Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the answer to your question. I'll do some research and get back to you if I got an good answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could give you an answer..
I guess the easiest part was giving up sweets. I use to eat a whole cheesecake by myself. You ppl now have me convinced if I eat sugar I will wish I was dead from dumping, so that's a no-brainer. The hard part is giving up my Medifast diet coke. I was a total addict and miss that "bite" whenever I drink anything, but, there again, I'm afraid to try it because those gas pains are sooo not fun.....
The easiest part for me has the satisfaction level with eating...to actually feel full, and enjoy. Right up there is the surprise of being able to resist the sweets that dominated my life. I'd graze my way through all the high carb, goodies I loved and while I wanted to curb that, the highs and lows from that much sugar didn't seem to allow me to continue long, before I'd be back into a bag of m and m's *(Or whatever)*....Now, ten months out...not such a challenge to say NO. I still have a "taste" so I know I'll need to always watch and not slowly allow it back in, or I could overdue...or so is my fear..
The toughest thing is watching the time before or after eating before drinking. I knew that would be tough and it has been. I also take.
(had thyroid removed years ago) and.
Supplement...and each needs two hours between them for absorption...I am always watching the clock to calculate when I can have the next meds, or that beloved water. It does become second nature, but it is still tough some days..
The easiest was the.
, I expected it to be alot worse then it was. I think the hardest thing now is re-learning who I am. I still look in the mirror and see sz 22-24 but in reality sz 12, trying to stay focused on protien instead of an easy fix. No regrets.
The easiest for me deciding to have surger and actually going thru with it.... the hardest now,.
Who I was stuck in the fat suit and realizing I was a beautiful person. And omg what I would do for a sundrop lol nothing now because they contributed to where I was in my life.... happily I can say even thru the hard times I would do it again in a heartbeat !!!..
Easiest part for me is not having to struggle anymore to.
- the scale just keeps going down. And it's so much easier to say no to things like potato chips, which is what I always use to kid everyone about saying, "This is the body Lays built.".
Hardest part for me is finding healthy substitutes for the comfort that Medifast food use to give me. Also, getting people to understand that the "activity" of eating is just not important to me anymore because of the lack of joy I get from it (sometimes real pain!) It's also difficult making sure to get all my protein and water in EVERY SINGLE DAY! It's also really hard to.
When I feel so weak and washed out from the weight loss process going on in my body. I get short little bursts of energy and then have to crash for a few hours (or even the rest of the day) to get my strength back. Hard to make people understand that I have to eat so often, and have to have water with me all the time...
Easy: Reduce Medifast food intake... Not feelinghungry helps, but leaving Medifast food these day is unreal and makes me giggle everytime..
Hardest: To stop snacking and cheating..still stuggling..
You know I don't think I can really say, I think it's to soon..
From someone who's not quite 5 months out, I'd say so far the easiest is how much more movement I'm able to do. Before I could only take a couple of steps and be so out of breath, exhausted and hot. Now I can walk farther, I'm not hot all the time, but still can't walk like I was hoping to..
So far the hardest part is knowing that I still wil never walk better. This was a top goal I had in having GBS, and knowing that it won't happen is a struggle I deal with everyday. How can I feel so much better, but still have such a handicap.........frustrating...
The easiest part is the support and advice I get from you wonderful people at this site. You've helped me tremendously to deal with the changes I went thru this 1st year..
The hardest part is a body image problem. I look down at myself in size small shirts and size 6 jeans and see hips that are too large and a person who still needs to.
It really messes with my head...
The easiest part was the first 8 months or so. Follow the rules...and the weight comes off..
The hardest part is maintaining the downward swing on the scale when the weight has slowed down. After the initial "fall off" phase....trying different things, upping protien, upping.
..changing things up, watching that dangerous snacking.....just to lose one more lb that week is a struggle...
Plateaus are HARD and discouraging!..
Would any one else like to share the easiest thing about their GBS and the most difficult part?.
At the risk of alienating everyone the easiest part for me was never drinking soda again. In fact, I have never drank a soda (carbonated drink of any kind) in my entire life. I hate the feeling of the bite on my throat. My mother told me I would push away a baby bottle of club soda and wrinkle my nose. Weird I know..
The most difficult part is not being able to drink when I eat. I am so working on this though. I am improving each day. Thanks to all of you I have learned to.
Salty foods and set a timer to remind me about when I can drink again..
Would love to hear about other challenges and their easiest part about GBS. Sue..
I'll be a year out on Feb 23rd....
The easiest part for me:.
Being able to control what I eat without feeling like I am always desperate or have to eat on impulse. (No more counting out pizza slices or pieces of chicken in my head to see how much I was gonna get. No more eating while I am waiting for my meal to get done cause I couldn't wait that long) Preop I could never get my hunger or desire for Medifast food under control. Its much easier to make the right choices and the right portions and actually feel full and satisfied. Its an amazing difference for me actually, and I love that part of GBS..
The hardest part for me:.
Still is trying to balance drinking and eating. I get angry sometimes at the fact I can't drink with a meal and have to wait so long after. I have to wait a full hour after, not just the 30 min like a lot of others do, because for me, it causes a lot of discomfort to push the Medifast food out of my pouch with liquids before it's ready. I'm also hungry a lot sooner if I don't wait to drink, which makes me want to snack more. Frustrating, but I am hoping that with more time I'll be able to train myself and feel better about it...
Easiest for me is not eating as much, still pretty new at 4.5 months out so I don't feel hungry. I eat to get my protein in..
Hardest for me has been never knowing what will make me feel nauseous. Somedays I can eat something and the next day it will make me sick...
Cool topic. This really made me think..
The easiest part for me was the.
The hardest part is motivation to.
I do what I can without causing pain, but feel it is not enough. I'm hoping that a new, smaller, swim suit will help me make it to the pool because.
Makes my knees hurt and my hernia act up. My tax refund should get here soon so I am already looking for the swim wear in catalogs...
I am a little over two months out. The easiest part for me is the smaller meals since I'm not hungry..
The hardest part is the drinking time frames and the motivation for.
But, I'm getting there..
Well the easiest for me has been the money savings. I don't buy junk Medifast food during the day, no expensive lunches.....and the bad....well, there's two things. Not drinking when I eat(not drinking enough period!), and constipation!.
The easiest part for me was the surgary itself .. and also having my husband to go threw this journey with..
The hardest part is drinking enough water and getting enough protien in a day... oh and never knowing what is going to make me feel like losing it ..oh how I hate to get sick!!!.
I have No Regrets Though!!!.