helpful is that one of the other guests is on the program, too. She is almost to her goal, having lost over 100 pounds, but I know she will be sticking to "the good stuff" so I will have an "on plan buddy" for the evening..

Have a most excellent weekend, everybody. Weigh-in on Sunday...hoping to say a fond farewell to the 220's!..

answered Apr 30 at 23:26

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Well, I blew it at the party on Friday night and I'm sure the scale will show it but I'm back on track now and staying OP. One slip does not screw up the whole thing!!!..

answered May 01 at 00:42

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That's right! Don't let one slip snowball into a landslide. Good for you for putting it behind you and moving forward. I hope the scale rewards you, but I think it is an NSV that you have the committment to get right back on plan and keep it going..

I had an exceptional week....down 4 pounds, even with my holiday party last nigt. I wasn't perfect, but my extra nibbles consisted of mostly cheese and other protein type items...I stayed completely away from the wine/beer and sipped on my diet ginger ale in a champagne flute..

And I didn't even taste my special holiday cake..

It's December and I am losing weight! How cool is that?..

answered May 01 at 02:18

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Good evening Diamonds,.

I'll get shout outs done in the morning. Long hectic weekend after a truly bad week at work. No time to be off program..

I just needed to get a quick fix of positive energy and will power 'cause my husband just came home with goodies to share..

I'm a little weary and weak, but I got you guys to keep me on track..

Have a good Sunday night...

answered May 01 at 03:49

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Hey Diamonds!.

No, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth - LOL! I just thought I'd post a new pic of my much smaller self - Yay!!! I'm off to my weekly lunch with my girlfriends, but promise to check back in this evening to catch up with everyone. Have a Marvelous Monday!.


Started: 4/5/10.

WEEKS (1 - 4): -7, -4, -3, -6 (-20 lbs. & 11").

WEEKS (5 - 8): -2, -3, -2, -3 (-10 lbs. & 8").

WEEKS (9 - 12): -3, -3, -2, ? (-8 lbs. & 6") out of town week 12 & no scale.

WEEKS (13-16): -5, -1, -3, -2 (-11 lbs. & 5").

WEEKS (17-20): -2, -3, -2, -2 ( -9 lbs. & 7").

WEEKS (21-24): -0, -2, -2, -3 ( -7 lbs. & 9").

WEEKS (25-28): -2, -0, -4, -2 ( -8 lbs. & 7").

WEEKS (29-32): -2, -2, -2, -1 ( -7 lbs. & 8").

WEEKS (33-35): -2, -4, -3, -4 (-13 lbs. & 9").

325 lbs. & Miserable 163 lbs. & Happy (with my mom)!..

answered May 01 at 04:36

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OMG Joy!!! You look.

FAB - U - LOUS!!!!!..

answered May 01 at 05:58

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Hey Diamonds! Hope everyone had a great weekend..

Just wanted to check in quick from school...

answered May 01 at 06:01

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Hi Diamonds,.

I'm still here!! Just been really busy. I stop by and read your posts, just haven't written. I've posted some new photos on my page if you're interested. Family pictures. An update on my mom for those that remember. She had weight loss surgery last Thursday and has done surprisingly well..

Mary, thanks for your posting on my page! I'm doing Transition now. So far, so good. On week 2 nowfruit..

Joy, you look wonderful!!!.

Y'all take care,..

answered May 01 at 07:36

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Joy: Absolutely and totally WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! You have got to feel as fantastic as you look. What a great job! And what an inspiration! Thank you for sharing ..........

answered May 01 at 07:53

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Hey Everyone!!.

I hope everyone is doing well. Joy, you look awesome!! I have finally met my first goal ( to be under 200lbs before my vacation) and i'm so excited! I can't wait until the 20th and i'll be flying out to New Mexico for 2 weeks. My parents haven't seen me in a year so I know they will be surprised with the new me. I had all my food shipped out there so I will be staying OP the entire time..

Have a great night everybody!.


answered May 01 at 08:22

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Mart- Way to go!! Great 1st Weigh In!.

13 Pounds lost is awesome!! Keep up the great work! Resisting BLT's is not always easy! Sometimes you pick at stuff and don't even realize it!! Great job!!.

It is awesome that you are being true to yourself! It took me awhile to see that it is always the best option!! We are worth it and we do deserve to lose the weight and get healthy!! Together 1 Day and 1 Pound at a time- we will do this!!.

2011 is the year we will get to Goal- meet up and go shopping together for Skinny Clothes- can't wait!!.

I am glad you found something sugar free to help you with your cough and to sleep at night!! Hope you feel better soon!!..

answered May 01 at 09:37

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Pam- Hope your Holiday Party went well!.

It is always great when you are the hostess and can plan things out- enjoy yourself and still stay on plan!! It is awome that you will have an on plan buddy for the night!!.

Good luck on your weigh in on Sunday!! I have to get back on track with weighing every week too! Since I had not been losing for so long have not really had a regular weigh in in awhile!! Have to get back to updating my page every week- keeps me more accountable!!.

I am with you I am so ready to say good bye to the 220's for good!!..

answered May 01 at 10:48

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Linda- That is so true- 1 slip does not mess everything up!! We just have to get right back on plan and not let a slip become a fall!.

So glad you got right back on track and are staying on plan!! That is my mission too!!.

We will do this together- 1 Day and 1 Pound at a time!!..

answered May 01 at 12:26

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Pam- Way to go on losing 4 pounds this week and having a successful On Plan Holiday party!! I am so ready for a good loss! It has been so long since I have had one! I am determined to start losing again in December!!.

It is awesome that you are losing in December- I am ready to start losing again too!! TOM has been here really bad after a few months absence and the cramps have been so bad- have not been to Curves in over a week ! I will get back next week for sure!! Nutrition Support said it may take my body awhile to get use to the exercising and losing again- hopefully it will happen this month!!..

answered May 01 at 12:59

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Mary- Sorry to hear that you had such a bad week at work!! Glad that keeping busy gave you no time to be off program!!.

Yes the Diamonds will stick together and we will help one another stay on plan- that is why this site is so awesome- everyone is always there for one another! Good luck resisting those temptations!! You can do it!!..

answered May 01 at 13:54

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Joy- Great to see you!! I love the new pics of the new skinny you!! You look absolutely marvelous!! What an inspiration you are!!..

answered May 01 at 15:11

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Congrats on reaching Goal! That is awesome!.

Can't wait to stop by your page and check out the new pics!!..

answered May 01 at 15:47

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Amber- Congrats on making it to Onderland- that is so so awesome!! That is a milestone I can't wait to reach! 2011 will be the year I make it to Onderland and then to Goal! Can't wait to finally get to a healthy weight for the first time in forever!!.

Hope you have a great trip and enjoy the time with your parents! They will be shocked to see the new you!! Great plan getting your food shipped out there so you can stay on plan while away!!..

answered May 01 at 16:16

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Wahoo!! Caught up again!! Hello to all my Sparkly Diamonds! Sorry I was away for a few days! Was really busy working alot of extra hours-Yeah! My next few checks will be close to 40 hours! Feels so great to be getting a paycheck again and helping out! Can't wait to get caught up on all the bills. Also been really busy decorating!! I love all the lights and decorating!! I am relaxing before work- the Christmas tree is lit along with my Christmas candle! It looks so festive!! Can't wait to get home from work tonight and see everything all lit up!! I have tons of animated, light up figurines that talk and sing! I think we bought about 70 batteries this year!! All the lights and decorations are my favorite part of the holidays! Have to get a few things for my Fiance and then I will be done! We are not going crazy on presents this year. Just a quite day together enjoying all our decorations and a nice dinner together!! Can't wait to go to work and get home and spend the day tommorrow doing holiday things with my Fiance!!.

TOM made an appearance after an absence of a few months! The last week and a half has been tough with the cramps and bloating! Have not been to Curves in over a week- can't wait to get back there next week and get back to my routine!..

answered May 01 at 17:22

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Geri, This sounds wonderful. This nice Jewish lady just loves the lights, sounds, smells,, songs, and feeling of Christmas. BF and I are going to his parents' home for Christmas eve. They usually do Christmas day but his sister has to work so the "family" celebration was moved to Christmas Eve. We're going to spend a nice quite Christmas day at his house - having our own celebration, opening presents, and sitting in front of a fire in his fireplace. I can't wait.

YAY!!! We still have to decorate his tree, though, so the fun is still in progress...

answered May 01 at 18:50

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Hi everyone...

Its been a tough few weeks. Weight loss wise, I'm doing great and staying OP I lost 7.5 last week.. Thats the good news. During this my sister isn't doing so well. She had a stoke on Thanksgiving and in a coma, I guess the damage is to great. She is off of all life support now, so it's just a matter of time.

But this has reaffirmed my commitment to be healthy..

So I will continue on my path and congratulate all those who have stayed strong during the holiday season...

answered May 01 at 19:53

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Barbara, I'm so sorry about your sister, but happy for you that you are sticking with it and staying OP. I'll keep you both and your families in my prayers. I have a dear friend whose sister is losing her battle with cancer now. I know it's tough any time but seems harder during the holidays. You hang in there and let us know if we can help..

I did a little blog about starting T & M yesterday if anyone is interested..

Hi to all Diamonds. Hope everyone is well and enjoying the holidays. I am!!.

Take care,..

answered May 01 at 20:03

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Barbara, I'm so sorry that you, your family and your sister are going through this. You'll all be in my thoughts..


answered May 01 at 20:11

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Gerithanks for your encouragement and all your bright, shiny, optimistic comments. Sounds like you got Christmas all sewed up..

BarbaraMy thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. This has to be a very difficult time for all of you. But it is wonderful that you are still doing your best to take care of your health. Hang in there...

answered May 01 at 21:01

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Barbara: I'm so sorry that you and your family are going through this. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. This isn't easy and it really is important to gather strength through each other...

answered May 01 at 21:06

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I want to thank all of you for your prayers and thoughts regarding my Sister, Suzette. She passed away last night. She is finally at peace and in a better place. I will surly miss her...

Thank you for all your support.. It means the world to me...

answered May 01 at 21:21

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Barbara- I'm sorry to hear about your sister. I can't imagine what you are going through. My thoughts, prayers, and support are with you!.


answered May 01 at 21:38

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Barbara - My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time...

answered May 01 at 22:02

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Barbara, so sorry about your sister. I sent you a PM. Take care of yourself...

answered May 01 at 23:07

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(Barbara, so sorry about your sister. This is such a tough time for you and your family - I pm'd you also..


Morning everyone!.

Excellent job JOY!!!!!.

Today my scale 'LUVAH BOY' shows me down.

-4 lbs..

On my 2nd Official WI yabba dabba doooo.


My grands' are coming tomorrow and I will be tested for sure but I am confident that I will remember how wonderful I feel and empowered; have a happy Friday!.


No BLT's 100% OP!.

Continued success to each one of us!!!..

answered May 01 at 23:36

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Linda- Yes the lights, sounds and smell of Christmas are my favorite part of the Holiday season. My Fiance and I will have a quite Christmas together. He has to work during the day so I will get the ham and turkey and sides all ready so that when he gets home it will be ready. I have a few presents to get him and that is it!! My sister always sends me a nice check- hoping that comes soon- if not we actually have money in the bank after the bills to cover stuff!! Yeah!! So glad he gets 3 checks this month and I get paid every week!!..

answered May 02 at 00:49

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Barbara - Sorry to hear about your sister- like you said in your message she is in a better place and free of pain! I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers..

I am happy that despite your hard times you are able to stay on plan and continue to lose! 7.5 pounds is awesome!!..

answered May 02 at 01:31

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Joyce- I will check out your Blog!!! I am anxious and nervous to get to T& M! By the time I get there enough of you will be there to really have me prepared and ready!!..

answered May 02 at 02:54

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Pam- You are welcome! I try and stay as Positive as I can! It always seems to help me stay on plan!.

Having my apartment decorated is the most important part of the Holidays to me! I love the lights of the tree, my candles and all my animated stuff! I have to get my Fiance a few things next week once the bills are taken care of- the ones I am taking care of this pay LOL!!..

answered May 02 at 04:29

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Continuing to keep you in my thoughts and prayers!! If you need any help with anything please do not hesitate to PM me!!..

answered May 02 at 05:37

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Mart- Congrats on another 4 Pounds Gone and Released away Forever and Ever!!! You are doing so awesome staying 100% OP with no BLT's !! You are so right we are worth it and do deserve to lose the weight and get healthy! Together we will do it -1 Day and 1 Pound at a time!!..

answered May 02 at 07:09

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