I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the answer to that question. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I bump into an decent answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could assist you..
Good luck on your decision..
As far as teling... I told a few close co workers,and my boss and HR. A few close friends and family members. I didnt want everyone to know because I was worried about being judged and week, lazy cant do it your self type of thing. 3 months after.
I feel differently and people in my life are not as judgemental as I thought they would be (at least to my face lol).
So far everyone that I told has a positive attitude about it and are very encourageing..
Be carfule though... there are those that will be jealous and will try to sabatoge you. Just cause you have the.
Does not mean it will work on it own,.. you still have to.
And excercise and protein is a must for weight loss..
I wish you the best of luck... You can do it :) and you have a room ful of people day and night that are willing to help right here. I found this room to be very supportive on any question or concern that you may have. We have people that have not had.
To people that have had it at least two years ago..
Hmmm I wonder how how many years is the "oldest" from.
Hi Michelle, Welcome, My name is Cindy and I just joined the site a couple days ago. I just had RNY on 10/18/10 and am doing good. I have no regrets. No I did not tell all family and friends as I didnt want anyone to try to talk me out of it, Most people didnt realize how much I weighed as I carry it well so many didnt think I need this drastic measure. I told a select few. but all family know now that it is over.
Welcome! I told everyone but my family. They know now but with their negative, fearful energy, I didn't need that at the time. I even told the waiters at my favorite restaurants...
Thank you all for your kind words. I am so happy that I found this board early on in my jouney.... :) I am worried about those trying to talk me out of it. But I am the manager of a unit and want to tell but am unsure as to what their responses will be. we are a close unit as I only have about 30 emloyees in the ICU..
I am so excited about this new journey in my life and wishing I could do it NOW... :)..
Welcome to the group and the decision to have the RNY.
I had my.
May 20, 2010, the best decision I have every made for myself. Down 63 pounds so far and still more to lose. I told my family but not my co-worker since I am laid off from my last job..
Welcome to the group My.
Schedule is for Nov 17. I told my family like my parents and sister though one was very nasty about it and I have told a few close friends but thats it for me I have decide that I did not want the negitive opinions and that it is my life and my choice..
That helps and again Welcome to the group..
Congratulations Michelle on making that dramatic change for yourself. I had my RNY on 10/20/10. It is definately not an easy way out of losing weight. I told my family and my friends at work. I figured this is going to be a struggle at times and I need as many people in my corner who are going to be there as a support for me. I think you have to take a step back and evaluate the type of friends that you have.
I have found that the true friends will be there till the end. Good luck on your journey! Keep us posted...
Hello Michelle, Welcome!! I am three days away from my.
RNY. I told just a few close friends/co workers and family at first, but as time has drawn closer, I have told more people that I will interact with on a regular basis, and most of family knows...
Hi, and welcome. I'm still pre-op, but I've completed all my requirements and I'm just waiting for insurance approval. I'm at the point where I've told my family, a few friends and my supervisors at work because I'm planning on taking three weeks off. They've all been supportive. There may be more questions later, and I'm sure some people will wonder why. I've already lost more than 100 pounds pre-op.
This is no easy way out. I've completely changed my life for this. I wish you the best...
Hi, My name is Michelle. I have made the decision to go with the RNY.
I meet with the surgeon on November 10th. My insurance does cover it (and actually I work for the hospital system in which the.
Will take place). I am so excited about making this change in my life. I know it will not be easy, but I want to reclaim my life..
I do have a question tho. Did you tell your coworkers, all of your family etc. before you had the.
I am so happy to meet all of you. I have only been on here 1 day and yet I feel connected somehow. Connected that someone out there has been through what I am beginning, knows the fears, struggles, pain and JOY that comes along with overcoming this addiction! And reinventing our llives....
Thank you to all of you for paving the path and holding my hand along this journey..
Hi MIchelle. I am 2 weeks out. I only told 1 member of my family and very few co workers..most have been positive..some fearful thinking it is dangerous..but supportive of my decision. As for the rest of my family..they will see the change..then will tell thm. I think for everyone it is a personal decision..some will be incredibly supportive and some will try to talk you out of it...best of luck to you. Skye..
So... I kept it from some of my co workers until the last month but was in a similar situation. I desperately did not want to have.
At the hospital I work at. I can't explain it, but I didn't want to. The moment of truth came two weeks before my pre-op that my insurance wouldn't allow my surgeon to do my.
At the hospital I wanted because it wasn't a Center of Excellence (it is only 6 years old).
I sent an email to all my closest friends and family a week before my.
I don't know why- I just wasn't ready (or willing) to deal with all the stupid questions. I was already tired of answering "Are you excited? Are you Scared? Aren't you going to miss food?" and didn't want to keep answering them so I pondered a long and well thought out email that explained it all. I am glad I did it later now because it hasn't given people a chance to dwell on it..
All my best to you!..
Hi Michelle, welcome to the boards! Good luck with your surgical process. I had my lap. RNY gastric bypass last Thanksgiving and have lost 117 lbs. You'll be so glad you did it. I did choose to tell co-workers what I was doing, and I'm not shy about telling people after the fact..
Hi Michelle, congrats on making your decision (and that insurance covers it!) I waited my.
Out until I had my new insurance that covered it, good thing too. It ended up costing over $70K.
I told my family about a month before, my mom did not understand and my dad was very supportive. I told some of my coworkers before, not many. I've told more of my coworkers recently because they have either noticed the significant difference or because lunch didnt agree with me..
It's a personal decision, you dont have to tell anyone if you dont want to...
Welcome I joined this group about a month ago and you will learn alot from people so just read as much as you can on here.I did tell peolpe but as many people that want you to do good you will have those that are jealous and will try to sabatoge you.my boss is the main problem for me she will bring lunch and than say she doesnt want it and than order pizza,subs.My husband try to talk me out of it but once your mind is made up just do it for you.I WANT TO LIVE..