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Postby sheri1103 » April 1st, 2007, 3:08 pm

Hi All - I have missed my daily communication with you all so much.
As some of you know I restarted this program in Dec 06 and lost a whopping 20 pounds the first month. Then the bottom fell out of my life when it became necessary for me to divorce my husband to protect me from his bankruptcy. That was in mid January. And I have been on an emotional roller coaster every since. And I think I am finally starting to come out of it. I own a business, an accounting practice, and 2 weeks ago I set a boundary. For the first time in my adult life I am taking 2 weeks off. Being self employed I am going on faith with this one. But the stress of the divorce and the deaths of 2 family members just became too much and I decided I needed a break.

So here tis. My vacation will start at 12:01PM this coming Friday, which is Good Friday - and I hope it is ok to say that here. But I figure what better time to begin. Easter/Spring is a time of re-birth and that is what my tired body,mind and spirit need.

I think Medifast is just the greatest thing and I always do well and feel better with it. I am on an anti-depressant, a potent pain reliever for arthritis in my knee and spine and also take xanax for anxiety. (childhood abuse). And of course all of these medical situations have been intensified due to the divorce.

And I do want to say this too, my "husband" of only 2 years has always been a staunch supporter of "sheri." He loves me just as I am which. We remain committed and a remarriage could happen - I am not ready for it yet.

So I put myself in the hands of my wonderful M/F buddies. Biki, sounds like you are doing awesome!! Way to go G/F.

My target date to re-start is April 9th.

I attend a monthly diet support group and have now found a weekly support group for women only. I have also changed Churches. Am trying to do whatever positive steps I can take to help me, myself and I.

Hugs to you all,
Sheri B
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Postby bikipatra » April 1st, 2007, 4:21 pm

I am so happy that you are trying to make so many positive changes. I had to hit a bottom in my life before I was ready to submit to Medifasting and taking care of my mental health. One day I just decided I was worth it. Don't know how it happened but it did. I wish you the best.
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Postby Pashta » April 1st, 2007, 5:05 pm

Hi Sheri! Look forward to getting to know you. :D
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Postby Lizabette » April 1st, 2007, 8:09 pm

Here's hugs and prayers for you, and to tell you we are all here for you.

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Postby hulagirlfromhawaii » April 1st, 2007, 10:52 pm

Welcome back Sheri! :wave:

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Postby JonnaD » April 2nd, 2007, 6:09 am

Welcome back, Sheri.

Anybody else hear the theme song from "Welcom back, Kotter" going through their heads? :lol:
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Postby Tawanda » April 2nd, 2007, 6:13 am

Hi Sheri, welcome back. Good for you for putting your needs foremost. I hope you get to a place where you are happy & comfortable once again.
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Postby Honey Child » April 2nd, 2007, 9:39 am

Welcome back!
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January - 7.2 lost!
February - 7 lost!
March - 7.4 lost!
April - 1.6 lost so far!
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Postby DonicaB » April 2nd, 2007, 9:54 am

Hi Sheri~ It is good to hear from you. I think a vacation is a great idea and sounds like it is much needed. Enjoy.....Enjoy......Enjoy!!!!!!

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Postby smartipantz » April 2nd, 2007, 10:08 am

Hi Sheri!

I'm sorry for the way things turned out, however, sounds like you are on the up and up now. Your MakeMeThinner friends are here to make you laugh, provide you support and give you hugs along the way. You take care of yourself!! You know where to find us.

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Postby chelleA » April 3rd, 2007, 11:27 am


I think that Good Friday is the PERFECT time to start a new you! And I don't know of ANY reason that you shouldn't say anything about Good Friday and rebirth here! Afterall, it is a holiday that most schools, businesses, and government agencies take the day off. Anybody that has a problem with it should......GO TO................WORK!!! :lol:

I, along with many of my friends here :bighug: , will be sure to keep you under our wings and in our prayers! You will have times that you want to give up, but log-on.....there's always someone just a mouse click away from making you smile! :D

I am taking a sabbatical after teaching for 19 years. It has been the most restful time of my life. Remember when you were little, and you didn't like the outcome of the game you were playing? :tears: We all need "DO-OVERS" every once in a while!

You have a GREAT vacation. God WILL provide for you! He probably thinks you need a break, too! ;)
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