I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the answer to your question. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I discover an decent answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably can help you..
Glad to see you back! This is the best place you can be when you are struggling because everyone here understands. You have taken the right step in coming back here, and it really does say a lot that you are able to realize the things you have been doing are unhealthy. We all stumble and fall...get up, dust yourself off and move forward. If you ever need to talk, feel free to message me...
Welcome back! MM & Alysha are right, you're never alone and will always have support, too! Feel free to message me as well. I, too, had this.
So I could get healthy and have a family, and every day has not been easy peasy. Take care of yourself and remember: YOU CAN DO THIS! ((HUGS)).
Good to see you back! You can do it!..
Welcome back, JK. Remember, this is a process, a lifestyle. It will have ups and downs. What is important that you are bouncing back from your doldrums, and moving on. You'll learn from this and next time you are emotionally challenged, you'll be better prepared to reach out for help and support sooner rather than later. You have such positive motivators.
You have lost so much weight already! In only six months!!! Give yourself an atta girl and just get back to it. And remember to be kind to yourself...
Excellent decision to come back to the group. You can overcome the relapse, a perfectly normal stage. If you have a live support group and a therapist, I suggest you talk with them..
If not, you could benefit from looking at the sabotage factor. Obviously we can all relate to the one pound shortfall, but obviously you are invested in the perfection of it..
With a professional may help unravel the dissonance between what you see and what you feel....
The deep end, and have continued success!..
Marymiche is right, there is more going on here, that you need to get straight with to help you accept this change in you. Seek a professional if you can. I know about this head stuff too, cause I have to watch my triggers too. I am aware that I have them, but sometimes could fall back to old habit without thinking. I've got 175lbs off now at this point with 51 more to reach my goal. However two more months won't do it in time for my 1 year surgeryversary.I am just hoping to still get to 180 even after my year and.
That my body doesn't hold me back from it and that the law of averages isn"t written in stone.Glad you came back and.
We can in some way be of help to you.Just don't give up-that's the key to all this too...
No worries... You're back. You have made a tremendous positive change ... And yeah, you may have been dissapointed which may be been followed by some less than positive choices but isn't this on some level what happens to everyone? Meaning that we are human and at some point in time we will be dissapointed and either we will have 'mastered that moment' or not....
Yeah, it is hard to think about this at six months out however, I notice for someone who couldn't eat and now am starting to feel hungry and/or wanting to eat or 'try' sometime I am faced with the issue of, 'of shit... now what do I do?".
My doc wants me to keep my calories really low, I am sometimes hungry or even worse, I just want to eat out of boredom, frustration, maladaptive behaviors, etc. I certainly didn't anticipate this yet it was all of a sudden a switch was flipped..
I find myself doing a lot of.
On this site when I'm at the place. This is my 'home' and I realize that this is all a 'process' and I am trying to figure out a way to be positive, acknowledge what it's about and go for a walk or something....
Make a list of what works for you. I think Shelly has a list on the left side of her blog of things to do instead of eating, take up a hobby, say some affirmations....
Today is a new day..
You can do it!.
Hang in there!.
Sometimes we have an "all or nothing" attitude that sets us up for failure. Goal setting can be a good thing, but not always. Especially for perfectionists..
Imagine if this had not happeded to you but had happened to the most cherised person in your life; how would you talk to that person? Now imagine that person you are.
To as you.
To you. I think you deserve that kind and loving conversation with yourself..
With all the weight you have lost. This is a minor setback really..
For you is to chose to make a great day for yourself and reaffirm just how far you have come on this imperfect journey we are on..
Losing weight is the goal not being perfect..
Welcome back! Sometimes we expect too much from ourselves and don't see the forest for the trees. You did an excellent job loosing! I commend you in that!.
I commend you that you recognized the destructive behaviors and are back and recommitted. We can learn from the past not change it, so resolve to start new and do just that. Start over new, and we will all be here to support you!.
Have you noticed that we are often harder on ourselves than anyone else is. I know I am! For instance when someone says "you look good!" I am quick to point out the flaws, saggy skin, droopy butt, etc. or I come back with "you should just be thankful you don't have to see me naked!" Instead of just saying "thank you". I have said from the beginning the head stuff is way harder than the physical stuff!.
You are doing fabulous, you are back, and that's the important thing! You are by no means alone in this journey! Please don't stay away so long again!.
Did you miss me? I have been avoiding you lately. I was doing so good but then I went to my six months post op and kinda lost it. I topped out at 380- went in for.
Consult at 346, had.
At 308, and at my six months on the 1st of october was 209- SO ClOSE- right? Then I realized that I am have not ever been this small, not that I can remember. I was so focused on losing 100lbs by my six months and when that did not happen I let it get the best of my. I was starting to freak out a bit because my mental image was nowhere near where I was in reality and I did not know how to act..
Needless to say I went off the deep in in the most self-distructive way. Today I weighed in at 220. I have not been doing what I need to take care of me..
Today is a new day. This has got to stop. Even though I am on good and reliable.
, I had a a scare this week. It was not the prospect of having a child that scares me- but that I am not in the place I want to be to give such a child the best start possible. That is why I did this.
In the first place. To be healthy and have a family and to live long enough to see it grow. I am still struggling, but I am making better choices......
Boy, I have missed you guys..
Don't be so hard on yourself! Just take it day by day and you will be fine. It does seem hard to not focus on the amount we lose b/c you think it is just going to melt away or something. You should be so proud of yourself for what you have lost! That is amazing!!!..
So long. We are here to help each other. I have come to depend on this site..
The posts of loving and caring people motivates me so much..
Please know you are the most important person to yourself. Yes, the pounds are important, but your health and how you are moving around is more important to me. Its a new day, the sun is shinning and the sky is blue. The autumn leaves are falling and you are here to see it...thank God for that...
Absolutely you were missed!.
Man setting that goal of making it to 100lbs lost by the 6 month marker messes with your head huh? But I think at this point a lot of this is messing with the head. I am glad you have decided to come home this journey is going to be easy and tough at times just make sure you are building yourself a support system and that you are being real and honest with yourself. None of us got to the point that we needed.
By having a healthy relationship with food. Unfortunately, there isnt a brain.
To go along with the bypass. Focus on being healthy and sticking with supports. I know it is hard. My weight loss slowed down and at times barely moved around that 5-6 month marker. I thought for sure I was doomed! You can do this I know you can. Look at what you have accomplished already! Reflect on that and allow yourself to be proud of that..
160 from the start, hell you couldn't even move that much weight. Christ, I couldn't even lift it..
Now you had your little pity party so move on and keep you eye on the prize as Rath always says..
You're almost their, go get it!.
Thank you everyone! I am glad to be back :..