I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the answer. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I got an decent answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably know..
No flaming here! No whining here! This is the best experience for me. No regrets, no worrying about a pound or two and no worrying about plateaus. I did my.
And knew what to expect so I am not fighting, moaning, whining, or even missing my previous life. Not one bit! I also have found myself backing off from the drama. I'm only 3 months so I know I have a long way to go. I choose to be gentle with myself, love myself and respect myself thru this shedding process. Thanks for the reminder of why we are here! Good for you!..
Everybody gets their rant on, now you've had yours...Glad you are around still, we need the oldie goldies with the experience to encourage those who are just hitting that emotional wall and haven't developed the coping strategy...
No flaming here and certainly I understand and hear what you're saying... And yes, I have done some whinning actually, more like expressive frustration ;).
But don'tcha think that the topics go back and forth. I've been off for a bit and am now back. I'm two days from being six months out. Yeah, I've lost 75 lbs but can't eat anything... eat 1/2 cup of greek yogurt and 2 protein shakes a day. Am I the average wls story? HELL NO.
But if I didn't have this place to turn to who knows what I would've done... I've felt pretty overwhelmed by the continuous dehydration, malnutrition and nausea. It was here on this site that I discovered that I had a stricture based on others two cents. That the protein drinks that I am thriving from originated from someone's opinion, etc..
It's seeing people like yourself and others that gives me.
That it will get better in time..
So yeah... it may be a drag from time to time but everyone has different challenges and this is a place where 'we' can call home. My program is lacking at best with support/advice/comfort/hope..
And for some great advice you have given me six months ago. I apologize in advance if I have offended you..
It did seem like a negative day a bit today... but IMHO.
Should be a place where you can share positives, negatives, and everything in-between with people who have been there, done that or are on the road and "get it." Life isn't always positive... especially in those first few months. On a downer day... I'd just post a positive and change the tide :).
You look awesome BTW :)..
I really do love this group, it is nice to know I am normal and with that comes all sorts of emotions. Some have no support at home and this is all they have. I enjoy.
It all the good, the bad and yes the big ugly! Gets very comical sometimes I love Lu who gives his honest truthful opinions, lol ( you can kiss me later Lu) but I think to be able to thrive we have to sort these feelings out. Ya sometimes it seems depressing but that's just life..
You stick around and maybe cheer things up we need your opinions and education on this journey. Oh and you do look great!..
Welcome Back! I have missed ya' girlie. You look fantastic..
I have been on this board for a couple of months and the tide has been pretty negative this week. I simply choose to bypass the posts that I feel are "downers" and move on. At times it is hard to ignore but I also do understand that people come here as a "safe haven" and although the posts may be depressing they would rather post about it than to eat through their emotions..
I do understand what you are saying though in that we come here for support, encouragement, and advice and when we have several posts that are "downers" it can be discouraging to those who are starting on their journey or simply looking for support..
To hear from you soon. Dont be a stranger..
This brings up a valid point. Many groups have rooms for newbies, postops and maintenance. Others label the user with a level. They are very much different issues. The way this board is designed there isn't really an answer..
One possible solution, and I am just mentioning it, is to label posts "newbie," "postop" or "maintenance." But everyone should share whatever they are feeling.....
I've been a member of this group for five or six months now, and I have to say that I find all of it beneficial. I don't mind hearing someone's rant, it gives me a chance to say something that may help improve their day. I am encouraged by those who report their successes, and I am informed by those who open discussions on GSB related topics. IMHO, it's all good, all useful. Love you all...
I have been here for about 3 months... and most comments are positive but it is a support group and if people want to bitch and moan than so be it. No one is forced to comment on them. There are days when I see too much negative so I.
For a few days at a time. Just my opinion..
I've notice that lately this board has been very depressing. A lot of posts that are very negative and gloomy. (OMG, I've gained 2lbs just shoot me, etc.).
Or general complaining. That's not what this board is about! This board should be about helping each other thru a tremendous experience, while being proactive and educating ourselves..
Anyway, I've been a member of this board for almost three years now, and I find that I don't like coming to it anymore because of the posts that are on it now..
I'd just like to see this become less of a bitch/whine fest and more of a helpful place to be positive..
Ok, I'm done, flame away...
I have only been here a couple of months. I'm very pre-op - hoping to have.
In April There have been more negative or complain posts recently. But hey, we should all be here for the ups and downs. We don't have to reply to everything - only those things that pertain to us, whether good or bad. Don't.
, you'll miss the good and positive stuff too. We help each other - good and bad times...
, new to this board. I am about to start my journey on Nov. 1`st. First meeting with the surgeon. I have enjoyed.
Here for the past 3 weeks. I have learned alot from.
The experiences, good and bad, from the people who post here. It is really preparing me for the journey. I know it won't be easy and I know I will need help. It is going to be great to learned from those who have been in the shoes I am preparing to wear. You look great....and I am looking forward to a new look for myself..
To see you here again, I'm sure you have a lot to offer after 3 years..
I am due for gbs on the 11th dec and have read all the posts good and bad to try get my head round everything but do enjoy the "happy" posts best I have learned so much and.
People dont stop coming here because I have a long way to go and need all your help to get me there..
I agree with the new folks in that even with posts of frustration, depression, anger, whatever, they get some insight on the types of situations and challenges that may arise after they've had.
And how they would face them..
Life after GBS isn't going to be all sunshine and rainbows, much as we'd like it to be. I've been pretty fortunate to have a good run of it, but we all have something in our life that we need to talk about at times, and sometimes this is the only place folks have to go to air that stuff out..
I am fairly new also.....and I love hearing about everyone's sucesses, and "wow" moments, and I look forward to them myself. But this is also a place for the..not so "wow", the "oh no I am scared" moments. We all can learn from the positive and the negative..
Plus, this is a safe place to bring your negative feelings because people here have walked the same walk, and they can either sympathize or lovingly kick you in the butt...whichever yout need..... you do look fantastic!!! liz..
Your so right about this matter. Why just yesterday I had to rearrange Dartgirls laundry for something she wrote and I just felt terrible all day. I mean it's one thing to lite.
Up Baritweet, or even Jerry (because they deserve it LOL).
It's just that having been here a year now I am blind to the.
Myriad of negative issues simply because I only see the hundreds of ppl who's lives have onlybchanged for the better..
FYI if I was negative to xnyone but the former mentioned I appoligize..
This site is great...I haven't been here long but I love the negative and positive comments. Believe me someone always say what I am thinking but didn't post...and BAM, you all come in with suggestions and compliments. Thanks DS family!.
And you look great!..
I am minding my business, Lu...lol... and the fact that we are able overcome even difficult disabilities and personalities, make amends and move on, proves this group is not the average online group, where flame wars and hate posts are daily affairs. I am so grateful for the depth of love and forbearance shown by so many here...
I love all the comments and post! I found many that have helped me through rough days! I am caregiver for my mother and she doesn't even remember I have had.
Most of the time so a lot of my support comes from all the people on this site! Thanks!!!..