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My first question is I need "no salt" "low fat" french dressing Medifast recipes? Looking forward for any answer or 2. My 2nd question... It's 6:45 on Saturday morning. I have been up for almost 2 hours now..

Today, I will move the last of my stuff into my new little house. my little slanted floored mill house. ha ha ha. don't laugh...it's safe, it's clean, it's clean now anyway, and it's what I could afford by myself. I have bought myself another car...a really nice used car...by the way...the nicest car I have ever had...and Dusty and I are ready...I think...Scared to death, but ready. It has been a long time since I lived by myself.

Oh...and my computer is out of the hospital...Man was it sick...687 viruses...my computer guy said there was no way most of them were my doing as some were from 2003, 2004..etc...I just got that computer in June. He says it is fixed now though. He works full time for an IT company and has a side business at home in the evenings. I now has protection that he says would make the geek squad jealous. THANK GOD!!.

On the GBS front...moving is great.

Exercise.

For anyone remotely interested...I am at 260 this morning. That makes me right at my next goal of 259. That's what I weighed when I got married in 1996. I was 25 then. I was looking at some of those pictures yesterday. My skin didn't sag like it is today, but other than that I am looking pretty much the same.



I struggle every day to make sure I eat enough, and must drink milk to make up the difference,you know, the fluids and protein in the same glass thing, I am taking extra biotin everyday, so I pray I don't lose my hair, and do okay with the supplements. some days are better than others. I guess it's like that for all of us isn't it?.

I have finally started a box of clothes that are too big..imagine that...now that I have all my clothes out of storage....and my "small" clothes now fit, and my really small clothes are starting to fit...now mind you...really small clothes for me are still size 18 and size 20...but to me...these are small...as I pulled them out of the dryer day before yesterday and held them against the size 28's going into the yard sale pile....man I was amazed...totally amazed...amazed that even the size 28's were not the largest size my ass had seen, and that I had at one time stopped wearing jeans, partially because of the stroke, and my fine motor skills, with buttons, but also because you just can't find jeans in a size 32 very often...that's just the truth of it all...but now...now I am back down to a size 22 and just about to a solid 20...the 22's have lots of room to spare...I'll be in the 20's by christmas no problem. I am losing between 20 and 25 pounds a month...Doctor Stefanidis says I am right on track....I know I am trying my damnest..

At the rate I am going, I will reach my goal weight before spring..

I am shooting for somewhere between 180 and 200 pounds...180 would be the ultimate runway model, look at me....but 200 is more realistic...also...that last 20 pounds my doctor says will be all skin, which will have to be surgically removed...I can believe that. Every morning as I climb in the shower now, I am thinking what the hell do I do with all this skin...pitch a tent for a band of gypsies or what???.

It's bad...I can't.

Exercise.

Enough to suck it all back in. My arms don't look that bad, and so far my legs are holding on also....but my belly is where it shows the most...guess it would, since it's where the most fat has been lost. and my chin I see it, even though others don't they say...I think they just love me and are being nice...who knows....

For Christmas I am hoping I can get someone to get a picture of me posted up in here for my avatar instead of my dogs. That would be a change huh?.

But I think it's time for me to climb out of the shadows of my life, and stand in the sunshine for a while..

So I am off to drag my sagging skin to the showers, pack up one more load of stuff to take to my slanted house in the mill village, and get this day started. I am so not complaining. Things are getting way better, way faster....

The only bad thing that has happened lately is daddy slipped in the leaves in the yard yesterday and broke his ankle...of course it would happen at my house...I told him mama would never let him come play with me again, if I sent him home broke....he laughed, mama cried. so he will spend christmas in a cast...oh for joy....

I will make him a chocolate cake. daddy loves chocolate cake...cake makes everything better with daddy...and he doesn't have a weight problem...so he can have it.....

Have a beautiful day DS family...I know I am...

Love you guys....

Elizabeth.

Loser.

Classof '10..

asked May 09 at 08:23

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Lyla
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Good question... I dunno what is the answer to your question. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I discover an decent answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could help you..

answered May 09 at 09:00

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Gavin
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So glad to hear you are doing well Beth! Congrats on the new house and car...you deserve it so much. Cant wait until you are back online regularly...I miss seeing your posts, you are truely inspirational. Have an amazing day pretty lady...love to you...

answered May 09 at 09:08

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Brycen
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WOW! SO MANY changes for you at one time! You are not the same person anymore. You seem much more centered and collected today. Good for you. Looking forward to having you back on the loser's board!..

answered May 09 at 10:13

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Reese
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I make fun of crybabies and whiners because God makes real people like Beth with real shit that happens in real life. This girl is simple one of the toughest ive ever seen here at DS and thats a fact..

Luvin you lizzi Lucifer.

I think every newbie should study how Lizzy has done here and see how you should act when adversity comes knowing at your door!.

By the way you two women look beautiful this morning. Aly and Altheia!..

answered May 09 at 10:18

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Ariel
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Beth, I was so glad to see your post!! I really was worried about you. You inspired me so much at the beginning of this journey, now I have had my.

Surgery.

And starting the next phase. I did have some complications, but all is well now..

CONGRATULATIONS on your "slanted" house, it really doesn't matter because it's yours and you can have a PEACE of mind..

Great hearing from you :)..

answered May 09 at 11:55

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Delaney
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Beth... you have blossomed.... new house , new car, new you. So happy for you. Sorry to hear about your daddy..... but I'm sure that chocolate cake will make him feel better cause it is made with love.

Remember to many of us you have been our "daily dose of strength". Miss you Beth!! Keep up the good work and.

Hope.

To talk to you soon!.

((((BIG HUGS)))).

Kim..

answered May 09 at 13:29

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Nathaniel
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Beth, you sound great. Sorry about your dad, but happy about your move and car. Go girl...

answered May 09 at 13:50

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Emerson
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So happy things are going good for you! blessings on your new house and the good things coming your way!..

answered May 09 at 14:17

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Stephen
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Oh, Elizabeth. I am so happy for you. It will feel so good to have your own space around you. And I love your words about stepping out of the shadows of your life and starting to stand in the sunshine. I may just have to put that on on my fridge. Congratulations on everything. Take care now...

answered May 09 at 15:57

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Jared
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I am so happy for you Elizabeth. It is a whole new life...it sounds like freedom and getting your life back to me!.

By the way Elizabeth, will the insurance pay to take the extra skin off?.

Val..

answered May 09 at 17:04

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Beckett
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It's 6:45 on Saturday morning. I have been up for almost 2 hours now..

Today, I will move the last of my stuff into my new little house. my little slanted floored mill house. ha ha ha. don't laugh...it's safe, it's clean, it's clean now anyway, and it's what I could afford by myself. I have bought myself another car...a really nice used car...by the way...the nicest car I have ever had...and Dusty and I are ready...I think...Scared to death, but ready. It has been a long time since I lived by myself.

Oh...and my computer is out of the hospital...Man was it sick...687 viruses...my computer guy said there was no way most of them were my doing as some were from 2003, 2004..etc...I just got that computer in June. He says it is fixed now though. He works full time for an IT company and has a side business at home in the evenings. I now has protection that he says would make the geek squad jealous. THANK GOD!!.

On the GBS front...moving is great.

Exercise.

For anyone remotely interested...I am at 260 this morning. That makes me right at my next goal of 259. That's what I weighed when I got married in 1996. I was 25 then. I was looking at some of those pictures yesterday. My skin didn't sag like it is today, but other than that I am looking pretty much the same.



I struggle every day to make sure I eat enough, and must drink milk to make up the difference,you know, the fluids and protein in the same glass thing, I am taking extra biotin everyday, so I pray I don't lose my hair, and do okay with the supplements. some days are better than others. I guess it's like that for all of us isn't it?.

I have finally started a box of clothes that are too big..imagine that...now that I have all my clothes out of storage....and my "small" clothes now fit, and my really small clothes are starting to fit...now mind you...really small clothes for me are still size 18 and size 20...but to me...these are small...as I pulled them out of the dryer day before yesterday and held them against the size 28's going into the yard sale pile....man I was amazed...totally amazed...amazed that even the size 28's were not the largest size my ass had seen, and that I had at one time stopped wearing jeans, partially because of the stroke, and my fine motor skills, with buttons, but also because you just can't find jeans in a size 32 very often...that's just the truth of it all...but now...now I am back down to a size 22 and just about to a solid 20...the 22's have lots of room to spare...I'll be in the 20's by christmas no problem. I am losing between 20 and 25 pounds a month...Doctor Stefanidis says I am right on track....I know I am trying my damnest..

At the rate I am going, I will reach my goal weight before spring..

I am shooting for somewhere between 180 and 200 pounds...180 would be the ultimate runway model, look at me....but 200 is more realistic...also...that last 20 pounds my doctor says will be all skin, which will have to be surgically removed...I can believe that. Every morning as I climb in the shower now, I am thinking what the hell do I do with all this skin...pitch a tent for a band of gypsies or what???.

It's bad...I can't.

Exercise.

Enough to suck it all back in. My arms don't look that bad, and so far my legs are holding on also....but my belly is where it shows the most...guess it would, since it's where the most fat has been lost. and my chin I see it, even though others don't they say...I think they just love me and are being nice...who knows....

For Christmas I am hoping I can get someone to get a picture of me posted up in here for my avatar instead of my dogs. That would be a change huh?.

But I think it's time for me to climb out of the shadows of my life, and stand in the sunshine for a while..

So I am off to drag my sagging skin to the showers, pack up one more load of stuff to take to my slanted house in the mill village, and get this day started. I am so not complaining. Things are getting way better, way faster....

The only bad thing that has happened lately is daddy slipped in the leaves in the yard yesterday and broke his ankle...of course it would happen at my house...I told him mama would never let him come play with me again, if I sent him home broke....he laughed, mama cried. so he will spend christmas in a cast...oh for joy....

I will make him a chocolate cake. daddy loves chocolate cake...cake makes everything better with daddy...and he doesn't have a weight problem...so he can have it.....

Have a beautiful day DS family...I know I am...

Love you guys....

Elizabeth.

Loser.

Classof '10..

answered May 09 at 18:37

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Talon
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Love.

Reading.

Your post as always...glad life is looking up for you...mary..

answered May 09 at 19:27

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Derek
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Wow, Have not heard mill house in a long time, originally from South Carolina and grew up on the mill hill. Good for you you sound like an amazing person. Keep The.

Happy thoughts.

Coming...

answered May 09 at 20:13

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Brycen
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Cant wait to have you back in action for good. Ive missed the hell outa you!!!!!..

answered May 09 at 21:29

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Camila
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Congrats on your sucesses Beth!! I'm so happy for you! ((HUGS))..

answered May 09 at 23:07

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Troy
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Hey Lizzie!! 'Steppin out' on your own is probably the biggest step you have taken to date since 'steppin in' with him - Been there ....

When my oldest 3 were babies (I had 5) we lived in an old mining house in PA..The floors were so bad you could set a ball on the floor and it would roll!!! My children learned how to walk on that floor. Actually it was a bonus as they had perpetual motion once they got started "rollin"!!.

Am having my.

Surgery.

This next month...I am trading sagging flab for sagging skin!! Somehow that sounds like a definite bonus!! I am having 'weight-loss envy' of you......

I see you are doing "one lb at a time" that works real well with my own theme that old standard, "One day at a time Sweet Jesus....".

God Bless you in all of your endeavors!!! Keep on pushin yourself You be fine!..

answered May 10 at 00:19

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Hector
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Glad to see you back...looking forward to when you are settled in an cyberpresent again. Slanted floors are great. When I was a kid my grandparents would always take me to the Museum of Science and Tech and it had the "Crazy Kitchen" which was a room with slanted floors. Played there for hours!!!!..

answered May 10 at 01:40

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