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Got a question... Does the Medifast Diet work? Is it healthy? Please advise.? Looking forward for any comment. Second question of mine... Other topics will be discussed that may not be appropriate for the easily offended..

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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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Comments (81)

Of course! however you might wanna make sure and wait for someone else to confirm it as I am unsure. Better yet, why don't you email the Medifast guys because they can give you help better...

Comment #1

Thanks for the new day and our disclaimer, De! Nighty night!..

Comment #2

Oh look - it's Tuesday now, with a pretty disclaimer. *waving* Over here, TLers!!!..

Comment #3

Good Tuesday morning everybody!.

What wonderful losses everyone had yesterday. Makes me proud to be associated with you guys (not that I wasn't before.

)..

Nothing exciting here today. Just more werk and getting ready for my trip to Indy...

Comment #4

Good Morning, TLer's. I guess I don't have to go look for our *disclaimer*. Thought I'd get to start the thread....

<stamping foot>.

I wanna be first! You cheated!.

I'm cranky already, but I guess I need more coffee and to stay off the scale on a daily basis. So I'll just start over....

Dee:.

Thanks for getting us started! I particularly like the disclaimer in purple.

Top o' the mornin' to all my wonderful cyber-friends - you buncha losers! Have a FABULOUS OP Day!!..

Comment #5

Good morning Jan! No 2 hour delay for our PA snow. Guess we sent it Penny's way just quick enough. Have a great day everyone!..

Comment #6

Just catching up on last night's posts after I went to bed... and I'm grinning ear to ear....I don't even need more coffee to uncrank me:.

Hi yourself, old friend!! Thanks for your card at Christmas....I reported back to the Crew with many grateful responses. So glad to see you! I hit goal, screwed around with Transition (I was part of Connor's 0% club :.

, got back on 5&1 in September, but never lasted more than 10 days. Anyway, these guys are keeping me in line and I'm gonna get to goal.

And stay there.

This time..

Congratulations on your year of maintenance and your fabulous marathon...or was it a half? My brain isn't quite awake yet, so I'll stop babbling and finish yesterday's thread..

{{{Hugs}}}..

Comment #7

Morning TLers! Gnarly disclaimer De.! I'm already.

So catch you all later...

Comment #8

Me, too! I get in trouble sometimes...I've been caught reading stuff on people's desk while I'm waiting for them. I tell them I'm a compulsive reader..

And.

Booktramp.

, I'm a librarian by schooling and mindset. Worked in a library all the way through high school and college, went to library school, was a school librarian for 2 years, subbed for many. Alas, those 'special' jobs are the first to get cut. Been a database geek for the last 30 years...

Comment #9

Morning all! Hope some of you are warming up. We might get to 60 this weekend, that'd be great.

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My oldest child turns 13 today! So I'll be off to get a gift, then I'm going to watch my netflix movies.. Have a great one!..

Comment #10

Morning TL........Way better start to my day today......The ugly number was gone on the scale and I was 100% OP yestrday (even ate my healthy fat). Go Lynne........

Happy Birthday to your new teen Anna, let the good times begin..

OMG with the new disclaimer I can't wait to see how many views the thread gets today from the curiosity seekers..

MT and Jan- count me in the on the will read any and everything anytime anywhere..

Morning Barb, Karen, Freya, De.

So update to DD18 and the gym yesterday....She came back over to my office and asked me if I want to work out with her every Monday and Wednesday on lunch.....I think she kind of likes me...

Comment #11

'Course she does! YAY for the scale, OP & HF!..

Comment #12

Good morning, TLers!.

De, thanks for starting us up and including the disclaimer. I think we should also put that if you come in here starting trouble, we will all block you and put you on our ignore lists..

Thanks for the snow, Pennsylvania! We didn't get much and it's a wonder we got any at all, since the temp has only come up to 5 degrees out there. We're expecting a bit more but no blowout storms. Sad when you look forward to 28 degrees, the high expected for today..

Nice to see new but familiar faces. This is definitely where the cool kids hang. The coolest clubhouse in town where there's fun and mutual respect (operative word:.

Mutual.

). It's proven that surrounding yourself with like-minded people improves your chances of success on an ongoing health improvement program. I wouldn't want to share this ride with any other group!.

No chopped tofu. No chopped broccoli yet, either, but the day is young and I've only interacted with my husband and daughter... they know not to mess with me in the morning..

See y'all at the office!..

Comment #13

Morning, my friends, and thanks for the many kind words. I appreciate the defense... although I find it odd to be defended over something I never said to begin with. It wouldn't occur to me to say that 4&2 wasn't OP, so to be very honest, I have no clue what she's so offended by. I suspect she has me confused with someone else, but it doesn't matter. There's really no arguing it - OP works.



So what is it that makes people so defensive about that, anyway? It's no different than saying your car will last longer if you get oil changes, or that Columbus is the capitol of Ohio. It's not an attack, it's not a point of contention, it just IS. I'm not a know it all for saying it - we ALL know it..

We're all capable of great dishonesty when justifying our own actions, and that goes as much for me as for anyone else. Especially when we know somewhere deep inside that we're wrong, that we're engaging in lying to ourselves and the rest of the world, and that neither is really fooled. Addicts are always victims of themselves, and nearly all of us here are addicts to one degree or another. Putting a bunch of self-justifying, self-victimizing addicts together is a recipe for a lot of drama, that's all, so remind yourself when you're reading that most posts are a reflection in the mirror, not a view through a window...

Comment #14

Morning TL'ers! Thanks for turning the lights on - complete with disclaimer - De!.

I was the last post last night so I thought I would re-post this morning. But definitely have to say I am down to 260.6 this morning (1.4 from yesterday) and just that much closer to my first goal of being in the 250's by Friday this week when I have to fly. Praying that I won't have to ask for a seatbelt extender. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can!.

Anna - happy 13th to your baby!.

Lynne - congrats on the new number - AND - the loving daugher/friend!!.

Here's my post from last night:.

There were 199 Posts on this thread tonight! Guys I have a full-time job and can't stay here all day to read. But I'm proud I got through it..

Congrats to all who had a loss today!.

Welcome Newbies!.

Thanks for sharing the info on bunions. I have been suffering for the last couple of years..

Thanks for sharing the web site on low carb and what to do if you carb load one day. I hope I won't ever need it but good to know just in case..

You alll don't have to worry about me reading on MC. Who has the time after all the posts here?? LOL.

Anna - glad you enjoyed Zumba!.

Sunny - GREAT NSV on the scale! (although is it an NSV if it happens ON a scale? LOL) I'm looking forward to the first time they don't have to go to the 250 mark..

On weather predictions - I have to say our weather guys and gals in Oklahoma are top notch. Of course I guess we're the tornado capital of the world, and the national weather service is here, so that has to help. They may not always be right about how MUCH snow we'll get, but they're rarely wrong about the fact that we'll get snow. And when it comes to tornado predictions, I have great confidence in our folks. They've saved so many lives over the years, and actually make you feel okay about living in tornado alley. Really gotta hand it to them..

Here's to a healthy day - filled with nutella, cheese whiz, and sugar coated wontons!!..

Comment #15

Good morning, Steph. I'm exercising a lot of self control by not venturing out of the clubhouse... I know we're cranky when we're hungry, but come on! I find that most of the people out there who have posted nasty accusations and insulting remarks are the very people who post about not being able to stay on-plan and the "I'm recommitting to my plan TODAY - again" kinds of posts. The same people who post about LC cheese and using Egg Beaters instead of Medifast eggs because they're cheaper and taste better... they don't get it anyway. And they don't want to...

Comment #16

I had actually been doing fairly well, but a well-meaning person PMed me to tell me I "needed" to look at a thread. I should have known better, and I can't imagine why I cared anyway. Being human, of course I worry about it, at least for a while, but I don't need the aggravation. Better to let people gossip and ignore it...

Comment #17

Good morning TL'ers. Great disclaimer De!!!.

Today is my weigh in and I am down 3.4 lbs. Pretty darn good for me. I have been around the 2 lb mark a week for awhile now..

Anna - happy 13th to your son..

Lynne - Your daughter sounds lovely. How wonderful to have her invite you into her space. It's a compliment to you!.

Penny - You raise good questions... It's all about personal responsibility. Some people just don't have it..

I should be getting ready for work. I need to make my cream of chicken soup and get it in the thermos to take with me for lunch. It is so sad that I love my COC soup so much. My taste buds really have changed. That and a brownie for afternoon snack. I have coworkers stopping by my office all day long asking how I lose so much weight if I get to eat such good stuff..

I hope everyone has a great OP day. My goal today: 90 oz of water! Drink up!..

Comment #18

Congratulations to the great bunch of losers here. Big hug!.

I think it's going to be a great day. LOL My first meeting of the day I got a "will you marry me" jibe. That was after I chewed out (very nicely of course) someone for being a dumb @$$ and not doing what they knew was the right thing to do. Gee sounds like this place in a way... anyway back to work after I lurk in a few other threads...

Comment #19

Morning my TL Buds!.

Our weather forecast seldom ever changes. It has cooled a couple of degrees which I love, but it's almost always "Sunny and Dry" here, although when we have storms, we can have some doosies! Just about every other house in our neighborhood is having new roofs put on due to a massive hail storm in the fall. Apparently, our's may be on the list. The Landlord had a roofing contractor and an insurance guy up crawling around about a week ago. We'll see..

Jan - Sorry, but I wanted to make sure, in the light of what transpired yesterday, that the disclaimer got included. Now it will be there to copy and you won't even have to look for it!!.

Steph - I've been doing pretty well myself staying out of the line of fire, the only places I've really ventured is the recipe and t&m forums. It's really funny, isn't it, the way some people hold on to supposed past wrongs from one or two people (who are long gone) and blame entire groups (most of whom have no clue what he/she is ranting about) for those people's behavior? Maybe funny isn't the right word. I think PATHETIC is much better. My world has become much quieter since I finally decided to incorporate the Ignore function into my day. I have never in almost 4 years blocked or ignored anyone, but boy am I lovin' it!.

Now I was going to respond to everyone, but the coffee isn't fully engaged yet!.

So I'm waving to Karen, MT, TKD, Lynne, Caliborne, Penny and Freya, and anyone else I may have missed...

Comment #20

See! Cheri snuck in while I was posting! WOOT on the loss!!!..

Comment #21

Good morning all! Catching up on the thread from yesterday. I too am a huge reader, my kindle goes everywhere with me, and if there is a trip from home without it I have the kindle app on my phone..

It's finally my Friday, there has been very little sleep in out household, we are babysitting an 18 month old baby for the week, who happened to get sick 4 hrs after his parent's plane left.... so we have been up all night with him the last 4 days. I thank god DH is unemployed, I may have gone insane w/out him. But the good news is I stayed on plan 100% and finished my 3rd week strong -3.8!!!!..

Comment #22

Morning all you losers. I just want to say that, starting today, I'm going to be 100% OP. Of course, I've been 100% OP since christmas..

But I'll do it again today too..

Cold here. More snow coming for those of us in PA. Penny, we'll be sure to share with you..

Busy day at work today. Hopefully I'm able to lurk...

Comment #23

Good Morning! I'd love to be able to join your group. I've been on and off plan for the about 6 months or so. I did very well but then had some health issues. My Dr. would take me off the plan, then let me go back on and back and forth until I just went off completely and gained it all back. My health issues have been resolved (for good I hope) for about 6 weeks or so but I just couldn't get back going again.

Your no nonsense approach was what got me going again. I started back about 10 days ago and have been doing great. 100% great. I've gone back to doing the plan exactly as it's been laid out by the experts. I wanted to be sure that I had the first few days under my belt before I joined mainly because I didn't want to join and then disappear like so many do.

M..

Comment #24

Morning Everyone!.

A friend of mine is having that bunion surgery in March. She's looking forward to getting it done I know. I'll let you know how it goes..

I'm also a huge reader. Love Jodi Picoult books, The Help was awesome, James Patterson, Lisa Gardner and I did buy the first two Dragon Tattoo books but haven't read them yet. I did hear it starts out pretty slow but is definitely worth wading through it. I'm thinking of taking those on my cruise..

Ya know, I could think of a thousand better things to do than go to work today.... but guess I'll do it anyway!! The paycheck is handy..

Have a good day!!..

Comment #25

I was 5 and 1 yesterday with 8 glasses of water... it makes me happy..

100% actually works! I love it!.

Have a great day!.

Theo..

Comment #26

I was also 5+1 yesterday (and the day before that, and the day before that, and...)! I think I'll do it today, too..

I have trouble drinking all my water if it's just water. If it means that I'm not OP to be drinking non-caloric, non-carb, negligible sodium beverages, than I guess you'd better take my banner away! I drink about 15-20 cups a day of tea, seltzer, and diet green tea with citrus. Keeps the floodgates open and keeps the scale moving, too...

Comment #27

I love you Steph......I have read and taken to heart so much of what you have said since the day I started MF, you don't pull any punches but you are also compassionate in what you believe. When I fell off plan after about 3 weeks in, your blog back then (I don't remember now which one it was) is what put me back on and I never ate off plan again until goal in August...

Comment #28

Welcome! Pull up a chair and join our circle of friends. No kumbaya here but we do support each other...

Comment #29

I drink my plain water before 9 am then I am good for the day pots of decaf tea....I love seltzer too. In the evening I will sip some from a nice glass watching tv. It makes me feel like a grown up..

Great job Theo....

Welcome M.

Thanks to De I have been playing with silken tofu......I love trying new things especially when it works. I made portabello stroganoff...OMG H asked where the tofu was. LOL......

Comment #30

Jenn: good luck to you and DH getting your sleep. Our DGD is 17 months and so cute. I hope your toddler feels better soon..

Theo: Medifast does work. We work the plan and the plan works for us. Yay, us!.

Enjoy your day OP..

Thank you all for participating and striving to exceed 100 % with every choice..

I'm just in bed today. I really can't move, except for water and packets. I ate a small can of tuna out of the can for breakfast. I would never have done that before, but it's pure protein and no carbs. My choice. Fatigue: the mother of necessity..

Stay warm and OP..

Beth..

Comment #31

Most of the people in this group are my Medifast heros and kept me 100% on plan while I was on 5&1. Now you all are keeping me honest while I'm maintaining. Still OP and loving it..

Penny, you should get smacked for not drinking good plain water! Shame on you!.

I'm not the violent type so I'll leave it to someone else..

On that note, I have half my water down already... all of it in a mug, hot. I hate being cold. Just flurries here today. PA thanks for sending it due north and missing me in NW NJ...

Comment #32

But, WAIT! I do drink plain water, I just have trouble yakking down a hundred or so ounces! I force myself to drink 4 5-oz. little cups in the morning after I brush my teeth, and another 3 or 4 when I brush my teeth at night, too! So there's almost 40 oz. And I have a big 28-oz bottlehere at work that I fill with ice water as soon as I come into the office. I don't always finish it, but a big frosty vessel of ice water is quite appealing and tempting, even when it's minus a million outside!..

Comment #33

Hey Penny......

SMACK!!!.

Is that what you had in mind, MT? <snicker>.

OK Penny, I take back my smack. As long as you get in your wonderful plain water every day, you can have all the tea and seltzer you want!..

Comment #34

Shame, guilt! sadness... I have not been 100% op. I've been sick since Friday and laying around. I did work yesterday. I just did not feel like eating! I made my l&g's and then only ate half. 4 out of 5 Medifast meals got eaten.

Hot tea! 2 full pots almost every day on top of my 64oz. of water..

Tomorrow is my official WI day. I added an extra ticker today..

Stay warm and dry everyone. Have a Great Day...

Comment #35

Feel better, Mia! It's tough being sick and staying OP. At least you weren't out clubbing or ordering pizzas because then we'd have to sick De on ya'!..

Comment #36

Yep, you're off the hook then Penny..

De, you're still my hero!..

Comment #37

Feel better Mia! Being sick on 5&1 is no fun...

Comment #38

Feel better Mia. And congrats on the day early!!!..

Comment #39

Hey Corbie, I say this all the time, too. Most posts are more telling of the poster and where he/she is than about what they are pointing their fingers at..

I love that saying from my granny where she told us when we are pointing our finger at someone, look at how God designed our hand? There will be THREE pointing back at us...

Comment #40

Mia.

I hope you feel better and congrats on getting to GOAL!..

Comment #41

Good morning TLers! Yeah, don't venture over to MC-that dang thread is still going and a person is quoting people from over here..

I'm jealous of all the snow talk-I'd really love a snow day. Or a sick day. Just a day to stay at home and read.

I woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning and am craaaanky...

Comment #42

Welcome to the newbee, shucks I already forgot who you were. And I can't seem to scroll back enough on my BB..

Mia - Feel better. I have not been sick since joining MF. Well not sick enough to mention anyway. But I do know that using the Chick/noodle soup is a good choice when not feeling well. Also drinking water is what Drs say flushes a system of toxins and since we here in Medifast Land drink boatloads of the stuff, that seems to help too..

Mwirth - good going..

Taking mom for a nice long walk. Her spirits are so much better, I know putting her on that plane on Friday and sending her back to my 'evil' sister will be so hard for me..

But just as in Medifast Land, we live One Day at a Time, and today is a Great Day, both with my mommy and my Food Plan...

Comment #43

Why am I not surprised? <sigh> Apparently they didn't read our first post that said.

IF EASILY OFFENDED STOP READING!!!!!..

Comment #44

I doubt that they are offended by what we say. I think they just want to keep stirring the pot. The quote used didn't make any sense to me. Meh. Whatever...

Comment #45

Well, most of us are recovering addicts-some of us have recovered more than others though!! This lashing out thing that is happening over there is beyond immature...

Comment #46

Haven't read it and not going to. All I can say about the haters out there is that if they spent as much time focusing on their own issues and diet and less time hating and wanting to hurt others for perceived bullying, they would probably be a bit happier. They really can't hurt me because you have to respect someone's opinion and care about them as people for them to have the power to hurt you. I could care less about most people outside this group, although there are a few I enjoy talking to. They are anonymous people on an internet website that I will, thankfully, probably never have the misfortune to meet in real life. They must really respect and care about us profoundly though, when our very existence can upset them so much and give us so much power over their lives...

Comment #47

So anyway-on to another subject..... I think my real nails are almost long enough for a manicure....LOL..

Comment #48

Can I join in too? I've been looking for a place with no kumbayas!.

Ps- MT Cup - fellow Northwestern NJ-ite here!..

Comment #49

Just running in to say a quick hello!! I am a bronzed goddess thanks to my self-tanner!!..

Comment #50

<fist bump> All the cool Jersey people hang out here...

Comment #51

Today starts my second FULL DAY of no peeking at MFC, and I'm loving it! *waving at my peeps* Hi, darlings! I'm staying here with you!!!.

Yay for all the losers!!!! I am thrilled for you all!.

Lynne: yay on the DD asking for regular Mom-time. That's so adorable..

Corbie: "self-justifying, self-victimizing addicts" - way to call it out first thing in the morning, dear. Nice one..

Penny: yuppers to the nastiest ones being the ones who can't/won't stay OP and can't/won't lose the weight. Good thing I have schadenfreude available to me..

NewMe: thanks for sharing your story, and welcome!!! I'm so glad we were able to inspire in our horribly juvenile snarky way, and I'm thrilled that your health issues have resolved enough for you to start being successful OP again. Put the past back-and-forth behind you and know that you CAN do this!.

Mia: hope you feel better soon. It sucks feeling too crappy to eat. I mean, sheesh. And were you pointing out that you just reached GOAL??? I'm confused by the tickers situation. But if that was GOAL, OMG WHEEEEEE HAPPY DANCE ZOMGBBQELEBENTY!!!1!!!!11!!!!!!.

Chatty: I am so glad your mother is getting a good dose of your healing love. That warms my heart..

Sugargirl: welcome!!!.

Also, even knowing that they're quoting us is NOT going to get me to leave the bunker - NONONONONONO LALALALALALALALA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..

Comment #52

Also, even knowing that they're quoting us is NOT going to get me to leave the bunker - NONONONONONO LALALALALALALALA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

Yup totally disengage. It isn't worth the energy. On another forum I belong to it is actually against the forum rules to pull quotes and call out other members like that and.

STRICTLY.

Enforced...

Comment #53

Welcome Sugar! I'm up in Sussex county... where abouts are you?.

Yep staying out of the MC section means no steamed broccoli here. Honestly not missing anything either. I've been staying out of blogs for months now...

Comment #54

Penny, I've got your back. Just posted. And this may be the first time others outside this thread get to see my kickassery banner. And I may or may not have used MFers appropriately...just sayin'..

NOTE: You can quote me on that...

Comment #55

Drive by hi here! Chugging water (irked that I'm still on my first bottle and it's nearly noon...reminds me, soak my soup!!!).

Stay TOUGH everyone!..

Comment #56

Morning TLers. Off work today after a crazy shift yesterdayone of those that had me so tired I couldn't sleep no matter how hard I tried, because my brain wouldn't shut off..

NSV, in a weeeeird way: I've moved my wedding rings to my right hand, because they are getting so spinny on my left that it is annoying. At least my right ring finger doesn't have that semi-permanent indentation for them to rest in and I know they're not going to go flying off! DH tried to invoke the resizing warranty last night, but I told himI don't want to get the silly things resized six times this year. I'll wait until goal, if I can get away with it...

Comment #57

Rachel, just don't wear a ring, that's what I do when I go out..

(KIDDING).

NSV...my pants fell off last night without me unzipping or unbuttoning...

Comment #58

Rachel, just wear them on a chain until you reach goal...

Comment #59

Puh. Crabby now. Emotional intimacy sucks. Being alone was easier..

Over the weekend I admitted my epic former fatness to Morty. He had shared some stuff and was feeling all vulnerable and exposed and LIKE A STUPID GIRL I JUST HAD TO GO AND CREATE PARITY AGAIN. Stupid stupid girl. So I told him how hard the last few years had been for me and how much weight I'd put on, and how recently I'd lost it..

Last night I dreamed he'd found pictures of fat me on the internet and put together a photo montage, like a tribute to my success, full of before and afters. I was so mad in the dream I was breaking things over furniture..

Yeah, I've got issues. *grin* Can I please have the good stuff of being close to someone without having to admit I'm not perfect? Puh-leeeeeze??????.

Also, good morning!..

Comment #60

So, I'm in the 'keep on keeping on' faze of MF. The honeymoon has wore off but I still have months to get to goal. It's not a bad place to be-I like that my life doing Medifast feels normal and that I don't need to find motivation to keep doing this..

I've been thinking this morning about the many things I've gotten used to since I've lost 100 pounds. I can barely remember being 289-it's like a nightmare that I've woken up from! For those of you who are in maintenance or have lost a lot, do you remember yourself at your heaviest? I WANT to remember me that fat so that I never get there again!..

Comment #61

MT, that's not nearly as good as my suggestion, but I suppose it *could* work...

Comment #62

Connor - yay for losing your pants!!!! Hopefully you did it at the right moment, rings off? *grin*..

Comment #63

How did he react Freya? In real life, not in your dreams..

Comment #64

Thanks, Connor!(hanging head) yes, I got out of a mind boggling meeting and went over there to see what all the talk was about. I still stand by my words, wholeheartedly..

Hey, here's an idea. Let's leave those posts, and posts about those posts, over there on the MC board? Talking about them here is almost making out thread about something else entirely than what Emily intended it to be..

Quote that...

Comment #65

Sassy - congrats for your century!!!! I love it!..

Comment #66

In real life he looked shocked and happy that I'd told him and said, "You know I mean it when I tell you you're beautiful, right?".

He f***ing sucks...

Comment #67

Girl, I was all nervous reading this. Like, instead of the part where you dreamed about it, I was ready to read that Morty got all scared and left you for good because he's afraid of people who used to be fat, and now you're crushed and alone again....

BUT I NEVER GOT TO THAT PART! So it didn't happen,.

Right!?.

Don't scare me like that!!.

(On a similar note, I had another food nightmare a couple of nights ago. Where I've been On Plan for whatever amount of time I have been in real life, and then I come across a chocolate cake and inhale the whole thing and wake up wondering why did I just DO that??)..

Comment #68

Rachel, what I did was I went and bought a CZ the size of a HEADLIGHT. It fits over my wedding band and keeps it secure, and it looks fabulous! I had my original engagement ring sized up when I got it. I get one more shot, so I need to make sure it's going to be a firever thing!..

Comment #69

It didn't happen. He kind of rocks. But I hate him anyway, because today I feel all vulnerable and sh** and it's his fault. For making me want to share. Puh. *pout stomp*.

Was the cake good at least, you big cheater pants?..

Comment #70

But then what would I have to b|tch about over here?!! Just kidding. Good idea! Although, if you see random, weird statements in my posts, it's because I'm hoping to get quoted too. Why should you be Most Popular?.

Freya, ok, so technically I was on a pole earning my singles when it happened but I always say there's a gray area between stripping and clothes just randomly falling off...right? Right?..

Comment #71

Yeah! You done found yourself an awesome man!.

And thanks for the congrats on the century! I still can't believe it-I can't believe I was ever that big, now I can't believe I'm this small!..

Comment #72

Connor, as long as you were on a pole it's OP..

(OMG no, I didn't just say that.)..

Comment #73

Rachel, those food porn dreams are part of the whole thing! Been there several times! I wake up with my heart pounding, thinking I've really gone and blown it, and then I realize I just scared the bejeezus out of the cat and it's still the middle of the night...

Comment #74

Sounds like you've shed the fat protection layer and now are being exposed to a whole new type of vulnerability.

How long has it been since your last relationship? Ya know, I've found in my weight loss/emotional eating journey that I've thought I've gotten over something only to have the next layer open up and reveal that there's more I need to deal with. Kind of like an onion. I would've said parfait but then some snit would write that it tempted her and how dare I. hehehe..

Comment #75

I had a food dream last night too! And then I had a "dream within a dream" where I woke up and realzed that while I didn't eat something (can't remember), I absolutely ate pancakes. W-E-I-R-D..

Freya - I agree that there's some comfort to being heavy and "shielded". I think I'm crushing on Morty, though - sounds like a catch!..

Comment #76

I thought we already established that.

All.

The cool kids hang out here....never mind what state you're in. We're all in a state of confusion, like Tramp, as far as I can tell...

Comment #77

Sorry, I was just trying to use the <fist bump>. Didn't mean to get the states all riled up...

Comment #78

Ok it's noon, there are 10 pages and I have to go out and serve the public (give me patience). Hope to catch up later..

To all you Losers, I had my weigh-in today with 8 lbs. Not bad for being 100%. Guess I wont fix what's not broken!.

Happy day to all...

Comment #79

I'm just lonely cuz there's no other Michiganders here and you all have playmates and there's nobody in my sandbox so I'm going to have to eat all the nutella and chocolate I can find and it's all your fault and I may even go over to MC and join in the finger pointing you big buncha bullies! Oh, yeah, and Penny knocked down my sandcastle..

Comment #80

I'm from MN. We don't "do" riled. You betcha...

Comment #81

Oh ya, you betcha. I visited MN once. You guys have a really big mall there. Way cool...

Comment #82


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