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A Health Scare Woke Me Up!

Postby MariLu » November 8th, 2006, 2:26 pm

Hi! My name is Marilu. My sweet sister-in-law, Lizabette, has lost 65 lbs with Medifast and is looking wonderful.
I had been puttiing off doing what I knew would help me start to feel better and definitely look better...get rid of this weight!

Then I had quite a scare the other day. I thought I was having a stroke. Much to my happiness, I discovered it was an inner ear virus causing my dizziness. Just the same, I decided right then that these extra pounds had to come off! I have at least 30 pounds to lose from my 5'1" frame.

My shipment should get here any day now, and I can't wait to get started on my weight loss journey.
I am looking forward to the support and help I feel here on this forum. I'll be sending a 'before' picture to STUDIO soon.

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Postby VictoriousNat » November 8th, 2006, 3:23 pm

Good for you Marilu! I know how you feel. A wake up call of my own led me to call Nancy. Good luck as you start. And Lizabette is wonderful and supportive. She makes a super role model.
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Postby Lizabette » November 8th, 2006, 4:29 pm


I wanted to be the first one to welcome you, but NAT jumped in there ahead of me.
(BTW NAT...I've been trying to find a place to tell you I love your avatar! It's gorgeous!)

Anyway, welcome MARILU, my dear sister-in-law. I will be with you all the way to your goal...you can count on it!
Just glad your 'health scare' wasn't as serious as we first thought...but you're here and that's what matters!
I won't be by myself, because this forum rocks with supporters and helpers. You'll find out how great everyone is!

We'll look forward to your 'before' pictures soon. :roll: See ya!

Lizabette :heart:
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Postby Elke » November 8th, 2006, 5:03 pm

Marilu, so nice to meet you.
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Postby PJinCali » November 8th, 2006, 5:45 pm

Welcome Marilu! :wave:

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Postby Denise » November 8th, 2006, 6:58 pm

:D Welcome! I know you will do Great!
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Postby JohnBoy » November 8th, 2006, 6:58 pm

Very happy to hear that it was not a stroke. I thought I would take a moment to discuss some of the signs of a stroke since it is the 3rd leading cause of death, so that everyone is better prepared.

-Sudden weakness or numbness in the face, arms, or legs, especially on one side of the body.
-sudden confusion (disoriented to person, place, or time), difficultly speaking, or comprehension problems
-sudden vision problems in one or both eyes
-sudden dizziness, difficultly walking, or loss of balance and coordination
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Postby VickyJ » November 8th, 2006, 7:55 pm

Welcome! I'm sure glad it was just a scare!
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Postby casma500 » November 8th, 2006, 8:09 pm

Welcome!! Lizabette has been an INCREDIBLE inspiration for me in just my short time here, so I know she can keep you motivated as well!!!

Hope to get to know you more! :coolnana: :bananadance:
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Postby smartipantz » November 8th, 2006, 8:54 pm

Welcome to our family!! You'll find that we are a very supportive bunch and here for you. I'm glad you made the choice to make yourself healthy - it's so worth it. The program works like a charm - better than anything I have ever tried in my life! Be true to the program and it comes with great results!! Just look at dear Lizabitty!!

Good luck!

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Postby MariLu » November 9th, 2006, 4:36 am

Thanks so much for all your encouraging words. I'm looking forward to meeting you all and learning your secrets to success. It is sooo nice to have a sister like Lizabette to guide me through :mrgreen: the rough spots.
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Postby GucciGoo » November 9th, 2006, 5:06 am

Welcome Marilu!
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Postby Amber » November 9th, 2006, 12:45 pm

Hi Marilu!
Any sister-in-law to Lizabette is family to us, too~ welcome!

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Postby bdg » November 9th, 2006, 8:34 pm


Congrats on making the tough decision to get yourself healthy. I look forward to seeing your progress, and know that you will have great success with your mentor. Good luck to you, and keep in mind your goals. This will keep you on the "straight and narrow".
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Postby Drama Queen » November 10th, 2006, 11:51 am

Greetings MariLu,

Welcome aboard the train to thinsville!! I just checked out your pics in the Studio...you are a doll!! So glad your health scare was just that, a scare. Congratulations on the decision to get healthy! We'll be cheering you on!!
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