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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 (87)

Good question... I dunno what is the answer. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I got an useful answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could help you..

Comment #1

Good Morning!! Thanks for putting on the coffee.

Back to the everyday life today, just with an extra person around to help out.

We have to go buy some reeds for my son's clarinet and then do some work around the house. I will try to keep caught up today..

I made it back from my trip at 190.4, I was 191.6 when I left, so I am happy and I also weigh less than my dh ,.

He looks great himself, it was the 4 hours of exercise daily for him. He is so awesome!.

I hope everyone has a great Friday!..

Comment #2

Morning all!.


Jan thanks for starting us off and putting the coffee on. I'm going to have some right now!..

Comment #3

Anna! So glad you and DH had a great time. Congratulations on the loss...

Comment #4

Thanks. the coffee is ready now. I'm pouring you a cup..

Thanks for getting us started, Jan..

I had some, for me, profound realizations last night. Shared them with my DH while he snored. He was trying to be attentive, but it was past his bedtime. When I get a firmer grasp of the concept, I'll blog about it or maybe just mention it here..

I hope everyone has the greatest day today..

Enjoy the babyshower for the little pink bundles your DD is expecting. I'm so happy she's doing so well. What a relief! Can you post pictures of some of your DD's favorite gifts?.

There are so many wonderful products for new babies/families now. It's amazing..

Barb: I hope you can run this AM..


Comment #5

Morning Beth and MT..

Beth sometimes just saying things out loud, even if no one is listening it helpful..

Comment #6

Yes, saying how you feel out loud can help you better understand your feelings. I talk an awful lot to my dog. He's a far more attentive listener than most people, and doesn't offer any bad advice. He's kind of an enabler though, since he seems to think everything I say is right..

Good morning everyone! I'm feeling like significantly less of a grump today. I've only got to be at work until 1:30 and I'm planning a trip to Wegman's to pick up Medifast-friendly food. Today is my final chili day and my new order came in last night, so I get to try pancakes, pretzels, and puffs this week..

I wrapped up yesterday in a fun and goofy mood, zooming around the house, shaking my love handles, and telling DSO she needed to take a good long look at them now because they'd soon be gone for good. I'm finally getting energy (and silliness) back. And, I cooked fish for the first time ever (broiled tilapia) and it was good!.

Hope everyone has a great Friday...

Comment #7

All caught up & off to werk...only to get way behind again. Sometimes I'd rather be behind at work and caught up here :P.

Morning Anna, MT. Beth, thanks for pouring this morning - I tend to slop it out of my cup this early..

Enjoy the coffee and have a great day!..

Comment #8

Good morning and happy Friday! Just getting ready to start my frosty morning (10 degrees) and wanted to pop in to say hello..

While it's a casual Friday at my office, I agreed to cover for a co-worker for a couple of hours downstairs and they're not so casual on Friday. If it wasn't so freezing cold, I'd wear a dress. I suppose I might be able to do a sweater dress... But I'll bet I settle on the black stretchy butt-lift pants (love those) with a pretty sweater..

Off to finish my coffee. See you kids at the office!..

Comment #9

HELP ME MY EYES ARE BURNING!!! I WANDERED...I WANDERED away from this little safe haven and now MY EYES ARE BURNING and I'm grumpy and it is only 7:30 am..

I did not even post, I was just reading and I got pissy!.

That is all for now. Have a good Friday everyone..


Comment #10

OK now I am on one! Yesterday my dear mother was ready to lose a couple of pounds of weight before an event she has in a month. I guess because I have lost quite a bit of weight she asked my opinion. I told her to go on MF, then T&M. She said she does not want to spend any money. Ok...I explained how if you calculate it out you really aren't spending moneyblah...blah..blah. Anyway she was not signing up for Medifast she just wants me to wave the magic wand she thinks I am hiding and lose weight.

I gave her a pretty specific list of things to buy at the store and told her not to buy anything else. Well she comes back an hour later and I'm helping her unpack her groceries...I see hamburger meat that is not as lean as I told her it needs to be (by a LONG shot!) I pointed this out to her and her response was....

"Oh, I know but the lean stuff was not on sale...I'm sure this will work fine".

OMG!! I just walked out of the kitchen before I did or said anything I would regret. COME ON PEOPLE...that is like me saying "Well, I went to the store to buy tomatoes, but those were not on sale so I got SLUDGE instead".

Sorry I really had to vent because I knew you guys would understand..


Comment #11

I just re-read my post and I sound like a B%^$CH...let me just add that my Mom and her husband have PLENTY of money. I understand that is why they have plenty of money because they have a budget a stick to it, but COME ON! I would never be crabby if it was that she didn't have the money to spend..

Just wanted to put in that disclaimer...I am not totally least not yet..

Comment #12

Poor Katherine! I totally know where you're coming from. There's such a gap in the generations where nutrition and healthy choices are concerned. My Mom grew up during the Depression and would eat things that filled you up and that were cheap, no matter how unhealthy they were. Yes, it's expensive to eat well. But it's more expensive to be unhealthy. Have her factor in all the OTC and RX meds and she'll see how more cost-effective Medifast really is..

Okay, I've got a handful of images ready to upload to Etsy. I just need to write some brief descriptions. Of course, I'll be away from my desk for 2 hours today, but I'll see if I can jump right in this morning. Exciting stuff!..

Comment #13

Oh, and I should add that my Mom died with colon cancer...

Comment #14

I was listening to NPR on the way in to work and they were talking about how BMI could potentially be replaced by a new calculation, Body Adiposity Index (BAI)..

BAI measures the ratio of your height to hip measurement..

I'm screwed! I turned into a little pear as soon as I hit puberty. Even 10 pounds underweight, I'm hippy. My BAI is going to be a billion...

Comment #15

Good morning TL'ers!.

I'm still catching up on yesterday's thread, work has been killing me lately. I'm trying to decide if it's even worth the extra day off with all of the extra stress. I had 40 hours in before my shift was even over yesterday!.

I've noticed I've been extremely emotional and anxious lately. I've always been what I call an "intense" person, but this is getting crazy. Is it the stress of the long hours and short staffing at work, crabbiness still from adjusting to Medifast (although this is month 3) or a combo of both? And then factor in the problems family has been having lately (illness, expensive things breaking here, ect) and the fact that I am excellent at helping others with their problems yet can't solve my own. I'm almost ready to see a counselor at this point because it's getting so bad. Its not that the problems are that bad, it's that my anxiety is out of control. Anyone comments are appreciated here, I'm at my wits end..

I'm off until Monday, so I have plenty of time to relax and reflect. I actually feel silly posting about this because I am a strong person and this is admitting weakness. *sigh*.

Ok, enough whining. I'm still OP, doing great, and I'm going to enjoy this weekend! Have a great OP day all!.


Comment #16

I thought you pear shaped ladies always had it made in the shade. All the studies through out the years have said that large waist/appleshape was worse. I guess we'll find out..

I put my mid-morning (for me) oatmeal in the microwave and came upstairs to pack. I sorted through my lingerie drawer, then realized the microwave was still on. Yeah, I'm eating my oatmeal off the turntable. YUM!.

Anna: I agree that just getting my thoughts formulated enough for coherent thought is what's important. I used to tell our daughters when they were away at school to just talk..

That's all adolescents need us to do anyway: listen. My DDs always started those great talks after I'd taken my sleep meds and it was past 11PM. But I listened. Maybe they needed mom even more handicapped than usual. ? .

I did go to tanning for a 3 min session this AM, which is why I have the energy to pack. DH and I discussed it briefly this AM before he left work work and he suggested cutting the time down to see if maybe my body just needs a lower dose in order to process the energy. Guinea pig..

I'll do another session on Sun. AM. I'd like to be able to straighten up the house a little before we go. I'm doing laundry and changing bed linens today. Yippee!.

Sorted through my lingerie drawer. Throwing out lots of old panties and bras. This feels so good..

Enjoy your families OP today TLers..


Comment #17

Tara: make an appointment with a counselor. We're all strong, that doesn't mean we don't need help. What we have to do is be strong enough to seek out and receive help..

Try posting a question, with details about you OP on Behaviors Thoughts and Feelings at Medifast Support. The therapist there is great. I love reading the exchanges and following his advice to others. Good stuff..

I hope you can allow yourself some alone time this weekend. When we help other people, they don't develop their own abilities to handle life. Some people will just move on to the next ear anyway. Some people thrive on chaos and will never, ever stop..

Good luck, Tara. You are at the top of your own ToDo list. They need to create their own..


Comment #18

Good morning and TGIF!.

It has been a super busy week all week. Pretty much up at 5:30, work 7-5, then dd extracurriculars or something. I haven't been home, showered, and relaxed before 8:15 all week. Today is the same. Work, then errands, then softball (I coach) from 4-8. The good news is that I've had a great Medifast week! I even went to the gym last night and rode the bike for 20 mins.

I think Monday I'm going to return to my Zumba/DPX class that I LOVE. I may not be the best dancer, but shaking my bootie, having fun, and laughing at myself is exercise that I don't want to miss..

I'll check in with you later. Hope your day starts off great!.


Comment #19

Morning All!!! So enjoy keeping up on all your lives. I really need to get better about jumping in and sharing myself. I'm working on being more than a lurker..

Anyway, 15 weeks and down 46.2. Can't complain. But a little down about only losing around 2 pounds most weeks. Feeling sorry for myself because I AM 100% on program each and every day. And then I finally faced up to the fact that I don't move enough. I was looking at my TEE on My Plan page and realized that that's all I can expect without getting up and moving more.

If I can control the food, I certainly can control how I move, so I've strapped on the BodyBugg so I can no longer deny my lack of movement..

Thanks for listening. I know there is no better group to help keep me accountable..


Comment #20

Good morning. Thanks for the coffee. It is one of those 'slow to start' mornings, where crawling back under the covers sounded like a great plan..

This week has been an awesome loss week so far. Amazing how that lifts the spirits a bit higher..

Ok, time to really get moving. Penny, eager to see all your jewelry that you've made. I love jewelry but do not wear much of it for some reason. I thought your designs were nice and saw a couple things that were calling my name...

Comment #21


Losing 2lbs a week is great, nothing to be upset about. You and I are about even with time here and weight loss... think about it this way, how much would you weigh now if you hadn't started doing this?.

Morning everyone that's posted.


Comment #22

Good morning Peeps!.

Near 80 here today and I even came in without a jacket! Supposed to be like this all weekend so I am anticipating some quality outdoors time, even if it means pulling the Jurassic weeds that have taken over my back yard!.

Anna - Glad you made it home safely. I just love how happy your posts are now!.

Katherine - Deep breaths.... You can say just about anything here and none of us will judge you, mainly because we all feel pretty much the same way. Stick to the clubhouse and try to avoid the rest..

Tara - I have had many, many weeks feeling like you do. Talking to someone objective is often the best thing you can do, whether it's a counselor, a good friend, or cyber friend you've never met! So you vent here whenever you need, but if you feel that you need more, make that appointment with a counselor..

Cara - If it makes you feel any better, I averaged .5 lb weekly losses the first time around, and it's looking to be around the same to get this medication weight off. I would KILL for 2 lbs/week! However, I'm losing inches which is more important to me anyway. I'm in the middle of week 3 so am not expecting any movement on the scale, so I measured a week earlier than I normally would and I've lost around 4 inches from my middle alone! Because of my medical issues, I won't stay off the scale. I need to keep on top of my thyroid levels and weight is one of the best ways to do that..

Dierdra - I have let the Zumba slide again and I REALLY need to get back into that habit. The only excuse I have is that my ankle has been hurting more than usual, but I need to just tell it to shut up and shake my booty with Beto..

Penny - Can't wait to check out your Etsy shop!! 191/8/51......

Waving to everyone else. Guess I need to get some work done, although I'm completely unmotivated...

Comment #23

Just a quick hi before leaving for work.. Another busy day but still OP....

No time for shoutouts so hugs to all!!!.

Will check in later.


Comment #24

Sorry I sounded whiny earlier. Just one of those week moments. I am actually thrilled with 2 pounds. No way else could I do it. I think I was just really down on me because I want to move more, I just haven't had that "switch" flip yet that makes me do it. How great to be able to come here and admit your weaknesses. You all are great!!!..

Comment #25

I have a former teammate that is back on 5&1 as well. She doesn't post on the site anymore, but I email with her frequently. We started back the same day so are both in week 3 and the scale isn't playing nice with her either, but her clothes are fitting better. Her latest motto is.

"If the pants fit, don't quit!".

Gotta love it!..

Comment #26

Morning TLer's! It's suppose to be a warm, pretty day here in the sunshine state!.

Penny: I'm going over to etsy either this afternoon or tomorrow am depending on work schedule. can't wait!.

Cara: 2 lbs per week was my average, too. It's a great pace!.

Katherine: Regarding your momthis is why I never give advise. To anyone. Even if they ask. Except right now, when I'm giving you advise. Seriously, haven't you ever noticed that whenever someone asks for your advise it's often a veiled way for them to show you how your plan (whatever it is about) would never work for them? But she's your mom, so be nice and just agree with her..

De: Enjoy that beautiful AZ sunshine! It sounds lovely!.

Well, I'm happy to say that I have a lot of work to do today. Orders are coming back in from the new client..

Everybody rock their plan today!..

Comment #27

Darn it! I'm at werk, all ready to get to Etsy-ing, and I hafta go out and run an errand for the boss! Then I have to cover for someone downstairs from 11-1. SIGH! Looks like I'll be scarce!..

Comment #28

Morning, all! I think I have my day/night flip schedule figured out for this weekend to stay OP... I hope hope hope it's a good weekend at work... no traumas and no labors and I will be a happy nurse! (I really need to study for my pediatric nurse certification!!).

Scale still holding steady today, now less than a week from TOM (usually big gain for me) so I'm happy about that. Here's to hoping I have a big whoosh right after TOM!!.

Taught childbirth class last night, went well... and I DRESSED UP... nice slacks and top and heels! No scrubs and tennies! When I walked in a friend of mine said, "You aren't on the schedule tonight!" then looked at me and said, "And you're not working the floor dressed like THAT!" (from her, trust me, that's a compliment, just her way.) I grinned and said, "Nope, teaching tonight!".

De? Near 80??? Are you trying to make me miss Phoenix???? I just hope it doesn't snow today!!.

Anna... clarinet, eh? One instrument I truly sucked at. Always sounded like a cross between someone strangling a rather large duck and a microphone turned back on the speaker..

Katherine... um, yeah, been seeing just how defensive people can be over even really helpful comments. Talk about projection... they rattle on about people being judgmental, but they're the ones judging motives!.

Tara, I hope you find some one to talk to that can help. Sucks to feel like that (I think we've all had periods of time when we do, though... I know I have.).

Cara, a loss is a loss! At least it's downward movement on the scale! Keep up the good work!.

Beth, I hope the shorter time frame works for you!!.

Penny, let me know when Etsy is updated!!!.

I know I've missed some of you ... not a morning person, so sitting here still rather bleary eyed!..

Comment #29

Katherine- we are in the same boat! I've tossed up my hands and walked away. I love my mom but she drives me nuts...

Comment #30

Morning all.

Just a quick in and out..

Beth- I love to clean other people houses not mine. If I lived closer I'd be there helping. I love to see how and what people keep in their kitchen cabinets. Then I go and clean my out. Odd, I know..

Have a great day all. Off to sell the tickets...

Comment #31

My mom too. She's been overweight, actually obese, as long as I can remember. She was diagnosed as Type 2 diabetic last year. She is on insulin and blood pressure meds. Just had a carotid artery cleaned out. First I got the I'm so proud of you're losing too fast (how ironic that I want to lose more), but now that I've leveled out around 2 pounds she's off that one.

And then says, "I guess if I really had the food thing figured I wouldn't weigh 195." I've told her about the people who are off diabetes and blood pressure meds by doing this diet, but I try not to be pushy. I try to just roll with it, but sometimes it's hard to keep my mouth shut...

Comment #32

Perhaps if you printed out the diabetic plan for her, she might reconsider. If I'm not mistaken, the diabetic plan is a 4&2+1 which = 4 MF, 2L&G, 1 snack. Something like that. Less restrictive than the 5&1. Something to think about..

Mia - You can come and clean my house any time you want!..

Comment #33

Morning Everyone!.

Had to get up early to pack up and I have to go to a 7:30am breakfast meeting so don't have time for chopped tofu. Just wanted to check in and say I am doing well - still and am very happy about that. Had my last COT bread this morning and it was still wonderful. The cooler in the suitcase, and then into the hotel room's mini-fridge was absolutely fine. I will make sure I have a mini-fridge in the hotel I'll be in while in Atlanta at the end of this month..

Had the lobster dinner again last night. I figured I loved it, it was exactly right for L&G, and the price was right so what the heck! LOL.

Today I have to do my presentation. I'm on a panel for an hour and a half. My BFF had me try on one of her size 18 outfits before the trip and I agreed to pack it but figured there'd be no way I would wear it. It is 91% acetate and 9% spandex, not jersey, but very easy to travel with. Anyway, I liked how the top fit me but didn't like how the pants showed every lump and bump - especially when I sat down. Well this morning I put on some "smart support" panyhose and slipped right into those pants and since everything was held in place, I decided I could pull it off.

Mind you I am not really a size 18. I'm wearing 20's and 22's depending on the brand, so I am not hung up on the size of the outfit as much as I am just the way it makes me look and feel. I may have to get a picture with it on so you can see..

As soon as my presentation is over, gotta hit the airport, but will check in again as I can..

Great to see everyone this morning!! HUGS..

Comment #34

Um, Tracey?.


! Not 20's or 22's,.


!! Now snap out of it!..

Comment #35

Hey Mia, come on over & clean anytime! I'll even pay you!.

Waving to everyone else!.


Comment #36

Thanks Beth, De, Ella & anyone I missed for your kind words. Sometimes it's easier to be slightly anonymous when discussing that stuff. I am taking all of your suggestions to heart & may call a counselor or at least post like Beth suggested. I'm in a great mood, just anxious. Blah..


Comment #37

Good morning TLers! I woke up this morning and finally am a size lower in pants! I've dropped to size 12 in Old Navy and a couple of other brand pants, and finally fit into my size 14 Lucky jeans! Many brands are horrible about vanity sizing so I'm trying not to let it bug me that I'm a 14 in Lucky jeans. I'm just happy I'm a size smaller and am approaching the 170s! Every weight that I drop to now is a new low since the mid 1990s. I <3 MF!..

Comment #38

Just dropped my husband off at the ER with chest pain. Gathering stuff for the children, heading back in...

Comment #39

Oh no Ella, I hope everything is ok..

Sassy, lucky jeans are so tight. The ones I have are sized european, but they're way tighter than my diesels in the same euro size. Congrats on the NSV!..

Comment #40

Sending TL mojo to you and your hubby Ella!..

Comment #41

Ella sending lots of good vibes to your husband, I hope he's ok...

Comment #42

Thanks! I just figured they are the sizing from about 15-20 years ago. My lowest adult weight ever was 168 in about 1995 and at that point my 14s were starting to get loose. Now, at 182 my 12s fit. Vanity sizing is pretty nutty...

Comment #43

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month..

Sorry for your loss, Penny. It's hard to lose your mom. I lost mine to cancer, too (breast) in 1977 and I.


Miss her...

Comment #44

Ohh Ella! Sending lots of good thoughts and prayers your way!.

And Sassy - whoo hoo! That's wonderful! And you're right vanity sizing STINKS. I didn't think Lucky made jeans bigger than a 6!..

Comment #45

Counselor is a great idea. I have loved the crap out of my psychologist. I haven't seen her in a while, but we worked on my food issues before I started Medifast and her insight and assistance was invaluable..

Also, yes, month 3 you can still attribute some of the emotional stuff to MF. Not because of MF, but because if you're an emotional eater of any kind, you've been without a favorite coping mechanism for 3 months. That's enough time for the "honeymoon" to wear off. For me, parts of me were definitely still freaking out 3 months in about how the hell I was going to cope with my emotions without sludge..

Keep being with your feelings, stay OP, and you'll find new ways to walk through it. Also klonopin rocks...

Comment #46

Cara, 2 pounds a week is FANTASTIC. And I didn't push myself to move until my body wanted to, and had great losses. So stop feeling sorry for yourself and celebrate your amazing success!!!..

Comment #47

Ella, keeping you in my thoughts. Keep us posted. *hugs*..

Comment #48

Ella - sending prayers to you and your family!.

Anna - your happiness is a little contagious.

Cara - congrats on 2 lbs!!!.

Sassy - I am anxiously awaiting fitting into jeans that don't begin with a "2"..

A little story about last night's event. It was a food and wine event and since I've been through so many since starting MF, I didn't give it a second thought. However, at one point in the evening, I found myself surrounded by delicious foods and wanted more than anything to eat the point where I felt tears pricking my eyes, I found a cocktail table, logged on to Medifast on my phone and hunted for the one post I needed at that exact moment..

Freya's post that simply read, "Goal."..

Comment #49

Cara, one thing I've learned about my body is it'll release the weight when it dang well wants to, even when I'm 100% on plan! Some days I'll wake up and jump on the scale totally believing I'd lost weight that week to find a frickin gain. Then, I give up the anxiety and the next day will have a woosh of 2, 3+ pounds gone. Really wanting the weight to be gone does something weird to my body that cause it to hold on to weight. I am TOTALLY convinced of this. I hovered at 201 for a couple of weeks because I was so antsy to get to 199, and my body only released the weight when I put the scale away for a couple of weeks. Oh, my delicate little persnickety body.....

Comment #50

Connor, it's funny how fast time passes! I kinda feel like a 70 year old when I say that, but it's true! Even with having a rough holiday season due to family crap and failing to stay 100% on plan (hanging my head in shame) on my Hawaii trip, I'm down from a 20 to a 12 since August. Just keep on keeping on and that 2 will turn into a 1 in no time..

Comment #51

Oh honey you just gave me goose bumps! I am so thrilled to have been able to inspire you to stay strong..

Yes, it SUCKS. A LOT. Not being able to eat what everyone else is. But you know, the more time goes by, the easier it gets, I promise you. And goal? Freakin' rocks. Better feeling than anything, knowing I'm not trying to lose more weight for the first time in my life since I was about 10 years old..

Big hugs and squeezes for you, doll.....

Comment #52

I would LOVE to join this group... I just got my food today and am starting on Monday..

You all seem SUPER active and supportive, which I will need when I start up..

My name is Noelle. Im 29 and married with 3 kids. Ive tried lots of diets... Medifast being my fav, but I became a pro at "working the plan" so I could cheat, then I would just go from there... needless to say, it's not a good plan for me anymore..

Believe it or not Im beyond excited to start this plan, and I will need someone to remind me of that next friday probably HAHHAHA!.

I was diagnosed with hashimotos thyroiditus after I had my last baby, and have STRUGGLED to lose weight... I even put on about 30 lbs after I had him. BOOOOOO!!.

Anyways... Ive been lurking for a couple days, and would love to officially jump in if you'll have me?..

Comment #53

I'm absurdly excited to have just placed a Medifast order. I have been eating down my immense stockpile of food, some of it dating back to last April when I started. I'm out of scrambled eggs, chocolate pudding, and various other essentials. BUT, I have been forcing myself to eat less preferred things..

My stockpile of ready-to-eat things was dwindling, and I know that I'm not about to start carrying a shaker cup at this point. So I just ordered a bunch of bars (including the crack cocaine one), puffs, and pretzels. I have a hunch I'll keep using some Medifast even in maintenance, and these things are just so handy to keep in purse/car/laptop bag/etc..

Yay for new food!..

Comment #54


And WOOT to Connor for coming here before going off plan. Hugs hon. Hang in there. The payoff is definitely worth the sacrifice...

Comment #55

Ok Id LOVE to know which one is the crack one?? lol..

Comment #56

Anyone else want to chime in? I know someone knows the answer...

Comment #57

Oh, those caramel maintenance bars.... Just had one myself. It's the only Medifast food I look forward to and could eat 10 a day if Medifast let me...

Comment #58

Ding ding ding we have a winner!.

Yes, they are absurdly good. Candy bars. Be careful, though, because during 5&1 you're limited to 1/day max, and you'll have to be aware of your overall carb intake for the day to make sure they don't put you over..

I didn't have them in my house for most of my time on 5&1 - first because I didn't want to mess around with extra carbs so I didn't try them, and after I tried them because they were just too damn tasty...

Comment #59

Happiness is pulling out a brand new workout shirt that was too small a few months ago to only find it way too big to wear..


Comment #60

I got goose bumps, too, when I read that. Way to go, Connor...and were you wearing that fabulous skinny dress??.


Comment #61

Yay, Sassy!!!.

I cleaned a bunch more stuff out of my closet/drawers last night. It does make me sad to see things I got to wear for such a brief time just hanging on me. But my mother will be happy for the new wardrobe items..

Oh, but one thing isn't leaving. I have a petal-soft pink cashmere sweater that's way too big now. I can't wear it out of the house, so I've demoted it to pajamas. Who gets to have cashmere pajamas? YUM!!!..

Comment #62

Oooh LOL... Yeah I wont even go anywhere NEAR maintenance things for a while... No need to stall things...

Comment #63

<sneakin' in> Been a long week, TLers! Hope all is well around here, and everyone is behaving!..

Comment #64

I've never had one I've just heard about them...

Comment #65

Welcome Noelle. This is definitely the place to be if you want to do the program the RIGHT way!.

Freya - I don't quite know why I haven't ordered the CN bars this time around. They are my fav. and I love them. I think I just forgot. Have to remedy that in the future. We didn't have crunch bars back in the day, so limiting them to one is no big deal for me.

I cannot bring myself to eat more than 1 crunch bar a day either..

Hey Steph! Long time no see!..

Comment #66

And thats what I want to do!!!.

Thanks for the welcomes!!!..

Comment #67

I love this. Do this every day! Love yourself, love the plan and just do it!..

Comment #68

Cashmere pjs sounds wonderful!! So, have you been updating your goal wardrobe Freya?..

Comment #69

LOL It's different for all of us. For me it's none of the bars but the pancakes are. Weird, hunh?..

Comment #70

Really? Ive heard they are nasty? Seems like some people love one thing, while others hate it. I got some to try (with the chocolate chips) and got a box of plain ones in my free week shipment... so we will see...

Comment #71

MT - it's the pancakes for me, too. In a cup. MMmmm!!! I'm also loving the chai latte this time around. Sadly, there was no saving the one that was going to be a chai latte shake cake muffin in a cup this morning. I ended up with Cinnamon Pretzel breadsticks..

Off to POST.MY.STUFF, darn it all!..

Comment #72

I make me a big ole ginger snap cookie out of the chai latte. Yum...

Comment #73

Did you post the link to your site yet?..

Comment #74

Hells yeah! All the time. Too much. It's sad, really, but I am a little helpless in the face of a discount store. Ahhhh... the Rack, Ross, TJ Maxx....

Night before last my BFF and I shopped the pain away at the mall. There was a buy-one-get-one-free thing on BOOTS. I got two pairs of knee/over-the-knee boots for $54. Wore the knee boots last night and a classmate said she's nominating me for "best dressed.".

I said, "It's just what happens when you take a fat chick and make her into her own Barbie doll."..

Comment #75

LOL! Love it, Freya. My middle sister - a petite little itty thing - is a fashion obssessed beauty. She loves nothing more than doing my hair and makeup, nails, eyebrows, etc. I always refer to myself as her plus-sized Barbie..

I was wearing the "skinny" dress and got a lot of compliments, which was nice..

Welcome Noelle (hope I got that right)..

My fav is the pancake in a mug and then sliced into four small slices, and then toasted in the toaster and then used as buns for tuna or egg salad, or an ostrich burger, or a breakfast sandwich..

I have two chai lattes left and I can't stomach them...someone post the gingersnap recipe stat!!..

Comment #76

Ha! I'm having a great time with clothes even at 182. I'm going to be unstoppable at goal. Someone will need to take away from credit card or I'll end up in bankruptcy......

Comment #77

I just started week 3. I had the choc chip pancakes cooked regularly a few times. They were just okay to me. Just found out about the pancake in a coffee mug cooked in the microwave from these lovely ladies. YUM! Had them for breakfast today with a slight dash of syrup...

Comment #78

Let me see if I can post a pic of the new boots:..

Comment #79

They're great as ginger pancakes - just mix half and half with original pancakes, add 1/4 tsp of baking powder, and cook as usual. Delish!..

Comment #80

So cooking in a mug makes them taste better than cooking in a pan?? lol!!.

Freya??? Great pic I like the boots!!!.

I ordered some sugar free Walden whatever syrup to eat on my pancakes, does that help at all?..

Comment #81

Yes it does!.

And the WF pancake syrup is the absolute BEST!!..

Comment #82

That's too funny. I wonder why the cooking method makes a difference? Ok so how long do you nuke it in a mug?..

Comment #83

65 seconds.

For me it's just a matter of having something yummy, quick and that I can eat at my desk without making a mess. Plus it's fun to eat a pancake in a cup! hehe..

I've made waffles out of them as well, folding in 1 spoonful of whipped egg whites. These freeze well and you can just stick in the toaster to reheat. I'll probably do this over the weekend when I have more time...

Comment #84

Okay, we're home. It doesn't seem to be cardiac related (the good news, as his brother died of a heart attack at 38). Doc thinks it is either a spasm in his esophagus or his gallbladder. Neither requires hospitalization, though, so he got to come home and we'll sort it out at the clinic next week. Doc put him on Prilosec because in addition to helping with acid reflux it also relaxes the esophagus (which is HOW it helps with gastric reflux.).

I had called my brother (who lives about 35 miles away in the next town) and by the time we got home from the hospital he and his wife and their little guy, Jamie, who is 2, were over to check on everyone and we all went out to eat... there is only one restaurant in our town and I was worried, but I got some eggs and veggies and used the carb option for my meal to get pancakes that I gave to our 18 month old as his meal! (See, stayed on plan AND saved money)..

Now, adrenaline rush is over, I'm satiated, and I have a 12 hour shift tonight, so I'm headed to bed. Thanks for all the well wishes, I'll check in with everyone after I get up!..

Comment #85

Ella - Glad to hear that it doesn't seem to be anything serious. Get some rest. WTG for sticking to plan today. I have periodic acid reflux. If only hits me when I'm sleeping and thankfully very seldom. The first time it happened, I was convinced I was having a heart attack, but my pulse was normal and when I got up and drank some water, the pain subsided.

It works pretty quickly...

Comment #86

Ella glad to hear he is not having a heart attack. I've taken my Mom for the same reason and it was her reflux getting worse. And you stayed OP!!!!..

Comment #87

Hi! Newbie (it's my seond week) requesting permission to join "Tough Love 100% Works"! Here are my qualifications:.

I'm sometimes funny....

But not always..

I like being accountable..

I enjoy honesty and support..

And I LOVE success!!!!!!.

Ok, can I join? Huh? Ok?.

Good, thanks!.


Comment #88

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