Yup, although you might want to make sure and wait for another commenter to confirm it as I am not completely sure. Better yet, why don't you contact the Medifast guys because they can give you help better...
Morning Penny thanks for getting us started..
It's rainy and gloomy here (or will be once the sun is up). Oldest seemed much better yesterday haven't seen him yet this am. My Mom did too, thankfully..
Have a good one!..
Good morning Penny Thanks for the coffee...
I need some tough love!!!.
Once again 10 days before TOM and I have to deal with all my mental BS..survived last night need to get thru the next ones too.. UGH!!.
Rainy day here and no school... Supt. conference day, REALLY? Taking son for his 3 month endocrinologist appt.. hope is A1C is good.. His blood sugars have been so off.. He's 14, growing like a weed and hormones ranging....
Life is great in my house.. he's hormonal and I'm pre-menopause.....
Now that I got that out, feeling better all ready.....
Good morning Penny - thanks for the coffee!!!! Raining here - YUCK but I'm sure my croci are very happy! :-).
Happy to report the third week stall monster did NOT win!!!! Down one pound! And I'm VERY happy about it. That's 12 in three weeks - I have nothing to complain about!!!.
Good morning Anna - glad to hear everyone's doing better!.
Good morning Cindy - sounds like you've got a lot on your hands. Please look at Profema, it's a natural herbal vitamin and menopause remedy that really worked beautifully for me. I'm 55 so I've been there! Hang in there!!!!.
Good Morning to all who follow - I'll check in soon!.
Cindy, maybe that's my trouble. I had a hysterectomy last year, but they left my ovaries, so I can still get my biznatch on. And it's been SO on. Profema, huh Melissa? I might hafta look at that stuff...
Penny, I've found that and doing B-100s (not mixed with anything else!) straightens by a** right out - it's really amazing. I used to get horrible PMS, and I was told to do B-100s, it stopped completely (as long as I took at least one a day). Then when I started getting hot flashes (oh man did I suffer!) I got the Profema and now don't get them at all. The only trick is you have to take them for like three weeks for the effects to kick in. But once they kick in, it's smooth sailing! Definite recommend!.
Morning all. Thanks for the coffee, Penny. Thanks to everyone for their birthday wishes. I had a positively wonderful couple of days. Not totally sludge-free, but that was a choice I made. I didn't come to get talked off the ledge because I wanted to be on the ledge.
I was off sick yesterday, but feeling better today, so I better get moving...
Penny, I misread your post as Hump Day Pot Roast and it actually sounded like a good idea for this morning..
Anna, great news!.
Laxin, I too have a difficult TOM, both in wanting to eat all the food in the world, and in wanting to attack all the people..
Congrats on the loss Melissa!.
Belated happy birthday Jan..
I'm still in a funk today, I think I'm just under-rested. Hope everyone has a good, on plan, day!..
Thanks for the coffee, Penny. I need it..
Anna: glad the family is feeling better. I'm still lurking in the death warmed over section of life..
I am impressed with all our Newbies here..
Will lurk around today, sipping coffee now and tea later for throat..
Enjoy your day 100% OP..
I'm going to do some reading today to better understand this BodyBugg and maybe even lurk over on their thread for a little bit. I wore it to bed bast night and when I got up, I'd burned up several calories just from sleeping, if I read it correctly..
I am off to start the day. Hoping for another quiet day. See you all at the office...
Hi Beth and Jan!.
Penny - report back in on what you learn in lurkdom, OK?.
Hi all and good morning!.
Thanks for the coffee Penny! I put capuccino in it..
Good luck at the doctor with your son today, Cindy..
Im feeling very positive today and energized. Going to Aruba in May and need to get my passport photo taken and then to the postoffice-I sold some Medifast stuff I didnt like on ebay, used too much of it to send back..
I went off plan two days ago for one meal and felt horrible. I am refocused and determined. My goal was to loose 20 pounds by the time I go to Aruba, Ive lost 9, so Im sure I will pass that. I just need to stay on track and stay on this forum..
I'm a Wednesday weigher and I was very fearful that I wasn't having a great week. I personally did great OP, but wasn't "feeling" any different from last week. Well, weighed myself this morning and down 2.2! This now puts me at 17.2 for the first month and less than 100 to go! Yay me! I also did my measurements again. I've lost 2 inches from my chest, 2 inches from my waist, and 2.5 from my hips..
Penny- I had the older BodyBugg and loved it. It's eye opening on how the littlest changes in things you do can make a big difference..
Beth- Thanks for all the word of encouragement..
So much for sunny California. It's not so much that I'm ready for summer's 100s, but I'm soooo done with the rain. Where I live, it rains a bunch January - April, but pretty much never rains May - September. It's been raining for 4 days... I miss the sun. I know I'm spoiled compared to those of you in the PNW..
Today I have my union lay-off informational meeting. We'll see how that goes..
Have a great day!..
Hey TLers! So as it turned out my DH surprised me even further by taking time off work so my weekend got extended a couple of days! Yay! We had a great time and it was a much needed break. Now, it's back to regular life. That's the tough part..
Good morning Penny, thanks for starting us off..
Anna: Glad folks are feeling better there. Sorry for the gloomy day. Our weather has been gloomy too, and colder than usual..
Cindy: Here's hoping the A1C looks good for your son..
Melissa: Congrats on the pound! My week three was a big fat zero. I just turned 55, and have not had "shark week" for over 2 years now...but (knock on wood) have never had any symptoms at all. Not sure what that means....but I'm going to file away your recommendation in case the big M symptoms rear their ugly heads! Thanks for sharing..
Jan: Guess I was out of town for your birthday. Sorry I missed it. Happy Belated! Taking an OP-break so close to goal would DO ME IN! (I have such a control problem, which is why it is imperative that I stay on plan!) Sure hope you do better than I would. I'm thinking good thoughts for you..
Zoe: Hope the funk snaps for you soon..
Beth: Your expression of thought is so entertaining. I love the "death warmed over section of life" part!.
Megan: Aruba sounds relaxing! I know you are anxious for that!.
Knitty: congrats on the 2.2!.
Well, we are currently waiting for the weather to stay dry long enough to get to the bottom of the septic issues at my house. Until then, the family budget is on hold, since the plumbing bill has to be paid by us (house damage covered by insurance, but not plumbing). It's a waiting game now. What will break first: the weather, or the plumbing (again)?????..
Good morning TLers. Penny- thanks for the Happy Hump Day Roast Pot or Pot Roast. or whatever. I will drink it..
I raise my hand and join the group of pre menopausal TLers. I'm 49. I just want this done with. Hot. Cold. Hot.
Bi**hy. Hot. I fear my husband will sell me. Maybe I should look into the Profema and B100..
Anna - Glad your son is feeling a bit better..
Mellissa - Great job on the loss!.
From yesterday's discussion thread. Freya mentioned the never ending recipes people provide with crappy, non OP foods and too many condiments, etc. I just don't get it. People spend all this money on Medifast and then screw it up with their own crap. Just follow the plan. It works.
So not only do they take themselves down, they take others down with them..
I am having a bit of a rant. Just tired of the off plan, on plan, off plan, on plan, 100%, try something else and then waaahhhhh becasue MF's not working crap. Just do it. Plain and simple. This is not directed at anyone here. I see a few people posted they went off plan recently.
JUST DO IT!!!! Be OP!!.
Okay, I'm done. I better get some of that Pot Roast or Roast Pot or whatever Penny made...
Oh shoot! I forgot to thank you all for celebrating my 1st Mediversary with me!.
Thanks for all the wonderful comments. I really am proud of the control I've exhibited over myself this past year..
I had lots of help and support. Thank you for your many inspirations and your love!..
Now that I think about it, my SECOND Mediversary will be on May 12! I don't know what my goal weight is gonna be this time around since I have more muscle this time, but I'm thinking I should be able to wear my favorite size 6 Gap jeans that day!..
WHAt a rainy day! Staying quiet today. I hope you all have a great Day..
Penny-I want to wear Gap jeans!..
Mia, I wanna wear Gap jeans without a... never mind!..
I missed your Mediversary, happy mediversary a day late. And I'm so glad you got to have such a great time away.
I hope your son's blood work comes back great..
Morning Beth, Megan, sunny, Mia and anyone else I missed.
Sun is out here in coastal NC now, we could use some more rain but I love the sun..
This weather has been so strange this year. It seems to be storming all the time, everywhere but HERE where we need some rain the most! We are also 10 degrees above average and is supposed to hit 90 I think today..
Jan - <sigh> We are all grown ups here and responsible for our own choices, but I have to say I'm disappointed. You have done so well. To see you potentially throw that away makes me sad. Hopefully you will be able to find your way back. Since we no longer seem to have a team leader, I'm going to put my Rogue badge on and be a big meanie here for a minute. I do agree that if you aren't supporting the 100% mindset that we have here, it would be best to remove the banner until you are ready to be 100% again.
You are one of my favorite people and I want you to be successful. I also want you to stick around here..
OK. I guess I need a song today. Any requests?.
Oh Penny - 179/8/39 WOOT!!..
I only just took my party day and my birthday. I'm not planning going anywhere but goal...and on my cruise (47/5/9)..
Having been there (goal) and NOT followed the T&M plan as faithfully as I followed 5&1, I know all too well what doctoring and rearranging the program can do. It's fatal on 5&1 and fatal on T&M..
I'd like to still hang with you guys if you'll have me..
I'm still alive and kicking (barely). My work event is FINALLY over and I'm just crawling out of the work cave... slowly. Yesterday I got home at 6 PM - ate dinner and was in bed and out at 7PM... slept straight through to this morning. You would think that it would be enough sleep but I could use some more (or that Dee/Penny vacation....
). I'm going to make a large pot of coffee just for myself today (selfish, I know). I'll put on a spare for everyone else! Teehee!!.
I have to go back and catch up on everyone's life and will talk to you all later!! MWAH!.
I'm confused Jan. were you doing 5&1 or are you in transition? If you are in transition, I apologize. I was going off your ticker. Of course we'll still have you!..
Good morning Tlers! It's rainy, cold, and gross here in Portland. I wanna cral back in bed until summer. sigh..
Down 0.6 this week. Having bad PMS I'll take that little loss over a gain any day...
Hey guys... no chopped tofu today. I think the interminable gloomy Idaho winter is getting to this Arizona native. I'm doing great about OP... just feel in a major funk otherwise. Didn't want to get out of bed this morning... don't really want to do anything...
I just had the cappuccino mixed with french vanilla coffee from this single cup coffee brewer thing we have here at work. It was divine. So divine in fact, I was suspicious..
Logged onto their website to confirm my suspicions and whaddaya know, 5 calories, 1 carb. Sigh. Checked the cup of hazelnut I had earlier today, same thing..
But, at least now I know. I usually brew sumatra, which is listed at 2 cal/.3 carbs..
I entered 2 custom foods into my food tracker, 1 is just a 1 gram serving with 1 carb, and the other is a 1 gram serving with 1 calorie. I use them to add foods that I don't want to add as their own entries in my custom foods. If I have stinkbreath and use a mint, I just grab the right number of servings of my 1 carb item to track the carbs in it. So to track these damned coffees, I entered in 10 servings of calories and 2 of carbs - 2 lines on the page, no fuss!..
Back from Dr.. and off to work.. Son is doing great.. A1C 6.2 woo hoo!!.. Will check back later .. for some reason I am starving today..
Enjoy the day.
Gawd it's early. Are we there yet?.
It's true that posting the same damn weight over and over again isn't very riveting, and certainly not as ossum as losses. Last week? 134. Weekend? 134. Monday? 134. Tuesday? 134. Today? 134..
But you know, I'll freakin' take it. Especially after discovering that nuts *are* a trigger food for me and can't be in the house. *sigh* Anyway, figuring my sh** out in transition, one baby step at a time. Fruit is fine, but I do have 2 ounces of chicken breast and 1/2C of yogurt with it. Making damn sure to weigh that nonsense down with plenty of protein..
Hope everyone's having a splendid OP day!!!..
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh..... Nuts = trigger. Yogurt = trigger. Fruit = yep, trigger...
What??? Penny, how do you do transition? Week 1 + grains for 16 weeks? *grin*..
Freya, you are one of my favorite heroes!.
I'm scared to freakin' death of transition! I hope I'm mentally ready when the time comes..
I think I'll be elated if I can have 134 over and over again!.
Freya, thanks for the story about nuts! I have to remember I won't all of a sudden get over trigger foods and emotional eating at goal. Good thing to remember...
Freya - We've talked about the sludge T&M talk before. General categories only. No specifics. PLEASE!.
Not all of us are in transition yet........
De, I thought I *was*! *crying*.
Seriously. I thought hard before posting. Was it all general categories? In my mind it was. I'm just not sure how to walk this line and talk about transition here. *sigh*..
Without specific mention of specific foods. Some are struggling...
No apologies...I'm doing 5&1. Long story short - I hit goal last July and didn't follow T&M faithfully. I did OK for a while, but let more than a few pounds creep back. I went back on 5&1 after Christmas, 100%OP, to get back to goal and do transition.
Your original comment about throwing away my progress is what happened to me the first time. I did not and will not throw away my progress. BTDT. Moving on......
Can someone PM me with *what* was a specific food? Nuts are OP for 5&1 as a snack. The other 2 items are the category of food for that week of transition. I'm missing something obvious here, and I'd love to have it asplained so I can stop upsetting my peeps...
I know. It's hard to do. Been there done that. And while I know that we all want to help you and learn from those in transition, it's hard if someone is having a "craving" day. It's also tough to know which words can set off a trigger in someone else. Perhaps you SHOULD start a TL transition thread over in the T&M forum as Della suggested earlier.
It would also be up to the individual TL'er on whether they were feeling emotionally capable of reading about healthy sludge on any given day. Unfortunately, you would have to be the one to run it..
Guess it's time to readdress the issue as a team...
Huh, I don't see what Freya did wrong. Nuts are an on plan snack and the other things she said were general categories...
Just because Medifast has given their blessing on something for 5&1 doesn't necessarily make it any less a trigger for others. Frankly, and everyone here knows this, I disagree with NS' addition of that item as a snack BECAUSE it is a trigger food for so many. That's why it was removed from the list 3 years ago. They only put it back because people were clamoring for it..
I also think that we have some members here this week that have been struggling with cravings and triggers and have been in a funk. It seems to be an epidemic this week. When people get like this, ANYTHING can set off a trigger response. The day you posted your second choice of a starchy veg (starts with a Y) that set of a craving for me that I've never experienced before! I would have traded in my son for some of that! And I'm not one that is usually set off by just reading about sludge..
Sassy - It set off a huge trigger response in another member. She didn't do anything wrong at all...
If a TL thread is started in T & M, I will post there...
I'm with De on this one. The foods that are allowable in the first few weeks of transition aren't foods I want to hear about while I'm still in the weight loss phase, even as categories. The big G and the big F are my absolute weaknesses..
I do, however, want and need a resource for when I am ready for transition myself. I did Medifast 5 years ago, lost all my weight, and put all of it back on gradually because I did not follow a transition plan. A Tough Love transition thread would be awesome. I could look forward to graduating from this thread to that one, and then be able to come back here to help newbies...
I started one, dears! We have a thread!.
And my apologies for making things harder for people. I tried not talking about it at all, and people kept asking me how things were going. Then I tried posting and kept screwing it up. *rueful smile*. Now I'll go over to that other place for discussing T&M, and I'll save here for talking about pickles and poop. Hopefully not together...
I don't think anyone is looking to get rid of anyone. But consideration must be a factor in here, in light of all those who have bared their souls and admitted their struggles and slips..
A Tough Love T&M board would be extremely popular. There is a shortage of good T&M support and info on the boards and there's a huge need for successful MFers, like we have in here, to share their experiences...
Well, I hope you still post here as well!.
Freya - You'll see me there too...
Thanks Freya, hopefully the threads will be going strong months from now when I need them!..
I will be here too. As Freya said, we need somewhere to discuss pickles and poop...
Absolutely Miss Gonna be at Goal at my next WI!!!..
He he... well I'm there now.... But at my next weigh in I will be a few lbs less... so I'm going with that. The curse of being a daily weigher...lol..
I know. I declared goal off my normal WI day the first time around. I had waited SO long for that last .12 lbs to go away, I didn't care!! LOL. Happy Dancing for you!!.
Penny - Don't make me come over there......
Hugs for all who are struggling this week. I don't crave sludge that much anymore but i'd kill for some booze. (speaking of booze... has anyone seen Alucas around? She hasn't posted since her friend came to town and we talked about OP drinking.).
Happy belated birthday Jan! Hope it was a good one..
They are using a jack hammer in the building today and I'm about kill someone. My boss asked me to translate for her today and as I'm talking VERY LOUDLY, they stop using the jack hammer so for a minute all you heard was me yelling. Awesome when everyone stares at you. But wearing yoga pants to work is the bonus..
Happy NSV: new bras! The girls are happy. I have thin straps again!! I'd show a picture but we aren't that kinda team..
Oh yes we ARE that kind of team!!! (At least I'm willing to cheerlead that sort of behavior.)..
I was all set to go out and buy new bras last weekend (for the third time)... when I realized something. I can just move to the next row of little hooks. I haven't had to use the next row of hooks for ages. I've been on the last set of hooks (and an extender sometimes) for so long.. lol..
For now. I suppose I could buy new shoes instead...
Thanks Penny. And thanks for keeping it glitter free..
You got it, sister. I hate glitter. Unless it's mounted in a setting on my finger...
If I wasn't at work, I'd so post that picture because that's the sorta (book)tramp I am! For now I'll settle for looking down my own shirt at my pretty bra...
I was thinking it would be okay to say things like "dairy" "grains" etc. but if there is a TL transition thread, I'll probably read there anlot unless I start feeling triggered. I want to learn T&M so badly and don't want to have to cram in the information at the last minute. will of course be here as my home base!!.
I am doing great today and yesterday after I was able to come clean with myself and this group about my mindset "slip" over the past week. man - the mind is amazing! but you guys really helped!in feel great in the head and am ready to see 232 and on into the 220's and beyond!.
No chopped tofu - gotta run...
I most definitely will be reading the TL transition thread too. Like Sassy, if I find it starts to trigger me...I'll duck outta there fast!.
Cheri: CONGRATULATIONS! ***Happy Dance*** for goal!!!!!!..
Tracey and Pittie - Download the t&m guide now and start there. I printed it out about a month before I started and it helped to know ahead of time what to expect. It still doesn't prepare you emotionally for it, but what can you do? If you don't have access to a laser printer, you can also request one with your next order. I'm told they're free...
Ooooo, thanks De. I think I might request the free one!..
Finally a little sun! Wi day -1.6lbs for the week. I changed my ticker to reveal my last goal..
Thank you all for your support and no chop tofu..
Freya- right behind you on T&M...
I'm seriously not thinking clearly today. All I could think was, "Why is Medifast giving away free laser printers?" Then I realized that De meant they would send you a M&T guide free.....
Need... a... new... brain!!!..
LOL... I went to the innermost row of hooks! Haven't been there in a while!! (BTW, have been reading this thread out loud and my husband states he's a little worried about these boards... he can just deal with it! LOL!!!)..
Ella - He would have never survived the infamous "De" thread! LOL...
Ella if they're giving out laser printers I'm getting in line..
I just looked at my ticker and realize I'm close to only 20 lbs to my goal which seems both close and far away. I still need to talk to my doc about that goal anyway since it's over my HWR..
Hope you all are having a good day!..
I haven't had ovaries since 1994, but I seem to be giving He)) to people on the blogside today..
I was mad because yesterday some snesitive human wrote that I needed to be kind..
I was. Now? not so much..
So I put a pair of size 6 skinny jeans on today and even went out in the cool sunshine to make some vitamin D. Talked with neighbor for about 10 mins (nice guy), letter carrier, and UPS guy. All very nice. Yeah, I'm drawing them like flies..
Who mentioned poop and pickles?.
Okay. I better go soak my head after I check out the new T&M thread Freya started. Thanks Freya!.
Hello everyone. I would like to join you. Please look at my blog today. I confessed the worst of my medifast sins and want to know if this disqualifies me. I am 100% committed to staying 100% on plan with no BS!..
Happy Wednesday everyone. Not much time, but wondering if I can still post here? I try not to talk about other foods. I find that reading about all of your struggles help me stay the course...
Fuzzy, of course! We're not banishing everyone at goal from this thread. We're just banishing the talk of foods that aren't on 5&1. That nonsense needs to go to the T&M forum..
But poop, pickles, struggles, and grumpy coffee needs are all fine here...
Kris - The past is just that. The past. It's the choices you make going forward that matter now. Welcome..
Barb - You BETTER keep posting here!!..
Ooooh! My favorite topics! Big wave to all of the TLers. Not much to report here, but since I began MF, I can't stop weighing myself. In the past it has not been good for me to do that, but Medifast is different (duh). If the scale goes up a bit, I know it's my body holding onto extra water or, ahem, solids and I don't sweat it. I know I'm working the program and I know it will work! Anyway, my official WI day (it's still going to take me some time not to see that as Wisconsin) isn't until Saturday, but as of today I'm down another 2.8 for the week. What third-week stall??.
Hope everyone is having a great OP day!..
Oh, and Steph- I was wondering the same thing about ALucas. The evening with her friend happened just as I was starting Medifast and was stalking you all from the shadows.
I checked her page and I don't see any updates or blog entries since that day. Probably not a good sign :/..
Not usually Jess. And WOOT on the great loss!..
Speaking about poop.....since that is allowed here.......
Yesterday in class I was explaining the life cycle of a red blood cell. Well part of the cycle is the destruction of the cells and how all the non-iron, non-protein stuff gets turned into pigments, one of them being the pigment that makes your poop brown. Well as soon as I started saying "and that is why your poop is brown" the principal walked in. All of my students just stopped and stared at him. He gave me an interesting look, sat down and I just kept on going..
Ah poop......great topic of conversation!..
And I'm not going anywhere because I need someone that I fear.....like De....and Rachel.... to keep my accountable...
Thanks for the welcome! I'm excited about being part of this group and being able to post here!..
Drat! They're NOT giving away free printers? I was SO looking forward to that! LOL.
Kris - welcome. I can't read your blog if you've confessed sins, because it just drags me down - but I'm glad you've decided you need to be 100% and that this is the group for you. If you haven't already heard, we are all about PREVENTION. So, from this day forward, you come here BEFORE you take any off plan action. We'll talk you down. Woo Hoo for turning over a new leaf..
Barb - I'm so glad you're not going away. Gotta have my fuzzy fix! And De, that goes for the "fear the fuzzy" too!.
Anna - Wow! 20 pounds. I'm stunned just thinking about it. Look how far you've come!! I'm only 92.9 tiny pounds away. LOL.
Too bad about Alucas. Hope she finds her way home. I know it is really hard on the young ones not to drink at least once in awhile. It seems like such a short amount of time to us old farts, but to the young folks it has to feel like an eternity..
Beth - SKINNY jeans??! Wow! Looking at my thighs, I can see no possible way I will ever fit in skinny jeans. Even "when" I lose all the weight, I'm just sure all the skin would probably bunch up in the pants - looking like a sock or some other piece of laundry got stuck inside when I put them on!.
So, remember how I said I was studying all the carb makeup of the Medifast foods, so I could make sure I was always at or under 80-85? Well, I figured out the diabetic shakes only have 10 carbs!! Man that saves me a LOT. I can make shake cakes out of them and actually get a bit more quantity than a brownie for only 2/3rds of the carbs. SWEET!.
You guys, I've been taking Biotin once per day for about two weeks, but my hair keeps falling out. Like Freya, I honestly would much rather have only three strands of hair on my head and have a lean body than to have a full head of beautiful hair and ever be 292 again. However, if there are any solutions, please let me know. This happened years ago when I was on fen phen too. When my hair grew back, it came in curly. I liked it!.
Yay Kris, I'm glad you've joined us. (I've been Kris' friend on my page for a bit now and she's cool!).
TKD, the image I just got from your description of your skin bunched up in skinny jeans, so ridiculous!..
Tracey - What's the mcg of your Biotin? I use the Super (5000 mcg) and it's worked great...