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First question I have is What fast food can I eat while on the Medifast Diet? Thanks for any answer. Another question I got... Other topics will be discussed that may not be appropriate for the easily offended..

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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 abstinence 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 (96)

I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the right answer. I'll do some research and get back to you if I got an decent answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could help you..

Comment #1

No, you got up to keep this crazy nurse company! I keep holding my breath for the phone to ring and have it be someone in labor come in (we have two out there that are ready to pop any day now. Please be on dayshift please be on dayshift please be on dayshift! LOL).

I had one ER tonight and then my coworker (one of my FAVORITE coworkers) took the second one. So much better a night than last weekend. And the weather is finally nice out and so I got to walk to work with DH! That is my favorite thing to do. It's just so gorgeous out and with the kids on spring break we're going to get the seedlings started for the garden..

I threw on some 2 lb ankle weights and I've been wearing them around work tonight. (The fun part is when you take them off. It's like floating! Part of me wants to put enough ankle weights on to equal the weight I've taken off, just to feel it.....

Comment #2

Good morning Anna! You got up for a GREAT reason - to put on the coffee!!!!! It's just delicious, thank you!.

Today I'm going do some mother daughter shopping - dh is working for the morning. The usual laundry/food shopping/cleaning - nothing interesting..

Hope everyone is well! Waving hello to all that follow!.

Melissa..

Comment #3

Good morning, Ella! I see you're staying out of trouble :-) Glad you had the night you wanted and those who need to pop will probably do so on the day shift!!!.

Looks like NY may come up with a nice day - we're still in process over here!.

Melissa..

Comment #4

Ella.

I'll start posting when I'm up at 3 am for no reason.

Last night I slept til morning thank goodness..

Melissa.

Have fun shopping..

Comment #5

Oh, enjoy the shopping, Melissa! I need to stop by the drugstore in town on my way home from work this morning... have to pick up DH's Chantix and a birthday present for a party my 6 year old is attending (the daughter of one of our attending physicians. The girls are best buds and are in the same first grade class and the same accelerated reading group.) Hopefully the drugstore has something "princess-y"... I'm sure they do. Stores in this little town aren't quite like in the city... they carry stuff you'd never expect.

That sells furniture, sewing patterns, and cookware! (More like a general store to my way of thinking!)..

Comment #6

Thanks, Anna! I'm thinking smaller jeans, you know? Even if they're too tight - so what? I just need to get out of all this bulky stuff!.

I don't know about you, but even dh noticed how my entire attitude has changed from constantly being depressed to now being almost always happy. Yes I get hungry, but it's not the crazy hungry, lunatic craving maniac anymore! I'm a normal hungry. I am so thrilled to be here - what a difference losing the weight makes!.

Ella, enjoy those weights! I'm not ready for that quite yet, but I have hand weights I'll use eventually..

Melissa..

Comment #7

Yeah, my DH was a little skeptical at first, mostly because he was afraid that I'd try this, it wouldn't work, and I'd get really depressed about it. But now that he sees it coming off, he is super gung-ho... and he keeps saying, "Wait, my wife let me take a picture of her?" "Wait, my wife let me see what she weighs?" stuff like that... he's enjoying the new, bouncy, happy wife!!..

Comment #8

Ella, good luck to your dh on the smoking issue. My first husband (cough), um, what I like to refer to as a "learning experience", tried to quit and never could. I smoked very briefly and really got that for me it was easy to quit because it wasn't my "first" addiction - that was sugar. I gave up smoking without any issues. But my ex suffered horribly trying and I feel for anyone who has the guts to do that - I hope the Chantix works for him!.

I'll be back later - have to take a shower before the kidlet gets up!.

Melissa..

Comment #9

Melissa.

My dh has only been around me for 9 days while I've been doing this so I'm not sure what he thinks. And I was keeping it a secret before he saw me. He was thrilled I got off of Crestor though.

Ella.

Good luck with the birthday present! You reminded me I need to go pick up my flying Xanax today.

...

Comment #10

Good morning! Fuzzy reporting in. Thanks for the coffee. I had a dinner party last night and it went rather late. I made all the food though and since it is lent, we had fish a veggies and lots of light on my eating plan things. No need for dessert during lent!.

Fuzzy's words of wisdom: Before you go shopping for new "fit your body" clothing, throw away the big stuff. Get rid of it now!!!.

I know, there are days when I sound like a broken record..

Where did the spring go, I mean seriously, 30 degrees?..

Comment #11

G'morning, Barb! Sounds like a fun dinner party! I'm not going to have to go shopping (which is good considering what Medifast costs!) for quite a while... I still have a ton of scrubs the next size down. Thinking about breaking those out to try on. In fact, somewhere in that stack I have my "make me cry" scrubs. They are called that because they look the same as several other pairs I own but they are two sizes smaller... and I'd forget and pull them out and try to get them on and realize...

Cuz they are going to fit one of these days!!.

Plus, my daughter has enough clothes for 5 teenage girls (she has gotten a TON of handmedowns)... so I plan on shopping in her closet as soon as I can!!..

Comment #12

Woo hoo to shopping in DD's closet! When I was losing, I melted right through clothing I forgot I had. That was a wonderful feeling!..

Comment #13

Good morning everyone! Absolutely freezing here, hard to believe we hit 60 last weekend..

Thanks for the much needed coffee this morning!.

I don't want to jinx it but it appears that the migraine I had for 3 days is finally gone! Today is going to be a good day!.

No chopped tofu until I've had my second cup of coffee..

Tara..

Comment #14

After a long winter, I alway forget how spring comes in. I don't seem to mind the hot one day cold one day fall weather, but in the spring I just want it to be warm. It doesn't help that I am running my first 5K of the season next Sunday (thankfully not tomorrow, snow predicted). But this cold weather is killing my training schedule. I have had to spend more time on the treadmill this week than I wanted to. I want to get out and run...

Comment #15

I've been up since the crack of dawn because leg cramps woke me up. Now I'm waiting for the DirectTV repairman, they gave me a window of 8-12am. I hate waiting..

After the repairman comes and hopefully fixes all our issues, we have a lot of shopping to do. REI for sandals for me, Lowes to figure out how best to build an organizer for the spareroom closet because DSO gave me the whole walk-in since I have a lot more stuff, Trader Joes for OP food, Giant Food to use a 10 dollar coupon that expires today, ****'s for new warmup pants for DSO, the post office to mail all manner of things... I think that might be it. So I'm antsy with waiting since it is pushing my errands back further and further..

Plus I had oatmeal for breakfast and that never makes me pleasant..

Good morning everyone!.

Edited in: Ha, it starred out D!ck's...

Comment #16

Good morning Anna, Ella, Barb, and Tara!.

Here where I'm at in Texas, the high today is going to be 81 with a low of 67!.

Ella, good luck to your husband on the Chantix. It's day 3 for me, 4 more days of smoking...

Comment #17

Good morning Zoe! Sorry I missed you! We must have started to post at the same time. Sounds like a busy day!..

Comment #18

Good morning Barb! I gave away 6 bags of clothes last week - the only jeans I have now are juuuuuust beginning to get a bit big, so I thought it would be fun to go buy some smaller ones to fit into soon. Trust me. All the big stuff is GONE!.

Good Morning Tara! Not sure where spring is, but this is so typical. One great day, quite a few lousy ones, and then suddenly it's summer! But I wouldn't have it any other way - I do truly love where I live, so I put up with cold springs! Glad to hear your migraine is finally on it's way out! The only time I ever had one of those was when I tried to quit drinking coffee - needless to say, that didn't last long!.

Anna, Ella, GREAT NSVs w/dh's!!!!! Must feel fabulous to not have to take Crestor, Anna! And Ella, I still will not let anyone, even dh, take a full body picture of me. Maybe someday. When I hit goal I'll post a before and after using my very fat wedding pictures - he must love me to have married me at that weight - I was probably a good 240 or 250..

Well, it's finally time for breakfast! I'll check in later - much love to all!.

Melissa..

Comment #19

Kris.

How is your little one today?.

Morning.

Tara.

&.

Barb.

And.

Zoe.

Nad.

Melissa.

Sorry about the cold those of you who got it back. It cooled off here but only to the low 60s and we have rain coming which we need dearly!..

Comment #20

Morning all - just stumbling in for some coffee - thanks, it's perfect!.

I finally got through yesterday's thread. I'm so far behind, I just can't catch up.

There's so many new folks, too - WELCOME!! I'm hoping to be able to at least keep abreast of the happenings today..

I barely have time to read or post in here, much less venture out to MC or other boards. I've always been a homebody, so I'm happy hanging in here and let the feathers fly where they may out there..

DH noticed almost immediately that I was in a better mood. I think it was the combo of Medifast energy and something that was finally working, a plan I could stick to. A little bit of faith and hope goes a long way towards attitude adjustment. My friends would ask him if he thought he was having an affair, I was such a different person, both physically and mentally <grin>.

14 here.

Loved all the pics yesterday. I'm off to find some of our little princess. First, more coffee!..

Comment #21

Anna, he's doing great. Thanks for asking! He's on his 4th serving of breakfast as we speak because he had no solids yesterday!..

Comment #22

OK, now I have time for shoutouts..

Anna, thanks for getting us started and making the good stuff. Nice to hear about the positive changes you've been having too..

Ella, I hope everyone keeps their babies in until you aren't working and you find a gift easily. I live in a 1 stoplight town, and the drug and hardware stores double as gift shops. We have 2 bars, 3 crummy restaurants, a video store, 2 convenience stores, a dry cleaner, 2 hardware stores, a drug store, an ice cream shop, a truck dealership, and a.

Lot.

Of places to buy mechanical equipment..

Melissa, have fun shopping. My mom moved away and I do miss shopping with her..

Fuzzy, let me see if I got this, we should get rid of our fat clothes?.

Tara, as a migraine sufferer, I understand. Glad the stupid thing is over..

Kris- I'd say I was jealous of your weather, but since it is cold here today, I get to shop instead of yard work, so I'll take it. Glad to hear the kiddo is good!.

Jan - Good call on staying in this bunker..

Whew, I think that's everybody so far...

Comment #23

Hiya TL'ers!!.

So after all my whining last week about getting stuck, the weight is melting off my body again this week. Very happy about that. Breaking into the 220's was a breakthrough for my mind as well. Life is good!.

Ella - you're a nurse so I'm sure you know about Chantix. Just watch him for any side effects, but it can absolutely work wonders for folks. If he begins to have trouble and wants to get off of it, one thing a lot of folks don't know is that combo NRT works about as well as Chantix. So, instead of just using patches, gum, or lozenge, for example, he can put on a patch and use gum or lozenge as needed on top of it. It isn't FDA approved that way but is quickly becoming a standard of practice. I just like to be sure people know about that option when they start Chantix because it seems like you can never predict who can tolerate the Chantix and who can't.

All the best to him!!.

Why is it that now that I've lost about 65 pounds I sometimes notice my flab a lot more? Like, I can't stop kneading my batwings, and my thighs seem to have taken on a life of their own. I'm starting to crave strength training again. Definitely want to get strong but do not want to slow down my weight loss until I'm at least in the 190's. It seems like when I do 30 mins of cardio and nothing more, I lose really well. Just hate to "fix" something that's not broken..

Got a lot to do today to prepare for my trip to Atlanta tomorrow. It promises to be a long, but good, week, and I expect to have a nice loss at the end of it..

Have a beautiful OP day! HUGS..

Comment #24

MOrning Tls.

Busy day yesterday. Work, shopping, mom taxi, dinner and a movie..

Have a wonderful day today...

Comment #25

Oh and I forgot to add that I lost 1.4 overnight! Might have been all the stress from yesterday. Or it could be that I haven't ran since Monday due to my knee injury. Not sure, but all I know is that when my knee is better, I'll be right back out there regardless of what the scale shows! I love it! So, that brings my total up to 2.4 for the week and I am extremely pleased with that!.

Tkd and Ella, about the people that I know that have taken Chantix, it's split down the middle. Half say that they had horrible side effects including very bad moods, disturbing dreams, and nausea. The other half claim it's a miracle drug. So far, (day 3), I haven't had any bad side affects. I've been dreaming a lot, but they aren't so bad...

Comment #26

He's taken it before... the worst dream he had involved him going to Castles and Coasters at Metro Center (this is back in Phoenix, so De is going to die laughing at this next part)... only it had turned into a strip club and he couldn't figure out how to get out. He was very upset when he woke up... me cracking up laughing probably didn't help..

His biggest issue is that he got cocky and thought he could do it fine without the third month... (plus, I think he really didn't want to do it then.... and now it's his idea.).

Gee, where do we all hear that we have to follow the plan 100%? Guess he learned that one that the hard way, too! LOL.

Zoe... you have three whole restaurants? Really??? We have ONE! But about 10 places to buy farm equipment...

Comment #27

Kris, one of my doctors prescribed Chantix for me and he told me it might make me "more sexually promiscuous". What a phrase! I quit without it, but I always wondered if it would've turned me insta-s|ut. Plus, why'd he have to say MORE?.

Good luck quitting!..

Comment #28

Good Morning TL,.

It's 8:21 and there are 3 pages- I thought for sure I could address everyone by name, I was going to write everyone down but I am still in bed..

Anna, do you make coffee in bed deliveries?.

Kris- glad to hear your son and chantix are both doing well- congrats on a great week of WL!.

Ella, oh Ella I LOVE reading your posts! all of them. It sounds like you ARE not only getting your body back but you have found a very happy place- thats awesome..

Melissa- have fun shopping! I enjoy it much more now hat my "size"fits me again, shopping was getting very frustrating!.

Tara- glad your migraine has subsided, I had 3 during my spring break, Tue, Thur and Sat. so I feel your pain- enjoy your day.

Hi everyone else: No chopped tofu! I enjoy all of you and what you post- sorry I am BAD at recalling what I want to say to you.

Have a great OP day!..

Comment #29

ROFLMAO... holy cow... love the MORE... that's so freaking funny. I mean, I could understand someone saying that to the woman with seven kids.... but how did you keep from decking the doc???..

Comment #30

Good Saturday Morning TL-ers.....

Thanks so much for the coffee this morning definitely need it! MMMM Seattle's Best does smell dee-lish..

Ella- I have several friends that tried Chantix, and haven't looked back, they're still smoke free. I smoked for almost 20 years and decided I had had enough, and used the patch... for three weeks, and that was over three years ago, and I haven't had another butt..

I woke up feeling energized, and much earlier for a Saturday than I normally would! DH was surprised to see my face so early. I am completely motivated and look forward to coming on the boards to see what everyone is up to. I won't beat a dead horse, because I know the subject was dropped, but will say this. After seeing /reading the whole "alcohol" spectacle on other boards. I.

Knew.

This would be the place for me..

So As much as I said that the Medifast plan felt like "home" for me in one of my blogs... I guess you could say that the TL board is the Family Room or Den inside that home! LOL.

Look forward to getting to know you all better every day, and to share this OP journey with you all!..

Comment #31

HA HA Zoe- thats funny yeah "more" really? congrats for quitting on your own! I was never really a smoker, other that in high school. My mom smoked my whole life and quit my Sr year. has not smoked since!.

MF is not the only plan that should be followed 100% hehe..

Comment #32

LOL! I can't believe he said "promiscuous." And more! OMG! If all he meant that was your sex drive would improve, my husband would love that! Promiscuous, definitely not! I hope I don't turn into an insta-s|ut, as you put it lol!..

Comment #33

*Yawn* Good morning! Hugging the coffee pot and watching some netflix. Nice slow start to my day. Hoping work doesn't page me too. It's gotten cold here again. If my day pans out, I'll have a few hours sitting at my local yarn shop knitting. I have a lot of Christmas presents I'd like to make and I'd really like to get some of them done this year. LOL..

Comment #34

Good Morning to those I missed!.

Tk - sounds like you're doing fabulous, keep up the great work!.

Hi Mia!!!.

Kris - great job on the loss - they add up quickly, don't they? Just love it!!!!.

Hi Bobbie!!!.

Morning Zoe - thanks for the laugh - too good!.

Hi Keri - I'm so glad you're here - you're definitely in the right place!.

'Morning to anyone I missed!.

Well dd was using my old WW account before it expires at the end of March. We had a sit down and she decided she wanted her own account - because the weight was all messed up for her using my account (makes sense). So I said what weight? She said on January 4th I put in 228. OMG - I'd completely forgotten that I'd lost 8 pounds before starting on MF. No wonder my clothes don't fit!!! Since January I've lost 24 pounds (as of my sneak peek today). Wow! So I'm technically 4 pounds away from my next charm and 5 pounds away from Onderland - color me happy - I'm going shopping!!!!! Of course, now to wake up the dd - wish me luck!.

Melissa..

Comment #35

Morning all!!! We are tearing up the bathroom today, so I just snuck away. Gotta get back before DH realizes I'm gone. Sounds like lots of busy days happening today. Will check back later I suppose..

Kris, where outside of Houston? I'm in Beaumont...

Comment #36

Good morning, Tough Lovelies! Lots of chatter in here already!.

Anna, thanks for the coffee! I have the purple Seattle's Best Level ??/ 4 or 5 - the really dark one - at work and that's some high test coffee! Thanks!.

I figured I'd better pop in and say my hello's before this day gets started. I need to leave for my hair appointment in about 45 minutes and then when I get back, DH and I have committed to doing some Spring Cleaning. I'd rather do a few hours of beadwork, but maybe some spring cleaning might spark some creativity so I can get some good ideas for some of the new stuff I bought yesterday..

Here's an idea - just my opinion, but hows about we leave MC to wallow in their own misery and not bring their issues into our safe haven today? Go there if you must, but I (for one) am categorizing that entire board as SLUDGE. There's nothing positive coming from the bickering, wheating, and finger-pointing over there. I feel like I should send my 7-year-old over there to teach them some manners..

I just enjoyed some Chili Nacho Cheese Puffs for breakfast and they were ridiculously good. My new order, which came yesterday, contained FIVE boxes!.

Awww... my kitty just climbed up and plopped down on my lap, half on my laptop! I guess it's cool that there's room for him AND my laptop on my lap now! Off to give the kitty some luvvin and go get ready for the hair appointment!.

See y'all a little later!..

Comment #37

Heh heh... tearing up the bathroom. I took that the wrong way.....

Comment #38

Thanks Bobbie and Melissa for the congrats!.

Melissa-You are sooo close to onederland, it must feel awesome! Have fun shopping!.

Cara, I live in Angleton. It's about an hour south of Houston near Freeport and Lake Jackson. Know where that is?..

Comment #39

Good morning TLers..

Thanks for the coffee. Much needed..

I'm with Penny - let's stay nice and toasty comfy down here in the clubhouse for a bit. It's not worth getting drawn into the MC Sludge..

No chopped tofu for me. It's cold here. Supposed to rain. Blech. Good for getting inside things done though. Although I am cracking up at the "more" promiscous...

And Penny, my kitty just jumped down from my lap. She was nice and comfy and purring until I broke out laughing at the promiscous comment..

Off to find more coffee. Add some hot cocoa. And then plot the day...

Comment #40

Penny-I LOVE the chili cheese nacho puffs! Sadly, I only ordered one box because I had never tried them before this order..

And I like your idea about leaving MC alone!..

Comment #41

Good Morning! It's a rainy, rainy day here in northern Alabama. Thunder clapped all night so my dogs kept me awake!.

Today is my weigh-in day and I'm so happy to report a 2 lb. loss this week which means I've achieved a new century!!!! I love MF!.

No chopped tofu....busy day here. DH and I will be picking out new carpet for the basement and working on packing the basement up. (This is like moving!).

Have a good day, ya'll..

I will be getting plenty of exercise carrying stuff up stairs to the main floor of my house!..

Comment #42

Look at me.....snuck away again. Must say that I am VERY excited that I will soon be able to brush my teeth in my own bathroom. The sinks have been missing for a while. DH got really sick last fall and the remodel got put on hold. Hopefully by the end of the week we will have the remodel done with sinks and everything!!!!!.

Kris, I do know where Lake Jackson and Freeport are. We may even get transferred that way next year. DH works for BASF and they have a plant in Freeport, which I'm sure you already know. They will be moving us somewhere and that is one of the possibilities. Maybe we can meet one of these days...

Comment #43

No sludge of any kind, including the dribbles from the blogs sounds great to me..

TL=Haven to me as well. I have environmentally engineered my home and we can all do that here as well..

Sometimes we're on the ball with TLNewbies and sometimes we let them slip in before they've read and really cpomprehended the "mission statement" of this particular group..

Strange NSV today: hurried to relieve myself after bkft&coffee before heading out to grocery store this AM. When pulling up my jeans I realized I was wearing my size 8, 5 pocket jeans, not the elastic waist kind. There was a closed zipper. NSV. I'm still shaking my head over that one!.

Enjoy your day OP and loving life..

Beth..

Comment #44

I totally understand! I know when I was heavier I was mortified to look at myself in the mirror or to really notice my fat. It's like if I stuck my fingers in my ears and sang "LALALALALA!" it wasn't true and I wasn't that fat..

Now that I'm on this self-improvement kick I do check myself out in the mirror, notice my stretch marks, and sometimes even see how far I can stretch out or wiggle my bat wings, thighs, and belly..

Have you tried doing light weights a couple of days a week? I just make sure I stick to 45 minutes or less of cardio + weights and I still lose...

Comment #45

Cara, that would be so cool to meet up! And yea for sinks! We remodeled our kitchen in our old house a few years ago and we had to wash dishes in the bathroom. And it took us forever as well!..

Comment #46

Good morning all! I'm low on coffee this morning (EEK!) so thanks to whomever brewed a batch..

Today is the last day my parents are in town. I'm a little relieved they are going home because I've eaten out two meals a day for the last three days and I'm really tired of it. I'm ready to go back to my boring L & G and the 5 & 1. 4 & 2 is great for major exercise weeks but I'd prefer to go back to my space food now since I'm not doing a whole lot of exercise..

I'm having a major spring cleaning urge. Has that hit anyone yet??.

Have a great day!..

Comment #47

No chopped tofu, lol..

Good luck to those quitting smoking..

Pittie, congrats on your new decade!.

Add me to the ones ROFL-ing at the promiscuous comment! So funny!.

I got up early to go CrossFit and really want to crawl back into bed right now, but we are celebrating my dad's 75th birthday later and I need to go upload photos for a digital photo frame that we got him..

I must confess, I'll probably peek into MC, but I promise not to bring it here...

Comment #48

Good Morning!!.

Thanks for the coffee much needed since I came to work at 7am. The bonus of going in early is the guys being nice to me cause I apparently look grumpy.

Great for all the losses posted this morning! and the NSVs!.

This group is truly an oasis. The best part? The absolute best part about TL??? WE USE PARAGRAPHS!!!!! I won't rant about people who use no line breaks or paragraphs. That they literally type the way the think, in a messy unending stream. PARAGRAPHS PEOPLE! ok sorry, I did a mini rant..

Well EllaHalligan... I have nothing really to say but that still makes me giggle. Pick me up a prom dress at the Hardware store will ya?.

And I used to work at the library by Castle & Coasters at Metro Center. The mall is a wasteland now. It's emptied out and only good store left is Macys..

Off to do some staring at the hotties..

Comment #49

Love you guys so much... but this tired RN is toddling off to bed. Have a good, OP, sludge free day, all!..

Comment #50

Morning my Peeps!.

It is looking to be a beautiful sunny day here, hopefully with temps around 80. Hubs and I went to scope out supplies to build our raised garden. We're thinking of using cinder blocks instead of wood an moving it out into a corner of the yard around 2 of the sprinklers which we will then raise to automatically water for me. Now we need to see if we can borrow our neighbor's truck to get said cinder blocks home. I slept later than I have in ages, which is going to throw off my entire schedule today, since I now can't eat anything for about 1.5 hours. Oh well.

Headache has backed off and I'm OFF WORK!!!.

Not even going to try and catch up. I will pop in a little later. We want to hit a farmer's market this morning and a bead store I told Penny I would scope out for her..

Hope everyone has a great OP day!..

Comment #51

Sassy - I'm planning a bit of spring cleaning today. Going to try to get through my little one's room. Eek!!!.

De - We did a raised garden last year. Loved it. The tomatoes and squash took off. And we had about 6 (yes, count 'em 6) pea pods. But, I planted daffodil bulbs in it last fall. So now it is full of blooming flowers.

Steph - I agree. Type in paragraphs. Use complete sentences people. Use punctuation. Type like you have the brains God gave my five year old. I have a few people on ignore just because I cannot stand to read their posts. The content sucks and the post itself sucks...

Comment #52

I am still waiting for the DirectTV repairman!! %$#()(@#$%.

Granted, they said 8-12, and it's still 35 minutes until 12 here, but I could have run so many errands this morning!! I think once I tell him what I need done, I'm going to abandon him with DSO and at least go get the grocery shopping out of the way..

Maybe I should have put in the service request that I was feeling.

More.

Promiscuous than usual...

Comment #53

Oh, and just for my sanity's sake, I decided to weigh in this morning BEFORE I started any crazy manual labor. Down 1.4. Considering I was UP almost a lb from water retention last week, I am TOTALLY happy with that number. Still slow, but steady..

Comment #54

Zoe - I swear, there is nothing worse than waiting for the <<< Insert repairman type here >>> to come. Between 8 and 12... yah right. I feel your pain..

Great weight loss De...

Comment #55

Cheri - Flowers don't do so well here, especially in direct sunlight! We are going to have to buy some green sun screening to cover the garden when summer really hits. Since it will be up against the fence on 2 sides, that should be pretty easy. We could just dig up the yard in that area, but we need to keep the turtles out of it..

I did buy some Jasmine plants last night that I am going to put in pots and try to keep alive on the patio. Right now they are in the counter in my kitchen and my house smells unbelievable!!.

Can't wait to be able to go and buy plants for my garden. I buy starter plant rather than grow from seeds, mostly because it's already late in the growing season here right now, and I like to buy tomato plants that already have tons of flowers on them! hehe. I'm not a patient person......

Comment #56

I did starter plants last year for the veggie garden. Much easier. I don't have the patience to grow from seeds. Planting daffodil bulbs was torturous for me. So long to wait for results..

We are looking for plants for our patio as well. We need hanging basket flowers that can take direct sunlight. And we're looking to plant jasmine on the side of the house. I love the smell of jasmine but I'm allergic to bees. So I want the smell, but the flowers not near me... lol..

Comment #57

Good morning everyone. Thanks for the coffee Anna. Delish and handy since I let myself run out this morning. Starbucks is a building away and they give me a free drink with my card purchased lb of coffee, so waiting for my daughter to get home so she can enjoy the free sludge drink. I hate letting it go to waste..

Picture sharing was fun yesterday. De..we're still waiting to see a few from you..

I agree it got WAY out of hand out there. Chris sent me a lovely PM about it and reinforced De's comments about how useless it is to try to get them to change their attitudes. Waste of time and energy. I'm determined not to fall for it again. Chris also pointed out how she just says what she has to say, leaves and doesn't go back. Smart.

No sludge today and no sludgey threads either..

Costco, Trader Joes, Whole Foods (in the mood for Sea Bass tonight) and the gym today. Then I am going to figure out my new digital reader that I impulsively bought to go with my Bodybugg...

Comment #58

All of you people with Trader Joe's are making me jealous. It's one of the few things on my f Pro list of moving to San Diego..

Morning to all of you..

Comment #59

Susan - I will believe you can stay away from confrontation when I see it! LOL.

Cheri - I'm allergic to bees as well, and Africanized bees hit the area a few years ago, but to sit out on my patio and smell that Jasmine is worth a bee or too..

If my body could have handles it, I would have slept on the dining room table last night because the room smelled so good. hehe..

Comment #60

De, Okay, the gauntlet has been thrown down..

You just watch me sista..

Anna, I am from SD. My mom still lives in La Jolla. Maybe one day we will meet. I go down there about 3 or 4 times a year..

About the floopy skin and flab when losing weight. I forgot to say this..I totally agree. The smaller I get, the floopier I get. I'm sure some will go away, but at a VERY young 57, probably not all will. So..I will dress to hide and look VERY glamorous...

Comment #61

That'd we fabulous SLW. I'll live up north by Oceanside/Carlsbad (I assume I go in 3 weeks to help my dh find a rental)..

I'm also noticing the skin more. I always had it on my stomach b/c I've had 2 C Sections but it's getting worse. And if I ever had plastic surgery it'll be on the skin under my arms...

Comment #62

How is it I can eat space food for 7 months and not bat an eye at all the delightful sludge I've given up, yet agonize for 3 days over downgrading my cable package that I don't even use??.

For many people (ME) there's a pretty big link to debt and obesity (hello, not being able to say no to myself...) so I'm trying to get out of debt as I also lose weight. I did actually downgrade my package and will have another $75 a month to put towards debt..

Just learning to say no to myself...

Comment #63

Cali, if I was to move back, those North Coast areas are EXACTLY where I'd want to live..since I'd hardly be able to live in La Jolla like my mom..unless I lived WITH my mom. Love her, but eek at that thought..

I think if I could have plastic surgery and money were no object (yeah, that will happen) I would choose arms, stomach, and possibly thighs..oh yeah, and general face lift. Like I told a friend on this site, I'd like someone to go to the top of my head and grab the skin and yank up and tie a slip knot. I think that would take care of everything...

Comment #64

Sassy, nice job. I have been thinking about downgrading my rediculous package as well. No movie channels or anything, but I think I can live without Bravo...

Comment #65

Plastic surgery kinda scares me. The pain especially. I got a great deal off of groupon for laser hair removal and that was painful enough for me!!..

Comment #66

Good late-Morning everyone!.

It going to be a great day!.

I tried to make a muffin out of the pancakes for the very first time. It was better than I expected. I'm thinking about making it with coffee instead of water next time. Has anyone tried that?.

I have a crap lot of cleaning to do. I'd like to get the house sterilized from all the sickness that has been hanging out. But, so far I just feel like watching TLC and relaxing, maybe a little Wii fit..

I've only skimmed the top of the posts, any great big news today?.

Ff to read post:.

Hope everyone is having a great Saturday!..

Comment #67

I know all about the tummy skin. I've had two c sections as well and that scar does something to make the skin hang over it. That might have been TMI, but oh well. My husband has promised me a tummy tuck for when I get to goal. I'm hoping that I won't need one, but if I need one at this weight, I'm pretty sure I will need one then too. We'll see...

Comment #68

Sassy, it probably scares me too much to ever do it even if I won the lottery, but it's fun to fantasize...

Comment #69

Kris.

Even my thin friends who have had C Sections get as we call it 'the shelf'. Actually I have a friend getting a tummy tuck and boob lift in a few weeks, and she's always been little...

Comment #70

Trust me, it is VERY painful. At least it was for me when I got my boobs done. Again, maybe TMI lol! It actually hurt much worse than my two c sections. A lot worse!..

Comment #71

Thanks! I may call back and downgrade the last step and save another $20. I got talked into the 2nd basic level of cable by the Comcast dude. Ugh. I also am giving up my afternoon Americano and savings another, oh, $80 or so a month. Hellooooo Medifast financial style...

Comment #72

I'm thinking I won't think I'll do any plastic surgery until after I have kids. Of course, if I have complications and die from them then my poor kids will be orphans..

Or, maybe I'll just put off thinking about that until after I get a boyfriend..

Comment #73

Don 't give up on the loose skin just yet. There are things you can do now that will help, and definitely do NOT make any decisions about surgery until at least a year after you have hit goal. Your skin will likely tighten up a bit on it's own, but if you do a few push ups every day, that's a good way to start the process now. Even if that means just leaning against a wall to do them, you still get the benefits. If your arms are stronger, do tricep push-ups on a chair. Keep your fanny off the edge of the chair while holding on to the chair then lift and lower your body. Awesome tricep work and the only weight you need is your body...

Comment #74

Sassy - good job on the cable reduction. I did that a few years ago... went through and found all the areas I could save $ a month. I ended up downgrading my cable and my cell phone (didn't use all those minutes) and changed my auto insurance. I ended up saving about $150 a month..

Loose skin. Plastic surgery. Dreams. If I could, I'd do my arms. Lordy, I have bat wings now. And I have the tummy "shelf" too.

I agree, even thin girls who had a csection have the shelf..

Okay, must do housework. I keep stopping by the laptop while cleaning. I don't know how productive that is. Dh is off to Home Depot, and the little one has informed me he is staying in his jammies all day (yah, right)..

The bathroom is beckoning me. No, not to pee.... but to clean...

Comment #75

Ahhh, yes. The shelf or apron. I know it well after 2 C sections of my own...

Comment #76

I keep hearing the term 'wheaters' or 'wheating' and although I can sorta guess it's meaning, I'm one of these precise, detail (anal?.

) people that want to know EXACTLY what it means..

I've been searching through my over 25,000 pics on my puter here and can't find the pic of our princess with her summer do,nor the one of the 3 of us, me, DH & the dog, in our photobooth. Both are on my FB, so thought I'd go download them....can't do that anymore with the new user interface.

So, here's just one, even though picture day was yesterday. I'm usually a day late and more than a dollar short...

Comment #77

Jan, what a beautiful dog..

It's 1:30 and DTV is here now. Sigh. My errand list has been condensed to just Lowes and Giant...

Comment #78

Yeah, I'm hoping my skin bounces back more. I'm only 35 but I've been overweight since I was a kid, and I'm going to lose at least 140 pounds from my highest weight. At any rate, I need to get out of debt before I'd consider plastic surgery anyway, and that'll be a good year or so. I'm trying not to think about it and just enjoy my shrinking body!..

Comment #79

I will not hesitate to do the plastic surgery thing once I become a 5%er. I have had 4 C-sections and a hysterectomy. After being cut 5 times, I don't think that area will be remotely close to the same without a little help. And.....these boobs are getting lifted!!!!.

I called about 2 months ago to get rid of DTV all together. The convinced me to stay for 6 more months. Same package at half the price. That pays for our baseball package......the Cardinals were the one thing we were having trouble giving up. So......I got suckered in. When ball season is over, the DTV is too!!!!!! Someone in October remind me of that....OK?..

Comment #80

Since we were sharing pics of kids and furbabies, here are two pictures of my two handsome sons. The oldest one is 23 and the youngest one just turned 5 last Monday...

Comment #81

Jan, such a pretty dog. I think Wheaters is a combo of Whiners and Cheaters. Maybe someone who knows answered on page 3..I'm not there yet...

Comment #82

Cheri, I caught the handsome boys on Fridays thread. I just told you over there that my pretty 25 year old daughter just said "he's hot" about your son. I'm assuming she meant older son...

Comment #83

LOL Susan. I accidentally put it them on the Friday thread..

Tell your daughter thanks. The little one is a mini of the older one. I think they're keepers...

Comment #84

You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink..

You can tell those who want to fight us that they should be 100% on plan, but you can't make them..

You can lead a Tough Lover to sludge, but you can't make her (or him) eat. Why? Because we choose to be 100% on plan. We choose our health. We choose our size 6 jeans..

Me....I choose to be safe and sound, surrounded by those who will keep away from the sludge with me..

I'll join you and stay safe and sound in here...

Comment #85

Me too..

Cheri - What a handsome couple of boys you have!.

Just got back from the Farmer's Market. Scored on some wonderful heirloom tomatoes and some great organic produce..

Penny - Checked out the Razzle Dazzle. They have some very cool things there, but nothing I couldn't live without. There was one string of beads I thought was very cool. Clear, heart-shaped with what looks like flowers inside. Very pretty. Oh, and we are in a new decade!! 169/4/09 WOOT!!..

Comment #86

On the topic of the arms. I bought a dress for a friend's wedding this summer. It had little straps. I told DH I would have to wear a little cover. He said he liked it with the straps. I pointed out the batwings and said I didn't like that "look".

I could tell he wanted to say something but was trying to figure out how to say what he wanted to say. That's what 25 years of marriage do!.

So I said to him, I guess I could have plastic surgery to fix it, but I wouldn't want to spend the money. His face perked up (I knew he wanted to suggest it but was afraid he would offend me) and said that he thought we could pay for it if we needed to..

Well, I'm not going to do it. I figure I've spent enough money gaining and losing weight. It serves as a constant reminder of what I was and what I am. But everyone in a while I think it might be nice...

Comment #87

Barb - I've just had too many necessary surgeries since I was a child to even contemplate voluntary surgery just to make me look better. Like I said earlier, there are simple, every day things you can do to tighten up those bat wings. I still have them, but they are not as pronounced as they were. I am who I am and if people don't like me because I have flabby arms, then the heck with them!..

Comment #88

Look what I got in the mail yesterday!!! I love it Penny, it's my little reminder to STAY OP!!!.

Here it is a little closer LOVE IT!!!.

Wow that is big- sorry about that..

Comment #89

De, as a cancer, twisted small intestine, hysterectomy survivor, I agree! I lift and do tons of ab things. The skin above my knees sags a bit, but skirts to the knee are high enough for my age. The stomach has a little skin, but heck I am 51 and it doesn't muffin top of anything, so that is "covered". The arms, well, I'm just not meant to go sleeveless. I'm cold all the time anyway. Funny how that works when you have increased your metabolism and lost your insulation!.

I agree with your advice to all about waiting that year. I know my body shifted during that year..

Enjoy your weather! We got plunged back into the 30's today. I have my first 5K next Sunday, and this weekend was suppose to be my big outside run. I am going to have to do it on the treadmill at work on Monday. Too cold to breathe outside. UGH. Snow in the forcast for tomorrow. Your sky chair sounds mighty tempting!..

Comment #90

Bobbie, you're so pretty!.

Love all the pictures, the dogs, the sons, etc..

We're celebrating my dad's birthday in a couple of hours. Sludgefest for everyone but me. I'm looking forward to my salad and steak...

Comment #91

< totally up for plastic surgery one day. Bring it!..

Comment #92

Beautiful necklace! What a great idea. A reminder to stay on plan...

Comment #93

Awe- thanks Carolyn, have a great time at the sludge fest and staying OP!.

Yes fuzzy, I originally though it would be my goal but I couldn't wait...hehe..

Comment #94

My first 5k of the season a few weeks ago nearly killed me. It was freakin' COLD, and the wind was blowing. Road was icy. It was just yucky..

I don't mind 30 or so, like it was this morning - once I get warmed up it's fine. but man, I HATE that icy wind. It was blowing snow around here - not much, just enough to get in my eyes and be annoying. And of course since it's been warmer, I wasn't wearing enough clothes and was chilled through before I got my 4 miles in. The dog, otoh, was in heaven. She's furry, and loves the cold weather runs. That's a Good Thing - she motivates me when I really don't wanna!..

Comment #95

Bobbie..you are adorable. What a pretty necklace. Maybe it means I get mine today..

De, I think it may matter a little if you are still out in the world as a single person. I know most of my friends around my age (and I am 8 years older than you..youngster) who are married feel more like you and fuzzy. However, I am not really thinking I am going to do it. I suppose if I could afford it, I may think about it, but not sure if I actually would do it. I also have not had a surgery for many years (back and 2 neck) so maybe that changes things. Who knows..all I know is I will look awesome in cute clothes very soon...

Comment #96

Steph, I got some UA cold gear fleece tights that help the legs. Now if I could just find an air warmer. I end up coughing for a day if it is below 40. I've tried a scarf thing to prewarm the air, but it fogs my glasses. So I just run on the treadmill. How far will your dog run with you?..

Comment #97


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