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Postby tama » February 21st, 2007, 5:42 pm

Hello people!

I'm a little bit shy to post for the first time. My name is Tamara, I am married with three kids (four counting the shih-tzu). My husband is deployed to Iraq and I haven't much dieting support around here on my own with him gone. I hope I've found some new support! I ordered some medifast online and found this board on a google search. It hasn't arrived yet, but I am hopeful. I did lose a lot of weight on another liquid diet, but regained it after I quit smoking and took up eating as a habit. I haven't a clue to how much I weigh, but I do know I'm busting out of my 16's and 18's. This is very bad. I'm guessing over 220. I need a new lithium battery for my scale but haven't found one at the stores in town yet.
I guess I am rambling because I am nervous. Anyhow, I wanted to introduce myself. I hope to get to know you all!

~Tamara
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Postby bikipatra » February 21st, 2007, 5:46 pm

Welcome and let us know when you get shakin'!
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Postby SuzyQ66 » February 21st, 2007, 6:14 pm

Welcome Tamara. I too was nervous so it took me almost three weeks of lurking before I actually joined the site - which was just two days ago. I too was a little nervous but it seems like everybody on this site joins together and rallies behind each other. Welcome again!!!!!
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Re: Heya

Postby Mike » February 21st, 2007, 6:26 pm

tama wrote:Hello people!

I did lose a lot of weight on another liquid diet, but regained it after I quit smoking and took up eating as a habit.


Tamara, this is going to change your life. First of all, its not a liquid diet. There is real food here, not just shakes. You will love it. Check the lean cuisine section for lots of recipes. You also get to have a meal that you prepare with meat and veggies. Huge difference with this plan and "diets".
Good luck, and welcome. :mrgreen:
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Hi Tamara..

Postby Porky34 » February 21st, 2007, 9:10 pm

Welcome Tamara!! I'm a newbie too..lol! This group is "awesome"...sooooo supportive. I've gotten thru my 1st day with no problems, and hopefully day 2 will be just as good. Good luck to you Tamara..you will do great!

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Re: Heya

Postby j0j0ruca » February 21st, 2007, 9:54 pm

Mike wrote:
tama wrote:Hello people!

I did lose a lot of weight on another liquid diet, but regained it after I quit smoking and took up eating as a habit.


Tamara, this is going to change your life. First of all, its not a liquid diet. There is real food here, not just shakes. You will love it. Check the lean cuisine section for lots of recipes. You also get to have a meal that you prepare with meat and veggies. Huge difference with this plan and "diets".
Good luck, and welcome. :mrgreen:


Well said and in agreement! My one close friend at work siad the same thing about "liquid diets" and gaining back right away when I made mention I was going full steam with MF. I had to set her straight this was NOT a liquid diet.

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Postby Unca_Tim » February 21st, 2007, 10:46 pm

Hi Tama and welcome,
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Put your feet up and relax. We're all one extended family here.
......and be sure to thank your hubby from all of us for his service.

Glad you found us....:)
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hi

Postby pinkbugs471 » February 22nd, 2007, 7:04 am

welcome Tamera.... this is the best program there is. If you need any help ,all you have to do is ask. !! There will be someone right there to lend a hand. Let us know when you start shakin. :D
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so sorry

Postby tama » February 22nd, 2007, 7:20 am

Sort of why I was nervous to post, to have what I said picked apart. I'm sorry I mispoke. I do understand that medifast has real food. I was trying to say I guess, that I had committed to a prescribed diet plan before, successfully, but the maintenance was my problem after I quit smoking. Sorry to ruffle your feathers.
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Re: so sorry

Postby bikipatra » February 22nd, 2007, 7:42 am

tama wrote:Sort of why I was nervous to post, to have what I said picked apart. I'm sorry I mispoke. I do understand that medifast has real food. I was trying to say I guess, that I had committed to a prescribed diet plan before, successfully, but the maintenance was my problem after I quit smoking. Sorry to ruffle your feathers.

I promise no one's feathers were ruffled. We were just trying to clarify. A lot of times newbies have questions and we all try to help!
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Postby katieb920 » February 22nd, 2007, 10:25 am

Tamara,

You are going to absolutely love it here. Everyone is so supportive. If you need anything just ask. Even if you want to vent about anything.

Katie :D
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Postby blondeangel7782 » February 22nd, 2007, 11:04 am

I love this forum I just hope I don't get fired from being on it all the time I can only imagine what our server here @ work thinks about me ;)

I have the best HA also that really helps she is there when ever I need her and we just happen to have the same cell phone carrier Fate I tell you and she is going to be a go to even when I get to maint phase :-)
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Re: so sorry

Postby Mike » February 22nd, 2007, 11:15 am

tama wrote:Sort of why I was nervous to post, to have what I said picked apart. I'm sorry I mispoke. I do understand that medifast has real food. I was trying to say I guess, that I had committed to a prescribed diet plan before, successfully, but the maintenance was my problem after I quit smoking. Sorry to ruffle your feathers.


Tamara, I apologize if what I said come off as sounding like it ruffled feathers. :oops:
We are very glad you are here and I just wanted to give you a way to tell those around you who might be skeptical about this program that it isn't a liquid diet. ;)
I have been know to put my foot in my mouth from time to time, pretty much without even realizing that I did it :roll:
So, once again, welcome. We are glad you are here. Take off your shoes, have some water and stay a while. :mrgreen:
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Postby DonicaB » February 22nd, 2007, 11:17 am

Welcome Tamara~ No reason to be nervous. We are all here for each other......for support.......encouragement........and sometimes even to set one another straight. It is true accountability. It's a little odd, I know, but I find a ton of accountability right here among people whom I have never truly met, except through cyber space. As Katie said.....we're here for you.

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Postby Seaside » February 22nd, 2007, 2:00 pm

Welcome Tama! I like the MediFast plan because it is easy to follow. I think you'll like it, too!

And don't worry -- the people on this board are really nice and they always try to be helpful.
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