Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some research and get back to you if I got an decent answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably can answer it..
Real obstacles don't take you in circles. They can be overcome. Invented ones are like a maze..
The obstacles you face are... mental barriers which can be broken by adopting a more positive approach..
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have...
Morning capt and Ang..
I need to read back from last night. I finally got home and sat down at 8:30 so I was beat and didn't get back on. sorry..
So I have a couple pix. The first is my couch that I don't think I ever got posted last week. The second is what I'm wearing right now. (dd just took the pix for me) Its Halloween at work today, and the therapy dept always had a big theme that we dress up like. So this year it's Toy Story 3. Can you guess what toy I am?..
Not sure why it only has links but they work. Usually it just post the pix right on the page. oh well..
Have a great OP day (its day 3 for me!)..
Good morning all..
Miss Lara ~ You make the perfect Barbie! Too cute and I LOVE the theme!..
Lara - holy WOW - how CUTE! are you going to be Barbie-esque all day like a ditsie Blonde? or at hte end of hte day are you going to stand at the door saying "bye-bye now. Bye-bye. Bye-bye now.....".
And your couch - wanna have ALL the shammies in KY cuz we could all just stay on your couch - it's HUGE!!!!..
I slept in.
Went to sleep last night around 8:00 and slept until 7:00.
TOM plus cleaning from 8:00 am to 10:00am then a very busy day at work....90+ customers from noon till 2:30!!! Made good money.
But came home to sons needing $$$ due to electricty bieng turned off, phones disconnected...not to mentioned the car bieng repossed last wek! I dont know how they can survive with two babies and no phone, car or electricity. But I do not have enough money to help. My credit cards are maxed....and I have only 5.00 left in my savings and just because of yesterdays tips I have around 100.00 in my checking account...but also have my bills that are due!! I literally cried myself to sleep last night. I know they are making bad choices that are causing this financial trouble, but I also know my sons are hard workers...my oldest works 50-60 hours a week...but if he continues to use drugs he will never get anywhere but jail or God forbid; death. But I am believing for a change..a positive change..
Enough negative s h I t!! I am going to go for a bike ride this morning in a few minutes to get my excercise in that I missed this morning...excercise is good for the mind as well as the body. Hopefully another busy day at work today....it should just keep getting busier and I will be able to get that "high balance" credit card paid down...only to use for Christmas...LOL.
, love your costume and your couch...I always buy sectionals, so comfy they are..
, thanks for the reminder that waht is going on is only an obstacle....
, hope your feeling better today!!.
OKY DOKY, need to move around a bit...TOM has literally wiped me out this month...
Top o' the Mornin to you.
We must have been posting together...have a wonderful day girlfriend!!!..
Morning Jo - sorry to hear about your frustrations - you shoulder more weight! you are perfectly amazing. ((HUGS))..
Have they/you checked in to this:.
Http://utility-assistance.com/?s_src=AdWords&s_medium=PPC&s_campaign=LIHEAP%20Au to1&s_group=Basic&s_network=Search&s_kw=utility%20 assistance&s_ad=8006904935&s_site=&gclid=CLrUoMaA8 6QCFQULbAodlg6Hig.
I typed in utility bill assistance in Naples, FL and this came up with an application you can complete on line..
Also, have they spoken to the utility company. Often times they will do something to help ESPECIALLY if there are small children in the home. They just need to ask. They will also tell them of entities that may help...
, you are AMAZING!! I did send him to Chatholic Charities yesterday. Whether he went or not I do not know yet. I will look this up and give him the info. Since he has no electricity I am sure he has no internet...I will supply him the information, but he or his wife need to do the leg work. I already baby them to much..
Thank you mucho my friend!!..
Jo ~ If they have no internet, here's a brochure that may help w/phone #'s:.
It does say that children under 6 are a priority, as well as Senior Citizens...
I just went there to see what it is all about. Not good. There are a bunch of questions I answered for him...however, they need a phone and email ady to which he does not have. If you do not put a valid phone number it will not let you apply. So, I decided to put my cell number just so I could access the information needed. Well, you have to agree to a 9.99 fee via your cell phone company to continue...a scam it is I beleive, but thanks for trying...
I know what you mean Sweetie. You can buy 'em books, but if they eat the pages...there's nothing more you can do..
I'm going to try to get some sleep before Nev wakes up, but PLEASE let me know if you need me to research anything for them..
THANK YOU...I just printed out all the info to bring him later today!! You are the BEST!..
Try looking at the brochure..
DO NOT DO THE OTHER ONE. Sorry 'bout that. Sometimes people really suck, ya know? That's pathetic to prey on the people who need help. Again, I'm sorry...
Ok...you already did. lol.
I think the brochure is legit!..
Morning to the early bird shams and late night Lauri. Lara, love the "Barbie" lookit works for you. Jo, you're right about being careful not to do too much for your kidsthey need to start doing more for themselves. However, as a mom and grandma, I sure can relate. Hope things improve for them. And thanks to our encyclopedia "brainiac" Lauri for hunting down info for any of us that needs it. I hope everyone has a great daybbl...
I LOVE the costume and a bit jealous of your couch too!..
Not sure how it works in Florida...but b/c they have small children...get doctor to say their must be electricity b/c of the kids and they should turn it back on...
Hi Lori, Lauri, Andi, Angela, Barb, Jo, Lara and all my Shammie friends,.
Lara - love the Barbie and couch. I know you will have a good day 3..
Jo - I hope it is another good day at work. Sorry about kids..
Lauri - great on all the research..
Angela - hope you feel better today..
Quiet day for me. Time for morning coffee...
I'm at work, too..
I'm trying to get better, too..
Since I had the closest thing I've ever known to a nervous breakdown last night..
Just a quick check in....
Things are good! Staying busy with work (and baby making, of course! Nothing yet but I'll let you guys know). Not weighing myself very often, but looks like I've only gained back about 4 pounds total since stopping last month..
Hope all is well with you guys!..
Lori - sorry to hear about last night. I hope you do OK today. Sometimes it helps to take a short break and go outside and just breathe. It isn't raining is it? Even so if there is a cover..
I did a horrible job at T&M last time I was on a program. It is much harder this time and the weight lose is slower. This time I am going to watch my range real close. I am not going back on a program again. Which is not to say that a week or two to get back in control won't be part of my T&M program...
Hungry this week. I have not been hungry since week one. Strange feeling. I like feeling hungry because I feel like I must be losing. Not sure why this week, thou...
Big hugs to everyone...extra noogies to Capt and Jo for tough days and nights...Sandy is right- get outside- the open sky often calms and centers me..
Taking Tim to his 'job' now. Good morning so far. More testing next week..
I am Barbie all day- even have an interview later!.
Heck yeah- all Shammies to KY! We'll hang out on the couch!..
Jo- Prayers your way. I'm assuming the intervention months ago did not work for him?.
Lauri- you are awesome to help out!.
Ang and Lori- Hope you start feeling better soon..
Sandy- Just realized your half way to goal (well more than) but congratulations, keep up the great work!.
Sarah- Glad you stopped by- have fun trying to make babies. It'll happen when you least expect it..
AFM- I'm tired. Been going all morning! Have a party for soccer tonight at a place called Glassworks. Its a glass blowing studio/ reception place/ gallery/ etc. The girls are going to blow glass pumpkins and have a pizza party. So home and then turn around and drive back downtown. Day 3 is going ok, with everything going on though I've only had 1 meal, so I'm doubling up at lunch (which is now!) Catch you all later- maybe...
Lori - sorry about stomach..
I am going to the elliptical and then swim my laps. Had a good chat with Mom today...
Slow around here today!.
Home from work and feet are killing me from wearing heels all day. i'm tired because it's day 3 and I can't wait till ketosis kicks in tomorrow (hopefully). Probably won't be back on later as I plan on hitting the hay when I get home from this party tonight...
Kitty must like you because he just jumped on my back and started attacking me as I was ready to type your shout-out..
Or maybe he likes Tim..
Or both of you..
It's hard to say..
But I think the back of my neck is now bleeding...
Behave yourself at the partay...if you go to put something off-plan in yo' mouth...remember...I'm not above taking a flight to sit on someone (you!).
Not sure where to enter that info. I will go look...
I haven't logged in anything in a good hot minute now, but I remember the Medifast version and my TM version being way different, too. I seem to recall speeds and inclines, etc..
Don't worry too much about it - as long as yo' shakin' yo' azzzzz...it's a good thing!..
Is that what this means? No way. I have not changed anything in terms of my 5/1's, maybe more exercise. Still have that funny taste in my mouth...
Lori - glad to see you chatting. Hope Kitty did not do much damage..
I love the elliptical. I have dropped my pace by 30 minutes per mile this week. Legs feel stronger. Still slow but I am glad I have 45 minutes of endurance...
Still stuck at work trying to get things done..
Want to go home and go to bed early..
Plus, I have wicked bad gas today...
Will this cold ever go away?.
Sandy ... everytime I had really hungry weeks, I had bigger losses. Just saying..
Angela - I hope your cold goes away real soon...
I'm sure my last snack wasn't OP... When shall I expect you? :-)..
Hey if that is all it takes I am going to see what kind of snacks we have. Lori - when will you be here...
I realized when I posted my chili recipe that I left off one serving of veggies so I am going to repost it again with better instructions..
1 package ground beef (I bought 85/15 in a 2.25 lb package at Wal-Mart).
3 14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes (drain the juice).
1 10 oz can diced tomatoes with green chilis (do not drain the juice).
1/4 c. diced onions.
125 grams chopped mushrooms.
225 grams chopped bell peppers.
1 can low sodium beef broth.
1/2 pkg low sodium chili seasoning.
2 Tablespoons crushed garlic.
1. Brown ground beef in skillet with 1/8 c. onions, Salt, Pepper, Garlic Salt, and Crushed garlic until no pink is showing..
2. Drain ground beef and put into large pot..
3. Chop mushrooms and put into large pot.
4. Chop bell peppers and put into large pot.
5. Add rest of diced onions (1/8 c.).
6. Add tomatoes into large pot.
7. Add low sodium beef broth into large pot.
8. Sprinkle package of low sodium chili seasoning over all ingredients..
9. Mix well..
10. Simmer on Low-Medium heat for about 25 minutes, stirring periodically..
11. Split into 5 even serving containers..
I also made the chili with 3 servings of zucchini instead of bell peppers and it is great!..