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My question is Rum cake Medifast recipes without instant pudding mix? Hoping for any answer or 2. 2nd question I got is.. Surgery.

Is scheduled for 12/3, I'm on day 5 of 10 liquid protein pre-op and I am scared. Not sure what is getting me the most: the actual.

Surgery.

And possible complications, not having carbs for 5 days, the unknown, or really not having a grasp on the whole post op eating. I don't want to think that I am addicted to food, but imagining not ever eating a slice of birthday cake, a Red Lobster cheddar.

Garlic.

Biscuit or once a year Fair Medifast food is really taking a toll on me. I can't stop.

Crying.

And thinking the worse of the situation and I am seriously thinking about putting my.

Surgery.

On hold..

You all have such wonderful stories and I know you have put a lot of hard work into your successes...I am doubting myself and I can't work through this..

Any help, support, words of wisdom....

Michele..

asked May 09 at 04:58

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

answered May 09 at 05:06

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Michelle,.

I know exactly how you feel, just over 2 months ago I was you. Do not look at this journey and focus on everything you can't have as far as food- look at it and focus on everything that you CAN have in your life. I promise the Medifast food is just an afterthought after.

Surgery.

, I don't feel hungry, I don't freak when people around me have french fries, or burgers, or birthday cake. I don't want it. It's just not appealing anymore. This is comming from a girl who cheated her way all to her.

Surgery.

I am going to go ahead and admit this - durring my liquid phase I had a mental breakdown, drove to Sonic and had a double cheddar popper cheeseburger (as if a regular cheeseburger was not enough they add deepfried chedar jalepeno poppers to it) Did I eat the whole thing? Yep I did. I felt like a fat cow afterward but I ate every bite of it because I was having those feelings of I will NEVER be able to eat this again. Was it worth it? Nope! Not one bit! I felt worse afterwards and told myself this is what got you to 396 lbs in the first place. Moral of my story is that you can do this- even durring your moments of weakness you are stronger than you think- and when you loose that first 50 lbs in 2 months and none of your clothes fit- Medifast food will not even be an afterthought..

Good luck on your journey- you will do great!..

answered May 09 at 05:37

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Maybe it would help to think about what happens if you don't have.

Surgery.

Or make a major change.. for me I was not a happy fat person, I was concerned about not enjoying my daughters childhood and being able to keep up with her..

In terms of what you won't be able to eat.. well in my limited (5 month out) experience it's really variable what people can and can't tolerate. I can have wine or a drink, don't appear to dump easily and seem like I can eat most things reasonably.. I can imagine using that power to the bad, but for now things are going so well..

Anyway, it is a major change, and if you can't imagine yourself making a major change than maybe this isn't the right time for you to take this on...

HTH,.

LG..

answered May 09 at 05:46

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Hello!!!.

I know you will hear, oh dont worry it will all be okay and that isnt enough to satisfy you... Well it wasnt for me anyway LOL.

I had my.

Surgery.

On July 27 of this year and I had a flood of , mixed emotions. Ranging from being scared, to anxious to wondering if I was making the wrong choice.. Had the nay sayers whispering things like.. oh you are taking the easy way out... you're just lazy, oh girl anyone can.

Lose weight.

...push away from the table...

I heard it all.. but in reality I was the one slowly dying....

Sleep.

Apnea, at my highest weight I was 498. Diabetic, circulation problems, asthma, in need of knee replacements, and heart issues. All this at 46....

SOMETHING HAD TO BE DONE.. Hell, I had tried all the ways I KNEW so,... it was time for me to give in and try something new..

I am sure you have heard different stories of pain and complications... well, I can't say what you will since everyone is different. I, personally, didnt have ANY... not one ounce of pain...

Just remember to walk, move around, and sip.. not drink... SIP... SIP SIP... I have a few not so good days.. but sweetie., it's ALL worth it.

Today I weigh 319 ( not proud of the number but proud of the success).

I believe you will have a very successful uneventful.

Surgery.

Without any complications...

Stay positive and remember... you are in the process of constructing the NEW YOU!!!! :-).

Praying....

Renata..

answered May 09 at 07:05

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Jasmine
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My.

Surgery.

Is Dec 6 and I too am on the.

Liquid diet.

Yesterday was day 4. I am beginning to realize that my eating is a head thing. Oh, yeah, the first 2 days my stomach growled like crazy but now when I think of Medifast food I ask myself is it hunger or head hunger? It is not an easy thing to do, I agree. I also think about how bad I would beat myself up if I cheated on this and the holidays are hard even without beating myself up! I look forward to being able to play with my sweet grandson ( he is 4 ) and maybe even jumping on the trampoline with him. I know he loves me as I am, but want him to remember me for times we spent together not just for the yummy cookies I made. Although I will still make him cookies! It also helps having a great support group in my husband, son , and friends, and this group.

Believe me I get down too. But like most rough things that happen to us, This too shall pass. Love ya..

answered May 09 at 07:34

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Julia
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You are undertaking a life changing, permanently body altering, no turning back journey, that is very challenging and life saving. You've signed up for your entire life to change and that is both exciting & terrifying..

I'm guessing that all of us here have some degree of Medifast food addiction. I know that I have used Medifast food to moderate my emotional life - it was both my celebration and my medication. As my surgeon reminds me every visit; he rearranged my guts providing a tool to support my journey to health. But he didn't touch my brain and that's where the real re-arranging/work/healing has to occur for me to live a healthy life at a healthy weight. I personally delayed my.

Surgery.

Twice - fearing that I wouldn't be successful and that I couldn't not eat specific things. I don't regret it, because that time got me into a great support group and allowed me time to start working on my brain fat. Be gentle with yourself, talk to someone who understands the emotional side of obesity, be really honest with yourself and choose from that place. No one ever told me this was an easy road to walk, breaking up with my best friend (food) is damned hard, and I can't tell you how many times I've stumbled & skinned my knees - but it is doable. I sat at the table for Thanksgiving dinner and survived the experience of watching my family move through cocktails, appetizers, the traditional spread & dessert at a restaurant, while I nibbled on about 1/8 cup of minced turkey. ( & learned my pouch doesn't like turkey) All sorts of feelings came up - deprivation, envy, anger, sadness.

And I survived, even enjoyed some of it. Last night was a victory and I'm celebrating that..

I wish you the best! This.

Learning.

To love yourself is darned hard work, but oh, so worth it!..

answered May 09 at 08:57

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Evangeline
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My.

Surgery.

Is on Dec. 8 and I feel a little anxious. I just center myself by.

Remembering.

How poor my health was before I started on this journey. I'm doing this to improve my health the rest of my life. I do need to remind myself of this from time-to-time... My very best wishes to you on a successful.

Surgery.

And great recovery. That's what I'm wishing and praying for myself, too...

answered May 09 at 10:00

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Very, very normal. And, believe it or not, a very good sign..

My personal view: If you are NOT a basket case in the week or two prior to.

Surgery.

, then you likely do not fully understand the scope of journey on which you are embarking..

It is likely one of the biggest things you have ever done. It does require a sincere and continuous effort on your part. But know this: the rewards are worth the price of admission and you will begin reaping those reward almost immediately - first in small ways, but soon in much larger ways...

answered May 09 at 10:41

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Julie
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