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First question I have is Quick Medifast Diet Meals - Phase 1? Hoping for any answer or 2. Another question on my mind: When I look at the total of my weight to lose, it looks like such a huge number. But then, when I look at other peoples' success on the program I'm so encouraged. With even a 2.5 pound weight loss per week that's 104 pounds in a year! Many lose quicker than that on this diet. By next year at this time, I'll be near or at goal..

I'm use self-hypnosis CD's and practice positive thinking. I've decided to write my future. After browsing other success stories on these boards, I believe that if I stick to plan 100%, I can lose approx. 10 lbs per month over the course of a year (sometimes more, esp. at the beginning, and less at the end). So, as a motivation, I've decided to see what my year will look like! Rather than dwelling on all that I'll be missing out on in the way of food (holidays, etc.), I've decided to visualize what success I'll enjoy by those key times during the year if I stick to plan.

I like the big picture to keep excited to rip open a new packet one at a time. It gives me some perspective..

I'm literally "writing" my future. It looks something like this:.

11/8/10: Starting weight: 262lbs; height: 5'8; 39.9 BMI teetering on morbid obesity (size 20-22).

Month 1: 10 lbs lost 11/10: 252 lbs - BMI Obese.

Month 2: 20 lbsl ost 12/10: 242 lbs - BMI Obese.

Month 3: 30 lbs lost 1/11: 232lbs - BMI Obese.

Month 4: 40 lbs lost 2/11: 222 lbs - BMI Obese.

Month 5: 50 lbs lost 3/11: 212lbs - BMI Obese.

Month 6: 60 lbs lost 4/11: 202 lbs - BMI Obese.

Month 7: 70 lbs lost 5/11: 192 lbs - BMI Overweight.

Month 8: 80 lbs lost 6/11: 182 lbs - BMI Overweight.

Month 9: 90 lbs lost 7/11: 172 lbs - BMI Overweight.

Month 10: 100 lbs lost 8/11: 162 lbs - BMI Normal weight!!!.

Month 11: 110 lbs lost 9/11: 152 lbs - BMI Normal weight!!!.

Month 12: 120 lbs lost 10/11: 142 lbs - BMI Normal weight!!! GOAL!!!.

I WILL DO THIS!!!..

asked Apr 28 at 05:15

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

answered Apr 28 at 06:07

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Looks like you got a good plan, just one thing when you have a slow week or more (and you will) just let it be, because as long as you follow the program , the weight will come off..

Don't forget to work on the reasons that you turn to food, so that you can break the habit before you reach goal. Try to work all the angles.

Keep reading the blogs and discussion boards and writing, you will do GREAT!..

answered Apr 28 at 07:03

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Thanks for writing it out like that. You did it for you, but it really helps us all to see it like that.

It just really hits home, doesn't it?.

MF is the simplest diet if you follow it. 5 white packets and a nice simple, healthful, and filling meal. Not the easiest necessarily, because consistently making the right choices and denying your inner brat who will speak up now and again can make it tough. I have never been on a diet that WORKED CONSISTENTLY for me. I've dieted and lost some. I've dieted and plateaued.

Or I hear the compliments about how good I'm looking.

You are going to do awesome on this program. What you've written is really a sensible loss expectation, since you understand that there will be gives and takes since you'll likely lose more at the beginning, and have stall weeks and slowdowns but it's really all about watching the averages and seeing it through..

Welcome to Medifast.

These boards are an awesome resource and people here are really supportive. I look forward to watching your success!..

answered Apr 28 at 08:32

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It certainly is possible the way you have it written out, but don't get frustrated if it doesn't exactly work 100%. Our bodies sometimes have a mind of their own, and don't cooperate with us. All you can do is work the program 100%, and you will hit goal!.

Good luck..

answered Apr 28 at 09:22

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Thanks everyone! I agree, that it's not an exact science, just an average figure. I realize it will fluctuate, and will use this as a loose guide. But it helps me to get through the holidays when I see that I'll be NEAR 30lbs lost by my 39th birthday mid-Jan. Also, I realize I'll be FORTY AND FABULOUS by Jan 2012. Thinner than I've been in my whole adult life! Watch out!..

answered Apr 28 at 09:40

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Congrats on starting this journey..

I have over 100 pounds left to lose so I can identify with how huge that amount seems, but time is going to pass whether we do it or not and I really would rather do it! It will be exciting to watch you on your journey, too!..

answered Apr 28 at 09:57

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While I do not have as much to lose as you do, I have to say that my hope for you is that you will find this plan as easy as breathing. Yeah, it gets a little boring, but that's when you comb the discussion boards for recipe ideas, and you put your head down & KEEP GOING!.

The only rough spot for me was a small period where I stalled a while, but I just reminded myself that I didn't gain the weight overnight so it was unreasonable to expect it to come off so fast. The fact that I FEEL BETTER physically AND emotionally keeps me going.....I hope it does the very same for YOU!..

answered Apr 28 at 10:27

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Just take it one pound at a time!!! I promise you that you can do it!!.

I don't know if this will help you, but I will tell you what has helped me. Instead of rewarding myself every time I lose 10 lbs or whatever, I reward myself for staying 100% on plan. I can't always control the scale, but I can control what I put in my mouth, etc. I give myself a small reward each day (in my case my reward is using my pricey 5-step skin care system morning and night) and then if I've been good all week, over the weekend I take a nice bubble bath (or sometimes just a shower if I don't have time for the bath), and afterwards I take my time lotioning my body from head to toe, sometimes painting my toenails, etc, anything to give myself a little pampering. While I'm taking the time to pamper myself I mentally reflect on how great I did that week, and how proud of myself I am..

The more weight I lose, the better I feel about the way I look, and the more I enjoy my little pampering sessions!.

You can do it! We are all here to cheer you on!..

answered Apr 28 at 10:31

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This is great advice! I do notice that staying OP feels better than anything because you know you can be proud of yourself. It is the thing you can control (unlike the scale)..

I agree that pampering sessions are much better rewards than "things" because, after all, it's the feeling good about yourself that is nurtured. And after 10 years of feeling dumpy and not taking care of myself, it nice to take notice of how my efforts are transfoming me body and soul...

answered Apr 28 at 11:50

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