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First question I got is Whey protein powder on phase 1 Medifast Diet? Thanks for any answer or 2. 2nd question I got is.. Medifast is a wonderful program with many different types of support and a fabulous community. We understand that everyone is an adult and this is not a "mean" group. For some of us, we thrive on this program if we have a place where we are held accountable, where we commit to the program 100% and where we have a place to chat with others who feel the same..

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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.

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3. Tell our "inner brat" to shut the H-E-** up and quiet him or her through abstenance from off plan foods.

4. Give and receive tough love without complaining or calling each other "mean".

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Comments (86)

Good question... I dunno what is the answer. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I bump into an anything. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could give you an answer..

Comment #1

Morning Karen, thanks for starting the day. I'm up and waiting on the coffee brewing..

Dear gawd it's cold out! -4 here. I don't know that I've ever seen it quite this cold here..

No steamed broccoli (yet, but the day is young) and no chopped tofu...

Comment #2

Happy chilly Monday! Thanks, Karen for starting us up. It's TWELVE BELOW right now outside and it probably won't make ito ut of the single digits until later tonight. I don't remember it beibng this cold before here, either..

I am down another 2.4 pounds this morning for a total of 15.4 so far and I'm only 24 days in! BBL.....

Comment #3

Happy Monday to you all.

Karen I hope you feel better!.

I hope all of you stay warm, and I will be happy that I live here.

Good Job Penny!.

I'm down 2.9 today for a total of 30.9 in 10 weeks, can't beat that... by the time I see my dh I'll be down at least 40 lbs and possibly closer to 50..

Comment #4

So I weighed myself and I'm back down to 104. I think I need to add foods this week. I don't like being quite this thin. I think I've contracted De syndrome...

Comment #5

Morning All! Hope everyone stays warm and OP today..

I'm spending the day on the road working with my husband. We're appraisers and now and then we get to work together. We have a lot of inspections all over the place so we'll be out all day. That means 2 meals out! 1/2 l&G for b-fast somewhere (eggbeaters) and 1/2 for lunch. I love MF! Personally I find eating out and staying OP to be very easy..

I have to tell you, during these 2 meals my husb willl easily consume 2,000 caloriesand he'll probably get a donut somewhere, too. He has never ever had a weight problem! Is this right I ask? Actually, I like to watch him eat while I stay OP. Makes me feel STRONG!.

Everyone have a great TL Medifast OP day! nan..

Comment #6

Great weigh-ins, TLers! Wish I could say the same, but I know my body right now. I came in at a loss of 1.2 pounds. Not bad. I know I'm retaining some water - had a touch of some bug over the weekend and was painfully bloated last night. I'm sure that about .5 pound will be disposed of today at various times. :/.

Gotta get to werk and create the torture pack for my students, otherwise known as homework. hehe..

Comment #7

Morning all....quick fly by before I'm off to the salt mines...that would be in.

Novi, Steph in Az.

That's where our new HQ is, much to my dismay...60+ miles from me..

All the talk of outfits and boots these last few days...I have problems with both my feet that make finding shoes that fit a real challenge. Cute shoes that fit, or boots that I can even get on is almost impossible. I have a condition affecting my big toes....

Something-or-other rigitis.

...I can never remember the first part. Just think HUGE bunions around the toe joints - that's what it looks like. So, my feet are very 'tall'. Anyway, I just wanted to whine about it. I did this to myself by wearing all the pointy-toed heels back in my youth. I had a pair of shoes for every outfit practically..

Got all my chores done yesterday including a few extra..

Rachel - Hope your tummy's feeling better. Seem's like I've been gone forever from work, too. Off between Christmas & New Year, got sick right after that, last week MLK day. I haven't worked a full 5 day week since before Christmas!!.

So better get off the boards and onto the freeway.

Hope to check in from the orifice, but it's been difficult lately...even more so when I'm at HQ. Have a great OP day everyone!!..

Comment #8

Morning, all my mean, bullying friends. Looks like a great start to a Monday morning! I lost 2.3 last week, and my mileage is still keeping me below 45 a day, so so far, so good!.

Great work, everyone, on the losses..

Jan, I actually have bunions and they make buying running shoes um... interesting. Dress shoes aren't so hard just yet, but the doc keeps telling me they'll just get bigger. I'm just not interested in surgery on my feet, though - at least no till after the Marine Corps Marathon!..

Comment #9

Those poor kids just stook out at the bus stop for 25 minutes waiting for the bus., I am SO upset about this. It's all over the news to NOT stay out longer thn a few minutes. I called the bus garage and I do understand that a couple buses wouldn't start, but this is dangerous weather and I'd have driven her rather than have her wait in the cold. Glad she has warm clothes on. Off to RUSH through the rest of my morning now. Sheesh! Glad Medifast is fast! Thankful for not having to pack two actual FOOD meals...

Comment #10

Well I have to report that I was doing great and then since we are moving we spent all Saturday traversing the new area we're moving to in the cold and by my own fault, I didn't eat for 6 hours and ended up in a bar eating a cheeseburger. I realize starting fresh right afterwards is the key, and I did, but man, what a lame way to go out! You think I could have bucked up and realized my meals were in the car and I could have ate them like I was supposed to in those 6 hours and not gotten grumpy/ravenously hungry. I think being cold of course is not a good excuse but it certainly doesn't help. I had the best success on plan over the summer months but I want to be DONE by this summer. HALP. Back on plan all day yesterday and hoping for the best here, I'm starting a new job next week in said new city on a long commute until we move, so I am planning for the best and want the best for myself but am also nervous...

Comment #11

I also would really like that damn watch on my goals already!! :-D..

Comment #12

Goodmorning all!.

Boobnar you are so close to getting that watch! You can do it!.

It's a ridiculously freezing day here on Long Island, but I am thrilled that I finally made it through day 1 after a couple of weeks of struggling. 100% from here on out!!..

Comment #13

Thanks for getting us started this AM, Karen..

My 2nd day OP and I'm feeling so much calmer. I think my awkwardness yesterday was my realization that I chose to conclude after much on line research that I was suffering an allergic to soy, rather than the antivirals. I am allergic to all antibiotics and didn't want to lose another part of my arsenal. Oh well. I also recognize now that if my DH had been with me, he would have reached the correct conclusion quickly..

My skin is still very itchy and the alimentary tract is almost back on line, so each day is better. The cleansing factor of the Medifast is essential to me and was such an unexpected benefit initially..

Everyone seems to be rushing off in the frigid temps. Stay warm and pack your thermoses with MF..


Comment #14

We lost Jack LaLane. My heart is broken. One of my earliest memories was watching him and working out with him in front of the TV. Of course I haven't lived his principals throughout the years of my life, but I've admired him for as long as I can remember..

"I never think about dying. I think about living, living, living." - Jack LaLane..

Comment #15

Morning TLers..

Lots of great weigh-ins this morning. WOOT to all of you..

Boobnar - You know you probably would have had that watch today if you had passed on the burger? Not going to beat you up about it, but I know you can do this. So move on, plan better in the future and get to goal already, K?.

I can NOT believe how cold it is everywhere but here! It's insane!! I worry about you guys that live in those states that are affected..

Don't have time to respond to everyone this morning. Lots of work I need to get done..


Comment #16

Good mornng TL'ers..

Just checking in before getting read for werk..

Sounds like everyone is having great weigh-ins this morning. Good job..

Boobnar - what De said. Sucks, but true..

I have a little thought, good vibe, prayer (if you are so inclined) request. I am going in this afternoon for an endometral biopsy. Oodles of fun. I have had it done before and it isn't really overly painful, but being so tense about it makes it more painful. Not fun..

I hope everyone stays warm today...

Comment #17

UGH!!! Been there done that!! All the mojo I can send heading your way...

Comment #18

Been there, done that, too. 'Ceptin for mine was a nightmare. I'd already had an endometrial ablation, so they were trying to get through scar tissue to get the biopsy. Add some adenomyosis, just for fun, and I was nearly off the exam table, flopping around on the floor like a fish. I hope yours is a piece of cake and that you're back in business right away...

Comment #19

Anybody else have that one person in the office into whose throat you'd love to shove an entire bag of chopped broccoli? Still frozen? With a fork?..

Comment #20

Shipping a fried nutella with powdered sugar at this moment. Heck, I'm sending the whole jar!!..

Comment #21

No, I probably work in the greatest office in America....The one part of my life that is totally stress free..

Great weekend getting stuff done around the house.....Horrible weekend on plan. I guess I should just remove my ticker until I get my head on straight. I had a long discussion with myself in the mirror this morning. Literally a butt kicking tearful straight talk.......I am so anxious and shaky........

Comment #22

Steph - congrats on your loss! Two more pounds gone!!!.

I had a great day yesterday. With everyone commenting on how cold it's been in their parts of the world, it was pretty nice this weekend in Oregon. I even got out and golfed yesterday. I'm an avid golfer but not so much during the winter months. But yesterday was 50 and I did go. Because the ground was a little wet, the carts had to stay on the cart paths so we had to walk to our balls ....

But, I definitely CANNOT wear the pants I wore yesterday. Every two minutes I had to pull up those pants. Nice feeling actually..

This week is going to be a long one... many meetings... ugh! Hope it goes quickly!.

Hope all have a great day!..

Comment #23

Just one?!.

I sometimes fantasize as this woman is talking to me to just do a quick palm strike to the throat. Is that wrong?..

Comment #24

Morning TL'ers!.

Thanks for getting us started Karen. I am REALLY going to try to keep up today. Stay warm all of you in cold places...20 degree Chicago seems balmy, but we are going to get snow..

Bears stunk it up yesterday. Boo..

Off to work....blech..

Comment #25

Um, YES!! Does it havta be only ONE person?..

Comment #26

Penny, Anna, Tramp, Steph!!! Congrats on your losses!!!.

MT: Good luck with that De problem. You gotta hate it when things are catching..

Steph: good morning to you, my mean, bullying friend..

Cheri: definitely thinking of you. Hope it goes well..

Penny: really, REALLY loving the aggression this morning. I have a whole new perspective on bags of broccoli..

Lynne: anything we can do to help with that discussion? I'm sorry you're struggling.....

Comment #27

Lynne, sorry you had a tough weekend. Glad you had a heart-to-heart with yourself. Sounds like you gave yourself a good talking to. <SMACK!> Now snap out of it and get back on track! Okay, that was a pretty feeble attempt at tough love..

Connor, no I was thinking more like the heel of my hand against her nose... or having her bite the curb. She is the only person in this office that rubs people the wrong way and she makes the rounds. Her emails are notoriously known as "Nasty-Grams!" To borrow a term from former MFer and Rogue CTeeToo, she is a total.



Comment #28

Also, OMGWTFBBQ!!!?!?!? Why am I posting at this hour, you ask? I'll tell you. It's because I went to bed at 9:45 and WOKE UP AT 3:45. I finally gave up and got out of bed at 5:30. And got to work at 6:40. 2 hours early. *weeping*.

But I was awake, and figured I might as well go with it. I blame all the happiness. Morty and I are going a whole week without seeing each other because we were crazed junkies on a bender and needed to catch up with our lives a little. But that doesn't mean we didn't do a bunch of totally sweet texting yesterday. (And... sssshhhhh...


Salt mines anyone? Hooray, work! *cough*..

Comment #29

Oooooh, I'm having some blueberry mushmeal and I'm trying the Walden Farms pancake syrup in it. Never tried it before. This stuff is the shiznit...

Comment #30

Actually that was a great attempt Penny-I am kind of a softie so you know..

Thanks Freya, talking things out is what I still need to get better at...I don't need to do this alone..

I am so overwhelmed with thinking about putting our house up for sale.....This week is just some bad memories marriage wise that I need to deal with and our two adult sons just don't get what it means to GTFU so I gave them the list of conditions to be invited to live in our home and yea they didn't like them...I do think they realize how serious I am..

So happy for you and Morty. I see you are now 5 pounds to goal........SQUEEE..

Comment #31

Hi everyone. This group is hilarious. You all are so real and so funny. And I could use the Tough Love. In addition to wasting the last YEARS of my life to obesity, I decided to add on last week too, after losing 5 lbs. the previous week.

So anyway, I'm here to ask if I can join you?..

Comment #32

Thank you! 5 pounds... it's messing with my head. Wow..

So sorry about the house. Yes, you have to let go of so many things when letting go of a house. Bad memories get unearthed, good ones have to be let go of, and it all totally sucks in an emotionally overwhelming way..

Good luck with those adult children. I'm glad they're hearing you about How Life Is NOW..

So. Here's the tough love: hard times and crappy feelings are always going to show up on occasion. The only way to learn how to handle them without food is to grit your teeth and handle them without food. By removing that one pacifier, you force yourself to find other avenues. Some of which will almost certainly be healthier ones. *soft smile*.

I'll be thinking of you today. You can totally do this..

Chickens: welcome!!! Now consider yourself SMACKED and get back OP this week!!!..

Comment #33

Congratulations on the losses!.

Just wanted to check in before the day gets away from me...

Comment #34

Freya I heart you. I couldn't say it any better...

Comment #35

Anna, congrats on the weight release!! Your hubby wont know what hit him when he sees you!! How exciting!!.

Boobnar, good job getting back on the horse. Ive had the experience of not doing what I said I wanted to and looking back and saying, what was I thinking? it would have been so easy to just rip open a packetnow you know a little more about what challenges you and you can fight it! What I love about Medifast is just letting myself be on auto-pilot with the packets. 3 hours gone by? Rip one open!.

Tkd, thanks for the Jack LaLanne quote!! There is a wealth of Jack clips on youtube, and theyre amazing!! I had a few tears last night when I first read this. Talk about the tough love!! Eat right, no junk, not too much and move your body vigorously great advice then and now!!.

Sunny daze sending you a good thought now!! Ive had that, hope it goes well. I'm a bit of a screamer, 2 years later they still talk about it in the office...My gyno's nurse offered me her hand to hold - I think she regrets that. Don't let a massage therapist hold your hand during a biopsy....

Lynne, good luck with the house and all that goes along with that experience..

Freya, all I can say is I love reading every update to your journey!! 5lbs. To goal, youre my hero today!! Sometime Ill tell the story about growing up with 2 grandparents in the mortuary business..

I'm headed to the living room for Chalean Extreme, then off to work where I hope I don't have to shove any frozen broccoli down anyone's throat...

Comment #36

Freya: I you too......Thanks. I had myself in such a good mental place last year so I could deal with the hungry feeling - I need to get myself back in my happy space.......

Comment #37

Isn't it funny how we can live sometimes for YEARS with 20, 40, 60, even 100 extra pounds and it takes forever for it to bother us, but when we are FIVE pounds from goal, those five stinking pounds permeate our every thought? During my Round One, my doctor gave me a 160 pound goal. I wanted 158. MY goal was 158. I stopped at 160. The last two or three pounds bothered me for over a month and drove me bat$h!t crazy. So I called it at 160.

I don't have an actual number as my goal this time. Of course, I still want to see 158 and even go lower than that so long as it doesn't make me look too emaciated (it happens when your 47 and tall), but I am not going to drive myself crazy with a number this time. Unless you consider the size SIX jeans I want to get back into...

Comment #38

Well I see this team is doing what it was designed to do..

Holding each other accountable in the Tough Love way..

Congrats on the fabulous losses. Um could it be Staying OnPlan just might work?.

Well H E ! ! Yes it does. WTG you guys are rocking and kicking it..

Freya, that glow you got going on blinds me every time I see your face..

Penny - wow. Growing up in the Midwest, I can remember waiting for the bus in my snowsuit. We even went out for recess every day. Below zero or not. It used to take longer to bundle up and get that stuff off than our recess time. My mom said the teachers loved the break.

There were very few discipline problems in those classes filled to the brim with 40 or more kids per class. No media specialists, PE teachers, volunteer moms in the classroom or LRC. The classroom teacher DID it all. And had her own class for playground and stayed with them all day ending with them in line for their busses..

When I started teaching that is how it was for me. Boy these days it is not even recognizable any more. Not necessarily worse, just different..

Hey guys, prayer & mojo work. My mom already looks better just being with us..

And I might add, another ho hum warm and sunny day. Thanks DE...

Comment #39


Stay warm, Penny!!........that was for kids to wait in the cold for so long!!..

Comment #40

Sending positive thought and well wishes to all the Tough Lover's out there!!!.

Freya..........I agree with Chatty, you are glowing!! It is kind of like a cyber glow! Congrats on everything1..

Comment #41

Yeah. The trick is dealing with the hungry feeling when the good mental place isn't even on the horizon..

Hang in there. One day at a time.....

Comment #42

Thanks, darlings! I feel very shiny. I've got that happy new relationship glow. I has 20-year-olds jogging to get ahead of me and open the door for me. It's pretty damn rad...

Comment #43

Right now I am settling for one packet at a time.

It will get better. I just got to open my mouth and talk and not let everything "settle" in my own head..

Comment #44

Chatty, so happy to read about your mom's improvement!! My heart goes out to you and your family!! Wishing you all continued good days!!.

Thinking about tough love this morning - it's so.


To make up our minds that this program, 100%, is what we will do, but it's not always.


I love doing things that others are not willing to do! It really feeds my ego, and allows me to indulge my Virgo delusions of grandeur and superiority!! Every day OP is a day that we are doing what 99%+ of people are not willing to do. I LOVE that!!.

In the transformational training business (long story for another time) we say "Results=results". People who have their dreams turn out say that. The rest of the world tries to get us to buy into their reasons, stories and excuses about why it didn't turn out. "No results + a good story.

Does not.

= results"..

Ya'll can smack me if I get too motivation-y...

Comment #45

Good morning TL! I had a great surprise this morning-I am flying through the 180s. Just a couple of weeks ago I was in the low 190s and now I'm almost halfway out of the 180s. I glanced at the mirror this morning as I was walking to the bathroom to weigh myself and did a double take at my side-view reflection. Holy crap! My belly is almost flat! It's funny how some decades fly while others seem to take forever..

Best Monday morning ever...

Comment #46

Looking at the Cruise Ship website and dreaming of September... I don't think it even got up to ZERO degrees outside here yet..

Feeling pretty snazzy in a nautical(ish) navy and white sweater and navy (new) slacks! And, OH YEAH - my new glasses! Still getting used to them. But I got a few compliments on them and it feels great to see..

Chatty, of course your Mom is doing better now that she has you in her presence! We know how magical the company of our children is!..

Comment #47

Have you tried Keen boots? They have some cute city boots (not heels though) and the footbed is extra big...

Comment #48

Chatty - Glad your mom is doing better. Amazing what a little TLC can do, isn't it...

Comment #49

Penny-where are you going on your cruise? I went on a cruise to Mexico last year and LOVED it..

Freya-holy crap, the door holding thing is awesome! I've noticed that too.

Just another 'side effect' of this diet...

Comment #50

I'm booking a cruise on the same ship my husband and I were married on, for our 5-year anniversary this September! The itinerary is different this time, which is great because it's sailing to places I've never been to: Cozumel, Belize, Grand Cayman and Isla Roatan! It's totally going to be a surprise. I may tell him on Valentine's Day or wait until the end of April for the anniversary of our engagement... I'm so stoked. I'm already buying bathing suits!.

Don't you all love the side effects? I am totally going to post that blog here for you all.....

Comment #51

Thanks for the well wishes. I hope it goes well. Not looking forward to it, that's for sure. Ouch,.

Freya - Your Morty sounds like a doll. Enjoy!.

Sassy - Yay for getting through the 180's. I just got to 189 this morning, so I can understand your joy..

Chatty - Glad your mom is doing better. That is great news!.

Penny - Looking at cruise's online should warm you up a bit. I was looking at Maui websites last night in prep for our trip in May..

And, yes, I have some people at work I'd love to smack. Unfortunately they pay my salary, so I have to refrain. Boo..

Comment #52

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Comment #53

Penny, I love that!!!! And I'm so happy for your cruise. Hooray!..

Comment #54

Awwww... I can't imagine anything better for healing, myself. So glad to hear she's doing well...

Comment #55

I hate to complain but I'm freezing here at 50. Seriously cold nose and hands. I can't even remember what single digit temperatures felt like so I'm sending a lil sunshine your ways.

Jan- wave to 12 oaks mall for me would ya?.

Boob - Getting back OP was the way to go. Now stick to it.

Chatty- Glad things are better..

Sunny- Good thoughts are being sent your way..

Freya- I worked at cemetery through college. And I remember that handsome men in suits were a definite perk. You make me smile with your happiness..

Guess it's time to get working and starting moving around!..

Comment #56

Okay so just when you are feeling totally like EVERYTHING is wrong in the world, something totally unexpected and sweet happens. DD18 who is our independent, mature, hardworking one calls. She also happens to go to school on the campus where I work.

She moved out a couple weeks ago (and is the one who will never come home.


Meg: Mom, want to meet me at the student center for tea?.

Me: Sure pick me up in front of my office and we will ride over together.

Her: Okay (so she does we go).

I go back to my office and get this text: "Do you have sweat pants with you, I was going to see if you wanted to go work out with us at 12:30?" Even though I work for a different university I can use her campus gym..

I just thought that was the sweetest thing evahhhhh.....She wanted her old mom to go work out with her and her friends. LOL Of course I had already taken lunch but told her next time and thank you so much for thinking of me...

Comment #57

Booktramp - I hear ya! I happen to not like being smacked around though, so would NEVER dream of telling my peeps I was cold. hehe. It does amaze me how I went from living in Utah and walking around in the snow in shorts and barefoot to freezing my fanny off at 60 degrees. The blood thins quickly here..

Lynne - Awesome daughter you have...

Comment #58

Lynne, Awwwwwww!!!! I love when our kids seem to "just know" what we need and when we need it..

Right, Chatty?!.

Yesterday when we were out having our "girly time," Emma said to me, "Mommy, I just love you so much!" I said, "I love you, too, Punkin! Where did that come from?" And she answered, "I felt that in my heart and had to tell you." So sweet from a 7-year-old!..

Comment #59

Good morning!.

Congrats to all the losers today!! I am down 1.2 lbs and I'll take it! TOM is here, so I wasn't even expecting that...

Comment #60

I just want to report my blood pressure is way down and there is peace in my heart: today I have stuck to this thread, my messages inbox, the comments on my own blog post, and NOTHING ELSE..

This is MFin' happiness...

Comment #61

I read somewhere on the boards how to make the pancakes in a coffee cup in the microwave and they turn out like a muffin..

So yum!!!! I didn't even have to add any other ingredients other than water either, so they are totally OP. I will definitely be ordering these again now that I know an easier way to make them...

Comment #62

De - Well when it hits 70 today I won't tell them. I'll just sit outside for my lunch and practicing dodging the smacks sure to come..

I find being OP so much easier at work because I'm forced to plan out my day. Days off I find I forget to eat so have to double up on shakes (does that sound ridiculous or what? Forget to eat, crazy!). Anyone else have that problem? I just realized yesterday I had a 3 & 1 day. yikes...

Comment #63

HELLOOO!!! Nobody pays attention to me! <sniff> Queen of forgetting to eat here!.

Get those meals in and don't make me come over there and smack you. You're close enough for me to do that. Never forget it!..

Comment #64

I really liked this equation. It really is a no-brainer and very simple. But we all know it is NOT at all easy. In fact the battle with my weight is one of the hardest ever, for me. Probably because it has NO end. Maintenance is forever!..

Comment #65

I like hearing about your training - it's vicarious pleasure for me. I was a runner back in my youth before I wrecked my knees and my feet. Maybe again, though....

I was just about ready to have the surgery - my doc has been after me for years, but it's not a forever cure. The condition will return. I was going to get the surgery, not because my feet hurt, but because I'm tired of not being able to buy shoes. But then I broke my right foot and was in a cast of 5 months so I got a taste of what might be in store. Now why would I.


To be so inconenienced??!! DH had to drive me to werk!..

Comment #66

Penny- your DD sounds sweet too....When Megs was little she would squish my face in her hands and say "You are my bestest friend" and well she would climb in her daddy's lap and sniff him - that was a little weird when she did it in public, but, at home so cute..

GoddessLynne-Motivate Away -.

Good job behaving today Freya - no sense in getting all upset over folks looking for excuses..

Comment #67

Ok my DH has nothing to do with 'my little cyber friends' that is what he calls you all. He has NO idea how cool it is that he calls you all 'LITTLE'.

Well I showed him this, MG, and he said, 'Do you really know these people, cause they have you pegged perfectly? You are the kindest person I've ever known, honey.'.

Tissue moment...

Comment #68

AWWWW. To bad he's going to have such a sappy sentimental picture in his head when he meets ME! Bwahahahaha He'll be back to "ax murderer" in no time!..

Comment #69

What gift! I'd probably put that in her baby book. Just like taking our measurements here for weeks when the scale is not kind, these great kiddo moments will help when the tween & teen stuff enters your home...

Comment #70

Thank you all for being here and sharing your lives..


Comment #71

I remember when you posted this blog. Great then, and still is...

Comment #72

Hey all,.

Let's add the following to the beginning of our thread...I haven't been able to keep up but it is my understanding that we have some haters out there....darn it!.

"Other topics will be discussed that may not be appropriate for the easily offended..

Please discontinue reading Tough Love threads if they are going to cause you to become upset.".

Look familiar?..

Comment #73

Thanks - I'll have to look at those. I have some Keen sandals for walking that I wore with socks the other day.

They're the comfiest.


Comment #74

Hey Ladies! I am just getting a chance to check in today. I hope I can go back and read all 85 posts so far today- wow! Stayed OP all weekend- BFFs 40th birthday party included.

You ladies are my inspiration and what I think about when at all tempted. Thank you for that!..

Comment #75

Given the 'weather' forecast outside the clubhouse, this Beginning is a great idea. Not to mention the tons of newbees that inevitably show up on sites like these. That is just MyOpinion..

Comment #76

Penny, your daughter is such a sweetheart!.

Chatty, great news that your mom is feeling and looking better...

Comment #77

Oh be honest, you just dontnwant De to smack you...

Comment #78

Sheesh you guys will have to forgive all the typos. Trying to type on my BB or little net book screen is NOT easy...

Comment #79

Hehe. You should see when I send text messages! YIKES!..

Comment #80

My friend and fellow MFer Doug (dlf1964) posted this incredibly helpful link I thought I'd share. Not that any of US would need it, but....


Comment #81

Sounds like wheaters from the MC forum wrote that. Have to tell you, that first sentence kind of offended me..


Comment #82

Tee hee - knowing Doug, as briefly as I do, I'm thinking he posted it JUST FOR them. He's been hugely successful and is a great guy who GETS IT. He's a No BS kinda guy and would fit right in here. If he could stand all us women!..

Comment #83

What a great link..

I loved all the 'scientific' proof of what we TLers..

Comment #84

Chatty, you didn't even have to finish that because I thought the same thing. This is scientific proof that the TL Credo is Medifast GOSPEL!..

Comment #85

And therefore a LIE as far as those outside are concerned...

Comment #86

Hi Everyone.....hope all of you are dong great? I am down to 168 so now I have lost 12 lbs since the 1st of I happy????? YOU BET...

Comment #87

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