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Postby wildtrk » April 16th, 2006, 6:20 pm

Okay after many diets and yoyo weight gains I have found my way to medifast by way of my doctor. I went in for a full blood workup mainly becasue at 41 I have never had my cholesterol checked. While during my initial visit the Dr. mentioned Medifast but suggested we talk about it on my follow-up visit after the test results were in. Well I am happy and shocked to say that my blood work came back with flying colors. My cholesterol levels were well within the normal range. However weighing in at 336 fully clothed at the Dr. office was NOT within normal range for a middle aged 5'9" male.

So after a consultation with the Dr. I decided to give MF a try for a week... I go back to the Dr. for another visit this week. So far after day 3 I am doing okay....seeing some results. But I got to tell you the Easter candy for the kids is freakin' killing me today. Easter dinner at the inlaws went so-so. Kept it as close as I could but I can definitely say no jellybeans or chocolate bunnies were consumed by me.

Anyway...I plan to continue on after my first week and we will see where that takes me. Don't have a firm goal weight pegged yet just concerned on being sub 300 to start. Sub 200 is probably the ultimate goal if I had to answer that question right now.

So glad I found this forum....looks like there are a lot of people here who care. though I do see that being a male I seem to decidedly be in the minority.

Thanks for reading!
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Postby Unca_Tim » April 16th, 2006, 6:29 pm

Don't worry WT.
I'll protect you from all these crazy ladies.

Welcome "aboard". Glad you found us...:)
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Postby Shana » April 16th, 2006, 6:47 pm

We're crazy in a good way!
Welcome to the forum & the Medifast way of life wild! You're going to do great & it's nice to have more testosterone around here :)

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Postby deirdrek » April 16th, 2006, 9:46 pm

Welcome! We are glad your here, this is a wonderful forum, besides prayer it is the main thing keeping me going. Cant wait to see your progress. :D

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Postby falisamarie » April 17th, 2006, 5:37 am

Image It is always great to have another great man join the team.

You have a very wise Dr to point you in the MF direction and this forum is the most supportive you will find anywhere and these wonderful people have kept me going more that once!

Ask any questions you have and just scream for help when needed and there will be someone here to help!

Welcome again

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Postby MusicalMomma » April 17th, 2006, 5:39 am

welcome wildtrk! Glad you're here. Good job on making through easter dinner and CANDY!!!

Oh and don't let unca_tim fool you....he's CRAZY about us women!!!

If it's any consolation....I'm a bit of a tomboy!!! :roflmao:
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Postby FluffyNoMore » April 17th, 2006, 5:44 am

Don't you know that the crazy people are the fun people? 8)

Welcome to the board! There are a whole bunch of great people here.
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Postby lauradr » April 17th, 2006, 5:58 am

wildtrk, Welcome :D :D :D happy your with us
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Postby Pashta » April 17th, 2006, 7:17 am

Welcome! I am sure the guys on here will be happy to have another join! :D
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Postby supermom » April 17th, 2006, 7:30 am

Glad to have you!! Crazy, were crazy alright. Crazy about MEDIFAST!! :muahaha: :muahaha::muahaha:
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Postby Lizabette » April 17th, 2006, 7:32 am


Congratulations on having a good doctor, and all your great test results.
So guy, just stick with the program and us, and we'll help you get to the sub 200's. :yes:

It's doable on MF, even if you are a guy! :you:

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Postby Pashta » April 17th, 2006, 9:20 am

Especially if you're a guy. :x Darn lucky men and their muscles LOL.
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Postby FORMOMMY » April 17th, 2006, 9:46 am

Welcome wildtrk! Nice to have you on board. We are crazy but we will get you through the tough times - guaranteed!! I am sure the other guys on the board are thrilled that you are here.

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Postby Linda » April 17th, 2006, 9:47 am

Oh boy, another MAN!! I don't know why, but the few men here seem to be "THE BEST", so happy to see you join them.

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Postby Tiolazz » April 17th, 2006, 10:52 am

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Welcome Mr. WT,

Let any of us girly things know if you need any help. Specially us "crazy" ones.....

Good luck on your journey....


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