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First question I have is Does Medifast really help you loose weight? Hoping for any response. Another question I got... As of this morning I have lost 49.8 pounds in 16 weeks! While I am thrilled beyond belief...I must admit I was a little disappointed in the .2 lingering...BUT, I'm confident that I can still hit my 50 by Easter goal..

That being said, this will be my first family holiday and I'm a little nervous...all that food laying around. We mostly eat ham at Easter so I'm thinking of grilling a chicken breast and bringing it along with me. My family knows about Medifast and wouldn't think twice if they saw me bust out a chicken breast..

What are your plans to get through this weekends festivities?..

Comments (17)

Yup, however you might wanna make sure and wait for another person here to confirm it as I am not confident. Better yet, why don't you email the Medifast guys because they can assist you better...

Comment #1

I posted a thread about this 3 weeks ago and no one responded. It's my luck this year that I don't have to go to the regular family Easter meals. That would mean 3 meals in 6 hours. Instead, my parents are coming to visit and I get to choose the menu. I am doing a roasted chicken breast, squash casserole, green beans and carrots. (I just don't get to eat the carrots). I am thankful that my family is understanding and supportive of my weight loss efforts...

Comment #2

I don't think there is anything wrong with bringing your own food. I do it almost every where I go. And I figure if they have a problem with it then they are not being supportive and therefore they stink and it's their problem and not mine. : P lol...

Comment #3

Wow, I wish I could have your self-confidence!!! To basically tell others to screw off if they don't support me!.

I love your attitude!!..

Comment #4

Since my extended family is out of town that day we are laying low and jsut doing an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids. We usually go to brunch every year but this year will probably be a normal eating day for us..

Congrats on your weight loss! You are doing great...

Comment #5

Mom Nom, just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS on hitting your milestone (49.2 lbs. is close enough in my book!) I was hoping for 30 lbs. by Easter, I'm down 29.6... I think I'll get there!.

We have an eat-fest this weekend, unfortunately, my DH's family is Jewish and celebrate Passover (Saturday evening is the big meal), and we are going out to dinner on Easter (we usually go to a buffet, this year we're going to a restaurant with a healthy menu and lots of salads for me!).

My problem isn't the meals (DH's parents are very health-conscious and very supportive of my Medifast diet, they always have turkey and brisket and grilled veggies (I'm bringing a big salad and dressings this year), and unlike my DH, I wasn't raised with matzoh ball soup, kugel, and other specialties so I won't miss them. My big concern is all the candy that the Easter Bunny will be bringing, LOL! (I have a little boy.) EB will be cutting back this year, and I've asked him not to bring any of my favorites (LOL!) Little DS always gets small gifts which outnumber the candy. But heck, that's really my concern. It's taken every ounce of self-control not to pick up a Cadberry Egg or Reese's peanut egg at the checkout counter of the grocery store these past two weeks!.

I'm going to be eating a lot of Medifast chocolate (bars, pudding, brownies) to compensate!.

Have a wonderful Easter!.

Hugs, Maria..

Comment #6

I meant 49.8, that's a GREAT accomplishment!.

I agree with all the other posters, go ahead and bring your own grilled chicken! The best part of holidays for me is being together with family... that has nothing to do with eating..


Comment #7

I plan on eating a small amount of ham on Easter, my family loves ham and a small amount shouldn't derail me. It's the sodium that you have to watch. I'll even use small amounts of ham to dress up the eggs and salads (of taking it off my lean portion.) I will miss sweet potatoes, those were my favorite veggy pre-MF. Not with all the added sweeteners, either. Roasted with a small amount of butter. Once I lose this weight I will incorporate sweet potatoes back into my diet...

Comment #8

I have a very large family (both in numbers AND pounds). We typically have 40+ people to our potluck holidays so I've hard to greatly increase my arsenal of low-carb/low-cal recipes. Over the past few months I have brought the following to holiday events: cheesy cauliflower, creamed spinach, 7-layer salad (with very inventive layers), grilled asparagus, zuccini bake, and stuffed peppers (with turkey, mushrooms and veggies). It's hard to cook for others on this diet but so far so good. Best of luck to you!..

Comment #9

Well, my family is cooking turkey so I'm going to have the turkey breast with mashed cauliflower...tahts what I'm having easy said and done lol..

Comment #10

UGH!!! I totally understand about that lousy .2 lbs!!! LOL I stayed at 69.8 lb loss for 10 days straight! (almost daily weigher here) and every morning I would jump on the scale and just say, "You've got to be kidding me!". It did eventually come off and I was soooo happy that I stuck it out and was 100% OP..

Congratulations on the 50!!!.

Our family has Lamb every year for easter... with the homemade bread, and potatoes, fried mushrooms with onions and all the other things I'm not allowed to have! GRRR For Christmas, I still made all my pies and cookies and other goodies. However, for Easter I just explained to my family that we were having Easter at my house and we would still have leg of lamb, but we would NOT be having dessert. Luckily that means I can make a nice Medifast friendly salad and even some green beans... they can add butter, salt, gravy and anything else they like after the fact. I love my family and am never rude to them, but I'm very firm in my opinions and they know that once I make my mind up it's almost impossible to change it...


Comment #11

I used to panic just being AROUND so much food, because some weird part of my brain was acting as though you could gain weight by osmosis (ie just being AROUND that kind of food, even though you didn't EAT it!). I know. Whacked. But I've been to enough of these functions now to KNOW definitively that it is NOT POSSIBLE to gain weight by OSMOSIS. In order to gain, I'd have to be an ACTIVE PARTICIPANT in all the Easter Goo. And I refuse to do that..

Keep on Medifasting!..

Comment #12

We are having Easter and I will eat Turkey and veggies. I will miss the bread and butter the most, isn't that pathetic. All that food and I crave bread and butter

Comment #13

NO... I don't think that's pathetic... sometimes I feel like I'll go crazy if I don't have some bread and butter!!..

Comment #14

Oh I am glad I am not the only one who thinks that way !!!.

Happy Holidays to all those who are celebrating Passover (tonight) and Easter (sunday) May you all be strong and OP !!!..

Comment #15

My contribution to our easter dinner is going to be "potato" salad with cauliflower. I asked my mom to fix green beans, but then realized that her idea of fixing them involves a TON of fat added (typical southern style!) so I'll take a big 'ol salad, too. Haven't decided about the meat yet, but definitely plan to take a Medifast brownie to help combat all the pb eggs and desserts that I know will abound. My aunt loves to experiment with desserts and while she sometimes makes things that are low-fat and low-carb, you just never know what's in there, know what I mean? So I'm avoiding it ALL and planning to volunteer to help hide the eggs so I'll have a ready excuse to eat quick and get outside away from all the food!.

Of course, just found out that some of our church folks are doing a last minute "Easter Breakfast" on Sunday that I'll probably end up going to, but again will probably just try to focus on other stuff besides the food! Hopefully if I keep my mind on what I'm celebrating, it'll be easier to avoid all my triggers!.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Holy week and blessed Passover & Easter celebrations! Here's hoping we all stay OP and emerge from the holiday even closer to our goals! Woo hoo!..

Comment #16

Easter's at our house. I'm doing crockpot turkey breast and then making a boatload of things for the non-MF'ers. I'm having the turkey, green beans, a couple of pickles, salad and later coffee and brownie..


Comment #17

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.


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