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Staceylynne 02-01-2014 04:54 PM

Medi friends in 2014
Started a new post since there seems to be a few of us!! Let's check in often and offer support!

I weigh in on Monday and am on day 5 today and doing amazing cravings are pretty much gone and eating well!!

Afer0841 02-02-2014 06:18 AM

Hello everyone,
I restarted medi in october last year and so far have lost over 55 lbs! Just wanted to say hi and introduce myself.

Staceylynne 02-02-2014 06:26 AM

Hey congrats such an inspiration !!

Tricia819 02-02-2014 07:30 AM

Hi, I started Medi on 12/28/13. Lost 16 lbs so far! I love it! I lost 8 lbs my first week and have be averaging between 1.5-2.5 lbs each week. I have to lose at least 50 lbs for health reason but would like to lose even more than that if I can. Ultimate goal would be between 125-135. right now just focusing on dropping 50 lbs which would put me in the 140's- a good weight for my BMI, fat percentage and fat mass. The first week was difficult but once you get through it, it gets much easier. Thanks for starting the thread! Looking forward to reading your updates and chatting about the program.

Dinp120 02-02-2014 08:48 AM

Hi Everyone! I have also done medi before with great success. I kept the weight off for almost a year but then got pregnant. My son is now 6 weeks old and I restarted last week. I lost 7lbs my first week and have about 40 to go...I can't wait for this baby weight to be gone :)

I used this forum a lot the first time around and it was a great support!


Staceylynne 02-02-2014 01:24 PM

So glad to have you guys!! I weigh in tomorrow and am so excited

Just had shrimp with homemade cocktail sauce

cheftrish 02-02-2014 02:53 PM

I'm here! Thanks for starting this Staceylynne!

Staceylynne 02-02-2014 06:07 PM

Yay look at all of us!! Hope everyone is making good choices tonight

I am had shrimp and homemade cocktail sauce

cheftrish 02-03-2014 03:23 PM

I had shrimp too! Did pretty well. I had to start a new BP med along with my other med to lower BP since it did not go down on the highest dose of the first one. It is hydrochlorithiazide. I am a little nervous about taking this since one of the side effects is weight gain! ACK! Part of the reason I am doing this is to LOWER my BP so I don't have to go on the meds. This is so frustrating!

Staceylynne 02-03-2014 03:50 PM

I just weighed in and lost 7 PDs

6 was fat

Not too bad very excited to have cheese ;)

cheftrish 02-03-2014 05:21 PM

Wow! Awesome! Watch what kind of cheese and how much. I swear...cheese and peanutbutter are my best friends an worst enemies! :)
Great Job!

Staceylynne 02-03-2014 05:36 PM

I eat the ww string cheese

MathSci 02-04-2014 06:14 PM

Great job!

I eat the reduced fat string cheese as a snack and love it! I also love to take some turkey pepperoni and nuke it in the microwave so it is slightly crispy. Sometimes I'll take some of the cheese and put it on top of the turkey pepperoni so I can pretend I'm eating pizza :D
I learned from the first time that I was on MWL that I cannot have peanut butter in my household! I just can't control myself when it is in my house!

Staceylynne 02-04-2014 06:17 PM

Had peanut butter tonight really need the calories loved it mmmm

Fit2010 02-05-2014 12:04 PM

Thank you Stacey for starting this for 2014!! And congratulations on your 7 lbs, especially the 6 lbs of fat loss!! :jumpjoy:

Good choices for indulging but staying in ketosis on SuperBowl sunday, Trish and Stacey. I have to really watch out for the nuts or peanut butter though because that can throw me out of ketosis if I do too much.

I will begin this Friday. This is how I may feel over the weekend: :mad: But it is SO incredible to say :hiya: and have your support and to welcome everyone else!! I am so excited that we will have this great comradery with others re-doing MWL. :p We know the Plan works, it has in the past. And once we got weight off we tried to be good but then old habits and stress crept back in.....and the result was: :weigh: :faint: At least it was for me. That was then....this is now. Hindsight is 20/20 and we just have to learn from those mistakes....with commitment to each other we can help prevent deception from the carb monster!! :up:

Staceylynne 02-05-2014 01:34 PM

Snow day here and I am not eating enough :( time to step it up

Did some good shoveling today though hoping this is a good week

VannishingGrl 02-06-2014 09:54 AM

Whats wrong with me????
OMG...I started adding in Almonds. What was I thinking??? Help :annoyed:

I love crunchy salty things. My few almonds turn into a few here...a few there.
I have to stop!! Because last night, my almonds turned into a COOKIE!! :p

I also had the intent on getting to the gym this week, and that hasn't happened either. What is my issue?? :lol:

Either way I am putting it out there. From this moment on, this week, I will behave! There its on the internet so its true!

Staceylynne 02-06-2014 10:21 AM

Are you testing for ketosis? Does any of that throw you out of it?

VannishingGrl 02-06-2014 11:06 AM

Yes I am, and yes it does...:cry:

cheftrish 02-07-2014 10:11 AM

Hi, Still here. Just went in for my second weigh in and stayed the same...but was put on another BP med and my readings are still astronomical. 182/98. so going back in to see my DR. today. The clinic said to keep eating greens and yogurt, with the protein, not to take the stay slim or fat burner until my BP goes down. This is very frustrating!

Staceylynne 02-07-2014 10:56 AM

I didn't weigh in officially but I am extremely upset my scale says I gained 1.2 lbs between Monday and today

Afer0841 02-07-2014 04:32 PM

One thing I have learned this time around, different then last time around is I do not for any reason check my weight mid week. Last time I obsessed about it and would check it every day! I feel much better not checking it and I always know I am doing my best (even if the scale doesn't want to show it). I would recommend to everyone to not check throughout the week, save that for when you go!

Staceylynne 02-07-2014 05:48 PM

I can't help it I'm obsessed

Fit2010 02-08-2014 12:00 AM

Hello accountability friends!! I weighed myself at home this AM before going to work (where I was going to weigh in and start challenge). But the secretary has been out sick the past 2 days and wasn't there today. I could have just procrastinated and made this all wait til Monday....but NO! I am in!!

Did well today. Will have to watch out to make sure I drink enough. I can foresee that could be problem. So, changing my avatar signature. Weight this AM was 196.5 lbs. My heaviest ever!! I was freaking that I may have been more. My goodness, I have put on 59 lbs since I reached goal in 2010. Lord, please help me to listen and make best choices. This is scarey to be on meds for BP, to have a risk for coronary artery disease myself (since just 2 months ago my Mom was diagnosed with significant blockage and received two stents!)I want to get in healthy NOW for time (in a couple years) that I will be a grandma. Let's go!! Amen. Again, thank you accountability friends!!

Staceylynne 02-08-2014 05:11 AM

You can do this!! We are with you !!

cheftrish 02-08-2014 02:36 PM

Staceylynne, Your weight will fluctuate throughout the week, so try not to obsess too much!
Deb, I hear you about being worried about your health. They have now put me on a third BP med and I see a cardiologist next Friday and another BP check on Monday to see how the new meds are doing. I also hear you about getting enough water! That is the hardest thing for me! Amazingly though I am not able to take any of the supplements I have not been hungry, and have a hard time also getting all the protein in.
Don't get discouraged- this time the weight is coming off for keeps! :) :)

Fit2010 02-08-2014 08:56 PM

Thanks for the support Stacey and Trish! I am at the end of day 2. Good so far! I have left overs from way back (Phendametrizine and MWL Fat Burners...took one of each). I will stay away from the scale until next Friday. I too have been used to checking every few days in the past, but then I would allow myself a cheat bite after doing well for a couple days. Not good! I did have SF Apple Cider to help with wanting something hot and sweet late in the eve. Probably not being as strict with week one as Trish was, this AM I had cottage cheese, and at dinner I also included a string cheese. We'll see if this approach gives me at least a 4 lb lose this week. Back when I went to appts the MWL doc didn't withhold milk the first week. I wonder if that is new evidence, or just your clinic. Makes sense though since lactose is a form of a sugar. I just cannot cut it ALL out!

Trish - I hope the cardiologist looks at doing an angiogram on you to check out your renal arteries. Please be really good and get this hypertension under control because that can be hard on your heart too in the long run. Have they done a sonogram on your kidneys? You take care my friend. Yes, losing weight will be beneficial for both of us healthwise!!

HARLEEBB 02-09-2014 11:22 AM

Starting my journey!
Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to jump in and say hello. I am on day one of the medi weightloss program. So far, so good. I don't feel overly hungry but I do have a little headache. Glad to know there are others here going through the same journey I am!


Staceylynne 02-09-2014 11:23 AM

Hey lee I am loving that there are more of us! Hate feeling alone doing this! Let us know if you need anything and hang in by day 3 it will be better

HARLEEBB 02-09-2014 11:29 AM


Thanks for saying hello! I'm excited to get be doing this. I will hang in there! It's time for me to be happy about myself again. It's been a long time!


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