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4/8/15 8:00 P

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Hey everyone! I am new to sparkpeople and Medifast. I started Medifast Monday, so on day 3 right now. I am excited, but nervous. Hoping that this will be a diet I can not only stick to but one that works. I am tired of being fat and tired of being depressed about being fat. So glad I found this page, b/c I know that I will need support and this seems a great place to get some.

"Dieting is hard, being fat is hard...pick your hard"

"I can do all things though Him who strengthens me." Phil 4:13


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Welcome Marley! emoticon Great job on your loss so far! emoticon

Started medifast Oct 2014, reached goal June 2015
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Hi everyone. I'm new to this forum. I started on medifast on 3/10/15 and I am currently down 15pounds a month later. I will begin to incorporate more exercise into my routine this week. I have mostly stayed OP with a couple exceptions. My goal for the 2nd month is to stay 100% OP.

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3/31/15 9:06 P

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Welcome Catlaugh!! emoticon Great to have you here! We have some great ladies here full of love and support. emoticon Join us in our daily chat thread (will be starting an April one tomorrow) would love to get to know you better, and give you support in your journey. emoticon

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Welcome, CL!

I'm glad you came back! Since you know this plan works, you can share some valuable advice/suggestions with the team. Make sure to post on our daily thread. Welcome!

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3/31/15 3:32 P

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Hi everyone! I'm so excited to find this group. I started Medifast/Take Shape for Life in October 2013 and lost 100 of the 165 pounds I needed to lose. My original goal was to thin down for a trip last summer, and unfortunately since the trip I've thrown caution to the wind and gained about half the weight back. Now I'm finally feeling ready to get back on plan and lose the rest! It has been hard trying to reboot without the support I used to get through the old Medifast website, so I'm hoping to get help and provide support to others through this forum. I know the plan works... I've just got to work the plan! :)

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3/25/15 10:46 P

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Welcome, Kelley!

Congrats on taking that first step! You will not regret it!

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3/25/15 5:51 P

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Welcome Kelley!

I know exactly what you mean about bf/dh being okay with you not eating what they eat. My husband is always wanted to get an ice cream cone or a taco and I tell him to go ahead, but none for me thanks and half the time then he doesn't but he's all sad about it, so then I go ahead and eat with him and then I'm all sad about it.

One thing that I keep reminding myself though is that I'm smaller than him! I'm 5'4 and he's 6' so we SHOULD be eating different amounts! A healthy weight for him is around 200, that is NOT healthy for me!

Kristina

Goal: 145
Half marathon under 2 hours
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3/25/15 2:56 P

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Welcome Kelley!!! emoticon Great to have you here! Come join us in march's daily chat too. I look forward to getting to know you better. You can do it! emoticon

Started medifast Oct 2014, reached goal June 2015
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3/25/15 12:04 P

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Hi Everyone,

New to the team and Day 1 as a Medifast newbie. This forum has already been SO helpful for me the last couple of weeks while I did my homework on Medifast and picked my first meal order. A bit of history: I lost a significant amount of post-baby weight using South Beach Diet and exercise 10 years ago. I moved in with my boyfriend a few years ago and we now have a VERY busy blended family life. It leaves us eating out often and eating TOO well at home when we cook. Our busy home and kid schedule together has also meant my old regular workout schedule is nearly impossible. Add to that a new job that is often entirely sedentary, and I'm now facing a 25 pound weight gain from the last few years. Looking to break some bad habits, convince my BF to be ok with my not eating/drinking everything he eats/drinks (this will be my biggest obstacle), and to drop 20. Two gals at work started Medifast this year, and they look great and love the plan! It will be great to have some local support. I'm looking forward to using the forum here to keep me informed and motivated too. You've been such a big help already!
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3/18/15 4:10 P

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Welcome Kaye and Nymbis!

This group is great, it's really helping me to re-energize my focus in staying 100% OP (day 2!) I've been on the plan for a long time (2 years maybe? Could it BE that long!) but I keep hitting short-term goals (wedding, vacation, etc...) and going half off plan for a couple months. Just long enough that I don't lose any weight, maybe gain back 5-10, get frustrated, think about giving up, decide to re-dedicate myself, and the cycle starts again...

Kaye, I agree that the plan gets lonely, even with my coach I don't really feel much support. Sometimes I think my coach would be perfectly happy if I kept coming in (and paying!) forever. I don't know anyone else IRL who is doing the plan, so I've been loving this group.

Kristina

Goal: 145
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3/18/15 4:09 P

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Welcome Nymbis! emoticon Glad your here! You can do it!! emoticon
Join us in march's daily chat too! :)

Started medifast Oct 2014, reached goal June 2015
Lost 72 pounds on medifast, lost a total of 121 lbs from my highest
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3/18/15 4:04 P

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I just started up with Medifast again. I have done it several times in the past and lost a lot of weight. My problem is keeping it off...thus why I am here again.
Looking for support and ready to lose the weight and keep it off this time!!

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3/15/15 9:24 P

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Welcome Kaye! emoticon Great to have you here! Glad your back on track, you can do it!! emoticon

Started medifast Oct 2014, reached goal June 2015
Lost 72 pounds on medifast, lost a total of 121 lbs from my highest
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3/15/15 8:38 P

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Welcome, Kaye emoticon !

You did awesome from Oct to Dec. I'm glad you're back. I checked out your Spark page. Your boys are great! What a fun group of boys. It's nice they're so close in age. Especially nice when they're your grandchildren.

Stay strong and stay OP..............you need all the energy that you can get to keep up with your grandchildren.

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3/15/15 11:51 A

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Hi, I Started Medifast through a great coach the end of October. By Christmas Day I had gone from 196 down to 163 but then decided to rest and enjoy the Holiday. That started a yo-yo of try and fails to restart. Finally, this last Wednesday the slate started clean and from 176 I am today 170. I feel like the Facebook boards are just meant for coaches announcing their new clients and not for discussion, at least the ones I see. I really need to hear people's struggles and wins. This gets really lonely. I will go back to weekly weigh ins after week one and can't wait to see that 120 ~ hoping before June's out. Have a great day!

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3/11/15 9:00 P

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Welcome Bam-Bam! Congrats on starting MF! It's a great plan!

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Welcome bam bam!! emoticon Great to have you here!!
I love not thinking about what I am going to eat too! :) this program works! emoticon

Started medifast Oct 2014, reached goal June 2015
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Awesome! It'll be great to see your first week's results! You've got this!

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3/7/15 12:23 P

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Thank you everyone for the warm welcome. I know they say weighing yourself everyday is not the best because of the possible disappointment of gaining a pound but I'm addicted! I guess because I'm just starting out. I'm just so happy I'm down 4 pounds after 2 days. I'm determined to stick to the plan and lose this weight for good! Have a great day everyone!!! emoticon

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3/7/15 1:08 A

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Welcome Vina! emoticon Good start, you can do this! If your going to be a daily weigher like me, just realize your going to go up and down throughout the week, but ultimately go down in the end. I just mention this so you will not get discouraged if you gain one day. I know I did at first, but I learned this was normal. Stick to plan and you will do great!
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Welcome iron! emoticon Great job on losing the weight! If you stay on plan the whole time, I know you can lose that other 45! emoticon

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3/6/15 11:28 P

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Welcome, Vina! Welcome, Ironblossom!

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Welcome Vina!

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3/6/15 1:56 P

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Hiii all! Today is my first day on SparkPeople and my second day on Medifast. All kinds of emotions are running through me as I finally feel like I am taking control of my health. I'm 27 years old, 5'0, and 224 pounds. I've been battling with my weight for as long as I can remember. My goal is to lose 45 pounds. I started Medifast yesterday and it actually went well. I, surprisingly, wasn't hungry as I made sure I ate every 2 and a half hrs and drank 70oz of water yesterday. Today I woke up and I weighed 221 pounds. I am excited! At this point any pound lost is a cause for celebration lol. I am excited to continue using Medifast and lose as much weight as possible especially for my birthday which is coming up soon (April 23rd). Any support whatsoever would be soooo greatly appreciated! Thank you!

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Hi everyone, I've been on medifast forever, I think. I've lost about 60 pounds on it (up 10 right now though, so maybe only 50 total) and been very happy, but I'm really struggling with my motivation right now. I have a counselor I like well enough, I'm just not sure how much having a counselor helps, really. I do think the "official" weigh in every week helps, but I go in after work, so it's always a pound or two up from my weigh in that morning which is frustrating.

I have about 45 pounds to go, and tend to have one or two good weeks where I lose 4-6 pounds, then one bad week when I put it all back. I am determined to get to goal this year, but then we have another potluck or fancy work dinner or staff meeting with boxes of donuts and I get stuck right back to square one.

So, I'm here for motivation, accountability, and hopefully, success!

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Welcome Salean! Great to have you here emoticon Come join us in March Daily Thread above here, love to get to know you!

Started medifast Oct 2014, reached goal June 2015
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3/3/15 6:25 P

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Hello all
Just started medifast a week ago. Had some success a few years ago but since have gained it back. Glad I found this group. There wasn't much support out there the first time I tried it. Hoping for better luck this time. emoticon

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Welcome Gina! emoticon I like the trackng on here too. emoticon Glad to have you here! emoticon

Started medifast Oct 2014, reached goal June 2015
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emoticon Welcome Scarlet! Glad to have you here! emoticon

Started medifast Oct 2014, reached goal June 2015
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I just started back on the Medifast Program today. I loss 50 lbs. the first time I did the program in 2011. I stayed with medifast for 2 years until 2013. I just regained the weight back so I am starting fresh today and it's been a good on plan day so far. I don't want to make the same mistakes that I did in the past. I always tracked on Sparkspeople and I am glad that I found this group.

Gina

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Hello all!! I am just finishing my vacation and have my month's box of Medifast waiting for me at home---I'll be starting on Monday!

I am so happy to find a positive team to join for support, and I hope I can give support too...I've lost weight before but after struggling this last year decided to do something that will fit with my busy lifestyle and be healthy too.

So see you all in a couple days, and thank you for being here!

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Welcome MommyL!! emoticon Glad to have you here. emoticon

Started medifast Oct 2014, reached goal June 2015
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HI, just got my first box of medifast. Here I go...

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Welcome Mel!! emoticon So good to have you here! So cool you have a family member to go through this with you. emoticon That should help you too, any support is helpful I feel. :)

Look forward to getting to know you.

Started medifast Oct 2014, reached goal June 2015
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Welcome KLJAIA! emoticon

Congratulations on your #44 pound loss! emoticon

Just focus on ne day at a time, and get back on track. You can do it! emoticon

Started medifast Oct 2014, reached goal June 2015
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Checking in.........hope everyone had a successful OP weekend! Ending day 16 and still feeling strong! Hope the week is good to everyone!

Lord, this battle is HARD! Strengthen me!


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Welcome, Rochelle! I've found lots of support on this site and I know you will as well!
Congrats on your MF start!

I got held up in a meeting tonight and missed getting my last meal on time. I've been doing every 2 hours. I went 4 hours tonight. Got home and realized I had extra meals in my bag. Oh well, I survived and got all my meals in.

Hope everyone has a great OP night!

Lord, this battle is HARD! Strengthen me!


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Welcome Rochelle! emoticon

So good to have you here. :) I too have health issues that has caused me a great deal of problems, and don't helpl with weight loss for sure, but medifast has really been working great for me. I know it will for you too!

Feel free to join us on January daily chat, and ask questions. Look forward to getting to know you better. emoticon emoticon

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