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Postby iammissruth » October 17th, 2007, 8:18 am

Hi everyone,
I have been looking into MF for almost 2 months now. I have been on WW for 3 and not seeing any real results and am getting super discouraged. So today I ordered a sample pack to see what everything tastes like, if I will be able to stick with the program, etc.
Anyways, that being said. I am 22 with an 8 month old daughter. I weigh about 210 pounds and would LOVE to reach 150, which I haven't seen since 6th grade. (Omg! that was 10 years ago...) I work out 3 times a week, and try to go hiking at least once or twice a week. (I live in AZ so the heat index has been outrageous for outdoor exercise.)
So, I am a fresh newbie, and I am SO glad that I found this support group and site. I can never really tell with the testimonial stories and them being true with lasting results. You know what I mean?
TIA for your support as I get serious about losing my baby weight.
Ruth :D
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Postby bikipatra » October 17th, 2007, 8:20 am

Welcome! I hope you give Medifast a chance.
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Postby Out*With*The*Old » October 17th, 2007, 8:58 am

Welcome, Ruth!! I'm fairly new too with today being my 14th day on the program. I tried WW a few years back and hated the slow loss + the counting and I didn't feel like the program was contributing to my long term eating health. I LOVE MF!! I was also worried about the taste of the food as I think I am the pickest eater around! Its actually not bad at all. I've only found one or two things I'd rather not have!

Sooooooo, I hope you love it and join us here in loser-ville!

Best of luck ta ya!!
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Postby Yworry » October 17th, 2007, 9:34 am

I will say I have been off and on WW since about 18 years (God I am starting to feel Old). And while youwill lose weight it will be slowly. However I do believe it is probably one of the best programs to help you maintain your weight if you (like I will) need a strict way to maintain. I plan on using medifast and WW once I hit goal weight because I know I need the structure of someone actually telling me this is how many points you have in a day period.
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Postby iammissruth » October 17th, 2007, 9:43 am

I completely agree that WW is a great maintaining program. I just have a hard time count points and figuring out the percentages, etc. I also have a problem when it comes to the medication that I am on. Seroquel has a weight gain effect, and where I haven't gained, losing has been super slow. I mean 5 pounds lost in the 3 months I have been on WW. I am just getting discouraged on WW due to the slow loss. And then I look at the long term future of having 60 pounds to lose.... Well, you get the picture...
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Postby Yworry » October 17th, 2007, 9:48 am

believe me i get the picture
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Postby Mickeyz » October 17th, 2007, 9:53 am

This program really works. I hated WW personally. This is much easier to follow and much faster results.
Keep in mind that as you start your tastes may change. For example, when I first tasted the oatmeal, I didn't like it. After a few weeks it became one of my favorites.
Give MF a chance for at least a month before you make any judgments. I am glad I did! I have lost over 50 lbs with only about 3 lbs left to reach my goal!

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Postby Mike » October 17th, 2007, 9:57 am

Welcome Ruth.

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Postby iammissruth » October 17th, 2007, 9:59 am

Mickeyz wrote: I have lost over 50 lbs with only about 3 lbs left to reach my goal!


How long did that take you to accomplish?
I guess that I am looking for a time line. I know that your first month you can lose quiet a bit, but women tend to lose slower than men, so I am just curious.
Thank you for the encouragement, Mickeyz
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Postby DonnaS » October 17th, 2007, 10:30 am

Welcome Miss Ruth! I think you really should give Medifast a try and if you stick to it you'll lose the weight pretty quickly. I averaged out to losing about 12 lbs. a month my first three months and I'm sure others have done even better than that.

Everyone has their own particular tastes and one persons favorite food is another ones worst, so ya never know. Good luck and I hope you stick around.
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Postby iammissruth » October 17th, 2007, 10:40 am

I know that it can take about a week to get the product in the mail. Is there any thing that I can do now to prep my body for MF?
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Postby bikipatra » October 17th, 2007, 12:46 pm

iammissruth wrote:I completely agree that WW is a great maintaining program. I just have a hard time count points and figuring out the percentages, etc. I also have a problem when it comes to the medication that I am on. Seroquel has a weight gain effect, and where I haven't gained, losing has been super slow. I mean 5 pounds lost in the 3 months I have been on WW. I am just getting discouraged on WW due to the slow loss. And then I look at the long term future of having 60 pounds to lose.... Well, you get the picture...

I am on 800mg of Seroquel a day and am doing well on the WW Core program and did well on MF.
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Postby Serendipity » October 17th, 2007, 1:04 pm

iammissruth wrote:I know that it can take about a week to get the product in the mail. Is there any thing that I can do now to prep my body for MF?


You could start eating low carb to get into ketosis before you start.
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Postby iammissruth » October 17th, 2007, 2:05 pm

bikipatra wrote:I am on 800mg of Seroquel a day and am doing well on the WW Core program and did well on MF.


Did you find one was easier to lose on?

I will look into starting low carb. Thanks for the input. :D
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Postby BabyTrace » October 17th, 2007, 5:15 pm

Welcome Ruth!

I know what you mean about not always trusting testamonials from the manufacturers, but rest assured that everyone on here is a real person with a real life and real struggles but also real success.

If you give Medifast 100% you will be astonished at the results you will see. You asked about a time line. Of course we are told not to compare ourselves to others since we will all lose at different rates, but if you'd like another reference you might want to check out my journal. I record my weekly stats on Wednesdays. I've been fortunate to be able to record a loss each of the 14 weeks I've been on plan. I wont say every day has been easy, but it has been so worth it!

Give Medifast a month and I know you'll choose to continue.

Best of luck!

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