First of all, welcome! Second of all, congratulations on making the awesome decision to stay on plan. It definitely takes dedication but I think you can do it. When those parties and tough days come just hop on these boards and ask for help. That's what I do. It helps so much...
Congrats on not putting off until tomorrow what you can do today! And kudos on the decision to stay OP. I think it's a wise choice. Personally, I think it would be much more difficult to stay OP after going off plan for all the parties. For me, each time I went off plan in the past, it got harder and harder for me to stay the course and be 100% OP. As for the parties, always plan ahead and know what type of environment you're going into (food options, drinks, etc.), and you'll do just fine. Best of luck to you on your journey!..
I'm so proud of you for going ahead n' being OP - the holidays are but a moment - I, too, decided the same thing and restarted on the 3 Dec 2010 - my official WI day is Friday the 10th but thus far I have lost - 12 lbs and looking forward to Friday.....I take each day given to me and just stay OP 100% without any BLT's for that one day; when I go to bed I know that I was able to 'do it' and then I know that I can 'do it' again.......this time around I finally 'get it'.........so CONGRATS to you and welcome aboard!!!!!! Success to you!..
Smart thinking, dramamom!! Welcome!!.
You won't regret your decision. The best feeling in the world was when I woke up the morning after Thanksgiving with no sugar hangover!!!.
Great decision and welcome to MF!.
My theory is that if I can make it through the holidays while on the Medifast program, then I can make it through anything! And I think of how awesome it is going to feel on January 2nd to not have to start my typical resolution to lose weight...
That's a great desicion...As I am back after a 3 year hiatus and it is really hard to get back everytime we stray...some do it, I am not one that can...I may be able to allow myself a few bites of something, then the next thing in my mouth is WATER, WATER and a Medifast meal...I HATE the bloat that comes from eating all the heavy, rich sugary foods...I guess I have gotton to the point, that I prefer my body to feel good, rather than my tastebuds to rule the day!..
You will look back and see this is the smartest decision you have ever made! What a great attitude you have. BTW, I am a survivor of diet pills, too. Nasty nasty things! Made me feel like I had a terminal illness. I have felt so healthy and good on medifast with better weight loss results, too...
Congrats on Starting Medifast and for Starting Now. I can't tell you how good it feels to be DOWN in weight at the beginning of the New Year!.
You can do this and we are all here to support you!.
Good for you! And while MF'ers may not read right, it's sure fun to write!..
Imagine hitting New Years day 10 pounds down instead of gaining 10 pounds between now and then Enjoy the holiday decorations, the friends and family, the music... As long as you stick to plan you'll be at goal this time next year, and probably sooner than that!!..
I, like you, started thinking I would go off the plan over the holidays. I started Nov. 1st & at the time I knew very little about Medifast & how it works. I figured I would stay on plan up to Thanksgiving, go off for that. Hop back on & go off again for Christmas..
Little did I know at the time how important the "fat burning state" is to having success on this program! Well, that messed up my plans real good.
I managed to make it through Thanksgiving day. I have been making it thorough my cookie baking for Christmas. I will make it through Christmas. It wasn't as hard as I thought. Knowing that I will essentially be "starting over" by even going off plan for one meal, is quite a powerful deterrent!.
WTG on starting now & not waiting for New Years! You are right about otherwise gaining between now & the New Year...and, just having more work to do! This way, you will start your New Year's resolution with a major head start..