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My question is Potato and onion Medifast recipes? (any suggestions)? Many thanks for any response. My other question... Ok as I sit here and type im.

Crying.

,,,, Iam 2 weeks post op... I went to the drs for my check up and the good news is I lost 28 lbs since my.

Surgery.

11/9/10...

I asked him if I can have a little mashed potatos and mashed up turkey tomorrow and he said absolutely NO......

Meanwhile my parents are here from fla and everyone is just eating.....

Tomorrow there will be a feast of food.. to which I can not eat... I also have family coming in on Fri and everyone is going out to eat for lunch and dinner... I know I can eat eggs .. Saturday is my niece's bat mitzvah.. Those who know what that is it's a Medifast food fest all night with hor deovres, and a sit down elegant dinner...

Medifast food food eberywhere this week.

How am I going to get thru this... I dont feel as if I can... how can I?.

Please does anyone have any advice on how to handle this mentally and physically..

Has anyone had these challenges?.

I want to eat so bad!! I wont... but I do...thank you..

asked May 09 at 07:08

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Mia
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Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the answer. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I discover an useful answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could give you help..

answered May 09 at 07:27

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Iris
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Ty Brandi I feel so alone ..Im here for you too... I pray we can get thru this !! I know it's emotional but it's so hard,,, I can have eggs but ill be honest I want a hoagie lol 2 weeks and no Medifast food guess ill be eating lots of sugar free popsicles!!.

Happy thanksgiving.. ty for caring !!!..

answered May 09 at 08:23

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Teagan
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You are having head hunger right now. you will get through this week. would you have postponed your.

Surgery.

Date, knowing all these occasions were happening? keep your focus on the future. how much healthier and thinner you will be. I am 6 months out and down 75lbs. there will be more thanksgiving days and more bat mitzvahs in the future and you will look stunning at those... mary..

answered May 09 at 10:01

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Bennett
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Oh sweetie, hang in there...

Remember why you did this..

Be strong and ignore the Medifast food and do what you know you need to.. it's your head hunger.

Talking.

, you don't really need what you think you do.. Stay strong, you can do it!!.

Krista..

answered May 09 at 11:19

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Nataly
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I am so sorry you are struggling through this week!! You can absolutely do this. About 14 days after my.

Surgery.

We celebrated my parents 50th wedding anniversary. I picked at some fish at the restaurant but wanted a piece of cake so badly afterwards (didnt help that I had actually been the one to purchase the cake, so Id gotten flavors I loved). My sweet daughter kept telling me that it didnt taste good enough for me to risk tasting it. The fear of getting sick in front of everyone is probably the thing that actually stopped me..

Maybe I was a masochist but I used to love smelling my husbands Medifast food after.

Surgery.

(when I couldnt eat it). I would close my eyes and just relish the smell(I like Medifast food scented candles, too and for some reason they dont trigger my hunger)..

I was allowed to eat shrimp and chicken after the second week. Shrimp cocktail helped me through many a social event!.

Ill be pulling for you tomorrowactually, Ill be praying for all of us!!.

JJ..

answered May 09 at 12:03

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Dulce
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TY Everyone !!!!! thank you for all your support !!! It means so much to me... I keep telling myself I will get thru this .....

Much love !!!..

answered May 09 at 13:37

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Ronald
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How can you be suffering re: Medifast food on "Thanksgiving?" Seems like you'd be too busy doing the Happy Dance and being Grateful to whatever your spiritual inspiration..

You are one of the blessed, who actually has a chance to escape the fat.

Prison.

Imagine sitting outside the bars and missing the yummy.

Prison.

Food..

Freedom Baby. Celebrate and be glad!..

answered May 09 at 14:05

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Daniela
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Hang in there honey! It'll get better. ALWAYS have something around that you can have... For me, it's Greek yogurt flavored with SF Torani syrup or a cup of tea or your protein drink..

Yeah, it sucks from time to time BUT I'd rather not eat something that be sick....

Just think, it's one day... You can do it! We'll all be doing it!.

Take care,.

Colleen..

answered May 09 at 15:37

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Mateo
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Please don't take this the wrong way, but I would give almost anything I own to be in your shoes. See, I can eat all I want tomorrow because I've not been approved for.

Surgery.

Yet. I don't know when, if ever, I will be. Now, I dont' have to cook.....I'm disabled so I'll spend the day in bed and my dinner will be brought to me, but I would still rather be where you are. I can't imagine.

Crying.

Over something like not being able to eat after having life saving.

Surgery.

I would trade with you any day..

That being said......Hang in there! Your life is going to be so much better in just a matter of months. There are so many of us out here who want to be in your shoes..

Hugs and prayers,.

Robyn..

answered May 09 at 16:18

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James
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You'll come thru just fine. Eat first and enjoy the fellowship! I had an early thanksgiving at my folks a month ago and only had a little. Everyone was very supportive. People will understand! You might just be surprised at how little Medifast food will be an issue. Sometimes the anticipation of the "what if's" is worse than the future reality. Relax and enjoy!..

answered May 09 at 17:15

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Kaitlyn
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Ok as I sit here and type im.

Crying.

,,,, Iam 2 weeks post op... I went to the drs for my check up and the good news is I lost 28 lbs since my.

Surgery.

11/9/10...

I asked him if I can have a little mashed potatos and mashed up turkey tomorrow and he said absolutely NO......

Meanwhile my parents are here from fla and everyone is just eating.....

Tomorrow there will be a feast of food.. to which I can not eat... I also have family coming in on Fri and everyone is going out to eat for lunch and dinner... I know I can eat eggs .. Saturday is my niece's bat mitzvah.. Those who know what that is it's a Medifast food fest all night with hor deovres, and a sit down elegant dinner...

Medifast food food eberywhere this week.

How am I going to get thru this... I dont feel as if I can... how can I?.

Please does anyone have any advice on how to handle this mentally and physically..

Has anyone had these challenges?.

I want to eat so bad!! I wont... but I do...thank you..

answered May 09 at 18:41

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Karen
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I want to encourage you that you are not alone and you can do this. I understand what you're going through, I have actually cried a few times these last 4 months over not being able to eat something I wanted..

I must also say to some of these people who act like that it's a shame to want food, we were not obese because we hated food, this is a constant struggle for all of us. Keep in mind that we ALL loved Medifast food or we wouldn't be having or considering this drastic life changing.

Surgery.

..

Hang in there, this too shall pass and you will be glad that you stuck with it...

answered May 09 at 19:06

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Esther
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Joy, it is hard - this season of "firsts" post-break up with food. Try to remember this is one year, that you have a new stomach to take care of, and that you have committed in the most formidable way possible to being your healthiest you..

I think I was lucky to have therapy the year before.

Surgery.

And the.

Liquid diet.

Three weeks prior to it as both required me to develop a new relationship with food. It's not perfect and it's not done, but it is a happier and more manageable one by far..

The hard thing was recognizing that I couldn't soothe with food..

Learning.

To socialize without it is hard, but I did change from thinking it was a deprivation to believing in my new Medifast food relationship as a gift. That doesn't work EVERY day, but it works most days..

My shortcut mindset during the.

Liquid diet.

Was this: I deserve better. I own myself. My self chooses health..

In the moments when I felt bereft (when my family ate KFC in front of me, when my favourite snack became verboten, when I had to order the plain chicken breast), I left the room when they binged, continued to remind myself this was an investment for life, told myself it was just one party and that I would have plenty more to learn at, and the hard one: Medifast food is nutrition, not a friend..

Breakups are hard. But they most often happen for a reason..

My quick list:.

- have your "thanks, but no thanks" terminology ready.

- have someone who understands what this costs you at your side.

- KNOW there is something there you can have, or bring it.

- find your mantra and say it all day.

- buy a skinny outfit for the event.

- try making your eggs as delectable as possible a la Eggface's recipes.

- sip sip sip.

- popsicle popsicle popsicle.

Leave.

The room and send us a note whenever you feel sad, happy, comforted or anxious. We're your emotional "safe word" for when you need the whole affair to stop. :).

Finally, if your health care plan provides, do look for someone who will assist you with your long term relationship with food. We all need to find other ways to nourish ourselves now and a little professional help can really change your world...

answered May 09 at 19:18

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Jimena
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It absolutely sucks not to be able to eat "normal" Medifast food but you have to remember it is only a matter of time before you can get to eat a bigger variety of food. I am 5 weeks post-op and i've been planning my thanksgiving menu all week. I got sliced oscar mayer turkey (i recently learned I can't handle real turkey, like at the deli when they slice up a whole turkey into thin slivers. my pouch didn't know what to do and it just got stuck, I ended up vomiting for 1.5 days before I had to go to the ER and spend a day and a half in the hospital getting fluids), I also got sugar free cheesecake pudding to mix with fat free ricotta cheese and pumpkin spice to make a fake pumpkin pie. just because you can't eat doesn't mean the world is ending, it's just food. you have to let it go, it will be there when you are eventually ready to eat it...

answered May 09 at 20:22

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Morgan
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You will get through it because you have to! This was a choice that you made for YOURSELF! a POSITIVE change in your life. No, you won't be able to eat with your family. Time your meals before your family outings and before Thanksgiving dinner. Then you won't be hungry. You might miss the fact that you aren't eating, but you wont feel the physical need to do so. Your family loves you! If you need a minute to collect yourself, take it! I am 2/5 months out, and for whatever reason I still really struggle to eat anything at all.

You know what, go to the store and get yourself some sugar free banana pudding (or whatever flavor you like) and make it for yourself. Then you can at least eat desert with everyone! GOD BLESS..

answered May 09 at 21:55

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Dante
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Huggs to you...I am thinking of you today. I can't say that I understand yet (as I am still waiting for my.

Surgery.

) but I have thought about it. And as many have said I think finding support from friends on here and having your drinks with you and something to distract you. We have spent our whole lifes equating Medifast food with pleasure and now we have to rewire our brain that we have to get pleasure some other way. And no matter what anyone says...THAT IS NOT EASY!!! So prayers and support coming your way...

answered May 09 at 22:11

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Damian
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I want to thank all of you for your support and advice... I truly took it all in.... I see all your points and I m just gonna keep saying I can do this and Lucifer you are right,, I have to learn to not associate Medifast food with special events !!.

I luv you all and Thank you !!!!..

answered May 09 at 22:47

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Lizbeth
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How did it go, Joy? Was thinking of you and sending you "I am skinny and I am not hungry" vibes all day. :).

O..

answered May 10 at 00:24

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Emely
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Hi Joy!.

I thought of you today and prayed that you were doing OK. So, how did it go?.

Hugs and prayers,.

Robyn..

answered May 10 at 00:28

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Andy
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I was thinking about you today! I was just wondering how you made it through? I.

Hope.

That you were able to make precious memories with your family and or friends today and that overall you enjoyed the time with them!..

answered May 10 at 00:57

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Zackary
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If only they could take away our sense of smell and zap our memories of past experiences with food, we'd be set. This is exactly why when someone says I took the easy way out, I get a little upset with them. They have no clue until they take a walk in our shoes. This tool we have been given requires a lot of discipline and hard work..

Praying for you!.

(((HUGS))).

Laura..

answered May 10 at 02:32

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Alayna
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