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Postby mel » January 12th, 2007, 1:51 pm

I started Medifast on September 6, 2006. I lost 30 pounds in about 7 weeks. I was scheduled to have a breast reduction just before Thanksgiving. As a precaution, I started eating more and more calories before, during, and after the surgery. I didn't want the lack of calories to jeopordize my recovery. I didn't make great choices. I only somewhat regret it.

I'm back now. I finally started today. I can't even tell you how many "last days" I've had over the last month, only to find some excuse to push it to the next day. When my husband came home last night and told me that a Food Bank benefit we're associated with was coming up next month, that was just the motivation I needed to get started.

Last year, around the time of this benefit, I had a 7 month old child (and therefore an excuse for carrying around the extra baby weight) and had just started Weight Watchers. The day after I started Weight Watchers, I found out that my grandfather was dying, on the other side of the country. We flew up the next day and (I'll only stick to details involving diet) ate pizza for a week. There wasn't any way I was going to be able to deal with a baby, my grandfather dying, being out of town, and dieting.

When I got back, I did Weight Watchers for a while, but found I needed something more strict. I was told to lose as much weight as possible in the six months between breast feeding and breast surgery. A while later, I found Medifast. The rest is... well... in the beginning of this post.

Long story short (yeah, right) I'm back. I've been planning to come back and lose as much weight as possible before I get the OK from my surgeon that I can get pregnant again. I'm planning my next pregnancy for March. That gives me roughly 8-10 weeks to STRICTLY Medifast. I should be able to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight. I was overweight before I got pregnant, but I was completely comfortable with myself. I'm not now.

That's my story. Sorry to have gone on and on and on.

:)

-mel
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Postby mel » January 12th, 2007, 1:52 pm

oh yeah, I forgot to mention...


...put me back in the 10 pound club. :(
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Postby bikipatra » January 12th, 2007, 1:56 pm

Welcome back and I didn't think you went on too long at all.
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Postby pinkbugs471 » January 12th, 2007, 2:07 pm

welcome back :mrgreen:
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Hi

Postby dede4wd » January 12th, 2007, 2:42 pm

Welcome back Mel!

I'm glad you're back! Yell if we can do anything to help you!

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Postby Sojourner » January 12th, 2007, 3:52 pm

Welcome back, Mel!!
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Shake it gone, babeee!!!
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Postby MerryMary » January 12th, 2007, 3:57 pm

Glad you are back, Mel. Hope you are doing well after your surgery too.

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Postby DogMa » January 12th, 2007, 3:59 pm

Welcome back, Mel! I was just thinking about you the other day, actually.
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Postby GucciGoo » January 12th, 2007, 4:17 pm

Yay! I had a breast reduction in 1995. It was the greatest decision of my life!!!!!!
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Postby kmr » January 12th, 2007, 5:32 pm

Great to have you back Mel! :D
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Postby Lizabette » January 12th, 2007, 5:33 pm

Image MEL,
Glad you're back!
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Postby Elke » January 12th, 2007, 6:05 pm

Welcome bacl Mel
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Postby 2getskinny » January 12th, 2007, 6:56 pm

Welcome Back! :)
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Postby mel » January 12th, 2007, 7:14 pm

Hehehe.

I feel so... welcomed!

hehehe.

Thanks.
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Postby kmr » January 13th, 2007, 7:46 am

How's everything going so far Mel? Mel did you start a journal? That way I can stay in touch with you there. I'll check again. Maybe I overlooked it. Hope everything is going well! :D
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