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First question I have is Does the Medifast Diet induce Ketosis? Many thanks for any response. Another quick question... Other topics will be discussed that may not be appropriate for the easily offended..

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Medifast is a wonderful program with many different types of support and a fabulous community. We understand that everyone is an adult and this is not a "mean" group. For some of us, we thrive on this program if we have a place where we are held accountable, where we commit to the program 100% and where we have a place to chat with others who feel the same..

What we believe:.

1. Cheating on Medifast is NOT a strategy to get us out of our fat suits.

2. The only way for us to learn about our problems with food is to take the word "choice" out of the equation when it comes to Medifast. Our only "choice" is 5 packets and 1 weighed and measured lean and green a day.

3. We look to those who have been successful with this strategy to continuously remind us about why this way, for us, is the way to go.

4. We believe that, even though we are completely committed, knowing that we have a group that holds us accountable for our actions is both useful and important.

We commit to:.

1. Remove the word "choice" from our vocabularies.

2. Follow the Medifast plan as written, including transition and maintenance.

3. Tell our "inner brat" to shut the H-E-** up and quiet him or her through abstinence from off plan foods.

4. Give and receive tough love without complaining or calling each other "mean".

5. Cheerlead fellow group members as they follow the path to thinness.

6. Make Medifast the LAST diet we ever go on.

7. Check in with the group as often as our schedule reasonably allows.

8. Be honest with ourselves and our Medifast family and to stay 100% OP at all times. We also swear that WHEN (not if) we are having a tough time and feel like we may eat SLUDGE, to come to our Medifast family first and ask for support and help to get us through the struggle..

Getting the banner:.

We accept anyone who follows the Medifast plan 100% as written, but not limited to, the Quick Start Guide. We recommend participating on the team for 1 week prior to requesting the Tough Love Banner to ensure that compliance to our bylaws is do-able for you..

Anyone can start the thread. If youre the first one here in the morning, copy this opening post and create a post for the new day. Anyone is welcome to join, and if folks have additional ideas on how we can commit, we are happy to hear them!..

asked Apr 28 at 12:16

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You betcha! however you might wanna make sure and wait for another person here to confirm this as I am unsure of myself. Better yet, why don't you e-mail the Medifast guys because they can give you an answer better...

answered Apr 28 at 12:45

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Wow... ya'll have been a busy bunch this week! To continue yesterday's "lovely" topic of conversation, we had our own little incident at home. All of us were sitting around the dinner table when little Patrick (the 19 month old) passed gas LOUDLY. All the kids turned to look at him. He just grinned and said, "My butt!" Sigh....

Tonight has been a great night at work, but I spend the next two nights with passive-aggressive co-worker. Ick...

answered Apr 28 at 13:00

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Thank you.

Susan.

- wow you're up early (or should I say late?!) Yum, sumatra, no one's going to sleep through that!!!! :-).

Well, good morning Miss Ella. I woke up thinking about you. I was wondering where you were. Did I miss you? Or have you just been very, very busy???? I hit Onederland yesterday and you were not here to help me celebrate! :-( humph! I hope everyone is well..

Everything's good here. Too much to do, no time to do it in. First things first, I'm off to the store for more bird food..

Waving hello to all who follow. Have a great OP day, I'll be back!.

Melissa..

answered Apr 28 at 13:50

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Good Morning.

Susan.

,.

Ella.

And.

Melissa.

Susan.

I saw your note yesterday and I'd love the name/number of the realtor..

Not much going on in this house today, going to clean the downstairs so it's nice when I leave and pack. It's gorgeous out so we may hit up the beach..

Have a great one everybody!..

answered Apr 28 at 14:51

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Good morning Anna! It's pretty here - but not yet beach weather! I think it's going to be in the low 60s. Better than usual, though! Have fun at the beach!!!.

I'm off to do my hair, eye brows and then take care of Sarge at noon. Looking forward to dinner date with dh tonight..

Waving perky morning person HI!!!!!!!!!!!!! to all that follow :-).

Melissa..

answered Apr 28 at 16:15

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Melissa enjoy your day.

I think we'll hold off til tomorrow on the beach mid 60s today but mid 70s tomorrow..

answered Apr 28 at 16:58

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Good morning.

Ella, Melissa and Anna.

Sue.

Thanks for getting us started, you are probably still sleeping!!.

Happy Saturday All.. What a beautiful sunny day here... Just another reason to help usall stay motivated and OP...

Today we are going to West Point to watch my son's summer lacrosse coach play against Army.. What a nice day it will be and I really love going there...

Then of course it's back to my usual Saturday of Laundry food shopping and the likes....

Need to go place an Medifast order then I will be back to catchup on some posts.

Cindy..

answered Apr 28 at 17:28

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Yawwwwwwn....good morning.

Was up late chatting with Susan and up early just because. May end up dozing today zzzzzzz.

Melissa - I didn't get to say Congrats yesterday. This thread moves quick! I can barely keep up..

Ella - mornin' girl.

In my house I keep hearing the same stupid joke when it comes to puffing....Did you hear what that ***hole said? I didn't understand it but his breath stinks! (sigh) I think I'd rather hear your little ones answer or Susan's "safety" haha.

Anna - Good morning. I'll be cleaning with ya. We have family coming for a visit next weekend and they are staying with me. Hmmm need to figure out where the heck they're going to sleep and where I'm going to put the stuff in those rooms so they can. ugh! Been trying to gather stuff for a yard sale and bingo they'll be staying in the room it's all crammed in along with the dollhouse dh is building me. Yeap lots of cleaning to do..

Susan - Yooooo things got pretty silly last night. DH asked this morning when did you come to bed...ohh ummmm 1:15am explaining we were chatting and having fun. It was fun though - thanks for the laughs..

Well need to go fix my Medifast eggs and sip some of this delicious coffee..

answered Apr 28 at 18:27

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Good Morning Sherry... Last night was fun chatting but I couldn't make it til 1:15.. Maybe tonight ..lol.

Have a great day..

answered Apr 28 at 18:49

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Happy Saturday, Lovelies! Bright and sunny here in the Bay State today..

Thanks for the Coffee,.

Susan.

... Wakey wakey, Susan....Rise and Shine, dear. LOL.

Morning.

Ella.

How are you doing in T & M? We miss you over here and glad to see you this morning. (LOL My little guy is Patrick too, maybe it's a Patrick, thing? LOL).

MELISSA!!! GOOD MORNING YOU PERKY THING YOU!.

Lol.

Hey.

Anna.

! Paychecks on the horizon (whew)!.

Morning.

Cindy.

And.

Sherry!.

We might need some more coffee soon...

answered Apr 28 at 20:19

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Melissa-CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!.

I never caught up on yesterday's thread so I'm a little late..

Good morning to everyone else!.

Tara..

answered Apr 28 at 20:43

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Melissa... super duper congratulations! I remember how good I felt that day... I'm so proud of you! Keep up the good work!.

Sherry... is that a new profile pic? I like it!..

answered Apr 28 at 21:57

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Cindy - It was fun and funny. I literally was laughing out loud and giggling with tears..

Keri - Good mornin...I'm in the Baystate with ya. I live in Taunton. You?.

Morning Tara..

answered Apr 28 at 22:17

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Keri.

, yep, our credit union had actually said they were going to pay us no matter what yesterday so I was less worried. (Navy Federal and Marine Federal both made that choice, or would have had it been needed, I love my Credit Unions!).

Morning.

Teri.

And.

Cindy..

answered Apr 28 at 22:59

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Ahhh Sherry..Gotta love us South Shore Gals!.

Originally from Quincy...we're in Randolph...

answered Apr 28 at 23:42

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Susan.

! Thanks for the coffee. Mmmmm We'll see you when you drag your hiney out of bed this morning..

Ella.

! *waving* Your Patrick is funny! How are you feeling?.

Hi,.

Melissa.

! Have fun on your date tonight..

Anna.

, I need to do some cleaning today too, but there is no beach anywhere near here to draw me away. Guess Ill just have to clean. *pout*.

Morning,.

Cindy, Sherry, Keri.

And.

Tara.

!.

I logged a 2.8 pound loss this week! YAY!!! I will be out of the 160s by the end of April for sure..

And I will be looking hawt when Kid Rock sees me in early May!!.

I had an NSV yesterday. Actually, I had 2 but one I'm not super excited about..

#1 - My super cute, very expensive (but got it for a steal at Nordstrom Rack) black and silver studded Joe's Jeans belt is too big on the last hole. And since it's studded I can't add another hole. Besides the extra belt hanging off the other side is getting ridiculously long..

#2 - The campus I was subbing at yesterday makes every visitor wear a badge with his/her drivers license picture on it. Mine has my photo at 250+ pounds. One of my 6th graders was inspecting my badge yesterday and he asked, "You didnt get here until 7:41 this morning? I told him that was probably about right. He had a puzzled look on his face and then said, Im only asking because your badge says 7:41, but that picture doesn't even look like you. Are you sure they gave you the right badge?" I assured him it was the right one and told him I've lost around 90 pounds since that picture was taken. He looked at it, looked at me and said, "You look way prettier now!" A female classmate chastised him, and he shrugged and sheepishly said, "I'm just telling the truth." I really wanted to play down the idea that heavy=ugly and thin=pretty without making him self-conscious, so I told him that the most important thing is that I am much healthier and feel better now.



Today I need to do housework, groceries, and run some other errands. Then DS has baseball practice at 5. We'll see what all I actually get done today. Have a great day, Lovelies! I'll try to check back in when I can...

answered Apr 29 at 00:41

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(in my best Julie Andrews "The Hills Are Alive..." voice).

Good mo-o-o-o-rning, Tough Lovelies!!!!.

That was my impersonation of perky Penny. Okay, done with that..

Susan, thanks for the coffee, but the pot burned dry! Just kidding. Putting some more on now because I'm gonna need it!.

I was up late, too, last night, but wasn't chatting. You all know I was feeding my beaddiction. It's so relaxing to me. I was up until nearly 1 am! Of course, Mr. Brand on Nightline was just bonus. I think it's hilarious that Susan thinks it makes perfect sense that I'm a fan of his.

When I saw he was playing Arthur..

I think I may follow Sherry's suggestion and look into some chakra jewelry today. Love the colors. I have my work cut out for me. It's going to be a nice day today. Hubby is working until 11:30 or so and he's thinking about a bike ride afterward. Emma hasn't biked without her training wheels yet, and it's time to lose them.

It's going to be, "I can't!" "Wait for me!" "Waahhh!" I'm thinking about just letting Marc ride the trail, and I'll stay in the big grassy area where Emma can perfect her riding skills safely while I sit on a blanket making bead links. Like those ladies that bring their knitting basket everywhere..

Need more coffee...

answered Apr 29 at 02:13

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Hahaaa I just discovered something awesome. And you probably all already know it. I am constantly looking for the top of the page so I can go to the last unread post after I refresh my page. F5 will refresh your page, HOME will take you to the top of the page and END will take you to the bottom. I have no idea why I didn't already know the HOME and END shortcuts since I am such a Microsoft wh*re...

answered Apr 29 at 03:01

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Good Morning ladies. No time for chopped tofu. Posting this from my phone as my husband is driving us to my hometown. My mom called me this morning to tell me my dad is I iin the hospital...something is wrong with his heart..

This is one of those times where my first thought would be to cope using lots of sludge...but honestly it didn't even cross my mind. I packed enough Medifast food for 3 days and I already had my pancake this morning..

Just wanted to let you guys know...I'm sure I will be scarce this weekend!..

answered Apr 29 at 04:25

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Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that, Debra. Good job packing everything you'll need. Best wishes for the weekend...

answered Apr 29 at 05:47

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So sorry to hear your bad news. Prayers for your Dad and your Family.....

answered Apr 29 at 06:28

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Debra, I'll keep your Dad and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Good job keeping your head and packing, I'm not sure if I would have remembered if it were me. *HUGS*.

Tara..

answered Apr 29 at 07:19

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Morning Lovelies..

Had a ridiculously bad night. Haven't had one of those in a LONG time. Woke up to chilly temps and rain. I will NEVER complain abut rain, as we just never get as much as we need. But, we should be back to the mid to high 80's by the end of the week..

Debra - So sorry to hear about your dad. Sending good healing mojo your way..

Be back in a few...

answered Apr 29 at 07:21

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Good morning!.

My usual perky self is longing for my bed still. It's been a long week and I'm due to open the snack bar again this morning at 7:45. Not only that, but my team takes pictures this morning at 10. So, instead of rolling out of bed at 7:15 and doing a quick shower & get ready, I have to be completely beautified for pics when I leave at 7:30..

Not sure when I missed the announcement, but.

Ella.

Congrats!.

Melissa.

- Have fun with the beauty appts and your date tonight!.

Cindy.

- My much younger brother (who's 12) plays lax. He'd love to be able to go watch that game!.

Jasmine.

- Sounds like time for a new picture!.

Morning to everyone I missed and still to come!.

I had a NSV last night. I went to Ross while I was killing time waiting for my DD. When I started MF, most of my pants were a size 26 and a few were 24. I walked out with a pair of slacks and capris both size 22..

Yay me! It was a little hard to look only in the size 22 sections. I kept looking back at my old sizes..

Alright, off to start my day!.

Deidra..

answered Apr 29 at 08:48

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Good Saturday morning to my Tough Lovelies!!.

Thanks for the java.

Susan.

Pot two is getting low and I'm going to chug down two cups..

Hi.

Ella.

- Long time no see. I hope you are doing well..

Melissa.

- Enjoy your date tonight. I so need to get my eyebrows done. I think I'll call on Monday tomake an appointment..

Kitty.

- Positive thoughts about your father. Drive carefully. Hugs..

Penny.

- Enjoy the not so relaxing bike ride. We have yet to take my little one on bike rides with us. We enjoy our relaxing bike rides, why ruin it with a 5 year old whining? That sounds harsh. We're taking our bikes to the beach this summer, so he'll get some good family riding time in then. Maybe we will think about taking the training wheels off then..

Hi to.

Keri, Anna, Debra, Cindy, Jasime, Deidra and Sherry.

And everyone else..

Our day today will be grocery shopping, errands, and visiting brother in law so my DH can get some planting ideas. It's a nice clear day (so far). Was supposed to rain today, but I don't see any clouds.

Our review of the movie Hop. Rexy loved it. Great music; he danced the movie away. And now he wants to take drum lessons. Yay. I thought it was okay.

You know, the usual kid movie..

I'll check in later...

answered Apr 29 at 09:17

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Ok, this is ridiculous. I have to buy a new scale already. I have no idea what I weigh and I know I am quite close to T&M. I was weighing myself at work on the scale for dogs but haven't in 2 weeks. Is not buying a scale a psychological way of not dealing with the FACT that I am going to have to start adding sludge back in on T&M? Hmmmmm.........

If I do nothing else today, I am going to get a new scale. And then I'm going to celebrate my loss, read up on T&M (again), and see if I need to recalculate my goal weight. No more waiting..

Tara..

answered Apr 29 at 09:52

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Food for you Tara. You definitely want a scale once you start transition. It's the best way to keep things under control..

Speaking of scales, I'm down 1.6 this morning! WOOT!..

answered Apr 29 at 10:09

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Debra.

Thinking of your dad and sending lots of healing energy his way..

De.

Yippee on the 1.6!.

Morning everyone else!!! No beach today it's cloudy and gross, will hold off til tomorrow maybe..

answered Apr 29 at 11:00

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Cheri, thanks for the HOP review. I may just get her Tangled on PPV and save the movie money for a pretty Easter dress for her. That sounds better. RB just doesn't evoke the same heart rate as a cartoon bunny..

I took pictures of my latest creations and I'm getting ready to list them this afternoon. Sponge coral is gorgeous!..

answered Apr 29 at 12:04

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Good morning, I didn't get up late, I've been out all morning. Here's a brain dump of my day so far:.

We got up early to get to Trader Joe's right when they opened, and DSO and I bought a ton of stuff. She's been a crotchety crone lately, so she wasn't the best shopping partner, but she cheered up a bit at the flamboyant and exuberant checkout dude. I got a lot of stuff that fits into the plan and some convenience foods that don't for DSO. I also got some lo-cal soy creamer for my weekend french pressed coffee which is surprisingly good..

I stopped on the way home at the hardware store, a charming ancient wood-floored place that is really something out of an old movie both in how it looks and the quality of service and got two rhubarb bulbs. I really want to get a rhubarb patch established here..

At home, I put things away and pulled old veggies out of the freezer, ran them under hot water, and flung them at my delighted but still loudly scornful chickens. Then I cleaned out and rearranged my spice rack, dumped the old stuff and saved the jars for this year's harvest..

Finally, I drained and pressed 10 pounds of tofu! Tofu cooks up chewier and heartier if you press the water out and freeze it. Plus, it keeps longer. At the local middle of nowhereville stores, it is way overpriced, so I always stock up at Trader Joe's..

All this by 10 a.m..

In a few minutes, I'm going to take Augie for a long, cold, wet walk..

Whew..

Hi to everyone who has stopped in so far!.

Debra.

, sending good thoughts your Dad's way..

Tara.

- My last weight loss debacle, I weighed on the shipping scale at work! Now I have a decent scale that I think is accurate, but I only step on it once a week. (I keep it in the kitchen though so I have to walk by it on the way to eat anything.).

De.

- 1.6 for you is like 20 pounds for other folks! Congrats!!..

answered Apr 29 at 13:30

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Zoe - After reading your post, I'm exhausted!.

Penny I'm not much of a bracelet girl, but that is really pretty and I love the clasp on it. You are a clever girl..

Anna - Days like that tend to be my favorite at the beach. You pretty much have the place to yourself, and I love to bundle up and just sit and watch the water. <sigh> Really need to get out and visit my mom, but that won't happen for a couple of months...

answered Apr 29 at 14:52

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Ooh,.

Penny.

That bracelet is pretty. I can't wear bracelets often but I like that style a lot!..

answered Apr 29 at 15:04

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Well, I've been gone for awhile now. Started eating on Saturday, continued into Sunday, and then again last night. Still taking Chantix. Started smoking anyway. Crying everyday and depressed beyond words. Stopped running.

As soon as this pack is gone. I will not be posting here anymore. I know I don't belong here, because instead of being angry, I am feeling sooo sorry for myself, and that has no place here. I avoided doing this as long as possible, but I realize it has to be done for me to move on. I just can't lie and pretend everything is fine.

Good luck and have a wonderful OP day! I really really really don't want to push "post reply" but I have to. I am starting over as of now. Thanks to you all for your support...

answered Apr 29 at 16:13

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Oh.

Kris.

, you'd been missing and I had been worried..

Stopping smoking and a restrictive diet is too much right now. Do one thing at a time. I know I wasn't able to diet when I was quitting smoking. It was eat and smoke or smoke and diet, but not both. Pick one, focus on it, conquer it, then start the other..

You took on too much and set yourself up for failure. Pick ONE horse, and climb back on it. You can't ride two at once...

answered Apr 29 at 16:58

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Ella - yuppers new profile pic with the new hair-do. I have it styled a little differently today but, that was right after the hair stylist styled it. I'm not very good at taking my own pics - arms aren't long enough and man I look like a ghost in it. HA.

Anna - nice of your credit union to handle things that way. Even better that they didn't have to. yeesh!.

Cindy - not sure I can do two nights in a row staying up that late but, I'll be looking for ya. heh heh.

Keri - You don't live far from me at all.

It's going to be a great weekend weather wise for us. DH is headed out on his motorcycle tomorrow for sure - I may join him but then again I'm going out today with my BFF so may have to stay in and do the housework/chores I won't get done today..

Tara - Good morning! Yup...need to get a scale by the sounds of it. Have fun shopping! There are so many to choose from. I went through that about a food scale until Susan emailed my hubby. hahaha Surprise DH bought me a gift..

Jasmine - How sweet! from the mouth of babes. Its funny though how already the little girl knew never to mention anything about weight to a woman huh? I think it's pretty cool for him to have noticed too!.

Penny - there are lots of books on the chrystals and stones and the holistic aspects of them. It's pretty cool actually. I have a few chakra sets that I use with my Reiki. I have a few that my friend wrapped in wire too. One of my favorites is Snowflake Obsidian - great to wear to work for me ha ha. Although I find I can only wear it with a turtleneck because of the metal issues I told you about.



Debra - sending positive and healing vibes. Great job packing your MF....keep us posted if you can..

De - Good mornin'Way to go with the 1.6. WOOT!.

Deidra - way to go on the shrinking pants! I haven't gone clothes shopping yet...I either have to invest in suspenders or go pretty soon myself. Congrats!.

Cheri - What ya planting? Hmm I wanted to see Hop because I thought it was so cute but, no little ones for me to take. Guess I'll be waiting until it hits RedBox or NetFlix.

Zoe - Zoiks thats alot for such a short time. Oooo I wish there was a Trader Joe's closer to me. The closest one is over 1.5 hours away I believe..

DH is currently outside shaving our blonde golden retriever Jake - man that dog can shed! Not sure if he'll shave our Red golden retriever Jenny - her fur is more corse and she doesn't shed as much. Then there is Peenut - long haired dachsund - ohhh the brat of the bunch! He could use a shaving too...might have to suggest that. I'm sure my back yard looks like snow with all the blonde fur flying around right now. Ewww should I even look?.

Off to do some chores then out with my BFF today. Yippee! Catch you later...

answered Apr 29 at 17:58

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Sherry.

My closest Trader Joe's is 50 minutes away! We left at 7:15! But this house is up at the cracka dawn. Still, I only go a few times a year because it is a pain...

answered Apr 29 at 18:29

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Kris - I echo Zoe and I sent you a PM, please read it..

Hi Sherry and thank you! I love Onederland!!!.

Hi Cindy - hope you have a wonderful OP day!.

HI KERI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-).

Thank you Tara!.

Hi Ella and thank you!.

Good morning Jasmine and thank you!!!!.

Hi Penny - the bracelet is STUNNING - OMG - makes hundreds (and one for me in lapis), you'll sell them all! I will be PMing you very shortly on this!!!.

Debra - so sorry about your father - I am praying he has a quick recovery. Good job on planning to stay OP..

Good morning De - FABULOUS job on the loss!!!! Double WOOT for you!!!!.

Deidra - feels good doesn't it? Just gets better and better!.

Hi Cheri!!.

Good morning Zoe! Lo-cal soy Creamer? I feel so old because I have never heard of this! Note to self: Go to trader joes this afternoon!!! And I agree with De, your schedule so far has totally worn me right out - I'm just sit here until I recover so I get on with my day :-).

Dh is on his way home from doing OT in the city. Hair, eyebrows, banking and veggie shopping are done. He and I will do a food shopping this afternoon (which WILL include a run to trader joes, thank you.) More work on the front room and then to dinner..

Love to all,.

Melissa..

answered Apr 29 at 19:34

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Thanks De, and congrats on your big loss!.

I love everyone here and I miss that I can't be here that much during the week anymore. Our busy season is starting at work and I've been working insane hours. I really love my job, but the lack of "me" time was starting to get to me. I am doing NOTHING today, except getting a new scale. So I will be here all day catching up!.

Tara..

answered Apr 29 at 20:33

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Good morning, everyone. I've just had my oatmeal, and it was delicious! I also had coffee with a packet of Splenda and half of my healthy fat for the day (one tablespoon of half and half). It felt really decadent like, I was guilty so I might have to cut back on the Splenda, which can only be a good thing..

How's everyone today?..

answered Apr 29 at 22:02

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I tried to post earlier but my internet connection was wonky and would not let me. I finally gave up, shut off the computer and walked away (thought about walking to grab a very large hammer and take care of the modem.......)..

Scale is showing 164.4 this morning. I love it! Love seeing the scale move (finally)..

Debra, I hope your dad will be okay and good for you on packing your supplements instead of throwing up your hands and figuring you'd make it through this with whatever food was available..

Lots to do today, guess I'd better get started. Happy Saturday everyone!..

answered Apr 29 at 23:31

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It wasn't the modem, Talien, it was the site. Yay on the loss!.

Mia - Woman of few words!.

The first of my errands done. Went to Walmart to pick up detergent, cat food, etc, and absolutely scored on a hanging tomato plant that is overflowing with cherry tomatoes that should be red in a couple of weeks. It's going to take much longer for the plants in my garden to get to even this point, so I am thrilled at the thought of fresh 'maters very soon..

Now, have to hit the grocery store...

answered Apr 30 at 00:07

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Morning all - weigh in today, scale finally budged.

Down 1.6 which makes for a perfect 15 lb loss for my first month. I'll take it!.

Randy leaves tonight for london for 5 nights for work.

So i'll be out until his flight tonight and i'll catch up on posts later..

Have a great on plan day everyone..

Xo - teri..

answered Apr 30 at 01:32

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Good morning everyone! Just a quick drive by to say hi as I run off to my workout with my drill Sergeant chiropractor. The scale keeps going lower-only 5 pounds until my lowest adult weight ever!.

BBL..

answered Apr 30 at 03:04

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Sherr.

, we did get silly. That was fun..

Ella.

, Where have you been girl. Nice to hear from you girl. Tell Patrick I said "my butt too"..

Kris.

, holy hell. Don't give up. Don't expect a pat on the back, but are you sure?..

answered Apr 30 at 03:22

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DE.

, Nice loss. How much further do you have to go?..

answered Apr 30 at 04:04

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Approx 15. That will get me to my goal. I'm basing this round more on size than weight though. I have a pair of size 8's waiting for me.......

answered Apr 30 at 04:41

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Good morning ...errrr ... afternoon, everyone! I woke up with a pounding headache and nause, took Tylenol and promptly went back to bed and slept FOUR more hours. Whoops..

Ooooo,.

Penny.

, love the idea of chakra jewelry. I wonder if there is rune jewelry, too. That would be so cool..

Jasmine.

, I loved NSV # 2 and how you handled it! Congrats on both NSV's even if you will miss your belt..

Debra.

, sending lots of positive vibes the way of your family..

Congrats,.

De.

, on the loss..

No chopped tofu for everyone else. My brain is still lagging...

answered Apr 30 at 05:14

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Thanks so much for sharing this tip. I've often wondered why restaurant tofu tastes so much chewier and I like it that way so I will definitely try this...

answered Apr 30 at 06:38

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Sorry to be posting in clumps instead of in one..

Kris.

, I agree with.

Zoe.

As well. Pick a horse and focus on riding that horse. You are trying to do too much right now. Please stop being so down on yourself...

answered Apr 30 at 07:49

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Good afternoon all. Taught my last official grad class of the year. One more, but it is the final exam, all I need to do is sit there and watch them....well and score it. I always love it when the school year starts to wind down. First my grad class, then my senior classes, then the end of school. The only problem is that as it starts to wind down, I start to feel myself want to wind down as well..

I'm going to go out for a quick run. Long one planned for tomorrow, but it is officially not raining and 51 degrees. No sun, but no rain.....so I'll get a quick run of intervals in..

No chopped tofu, but congrats to the losers. Prayers for all those in need. Celebrating the fact that there aren't any gov't furloughs!..

answered Apr 30 at 08:19

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So, what do you ladies think of this one?.

Http://www.shorewest.com/vp/ListingS...t=&PHOTO_NUM=1..

answered Apr 30 at 09:21

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I love the leather couch... does that come with the house?..

answered Apr 30 at 10:47

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Steph.

I love the deck and the kitchen reminds me of my own in layout..

I just attempted to take a nap but my Mom thought I was napping upstairs so she proceeded to make my kids some sludge down here. I'm looking at houses to rent and hoping we find one next week.

...

answered Apr 30 at 12:09

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I like that one, too,.

Corbie.

The color scheme is not me. I don't know if it is you, either, but that is easily changed and the layout is nice and I love the fireplace..

On a side note, every time I see the title of today's thread, I feel compelled to break out into song... -.

Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opcL3Lo7o5Y..

answered Apr 30 at 12:53

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To be honest, I find the whole thing kinda yawn except that I love the family room, deck, and office space - and given that I work from home fairly often, that's important. The kitchen/living room/dining area aren't special, but I think there's some potential there. And Jim loves it...

answered Apr 30 at 13:36

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And Carolyn, you're right about the colors - but it's only paint. Easily fixable...

answered Apr 30 at 13:50

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I really think it is the color scheme that makes it yawn. It's so generic...

answered Apr 30 at 14:11

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I'm going to be the voice of dissent, because I don't really like that one.

Steph.

, even though I have those couches in my basement. Maybe it is just the photography. I almost didn't even visit the house I'm sitting in right now because the pictures were so unflattering...

answered Apr 30 at 14:37

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Hi Steph - yes, generic, but I like it a lot - I think it has lots of potential and it's quite sweet..

Hi Carolyn! ROTFLMAO! Love the video, too funny!!!!.

Zoe, the low calorie soy creamer - Silk? That's the only one I can find... please advise!.

So dh is now working on the ceiling of the front room - he's agreed to let me re-do the room. It was in a very dark, sort of all American idea with pictures of George Washington, etc. all over the place. I wasn't too crazy about it but I could live with it. But now that it's been razed to the ground so to speak, I want to redo it in lots of light colors and perhaps flowers, we'll see. You see I live across the street from the George Washington Dewint House so dh has always thought it was fitting that the front room sort of reflected that.



Hope everyone is having a wonderful OP Saturday afternoon!!!!.

Melissa..

answered Apr 30 at 15:13

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Steph, it's nice but I wonder how chopped up it feels being multi-level? I'd also love to know what that privacy hedge is hiding (or from whom/what it is hiding the house) Have you toured it yet? The kitchen looks roomy enough, but with that narrow walkway into/out of it, it may not be the best for entertaining or big family meals/celebrations. One other concern - how much of your yard will you be able to use for gardening, etc. with the larger trees creating shade?.

I love the deck in the back and the patio that comes off the lower level. The colors are very neutral which is nice - you can add whatever color you like without worrying about clashing with what's there or re-painting everything...

answered Apr 30 at 16:37

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This was Trader Joe's store brand, 15 cal 1 carb per tbsp. It is in a tiny carton. I don't know if Silk is comparable. I only plan on using it on the weekends since I get so much more exercise and brew much better coffee - during the week I use very few condiments and drink whatever is on sale...

answered Apr 30 at 17:04

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Steph, love the fireplace. Wood? or gas? I love a wood fire in the winter. Critical question: what is the neighborhood like for running? Front living room seems a little small...

answered Apr 30 at 18:43

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Corbie/Steph.

, is the other one gone gone gone? I like this one too. The other one just struck something in me that this one doesn't, but who cares what I think. Those idiot sellers. I am looking for a duvet cover for the spring. The one in that second bedroom looks cute. Can you just grab it for me? Thanks...

answered Apr 30 at 18:55

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De.

You "timers" don't have tickers..

You get SO used to knowing exactly where people are. Kinda funny...

answered Apr 30 at 19:12

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Steph - It's a nice enough house, but so colorless! Like you said, lots of potential and I really think some color would make a tremendous difference...

answered Apr 30 at 19:42

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Hubby just left - waaaa. but I did catch up with posts..

Oh also my puppy swam for the first time today - soooo proud of him. love that I can add that to his exercise, should tire him out quickly!.

Ella - funny kid! good luck with co-worker. congrats again on the new baby.

Melissa - have fun tonight - what are you guys doing?.

Hi Susan, Anna, sherry, Kerri, Tara, Penny, diedra, & Cindy.

Jasmine - great story and grats on the loss!!.

Debra - sorry about your dad. I hope it's nothing serious..

De - grats on the loss!.

Cheri - thanks for the movie review, i've only taken viv to tangled so far, you think it's good for an almost 3 yo?.

Kris - i'm sorry you are going through such a hard time. don't give up!.

Corbie - did the house fall through? I still like the one you put on offer on best..

Zoe - thanks for the tofu tip, I never have liked it but i've been giving it the eye in the grocery store lately. this might push me to actually try it..

Carolyn - love the link. lol...

answered Apr 30 at 20:28

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I didn't do a ticker this time because while yes, I want to get back to my goal weight, it's really not what's driving me this time. It's tough trying to create a ticker to gauge size, not weight. hehe. When I get back into those skinny size 8's I'll be a happy camper!.

All my running around is done. Later I'll go grab CC and we'll hit up Walmart to buy supplies she needs to build a model of a butterfly for school. Until then, I'm just going to clean my kitchen and veg...

answered Apr 30 at 21:16

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De.

, I totally get that. I just randomly guessed at a weight. My first thought was 145, but it didn't get me back into size 6 jeans hanging on my door and since I was there a couple years ago..no reason I can't get back there. I'm not even sure my current goal will get me there. When I was thin and in shape, I never let my trainer weigh me. He had to or he'd lose his job when I started with him, but I never let him weigh me on the journey.



Speaking of squawking..gonna go look at the eagles...

answered Apr 30 at 21:41

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Hmm..I see two fuzzy babies..not sure where the third is...

answered Apr 30 at 22:44

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I also only saw two babies... wonder what happened. Sort of..

My hubby is outside with the little one going up and down the sidewalk on bikes sans training wheels. she'll get it soon enough..

Salad with shrimp and watered down dressing is on my menu! See y'all after dinner!..

answered Apr 30 at 23:02

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I actually went and looked. All three were out playing. Looked again and only 1 was out...

answered May 01 at 00:13

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De, are you actually succumbing to the cuteness of watching fluffy baby birds on the internet?..

answered May 01 at 00:35

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So, I'm going to paint the kitchen a warm sort of a camel color, and paint the cabinets about the color of the table in the pictures, then add brushed stainless drawer pulls. I'm shooting for a look about like.

This.

I'm thinking about a RED, maybe maroon color for the living room. The rest can stay as is for the time being. Dunno why I'm worrying about the living room - it's not like I've got furniture for it. But still..

I didn't like the pictures of this place either. It's actually better in person - just bland, but I love the way it's laid out. Very usable for way we like to live. It grew on me when we went through it the second time..

Not as choppy as it looks in the pictures, oddly. The kitchen/dinette/living room are separate by a knee wall, then the family room is down a few steps from the kitchen. The walkway into the kitchen doesn't seem narrow at all when you're looking at it - it's an artifact of the pictures. What I HATE about the kitchen, which doesn't show up in the pictures, is the cabinets. Normally I like wood, but these look like some kind of fake, cabiny 50s thing in real life. I'm painting them before we even move in..

The trees screen a shared neighborhood yard area, and then a not-too-busy street, so that's fine. They're on the west, and there's plenty of unshaded yard to the side, including some raised planting beds, for gardening..

Fireplace is wood, but we might convert it to gas - the place has natural gas plumbed in, so it wouldn't be hard. I love wood, but don't like the mess..

The sellers of the other house are just determined to not commit until they find a house, and I refuse to be kept hanging without some date on which we'll actually get the house. As it stands, they just want to renew our offer every three weeks, at their discretion, until they find something, with no end in sight. Sheesh, I can rent and have that kind deal..

I'll be sure to put the duvet cover in the offer and get that right off to you. lol..

answered May 01 at 02:00

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DE.

I don't see the fun in watching wildlife either.

I'm not an animal person, aside from my dog!..

answered May 01 at 02:22

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Corbs.

, for whatever reason, I feel like house # 2 is gonna happen. Forget the duvet cover...instead, can I just go SMACK the owners of #2?..

answered May 01 at 03:57

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Aww...

De.

Got sucked in for a moment. So cute...

answered May 01 at 04:45

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Roasted shrimp and 1/2 cup (yeah DE) turnip fries with a 2 cup salad as usual...

answered May 01 at 05:00

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Mama is feeding babies right now. COME on. It's cute...

answered May 01 at 06:17

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Smack the owner of #1, but I suspect they're smacking themselves. We put in an offer on 2 - and our realtor just texted us that #1 found a house this weekend and wondered if we were still interested.....

answered May 01 at 06:42

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Corbs.

Wait..# 2 is the favorite right? Why is #1 still coming into play? OMG..the silly ninny's..because they found a house? I want Corbs to have THE perfect house...

answered May 01 at 08:06

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Corbie - not sure you would even entertain it but our house purchase the previous owners felt the same - worried about finding their new place. we forced them to finish the contract and we let them rent the house back from us for a max of 3 months so they felt they could find a new place. we also said - if you find a house, you have 30 days to vacate property. they were gone in 30...

answered May 01 at 09:37

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Don't worry Susan. I was over it in like 20 seconds...

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That was our counter, but they wouldn't even agree to that. they didn't want to agree to a closing date until they found their house, and I wasn't willing to wait without a commitment from them to a date and to our offer...

answered May 01 at 10:44

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Not really. I like the house, but there are 600 houses in our price range in the counties we're looking in. I don't like dealing with flakes, and I like number 2, so all is well...

answered May 01 at 12:06

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Number 1 was the first one, less desirable part of town, but the house had more of what I'd call character - or at least the owners had done a better job of decorating it. But #2 is in a better location, and I like it...

answered May 01 at 12:37

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Oh, and # 2 is in a perfect location for running! there are trails all over the place, and big wide sidewalks, plenty of hills but a few long flat runs... perfect for training!..

answered May 01 at 12:57

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Ok...help me out do you guys get post updates on your phone or something? How do you keep up with the thread?.

Megg..

answered May 01 at 13:30

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Corbs.

, # 1 to me was the very first house you showed us. #2 was the one that the sellers flaked..and dragged it on...selfishly. So..Is #2 still a possibility?.

Gonecountry.

, We're nuts...

answered May 01 at 13:53

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I like house number 2 Steph. It's nice. You can do a lot with it..

I had to go watch the eagles. If De is watching, then that's a lot of peer pressure for me. Mommy eagle was feeding all three babies. And I'm done..

Dinner: Ground turkey, home made tomato sauce, served over spaghetti squash. Super yummy. I need to go cook soon!..

answered May 01 at 14:33

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Great minds. That's what I have planned too, only I'm adding some fresh chicken sausage and a bit of cheese...

answered May 01 at 15:37

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Dude, my mouth is watering. Can I come over to your house for dinner sometime, De? :P..

answered May 01 at 16:47

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Sumatra again Lovelies. I hope you aren't bored with it. I have tea for those who would rather not have coffee..

Headed for bed. 1024 PST, but it's after midnight where most of you are...

answered May 01 at 18:09

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