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Postby Carol Ann » May 22nd, 2006, 10:41 am

Hello, everyone!

I'm new to the site. I received my MF package and began on the first of May. I've lost 10lbs to date, but have not lost anything for the last two weeks ONLY because I can't seem to stay on plan at nite.

So, I'm recommitted (after yet ANOTHER wasted weekend)! Today I was about 160. My goal is to get to 155 by June 1st.

I appreciate ALL the help I can get.

Thank you!!

If anyone has Fruit and Nut bars they want to sell or trade, please let me know!!
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Postby loriannk » May 22nd, 2006, 11:13 am

Hi Carol Ann & Welcome!

Today is a new day. Hopefully your nights will get better. Come and type & read messages on the forum to forget about your munchies.


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Postby mommaof3boys » May 22nd, 2006, 11:35 am

Welcome! I am from GA too - born in Atlanta and now live elsewhere . . .

Nights are hard, too - I try to save something I love (i.e. pudding!) to eat about 9:30 or so - so 4 supplements, lean and green, and then something sweet after the kiddos go to bed.
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Postby VTGirlie » May 22nd, 2006, 11:47 am

Hey there!

Welcome in! We're so glad to have you!

I'm a displaced Southerner now living in New England, so I know the temptations of that wonderful Southern Cookin'! :)

If you need any help this is a great place for support!

I had a really rough week last week :roll: and these guys saved my skin! But honestly, if you can plow through the hard days without cheating it gets MUCH MUCH MUCH easier! It is worth it to get through that to be on the other side of it! ;)

Good luck- we're rooting for you!!!
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Postby dede4wd » May 22nd, 2006, 1:23 pm

Hi Carol Ann,

My danger time is between 2-6 in the afternoon. For that reason, I schedule my meals and snacks so that I am eating more often during those times...So, you might want to space your day so that you are eating a bit more often in the evening...or save your snacks for then. Even if it's only every 2 or 2.5 hours instead of is also better to have another shake than have something off-plan!

I wish you luck and today is a new day...what's past is past!

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Postby Bonnie » May 22nd, 2006, 1:37 pm

DeDe is right!!! What is past is past!!!

My worst time is from 3:00 - 6:00. To keep me from eating off the plan I make sure I have a Medifast meal at 2:00 then 4:00 I have the Medifast bar - that keeps me from cheating.

The weekends are really tuff. That is why I bought the Ready to Drink shakes. I can take then with me in the car and have one when I need it. I also have a package of crackers in the car incase I get a craving. Now I have the new Soy Crisps which taste great!!! They are great to take to the movies.
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Postby Jan » May 22nd, 2006, 2:17 pm

I'm an evening muncher too. :cry: After 6:00 look out cupboards if I'm not careful I'm heading your way :? Make certain to get in enough calories during the day. Don't skip a meal otherwise the hungries really strike!! :x
Plus, I try to have a cup of a hot beverage sometimes two, oh all right three in the evening. Hot tea is great. As long as my tummy is full and warm I do well. I save a package of crackers to have with my tea -- the soy crisps would be great too. Plus of course I have one meal to eat in the evening. Oatmeal is quite filling. Once you get into a routine you'll be fine. :D :D
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Postby DogMa » May 22nd, 2006, 2:41 pm

Welcome. You've gotten some great suggestions. I'd also add that it can help to have something more filling, like the oatmeal or chili, rather than a shake if you know it's a bad time for you. I get so stuffed after some oatmeal and a bottle or two of water that I can't even THINK about eating for a few hours.

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Postby Nancy » May 22nd, 2006, 3:50 pm

Carol Ann ~

You've gotten some great advice so far. I know it can be :brickwall: discouraging to precisely follow the plan all day long and then have a :twisted: munch-out in the evening...I've been caught with cookie crumbs on my chin, too. :x

The key to eliminating craving and hunger is to eat on time.

When we allow too much time between meals, our blood sugar takes a dip and that's when we feel destined to dine. :eat:

As DeDe suggested, have your packets a tad bit closer together. Each time a person eats non-Medigrub or super-sizes the Lean and Green portion, they end up eating an excess of carbs; it upsets the specific design of the protein : carb ratio and then we :lightsword: fight hunger.

Let's get you back into the fat-burning state by having a packet every 2 hours. Even tho we call this the "5 & 1" you may actually end up having 6 or 7 packets during your day if needed during the next first three days to get you over the hunger hump. If hunger happens, consuming a Medifast packet is always the best option, even if you have a packet just an hour after the previous one. It is a balanced meal. It's the crackers, ice cream, etc. that cause us to slip and create hip, bun and scale damage.

You're already down 10 pounds - it's working for you. Let's do all we can now to stick to the plan - view each packet as if it is your medical dose to success! :goodluck:
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Postby ChiNut » May 22nd, 2006, 6:08 pm

Welcome Carol Ann! :wave: My hardest time is also in the evenings, especially right after I get home from work. I used to head straight for the frig as soon as I walked in the door. :brickwall: Now I come home and cut up my dill pickles in small pieces (as suggested by my great HA Jan) and enjoy them while I am watching tv. :eat: If I am still wanting to snack I just log into this fabulous forum and it inspires me.
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Postby Diana » May 22nd, 2006, 11:06 pm

Hi, Carol Ann, and welcome to the forum!

Drink up, my dear, drink up!! Don't stop at 64 oz of water, more is better. REally! Just stay close to facilities. I usually have an allowable snack between 3 and 6, between my afternoon supplement and dinner. And I make sure to stay away from caffeine, especially diet sodas, since they seem to make me hungry.

Stay focused! Rally your local, real life support and go get 'em!! The program will work if you work the program.

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Postby falisamarie » May 23rd, 2006, 4:39 am

Welcome Carol Ann! It is great to have you here with us!

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Postby Tiolazz » May 23rd, 2006, 7:28 am

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Welcome Carol Ann,

You will get tons of help and advise on this wonderful forum... Welcome to the group...

and I can't help myself, I have to say it....

Stay away from the light Carol Ann, stay away from the light.... :roflmao:

(It just popped in my head when I saw your name, LOL)

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Postby Ct. Yankee » May 23rd, 2006, 8:42 am

WELCOME, Carol Ann, to a wonderful support group and to the great advice they have to offer you! :D

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Postby Mom23 » May 23rd, 2006, 8:57 am

:wave: Welcome! We're glad you've joined us!
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