Thought I'd say hello...

Introduce yourself to the forum.
(Guests Welcome)

Thought I'd say hello...

Postby ELK » August 21st, 2006, 3:17 pm

I have been medifasting since the day before Memorial Day with 38 pounds gone. I seem to loose about 2-3 pounds per week, maybe a bit closer to 2 than 3, but the weight has been coming off quickly enough to keep me motivated, despite the inevitable plateaus. I have less than 100 pounds to go, and I am a little less than a third of the way to goal.

I am married and we cater to several indoor cats. My husband has been ambivalent about the weight loss process, since he likes to eat with me, but he is not overtly negative. Initially he was worried that he did something to make me try to loose weight, and I have had to assure him that it is primarily for make the pain in the knees go away, to keep from taking blood pressure medications, to look better, etc...He says nice things about my success so far, and he likes to tell me nice things others have told him about my weight loss. He occasionally gets impatient when I decline sharing a pizza with him, but I sweetly remind him that ...the pain in my knees has gone blood pressure is normal now...etc., and he says that the diet is worth it then.

I hate exercise, but I am not adverse to touring the neighborhood on my bicycle or on my feet.

I have lurked about the board for some weeks gathering inspiration, ideas and support from all of ya'll. My apologies to Elke, since I have a similar username. I will gladly change it, if it causes too much confusion. Thanks to's nice to have company on a weight loss journey, especially with a group as wonderful as you.
Newbie - #90 Club
Posts: 11
Joined: June 25th, 2006, 5:07 pm
Location: Texas

Postby Elizabeth » August 21st, 2006, 3:27 pm

Hi there ELK! Thanks for joining and congrats on losing 38 lbs so far! I'm glad your husband is supportive. Change is hard for everyone isn't it ?;)
Hope to see more of you on the board. Thanks for sharing your success and inspiring others. Are you following the 5+1 plan or the 6 full fast?
Preferred Member - #20 Club
Posts: 566
Joined: August 3rd, 2006, 5:05 am


Postby mvs1939 » August 21st, 2006, 4:18 pm

Congratulations! What an accomplishment!
User avatar

Postby JeepGirl » August 21st, 2006, 4:27 pm

Welcome Aboard! You are doing Fabulous..Just Fab!!

I am happy your husband is supportive. It is times like this when we can use all the support we can get! As You know you will find it here each time you log on!

I will be checking in on you during your way down!!
User avatar
Preferred Member - #20 Club
Posts: 1087
Joined: June 15th, 2006, 6:08 pm
Location: North GA Mountains

Postby ELK » August 21st, 2006, 5:42 pm

Thanks for the welcome.

I'm a 5+1 girl. I like the L&G and the idea of real food too much, although I mostly consider food a tool now rather than a comfort or a least for the time being.

I would like one piece of advice...I have to go out of town next month for a week long conference. I will not have access to a microwave or a fridge (a rather inconvenient hotel, I must say). I was sorta thinking of taking 3-4 RTD a day plus a bar with an occasional raspberry tea or cranberry mango drink for variety. Is this too many RTD/day? Is a bar/day too much? I have rarely partaken of the RTD's or bars...although I'm not sure why.

How many RTD's come in a case?
Newbie - #90 Club
Posts: 11
Joined: June 25th, 2006, 5:07 pm
Location: Texas

Postby Blessedmommieof3 » August 21st, 2006, 5:57 pm

Welcome ELK :wave: SO nice to meet are doing fabulous so far!!
The Journey began July 30th, blogging along the way at Extrapounds*com
User avatar
Trusted Member - #10 Club
Posts: 86
Joined: July 24th, 2006, 4:35 am
Location: Oahu, Hawaii

Postby Elidh » August 21st, 2006, 6:18 pm

Hi Elk,

Shortly after I started MF, I had to go away for 2 weeks, staying in a hotel. I took shakes, my shaker jar, bars, soy crisps, MF oatmeal cookies. I ate one L&G meal a day (for dinner) and occasionally just eggs for breakfast (sometimes I'd order a veggie omelet minus the cheese). Although the weight loss slowed down a bit, when I got back home I had still lost 2 pounds over the 2 weeks, so it is possible to stay on plan (more or less) when away.


Trusted Member - #30 Club
Posts: 86
Joined: June 12th, 2006, 8:16 am
Location: The Edge of Paradise: Mohican Valley, Ohio

Postby loriannk » August 21st, 2006, 7:46 pm


Welcome to the Forum. Sounds like you are doing great already.
Age: 34 HT: 5'4"
3 kids ages 2, 8 & 9
User avatar
Preferred Member - #20 Club
Posts: 787
Joined: March 1st, 2006, 8:50 am
Location: Milwaukee WI

Postby Sojourner » August 21st, 2006, 8:09 pm

You're gonna' love it here... :D

Shake it gone, babeee!!!
User avatar
Preferred member
Posts: 1780
Joined: July 25th, 2006, 6:07 pm
Location: Modesto, CA

Postby Elke » August 22nd, 2006, 6:06 am

Hiya Elk! LOL I put a E at the end ...I guess I thought I was typing my name. You keep the name, no need to change it.
Looks like you have a great attitude for this diet, thats a HUGE plus to have. Congrats on the weight loss and welcome to the group :)
User avatar
Preferred Member - #10 Club
Posts: 979
Joined: April 26th, 2006, 9:44 am
Location: South Dakota

Postby Arklahoma » August 24th, 2006, 7:38 pm


I believe there are 24 RTD's to a case.
User avatar
Preferred Member - 70# Club
Posts: 2414
Joined: March 22nd, 2006, 10:40 pm
Location: Madonna-Land

Postby lauradr » August 24th, 2006, 7:51 pm

:D welcome
I'm not where I wanna be but, thank God I'm not where I use to be!


t: 5'11
User avatar
Preferred Member - 80# Club
Posts: 781
Joined: September 19th, 2005, 8:24 pm
Location: Tx

Postby GucciGoo » August 29th, 2006, 3:37 am

Welcome to our group!
BETH formerly known as Dark & Stormy
User avatar
Preferred Member - #20 Club
Posts: 1418
Joined: April 30th, 2006, 5:59 am
Location: Really sick of all this rain.

Postby wildtrk » August 29th, 2006, 4:53 am

Welcome! We are a pretty astute bunch of people here and I am sure we will not confuse you for Elke or vice versa. Heck...they everyone here seems to be able to tell the difference between me and Arklahoma! :lol:
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

New Start Date 1/22/10
Starting weight 355/345/199
10# - 2/2/10

"How long does getting thin take?" Pooh asked anxiously.
User avatar
Preferred Member - #10 Club
Posts: 494
Joined: April 16th, 2006, 5:51 pm
Location: 3rd rock from the sun

Postby alohacate » August 29th, 2006, 10:33 am

Aloha & Welcome, glad you brought up the "exercise" word. I have yet to commit to an exercise program and realized that it is an important componenet to the Medifast plan. Thanks for reminding me that there are fun ways to get exercise incorporated into my daily life!
Height: 5'10 Age: 38 Start Date:6/24/06
51 pounds gone forever -I'm bringing sexy back
User avatar
Preferred Member - #50 Club
Posts: 402
Joined: June 29th, 2006, 6:55 pm
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii


Return to Come on in.


  • Related topics
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests