I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the answer to that question. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I find an anything. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could give you an answer..
Sorry you lost your pops! Id be an emotional wreck....there not much I can say a bout staying OP cuz I dealt with having to put my dog down earlier this year and well that just about killed me....so....I definitely went OFF PLAN and didnt know what to do for about a couple of months....but now I'm still a little lost but I'm take one day at a time...thats all you can do!..
I lost my sister in December to cancer. I was 6 months in. I have stayed fairly on plan, with the exception of the week I spent with her and her family, and when family got together afterward. There were days that I used it an as excuse. But overall, I have put my focus into staying on plan. I know it would make her proud, especially as she had always been a healthy person (the healthiest in the family.) And in the end was doing a raw food diet in an attempt to keep her body clean and not feed the cancer.
Its a great testiment to her..
But I guess part of it for me as well, is that I was already in that motivated "just do it" mindset that I was going to get this thing done. That helped to get me through..
Hang in there, take it one moment at a time. Believe it or not, it does get easier...
I'm so sorry for your loss. Honestly, at a time of grieving and what lies ahead of you, OP isn't priority in my opinion - your mental health is. Realizing you don't want to slip back, try to journal what you eat and keep whatever isn't Medifast healthy and low carbs..
You may not even be hungry enough to eat 5-in-1. Do what ever is simple - bars, shakes to make that 5. Simple is good in trying times..
Also, as you probably have figured out in your previous life, eating crap makes you feel worse, so maybe sticking with the easier items your body will feel better so your heart can heal...
This one is tough too....im in the "cancer" boat as well now and afraid I may go away.
So, I'm working on losing weight and trying to get HEALTHY!..
I am so sorry for your loss,,,50 is way too young to pass,,,my own Dad died suddenly on July 4th, 1980, at the age of 57,,,still way too young. I know how you are feeling,,i remember it all too well even after all these years..
I am guessing you and your Dad were close, just like I was to my Dad, and I am thinking he was proud of your success, and if you think about it, you still want to make him proud..
Stay 100% on plan,,,do it for your health and wellbeing,,,,,and do it for your Dad. What better way to honor his memory, than taking care of his precious daughter..
He is still with you,,,hold your memories close..
As to the long island ice tea,,,it was off plan, but I feel a perfectly acceptable thing to do in the circumstances. Just let it remain that one time for now..
Hugs ,,,,and hang in there...
I am so sorry that you have had this loss. I lost my brother in a plane accident when he was just 50 and I didn't follow any of the advice I am about to give you. I wish I had. The most important thing is that during the days ahead you take the best care of yourself possible. Grieving is very, very hard work. Remember that your tears are water and to replace them with water so that you can stay healthy.
If you can't stay on plan, only eat healthy foods to give you strength. Get your sleep. Keep to your routine as best you can. If you feel the urge to eat to fill the void, try to keep in mind your goal of getting healthier and try to fill the void with other things...a walk, writing your feelings in a journal, spending time with loved ones, etc. Food can never fill the void.
Poppy, I am so sorry. I have nothing to compare this to. All I can say is the different challenges I have experienced..going off plan doesn't help..it hinders. I am so very sorry for your loss. You have so many challenges ahead of you. Please come here so we can help you get through this...
I'm afraid I don't have any advice but I wanted to tell you that I am so sorry for your loss. My own father's health is failing and it's hard to think of him as anything other than invincible. As my mother was an evil, nasty person, my father and lovely step-mother have been my rocks for so long, and I don't know what I'll do when that time comes (as it must for us all)...
You have my sympathy. Take care of yourself. And, as others have said, keep your routines..
I'm not good with words, but you certainly have my sympathy in the loss of your precious dad. There will be hard days ahead but the love you shared will help you get through...
Losing my dad suddenly was one of the hardest things my family and I had to endure. You have my deepest sympathy..
As far as staying on plan, don't beat yourself up if you stray, but remind yourself moment by moment that you can still honor your father by being the best person you can be, that includes your health. Right now, taking care of you body by avoiding unhealthy foods will benefit both your mental health and physical health..
My heart goes out to you in this time of grief...
I'm sorry for your loss.
Just keep in mind you are doing the best thing for your health right now to help you live a longer, healthier life. Keep your eyes on the prize (your goal weight). I know mourning might make it harder to stay OP but just take it one day at a time...
(((HUGS))) I am so sorry for your loss..
I (fortunately) haven't experienced a loss like that while on MF, but I am coping with (a) my husband's recurrence of cancer (in his lymph nodes this time); (b) two brain tumors of my own and needing surgery (I'm going in next week to make arrangements); and (c) I am a caregiver for my own very sick/disabled mother, which is pretty much a full-time job sometimes..
I've stayed on Medifast because it seems like it is the one thing in my life that is comforting, secure, and gives me a boost of happiness and joy every morning when I step on the scale. Staying OP helps regulate my mood by regulating my blood sugar, and I sorely need that right now..
I also know that I am doing something good, not only for myself, but for everyone who depends on me (I have a little boy who needs me.) I need to be strong and healthy and NOT obese in case I wind up caring for him on my own. I also don't want to end up in the same obesity-related horror show as my mother..
Your dear father would want you to care for yourself, sweetie. I know it will be hard, but don't succomb to emotional eating. I was eating to cope with the stress before I started Medifast (and I'm not usually an emotional eater either), and I had gained 20 lbs. in just a few months..
My sincere condolences to you. Just that you are reaching out and asking for advice after his passing is very powerful. Good for you. Like everyone has already said, take care of your body and soul while you grieve, be gentle with yourself. If you've felt better while on Medifast then that is another reason to stay on it as best as possible. But if you can't for whatever reason, just remember the healthy habits (like eating small, frequent meals) Medifast has taught you so far..
So sorry you lost your dad..