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Postby Mandyy » May 17th, 2006, 7:50 am

Hello All,

Hi! My name is Mandy and I am 24 years old. I am new to this board, but I have been on Medifast for about a month, hence the title in the subject line. When I mean that I have been on Medifast for a month, I mean on and off...well, more off than on actually. I was on without any cheats for 2 weeks, and re-started about 5 or 6 times. How bad is that?!? :x I am so angry at myself for going off program! I think it has to be the easiest program that I have ever been on, it's just that later on in the day I am so hungry so I just give in! Can anyone relate to this? I am re-starting for THE LAST TIME today! I WILL do it. Can anyone give me some tips to stay on this and get to my goal? My stats are: around 5'2, I weigh 183 and my goal is around 120-125. Sorry to vent on my first post and all. :oops:
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Postby falisamarie » May 17th, 2006, 8:28 am

Welcome! It is great to have you with us. I would suggest taking full advantage of legal snacks for the first few days but trust me when I say the hunger does go away. If you need to you can even add in an extra shake. You can do this and you have found the perfect place for support, motivation, and encouragement!

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Postby Ct. Yankee » May 17th, 2006, 8:28 am

Hi Mandyy, WELCOME to the forum! :D

As far as staying on the program, get yourself through the first three days. After that, you will notice that you have more energy, and you feel better. Dizziness or headaches are usually temporary. For dizziness, try some bouillon. Just means that your sodium and pottasium, etc. are abit on the low side, plus your body is adjusting to fewer calories and getting ready to burn fat.

Keep reading your Quick Start booklet, over and over and keep viewing and posting on this forum, where you will get all the support and good advice that you will ever need to succeed. Set short range mini goals for yourself. Once you see the pounds dropping off, you will, most likely want to continue.

Try eating your MF supplements every two-three hours during the day so that you won't be hungry. Have a fast soup if you feel that you cannot wait until dinner, or some other snack allowed on the program. Only one snack per day, though. One bar per day is nice to look forward to, but not for the first or for your last meal.

Look at the Studio section pictures of our wonderful and successful weight losers. This can be you, also. This is my inspiration as well as some wonderful, kind, friendly, successful, informative, bright, funny, charming, and I could go on and on---members of this forum!!! :D Please commit to the program for one week and see how you feel, then. It can be overwhelming--just take one step at a time. Success is there for the taking!!! :D

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Postby loriannk » May 17th, 2006, 8:34 am

Hi Mandy!

Welcome to the greatest support forum around.

YOU CAN DO THIS! Keep telling yourself that.

I too am always extra hungry in the afternoon. That is why I have my chicken noodle soup at noon and a bar at 3. Usually in between that time or the time before my lean and green meal at 6 I have my one snack. Either my MF crackers or Soy crisps. That holds me over. Take it one day at a time.


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Postby Pashta » May 17th, 2006, 9:49 am

I am hungriest in the afternoon too. I space my meals closer together at that time and if I really need something extra I have a legal snack.
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Postby Tiolazz » May 17th, 2006, 9:51 am

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Welcome Mandy, glad to have you joining us....

Good luck, I know you will do it this time, and remember we are all here for you if you ever need us...

by the way, where in Texas are you? As you can see I am a Texas girl too...

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Postby mamabear » May 17th, 2006, 10:35 am

:wave: Welcome Mandy! You can do it!! :yay:
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Postby dede4wd » May 17th, 2006, 2:05 pm

Hi Mandy...
You've gotten some great advice already. I say, heed it and you'll do GREAT!

I just wanted to say welcome and we're here for you! Ask us anything you need, post often and we'll see if we can help you get through this!

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Postby Serendipity » May 17th, 2006, 3:22 pm

Here are some things I remember doing in the first three days:

1. I got really psyched.....Hunger during the first three days translates to "you are doing it right". Congratulate yourself and be happy when you feel those hunger pangs.

2. I made a cup of tea if I felt hungry between meals. Boullion works, too.

3. I knew that my worst time would be late afternoon (it may be different for you, but you know when that is), so I had my bar then....and I still do.

4. I made Medifast a project for the first week. I studied, read forums, did research, read and re-read the Quick Start Guide, started using Fitday. It was all about Medifast.

Before you know it, those first days will be over and it will be smooth sailing, no worries.
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Postby Elke » May 17th, 2006, 4:39 pm

Hi Mandy, was my first day so I have no different advice to offer. Stay with it! From what I have seen here in the past week or so before I started..this is a great place and this diet really works. Thats what keeps me going. Those pics in the studio thread...AMAZING! I will loose this weight and I WILL look hot on my motorcycle! Failure is not an option!!!
Keep encouraging yourself and be proud of every meal you don't cheat on. You CAN do this!
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Postby Mandyy » May 17th, 2006, 5:52 pm

Hey everyone! Thanks for the big welcome! I feel so lucky to have found such an inspirational place! :heart: Everyones tips were very helpful and I really appreciate them! Thanks so much! I remember when I first started how hungry I was those first 3 days. But then I was so dedicated that I didn't even consider cheating. And you know what, it was so easy after that! I don't know what has happened to me now..where did that focus go?!? The pictures in the studio are AMAZING! My jaw dropped when I looked through them all! It really makes you want to stick to plan!

Terri, I am in the Galveston area. How about yourself? I noticed there are alot of Texans on this board..that is awesome!

Elke, how cool that we are pretty much starting on the same day. I hope your medi-fast journey goes great for you!!
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Postby Tiolazz » May 18th, 2006, 6:22 am


I am in Dallas, but I visit Galveston alot, my brother is in Magnolia and we go down to go fishing with him out on the ocean and in the bay....

I love me some Sea Trout and Red fish, and nothing better on this diet than some good fresh, just caught fish....

You are a lucky girl to live so close to the ocean, my husband and I really want to move down there. He was born and raised on the coast, just outside of Rome in Italy, so he really misses the sea...

Hopefully if our plans go well, we will be down there within 5 years... That is the long term plan anyhow... but you never know, we could win the lottery and get to go early. LOL

Anyhow, maybe one of these times I am down in your area, we can get a Houston area greet together and all meet for a lean & green meal. That would be fun, the girls in AZ did it, and it sure sounds and looks like it was a blast, but everything is bigger and better in Texas... LOL

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