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Question I have... Beans on the Medifast Diet phase 1? Thanks in advance for any response. 2nd question I got is.. Medifast is a wonderful program with many different types of support and a fabulous community. We understand that everyone is an adult and this is not a "mean" group. For some of us, we thrive on this program if we have a place where we are held accountable, where we commit to the program 100% and where we have a place to chat with others who feel the same..

What we believe:.

1. Cheating on Medifast is NOT a strategy to get us out of our fat suits.

2. The only way for us to learn about our problems with food is to take the word "choice" out of the equation when it comes to Medifast. Our only "choice" is 5 packets and 1 weighed and measured lean and green a day.

3. We look to those who have been successful with this strategy to continuously remind us about why this way, for us, is the way to go.

4. We believe that, even though we are completely committed, knowing that we have a group that holds us accountable for our actions is both useful and important.

We commit to:.

1. Remove the word "choice" from our vocabularies.

2. Follow the Medifast plan as written, including transition and maintenance.

3. Tell our "inner brat" to shut the H-E-** up and quiet him or her through abstenance from off plan foods.

4. Give and receive tough love without complaining or calling each other "mean".

5. Cheerlead fellow group members as they follow the path to thinness.

6. Make Medifast the LAST diet we ever go on.

7. Check in with the group as often as our schedule reasonably allows.

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2. Click on the "Edit Profile/Settings" link at the top of this page.

3. Click on the "Edit Signature" link on the left of the page.

4. Place your cursor in the "Edit Signature" area (looks like a mini version of Microsoft Word) and paste the text you copied using your favorite method.

5. Remove the two asterisks (*) from the text you just pasted.

6. Click "preview signature". You should now see the banner in the Preview area (above where you are editing)!!!.

7. Click the "Save Signature" button. If you do not, all this will have been for naught! So make SURE you save this after you are all set!.

Anyone is welcome to join, and if folks have additional ideas on how we can commit, I am happy to hear them!.

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Comments (60)

Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the answer to your question. I'll do some Googling and get back to you if I got an decent answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably can help you..

Comment #1

Morning TLers! Off and running already. *grumbles* Had a cup of coffee, glass of water and a bar so no excuses. Still trying to catch up on yesterday... I think it's a lost cause with this group. Not a bad thing, really...

Comment #2

I've already given up on ever catching up. I try to scroll through, when I get time, but sometime I just have to go to the end and call it done..

Morning, Chris and MT!..

Comment #3

Good morning ladies! I feel so good today!.

I caught up on yesterday's thread and literally laughed out loud when I read the definition of SH. Trust me, that's an accomplishment for me at this time of the morning. Good way to start my day..

De, I'm sorry your day didn't turn out the way you wanted yesterday. I hope today is much better for you..

Tramp, thanks for the recap on the chili lime burgers. I'm so happy to hear those are OP. I'm usually skeered of eating pre-packaged frozen meat because of the extra stuff that makes it not OP. That's why I'm so glad we have a Trader Joes now. Hopefully I will find more and more stuff like this in the future..

Corbie, I totally agree. It sucks to have to learn these things the hard way. That's one reason why I'm happy I found you girls. I am loving the support I'm getting from the BTDT peeps here. I'm really looking forward to entering transition and being able to have the support from all of you...

Comment #4

Morning, all. Thanks for the definition of SH...and now for BTDT??.

Maybe we need to have a glossary on the opening post ala the old Rogue-style thread for all us acronym-impaired folks out here. Maybe with some coffee & I can figure it out..

It's great to have all the chatter here, but it's getting hard for me to keep up on my other thread-home, here AND the extra De thread. I haven't posted over on that TAATT (thread-about-a-thread thread - I made that one up yesterday) but I love reading for all the laughs. I have to remember not to get too P**sed off at the haters - they are laugh worthy as well - I just picture a jailer holding them at gunpoint in front of the screen forcing them to read and post.

Ohhh, I'm in Loooove!! DH just brought me up my coffee <**smooch**>..

Now I'm speechless...

Comment #5

Good morning TLG! (Tough Love Group for the acronym-impaired).

I thought my rings would be really tight today from eating at that place yesterday. Even though I was happy with my decisions, and my day overall, I thought the sodium would have blown me up today. I drank more than twice my amount of water and empty beverages. I lost count at 16 cups, but I know there were more..

I'm enjoying some Chinese breakfast tea which is better the longer it steeps. It was a nice contrast to the Fruit and Nut crunch bar I had for breakfast. I also chug water as soon as I get up. I have 5-oz. dispisable cups in the bathroom and I drink two to three of them after I brush my teeth, just to get things rolling..

Off to peruse.....

Comment #6

Morning TLers..

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Tramp,.

Thanks for starting us out. And YOU were called out in the Thread about a Thread..

I, too don't quite understand the posts that say they don't like it, but they keep reading it AND commenting on it. The comment that really made me think was the one that says those threads are not for online communities, cause she lives in the real word, but yet she was, and is, part of this online community. Ok in what world would that sentence ever make sense? Hmmmmmmm? Just curious if people read before they type. I know I sometimes get in a hurry and typos abound. I also know we are not a site for proper grammar or punctuation (ala the paragraph snide remark made to Schu).

And what does it matter? I mean if some folks say that dieting and weight loss are STRESSFUL. Why in the world would someone come on and say that they are NOT. No one can judge another persons stress or how they need to handle it. Laughter is a great release. Now for raunchy, well, there might be a place for some of that, too. But if it ever crosses a line, we can trust the Wonderful Admins here to step in.

Sheesh this is nothing new for our little Medifast site, huh? Been going on since day 1 and is very cyclical..

I think my 'clock' is reset. I do NOT know how my DH travels every week. He is in so many time zones and it rarely bothers him at all. When we travel abroad, I take a couple days AT LEAST to adjust. Not him, he is out and about from the moment we land and all rarin' to go..

Off to get in an early bird class at the studio and then meet DH at Church..

I plan on getting all my laundry caught up today as well as the stuff we have on DVR. OMG if I don't just power thru, I will be back logged for another week. And I can't have that cause I need to repack for my visit to see De this coming weekend..

Gonna up the water today too. I always feel bloated after a flight and all that sitting around..

I hope the TLers have some wonderful weigh-ins tomoro, if not then we better start ducking and dodging all the SMACKS and stuff that will be dealt out here in TL Fashion...

Comment #7

Good morning everyone. Enjoyed sleeping in today for the first time in.....hmmmm can't even count that one. Warm enough to run outside today, so I'll be off for a run soon. The thermometer actually broke 40 degrees. A day outside is so much better than a day on the treadmill..

Penny, thanks for explaining SH..

Jan, on the haters. I just look to see where they are on their journey. Sometimes I remind myself that they probably aren't going to be here in 2 months or the future. I'm still here. I'm still at goal. And it's thanks to everyone here who said 100% on plan is the only way. How often do we want to hate the people who tell us what no one else wants to tell us and we don't want to hear?..

Comment #8

Good Morning!.

OMG I about spewed my coffee on my screen when I saw the definition of SH.... BAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! That is priceless! Do you ever "accidentally" slip?.

The chicken burgers sound yummy. They are opening a Trader Joes here this year (FINALLY). No more driving an hour away to get stuff. I'm definitely going to have to try them!.

I spent yesterday organizing my old clothes (soon to be NEW clothes) into plastic bins by size. I have 9 bins stuffed to the gill just awaiting for me. Now that defnitely gave me a boost of determination..

Penny, we have a cruise scheduled for March 12th to the Mexican Riviera. Definitely looking forward to it..

Toasting my chocolate shake to a good day!..

Comment #9

Chatty, you keep me so grounded! Thanks so much for being here and your words of wisdom. I wonder how many people never would have made it without people like you, Steph, De, Chris and the list goes on. People who honestly share with us what it is like and helps us realize we can dig deep inside and do this stressful thing..

Sorry for the sappy moment. I blogged today and am feeling a little sappy..

I'll just look at the picture of Rachel with that syringe. That will cure me! I was thinking Rachel if you had that or the glove in the casino, you might be able to win a little more!..

Comment #10

Keri, I was wondering the same thing. I have a BIL with a girl friend who is an absolutely horrible person. DH and I call her Gretch The Retch. I worry about calling her that to her face all the time. One of these days I am liable to slip...

Comment #11

Aw shucks ma'am, that was sure nice of you to say. I'm heading over to read your blog right now..

We have some lost little TLers. They posted over on the Inaugural Thread. So I put up a CLOSED sign and a link to today. I also sent them a PM in case they don't pop back into that original thread. Hopefully folks will read before they post and get it all straight. It takes time to figure out how a team is going to function, so patience is the word of the day...

Comment #12

Oh fuzzy, I would too. Nicknames have a way of surfacing at the most crazy times, huh? tee hee..

Comment #13

DH is taking me on a two week cruise, followed by 2 weeks in Rome this Spring. It is our 40th Anniversary and we have always wanted to do the Mediterranean. Just another reason to love MF. I have traveled all over the world with those little packets and they give me the boundaries I need to stay focused and come home with out any regrets for gaining weight or going bonkers with food stuff...

Comment #14

Keri, if that's not something to motivate me to stay OP, I don't know what is! I'm also looking forward to my husband's 20 year HS reunion in late July, but he's a little wishy-washy about it, so I figure I'd better be proacitve. If I wanna GO anywhere, that is....

I just got some terrible news that my best friend from childhood lost her brother last night. He was only 49. Heavy lifelong smoker, skinny but not healthy at all, and a mess of stress. She's lost both parents in the last five years or so, and now her brother. I hope this is a wakeup call for HER now. I love her like a sister and she doesn't take care of herself at all.

Also a mess of stress, unless she drinks or smokes to calm herself..

I just cooked another 5-lb tray of chicken for the week. Last week's cook-ahead items were in danger of spoiling, so I froze several packs. As soon as this chicken cools enough, I'll be packing up little 6-oz. bags of it for the week..

Another girly day with Emma tomorrow - I took a personal day since school is closed and there's no childcare at the Y. Not sure what we're doing, but I'm sure the day will include a trip to the mall to use a little of her Claire's Boutique gift card she got for Christmas. Maybe I'll pack a picnic lunch for us! We'll rough it!..

Comment #15

Awww Penny! That is so sad!! I'm so sorry to hear about that!.

I have my 30th high school reunion in July... I try not to be an event dieter (I hate that word), but I definitely don't want to be FAT when my classmates see me... although many are. I want to look GREAT! But I'm losing weight to feel better about myself and that's that!.

I, too, have a DIL who is, let's say different. We have two DILs, one is like our daughter.. I swear my DH loves her more than me LOL. The other just doesn't want to fit in to our family which is a shame. We have a pretty open happy family. Gotta come up with a name for her.

Even down to the middle name... can you believe that!!??..

Comment #16

Hi all!.

Drive by hi for me. My parents called this morning and we ended up talking for an hour and a half! Good to catch up, but it pretty much killed my "board" time before the Bears game! Daaaa Bears!.

Yesterday was good - told the bride at the onset that I was not going to kareoke (the rest of the party was in my neighborhood so I used that excuse). Got home at 10:30...not bad for a bachelorette party, lol..

Scale only down a pound, but I'll take it. It's been a bit of a wonky week...looking forward to plain ole boring lean and greens made by yours truly..

Waving at all and going to check out the De thread..

Comment #17

OMG!! We're cruising to Rome this spring, too...only a week once we get there, though...What cruise line? We could be vacationing together!! Wouldn't that be a hoot??!!.

We took a cruise in 2009 while I was on WW (at 211 lbs) I came back weighing 210, so I guess I was successful. I never did get back on track with WW and gained 14 more lbs before starting Medifast 4 months later. That trip gave me lots of extra exercise. This year, I'm used to exercise, so I'll have to REALLY step it up...

Comment #18

I just got an Medifast postcard with Chris' picture on it! I love it that I 'know' the celebrities!!..

Comment #19

Penny, I am precooking today as well. I like to do most of my protein for the week on Sunday so I don't have a reason to go looking for faster food..

Stupid weather.....thought it would be in the 40's today. Didn't check the thermometer. Went out to run. Had a nice run, but breathing was a little difficult. Got home and started coughing up a a storm. Checked the temp....32 degrees.

So all the good feeling of the run is negated by an afternoon of coughing. Ah....but the silver lining...calories in the bank!..

Comment #20

That's exactly why I like to cook ahead, too. I buy a big pack of romaine hearts so I have a salad ready in a flash. I also love grilled romaine. In the winter you can also do it in the oven. I cut the whole head lengthwise, leaving the core intact. Spray the cot side with Pam or drizzle with olive oil depending on your Lean.

It's almost sweet - not at all like cooked, limp lettuce. Haven't done it in a while....

Off to return a jacket at the mall. Gotta love Sears for their KidVantage program. I got Emma a nice light coat in October and the zipper pull broke! So off to Sears we go. If anything wears out before she outgrows it, they'll replace it..

BBL, kids. Play nice, k?..

Comment #21

Penny, thanks for the tips on grilled romaine. I have had it at a restaurant and really enjoyed it, but had no idea how to cook it. I am going to try it. I'll let you know how it works...

Comment #22

Okay girls, I need to rant...........I know I'm not a member of this board, but I gotta let'er rip!!!.

First, the most recent blogs are full of people wanting to lose 50 lbs. their first week, and if they only lose 49 lbs., they want to add in 5 hrs. of exercise. This is a little exaggerated, but what the h*** do they think is in the packets - magical freakin' powder that will melt off 100 lbs. of fat in 1 week?????? OMG..............it is so frustrating. Just follow the dang plan............

Also, I know everyone has the "right" to entitle their blog anything they want, but who in the h*** wants to read a blog that is entitled "Day 2", or "Day 3 and Hungry". You know before you read it, they are going to be whining about the freakin' oatmeal, even though every veteran has posted multiple times to not eat the oatmeal the first few weeks. There will be those wanting to know if they really have to limit condiments. Well no, not really, that was just thrown in there to frustrate the stupid people who will follow the plan. Finally, there are those that will complain about being hungry. I feel like posting the following:.

3 hours of "hunger" will not kill you. You can eat again in 3 hours. If you die before 3 hours has passed................oh well, you gave it your best shot..

Thanks for letting me post on your board. If it is a problem, let me know and I'll just cut and paste this response to all of the idiotic blogs.............

UGH!!!!!..

Comment #23

Della, I didn't mind listening. There was one today about modifying and being brilliant. I just bit my tongue. Fighting the good fight!..

Comment #24

Just testing to see if I'm on the right site this time. My ticker isn't working and I'm actually down 10 lbs..

Comment #25

Good job Madlyn! Raising a glass of water to you!..

Comment #26

LMAO, Della! That's rich right there. How many blogs did you see with the title "I'm Baaaaack!" Of course, there were varying numbers of A's in each one. I won't even read one of those. I won't read anything with food porn, either. About a year ago there was a professional food photographer who must have thought it was a good idea to post her work. NOT..

Yes, I'm back. Yes, I'm THRILLED the lost have found their way back and I wish them all the best. But "I'm Baaaaack!" is well, just annoying..

Out the door, I am...

Comment #27

Morning all!.

No problems staying OP yesterday, although I did accidentally take a swig of DH's Dr Pepper on the bus last night. I was holding it for him and was so tired, I thought it was my Diet DP. Oops! Fortunately HE caught it, because I didn't even notice! Yesterday was looooooong. I survived the day with a 5&1, though. With all the running around we did, we never did make it for a sit-down dinner..

But! Fancy food will happen tonight! We are staying at the Wyndham Grand Desert resort, courtesy of my dad's timeshare. We just sat through a 2-hour high-pressure sales pitch in order to get $100 in food vouchers that are good at a bunch of great places... let's just say they'll get used! It's easy to say "no" to an offer when you know the money doesn't exist!.

No big winnings so far, but we really didn't play yesterday, what with travel and 2 shows. Today has more free timejust one show tonight...

Comment #28

Afternoon! Just taking a quick break while I eat my L&G for the day..

The blogs from newbies don't bother me. Even though they are still on the public forum, I figure a blog is personal and you can say whatever the heck you want, rather than on the message board, where it is implied you are looking for responses..

That may just be my opinion though. I never blogged in my entire life until I came here and I found that I LOVE it and it's very theraputic for me. I could care less if anyone reads them or not. They are just for me really as it helps me to get things out..

Now if I start a thread on the message board, I fully expect and hope that people will respond and talk to me, so I'm going to be a little more selective in what I say...

Comment #29

Rachel, you are my idol for staying OP while in Vegas. I've never been able to diet there, but hope to have enough control of myself some day that I can..

For me it's really the alcohol more than the food, but I think I'm getting more control over that the older I get...

Comment #30

You found us! Woo Hoo and congrats on the weight loss...

Comment #31

Good morning darlings! Well, I don't think I'm going to manage to get caught up on yesterday *or* today right now. I'm a little fuzzy-headed. From 2 amazing dates in a row Fri night and last night with the mortician. He's super fantastic awesome. *happy sigh*.

I'm glad I have tomorrow off from work so I can use today to just sit in the bathtub with a happy smile on my face and get my sh** together tomorrow...

Comment #32

I hear ya, and you are welcome here any time with that attitude. Are you sure you don't feel "neckid" out there on the boards and might need to start wearing our Banner?.

There was a newbee last night who asked if alcohol was really not on plan? OMG I thought she was joking and waited for the punch line after bantering about some silliness. NOPE she was dead serious and got kinda miffed that we all did not get her NEED for alcohol every day to keep her heart healthy. Finally, I just said, "OK! it is your plan and you can do it any way you want, but I signed up and plunked down my hard earned money for MF, so I decided to do it their way" Guess what? She left the Chat..

I am so saddened when I see people here who are just not ready. I know it took me years to be ready, too. I don't get angry, but I do feel sad for them..

Penny.

So sorry about your friend. But sometimes we have to get hit over the head with a brick to get our attention. I always pray for God to help me GET IT sooner than that...

Comment #33

We like to stay there with our kids. Love their Lazy River and the fact it is NOT right on the strip IYKWIM?.

Good job resisting, the food and the pitch. Now get on that shuttle and go make bank, 'k?..

Comment #34

I think I saw the shine from your face when I was out last night..

Glad things went well, my friend. Now just relax and bask, 'k?..

Comment #35

Waving back. It is good to take the time to talk with the folks. Good for you doing what you wanted yesterday at the kareoke. Take that pound and be proud, of course it is ONLY Sunday, ya know...

Comment #36

Awww... sweet! Are you back up here, pretty one?..

Comment #37

Yes I am. But I'm busy getting all the suitcases and laundry ready, cause I'm heading back out on another trip on Friday...

Comment #38

I just had a bonus! I was cleaning out the top of my pantry and I found a box of brownies and a box of choc pudding that I had stashed away. Two of my faves and staples!!.

Love it when things like that happen..

I still have two meals left today, so I think I'm going to make them drinks to give me that one last push for tomorrow's weigh in. I can hardly wait to update my ticker!!!.

Chatty, I have to tell you that you are one of the most pleasant, optimistic, people I have met on line. I'm glad you are part of this group!..

Comment #39

Who said anything about KIDNAPPING??? I was thinking a more permanent solution!.

Afternoon all. Been doing laundry and being lazy today. Not going to try to respond or even catch up right now. Just wanted to pop in and say hey!..

Comment #40

Well aren't you kind? Thanks, I am just a Happy Girl! Living the Dream sure helps, too...

Comment #41

I am!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and I am always excited when we can get together and catch up..

Woot Woot for sure!..

Comment #42

Need I be making a call to Uncle Vinny?..

Comment #43

Penny - congrats on the bifocals! I got mine when I started law school. I was also 38, which made it just TIME. I love the progressive lenses so much. I hope you're not one of the minority of people who can't get used to them and end up seasick..

I am also delighted to have caught up and that I now know what SH stands for. That's awesome. Way to be supportive, De..

Marilee - thrilled for your size 10s, dear! I bet you looked fantastic!!!.

Tramp: hilarious. The "no, I'm not going to ask NS." No kidding, right?.

Hugs and smootches to all the chopped tofu I missed!..

Comment #44

I'm just reading the new "why no De?" thread, catching up. I think that people are really skeeved out at ME! They're way upset about "making fun of NS.".

Well, if they're going to tell someone how to count a frozen pizza, I'm pretty sure they're asking for it...

Comment #45

Also, can I just report that if one's Smooth Move tea is FINALLY doing something, and one pulls the laptop into one's lap, and then one falls into catching up on the various snark-fests online, AND if one is a SKINNY BEYATCH, that one's feet fall asleep..

That is all...

Comment #46

Freya - I'm one of those that got seasick with the progressive lenses. Sticking to my old fashioned bifocals. I did wear mono-vision contacts briefly, but found that severe dry eyes is a side effect of fibro. There was one night when I actually couldn't get one out. Thought I was going to lose my mind. Apparently, it popped out sometime in my sleep, because I never did find the stupid thing, but it didn't bother me after...

Comment #47

Afternoon all,.

Just got back an hour ago from our friends house. I'm so proud of myself for not giving into the pizza, jlepeno poppers, or the alchahol. I had my bchilli, puffs, and Chocolate chip mug muffin dipped into my 1tbs of natural peanut butter. I didn't get to sleep until at least 7am and got up round 11am but nobody was awake. I'm so glad to be back in my own house and now I can just chill out and watch the boob tube aww bliss. Will catch up on posts later today.



Audrey..

Comment #48

Oh I am one tired lady today. I am finally prepared to start the semester, I think. I worked out for 1.5 hours today, came home showered and got ready to go to school. At school I finished up the semesters syllabi and all of the handouts I needed to give out the first couple days of class. Then I made copies for everyone and I came home for my l and g of pork loin and mashed cauliflower. I am one tired, tired chic.

I tried to play catch up while I ate, but I am too tired to really maintain much, sorry. Here is a few shout outs...

Penny- sorry to hear about your friend..

Freda- Glad you had an excellent time last night! You are a dating rockstar!!.

Rachel- congrats to staying OP and I am glad to hear that you are having a good time out there. Now go win some hard cold cash!.

De and Chatty- I hope you have a good visit!.

Okay, I believe that is all I can come up with right now...

Comment #49

What exactly is it that you do to people De to get such a reaction? Man, there are some real nuts on your thread. You would think they are protesting war or something...

Comment #50

Absolutely NO idea Marilees. If I had ever behaved fractionally as bad as they claim I do, I would have been banned long ago. Closed minded, unhappy people really can't stand it when people have fun that they don't understand and therefore can't participate in. It's whatever! Maybe it makes them feel superior or something. Who knows..

Off to took dinner. Baked salmon and roasted veggies!..

Comment #51

Nice job, Audrey! I was thinking about you and hoping you were strong!.

Em, wherever you are, you, too! The 15th came and went and YOU STAYED OP! So proud of you, girly!.

Freya, yes, I hope I don't get "swimmy," as the doctor put it. The last time my glasses were changed was about 20 years ago (I'm 47). I am online or reading most of the day, so it's no wonder my peepers are fried..

Hmm... fried peepers....

Once again, we stopped out to eat (I'm getting much better at getting my food exactly how I need it). <^5ing myself> We went to a local steakhouse/sports bar/gaming center. It was packed with football fans. We were able to get a booth in the dining room and I got a salad with 3 grilled shrimp, 3 grilled scallops and my cucumber wasabi dressing on the side. It was delicious! And I have two more meals!.

Thanks for the thoughts for my friend's brother. I finally talked to her a little while ago. She sounds okay, but I could clearly hear her drawing so hard on a cigarette while she was telling me she's sure it was a heart attack, given the family history and his stress levels... <smfh>..

Comment #52

Hey everyone. Sounds like everyone had a busy weekend, lots going on. We have been painting all weekend...Had a little trouble keeping on plan today (no excuses just bad choices)...

DH ended up getting tomorrow off so I don't have to put the kitchen back together..

I have to do some research because I missed the meaning of SH>>>..

Comment #53

Okay-now I am in the loop. amazing what you miss not being on for a full day..

You guys are a hoot-Got my laughing in for the day now..

See everyone tomorrow. Have a great night..

Comment #54

Have a great night everyone and a good day off tomorrow. For some reason, our school has always given the kids off but made the teachers come in. I need to see the dentist for a tooth that has been giving me trouble, so maybe I'll get out early! Its bad when you would rather got to the dentist than a teacher inservice..

Barb..

Comment #55

Rachel, sounds like you are having fun - good job on being OP. Is that timeshare anywhere near the strip (like walking distance or need a cab)? We have a timeshare and really like to stay on the strip... always wondered how far they were..

OMG, I forgot why I don't go to Costco on the weekends. Went there today... completely packed with families, individuals, etc with carts... you know the story. I have this woman that is trying to bull me down with her cart (like she's going to get anywhere if she gets around me). I turn around and say "please don't hit me with your cart again".

DO NOT **** ME OFF WOMAN!!!! Just saying!..

Comment #56

Dropping by to say hi! It's been a busy couple of days...I hope to be on the boards more tomorrow! Just wanted to check in and say hi. I am still OP and feeling great!.

Wishing everyone the best!..

Comment #57

Winding down after a busy day of Medifast cooking/preps and hanging pictures. Walls are not looking so nekid now.

Got all caught up here and on my Crew threads...am saving the other De thread for some laughter later or in the morning..

Penny.

- I got my first pair of glasses right after I turned 40 - I had to got STRAIGHT to bifocals, so I got the progressive ones. Never had any trouble with them, but then they're all I've ever known in terms of eyeware. When I turned 50 I got hearing aids. I'll be 60 in March...what then?.

Alas,.

Chatty.

, we'll be on different cruises, but you'll be home from Rome before we even depart, so you can give me all the dirt on what to do and what to avoid. Would love to have more time in Italy to go elsewhere, but I guess we'll just have to go back..

Tramp.

- hope you're having fun at your cabin. It's girl's day tomorrow, no? What time should we arrive?.

Merilees.

- good job getting everything ready for school and 1.5 hrs at the gym!! WOW! My exercise today was up & down the stairs and into the attic a few bazillion times..

Audrey -.

YAY FOR YOU.

For me, those kinds of gatherings are the hardest..

Freya.

- I'm reminded of the summer of 198? (forget exactly what year, somewhere before 1985), I was in my 30's, recently divorced from a man I dated for 10 years, but the marriage only lasted about 2. This is to let you know how out of practice I was and things had changed A LOT! Anyway, I was seeing 3 different men and I dubbed it "My Summer of Modern Dating".

Have a BLAST!.

I kept up through-out the day, so that's all I can remember and I'm too tired to go back and re-read. I can't even remember the chopped tofu thing I'm supposed to say to everyone...you get the drift..

See y'all tomorrow <wave-wave>. Night, all!..

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That's hilarious! I love it!.

My friend has dubbed 2011 "The Chapter In Which Freya Comes to Terms With Her Greediness." *grin*..

Comment #59

Ha ha ha, Keri! That's too funny. The mall was like that, too, and especially Claire's, where I was letting Emma pick out a pair of earrings with her gift card. There was a woman with a little girl named Caroline looking at the exact earings Emma wanted to look at. I know her name was Caroline because her mom wouldn't stop saying it. And Caroline wasn't looking at earrings. She was poking at and touching pair after pair and looking at Emma as if to say, "I'm in your way and you can't make me move." Spoiled.

Brat. So I take Emma to the clearance section where we can see little miss Caroline and when she was finished, we made a beeline for those earrings. While Emma was picking her pair (the sushi ones) the girl and her mom came back and started hogging the display again. Emma looked at me, deadpan, and said, "I guess.

Caroline.

Wasn't finished, Mom." God, I love that girl!..

Comment #60

Keri, the resort is a little less than a mile off the strip, but a free shuttle drops us off at Harrah's. I wouldn't mind walking, but DH isn't a big fan of that notion! I played a little at penny slots tonight, and I think that's all the money I'll be donating to the gambling industry this weekend. I'm more comfortable with my cash in my pocket..

Freya, I thought of you today when I ate my L&G. It was the first real food I'd had in a day and a half, and that Subway chicken salad made me feel FULL for the first time in at least 2 two days. It was such a happy feeling.... I was free to peruse the giant M&Ms store with no thought of being tempted by chocolate! The post-it notes and giant coffee mug (for Medifast soups!), however, defeated me handily...

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