I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the answer to your question. I'll do some research and get back to you if I discover an good answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could answer your Medifast question..
You also stated that you're healthy, so that's not a big motivating factor. I am healthy, too, but I know darn well that at this weight I couldn't stay healthy for much longer...eventually the weight will chip away at your health. I like to look at it as a preventative measure!..
I learned this past fall that we need to be the healthiest we can be. My husband was very fit. Had been doing the P90X workout for a couple of years. He contracted an infection that attacked his heart and destroyed a heart valve. He had to have open-heart surgery to repair the damage. If he hadn't been in excellent physical shape, I don't know that he would have made it.
So......health should be a motivating factor and being obese is not healthy. It will eventually catch up with a person..
And.....as someone who has yoyo'd for many years with my weight.......being a certain size or looking a certain way will never make you truly happy. That's not saying that it can't make you feel better about yourself, but happiness comes from what's inside. Until we deal with those issues (if you are a person who has issues), everything else is superficial. We need to work on the real problem. I know that my weight is not what made me unhappy, it was simply a symptom of being unhappy, but then made me hate myself all the more. I faced my issues last fall while my husband was sick, and losing this weight has been a relatively easy experience since then (I sure hope that I can keep this mindset)..
It sounds like you might benefit from finding someone who could help you work through whatever issues you know you have and those that maybe you aren't even aware of. I agree with Bjorney.....there are lots of therapists out there. It might just be a matter of finding the right one..
Good luck to you...
Well, it's hard to say...im losing weight to get healthy and to try and control some these health problems that I have now...also I hear ya on the saggy skin and body looks....lol..well I plan on having plastic surgery eventually...and id rather have the scars then the skin but to each their own...and I feel like you today for some reason too...like I'm not happy cuz I'm losing weight finally? Hmmm.....just maybe one of my down days....but you did great!..
I think it's definitely worth considering counselling, and like Bjorney says, there are so many different kinds of approachescognitive behavioral therapy, art therapy, even clinical hypnosis might help. (I was super resistent to that at first, but it's probably one of the best things I've ever done for myself.) I joke that I'm "bad" at therapy for exactly those kinds of reasonsI'm very verbal, I'm a big reader, I'm very good at guessing what the "correct" answer authority figures want from me is, and lots of times I HATE going to therapy. But it's part of taking care of myself, because when I wasn't doing anything, I was just circling the drain and thinking of reasons I COULDN'T do anything, and it just got worse and worse..
I can relate to a lot of what you sayof wanting my weight loss to "fix" problems I have on the inside, and definitely of not feeling caught up with my body changes. I also have fairly severe social anxiety, and it's been way too easy for me to blame not making friends/having a boyfriend on fat, and not on being unapproachable. I don't really blog here, but you can PM me if you want to talk about any more of this in more detail than on the boards..
Hang in there. I've been telling myself this years, and I'm really starting to believe it can get better...