Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the right answer. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I bump into an useful answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could give you an answer..
The tragedy is that so many people look for self-confidence and self-respect everywhere except within themselves, and so they fail in their search..
There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity..
The strongest single factor in prosperity consciousness is self-esteem: believing you can do it, believing you deserve it, believing you will get it...
Happy Halloween Hookers!.
I love this holiday...2d favorite next to Christmas..
Ang ~ Enjoy your day! Can't wait to see pics of you and the kiddos dressed up from the other night..
Have a good one!..
Lori ~ How are you doing? How is S-Dad? I hope you have a day of peace (other than this evening when the doorbell is ringing every 30 seconds and Sparky's going crazy)...
Sandy ~ Sorry to leave you hanging last night. Nevan wanted to go to bed and I didn't want to miss the opportunity to sleep...so I took it. Have a great day today! Again, your pictures from yesterday are just gorgeous!..
Good morning everyone,.
I just decided that I was going to try and throw something together for this NYE. I'm not feeling so optimistic about it, but figured I'd try anyway - you never know. I've been told that it's super expensive to try to do something on this night (I wouldn't really know since I never tried). Got to thinking that if I could really manage to get 'the crew' and hubbies to commit, maybe we could rent the house that the Shamrock Hookers rented in April. Perfect for entertaining 12 people and big enough to sleep everyone, too. Fireplace, right on the water...I really loved that house.
I'm sure I'll wind up home in bed sleeping at 9:30 like I am every year anyway. Seems that most hotel packages start at $300/night and up. Most include the room, a lame dinner, and a lame band playing. I figure if the house is $1200 for the weekend...not such a bad deal if e'one brings a bottle and food. Tough b/c I know a lot of the girls have their own parties on NYE and with kids and dogs, etc...but...can't blame a girl for trying..
As for me...I slept. I actually fell asleep before Joe even got back from the hospital. I called S'Dad this morning and he said he had another 'episode' last night at around 11:00. He says they're taking 'okay' care of him. I hate this hospital..
So, while I originally figured I'd be out the door by now...I'm totally procrastinating..
Joe just got back with some breakfast and I'm going to eat, shower, and head over to the hospital for the day. He can stay here and deal with the dog and ringing door bell. Poor JoeJoe just doesn't get a break..
That's it from me..
I'll holla at ya'll when I get back..
Remember - Candy is the DEVIL!.
Have a great day...
Don't wanna go to the damn hospital...
I can understand why you don't want to go there. Hospitals suck anyway...but I would be procrastinating on that one, too. I'm sorry you have to go there. At least there, there won't be a ringing door bell and a doggie barking. But I do empathize with you and hope you'll be okay there. Just focus on S-Dad and forget where you are...bring a magazine to read while he's sleeping or watching t.v..
I think you should try the NYE thing. Can't hurt to try..
Take care Lori. We will all be with you in spirit (well...Ang and I, and Sandy when she wakes up...and everyone else when they get home)..
I'm going to go lie down while Nev's still sleeping. I know he'll wake up as soon as he hears me...but...can't blame me for trying...
Another check-in from Dallas... Can't wait to see Hubbie. Will try to check in again later..
Have a good day all! Lori - hope yours gets better...
I am awake..
Lori - Hope you have something fun to read and lots of water. If you have a step counter, it might keep you entertained. I also hate certain hospitals..
Good morning, Lauri and Andi..
I am going to post my real numbers on our challenge page...
Morning shammies, I'll have to catch up from yesterday when I get home later. Had a great time with pix to follow tonight maybe- my mom has my camera. I'll have to get the challenge banner and post stats. Can I do in the morning since I haven't had access to the scale this morning? Bbl..
Lara - Morning will work. Thanks for joining the challenge. You are going to do great...
We have to post our REAL numbers? Crap! I was going to just copy yours as I like them MUCH better...
Sorry I missed you in Dallas. See you in WA...after...you know...
Glad you had fun. Yesterday will take you approx. 3 minutes to read. Sorry...
Sis has left for home and everything is heading back to normal. Yesterday went well at my brothers house. His wife was awake for part of the time and even recognized me saying: that's Barbie Jo. It made us laugh. We stayed for a few hours and I got to see a niece and nephew I hadn't seen in years. Then we went to my twins house for a couple hours and got home about 8 last night.
I'm wishing lots of luck to everyone and thanks to Sandy for getting us started. Gotta try and get some stuff done this morning but will try to get weight and measurements in later today. Lori, sorry to hear about SD being ill again. Take care of yourself and tell Joe to do the same. Will try and check back later...
I kind of agree. I love the time from about September to January. The Fall Holidays, Christmas, new Years. My favorite time of the year...
Don't blame you. Be strong Captain!.
I think getting some of your girls and friends together for NYE is kind of a great idea. It's guaranteed "fun" place to be and it is safe since people won't be out driving and drinking. Also, I think you got it in you to do this cuz you want to have your friends around since you have been so stressed and tired lately. Hope you can get it worked out...
Will be checking out the challenge page in just a few minutes. It is exactly what I need. I have given in to some BLT's this week and need to knock it off. I already had a stern talking to myself but love the challenge of a group challenge as well. Thanks again for taking the lead on this!..
Sounds like you had some great family time Barb!.
Glad you are giving the challenge a try. I know you have been wanting some support and encouragement to stay OP. Maybe this will help. You know how to make the plan work Barb, hope we can help you work the plan along the way!..
AFM - I must confess, I have had too many BLT's of peanut butter this week..
That combined with not enough water has made the scale go up a bit which pizzed me off enough to know that I need to knock that shitz off and go ballz to the wall, no snacks allowed until goal. I got this and need to get this done correctly. Don't want to ruin all the hard work I have put in this weight loss journey. So I am committing today to no SNACKS, especially Peanut Butter!..
Going to try and figure out how to upload a few pics from my phone now..
Mucho love hookahs...
Kori - I think I know what your special for the challenge will be - NO BLTs. You can do this...
I think I have all the Challenge spreadsheets set to go. Now I just need all you Shammies to post your weight, measurements and to decide on your special focus for the first few weeks. Remember to start logging your distances so that you get your bonus star whenever you log 25 miles of something. I am not sure how to measure 25 miles of chewing gum. I just know I chew a lot of gum to offset that taste in my mouth. LOL..
Checking in from S'Dad's house..
Went to the hospital first..
Hung there for quite some time..
Cultures they took from the first ER visit on Friday night are turning up positive for some funk. Still waiting on others from current hospital..
Of course e'one is very concerned that he's rejecting the defibrillator and it may need to come out..
He'll have an echocardiogram (sp?) tomorrow..
I said I would come over the house just to straighten up..
I walked in to a disaster and I am none too happy about it..
When I get back to the hospital, he's going to be REALLY sorry I came over here..
I'm waiting for a load of laundry to dry..
Finally just got myself something to eat..
Then I'm heading back to the hospital..
Good times, baby..
Hope e'one's having a fabulous day..
Hang in there Lorithings have got to start getting better. Hope he appreciates you...
Hi all... I'm home from my weekend away. BF and I had a great time and have pics (to be posted later) to prove it! gotta catch up and get stuff ready for trick/treaters. should be back after 9 PM tonight... much love, homies!..
Lauri or anyone... help. need some cliff notes. 2 days is too hard to catch up on and I feel out of it!..
Welcome back AndreaI was gone for a few days also between company and power outage but you haven't missed too much. Sandy has started the Rockstar Challenge and Lori's stepdad is back in the hospital. Otherwise I think things are pretty much the same as far as I know. Hope everyone has a great night and lots of trick or treaters. Will see ya tomorrow...
Slow weekend it seems- still have to take the 3 minutes to read yesterdays post. I did check out the challenge page, so I'll post in the morning. camping was great- we were all hippies/ flower children. I am posting pix but must say first that the pix make me look fat. I about dies when I saw them. WTH.
Lauri- Hate to here about sdad. Even though he got a azz ripping for his house, I'm sure he's glad your there and I know Lorainne is. House for NY sounds like a lot of fun- whats the address to it?.
Sandy- Thanks again for getting this challenge up and going. You are a rock star!.
Kori- NO MORE BLT!!! You've got this girl- I was just showing dh your page and your pix. He was amazed and commented how great you look. Keep it up!.
Lauri- I had to explain your princess get-up. lol..
Andrea- Have fun trick-or-treating. can't wait for the pix of KIA hamster...
Came in to an email from homeowner of house in AC that was more than double what I thought it was supposed to be..
This year just freakinsucksshit..
Yeah, I'm feeling sorry for myself right now..
Ok I had to post to my page, so here is the link. I posted two...
Lara - I was able to open the pictures and I LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM!.
You look great!..
Damn. Not sure why it was so big. The quality is not the greatest but I wanted to post some pics of Halloween..
Hope everyone had a good one..
Check back in tomorrow..
Love em Lara!!!! Kids look cute and so do you! Love the whole "family costume" thing. Awesome!..