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Quick question... Can you have yogurt during Medifast Diet's phase one? Looking forward for any comment. Second question of mine... I got my shipment today and I will start tomorrow. I am terrified. I need to lose about 150 pounds to be a realistic weight....

I am 35 and have a one year old son - I have wasted so much of my life being fat, I don't want him to suffer too..

Not sure why I am posting this, I just needed to get a few words off of my chest..

Hope everyone has a great day!.


Just turned 35 and I feel like I am 85~.

CW: 345.

1st goal: 300.

2nd goal: 275.

3rd goal for which I PARTY!: 250..

asked Apr 28 at 11:44

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The answer is Yes, however you might wanna make sure and wait for someone else here to confirm it as I am not quite sure. Better yet, why don't you e-mail the Medifast guys because they can give you an answer better...

answered Apr 28 at 12:17

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Welcome Marie. No need to get scared. The plan works if you stick with it as it's written. I would also suggest you read the Beck Diet solution book. It gives us the tools we need to stay on plan through weight loss and into maintaining our losses for a life time..

The bottom left hand corner of this page:.

Contains most of the documentation you'll need to read and understand to be successful. Read the manual, it's very comprehensive and easy to understand and please let us know if you have any questions..

Best of luck to you, you can do it and you're so worth it...

answered Apr 28 at 13:40

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Yes, it is both exciting and scarey. When I go back and read some of my early posts, I say the same thing. Before you know it, you will be one of the folks offering support to people who are first starting..

Believe in yourself, and if you have challenges, we will believe in you until you can do it. I am confident you can do this..

Some tips that helped me:.

Clean your environment, get all junk food out of the house.

Avoid people and places you used to eat unhealthy, at least for the first few weeks while you get your Medifast grove on.

Read the posts.

If you are feeling challenged, look at the before/after pics for motivation.

When watching t.v, put the commercials on mute (it will help for when junk food commercials come on so you don't hear them trying to tempt you).

Drink the water.


answered Apr 28 at 15:03

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Hey Marie...you are definately not alone...I am 31 & have to get off 190 lbs....

That being said, I am at the end of day 3 & I feel better than days 1 & 2...it can be done day by day & the people you can find here on these boards really do care & offer great support....

You can do this if only you decide to & stick to it!..

answered Apr 28 at 16:17

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I second this recommendation! You must get your hands on this book and follow it as you're doing Medifast. Medifast will get the weight off, and the skills you learn in this book will keep it off!.

Don't be scared - be excited!.

You're giving yourself an amazing gift! You're doing this for you, and you're going to do great!..

answered Apr 28 at 16:27

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Hey Marie! Welcome to the boards ^^ You can get a lot of great support here, and as you learn to eat better and become healthier, you will also learn how to better support yourself. I know it seems daunting at first, like some big scary thing that you aren't sure quite how to do. I think anyone that has over 100 pounds to lose can relate to that feeling - like, how the hell am I ever going to do this?! But take things one meal at a time, think positively, and you will meet your goals. Embrace that fear and then move past it! You can do this..

answered Apr 28 at 17:17

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Hi Marie,.

Welcome to MF! This is a wonderful program that works, and is saving lives one at a time. I know how you feel, I am 29, and had over 250 pounds to lose. I have 3 children, and they are a big part of why I am here..

This program works, and I promise-it gets easier and easier to do as the weeks go by..

Good luck.


answered Apr 28 at 18:33

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Thanks everyone - I am on day one - I have had a shake, the nasty cheese puffs and a bar. I think I am going to send the cheese puffs back, they have given me the stomach ache - which makes it hard not to fall into old habits and have something that isn't good for me. But I am being strong - on my second bottle of water!.

*fingers crossed* the real test will be once I get off of work and am home around the kitchen and temptations. Maybe I will organize my sons baby clothes that he has outgrown and slap them on e-bay, then I can afford my next shipment! LOL.

I know I am not alone in this journey, I just feel like I am in over my head and have so far to go!..

answered Apr 28 at 19:50

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Picks self up from her faint in the floor.

"Nasty cheese puffs........NASTY cheese puffs!!!!!!!!!!!!!".

Mmmmmmmm I loves my Cheesey Puffs.

Hello and welcome on board this crazy wagon ride to a new you, enjoy the journey, and especially enjoy the company that's riding along here with you..

As you can see I'm getting near to the end of my journey on the weightloss ride, but I still remember how scared and daunted I was back last year as I started my first day, and tried not to think of the 150 odd pounds that I was going to have to lose..

Don't panic if you think some of the food isn't great, one of the great truths is that your tastes do change on this journey, for me they usually change somewhere between sending off an order, and the delivery arriving.

I've lost count of the times my 'Christmas Morning' feeling of opening new presents has evaporated when I look at the contents and wonder what planet I was on when I ordered it..

You can do this, believe me, if I can, anyone can, just enjoy the ride, follow the guidelines and let Medifast work for you...

answered Apr 28 at 20:48

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Hi Marie, WELCOME!!!.

I'm in my 3rd week, and honestly, it's not that hard. Sure, the first few days may be a bit uncomfortable as your body adjusts to the Medifast program, but truthfully-I think it's simply a case of "mind over matter.".

Just take things day by day, and don't think of your loss in terms of the entire amount that you have to lose. Many, many MF'sters "break up" their weight loss into 10 or 20 or 30 pound "mini-goals." As you celebrate each goal, you start the next one-hence the "big picture" doesn't seem so overwhelming..

When you have the time, read the "success stories" of your fellow MF'ster's who, like you, started the Program needing to lose 100+pounds. I think you'll be heartened to see with your own eyes that it can, and is being done..

Finally, please get rid of every "goodie" in your fridge and pantry. That has been a lifesaver for me-getting rid of "temptation.".

And "finally, finally,".

-you're not in over your head-we're all here to help you keep your head above water..

Be kind to yourself...

answered Apr 28 at 20:53

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I just started yesterday too at 310 and want to get down under 200. If I cna get to that goal then I'll come up with something more specific. So far not too bad. Whenever I feel hungry I grab a water and have switched to Diet Dr Pepper from deliciously sugary coke. I'll be right there with you and know together we can get there...

answered Apr 28 at 21:55

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Hello to the newbies!.

First - believe in yourself! You DO have it in you to stay on plan and reach your weight loss goals!.

Some things that I reminded myself of in the beginning, and still remind myself frequently:.

It's not mud. It's healthy food that keeps me full and energized..

I will eat again in xx (1 hour, 2 hours, etc.).

I deserve to be healthy..

I choose to eat this way, and I enjoy it..

I focused on how much better my life would be at a healthier weight..

As I say on my page - Don't think about it! Just DO it!.

Best wishes to you all!..

answered Apr 28 at 22:12

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I am new as well, and a little scared, so we are in the same boat. I start tomorrow and have 125 pounds to lose. I am disgusted with myself that I have let myself get into this situation, but glad there is a support group like all of you to help me stay on track...

answered Apr 28 at 23:06

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Marie, be thankful you are here NOW. I am 53 and have spent the last 22 years over 200 pounds..

When I got my shipment, I sat in the floor and cried. And then I complained about the smell the texture etc. I lost 8 pounds, had shakes, headaches... gave up. In a week had gained it back (of course mostly water). Then I got back in here.

I enjoy the letting go of obsessing about food. I love knowing I can do this. Day by day, it's really not hard. It isn't. Yes, I slip.

I don't let myself beat myself up. If I am starving and know I AM going to eat, I choose a healthy protein (usually whey). I am kinder myself, this isn't a race or contest. If you approach it with a mentality that you can make it work, you will. And there is a lot of good support here...

answered Apr 29 at 00:40

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Thank you everyone. I am finishing up day 2 and I have made it, true, I did fall last night and had a Mt. Dew, but the scale was still down 3 pounds this morning..

I have not failed today!! I have had all 5 meals and my chicken and nothing extra! (had extra chicken cause I haven't been to the store yet to buy my green).

Made it to the gym, walked for 45 minutes (296 calories) and headed home to take a nap before my son got home..

I am about to drag out my icee machine and make me a crystal light icee as a treat.

Wahoo, one complete day behind me!.

Oh and I LOVE the brownies..can I really have these for every meal???..

answered Apr 29 at 00:59

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I always saved the pudding for my last meal...would sit on the couch or in bed watching tv or reading just enjoying it....it felt like I was cheating. The foods get better...some may not depending on your taste buds, but as your body gets away from the sugary/carby foods that we normally eat you kind of adjust everything. The think I love about the pretzels and puffs (my sister gave me several bags of each) is the crunch....think they are much more doable in the summer hubbub. But 5 weeks ago I would have thought they were yuck....but now I love them...

answered Apr 29 at 01:04

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I can understand your fear. You have to do this from within. When You lose a good bit you may gain support. People, our families, have no appreciation for our suffering sometimes. they may think we are fat and lazy. Just keep a low profile, keep the faith and if you believe I a higher power then turn there for the support.

You have the group here to bolster you on. I just read the chat room sometimes to see how others are feeling. Are you afraid of the program or your ability to stay on it? the program is not difficult and I wish you the very best. I know you are hurting, I could tell by your words. You are doing this for you..

answered Apr 29 at 01:54

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To all the newbies out there,.

When I begin obsessing about food, I reach for the computer. It really does help me to go through and read all of the posts from my peers here on this site. Whether I am looking for the answer to one of my questions or just browsing the blogs, someone is having a similar problem and can talk me through what to do at any given moment..

It really does help..

And yes, Mills, you can have brownies all five meals if you want to. Personally, I would hate to give up my cinnamon pretzels, choco pud, and other choices to do that! LOL To each his or her own! Remember you can always PM someone for information if you do not want to post it here on a thread. This is the best community I have seen for support of one another..

Welcome to Medifast!..

answered Apr 29 at 02:51

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I just placed my first order for Medifast. I, too, have 150# to lose. Unfortunately, I have wasted a good portion of my life being overweight for I"m going to be 57 in a week. Never, NEVER been this heavy before. Never has my weight gotten in the way of daily life. The most I weighed before was 220, now I'm at 300!!! Thank you menopause!!! We can do it! There's nothing to be afraid about! What to be afraid about is NOT doing this. Don't wait until you're in your 50's! Be afraid of NOT doing, not in the doing...

answered Apr 29 at 03:19

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I will be starting on Thursday. I'm excited and scared at the same time. I went to the grocery store and saw new things I wanted to try. I got a few things new, a few things I know I am going to miss..

It will all be gone by Thursday..

I came here and saw all of the success and support and now I am more confident that I can do it..I AM going to do it..

Any advice from people with little ones? I have a two and a three year old, so I can't completely get rid of everything. I just plan to keep it out of sight for the most part...

answered Apr 29 at 04:58

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Just remember Marie... nothing tastes as good as skinny feels!!! Food does not and will not define you!.

I know alot of people say to share your weight loss program and goals with those around you. Fo rme, that did not work. I have wonderful support in my husband and a friend, but alot of people like to share their misery and will actually try to sabatoge you. Also, if you slip up, it can feel worse if you think everyone is watching you. My parents have always made fun of my weight loss attempts, yet at the same time have no problem telling me when I have put on weight. So I didn't tell them about Medifast.

And when people ask me what I am doing, I say I am just trying to make better choices and exercising. It disarms the nay-sayers and leaves them in the dust!!.

You go girl, you can do this!!..

answered Apr 29 at 05:43

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I have a little guy myself and I know it can be hard when you have kid food around. But when I became a mom, I knew I did not want to set him up for a lifetime of weight problems. I was determined to teach him better eating habits than my parents taught me. This is your chance to do that!! No, kids cannot have Medifast, and yes, they do need to be allowed certain indulgences from time to time. But when you look at the diet of the average American kid, it is truly appalling..

I mean this next section in the nicest way possible, so please forgive me if I sound like I am being a bit rough. But, be honest with yourself... are you setting your kids up for obesity? They shouldn't be eating the things that would tempt you anyway. They should be eating fruits and veggies and whole grains and dairy. Granted, we cannot have those things, but I don't know many fat people that crave apples (unless, of course, those apples are baked in butter and cinnamon and raisins and topped with vanilla ice cream). We crave sweet and salty and high fat or high carb (or both). Are you feeding your kids these things? This is your opportunity to get everyone in the family eating better, and in turn make it easier on yourself since you won't have so much temptation around once you swap out the ding-dongs and Fruit Loops for oranges and celery sticks...

answered Apr 29 at 05:56

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Hi Marie.

I am new too! I understand being scared, but I think it is important to be proud of yourself for making a decision to improve your health..

I personally am excited about starting this program. I am ready to start feeling better about the choices I make..

I wish you luck, and look forward to getting to know you as well on this journey to health..


answered Apr 29 at 06:45

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Hi Marie (and Nikki) I'm two weeks in and have a 3 yearold and a 10 month old who I am still nursing 2-3x/day. I am 35 and ready to have my life back!.

I go in for major pelvic reconstuction next month (complications from childbirth). The reality of draging my overweight self around for 6 months of recovery in a walker and wheelchair and the fact that I was facing going to a nursing home because there would be no one able to assist me at home because of my weight was a total wake up call. I decided that I would simply loose as much weight as I could before the surgery and gave Medifast a try..

However, I am now in love with the plan and totally excited about being who I want to be! I can't explain it, it is just like a switch flipped and I have decided I am done with being overweight and not doing the things that I trully want to do with my young girls and awesome husband! Hang in there, and in those moments where it doesn't seem so important to do it for yourself, do it for those who love you!..

answered Apr 29 at 06:49

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I just wanted to say best of luck. It seems like such an uphill battle but if you take it day by day, it gets easier! Congratulations on starting on a great journey to health!..

answered Apr 29 at 08:07

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Sp, you may need to discuss nutritional needs with your doctor. Typically more protein is needed for healing. Medifast has some higher protein products, or you might discuss just upping protein portion. Ask your doctor...

answered Apr 29 at 09:16

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I started heavier than you and a year and a half later I'm still slimming, I have embraced the change in habits and most importantly I have worked very hard to change my mind around. I invite you to read my blog and perhaps some of the ways my insights and thought processes have evolved will help you. You deserve to be healthier, and your child needs you to be more capable. You have the motivation, now manifest the will power...

answered Apr 29 at 10:50

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I can totally relate to what you are feeling! I am on day 4, and also have same amount to lose as you. I was amazed at how satisfied I feel after a meal. I was in total denial before as to HOW MUCH FOOD I was eating, it got way out of control. I'm thinking this IS the program that will work for me..

Keep reading these discussion boards, it is very motivating..

One messege that sticks in my mind that I read just the other day. "when you feel like going off plan, that item you think you want so bad, will be there later". Probably not in the exact words but, same idea.

Good Luck!!..

answered Apr 29 at 10:52

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