2nd Time - is the charm? HERE I GO - FEET FIRST!!!!

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2nd Time - is the charm? HERE I GO - FEET FIRST!!!!

Postby Mara Flores » December 31st, 2007, 10:16 am

Hello Everyone!

I am doing this for the 2nd a FINAL time.

Here's a little about me and I am looking forward to getting to know you!
I am a 38 (glup, my the years move fast) year old Wife and Mother of 2 children ages 14 and 11. I work fulltime as a corporate recruiter and also coach 2 times a week a competitive cheerleading team.

I tried, succeeded then STOPPED (lame) Medifast in 2006 so I know it works and I am going to do it this time - I have to.

I considered, actually have all the approvals to do Lap Band Surgery - BEFORE I do that, I personally decided to give this ONE MORE SHOT and of course I have to live up to MY side of the bargin and that is to stay on plan.

I was never overweight until I had children and I have carried this extra weight now for 14 years - of course it has creeped up over the years and now I am at 260 lbs. I am starting to feel the effects of all this weight, sore joints, feet, etc.... I am actually a pretty ACTIVE person, if you can believe that. I tell people I am the most active fat person you'll meet - hahahah.

So here I go again with MEDIFAST - i know it works, in the 2 months I was on it before I lost over 20lbs. I do hate that first week though and that's the HARDEST part for me right now, but I know I it won't kill me.

THANKS FOR listening...........HAPPY NEW YEAR :lol:

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Postby aquarianskye » December 31st, 2007, 11:21 am

You sound like you've committed. As long as you are compliant you'll be successful. Just look in the studio at all the pics if you need some motivation!

Best of luck on this journey!
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Postby bikipatra » December 31st, 2007, 1:44 pm

Welcome! :)
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Postby Tawanda » December 31st, 2007, 6:00 pm

Began MediFast 2/10/07 212#
Reached Goal 3/15/08 147#
Renewed commitment 9/20/09-after regaining 38# (185#)
Reached Goal 1/25/10 147# Maintaining :)
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Postby Out*With*The*Old » December 31st, 2007, 9:16 pm

Welcome to the forum and back to the plan! Best of luck to you - - the formula is simple: String together as many on plan days as you can and watch the pounds fall off!

Today is my 89th day on plan and I have 89 compliant days behind me. I have lost more than 40 pounds and 47 inches - - it's so easy and so possible!

Register for the site so you can post in all areas!! I look forward to getting to know you!
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Postby Mike » January 1st, 2008, 3:24 am

Welcome back Maria. Make sure you register so you can use all areas of the forum for support.

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Postby katieb920 » January 1st, 2008, 7:00 am

Welcome back. Hope you have a wonderful 2008
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Postby Mara F » January 1st, 2008, 8:39 am

Thanks for all the introductions and support!!!! I really need it!

I am 38 1/2 - LOL - who says that at my age - but I say it because I don't want to FEEL as I feel now at 40. So I have 1 year and a 1/2 to get back into shape.

Back into shape - it's been 16 years since I was 'in shape'. Time flies huh?

Looking forward to getting to know you all more.........Mara
This is my 1st Goal of Breaking the 200 lb Barrier!

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Postby Serendipity » January 1st, 2008, 2:14 pm

Hi Mara,

Your story sounds alot like mine. I too, was thin before my kids were born. I too, stayed in denial for 15 years. I'm here to say you can succeed at this if you stick to it and be patient.

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Postby PippiLongstocking » January 1st, 2008, 5:02 pm

Welcome Back!!!
I know you can do it, you are intelligent and you know this is
the best thing to do for YOU !!! :mrgreen:
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Postby Mickeyz » January 1st, 2008, 6:31 pm

Welcome Back!

I am glad you decided to give MF another try before doing something as serious as lap band.

If you do your part and follow the program your results can be amazing!
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Postby socalgal » January 1st, 2008, 6:33 pm

Welcome and best of luck, Mara!
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Postby tnanock » January 1st, 2008, 7:11 pm

We can do it Mara!!! Best of luck!! :D :D :D


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Postby jskm » January 3rd, 2008, 10:11 pm

Welcome and good luck Mara!
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New Year, New Me

Postby Sharyn Hudson » January 6th, 2008, 9:31 am

When I was reading Mara's story, I felt like it was me. I am trying MF for the 2nd time. I am 255lbs and I did lose 35lbs the first time, but gained back that and then some. I felt great when I was on it. I am 37 and I have a husband and 3 kids (4 including the husband). They were happier when I was on MF, because I was happier.
Someone told me not to start a diet starting the new year, because those who start a resolution are DOOMED to fail. I here to prove her wrong. But, I am not doing it just for that. Its to make me feel better about myself. I want my kids and husband to be proud of me. And I will succeed this time.
I love reading other peoples success on MF. They were where I am.
Best of luck Mara and everyone else. Thanks for the inspiration!
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