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asked Apr 30 at 08:37

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

answered Apr 30 at 09:24

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Here is a link to the new introduction thread, where we can introduce ourselves and get to know each other better, and newbies have a link to get to know us as well!!!..

answered Apr 30 at 09:57

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Happy Sunday everyone. It really is a beautiful day here! The sun is shining, the weather is crisp. I love fall. Feels like summer in Maine. I'm off to see Spamalot this afternoon at a local theatre. Should be fun.

Sent leftovers home with all the guests. No increase on the scale this morning! I am loving life..

Diana.

Thanks for getting us started this week..

As the weather gets cold, don't forget my lean and green on the 5+1 plan Chili recipe. Bag of Boca, can of chipolte tomatoes and Mrs. Dash's Fiesta Lime seasoning. As you enter transition and maintenance, add some onion and perhaps a can of navy or black beans. Low in calories, high in protein, great in taste. I love it! It is very common for me to make a double recipe and eat it every day for lunch.

With beans (depending on type) it can be 150 or 160 for the cup. Very satisfying lunch. Quick and easy. If you make it with ground turkey it ups the calories a little, but also lowers the carbs. I ate it with mostly ground turkey in 5+1 due to the carbs.

Have a great day everyone. I know I will..

Fight the good fight every day!.

Barb.

Month 1: -8, 5, - 2, - 4 = -19.

Month 2: -3, -2, -1, -3 = - 9.

Month 3: -4, -2, -4, -2 = - 12.

Month 4: Scaleless in Maine = -11.

Month 5: -2, -2, -3, -2 = -9.

Month 6: -2, -3, -4, -1 = -10.

Month 7: - 2, -2, -2, -2, -2 = -12.

Month 8: -2, -2, -2, -2 = -8.

Transition: -20 (for a total of -108).

GOAL: Black Friday, November 27, 2009.

Current Weight is 138. I am healthy!..

answered Apr 30 at 10:02

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DIANA - have a good week and thanks for starting us off, hope you are well and happy, friend!.

BARB - love the Boca for Chili and I will make some today, as I am cooking for the week..

It's so windy here and continues to be for the pat week, but it is nice in temperature. Truly Fall and the leaves are finally turning in "lower" lower Michigan. Bright but not sunny, still a nice Fall day..

Enjoy!!!.

Deb..

answered Apr 30 at 11:17

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Happy Sunday crew...quick fly-by on my way out for a walk. We just got back from a pot luck where I took Barb's chili. She was posting just as we arrived at our destination....

..had to jump in and say that. I'll be back later...

answered Apr 30 at 12:47

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Something must be going on with the boards because this is.

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answered Apr 30 at 13:36

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Wow....I think I'm going to rename my Chili "Crew Chili"...

answered Apr 30 at 13:59

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****WARNING*WEINIE WHINY DEPRESSIVE RANTING TO FOLLOW*****.

Monday 9/27 Week 6 and 7 update.

I lost 1 pound each week for a total of 21.5 in 7 weeks. I have been in a cycle of cheating and not staying on plan very well. I've had some really stressful weeks. My mom had a heart attack. The anniversary of my step dads death is next week, and work has dumped a bunch of new duties on me. I have not gained so that was the best I could do.

The plan for this week is that I will get all my water all my Medifast meals and exercise 3 times. I hope this will help me get back on track..

Wednesday 9/29 And the hits just keep on coming!.

Today I got called into my boss' office where I was met with the district manager (never a good sign) I was told I would be transferred to a different store as soon as I get back from vacation next week. It's happening because the service operations manager (my job title) at that store went out on a medical leave. They think my current store can make it better unmanned over the holidays than this store. It may be temporary, but I've been with this company 21 years tomorrow and I know it doesn't work that way. If I'm not permanent at the new store, they will send me somewhere else, not back where I am now. I'm sad because of all the stores I've been at, this one has been most like family.

At least I just got a newer car with better gas mileage!.

Thursday 9/30 I thought yesterday was bad.

Yesterday I got transferred to a different (and further) location-see yesterdays blog. Today, somebody did a hit and run on my new car! I've had the car for 5 days and they put a nice 3 foot gauge in the back quarter panel. Really, this stress is just too much. I gave in and had a binge. I had a turkey sandwich with a big fluffy bun, Gardettos rye chips for lunch. I had dominos pizza for dinner.

I wish I had some cheesecake and hot fudge. Arghhh..

Sunday 10/3 Still not doing so hot.

HELP. I DON'T THINK I WILL EVER GET THIS RIGHT! Medifast is easy, it's all laid out for me but I'm a stress eater and I can't seem to get out of this pattern of poo I'm in! I made an appointment with a counselor (a regular therapist) to see if she can help me. I'm on vacation this week and I have tons to do around the house to prepare for winter. I'm spending some time with my mom. (she lives with me) this is the week-October 8th, that my step-dad passed away last year. I need to try, but, my attempts to eat right keep failing.

I weigh in tomorrow and I'm sure I must have gained. Maybe that would be good so it will scare me into following the program. I got my water in most of the days, I ate almost all my Medifast meals, and I exercised 3 times this week BUT I also added to that, pizza, McD cheeseburger and fries, pot luck misc. and a few sandwiches throughout the week. I'm feeling like such a failure..

I hope I can find some good things to say next time I catch you up on my life...

answered Apr 30 at 15:03

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Kim, I think it is time to look for Dr. Wayne Dyer's book, Excuses Be Gone. One thing that I have learned on my journey, is that as long as I make excuses for my behavior, I will think it is OK and won't give 100% to change the behavior. Such was the case with my weight for 30 years. I made excuses galore. I needed to save money and pasta was cheaper.

I didn't have time to cook, so I would go out or sentd for take out 3 or 4 nights a week. I didn't have time to pack my lunch, so I would buy lunch at school. I didn't have time to cut celery and pack snacks, so I would go to the machine at school. I didn't want to face the people that made me angry, so I went home and ate chocolate. I didn't want to fight with people, so I ignored the issue and went home and ate.

It. I always had an excuse. No time, no money, no energy, it was too hard, I had always failed at it..

Then I realized that the excuses were holding me back. The excuses were a huge part of why I was failing. Excuses don't lead to success. They lead to failure. What a revelation that was! Wow did that free me..

I now say to myself, there are no excuses for not doing the right thing. It hasn't just changed my weight, it has changed my life..

Fight the good fight!.

Barb..

answered Apr 30 at 15:46

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Barb.

Glad you enjoyed your lasagna dinner! So fun having the tools to plan for meals instead of binge and regret it later. Having what we love and not feeling awful about it feels really good..

Well I've got the dreaded Medifast hair loss. I've been cleaning out my brush every day lately. I've read Biotin helps- has anyone here had luck with that? I called my dr about this and the fact that I haven't had my period in 7 months. I'm sure it will come back soon unfortunately but with the hair loss I am a little worried. I'm sure it's nothing though. Have a good day crew!!!..

answered Apr 30 at 16:31

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Melissa, I, too, lost a lot of hair about halfway through the Medifast loss. I am seeing it come back now, though, I have gotten through transition. I was really worried about that happening and it did - but it's getting better, it is only temporary. It will come back. (:.

Debbie..

answered Apr 30 at 18:03

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PS - I take biotin anyway, but it didn't stop the hair loss...

answered Apr 30 at 18:25

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Debbie.

Thanks for the info! I am surprised the hair loss is happening during transition and I'm almost through with transition. I have a doctors appt Thursday but I'm sure it's nothing. Thanks! Okay I've always wondered this but why do you do the smiley faces backwards? lol!..

answered Apr 30 at 19:31

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Never realized it was backwards.......hhhahahahahahaha I tried it the other way and - voila - a real happy face appears. DOn't know if I'll ever be very tech literate..

Have a good one!..

answered Apr 30 at 20:08

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Debbie.

I'm so glad I asked! haha! Whenever I see your happy face I would think why is she doing an un-happy face then I realized it was backwards. Glad you got it fixed!..

answered Apr 30 at 20:19

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Well my 60th birthday is Wed so my family took me out for a special day Sun. We went to a German town wth lots of winerys. Herman MO. So I had a great day but not a OP Medifast day. We had wine, cheese, & crackers, went antique shopping, and then had a reasonablely OP meal at my daughters house. It was a great day but I am not stepping on the scale until Thur.

I don't seem to be getting in better shape very quickly. I'll just keep on my program and see what happens. Chili w/venison & ro-tell for dinner tonight. I make two servings and count the ro-tell as a veggie & 1/2..

Thanks Dianna for the weekly start...

answered Apr 30 at 20:24

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LOL I was wondering the.

Same thing.

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Barb.

- I always called it.

Barb's Chili.

I guess it could be.

Barb's Crew Chili.

It was a staple for me last winter and will be again as chili season begins. It went over well at the pot-luck and no one was the wiser..

Melissa.

Bummer about your hair loss. I have such a lot of hair, it's always in my brush, on my clothes, etc., so hard to tell if I'm losing more than usual. I don't have any thin spots, so I guess I'm OK..

Brenda.

Glad you enjoyed your day!.

We took a new route on our walk yesterday and it took much longer than expected. Ended up being 4.84 miles and it took an hour and a half. We weren't breaking any speed records, but there were lots of hills. I wore my 'real' shoes for the first time since May and I developed a blister around mile 3.

After adjusting my shoe and sock a few times, I was able to make it home in not so much pain..

Saturday, we were at a family gathering with folks I hadn't seen in 2-3 years. LOTS of NSVs! I brought most of my own food because I've eaten at the hostess' house many times - there's rarely anything OP. It was interesting to watch people fill their plates - over and over - while commenting on how good I look and in the same breath making excuses for why they were overweight or overeating or whatever. Made it easier to stay OP..

answered Apr 30 at 21:55

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Hi everyone - it's me, the happy/unhappy faced girl (:.

WHATEVER!!!!!!!!!! I've been doing that for years and now I know.... woo-hoooo!.

Does look so much better....).

The chili is heating for dinner (Yes, the Crew Chili.

And I add more veggies, zucchini, peppers, carrots sometimes. DH prefers it that way now, too. Good old Boca and MorningStar crumbles- I can't believe I never knew about them until last year. It really pays to read, trade recipes and experiment - health is out there, we just have to learn where to look.

Another gorgeous Michigan Fall day and we are all enjoying it. Took the dogs out to their favorite park (a fenced in baseball field) but, as usual, they find the only hole in the fence and have a good romp around the park area. One comes immediately, the other - not so much. I get the exercise walking the perimeter making sure she doesn't get in trouble. I am taking the bike out (tires are now pumped up) and shooting for 6 miles tonight. DH is coming home early (usually 7:00) so 5:00 is early and I may be able to talk him into going with me..

Hope everyone else is having some fun today and getting outside and moving! You all sound so upbeat these days and believe me, you continue to inspire me daily!.

Debbie.

If I did the smiley right, it should appear as a happy face - let's hope......

answered Apr 30 at 23:32

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Ok barb. I need to hear that. I will get the book and stop whining. I just needed to get that out and I thought if anybody would understand it would be my formerly fat friends! Yesterday after posting I got my butt up and went for an hour long walk. My intent was to walk until I stopped feeling sorry for myself. I thought I may have to walk for days (lol) but an hour plus a little ME time in the evening put me in a better mood.

I've stayed on plan today and just went for another walk. I hope you aren't all mad at me for ranting, but I needed to be real to get through it. Life is not all sunshine and roses there are some hard times too. I will try to find a better way to deal with the next bit of stress that comes along. Have a great week everyone..

answered May 01 at 01:08

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Kim - just remember with Medifast - DON"T THINK, JUST DO IT! It's such a good plan all laid out for us with no guesswork. Just follow the 5 & 1 and don't think about anything else. Hang in there, it gets easier. Good work on the walk today..

Debbie..

answered May 01 at 02:12

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Happy Monday everyone. It was a cold rainy day here. I didnt mind the fact that I couldnt run today..

Melissa.

, sorry to hear about the hair issue. I didnt experience it at all. I guess I was lucky. I was always careful about my daily fat, as I know people who have had that problem when they cut out a lot of fat. I think this is the first time in my life where I can eat something and not feel bad about it afterwards. What a gift Medifast has given me..

Debbie.

, I never realized it was backward! I just looked at it the other way. I do like to add other veggies to it as well. A good healthy base recipe..

Jan.

, I think of blisters as badges of honor for walking so far. Congrats on your NSVs. I agree with you about watching others eat now and their excuses for being overweight. Watching them makes me think about how far I have come. That was the old me. I made all sorts of excuses for eating and not doing the right thing.

I try real hard not to let any in my life anymore. Excuses be gone!.

Kim.

, I am not mad at you for ranting. I think of my role here as one of support. One of the things that I still dont understand is that no one ever talked to me honestly about my weight. When I was a teenager, was exceedingly active, and at 126 pounds, my family told me I was fat. I couldnt understand that. I didnt feel fat.

I ate healthy and my family said I was fat. The fact is, that I wasnt. But I never understood what fat was. I had a very unhealthy body image. I gained and gained, thinking that if I was fat at 126, then I might as well really be fat and not worry about my weight.

But the fact is, no one, gave me a reality check. I had to do that for myself. I hit bottom one day when I reached into a 5 pound candy jar, knowing I was pulling out the last piece. Knowing that I had eaten every piece in the jar. I was worried about where my next piece of candy would come from.

How wrong was that? Thats when I realized I needed to change my life. Period. No more excuses. I took the same approach to weight loss as I did to my cancer treatments. It didnt matter how bad the chemo made me feel, I had to take the treatment.

It was not always an easy journey, but it is one of the most important journeys you can take. I knew the first time I made an excuse, I would not succeed. I had 30 years of failed diets to tell me that. Know that I only wish you the best. If you want this, you can do it.

Fight the good fight every day!.

Barb.

Month 1: -8, 5, - 2, - 4 = -19.

Month 2: -3, -2, -1, -3 = - 9.

Month 3: -4, -2, -4, -2 = - 12.

Month 4: Scaleless in Maine = -11.

Month 5: -2, -2, -3, -2 = -9.

Month 6: -2, -3, -4, -1 = -10.

Month 7: - 2, -2, -2, -2, -2 = -12.

Month 8: -2, -2, -2, -2 = -8.

Transition: -20 (for a total of -108).

GOAL: Black Friday, November 27, 2009.

Current Weight is 138. I am healthy!..

answered May 01 at 02:39

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Debbie, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your new sig!! I was.

REALLY.

Laughing out loud LOL LOL LOL!!.

My poison ivy is finally under control! No new breakouts for the last several days. The first rashes are healing and no longer itch. The newer ones still flare up, itch-wise, but are manageable with my sprays and creams. I don't take the Benedryl at night anymore..

As for the chili, I put some aside for me, then added beans to the rest - DH likes it that way. I'll add some carrots into the leftovers for him - thanks for that idea! That'll help stretch it out for another couple of lunches for him..

Time to hit the hay. Have a great evening & Happy Tuesday!..

answered May 01 at 04:03

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Whew, Crew, that was a lot of reading to catch up. You guys are busy..

Jan, the baby is cutte. When do you get to meet him?.

Happy Birthday Brenda!!!.

Kim, hang in there. The walk until you feel better is perfect. Barb has such words of wisdom. She's the Queen..

Barb, how do you do it? You always manage to say the right things for all of us to read. Thanks again for reminding me why I am doing thisfor myself..

Hi Sherry, Melissa, Diana, Courtney, and Bobi. Hope everyone is doing well..

It was dogs, dogs, dogs, all weekend. Training 5-6 days a week, and finishing up the Fall chores. Never enough time in the days. I'll post a picture soon of the beauty that surrounds me every day. Sometimes I have to remember to stop and appreciate it..

Christine..

answered May 01 at 04:16

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Barb.

On your Crew Chili I have never used the boca crumbles before. Do you just dump everything into a sauce pan and just heat it until it's warm or do you let it simmer for a certain amount of time?.

Jan.

Glad your outbreaks are getting better..

Loving transition so far. After being on 5&1 for 9 months I feel like it was more like a month. Time really does fly by. I wish I could tell my old self that! Yoga tonight- cant wait!..

answered May 01 at 05:13

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Hi everyone,.

Jan glad to hear the posion ivy is under control..

Debbie I also love the new signature and I also didn't notice that it was backwards.

Back on track yesterday & today. Chili must be the meal of choice my daughter and I have been eating it alot..

Kim Hang in there we all have our excuses for not staying OP the key is to recognize that that is what they are and to get past them...

answered May 01 at 06:44

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Happy Tuesday everyone. I built my first fire of the season today. We have a wood burning fireplace with a "heatalator" that heats the whole first floor. Since we live on the first floor and I like a cold bedroom, it will allow me to not turn on the heat yet. Every year I try to get to October 15 before I turn on the heat. 10 more days to go.



Debbie.

, I like your new animation as well. That describes me at school this year. I have 4 different classes to prep for and they are all very different. I feel like I am barely holding on..

Jan.

, I am glad that is finally under control. I hate PI. I hate to be iitchy. I usually end up scratching my skin open..

Christine.

, I am just sharing what all of us who are being honest with themselves know and feel. I have lived what everyone here is living. The struggles and pain of being obese are basically the same for all of us. While our journey might have different stops along the way, many of the obstacles and people we have faced are the same.....only the names are changed! We all struggle with triggers, even though they are different. We all struggle with eating situations, even though they are different. We all have excuses..

So......lets throw those excuses out there today. What excuses have kept you from making your weight loss goals in the past? What excuses have kept you from maintaining?.

No more excuses!!!.

I shared some of mine earlier this week, but I'll get us started:.

I was always too busy to do the right thing. I was always overscheduled. I think that deep down I thought that if I did everything that needed to be done in my world, people would need me. If I was needed and wanted, I would feel better about myself. Then I could overlook my weight, because I was accepted for the fact that I could do things others couldn't or wouldn't do. I didn't need to be healthy, I had people who needed me.

I didn't need to control my relationship with food, because I had people who needed me. But I also didn't need to take care of me, because I had people who needed me more. I lived like that for 30 years. The fact is, I can't be there for anyone else, if I'm not there for me. I can't help others, if I don't help myself..

It took me a long time to realize that. When I understood and faced that, I was able to get rid of the excuse that I didn't have time. Instead of being busy all the time, I realized that I needed to be busy taking care of myself..

Today I schedule things into my life. I schedule my exercise, my bath time, my time to prepare my meals. Not only have my eating habits changed, but my use of my time has changed as well..

Lifestyle change? You bet! Today I am much happier than I ever was. Thanks MF!.

Barb..

answered May 01 at 07:16

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Melissa.

I cook the onion first. Then I throw in the tomato, boca and Mrs. Dash. I let it simmer and cook through. Sometimes I throw in other veggies. Peppers maybe zucchini (at the very end so it doesn't get too soft).

Right now I am not, but when I am in training I do. Sometimes I will eat 1/2 cup (60 to 80 calories depending on recipe) on a 110 calorie (small) baked potato. The other day I threw a 1/2 a cup (60 calories) on 50 calories of spagetti squash. That was really, really filling!.

Barb..

answered May 01 at 07:46

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Brenda,.

I love chili in the colder weather. I have so many different ways to make it and eat it that I haven't gotten bored with it, even in maintenance..

Barb..

answered May 01 at 07:55

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A couple of intense, busy days at work kept me from posting. Every time I got ready, the phone rang, someone had a question, came in, etc., etc. Sounds like an excuse.....

I had lots of excuses for not staying on my diet or for waiting to get started on my diet. Events....after the holidays, after DD's birthday, after my birthday, after the dinner party we're going to, after the banquet, after, after, after. Just like tomorrow never comes, it's always today, there's always another event or gathering coming up..

I have one this weekend. We're going to a progressive dinner as part of a fund-raiser. We bid on it last fall and thought we'd do it in the summer when I was off 5&1. Well, everyone had a BUSY summer so trying to schedule the calendars of 6 families (3 doing the cooking, 3 doing the eating) landed us in October with me back on 5&1..

The cooks have polled everyone on food preferences, so although the meal won't be strictly OP (probably more fat & condiments), I can still have extra salad or vegetables instead of whatever starch is served. I'll only have coffee at the desert stop - perhaps I'll bring a bar or a brownie. These are all town folks who have marveled at my weight loss, si I don't think I'll be dealing with food pushers..

I could use the excuse that we paid a lot of money, or I don't want to hurt their feelings, or make a fuss, or the list goes on and on and on. The fact is, I don't have to make an excuse to anyone else, I just have to say "No thank you". Any excuse I make to myself is just that - an excuse. A rationalization or justification to eat off plan. If I justify one bite, I can justify one piece, and rationalize it all the way to a whole cake. 1 lb becomes 5 becomes 10 becomes more and more..

Been there - done that - and very recently, too..

It takes a lot of work to change not only my eating habits, but my thinking habits. Hanging out here, being honest about my slips and slides as well as my successes is what helps me..

Off to fight the good fight!..

answered May 01 at 08:43

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Good morning, Crew. Not too many posts on Monday, everyone must have been swamped with things to do or just pooped from the weekend..

Busy day at work, we'll be out doing some community advertising for the Antiques Market and Annual Dinner Auction event, each one" takes a village" to pull off each year, but this time we are combining the two - something new and, indeed, it is taking a village and a half this time! It sounded like a good idea at the time............

I've had to button up my menus, as I am still trying to wing it for my 5-6 meals a day - it's not working so hot..

The scale is only slightly up then down again, but staying within my range of 3 lbs. around goal. However, I had a timely call from the Nutritionist that I work with and who put me on MF. Her timing was good yesterday, I needed to talk to her about tracking these meals while in 'maintenance.' Excuses?.

I found myself saying yesterday: "I'm trying to do this on my own, without MF, I'll just tweak the amounts a little." Also, "I'll write that down later!" - ARGHHHHH, that's a bad one. The lessons we have learned with Medifast are going to help us go forward and I had to stop and say, "You learned how to do this on MF, now go do it!!!" I have been sloppy about tracking these 5-6 meals per day, and falling back to my old excuses (gulp) - I don't have time in the morning to plan! HOWEVER, I am a night owl and sit for plenty of time in the night, even sometime on the computer, so NO MORE EXCUSES, I am doing my plan for 'tomorrow' every single night. My other excuse is exercise - I really have NO EXCUSE for not doing it in the morning, but I find that when I get home in the afternoon, I'll 'do it later.' I usually do at some point, but it could go so much better all day if I just do it in the morning....

Excuses, excuses, excuses - they will stop you in your tracks. Before MF, I always said, "Everyone else just thinks I'm so short and don't need to lose weight." Everyone else wasn't trying to squeeze this short and quite fat body into my slacks every morning....then deciding what to wear that would 'cover' the middle giving me a 'long and lean look.' Oh, brother, I wasn't kidding anyone, least of all myself. I, I, I, had to be the one who wanted this, I, I, I, was the one who NEEDED to do this and I, I, I, am the one who had to embrace MF, put on blinders, just follow it and NOT THINK or decide how to do it or figure it all out - the beauty of Medifast is that it's all there, all laid out and you have to - just DO IT!!!!.

I'll get this maintenance thing going smoothly and so far this morning, so good! My lunch is packed and my snacks, too, so off I go to FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT! (Thanks, Barb..

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Good OP day everyone!! Embrace what Medifast has given us and go change the world - or at least your kitchen, closet, lunchbox etc..

Debbie..

answered May 01 at 08:51

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Barb.

Thanks for the chili advice. I am a horrible cook. I burn or overcook pretty much everything so I need all the help I can get!.

My excuse used to be it doesn't matter what I eat I will always be fat. I've really thought about how I got so fat lately too and that is the conclusion I came to. Isn't' that strange? I would just eat and eat and eat and was just depressed and I felt like nothing mattered. I feel like 5&1 brought me back to life in a way. Because before I wasn't living or enjoying life for that matter. Now I know everything I put into my body matters and I can decide how to go forward.

Then I think well if I eat like I used to I will be as miserable as I used to. Thanks for the great question Barb! Looking forward to reading everyone's excuses!..

answered May 01 at 09:06

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Ok, Barb, I'll throw some out there..

It's never mattered. I have always been able to do what I want. I've been healthy. I've always been energetic, moreso than my skinny friends. Obese, yes, but no HBP, no diabetes, no problems. Just obese.

Now my weight IS holding me back. It's hard to find gear at my old size that keeps me comfortably warm in frigid wind chills. Technically challenging trails are physically hard for me to navigate. My dogs are pulling 100+ extra pounds on the sled. Over 2 years all these things start adding up in my head.

So that's motivation #1. Then I see my aunt, who is quite large and single, struggle with health problem after health problem in the last 2 years. Now she can barely wak and can't take care of herself. There's motivation #2. I don't want to need 4 EMS guys to get me on a stretcher someday..

Oh, and motivation #3the kness are hanging on but cartilage is basically down to nothing. I have been advised that total knee replacements are in the near future. I want to hold off as long as possible. I don't want to take anti-inflammatory medicine everyday..

And guess what??? Dropping 70 pounds has lessened the need for daily meds for the knee. Haven't taken that for the last 2 months. My knees feel better than they have in years. I now have snow bibs that fit. Still working on the boots. So it's all working and every NSV reinforces my reasons for doing this NOW!!!.

Can't wait to read everyone else's reasons. Thanks, Barb, for this chance to examine the conscience..

Christine..

answered May 01 at 09:25

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Hey Crew,.

Oh, geez! Where did the last week go? There has definitely been a lot going on with you all on the boards and just craziness here nothing bad, just busy!.

First of all, to.

KIM.

Ill just encourage you to stay focused. You definitely have a lot going onmy tagline says.

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.

Hold to that, dont beat yourself up, learn from it, and be prepared for the next bump in the road, because you know it's coming!! October 9th is the 16th anniversary of my Moms death, so I can relate to that impending anniversary day approaching. I still miss her terribly, but 16 years later the pain is less. I know shed be so proud of the progress Ive made this year..

I will log that as my excuseMom was always a size 16-18 and so I think in my mind I just felt like that would be my path too. Not until the cancer was in full swing of ravaging her body did she get down to a size 10 and despite the joy she had in wearing cute clothes and shopping in a different part of the store, I know shed have happily stayed a size 16-18 if it meant she wouldnt have died from cancer. Does that make sense? She tried dieting over the years, but she was never able to fully commit to taking care of her body for purely health reasons. And once she would have been able to decide that, it was too latecancer already did it for her. Thats my motivation nowIm doing this on MY terms! Thanks for that lesson, Mom!.

Okayabout the Medifast hair loss. TOTALLY experiencing this! I spoke to my coach about it and she didnt know of any problems causing itwe both attributed to my thyroid medication might need adjustment at my next visit. I bought a hair/nail supplementI just checked and it has biotinI havent taken it dailybut perhaps will now. What else are people doing? I have been known to have very thick hair and have been amazed at the handfuls I lose every morning..

BIG next few weeks coming up. We leave in 2 days to go to South Padre Island, Texas (THE Texas beach!) for 7 days and then we drive directly west of San Antonio for a family wedding the weekend of the 15th. We come home and then 4 days later we leave for my 20 year high school reunion! WHEW!! Lots of temptation, but lots of time to show off the new me!! I bought a cute western shirt and denim jacket for the wedding weekend dinner the night beforeand a super cute eggplant colored buttoned up ruffled shirt with a waist belt. NEVER would have thought I could/would wear oneLooking forward to it all. The menu at the beach is totally in my control and Ive printed all the posts from last week for the Crew Chili!! YUM!! I think that will do very well for me. Packing our food this year is wonderful compared to the homemade chocolate chip cookies, chip and sodas we packed last year.



Soall this being saidits VERY likely I wont be posting in the next 48 hours as I have TONS to do to get us all ready. However, Ill try to read when I can before I go and hopefully next week. I was only down .5 pounds last week, but if we do it right, the biking, running, and playing at the beach will hopefully make next week a bigger loss..

SHERRY.

You have 11 pounds, I have 12 pounds to goshould we have our own little contest?.

I REALLY need to be in transition before Thanksgiving!! Otherwise Im worried it will be 2011!! Consider what we can do to push to the next phase together!!.

Happy Humpday, Crew!!..

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Hi everyone! My 3 consecutive days of after school meetings that I had to run, has come to an end! Now I just need to get caught up on my grades for tomorrow night. I see a light ahead!.

Today was a real easy day for me to make excuses. The stress of these three meetings, the stress of a colleague who is just digging himself into a hole and expects me to help him dig, and the fact that I am really stressing about not running. I could have easily eaten off my eating plan, but I didnt. I came home, heated some chili and made a pot of hot decafe. I put in some of my flavored SF syrups, sat back, put my feet up and decided to try to relax a bit. Ill feel so much better on Friday when I step on that scale than I would have felt if I would have binged to try to relieve the stress.



Jan.

, I think I remember you not making excuses last year during the holidays. I think you were struggling with a decision to stay on plan or take a vacation. You embraced no excuses then and stayed on plan through the holidays. Do you remember how you felt? It sounds like you have a good plan for the dinner..

Debbie.

, ah yes..writing everything down. That was one thing I had to change. I actually have a calendar that has every little thing I put into my mouth since January 1, 2010. It sits at my place on the island. 95% of the time, maybe more, I dont put anything in my mouth that I havent written down. When I am out and choose to have some banked calories, I take a small post it out of my purse, write it down with a calorie estimate and put it in my calendar as soon as I get home.

Key to my success? I think so. If I didnt, I have a feeling Id be back to the old me in a heartbeat. Writing things down keeps me accountable. I went out and bought a pretty calendar to write it in. I know that I spent more than I probably should have, but that calendar is like a lifeline for me..

Melissa.

, isnt it great not to think like that anymore? Learning that it does matter what I eat was also a big thing for me..

Christine.

, there is always something that helps us overcome those excuses. You may have been healthy, but think about your knees. The weight obviously had it's impact on them. I think that even though we might have been active at a heavier weight, my bet is that we werent anywhere near as healthy as we are today! I just glad that except for my meniscus, my knees are in excellent shape. I guess I dodged that bullet. I have a feeling that those dogs are going to be so happy with you this winter.



Courtney.

Have a great trip!.

Fight the good fight every day!.

Barb.

Month 1: -8, 5, - 2, - 4 = -19.

Month 2: -3, -2, -1, -3 = - 9.

Month 3: -4, -2, -4, -2 = - 12.

Month 4: Scaleless in Maine = -11.

Month 5: -2, -2, -3, -2 = -9.

Month 6: -2, -3, -4, -1 = -10.

Month 7: - 2, -2, -2, -2, -2 = -12.

Month 8: -2, -2, -2, -2 = -8.

Transition: -20 (for a total of -108).

GOAL: Black Friday, November 27, 2009.

Current Weight is 138. I am healthy!..

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Hi Crew, I just stopped by to say I am back from vacation. I will catch up with you all later...

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Excuses huh? I have lots! Barb, I did pick up that book. I've read the 1st chapter. I've been sick with a really bad cold and drugged up on meds, so I fell asleep reading. (excuse?) I'll try to read again later..

When I was in first grade and weighed a mere 42 pounds and was little as can be, somebody told me I had a big butt. Since I had a big butt when I was not overweight, it does not matter what I do, I will always have a big butt so why try? My dad's side of the family all have big butts. People I don't know even ask me if I'm my dad's kid-I'm sure they see the resemblance in the butt. My dad and mom are both obese. I have no hope to ever be thin so I'm wasting my time if I try. I have better things to do..

I've tried so many diets. I've lost weight, never to goal though, never succeeded with the FULL plan. I always quit. I even went so far as to have ruex-n-y gastric bypass surgery in 2002-that's the be all end all weight loss program-the end of the line-the last possible hope- and I lost 125 lbs, but have gained back all but 40. I've never been below 200 in my entire adult life. If I can't succeed in gastric bypass, there really is no hope.



I'm a bad mom because I don't make my kids do regular chores. They are going to grow up to be lazy fools who feel entitled. I should go eat something to ease that pain. I'm a lousy Christian, because I don't read my bible daily. I don't even go to church every weekend anymore. God must be punishing me, or at the very least be looking the other way and "letting" bad things happen to me because I'm not depending on him enough.

I feel too distant to praise-it would be fake and just a means to get around to asking him for something..

I'm bad daughter. My mom has lived with me for the last 7 or so years. My step dad did too up until last year when he died. I don't really like my mom. She makes me crazy-she's weird and needy and I don't want to be her friend. I take care of her out of responsibility and because I feel it honors them (even if they didn't deserve it).

I just do it because I have to. I wish I had siblings to share the load..

I'm not that good of an employee. I feel like as long as I'm not in trouble and I fly under the radar, I must be squeeking by. But It's probably just barely. I just got transferred temporarly to a new store to cover a maternity leave during the holidays. On my last day at my previous store, I got some really great gifts, a going away party, a gift card to Panera (for my yummy OP iced tea and classic salad with chicken), everybody wrote nice things in my card like - you are the best manager of customer service we've ever had. You are so nice.

You are kindhearted and giving-but it's probably just a bunch of hooey! I'm not that great..

I spend more money than I make each month. It took for my step dad to die so I could get my debt paid off. I probably secretly wanted him to die because I knew I'd get his money. Things are ok, but I keep cable and internet and cell phone at a cost of $500 per month to keep everyone in my immediate family happy. I mean, it's all my mom has now (and I have 16 year old twins they need it for school). I can't take away her only form of entertainment even though it costs me a bundle.

I could still be in debt.Oh, and God is mad at me again because I stopped tithing to pay for these things. Even though he says he'll throw open the flood gates and give me everything I need if I give to him first..

I'm a really lousy housekeeper. I hate laundry, dishes too. I'm too busy to keep my house clean. I don't like when company stops over unexpected, although I do like to have a party a few times a year so I HAVE to do a massive cleaning..

Truly I'm too busy to lose weight. I am a single mother of 2 teenagers, I take care of my ill and widowed mother, I'm a manager at my work which is stressful, I have a needy dog. Everybody wants my time!.

Well, that about covers the small stuff. LOL..

Now I've added to my mess, going to Medifast appt once per week, going to the gym 3x per week. Driving now 30 miles to work..

SOOOO, if I'm going to be done with excuses, I have a lot of things to change. I'm not sure I will even recognize myself when I'm done...

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That not recognizing myself when I'm done is a good thing, just seems unattainable, but I'm working on it. I spilled all that out for you so you could see what I deal with in my head. I definitly don't have much good self talk. I've always talked down to myself. Belittled my accomplishments, and I have a really hard time with compliments. Every time something goes well, I start looking for the other shoe to drop.

James Dobson? Either you are currently in a storm, just coming out of one, or you will be going into one soon. Now I just need to learn to deal with those storms, since I know they will always come, I need to find a way to handle them better. I'm searching people, I'm searching, and I WILL beat this!! Thanks for all your lovin'.

Kim..

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Wow Kim,.

You can do this. No doubt you have some tough issues making it easy to fall off plan. We're here for you whenever you need to vent..

God's not mad at you. Remember His mercy at every step. He'll always be there..

Did you ever watch the movie Bull Durham? Kevin Costner played the aging catcher sent down to the minor leagues to "train" a hot young pitcher? He had some good negative self-talk conversations with himself before batting. How often do we let our negative thoughts win? I do the same thing when I get stressed out. Sometimes it's easier than trying to think positive..

Hang in there!!!!.

Christine..

answered May 01 at 13:38

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Barb.

Love not thinking like that any more for sure. I feel like every challenge I face in maintenance is just making me stronger when I resist to temptation. I'm guessing you feel the same way with your reduced non-training calories these days. I think I'm finally getting my TOM for the first time in 7months and it feels like I could eat a house! lol! But I'm not! yeah! haha!.

Sherry.

Love your new avi! How was your vacation?..

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Good Afternoon, Crew. Looks like the duplicate posting issue from the other day is plaguing.

Christine.

Good post to be repeated, though - take heed,.

Kim.

Barb.

- what a memory!! Yes, last Christmas I was considering eating off-plan and didn't. I managed to lose 11 lbs between Thanksgiving and New Year's, the biggest eating period, for me, of the year!! And I remember you saying all those treats would be there next year. But they won't....I'm not going to bake like I used to. I can't have those things in my house. My sugar addiction is just that - an addiction. No matter how much I wish I could control it, I can't.

I found that out this summer.

Hi Melissa!.

You're doing such a FABULOUS job in transition....I see a successful maintenance ahead!.

Sherry.

- ditto what Melissa said - cute new avi. Welcome back from vacation!.

Kim.

- Positive self-talk takes practice, so start practicing! Reinforce when you look in the mirror - post positives here. I was always told 'Act as if...' Sooner or later, you start believing..

Hi Debbie!.

Aren't you just.

Loving.

This weather?!!.

Bobbi.

- hope all is going well with school! I don't know how you fit everything in!.

Waving at the rest of the crew!! Have a great OP day everyone!!!..

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Sorry about that Crew. Didn't even see the triple post until today...

answered May 01 at 16:12

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Writing things down.....

When I first did 5&1, I wrote down.

EVERYTHING!!.

I filled up the Private Foods portion of My Plan with every brand of everything I used - LF cheeses, FF/LF salad dressings etc..

NOTHING.

Went in my mouth that wasn't accounted for..

As I slid down my very own version of Transition, very little got logged. The further away from the actual plan I got, the less I logged. How much sense does that make?.

I was eating 6 times a day, but I was not following any kind of guidelines..

Today, back in 5&1, with lessons learned (the hard way - actually the stupid way - I knew what the eventual outcome would be.

), I'm back to logging every morsel. Back to fighting the good fight, back in control..

Thanks, Crew!!..

answered May 01 at 17:44

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Happy Thursday everyone! Thank heavens tomorrow is Friday. It has been a very long week. It is jeans day, which will help and two of my classes are doing field work, so Ill be outside on what should be a beautiful day..

Sherry.

, you look great in your new avi!.

Kim.

, I think that most of us can relate to what you have said in some way shape or form. It was so hard for me to look into myself and be honest. To face why I ate and my relationship with food. Even more so, it took getting real with more than just one aspect of my life. But get real is what Ive done. Each day I was on plan, I gained more strength to tackle the demons.

You can do this! We are here to help..

Jan.

, dont forget, they will be there when you are ready for them! Every day you will get a little stronger and stronger. There are some things I still cant have in the house or have period, but Ive been able to add a few things that I couldnt add before. I also have found that there are many of those things that I just dont want anymore!.

Christine.

, weve all had a few extra postings along the way. Do you have any snow yet?.

For Christmas this year, we should all go out and find a beautiful calendar to log our food in. I want to see pictures!!! That calendar can be critical to our success. Of course, those of you that are a little more tech savy than me, get the best most fun app you can to keep track. A thin and healthy girl has to have a neat way to log her food!.

Fight the good fight!.

Barb..

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Jan....I was thinking about your post. I remember back when I entered transition, I almost made the same mistake. I was so use to the 5+1 routine after 8 months or so, that I wasn't writing everything down. It was the same thing every day. I bag of 5 Medifast meals, one can of tuna with salsa for lunch, 3 stalks of celery, and one 1/2 a lean and green for dinner. Every day.

By the time last fall rolled around, I stopped writing things down. Then I hit transition. I went through the whole month of December in the first week of transition. When I went to the second week, I realized that I needed to get a handle on the new foods I was going to add to my food plan. At that point I went out, bought a calendar, and started to write everything down.

It was a good thing I did, or I never would have made it..

The thing is, I didn't think I would need to at first. 5+1 made it so easy, that I had gotten into a bad habit of not writing down my food. I really didn't need to. I'm really glad that I caught that one before it got out of hand, or I'm not sure I would have been able to correct that. The week without eating when I was in the hospital helped me get it all under control..

There are a lot of difficulties with transition. It isn't just about adding food back in, but about how to look at food in a new way as you add things back it. I had to start to look at my weekly calories, instead of my day to day plan. I had to find the right balance of calories for my exercise. I had to figure out which foods would make me hungry and which ones would not. Heidi told me to take my time with transition, and I did just that.

I finally settled into a good plan..

I always knew how to lose weight, I just didn't know how to make goal or more importantly, I had no clue how to eat like a thin person..

Barb..

answered May 01 at 19:47

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Hi Crew! So much good posting going on with everyone and great advice and encouragement flying all over the place! Not that I would expect anything less from this fabulous Crew!.

It is SO beautiful right now in Michigan - JAN - yes, I am LOVING this, too..

I wanted to get up early (even set my alarm) to walk first thing. I stuck my head out and it seemed 'too cold' for so early (remember, I'm NOT a morning person) and then I said, well, it will hit 70 so I will go out then. I had a long day at work and got home for one hour between my hair appt. SO - I got back and had to watch Friday Night Lights at 6:00 while I ate my dinner meal. THEN>>>>>>>I put those shoes on and the dogs' leashes and OFF WE WENT. It was so glorious that I had to add a few extra blocks and it got dark on us.

You are all in my head saying "move your body!".

Also, DH and I went to a nearby club for a quick mid week dinner last night and I caved to a fruit parfait for dessert. It looked like all fruit with a tad of whip on top, but when I started eating it, there was a (non-MF) brownie in the middle. It was good, but I have to tell you I HATE how full I felt after eating some of it. I was sure reminded last night and this a.m. how bad I feel after adding something like that so impulsively - I DO NOT LIKE THAT FEELING and I KNOW I was walking along like that all of the time before MF..

UGH..

Good news is, I told my husband, it's always good to get hit up the side of the head once in a while and I am SOOO glad I felt so full and uncomfortable because of it. NOT WORTH IT, truly not!.

Hope tomorrow is a great day for everyone, too..

KIM - hope that self-talk is positive, you are worth it!! Keep on keepin' on with the laid out 5 & 1 plan..

JAN - glad you are enjoying our warm Fall days - the leaves are finally turning and it's so exciting..

BARB - such great support, we sure are so so so lucky to have your experience and example to follow. The pretty calendar idea is 'spot on!'.

MELISSA, SHERRY, BRENDA, BOBBI, everyone in the Crew - I'm waving to YOU!!.

Deb..

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Wow the time just flies by when I am so busy.

School is great. I am learning so darn much and I was surprised but not sure why I should have been, but alot of my class is over 50..

Sherry I love the new pic! looks great..

I find that with all the things I am doing all day, I have to really think about eating. When I was really heavy, I wouldnt eat meals, I would just get really starving then eat a lot. I also wouldnt write stuff down, it took some time for me to care about being so heavy and to lose weight. So I try to eat every 2 or 3 hours even if it is just something like cheese sticks. I am making the chili tonight. Love that stuff..

It is great to see so many success stories going on - even when in the learning process you are succeeding as long as you are here and still trying..

Have a great week. I have tomorrow off so I will be here to post again, I am happy about that..

Bobbi..

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No snow on the ground yet but the mountains have some snow on teh peaks. Back to wearing my wool hat. Temps hanging in the 40's daytime and around freezing at night. Freeze-up is coming......

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Chris,.

It looks like you have quite the life up there in Alaska. Today in Minnesota we are expected to have a record high of 84~Very unseasonable. My daughter and I are going to visit the north shore of lake Superior this weekend. I hope it's a little cooler up there. I'm kind of done with summer! I sure hope the fall colors are peaking..

Have a great weeknd everyone...

answered May 01 at 23:19

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Happy Friday crew! It could not come fast enough this week. I was happy to step on the scale this morning. The scale said 137 to me! Yes, even after the lasagna, I made it. One more success to reflect on. I can plan ahead for a big carb meal, make the necessary adjustments, even when Im not in heavy exercise mode, and still succeed. Thank you MF!!.

Debbie, I am glad you have some great weather to enjoy. After all the rain we had, the last two days have been perfect fall days. The trees are still green, but I think that Ill be heading to the River for my annual fall leaf peeper hike. I have a picture on my page of last years. I think Ill get DH to take a similar picture, but this time with me at goal. Dont you just love the fact that your body tells you what it likes and doesnt like anymore!.

Bobbi, good to see you! I am glad school is going well. I love to go to school and learn. I really dont mind taking classes in the summer. I enjoy learning. Cheese sticks are one of my favorite snacks. Good with a bowl of Crew Chili..

Christine, how close to the water are you?.

Kim, I hope the week is going well for you..

Jan, I agree. Friday is one of the best days of the week!.

Fight the good fight every day!.

Barb.

Month 1: -8, 5, - 2, - 4 = -19.

Month 2: -3, -2, -1, -3 = - 9.

Month 3: -4, -2, -4, -2 = - 12.

Month 4: Scaleless in Maine = -11.

Month 5: -2, -2, -3, -2 = -9.

Month 6: -2, -3, -4, -1 = -10.

Month 7: - 2, -2, -2, -2, -2 = -12.

Month 8: -2, -2, -2, -2 = -8.

Transition: -20 (for a total of -108).

GOAL: Black Friday, November 27, 2009.

Current Weight is 138. I am healthy!.

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Good evening, Crew. Didn't make it back this afternoon - work got a little hectic. This weekend is also filled with too many commitments. I thought once summer was over, things would slow down. I don't like to have something scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday. This weekend, not only do I have things both days, I have 2 on Sunday..

I'll manage - I have a plan, an eating plan that is. As long as I stick to that, I'll be OK and the scale will be kind to me Monday..

I've got a few minutes to go out and enjoy this unseasonably warm weather (it got to 80 today!), so I'll bid the Crew a.

Happy Friday - Happy Saturday - Happy Sunday!!..

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Barb.

Congrats on a happy scale morning! Very encouraging that you could have a meal like that and be under goal..

Jan.

I'm sure you'll do great this weekend. Looking forward to hearing about all the food you will resist!.

Had a great but challenging yoga class this morning. I've graduated to a power level 2 class. Everyone in the class are experts and then there is me. Ha! But I do the best. Going dress shopping now my 10 year high school reunion is next week. Scary but exciting. Hope everyones having a great weekend!..

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Good morning crew. I hope everyone is doing good on this nice weekend. I am so envious of those with temps in the 80s..

Chris, I dont know if cold is worse that rain but where we are on the washington coast, it just rains and rains. We get some summer ( a couple months) but even those are mixed with overcast and rain. I dont mind overcast or cooler weather but I get so tired of the rain. Someday I will move to a sunny and warm climate..

Have always wanted to visit Alaska. My husband spent a few years in his much younger days on a crab boat in the alucian (sp) chain and he loved the area. he got to go inland before flying back to seattle on occasions. It might be fun to do a cruise to Alaska too... but that wouldnt let you see the back country. It is fun to dream..

I think I may have lost some weight this week. I am still adjusting to the new schedule.

I will be back this evening. I have some homework I like to do early in the day..

Bobbi..

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Quick popin - we had yet another event added to our already busy schedule. Just returning from a birthday party for 2 kids: a 3-year old and a 6 year oold. I resisted the pizza & pretzels and we left before the cake..

Now, out to dinner but I've already planned my OP meal from the website..

Popping in the crew often during these busy eating times keeps me focused and tames the addict-talk going on in my head ("just one bite won't hurt...").

Thanks Crew!!..

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