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Medifast buddy update

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

My friend is doing Medifast and I'm following my own plan, which involves real food and tracking everything. I did WW many years ago and reached goal weight, so I'm also incorporating some of the stuff I learned there. I do some walking too, but right now my knees and lower back get sore pretty fast, so I'm hoping to get more physically active once I lose more weight.

My friend and I have very different body types and she is much taller and younger than I am, so I don't feel competitive with her at all. We've had two weekly weigh-ins so far and the results are very interesting. In two weeks, I have lost 6 pounds and she has lost 10 pounds.

This has been really great so far and she tells me it is helpful for her too. On Tuesday mornings we tell each other how much we've lost (hopefully not gained!) and what challenges and successes we've had. We also email each other in between in case we need to get encouragement or we want to get kudos for making good choices.

Yay us!!!!!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CASEYTALK 5/11/2012 12:30PM

    Working with a buddy keeps you accountable, even when you're on different plans. I agree with Sherylds, by the way, that you'll be more likely to know how to keep it off when you get to your goals. Good luck to both of you!

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CCASKEY37 5/11/2012 8:47AM

    Excellent work.

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KIYOSHI04 5/10/2012 2:35PM

    yay you!! and yay her!!

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KERRYG155 5/9/2012 4:36PM

    Glad it's working out for you both-it's always better to have a buddy.

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SHERYLDS 5/9/2012 4:20PM

    the difference is Medifast is not training her to eat keeping it off is going to have it's own learning curve for her. Weight loss is like building a house. You can do prefab or you can do real construction....but the real results will show in the end.

Comment edited on: 5/9/2012 4:20:49 PM

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