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Postby Nicole81 » April 12th, 2006, 1:38 pm

Congratulations! That is great I am happy for you.
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Postby lauradr » April 12th, 2006, 4:48 pm

Good Luck on your new bundle of joy :D
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Postby deirdrek » April 12th, 2006, 7:28 pm

I was so sad to see you going off program :( Now I am so glad :D for you! Keep us posted.

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Postby Nicki » April 12th, 2006, 7:50 pm

started 9/19/05

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Postby mmob » April 12th, 2006, 9:17 pm

WOW - Congratulations!! That's wonderful news!!! I cannot think of a better reason!!!



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Postby Lizabette » April 12th, 2006, 9:21 pm


Now that new little arrival will have lots of aunts, uncles, grandma's and grandpa's that will claim him/her!

We gotta know what, when, where and how! Keep that :puter: hot!

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Postby dede4wd » April 12th, 2006, 10:40 pm

If you were looking for a good reason to go off program, you found it! Congratulations! I'm happy for you!

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Postby Signladytf » April 13th, 2006, 4:50 am

LOL! Thanks for your responses! I certainly wasn't LOOKING :shades: for a way go off program, although I had this possibility in the front of my mind, this was the year for it. DH and I had been praying about it, and we made the decision that if it wasn't this year, we probably wouldn't have tried for any more babies. I have wanted another and we had been trying for 2 years. God certainly has interesting timing, though! :)

I was joking with DH yesterday that when he makes it to goal, it will be like Jack Sprat and his wife. He just warned me that after I have recovered from child birth, he will be a drill sargeant (sp) with me so I can get down to goal, too.

I'll be checking in!!!
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Postby ljm498 » April 14th, 2006, 3:39 am

I'm a little late jumpin in here but just wanted to say CONTRATULATIONS! That's just fabulous news!

Hope you have a happy and healthy 9 months! Keep us updated!

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Postby Seaside » April 14th, 2006, 7:17 am

Congratulations on the upcoming addition to your family and I hope you will post pictures of the baby!

Hey, Nancy, thanks for the heads up on that circulating estrogen..Aside from making women more fertile, does it have other health effects (beneficial)?
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Postby Nancy » April 14th, 2006, 11:27 am

Seaside ~

re: estrogen

Yup, estrogen is stored in our fat cells-- I must have been a very estro’ lady, eh? :roflmao:

When weight is lost rapidly, the estrogen is released into our bloodstream.

Well, that certainly explains why those guys suddenly appear more :whistle: attractive and we have fewer :snooze: nighttime headaches, eh? ;)

Higher levels of estrogen can increase fertility so it is important to plan for that by remembering to practice sensible sex and use adequate birth-control if one does not wish to enter mommyhood.

Higher levels of estrogen can also increase our PMS symptoms. :deadhorse:

All the men are thinking, :whattha: "Great! I'm already living with a swampwitch because she can't eat a bag of Peanut m&ms, Cheetos and three pizzas and now we had to intensify that by increasing her estrogen levels. :aarggh: Argh!"

That’s when we say the acronym PMS = P sychotic M ood S hift…

Higher levels of estrogen can affect the regularity of our menstrual cycles as well.

I had a hysterectomy 10 years before I Medifasted so I cannot tell you about my personal experiences but only share from my training and about general observations based on my nearly four years as a Health Advisor.

When I was on other low calorie, low fat diets in years past, my period temporarily stopped all together on several occasions. While I was on one of my continual diets, I became preggers in my mid-twenties and when I was not dieting, I was unable to do so.

Some women struggle with :twisted: intense cravings the first few months on the program and many report that eventually things even out and they feel good. :bouncie:

It takes :pet: extra care, :stickwack: diligence and discipline to remain program-compliant for some during PMS.

When this happens we say that PMS = P rovide M e with S weets!

During this time, having a chocolate Medifast Plus Appetite Suppression shake is helpful, eating every 2.5 hours, add an extra shake if needed, cultivate peaceful surroundings and get plenty of :snooze: rest and :weightlift: exercise. Focus on the positive things you are doing for your health and think thinny thoughts!

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Postby FluffyNoMore » April 14th, 2006, 11:50 am

Congratulations!!!! That is the best reason to go off program!! :) Good luck!
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Postby Seaside » April 14th, 2006, 12:01 pm

Thanks, Nancy! That was a wonderful explanation of what losing the estrogen stored in our fat cells does. My...my....calculating the amount of estrogen I stand to "liberate." whoa!
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Postby Ginabobina1969 » April 17th, 2006, 8:47 am

Wonderful News!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! A Baby is always a blessing from God!

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Restart....03/31/2008 -failed
Restart 03/26/09 280/267 Failed
Restart-Awaiting order. I cannot even bear to post my current weight...yet.
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Postby Nancy » April 17th, 2006, 1:05 pm

BTW, since we are talking about pregancy here, I wanted to mention that if your doctor approves, it is all right to use Medifast products as occasional meal supplements during pregnancy and lactation.

After consulting your physician, you may use 1-2 Medifast packets per day for nutritional support. It is healthy food fast!

Women who are preggers/lactating need more calories than our weight loss phase provides but for a healthy quick bite between meals, there are no questionable herbs or anything that would adversely affect mom or baby.

Our daughter used Medifast for meal supplementation and her Medibaby Nicholas weighed 9 pounds 9 ounces at birth and is healthy and happy. He LOVES the Peach Oatmeal and frequently has it for breakfast.
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