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Question I have... How many milligrams of Medifast should someone take? Thanks for any comment. Another quick question... Power, verb.

1 : to supply with power and especially motive power.

2 : to move with great speed or force.

Power , noun.

1: ability to act or produce an effect.


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If you want to be powerful, if you want to move with great speed and force, if you have the ability to act or produce an effect, then you are in the right place!.

The Power Team.

Is a place to give and get support, motivation, encouragement and accountability. The purpose of this team is to promote powerful women who are fighting the battle, and winning! We are fighting to take back our health, our bodies and our lives. We move with purpose, we have focus, and are committed to being the best that we can be. A Powerful Woman does her very best to stay on plan because she knows it will strengthen her body, her mind and her soul..

A Powerful Woman.

Does not get discouraged when the scale does not move, does not get discouraged when she stumbles, she just jump us and strides ahead. There is no stopping a Powerful Woman! We are committed to our health and are in this to empower ourselves as well as those around us. We want to motivate others to embody the spirit of a Powerful Woman..

If you would like to join this amazing team, please take a minute and introduce yourself, tell everyone why you are a.


And let us know what your goals are...

asked Apr 30 at 11:08

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I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the answer to that question. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I got an anything. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could give you help..

answered Apr 30 at 12:43

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Here is the link for our banner, isn't is awesome!!! A big THANK YOU to Rachel for helping me with the tag line and to Dee for creating the awesome banner..

Just copy and past the banner link into your signature and don't forget to remove the ***..

answered Apr 30 at 13:03

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"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." Winston Churchill..

answered Apr 30 at 13:53

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My name is Chris, I am 41 years old (soon to be 42), and this is my second time on medifast. The first time I did my own thing with it, lost a bunch of weight, kept it off for awhile then gained it all back plus some. This time, I am committed to doing it right. I start every day affirming to myself that I will be on plan all day!.

On the personal side, I am married (23 years yesterday) and have 4 children, 2 grandchildren, and 3 dogs. I am a critical care nurse and I teach nursing students part time. I would like to go full time teaching and am praying for an opening at our college. I am also considering going back to school. Needless to say, I live and breathe stress..

Saying "I am a powerful woman" is hard. I don't like to give myself that kind of credit but I think I need to if I want to be successful on this plan. Janelle, you had made a comment about letting go of our beliefs to get to the truth. That our beliefs get in the way of our success especially when we believe we can't be successful. I think being able to say "I am a powerful woman" is my first step in getting to my truth..


answered Apr 30 at 14:15

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Woohoo for the power team! So glad to have this place to come to!.

My name is Kelly, I am 25 and married for 4 years to my wonderful husband Jacob. We have two cats and a golden pup that we love to death! Our goal is to become parents and do it healthy! My personal goals are to become a freelance photographer in the future, to shop at normal clothing stores and wear a cute sun dress and heels someday and feel like a sexy woman, to be able to keep up with all of my healthy family and friends, and to be confident in who I am and what I want and not let my weight hold me back from doing everything that I've always wanted..

I'm a power woman because I am NOT giving up. I am taking back my life and my health and even when I feel tempted, or even when the scale doesn't give me quite what I want I stick with it, because I will overcome and be the woman I've always wanted!..

answered Apr 30 at 15:10

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I think my major goal is to get my old clothes off the top rack of my closet and back on the hangars where they belong! Or better yet, by new!!.


answered Apr 30 at 16:32

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YES, YES, YES, you are on your way to your truth!!! I am so proud of you. Just keep saying it, and soon you will believe it in your heart. Yes, you are a powerful woman!!!..

answered Apr 30 at 17:40

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, that's my girl! You truely are a powerful woman! You have done such a great job, and I am so proud of you..

We are overcoming women.

!!! We are overcoming everything that got us to this place - and we are winning this battle!!! Well done little soldier..

Hugs, Janell..

answered Apr 30 at 18:59

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Ladies, if you are not already committed to another team, I would love for the POWER TEAM to join the holiday challenge..

I can't imagine who could beat us!!!!!.

If you want to join forces and power through the holidays, let me know...

answered Apr 30 at 19:20

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Hey! First of all I loe the banner. Really awesome. Reminds me of a bond girl. Im so excitedd! lol. Just want to welcome everyone who joins our team and let you know that we are always here for you!.


answered Apr 30 at 20:29

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, You know more about this than me, so I things have changed since this post, please let me know. Thanks..

Are you getting nervous about the upcoming holidays? Need a little more support? How about some accountability? Then join us for the:.


To join one of the challenge teams send me (Dapher) a PM and I will get you placed on a team. But you need to hurry as the next challenge starts on November 23rd and ends January 3rd. Perfectly designed to get you through all three holidays..

Challenge Rules:.

Changes to rules are noted with **.

6 week challenge beginning November 23 and ending January 3rd..

Minimum number of team members = 8;.

Actual Loss/Gain will be reported each week, per individual.

Points will be reported for consuming at least 64oz of water per day - max 7 points per week, per individual..

** Points will be reported for up to 45 minutes of exercise, max 5** points per week, per individual..

Scores will be calculated on a percentage basis -.

For the Loss/Gain it is the amount lost relative to the previous week weightgains DO count.

For Water it is the points (0-7) reported relative to the maximum points allowed (7).

For Exercise it is the points (0-5) reported relative to the maximum points allowed (5).

Accumulated percentages from the 3 categories will be added for the final weekly team score..

Official weigh days are either Sunday or Monday of each week..

Team participants MUST report their stats (L/G), Water & Exercise) to their captain.

No later than Monday at 11:59pm EST. (Midnight Eastern Time).

Team Captains MUST turn their team stats in to siouxzq8 by email ().

No later than Tuesday at 11:59pm EST (Midnight EASTERN TIME)..

Team Members may have one (1) absence..

The member is NOT counted during the week of their miss to calculate percentages..

Upon their 2nd absence, they are dropped and will NOT be counted in future weeks..

They WILL be included in the final OVERALL results..

If a team member does not check in by the weigh day deadline (Monday 11:59pm EST) & already has 1 absence, they will be dropped...

answered Apr 30 at 21:53

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My name is Rachel. I am 20 years old and doing medifast and I am a POWERFUL women because I strive to be healthy and thin and am not giving up till I reach my goal. I am a overcomer of the negative thoughts. I am a POWERFUL OVERCOMING WOMAN EATING RIGHT!.


answered Apr 30 at 23:05

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Hellloooo Power Team! I'm up for the holiday challenge, as you can see below. As soon as we get ourselves together here with enough people, I'll switch myself over from Towanda/Transformers team on that..

I'm 38, (happily) divorced for ?? 5-6 years now, no kids, 1 cockerspaniel Wrigley who is like a kid. I'm an attorney, defense litigation, work in-house for an insurance company. Live and work in downtown Indianapolis. I've been here for ?? 12 years but grew up in Michigan, and my family (parents/sister) has lived in Athens/Atlanta, Georgia though for 15years now..

I'm here to kick fat's butt!.

I'm tired of not being able to wear the clothes I'd like to and walking around in head-to-toe black all the time. I'd like to get fit and make working out part of my life. My plan is to lose the weight on MF, build in the exercise habits, transition at goal, and maintain through exercise and moderation and diligent use of the scale every day!.


answered Apr 30 at 23:35

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I'll switch over from the Towanda team as well if we have 8 committed members...just let me know when we do and I would love to be in it with you guys.

Can we make a special holiday blast banner for our team for the challenge!? I think it would be fun to have one saying we are part of the holiday blast challenge but include the power team in it as well...I have seen another banner where a team did that and loved it!..

answered May 01 at 00:24

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Janell, i've been reading your posts and I do have to say you and your words are very inspirational. I was just going to continue to read them(and not post) but I think it'll be good to include myself on a team..

My name is Laura and I am 34. I have been on Medifast a couple times. I lose about 50 pounds and get too confident and then end up messing up and gaining it back. I think my main problem is I eat when stressed and i've been very stressed for quite a few years. I lost a son and a few months after that lost a pregnancy (another boy), found out my first son has autism, and my latest issue I'm dealing with is my marriage is falling apart. So needless to say I am stressed and fat.

I am going to beat this bulge though! I am a powerful and strong woman and I will do this to the finish this time. I am determined. Once I get this fat off of me I know I will have this inner happiness (which is my goal) that will help me to conquer everything. I know once I lose this weight my children will be happier too. I will have the energy to keep up with them and not to mention they will just be happier because I am. I haven't felt truly happy in a very long time and I am so ready to feel it again...

answered May 01 at 01:22

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, I just emailed the lady who makes these great banners, so hopefully we will have one soon!!! This is soooooooooo exciting!!!!..

answered May 01 at 01:31

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Hi, and WELCOME.

! I am so glad you decided to post. I thnk we are a really awesome group and we would love to have you here. I am so sorry for your loss and the challenging times you are going through. I hear the strength and determination in your words!! We are in a battle and I believe we will all win our own personal battles as well as our battle with weight. Being able to conquer our weight is so empowering and that power filters out into other areas of our lives..

I look forward to getting to know you better, and again, I am so glad you decided to post!! If you need anything at all, please email me!.


answered May 01 at 02:37

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Kelly, so glad you will fight with the Power Team - you are a warrior!!! I think you will be my #1 General!!! I will let you know as soon as I can about the new banner, I gave her the idea and I know she will do a great job. So gear up - CHALLENGE!!!..

answered May 01 at 03:39

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Awesome Janell...I can't wait to see what she comes up with! We will be awesome! I will be your #1 general for sure and we will make it through the holidays strong! Can you keep Ashley and I up to date on here as to how many members we have too and let us know when we have 8?.

Laura...WELCOME! So glad to have you here...you ARE one strong, POWERFUL woman. Your story really touched me, and I feel so blessed that you shared that with us. You really have been through a lot. You are such an inspiration though because look at you...you are here, motivated and strong and ready to get on plan and work toward your goals. I just wanted to let you know what a true inspiration you are!..

answered May 01 at 04:57

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Kelly, I just talked to Ashley, and I think she will be posting here, and I am also going to have everyone who commits sign in here, so we will know when we have 8. Hopefully it will be soon! Janell..

answered May 01 at 05:41

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Hi all, I want to join the Power Team and win this challenge with all of you. I have truly enjoyed the motivation and inspiration I have received from all of you..

My name is Traci, I have been married to a wonderful man for 15 years who loves me unconditionally even when I don't love myself. I have two beautiful daughters-10 and 12. I don't want to pass my weight hang-ups on to them. I want them to see a strong, powerful women that is in control and doesn't let things like food control her. I want them to know that all things are possible with God and friends to support you..

I want to make it through the holidays empowered by the fact that I stuck to my plan to lose weight and let nothing (like candy and pie) get in my way!!!..

answered May 01 at 06:55

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Hello My Name is Queen I am 32 yrs young newly married and a mother of 3 girls. I was born and raised in SF, Ca now I reside in Stockton, ca. I have been on Medifast for 2 weeks now and I am so excited about the new person I am soon to become..

I am a Powerful Woman because I am determined to have a healthier lifestyle not only for myself but for my family...I have hit my rock bottom and I am ready to get up. I am a woman of POWER!!!.

Janell I am interested in the challege...Lets do this!..

answered May 01 at 07:21

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Welcome Traci and Queen....you girls are powerful women...such an inspiration!.

Queen...my husbands brother lives in Stockton! How do you like it there? Woohoo...I'm glad you are up for the challenge! Lets beat the holiday eating together!!..

answered May 01 at 08:36

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Okay, with squatting/lungeing Queen on the team, I'm ready to switch it over! I notified Julie and Tina of Towanda that I'm switching over to Power Team. Janell~ Could we have an animated banner (like theirs below)? I'd love one without all the food and drink focus...

answered May 01 at 09:42

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Kelly~ Stockton is Ok...lol Honestly I dont like it at all..it is too slow for me I am use to the fast pace of the Bay area. DH is from Stockton I moved there a year ago right before we got married. But I talked him into moving back to the Bay so I wont be ther long YAY!! But it is a good place to buy a home and settle with Family..

Ashley~ Yay!! Gurl we are going to rock this challenge I am so excited. I agree we do need a nice banner for our team....

I noticed the challenge ends jan 3rd...Wow My B-day is Jan 2nd so this will be very challenging.....

answered May 01 at 10:34

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Hi I'm here! yayeee!.

I AM A POWERFUL WOMAN because I made the right choice of getting help thru medifast. I am tired of being overweight and when I lost weight and reach my goal I want to keep it off and not just make it a diet but a lifetime habit of being healthy period!..

answered May 01 at 11:42

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Playing around but what do think of this banner?..

answered May 01 at 13:08

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You found us!!! Welcome and I am so glad you stopped by. Yes, you are powerful and you will reach your goal and keep it off. This is such a great program and the support is amazing. Would you like to join the challenge that is starting soon? If so, let us know, we would love to have you. Janell..

answered May 01 at 13:23

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, do you want to be part of the challenge? Janell..

answered May 01 at 13:28

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I am having problems viewing my page and other peoples pages as well so if you added me a comment I cant read it.. so just message me thanks...

answered May 01 at 14:45

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Yes, I think the Medifast site has been have some technical difficulties the past few days, hopefully it will pass soon. Janell..

answered May 01 at 14:51

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OK, so far this is our team, we need more!!!.









WHO DID I MISS????????..

answered May 01 at 15:45

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Oh I'm sorry my name is Sadie, I live in anchorage alaska I am 25 years old with 5 children well 2 went to be with the lord. ive had all my kids thru c-sections and had them back to back my last were my set of twins and so I just piled the weight on from each birth... 05 06 07 08 and I'm taking a looooong break from having children because my last pregnancy was horrible. they said it was because I was overweight to why they could not find my spinalbone to do the spinal epidural method. so yea...ii moved from san francisco california about 12 years ago and I love it out here... I did love california but it was too fast for me this is a great place for opportunity and to raise my children and it's soo beautiful and clean!! crime rate is low and I love love love it besides being super cold it's wonderful on top of getting a dividend every year and just added this year thanks to sarah palin wooohoo a 1200 dollar check for heating gas expenses etc...!..

answered May 01 at 16:53

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Sadie, LOVE that name. Yeah Sara! You are a great addition to our group! Janell..

answered May 01 at 17:25

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You forgot me! You better put my name up there before I chicken out..

answered May 01 at 18:48

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You are so cute!!! You have been added - no chickens allowed - remember, YOU ARE A POWEFUL WOMAN!!!!! Janell..

answered May 01 at 19:55

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Queen..good work with the banners.

Maybe you could include "Triple Holiday Blast Challenge" since that is the name of the challenge. I know Janell got in touch with the person that made the banner we have now as well! So glad you are going to be part of the challenge...you will do awesome and it will be great to have ya! I can see how you would miss the bay area...I love San Francisco! Just too dang expensive to live there!!.

Hi Sadie and WELCOME! So glad to have you here! I have a step-sister that lives in Girdwood Alaska...such a beautiful place! Sounds like you stay nice and busy with five kids! You will do great on the program and board here!.

WOOHOO we are building quite the powerful team! Way to go!..

answered May 01 at 19:56

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It looks like we have enough people...or close to it, so I wrote Julie and Cindy to let them know I was switching over.

I'm so happy you guys decided to participate, we will do so great!..

answered May 01 at 20:02

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Wow! A 6 week challenge. That is probably just what I need! Count me in Janelle!.


answered May 01 at 20:05

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YES!!!!!!!! I am so excited for you to join us Chris, you are going to do great! Janell..

answered May 01 at 20:14

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Hi Everyone! We have enough to officially join the challenge!! We would love more people, so please let us know if you want to sign up. Kelly will be the team captain for this, so check in often as she will keep us updated on rules, etc..

You will need to do an official "weigh in" on Sunday, November 23 and report your starting weight to Kelly. You can either post your weight here or you can email Kelly at.

, just make sure you send her your official start weight as well as your weekly weight by Sunday of each week..

More to come - we are gonna Rock This Challenge!!!!!.

Janell and Kelly..

answered May 01 at 20:39

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Queen, thanks so much for taking the time to make those awesome banners!!! I think we may have to use one of the official challenge banners, but I will let you know for sure when I find out. Janell..

answered May 01 at 21:15

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If you have a few minutes, and are in the challenge, please take some time and read the rules which were posted earlier. There are a few things you will need to keep track of every day and then report to Kelly on Sundays. It is a good idea to become familiar with these things so there are no surprised! Kelly and I will keep you posted. Janell..

answered May 01 at 21:23

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Hi everyone! I'm so excited about this challenge!! Janell and I talked and like she said I will be team captain for this challenge. Since I am at home all day, it's easy for me to keep track of the stats and report them!.

As far as the challenge goes, Janell posted the rules in here earlier about what we need to do, so if you can take some time to look over them, that would be wonderful! I got the official stat sheet I need to send by Tuesday, so please make sure I get all your starting weights by Sunday evening! They will send out the rest of the official rules etc. at the end of next week, after she gets the stat sheets..

Lets stay on track...be the POWER TEAM we are...and kick some holiday butt.

On that...I want to make sure I have EVERYONE signed up that wants to do the challenge so far so I can keep the spreadsheet up to date....so here is who I have signed up so far:.

Kellytherascal (Kelly).


Rncdh1 (Chris).

Goinglean (Ashley).

Locoin (Laura).


Mygoalis160 (Sadie).

Tracer92 (Traci).

RachelC20 (Rachel).

Mrsdee3 (Angela).

Jkorbes (Jacob).

Queen...I don't think you've ever told us your name! We've always just called you Queen!.

If you gals know anyone else that wants to do the challenge, send them on over here and just tell them to post here..

answered May 01 at 22:53

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Hey I want to sign up but not sure how..

answered May 02 at 00:20

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Consider yourself signed up sweetie - glad to have you!!! Janell..

answered May 02 at 00:56

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Kelly, add Rachel to the list, and Queen is Queen, that is what I call her. Janell..

answered May 02 at 01:11

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Woohoo Rachel...so glad you are going to be part of the challenge!..

answered May 02 at 01:19

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I found out we can indeed make our own banner!.

My husband builds websites for a living, and offered to put together a banner for us - he did this pretty quick, so I thought I'd post it and see if you guys have any suggestions for any changes - any color changes, background changes etc., just let me know and we can mix it up a bit!..

answered May 02 at 01:39

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Kelly, I Love It!! You and Jacob did a great job, tell him thanks!!! Let us know when we can start waving the banner, this is sooooooooooo exciting. The Power Team is gonna kick some serious bootay in this challenge. We may be new, but we are gonna show everyone just how powerful we are!!!!!..

answered May 02 at 03:06

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Thanks Janell! I'm not one for creativity so I wasn't sure if it was too simple, but the flashing makes it a little bit more fun! My husband amazes me how fast he puts things together on the computer...thank goodness someone knows how to use all those fancy programs.

Hehe! Anyway, whenever everyone is good with it, I'll post the code and we can wave it proud! Don't hesitate to give me any suggestions though if you think something may look better!..

answered May 02 at 04:24

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I am so glad to have automatically been lead to our power team...

I catch myself on here more then I do my myspace lol. anywho I just got done reading the challenge and so ready to do this.. I'm still waiting for my order to get here but I already started today eating small portions every 3 hrs and had my lean and green meal for dinner. still trying to catch up drinking tons of water, since the discovery of crystal light I havent been takin in too much h20 but I have the power to do this ... we got a wonderful and encouraging motivated team and I look foward to being able to support each other thru our goals. gaining confidence is a journey that is achieved one step at a time! we can do this power team!..

answered May 02 at 05:18

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Sadie, we are so glad you are here too! Great idea, getting a head start on changing your eating, that will really help. I love your positive attitude and I am so excited for you to get started. Janell..

answered May 02 at 06:21

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Kelly~~ I looooove it!! Way cool! (Thanks for keeping the yummy food art out of it.)..

answered May 02 at 07:48

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Love the banner! I have November 23 marked on my calender. Do you prefer we email you directly with our challenge information or post in here?..

answered May 02 at 07:56

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Kelly, Janell~~ They say that this week is the "finale" for TopModel, so are they going to declare a winner from the 3? Did you see GG last night, Kelly? (I won't "out" us by fully identifying the show! haha) I believe that I know who dies in the next episode... Some of those outfits are un-bel-iev-able! That micro-band-mini that Serena had on for Tgiving!!?.

Welcome to our new Power Team members! Let's all don our black tights and heels and kick some butt! hehe.

Week 3 here and going strong... What's the skinny on week 3, Janell? I've been reading there's some stigma/ bad karma associated with it??..

answered May 02 at 08:51

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Well if everyone is happy with the banner we can start flying it!! (Don't forget to remove the ***.

Here is the code: [***IMG]http://i413.photobucket.com/albums/pp217/kellytherascal/powerteam.gif[/IMG].

Ashley...I haven't watched GG yet! I'm going to watch it this morning, so I'll come back on afterwards and let you know what I think.

Top model winner...I think McKey...Analeigh could take it, but I think McKey has that extra edge that will do better in the runway face off! You are welcome for keeping the food out of the banner..I like simple graphics and I sure as heck didn't want to be looking at food for 6 weeks!!.

Sadie...we are so glad to have you here! You are such a great addition to the board. It is funny how you are on here all time isn't it? I absolutely LOVE these boards! I could be on here all day if I didn't stop myself hehe.

Chris...I'm so glad you are looking forward to the challenge...we will do awesome! We are such strong women! I don't really have a preference as to how to get the information. If you need to get it in last minute, email is probably better because I will see it a bit more often than here, but I come on here a lot and check too...so really whatever you are comfortable with!.

I'm wondering how this week three is going to go too! I've heard it's dreaded, but I'm wondering why myself! Happy Tuesday to everyone!.

Stay strong Power girls!..

answered May 02 at 08:53

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Kelly, I agree, I love the banner with no reference to food whatsoever - we don't need no stinkin food pictures!..

answered May 02 at 09:35

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Janell~ I dont know how I can check in on Sundays...Didnt I read something about Monday check in before midnight? Just need to be clear.....

answered May 02 at 11:04

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Queen, you can email Kelly first thing Monday morning, that will be fine. We just want to give her plenty of time to tally all the numbers before the Monday deadline, so we ask for numbers on Sunday. You can still weigh in and calculate your points on Sunday and report on Monday, no problem at all. Have a great day! Janell..

answered May 02 at 11:05

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Queen....you are fine to report it on Monday like Janell said...it's no problem.

It's due Tuesday so I just want to make sure I have a day or so to get any lingering numbers in and get everything together to have it in on time! Just shoot me an email or PM on here every Monday when you get on to let me know your weight and that will work out just fine! That goes for anyone else that can't get on during the weekends as well!.

Janell...the banner is looking good there! So excited to get this challenge started now..

answered May 02 at 12:22

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, it is a personal preference... You can either post here or email, actually,.


Can let us know if she prefers email or posting on thread, she will be keeping track and I want to make it as easy for her as possible. So, Kel, let us know if you have a preference. Janell..

answered May 02 at 12:42

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Ashley, I am cheering for McKey, I think she is awesome. Annaleigh is a cutie, but I have to say that McKey's legs are unbelievable!!!.

You gave me a great idea!!! Thanksgiving day, I am going to wear black tights and heels, think I will buy one of those cute sweater dresses too. I am thinking the tights and heels will give me a little extra POWER to get through the day. I will be thinking I am a POWERFUL WOMAN in my sexy tights and heels - anyone wanna join me? How cool would that be if we al dressed in "Power Team Uniform" for the holidays!!! I know, I am a bit cheezy, but I'm gonna do it!!!.

Regarding week 3, I have been told that there is a "3rd week curse", but don't let it get you down. Just stick to the plan, the scales may get a bit stubborn, but we will ignore the numbers!!!! Some people stall, some don't, you just never know how the body will respond. I think that starting the exercise will help to get going again, which we will all be doing for the challenge - so no worries!!!!.

Have a great day.


answered May 02 at 14:20

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Hey all POWERFUL women! I was reading about your team and was wondering if I could jump in!.

Okay about me? I am 26 (now!), stay at home mom and am a Christian and very big into my church. I love my DD and would love to consider adding onto our family, but just haven't felt quite ready yet. I know part of me wants to lose the weight first so I can be a cute preggers lady. My hubby is in a partnership of his business, works from home cept the couple of days every other week when he goes to San Antonio where his shop and other business partners are. Okay...why I feel I am powerful? Definitely for the kind of life I have lead. I know I am still somewhat young, so when I say this it is referring to looking back on the choices I have mae vs the ones others including my sister has made.

OH and Kelly and Ashley, I am a fan of those shows too. Tivo them along with OTH, 90210 and Privilidged. 90210 is not my fav tho... I think Mckey will win too and I agree with Janell, Analeigh could cause she has a uniqueness about her, but Mckey seems to be the TOP one!..

answered May 02 at 15:36

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HI Angela...SO glad you popped over here!! We would love to have you part of the Transformers!! You are doing so great on the program, I'm just so proud of you! Woohoo, another person that loves the same shows! I like 90210 too, but not nearly as much as the old one...you just can't top it! I was watching the privileged show but couldn't DVR it with biggest loser and such, so I stopped...I may try to watch the episodes online sometime though! Are you doing the triple holiday blast challenge? If not, the power team is doing it, so if you want to join in on the challenge let me know...I'm the captain for the challenge so we would love to have you!..

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Janell~ I have the tights and the heels, many pairs- all in black of course! I think I can manage the look for the day!.

Sweater dress... you go girl! I'm not there yet. I've got some BCBG/Laundry jersey dresses though that I pull off well..

Angela~ Welcome! We'd love to have you! But... do you watch "Gossip Girl" is the question... lol Omg, my gay guy friend got me into "The O.C."- only, what 2-3 years after-the-fact? I've watched Seasons 1-3 on DVD. I'm so embarassed! haha.

Tonite is the Biggest Loser! I'm into that now. Don't you think that they work them out too hard, as far as some of the cardio? That Bob had them totally out of breath and ready to fall over last episode. I had a personal trainer for a month or so awhile back and he wanted me at 60-70% of maximum heart rate for fat burning..

Is Project Runway Season 5 over with for this year? I just caught onto it and now I'm many seasons behind..

Sorry for all the TV talk!.

Gets our mind off MF'ing a bit though which is not a bad thing...

answered May 02 at 17:31

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Ha! Yeah Ashley I watch that too and tivo it all to not have to deal with the commercials. I would like to say something about last night's episode, but better wait till Kelly says she watched it!.

No Kelly, I am not in the challenge. I hadn't heard much about it and think it came out while I was offline. I am a lil afraid of doing challenges - fraid I will do bad!.

Let me know a lil more about it tho and if you want to talk me into it, I might consider it! hehe..

answered May 02 at 17:57

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Angela, we would love to have you!!! I am a reality TV junkie as well and am obsessed with the Biggest Loser. You are a powerful woman and we are glad to have you. Janell..

answered May 02 at 18:57

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Power Team Uniform...I like that! My family and I are doing a 5k walk Thanksgiving. It is called the Drumstick Dash (They have a race as well) and it is a fundraiser for our local homeless shelter. I think it will be fun and challenging!.


answered May 02 at 19:02

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[quote=Goinglean]Janell~ I have the tights and the heels, many pairs- all in black of course! I think I can manage the look for the day!.

Sweater dress... you go girl! I'm not there yet. I've got some BCBG/Laundry jersey dresses though that I pull off well..

Angela~ Welcome! We'd love to have you! But... do you watch "Gossip Girl" is the question... lol Omg, my gay guy friend got me into "The O.C."- only, what 2-3 years after-the-fact? I've watched Seasons 1-3 on DVD. I'm so embarassed! haha.

Tonite is the Biggest Loser! I'm into that now. Don't you think that they work them out too hard, as far as some of the cardio? That Bob had them totally out of breath and ready to fall over last episode. I had a personal trainer for a month or so awhile back and he wanted me at 60-70% of maximum heart rate for fat burning..

Is Project Runway Season 5 over with for this year? I just caught onto it and now I'm many seasons behind..

Ok Ashley, lets take pictures of us in "uniform" and post after Thansgiving -you game?!?!? I just love this idea - anyone else want to join us?.

I agree about the massive work-outs on BL, sometimes I think that is why they don't lose some weeks, I think they bodies jut totally revolt. I know that have doctors supervising, but I think it is a bit extreme. I have also always heard to keep your heart rate in the fat burning mode for maximum results, so I don't know why they do it that way. I know I couldn't handle it...

answered May 02 at 19:29

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Oh whoops! I watched it this morning! SO good...the preview cut off at the end for me though...but I did see a picture that there is a funeral coming up, so apparently someone dies!? In the funeral picture Jenny wasn't in it...hhmmmm...can't wait for Dec. 1st now! The 90210 looks like it's going to be a good one tonight with the drama between Kelly and Brenda!.

Angela...the challenge is called "Triple Holiday Blast" and it starts this coming Monday the 23rd and goes until January 3rd. Basically it is a challenge to keep everyone on track during the holidays. There is a once a week weigh in that is done on Sunday and reported to me by Monday so I can turn in the numbers. You are also awarded points each week based on exercise and water intake. Exercise is a total of 5 points/week per person...you get one point each day you exercise for 45 minutes 5 days a week. Water you get 7 points if you drink at least 64 oz a day all 7 days.

It's not really too hard, it's basically doing what we are all doing now, just staying on plan, drinking water and now with us all getting to the exercise point a motivation to get that exercise in! It's a great way to stay on track during the holidays! NO pressure to do it if you aren't comfortable with challenges though, but we are a very supportive group and would love to have you if you decide you want to! Just let me know by this Sunday if you want to join in..

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, how are you??? It seems like forever since we talked! I am sure you are doing great. Would you like to join us with the uniforms? If so, take a picture and we will post them. I love the idea of the Drumstick Dash, what a great way to burn off extra Thanksgiving calories. Talk to you soon...

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, I forget to tell you that I also have an "Inspiration and Motivation" thread that I think you might like. Each day I post something spiritual/motivational in hopes it will keep us all moving forward. Talk a look! Janell..

answered May 02 at 22:16

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Janell...I will be there in spirit with your tights and heels...no tights and heels for me yet! BUT...I WILL dress up on Thanksgiving and do my hair and look nice, because I do want to feel better about myself...so I will do that!!.

I agree the biggest loser is way crazy with the workouts...it amazes me that we can get basically the same results as them, and we don't have to work out in the gym for 6 hours a day...GEESH! But, it is such a great motivation to watch the changes they make on the show...is anyone beyond ready for Vicky and Heba to GO HOME already!? And now Heba's husband is back...but at least last week Amy was smart enough to get rid of Brady!!..

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Okay, Janell, Let's do it! I'll get a photo taken that day. This will also motivate me to get some more poundage off b4 that photo! I must say that my face looks so different with just 8 lbs. Cheekbones are coming back, double chin gone!.

Kelly ~ I'm not certain on this so shouldn't be a major spoiler... but I heard that Bart is killed off. No loss there! I want Chuck & Blair to just get it on again already!! hahaha I just got into Loser show, but yea, that Vicky (?) is evil and ugly to boot. I like the black team, of course. Are we in for 2 hours tonite?.

Arrrr, dog wants the oatmeal cookies! I'm in the kitchen now more than pre-MF, with planning and preparing for future meals, and he's taking a real intense interest in it all. What are your boxers like with the MF, Janell? Sounds like they were excited about it's arrival yesterday! lol What's up with the pup, Kelly?..

answered May 02 at 23:58

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I will do the challenge! I already do it all cept the exercise. Tho my housework has been up a but this past 5 days. It should get me motivated to get on the treadmill tho..

I *MIGHT* do the high heels and black hose. I have some that aren't too high tho, my 5'7" frame looks more like 5'9" so I keep shoes short! hehe If I do, I certainly will take a pic and post...no promises. I might get scared! hehe No where near close to wanting to take pics yet, maybe around 190....

Okay with GG...what is up with Nate liking Jenny already.


Much??? I don't know what is going on there and don't like the new do, just not for me, and Vanessa seems like a better match anyways! Also...I think Aaron is UGLY! Okay...that is it. We shall see what happens Dec 1st!!!.

Oh and I was the exact same way with the OC! I wasn't into it at all in the beginning and watched it in it's last season. Thank goodness for blockbusters online rental for up to 3 dvds as many times you want a month! hehe.

Thanks for the tip Janell, I will have to go check that out!..

answered May 03 at 01:03

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YAY Angela...I will sign you up for the challenge then...so happy to have you as part of the team! I posted a few pages back the link to our challenge banner so feel free to use it!.

Aaron is ugly...I'm not sure why Serena likes him that much, I want her back with Dan!! And Chuck and Blair need to get together..GEESH...drag it out even further...man I can't wait for Dec. 1st to see what happens.

I believe the biggest loser is two hours again...it usually is two hours every week!.

Ashley...Our pup is in to ANY food hehe.

He isn't begging at all yet, because we have never fed him table scraps and don't plan to, but if he smells something he likes he is all for it...especially chicken! Sounds like yours wants to go on a diet too.


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Angela~~ I know... that letter Nate wrote Jenny too!? Cannot believe that Vanessa took it! I don't think that he's ever been that into Vanessa though... She's like the nice, safe girl he can fall back on? She's always telling him "Give me a call." He is so HOT but I'm finding Chuck even HOTTeR this season- omg, how does he "smoulder" his eyes like that? He walks around day & night with bedroom eyes. Woowee. Aaron is skanky- wonder what's brewing there- something's going to blow soon..

Oatmeal cookies + fat-free Cool Whip + Cinnamon = True Love! LOL (Thank you, Janell!).

Kelly~ Wrig is about thirty-five lbs and is topping out at that weight! He has weight control dog food and is supposed to be "working his own plan"! He is constantly off plan though...

answered May 03 at 02:45

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OKAY...I have to make the oatmeal cookies with the cool whip now...seriously! I'm going to make them right after I take Cannon for a walk...I can't stand it any more.

Can I also say how much I LOVE this new group! AND...how much our holiday blast team is going to kick butt...we have a powerful bunch of girls up in here!.

Ashley...I always have thought Nate was one hot guy! I wish they would put him on there more!! The more I think about it...I bet they do kill off Bart, so then Lily and Rufus (sp?) can get back together!! We knew that marriage wouldn't last on the show one way or another!..

answered May 03 at 03:23

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Hahaha It's Janell's modified recipe which if I recall is 1/8 tsp. baking powder, 1/4 tsp. cinnamon, a splenda packet or two (? I use my sugarfree maple syrup, 1 Tbs.), 1 tsp vanilla, 1/6 C. water, 1/6 C. eggbeater to a packet of oatmeal. I added a dash of salt.

Bake for 10 min. or so at three 50 (my number three key is also fried on this MAC!) Top with a dollop of cool whip (after heating them up for 10-12 sec. in micro) and sprinkle whip with cinnamon. OMG, it's an actual bread/starch experience! I just did up three oatmeal packets to get rid of that nasty oatmeal and have sets of cookies ready to go...

answered May 03 at 04:24

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, are you using the cool whip out of the plastic tub, or in the pressurized can? You can have more if you use it out of the can, check your condiment options!..

answered May 03 at 05:54

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Kelly - I totally agree, I love our POWER TEAM!!!!! Yes, we are gonna kick some Medifast butt! I love a good challenge, and I am possibly a bit too competitive, I will have to behave myself!!..

answered May 03 at 06:35

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Ashley, we haven't given out little dog any people food, so she doesn't beg too much. Kozmo does sit with a pathetic face as we eat and I usually give him the last bite of whatever I am eating. Bella is having a hard time with the cold weather so I bought her an adorable little red sweatshirt, she is so cute, but she hates it!!! Almost time for Biggest Loser - talk to you after the show!..

answered May 03 at 08:11

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Ok, so I tried something different this evening. I took one dutch chocolate shake and 1 vanilla shake, mixed them together, added 1 tsp vanilla, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp egg beater and ehough water to make a smooth batter. Spooned out on cookie sheet and smashed them down. They aren't as good as the oatmeal cookies, but less carbs as the oatmeal, so it is a trade off. I don't think I could eat them without the Cool Whip in a can, but a sandwich them and they are pretty good, and I love to chew, so they are satisfying..

Just thought I would share.


answered May 03 at 09:35

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Janell you are SO creative with your recipes! I did the chocolate pudding cookies and I can't wait to try them out! I will take pictures of Thanksgiving and post for sure..

answered May 03 at 10:08

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Kelly, if you haven't started the cookies - are you game for trying something else?.

Take the pudding and add vanilla and just enough water to make a really thick batter. When you get the right consistency, roll into little balls like truffles. Then put in the fridge for a while. You can then roll in either cocoapowder or sugar substite and make a truffle..

When I was making the cookies once, I realized the the batter actually tasted better than the baked cookies, so I came up with the idea, but I am out of pudding - so if you are game, give it a try and let us know...

answered May 03 at 10:25

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I already made the cookies...BUT...I'm going to try that next for sure! I'll try it in the next few days...it sounds SUPER tasty..

answered May 03 at 11:06

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Also...please no one give any weights or who got voted off away on the biggest loser yet...but chat about anything else that happens on the show..I'm pacific time so it doesn't come on for another hour here.

We usually watch it on Wednesday nights from our DVR but I'm so excited to see it I think I may watch it tonight.

Janell...haven't tried to cookies yet! I'll be eating them in a bit so I'll let ya know how they turned out! My husband tried to make cookies after he saw mine...and the poor guy just can't bake! hehe...he put in way too much water so they turned in to weird...thin, crepe cookies...hopefully they are still tasty for him! They were dripping off the cookie sheet on to the oven...ooops! LOL..

answered May 03 at 12:36

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Ok - Kelly, you are NOT going to believe this. I just posted who got voted off the biggest loser and as soon as I posted, I saw your post, and I was like - oh crap, I can't believe I just did that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! anyway, I just edited the post and hopefully you didn't see it, if you did, I am so sorry!!!!!!!!!!!..

answered May 03 at 13:49

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LOL... Okay, I just want to say that it is amazing how much better "those biggest losers" look in nice clothes & out of that god awful spandex!!? "The person" at the end who was voted off looked great in those jeans! Those poor people having to stand up there on the scale in spandex- I think it's mortifying- I couldn't do it to be on that show. even the 160 lb. women still look really chubby in that stuff! Sorry, rant over. Great show tonight!! I wonder how many calories they're on per day? I heard that they're on BistroMd meals. I almost went with that & was struggling btw.

So glad I made the right choice for me..

I have the tub of cool whip, bc. my small city grocery store had no cans of any whipped cream whatsoever!..

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