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asked Apr 30 at 11:38

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I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some Googling and get back to you if I find an useful answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably know..

answered Apr 30 at 12:02

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KISS Challenge... week 3.... reporting thread GO TO:..

answered Apr 30 at 12:24

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Glad you are feeling better. Those are very, very scary episodes, especially if you smash your head on the toilet like I did. I literally had PTSD episodes after that incident... for the first 10 min after my showers for a good 3 months. I was always afraid I was going to do it again. Thankfully my anxiety has decreased since then, since no other episodes and I can take my shower without being fearful for the first 10 min after I'm done.

But I certainly did. I stressed out big time after showers for quite a while just waiting for it to happen again. But I can't stand dirt on me or my hair feeling greasy, so I knew I had to take one each day anyways...

answered Apr 30 at 13:59

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Welcome to Team Purple!!!.

Glad to have you. This is a great group of purple losers we have in the castle. We are here for each other!!!..

answered Apr 30 at 14:45

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Thank you Cori for getting those together..

WTG Jessica... you kept up with me!.

I obviously didn't get to do WW on friday. Got home late on thursday night... crashed. Worked all day on friday... then had to run daughter into town to spend the night with someone else to go on a trip early saturday morning... and then I went straight to bed...

For my 3rd and final... (I think) tattoo..

Then Saturday... barely got back into town and had to be at a meeting... and was there until 9:30pm, PST. So... finally trying to catch up on things now. Got to clean up the castle...

That the castle needs a little straightening up. Everybody does so good at inviting in the newbies though... that is AWESOME! Thanks!..

answered Apr 30 at 15:26

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Drink that water... that is the key to keeping the ketones flushed out of the system. You keep hold of the ketones... you slow down weight loss. You need a minimum of 64 ou/day. Minimum!! If you are eating things that are dry...

You need to up the water intake as you are not getting the water that is normally in the food that isn't configured into the 64 ounces..

Glad to have you... and pull up the exercise equipment of your choice and drink up!.

OPOWOE! (on plan, on water, on exercise)..

answered Apr 30 at 15:42

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There is always room in the castle... we have lots of room to grow! WELCOME!!!.

Be sure to tell us a little about yourself and grab the banner from the first page. you just remove the ** to make it work in your signature...

answered Apr 30 at 16:49

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Hope you are feeling better now.... TOM can get the best of all of us!..

answered Apr 30 at 18:03

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Marni... you just flew right past me... you have done just AWESOME!!! You will do great with transition and maintenance.. I just know it! The new you... is just fantastic! Be very proud of yourself! You've accomplished it and you are such a great example to us all!..

answered Apr 30 at 19:04

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The scale isn't a good measurement when you are doing more exercising... and toning up. Your NSV (non-scale victories) say it all. Fitting into the clothes that didn't fit before is a huge accomplishment!!!.

Measure yourself... that will give you numbers you desire and can show you the loss... as well as those pics that you can do side by side comparisons with...

answered Apr 30 at 19:18

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Welcome Luann! Glad to have you. You are a Team Purple member now!.

Just come on by and chat with everyone... we are all here for one another! I am the team captain... but you all lead this group! I try to stir up some discussion once in a while when it starts to get quiet too..

This is the purple peeps group! There are many in different stages of the "lets get healthy" process. Some newbies, some zooming right along with accomplishing goals, and some of us who are inching closer to goals. We participate in challenges... challenges last for 6 weeks. We are just reporting our week 3 this weekend. You do not have to participate in the challenges to be a part of the team. We love having cheerleaders and new team purple members to be supportive of...

answered Apr 30 at 19:51

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Lisa... hope all is going well!!! Have a great weekend!..

answered Apr 30 at 21:27

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Thank you for posting results! I had a feeling we did awesome! All of you girls had some great losses this week!..

answered Apr 30 at 22:57

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Remember... drink the water... flush out those ketones! Will help with the headache too. Drinking your water will help keep you full so you aren't as apt to be chased around the room by the cake..

I'm like a few of the others... a daily + weigher. It can be an addictive thing.... and can be destructive too. Make sure you remember that some days you might not show loss... and then boom...

The more likely you are to show the loss... except with TOM days...

answered May 01 at 00:35

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Nice to see you around Crystal!.

Your pics are looking fabulous!!! The present pic is awesome!..

answered May 01 at 01:14

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If you haven't been on plan for 3 weeks yet... your body hasn't adjusted to the decrease in calories... and you are using up even more calories. Your body will hold on to weight. Also, when you are due to start exercise... if you do too much and get your calories less than 700/day, your body will go into a mode of trying to preserve things...

Important that you drink, drink, drink that water. I can't say it enough. If you don't flush out ketones... you will slow the weight loss down. It is very difficult to drink too much water! I am usually at a general intake of 6-8 liters a day of water.... I have drank 12 liters in a day once.

But I had a long day and drank, drank, drank and before I knew it... I was up to that amount. Noone needs to drink that much... but I'm just saying, 64 ounces is minimum.... that is only 2 liters.

I am one who barely drank 64 ounces to start... but you can work your way up to a larger routine of water intake... and it does help!..

answered May 01 at 01:28

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Ok... I think I am the chatty one here!!! LOL.

I took up page one.. and most of page two!.

But I got all caught up I think!.

Be sure to check out the new tat on the previous thread... It's pretty!..

answered May 01 at 02:08

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Welcome all the new purple peeps! I am so glad you are all here and are happy Medifasters. I am a happy medifaster! Spent yesterday at Six Flags over Texas in the morning and a volleyball tourney until 9 last night. Got up to take DD to a the friend who was driving them out to the tourney this AM at 5:45. I have exercised and now am taking my DS to Hebrew school and we have his Bar Mitzvah meeting. Yes, 1.5 years to go!! OY VEY! I will catch up with you all later..

I think we need a few questions and some reintroductions- I will think, while I zone out at the meeting! TTYL!..

answered May 01 at 03:04

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Morning Peeps,.

Beautiful sunny day here. I am off to the gym and then to my sisters. Have a great day everyone...

answered May 01 at 03:28

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Ok here are my questions- take time and think about these, copy and paste them into word and answer them slowly- These could be a bit more challenging!.

1) First a quick introduction about you personally- All members..

2) What brought you to Medifast and the world of weightloss?.

3) What challenge/milestone have you taken on through this process?.

4) What has been your favorite part of Medifast- All members?.

5) Is there any book, website or cookbook you want to share with everyone?.

6) Find an article or words of wisdom for the team to print and keep in their notes..

7) For newbies- what questions have you been afraid to ask so you haven't but you really need to, so ask away!..

answered May 01 at 04:01

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First a quick introduction about you personally- All members..

I am Marni Kaner, from Dallas. I have lived in Texas all my life and never plan to leave. I am an almost 41 year SAHM with a part time work at home job. I am a tireless PTA volunteer. I have put everyone ahead of myself until this past 8 months. And you know what, I like putting me first now.

I have a 14 yo DD who plays club volleyball right now and that takes up a great deal of time. I have an 11yo DS who is my sweetie! I have been married to DH for almost 18 years. I have been overweight a huge portion of my adult life. I was thin a few years in college and when we first got married..

What brought you to Medifast and the world of weightloss?.

On July 11, 2009 I went to CareNow with a bladder infection. The doctor said I did have an infection, but I also had glucose in my sample and was a T2 Diabetic. She said let me tell you what I am doing and proceeded to tell me all about Medifast. She goes to the same Medifast center I joined and I still see her often when I go to weigh in. My father was an uncontrolled T2 for many years and I saw what it did to his body. I do not want that and do not want my children to do what I had to do for him..

What challenge/milestone have you taken on through this process?.

I have had to figure out how to put myself first. I think I might have that figured out! I also had to figure out how to make this a permanent change to my life. I had to learn to cook differently and more healthy, to read lables correctly and to become a healthy person. To me this process is not just about weight loss but about a life change..

What has been your favorite part of Medifast- All members?.

I love the ease. I love that I didnt have to think about preparing 6 meals a day. I just couldnt do Medifast at this point in my life. I needed ease and a pretty no brainer. That is what Medifast is! That is what I have loved..

Is there any book, website or cookbook you want to share with everyone?.

1- The Beck Diet Solution. If you have not looked into this book, go look at it. I know it is not for everyone, but there are great things in it..

2- The Stella Style cook books are all great low carb recipes-.


3- Web MD-http://www.webmd.com/diet/guide/health-and-diet-eating-healthy I love their newleters!.

Find an article or words of wisdom for the team to print and keep in their notes. I am posting this separate so you can print it or save it!.

For newbies- what questions have you been afraid to ask so you haven't but you really need to, so ask away!.

PLEASE ask anything from personal to strange! I know I had a million questions...

answered May 01 at 05:03

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Here is my article- This is from WEB MD.

5 Ways to Set Sensible Weight Loss Goals.

Resolve to lose slowly.

"Medically, most clinicians would say goals of losing five to 10 percent [of your start weight] are achievable," says Jennifer A. Linde, PhD, assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. So if you weigh 200 pounds, a reachable target would be to lose 10 to 20 pounds..

Do the math.

"A realistic goal is losing 1 to 2 pounds a week to stay healthy," says Linde. That means being realistic about your time frame. If you need to lose 25 pounds, figure you are embarking on at least a three-month program. Fifty pounds? Assume a time frame of at least six months. Aim to burn 500 to 1000 calories a day either by eating less, exercising more, or both..


Set short term goals.[/.

U] Reach for minimilestones. Instead of focusing on just losing 25 pounds, go for and celebrate that first 5-pound loss..

Track your progress..

Record your successes in a way that works for you. Take advantage of online programs, use a notebook, or keep a journal. Whatever keeps you on track..

Think about long-term goals..

"It's OK to think big, Linde says, "but it may mean starting small and working towards a big goal." So if your long-term goal is losing 50 pounds in a year, for example, maybe your short-term goal is getting through the day without eating too much...

answered May 01 at 06:11

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OK, Are you kidding? I mean I want to thank the Academy and I want to thank all those who helped me get to goal......


I just.


To stop by..

You know since I am.


On this site!.

I am also the.

Queen of in my little palace.

, so naturally, I thought you all were creating a thread for this LOSER!.


Have a great time in your castle, folks..

I 'll be holding the Goal Door Open for you when you get here, 'k?..

answered May 01 at 06:55

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LOL Funny!!! We are just chatting away the weight in here!.

We have several close to goal right now! They have the foot in the door!..

answered May 01 at 07:44

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1) First a quick introduction about you personally- All members..

Kristie... The team leader here..

I am a RN, BSN, Wound, Ostomy, and Continence specialty nurse, and Health Coach. I have 3 children. A 5.5 years span between each child. One is 14, one is 9, and one is 3. The middle child is a boy, the other two are girls. I have been overweight since college.

I met my husband just a tad heavier than I am now. My husband is currently deployed overseas to Iraq. This is his second deployment via the Oregon Army National Guard. When he returns he will be eligible for his 20 year. I play piano, and have done so since age 5.

I have several new loves, one of which usually results in injury... but I'm going to master it.... Sandboarding. I am becoming more and more active, and am loving it! I no longer shock my oldest daughter when we go shopping for clothes.... now she's picking out the cute clothes for me too..

2) What brought you to Medifast and the world of weightloss? I had seen it advertised for over 5 years. I kept saying no, don't want to pay that much for food that probably isn't any good anyways.... finally after a trip to the Bahamas and looking at my photos I was disgusted with my photos, and embarrassed. I felt young, hip, and full of energy... but didn't look it. I decided I had it...

But decided that I could no longer wait... as the weight was getting me more and more depressed..

3) What challenge/milestone have you taken on through this process? Hitting the 100# mark, and then I back tracked a bit. DH came home on leave and some unhealthy choices set in. Now that I'm to a better weight, it is difficult to stay on track..

4) What has been your favorite part of Medifast- All members? I have met some wonderful people going through the same experiences and journey as me. It is great to see their success and get inspiration from what they are accomplishing too!.

5) Is there any book, website or cookbook you want to share with everyone? The Beck book is one that all should invest in..

6) Find an article or words of wisdom for the team to print and keep in their notes..

Listen and ask questions to those around you... there are many with great words of wisdom...

answered May 01 at 09:13

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Hi Purple Peeps! Good Monday morning.

Can't wait to see how everyone did with their weight loss for the Kiss Challenge. Getting so close to the 100's!!!! I have a quick question for everyone. Is there anything you do or can take to help with the gas issues that Medifast causes?.

Does anyone else have this problem?..

answered May 01 at 09:19

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1) First a quick introduction about you personally.

I am Lisa. I am 46 and live in the Boston area. I grew up right in the city (Cambridge) and like Marni in Dallas, I will never leave. I tried living in Florida for a few years but being from a really close Irish family I didnt like being away from them. I am a CPA and the Controller of a Venture Capital Firm. I have been about 30 to 40 pounds overweight my entire adult life but in the past 5 or six years I ballooned up to almost 100 pounds over.

I have a lot of confidence in my work but on the personal side, not so much. Being fat has held me back in the world of relationships. I was with a guy for years who was like the food police and always made me self conscious about my weight. But I am ready to take the big step. I need to get a personal life! I want to be thin and healthy and stay that way and share all that I have to offer.

2) What brought you to Medifast and the world of weight loss?.

I had tried everything else and was looking for a diet that helped you lose the weight quicker. I didnt want it to take 3 years to get the weight off. I found an ad for Medifast on line and figured why not give this one a try?.

3) What challenge/milestone have you taken on through this process?.

Like any diet, the first time you do it it seems easy. I made it through with minimal challenges until I was about 8 pounds from goal. At that point, I decided to go off plan and ignore the maintenance part. I thought I could do it on my own. Boy was I wrong. 40 pounds back on and now I am trying again.

Now I know that following the maintenance plan is key. Adding food back in a healthy way teaches you to stay healthy..

4) What has been your favorite part of Medifast-.

My favorite part of Medifast is the boards and all the great people I have meet on this journey. This is the first diet I have ever been on where there is true support at your fingertips. If you are struggling or having really bad cravings, just get on your computer and talk to somebody..

5) Is there any book, website or cookbook you want to share with everyone?.

The Beck Diet Solution is a must.

6) Find an article or words of wisdom for the team to print and keep in their notes..

Ill get back to you on this one..

answered May 01 at 10:32

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Sorry guys -.

So I didn't loose anything last week. I hit the big plateau. I think going back to the gym was the catalyst. I am hoping that this week will now be a big week. My body will adjust to the workouts and the weight will come off!.

That being said, It felt to great to be back at the gym. I worked out 4 times last week. This is the one thing I know I need to make a habit again. Once I get into the routine I love going to the gym. I had a foot injury that has kept me from doing any wieght bearing cardio and I used that as an excuse to not go to the gym. So now I am back and I will ride the bike and lift weights and do strenght training.

So this is what I am going to do. I will ride the bike at least 4 times a week and do strenght training 3 times a week. And by the summer, I WILL BE HOT!..

answered May 01 at 11:15

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First a quick introduction about you personally- All members..

My name is Lynne. I am 40 years old and am a secretary for Empire State College. I live in upstate NY with my husband of 20 years and 3 children. Two sons who are 19 and 20 and our daughter who is 17. Our youngest is graduating this year so we are on the verge of pre-empty nesting. That brings a whole new set of challenges as our time is ours for the first time..

What brought you to Medifast and the world of weightloss?.

I have gained and lost the same 100 pounds several times. The most recent was two years ago when my husband and I went through some personal struggles and I lost a huge amount of weight very quickly. When life returned to normal I gained about 50 pounds really rapidly and woke up one day and thought no way am I gaining the next 50 back too. A member of another forum I belong to mentioned Medifast and his success so I started investigating and decided to give it three months and go from there..

What challenge/milestone have you taken on through this process?.

I am slowly learning that it really is okay to do this for me and that no one else is suffering because I am taking the time I need to do this right..

What has been your favorite part of Medifast- All members?.

I love knowing I can just grab any mix and match of 5 meals and I know what I have to eat without a lot of figuring it out. I also wanted a program that allowed me to eat a main meal with my family.,.

Is there any book, website or cookbook you want to share with everyone?.

Not really..

Find an article or words of wisdom for the team to print and keep in their notes.

Let me think about this one for a while..

answered May 01 at 11:52

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I know what you mean!! The first couple of water wars I was blown away at how much water people drank!! But now it is second nature to drink 150-200 ounces of water per day! I just keep filling up my water bottle and keep drinking! A water bottle between each meals helps me to stay on top of things with my water drinking..

answered May 01 at 12:51

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WHY DO YOU HATE ME MARNI?!?!?!?! WHY OH WHY?!?!?!? lol.. I can't even begin to look at this, I have a paper to finish writing. LOL..

answered May 01 at 14:15

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Um... I say to relieve gas just FART!!!.

I hear Bean-O works well but I don't know personally, sorry.

SLOW weight week though... ugh!!..

answered May 01 at 15:55

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Bad week for me too and I think it is because I started walking with my neighbor... but it WILL all come off... next week will be a better loss week!!..

answered May 01 at 16:14

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Hi Purple Peeps ~.

Sorry I have been MIA...will catch up with all of you soon. Hope everyone is doing good!!!.

Have a Fab Tuesday!!..

answered May 01 at 16:21

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1) First a quick introduction about you personally- All members..

My name is Joy. I'm married with three kids, 13 yr old stepson, 4 yr old son and 2 yr old daughter. I'm a banker for a major US and int'l bank. I live on Long Island, NY and never have time to enjoy much. You gals can understand. full-time working mom doesn't leave a whole lot of "free" time..

2) What brought you to Medifast and the world of weightloss?.

Like most, I've been overweight my whole life, but it really started getting out of hand when I had my son. I was 241 lbs when he was born, 21 months later came my daughter and I was 225 lbs. When my daughter was turned 1 I realized I should probably stop blaming the weight on the babies, I was 215 lbs. My husband is a teacher and someone at his school was doing Medifast and having great results. He told me about it and I loved the ease and the results!.

3) What challenge/milestone have you taken on through this process?.

I went off plan after losing 35lbs, I managed to lose another 10 on my own over the summer of 2009, but by the time the holidays rolled around I fell back into some old habits. But, now I'm back..

4) What has been your favorite part of Medifast- All members?.

The ease- I love the mix and match approach. I just grab what fits into my day and I'm done thinking about it. Its really helped break my attachment to food. Now I don't dream about the next big meal. Just check the clock, "oh- 2 1/2 hours have gone by, I should eat something." I love that..

5) Is there any book, website or cookbook you want to share with everyone?.

I like the low-carb slowcooker, it works for Medifast and it's great during the winter..

6) Find an article or words of wisdom for the team to print and keep in their notes..

I'll come back to this.

7) For newbies- what questions have you been afraid to ask so you haven't but you really need to, so ask away!..

answered May 01 at 17:31

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I am Melissa from Colorado. I am 43 years old and have 3 children and 2 grandchildren; son-26, daughter-19, daughter-12, grandson-3, and grandson-9 months. I am divorced after 20yrs of marriage and trying to figure out who exactly I am. I have been overweight most of my adult life and was tired of being ill and exhausted all the time. The biggest reason though was my father had lung cancer and after watching him die, I decided I wanted to live a long life and finally be healthy..


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HonestlyI think Medifast was brought to me. I had never heard of it before and just by chance came across an article that rated the best weight loss plans according to the users. Medifast was at the top. I looked up the site and started reading about the program and noticed the results were amazing. Because most of what I read was from real people, and so many of them were pleased with the program, on a whim I ordered it. I didnt even think about it.

Now I know that I can afford it because I am actually eating only one meal a day that requires extra cash. No money spent on going out to lunch or going to the snack shop or vending machines. I knew it would be the time for me to lose weight because it just all fell into place..


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I was doing great for the first 3 weeks but then my father passed away. I realized I did not have enough experience with the program to stay on target during that time. I look back now and know that I probably could have but I used it as an excuse to eat my sorrows away once again. I have been trying again to get to that place I was at. I found it is just like anything elseIf you get off the roll it's hard to get back on again. So it's best not to take any chances and just stay OP..


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The fact that there is no thinking involved is the best part of the program for me. I cannot stick to anything where I am counting calories or cooking or even writing things down (although I do log my meals on this site because once againno thinking involved.) The simpler the better for me, thats always been my motto..


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When I find one I will post it..


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I cant really think of anything. I usually search the boards and have always found an answerIs it the right one? I dont know..


answered May 01 at 18:19

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Sorry for all the format jargon....I didnt copy and paste correctly!!..

answered May 01 at 18:29

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First a quick introduction about you personally- All members..

My name is Kim. I live in southwest Arkansas and teach Computer Applications to 8th & 9th graders. I am married for nearly 19 years and a mom of 3 boys ages 15, 12, and 5..

What brought you to Medifast and the world of weightloss?.

I have been overweight most of my adult life. I thought I was fat while in high school but now I know I was at a great weight. (only to even get close to that now) I did get to my goal weight once 14 years ago with Weight Watchers. I have tried every diet under the sun. I first came upon Medifast in 2005. I lost 40 lbs and then got derailed over summer vacation.

Got down to around 200 again and have been fluctuating back and forth for a while now. I'm so ready to get out of the 190s so that maybe (finally) I can say goodbye to the 200s forever..

What challenge/milestone have you taken on through this process?.

I started working out with a personal trainer last year. I am really focusing on getting in shape and never giving up, no matter how long it takes me!!.

What has been your favorite part of Medifast- All members?.

It is the fastest way to lose weight WHEN I follow the program. There is no other program that I have found that works faster!.

Is there any book, website or cookbook you want to share with everyone?.

I have the Beck Diet Solution and have tried to start it several times. It has really good information in it though..

Find an article or words of wisdom for the team to print and keep in their notes..

"Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't, I give myself reasons why I can."..

answered May 01 at 20:07

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1) First a quick introduction about you personally- All members..

I'm Denise - 43 yrs old - from Oregon... I'm wife -20 years- mom - 3 teens (16,15,14) - ringleader to at least a dozen house animals.

2) What brought you to Medifast and the world of weightloss?.

Years and years of yo yo dieting and when I lost some weight and stopped I decided I had to end the cycle and seriously get healthy. So medifast came up in a fluke conversation and I grabbed it and ran with it and thank goodness I did!.

3) What challenge/milestone have you taken on through this process?.

Not sure....

4) What has been your favorite part of Medifast- All members?.

I love the portion sizes, ease of meals, and yummy food..

5) Is there any book, website or cookbook you want to share with everyone?.

Dr. Anderson's companion guide. I'm working my way through it and it is helping me to reevaluate my life and make better choices and changes..

6) Find an article or words of wisdom for the team to print and keep in their notes..

Use a 20 ounce water bottle and start your water early in the morning and be sure to drink at least one after every meal during the day (not so much on the evening or night meals - else you'll never get enough sleep)..

7) For newbies- what questions have you been afraid to ask so you haven't but you really need to, so ask away!..

answered May 01 at 20:57

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I hit my 1/2 way weightloss point this morning!! Actually passed it!! Woohoo!!..

answered May 01 at 21:23

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Yea Jess. Awesome Awesome..

I am pretty close to mine. I am crossing fingers and toes to be there in two weeks...

answered May 01 at 21:52

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Thanks my friends!! I knew when I got up that today would be a great day!! Further proof is that my walking partner cancelled for today!! lol, I didn't feel like walking!! lol..

answered May 01 at 22:29

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YEAH!! Way to go!! I know exactly how exciting that is!!..

answered May 01 at 23:22

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Shopping- Since I am wearing a shirt from my 14 yo daughter's closet since I own no short sleved shirts... I decided to go get some basics..

I went to Wal-mart to value shop- The first set I tried on 8/10s since I thought I wore an 8 and 4/6 sounded way too small. That was a BUST everything was too big. I went and got the 4/6s and they FIT!! I was amazed! I shopped very carefully and bought 3 capris (black, khaki and denim) and two bermudas (khaki and denim). I bought two t-shirts. Now I need a few more t-shirts, but I haven't owned 5 pairs of bottoms (plus the jeans I have on) at the same time that fit for about 7 months..

Thanks to the Purple team and medifast- this was a great NSV day in my life!..

answered May 02 at 00:29

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Way to Go!!! Yippee!!! I bet it feels wonderful!!.

I still think you should put together a Medifast cookbook or something! Or better yet open up a Medifast Bistro and be the Head Chef!!..

answered May 02 at 00:46

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Marni- That is sooo cool! I can't even imagine being in a 4/6...How exciting!! I havent been excited to go shopping in a long time. It always depresses me...

answered May 02 at 02:17

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Lynn - You are doing great!! We started at the same time and look at you go!! I keep kicking myself for getting Off program. But no need wasting tears on the past. Its all about the future baby!!..

answered May 02 at 03:06

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The optimism of youth is just amazing to me. My DD17 is a bit ditzy, way artsy and just alot of fun. Quick on the uptake not so much. She has a three day cheer competition in Atlantic City in May. The same weekend as junior prom. She had prom last year so this is for her (current status ex just friends) boyfriend.

Simple solution it would seem choose competition or prom. She is absolutely convinced she can do both. With not one ounce of doubt in her head. Now she has to cheer all three days of the competition (the higher the level the later in the day you perform) so we will probably be pretty late in the day. OMG, seriously she doesn't see the issue.

I put in black and white...........She still has no doubt she can make it work. LOL. We were cracking up at her..

So my point is I would love to have her enthusiasm for life and her optimism that nothing can touch me and nothing can go wrong way of thinking. It is so refreshing to see life through the eyes of kids...

answered May 02 at 04:35

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Thanks Melissa. Although I have never done Medifast in the past. I have started and failed so many diets in my life. Ugghhh...I just knew this time I was ready. I spent alot of time preparing myself emotionally including over a year of counseling. I had to get my head in order before I even started..

You have had some tough times to overcome. You are back and that is the next first step...

answered May 02 at 05:16

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Where is the reporting thread for last weeks weight loss? I can't read it from the front of this thread. Can someone point me in the right direction?..

answered May 02 at 05:26

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HE LADIES!!! Guess what??? I am sponsoring a WATER WAR WEEKEND!!! Anyone can participate!!.

Just track your water for the whole weekend and report it... you can start any time! Reach for 200 ounces for the entire weekend!.

I am trying to be positive and hopeful... life is good and each day seems better!.

Question for all of you (see if we can up the chatter).

What is one thing you do for YOURSELF every day??.

My answer... each day I fix my hair and put on lipstick... it makes me feel pretty!!..

answered May 02 at 05:28

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Well, reporting for last week is over. You can only report on Sunday and Monday. And reporting for this week will be posted on Sunday..

Be sure to post on Sunday or Monday in order to be counted.

Last weeks is:..

answered May 02 at 06:56

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Yes.... the next thread for sunday/monday reporting (which is the required day(s) for weigh-ins for challenge) will be up saturday late night, early sunday morning..

I am in another town... have been since thursday. Lots of day and night meetings. So I will be posting when I can for the threads... I should be able to do it early sunday morning..

I've been having fun. Lots of compliments from those who haven't seen me for a while..

Thank you Soopermommy for sponsoring the waterwar for the weekend... that's awesome!!.


answered May 02 at 08:32

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Hopefully we get some people in drinking up and using their throne... we ARE the Royal Purples, no??.

I have 32 ounces down and have challenged my son to do 1/2 the water that I am doing..

answered May 02 at 09:46

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My weekend goal for water is 350 ounces. I am chugging chugging today because we are going out for dinner. Only second time since starting and I am a nervous wreck. A true test to me and my will power...

answered May 02 at 10:45

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You can do it LYnne!!! I know eating out is stressful to me too... just remember add about 30% to the uncooked weight of a meat in order to judge how much you are getting... So....

6.6 ounce cut of beef would cook to about 5 ounces (UNCOOKED *medium-rare a little more like 6 ounces, Medium well about 7 ounces).

8 ounces raw poultry.

9.3 ounces leanest raw seafoods (shrimp, lobster, squid, or non-fatty fish etc.).

Tell the hubby to say NO to any bread at the table (to show support), ask for a pitcher of water, BRING YOUR OWN SALAD DRESSING, and make sure you specify DRY, STEAMED, and UNSEASONED veggies (NO CARROTS)... Ask how they prepare the foods and tell them no butter, oil, etc. be specific with your server and tell them your limitations... if they ask why tell them you are DEATHLY allergic and how important it is that the chef knows and understands. Or tell the truth.

I dont know, people just seem to take the word "allergy" more serious than "diet.".

You will do GREAT!!!.

I am up to 64 ounces of water so far today.....

answered May 02 at 10:52

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Great advice Jessica!.

It's been a goodish weekend. My scale finally moved!.

My NSV is that my wedding reception dress FITS!!! It's been 20 years and I can zip it and everything!.

Water war is good... I can at least make the 200 oz this weekend..

Hope everyone else is doing fantastic!..

answered May 02 at 11:28

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Well, I managed 5 of my 32 ounce bottles today and now I am sucking down a 24 ounce... not sure I will finish it off though..

Hope dinner went well, Lynne!!..

answered May 02 at 12:03

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Ok.... I want some numbers on sunday... who has drank how much.... I'm off to start the new threads!..

answered May 02 at 12:40

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Stop HERE!!!.

Go to the new thread for Team Purple.....

answered May 02 at 12:50

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