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First off, Where can I find good Medifast recipes on the web for steak and chicken? Thanks for any comment. 2nd question I got is.. I am 8 months out and 105 pounds down and while I do get my share of compliments and support, my sister, who is one year older than me is pretty neutral and never says a thing about my weight loss. I see her every couple of months since we live in another state. It is kind of hurtful that she doesn't say anything to me. I know I look different, that's for sure.

It seems we didn't become close until we were adults and I started to put on weight.

I have always been very supportive of her and her children but never got that in return from her. Her son is a doctor and said that she is a Medifast food addict and RNY would not work for her unless she got a lot of.

Counseling.

First. I've never suggested to her that she should have this operation or anything else. It is a personal choice for everyone. I think I am just too thin skinned when it comes to my sister..

On another note, yesterday I was in LLBean in Maine with my two daughters. I fit into regular size L jackets etc. now and they were so happy for me. One of my daughters though is a little overweight and she was happy for me but I could see the sadness in her face as we had to go over to the plus sizes for her to try to find something. My heart was breaking for her and I wish there was something I could do to help her. I have no right to say anything to anyone about their weight and as we all know that is not helpful anyway.

Does anyone have any suggestions?..

asked May 09 at 13:26

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

answered May 09 at 14:19

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I know exactly what you mean...2 of my daughters are overweight and are very happy for me. I however feel so weird, It is like I feel guilty that I will be thin and leaving them behind to fend for themselves, after I fed them for their childhoods and made them fat. I see the hurt on their faces too. To complicate things my oldest daughter is convnced she will beat this thing and although I.

Hope.

She does we all know the odds are against her..

So I broached the subject with the younger one and told her how I feel. She said that she was truly happy for me and it has motivated her to start to go to the.

Counseling.

Sessions I did. See they are open here for anyone , not just the ones looking for the operation..

Whew what alot of emotion though eh?.

Robin..

answered May 09 at 15:38

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As for your sister, she might not be jealous, just trying to figure her place again. As we.

Lose weight.

We also gain alot of confidence and do change alot, so I am with rboggs on this, broach the subject with her and just ask her what is going on, cause we sure don' t know for sure what is going on in their heads...

answered May 09 at 16:12

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Prayer.

..

Prayer.

For that knotted up sister.

And.

Prayer.

That your daughter makes it through her life with the same amout of grace and beauty her mom has. An you never know she may just get motivated to lose a bit if weight..

I'm proud of you Jen....

Lu..

answered May 09 at 16:56

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Maybe you daughter can.

Lose weight.

... I was able to do it better when I was younger. If she gets help with emotional issues about eating, lifestyle guidance, vitamins and lots of protein are good for everyone too. She may be able to make some good progress with more support. I think a lot of people do not get the support they need and that is one reason the weight loss failure rate is so high..

Val..

answered May 09 at 17:48

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I can totally relate both on the sister and daughter front (although my sister is so competitive that at soon as she heard I was having GBS, she went on a major diet/exercise kick to stay smaller than I am she wasnt as heavy as I was, so we are probably about the same now). My sweet, beautiful 17 year old daughter struggles with her weight and is especially having difficulty now that I am smaller than she is for the first time in her life. Ive tried so hard not to give her my food/weight issues, but of course they have leaked down to her. I dont know the answer. I try to keep an open dialogue with her and let her know she is unconditionally loved. I have emphasized eating healthy, exercising to keep her body functioning properly and not going on diets 'cause they screw up your metabolism.



Ive started to talk with her about not using Medifast food to medicate, comfort, or celebrate..

Thats all Ive got so far..

However, I like Lus take on it!.

JJ..

answered May 09 at 18:46

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I have an older sister (61) who fights the weight battle daily. Lucky for her, she keeps on the winning side, but bad for her is how she does it she lives off of a mocha mix laden with sugar, plain animal crackers, and handfuls of vitamins and herbs daily. Then she'll walk on her treadmill about an hour each night. She has no concept of nutrition, doesn't cook and never did (her girls were raised on mac/cheese, pot pies and pizza in the 70s/80s and now face their own body battles), and figures this combination is perfectly fine for her. She is so traumatized if she gains a pound, which is usually just water weight since it is very rare that she deviates from her little "food plan". We don't live near each other and I haven't told her of my new adventure at all it's been hard, but mums the word for now.



I have one daughter (34), and she's active duty Air Force, so she HAS to keep her body within certain standards. She fights a butt/thigh battle (we called her Bubble-Butt as a toddler, LOL), and if she doesn't keep exercising, it'll creep up on her. Fortunately she's always taken good care of herself and has so much more.

Willpower.

And.

Determination.

Than I ever did..

One of my sons (31) battles weight terribly he's 6'3 and his highest has been 325. Last Jan he went on a Medifast diet cut out fast Medifast food except for Subway and Arbys and exercised by May he'd dropped 50 lbs and looked and felt fantastic. Then he broke his ankle in 4 places, and he's back up 30 lbs. I really feel for him. I've told him every bit I can along this journey I'm early into in the event HE wants to do it he'll know what he's getting into..

I remain an encourager for both my kids, and unfortunately I just take my sister with a grain of salt. Nothing I can do or say to her will help her to healthify her eating and I just.

Hope.

It doesn't prove too detrimental too soon..

Yup, we all have our family member issues as well as our own personal issues..... if we maintain our sensitivity to others without going overboard, it should be all good...

answered May 09 at 19:50

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You know the old saying "Misery loves Company" Well, it kind of sounds like that may be what is bothering your sister. I know it's hurtful to not get the support from someone you love so much, but just keep in mind she has issues with herself that she is dealing with. I know I had a lot of issue with myself pre-op..

As far as your daughter is concerned, just be there for her. Great support is what she needs. Be there for her and if you have a work out regimine then include her. Tell her to join you in your work outs and your new meal plans. Try to include her and maybe that will encourage her to try to help herself..

Good Luck..

answered May 09 at 19:53

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First of all, congrats on the mile stones...Down 105# AND fitting in a size L at LLBEAN....lots of good stuff going on there..

I have also found that people don't always share a well deserved compliment to encourage us sometimes, and you can't help but wonder why they don't. Sometimes jealousy is involved I think, and other times, folks have concern for us...is it healthy for us, are we REALLY doing ok with our nutritional needs and overall health..

Regardless, you did this for your health, for your new lease on life, and hurtful as it can be when others miss the opportunity to comment, it doesn't change the great successes you are having..

I do have a heart for your daughter. My 27 year old daughter is only 4'10" and you know you can tell if she eats anything more than she should..a constant battle for her...though nothing on the level I had to deal with, thankfully. She is very generous on my behalf with good compliments, but frustrated herself with her own struggles. It's hard to watch in those we love, isn't it? But, you love her, you no doubt encourage and compliment her, and she knows you are supportive of her. That, in the end is about all we can do for anyone we love..

Hang in there...and keep up the good work..

Cindy..

answered May 09 at 20:05

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Thanks everyone - you all made me feel a lot better. It is true, my sister has her issues, we all have our crosses to bear. I'm more concerned for my daughter and I will continue to be supportive of her, I know she just needs to.

Exercise.

More - on a happy note, she is changing careers from sitting behind a desk to teaching. She starts in January and she is a very bright girl and will do well. I think that is the change she needs to begin a healthy lifestyle. Thanks for letting me vent. :-)..

answered May 09 at 20:37

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