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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.

8. Be honest with ourselves and our Medifast family and to stay 100% OP at all times. We also swear that WHEN (not if) we are having a tough time and feel like we may eat SLUDGE, to come to our Medifast family first and ask for support and help to get us through the struggle..

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Comments (61)

Of course! but you might want to make sure and wait for another person to confirm my answer as I am on the fence. Better yet, why don't you call the Medifast guys because they can answer you better...

Comment #1

Morning, MT. Just popped in for a cup of coffee...I can smell ot brewing from over here....mmmmm.

Everyone must be sleeping in from their late nights last least I'm assuming they all had late nights...I'm still catching up on yesterday's thread. So I',m going to pop back over there with my cuppa joe....CU in a minute - yeah, right, if it took a minute to read these threads, I'd ALWAYS be caught up!.

Hi to everyone else wandering in.....

Comment #2

Morning all, Eric is in the lobby doing his homework. When he's done we're going to head home and go have lunch with our youngest, then tonight is middle schol family book club..

I have done great these two days, thanks guys!..

Comment #3

Good morning, I've been at work since 6:45 AM when I usually roll in around 8:30..

And I'm swollen up like I swallowed the dead sea. Plus I'm zitty..

Hope the rest of you don't wake up on the same side of the bed as me...

Comment #4

Thanks for the coffee. I just finished my first cup with a bowl of oatmeal. I'm hanging tough through some tough times. Yesterday was an emotional mess at work all afternoon and I thought sludge thoughts on many levels, but in the end I ate a s'more bar. I cried until my face was deformed, but I didn't cave to the food demons. During the pity party, I had several different reasons why it would be okay.

What was surprising is that at one point I thought I might as well eat it because I deserved to be fat because I had screwed something up. I typically don't have self-esteem or self-worth issues. When the body craves something, the mind helps it out..........I didn't cave..

Today is a new day and I'm feeling strong. I weighed early in the week and I'm back under goal. I don't think I'll be weighing again anytime soon. I'm staying OP, so it doesn't really matter..

Have a nice day all!!..

Comment #5

Good morning all just drove my son to school and it's 14 degrees out... I need warm weather...

I love having coffee with you guys in the morning....

MT thanks for getting us going.

Anna so glad yo are doing great.

Della awesome job staying under goal.

Anony drink lots of water... hope your day gets better.

Getting on the elliptical.. will check back when I have my shake.




Comment #6

No more tanning booths for me!.

You know those cartoons where the gorilla has some ******* my the feet is in pounding him in arc and slamming (me) down from side to side with sound effects..

I am that guy and the vitamin D from the tanning booths is the gorilla..

I ain't going back in there!.

Okay. Enough of a guinea pig life!.

My body and mind get exhausted from anticipation and happy thoughts. My mitochondria are broken. You give me Speed and I still can't get out of bed, but I am exhausted from having the stuff in my body..

I will go outside and receive the natural sunshine from sitting in my front porch, or doing some gardening when I can. Not today (30 degrees), not next week,snow-snow-snow and GDD1 will be inside with her Grandpa and Grandma, then off to Seattle for the weekend(nuf said)..

Today I am just staying in bed (Thank You, God!) and working the plan..

Saw a great movie on netflix yesterday: Fathead. LOTS of great nutrition information, seriously! I'm going to share it with DH and my sibs in Seattle..

Test over..

Thank you so much for the coffee this AM, mt!.

Enjoy your days in Tough Love Land..


Comment #7

All caught up and late for work! Beth, enjoy your day. Sounds like you'll need some extra rest & strength for the grandparenting. Della, way to not cave!! Anna, I can see you smiling! Zoe (anony) - just roll over and get up on the other side. You'll still be swollen and zitty, but you won't care - this too shall pass..

The only chopped tofu from yesterday is a big ol'.


@ Penny & her creations! I'm somewhere between whoever bought the supplies and didn't quite know what to create (was it Jess?) and Penny's marvey-ness. I've made LOTS of stuff,have TONS of supplies. I get stuck in the creation phase...have lots of part-way done things. Also, ALL your stuff ROCKS, Penny, I have some rockin', some rollin. Anyway,.


Off I go. Hope to catch you from werk,but it's been one of those weeks..... more....

Fear the Fuzzy?.

Not on your life!!.

If someone wrote that, I can only feel sorry for them - their loss if they fear the words of wisdom and proven tactics...stick with the winners, that's what I was always told..

Nuff said, here I am...

Comment #8

Good morning, kids! Late checking in today and I gotta make it quick..

Della, you are a true inspiration. You did what needs to be done when those feeling hit. NOT working through it the way you did is the kind of behavior that got us all here. What you did made all the difference and proves you've made some major behavioral changes. Congratulations to you!.

Anna, we're all still bouncing off the walls for you! We miss you, but we don't wanna see you! Ha ha!!.

Cindy we've got 5 degrees here. Chilly, chilly day..

Jan, thanks for the comments on my stuff! I've actually made a couple of rings already this morning. It must be love if I can dive in with my first coffee of the day. I have a few more pages of stuff to read up on over at Etsy and then I'll be able to list a few items. I can't wait!.

Off to make this Thursday SHINE! The boss is in the air right now, flying with his kids to Wyoming on a ski trip and I am all caught up on the big stuff at work. See you all at the office!..

Comment #9

[color="Indigo"]Oh, and.



Ok, now I'm really[ gong to work...just needed one more cuppa...MT makes a mean cup.


Comment #10

Good morning!!! Trying to figure out why I'm up already... it's only 5:30 here and I'm normally NOT a morning person. But, here I sit, cup of hot tea and slightly warmed/melty caramel crunch bar in front of me..

The eldest son just came in and asked if we wanted oatmeal... um, nope, not me! Told him all the kids were having it and he grinned and asked, "Does that include Dad?" Teenagers... he is having to ask me where stuff is in the cupboards though... which is kinda funny because I put all the oatmeal stuff together in one cupboard (the children eat oatmeal for breakfast about 5-7 days each week. They like it, they don't need sugary crap and the amount of $$$ it would take to fill up seven kids with boxed cereal is ridiculous!!!).

Found out I have to have my picture taken by the hospital's PR department for publication in the PAPER on the 17th of March. YUK!!! It's because I'm the childbirth educator and they're touting the new program..

Sir GRUMPSalot is slightly less grumpy. That's a yay! I weighed HIS food last night, too... LOL... he wouldn't have been thrilled if he knew, but he wasn't in the room..

Hi, Anna! Have fun today!.

Mornin' Jan and MT. Jan, I agree with you about Penny's total studliciousness on the creativity. I'm a seamstress, but the sewing machine has not yet made it out of moving boxes! (Plus, the town seems to think we moved up here naked. We've had bags and bags of clothes dropped off... my goal is to fit into the ones people are intending for eldest daughter! LOL).

Cindy, not sure what the temp is right now... and NOT gonna go check! It's COLD! (Oh, sheesh, now eldest son is singing into the intercom "It's breakfast time, breakfast time, breakfast time time time time time...." He is one goofy 14 year old!.

Penny, I bow to the Etsy queen! PM me your store URL!.

And meant to say yesterday (but figured it would be too late in the day for anyone to see it) great job Connor!!! Very pretty!!.

Bethie, not a clue on that one, although I empathize. I take Adderall for adult ADHD... have longed for years for the supposed appetite suppressing, weight loss inducing side effects to kick in, but alas, they are not to be found!.

Della, isn't amazing the crap our minds can throw at us when they're in collusion with our bodies against us??? Great job at managing all the fallout... and (((hugs))) about whatever situation caused it!.

Okay, off to work on my Squidoo lenses, gonna probably take it easy today, I have to teach a childbirth class tonight (tonight's topic is growth and development and proper nutrition) and then tomorrow begins my mad, mad, mad, weekend at work (during which I am hoping NOT to be the charge/ER nurse, as I'm pretty sure I'm stuck as the OB nurse, too!)..

Comment #11

I AM the FUZZY!! Bwahahaha. This is what Barb was talking about..

Penny - 192/8/54... Slowly but surely..

Coffee is not working yet, so there will be no attempt to do shout outs..

Back when the brain is working...

Comment #12

Morning Tl's.

Thank you for the coffee..

Beth have you ever tried the "happy"light. We have them for our DS1. It is a "full spectrum" light bulb. Very hard to find.We found ours at a Lowes/Home depot. Walmart may sell them too..

I can't wait for the new gym to open. They are moving soon and it is not soon enough. The people last night were just down right Rude! I may have to try another location till this one opens..

Sorry for the rant..

Penny-I think we may see some 20's today..

Anony- feel better soon.

Della-great job of avoid sludge..

Cindy- enjoy the ride to school. My daughter missed the bus and I had to drive her. Oh the joys of a pms'ing teen..

Okay I know I missed some but I;m Waving!!!!!!!!!!!.

Happy thursday..

Love the Fuzzy!..

Comment #13

Morning TL'ers!.

DELLA - Way to go, Girl!! I'm so proud of you for just powering through it. I'm still too new to have had very many heavy crises to deal with but I know this is what we have to do when faced with life's trials. Just get through it without food. Wish you could have come here for support in the moment, but darn glad you were able to come here and post success on the other side..

Ella - I love hearing about your family stories. Love the maternal and child health stuff too. Good for you!!.

Beth - natural sunshine is best. Tanning beds come with the same risks as sun tanning, so just you probably saved yourself from some other scary stuff. I ADORE sunshine and always say I am the poster child for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). But I don't tan. I just get out in the natural sunlight whenever I can - but not to sunbathe. Never did care for sunbathing, unlike so many of my lizzard friends! LOL.

Anon - One word - Proactiv. And hope your day gets better..

Anna - WONDERFUL! Can't wait for you to get back while still enjoying time with Eric!C.

Connor - Great job on the dress! Is it for some special occasion? I probably missed your comments about it..

MT - thanks for getting us started today..

As for me, I'm having a good time in LA. Went to the Grammy Museum yesterday and had a ball. So glad I made the time for it. And I was 100% OP. I went to the restaurant I scouted out yesterday and had a heavenly Maine lobster tail, with a salad and some grilled OP veggies (squash, Zucchini, Mushrooms). It was like they just KNEW what I needed.

Oh! and last night I heard a ruckus outside my hotel window. Looked down and there was a real life red carpet event - movie premier for "Take Me Home Tonight" - complete with paparrazzi and everything. How cool! I got to see it from my hotel room!! Originally I was kinda bummed about only being on the 5th floor because I like a longer view of a place. But I had the best seat in the house last night for the red carpet event. Fun!!.

Okay, gotta get ready for the day ladies. HUGGLES!!..

Comment #14

Della that is just FANTASTIC! Like Penny said, very inspirational! Sludge has always been my first stop in handling emotional ups and downs. It's so liberating to discover I don't HAVE to be that way! Thanks for posting! You were particularly helpful to me today...

Comment #15

Okay, remember the woman down whose throat I wanted to stuff chopped broccoli with a rusty fork? She is at it already. It's almost as if she is taking the liberty to get under everyone's skin (not just mine) while the boss is out. Beyotch. I feel a migraine coming on. I don't even get migraines..

De, those numbers are dropping! I'll be really happy when those numbers are lower than the scale numbers!..

Comment #16

De I love the fuzzy!.

Penny: My "little girl" is going to be 39 this year, has long pretty hair, and likes the natural, hand crafted look. Small danglies would be just her look! I am open to your fine suggestions. (Is this kind of message against the law, by the way?we're talking about Penny's earrings)..

Comment #17

ROFLOL... TK... was reading your OP meal to DH and he said, "THAT'S what you can eat on your DIET?" LOL... sounds like you had a lot of fun!!!.

Anony... no help from me (I'm just hoping the occasional zit stops before the wrinkles really start to kick in) but sigh... I feel your pain. Hopefully slamming some water will help...

Comment #18

Ha, thanks guys. I'm just a jerk today because I always have a long slow ride into my TOM. I swell and swell and swell and get greasy and zitty and snappish. It's lovely..

My skin is super sensitive, so though I tried proactiv, it left me burnt and red. There's some $$$ cream from the dermatologist that works, but it makes my face smell like it died, so I just go with being zitty for a week a month. Bare Minerals does a good job of evening out the redness without making me break out more..

All this really makes me feel like a vibrant fertile earth mother. No, no it doesn't. It makes me want to run around slapping people. The only good thing is that I usually do not crave sludge or get hungrier. How could I get hungrier when I'm swollen up like a tick?.

Ella- I love that you have 7 children and are a childbirth educator. You're qualified!.

I placed my next Medifast order yesterday midday and it is arriving this afternoon. Huzzah. I live super close to the distro center. My enemy, chili, will be all gone by tomorrow and I can start to try some of the new items I ordered this time. Most importantly, I've got more cappuccino...

Comment #19

Anony, I wonder if some of the skin eruptions could be from eating all the stuff you hate? It certainly can't help your mood!.

(Oh, and the funny thing is that I team teach... I do the classes in our little town and another nurse does the ones in the next town over, but all the babies get delivered here ... no hospital in the other town, just a clinic. And... she's a NUN!! We joke that she has 20 years experience doing L&D... and I have 18 plus years EXPERIENCING L&D!).

Penny, that lady better watch it... she'll have everyone wielding rusty forks soon!..

Comment #20

Amen!! Off to get me some pancake in a cup! I have yet to make these things on the stove. Why bother when they cook up so neatly in a mug? Splash a little WF syrup on them and viola! Perfect breakfast while sitting at a desk! Happy happy! Honestly, the only other Medifast food that ever made me feel happy was the maintenance caramel nut bar...

Comment #21

Good Morning Everyone!!.

I haven't checked in here in a few days, but I'm around. My work event is kicking into high gear and I'm counting the days till it's over (the food served at the event will be another discussion we're going to have to have LOL). But I wanted to say hello - I'm still here but MIA. Hope everyone is doing wonderful and making it through this week! I'll try and pop back in later and catch up on everyone's life.



Comment #22

Good morning TLers. Late check in for me..

I"m at work now. All comfy with my coffee and peach oatmeal. It's a bit rainy out there, but supposed to be in the low 70's by tomorrow and for the weekend. So there is hope..

Ella, I see you have an 18 month old and an 18 year old (and a few in between). I have a23 year old and a 5 year old (well 5 in three weeks). Pretty much same age range. It's lots of fun, isn't it?.

You all were talking about tanning booths the other day. I need advice. I want to tan before my vacation. In the past I have used self tanning lotions. But I want to try a tanning booth this time. How long does it take to tan? How far in advance of my vacation should I start? If my trip is in May, should I start in April? Or now? Thanks in advance for any words of wisdeom..

Comment #23

De, I ordered 3 boxes of pancakes this time, and I'd rather nuke them in a mug than try to fry something at 6am. Can you tell me how you do it or point me toward a place that does?..

Comment #24

SO easy. Mix as directed (I keep a shaker cup at work). Pour batter into a coffee mug and nuke for 65 seconds. Perfect every time..

I have made them as waffles and may make some more this weekend. With these, I make as directed and fold in 1 spoonful of beaten egg white to the batter, then cook in the waffle iron. These freeze great and all you need to do is pop in the toaster when you want to eat one...

Comment #25

Hey, we're having the same day! Although I've always used the expression "big, bloated whale", I have to think that swollen up like a tick is way better and I'm totally stealing that from now on..

And it's a weigh-in day where I should have hit goal and didn't cause of the bloating, and that fries me a little..

My husband leaves today for a business trip, and while it may have been my imagination, I don't think he was sad to go. More like fleeing for his life..

No sludge, but I'm not happy...

Comment #26

Sunny - I used a tanning booth before a cruise to Mexico in March. I saw results almost immediately, but then I tan easily. If you start now, you should have a great base for your trip, it just depends on how dark you want to be when you leave. I'm glad this cruise is in Sept as I should have a nice natural tan base when we leave...

Comment #27

Thanks De! That is crazy easy. And I like waffles more than pancakes, as my waistline can attest, so I'll cook these up both ways..

GGRobin, I don't think I'm even going to weigh in if my weigh-in day and a day like today ever coincide. I'd probably smash the scale...

Comment #28

GG - Try again in the morning. You KNOW the scale is lying to you. Just guzzle water today..

When I see posts like this, I am extremely thankful that I haven't had to worry about TOM since my youngest was born 18 years ago!..

Comment #29

My Mom says that menopause was the best thing that ever happened to her. I was hoping that at age 46 I was getting close and then Mom said that she didn't get there until she was 53. Very disappointing..

I'm in 80 ounces of water at this point and it's only 9:00 in the morning. I'm not getting more than 30 feet from a bathroom all day...

Comment #30

Well, I tend to do my bloat the week BEFORE my TOM, which means I should start oh, about today, with about an 8 pound weight gain (it SUCKS!)... but guess what... I didn't... stayed steady! (Sounds weird to be happy about the scale not moving, but I am!!).

My mom didn't hit menopause until 58, and there does seem to be a certain amount of reliability in the theory you start within a few years of your mom... since I just turned 39, I think I've got a ways to go!!! (Which worries some, considering we already have seven and I don't believe in birth control, also huge rates of cancer in our family so it's a good thing I'd love a dozen or more kids! LOL... fertility slows down LONG before menopause, so probably not, but we wouldn't mind!).

Cheri... yeah, the kids are the BEST thing in the world! No matter how crappy your day is, kids have a way of making it all right!..

Comment #31

Della: good for you for staying strong, and big giant *hugs* for your tough day. I really hope today is better..

Anna: squeeeee!!!!.

Connor: you look fantastic!!!.

Gigi: I dont care how grumpy you are about not being quite there yet, your ticker is making me squeee a little inside. Okay, a lot. SO CLOSE!..

Comment #32

As for me, it's hard. Information vacuum is horrid, still no word about why the sudden 180. *sigh* I'm obsessively checking my email less, resigning myself to not knowing more. Mood swings continue as I work through the breakup..

Yesterday my BFF and I shopped away the pain. I didn't want to spend too much, but luckily we found one of those little mall shops with the cheap trashy shoes and the great deals. They had buy one get one free on boots, clearing them out for spring. So I have knee-high and over-the-knee high-heeled boots, for $54 total including tax. My "grief boots" kick azz..

I also got suspenders. Pink and black checkerboard suspenders. I am the cutest thing ever and can't wait to wear them..

Have an amazing OP day!..

Comment #33

Busy day over here for me,but I wanted to check in..

Nan, thank you again, and check your PM!.

Cheri, my advice is to go to a place that specializes - an actual tanning place, not a gym that has a few booths. Listen to the staff. they're trained to look at things like skin tone, coloring, etc. Don't let them talk you into the expensive tan accelerators and such. They will burn you. Literally and figuratively.

Start slowly, too. Like maybe 10 minutes a few times a week. You will gradually move up. If you have any rolls, I suggest a booth. You're in there a little longer, but things spread and fold and make shadows when you lie on them.

And if you are on any antibiotics, don't go. You'll burn like crazy!..

Comment #34

Freya - Hate to tell you, but it's likely you will NEVER know. My thoughts...He's young, has small kids, and just got scared and ran. Typical young man reaction to a fast moving, intense relationship. You want long term and stability? Go for the older guys. You want young and studly? Go into it just for fun and don't commit yourself emotionally. Words of wisdom from a woman who has been married to the same man since she was 19 YO.

I do have a 30 YO son, though, so there is some actual knowledge here...

Comment #35

It's great advice, but it's not always true! I have anecdotal evidence that a younger man can be ready for a commitment, and stay married (like for example to you, right!??!?!), and an older man can be jaded, set in his ways, and unable to make the transition to sharing a life with someone. I think it just depends on the person, really. I've seen older men get scared and run too. And some great younger ones who get married and love their wives for decades. Sometimes the younger ones have less damage and are more open to love....

There are lots of easy answers, blaming something obvious like youth. It's not really the same thing as knowing what actually made him think he was better off without me. But expecting an answer will just make me mental*. *wry smile*.

*[ETA: more mental than I am naturally, that is.]..

Comment #36

Hellooooo everyone!.

De, do you remember how much I complained about the Hot Chocolate when this group first started?.

Well, I just finished it up and now I think I'm going to have to order more. lol! Cannot believe how good it is now that I know how to prepare it correctly..

I probably won't order too much though because one of these days it will be nice weather and I don't drink near as many hot drinks then..

Unless I can figure out how to make it into a yummy iced coffee. Hmmm...

Comment #37

Good morning everyone!.

Today's my 3rd day in the TL group. Thanks again to whomever ripped me a new one for the 4 thin mints on day 1. I needed that! After that I went to bunco and chewed my Extra gum all night long. I didn't eat even a morsel of the table candy. Woohoo for me!.

Yesterday was 1000% OP and I met my goal of getting all my water in. It felt great! Last night my hubby cooked dinner since I had to work late. Steak and broccoli for me. I've noticed that my body isn't too happy with red meat anymore. As yummy as the steak was (and I did weigh it) my stomach hurt afterwards. I think I'll be staying away for a while and sticking with my poultry, fish, or eggs..

Today's off to a great start as well. It's beautiful outside! Hope everyone has a great day!.


Comment #38


Screeeeeeeeching to a Halt!!!.

You are one hawt lady! That dress looks fabulous on you!!!.

<insert construction worker whistle here>..

Comment #39

Also, thanks to De for the pancake-in-a-mug idea! I would never have thought of that!..

Comment #40

Deirdra, steak is tough on my stomach sometimes too while on MF..

Not sure why, but it is..

I still love it though, so I usually have it once a week...

Comment #41

I didn't weigh this morning as my scale hiding did the trick. I really do feel liberated today, which is good because I thought I would feel frantic and hyperventalate, which is the complete opposite...

Comment #42

Connor, wherever you are today, I meant to post this earlier - you were gorgeous in that dress! I love black and white and I have lots of it in my closet! Even black and white shoes!..

Comment #43

Freya - Not arguing that. However, I was 19, he was 21 and I was knocked up. LOL Big difference!.

I am one of the very few people I know that are my age and have not been divorced at least once. The best thing about it is we were good friends first. I am lucky enough to have married my best friend..

You are talking young man with kids, which means some kind of breakup or rebound in his life. Commitment can scare off men of ANY age if they've been burned in the past. Not knocking young men at all nor am I stereotyping. It's just my observation over the last 30 years. This includes my son, who has an 8 YO daughter. His ex totally broke him and he shies away from any girl/woman he gets too close with or who is looking for more than just a fun fling.

No explanation...

Comment #44

Can't take credit for that! Got it off the recipe board!.

The waffles was all me though! hehe..

Comment #45

You did well, De. Very well..

And wow. Well, yes, that does sound kind of similar, doesn't it? Hope your son works through that. And Morty, for his and the next girl's benefit.....

Comment #46

Freya, it's better to have loved and lost than to have had to buy even more batteries...

Comment #47

Tip toeing through your clubhouse.....


, I was sinlge until I was 38 y.o., then married a superb man when I was 42..

I had a couple of relationships during my swinging singles. Some shorter than others. If I could offer a little ecouragemnet, I'd like to reassure you that each time we have a relationship that doesn't work out we are actually.

Getting closer to the bullseye!.

Looks like you are handling this like a champ, feeling the ebb and flow of different emotions. That's the way we get through it to the other side..

When you are feeling more like Freya, go out with your head up high, doing all the things that make you happy and you will attract the right one at the right time..

Just like the process...

Comment #48

Batteries won't break your heart though. <snicker> Just sayin'..

Comment #49

Reminds me of one of my favorite jokes:.

Why did God make man?.

Because batteries can't take out the trash...

Comment #50

Zumba kicked my butt last night, it even hurts to type. But I do love dancing.

As a cougar in training, kinda like a lynx, I've found that the younger guys I've dated are just as likely to be looking for something long term. But the guys I date, younger and older, tend to suck at relationships..

48 oz. done. and chewing gum like a cow chewing curd..

I'll leave you with that image.....

Comment #51

Depends on when they wear out. Just sayin', too..

And what's that useless thing at the end of a wee wee?.

That's right - a MAN..

My wonderful hubby not subject to this post..

Comment #52

All the newest research on the benefits of Vitamin D has most people rethinking their advice on "stay out of the sun.".

I tried the tanning beds not for the tan itself, but for the megadose of Vitamin D my body produced when stimulated by the tanning bed. I went in the safest bed and don't have a tan. Only only 6 minutes and 7 minutes each time..

My body cannot support the increase. None of my energy mechanisms operate. It was like gunning my motor for 24+ hours, but I still can't get out of bed, can't think clearly..

I do wish Myalgic Encephalitis/CFS/Fibro responded to light. You simply cannot imagine the amount of money (50-75,000 easily) I've spent seeking a cure, help, relief. Nothing I do is ever covered by insuance. I know it is a virus I will always have. Yeah, sucks to be me..

I wish I could plug in a light bulb and get better. So would a person with any kind of serious virus. Most MDs would rather have AIDS than this. (info from a poll ) You can treat AIDS, not this..

So. I am blessed to have a DH who loves me and now proudly calls me his "skinny-assed wife." I will see GDD1 next week with him and give the "kids" (35 & 43) some R&R. Then visit my sibs who live in Seattle by myself for the first time in probably 20 years. I used to go to Seattle 4 weeks a year to help care for my Mom, who has now been gone 20 years. My Dad died last December, so this will be the first official meal at Chinooks without him. He wasn't able to eat there last Novemeber when DH and I visited, but we could bring him home a"Cuppa Red.".

I have a good life. I will always been thinking of ways to imporve it. Since my mind is no more reliable than my body (energy is energy is energy) that is a challenge. I plan to stop the Nuvigil I started with such hope about 4 weeks ago now. Only two days with better mental clarity and a brief (less than 1 hr) increase in physical (out of bed) activity- then nothing. Not worth it to me.

I love Medifast because I found something I could do that has made a difference in my life..

I liked walking along the chilly beach in January wearing my bathing suit. So many women huddled under clothing while their kids played in the H20 and sand. Those women were embarassed by their bodies. If I could have worn a bumper sticker on my bum it would have read: Live your life with Gusto! Quit crapping out on yourself!.

I love this group because I can be honest here about my frustrations and setbacks. Feeling like I'm being thrown around by a cartooon gorilla is just the lastest..

Thanks everyone..

Penny: I wish I wore jewelry. You are so creative..

Love to all tofu..


Comment #53

Off to buy more wire then go get the gal off the bus. See ya's later!..

Comment #54

Beth, we can't control many of the circumstances we get faced with, but you are great living proof that we can control how we choose to deal with things..

There is a lot to be said for the benefits of Vitamin D from the sun. Studies show Vitamin D deficiencies can cause or contribute to many illnesses. You do what works for you, and more power to you!.


Comment #55

GG I agree with your mom, although I never went thru menopause but had a hysterectomy about 15-years ago. TOM seems so totally unnecessary and unfair after a certain age, ya know?.

Freya: Older men ROCK. My husband is 15-years older than me and when he swept into my life 27 years ago I knew my knight in shining armour had arrived!..

Comment #56

Hey TLers! Very bad horrible day of computer and other possessions breaking. Ugh. Guess who is a big dummy and didn't back up her computer??.

Down 2.6 this week. Happy about that and also my bad day isn't making want to eat. That is awesomeness...

Comment #57

Sorry Sassy. Hate days like that..

Time to take my cranky butt home. Talk to you later on...

Comment #58

Hi All! Thanks for the compliments!! One of my best friends chairs this huge event called Bite of Burnsville where all kinds of restaurants and wineries come and for $40, you eat and drink and be merry. Although I doubt there will be much there for me to eat and drink, I will be there in support and bring plenty of my merriment..

The dress was like, $15 on eBay. Size 2X, which equates to size 18/20. Awesomeness is me today..

Catch up with you all later after I go flaunt my moneymakers..

(Yes, the dress is

Comment #59

I love scale vacations. Makes me focus on the eating plan, not the number. I am NOT a number...

Comment #60

LOL.... I say Fear the Fuzzy as the Fuzzy is always 100% on plan and is going to give you tough love if you aren't!..

Comment #61

I make mine in a pyrex grab it bowl. It is much better and "fluffier" than the gridle. I love those things for breakfast. I actually switched from daily oatmeal to CC pancakes...

Comment #62

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.