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Stepping off the wagon for a few days

Postby Lauraly » July 28th, 2006, 10:16 am

Five months ago I weighed in the high 180s, smoked nearly a pack a day and was very unhappy. I vowed that by my 35th birthday at the end of July, I would lose 30 pounds, quit smoking and get more active.

Well, here it is 5 months later. My birthday is Sunday. I quit smoking on 3/18/06. I gained some weight from that and started Medifast 4/21/06. I have lost 30 pounds from my original weight, more counting my post-quit smoking pounds. I kept a blog through the whole thing that I have added as a link below.

I can't tell you the sense of pride I feel at accomplishing these goals. I am happier, more outgoing, confident and active!

So what's with the subject line? Well, as part of my birthday celebration, I am allowing myself a cheat break. I took a cheat weekend after 7 weeks on Medifast, and now here I am doing it again after 14 weeks. I am posting here to be accountable and to make sure I will get back on. I start again August 1st.

My original goal of losing 30 pounds has been met, but when I started Medifast, I set an even lower goal. I have more to lose and will be swinging my daintier, smoke-free feet back on the Tuesday wagon. See you then, and thank you Medifast!
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Postby DntCryLilEmoGrl » July 28th, 2006, 10:26 am

well i hope you have a great birthday ! You deserve it and we look forward to you hopping back on with us :D its great you are already making sure you come back though ;D
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Postby Amber » July 28th, 2006, 11:15 am

Hey Lauraly,
Happy July 30 & enjoy your "MF vacation"...
Raise a glass to yourself, you deserve it!!!

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Postby wildtrk » July 28th, 2006, 11:55 am

Enjoy your PC...The wagon is always there! We are saving a seat.
MF Start Date 4/14/06
10# - 4/26 40# - 5/25 70# - 7/27
20# - 5/04 50# - 6/18 80# - 8/31
30# - 5/15 60# - 7/1

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Postby Drama Queen » July 28th, 2006, 1:00 pm

Have a wonderful Birthday Celebration!!! Enjoy yourself!! We will be here for you when you return!
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Postby Blessedmommieof3 » July 29th, 2006, 1:20 am

Congrats and Happy Birthday! You certainly deserve a "break" to celebrate! See you back on the 1st. :D
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Postby VickyJ » July 29th, 2006, 4:48 am

Happy Birthday and CONGRATULATIONS for achieving those huge accomplishments!!!! Quitting smoking and losing that weight took an incredible amount of discipline. Way to go!!!!


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Postby Guest » July 29th, 2006, 6:20 am

Happy Birthday!
I hope to see you soon...when I get to post my 30 lb loss!
Have FUN!! :D
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Postby Elke » July 29th, 2006, 10:40 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! Enjoy it :)
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Postby JKSRN » July 29th, 2006, 11:01 am

Hi, Happy Birthday, and Congratulations on reaching your original goals, that is really fantastic!! A great feeling to be healthy, huh?!! Good for you! Have a fun weekend! See you back on Tuesday! :D
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Postby Aerie » July 29th, 2006, 8:42 pm

You rock! Enjoy yourself and have one for all of us. See you in a few days.
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Postby Arklahoma » July 31st, 2006, 7:32 am

Hope you have a great b-day!!!
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Postby mousehouse62 » July 31st, 2006, 7:36 am

Have a superb birthday and enjoy every minute!
Congrats on weight loss and dumping the smokes!
You deserve the pats on the back that you are getting!
This truly is a Happy, Happy Birthday!
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HUBBY HAS MET HIS GOAL OF 155!!!! Go sweetie!!! :0)
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Postby Sojourner » July 31st, 2006, 10:10 am

Happy Birthday!!

Enjoy your break, the wagon will be here when you get back and we'll all be on it with our hands outstretched waiting to give you a boost up. Then you can settle in and attack those last few pounds - you're almost there!

Oh, and congrats on kicking the butts -- if you can do THAT you can do anything!

Shake it gone, babeee!!!
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Postby dede4wd » July 31st, 2006, 2:21 pm

Hope you had a great B-day! I sent you a text msg, but I was in the middle of nowhere, don't know if it went through! See ya tomorrow!

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