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Got a quick question: Is feeling bloated normal the first few days of starting the Medifast Diet? Many thanks for any response. Second question.. Here it is Diamonds. Let me know of any additions or corrections. Everyone have a great OP Month!!.

Diamonds in the Rough October Roll Call:.

Alexis (potterylady).

Amber (Reachingthegoal).

Amy (akh329).

Amy2 (albowen).

Angie (Angie66075).

Cheryl (cbeauvic).

Christine (thistime4sure).

(cin4067).

Daisy (daisyv).

Deb (DebbS).

Debbie (girlmt).

Debby (dsgll01).

Denise (dnshobbs).

Donna (DonnaDDear).

Hinata (hinata).

Geri (purplepassion).

Janie (jrain).

Jeannie (jhemmingsen).

Jen (longislandmomma).

Jenn (Jenn7).

Joy (herbie2935).

Joyce (justjoyce).

Karen (goingbuggie).

Katy (kozoo).

Kimberley (KFlowers8z).

(klw29).

Kori (kylnne7997).

(Kraftie).

Lupe (lupitag 31).

Lynn (Lynn 107).

(MamaMast).

Marcia (marcia33).

Marie (marie2010).

Martha (TurningPoint4Me).

Mary (maximom333).

Michele (MicheleToo).

Michelle (HealthyInWI).

Michelle 2 (flab2fabin1).

Mike (MikeLastort).

Panda (andipanda).

Peg (peggles).

(ramasapna).

Sandy (Newfangled).

Sarah (spworks).

Sharon (chewysmom).

Staci (AKARNP).

Steph (sneakysteph29).

Susan (jskroeker).

(Terrifine).

Please let me know if I missed you!!..

asked Apr 28 at 15:33

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Yes sir! but... you might want to make sure and wait for someone else to confirm this as I am not very confident. Better yet, why don't you call the Medifast guys because they can answer you better...

answered Apr 28 at 15:40

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Words to live by:.

"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.".

Maria Robinson..

answered Apr 28 at 16:54

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Hiya!.

I am currently waiting for my first shipment, but I love the idea of joining a group in order to meet other "losers" who are taking the journey with me. I'd also like the help being held accountable, and some cheerleaders as I reach my small goals. Can I join this group?!..

answered Apr 28 at 16:56

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Love your words to live by... I actually forgot to weigh myself this am... Tomorrow's another day...

answered Apr 28 at 17:00

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Jacqueline
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Joyce- No problem!!It is so good to see my name back on the Diamonds Roll Call.

I started this program as a Diamond and have everyone here to thank for all there support and encouragement!! It is good to be back and recommited to the program and my Sparkly Diamond Gals!!.

Sorry for all the Negative Energy aroud you!! Way to go on being in control of your emotions and not letting food control you. Taking a walk when you get stressed is a great idea. I miss my lunchtime walks. I have to start getting them in again. I feel so alive and full of energy after a walk..

Hope you have a Positive On Plan Weekend too!! Luv and hugs to you!..

answered Apr 28 at 17:48

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Annabella
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Joyce - Great words to live by!!.

That's why this program is so great- everyday we get another chance at a fresh start and yesterday's mistakes never determine today's fate or success!!..

answered Apr 28 at 19:22

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Welcome to Medifast and welcome to the Diamonds!! This is a great place to come for support, advise and accountability..

There are also lots of cheerleaders here too- RAH-RAH-RAH!!..

answered Apr 28 at 20:31

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Hello to all my Sparkly Diamond Pals!!.

Hope everyone is having a Positive On Plan Day and has a Positive On Plan Weekend!!.

Remember we are all worth it- and we all deserve to lose the weight and get healthy- 1 day and 1 pound at a time!! Luv you guys!! Thanks for welcoming me back and for all the supportive replies to my ONDERLAND BY Christmas message!!..

answered Apr 28 at 21:57

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TGIF!!!!!.

The hospital & union negotiating team came to a tentative agreement at 430 am this morning. I am both grateful and profoundly relieved..

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend of "new endings"! I love your quote Joyce. So often I get stuck in how it coulda, shoulda, woulda been. I'm learning that focusing on the stories of my past is an excuse to not fully live in the present. Taking accountability for my own happy endings is a much healthier option!.

Beautiful sunny day here in N. CA, we may get our summer yet.

Off to take a walk and soak up some vit D. Stay honest, drink your water, and love your life Diamonds!..

answered Apr 28 at 23:00

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Hello all!.

Happy October! The trees are starting to turn here and my drive in for PT this morning was beautiful. Fall is my favorite time of year and all those leaves remind me of all these little "leavings" falling away and making room for something new in my life. Like Joyce said, I am ready to cooperate in my own happy ending!.

Blessings!..

answered Apr 29 at 00:31

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Reese
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Good Friday Evening Diamonds!.

Welcome Ariel..

I haven't been on the board for a couple of weeks and I've missed you all. Thanks Joyce for the new thread..

I'll be lurking round most of the week and will get caught up and post shout outs as soon as I can. I'm OP trying to lose 20 by Christmas and right now it looks like a long shot. It doesn't matter though. I'm losing slowly and steadily and I'll be at it forever..

Have a great OP weekend Diamonds!..

answered Apr 29 at 01:50

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I am new this board and the program. I have my stuff and I am starting Monday. So excited to have found this group. I am getting motivated to start and just learning and preparing until Monday. Good Luck to everyone!.

Faith..

answered Apr 29 at 03:24

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Hey Everyone!.

Just checking in. Its been a couple of days since i've been on. My mom flew in from New Mexico to visit for a few days and we had a blast. Weight loss has been slow but I haven't gained so I wont complain. So far I'm down 20.5lbs since 8-23-10. My first big goal is to be at least under 200 (even if it's only 199!) for my vacation in December so I have about 27lbs to go.

I've been holding back as much as I can but have taken a few little bites here and there (then feel major guilt). I think it's from having so much company over and going out to eat, etc...Also, we had state survey in our building (AHCA) which doesn't help the stress level. Now that everything is back to normal i'll be 100% OP. Hope everyone has a great weekend!!.

[B.

]~*Amber*!~[/.

B]..

answered Apr 29 at 04:00

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Welcome to MF! The first week is hard but it goes by one way or another! Stay strong and weigh in weekly! The results are astounding!.

Try recipes to spice things up! If you try something and find it gross go to the bulletin on recipes or just ask us! Good luck and best wishes on your journey! Can't wait to watch your ticker drop!..

answered Apr 29 at 05:11

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Can't wait to see your progress as well! Congrats on your decision to join MF! You will be please with the results!!..

answered Apr 29 at 06:13

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Ok I love this month sooooo much! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to decorate for, Christmas and Halloween tie for decor in my book! I always go extreme and love to carve pumpkins, go to pumpkin patches and dress up just to hand out candy to the cute little goblins and witches that come to my door! This year however my little man is old enough to go trick or treating, ( he is two ) I have been waiting for this holiday for the past two years with a child like excitement! I CANT WAIT!! This will be so fun! Then next year being able to dress in a sexy costume just makes me beam!!.

Hope I dont sound too crazy!..

answered Apr 29 at 07:37

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Hello Ariel and Faith, wecome! To all the rest of the Diamonds out there, hope you have a great and restful weekend!..

answered Apr 29 at 08:34

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Elizabeth
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I think I like this group so if no one has any objections, I'm love to join...

answered Apr 29 at 09:25

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Chewy- I agree 100%- living in past is just excuse. When we live in the past we can't move forward. We can't change the past so we have to put behind us. I am taking accountability for my healthy ending too- 1 day and 1 pound at a time!!.

Hope you have a Positive On Plan Weekend! Enjoy that warm Ca weather. I am happy the rain has finally stopped and the sun is shining. It is a little chilly but that is okay. Hope to get back into my walking this weekend!!..

answered Apr 29 at 10:26

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Hello Sarah- Happy October to you too!!.

I also love this season. For me the falling leaves are going to be a symbol of the falling pounds that I plan on losing this month- on my journey to Onderland by Christmas!..

answered Apr 29 at 10:52

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Welcome Back Mary! I have been lurking too. But decided that if I want to move on and get past 150 pounds lost I need to recomit. To me recommiting means going back to the basics and do what has worked for me in the past- when my program was successful. The Diamonds have been my support and encouragement and have helped me get through many struggles- so am back too!!.

I am with you! I am trying to stay on plan and lose 25 pounds by Christmas. I am ready to be in Onderland. Let's do this together!!..

answered Apr 29 at 10:53

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Faith- Welcome to Medifast and welcome to the Diamonds. This is a great group- you will get lots of motivation and support here!!.

Just a few suggestions to help you get started..

1. Make sure you read and understand the Quick Start Guide 2. Get your cravings out of the way and out of your house. 3. Start drinking lots of water!!..

answered Apr 29 at 11:27

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Hello Amber-You are off to a great start. Every pound you lose gets you one step closer to Goal- take it 1 day and 1 pound at a time! If need be- 1 meal at a time!1.

My next Big Goal is also to get to Onderland (199 pounds) by Christmas. Let's do it together. We can motivate and support one another..

I had to get past the BLT's too. It is so hard to lose track of what you have eaten. You know you are eating something you shouldn't but you figure 1 bite won't hurt me. Well- take it from something who learned and lost a few months of weightloss- it is never just 1 bite. 1 bite always leads to another!!.

Hope you have a Positive On Plan weekend!!..

answered Apr 29 at 11:58

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Controllingfat- I love this month too- especially Halloween. I love decorating and going to pumpkin patches and other fesitive events, Enjoy this month and the holiday with your son!! Let your inner child go wild!!..

answered Apr 29 at 12:54

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Oscar
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Linda- Great to see you here!! Welcome to the Diamonds. This is a great group of gals!!..

answered Apr 29 at 13:43

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Happy Saturday to all my Sparkly Diamonds!.

The sun is shining, there is a cool breeze in the air and I am positive and on plan. Hope everyone is enjoying there weekends and the beauutiful fall weather.The scale is up a bit today- I marinated the other day and I think I had a little bit too much sodium. So lots of extra water today so I can get the scale back down for Weigh In tommorrow!.

Being positive is a must for me on this program and in life. If I am not positive then succeeding at anything I set out to accomplish is so much harder. I would like to invite you all to my Positivity Thread- Being Positive- A key to weight loss success. Hope to see you there!!.

Hope everyone has a Positive On Plan Weekend!!..

answered Apr 29 at 13:56

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Welcome Faith & Ariel! You will never regret committing yourself to this program, because it works!!! Check in often and know that we are all here to support you along your journey..

Mary - So good to see you again! You are so right, it's not our weekly weight loss that matters so much, as the life changes we make on this journey to health. It doesn't matter how long it takes, as long as we continue to learn & grow & make the choices that support our well being. Do I like the occasional big losses I see? You betcha!.

And I know that it took me 50 years to get to this place on my journey where I am ready to choose self love & health. So one step at a time I change beliefs & habits of a life time, I celebrate how far I've come, forgive myself when I stumble, and remain rooted in the knowing that there is no turning back - I've tasted freedom and it is way better than anything my armor of fat ever provided me! And you are right, the journey to our best selves does take a life time! I'm so glad that we get to share the journey!!!.

Amber - So happy you had a great time with your mom! I too have issues with BLTs and am a master of deception when it comes to accountability with the one bite here and there thing. I know all too well the guilt that follows, reinforcing long held beliefs that what I eat (or don't eat) determines my worth in the world. I'm not perfect & still occasionally "taste". However, I now taste consciously & honestly. (Most of the time, progress, not perfection.

) Before I do I ask myself: Am I hungry? What do I think this food will do for me/ make me feel? Am I willing to choose to be off program? Is this really what I want? Does this support my well being? Occasionally the answer is yes and when it is, I slowly savor & enjoy one bite guilt free. When I remember that food is not a moral issue, will not cure emotional storms or voids, and that the choice is always mine, it's easier to make choices that are life affirming. And when I choose one bite consciously, one bite is always enough. Hope this helps and I hope the surveyors are out of your workplace!.

Controllingfat - I love the fall colors (OK, we don't actually get many of them in N. CA... but I can purchase them at the craft store.

) and our pumpkins are almost ready to harvest. We live up a dark dirt road, so the only trick or treaters we get are from the 3 children who are our neighbors. My next-door neighbor and I were so excited to have kids on the street again that we "reverse trick-or-treated" the first year these 2 yg families moved in! Since I only have to provide treats for 3 children, I take great delight in choosing something special for each of them. This year it's a Tinker Bell beads for our resident princess, a bubble squirter for our tomboy, and a horn for 5 year olds Nolan's first bike. What will your little one dress up as? Can't wait to see a picture of your costume next year!.

!!!.

Sarah - I love the image of the falling leaves creating space inside of us as we celebrate our "leavings". I expected my body to feel lighter as the weight left, but I never anticipated how much lighter my head and heart would feel! Is your pelvis doing better today? I hope you have a wonderful day with your family!.

Marcia - I see that your ticker is steadily heading to the right ~ You're doing great girl!.

Joy - I tried some cheesecake SF flavoring in my brownie last night... yum-mo! What was the name of the lime extract you got a while back?.

Joyce - Sending you thoughts for a revitalizing, relaxing, indulgent week end. Girlfriend, you deserve it!!!!.

Have a fabulous Saturday Diamonds!!!!..

answered Apr 29 at 15:27

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Hello Diamonds!.

A quiet Sunday, everybody must be out & about. Hope you are all having a peaceful OP afternoon! I just got back from church and brunch. (My version of brunch is now a cup of coffee with a cappuccino mix stirred in, or iced tea with chai mix stirred in.) It's overcast and cool here today... guess I won't be harvesting any tomatoes today. This dark weather makes it hard to get motivated & accomplish anything, I just want to snuggle with the cat and read. I'm going to make some vedgie stew for the week ahead, scent the house with a warm, spicy aroma.



Hugs,.

Sharon..

answered Apr 29 at 15:29

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I am starting tomorrow (after a long break) and would like to join this group. Today is my 54th birthday and I would like to have some significant weight loss by my next birthday.

Looking forward to getting to know each of you. Have a great Monday and I'll post on my first day tomorrow..

Nancy..

answered Apr 29 at 16:26

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Jackson
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Welcome and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I think you are giving yourself the best gift you possibly could. I've been on Medifast for 4 weeks, and am enjoying my meals. My weight lose is slow because of a medication I need, but I'm having fun eating so much...

answered Apr 29 at 17:04

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Happy Monday Diamonds!!.

Welcome Nancy! This is a great place to get encouragement and understanding, you chose a wonderful group to join..

Ok, I've hit a big goal. I'm in the 100's!! (I haven't been in the 100's since 2004) It feels unreal, I haven't really taken it in yet. I went on a hike/walk yesterday for 1 hour and 40 minutes (burned 800 calories), so I thought I might be up a little bit this morning, but no, I'm down 2.4lbs this week! I feel like I'll make my goal of being a healthy weight by christmas!! (173.8 lbs) Hope everyone has a great week!! (October is my birthday month, so needless to say it's me favorite time of year also!!!).

Jenn..

answered Apr 29 at 18:40

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Yay, Jenn!!! Way to go, girl!.

Welcome to Ariel, Faith, Linda, and Nancy. We're glad to have you join us and look forward to getting to know you..

Sharon, I always love to read your messages. Wish I was a better writer!.

Mary, glad you checked in. I was wondering about you!!.

Sarah, sounds like you're doing great with your healing..

Kori, have you left us for greener pastures??????.

Hope everyone had a great weekend..

AFM great weekend. Soccer game Sat. am and DGS made a goal!! His first game too! He's 4! DGS (12) spent the weekend with us so he didn't have to go to sister's softball tournament. Had DGD (5) most of the day on Sunday. We're having fall weather now and it was a wonderful weekend. Spent lots of time outside.

We'll probably get some more summer so we enjoy fall as much as we can!!.

Y'all take care and have a great week!!!..

answered Apr 29 at 19:30

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Hello Diamonds..

Well, I did it. I rode a "metric century" yesterday, which is 100 kilometers, roughly 62 miles, on my bicycle. The event was the Baltimore "Tour du Port." I uploaded my route to Google Maps. My GPS phone was acting up a bit, which was how I ended up with an average speed of 476 MPH for the first part..

Part 1.

Total Distance: 59.79 km (37.2 mi).

Total Time: 4:40.

Moving Time: 2:58:52.

Average Speed: 766.46 km/h (476.3 mi/h).

Average Moving Speed: 20.06 km/h (12.5 mi/h).

Max Speed: 47.70 km/h (29.6 mi/h).

Min Elevation: -35 m (-114 ft).

Max Elevation: 13 m (43 ft).

Elevation Gain: 672 m (2205 ft).

Max Grade: 24 %.

Min Grade: -17 %.

Recorded: Sun Oct 03 07:15:47 EDT 2010.

Part 2.

Total Distance: 39.26 km (24.4 mi).

Total Time: 1:50:21.

Moving Time: 1:44:10.

Average Speed: 21.34 km/h (13.3 mi/h).

Average Moving Speed: 22.61 km/h (14.0 mi/h).

Max Speed: 53.13 km/h (33.0 mi/h).

Min Elevation: -38 m (-125 ft).

Max Elevation: -2 m (-6 ft).

Elevation Gain: 331 m (1086 ft).

Max Grade: 11 %.

Min Grade: -9 %.

Recorded: Sun Oct 03 10:42:25 EDT 2010.

That was a lot of fun, but my legs are killing me today...

answered Apr 29 at 19:51

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Hello Nancy- Welcome to Medifast and Welcome to the Diamonds! Good luck on your weight loss journey. Look forward to chatting and getting healthy with you- 1 day and 1 pound at a time!..

answered Apr 29 at 19:56

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Hello Jenn- Congrats on reaching Onderland- that is awesome!! An early Birthday present indeed!..

answered Apr 29 at 21:27

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Happy Monday to all my Sparkly Diamonds!.

Hope everyone had a Positive On Plan Weekend!! Mine was quiet but good!!.

Weighed in- lost another pound. 151 pounds gone and released away forever. I am finally past the 150 pound mark. YEAH!! Been stuck at that number for a long time!! Now I am on my way!! 23 pounds to Onderland!! What an awesome Christmas present that is going to be!!.

Hope everyone has a great day! Hoping to get a phonecall about a job today- that will be a big relief and a stress reliever. Wish me luck!! Hopefully today will be my lucky day to finding a job!!..

answered Apr 29 at 22:35

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Congrats Jenn on making it to the 100's! I have not been in the 100's since 2004 either and I can't wait for it!..

answered Apr 30 at 00:14

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Hello all and happy Monday to you all!.

Mike- let me just say.....WOW. sounds like an incredible experience. Nothing like doing something anyway even when our body says..."Oh no you can't" My husband shared that the best part of running marathons was when you finish, because most of the time you are running you don't think you can finish!.

Jen- Congrats on the onederville victory! Can't wait to join you..

AFM Monday is weigh in and I am down 1lb. It's my most modest loss thus far, but when I pictured a pound of butter sitting on my counter....I felt a lot better! I was able to go to church yesterday for the first time since February. It was great to be back with the community of friends that has become like family to me. I have been so blessed by the love and support of so many people as we negotiate through this crazy time in our lives..

Welcome to all the new faces, glad you're here. Have a blessed and on plan day!..

answered Apr 30 at 01:32

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[quote=chewysmom]Welcome Faith & Ariel! You will never regret committing yourself to this program, because it works!!! Check in often and know that we are all here to support you along your journey..

Controllingfat - I love the fall colors (OK, we don't actually get many of them in N. CA... but I can purchase them at the craft store.

) and our pumpkins are almost ready to harvest. We live up a dark dirt road, so the only trick or treaters we get are from the 3 children who are our neighbors. My next-door neighbor and I were so excited to have kids on the street again that we "reverse trick-or-treated" the first year these 2 yg families moved in! Since I only have to provide treats for 3 children, I take great delight in choosing something special for each of them. This year it's a Tinker Bell beads for our resident princess, a bubble squirter for our tomboy, and a horn for 5 year olds Nolan's first bike. What will your little one dress up as? Can't wait to see a picture of your costume next year!.

!!!.

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My little guy is going to be a garden nome!.

I cant wait, last year he was a sock monkey so flippin adorable! I would add a pic but I cant figure out how.. That is great that you are able to get what the lil ones really want. I love opening the door and seeing lil kids dressed up, I am sad though because I am the only one that decorates on my street. But I still manage to get atleast 40 trick or treaters! Prob because my house is the brightest one in my town...

answered Apr 30 at 02:13

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CONGRATS! CANT WAIT TO JOIN YOU IN ONDERLAND!! YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYYAYA GREAT JOB!!!!..

answered Apr 30 at 02:47

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Good evening Diamonds.

I have made my first day OP; hungry and about to go to bed..

Appreciate all your welcomes (and birthday wishes) and looking forward to getting to know each of you..

For now, congratulations to Jenn! You have done great and to be in the 100's is fantastic..

And MikeI bet your legs hurt! Incredible.....

answered Apr 30 at 03:41

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We have lots to celebrate today!!!!.

Jenn ~ Hop onboard the Onederland Express ~ Way to rock it girl!!!! Celebrate your shrinking self in a BIG way.

Nancy ~ What a wonderful birthday gift to give yourself! Welcome to the Diamonds, we're sparkling more every day!.

Joyce ~ Sounds like you had a grand weekend! I used to love going to my kids soccer games when they were your GS's age. There is nothing cuter than a hardly out of toddler-hood kid running after the ball in their uniforms! Hmmm... wonder if I'll ever get any grand babies to root for? (No pressure if my daughter happens to be lurking.

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Mike ~ Holy Toledo, 62 miles!?!?! I get tired driving that far.

Wow, what an amazing feat!!! Pat yourself on the back.

Geri ~ Woo Hoo, you broke 150 ~ onederland will be yours in no time!!!! It's lovely to have you posting again regularly !.

Kori - How was Disneyland? Did you survive the shower????,.

Sarah ~ It must feel great to start resuming some of your regular activities! I admire your positive & generous spirit in the face of major challenges these last months. You are an inspiration!.

Controlling Fat ~ I love garden gnomes, you must learn how to post pictures!!! (Not that' I've figured out how to do it yet...).

Hugs & Hellos to Linda, Reaching, Mary, Christine, and anyone I missed!.

AFM: Payroll Monday after a week off was intense, but the day is done and everyone will get paid. Plus my Medifast order arrived - so excited to have dark chocolate shakes, brownies, & pancakes again!!! I was late on ordering and ran out of my favorites. I am totally addicted to the dark chocolate shakes for breakfast... nothing else will do. Well, except pancakes on the weekend :P.

Be good to yourselves Diamonds, because we deserve radiant health and well being! One step at a time, we'll get there together!..

answered Apr 30 at 03:54

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Gnomes thats right lol me + spelling = bad.. heehee..

answered Apr 30 at 05:02

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Well yesterday I ended up going off plan for the second time. The last two days temptation has gotten the worst of me. For 16 days I did so well, without blt! Now here I am frustrated because I ended up eating chocolate goldfish that were my sons. I had only a handful but still more then I should. I ate an entire avocado thru out the day. Today I plan to start fresh and new, 100% OP! I was really mad at myself for the slip but I know in my heart I can fix this.

Thank the good Lord that this website is here. I need all the support I can get! Thanks for listening to my rant..

P.S. I am now officially 20 pounds smaller then my all time biggest!! Lost 13 of that with Medifast but I thought I should celebrate it anyway!..

answered Apr 30 at 06:18

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Here is my son as a sock monkey last year!!..

answered Apr 30 at 07:09

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Sorry to hear that you had such a rough day. From the way I see it what matters more to your long term success is what you do after you slip. It is so easy to use that slip as a reason to just give up. Give yourself some grace and remember you are so very worth a healthy strong body..

When I am having a hard time (like say yesterday when I all of a sudden wanted to eat all of my one-year-olds ritz crackers) I try to reframe it in my mind, reminding myself that this is all a choice that I am making. It is not that I can't have the crackers, I can, but I am choosing not to so that I can choose something better instead. I start making a mental list of the things I am saying "yes" to. Things like, I am saying yes to chasing my girls on the playgound, I am saying yes to learning to ride a bike, I am saying yes to shopping for clothes in any store I want to.......and so on. I think all of our "yes" lists look different but that it is these lists that keep us on track and motivated!.

Be gentle with yourself today and remember that this is a long journey with many a twist and turn!..

answered Apr 30 at 08:07

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Reachingthegoal! 1 Day and 1 Pound at a time and you will be in ONDERLAND again. I have not been there since highschool- maybe even junior high- so I am really ready to get back there!!.

Onderland by Christmas is my plan!!..

answered Apr 30 at 08:29

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Happy Monday to you too!!.

You are 1 Pound closer to Onderland! Looking at a pound of butter does make it seem alot better..

I went to church a week ago for a christening and it felt really good. Wish my Fiances work schedule would allow us to go together. But lately with all the stress of looking for a job I have been doing alot of praying- so I know how you feel it makes the craziness seem a bit for sane!!.

Hope you have a Blessed, Positive On Plan Day too!!..

answered Apr 30 at 09:24

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Congrats on your first of many OP Days!.

The first few days are the hardest- then the hunger and any cravings should start going away and you will start having lots more energy!!..

answered Apr 30 at 10:49

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Thank you for your kind words! I did just what you suggested this morning while making my son some cereal. I thought "I can eat this, but I don't need it." For the first time I resisted the BLT when I looooove frosted mini wheat bites. I wish that the temptation wasn't in the house, but I need to learn that just because it's there doesn't mean I need to scarf it down. My break could have been worse, I could have ran to town and got a fat, grease, cheese filled burger but I didn't and the fact that I am beating myself up over a handful of goldfish is a good thing, makes me see where I need to be. Today I have been 100% OP so far! I really am going to do this. With support from people like you I can do this! Alone would be much harder! Thank you so much! Oh and what part of Oregon do you live in? Northern or Southern? Eastern or Western? I live in the North Western side, near Salem..

Thank you so much for the kind words. Our list is similar I too want to be able to chase my lil guy around the play ground, and get healthy enough to have #2 without the chance of gestational diabetes!! Thank you again!..

answered Apr 30 at 12:03

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ControllingFat- You are human- you slippedYou picked yourself back up- learned from it I am sure and now are making a Fresh Start towards being 100% OP!! That is awesome!.

Way to go on losing your first 20 pounds!!..

answered Apr 30 at 12:27

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Good Afternoon Sparkly Diamonds!.

Just stopping to say hello and wish everyone a Positive On Plan afternoon and evening..

Hoping this is the week I finally get the break I have been looking for and get a job. I should know by the end of this week or early next week. Please pray that my luck is finally changing. Wants so bad to be able to help my Fiance with the bills again!..

answered Apr 30 at 12:34

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I would love to join if you'll have me! Just ended week 1 today and I SURVIVED!.

-7.8 for the week! Looking forward and inspired into week two!..

answered Apr 30 at 13:37

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Of course you are welcome. I started 8/27/2010 and am chugging along. I haven't had tremendous weight loss, but I'm in control, and the weight will show eventually. Keep coming back!..

answered Apr 30 at 13:39

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I support your plan. What you are doing is inspiring for me...

answered Apr 30 at 15:12

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Hello Diamonds! I just had my 3 week weigh in - only down 3 pounds...but 11 overall. 11 pounds gone forever! I have a long way to go...and trying to not look at that but one foot in front of the other....I hope you all have a wonderful OP week. It's cold here in Southern California and it feels like winter (finally). I've got a trip coming up in a couple of weeks to Las Vegas with 2 girlfriends...any hints/suggestions about how to stay OP - send them my way!..

answered Apr 30 at 15:59

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Gonna have to buy some cold weather biking gear. Brrrr...

answered Apr 30 at 17:12

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Well, have made it through Day 2. I do have some hunger and cravings and a slight headache but am hanging in there. Right now I am just checking in and saying a general hello and hope everyone is OP. I will be less self-absorbed in a few days.

Everyone is so supportive and helpful..

Good luck on finding a job Geri...

answered Apr 30 at 18:52

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Hey, we are nearly neighbors! I am in Tualatin, so about 30 minutes or so from Salem..

I know very, very well the challenge of feeding our kidos while staying OP. I remember being at Costco with my 3YO daughter at the end of week one (first time around). She wanted a slice of pizza, which I got for her. PreMF we would share a slice, so the whole time she kept asking me if I wanted a bite, didn't I want to share with her...but it's yummy and good for your tummy....and on and on and on. I tried to explain to her that mommy was choosing to eat different food and finally she settled on sharing a mineral water with me. Boy was it tough though because I really did want to taste it, and if I had then I have little doubt that I would have polished off a slice or 5.



I find munching on my Medifast meal or sipping water while I am cooking for them and feeding my youngest helps. Avoiding the BLT's is cruicial though for retraining both mind and tounge! I am glad to here that you have been cruising at 100% today! I often think of what Geri wrote a long time ago, "always end your day with a Medifast meal" I think that is a great way to reaffirm your commitment at the end of the day no matter how hard it's been! (thanks Geri)..

answered Apr 30 at 19:52

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Glad you made it through, hang tough! Oh and it's not self-absorbed, it's survival!..

answered Apr 30 at 20:17

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Sorry- newbie here... but what's BLT stand for?? other than the obvious- bacon, lettuce, & tomato lol i've seen it used a few times, and I just can't decode!.

Also- Good luck on the job search Geri!!!..

answered Apr 30 at 20:40

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Welcome to our newest Diamonds!.

Blu - Bites, licks, & tastes.

It's a whole new language in the land of MF!.

Geri - Sending prayers & good thoughts your way! A job is in the air, I can feel it!!!!.

Controlling Fat - Sarah's advice is good: extend yourself some grace and make choices that support what you want to say Yes. It really helps me to remember that I do get to choose..

Sarah - I just put a note in lipstick on my bathroom mirror, "What will you say yes to today?". Today I said yes to a new office chair that is not the "tested to 500 pounds" bariatric model and decreasing back pain..

I'm plum tuckered after a 12 hour day with TOM lurking. Going to bed, but wanted you all to know I'm thinking about you!.

Sleep tight my sparkley friends!.

Sharon..

answered Apr 30 at 20:55

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Hey Diamonds!.

Sharon - I am still here! Just been busy as usual. Disneyland was wonderful! I love that place. I brought my food with me, my water bottle, and had a great time. I ate all my meals that I needed to and then had dinner at my cousins house. I have no doubt I could have made a healthy choice at a restaurant for my L&G but didn't need to since I was able to get home. Sounds like you could use a little breather from work..

Joyce - I am still alive, I would never leave my Diamonds without saying something first! Remember you guys and gals are in my thoughts daily as I make OP choices. Good luck with the WI tomorrow. I know we are both Wed. weighers. I just started TOM so I don't expect a very good WI..

Mike - WOnderful on the bike ride!.

Controllingfat - Don't beat yourself up about the BLT, just fix it, and then forget it. You are only as strong as your ability to say NO. I tell myself NO atleast 10 times a day. But like Sarah said, I reframe it. I tend to tell myself, you can't have that now, but you will be able to, in moderation. It helps a little.



Katy - It has been cold in S. California the past few days. I have been freezing. I have grown out of all of my cold weather clothes so I had to go and buy some. Bought some sweats from Walmart tonight. It still amazes me that I picked up M bottoms and a L top.

I love MF! As far as Las Vegas goes, doing it OP is totally possible, if you are willing to do the work. I have been to Vegas 3 or 4 times since starting 10 months ago and I stayed 100% OP all those times. PM me if you want some specifics about where we ate and all that. I would love to help..

All the rest of my Diamonds that I am missing - Hope you are having a great OP week! TOmorrow is hump day and we are halfway to the weekend. Are you making good choices? Are you drinking your water? Getting some exercise in? Take care of yourselves. Work the plan, don't let it work you!..

answered Apr 30 at 21:45

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Hi all! Super busy. Just a quick stop by to say hi!! Have a great OP day!..

answered Apr 30 at 23:00

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Welcome to the Dimaonds!!.

Congrats on losing your first 7.8 pounds! That is awesome ! Keep up the great work!!..

answered May 01 at 00:04

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Marcia- As long as you are in control and Positive and On Plan that is all that matters. Every pound you lose is awesome and gets you one pound closer to Goal!!..

answered May 01 at 01:19

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Hello Kozoo- Welcome to the Diamonds!.

3 pounds gone for a total of 11 pounds gone and released away forever is awesome!.

Hope you have a Positive On Plan Week!! Stop by my Positivity thread if you like!! Hope to see you there!!.

Travel tips for staying on plan!.

1. Make sure you bring your meals with you- always eat a meal before going into a restaurant..

2. Try and look at the menu and plan your meal before eating..

3. Make sure you drink plenty of water.

4. Get in as much activity as you can!!.

Good luck - you can do it!!..

answered May 01 at 02:21

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Hello Nancy- Glad to hear that you made it through Day 2 on plan. In a few days, the hunger, cravings and headaches should be gone..

Thanks for the support on finding a job. I am just waiting on a call for an interview. Hopefully I will have the job by next week!..

answered May 01 at 03:50

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Kylnne7997- thank you for that, yesterday was also a bad day. I blame being out of my bars so I don't get the crunch chocolatey ness.. That and I bought chocolate crackers for my kiddo near my TOM... Smart ol' me. Today will be different I know it. I can do this and I am determined.

Still a great number but I wanted to see more. Thank you for your words and it's great to know I am not alone dealing with these difficult times!.

Well I am going crazy, I have this itty bitty sister who is 6.5 months prego and she sends me pics of her adorable round lil belly and says "Eh I am sooooo fat" I wish I could reach through the phone and smack her. Do I say "Oh yeah you're a heffer?" Nope I say, "Oh you have the cutest lil belly I have ever seen! Then she fishes for more compliments and of course I follow suit. It makes me so sad, when I was pregnant no one noticed until I was 9 months and people actually asked me, "Are you expecting hun?" EGH! I cant wait to be cute pregnant with my next lil one! I can't wait! Near the end of my pregnancy it looked like I had twins but for the whole thing up til the end I just looked fatter..

I need to do this Diamonds, I have to do this! Not just for me but for my kiddo and my future children, for my husband, who says I am pretty but I want to be SEXY!.

I want to be the girl that he wants to show off, not one who is an embarrassment. (not his words, just how I feel) I want to wear those cute little clothes, I want to be able to look cute in heels, not tortured, I want to dance and not look like a bowl of jello going through an earthquake!!!.

Sorry about the vent just needed to get it out!..

answered May 01 at 04:56

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I had a great day yesterday because of you control. So you must know how important you are and also know that you will get there one day at a time even with a few less than perfect days!.

You are already back on track. You are going to feel great in the morning,.

Knowing you did well today!.

I believe in you so much.

By the way, go to the thread about holy moly it is cute..

answered May 01 at 06:08

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You can do this! Sometimes our bodies just don't lose weight as fast as our minds would like. I was totally OP and only lost 2 pounds in my 3rd week. For me...my head gets in the way of my body.....don't get me wrong..I have a lot to lose and know I'm not as sexy/cute as I want to be...but that doesn't mean your husband doesn't still find you that. Know that you are beautiful inside and out....you are getting healthy for YOU not for what others will say about you. It sounds like you have a very supporting husband - that is so important. Even if you don't feel like you are the sexiest...."act" it with him and see what happens...you may be pleasently surprised..and it will actually help you stay on the journey you are on...

answered May 01 at 06:39

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Happy Wednesday. One day and one pound at a time. I like that idea...

answered May 01 at 07:58

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Oldtown, you are just the sweetest!.

How are you doing on Medifast after our lil oopsies?..

answered May 01 at 08:15

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Kozoo, I do act, that's the thing. I want to feel how I act, SEXY!.

My hubby is very supportive and every day he tells me how proud he is. I am one lucky lady!.

Thank you for the kind words, and I love the fact that we have common grounds on our weight!.

We can do this together like Purplepassion's signature says 1 day 1 pound at time! LETS DO THIS LADY'S AND GENTLEMAN.

!..

answered May 01 at 09:54

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Kori, love that your shopping victory! It must be hard to believe sometimes that this is your new self. I have traveled from a 3X to a XL thus far and still find myself gravitating towards the larger sizes because my mind hasn't adjusted yet! Hope you are doing well and that the school year is off to a good start for you!.

Sharon, congrats on the new office chair! When you start thinking about it, there are so many more things to say yes to than we ever have to say no to! (I am also glad that your back is improving, it's hard to work in the environment you do with a bad back! Thanks again for all of your kind words and encouragment, I find myself looking for your posts because they make me smile!.

Geri- Hope that your day went well and that you are continuing to move closer to who you were created to be in the first place!.

CF- Hope your evening goes better, did you get a chance to play outside with your son in the beautiful sun today? I think these past two days have been some of the most perfectly beautiful days in a long, long time!.

I am doing well and on plan. Drank extra water today because I have been feeling a bit light headed and my doc said my BP was lowish 105/60. I tend to run on the low end so I'm not too worried about it..

The doc also kind of rained on my Medifast parade a bit. I still have her blessing but she had some concerns about the cost of the program and the fact that I am not physically able to really exercise to increase my weight losses. She asked me to think about waiting until January, but I just plain ol don't want to. (I'm a bit stuborn that way) I already have about a 3 month supply of food hanging out in my pantry so the cost is not an issue right now and my losses seem very satisfactory to me at the level of activity I currently have. growl, I guess this is me venting!.

Anywhoo, I know I am missing some of you hope that you all had a good day and are looking forward to a restful evening!..

answered May 01 at 10:01

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OMGOODNESS I love being home. Today was AWFUL! I met my Mom at play group in her town, which is 8 miles away, ended up getting a flat, couldn't find someone to help me change it. ( I can change tires on a car not an F350) Lol, well finally got a hold of my FIL and he came and changed it. Low and behold my spare is half flat..

SOOO I went to the gas station where she lives, and paid the 25 cents for compressed air... Did it work? NO!! So I have been running around all day with my mom sisters, and James in my moms car, which scares me. Well I waited for my dad to get home because he has an air compressor but my mom seemed to think I didn't know how to work it. GRRRRR. Ended up driving about 25 miles an hour coming home. Now I am EXHAUSTED! Not just that but I only brought one meal with me thinking I would be gone for like 4 hours, noope I was gone for 10...



I feel bad but I was STARVING! Oh and now I cant even finish a salad from a restaurant any more. I get WAY too full! Thankfully I have a Xanax and a nice comfy couch to lay on while my lil guy relaxes with some Wow Wow Wubsy!.

Thank GOD for cartoons sometimes. Oh did I mention I am disabled? Well I am, but I chased my two sisters ages 4 and 7 plus my 2 year old son around a pumpkin patch for about 3 hours. BLEH it was fun but now I am tuckered! Ready for bed, but I know my lil guy isn't.. Lol, Oh well I have 3 more Medifast meals to make up for, time for a feast!.

HAHAHAHAHHAHA hope everyone else's day was better. Thanks for letting me vent!..

answered May 01 at 10:31

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Sarah - You go girl! When I started to read your post, I thought your doctor was maybe telling you that you needed extra protein or even calories for healing... which would have made some sense to me. But her explanation did not compute in my nurse brain... Frankly the cost of the program is not your physician's business and does it really make sense to not lose at all (or maybe even gain) versus lose slowly? Like I said, doesn't compute... Anyway, as long as your nutritional needs for healing are being met, there is no reason not to work a program that works for you. Heck, every pound lost takes stress off of your patched together pelvis.



Controllingfat - You are on your way to getting your sexy back! For me, starting to feel sexy again was more about feeling like I had some control over my own behavior vs my body looking "sexy". (I have no illusions, my "girls" will never be pert and I am guessing that my saddle bags will be swinging in the wind by the time I'm to goal... though I'm finding the whole package down right acceptable these days.

) It really is about feeling good about yourself. 13 pounds gone forever, woo hoo!!!!.

Hmmmm.... the site won't let me look at any of the other posts from today..

Dawg gone it, I'm in the mood for catching up. Oh well, guess I'll make my pancake and settle in with a book. Hugs to you all! Good night dear diamonds!.

Sharon..

answered May 01 at 12:01

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Hey guys, just wanted to stop by and say hello again, been a few days, you all type so much, it's hard to keep up!!! lol Placed a new order this week, can't wait for my box to arrive! The first box was just the sample box, this time I ordered all kinds of new stuff! Pancakes, brownies, bars, soups, etc. ya! So... does anyone know of a board on here where people can trade food? I have some stuff I have determined I don't like enough to force myself to eat, when there is other stuff I really like, but would be nice to make a trade with someone who was in the same boat... any ideas?.

Hope everyone is having a fabulous OP week!..

answered May 01 at 13:33

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Whoa! edited, I accidentally double posted!.

Couldn't delete it, so you get this instead :-D..

answered May 01 at 13:37

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I have a cousin who is the same way. I think I have lost enough weight to weigh what she was at 6 months pregnant. So when she says she is fat, I tell her, "Yep, you are!" We have a good relationship though...As far as your reasons for weight loss, they are totally valid and good reasons. Some I even echo myself. You are totally gonna get this done! Keep up the good work and stay away from the chocolate crackers!..

answered May 01 at 14:23

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Happy Friday Diamonds!.

Sorry I've been MIA, but things have been crazy around here. I just finished catching up on everyone's posts. I see we have more new sparkly diamond girls - Welcome to you all!!!.

Sharon - Sorry it's taken me so long, but I got the Key Lime extract from silverclouds.com. My all time favorite flavor is the liquid Stevia English toffee. I'm starting to get a little obsessed with adding it to my coffee. When I went to lunch with my girlies this past Monday, I actually pulled the little bottle out of my purse and added a few drops to my Starbucks skinny vanilla latte. They were cracking up. I placed my first order from Netrition this week.

I love that the shipping is a flat rate of $4.95. Bell Plantation charges too much for shipping the PB2, so I'm glad I found Netrition. I haven't tried any new recipes lately because it seems like I'm always on the go. That's why my last Medifast order contained 6 boxes of cinnamon pretzels and 4 each of the puffs. Last night I had an old favorite - Medifast chocolate covered cinnamon pretzels - YUM.

Today I hope to make some cauliflower pizza crusts because I've run out of them. WOW, I'm really talking a lot about food. So how have you been? What's the weather been like in your neck of the woods?.

Joyce - I see you've been super busy. How are you feeling? Any more news about your mom and her upcoming procedure? My FIL is still in the rehab place. They tested him for Parkinson's disease last week and saw the early signs. Now he's on some medication for it. My DH is working a lot of overtime, so it's been hectic around here. Any games this weekend for your grandchildren?.

Kori - Glad to see I'm not the only one who's life has been super busy. I really miss it when I can't come on here and see how everyone's doing and offer support if need be. So now you're in a size M?! CONGRATS skinny girl!!! Glad you had fun at Disneyland. How did the baby shower go?.

Jenn - Welcome to "Onederland"! It's such a happy place to be and we're glad you joined us on the "Onederland Express" as Sharon stated..

Controlingfat - Sorry to hear about your struggles lately. To be caught up in all the car drama (I hate when something goes wrong with my car, so I can relate) and then only have 1 Medifast meal with you, that had to be tough. I keep at least 2 bags of puffs and 1 bag of pretzels in my console at all times. I was caught out longer than I'd expected on a couple of occasions and now find that I need to have that security net. Funny how dependent we become on those little yellow bags - LOL! I'm glad you're on this journey with us because you are too pretty and too young to be dealing with weight issues. Sure wish I'd had Medifast when I was your age.

My "little" boy is now 14 and he steals my heart away every day!.

Sarah - Glad you're staying with the Medifast food, regardless of your doctor's comments. I agree with Sharon, why is the cost of the Medifast food an issue for them? At least your spending money on something healthy to eat, right?!.

Nancy - Welcome, Happy Belated Birthday and hang in there! You know from the past that it gets soooooooo much better after the first couple of weeks..

Blu23 - Welcome and congrats on your weight loss so far! I got a box this past Tuesday and it's always like Christmas. I just love seeing all those yummy yellow packs - LOL!.

AFM - I woke up this morning to a crisp 60 degree day. That is just too wonderful considering I live in humid Florida! As you can see by my ticker, I lost a big fat "0" last week. I know I always say how the number on the scale isn't what's most important, but I just didn't feel as well as I usually do. I'm very good about logging my meals and have done so every day since starting in April. When I went over my last week's logs I realized I wasn't drinking enough water. I know everyone says drink water and then drink some more, which is what I usually do.

Of course, I refuse to subtract that from my ticker until Monday - LOL! I haven't done anything different this week except drink more water. Now I'm a true believer. After being on Medifast for 6 months, I find it harder and harder to eat and drink everything required, but I do. Lastly, this is my birthday month and I will be 49 in 9 days - yikes! I usually drag my birthday celebrating out for a least a week. Everyone's already asking where I want to go out and eat.

Here I come (of course with my low fat Italian dressing in tote)!!! I hope everyone has a Wonderful Weekend - Stay OP and definitely DRINK, DRINK, DRINK your WATER!!!.

Joy.

Started: 4/5/10.

WEEKS (1 - 4): -7, -4, -3, -6 (-20 lbs. & 11").

WEEKS (5 - 8): -2, -3, -2, -3 (-10 lbs. & 8").

WEEKS (9 - 12): -3, -3, -2, ? (-8 lbs. & 6") out of town week 12 & no scale.

WEEKS (13-16): -5, -1, -3, -2 (-11 lbs. & 5").

WEEKS (17-20): -2, -3, -2, -2 (-9 lbs. & 7").

WEEKS (21-24): -0, -2, -2, -3 (-7 lbs. & 9").

WEEKS (25-28): -2, -0.

4/5/10 - - - - - - 8/23/10..

answered May 01 at 15:09

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TGIF!!!!! What a week!!!! All 4 grands have had things for us to attend this week. Every day, some days 2 things in one day!!!! I'm getting too old for this. Picking up DGD (5) on my home today so she can spend the night while her parents take older siblings to haunted houses. She's had a busy week too, so hopefully she'll be tired!.

Joy, glad to see you back, girl. You are just doing fabulous. And you're so good about writing here!!! I'm jealous..

Hi Sharon, Sarah, Kori, Mary, Mike and everyone else I missed!! Hope you all have a great weekend..

Take care,..

answered May 01 at 15:49

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Happy Friday! I just wanted to wish everyone a great weekend. I'm staying OP and having a great week. I'm loving the Oatmeal Peach "cookies" - they are supposed to be muffins, but they end up as cookies for me. I brought them to work yesterday and when everyone had birthday cake...I had my "cookie" - and didn't feel like I was missing out at all..

I hope the scale is kinder to me on Tuesday than last week - but 11 pounds to date is 11 pounds I never want to see again! I'm in week 4 and just going to start walking more - but I'm finding I get really tired fast. Does that happen to anyone else? Any exercise suggestions?.

Have a great weekend...

answered May 01 at 16:23

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Hey Sharon & all my Diamond Girls - here's my newest recipe I came up with today:.

Gingerbread.

1 pk Medifast French vanilla shake.

1/2 tsp baking powder (1 condiment).

1 Tbsp egg beaters (deduct from L&G).

2 Tbsp SF gingerbread syrup - I use DaVinci (1 condiment).

Pam cooking spray.

Lightly spray a small plastic container with Pam. In the same container, combine Medifast shake and baking powder. Add all 3 Tbsp's of liquid and gently stir until you get a batter consistency. Let it sit for 5 minutes (this is KEY). Microwave for 1 minute, depending on the wattage of your microwave. Mine is 1100 watts..

Not only does this smell absolutely delicious, it tastes heavenly. Ok, so you have to give up 2 condiments, but trust me it's worth it for a special treat every now and then!.

Joy.

Started: 4/5/10.

WEEKS (1 - 4): -7, -4, -3, -6 (-20 lbs. & 11").

WEEKS (5 - 8): -2, -3, -2, -3 (-10 lbs. & 8").

WEEKS (9 - 12): -3, -3, -2, ? (-8 lbs. & 6") out of town week 12 & no scale.

WEEKS (13-16): -5, -1, -3, -2 (-11 lbs. & 5").

WEEKS (17-20): -2, -3, -2, -2 (-9 lbs. & 7").

WEEKS (21-24): -0, -2, -2, -3 (-7 lbs. & 9").

WEEKS (25-28): -2, -0.

4/5/10 - - - - - - 8/23/10..

answered May 01 at 17:32

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What dont you like? Cause I have some stuff that I cant do this month... lol..

answered May 01 at 18:57

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Echoing Joyce's TGIF!!!! Long week and I'm so tired I'm cross eyed..

Controlling Fat & Blu Girl, tell us what you don't like. We may be able to give you some recipes to make them yummy. I will never, ever, force myself to choke down plain oatmeal again... but the muffins I make are delicious and great for taking on the road..

It's 8, I just got home from work & am behind on meals. So I'm making a crepe out of pancake mix and filling it with a mixture of cottage & ricotta cheese with almond extract & splenda. Blintzes for dinner makes for a happy girl.

Kori & Joy ~ Your tickers are moving very nicely, good job ladies!.

I'll settle in for a longer post tomorrow. Hugs to you all!.

Sharon..

answered May 01 at 19:35

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Sharon - Your catch up dinner sounds yummy!.

Joy - Good to see you on here! I have been super busy as well. Baby Shower was awesome. I saw my cousin tonight and she was very happy with how well it went..

NSV - My cousin's grandma-in-law is the greatest lady. She talked to my cousin's mother-in-law the day after the shower and asked her, Where was Danielle's cousin, you know the one that always helps with everything, long dark hair, kind of heavy? She wasn't at the shower. My cousin's mother-in-law laughed and said, she was there, doing everything but you must not have recognized her since she has lost so much weight!.

Controlling Fat & BluGirl - Definitely let us know what you need help doctoring up. I am totally a believer in choking down anything, even if it tastes bad cuz I am not going to waste one ounce of this precious, expensive food..

Joyce - Hope the grandkids don't wear you out too much this weekend..

All the rest of the Diamonds - Hope you have a great OP weekend!.

AFM - Have some errands to run tomorrow, so going to take my youngest nephew and we are going to hang out for a bit. Then need to do laundry since I am out of clothes that fit me. Then have a pre-season game for the local minor league hockey team we have season tickets to with an after-party meet and greet. Should be a lot of fun!..

answered May 01 at 20:08

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Ok another bad day... EH I went out with my friend to a haunted house. That was fun, well I was gone from 8 pm to 1 am, I came home and started making my son some dinner. Husband said, "no he is fine I fed him already." Thinking OKAY well I went upstairs and laid my lil guy down. He starts wailing and crawling into bed with me screaming mommy mommy mommy. He never does this.

3 olives was his response. He said, " he ate earlier" I fed him at 5 a bowl of spegetti. I asked him if he gave him anything to drink, he replied " he had juice" which means he had what I left him, so he was most likely out for 3 hours. He drinks water and juice A LOT milk only 2 times a day. Well needless to say I am up at 230 feeding my son dinner.

Why can't I leave the house and have my kid properly taken care of? I asked my husband if he had eaten, "yea I made my self some dinner" I replied, " You are hungry, baby is hungry. That easy!! I feed James small meals 6 times or more a day, I "water" him when ever his cup runs out. Why can't my husband do the same? ERGH! I swear this week needs to get over with, I am tired of the BS!! Sorry needed to vent..

answered May 01 at 21:41

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Howdy diamonds,.

Just a quick note to say howdy! I'm wiped out after throwing my daughter her 4th birthday Thomas the Train themed blast! It was a lot of fun and now I am very sore and weary. Still on plan, with no trouble skipping the thomas cake, I did have to break out a cheese stick though when I got home...went to long between meals the last two days! Have a great weekend all!..

answered May 01 at 22:35

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Just a quick note to say I'm OP and it feels so good to be in control; of course it is so simple to just follow the 5 + 1. This is a very welcoming and inspiring group. Until I get to know people I don't want to leave anyone out so I'll just say a general thank you..

I'm also enjoying some of the new foods such as soft serve. I've bought pancakes but haven't made those yet. Also, I purchased the mini blender from Medifast and that really makes a difference making all the shakes!.

Have a good evening and Sunday...

answered May 01 at 23:21

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Nancy - Today, I tried the choc chip pancakes with just a tiny spritz of I Can't Believe it's Not Butter Spray and they were good, and filling!..

answered May 02 at 00:04

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I just saw this thread and wanna join in. When I started my weight loss journey last year (with WW), I weighed 253. Starting with Medifast in Feb, I was at 228 and by the time my goal is reached - it will be sayonara forever to 108 pounds - so do I qualify?..

answered May 02 at 00:05

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