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First off, Medifast Diet or 3 hour diet ....? Thanks for any comment. 2nd question I got is.. 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.

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 (85)

Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the answer to your question. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I find an useful answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could assist you..

Comment #1

Morning MT!! Sorry about the boards, I actually had better luck yesterday, not that they weren't still fubared but not as bad for me as the previous day..

Hopefully in a few hours my dh will send me an email with his flight arrival in DC on it so I can get him a flight out of there. Today may be his last day with a decent internet connection. Once he gets to Kuwait he has to live in a tent until he heads home..

I hope everyone has a great day!!!..

Comment #2

Morning MT. Thanks for getting the coffee started - I really need some today. Already did a mile on the treadmill...I read yesterday not to exercise on an empty stomach, so thought I better go easy.

I dare not post my sparkles again, but Freya, take a look at the final postings from last night....Penny gave permission but I might get detention if I do it again..

More coffee......

Comment #3

Haha! Jan, you crack me up! Yes, I think it was decided very early on that this would be a sparkle-free zone, safe from those little pins that stick in your eyes!.

MT thanks for the coffee - Just what the doctor ordered this morning..

Anna, the final countdown is on! When you're finished with your own, make sure you give your hubby a great big hug on behalf of all of us here in the Tough Love clubhouse as thanks for what he does every day...

Comment #4

I am grateful for the anti sparkle rule. I post on another message board and we don't do sparkles there either, so we can all keep our eyesight.

Morning Jan and Penny..

Comment #5

Morning all!.

I am still having trouble postinggrr!.

I'll check in later......

More coffee will make everything look better...

Comment #6

Speaking of countdowns... 248 til the Marine Corps Marathon!.

Good morning, TLers!..

Comment #7

Good Morning Tough Love'rs!!.

Welcome to all the newbies. If you're serious about living 100% OP this is THE place to be. Just a ground rule or two I like to share up front - our "tough love" is actually intended to be a preventive measure. So please just stay OP, and don't come here saying that you've slipped and expect us to smack you around. What makes it work here is that we EXPECT 100% every single day - no excuses. Now, if you DO slip, please post that on a blog, or just let us know that you've struggled but are back on track.

Whenever you want to talk about an off plan food here, please just replace the item with the word SLUDGE..

We don't expect perfection - well, maybe we do - but we do understand that people are human and slips can happen but they must be the extremely rare exception here. There are other boards that will mollycoddle you along if you want to slip again and again and analyze the whys for weeks on end..

Sorry if this sounds harsh, but this is my safe place because of these boundaries. Now, if you want to live 100% OP and get tons of support for THAT, then we're all over it..

Welcome Welcome!!!.



Today is my official weigh-in. I was 242.6 so down 3.4 for the week and 39.4 for 8 weeks! Happy with that. Was hoping for the 230's and a BMI under 40 but it will probably come tomorrow or Friday. I always seem to get a whoosh a day or two after weigh-in..

Yes - board members noticed. Not everyone said someothing but three of the seven did - and they just said, "you're looking so good!" Steph - I've noticed that this seems to be the comment I get most. People don't so much say, "have you lost weight?" they just say, "you're looking so good." Actually I like that so much better, because it means I'm looking how I'm feeiing - weight or no weight..

Thunder storm here this morning. Wish I didn't have to get out in it..

Anna - woo hoo on getting Eric's itinerary today!.

Robin - congrats on day 1 down. You'll get the hang of it..

De and Penny - how many more days?.

Glad the site appears to be working better today. It has been miserable the last couple of days. Have a happy OP day!!.


Comment #8

Tracey -.

Great NSV! It's lovely when people notice and aren't afraid to comment!..

Comment #9

Good Morning Tough Lovers! Happy Happy Thursday! I hope everyone is enjoying their ON PLAN Day!!.

Tracey- Thanks for putting the reminder out there since there are a lot of new people joining us...of who we are and what the core belief is of the group..

I hear the weatherman says we may get a heck of a storm tomorrow....snow and then ice and maybe some freezing rain in these I packed my gym bag today (usually my off day)...and I'm gonna get it out of the way just in case I can't make the gym tomorrow..

Hugs All!.


Comment #10

Anna: Here's to you and DH!.

I've been offering up my weight loss for you and Rachael and all military families..

Toady 150.4 lbs & 22.8 BMI. YIPPEE!! all around..

I plan to stop at 140, or before, depending on how my kids feel. Both DDs weigh 135 at.

5'6", exactly like my DH. I am 5'8'. I am kikndof curious to have the kids realize what I looked like at 135. We have lots of home moveis of me carrying a baby on my hip, wearing a size 8 Gottex strapless swimsuit around the pool. But that was 1980. this is now..

I have been wearin size 8 pants for 2 months now and even my boobs are getting smaller! I am lingerie shopping in my drawers. (ha!ha!).

Now that we are well into Lent, I just keep offering it all up. Also, had some version of the flu/cold, so I offer all that up as well. I love recycling and am passionate about spiritual recycling..

Freya: you and Morty rock!.

Okay, I better stop right now or my computer will be confiscated by the Senior Citizen Appropriation Committee..

The site has been weird lately and it's really not my fault (completely)..

Enjoy you day TLers 100% OP..

Live, from West Lafayette IN..


Comment #11

Good morning! Today is day one for me! Do you mind if I join in?..

Comment #12

Good morning TLers!.

MT, thanks for the java. I helped myself..

Just a quick pass through. Need to get ready for work. The little one is sick (again). He never ever gets sick and now he has a high fever for the second time in two weeks. He is staying home with dad. But I anticipate having to leave work and take him to the dr today..

Have a great OP day!..

Comment #13

Good morning ladies! I am Looking for advice today, please .....

I have my 3 kids home all week for winter break, and they each have friends in and out each day, which is great. Things with my business are super busy, and there is a lot of pressure there. Buy these things together are proving tough..

The kids eat stuff I can't, of course. Stress makes me crave sweet sludge, savory sludge. And I think I'm PMSing, which makes it worse. I just want to CHEW. I have increased my water more, am adding an essential calorie burn packet a day. Any other advice on how to combat this almost primal urge to screw up?.

We have 4 kids coming over today, so the 7 of them are all going to have pizza and bake cupcakes and do a jewelry craft. I am disabled and can't drive, else I'd take them all somewhere out of the house and away from temptation..

Have a great OP day, and thanks for being so committed to the Plan!!.


Comment #14

Morning TLer's..

Speaking of countdowns - Penny We're finally out of the 200's!! 199 days, 8 hours 36 minutes and counting......

Lots of newbies here. Welcome. One thing we encourage is that you come here BEFORE you cheat and give us the opportunity to talk you down..

Tracey - Thanks for posting the principals of the TL group. One thing I want to add though is that "only human" is, as far as many of us are concerned, an excuse and not generally accepted here. We are all human and as humans have the unique ability to make and be responsible for our choices. Using "I'm only human" is an excuse, giving yourself permission to fail..

Need more coffee and to attack the paper storm on my desk. Waving to everyone. Hope the site plays nicer today...

Comment #15

Morning to all of you! So many new faces around here. I don't feel new anymore.


Still no plane ticket, I may go crazy before the day is over..


Thank you dear..

Comment #16

I have a question!.

Is it OK to split up the lean in the lean & green? For example...could I eat 3 1/2 ounces of shrimp and 1 Boca Burger patty in a day? They are both from the leanest portion of the lean options, just half of a serving each. I was thinking of having one of the patties for breakfast and the shrimp later in the day. In theory that would equal my lean for today. Is that right?..

Comment #17

Yes you can as long as you only eat the correct amount..

Comment #18

Morning TL's.

I need a third cup of coffee this morning!.

Anna -BIG HUGS... the wait is not fun..

Off to work I go..

Have a great day all...

Comment #19

Denise, when I'm surrounded by SLUDGE I just remember that I've eaten it all, I never have to wonder what it tastes like, it still tastes the same. Kids are something that I'm not familiar with (LOL!! - thank Goddess) but I imagine that they will finish up their treats quickly and you can bag up the remains and have one of them get it out to the garbage quickly. If you're in a chewing mood maybe lean more on the bars, pretzels, puffs or make a shake cake or pancake-in-a-cup muffin or something like that. Also, maybe raw (crunchy) veggies for L&G?.

Remember, cravings are only thoughts, not commands...

Comment #20

MT - Thanks for the coffee, but I think the pot is empty with all us coffee-a-holics! Time for round 2.

For those struggling with food choices - for the kid's party - maybe make Cauliflower Pizza for yourself if you feel the need. It's healthy, delicious, and OP. Or just drink lots of water, chew gum... or brush your teeth! I don't know about you but I never want to eat with freshly brushed chompers LOL..

And let me allow my inner music geek to reign out for Penny and De - here's to your countdown:.




Comment #21

Good morning, I'm reporting my intro post from the Wednesday thread because the forums were so bad yesterday (don't worry, I won't post it yet again tomorrow):.

Day 8, still on plan, but having a hard time eating the total weight of lean and green. I need to split the meal up or something. Thanks for having a group like this that I can join...

Comment #22

We tough lovers are too bad azz for sparkles >:-)..

Comment #23

Denise....being surrounded by kids and their constant eating of sludge can be doubt, however...I know you can do it. I teach Sunday School each week and a parent or my co-teacher or someone is ALWAYS bringing in something sugary and sweet for the kiddos...and the snack we give them is always CARB-CENTRAL.. add in the stress monster and for wanna eat. And the trigger food is right in front of your face. My advice...every time you see some of that sludge...just say to yourself NOT ON PLAN. NO. Your inner brat may still want it, but it reminds you that it just isn't an option. Also...have lots of extra water around and take a big ol' gulp of water every time your brain tells you it wants sludge..

Unfortunately, in my experience...nothing is going to make you not want or crave the sludge. However, if you muscle through and don't eat've now strength the "No" the "I'm OP no matter what" muscle...which makes it easier the next time you are challenged. It's tough, but so do-able. Also...if you feel you are on the verge...come hang out with us and we'll remind you what it is you are trying to accomplish and why one cupcake or one slice of pizza just isn't worth it. Cause trust isn't worth it..

Hugs and Warrior On!!.


Comment #24

Shoot. Can't check it out at work. Now I'll have to try and remember for when I get home tonight! UGH!! I'm lucky I can remember my name on a daily basis!..

Comment #25

TKD: thank you for the Snoopy dance love it!.

Denise: hang tough. You can do it! Its just sludge, and you do NOT want how it will make your body feel. Just think how good pizza and cupcakes would taste while youre throwing them back up (a totally possible reaction to enough of a carb-shock). Delish, right?.

The mantra I used to avoid off plan foods was simple: That food is not for me. It calmed me right down..

Anna: SO excited for you!!!!!..

Comment #26



, no plane ticket today though and it's irritating, business day is over over there...

Comment #27

Jan: went back to yesterday that is one adorable hip-shakin granny! Thank you for the sparkles. And let's all never do it again..

I can't tell all of you how much I appreciate the congrats and support. I just went back through and read them all again. It's all pretty awesome, really. I'm still 135 this morning. It wasn't a mirage..

I tried to buy some beets on the way home last night but Safeway had like 4 dusty wrinkled little relics of beets, so I bought a yam instead. It's waiting for me. Looks orange and delicious. I don't know if I like yams - I was never a huge fan, but my taste buds are NOT the same after 10 months MF'in it..

I'm "snowed in" here in Seattle. There's enough on the ground to call it a work from home day. Morty's snowed in with me. Hooray!!!!!.

*OP smootches to all!*..

Comment #28

Good morning TLers. Just a quick check in, busy day ahead. Thanks for having me, and just so ya know, I am a full on believer in taking responsibility for my own actions and there will be no whining here! Day four back OP and excited. I did this before and I know I can do it again..

Here's to a great 100% OP day!..

Comment #29

Frey - Love ya to pieces but the sludge talk needs to be kept to the t&m board...

Comment #30

Anna- So excited for you. I hope you get a definite date soon, I think we are all holding our collective breath for you!.

My way of avoiding sludge? I call it poop and who wants to eat poop? My dog maybe, but definitely not me. So that pizza? it's caca. crap. poop. sh!t. whatever you call it, it's bad.

It's still a fight for me to say no at times, but I do knowing I'm making another good choice in a lifetime of bad food choices..

Howdy to everyone, new and old...

Comment #31

That was just for you, De!.

Oh, how I can't wait to get my new order! I love my grab-and-go meals so much! I love soup, oatmeal, and chili, too, but it requires that I put forth an effort...

Comment #32

Oooh I see Freya made goal! Congratulations sweetie!.

Welcome newcomers!.

Looks like forums might be behaving all of a sudden. *cautiously optimistic*..

Comment #33

Oh! Oops! So sorry... totally didn't occur to me for sludge VEGGIES..

Commencing quarantine... STAT!..

Comment #34

Ha! Yams and beets are SLUDGE? Oh, how Medifast warps our brains.....

Comment #35

SLUDGE is any food that's off plan for 5&1. Doesn't have to be junk food to cause a craving. I would have traded my son yesterday for the item Freya mentioned...

Comment #36

I know everyone is different, but I'm just curious how much everyone lost their first week and first month...

Comment #37

Kawi, any loss is a good loss! Try to settle in and enjoy the ride.....

Comment #38

Yes, I know any loss is good..

I was just curious...

Comment #39

Kawi my losses are all listed on my mypage, I'm on my phone so I can't get to the now..but feel free to go look..

Comment #40

Seems silly doesn't it, but yeah...anything off plan makes the SLUDGE list. And...for those of us in T&M, it can be quite the slippery slope when talking about those foods we are adding in, etc. For people still on 5/1...especially if you are craving and struggling, it can just be more harmful than silly as it may seem..



Comment #41

I never thought to look at people's pages. You're doing GREAT!..

Comment #42

Hey, Chatty! Going good here. Good workouts, right on schedule, staying on my food plan... but I'm suffering from a little anxiety around that. I saw the sports nutritionist last week who looked at my workout plan, etc, and said I should be eating about FIVE HUNDRED calories more a day! and that I'd still slowly lose weight doing that. It's giving me a breakdown. I don't know if I can do that, to be honest.

I'll do it for a month. If I've gained any weight, we'll adjust..

It's hard to believe, because I was slowly losing weight before, but he ASSURES me that I'm killing my metabolism with the low calorie intake and my expenditure. He says I'll make myself sick with 1-2 hour workouts at my level of effort six days a week on the calories I was taking in - about 1300-1400 a day. His calculation is that if my metabolism is working right I should be burning somewhere around 2100 a day. He actually kinda yelled at me about not letting my deficit be any more than 200-300 calories a day, worst case..

I'm finding it very hard so far to get the calories up. A couple of days I've ended up using a sports supplement to get enough calories for the day. So far the scale is flat, so it's ok I guess, but it just feels WRONG..

So, how are you? How's your mom doing? and the kids?..

Comment #43

Guys I have a struggle to go through tonight. My best friend is coming to visit me from Alabama and I haven't seen him in forever! The first thing he asked was if there would be alcohol. He and I are both huge rum/*liquid sludge* fans and I just don't know how to say you can drink it but I'm not. I mean I know how...but it is going to be difficult. I don't want to seem "not fun" and put him down for drinking it. I'm 22 and I feel like I should join AA because I don't see how to say no to a drink even though I've never been *drunk* persay. What do you guys think?..

Comment #44

You are quite welcome! That was me doing a happy dance for you. Yiayia is Greek for Grandma, dontcha know, so very apropos. I particularly liked your version of the sparkles~.

Enjoy your snow day with Morty ... and try to get some real work done..

Comment #45

Alucas - The only way to handle it is to just say no. There is no thinking about it or exceptions to the rule because you haven't seen a friend in a while. If he's truly your friend, and you tell him that for now you aren't drinking he should understand. If he doesn't, then why would you want to hang out with someone who doesn't care about you or your health at all?.

Being 22 doesn't mean you HAVE to drink or party all the time. Makes me sad to thin that kids your age feel that way. Getting drunk does not = having fun. BTDT. Not fun. Spending time with people you care about who care about you in return and sharing laughs - THAT's fun...

Comment #46

Alucas I didn't reallly drink until I was old (well much older than 22) it is possible to have a good time without alcohol I promise..

Comment #47

I agree with everything said above, but I can understand feeling like the odd person out at your age when it's what people tend to do. When I'm out at a bar or with friends, (first they know I won't drink) but instead I have diet soda, club soda, tonic with lime. Many people don't know the difference either if you're just hanging out. It's something temporary and will change. Good luck!.



Comment #48

Oooh, so THAT's how all that double posting has been happening around here lately...

Comment #49

Well hello again ladies. I'm pulling my head out of the sand after a work marathon over the weekend/early week! Had a couple of emotionally exhausting days early in the stretch, but I finally feel like I'm rested up..

Re: drinking. I'm 24 and I've had a total of 4 alcoholic drinks, all of them within the last 2 years, and all of them in a setting where I was with someone I trusted to know that I'm really not a drinker, but wouldn't mind if I had something that sounded interesting just out of curiosity. (Note: I won't be doing that anymoreout of all 4 of them I could never finish a one. What a waste of money.) When not drinking is just your way of life, you get used to saying no. And like Lisa saidif you are drinking a diet soda in a group that is drinking whatever else, mostly people won't notice or care anyway..

Everybody who.


Drink will eventually encounter someone who.


, and in my experience people know to just leave it alone once it has been established that you aren't...

Comment #50

Hi, I'm up, I'm dressed, I even took a shower, WITH soap! Huge accomplishment. This morning was rough, but I am feeling like myself now. I have been down for the count with recurrent migraines and vertigo. I get a bout of the vertigo each winter right around now, not much to do but wait for the world to slow down and stop spinning so fast. So, now that I can walk without holding onto a wall, I am going to start walking at the mall in the AM. I am so excited, and a little scared to exercise in public on purpose, but I just have to bite the bullet and do it..

I will be back later to try to catch up on posts..

Hope you are all well, and that the numbers on the scale and tape measure are getting smaller...

Comment #51

Corbie/Steph: Good idea. Give yourself a month to see how this works..

I love Medifast and all the learning I do every single day..

You know you're not going to be overwhelmed by some urge for sludge. You have super strong anti -sludge "NO!" muscles..

Please tell us how it's going, how you feel, both emotionally and with the extra calories. Which foods seem to help or hinder your strength, endurance, and performance..

You are boing so beautifully with this challenge..


Comment #52

I am going to scream pretty soon. They did not give my sweet husband his flight information today so I still can't buy him a second ticket or make my hotel reservations since I don't know if he'll be here March 1 or March 2, the flights from Kuwait arrive anytime between 10 am and 10 am the next day..

/end of my off topic rant.

Corbie I hope you have a great time at the MC marathon, I have a few friends that run it every year and love it...

Comment #53

@ Alucas: What they said. AND I'll add that it's WAYYYY fun to stay sober while everyone else is getting shiiiitfaced. And rum is made from sugar. Just sayin'...

Comment #54

Oh girl I know how ya feel. And while I'm a good 13 years older than you, my social life involves dinner and drinks. The past month, I've said no. No at the sushi restaurant. No at the wine bar. No at the sports bar.

No at girls dinner night at home. No at afterwork happy hour..

And you know what? I've laughed just as much, screamed (hockey) just as loud, enjoyed my friends just as much. I have a delicious diet soda and get free refills. I've not only saved HUNDRES of calories but money..

It's gonna be tough, but you can do it. Drinking leads to bad food choices, and that's not a road you wanna go down. (That's what I tell myself everytime we go out) And I'm sure your best friend is only gonna want what's best for you!..

Comment #55

Thanks for the encouragement, Beth. It's more an emotional challenge than anything. I mean, I know what to do if a few pounds creep on, so it's not a tragedy or anything - it's just such a strange mindset to DELIBERATELY eat more calories after two years of watching and counting everything I put in my obsessively. Big mental adjustment!..

Comment #56

Steph, you'll be fine. I agree it is such a paradigm shift. I will probably be at the Marine Corps Marathon for my sister. I'll be rooting for you as well!..

Comment #57

Ditto what she said. And everyone else, too. I've been in a similar situation and all my fretting over what my friend would think, or try to encourage me for 'just this once' was for naught. Turns out, she really.


My friend and didn't give it a second thought. Not drinking? OK, cool!.

So, I just made COT as soup for the very first time. Yeah, go figure, 10 boxes of COT later, I finally make soup (normally bagels or bread for me) and it boils all over the microwave.

Making a total mess and dripping all over my oh-so-cool TSFL mug. If I were at home, I'd be schlepping it back into the mug, but this is a disgusting work microwave. <heavy sigh>. It's tasty, though....wonder why I waited so long to have the actual soup..

Comment #58

Hi everyone! I'm still here and on plan. We had our first performance this afternoon. Three more days, three more shows and then I get my life back. I can't wait! As much as I love doing theatre, I'm exhausted this year. I have been able to get some exercise, but no long runs. I really miss that.

This year I have been completely on my eating plan. I haven't gained a pound. With the exception of last year when I was in transition, I have never made it through a show without gaining weight. Thank you MF...

Comment #59

Oh! We'll have to try to get together! You can meet my mythical husband who no one at work has ever met, so they don't believe that he exists!..

Comment #60

Steph, I'll be happy to be one of your support people. Last year I was on the hill for my sister. I collected her warmer shirt (so she didn't have to leave it on the ground somewhere) and gave her a bottle of water with a sports powder. You can never have enough support!..

Comment #61

Wow, what a generous offer! I can't wait to meet you!..

Comment #62

So tell me - do you think he looks like Ross Perot?..

Comment #63


Scream away. The government is the slowest moving bureaucracy I know. I'll scream, too, if that'll help. But, if you scream & jump up & down enough, you can log it as exercise...and just think of all the other exercise you'll be getting once he arrives <wink wink>..

Comment #64

I figure that if I volunteer for support, I won't get talked into trying to run one! I'm just trying to work my way up to a half. Ross Perot huh?..

Comment #65

I had to go back and check a picture. Maybe a little, but I like the guy and would never dream of insulting him in such a way!..

Comment #66

It's nearly 4 PM and it's the first I've felt hunger today. I was planning on waiting until 5 for my next meal and then around 7 PMish. 5 can't get here quick enough. I did great today...

Comment #67

We may have to have a Tough Love support team! The end of October can be a nice in DC. Of course it can also be very cold...

Comment #68

TODAY alone, had to dodge TWO slices of cake AND TWO cookies. Came home and had a cup of broccoli soup lol. Being 100% OP is surely not for punks. Lol..

Have to say, it'll be worth it in the end though. :-)..

Comment #69

Fuzzy are you from the DC area? I used to live in Northern VA...

Comment #70

Awesome! Great job! I actually have a pie in the oven that I've been promising hubby for weeks. It's a good thing I'm not a sweets person. I have more trouble passing up a piece of chicken then I do something sweet...

Comment #71

I know I can have fun without drinking it is just that I WANT him to do Medifast with me because he, like me, has been overweight his entire life and his parents want him to do something about it but the only thing they'll pay for it gastric bypass. So he would have to purchase it on his own. And I think he won't do it if it means no more "Drink rum and write a brilliant English paper" study times lol. I miss them myself, but it isn't the alcohol I miss. It is his funny self. And he is hilarious while drunk.

It is just going to be new to me. although everyone of them thinks i'm unhealthy with the low calorie intake and I don't want to have the discussion again. This friend is the same one who said "Medifast is good for the body, what I eat is good for the soul"..

Comment #72

Thank you!! Sweets WERE my thing, but I have started noticing how much I do enjoy a nice grilled chicken breast with good spices, etc. Vices are vices, but I suppose balance all around is the best way. BOY do people test you a lot though!..

Comment #73

I keep telling myself that, Donna! Off to cook dinner for everyone else. That'll keep me busy until 5...

Comment #74

Well, he's taller. And his ears aren't as big. But he kinda sorta looks vaguely like Ross's younger brother. Sort of..

I'll be happy to try to talk you into running it!..

Comment #75

Alucas, I completely know where you are coming from and know how you feel. I was a huge social drinker and I miss it terribly..

I don't have much different than others have said except this..

If you want him to be on Medifast then definitely DO NOT drink in front of him. If he thinks that he can be on Medifast and still drink, then he may never be able to succeed on Medifast if he finally decides to try it..

I'm always up front with peeps when they are asking me about MF. I tell them "you cannot drink. period." I want them to know if they are going to try Medifast what a committment they are making..

Instead, show your friend how great you are doing, how you can still have such a great time without the alcohol. If he sees your positive attitude about it, and how you have freed yourself, then that might make a pretty big impact on him...

Comment #76

The wicked headache I have right now is normal for day 1, right? Hoping the Tylenol will kick in soon...

Comment #77

Headache is very normal, sometimes for a couple of days, hon. Hang in there. Get some Excedrin and know that when the headache stops, you're gonna feel GREAT! Drink your water!..

Comment #78

Let's see - Ross Perot, huh, Steph? I always thought he was cute in a Frank Purdue sort of way!.

ALucas, your heart is in the right place. Wanting your friend to do Medifast is great, but you can't care about it more than he does. It's a hard thing to grasp, but you can't do it FOR someone. You KNOW the commitment it takes. It ain't no joke..

Here I go getting ready to overanalyze myself! I just received my BodyBugg in the mail and I can't wait to get myself back into the gym. I miss is so bad!..

Comment #79

Day 1 went pretty darn good. I was really hungry in the very late afternoon and had a headache, but it went well. I still have one more meal to go..

Have a great night everyone! I'm signing off for the night!..

Comment #80

Have a great night everyone.. our afternoon/evening were eventful, I helped my neighbor break into his house and then to my oldest son's band concert.. it was great, only 3 songs..

Comment #81

Anna - I can tell you are happy for only three songs! LOL!.

I just had a lovely dinner with the family. I made chicken breasts, first browned in a touch of olive oil and coriander with cinnamon. Yeah, YUM. The when the chicken was cooked, I took it out, added some apple cider vinegar and splenda. In the end, I had some of this apple cider vinegar mixture with chicken on top of romaine...... Oooooh..

Off to create some more awesomeness...

Comment #82

Hi all. I will be eating out a couple times this weekend for an education conference so Ive been trying to keep the calorie range down these past couple of days. So far, so good. I am not sure what they are serving at the conference for dinner and then lunch so Ill have a couple bars with me just in case. This conference is going to be awesome. Just keep your fingers crossed that the weather doesnt interfere with any of the presenters travel plans!!!!!.

Denise, sometimes when I have the munchies like that, I get on my treadmill for 15-20 minutes. By the time Im done, tired and virtuous and it's easier to say no to the sludge there have been days when it seems Im on the treadmill more than off but not in reality.

Welcome, Kawi. Splitting the L&G also includes the advantage of allowing you to eat 7 meals instead of 6 and therefore a bit more frequently..

Anna, hugs. I hate waiting for things, too. Im a real microwave generation kind of girl!.

Corbie, if you average a couple miles a day, you will have covered a thousand miles by the time of your marathon thats a staggering thought! Wow!.

Freya, add another congrats to the list. I remember being so worried after hitting goal that I would wake up some morning and it would all be coming back. I started weighing compulsively for a few days just so I could convince myself I was really, really at that weight and staying there..

Kiki, re the vertigo, less mass equals less pull from gravity so you should feel less vertigo as you get lighter! rofl sounds good in theory anyway..

Howdy and happy Thursday to everyone else...

Comment #83

I worked for EDS... no one wants to look like Ross. Thank goodness no one could like that other than Ross...

Comment #84

I'm from south central PA. Very close to DC though...

Comment #85

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