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My 1st question is: What kind of exercise can I do on the Medifast Diet (phase 1)? Many thanks for any comment. Second question.. Phew, went to my mother's for Thanksgiving and on Friday we spent the day baking cookies. It has been a family tradition for almost 30 years. My mother pre-mixes all of the doughs, all I have to do is drop and bake. This year she cut back on the amount and the types she made - plus she cooked several batches before Friday.

It was hard, but I did not have my usual dozen cookies by the end of the day and then on into the weekend even more. Instead, I may have had a crumb or two of one cookie - instead I took 3 - 30 minute walks with my daughter..

I thought the baking would be the hardest part, but then it was time to put them on platters for all of her neighbors and divide up the rest for family - that was tough. But again, I didn't have even a taste. I even washed the sugar off my fingers so as not to get started. My SIL asked why I couldn't have just one and I used someone's line off the board, that I am like an alcoholic when it comes to cookies. It would be dangerous for me to have just one..

When we got home with our huge bundle of cookies I told DH that the cookies were his. He wanted to keep them out so he could have easy access. I convinced him they MUST go in the freezer in the basement, so I couldn't have easy access..

I feel pretty satisfied that I didn't cave to them...

asked Apr 28 at 08:01

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I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the answer to that question. I'll do some Googling and get back to you if I bump into an anything. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could assist you..

answered Apr 28 at 08:47

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Thank you, Judy, for posting about your success!!!.

It really, really encouraged me!.

I don't even know how many pounds I gained last Christmas season because of all the raw cookie dough I ate, not to mention the baked ones! This year, I had decided that to avoid the temptation I simply wouldn't bake any cookies at all. The problem is, our family has a long-standing tradition (for which I'm to blame, because I started it) of "painting" homemade sugar cut-out cookies together in the evenings. My son and his wife (who were married this past July), as well as my daughter, have their hearts set on painting cookies again this year..

Know what? I can do this!! I cooked several off-plan foods at Thanksgiving and stole not even a taste; if I can do that, I can also make a few batches of cookies without tasting..

My kids mean the world to me, and although I know they'd support me if I decided not to do any baking this year, the truth is I also enjoy painting cookies! So I've decided that I'll look at them not as food, but as little pieces of art. And I'll thoroughly enjoy this special time together with my family..

After years of repeated failure, I'm finally starting to learn that much of this battle is fought and won right ....

Hear.

! <points at head>.

Deb..

answered Apr 28 at 09:00

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Good for you! I wish could be so strong but I know I am not ready yet. My nearly grown kids asked me why I could eat just on Medifast brownie but I couldn't eat just one real brownie? I hope some day I can but my answer to the kids was pretty much the same thing. Brownies are like crack to me. Sugar cookies are like crack to me, now that I think of it all cookies are like crack to me. Something about the combination of white flour, fat and sugar is CRACK to me. Excuse me while I run and throw out the remaining sugar I bought to make the kids their Thanksgiving favorites...

answered Apr 28 at 09:59

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You all have had great success with your weight loss, I can tell by you tickers. So if the urge to cheat rears it's ugly head just remember how far you've come...

answered Apr 28 at 11:16

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Nice job Judy! You may have made it through your toughest day of the year! Way to handle it with dignity! That would be very hard..... Dang those fresh baked cookies!.

How nice that you were able to get out and walk with your daughter..... maybe that can be a new tweak to your 30 year old tradition..

Congrats on reaching your goal as well!.

Sandy..

answered Apr 28 at 12:06

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Wow! I would have had a REALLY HARD time with that situation. And then to bring some home on top of it all. I'm amazed. Congrats to you!!!..

answered Apr 28 at 12:37

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Wow! Great job!.

I am working my church's snowflake fair on Saturday. I will be in the kitchen cooking lobster rolls, hot dogs with grilled buns, corn chowder, beef stew, etc. We also have a cookie walk as part of our fair. So to get people wanting to buy cookies, we bake cookies. People buy more cookies when they can smell fresh baked ones. We also have food on each of the set up days.



Here is my strategy: chew gum all dayeven if it puts me over on the condiment limit. Better to have an extra piece of gum than to eat corn chowder or a cookie. Pack turkey soup for my lean and green and eat it right after the fair and before we go out..

Drink diet coke at the post fair wrap up..

Keep repeating to myself that the cookies are really rodent droppings. Or made in kitchens with grimy, gross, snotty five year old "helpers"...

answered Apr 28 at 13:11

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Thanks Judy for sharing your success! That is quite an accomplishment!.

I too bake every year. I also have a food blog, where I share cookie recipes. I have been giving boxes of assorted cookies out to neighbors, teachers, friends, etc, for about 10 yrs now. Everyone really looks forward to it!.

Some years, I have made over 500 cookies! This year, I will do it, as usual. But, I will not be having any. Thankfully, when you're around that much sugar, it starts to turn you off. At least, for me it does...

answered Apr 28 at 13:31

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Great job! Congratulations on sticking with it. Good thinking on storing the cookies in the freezer in the basement too! We have a freezer in our garage, so I'm going to do the same thing when forbidden food enters the house. It's so hard for me to walk away when it's in my face...

answered Apr 28 at 14:36

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