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Postby Mavesse » April 22nd, 2007, 4:40 pm

Hi everyone...

I thought I should introduce myself...I'm Mavesse and I started Medifast four days ago. I weighed myself today because I want to take part in Sunday weigh-ins, and I've lost four pounds already!

About me: I'm a school teacher in Canada, and I love reading, photography and travel. I'm surrounded by smart, funny and loving friends and family and they are all supportive of my goals.

My struggles with my weight are lifelong: I have either been on a diet or falling off a diet since I was about 12 years old--though I was never really overweight. Sometimes I was underweight.

But since I turned 30 (seven years ago) and even worse since I quit smoking two years ago, I have packed 85 pounds onto a small, 5'4" frame. Emotionally, I'm OK, but physically, I'm a wreck.

I turned to Medifast in desperation. I feel terrible, I look like I feel terrible, I can't keep up with my students and I have a sinking feeling that I would have trouble fitting into an airplane seat, when travelling is one of my greatest pleasures in life.

This plan is my last resort before giving up on another dream--buying a home of my own--and spending my down payment for a beautiful little Victorian house on surgery.

But so far, everything about this program is working well for me. I have my doctor's blessing. I was nervous about the medifast meals, but they taste just fine and I'm loving my lean and green meal. I have a busy week ahead, but I've packed an emergency kit to take to work with extra meals and a shaker jar and soup bowl and spoon, so there's really no excuse for me to fail ;)

If you've been patient enough to reach this end of my post, may I ask: Is it possible that maybe a year or so from now, I will have lost all this extra weight? I can't even imagine it!

Thanks for reading/listening.

Mavesse :D
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Postby Pashta » April 22nd, 2007, 4:58 pm

Hi Mavesse! :wave: Welcome!

This program really does work, and yes it is totally possible and likely that if you stick with it you will lose all 85 pounds within a year... but most likely it will be sooner than that! The average loss seems to be about 3 pounds a week so... the math says 28 weeks!

Hey if you want a custom avatar email one to unca tim, he'll put it up for you. Oh and I hope you get a ticker like most of us have! :D

Here's to getting that dream home at your dream weight, my friend.

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Postby bikipatra » April 22nd, 2007, 5:07 pm

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Postby pinkbugs471 » April 22nd, 2007, 5:21 pm

Nice to meet you. :wave:
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Postby MerryMary » April 22nd, 2007, 5:52 pm

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I can relate ... I put on some of my excess baggage when I quit smoking too. I'm losing at a rate of 2.5# per week and have taken off 60 lbs since November so what you hope for is certainly realistic!! Oh, BTW, I flew to Chicago last week and I fit in the airline seat just fine--room to spare!! ;)


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Postby Tawanda » April 22nd, 2007, 5:58 pm


85# within a year? Yep! Just like Pashta said.....it happens often with MF!

3# a week = 28 weeks
2.75# a week = 30 weeks
2.5# a week = 34 weeks
2.25# a week = 37 weeks
2# a week = 42 weeks

I'm guessing that by this time next year, if you stay compliant, you'll be easily sitting at your goal weight.....and looking for that Victorian home you are dreaming about. :D

You are on your way!! Congratulations for making a great choice to become healthier and to take back control of your health!
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 Unca_Tim » April 22nd, 2007, 8:35 pm

Hi Mavesse and welcome to the forum,

Nice to see another Canuck here. I spent most my life in central BC.
Where bouts are you from?

I'm also wondering how you get your product up there?
Glad you found us.....:)
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Postby Lizabette » April 22nd, 2007, 8:59 pm

So glad to have you here.
Yes, you can and will lose that 85 pounds in less than a year.
I am one of your slow losers and I lost over 60 pounds in 7 and 1/2 months to reach goal of 135#!
Better yet, I have maintained under that for almost 8 months.
Yes, MAVESSE, you can!
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Postby KellyC » April 23rd, 2007, 12:07 am

Another Canadian :)
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Postby nickieluv » April 23rd, 2007, 8:46 am

Welcome - and I want pictures when you get that Victorian. That's my dream home style, too!
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Postby DonicaB » April 23rd, 2007, 9:26 am

Hi Mavesse~ I, too, wanted to welcome you. As the others have already stated.......you can definitely lose 85# in less than a year. :yippee:

If you haven't already done so, be sure and check out the Studio. We have several maintainers there that have posted their before and after pics. They are truly inspirational.

You're going to do great. :cleader:

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Postby Mavesse » April 23rd, 2007, 8:01 pm

Thanks everyone for your kind welcome! I feel so lucky to have found this forum! :heart:
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Postby worldawind » April 24th, 2007, 3:53 am

I may be a little late but I want to wish you the best of luck. This is a great program, a great group and there is lots of encouragement.

Reading these responses keep me going.
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Postby Amber » April 24th, 2007, 9:21 am

Hi, Mavesse, welcome!

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