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First of all Can I change my Medifast menu theme on a samsung galaxy europa? Thanks in advance for any comment. Second question.. It's not like you can talk to just anyone about this.....most people think I "cheated" by having.

Surgery.

In the first place..

Anyway, I had.

Surgery.

On Dec. l4th and today is Feb. 4th. I have lost 25 pounds. I have remained at the same weight for the past 3 weeks. I'm not even losing one pound a week.

I started at 2l2 and am holding at l87. I am exercising and eating like I am supposed to. WHAT IN THE HECK IS UP???????.

It is so hard to stay positive..

Please talk to me if you are a VERY SLOW LOSER...I REALLY NEED SOME ENCOURAGEMENT...

Comments (15)

Of course! however you might wanna make sure and wait for another member here to confirm this as I am not confident. Better yet, why don't you contact the Medifast guys because they can help better...

Comment #1

Thanks dear. My sister, brother-in-law, and myself all had.

Surgery.

At the same time. They have both lost tons of weight and here I am plugging away and going for weeks losing nothing. My surgeon explained that they both weighed much more than I did and that I could not compare the weight loss. It is just hard when you see people have the.

Surgery.

And the weight just seems to melt off..

Grrrrrrrrrr!..

Comment #2

Oh you are preachin to the choir!!.

By the time I was 3 months out, I had only lost about 30lbs. I was hysterical thinking what have I done for 30 measly lbs?!!?.

I am 4 months out tomorrow and as of this morning down 60lbs. I know I am a lot slower than a lot of people on here, but when else would you have ever lost that much wt. in just over 6 weeks?.

I know it's hard, but be patient. Your body is still recoverying and propably thinking what the heck have you done to me..

Hang in there - you WILL get there!..

Comment #3

The best thing I've learned about weight loss on this journey is one simple thing, "never ever drink calories (except good protein) period over and out". If you eat properly drink water and.

Exercise.

You'll do just fine in a regular amount of time...

Comment #4

The difference between you and the WW people is most of them will gain all of their weight back and then some. Plateaus are normal after starting in on soft foods and exercising. Always remember muscle weighs more than fat, and to register your non-scale wins, including inches lost. Most of all, DO NOT COMPARE YOURSELF TO OTHERS. You are an individual, and your journey is unique to you alone. Remind yourself why you opted for.

Surgery.

In the first place. If you are like me, you knew you could Medifast diet for the rest of your life and never acheive the results of WLS, and your health was not going to hold up that long. BTW - 25 pounds in less than 2 months? The WW folks only WISH they were you!..

Comment #5

My physciatrist told me the slower it comes off the better your chances are for it to STAY off. Also, you may not experience the hair loss issues as severely. I am 3 1/2 months post op and have not had any hair loss yet. My weight has been slow but steady, so far, but I do not weigh myself every day either (MAYBE once a week if I happen to wander down to the basement bathroom where I keep the scales (brrr, it's too cold down there right now..Lol)...

Comment #6

Hi PW, I think you moght be surprised but you will have actually lost more than what you think....

I gained 8lbs in hospital in 2 days....

Their are a few times early on when your body just doesnt comply with the weight loss... It will happen and for you in a much healthier speed than some others....

Dont dispair all is good and in the right direction for sure.....

Try to do a little bit nore than yesterday, just a little and tommorow do a littl more than today....

Hide the scales, watch the inches and mellow in some old clothes that feel baggy, it's enough to make you smile..

We will defeat plateaus....

Love ya.

Buzz xxx..

Comment #7

You have lost about 10% of your former self..

Well I think thats AWESOME.... well done. xxx..

Comment #8

Dear Carolyn and Pwebber....Sounds like you are both off to a wonderful start. And ladies, 25 # in less than 2 months is pretty impressive. I gained weight up through my 3rd week. Turned out to be some fluid retention the surgeon said, but whatever was the cause, he assured me that it would all work out and the weight would come off, til I hit a plateau. I expect you have hit a plateau, which could last a few days, to a few weeks..

Could I suggest .... weigh less often. I know it's hard for many to imagine not weighing every day or even every week. But it allows you time to concentrate on doing what you have to do, maybe researching other websites, or.

Books.

Of info, or even.

Walking.

Or.

Working out.

And, let's face it we know when we are doing well, getting it all all,.

Walking.

, drinking enough fluids...etc., so it follows the weight will come off...at some speed..

One thing you m ight find helpful, in between is measuring yourself. I started this a couple weeks post op, but wish I had set it up prior to going into the hospital with actual starting measurements. I measured every two weeks in the beginning, but then dropped to once a month, usually about midway, when I wanted to jump on the scaleI noticed I lost inches when I wasn't losing weight. I am sure I'm missed KNOWING of a plateau too, by handling things this way. Didn't want to discourage myself was the biggest motivation, and the surgeon making that suggestsion at one of my first visits to him post op..

One last word on WW. I not only dropped weight on WW, but I was a leader for several years and worked in the training office, training leaders in Michigan many years ago. So not like I didn't understand the program, or have success. In fact I'd taken off over 60 lbs and kept it off for 5 years. Then, over time I managed to gain that, and another 100+ lbs. It really is like bighotmomma said, most of us, (and them) do, sadly, gain weight back...because they didn't keep up what worked.

But if I do....I'd probably be in the same boat even with t his.

Surgery.

I mean look at Carnie Wilson..

So it's my goal, with the tools of this.

Surgery.

, to understand the work I have to do and do it, consistently. The.

Surgery.

Gave us a great start. Truthfully, most of us probably want to lose more and faster...if that helpsJust hang in there. Continue doing what you've been doing and.

Learning.

What works for you...and you will surely have a good result. :-).

Cindy..

Comment #9

Thank you for the time it took you to sit down and write such "wise" advice! It's like "my intellectual mind" knows this......but the "psycho" part of me just wants to be "there" already. I KNOW THAT "THE SCALES" ARE MY ENEMY, and I flirt with the enemy way toooooooo often. Again, I think I need to get a friend or family member to come in an "heist" the scales..

As much as I read and studied before having the.

Surgery.

, I still think that I went into.

Surgery.

With unrealistic expectations..

Thanks again for your suport!.

Pat..

Comment #10

It's not like you can talk to just anyone about this.....most people think I "cheated" by having.

Surgery.

In the first place..

Anyway, I had.

Surgery.

On Dec. l4th and today is Feb. 4th. I have lost 25 pounds. I have remained at the same weight for the past 3 weeks. I'm not even losing one pound a week.

I started at 2l2 and am holding at l87. I am exercising and eating like I am supposed to. WHAT IN THE HECK IS UP???????.

It is so hard to stay positive..

Please talk to me if you are a VERY SLOW LOSER...I REALLY NEED SOME ENCOURAGEMENT...

Comment #11

Thanks for your words of encouragement Cindy and others. You are right, I need to stop weighing myself so much and start measuring instead. I see that scale and it's like an obsession to see where I'm at and then, I just get discouraged. It's so good to hear from all of you who have already been down this road. Thank-you for your post. Carolyn..

Comment #12

I am 6 months out and down 78 lbs. I have had so many plateau's I lost count. Most of them were in the first 3 months and with each one I would panic that the.

Surgery.

Wasn't working for me anymore. Then I would lose again and be thrilled!.

I finally came to terms with the fact that my body was going to fight me every "inch" of the way! My bodies' pattern has been "Hang onto it.......hang onto it......dump a few pounds......hang on to it......hang on to it.......dump a few pounds......over and over. As long as I keep losing, then I am winning this war..

It is very true that we will lose more slowly starting at a lower weight. I was 235 and am now 157, so 78 lbs in 6 months.....many people have lost almost twice that in 6 months, but they started out much heavier........

If I am saving myself even more loose skin by losing more slowly, then yay! I had to decide not to compare myself to others as well - everyone is so different. Having the.

Surgery.

At the same time as your family members makes that harder, but at least you know they started out heavier, and that explains a lot..

I like the Marathon analogy. If I were to run a marathon, I would NOT be expecting to win, I would be thrilled to finish, and all along the way, people would be passing me, and I would be passing others. I'm looking for the finish line, not the best time!.

I just want to encourage you, it will continue to come off!..

Comment #13

Hi Pat, welcome to my world. My.

Surgery.

Was 12/11/09..

Surgery.

Day I weighed in at 246. January 5 I was at 228. (-18) February 1 I was at 222. (-6) Hmm. Then I thought about January and realized that I had not been exercising every day and that I was doing too much of the 'let's see if I can tolerate this' type of eating. This month is MY MONTH and I have vowed to.

Exercise.

Every day and really pay attention to what is going in my mouth. I don't know that I was really on a plateau, since I don't journal my food. But, I am moving forward and not kicking myself in the butt for the last month. I've walked at least 2.5 miles every day since Sunday and I'm determined to keep it up. I have.

Faith.

In you and with all the support we have I know we can do this!.

Hugs, Patricia..

Comment #14

I had my.

Surgery.

Also on 12/14/09. I lost 20 pounds the first 2 weeks but for the last 4,I have only lost 5 pounds. I am going crazy and frustrated. I read some posts that people are losing 50 pounds in their first 2 months. Why not me? What am I doing wrong? I know exatly how you feel. Good luck!!!.

Melinda..

Comment #15

The coolest thing about this.

Discussion.

Board is.

Reading.

Other's stories and finding out that indeed I am not alone in this process and others have gone through very similar experiences. Somehow that.

Knowledge.

Helps me make it through another day, so thank-you to everyone for your thoughts and words of encouragement. Carolyn..

Comment #16


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