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My first question is Has any of you tried Medifast for weight loss? Looking forward for any answer or 2. 2nd question I got is.. HELLO RED HOTS!.

How is your motivation? One of the best ways to maintain motivation in any aspect of life is to have measurable goals. I am hoping each of you (who are willing.

) will take a moment and write out some short term measurable goals for during this challenge..

Then, when temptation rears it's head, pull out the list and ask yourself if eating off plan will get you what you want. Also, as a team, we can keep each other accountable to our goals if wanted; ask about how it is going, encouragement....

Kristi's short term goals:.

1. Exercise at least 5 days a week for at least 40 min..

2. Be able to run on the treadmill for 5 minutes by the end of this challenge..

3. Lose at least 10 lbs. by the end of this challenge..

4. Get into size 16 jeans..

5. Give my body one postive affirmation/day..

WHAT ARE YOURS?..

asked Apr 30 at 19:47

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Good question... I dunno what is the answer. I'll do some Googling and get back to you if I got an decent answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably know..

answered Apr 30 at 20:50

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Hey guys !! Happy Sunday to all !!.

Sorry I wasn't here yesterday , a long , busy tough day......................

Anyway I'm here and ready to move on!! Hope everyone had a wonderful and safe halloween and stayed away from the TREATS !.

Do we have a weigh in tread yet? If so can someone please let me know???.

THANKS and I will check in later,..

answered Apr 30 at 22:03

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Happy Sunday, Nov 1, first day of Daylight Savings, weigh-in day for some & start of second week of challenge. I came earlier so I would have time to post before church, but the thread wasn't started yet so now, all I have time for is the.

DM.

Happiness and fulfillment are alive in this moment. Allow them to flow freely and creatively through your life..

Fall in love all over again with the miracle of being. Your imagination is great and magnificent, yet it cannot hold even a fraction of the possibilities..

Have a successful weigh-in & OP day...

answered Apr 30 at 23:30

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Hi All.

I hope everyone had a great Halloween and met your personal goals for how to handle the over abundance of sweets on this day...

I have a challenge for all of you that comes with one of my goals.. Today we set the clocks back an hour and I found myself up extra early on a Sunday morning. One of my goals is to exercise first thing each morning so I get it out of the way and the flow of the day does not distact or throw my exercise plans off course..I find that after exercise I am less likely to give in to temptations... So my plan is to continue to get up at the same time I have before the time change which means one hour early and use that time to get in my exercise.. Anyone want to try it with me?.

My goals:.

1) exercise everyday ( with at least 4 of them before I go to work each week).

2) to lose weight consistantly each week.

3) to get into size 12 pants before the new year.

4) to be a better planner for days when an event happen (party, game, out of routine days).

5) to find better ways to handle the triggers that lead me to eat off plan.

Have a great day everyone.. So far I have had a great football weekend. The high school team I support and the Cal Bears both won yesterday.. so now it is up to the 49ers to make it a perfect football weekend....

Susan..

answered May 01 at 00:48

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Good Morning Red Hots!!!!.

A Big Shout Out to out to our Co-Captain Kristi!!!! Thanks for stepping up to help me man the team and by starting both of the threads this morning. You did good girlie!.

Kristi.

- Great job on your weight loss for the first week of the challenge. Keep up the awesome work. I will have to think about my goals a bit and will post them this week..

Blanche.

- Love the message that you sent today. I will make it a point to fall in love all over again with many things in my life..

Susan.

- OK, I'm there with you. I get up early on Saturday's for our long walk, but am a late riser during the week. I will make an effort to get up when my body tells me to this week and we'll see how it goes..

Have a wonderful day.

Red Hots.

!!! ~Nich..

answered May 01 at 01:26

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Good afternoon ladies.

It's another homebound weekend for me......Jessica just is not shaking this cold and I can't bring her around my mom when they are sick - my mom cannot afford to get sick with her respiratory issues - would not be good. It really stinks because I have not seen her since my Aunt's funeral. We chat but it's not the same and I miss her!.

Ah well - tomorrow is weigh in for me so....we'll see how week 1 went!..

answered May 01 at 01:44

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Happy Sunday all you.

Red Hot Hotties.

I just took a quick peek at the weigh in thread and....

Wow. I am sooooooo proud of you ladies. This program works and you are working the program. For some of you it is the first week back 100% OP. Here is to a wonderful and successful second week..

answered May 01 at 03:12

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Hello Red Hots!.

I hope you all had a great weekend. Why do weekends go by so fast? I had a great week...excited about weighing in tomorrow - hoping for some great results..

Here are my goals:.

1. Exercise at least 5 days a week for at least 30 min..

2. Drink body weight in ounces of water per day.

3. Lose at least 2 lbs per week...

answered May 01 at 04:39

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HEY HOTTIES!!!!.

KRISTI,NICH, OLIVIA, and COOOONNNIEEEE!!!!! You girls did awesome. You should all be very proud!.

I am super tired so I wont stay long. So far we are looking pretty good....

Here are some of my goals just for this challenge....

1. STAY OP.

2. Make it to a size 12!!!.

3. Make it to a healthy BMI (174 or 173).

4. Encourage my team!!!!.

OVERALL GOALS....

1. Maintain a healthy weight.

2. Live beyond my potential.

3. Develop healthy habits such as consistently exercising and enjoying wholesome food.

4. Encourage and mentor others into a healthy lifestyle!..

answered May 01 at 05:52

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Morning Hotties.

It's tough to find 5 mintues to myself these days! The kids were like little bundles of valcro this weekend! LOL Anyway - quiet boards this weekend! Did anyone see the announcement there is a new 'my page' that will be ready soon? It looks awesome. I do use this feature every day so I can't wait!.

Some short term goals for me:.

1) Stay OP 100% during the challenge.

2) Reach 22anything during this challenge.

3) Drink at least 16oz more than the minimun of 64 each day..

Have a great day - I'll be back later!..

answered May 01 at 06:41

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MORNING RED HOT HOTTIES !!!!.

Busy weekend for me , sorry I haven't been around..

GAIL and KRISTY thanks for the weigh in info ..

Gail I'm sorry to hear your baby (jessica) is not doing well.

..........I think it hurts us mommies more that it does them..............

Nich GREAT JOB GIRLIE !!! So proud of you !!.

JAZZZZZZZZZZZZ Thanks for the moral boost, JUST WHAT I NEEDED !!!.

Ok girls , gotta run but I just want to say to all my fellow HOTTIES : WE CAN DO THIS " so let's have another kick butt week !!!.

WATER WARS IS ONNNNNNNNNLet's do it!.

Later,..

answered May 01 at 07:11

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Hi All,.

I had a +2.6 gain this week as TOM hit at the end of last week. Actually the scale tips 4-5lbshoping to see a big loss next week. I am running out of product but cannot put an order in until Friday and I have a board meeting all weekend (still counting on a loss)..

Any suggestions to get me through breakfast and lunch (btw I hate oatmeal). When I was off plan the past 2 months I gained about 2.2lbs. I am not worried about portions/weight gain but wonder should I follow Medifast or supplement with slim fast products..

Some short term goals for me:.

1) Finish the year strong as I beganlose 15lbs by December 31, 2009..

2) Exercise at least 45 minutes for 5 days.

3) Drink at least 96oz or more of water each day...

answered May 01 at 08:09

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Good Morning Red Hots and Happy Monday !!.

I am here defeated and down - today is my motivation day but to be honest I have to find the motivation inside of me before I can spread it or how I spread something I don't have..

Well things just got worst with DH over the weekend and I well you can imagine. I didn't lose anything for this week's weigh in..

I will come back later when I get my head straight to write my goals and to give individuals shout outs..

I am glad everyone had a nice weekend and a safe Halloween !.

Hugs !!..

answered May 01 at 09:16

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Happy Monday.

REDS..

I hope you all survived the Halloween weekend. Candy is not one of my triggers so I had no problem. We live out in the country, near the woods on a very dark street so we never have trick or treaters. Therefore, we don't buy treats & we never get tricked. Besides, our resident WITCH, (ME) could scare any of the ghosts & goblins away. Hope the scale was kind to you.

So I am on my weigh to post my stats, but before I go I am sending you your Monday.

DM.

You'll do, say and act your best when you feel your best. Feel the limitless wonder of this very moment..

Be beautiful, alive, aware and filled with the energy of the possible. In this moment, is every dream made and fulfilled..

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answered May 01 at 10:47

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Checkin in mid-day. My minumum water has been met for today....64 oz down..

Terri - how are you doing today for water?.

Connie - tonight just might be the night for those Yankees!..

answered May 01 at 11:15

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OK 64 oz down , and Gail from your lips to God's ears......................LET'S GO YANKEES !!.

I hope they win.................catch ya later and DRINK UP !!..

answered May 01 at 11:31

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Hello all!.

I'm not having a stellar morning either. We went to my MIL's for dinner yesterday and something did not agree with me. Was sick all night. Plus, my DH left for Seattle for the week for business this morning. Thank goodness for PBS kids..

Lopez - sorry you are having a down day. When the scale doesn't cooperate, it can be frustrating. Hang in there and I bet you will see a big change this week..

Allie - I have heard that some of the low carb bars and shakes can make do in a crunch. I don't think they are as nutritionally complete and have as much protein, but you could look up the Medifast nutrition info and comparison shop until you get your order. Good luck!.

Nich - 6 lbs! That is awesome!.

Hello John! Nice to see you!.

Connie, Gail, Susan, Blanch, Jaz, and both Marias - Hope you are having a great OP/OW day!..

answered May 01 at 12:57

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Good Morning Red Hots!!!.

Allie.

- When I am low on product, I will follow the atkins diet because you stay in ketosis which is the fat burning process that you are in while on MF. So, lots of veggies and protein, and no carbs. What area do you live in Allie?.

Gail.

- Sorry to hear that you are not feeling well today. You have had a terrible few weeks with your kiddo's being ill and all. Keep your chin up!.

Gotta run to the gym, and them I'm meeting up with a few clients today. I will be back to post later.

Reds.

..

Reds.

- Keep your head in the game. This journey that we are on is all mental. When we are stressed, we want to eat off plan, but we can change the way we think. Instead of stressing and eating off plan, eat something healthy. Go make yourself a shake and mix a little sugar free syrup into it or spoon in some coffee to make your shake a bit special..

You really.

CAN.

Do this, just focus on your long term goals..

Have a wonderful day! ~Nich..

answered May 01 at 14:29

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GOAL?????.

I have been on Medifast a long time & I know what goals to set for myself in my journal, but because I am a die-hard.

RED HOT TEAMMATE & CHEERLEADER,.

I will share 3 of my goals for this challenge. I know better than to set unattainable goals for myself. It is hard teaching an old dog new tricks, but it can be done with much patience & intestinal fortitude (AKA "GUTS)..

1) Get to.

"ONDERLAND".

By challenge's end. (As of this a.m. only 13 lbs to go).

2) Stay.

OP,.

ODAAT..

3) Cheer my teammates & be here for them..

I took a peak at the weigh-in thread..

HOLY MOLY!! GUACAMOLE!!.

Such great work ladies. I am proud of you all for hanging in there..

Did any body catch GMA this a.m? A radio show had a water drinking contest, challenging people to drink LOTS of water. Some nurses called in & said it was dangerous to drink TOO MUCH water. Anyhow, one lady drank 3 gallons within 2 hours, never going to the bathroom & she got really sick. They took her to the hospital where she died from water intoxication..

I once drank 256 oz in a day, but was constantly in the bathroom. I never did it again. My maximum now is 160 oz which translates to 20 (8 oz) glasses, more than half my body wt in oounces..

Well, that is my post for today. Hang tough, stay strong, & work the program. God bless & major {{{HUGS}}} to all the.

HOTTIES...

answered May 01 at 14:36

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Blanche - I heard that as well - how terrible...I don't know how anyone could drink even half that much and not visit the restroom! As it is I usually end up somewhere around 80 - 120 oz during the day. That's it - I have to slow down around 4pm or I will be up all night and I am SO NOT a night owl!!.

That being said - I have my 80 oz in already!..

answered May 01 at 16:10

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HEY REDS,.

I am back home from new york..Am so proud of myself stayed 100% on plan..lost 3.4 lbs this week..so excited...

Some short term goal for me:.

Exercise atleast 4 days a week....

Drink atleast 80 oz of water a day.

Fit into my size 11 black pants ( havent fit into these since 2007).

Overall my goal is to become a healthier person. To be conscious of what I am eating and what the consequences will be. To exercise and enjoy it..And more importantly to continue these habits after I reach my goal weight..

Maria O...

answered May 01 at 16:17

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Hi REDS.

Lopez- issues with dh are hard.. Just know we are all here for you....

Maria O. Good job on staying op in NYC...

Allie_ I agree with Nich- try to stay as close to op as you can.. eat no carb, lots of veggies and low fat protein... hard boiled eggs, turkey slices, and stick to your eating schedule of 6 small meals a day.. that way you won't have to retrain your body much when the product comes in.. I found the biggest loser protien powder in my water helps when I got out of product one time... Be careful as lots of bars have lots of calories..

I have to say I did not meet one of my exercise goals this morning.. I walked almost 1 and 1/2 last night and got home about 11 pm.. did lots of hills, and was so tired I used the extra hour to sleep...Now that means in order to meet my goal this week I have to get up early early the next four days....

Well back to work....

Susan..

answered May 01 at 17:47

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Goals for me this week:.

1) Stay OP and make it 2 weeks in a row..

2) exercise 5 days a week..

3) Write in my food journal everyday...

answered May 01 at 19:12

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Hey Blanche, thanks for the info on too much water !! I too had heard about too much water being harmful so I stay within certain limits 100 -120 oz is my limit !!.

For today I'm at 90 and can't take much more...................

LOPEZ I think we can all identify with DH trouble............just hang in there and think about yourself and do not go into self destruct modeWe're here if you need us just don't stress yourself out, better days are coming , there is an Italian saying that translated means :.

" Only for death there is no remedy" so bear that in mind when you think that things are really bad. Hope this helps...........

To all my other fellow hotties (and I mean all of you ) LET'S DO IT !!.

Later ,..

answered May 01 at 20:27

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Hey Reds,.

I hope everyone is doing well... for those who arent you are in my thoughts!.

Everyone has some really great goals!.

Ok I am so excited I have to share my lean and green with you all... I decided to try lettuce wraps (bear in mind I am not a cook). This morning I sauteed mushrooms, red peppers, tomatoes and a cucumber using water only.. it works quite well. I added my already cooked ground turkey and chopped off the edge of a lettuce head. I feel so incredibly satisfied! I was good and filling and I didnt even add salt at anytime.



I am on my dinner break at work. Still having trouble with others here. Trying to let it go and have a good day anyways... besides I am at my LOWEST WEIGHT EVER!!!! Well since I was 12. I averaged 300 lbs in high school so to say I weigh 183 is tiny! I started pilates today because the one thing I have heard from people who have reached goal is that they wish they would have started firming up sooner so after my walk I began firming up. hehe.

Have a great evening reds!..

answered May 01 at 21:09

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Nich Look at you go. Great Job!.

Connie- I have gotten in 100 ounces in so far and going to try for another 48. I have got to start getting in my gallon a day again. It seems to be the only way I can truly loose and feel good at the same time..

Blanche- I know what you mean about the trick or treaters. It was nice for me since we live out and the houses are really spread out that we have never had any kids. I was gone this weekend and I knew I could go and not have to worry about the trickers. It was nice though to have no excuse to buy candy..

Great job to all of you who have had a loss this week..

I do hope all of you are having a great day...

answered May 01 at 21:30

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Hotties!.

We still need weigh in info from....

Williamj.

Msvedub.

Samcole.

You are allowed 1 absent (may be 2, I will have to check the rules). Please please please post your weight, loss or gain on the weigh in thread...

answered May 01 at 21:44

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Jaz - How fun is that to pass your lowest weight ever!!! Must feel good. You'll love pilates too! Don't worry about not getting into all the stretches, because it does get easier. Tonight I had my yogalates class and I was actually getting into a couple poses that I wasn't able to when I started 5 weeks ago. NSV for me!!!.

Lopez - I hope things get better with dh..

Blanche - Thanks for the DM..

Hope all the rest of you had a great OP day. I had a good day, but went into autopilot at dinner and fixed my taco salad with cheese! I went "oh dang it!" and dh gave me a new bowl and told me to fix a new salad so I wouldn't have any BLT's. My ds ate mom's mistake for 2nds..

I need to run and sing the ants go marching for dd. She loves that song. Last night she fell asleep before I could sing to her, so at 2am she comes into my room crying because I didn't sing to her. I did a shorter condensed version starting at 7 for her and she happily bounced back to bed and went to sleep..

Talk to you all later...

answered May 01 at 21:53

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Evening Reds!.

It looks like Miss.

Olivia.

Is the.

BIGGEST LOSER.

Of the week so far. As with the Real Life Biggest Loser, I computed not only the weight lost, but the percentages lost and it looks like Olivia has us all beat this week. The final numbers are not in since we are still waiting on a few folks to get their info to me..

Congrats to an awesome loss this week Olivia, it looks like you will get to wear the Biggest Loser Banner this week. ~Nich..

answered May 01 at 22:47

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Wow. I didn't know I was going for a banner in my sig! Way cool!..

answered May 01 at 23:26

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Hello Reds!.

Feeling much better here and have all the kids in bed. DH made it safely to Seattle, so all is good. I have loved reading everyone's goals and determination. Very inspiring!.

Olivia (and Nich) - Way Cool Banner!! I want one!.

That was a really cute story about singing to your daughter. Kids are very sentimental. My 7 yr old tough guy got misty over Prancer tonight. It was hard not to smile..

Jaz - Congrats on your 183!! That is really awesome. Let us know how the pilates goes. I could use that myself..

Well everyone, I need to go to bed, but am hoping all of you have a restful sleep. Until we post again.....

answered May 02 at 00:28

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Hi All-.

Congrats Olivia on being our Biggest Loser..

I am your Tuesday Exercise Gal.... So let's start exercising together... I hope you are all still walking every day....

So lets start working on building muscle and tightening flabby skin. First thing upon waking, do push ups and crunches.... If you can, do as many regular military push ups you can, if you can't do those (I can't yet) do the modified girl kind, if you can't do those do them standing next to the wall... then do as many crunches as you can...both of these should only take 5 minutes or less....

Tomorrw we will do them again and then again...next week we will see how many more you can do after the first day.. Keep track of your starting number (don't need to share unless you want to) and next week we will see how many more we can do after one week..

Here is some reasons to exercise from an article in the NYTIMES..

-When you diet without exercising, you lose both muscle and fat, which is counterproductive because muscle loss significantly lowers your basic metabolic rate, the number of calories your body uses at rest..

-Many people find that a vigorous workout before lunch or dinner diminishes their appetite and reduces their overall caloric intake, adding to the weight loss resulting from the exercise itself..

-With greater muscle mass, your basic metabolic rate will rise and you will burn more calories all day and night. And since muscle holds less water and takes up less room than the equivalent weight of fat, by shedding fat and gaining muscle you can lose inches and sizes without losing actual pounds on the scale..

So REDS lets get moving.....

Susan..

answered May 02 at 01:06

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Morning Hotties.

I woke up feeling very tired today. Could be my body is telling me it wants to stop being awakend every night by two little goblins! I've heard when sleep is disrupted it slows down weight loss - does anyone know if this is true?? I've been a daily weigher and let me tell you my scale is all over the place. I am going to hold off until Monday - or at least try to!.

Off to shower and get the day going!.

Susan - I really need to get my butt going....stop making excused for myself......

answered May 02 at 01:53

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Hi All,.

Thanks Kristi, Nich and Susan for your advice and I have worked the Atkins plan a few times so no problem there. I also have the Biggest Loser Protein Shake and think I will be okay until Friday. Since I still have some packets left I will schedule out how to incorporate them in my meals. I know I still have pudding, many boxes, in the closet and now is the time to use them ALL..

Nich.

- I reside in Maryland and we actually have a Medifast center about 45 minutes from my home and I may check them out this weekend to save me some dollars on shipping..

Congrats Olivia for being our Biggest Loser...one day I hope to sport that banner!!.

Wishing everyone a successful Medifast week!..

answered May 02 at 01:54

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Good sunny cold Tuesday morning.

REDS.

From the PNW. It is going to be a great 100% OP, OW, OE day. To help you:.

DM.

Opportunity in anything.

Sometimes you can exercise a great deal of control over where life is going, and other times you get caught up in forces beyond your control. However, you can always control the way you think and feel and respond...

answered May 02 at 02:06

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Blanche -.

How do you to that??.

LOL.

You seem to always know the right thing to include in your DM!!..

answered May 02 at 03:32

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Good Morning Red Hotties and Happy Tuesday..

First of all, I want to say.

THANK YOU.

For all the concerns and good wishes..

Secondly, I am doing better. To start off I want to say.

Connie,.

You are so right and it is so true and the most amazing thing that read in the past couple of weeks is "I am old enough and experienced enough to know nothing stays the same not even me" So yes the only thing that has no remedy is death. Thank you for those words..

And NOW ::.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR BIGGEST LOSER - OLIVIA.

, what a cool banner to wear all week. How Wonderful I am so happy for you hugs !! Also it is so cool that you can do different poses at your yogapilates class..

And.

MS. JAZZ, CONGRATULATIONS.

, OMG wow, 183 pounds good for you girl !!!.

And lastly,.

CONGRATULATIONS MS. NICH, FIERCE CAPI.

TANA - 6 pounds way to go !!!.

Maria O..

- congratulations on staying OP while here in my neck of the woods NYC !!.

Maria (snoopy).

- hello nice to hear from you..

Gail,.

Yes sleep is a big factor in weight loss. I hope you can get some soon. It is hard when you have little ones at home to get adequate rest..

Chappy,.

You hit it right in the mark with that DM today Thank you for that..

Susan,.

Thank you for the exercise tips.

Kristi,.

Am glad you are feeling better..

OK me, like I said am doing better thank you again...

answered May 02 at 04:14

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Good Morning Reds!!!.

I have to make it quick today, gotta run to the store, then to the gym and life just takes over after that. I will be back to post and share later today..

Correction on last nights post from lil ole me.... I never received weigh-ins from.

Williamj, msvedub, or Samcole.

However, you can have two absenses before you are dropped from the team. So, Reds, visit the pages of your missing teammates and let them know that they are missed..

Reds.

- Remember to take care of yourself first. We get so caught up in taking care of everything in our lives, that we forget to take care of the most important person..

Have a happy Red Hot Exercise Tuesday!!! ~Nich..

answered May 02 at 04:30

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OH boy OLIVIA.................WAY TO GO !!! Congrats !!.

Gail. how are you today?? Yes irregular sleep patterns can MESS with a lot of things !! Oh and drinking mucho water doesn't help but it's needed !!.

Kristy, hope you're better today !!.

Maria ..................How we doin darlin ??.

Lopez Hope today is a better day !!.

NICH where you at ?? Hope you're DRINKING !!.

Blanche yes I CAN make a positive change in MY life right now !! Thanks !.

Susan by golly I will get on my treadmill right now !!.

Jaz How you doin ?!?!?!?!.

OK all my fellow HOTTIES. let's hang in there and DRINK these pounds away................

Later,..

answered May 02 at 05:53

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I'm BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK..

Connie. Lopez & Gail:.

I just post the DMS. It appears that each time I post the DM, it hits someone between the eyes. My motto is: if the DM fits, "OWN IT", that is why I post them, FOR ENCOURAGEMENT..

I took a look at the weigh-in thread before I came here..

KUDOS.

To the following.

REDS.

For wt loss, 7 OP, 7 H2O. Superfantabulous job.

LADY REDS..

NICH. KRISTI. MARIAO, OLIVIA, JAZ & OF COURSE, BLANCHE..

To the 3 MIA.

REDS.

& to all who had challenges, I am here to support & pray for you...

answered May 02 at 06:53

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Thank you.

Chappy.

Really Thank you very much !!!!!!!..

answered May 02 at 08:26

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Afternoon Reds!!!.

Connie - I'm here!!! Haven't had enough to drink today, need to go get some H2O in this bod of mine!.

Blanche - Thanks so much for the kudos and keep the DM's a'coming!.

Lopez - How are you doing today?..

answered May 02 at 09:52

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Ok - I've been in touch with Lynette (Samcole)- misunderstanding. She weighs in on Thrus and is new to the plan and challenges. Please visit her page and congratuate her on her first week loss of 14 LBS!!..

answered May 02 at 10:47

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Nich - we were posting at the same time!.

I'm waterlogged today - about 90 oz. Too bad we coudln't 'share' water!!..

answered May 02 at 12:06

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Hey everyone! I have been MIA - both kids are sick and I haven't been online. I had a great week - lost 3..6 and 7 OP w/ 7 H2O. So sorry I'm late posting..

Great job ladies!..

answered May 02 at 13:12

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Hello Reds!.

Super busy day today, but good..

Christina - Congrats on the 3+ lbs! You are workin' the plan! I hope your little ones are feeling better..

Gail - thanks for checking on Lynette. I hope your little ones let you sleep tonight! I read somewhere that less sleep raises your level of cortisol (stress hormone) which hinders weight loss. Not sure if this is an "official" study, but it makes sense..

Connie - way to go on the water! I have been so busy today I lost count after 60 oz., but know I must have gotten 80 oz at least. Do you have any cool pictures of Italy to share?.

Blanche - your DMs are so thought provolking. Thank you very much..

More shout outs tomorrow - well wishes for each of you.....

answered May 02 at 13:54

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Hi all!.

I've been MIA lately. October was a HORRIBLE month. My husband and I opened our own business in April and October was incredibly sloooow. It was incredibly stressful. I don't drink much, I don't smoke, I don't take drugs, but I do eat when I'm stressed - which is what I did most of the month. Luckily, I'm only up about a pound from my lowest.



Gail - Thanks for the shout out about my water. Still struggling with that. I'm a diet pepsi addict. I did drink all of my water yesterday, but I had to add some Crystal Light to it..

Jaz - I'm so excited for you to be at your lowest! In high school I actually weighed about 135 pounds (I'm 5'6") and thought I was a cow. I'd actually love to be that "cow" again. Its so sad what perceptions girls have about their own bodies..

Nich - congrats on the big loss - I know things were rough for a while..

Olivia - congrats on the banner. Its too cute!.

I hope everyone is doing well. I'm off to bed...

answered May 02 at 14:06

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Morning Hotties.

Ok laidies - it's your Wednesday cheerleader reporting for duty!!.

Topic today is WATER. A lot of us struggle to get in the minimum amount of water each day. Let's share our water sercets today!.

I used to drink nothing But diet sprite/sierra mist/7-up. The thought of drinking that much water made my stomach roll! First, I started with substituting 1/3 of my soda w/water - then 1/2 - then 3/4. Now, I may drink 1 can of diet soda per day. What I didn't realize was how bloated I was from all the carbonation. I'm convinced what makes the water go down for me is the 32oz cup with a straw in it. For some crazy reason - sipping through the straw makes it soooo much easier!!.

So my Red Hots - Drink, Drink, Drink up your water!!.

Have a superb day all...

answered May 02 at 14:29

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Morning RED HOTS!!!.

GAIL I thought I was the only one using THE STRAW in my 32oz water bottle !!! It works the same for me , just easier !! People look at me and think : "HUH " ?????? IN any event , water wars on on again today..........LET'S DRINK UP LADIES !!.

Busy day today girls , a big shout out to all of you and I will catch you later,.

HAVE AN OP OE OW DAY !!!!!!!!!..

answered May 02 at 14:37

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HAPPY, HAPPY HUMP DAY.

REDS..

Jyst a quick flyby to remind you to stay 100% OP, OW, OE and here to encourage you is the.

DM.

Learn to appreciate the enormous power that comes from being able to frame anything that happens in an empowering light. Experience how it frees you from the grip of fear and anxiety..

It's great when you can cause events to go your way. And yet even when things don't go as you wish, that can be just as great...

answered May 02 at 15:03

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Good Morning Red Hots and Happy Hump Day !!.

I am doing ok, the scale went down 2.2 this AM. I am doing better but not really in a talking/sharing mood. I hope everyone is doing ok and I wish you all a great successful OP day. Hugs !!!..

answered May 02 at 16:04

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Hiya HOTTIES!.

Sorry I have really been MIA. Over the weekend I went to the NASCAR race at Talledega. Driving from Ohio to Alabama on Friday and back on Monday. While there I managed to eat OP, but had some adult beverages... that are not OP. I reported a loss of 2.2, so I am happy about that!.

I reached my healthy BMI last week and that was a mini goal for me!.

I also drink my water out of a water bottle with a straw, it goes down easier!.

Sorry I have missed so much, other than my work going crazy right now, I should be in better contact with you!.

Have a great Wednesday!..

answered May 02 at 17:19

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Good Morning Red Hots!.

Gail.

- Thanks for checking on Samcole, too bad she didn't report on time, 14 pounds would have really helped us out. I will visit her site too and congratulate her. Hope that you are doing good today G..

Christina.

- Congrats on your nice loss this week. I know that the threads can be a bit confusing, but we have two threads. One for reporting your weight which goes up on Sunday which is for weigh in only and then we have a chat thread. I reported your weight loss and stats, but am not sure they will count for us this week. Be sure to visit the weigh in thread on Sunday or Monday..

Connie.

- I'm working from home today and will participate in the water wars. I know you will BRING IT!!!.

Jennifer.

- I believe that Maria was also at the race this past week. You two may have walked right past each other (smile)..

Lopez.

- We are here if you need us. Have a good day girlie..

Blanche.

- Another wonderful DM, you are such a giving person to continue to make your DM donation to us all..

OK.

Reds.

, make it a wonderful day. Remember to stick to the plan, get your meals in, your water in, get some exercise in and stay focused. We CAN rock this challenge and ROCK this program. ~N..

answered May 02 at 17:55

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Ok - for us soda drinkers - I came across this article to share. It's long but worth the read...makes you think twice!.

Soda, pop, cola, soft drink whatever you call it, it is one of the worst.

Beverages that you could be drinking for your health. As the debate for whether.

To put a tax on the sale of soft drinks continues, you should know how they.

Affect your body so that you can make an informed choice on your own..

Soft drinks are hard on your health.

Soft drinks contain little to no vitamins or other essential nutrients. However,.

It is what they do contain that is the problem: caffeine, carbonation, simple.

Sugars or worse, sugar substitutes and often food additives such as.

Artificial coloring, flavoring, and preservatives..

A lot of research has found that consumption of soft drinks in high quantity,.

Especially by children, is responsible for many health problems that include.

Tooth decay, nutritional depletion, obesity, type-2 diabetes, and heart disease..

Why the sugar in soft drinks isn't so sweet.

Most soft drinks contain a high amount of simple sugars. The USDA recommendation.

Of sugar consumption for a 2,000-calorie diet is a daily allotment of 10.

Teaspoons of added sugars. Many soft drinks contain more than this amount!.

Just why is too much sugar so unhealthy? Well, to start, let's talk about what.

Happens to you as sugar enters your body. When you drink sodas that are packed.

With simple sugars, the pancreas is called upon to produce and release insulin,.

A hormone that empties the sugar in your blood stream into all the tissues and.

Cells for usage. The result of overindulging in simple sugar is raised insulin.

Levels. Raised blood insulin levels beyond the norm can lead to depression of.

The immune system, which in turn weakens your ability to fight disease..

Something else to consider is that most of the excess sugar ends up being stored.

As fat in your body, which results in weight gain and elevates risk for heart.

Disease and cancer. One study found that when subjects were given refined sugar,.

Their white blood cell count decreased significantly for several hours.

Afterwards. Another study discovered that rats fed a high-sugar diet had a.

Substantially elevated rate of breast cancer when compared to rats on a regular.

Diet..

The health effects of diet soda.

You may come to the conclusion that diet or sugar-free soda is a better choice..

However, one study discovered that drinking one or more soft drinks a day and.

It didn't matter whether it was diet or regular led to a 30% greater chance of.

Weight gain around the belly..

Diet soda is filled with artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, sucralose, or.

Saccharin. These artificial sweeteners pose a threat to your health. Saccharin,.

For instance, has been found to be carcinogenic, and studies have found that it.

Produced bladder cancer in rats..

Aspartame, commonly known as nutrasweet, is a chemical that stimulates the brain.

To think the food is sweet. It breaks down into acpartic acid, phenylalanine,.

And methanol at a temperature of 86 degrees. (Remember, your stomach is.

Somewhere around 98 degrees.) An article put out by the University of Texas.

Found that aspartame has been linked to obesity. The process of stimulating the.

Brain causes more cravings for sweets and leads to carbohydrate loading..

Carbonation depletes calcium.

Beverages with bubbles contain phosphoric acid, which can severely deplete the.

Blood calcium levels; calcium is a key component of the bone matrix. With less.

Concentration of calcium over a long time, it can lower deposition rates so that.

Bone mass and density suffer. This means that drinking sodas and carbonated.

Water increases your risk of osteoporosis..

Add in the caffeine usually present in soft drinks, and you are in for even more.

Trouble. Caffeine can deplete the body's calcium, in addition to stimulating.

Your central nervous system and contributing to stress, a racing mind, and.

Insomnia..

Skip the soda and go for:.

Fresh water.

Water is a vital beverage for good health. Each and every cell needs water to.

Perform it's essential functions. Since studies show that tap water is filled.

With contaminants, antibiotics, and a number of other unhealthy substances,.

Consider investing in a quality carbon-based filter for your tap water. To find.

Out more about a high-performance filtration system, click here..

On the go? Try using a stainless steel thermos or glass bottle, filled with.

Filtered water. Enhance the flavor of your water with a refreshing infusion of.

Basil, mint leaves, and a drop of honey..

Fruit Juice.

If you are a juice drinker, try watering down your juice to cut back on the.

Sugar content. Buy a jar of organic 100% juice, especially cranberry, acai,.

Pomegranate, and then dilute three parts filtered water to one part juice. You.

Will get a subtle sweet taste and the benefit of antioxidants. After a couple of.

Weeks, you will no longer miss the sweetness of sugary concentrated juices..

Tea.

Tea gently lifts your energy and has numerous health benefits. Black, green,.

White, and oolong teas all contain antioxidant polyphenols. In fact, tea ranks.

As high or higher than many fruits and vegetables on the ORAC scale, the score.

That measures antioxidant potential of plant-based foods..

Herbal tea does not have the same antioxidant properties, though it is still a.

Great beverage choice with other health benefits, such as inducing calming and.

Relaxing effects..

If tea doesn't satisfy your sweet tooth, try adding cinnamon or a little honey,.

Which has important health benefits that refined sugar lacks. For a selection of.

Healthy teas that promote total body wellness, click here. Drink up!.

I hope you find the ways and means to avoid soft drinks. I invite you to visit.

Often and share your own personal health and longevity tips with me..

May you live long, live strong, and live happy!.

Dr. Mao..

answered May 02 at 18:11

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Good Afternoon Reds!.

I hope you are all having a good day OP/OW/OE! I finally broke the 50 lbs mark this morning and am starring down the teens..

This week has been going well even with my DH being gone on business..

Gail - thanks for the article! I drink about 2-3 diet sodas a day and would like to drink less, but it is tough to give up. I started this week by having a cup of coffee in the afternoon instead of caffeine pop. That should have been on my goals list too..

Nich - How are you doing this week?.

Lopez - congrats on the 2 lbs! I hope tomorrow is a better day..

Jennifer - Happy Dance Time!!! A healthy BMI is wonderful! Are you going into transition or hoping to lose more?.

Terri - Hello!! So glad to hear from you. Sorry to hear that business has been so tough. I'm glad you are back!.

Connie - what are you up to today?.

I'm off to get Ethan off the bus - Be Well!..

answered May 02 at 19:45

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Hello fellow REDS!.

Hope you are all having a great day. I am still chugging some water. I went to poweryoga last night and OH MY!!!! I was the only one with a beat red face, sopping wet with sweat (i know tmi) and breathing like a freight train, but I stuck with it for 75 minutes. I do have to say though that today I didn't exercise because I can hardly move my muscles hurt everywhere. In fact I dropped the kiddos off at their Y activities and I went and sat in the sauna for 20 minutes. I feel GREAT now.



I should get going. I don't know if I'll be back tonight or not. Dinner is just about ready to come out of the oven, and I need to make my soup to join in. Bye...

answered May 02 at 20:42

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Evening Reds!!!.

Sue.

- Ouch!!!! Next to the last. Boy the list of groups has sure dwindled too..

Come on Red Hots!!! We need to make to the top of the challenge board next week...

answered May 02 at 21:22

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Morning Hotties.

It's been quiet here the past few days! The end of next week will make one year for me on the plan. I thought I would be at a higher weight loss than I am but looking back 72 - 75 lbs is a lot! Not sure about the rest of you but I have been tending to focus too much on the scale. Self-sabatoge has been lurking at my door the past few days and I need to push it away once and for all! So, that being said - I think I'm going to head downstairs to the basement and the treadmill this morning. I need to push myself to get this weight gone!..

answered May 02 at 22:00

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Matthew
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Hey reds...So I have another awkward question today..have any of you experienced fatty stools while on medifast...

Just got home from work will be back later to catch up on the boards...

Maria O,..

answered May 02 at 23:09

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Mia
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GOOD MORNING RED HOTS !!!!.

Sorry I was MIA yesterday , had a long day and a long night............it isn't what you may think , I was watching MY YANKEES win their 27th world championship !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

Way to go Yankees !!.

GAIL WOW what an eye opener on the diet soda !! I personally only drink diet soda occasionally and I only but it when I have company nut now I may not even do that anymore................incredibleThanks for posting !!! BTW 1 year 74.8 lbs A W S O M E !.

Just hang in there and IT WILL COME OFF !!.

Ok girls I too am heading to the treadmill , HAVE A WONDERFUL OP DAY , later,..

answered May 02 at 23:53

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Good Morning Reds!.

Did I mention that I really don't like the time change? My kids have been getting up really early (5AM) when we could actually sleep until 7AM. Am hoping for more sleep tonight. Anyways....

Olivia - great job on the exercise, but be careful. Medifast encourages only 45 min. of strenuous exercise due to the low caloric intake. If you feel lightheaded or your weight loss slows down, you may want to cut back on the exercise, add more protein, or switch to the 4 and 2 plan..

Maria O - I haven't, but others may have. Does it happen after an especially fatty meal? Nutrition services or the doctor/nurse call is open to everyone, so don't hesitate to use that resource if you are worried about it..

Gail - Congrats on your year and 75 lbs! That is commitment! We all lose weight at different speeds, and you and I are probably on the slower side. I'm glad you realized that self sabotage is in the picture - that is a great step in changing your actions to keep that 75 lbs off. You can do it!.

Connie - Yeah for your Yankees! I am up to 30 oz of water already! I am drowning my fat today..

Has your work issues cleared up?.

Everyone must be busy this week, but would love to hear from everyone! I think checking in regularly really helps with commitment too. Hope you have a great day!!..

answered May 03 at 01:33

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Good Morning Reds!.

Kristi- my kids had such a crazy weekend at grandma and grandpa's they are sleeping in more than usual. Hard to pry them out of that warm bed in the morning..

Olivia - I haven't been motivated to get into exercise yet! You are doing great, I love your variety..

Maria O - I also haven't had that issue. I wouldn't think we would have enough fat on 5/1 to cause fatty stools. I did try Alli a while ago and I had that issue with it, but not with MF..

Gail - Congrats on your year and 75 lbs!! That must feel great!.

Connie - go Yankees go!.

Nich- Congrats on being a BIG loser this week! Yea!.

Hello to all the other Red Hots! Have a great Thursday!..

answered May 03 at 02:28

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Happy thumpin' Thursday.

LADY REDS..

SORRY, John, I forgot about our.

RED HOT STUD.

Who is so great about checking on us. Thank you for the support my friend. I wish for all of you to have a successful OP, OW, OE day. Remember, IT WORKS IF YOU WORK IT and.

To give you a little encouragement I am posting.

DM.

Because you have the profound and powerful ability to uncover opportunity in anything that happens, every day, every situation, every twist and turn of life's road gives you something valuable with which to work...

answered May 03 at 03:59

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Violet
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Good Morning Red Hots!!!!!.

It is.

THURSDAY.

And your.

RED HOT THURSDAY CHEERLEADER/MOTIVATOR.

Is checking in....

Change your lifestyle..

Are you calling this a diet? If so, you may be at risk of gaining the weight back. We must remember that this is a lifestyle change because diets typcially DO NOT work! When you change your dietary lifestyle, you're changing your habits and you are putting youself on track for long term weight maintenance..

So, what will you do today to put yourself on track for long term success?.

I'm heading to the gym and that date I have with the treadmill..

Gail.

- Thanks so much for sharing the soda article. I gave them up last year when I started on the Medifast plan. You know, I feel like I have been flirting with the plan and feel like I sabotage myself. Let's really focus on what we want to do and how we will succeed..

Connie.

- Congrats to your Yankee's!!! I watched all of the games EXCEPT for last nights game, darn it. Did they beat up on A-Rod last night? Seems like the Phillie's pitchers were playing dogde ball with him all week..

MariaO.

- I have no idea what a fatty poop is. You should probably pose a question on the dietician/medical board..

Lopez.

- Where you at? We miss your positive notes in the morning. How is NYC today?.

Kristi.

- I have been in a funk this week, stressing about issues at home. I pinched myself back to reality today, so I'm feeling a bit better..

Reds.

- Hope that you all have a wonderful day today. Be kind to yourself today and try to do something for you. ~N..

answered May 03 at 05:01

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Hey Girls , did my 50 min on the treadmill( was watching let's make a deal so that keep me on ) , now onto house work !!.

Jennifer........ I remember what it was like trying to pry my kids out of bed ........not fun !.

Kristy .............opposite problem to Jennifer.........ouch !! Hope they get back on track SOON !!.

Nich.......................There you are big looser girlfriend !! Soooooooooo 6 lbs, eh ??.

You go girlfriend !! BTW .........bring on the water wars.........I'm up for it !!.

Blanche..........those DMs always give me that extra incentive, keep 'em coming !!.

Gail............Drowning yet ???.

Jaz, Maria , Lopez , Olivia and the rest of my HOT team mates where are you ??.

I will check in later and THANKS FOR THE YANKEES CHEER everyone !!.

Hugs,..

answered May 03 at 06:40

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Taylor
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70 oz of water down the gullet. TAG YOU'RE IT!!..

answered May 03 at 07:53

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Back from the gym and I too got in 50 mins on the treadmill. I was so bummed, when I got to the gym, they had news on the TV and I wanted to watch The Price is Right. Watching TV makes the workout go so much faster. Today is double workout day as I'm meeting my friend at the lake at 4pm for a 5 mile walk..

Connie - I'm game, only down 16 ozs so far, but I will chug another 16...

answered May 03 at 09:26

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NICH yes A-ROD was grazed again last night but it didn't matter because it was ball 4 anyway...................you know the rest !!.

Maria O.......... fatty stools? What are you eating?? Might be all the water .......... usually the problem is the opposite .................

Later ,..

answered May 03 at 10:15

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Maria O - Are you taking the probiotic digestive supps? Maybe your body is flushing excess fat and toxins out of your body? I'd ask someone who is a professional, but keep us posted so we know everything is OK!.

Hey All. Having a wonderful OP week. Got on the scale today though and I'm only down 1 pound. I still have 3 more days, so we will see. I'm off to run the kiddos to tae kwon do again tonight. OH, I forgot to share that both ds earned their yellow stripes last week.



BBL..

answered May 03 at 11:17

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I'm running a bit behind today - closing in on 80oz! Off to drive home soon so will have to slow down. 45 mins in a car when you 'gotta go' is no fun!..

answered May 03 at 11:22

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Wow, you women can really drink some H2O..

Olivia - Don't worry about the scale, I'm up a pound or so this week. Trying not to weigh in until Saturday which is my weigh in day. Congrats to your kiddos! ~N..

answered May 03 at 12:14

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Simon
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Darn it all - I just wrote out a long post and LOST it. I'm annoyed. Oh well. Last night I had to take the kids to a post soccer season party and was good. Avoided all the yummies and had a bunless cheeseburger topped with tomato and veggies from the veggie tray. I even drank water.

I'm going to a professional women's social function tonight at a wine place, but I'm going to keep my resolve and even drink more water. I hope everyone has a nice evening...

answered May 03 at 13:40

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P.S. I've finished 64 oz today. And, Nich, BTW I LOVE the Price is Right!!!!! I went to the show for my birthday about 6 years ago when BB was still the host. I didn't get called on stage, but it was a wonderful experience. LOVE my Bob Barker!!..

answered May 03 at 14:55

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Hi..glad to see everyone is doing well and OP...These past few days have been so hectic for me..Have been working alot since I'm going on vacation to dominican republic in a week and a half...About the fatty stools I know is because of the diet because it started abot 5 days after I started medifast..im a nurse...so I get paranoid because it is a symptom of so many other things like malabsorption syndrome..idk I'm like I know it's cause I'm in ketosis and burning so much fat..it has to get out somehow..also it's bot an everyday thing usually once a week..but thanks for caring I did post it to see if any1 had the same effect...

On the other hand I'm getting nervous about my vacation I am only going for a week but I love the food out there..everything is so fresh and food and alcohol everywhere so I cant even try to avoid it...but I know I have to stay op...im kinda traumatized b/c after college I went to dominican republic for 3 months and gained like 20 lbs..none of my clothes fit me ...for this reason I have associated weight gain with the island itself...i know it was the choices I made but the mind is a powerful thing..and the worst thing is I wont be able to go online everyday so I wont be able to turn to the site for motivation...

Well goodnight to all..

answered May 03 at 15:14

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Hi REDs So sorry I have been missing on the thread.. I have been in a three day facilitation class at work and painting, sanding hardwood floors and all that at night.. I am exhausted... I have stayed op but becuase I am close to getting my next shipment I am out of bars and pretzels and so had nothing but shakes all day and then L/G.. I come home starving which is not good... I know that I get too tempted when I am that hungry...

Maria If the Dominican Republic is full of fresh veggies and fish can you focus on endulging on those for the L/G... maybe going to 4 and 2 would help for the week as well..

I have still been running the C25k and am really feeling it.. today I ran and ended feeling if I had more time I could repeat the session ...such a great feeling..

I hope everyone is doing great so far this week..

Susan..

answered May 03 at 16:41

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Hey Reds!.

It's Friday and my DH made it back safe last night! John checks in here every once in awhile, but I wanted to share that he is also kicking butt being a health coach! He was on the training call last night because he reached Executive Director, which is pretty amazing since he has only been a coach for 2 months. So, send him a congrats if you want..

Maria - That would be tough. You can do it though, and Susan's suggestions are right on. How amazing to go on vacation, have fun, eat amazing food, AND lose weight (or at least not gain any)! Medifast rocks! I didn't know you were a nurse - wonderful! You all have a special place in heaven..

Susan - sounds busy - and hungry! I hope it went well, though. In those cases, I do have an extra shake on occasion..

This is a short post as I have to take son #2 to preschool, but will BBL!..

answered May 03 at 17:20

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TGIF.

REDS..

Has it been a good week for you so far? I am cooking on four burners as of this a.m. Four days of 100% OP, OW, OE trying for day 5, ODAAT, Good wishes for a successful day. Stay strong & OP & to help you.

DM.

Imagine what would happen if instead of being upset by the disappointments, you could choose to be encouraged by them. The absolutely wonderful fact is, you can..

This is a day, this is a moment in which you can move forward no matter what. It's a very powerful place to be..

Thank you teammates for being here for me. I couldn't do it without you. I do read the posts every day, sometimes I don't get a chance to post mch except the DM, but I am still with you...

answered May 03 at 17:40

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Yep, I do check in on you.

Red Hot Hotties.

Every day.

I don't post much because I can't be part of the challenge, but you guys keep me fired up!.

Thanks for the kudo's Kristy It's actually been 3 full monts (plus one partial.

) since I became a HC. Time sure flies when you are having fun..

This team is doing an outstanding job of supporting each other and helping to keep everyone motivated and on track. I really am proud of you ladies...

answered May 03 at 19:18

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John - three months is still amazing!.

Blanche - so good to see your smiling face today! Thanks for the DM! I have trouble myself with disappointments. I usually rally, but have a tough time turning it around at first..

How is everyone's exercise and goals going this week? I have hit OP and OW everyday so far, but have only got 3 days of exercise with being a bit sick and DH out of town. Tomorrow I think I am going to have the boys do yoga with me..

That should be amusing...poor kids...

answered May 03 at 20:20

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Jaime
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Good Morning Red Hots and Happy Friday - I will be back on Monday and catch up with all of you an do better, this weekend we are going to a wedding in South Jersey and I won't be around the computer. I send all a big hug and I hope you have a wonderful wonderful weekend..

Hello to everyone and big hugs !!..

answered May 03 at 21:57

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Tyson
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Happy Saturday Red Hots!.

Your Saturday Cheerleader checking in!.

Blanche's DM yesterday got me thinking about how disappointments can sabbotage us while making life changes and losing weight. A familiar one for me in the past is that since I didn't lose weight this week, I must not be able to lose anymore and can eat whatever I want. Another common one is wanting immediate results to life changes. When it doesn't happen, we can get disappointed and we don't carry through. Is this happening anywhere in your life right now?.

I found many articles on dealing with disappointment - here is a bit from.

Http://www.extremeultrarunning.com/Dealing.htm:.

*Honest and appropriate preparation is a must..

*Have a plan but be flexible. Change the plan when appropriate..

*Appreciate the hard times. They make the easier times seem even better..

*Keep pushing. Don't give up. Don't give in..

*Constantly ask yourself, "Am I doing my best right now in these circumstances?".

*Realize that the time of suffering in a race is miniscule when compared to your entire life. You can bear that..

*Not achieving a goal can act as the little irritant necessary for an oyster to create a beautiful pearl..

*Realize the sun will rise the next morning..

*Realize it is the character, diligence, and perseverance of the racer that is most important - not necessarily the actual outcome of the race..

*Look ahead and prepare for tomorrow. For excellence is not a gift given, but a skill perfected..

I hope you all have a wonderful OP/OW/OE Saturday! See you at the weigh in!..

answered May 03 at 23:36

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Happy Saturday.

REDS..

Only 1 or 2 more days to that dreaded weigh-in for week two. Not to be dreaded if you have been 100% OP, OW because third part of the equation will reflect that. Have a positive focused day & to help you, the.

DM.

Leave limitations behind. Whatever you think is holding you back is not what is truly holding you back. What's holding you back is your thought that something is holding you back..

Your limitations have precisely the power that you choose to give them. Ignore them and they become irrelevant. [..

answered May 03 at 23:50

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Happy Sat Red Hots!!!.

Where is everyone at?.

John.

- Congrats and you can check in everyday and be a RH Cheerleader. We are so proud of you Mister..

Blanche.

- What would we do without you? Iono, I think I'd be a mess without your DM's young lady..

Terri.

- I went to the Price is Right a few years back when Bob was the host and my friend got on the show. I helped her bid and win several things. She looked back while bidding on the item to get on stage and I put up a 5 to represent $500, which was the exact amount of the item, so she got the extra $$ for being dead on. She won the showcase, so we got to go on stage at the end of the show. A friend of mine in Ohio recognized me and called to see if that was really me on TV. Too funny huh? I love Bob too and even sang "I'll Always Love You" to him.



I sure hope that everyone is having an excellent OP day! ~Nich..

answered May 04 at 01:19

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Nich - what an awesome TPIR story. I used to watch it with my grandmother when she babysat us as a little one in the early 70s when Pintos were the hot giveaway cars! I love that show..

We hiked up to Whiskeytown Falls today. Its about 1.7 miles up hill and then 1.7 miles back down. The kids were real troopers and didn't complain once. So beautiful up there. Its good to get out and get moving. We're talking about taking another hike tomorrow.

May we all have good weigh ins this week..

See ya later alligators!..

answered May 04 at 02:30

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This chat thread is NO MORE!!!.

Here are the links to the....

Chat thread....

Weigh in thread..

answered May 04 at 02:32

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