Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the answer to your question. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I bump into an good answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could answer your Medifast question..
I think I'll buy you a bouquet too! If you don't mind I'll put it on my dining room table to enjoy since I can't get it to you! LOL!..
Congratulations - that is quite an accomplishment!! You should be proud - and I am sorry you feel you can't share it with your friends and family :-(..
That is SOOO nice of you!! I would be honored to have you do that!! Thanks!!.
(I love all flowers and all colors of flowers so chose some that look especially pretty to you, OK?.
Congratulations on reaching your goal!!! You deserve the flowers and more!..
A big congratulations on reaching your goal. And I'm glad you bought yourself some flowers. They are well deserved!..
How exciting...congrats to you!!! and the longer life you will have being healthy!!!..
Fantastic! Thank you for posting and being an inspiration to the rest of us! People are so funny aren't they? I love how you say it brings out the know it all's! Congratulations!..
Congratulations!!! You have done this for YOU. Even though you say you can't share it with folks, you have the inner satisfaction that you've done it and no one can take that away from you, ever. @}~ (that's supposed to be a rose sorry I'm such a geek)..
That is awesome!!!!! I too kept Medifast a secret for a long time, but finally let it out.... but we do what we have to do to get through....
I am almost a goal... I can't wait but am a bit scared too.....
Enjoy the rest of your journey....
Wow, what a nice group of fellow MF'ers :-).
Again, thanks to.
For their good wishes and support. I was on cloud nine yesterday, it was like being in a dream!! Me, little old ME had achieved what I set out to do! (Not saying this in a cocky way, more just in awe - lol!!).
I know each one of us has our own unique circumstances but for me, not talking about Medifast with people around me just worked. It seemed like before, pre-MF, I was so eager to share and when I did, the comments and advice started and never (seemed to) stop. So I decided that the only one that was creating this situation of unwanted opinions and advice was me...I was throwing the subject out there but then not wanting to have myself put up for inspection basically! That's not to say that people around me couldn't have used a little self-examination themselves - lol - but if I didn't want to hear/endure the comments, then I just needed to not set the stage for them..
Plus, there are just too few hours in the day to spend it defending my decision. (Oh yes, just in case you haven't experienced this, there are people that will tear apart ANY diet program.) I decided instead to concentrate on what I was doing, work on emotional things that came up for me in the process, focus on the positives and not feel compelled to always have to explain myself to anyone other than...myself!.
This strategy worked for me. It was freeing not feeling like I had to make everyone else "like" what I was doing. There is a deeper issue for me obviously in this all, maybe one of having image issues that were dependent on other's opinions? Well sorting that all out is a project to work on for the year to come.
It was awesome though to share the success of reaching my initial goal weight here yesterday with others also going through the medifast program. Thank you very, very much!!.
Awww.....I see that rose now and it's a pretty one too! Thanks!.
WOO HOO...You can"t see this (good thing.
) but I am doing cartwheels for you!!!!.
I know what you have been dealing with in not sharing your "secret" I get more advice from people who are not well equipped to give. Suddenly everyone either becomes an expert on what is right for my body and what I should "really" be doing...so now I say the same...just watching my calories!!.
Congratualtions again....look forward to your next "reached goal" post..
Hi Bunting, I am so thrilled for your achievement! As they say, actions speak louder than words - so for all the negative Nellies in your life, your physical appearance is like wearing a blue ribbon on your forehead. No words necessary - it's a "so there, I did it!"!.
I hope you are drawing amazing strength from this and finding ways to apply it in other ways in your life to achieve all your goals and happiness. It will carry you far. Throw your hands on your hips, or in the air, and strut your stuff. Wow! I'm smiling ear to ear for you, you caused MY day to get off to a great start - thank you!!!..
Hey that's pretty good, I'll have to use as my new theme song to get me shakin' and movin' in the morning!! lol.
LOL my 'chatty' friend.
(To let the rest of you in on the joke/silliness, I told Bob where I came up with my name "bunting fleece" and now he harrasses me about it on a regular basis!!!!.
I had ordered a dog sweater that day, the product description said it was bunting fleece and it just sounded like a good screen name...well at the time it did, now I kind of rue the day - lol. Nah, I've embraced my buntingness now...plus I have that cheer.
Just wrote for me too!! ).
OK, this made me tee-hee and almost snort out my drinking water through my nose...My cartwheel skills are lacking too so I don't think if the tables were turned that I'd be a very good show either.
- lol. I'll put it this way:.
Me + cartwheels = be afraid, be very afraid..
That said, I sure appreciate you doing *your* cartwheel for me!.
Again, thanks to everyone that has posted such supportive messages to me!! I love to hear the enthusiasm too. We ARE all gonna reach our goals whether we are at day one of the journey, week one, month one, or at goal, in Transition, in Maintenence!.
OK, I don't want to make this thread go on and on and on *BUT* speaking of not wanting to share that you're on a dietary program and why....
I'm out at a little friendly meeting of aquaintances yesterday and repeatedly was told "You are too skinny now" "You need to gain weight" "You need to stop losing weight".
Note that I didn't arrive with a neon sign reading.
"I'm on a diet and losing weight so please comment".
Also note that I am at 150 pounds (initial goal) and trust me, I am thrilled to be working on my last 10 pounds to lose now that I see I need to do that (revised goal.) Female too, btw. What I am not is "too skinny" and I certainly don't need to "gain weight" for heaven's sake!!.
The people yesterday I did listen to and actually took time to acknowledge their comments with a sincere thank you were those few that said "you look great!".
This judging other people about their weight has just gotten too crazy, imo. And that why I'm keeping my Medifast journey to myself! (other than sharing here on the discussion boards and on MF's chat.).