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First question I got is What are some Medifast recipes for the religion of Thanksgiving? Looking forward for any comment. Another question on my mind: I am working very hard at doing everything I am told to do to make my.

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Safer and successful. I am ready to use the tool of gastric bypass to change my life for the better. However.....

My cousin has never been fat a day of her life. The most she's been over weight is 25 lbs. She is constantly at me with the questions and comments of why I don't just continue to lose the way I am now and not have the.

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..

So..... I am ready to let her have it. I DO NOT have to answer to anyone but the good Lord above. I am 46 years old and can make the right decisions for MY life. While I am ok with this ridicule, I pray that she learns to be supportive and not try to tear people down. I wish people would think hard about what they say BEFORE they say it..

Thank you all for your support. I am.

Learning.

And loving every minute of this journey and a lot is due to the wonderful people here. I would of never stood up for myself like this before. I would have cried the woe is me cry and crawled into my safe little shell..

God Bless each and every one of you!!.

YOU ARE ALL VERY SPECIAL!!..

Comments (16)

That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the right answer. I'll do some Googling and get back to you if I got an good answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could assist you..

Comment #1

I wasted 5 years of my life getting sicker and sicker with comorbidities and 5 more years of my life living my life differently and being treated differently because of the weight. I was trying to.

Lose weight.

The "normal" way. I am a science teacher and I finally felt relieve from all the judgement and all my own self judgement when I learned that at least two genes have been discovered that cause obesity!! -I lost 50 pounds over 5 years...but still have more than... 100 pounds to go presurgery....keeping the 50 pounds off is hard enough... Let alone loSing more!!! No wonder ...for people like us maybe losing weight the "natural" way... What is "natural" for our dna may be the disease of obesity! Who would shame a person getting a heart bypass and say if you could just try harder you could heal your heart blockage the "normal" way? Of course not, in that case people know that that person getting heart.

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Needs support for trying to save theier life through a surgical treatment...

Comment #2

Good for you for standing up for yourself. Screw her! This is not her life. This is your life and it's none of her business to judge your choices. I recently stood up to my father and it feels GREAT! This journey is just that, a journey. Standing up for ourselves rather than "stuffing" or "eating" our feelings is part of it. Congrats on your commitment to yourself and this process! This process or journey isn't about "losing" weight, it is about gaining our life back!..

Comment #3

Hear, Hear!!!!! I would like to say what Steve said, but I am a Pastor's wife, and it is frowned upon....so here goes....

"they" can go and sit down so hard on a pile of sand that it lodges in their colon...repeatedly, and then they can relive their bladder in such a way that it splashes back down on their face.....and then they can kiss your lovely patootie.....

That feels better.... liz..

Comment #4

In this life you have to make the decisions that will make a difference. You are the captain of your own vessel. Regular weight loss is not for everyone,.

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Might not be right for everyone. You have the information. Stand up, take no abuse from anyone. Controlling and abusive people have got a lot of us in the position we are in. I also agree that there are other medical conditions that come into play. Congratulations, and keep up the good work..

Altheia.

Hey Steve,.

I like go piss up a rope....lol..

Comment #5

@ SteveDavis..."they can go pound sand up their ass!" Oh man, thanks for the laugh (even if it made me damn near choke on my tea)...I needed that!.

@lweaver64try not to let her comments bother you. I know it's easier said then done. I didn't tell many people other then my imeadiate family, close friends and a few people I really like at work that I was planning to have the.

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After the first couple comments of "why don't you just diet?" Or "geez, just go to the gym!" I wanted to strangle people. As if I hadn't thought of that! My personal favorite is "you are taking the EASY way out!" Now if that isn't the biggest misconception! Easy way out, not so much! Trust me when I say it will get easier to deal with people. Your attitude will change so much post op...I will stand on the rooftops and scream that I had GBS now..

Comment #6

Being afraid of comments like that, and of people knowing I had the.

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Aand watching to see if I lost weight...I purposely told only a few people, only those I knew would understand. Negative comments I can't stand and do not need!!!..

Comment #7

Hi there,.

Part of our journey from fat to healthy is the headwork. Right now, you might be conditioned to take abuse from people because your self esteem is in the toilet. As you move through your journey you will discover you don't want to take their crap anymore. Might as well start now, huh? Tell your cousin what you've told us,.

"You've never been more than 25 lbs overweight and have no idea of what I go through. I'm 46 years old and can make my own decisions. If you can't support what I;m doing, please have the courtesy of keeping quiet and not tearing me down. I love you and respect you, but I'm doing this for me, not you.".

Maybe she is simply so scared of what you're planning that she doesn't know how to act positively. My sister was like that at first, but we finally talked (a 2 hour conversation) and she was a lot more comfortable after that. Now, 102 lbs later, she is incredibly proud of what I'm doing and how I'm getting there..

Good luck!.

Hugs! Patricia..

Comment #8

I have had people say to me that the.

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Is a "cop out" or "easy way out" and it makes me want to scream! After spending 2 weeks on a all.

Liquid diet.

, 2 day bowel prep, waking up sooo sore and feeling like I needed to vomit, dealing with giving myself shots, emptying a drain, changing the dressing and forcing myself to drink 1 oz at a time I still sitting here wondering when the easy part will kick in!!!!! And this is just the beginning!..

Comment #9

Sometimes people can be very cruel. You have to feel you made the right decision for yourself. I prayed and knew it was the right thing for me. People that are of normal weight have no idea what we go through. Keep your chin up and stick with it. I lost 44 pounds before.

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On my own and I had a co-worker say the same thing to me. I knew I needed more help and I knew with the.

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I could make it..

We are here for you, hang in there and disregard negative comments. You are on the path to a better life!..

Comment #10

I am working very hard at doing everything I am told to do to make my.

Surgery.

Safer and successful. I am ready to use the tool of gastric bypass to change my life for the better. However.....

My cousin has never been fat a day of her life. The most she's been over weight is 25 lbs. She is constantly at me with the questions and comments of why I don't just continue to lose the way I am now and not have the.

Surgery.

..

So..... I am ready to let her have it. I DO NOT have to answer to anyone but the good Lord above. I am 46 years old and can make the right decisions for MY life. While I am ok with this ridicule, I pray that she learns to be supportive and not try to tear people down. I wish people would think hard about what they say BEFORE they say it..

Thank you all for your support. I am.

Learning.

And loving every minute of this journey and a lot is due to the wonderful people here. I would of never stood up for myself like this before. I would have cried the woe is me cry and crawled into my safe little shell..

God Bless each and every one of you!!.

YOU ARE ALL VERY SPECIAL!!..

Comment #11

I completely understand how you feel, except all those comments came from my sister, who has never been overweight in her life. Since my.

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She has become my biggest supporter...

Comment #12

My standard reply, "What other people think is none of my business."..

Comment #13

Just remember that you have to do what is right for you. Tell her that this is what is right for you to do and that you alone are the judge for what is right for you and that you do not appreciate her negativity..

Also another thought... Perhaps she is jealous of your success? Many people get that way and they do not understand what is involved in the.

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Try telling her politely to back off that this was a hard decision you had to make and that in order to be healthy you needed to do this and that it isn't easy..

Kristin..

Comment #14

I feel your pain. Family and sometimes friends can make this journey a lot more difficult then it needs to be. I told one of my brothers about my upcoming.

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After first getting his promise that he would not tell anyone else. Well he told all my other brothers and their wives have had their snide comments about my lack of will power and do I really think I can make this.

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Work. I could have shot my brother for opening his mouth. Thank God I never see any of them and for the most part only deal with their children on Facebook. The phone calls are bad enough....and since they found out I was having.

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I've been getting calls from them. One sister in law I had not heard from in ten years...but she had to call and give me her five cents worth about this.

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..

I'm glad you feel able to stand up to your cousin...family can really be a pain in the backside at times...

Comment #15

Good for you... do what you need to do and dont let the ones that do not know how it is to be over weight make you feel bad about your choice for.

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Someone said to me... Medifast food is an addiction just like drugs, the only difference is that you have to eat to live which makes it harder to make stop over eating than to quit drugs..

I wish you luck in your journy..

Comment #16

A lot of people who were never overweight just don't understand it at all. They think "just stop eating so much" and that isn't it at all. It is all about you now - you do what you know you need to do to be healthy and happy. I don't give a rat's ass what anyone thinks AT ALL anymore. Of course, I am sorry it took me 40 years to feel that way! I am so happy I had this.

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And you will be too! 94 pounds down in 6 months - it's all about YOU and don't you ever forget it! PS: Your dog is a cutie!..

Comment #17


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