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SHANIMCK's Photo SHANIMCK Posts: 11,621
2/13/07 9:12 A

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Thanks! I had a feeling there was a typo in there! :)

Shani

I've backslidden... I reached my goal and was now maintaining, but now I need to lose 10 pounds and firm up.

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SERENDIPITY_725's Photo SERENDIPITY_725 Posts: 40
2/12/07 8:39 P

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SHANIHIB, I know several people who have had the surgery and use Medifast to lose. Medifast would be a perfect diet for that because the volume would be about what would be needed. I know a man who started at 400 pounds, had the surgery, lost 100, gained it back....now he's on Medifast and losing again.


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SERENDIPITY_725's Photo SERENDIPITY_725 Posts: 40
2/12/07 8:34 P

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So sorry about the typo, kids. No, I didn't lose it in 45 days! I started on October 15, 2005! Oh man, if I could have lost it that fast...... I hope you all don't think I'm nuts, lol. It took me one year, one month, and 15 days to lose it all. My apologies.

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SHANIMCK's Photo SHANIMCK Posts: 11,621
2/12/07 11:19 A

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Welcome Jo! That is a fabulous weight loss.... you must feel incredible. I know how different I felt after taking off 25 lbs... just a different energy in general. :)

Maintenance is definitely tougher because nothing is "technically" off limits. I think the way you are eating sounds fine. If you find that you are maintaining and can continue eating the way you are for the rest of your life, then there *is* no need to track. I find that I want to splurge every now and then and want more variety so I end up needing to track. I'm not sure the splurge is a good thing since it tends to lead me astray (LOL), but I'm coming to realize that too. Shoot, it sure is a process!

I'm glad you are here, and I'm very interested in learning about Medifast. A coworker of mine had a gastric bypass last year and lost a significant amount of weight but not nearly what she thought it would do. I'm curious if this might help her...

Shani

I've backslidden... I reached my goal and was now maintaining, but now I need to lose 10 pounds and firm up.

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2/12/07 9:02 A

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Welcome welcome! I've never heard of the Medifast diet before - my friend's mother is trying a hospital-supervised diet that's taking the pounds off almost as quickly, so perhaps it's similar to that.

I've been on maintenance since this past December, and I'm still getting used to it! I find my body is adjusting, still reassigning weight from one body part to another. LOL I track my food through the week, but don't bother on the weekends (I tend to pick and graze, and I find it annoying to track a slice of this, a bite of that), and I definitely track my exercise. It helps keep me honest with myself, and I've stayed within my goal range so far.

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
~ Marcel Proust


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2/12/07 8:17 A

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Hi Jo! Welcome! I don't know much about the Medifast program but it sure sounds FAST if you lost 140 pounds in 45 days!! Whew!! I'll have to look into it.

This is a great group and I'm sure you will be able to get some good info on going from a "diet" to a lifestyle of healthy eating. I know the eating was the biggest challenge to me too, although I didn't have nearly that much weight to lose. I find that I still track my food daily on SP and it really helps.

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SW: 139 Aug 06
GW: 125 Oct 06
MW: 121 - 124

I love this quote from Master and Commander, "Name a shrub after me, Be sure it's something prickly and hard to eradicate." Determination will win the day!



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2/11/07 10:51 P

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Welcome to SP. It's great but you still have to do the work of logging your food and exercise. I just recently (this week) reached my WW goal and now am considered 'on maintenance'. Whatever the case, it's tough but can be done. For me, I've learned, it comes down to accountability - with everything - logging what I eat, how much I exercise, listening/reading others posts - the whole picture. I've learned that I can't do it alone and this is the best site I've ever found that supplies/gives the whole package. Work with it, learn from it and you will get to where you want to go. Welcome, hang in there and good luck.

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The only 'real' thing in our lives thats an absolute constant is CHANGE...and somehow, someway, me must be willing to except and adapt.


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2/11/07 9:05 P

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Hi, I'm Jo. I'm new to SparkPeople, but I'm not new to dieting. I started on the Medifast Diet on October 15, 2006 at 276 pounds. On December 1, 2006, I reached my goal. Now I'm working on maintaining my weight and thought that this site might help. To maintain my weight, I eat simply. I eat 6 small meals per day; 2 Lean and green meals of meat and vegetables, one snack of fruit and yogurt or cheese, and I continue to have 3 Medifast supplements per day. I occasionally add a grain or potato and occasionally add a treat if my weight is good. So far so good.

I've never been very good at journalling my food. I've tried using FitDay, and I've tried writing it all down, but I'm just not consistant. My diet is so simple that it's easy to remember what I've had and what I still need to fit in, but I would like to journal it so that I can add extras from time to time when my calorie intake is low.

I think I'm going to like this site, but time will tell. Good luck to everyone. Maintaining is definately harder than dieting because there are more choices.

Edited by: SERENDIPITY_725 at: 2/11/2007 (21:06)
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