That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the answer to that question. I'll do some Googling and get back to you if I bump into an answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably can help you..
We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and it's first chapter is New Year's Day..
Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right..
For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice...
HAPPY NEW YEAR SLORES!!!!!!!!!!!.
Rocking the banner first thing, love it!.
Hope you all had a great night! we had so much fun at the party!.
Today is going to be cleaning the house and getting ready for school on monday..
I'll check in later, have a great 1-1-11!..
YAY ROBYN"S BACK!!!!!.
Dude, I miss you so much! Of course, I can't stay and play now...have to go get ready for inlaws..
Hi ya Erin too!..
Good to see all of you..
- where have you been, Sweetheart? Take the new banner!.
- I know where you've been...and I love you..
- I know where you've been and love you too..
I'm doing nothing..
Will check back later..
My last "Breakfast of Champions" of 2010..
If you feel like someone dropped a hit of acid in your Medifast breakfast, they did not..
These are from the camera on my phone, but, still....sooooo blurry..
I think that's why my hips look so big..
Cause I swear I don't have big hips..
Or is it my thighs that look big?.
I have big thighs..
I think nothing is really big and it's just because it's so blurry..
Humor me here, hookers...
Happy New Year. I hope it is great year for all..
My end of challenge photo...
Dont even need to humor you nothing looks big to me!!.
Love the new banner!!!..
Happy 1-1-11 y'all!.
I really wish they'd ship my order like....now. I want to get back on the wagon and kick this weight in the azz before I get preggers..
I think part of the problem leading to the great gain back of 2010 was work. I sit here, 12 hours a day, and all I want to do is eat. At least when I'm on plan I can eat that stuff and not the crap they have in the cafeteria or vending machines..
Here's to a fantastic 2011!..
Jill - thanks. Looking forward to getting to know you...
Holy Hotness, Batman!.
YOU LOOK AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
I hope you're super proud of yourself!!!.
You should be!.
Good to see you back..
I think you posted once before on the other thread and I missed it..
Where's your ticker?.
I'm going to go back and read to see what's up with you...
Patrick, if you're reading this, are you coming back too?..
Sarah - Okay - I see. You're thinking maybe 20 pounds. But you'll weigh-in the day you start your Medifast food, right?.
90 reads on this thread today and only a handful of posts..
Who is reading and not posting?.
Awwww....thank you, JillyBean!.
Ms. Andi takes full credit for the banner..
I tried...but I failed....
Lori - Love your photos - You look so great. I love your smile, also. I hope this is a fantastic year for you..
Sarah - looking forward to chatting with you this year. We are going to do great...
Christmas decorations are put away. Need to clean the house - maybe tomorrow. Monday I am going to Phoenix to help my Mom get her stuff put away and some other chores and then I am ready for the New Year. I am looking forward to getting to goal and learning how to maintain. That is going to be a huge accomplishment for me..
Lori - thanks for the support..
I put a little video out on my page. Not sure how to put it here...
Sorry I'm late to the party! Did stay up for West Coast New Year - love starting the new year kissing up on my magnificent man!.
Robyn and Sarah - great to see you back! losing or maintaining or just being here to stay focused - love that you are here with us.
Sandy - Holy Smokes Girlie - you look great!.
Ang - hoper your world stabilizes in 2011 - you've earned it. Goal is YOURs this year..
Lori - pfft. you look great - even blurry..
Erin - great to see you! enjoy your cleaning but take time for you too... might not get much more as school starts back... take it now. AND - nursie opinion... if you know what area of nursing you want to go in to - memberships to associations (if you want) are cheaper for students....
AFM - started out the day with a 2 mile 'Ra run and then went back out with hubbie for another mile - gotta start the year right! now setting up the new comp before joining Erin in cleaning and getting the outside lights down. tree stays up for as long as we can cuz we like it and it smells great! decided to defer cabin time to warmer weather... may make a drive over there but not staying overnight..
And Happy New Year..
Hi all and happy new year!.
Thanks for the great banner andi and Lori......
Good afternoon on this lovely new years day. I've been done at my aunts house and still am. I will have to do shouts out later fro.
Home. I'm looking forward to getting back to goal and learning to do maintence correctly this year...
Andi and Lara - great to see you this WONDERFUL new year!..
Gotta run but ill be back... much love you guys!..
Hi. relaxing before a friends wedding tonight. excited to go out, not sure what I have to wear....nice to see everyone! hoping to see more shammies join with the new year..
Im going to make an effort this week to do some exercise videos at home....
Hard typing with one hand bbl..
Bye andi, bye lara... off to BF house. ill check in by phone later. ill try if not too busy... wink, wink...
I know right!?.
Everything about this wedding is weird. very good friends have been dating for 5 years, went to mall nov 1 bought ring together then invited 17 ppl to their house for ceremony. Shes not preggo she was wasted last night!! only immediate family even know about the engagement. They are getting married OUTSIDE today and it is 4 degrees with 25 mph wind... hoping she reconsiders!.
Who knows... to each their own I guess... I just know that at one time this was not of what she dreamed her wedding would be like.....
Hi Sand and Andrea and Jill and Lara.
I'm going to go chill on the couch for a while..
I want to get back to exercising SOON too..
But I know starting back on 5/1 after almost 3 weeks off is going to kick my azzzz on it's own..
I'll check back later fo' sho'..
Jill - wedding does sound weird. Not sure what I would wear - sounds cold..
Andi - love your exercise...
Lori - I am going to get back on the exercise wagon as well; with the visit from my niece and trip to Colorado I feel out of it...
Jill - can't wait to hear more about the wedding AND what you wear!!!..
Hi all! Sandy you look fantastic..
Quiet day here...lunch at inlaws, then back home...pretty sure I'm getting a cold...the joy of having germy children, lol..
Hope everyone is having a great night tonight...
Well I can certainly see what no one posted for about six hours between my posts. I was posting everything to yesterdays threadlol. Oh well, hi everyone. Got all my holiday stuff packed and moved over to our storage facility and then watched both U of M and MI State lose their bowl gamesbooooo. Want to go catch up on the right thread so later gals...
This was my post from this morning:.
Morning shams and Happy 2011,.
Wanted to share with you one of the most unique and visually stunning beer commercials I've ever seen (for really any commercial):.
Angela - thanks and hope you do not get that cold. That is no way to start the New Year..
Barb - I know what you mean about the wrong thread. I have caught myself a few times...
I am big..
My boobs are freakin' huge..
Good morning. And it's a happy new year as I gotz a cold. As lori says, le sigh.
Oh well, I plan on catching up on all my dvr'ed stuff and staying in sweats eating lots of vitamin c tabs...
There's a great thread over on the BBB..
(Shocking, I know.).
"What I am scared of".
It's very real and honest and raw..
Personally, I have felt SO many of those emotions..
And 2+ years later, I still do..
So, I guess that comment from me is there so you realize it's never over..
Not once you see your goal weight on the scale..
Not once you get through transition..
Not even two years maintaining..
But I wanted to let you all know that I just read it from beginning to end and it was worth taking the time to do so..
You might all want to check it out for yourselves..
Morning early birds Lori and Ang and the rest of you,.
Lori, I'll go check out that site. I'm wishing for the strength to continue on this path to better health (I know I've really blown it lately) and hoping to be able to physically do a little more. I tend to sit at this computer several hours a day and want to start exercising more rather it be with my WII, Precor, or whatever. Hopefully my knee will cooperate. I wish for all of us to have a very happy, healthy, and successful new year. See ya a little later...
Get on the scale tomorrow morning..
Make a ticker..
Post it here..
Stop wishing for it..
Just do it..
You've done it before and you know that you can..
Just effing do it..
I know you get upset with me sometimes, but I also know you know the above was said with nothing but love...
Some random thoughts:.
I don't want to get on the scale tomorrow.
I don't want to go back to work tomorrow.
It's raining like a mo' fo' here.
Hopefully the rain will get rid of the freakin' snow.
I drove Joe's new car to AC the other morning. It was mad fun..
I want a new car.
I have to touch up my hair color today.
I connected with a few really old friends on FB since the Christmas holiday.
That's all I gotz...
Lori, you may say some things we don't WANT to hear, but NEED to hear. You're right, I have done it before and know I can do it again. New ticker coming tomorrow. I read all the "fears" blog and it amazed me what some people fear. Man, I love compliments and can't imagine how some people are afraid of them. I want the compliments again.
She joined Medifast after I lost alot of weight and now she's smaller than me. She doesn't follow it exactly but doesn't seem to gain weight as easily as I do. Like I've said before, I can put 4-5 lbs. on in a day at times. I'm going to let my competitive nature take over and hopefully catch her and then pass her bylol.
He's ok with that and hopefully will start losing weight again himself...
Morning Lori and Ang..
Lori- Love your post this morning- the honesty is needed around here in the new year!.
Ang- Hope you feel better gotta love those kiddos spreading their germs..
AFM- I'm with Lori's post yesterday- I'm Big and Fat! UGH! However I know that I can do this- so- I jumped on the scale this morning even though I didn't want to. I am going to make my new ticker next (when you see it you can gasp- I did) I am lowering my goal to 140. If I'm gonna get back down it ought to be where I really want to be. I started my 5/1 this morning using what I have left (not my favs but will get me through until my shippment comes on Tues afternoon). I have that beginning feeling again, the motivation is here and I will rock this out. I'm also going to go look at the thread Lori mentioned because if I learned anything in 2010, it's that this really is a never ending journey that continues to be difficult.
I look forward to continuing this journey with all of you in 2011!..
Monring Barb- great attitude this morning. You can do this and we will be here to help. And yes we do need to here what Lori has to say. I actually like when she "gives it to me straight" it make me realize where I am and what I DO NEED to DO...
My dear friend,.
You had a short stretch where you were 110% commited..
But you struggled a lot the rest of the time with a halfassed version of the plan..
Once you do that, it leads to trouble..
You know it..
I know it..
I think we all know it..
And then we look at it like, "Oh well...at least I'm not eating the way I used to..." "Oh well...whatever...".
And then the not eating 'so' bad turns in to eating 'very' bad because we get frustrated with ourselves for not doing what we were supposed to do and not getting to goal in the first place..
If you go back to this, I would really like to see you give it everything you've got..
When you (me/anyone) has been dicking around for so long - dicking around becomes the norm..
And that shouldn't be the norm..
You've written about your sister so many times since I've known you on these boards. It really doesn't matter if she's doing it 100% or 50% or 0% or if you were smaller than her and now she's smaller than you....
What I'm trying to say is, I've never been big on that whole competitive thing between friends or family. I think the comparisons - even to others who post here on the team thread or Medifast in general - will usually do more damage than good..
I've said it before and I don't mean to sound like a broken record but, at the end of the day, it has nothing to do with your sister - it has nothing to do with your husband - it's all about you. It's all about what you want to do for yourself..
I know I sound annoying and preachy right now and please don't think that I'm directing this solely at YOU Barb. I think it's applicable to a lot of people, so I just wanted to throw it out there..
It's a new year and I hope everyone is feeling like they want to be off to a new start and I know, for my own self, that I would like to be more involved with Medifast again - with my team again - with posting again - with inspiring again, because I have been way too slacking with it all. I feel myself slipping and hope this team can motivate me - that we can motivate each other. I may never find the raw determination that I had last summer to have that body, etc., again - but I really should try..
In the past I've kicked an azzz or two - but I let stuff go too easily, "I'm sick" "I'm busy" whatever. And then it winds up frustrating me and I lose my own motivation to motivate - I guess I feel like, 'if no one else gives a flyingshit, why should I...I already did this...I'm the one who has maintained for 2+ years...'.
Blah blah blah..
I think that we are always all busy and when we stop posting here and say we are busy it's basically a big crock of bullshit because when we are doing stellar on the plan we can find the time in our busy lives to post - and we're only not posting because we're assing up on the plan..
I would really like to see everyone here every single day going forward..
I'm rambling right now..
I'm going to shut up..
I think I need to think this through more before I continue spewing...
Thanks for all the comments this morning. they are great..
Today is the day to post for the end of our RockStar challenge. Please post or tell me you are not going to so I can do the analysis. Thanks..
You can use my posts as the final template..
Who is going to be our ROCKSTAR? I hope we are all...
Good morning Lara,.
I'm really glad to read this and I'm really glad that you feel this way..
Because I think I'm going to be doing a lot more "giving it straight" in the new year..
I'm also really glad that you got on the scale and adjusted your ticker..
This team and this support all starts with honesty and accountability...
Thank you so much, again, for initiating this challenge and for keeping a positive outlook throughout - despite the fact that I know it was extremely discouraging for you at times..
Looking forward to seeing you reach goal in early 2011, amiga...
Okay....sounds like this is the day for all honesty! Guess it is time for me to put it out there, too..
Lori sent me a message this morning (as well as a while back) asking why I have been reading and not posting....rather than just answer her in a message, I thought I would put it out here for everyone. (just in case someone else is feeling the same way!).
Stress of life...home, school, family, etc. got really crazy from about end of October through the holidays. I sooooooooo had the desire/urge to comfort myself/stuff my feelings with food. I didn't cave...but it scared me really bad. It was the first time that things got so crazy and I truly thought the "old me" was coming back..
Every time I had a "bad day" and was freaking out inside, I would come here and read, but not post. I guess I was ashamed that the desires to eat were still there....still something I struggled with after all this time. There are so many people who have made it to goal and kept the weight off....guess I felt like I was failing since I was struggling so much!.
Sounds crazy when I go back and read what I just wrote!..
Dawn - you are SO strong! having the desires and facing them with such dedication - WOW! I can say I didn't do it - gained 8# over one holiday week. I would be THAT much further toward my happy weight in my size 4's if I had 1/2 the dedication you have just described. would love to see you here more. you are an inspiration...
Lori- Keep it coming- I loved that at the beginning and have missed it over the past year. We all need it straight. I hope you can continue to find the motivation to motivate, but can understand your frustration with many of us at this point..
LORI - love YOUR BRUTAL HONESTY!!! I have recommited AGAIN and will be here on this board if you all will have me. I need to post a lot everywhere to have accountability..
More later girls, Gotta have breakfast -.
Man... You girls are good !!..
Dawn- I have to agree with Andi. You may have had those feelings inside, but you made it through. I on the other hand did not make it through so easily, I have gained 15 lbs over the last couple months. I think we all have these feeling, however we need to realize we are not failing because of the feelings, we fail when we let ourselves go and don't realize it. I hope you will continue to come here to read and post. I think you have a lot to bring to the group and can help many of us that have struggled but not fared so well...
So, it doesn't sound crazy at all..
I'm scared all the time..
I am ashamed of myself right now..
I've always felt the reason I am 'entitled' to post here the way that I do and say the things that I say is because I've already been through it all..
So - for me - it's "lead by example"..
I haven't been doing that at all..
Memorial Day weekend - after the shithitthefan with my Mom and my surgery and the trip to Aruba and the Shammy trip to AC and my birthday/anniversary weekend with Joe and all of that other happyshit, I weighed in at 145..
And my clothes didn't fit..
It was the first time that I ever went over my goal weight..
And while I have been able to get myself down to my happy place of 129 - it doesn't mean that I'm doing it right..
I KNOW I'm not doing it right..
Part of me feels defeated..
Part of me isn't about to give up/give in..
I don't know what the scale is going to say to me tomorrow. There's a good chance it could be 145 - or higher..
I'm being honest when I say it feels more like 165..
My boobs are huge..
I am really big..
So I know exactly what you're saying and then some..
But while you've kept it up, I haven't always..
Even while I was back doing 5/1 and getting my exercise on and losing and in a better place - it became very difficult for me to post here..
I felt like I was not helping anyone, I felt like I wasn't capable of motivating anyone, I felt like no one really cared whether they were losing weight or not..
The thread just became this big hot mess..
And I always said I blamed myself for it and, in a lot of ways, I still do..
So besides getting my weight down and getting myself back in shape - another thing I would like to do starting off this new year is take control of this thread back and make it a place where people can be inspired and motivated again. A place where people want to come to for accountability. A thread that people new to Medifast come and read and want to be a part of..
Thanks for sharing that, Dawn,.
I hope now that you've gotten it all out of your head and put it out there - you realize that you shouldn't be ashamed of what you were feeling like - you should be proud that you didn't cave and that you kept it under control..
Welcome Monica- I am Lara 34 yo, married with two girls 9 &6. I started Medifast Oct 2009, met goal of 150 in June 2010. I've been up and down since then with about 5 lbs. Over the holidays I have gained 15 lbs (holy crappola) and have decided to go back 5/1 to get the lbs off as well as lowered my goal another 10 lbs. This is a great group for motivation and support...
You are welcome here any time..
Thank you for stopping by...
I ordered more food today, too, Lara..
I have some stuff left over from before 12/17 - but felt like back-up was necessary since I am clueless as to what the scale is going to say to me tomorrow..
I can make a real sloppy mess out of myself in only 3 weeks...
Thanks guys for the encouragement....this is HARD!!!!.
Keeping the weight off after 5 and 1 is harder than I ever imagined. I thought with the success I had and how I great I was feeling that that would be enough motivation to stay where I was..
It truly can be a daily battle at times!.
I plan to come here more and post more, to help keep my sanity!..
And maybe, just maybe, we can go back to a daily thread...
HEll Yeah- I plan on being there before then!..
Look how many pages we have for today! and there is only a few of us here. Imagine what it could be like if everyone would get their azzes here and post with us!..
So here is a call for all of you not here,not to mention any names- Andrea, Ang, Darlene, Toni, Robyn, Patrick, Sarah, Erin, Kori, Jill, and all you others out there somewhere. We need you here!..
Hey there Sexy Shammies! Remember me?? It has been a REALLY long time but I am back. It is so inspiring to see all of you still going strong. Still supporting one another. Most of all...Still sexy as always!! I have been spending the morning reading posts and getting organized to start fresh and make this year work with me!.
I love the new year because there are a lot of people out there just like me...starting new, learning from the past and keeping an eye on the future!.
I missed you all! You are all just as supportive and fun loving as always!! I am looking forward to reconnecting!..
Memories are good for us and Medifast is helping us create them. cross posted upon request:..
Morning again lovelies!.
4 miles in on the TM - rocked it SOLID!.
Need bkfst. later lovelies!..
Way to rock the exercise Andi. Welcome back Melissahopefully we'll see alot of returning faces within the next few weeks. Don't worry Larayou'll be at goal long before your trip...
Hey everyone! Happy New Year 2011! I was stupid on NYE and my husband and I ate our 1 year anniversary cake (well actually a piece of the top of our wedding cake) I started back up and will hopefully lose 10 pounds this month. I have to go to the gym 20 times before February to receive my $250 from my health insurance. Yay for insurance paying for the gym. I hope it doesn't hinder weight loss since I am just starting up again...
Wow! lots of inspiration and azz kickin here today!.
I like it.
Just taking a quick break.
Spent yesterday and today putting away xmas (except for the tree, nathan hates that I take it down so early. there are rules though.....not before thanksgiving and never past the first of the year...oh well...i'm trying not to be so hard on the man...i'll give him a day or 2.), cleaning the old couch and putting it on craigslist to get rid of it, laundry, schoolwork, and prepping the office (aka-my 2nd home during school) for this quarter..
Regarding being here everyday...i'll try my best, but I can't promise anything...but know that I am here with you in spirit and will always be behind you all, cheering..
Ok, need to get back to it..
Hope everyone has a great day!..
Glad to see you are back to give it another go..
As I recall, you started last January'ish' and have been back and forth a few times..
I really do hope you continue keeping your eye on the future and get it done this year..
You know we're here to support you...
It's just a really great post..
Thank you for putting it here, too...
Way to kill it..
You are always my exercise Guru..
And it's so good to see you back doing yo' Guru thang!..
Do you feel like I'm stalking you?..
Good to see you back again as well, Pamela..
Hope to see more posts from you in the.
We're here to help - so use it to your advantage..
And happy anniversary...